I wonder, what open source #Discord alternatives are people using these days? I see Revolt is an open-source alternative, but I don't know how popular it is.
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It is a virtual marketplace where you can explore and purchase💰a variety of items to upgrade your profile.
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Coming from #Swift the syntax is a little rougher than I'd like, but I also realize it serves a different purpose! I'll have to give it some more time, but it already feels more maintainable than the JS counterpart. Haha. 😅
The Chinese government has a large stake in Discord via their proxy Tencent and the Discord user agreement lets them share your data with their friends. If you think Tencent isn't sharing that data with the CCP you're very naive.
Don't like that? We'll I guess you could move to X and share your personal info with the Saudis...
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Seit ich vor geraumer Zeit Pair-Frickeling im #Discord-Screensharing mit @DonKingMat gemacht habe, wo wir beide gleichzeitig die Freigabe am laufen hatten und nahtlos jeweils beim anderen kucken konnten, käst mich dieses "ich klau mir mal die Freigabe" Enterprisegedöns wie #Teams und #Webex einfach mal so richtig übel an. 🧀
Welp, guess today is the final end of me being a fan of #LegendsOfEquestria. Nope, I will not give my private phone number to companies like #Discord, which care so extremely little about protection of private data.
There exist plenty of solutions to combat spam on a public Discord server, which don't require everyone to give Discord their phone numbers.
Discord Discriminates Against Minorities
Discord does not care about anyone’s privacy, but this is a more pressing problem for minorities.
Discord allows you to set different profiles for different servers. Great! However, as far as I see it, the fact that you can use this feature only if you pay is yet another tax that is imposed on those people who are part of the minorities. If you are not part of a minority, maybe you don’t see the problem. If you are part of a minority, and you don’t care about the concern I’m highlighting here, then good for you, I guess. However, in my view, this problem affects everyone. I’m going to explain this issue here. I’ll start with the minorities, but I’ll explain later in the article how it affects everyone.
Discord is a social media platform that allows its users to chat among themselves. It offers a fair amount of services for free. You do not have to pay to join, to chat, to DM people, to create a new chat server, etc. However, some features require payment. The platform has to make money somehow. One such feature is the capability to set different profiles for different servers. If you pay, then you can set up a certain profile text for one server, and a different profile text for another server.The part of the Discord UI that shows they want you to pay.
This is a case of institutional discrimination. Discord, the company will declare that they are not discriminating against anyone. They will say that everyone on the platform has to pay for getting different profiles. Therefore, the payment requirement is not discriminatory. Still, when you look at the effects that their policies have, you realize that these policies are disproportionately affecting minorities. Note here that I’m not saying that this requirement impacts all minorities, or that it impacts all minorities in exactly the same way. My contention is merely that this requirement is another form of discrimination. I’m a member of several of these minorities.
“You’re a cis white man! How can you call yourself a member of a minority?”
I’m a member of multiple minorities. Yes, I’m cis. Yes, I’m white. Yes, I’m a man. However, I’m also pansexual, polyamorous, into BDSM, autistic, and I could probably add more, but I don’t want to lead us astray here. If you are not part of these minorities, please do not make the mistake of thinking that being a member of one implies being a member of the other. Some people are pansexual, but not into BDSM, for instance.
Now, the thing is that there are all kinds of chat servers on Discord. Some of them are related to topics that one might call professional. For instance, a company may decide to open a Discord server to provide support for a product. (I don’t think that’s the best idea, but some companies do this.) Or it is possible to find servers dedicated to specific programming languages. Next to those professional servers, you also find servers that are about sexuality, specific physical and mental conditions, hobbies, etc.
Do you see the problem with having a single profile for all these servers?
My username is YourAutisticLife. That’s already a bit of a problem because I tell people I’m autistic right in my username. I’m willing to live with this choice. In addition, my profile repeats that I’m autistic, and mentions that I’m pansexual and polyamorous. I am currently on a server led by trans people. I am also on a couple of servers dealing with autism. On these servers, I don’t care if people know that I’m autistic, pansexual and polyamorous. The people there are tolerant.
What about the professional servers?
Right now, those professional servers see the exact same profile text. If they read my profile, they know that I’m autistic, pansexual, and polyamorous. Now, I’m not usually shy about these, but do those servers need to know this information? I’ve thought about editing my profile, but then I remembered that because I do not have Nitro, I’m condemned to have the same profile text everywhere. Listen. I’m 51, and so far I haven’t gotten any flak for my revelations. However, I may do at some point in the future. I’d prefer to keep that information out of my profile on those servers preemptively, but I cannot do this, because I’d have to pay.
However, I can easily imagine people in more precarious positions deciding to hide their identity because they don’t want to antagonize people, and they don’t have the money to pay for Nitro. Not everybody is a 51-year-old man.
“But you can have multiple accounts! How about you create one with your real identity, and one that is professional?”
