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Q&A Why discord and not IRC?

Seems like the main option for real time chat related to Codidact is Discord. Were there any other alternatives considered? Why was Discord chosen? There are older, more established options for r...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Mithical‭

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#3: Post edited by user avatar matthewsnyder‭ · 2024-04-16T01:47:49Z (2 months ago)
  • Seems like the main option for real time chat related to Codidact is Discord.
  • Were there any other alternatives considered? Why was Discord chosen?
  • There are older, more established options for real time chat like IRC. In my experience, a lot of people object to Discord on principle. I believe the main issues are:
  • * It's not a privacy friendly company
  • * The UX of Discord is poor
  • * It is very proprietary so it's hard to use custom clients
  • Many other alternatives, like IRC and Matrix chat do not have these problems. Is it possible to move the Codidact chat to something like that? For example, why not just use a room on Rizon?
  • Seems like the main option for real time chat related to Codidact is Discord.
  • Were there any other alternatives considered? Why was Discord chosen?
  • There are older, more established options for real time chat like IRC. In my experience, a lot of people object to Discord on principle. I believe the main issues are:
  • * It's not a privacy friendly company
  • * The UX of Discord is poor
  • * It is very proprietary so it's hard to use custom clients
  • Many other alternatives, like IRC and Matrix chat do not have these problems. Is there a reason why the Codidact chat was not set up on something like that? For example, why not just use a room on Rizon?
#2: Post edited by user avatar matthewsnyder‭ · 2024-04-10T20:49:11Z (2 months ago)
  • Seems like the main option for real time chat related to Codidact is Discord.
  • Were there any other alternatives considered? Why was Discord chosen?
  • There are older, more established options for real time chat like IRC. In my experience, a lot of people object to Discord on principle. I believe the main issues are:
  • * It's not a privacy friendly company
  • * The UX of Discord is poor
  • * It is very proprietary so it's hard to use custom clients
  • Many other alternatives, like IRC and Matrix chat do not have these problems. Is it possible to move the Codidact chat to something like that?
  • Seems like the main option for real time chat related to Codidact is Discord.
  • Were there any other alternatives considered? Why was Discord chosen?
  • There are older, more established options for real time chat like IRC. In my experience, a lot of people object to Discord on principle. I believe the main issues are:
  • * It's not a privacy friendly company
  • * The UX of Discord is poor
  • * It is very proprietary so it's hard to use custom clients
  • Many other alternatives, like IRC and Matrix chat do not have these problems. Is it possible to move the Codidact chat to something like that? For example, why not just use a room on Rizon?
#1: Initial revision by user avatar matthewsnyder‭ · 2024-04-10T20:36:08Z (2 months ago)
Why discord and not IRC?
Seems like the main option for real time chat related to Codidact is Discord.

Were there any other alternatives considered? Why was Discord chosen?

There are older, more established options for real time chat like IRC. In my experience, a lot of people object to Discord on principle. I believe the main issues are:

* It's not a privacy friendly company
* The UX of Discord is poor
* It is very proprietary so it's hard to use custom clients

Many other alternatives, like IRC and Matrix chat do not have these problems. Is it possible to move the Codidact chat to something like that?