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Old Apr 28, 2018, 06:25 AM
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Default VGMdb Discord (?!)

I created a Discord for VGMdb because I think there is value and more widespread appeal for it over IRC. If you want to join, feel free. If you don't want to, you're not obligated. Just some metrics from leveraging both IRC and Discord for over a year now for *youknowhere*, there are 3-4 times as many users in Discord, active participation is up, IRC users have dropped by ~50% and IRC activity has dropped to almost zero.

This is not admin or staff sanctioned, just something I chose to do on my own. If admin or staff do not want this (as a representation of the site, not individually), I'll be happy to shut it down. If admin or staff find they like it and it is something that gets a decent acceptance, I will be more than happy to pass ownership to any site administrator that requests it.

Happy collaborating~!

Invite link: https://discord.gg/VXgKQUa
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Old May 1, 2018, 11:30 AM
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I think I suggested this to Illidan a while back. Can't remember the discussion that went on though. I'll be sure to join for now.
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Old May 4, 2018, 10:57 PM
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Yeah I looked into it a while back but didn't have time to set everything up, so thanks for doing it dancey!

Can we add a discord link next to the chat one on the top bar of the site?
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Old May 5, 2018, 06:17 AM
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Would it be worth replacing IRC with with Discord entirely, rather than having two chats? IRC seems pretty dead nowadays I must admit.
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Old May 5, 2018, 06:22 AM
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The goal is not to replace, there are a handful of users in IRC that were averse to discord for some reason. It may naturally end up doing that over time since the barrier to entry for IRC is much higher than discord and discord is far more popular, especially within gaming communities. I will join both for as long as they are relevant or until one or the other is sunset. It’s ultimately not my decision to make and will leave that to staff/admins.
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Old May 5, 2018, 09:19 AM
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I personally wouldn't ever recommend replacing IRC with Discord simply because Discord is proprietary software.
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Discord is just the way to go now imo. Loved IRC for 15 years but its usefulness is waning, at least for me. Happy to hang on this server!
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Old Dec 31, 2018, 06:30 AM
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Blah joined this morning (!!) and I verified it was him via site PM and transferred ownership of the server to him. Server is still alive and well, all are welcome! IRC is also still around for those that prefer it. Stay a while and listen
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Thanks for organizing this, dancey!

I've added a bot that bridges chat between the Discord #irc channel and the IRC #vgmdb channel, go check it out.

Happy 2019
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