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CoriDavis

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Discord Group?
« on: March 27, 2018, 02:14:49 am »

Have we ever thought of having an Anim8or Discord group? I remember when we had a short-lived Skype group a long time ago that eventually died.

I'd be willing to start one if nobody else is, and if there's interest for it.
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Re: Discord Group?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 05:23:23 am »

I can join and idle if you start one.
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Re: Discord Group?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 07:23:50 am »

How would the group be used?

Would it be casual visits or structured around events, e.g. demonstrations / tutorials, etc.?

I don't know what 'discord' is other than what I see by glancing at their webpage, not sure that I get it.  If you have a multiplayer game then I can see that voip and shared scene views improves the gaming experience.   How would Discord be used?
 
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Re: Discord Group?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 08:45:52 am »

I remember when we had a short-lived Skype group a long time ago that eventually died.
The same will happen with the discord.
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Re: Discord Group?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 01:46:37 pm »

How would the group be used?

Would it be casual visits or structured around events, e.g. demonstrations / tutorials, etc.?

Mostly casual chatting/showing off and a way to get quick questions answered immediately. It could have most of the same channels as we have here on the forums.

I don't know what 'discord' is other than what I see by glancing at their webpage, not sure that I get it.  If you have a multiplayer game then I can see that voip and shared scene views improves the gaming experience.   How would Discord be used?

Discord is the new, better group chatting program opposed to Skype, and it's knocking Skype out of the water as far as performance and features go.

The site's description can be misleading. Yeah it's good for gaming, but its primary feature is a group chat system with categories.

As opposed to Skype, you can make different "channels" in your group with different topics where people can chat about different things in different rooms, all on the same group. You can even add permissions on who can post where and see what.
Voice chatting is immensely improved as instead of one person calling everyone to chat and bothering everybody, there's a voice chat channel always open that you can click to join and talk to anyone who happens to also be in the voice chat room.
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Re: Discord Group?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 07:13:23 pm »

I remember when we had a short-lived Skype group a long time ago that eventually died.
The same will happen with the discord.

Whether it will or not is not up to anyone but ourselves. Saying we'd fail before it's attempted, and thus not trying, can only result in failure.

How would the group be used?

Would it be casual visits or structured around events, e.g. demonstrations / tutorials, etc.?

Mostly casual chatting/showing off and a way to get quick questions answered immediately. It could have most of the same channels as we have here on the forums.

Personally I'm pretty busy with work 24/7, but when my home computer is on I usually have Discord open. And I work at home a lot as well so I can always join in on the side. I may have a high opinion of myself, but if this can spur me into being more active in this community then it'd be nothing but a good thing for all of us. The same goes for anyone that participates.

CoriDavis, go ahead and start it up. If you want help, when I join it you can give me the privs, but you'll have all the oversight. Make a new topic with an introduction and instructions on how to join. I'll sticky it.
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