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  • DaVince
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Thoughts about a Discord server?
I've been thinking... How much interest would there be in a Discord server?

For those not in the know: Discord is a persistent chat application. Much like IRC, but allows multiple chatrooms in one community, and keeps the chat persistent so you can pick up where you left off at any time and not miss anything.

I've noticed that there is real potential to revive communities through the Discord chat application, especially small ones like ours. It certainly got things a lot more active and lively in another small community I moderate (telefang.net), and I've heard the same from people in other niche communities.

The nice thing about Discord is that it's accessible anywhere (including a web version), and it allows for quick sharing of not just chat messages, but also images and files. It's basically a really integrated, friendly system, and it really encourages interaction more, with both old and new members. (Also markdown support in chat is nice)

But I don't know the community's stance on setting up something like Discord for Sphere. It took a little while before I myself was convinced, but thinking about it, this would be a really nice way for the community to keep communicating, especially since we have almost no new people coming to the forums anymore.

  • Radnen
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Re: Thoughts about a Discord server?
Reply #1
This looks pretty good to me! I guess it's like a gamer's version of slack.
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Re: Thoughts about a Discord server?
Reply #2
It sounds like an interesting idea, and I'm on Discord for other communities, but I'm not sure if this one would have much of a use for it.

  • DaVince
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Re: Thoughts about a Discord server?
Reply #3
I don't know. I can't help but feel this would be a good fit, to be honest, since it's a little more 'live'. I've encountered random curious people stumbling into a discord community and sticking around as they really got to know the people and what it's all about. Especially when it's properly advertised (clear links on the website and social media).

I might set one up soon just to test, even if it might see little use at first. We'll see.