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Are you interested in a Storm2K chatroom using Discord?

Yes!
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70%
Maybe, but I've never heard of Discord
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No, I don't want to create an account on Discord
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2%
No
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Storm2K Chatroom - Take the poll, join us in Discord

#1 Postby tolakram » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:21 pm

Hi all,

I'm trying to judge interest in reviving the Storm2K chatroom, this time using Discord rather than the older IRC that we used to use. Discord is a voice and chat program originally written for people playing games but it's now being used by pretty much anyone who wants to create moderated chat rooms. During busy times we've found that chat rooms work well for discussing storms, with a more rapid back and forth conversation that sometimes makes thread tedious to get through. The Storm2K chatrooms will be Text only, no voice channels.

Discord is newer and more popular than IRC with easy to use apps for Android, iPhone, and Windows. You can also simply use their web page which offers all the same functionality as the app without having to install anything. https://discordapp.com/ You DO have to create an account, there are no anonymous users. This is a big plus for moderation and one of the big drawbacks to using IRC, but I understand if you would rather not use yet another system that requires an account.

I'm going to attach a poll so you can tell me if you're interested in this or not.

We will be looking for a few additional chat moderators if there's enough interest to get this going. If you're familiar with discord and/or want to be a chat moderator please PM me. I'm looking for folks who have either moderated IRC or have been around here for a few years and are in good standing. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Storm2K Chatroom - who is interested?

#2 Postby tolakram » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:48 pm

I'll keep this pinned for a few days.
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Re: Storm2K Chatroom - who is interested?

#3 Postby Javlin » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:06 pm

I will be that small % of the no vote just I am older guy who does not mind reading and yet to this still do not own a cellphone!I figured if I have lived this long without one why not keep at it it's peaceful.
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Re: Storm2K Chatroom - who is interested?

#4 Postby tolakram » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:44 pm

Javlin wrote:I will be that small % of the no vote just I am older guy who does not mind reading and yet to this still do not own a cellphone!I figured if I have lived this long without one why not keep at it it's peaceful.


2 years older than me. :D Don't need a cell phone, web works just fine as well, but I understand.
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Re: Storm2K Chatroom - who is interested?

#5 Postby tolakram » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:21 pm

Would like to see a few more responses. No is a fine response, as well as yes, just trying to judge the interest in this.

Thanks again.
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Re: Storm2K Chatroom - who is interested?

#6 Postby tolakram » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:12 pm

We have at least 10 possible yeses so let's give this a try.

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Re: Storm2K Chatroom - who is interested?

#7 Postby vbhoutex » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:34 am

tolakram wrote:
Javlin wrote:I will be that small % of the no vote just I am older guy who does not mind reading and yet to this still do not own a cellphone!I figured if I have lived this long without one why not keep at it it's peaceful.


2 years older than me. :D Don't need a cell phone, web works just fine as well, but I understand.

And 10 years younger than me!!
For me IRC was a pain. If discord is easier I might be interested in it.
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Re: Storm2K Chatroom - Take the poll, join us in Discord

#8 Postby tolakram » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:05 am

Invite link to our Discord server in the first post and also below. So far we have a few that joined but no one has said a word. :lol:

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Re: Storm2K Chatroom - Take the poll, join us in Discord

#9 Postby tolakram » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:35 am

Bump,

we are trying a new chatroom in DISCORD, invite link above. Great place to chat about Gordan if you're interested. Details in first post.
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Re: Storm2K Chatroom - Take the poll, join us in Discord

#10 Postby chaser1 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:16 pm

tolakram wrote:Bump,

we are trying a new chatroom in DISCORD, invite link above. Great place to chat about Gordan if you're interested. Details in first post.


I tried logging back on to DISCORD during our temporary site server "brown-out" recently. I can tell you that trying to log on to Discord at that time was neither easy or intuitive. I eventually gave up and never was able to log back in. The instruction and verbiage to log back in just made no sense to me. I couldn't figure out the password I had previously established and everything I had tried to recover it would not work, so I gave up. Obviously, logging on to S2K for assistance at the time was not really a viable option.
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Re: Storm2K Chatroom - Take the poll, join us in Discord

#11 Postby tolakram » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:57 am

chaser1 wrote:
tolakram wrote:Bump,

we are trying a new chatroom in DISCORD, invite link above. Great place to chat about Gordan if you're interested. Details in first post.


I tried logging back on to DISCORD during our temporary site server "brown-out" recently. I can tell you that trying to log on to Discord at that time was neither easy or intuitive. I eventually gave up and never was able to log back in. The instruction and verbiage to log back in just made no sense to me. I couldn't figure out the password I had previously established and everything I had tried to recover it would not work, so I gave up. Obviously, logging on to S2K for assistance at the time was not really a viable option.


Sorry it didn't work well for you Chaser, unfortunately I have no control over the Discord login and account process.
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