LinuxCNC Discord? (for chat & support)

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23 Apr 2019 20:03 #131683 by InMyDarkestHour
Ahhh that old cherry, it’s the current year :laugh:

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23 Apr 2019 23:30 #131716 by andypugh

lukepighetti wrote: I would have agreed with you 5 years ago, but now it's 2019 and the old guard might consider bringing in young blood and upgrading the communications platform for the project.


In theory this might be an advantage, except that it wouldn't be a replacement, it would end up being yet another schismatic medium (probably)

xkcd.com/927/ comes to mind.

If we were starting from scratch, then IRC would be an odd choice. But the point is that we are where we are.

Personally I hate forums like this. :-/ It's a real chore to read all the messages every day, whereas with Ye Olde Usenet you could just keep pressing spacebar while the messages scrolled past, and be sure you had read everything. Mailing lists give you the same thing.
One problem with a forum is that folk can ask a question, get an answer and feel that it worked really well for them, but they never see the bigger picture.

Gitter works well as a "persistent" IRC analogue.
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23 Apr 2019 23:31 #131718 by andypugh
But, if you want to start a Discourse, feel free. Don't go thinking that anyone in "in charge" of LinuxCNC. Don't go asking for permission, there isn't anyone who will feel that they can give it.
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24 Apr 2019 01:12 #131728 by lukepighetti
I'll take that as a blessing from the "old guard." :)

discord.gg/X3zKzhc

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24 Apr 2019 01:38 #131730 by tommylight
For me personally the biggest issue is with having another account, i have way to many of them.
Otherwise as i mentioned, i did use it and it works nicely and a lot of people is using it (mostly for spamming), but i just do not see the value in having another account/app to carry.
That being said, most probably i will join in there.
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24 Apr 2019 11:12 #131763 by rodw
I'm with Andy. I like the forum and the time zone for me means that the IRC is buzzing at a very unfriendly hour...

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24 Apr 2019 14:16 #131769 by lukepighetti
I totally get where you're coming from, but I have found that Discord consolidates accounts since it is inherintly multi-topic, like Reddit. My additional accounts are always a result of this style of forum than a service like Discord. Or Slack, slack is like these forums in that you need an account for each topic, which is one area where Discord really excels.

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02 May 2019 06:01 #132490 by pl7i92
i got a look at it and i don't think this is a way this system as so many spare areas is going to work
i will stay at the forum and as well in Europe the irc is not the timezone of irc

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02 May 2019 10:41 #132507 by BigJohnT

rodw wrote: I'm with Andy. I like the forum and the time zone for me means that the IRC is buzzing at a very unfriendly hour...


Just looking back at yesterday and this morning there was only 4 hours of quiet on the IRC out of 24 hours...

JT

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02 May 2019 12:31 #132525 by andypugh
Incidentally, I logged in yesterday and ended up here:
discordapp.com/channels/144874964586201088/144874964586201088
Which contains some familiar names from the IRC;

Google also finds:
discordapp.com/channels/384743579345485826/384743579345485828

But that looks like the other EMC2, the guys with the evil lawyers.

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