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Forum Games Discord server discussion thread [meta]

Postby thecamoninja » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:47 am UTC

Edit: https://discord.gg/ZgAJUBA Come join us!

TL;DR I founded a Forum Games Discord server that acts as a general chatroom for Forum Games regulars, with individual chat rooms that have silly rules, much like threads here. If you're interested in the idea, come chat with us for a bit, or discuss it here!

Ok here's the rationale for all of this:
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Forums games has changed and evolved a lot over the time I've been here. I've been active in the community on and off here since November 2008, and over the course of nine years I've noticed definite trends and patterns, often influenced by the game preferences of the people who post here and how active they are. I think it's safe to same I've started some trends myself as well.

In the state that the forum is in now, it's mostly just fractured into several different off topic random discussion threads. This is because those threads either don't have clear topics or goals to begin with (very abstract meta-roleplay threads like JESUS CHRIST and you must not kill flicky), or because all of the gameplay is based on meta-aspects of the post like timing and double posting, all of which is tracked by bots so the content of the posts in the threads themselves is mostly trivial (see: double post, count to a million, etc.). This is not a criticism. I'm having fun with this state of things in my latest return to the internet from irl. But it's certainly far cry from the days of yore where we would have multiple RPGs running at once. Or all of those fiddly mechanical games Vytron loved.

The point is, all the discussion reminded me of the old *hugs* thread IRC channel. Which is a thing that did exist at one point, although I'm not sure if anyone from that long ago is even around anymore. Forum Games used to be so big that individual threads had their own sub-communities, and that's where I started. That IRC channel was run by Sean, who I don't think is active more, and I eventually stopped using it because it was mostly full of other people's friends from other parts of the forum who I didn't know. Also I was a console gamer nerd not a computer nerd so I was never comfy with IRC.

BUT here's the thing: we can do better than IRC channels now! We can create Discord servers! Discord has all the functions of IRC plus a lot of extra benefits, and I feel like a lot of the activity that takes place on this forum would transition well to Discord chat rooms. It would make the conversational tone we've developed much more natural. You could have individual side chats for individual threads. All of the bots that count scores in threads here could probably function on discord as well. And if any of y'all like video games we could do that too. There's a lot of overlap in demographics there, I think.

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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:51 am UTC

I wouldn't mind joining if it was started, but I'd need some reminder to start using it regularly as I don't normally use Discord.

#xkcd on Foonetic is pretty active but I hardly see anyone from FG on it (I only usually see thunk out of the regulars on here).
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby Tillian » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:52 am UTC

But is it Open Source?
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby Tillian » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:18 pm UTC

Seriously, though. I'd give it a go if someone sets it up (since it has a web version, I'll go easy on the stallmanism). I will probably need reminders too: I've had IRC a keypress away for years, but I hardly remember to use it.
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:46 pm UTC

Okay, downloaded Discord and pinned to taskbar. If you start it, I will remember to go on it!
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby thecamoninja » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:27 pm UTC

ok get started y'all:
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby Freddino18 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:03 pm UTC

Flicky, I understand your sig now.
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:04 pm UTC

Good.
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby somitomi » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:01 pm UTC

For some reason the name "Discord' always makes me think it has to do with vinyl records, maybe because of the similarity to Discogs.com (which is an invaluable resource). Anyway, I might give it a try sometime, but it's late now.
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Postby thecamoninja » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:23 pm UTC

I just wanna say
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If you're not on the server already, you're missing out

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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby flicky1991 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:52 pm UTC

Yeah, I hope more people come in!
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby Freddino18 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:51 pm UTC

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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby flicky1991 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:58 pm UTC

Very posteritious.
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby somitomi » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:11 pm UTC

Aw man, I forgot to abide by rule 1. Maybe after I get through this next test on Tuesday...
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby flicky1991 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:31 pm UTC

I've not done rule 0 yet. I will make sure to play a video game next time I'm eating cheese.
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Re: I just had a really good idea: /fg/ Discord server [meta]

Postby somitomi » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:30 pm UTC

flicky1991 wrote:I've not done rule 0 yet. I will make sure to play a video game next time I'm eating cheese.

Actually, I was talking about rule 0 as well, I just forgot they were indexed the proper way...
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Postby thecamoninja » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:25 pm UTC

How dare you presume that our indices might be improper!

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Postby thecamoninja » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:47 pm UTC

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Re: Come join the Forum Games Discord server! [meta]

Postby somitomi » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:01 pm UTC

thecamoninja wrote:How dare you presume that our indices might be improper!

Apparently it's been so long since the last time I coded anything, that I internalised the barbaric ways of the plebs. I might need a late night coding session to cleanse myself. I could pick up on the 3-dimensional orbit simulator for example and get it to detect one completed lap correctly for once...
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Re: Come join the Forum Games Discord server! [meta]

Postby Tillian » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:23 pm UTC

I index from 0 when programming, and from 1 when doing maths.

And there's nothing anyone of you can do about it 8-)
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Postby somitomi » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:05 pm UTC

Tillian wrote:I index from 0 when programming, and from 1 when doing maths.

And there's nothing anyone of you can do about it 8-)

I can complain about it. That's something, even if it's not going to interfere with your indexing in any way.
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Re: Come join the Forum Games Discord server! [meta]

Postby flicky1991 » Thu May 11, 2017 6:15 am UTC

Bump for promotional purposes.
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Re: Come join the Forum Games Discord server! [meta]

Postby thecamoninja » Thu May 11, 2017 12:31 pm UTC

/FG/ now has full mrcolor support! The community is thriving!
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Postby somitomi » Thu May 11, 2017 5:42 pm UTC

thecamoninja wrote:/FG/ now has full mrcolor support! The community is thriving!

Why is :mrgreen: smaller than everyone else?
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Re: Forum Games Discord server discussion thread [meta]

Postby flicky1991 » Thu May 11, 2017 5:59 pm UTC

Probably because it's the real one, not the chridd one, so it was added separately.
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Re: Forum Games Discord server discussion thread [meta]

Postby thecamoninja » Thu May 11, 2017 10:25 pm UTC

fuck! I didn't notice! i don't think it's just because of the chridd versions. i think there's some deep image compression/resizing magics at work here

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Re: Forum Games Discord server discussion thread [meta]

Postby flicky1991 » Sat May 20, 2017 1:58 pm UTC

Bump.
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Re: Forum Games Discord server discussion thread [meta]

Postby thecamoninja » Sat May 20, 2017 8:38 pm UTC

thanks for reminding me that i need to fix the emoticons. i might get to that today

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Re: Forum Games Discord server discussion thread [meta]

Postby Freddino18 » Mon May 22, 2017 8:07 pm UTC

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Re: Forum Games Discord server discussion thread [meta]

Postby flicky1991 » Mon May 22, 2017 8:10 pm UTC

Freddino18 wrote:meep

Come in!
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