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Post Reply Crunchy forums a little less lively lately?
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How does Discord work, I am honestly really bored lol. I just made one and don't know what to do
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babyonigiri95 wrote:

How does Discord work, I am honestly really bored lol. I just made one and don't know what to do


You are either invited to a server or make one of your own. Hopefully, you are invited to an active chat, or capable of running one. The better thing about Discord is how user friendly it is, the function of the chatbots, and added security against sexbots, as Discord IDs are not all that public, or public at all. (One of the most annoying things about Skype is how chatrooms are temporary instances, and instead of servers being publicly displayed, it was user IDs, thus making sexbot a consistent annoyance)

Servers are public, but this makes dealing with much less frustrating and less personal, with a variety of options to moderate one's server, including disabling new member's chatting abilities without a moderator's consent, temporary and permabanning, etc.

You can also share names, as the system will assign you a short 4 number code to differentiate you.

I would say one has to find a server they like, either by friend, public, or searching the threads here, or making one themselves. Good luck.
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Thanks, Ill see if I can find one!
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Discord is full of porn and spam. Don't want that garbage cached on my system. Can't trust servers to moderate properly.

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Forum has died down a lot since the beginning of the year, why I have no idea.


Zenpie wrote:

A lot of people moved to discord


Actually, now that I think about it, this probably.
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okay.
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Werning wrote:

Discord is full of porn and spam. Don't want that garbage cached on my system. Can't trust servers to moderate properly.



Then join a better server. They exist. In any case, you cannot expect a fluid conversation to be running 24/7. I recommend to avoid servers with high traffic, badly moderated servers, and those that freely enable porn. Many servers moderators monitor it to enable a safe at work usage.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Werning wrote:

Discord is full of porn and spam. Don't want that garbage cached on my system. Can't trust servers to moderate properly.



Then join a better server. They exist. In any case, you cannot expect a fluid conversation to be running 24/7. I recommend to avoid servers with high traffic, badly moderated servers, and those that freely enable porn. Many servers moderators monitor it to enable a safe at work usage.


No way to tell that from a glance before joining. Discord also lacks common sense functionality like allowing a user to block all images client-side. Discord will probably falter as a service by some point anyways, no point migrating.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Werning wrote:

Discord is full of porn and spam. Don't want that garbage cached on my system. Can't trust servers to moderate properly.



Then join a better server. They exist. In any case, you cannot expect a fluid conversation to be running 24/7. I recommend to avoid servers with high traffic, badly moderated servers, and those that freely enable porn. Many servers moderators monitor it to enable a safe at work usage.


Servers either have shitty people or are not active. Pick your poison
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Posted 9/13/17 , edited 9/14/17

Werning wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Werning wrote:

Discord is full of porn and spam. Don't want that garbage cached on my system. Can't trust servers to moderate properly.



Then join a better server. They exist. In any case, you cannot expect a fluid conversation to be running 24/7. I recommend to avoid servers with high traffic, badly moderated servers, and those that freely enable porn. Many servers moderators monitor it to enable a safe at work usage.


No way to tell that from a glance before joining. Discord also lacks common sense functionality like allowing a user to block all images client-side. Discord will probably falter as a service by some point anyways, no point migrating.


Risk and reward, I suggest looking into it in your own time. The only real trouble is that one have significant investment in it that go down the drain, and cannot be foretold at a glance, whereas the servers you mention are more often something one can estimate quickly enough. I do not see that much being risked anyway just by going into a related server. Is porn that cancerous?

Not sure about said functionality being common sense, as I had a generally good experience with people following the rules in those I frequent. Though to add on your possible point, there are a great deal of "stupid and undisciplined" people, I suppose, and it is understandably aggravating as this is the general Discord crowd.

I put it in quotations because I do not expect structured conversations to be running, or serious, or even a discussion, which may be what you are looking for. I am sorry if I misunderstood your point.
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Posted 9/13/17 , edited 9/14/17

Zenpie wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Werning wrote:

Discord is full of porn and spam. Don't want that garbage cached on my system. Can't trust servers to moderate properly.



Then join a better server. They exist. In any case, you cannot expect a fluid conversation to be running 24/7. I recommend to avoid servers with high traffic, badly moderated servers, and those that freely enable porn. Many servers moderators monitor it to enable a safe at work usage.


Servers either have shitty people or are not active. Pick your poison


I rarely encountered that many assholes. It depends on the moderation though. One a chat settles down with a consistent chat of regulars, it can be quite nice. I miss the forums for how they were, in terms of content complimenting the indirect communication, but it has gone downhill.
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*Is checking out discord.*
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Werning wrote:

Discord is full of porn and spam. Don't want that garbage cached on my system. Can't trust servers to moderate properly.



Only some are like this. Others are not.
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Yeah the other ones kick you out for no reason hehe XD
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Personally, I like the forum style of doing things.

Half paying attention to a conversation while doing something else isn't my style and jumping into a conversation just feels awkward.

With a forum, I can browse conversations, read them at my own pace, and add what I want. Plus, I prefer thought out responses. Not overbearing walls of text, but stuff with some meat, ya know? And not the quick, short sentences of a discord chatroom.

Plus it's easier to get responses (or a better way). Start a post and people talk about it. Or post a reply and someone will respond if they want.

The questbook and the message are similar.

Forums also work better for timezones; I have two or three people on here that I chat with somewhat regularly (maybe?) who are half-way around the world; discord wouldn't really work for that.

And if you ever want to talk, I'm here, chilling. I'll probably be busy with college, but I'm here.
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