Discord or Slack

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Which one?

Discord
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Slack
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43%
Get off my lawn!
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Re: Discord or Slack

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Definitely get the hell off my damn lawn.

Really though I've never used either one, but for you guys I'd download the app and check it out, might be fun.

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kronkmusic wrote:
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Re: Discord or Slack

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I'm no expert, but I have used both, and I prefer Slack, even considering it's two major downsides:

1) Unless we pay for it, Slack only retains recent posts. I think the number is the 10,000 most recent posts, but don't quote me on that. Whatever the number, the point is that Slack will not serve as an archive unless we pay for it, and my hunch is that LGC has nowhere near enough $ to pay what Slack charges per user per month.

2) Slack does not have moderation functions for individual posts. The only way to put a user in a penalty box is to kick them off the server entirely.

In my opinion, we should still choose Slack over Discord, but we should be aware of its limitations going in.

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wait. explain, please. are we talking about a replacement for the forum, or an add-on chat app?

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Re: Discord or Slack

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Maccabee wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:51 am
Is this intended to replace the forum or supplement it?
Inquisitor wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:57 am
Supplement.

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TriggerPuller wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:33 am
Maccabee wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:51 am
Is this intended to replace the forum or supplement it?
Inquisitor wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:57 am
Supplement.
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Well Discord does replace forums if you let it, and I'm not trying to suggest we split ourselves more than we already are on Facebook & forums now. The nice thing about the forums as they exist is our historical record. I like to go back for reference to the technical posts. A new chatty environment is guaranteed to take away some of the interaction on the things like Rainbows and Unicorns .

Frankly we probably need this badly. I do most of my interaction on voice comms and come to the forums much less frequently than I used to, and I'm near 70. I can't imagine what the 20 somethings think of forums. They probably think you are all grandoldies like me.

Discord is cheap and full featured. We could probably host a server on whatever server we use for the forums. Slack is serious business software and defaults to a secure environment, Discord is the opposite. Slack is very costly, either for the company or the user. With Discord we could host our own server for nearly free.

But whatever you decide, lets do it soon, I may catch Covid and not be here next week.
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Well the chat room seems to function just like a chat room. So far it's been non-intrusive and actually pretty pleasant.
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Oh. Well if it's still running, how do you join?
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Re: Discord or Slack

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I use both. Either is fine by me. I'm looking forward to it!

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Re: Discord or Slack

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Forums and chats are for different things. Forums are good for having in depth discussions about specific topics, since each discussion can get it's own thread that is easy to find and come back to. Chats like discord are better for real time conversation, but once something has scrolled off the screen it becomes difficult to refer back to.
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What they are for is clearly different. How they are both used is exactly the same - eyeball time. Eyeball time spent on one isn't available on the other.

And can I get my question about access answered? Personal message is fine.
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Re: Discord or Slack

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Here's a new invite link

https://discord.gg/mpSfEss

You will need to create an account to use it. Some people are saying it keeps asking for their telephone number, but others have been able to join without that. I don't know what causes the difference, but I'd suggest joining from a web browser on a PC if you have trouble signing up.
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IRC.

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Eris wrote:
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Here's a new invite link

https://discord.gg/mpSfEss

You will need to create an account to use it. Some people are saying it keeps asking for their telephone number, but others have been able to join without that. I don't know what causes the difference, but I'd suggest joining from a web browser on a PC if you have trouble signing up.
It's likely the phone number comes up if the person tries to "claim" the username.
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Re: Discord or Slack

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didn't ask me for a phone #. i don't remember, that was a long time ago. i've eaten since then.

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Re: Discord or Slack

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So I got on it last night using the Window App. When I tried to shut it down, I keep hearing people talking. So I logged out.
Now, when I start Discord...I can't find the LGC anywhere...closest is something called "laralgc"

This is seriously turning into a barren source of amusement!
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"Now, when I start Discord...I can't find the LGC anywhere"
i had to try 3 or 4 links before i found my way back in. it will have its place. not really my thing but i can see the utility of it for virtual meetings.

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Re: Discord or Slack

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YankeeTarheel wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:23 am
So I got on it last night using the Window App. When I tried to shut it down, I keep hearing people talking. So I logged out.
Now, when I start Discord...I can't find the LGC anywhere...closest is something called "laralgc"

This is seriously turning into a barren source of amusement!
laralgc is a member - the national spokesperson.

When you open the windows app, there should be a vertical row of circular images on teh left side of the window. Each one of those is a "server" that you belong to. You probably only belong to one. The LGC image is kind of dark. Looks like it might be a revolver on a table, but I can't really tell. Click on that if you see it.
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