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An official discord channel idea?

Postby Monkeymook » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:32 am

So I've been having some ideas.

SMS Power has a discord server that they use for communication, and I think it would help many of us on the site who want to discuss updates without delays or have an easier means of communication to start one up.

It can just be a burden to have to catch up on old threads sometimes and then wait days for a response, hoping someone will log in to the forum and respond, then you have to check days later.

I've been considering starting a discord channel for quick communication and making it invite-only via PM, to keep out spam.

Thoughts?

Update: I created a permanent invite link for the discord. DM for details if interested.
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Postby Rapidkirby3k » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:16 pm

Since I usually use Discord, I think it's a neat idea! :cool:
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Postby donluca » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:44 pm

I got into Discord since I've been helping out with the MDFourier project, although I'm still getting the hang of it. I feel old.

Still, I have to say this: I personally prefer forums because I find the content more well organized and easy to browse. Discord is a chat and while more compelling for some things, I'd rather not have important content spread over a several thousand messages window, even with a search function and the possibility of pinning messages and make separate chat rooms.

Maybe implementing something like tapatalk (google it, the board nuked my link) in this board could help you out receiving instant notifications.
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Postby Monkeymook » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:50 pm

Rapidkirby3k wrote:Since I usually use Discord, I think it's a neat idea! :cool:

I use discord every day, and it's so hard sometimes to keep track of responses or forgetting to respond back because I didn't log into some obscure website. Discord is always there, right by my side.

donluca wrote:I personally prefer forums because I find the content more well organized and easy to browse. Discord is a chat and while more compelling for some things, I'd rather not have important content spread over a several thousand messages window, even with a search function and the possibility of pinning messages and make separate chat rooms.

I do like the organization factor of forums better, especially considering that it can hang around and be easily indexed. You have to scroll through countless Discord messages to find stuff that sometimes can only be a few weeks ago in a lot of cases.

I think it's useful for quick communication. Like now. I could have responded to any of these statements the whole time I've been at work today had they been on discord, but rather, I have to wait until I get home, log in, then format and break the responses, blah blah blah. You get it. I think Discord would be good to hash quick ideas out on, or pop in and say, "Hey, there's a pack I've been wanting to look at etc. or maybe X or Y could check it out and tell me if <whatever> looks right. I find that the forums are better for new packs and releases, and for new members to join and peruse through a bit. Gives a good sense of homeliness, in my opinion. Anything formal can be posted to the forums, but I find that the delays between having to sign in, post, and wait until someone is on (or if they even get on at all), can be a big old pain.

donluca wrote:Maybe implementing something like tapatalk (google it, the board nuked my link) in this board could help you out receiving instant notifications.

There's been some issues where direct URLs are just being completely nixed on here, and it's happened in the last two years. I'm not sure who really maintains the site anymore in terms of coding, but that definitely needs to be fixed. I don't even know if the HSS function on the main page is even usable still. This website is like, pre-web 2.0 at this point.

I don't know much about Tapatalk, but what I did for emergencies is made it so DMs are sent straight to my email. It's just that when tiny bits of info here and there are needed with so few people being a part of this forum, it really makes things hard to keep in touch quickly.

Thoughts?
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Postby donluca » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:44 am

Don't quote me on this, but I believe that DarkPulse is/was the one who's maintaining the website.

I remember once I saw that the domain was not renewed and mailed him about it and he fixed it shortly after.

If a Discord server helps you out, then I'm all for it, but, given the choice, I'll always be in the forums and check Discord from time to time.
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Postby Monkeymook » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:53 pm

donluca wrote:If a Discord server helps you out, then I'm all for it, but, given the choice, I'll always be in the forums and check Discord from time to time.


This is ultimately the goal. I think any good ways to have long-form communication and quick-shot communication are ideal.

I went ahead and created the discord just as a place to...you know...exist.

I'll DM you and rapidkirby3k an invite link.
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Postby Break » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:38 pm

Would love to join this discord, it's pretty much one of the best ways to communicate right now online, in my opinion.
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Postby Monkeymook » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:57 am

Ozaleto wrote:Would love to join this discord, it's pretty much one of the best ways to communicate right now online, in my opinion.


Sent you a DM!

Remove the spaces because this site is nuking URLs for some reason.
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Postby Gnome » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:37 pm

Count me in, chief. I wanna join too.
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Postby Monkeymook » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:23 am

Gnome wrote:Count me in, chief. I wanna join too.


Sounds good. Gotcha covered.
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