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does simtools have a discord server

Discussion in 'Off Topic - All other stuff here' started by marlon, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. marlon

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    i was just wondering
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    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't believe so, the community revolves around the forum though some members also have cross interest in other languages based motion forums.
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    Would be really nice to start a Discord for this, even unofficial. It is in some cases easier to ask questions in chat rather than forum. @noorbeast, do you mind if I start a server, or you strictly want to keep it forum only? Other communities have both Discord and Forum, and everyone chooses what works best for them.
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    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    @SilentChill is working on it.
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    I'd prefer any open source alternative to discord. Pushing more users to an alternative helps the open source community in general grow, as well as the specific community related to the chosen app...

    However, discord is widely known and likely seems the easiest to implement. I have nothing to contribute in this arena, just wanted to voice that there are alternatives, just not as well marketed...rebrand an open source as "xsimulator chat delxue" :p

    It'd be great to start a poll and ask the community perhaps
    1) Discord
    2) open source alternative
    3) I can help develop
    4) I can help test
    etc...
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    I know what your saying but I have all other chat rooms in there too so its easier that's all.

    Server address in my sig :)
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    Roger that, and thanks for setting it up for the community.

    Out of curiosity, I don't use discord, and have a use case question:
    EXAMPLE only! :)
    1) What if someone asks a question that others would benefit from using discord.
    For example, "How to reverse one of my worm drive gears?"
    2) The topic gets answered on discord
    3) Regular forum users search the forum here, and no results come up, leaving them to post the same question (not that this doesn't already happen with non-searching before posting a question, or not finding an old post)
    4) Is there a way to auto create a forum post from a question / response from discord?

    If not, it's fine of course, we can keep on rocking the forum, but figured I'd ask, since if it exists and is easily to implement...

    Cheer
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    Yes I totally get every point you made and its just for general chit chat and a place to maybe point to a thread in the forum to get an answer, I have put this in the chat description so hopefully nothing will get lost in Discord and everything will still be properly recorded/presented in the forum :)

    upload_2018-12-25_20-39-52.png

    edit: Also if it does get to the point of people somehow fixing a problem through discord they will post it on their thread how they fixed it.

    There will be a lot of PM's on the forum that don't get the view for all the public to see
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    This was a concern I raised when we had the initial behind the scenes discussions with @SilentChill about setting up discord.
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    This community ROCKS!
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