Evelyn fra denne andre øya (@evelyn)
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I kinda love that this is on discord's front page, far from demonstrating how cool and useful it is, it actually illustrates what happens when you try to use a chat problem as a wiki, which is to say that no-one can find anything and access is contingent on being in the right place at the right time (📎1)

I simply do not understand how a software for VoIP became the de facto choice for forums. It pains me to no end to try and find info on endless rolling chat format. It is, quite literally, the digital equivalent of being in a party where everyone just shout what they want to say and hope that the people on the other end can filter all the other hundred conversations and actually respond to it.

This is only worsened when you want to follow a project, a game for instance, and the devs only use that shitty platform. Now you are deprived on any news, important bugs and troubleshooting in general.

I’ve never used a forum when they were in their prime. But boy, do I wish they were more prevalent.

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I’d take an old school phpBB forum over Discord any day.

Hey, maybe Lemmy could start to slowly replace it as a forum software? Imagine open source projects having their own Lemmy instances just for discussing development instead of relying on things like Discord! Lemmy is way more powerful discussion platform and it’s actually designed specifically for that use case!

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Absolutely. We can still have matrix instances for chatting. There is nothing inherently bad about an inpermanent format, it has its place. However as the need of having anything last for more than a week, with the possibility of being occasionaly accessed years from now, a lemmy, forum-like, format is a must.

In my mind information storing needs two major things set straight from the get go: organization and sorting of information, and searchability. Discord, to my experience, barely has either.

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@AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml
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Lemmy’s devs are offering to host other people’s instances!

@Zerush@lemmy.ml
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MyBBis a good choice, I think, FOSS, selfhosted and nice UI

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It’s especially bad when open source projects use a proprietary service like Discord.

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Discord in general feels super noisy too with people typing more frequently than they would in a forum. As soon as a channel has more than five people it becomes an incomprehensible mess.

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I tried it a few times and what you describe is how I found it. I left thinking F-that and wondering how on earth that is such a go-to application for people, other than maybe gaming.

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This right here, I miss so much important info, the only reason I am on discord.

Amicese
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Discord allows moderators to require phone numbers. ugh.

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Discord: Slack for streamers/gamers/*tubers/influencers/etc.

Uncomfortable to use. A VoIP software (private) turned into a forum app? with tons of toxic communities (nested chats) everywhere.

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It’s proprietary and closed source too!

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To be fair, it would make sense that Lemmyheads have a strong bias against fast & sloppy comments, but it seems like people are generally so lazy they don’t take their time to write well thought out sentences all the time.

I feel like on Discord it’s more about “shouting out” something as opposed to actual content. In fact, the actual content gets overflooded with useless spam.

Balancing out the freedom of dank shout-outs VS. the possibility of a serious discussion is a challenge that’s yet to be solved

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For a lighthearted, hang out, or meme community, I agree with you. But if we’re talking about driving the development of a serious project, which is where the majority of grievances for Discord’s format comes in, my personal take is “your opinions or suggestions better be well thought out and articulated!”

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