This does not scale. I already have multiple accounts. YourAutisticLife is not the account I use for everything. What you are suggesting here is that I create a “hobby” account for YourAutisticLife, and a professional one. So far so good, but what if I need multiple “hobby” profiles? Maybe I’m into cats and I want those people to know about my love of cats, but not about my sexual orientation. Not only this, but as I said above, I have multiple accounts already. Am I supposed to split all of them into “hobby” and professional??? Creating multiple accounts is not a solution.
Note here that I’m not saying that Discord shouldn’t charge for some of its features, but charging for the ability to have multiple profiles is discriminatory, because it impacts the minorities more. However, even if you do not consider yourself to be in a minority, you should be complaining about this. Let’s say you had cancer. If you join a support server for the survivors of cancer, and a professional server, do you want the information about your cancer to be seen by the people on the professional server?
“But why talk about your cancer at all?”
Because in some contexts it is useful to tell people about it, especially on a server dedicated to the support of survivors. It gets old repeating the same story over and over, about how you were diagnosed, treated, etc. If not cancer, then something else. You might be into circus clowns, and have a blog about them that you want to advertise in your profile on a server dedicated to clowns, but not want a professional server to know about this. Or it could be your religion, and so on and so forth. I don’t think it is such a strange idea to want to be open about your identity with your peeps, but not with other groups.
In my view, this is a privacy problem. Discord does not do everything it can to protect your privacy, if you do not pay them. This is why everyone should be unhappy about this. Yes, it impacts the minorities more, and is thus discriminatory, but everyone is impacted.
I hate this trend of everything needing to be on fucking #Discord
Fuck your little private treehouse club that’s badly managed and barren because you learned the hard way community management is a full-time job too much to handle for a single person
Use better, open tools ffs
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It came from Discord: Black Friday and Tactical Embedded Reporting
A look into Black Fridays past in which we lay in wait for a TV sale.
#Features #BlackFriday #Discord
I think it's absolutely hilarious #Discord has about twenty different themes they have locked behind Nitro and absolutely none of them are a simple AMOLED Black theme.
Nope, mostly goofy gradients very few people would use. :facepalm: :ac_laughter:
*continues trying to find a Stylus or Better Discord black theme that doesn't have other massive issues*
Trying #discord for the first time and it feels like slack went into a party and mixed its drinks.
Granted, there's already been some form of automated moderation, as they automatically scan all attachments you upload to make sure they aren't malware, or otherwise illegal. But it looks like they're ramping up their efforts in that department and making things more transparent to users.
There don't seem to be any additional privacy implications here - Discord already stored a copy of every message you send there, and they already track a ton of stuff about you even when you're just browsing (every channel you switch to, your location, your ISP...). They seem to just be using that info to moderate their platform.
I greatly appreciate the additional transparency (we previously had basically none), but I'm curious as to how they'll continue to moderate the platform going forward. My money is on nothing changing, but we'll have to wait and see.
#Discord is such a clown show. Just trying to log in to join brought up so many popups and another curd. I was asked if I was human at least 20 times, it's enough to make me doubt the very fact of it. And of course it's a terrible format to ask questions and get answers on open source libraries and stuff. Why on Earth all open source projects feel compelled to dive headlong into this service is a mystery to me.
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Neue Version Messenger-Matrix. Änderungen:
- Security-Audits werden neutral bewertet, falls vorhanden. Audits verlinkt
- Selbstzerstörende Nachrichten werden neutral bewertet
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Ich habe vor Jahren, als #guildwars2 herauskam, jeden Tag sehr viel gespielt. Jetzt will ich wieder anfangen und bin erstmal erschlagen von allem 😂
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OK, I'm inheriting some...Web Services, here, and I have some possibly naïve questions.
Is there a way to just wire #dropbox straight to #discord via webhooks? It seems like most of the Web pages talking about this that I can find are all about "Use our fancy service to do this: free 7-day trial!!!" instead of "just put url X into form field Y, and Bob's yer uncle".
Am I missing something? Do you really need some kind of middleware layer just to make this stuff happen?
A really interesting idea came up in the #Discord game day chat: The team might actually be complete. Not that they are all executing perfectly. But the consistency in GF as well as the fact that we already have multiple games where every player gets a shot on net, that's a deep team.
First of many I would imagine.
Businesses don't splash out on expensive gimmicks if there's no profit to them, hype or not.
If anyone should be listening, and support this view, please absolutely and without any feeble excuses, go out into your communities and tell them that their #Discords, #Google platforms, etc. are discriminating against parts of the community, and moving away is an indisputable necessity.
I am more than tired of fighting this fight alone every day.
I recently added a clips sharing channel to my public #Discord server, but I realized that I don't have a dedicated hashtag for posting them on social media. 🤯
Any ideas, y'all? Drop 'em in the replies! 👀
My existing hashtags are listed in my bio if anyone needs some inspiration.
