Hrm, this reception seems lukewarm.
It’s a shame nobody’s explaining their choices.
I put “IDK” for the top one because I don’t really know much about Discord.
I can see it being useful for teams, but the people I team up with most are in drastically different time zones, so I don’t think it would be a particularly large benefit.
Also I don’t have a speaker, and even if I did I’d be reluctant to speak because I’m actually a quiet person.
I find it easier to type than to speak.
For the second poll I said “Yes, but I doubt that many people will join it”, because I’d like to think that people would use it, but I have doubts.
I’m not sure many people here fit the demographic Discord is most associated with.
I agree … I have been on other forums (non-tech related) where people have put up alternative communication methods - even FaceBook - and all it does is scatter information everywhere making it hard to find information.
For private conversations and discussing your own projects then, of course, Slack is appropriate. I guess I am referring to making ‘common knowledge’ and ‘trouble shooting’ conversations / questions that can help other people available for searching.
Its a pity this forum software doesn’t have a real-time chat capability.
yes, take just care than some don’t use it in place of the forum (it’s what happen for the amebuino META, some use alot Discord and so forum is less active and it’s not what would do the Gamebuino’s company to keep informations). I may not explain it very well but yes, it’s hard to say to discord users to use forum but maybe some of them would not have use forum too if there was no Discord channel open.
I guess that means I’m not prominent because I was never invited :P
From what I’ve heard it’s only really for people who want to get involved with development.
But I’ve never been involved, so I don’t really know.
I’ve only heard bits and pieces about it.
This is a fair point.
This is where I think Discord might be good - as an alternative to PMs.
In which case it’s probably a “Slack vs Discord” issue, but I haven’t really looked into either so I currently have no opinion.
Sometimes I feel that the forum format forces me to write text walls because I can’t deliver information small chunks and wait for an “ok, I understand that” response, I have to throw everything at once, because I’m uncertain of when the other person will reply.
Although I think Discord might be a better place for general chatter.
We’re always ending up with threads that go off-piste because certain people can’t resist making terrible jokes or chatting about unrelated things.
These people really are terrible,
what kind of person would make terrible jokes on such a business-only forum?
(*hides large pile of off-topic joke comments*.) :P
I wouldn’t be surprised if it was suggested but a certain someone overruled it.
I’ve seen loads of good ideas on Discourse meta shot down almost immediately without proper debate.
My impression from Discourse meta is that the ‘great leader’ says jump and the other developers say ‘how high?’.
I feel like if I started talking about normal things then I’d no longer be the mystic C++ skeleton. :P
I actually used to play Steam games a lot,
but now I spend most of my spare time do programming stuff and leaving too many comments on forums.
(More the latter than the former, I need to spend less time formulating comments…)