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Would you want/use a Discord server if one was made for the community?

Yes
7 (43.8%)
Yes, but we should also keep the IRC group as well
9 (56.3%)
No, the IRC is fine for me
0 (0%)
No, Skype is fine for me
0 (0%)

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Offline DerxwnaKapsyla

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[Discussion] Discord Server
« on: May 03, 2016, 05:07:43 AM »
I've been thinking about setting up an official discord server for the community. For those unfamiliar with Discord, it is a program similar to Skype and Ventrillo/Mumble/TeamSpeak. While it is still in development, it is vastly more stable than other alternatives out there (skype). It allows you to make a server, which can have multiple channels on that server dedicated to whatever purpose needed. It also has the ability to create different voice channels, so not everyone has to use the same voice chat if they want to discuss different topics.

I mostly bring this up because I've heard of at least two different communities over on Discord for the game - a generalized one, and the speedrunning community. I figured this might be a good way to get the communities to merge into one so it's not as splintered. Discord also feels somewhat easier to use than IRC in some regards, and is definitely more user friendly than Skype. The only real disadvantage to using Discord over IRC is that Fivequestionmarks, the channel bot, will not be on the server (also a lack of colors for text, but who knows, that could theoretically come in a future update).

This post is being made to gauge interest: Would you all want/use a Discord server if one was made and publicized to the community?
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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 06:57:17 AM »
Discord is pretty awesome so i recommend setting one up. The speedrunning one is pretty dead at the moment as I have been busy with school but it'd be nice to have a more general official discord set up.
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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 07:13:09 AM »
I would not be opposed to bringing the speedrunning group over to the official server, assuming we use it - I know my way around the Discord privs system enough that, if you wanted, I could give whoever administrates that server have total control over the dedicated channel.
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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 07:53:11 AM »
Even without admin privs id probably move over to an official tpdp server anyways as the only people on the speedrunning one that ever really talked was me and Dabomstew. makes more sense to just have a speedrunning channel on a more universal tpdp discord server.
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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 09:49:08 AM »
Well, I'll continue to pitch the idea to the rest of the community throughout the week. Hopefully by this weekend I'll have enough input on what to do.
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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2016, 10:46:13 AM »
Totally agree.

I used TeamSpeak in the past while I was playing Atlantica Online for talking with my guild mates, and it was a wonderful experience.

If something like that would be used, I'll probably use it (I know, there is IRC, but I'm lazy).

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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016, 05:22:51 PM »
Speaking as someone who's never used Discord, I think it'd be nifty to have an alternative. Although, I'd most likely join to continue to lurk there as I do in IRC (until I have something to say, at least). I'll sign up in the meantime.

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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 12:36:11 AM »
On that note, what do people think about setting verification levels?

I was debating setting it to Low-Level Verification, if at all. But I wasn't sure how people would feel about it, so I haven't done so yet.
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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 02:52:34 AM »
Low-Level seems reasonable enough to me.

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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 05:10:40 PM »
My opinion is worthless on this topic (I wouldn't use it anyway, just like I don't use IRC or Skype), but Discord does look a lot better than Skype.

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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2016, 10:45:58 PM »
Since I don't think the votes are gonna change anytime soon, here's a link to the server. You'll need a registered Discord account before you can use it, but, enjoy!
https://discord.gg/0zGPQXeHpqbyVYTa
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Re: [Discussion] Discord Server
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2016, 08:50:56 PM »
*Cough* IMO none would be good enough. If this is about spambots or whatever they don't seem to exist in the discord world.