Now, I know some of you are going to suggest #KDE Connect or other applications and tools. And I welcome those suggestions, and I would love to hear them, but my point is this:
My wife doesn't regularly ask me to send her files. It was just this once and on this one morning. She doesn't want to install something on her PC and get it all set up just to receive a few JPEGs. And yes, I could've just send those files through #Discord, but I didn't want to. Why do I have to send my photos to some random company thousands of kilometres away if the recipient is right next to me? Why?!
Because almost everyone I know are depressed and coping, so many people have expressed to me that they want to die, and at times that feeling of helpless despair resonates.
Surely there are better ways to encourage these kids than by being condescending and hostile.
I will defend to the death my younger siblings’ (and their peers, etc) use of #TikTok, #Pinterest, #instagram, #discord etc. because guess what? Surveillance/bad moderation/data abuse/ads aren’t THEIR fault.
Anyone know how dangerous it is to use alternate #discord clients with my discord account?
I know they're against discord's EULA and risks banning.
But also im exhausted by it advertising it's Nitro premium service to me. Or forcing me to learn about new features, or new .... chatroom microtransactions I can engage in?
NOTE: I only use discord, for one group im chatting with who could not be talked into doing something more libre/privacy respecting. Please don't recommend alternatives. Ive never been heavily invested in Discord, and never plan to be.
Seriously contemplating leaving all my Discord servers. People/companies are using #Discord to replace forums, and it is a shit replacement. Discord works best for small to medium-sized groups with a common purpose. #MMORPG /#VideoGame guilds and #TTRPG groups are great examples. Clubs too. But a server with hundreds of users doing Q&As is information overload. Even with the new forum function, it is just clutter. I rarely read them because it is too much to sift through. Blech.
Even with open source it’s hard to verify that everything works as it says it does. So that’s why we started working on an app. One that can be used a reference for understanding.
It’s a #discord replacement! Obviously much simpler and with fewer features.
Software projects that use #Discord are being actively hostile to folks with low powered machines & limited bandwidth.
This also includes locking up the conversations in a proprietary platform that cannot be properly archived.
Looking at you #python
Did #Apple add a feature recently that allows an iPhone to be used as a microphone on a Mac? Discord pops this up each time I wake my MacBook Pro lately.
To be clear: #Discord can automatically switch input and output sources when it detects new hardware, so this dialog itself is normal. The new part, at least to me, is that Discord is asking if I want to use my iPhone (Slartibartfast) as a microphone.
Die Hochschule Hannover wurde gehackt - alle IT-Systeme (Moodle, E-Mail, SSO, SSH, GitLab) sind offline und was wurde uns (vom Dozenten) als Kommunikationsplattform empfohlen?
Proprietäre zentrals Lösungen scheinen die Menschen irgendwie anzuziehen.
Discord will switch to temporary file links to block malware delivery.
#node version: 20.9.0 & #npm is 10.1.0. Tried installing #svelte with npm for comparison & got a similar error, so it's a local issue? When using "npm install" to install #11ty it works with no issues.
Could anyone point me to a direction how to fix this? I'm not very familiar with debugging these kind of things...
"It's your lucky day, you get to download a new #Discord release, so that it can then download itself again once you start, because Discord doesn't know how Apt works, and we won't let you start the app until you download the update, even though you're on hotel WiFi!"
Discord, you have a very strange definition of "lucky."
I don't have a lot of experience with #AI in this space, but have been generally underwhelmed with it's results.
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Don't forget, #AllThingsTech has our own Discord server for those that are looking to hang out and chat outside of Mastodon.
We feel that there are often times that longer, more in-depth conversations are wanted/needed and Discord is a great place to have those conversations.
It's a great place to give us feedback about our server to help make it a better place.
Come join here if you'd like as we'd love to have anyone and everyone!
Quite sad that a feature request for Discord to support live captioning for their voice channels appears to be completely ignored.
There's loads of people with disabilities saying how this would really benefit them. 💔
Nice – Discord is now verified on Flathub, no longer an unofficial package (thanks to work by @cassidy n' co) https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2023/10/discord-flatpak-now-verified-flathub
I'm happy to report that thanks in part to my efforts (but mostly thanks to TingPing doing tons of up-front work, feaneron's constant help, and employees using Linux internally):
:verified: Discord is now verified on Flathub
Random tip - if your #Discord client doesn't work after the latest MacOS upgrade, right click on Discord in Applications to get to the info menu, check the Open in Rosetta checkbox, launch the app, wait a few to let it pick up the updates, and then you can uncheck Open in Rosetta. 💥
I literally cannot use @matrix as a Discord alternative. I can't manage roles, I can't have people auto-join the correct rooms/spaces within the main space, I can't ban people from all spaces/rooms within a Space, I can't do voice/video calls without using a client with support for a Jitsi widget and hope the other person is ALSO using a client that supports widgets, its actually embarrassing how awful it is. And they take LITERALLY YEARS TO DO ANYTHING. All these issue will be addressed, but it's going to take a damn decade at the current rate of progress.