Not playing videogames anymore because any time I ask for advice I get told to join the fucking discord. I will not join the discord. I will never join the discord. Put your knowledge base on something more accessible than a third party messaging app that could disappear at any moment you walking pairs of clown shoes
The fuck happened to just having a wiki. Lord. This shouldn’t bother me as much as it does but it just makes things so much more difficult than it needs to be. Discords are not an easy way to peruse a knowledge base of information. And on top of that now if I wanna keep up to date on Wagner bnbs I have to be subjected to a bunch of smelly weeb opinions. I’m tired
@mint Fucking valid mood right here.
@mint that's some dystopian shit
@mint Recently had to join a Discord to get a link to a Google doc with a link to a download of a file that I could then upload to a web app.
@caelyn literally got told to join a discord to get a google doc link pinned to the top of a channel when I could have just. Gotten sent the link.
@mint in the aughts while browsing the forums I used to tie an onion to my keyboard cord, as was the fashion of the time...
@mint I have never understood discord. It's too much, like joining a hundred rooms back on IRC but it's for everything, even a single "server" can have dozens of rooms how is anyone even meant to keep up?
@mint Its a real blinder that Discord have played to be honest. They have had some really good software and then managed to link it so closely to gaming that it's just eaten everything else.
@mint *stares at wikia*
@mint wikis have already been discord'd
@mint u know whats worse than being told to join a discord????? joining the discord then just getting linked to a reddit thread or a youtube video once you ask for help there
@mint Tbh, using stuff like Discord chat "knowledge bases" and video "user manuals" is just "free speech" tech bros finding new ways to force us to listen to them yap on about shit we don't care about.
Because they're so needy for attention that they can't be bothered to earn it.
Fuck that shit.
@mint seconded. Wiki good, discord bad.
@mint Discords are... not a knowledge base. maybe i should just go shout outside next time i can't figure out how to get a game working in Wine?
@mint Imagine setting up your community in such a way that every time someone asks a question it needs to be re-answered because the previous answer has been buried by newer messages and the search feature wasn't designed for looking up information 😷
@mint 2) the key distribution problem *is* hard.
oops, I mistyped a toot number :(
@mint Gonna suck for those folks when Discord hits the "get sold to a venture capitalist firm because that's what this business model is" stage of its life and collapses into being worthless garbage in real time.
@mint I really miss when discord was just ideal as a group chat with custom emotes
@mint ...can I have a link to the Discord?
@mint Whatever happened to fan wikis?
@mint not to mention discord interfase is confusing and unnecesary messy in my humble opinion. I wish many more people in the gaming comunity at least dare to try Matrix instead, they may love it.
@mint also discord is comically difficult to use as an archive or archive separately. I installed Pidgin on my computer even though I don't use any AIM-like chat programs anymore specifically because linking Pidgin to my discord account turned out to be the least nightmarish way to keep logs of my gaming group's sessions.
@mint is it any worse than to watch a 8-10
minutes video for an information as large as 2 tweets ?
it is not only gaming, it is also more and more the case in FOSS communities.
@mint I hate when I have to join a Discord just for one piece of information or a link pinned to the top of server.
Like, you all, please put stuff like that where people can actually access and find them easily. Wiki>Forum>>>>>>>Discord
This so much, im so tired of people getting excited about new messaging/social network platforms that are clearly only a good alternative because they are still flush with vc money and havent been turned into a hellhole of advertisements and sketchy practices yet or just completely collapsed and disappeared.
The biggest problem with software design is none of it is built with any awareness that things eventually end and it is obnoxious (except for open source of course.)
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