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Old 05/21/2017   #91
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Oh, and I meant to reply to this:
Lex wrote: I could dissolve the big group skype chat, but I wouldn't do that to people who wish to stay. Maybe we could discuss just phasing it out or whatever though. I'd really like to get rid of Skype.
Yeah phasing out would be better, people are using the current public one on a daily basis. I mean I'd probably want to get rid of it eventually, but people would be given time to move before that happens. What we could do right away is remove the link to it, as a way of saying "tls's official chat is now on Discord".

I'm getting sick of Skype too. The only reason I wanted to make that chat and call it the official one is because IRC was broken anyway, and I'd rather have one major public chat than ten smaller ones. TLS is one forum after all, not ten. Now that Discord is more widely known, I'd say we're ready to make the move. It's a much better technology. Skype wasn't made for larger groups of people. It's lazy and resource demanding and terrible on mobile.
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Old 05/21/2017   #92
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I only just ogt an update for the Skype client on Windows (a windows store app) and it seems like a (much-needed) rebuild, not as shit as the original. Off course, it doesn't seem to start automatically anymore and I CBA to figure out how to make it work

Discord has the too. What I'd like from Discord is to open up the TLS window by default, instead of the friends list - whoever invented that needs to hECKing take my suggestion and allow me to configure it to open TLS first. Actually let me check if that's an option already. fake edit: nope :/
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Old 05/21/2017   #93
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Cthulhu wrote: I only just ogt an update for the Skype client on Windows (a windows store app) and it seems like a (much-needed) rebuild, not as shit as the original. Off course, it doesn't seem to start automatically anymore and I CBA to figure out how to make it work

Discord has the too. What I'd like from Discord is to open up the TLS window by default, instead of the friends list - whoever invented that needs to hECKing take my suggestion and allow me to configure it to open TLS first. Actually let me check if that's an option already. fake edit: nope :/
Maybe I misunderstand, but I'm pretty sure there has got to be an option for that in Discord.

Mine never opens up into the friends list, it just always shows me the last server i had left it viewing when ever i load it up
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Old 05/22/2017   #94
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Lucky you
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Old 1 Week Ago   #95
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Okay gais, it's clear that the Skype group chat is still a lot more hoppin than Discord. I don't really want to keep having two chats around, you never know which one to talk in, so you kind of end up talking in both but it's a bit confussing.

Soooo do we set up a poll? I have the rights to kill the Skype chat but I'd really rather not.

The thing is, I guess people don't really care and would rather continue as they do today, to which I have no objection. The IRC is dead soooooo happy days are over anyway. idk I have a feeling it's all anarchy and to me anarchy is fine. Although I'd like for everyone to have one place to stay. It's more communityish.

I'm not really sure what I'm saying, vent ur thoughts Or not
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Old 1 Week Ago   #96
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I honestly haven't used Skype since Discord came around, it runs so much better and doesn't kill my PC. So for obvious reasons, Discord gets my undivided attention and vote.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #97
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It will literally always be anarchy. Most people tend to hop between both which keeps them both alive.

I don't use Skype for anything anymore so Discord is my go to. I don't feel like we need to make the community choose one though.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #98
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Ditto.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #99
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What they said. People can use whatever they prefer. On a personal level, there's no going back to Skype now that I'm used to Discord.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #100
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But that means there's no place to point new members of the community. Which is literally saying 'we're fine with being elitist shitbags who don't like new people keeping chat secondary'. Which, again, I have no problem with, but it's kind of sad. That being said, maybe it's no loss. I can name a handful of people who became active through chat but I guess persistent members will persist anyway because of staying active in the forums. In the end they will be invited into (one of the) private group chats and a sense of community will be anyway.

I'd still want to pick one official channel. Or, well, have none. I guess that's our best option really.

Poll? (Skype/ Discord/ no public chat)
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Old 1 Week Ago   #101
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In terms of something official, Discord is 100% the way to go. We have multiple chat and voice channels for our social and more professional needs (livestreams, events, etc.), we can moderate it much easier and it's widely used as an official platform for all sorts of gaming communities.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #102
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Discord currently is named the official channel at /chat, so that's pretty much where we're at at this moment.

Let's just stick with that then. Bc liek



Then there was rant only oldish members need to bother with
idk I'd be happy to detach myself from this even for having strong feelings about it for years. As in, wanting to give people one common platform to meet, as I do feel getting to know people instead of creating segregated groups is always the better choice. But I've realised that's never going to happen. People prefer their silos (and I'm only calling it that in need of a technical term) because they want to create friendships, and feel safe, and have a good time. And stuff. And it's not my personal agenda to create something that the world in general don't want. It's some sort of weird personal battle of, idk, if you can't create it in real life, maybe you can create it on the Internet. But you can't. People don't want it. And maybe they don't want it because it serves no purpose.

