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|>>|| No. 26838
What do you get up to when you're on the internet?
I seem to have found myself in a bit of a rut; unless I'm specifically looking something up then the main things I'm doing online are visiting here or news sites. I don't use social media. All of the other forums I used to visit have either died or I lost interest in over time. I no longer read webcomics, following YouTube channels or whatever else I used to spend my time doing. I must be doing fewer things when I'm online than at any other point over the past two decades.
|>>|| No. 26880
He's saying that at any time Big Discord could cut off your communications and you'd not have any way to combat that. I think he might be taking a gaming-focused chat app a bit too seriously though.
|>>|| No. 26881
The IRC mods ban you if they feel like it, at least Discord has a structure.
|>>|| No. 26882
>The Company reserves the right to remove and permanently delete Your Content from the Service with or without notice for any reason or no reason.
|>>|| No. 26884
There hasn't been a ban placed on IRC for nearly 3 years and before that only three in the space of 6-7 years.
|>>|| No. 26886
I'm not moaning about IRC bans you moron, I'm pointing out there's no "free speech" guarantee on IRC unless it's your own server.
|>>|| No. 26887
Even then, who uses their own server these days? Hackers on toast? Most people use Rizon or Snoonet, who also have terms of service.
|>>|| No. 26889
Yeah, but we have a competent admin in purps to run it. Still, you're taking for granted that his unsigned ssl cert is secure and taking it for granted when you use this site that Amazon aren't using our posting habits to sell tat to us, as we're hosted on their servers.
|>>|| No. 26890
Amazon makes more money selling servers. It's preposterous to suggest they'd seriously jeopardise their cloud business to bolster their eCommerce sales.
|>>|| No. 26891
Why aren't you able to distinguish between hypothetical scenarios in aid of a discussion about a general concept, and a literal accusation?
|>>|| No. 26894
I wasted 2:09 listening to what he had to say only to learn from the video description that the point of the video has nothing to do with what he's saying.
|>>|| No. 26896
Discord fascinates me. Every discord channel seems to have essentially the same discord culture. Even my private chat with a friend who goes back long before Discord was a thing has kind of drifted in that direction, even though we'd never act like that outside Discord.
I'm normally a big free software, open protocol kind of guy but Discord displacing IRC pleased me. In more recent years, every IRC channel I'd visit would be a cliqueish shithole with 3 posts per day and my patience for that kind of thing has worn thin. With Discord I could probably join a knitting enthusiast channel and be shitposting about people who buy overpriced artisan wool like a local in 25 minutes. The loss of cultural diversity may be a downside, but frankly it was dead the minute new blood stopped flowing in. Discord merely affirmed the new status quo.
|>>|| No. 26897
>Every discord channel seems to have essentially the same discord culture.
I can't say that's been my experience. I'm in a number of discords that are all quite unique to themselves. I have had to actively seek them out however and they're all noticeably slower than your average shitcord.
|>>|| No. 26898
The one I'm still visiting was originally a New Year Eve celebration channel for those who for whatever reason happened to be at home at that odd moment of time. It almost died after about a fortnight, with only 3 or 4 lads remaining there. We started to chat about unrelated topics and eventually formed some sort of a weird online friendship that has been lasting for about 11 years for now.
At various points of time other folks joined, left but the core group still remains pretty much the same.
It's mildly dreadful to look back and realise that eleven years ago means 2007 and not 1997.
Of other channels, 420chan's IRC remains rather active.
Happened to one forum I frequented as well. There was a lassmod, a stay-at-home housewife AFAIR who had ample amounts of time to keep the thing clean of spam. She never specialised in what the forum used to be about, being more like a janitor, but a decent person overall who never interfered with the forum's operation.
Sadly it all went tits up after she had a kid and decided to pour her maternal instincts not only on the poor little bugger but on the forum as well. It didn't end well.
As far as I'm aware, Discord are involved in some dubious data-mining practices. I don't have links at me right now so feel free to consider this a brain fart.
