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Thread: Everyone is on the Discord server

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2005

    Everyone is on the Discord server

    I want to post this in case anyone looks at this forum and goes "oh, I guess nobody is making FMs anymore." Not true: everyone is on the Discord. Just a heads up.

    Here's the invite: https://discord.gg/xSM4zpG

    So yeah.

  2. #2
    FYI, the invite to the Dromed Discord server is already stickied at the top of the forum.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2005
    Oh yeah I know. I'm just sayin' everyone is there.

  4. #4
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    So instead of having the knowledge of the DromEd community organized and browsable, it's now jumbled and ephemeral. Galaxy-brain move, guys. No better way to commit slow community suicide than this.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2016
    Location: France
    Quote Originally Posted by ZylonBane View Post
    So instead of having the knowledge of the DromEd community organized and browsable, it's now jumbled and ephemeral. Galaxy-brain move, guys. No better way to commit slow community suicide than this.
    Is TTLG getting shut down now that the Discord server exists? Cause I didn't get the memo.

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by ZylonBane View Post
    So instead of having the knowledge of the DromEd community organized and browsable, it's now jumbled and ephemeral. Galaxy-brain move, guys. No better way to commit slow community suicide than this.
    I kind of agree. There are a couple of unintended side effects to moving everything onto Discord, and that's a big one - it's just horrible to search for things.

    This uhh... This is probably worth talking about?

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2000
    I also prefer the forum for a number of reasons (for what it’s worth). But I’m not really very active with DromEd anymore anyway, so my opinion is probably irrelevant.

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Lost in the BSP...
    No offense to any discord frequenters, but as far as I'm concerned, I just don't care for how it's set up.. Like someone mentioned, there's just no organization there. There's a search feature, but you just get either too much or too little info.

    The one upside for me, is you can usually get an answer to something fairly quick, but it just doesn't make up for how great TTLG filled that need before. It's sad that so many have switched there, but I understand the desire to have "real time" feedback, too.

    It's a Catch-22. :-(

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Germany
    It's very sad that this forum is almost dead

    My english is not very good and I often use an online translator. So I would be completely wrong in an english chat.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2005
    It's worth pointing out that a lot of the people on Discord still check this forum, so posts still get answered. But because the forum looks dead, nobody posts.

    It's also worth pointing out that Discord does have some major benefits, like Hit Deity mentioned. If you ask a question, you'll get an answer nice and quick. But I mean, Christine can't benefit from it. Christine!

    We need to have a conversation about our stewardship.

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2006
    Location: On the tip of your tongue.
    It's also worth mentioning that this forum is already a treasure trove of knowledge that can easily be searched for, and it's not going anywhere. I, and no doubt many other authors, still regularly use this as a resource to search.

    Having a Discord channel just means people get more immediate answers to basic/subjective questions and feedback. There's plenty of room for both.

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Lost in the BSP...
    Ok, well, I don't plan on abandoning this site again anytime soon. It feels like home to me, and I regret losing touch with it more than you can know.

  13. #13
    New Member
    Registered: Nov 2012
    Location: Formerly Derspegn (2014-2020)
    I've been away for a long time (just downloaded the Discord app to PC), and don't mind checking both resources. However, searching my old TTLG posts is invaluable for refreshing my editing knowledge.

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2008
    Location: Deutschland/Germany

    Everyone is on the Discord server?

    Everyone is on the Discord server? No, not everyone ... at least me not. And if everyone would be there this posting would be as useful as a hole in the head .

    Seriously:
    This server is still the best source of information and a good point for exchange of ideas. No thanks, my accounts here (and on ttlg.de and ariane.fr) are enough.

  15. #15
    Really, it's OK to use both.

  16. #16
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Quote Originally Posted by nicked View Post
    It's also worth mentioning that this forum is already a treasure trove of knowledge that can easily be searched for, and it's not going anywhere.
    The important distinction to make is that most of what's on this forum is OldDark expertise. NewDark brings with it a trove of new capabilities and removed limitations, and if that's being explored primarily on Discord, that's... not great.

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2004
    Location: Germany
    I am not on Discord, and the reason is - it does not accept me! The automated answers I always got contained some whining without telling me what actually is the problem, and these answers also included a sad smiley covering a lot of my screen. That's about as helpful as showing me a photo of a large-sized heap of dog feces.

    Our family has had this before, though, and we suspect it's because our family name includes the letters "porn". When my brother had this problem once, he used another name, and could use some other service which was refusing him before that. But as long as I cannot change my mail address to something that does not have my family name in it, I guess you won't see me on Discord.
    Last edited by baeuchlein; 30th Nov 2022 at 16:48.

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2017
    I used to be on Discord, but I deleted my account, it was too distracting with all the irrelevant posts and memes. While Discord is more useful for beta testing missions (because it allows you to share media such as screenshots and videos) as well as quick questions and answers, it lacks the formal and organised structure of the forums. But well, what can I say... we are living in the age of social media and instant gratification, so I am not surprised that many people gravitate towards Discord.

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2005
    Location: Germany
    I don't like Discord

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2011
    discord sucks. its a terrible piece of software and a really shitty company that is aiming to own and control as many community spaces as it can.

    and yet because people are there and its convenient for real time chat, its still useful and im gonna use it. but im making more of an effort to keep posting things that arent just ephemeral chat here. a flawed approach, but hey. cause i learned a shitton about making thief missions from trawling the archives here—if this forum hadnt existed and thered only been a discord, that wouldve been impossible.

    forums are slow and inconvenient but they rock

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Lost in the BSP...
    Quote Originally Posted by ZylonBane View Post
    The important distinction to make is that most of what's on this forum is OldDark expertise. NewDark brings with it a trove of new capabilities and removed limitations, and if that's being explored primarily on Discord, that's... not great.
    I'll just have to keep plugging along with my OldDark orientated brain. Hopefully some NewDark stuff will trickle in for me..

  22. #22
    DromEd Archmage
    Registered: Nov 2010
    Location: Between a bed and a machine
    While I understand the fear of the new things and the change of what we're used to, showing hostility to Discord doesn't make such sense.

    The Dromed Discord server isn't and will never be a TTLG 2.0 made to replace it nor kill the community. It's just an alternative tool with its own advantages and drawbacks.
    If you want a quick answer about something and upload pictures to show your problem or error message, Discord is much better. But if you want a tutorial, of course, TTLG would still be a better place.

    Saying "I would never go to Discord because I don't want to kill TTLG" would be the same as saying "I would never take a plane because it would kill the car industries." Anyone knows flying vehicule would not make people stop using the wheel. It goes the same for forums and instant chat.

    As long as both are used for their right advantage, it's entirely fine. We don't need a trial.
    Last edited by FireMage; 29th Dec 2022 at 12:41. Reason: typo

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2012
    Location: Moscow, Russia
    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    It's very sad that this forum is almost dead

    My english is not very good and I often use an online translator. So I would be completely wrong in an english chat.



    This is what I saw on December 18th.


    And even now I see 38 viewers, which is still quite a lot for 2022.

  24. #24
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Quote Originally Posted by FireMage View Post
    If you want a quick answer about something and upload pictures to show your problem or error message, Discord is much better.
    It's not better if someone else later tries to find that same answer.

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Lost in the BSP...
    Quote Originally Posted by Soul Tear View Post
    This is what I saw on December 18th.


    And even now I see 38 viewers, which is still quite a lot for 2022.
    sadly, a major portion of those are bots (usually).

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