So, I resign I'm not gonna try pushing this agenda further. For reasons mentioned.

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Joe wrote: How does Tidus make Yuna feel better?

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Ghost X wrote: As long as Fangu delivers the pizza, I will not particularly mind what is on it. Even if it is hot fiery death in plant form.


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Old 1 Week Ago   #103
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Which is literally saying 'we're fine with being elitist shitbags who don't like new people keeping chat secondary'.
I agree with you on not wanting to make chat secondary but I feel like we're in a very small minority. I've noticed that when someone joins Discord, they're immediately asked "Who are you on TLS?". What they mean is the forum, but to a lot of people the term "TLS" is synonymous with this forum. I'd be fine with someone joining our Discord server without signing up to the forum, and I'd absolutely consider them part of our community. The people who comment on our front page articles (spambots excluded), the people who engage with our social media accounts, the people who send in comments to our podcast, chat with us on Twitch or reply to our Youtube videos, even the people in our Free Company on XIV – they're all part of the wider community too. We're much more than just a forum. I wish I could convince more people here to take that view.

I'm a bit confused by some of the other stuff you wrote but you said you "resigned" so I won't get into it.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #104
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I use the Discord more than Skype nowadays, for various reasons. I like it better overall. I'm a part of several servers on there and it's a great way to feel connected to multiple communities, it feels very 'open' compared to Skype. The TLS server is set up nicely I think.
I think the only thing Skype has that Discord doesn't is video calls. Skype is nice for that and I guess if you want to just call an individual person. Idk if Discord has that function?

I agree with having Discord as the public/main TLS chat thingamajig. Most of TLS has switched to using it now anyhow.
I don't think the Skype has to be deleted for any reason though, some people still enjoy using it a lot. I used it a lot myself even when Discord was first created because I was used to Skype. Only kept using Discord initially because half of TLS instantly jumped to that, and I like trying new things.

Tangent about Skype Originally I joined the 'Shoutbox Skype' group early last year. I never knew there was a main TLS skype chat until several months later. I had no idea how to get to it initially, far as I knew you had to have someone add you to the chat, I think I pestered Joe a couple times but he forget, etc.
It was only when a new main TLS skype group was created that I saw the link to it in the Skype thread here on TLS. That's when I finally joined and saw a lot more members chatting in there. XD The old shoutbox Skype group that I started on died out fairly quickly after the new TLS skype group was made, those of us not a part of the old main one all moved over to the new main chat via the link provided on TLS.


Also random thought
Once the Discord chat was made, the majority of the European TLS members instantly moved over to it, while several NA members still chilled on Skype. I didn't realize this until about a month ago.
I think it's just an interesting observation; I wonder if Discord is just more popular over in Europe? I've honestly never heard it mentioned over here, unlike Skype.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #105
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Flare wrote: I think the only thing Skype has that Discord doesn't is video calls. Skype is nice for that and I guess if you want to just call an individual person. Idk if Discord has that function?
Discord has private 1 on 1 calls. I believe smaller non-server type group chats as well. They said they were going to release Video calls after those 2 features came out so unless something goes horribly wrong it's in the "soon tm" pipeline.


I use the Discord more than Skype nowadays, for various reasons. I like it better overall. I'm a part of several servers on there and it's a great way to feel connected to multiple communities, it feels very 'open' compared to Skype. The TLS server is set up nicely I think.

Same. I'm in the TLS one, one for IRL friends, another one for IRL friends that has like 2 people not invited to it lmao, old WoW guild ones, a WoW gold making one , a few Black desert online community ones and even a discord a game dev made for his game.

Discord has become the defacto community hub for a ton of things. Most places have forums but you can almost always find a discord link for that community and at times it's way more active or at the least if you need quick answers you can get them in real time and often from people in charge. It's really convenient to be able access so many community hubs from 1 program or web app like that, while still being able to just hang out with friends.


Personally I'll never switch back to Skype. Honestly I would have dropped it even for a garbage program like Raidcall, if my friends had followed suit lol. Luckily more and more people are starting to. Just everything around Skype is terrible. Resource hog, ugly, frequently broken, 0% chance of modding it or adding bots to do functions for you, NSA all up in your shit. Nah.


edit: Seriously some of the discord bots are awesome

https://www.tatsumaki.xyz/

https://www.carbonitex.net/Discord/bots

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