@sir Tell me more?
(I was recently asked by some teacher I gave a privacy-talk to about Discord -- their students believed it was "private" and "they controlled the account" -- I told them "no way, Discord gets the data" but also I don't know much about Discord..)
@sir already did
@sir "but I can setup my own 'server'"
(I really hate this part of Discord. I always tell people that certain software is better than others because you can actually setup your own server. Now they trust Discord because they can setup their 'own' 'server')
@sir i wish I could but like everyone uses it and you can’t really take part in any communities on other platforms
@FloatingGhost wow, literally every word you said is bullshit, I'm kind of impressed
@sir wow amazing response friend, you engaged with absolutely nothing you’re truly a master at argumentation i bow to thee
this is wrong and you know it, and you’re being incredibly disingenuous by suggesting otherwise. you’re either so far out from society as to not see it in which case your opinions for those closer to it are meaningless, or you’re not being truthful. EVERYTHING from game teams to translation groups to random friend groups these days is discord-based. i tried my utmost to be free of it, but everything is there.
This is the thing that bothers me too; everything and everybody is using Discord making it hard to escape it. Its only with niche groups when you get to use Matrix/Element or in rare cases Tox or IRC. I've set up a Jabber server, but nobody uses that anymore since its slowly dying.
@sir This. I instantly stop reading a project’s readme if they have Discord linked in it.
@sir why, and what else would you recommend?
@sir barely using it nowadays myself, and I'd love to use stuff like Matrix more, but my contact list there is pretty barren as well
@sir Alternative with similar functionality? (No, Slack is none.)
@sir And now imagine a non-tech Twitch streamer building a community of non-tech people in IRC…
There is no sync with Twitch for roles (there are no roles), there are no separate rooms, there are no voice rooms, there are no links to easily give access to the viewers, there are no notifications for "offline-messages" without bouncers…
Agreed, for tech-people IRC might be a suitable platform for communication but for the main target-group of Discord, IRC is not suitable at all…
@knut "non-tech Twitch streamer" is not a well represented demographic among the Mastodon followers to whom I was speaking.
@sir True, though it's heavily damaged IRC… It's partially IRC and partially something looking like IRC…
But in the end the Twitch chat is nice to chat while the stream is on… While it's off it's not suited to build a community, play together, have voice chats, post announcements etc.…
And sadly Discord did a good job filling that space - while their tech is well… difficult (speaking of not deleting attachments and so on) - and I don't see real alternatives to that… 😞
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