That's about the only thing I have against Discord besides the fact that I dislike Electron. There's a plugin for my favourite  IM client anyway so if I ever decide to use it, I'll make do with the plugin.
 Or rather, the least shite one.
|>>|| No. 26899
So is this Discord thing like Slack for people too poor to get into Slack?
|>>|| No. 26900
I don't think it's anything to do with how poor you are, slack is aimed at professionals while discord is aimed at games. The latter has a pricing scheme but it's optional and is for daft things like emojis.
|>>|| No. 26901
Different products, different markets, different focus. Slack is an excellent business communications tool and has a lot of features that Discord lacks. Discord is an excellent chat tool for gamers and has a lot of features that Slack lacks.
|>>|| No. 26902
>Happened to one forum I frequented as well. There was a lassmod...
The forum I used to frequent going tits up coincided with a 'full-time mum' being made head moderator.
|>>|| No. 26904
I swear a real way to test a person is to give them a small amount of power on the internet and see what they do with it.
|>>|| No. 26905
That's true outside of the internet, too, but you're right.
I do think on a forum, there's a tendency for it to snowball as people will start making posts like "ponyfan69 is a tyrant!#$#" and in response they'll get even more ban happy when they feel backed into a corner. I think it's why anonymous moderating ends up much more reliable.
|>>|| No. 26919
Ah, nevermind. I see the problem. Weaponised autism. "Lets make a Discord!" [set invisible, never use Discord through fear of socialising]
|>>|| No. 26920
There's more bots on the server than people, I'm not surprised nobody is talking. Also you're only assuming everyone is appearing offline. Perhaps they're actually offline.
|>>|| No. 26921
>Perhaps they're actually offline.
This is .gs, they're almost certainly not actually offline.
|>>|| No. 26923
The difference is that if they're actually offline then they aren't able to interact, you nubbin.
I think we just don't have enough people to sustain conversation on here AND a discord. I reckon you need at least ten people to sustain an IRC/chat community, and even with the duck hunt bots and whatever we don't have ten.
|>>|| No. 26924
Bots are tools, I'm not seeing your point. The ones there are for (in theory) linking new threads made from here via RSS *cough*purps*cough*, letting you search for youtube videos, imgur images, etc, using keywords and a daft duckhunt game with it's own channel no one has interacted with yet.
There have been 3 users who've entered then immediately left... presumably, because it's dead and everyone is appearing offline. 2 posts were made today from people appearing offline, so that isn't a theory, and the two who are online are me and another who is set to DND.
Fantastic server we have going here.
|>>|| No. 26925
Audible mirth. The lad whose bright idea this was to begin with has now left the channel in the huff, not before posting while appearing offline to half-heartedly justify appearing offline.
Never change .gs.
|>>|| No. 26927
It's absolutely hilarious to me that even a completely failed attempt at replicating the IRC has already lead to drama.
I just wanted to talk about Come Dine with Me again with andro
|>>|| No. 26934
And yet, by all accounts, you created the server to talk to people and then did what with the people who were there? Appeared offline and didn't post.
|>>|| No. 26935
I don't think "Deleted User" means they deleted their own account. The only times I've seen that it's been because discord itself deleted them for some reason.
|>>|| No. 26937
>>26932 >>26933 >>26934
I don't even. You've noticed it makes no sense at all for my reply to come from the admin. Why can't you pursue that line of reasoning just a little bit further?
|>>|| No. 26938
You replied as if to directly address something, in a post which mentioned 3 seperate instances of something happening and which was almost immeadiatlely followed by the revelation that the admin had a teary and fled.
So, maybe something along the lines of "I can only speak for myself, but I joined and then left because..." rather than how you worded it, which made it seem like you were replying to the other post with a bizarre justification for your behavious and linked the wrong one, would have been less confusing.
|>>|| No. 26939
It's still a lot of our fault for not reading the post number he replied to, mind.
|>>|| No. 26941
Fucking hell, lads. We should just stop trying to interact with each other. Look what happens when we do.
|>>|| No. 26943
If only we had some sort of website we could post in, to talk to each other anonymously. That would solve a lot of our problems.
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