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    Saturn An Official Discord server?

    Anyone interested in this? I'd honestly be down for it.

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    Just use IRC like normal people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyrobs View Post
    Just use IRC like normal people.
    Do we actually have one of those?

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    IRC is still a thing?

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    Come on man, IRC is fine and all, but I'm talking Discord. Tons of people use it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrekkiesUnite118 View Post
    Do we actually have one of those?
    What's "normal" these days?

    Jokes aside, no we don't have an IRC channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Jackal View Post
    Come on man, IRC is fine and all, but I'm talking Discord. Tons of people use it.
    Why not a Facebook group? Tons of people use facebook.
    Why not a Steam group? Tons of people use Steam.
    Why not a 8ch board? Tons of people use 8ch.

    And they all feed on your personal info and shit on your privacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyrobs View Post
    Why not a Facebook group? Tons of people use facebook.
    Why not a Steam group? Tons of people use Steam.
    Why not a 8ch board? Tons of people use 8ch.

    And they all feed on your personal info and shit on your privacy.
    Plus I can use IRC on my DOS machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyrobs View Post
    Why not a Facebook group? Tons of people use facebook.
    Why not a Steam group? Tons of people use Steam.
    Why not a 8ch board? Tons of people use 8ch.

    And they all feed on your personal info and shit on your privacy.
    This is the first time I've ever heard of 8ch, and I don't use Facebook or Steam. Why don't we use AIM or QQ or something cool?

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    If only we had some way to talk to each other...

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    Not that I'm a fan of Discord, but it does make it much easier to share images that don't necessarily need to remain online forever. Very convenient for showing in-progress shots of projects. IRC is superior, yes, and has more lightweight hardware requirements. I'd be down for either, provided the usual community landmines are avoided.
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    While Discord is neat and all I feel I would be against this. It's really sad to see forums like this one getting replaced by super ephemeral things like Discord and Reddit (what you can't even add posts to after a while).

    Those sites will get bought up/ go under eventually or have other ways of losing what the community shares, because it's not run by the community. It's happened before.

    Sites like this one, GamesSX, Assembler, SMSPower, etc. are run by and for gamers and have kept valuable history and postings for many years, including super valuable technical information.

    I feel like the more we support and migrate towards other options, the more of that information is ultimately going to be lost and not in the control of the gamers themselves.

    Just my .02

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    I'm completely down for this, but I just have one question: what is a "discord server?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMatthews View Post
    I'm completely down for this, but I just have one question: what is a "discord server?"
    It's basically a gloried chat room. Real casual, like a live chat with voice support.

    @segasonicfan: Discord is more akin to IRC - just a quick way to chat casually. I don't see it replacing forums at all. Different function. I don't want forums to go either, but sadly they are on the decline. Also fuck Reddit, that site is just one huge circlejerk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Jackal View Post
    It's basically a gloried chat room. Real casual, like a live chat with voice support.

    @segasonicfan: Discord is more akin to IRC - just a quick way to chat casually. I don't see it replacing forums at all. Different function. I don't want forums to go either, but sadly they are on the decline. Also fuck Reddit, that site is just one huge circlejerk.
    Yeah, I might be overly concerned since it is a different function. But I look at how Facebook and Instagram replaced absolutely everything, it makes me worried about the future of forums like this.

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    I would love a discord, I joined this forum late n I am finding it hard to make any friends or aquire help/information. I guess I missed this sites hayday but I still would really like to be an active member of this community, but I feel like I'm just shouting to the wind when I post on here.
    "Keep your friends close but get your enemies toaster."

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