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Postby crush » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:56 pm

Just wondering what everyone's thoughts on having a LLORG Discord server (many of the subforums here could have their own channel) to complement the forum?
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Re: Discord server

Postby Henkkles » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:58 pm

I would join.
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Re: Discord server

Postby garyb » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:52 pm

What would be the benefit? I always think it's better to keep discussion in one place.
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Re: Discord server

Postby tommus » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:59 pm

garyb wrote:What would be the benefit? I always think it's better to keep discussion in one place.

That would be my question and thoughts as well.
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Re: Discord server

Postby crush » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:08 pm

It can be a place for more real-time chat, a bit more personal i guess. The non-English language forums would also be a place to practice your target languages. And sometimes if you just have a quick question you might not feel like it's worth creating its own topic. HTLAL had a Skype group a while back, it was a bit cluttered since everything was in one place, but i don't think it took away anything from the HTLAL forums. It's also easier to use Discord and similar chat programs on mobile devices since you aren't generally typing as much and it's more informal. I dunno, it was just a thought.
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Re: Discord server

Postby Spoonary » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:11 pm

Yeah this sounds like a good idea. A Telegram group might be something to consider as well...
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Re: Discord server

Postby rdearman » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:33 am

I agree it might be nice for a discord server. But we would have a problem will enough people on at the same time I think. Still it might be useful for study groups. Or even just language rooms you can log into. E.g. It might be nice to login to a French room and generally just chat.
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Re: Discord server

Postby Sgt Schultz » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:32 pm

I'd be interested as well. I can see it being a good way to practice with natives of my target languages.
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Re: Discord server

Postby rdearman » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:53 pm

I looked into Discord. You cannot host your own server. You can create channels, etc on their server, but you can't run your own.

It looks like you can host your own Mumble server. It is opensourced, and has docker instances.

https://hub.docker.com/r/coppit/mumble-server/

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https://jitsi.org/
Video conferencing.
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Re: Discord server

Postby crush » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:32 pm

For Discord you make your own "server" and within that server you can have different levels like admins, staff, moderators, etc. with different permissions, similar to the forum here. You can also create different sections/channels, including voice channels. It would work well in place of the 'multilingual' forum and i think would be nice for study groups as well.

EDIT: As an example, i set up this server:
https://discord.gg/kHpPB89
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