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Setting up a Discord just for Us!
#1
So due to some shenanigans that happened at the 2018 Awards, and the fact that there's a lot of strangers there most of us don't even know, I'm going to set up a Discord just for us! 

I'd like some help with the planning, though!

1. What would you like the name of our server to be?

2. What sorts of categories and channels would you like to have?

3. Anything else you'd like to me to put in?

4. Posting anything related to Toto's Africa will be punished with a ban ;p

I'll get to work on this once I get home and likely after a nap. Depending on how much feedback I get I'll probably have it ready to go by Tuesday. In the meantime you can PM me to say you'd like to join as I will not be posting the link publicly.

Any member of this forum is welcome. I would just like to prevent any trolls that are browsing the forums from joining and such.
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#2
Honestly, that sounds like a great idea. I have nothing against our actual official discord, but I always felt it was never really a VGFacts discord, and it makes sense, it's because it's five or so different websites bunched together into on place, and even though I'm a part of it I never wanted to talk about anything since I didn't know much of the people in there, or which channel was for who and what.

1. What would you like the name of our server to be?
How about "VGFriends!!!!!!!". Horrible names aside, I think some sort of name that kinda sounds like a bar would work like the VG Lounge or something? Actually, screw that call it "The Retrolinkx experience featuring Seriously Though."

2. What sorts of categories and channels would you like to have?
The usual, look around the forums for what's posted in a lot. My suggestions would be
  • Free Zone (Sort of General chat)
  • Offtopic Zone (Place to post offtopic stuff like memes and funposting)
  • Gaming Zone (for gaming related things)
  • Anime Zone (for anime related things)
  • TV Zone (for TV related things)
  • IRL Zone (for IRL things)
  • Help Zone (for people who might want some help with things in their life or in general to find things/help with things)
  • Music Zone (for music)
  • Artwork zone (for Artwork and other creations)
  • Rules
  • Introduction section (Used to just say '"X" has joined the server' and we can comment "welcome" or whatever)
  • Maybe a voice channel for things related JUST to the voice chat (such as if we were talking and I mentioned a funny image, it'd be easier to put it in the voice channel than a random channel even an off topic one)

Obviously, we should give them some better names than just "Zone". I like fun, creative name channels to be honest.

3. Anything else you'd like to me to put in?
Bots if you can, I'm sure anybody can add bots to the server and there must be guides online. They're fun little things that just do stuff if you command them to, such as distort an image or turn it into a dumb meme.

4. Posting anything related to Toto's Africa will be punished with a ban ;p
No problem chief, anyhow in an unrelated note here's my favourite scene from Scrubs.
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#3
It would be easy to solve the problems you had yesterday without making an entirely new server but I have no intention to try to stop this from moving forward (nor could I, to be fair).

For the record though, we decided to go with a single server instead of a bunch of smaller ones for a few reasons. First, to signify the fact that this was all one network even if it houses multiple communities. Second, for ease of management. And third, because it was easier to get to a partner status with Discord by combining everything into one. I haven't heard anyone else complain about the mixed groups as they largely tend to keep to themselves anyway but it would not be difficult to set up private channels locked behind roles if there's demand for it.
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#4
I'm something awfully tired at the moment so its gonna be hard for me to articulate my thoughts here.

Just... I've organized a few of these things in the past and if you need any input ask me. Just... tired right now so it might take a while to respond.
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#5
im fine with this existing tbh

i dont really use forums anymore and discord is like my main lurking grounds

only thing i could think of as a suggestion (and this is less of a suggestion and more of a preference to me) is hopefully it's more active than the tSR/VGFacts discord server because i've checked there a few times recently and it didn't really...seem that active and alive.

that's just me though, and i could be wrong about that as i haven't checked in a while so the DYKG server could be far more alive than i remember
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I'll be game for it.
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(09-16-2018, 05:56 PM)Petie Wrote: It would be easy to solve the problems you had yesterday without making an entirely new server but I have no intention to try to stop this from moving forward (nor could I, to be fair).

For the record though, we decided to go with a single server instead of a bunch of smaller ones for a few reasons. First, to signify the fact that this was all one network even if it houses multiple communities. Second, for ease of management. And third, because it was easier to get to a partner status with Discord by combining everything into one. I haven't heard anyone else complain about the mixed groups as they largely tend to keep to themselves anyway but it would not be difficult to set up private channels locked behind roles if there's demand for it.

Had I asked for a private channel with an ability to invite, a lot of the mess could have been avoided. And I also forgot to ask for a temporary chat channel for when we text, add pics and YouTube vids, etc. And the #vgfacts channel, it's a huge spamhaul right now. That's on me. I can clean that up if you'd like.
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I'd still like to go ahead with this if it's cool. I'll admit it is partially for myself because I'd like to interact with just people I know. I REALLY didn't like some of the personalities that drifted into the Awards when we were doing them and seeing that slew of people on the server just gives me anxiety.

I think it would be a nice place to chill. I don't see it as being super active but it would still be nice to have a server where everyone knows everyone and we can just shoot the breeze with small talk with topics that wouldn't really warrant a forum post.
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(09-16-2018, 08:41 PM)Kakariko Kid Wrote: Had I asked for a private channel with an ability to invite, a lot of the mess could have been avoided. And I also forgot to ask for a temporary chat channel for when we text, add pics and YouTube vids, etc. And the #vgfacts channel, it's a huge spamhaul right now. That's on me. I can clean that up if you'd like.

No worries. I didn't think of adding a text channel either and figured the existing #vgfacts channel would suffice but didn't consider the context. No need to clean it up but thanks all the same.

(09-16-2018, 08:45 PM)Hexadecimal Wrote: I'd still like to go ahead with this if it's cool. I'll admit it is partially for myself because I'd like to interact with just people I know. I REALLY didn't like some of the personalities that drifted into the Awards when we were doing them and seeing that slew of people on the server just gives me anxiety.

I think it would be a nice place to chill. I don't see it as being super active but it would still be nice to have a server where everyone knows everyone and we can just shoot the breeze with small talk with topics that wouldn't really warrant a forum post.

I have no problem with it. The "official" one, so to speak, will still be the existing server but you're more than welcome to splinter off into something a bit more private if you'd like.
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#10
We are LIVE! If you want an invite, but didn't get one, you can post here or shoot me a PM! Absolutely no forum member who wants to join will be excluded. It's just I haven't been very active myself and have lost track of who still frequents this place.
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i'd like an invite ms Hexadecimal
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(09-17-2018, 09:57 PM)Furo Wrote: i'd like an invite ms Hexadecimal

Check your PMs! You should have gotten one! I included you in the people I sent a link to.
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Discord shenanigans have been pretty fun.
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