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Discord server. (Bridge)
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:28:46 pm »
We've noticed that some people are having trouble using our new Matrix chat site/app or just don't like it for other reasons.

For all of you that love Discord but have trouble using- or dislike the Matrix chat i have created a TPB channel on Discord that is bridged to our Matrix server.

You can join us on Discord using this invite: https://discord.gg/AETR6Sz

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Re: Discord server. (Bridge)
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 08:57:16 pm »
Awesome, it works like a charm
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Re: Discord server. (Bridge)
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 07:42:50 pm »
This doesn't seem to work for me. I'm semi-new to Discord so maybe I'm missing something? But I saw the invite, clicked the link, and it was 404 after that.

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Re: Discord server. (Bridge)
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 05:17:20 pm »
This doesn't seem to work for me. I'm semi-new to Discord so maybe I'm missing something? But I saw the invite, clicked the link, and it was 404 after that.

Not sure why this doesn't work for you, i just checked and tried, works fine here.
Alternatively you can use our Matrix chat, that's our own chat server, it synchronizes with discord.
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Re: Discord server. (Bridge)
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 11:43:56 am »
So what is the real chat? I checked keybase and it seems to have a conversation of its own still running...

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Re: Discord server. (Bridge)
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2020, 03:33:03 pm »
So what is the real chat? I checked keybase and it seems to have a conversation of its own still running...

Matrix is our official public chat, discord is just bridged to it to accommodate fanatic Discord fans.
Keybase was an initiative to have a small exclusive chat with even more privacy in mind, this is no longer maintained as ZOOM bought the project and it's now too restrictive for how it was intended to be used.

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Re: Discord server. (Bridge)
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2021, 09:55:53 pm »
I'm surprised the Discord server lasted as long as it did.
Anyway, here's the answer to all of you guys that were nagging me why we run our own 'weird' chat server and not use Discord instead.

I'll be taking on some efforts to restore chat/community functionality but it may take some time to decide how to approach this.

And no i'll not be setting up a new Discord server with a new account. Screw them.

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Re: Discord server. (Bridge)
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2021, 04:29:28 am »
Why did Discord delete it? Was it part of their broader NSFW crackdown (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/discord-nsfw-ban-furry-porn-server-1155178/), or just - total moonshot of a guess here - models reporting content they themselves have shared but don't like when other people share?

I'm personally a fan of anonymous and decentralized. Maybe running our own Mastodon server is a better way? Also, requiring X posts/thanks/contributor-level/whatever to get a chat invite?

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Re: Discord server. (Bridge)
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2021, 10:56:00 pm »
Why did Discord delete it? Was it part of their broader NSFW crackdown (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/discord-nsfw-ban-furry-porn-server-1155178/), or just - total moonshot of a guess here - models reporting content they themselves have shared but don't like when other people share?

I'm personally a fan of anonymous and decentralized. Maybe running our own Mastodon server is a better way? Also, requiring X posts/thanks/contributor-level/whatever to get a chat invite?

No detailed specifications, 'violation of intellectual property', which is more likely to be related to things posted on the tpb rooms than what i shared personally. Reporting could have caused it or general policy.
It doesn't matter, it's gone now and is not coming back.

I could easily setup our Matrix server again, which has served us well but i have not bothered to setup again after the server crash since most people were using Discord anyway. Guess i should have...

Ideally it would be completely distributed (serverless), like Jami, Session or Tox. Which means of course that no amount of complaints or threads could take it down, even if the connection of the admins or moderators is cut by the ISP. The community would go on.



Unfortunately they all lack critical functionality at this point.
Jami, is still working on its Swarm protocol that allows groups/communities. Currently only video/audio groups are possible. I expect they will roll it out before the end of the year. Definitely on my radar.
Session, has group/community support but each member has equal and full permissions. That's going to be a PITA to moderate and avoid spam.
Tox, limited support for group/community, no media attachments at this point, conflicting protocol implementations depending on the client/platform.

Why bother with this complicated serverless stuff? Because over the years we've received numerous threads and as wonderfully demonstrated again with Discord, it's a matter of time before either the domain gets cut off or the server gets suspended. Even on the right end legally, the 'shut down' comes first, legal processes come later and take a lot of time. The amount of threats has been going down over the years, but the aggression with which they are made is increasing. With that, the risk of getting cut off increases.

For now i think i'll try to find some time to restore the Matrix server and i'll keep my eyes open for alternative ways to guarantee the survival of this community :)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2021, 09:21:21 pm by KwukDuck »

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