LinuxCNC Discord? (for chat & support)

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02 May 2019 12:31 #132526 by andypugh

pl7i92 wrote: 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


The IRC seems to suit my personal timezone :-)

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10 May 2019 11:31 - 10 May 2019 11:33 #133342 by lukepighetti
I like Discord because it doesn't seem to matter what your timezone is. Often times it's used like a bulletin board, but if someone happens to be available it acts like a chat. And with the search features you can find old topics much easier than you can on a forum. It also supports mobile media much better than a forum, or IRC, which is a huge help when diagnosing technical issues.
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10 May 2019 11:51 #133345 by andypugh
The forum has search too.
The only reason that it isn't particularly effective is because there is such a huge amount of stuff here now.

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10 May 2019 13:23 #133353 by Todd Zuercher
Another problem with searching the forum, is that it defaults to limiting results to 1 year old or newer, But there is often lots of older pertinent information (depending on what you're looking for.) It often helps to click on "any date" for that setting on the search page.

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10 May 2019 14:05 #133358 by InMyDarkestHour
You expect people to search ? And give then scroll through the options....hahahaha what a world we live....no. no their particular problem is the ONLY example of that problem. :side:

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10 May 2019 14:42 #133361 by Todd Zuercher
You never know a few individuals may not want to be perceived as "one of those lazy gets who asks the same question that's been asked and answered over and over". (Isn't there a word for that?)

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03 Jun 2019 01:32 #135683 by JetForMe
A Discord channel would be nice, for sure, but I'd really like to see a more modern forum, like Discourse . The Swift community recently switched to it from a traditional mailing list (and migrated all the old threads to the new platform), and the improvement is astonishing.

If for no other reason than its formatting tools (it supports posting in Markdown), it's very well-suited to discussions requiring the exchange of machine-readable file snippets, like code or configuration files.
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03 Jun 2019 18:02 #135769 by lukepighetti
I suspect this forum is run on a much tighter budget than what Discourse requires. To be honest, I'd much rather have a Reddit community than this forum, if budget were a concern.

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03 Jun 2019 18:04 - 03 Jun 2019 18:04 #135770 by lukepighetti
A better comparison is IRC vs Discord for search. It has been my experience that an active Discord has all questions answered and the culture of Discord is such that searching is common because the results are reliable and easy to find. In this way it is worlds ahead of IRC and often better than a forum.
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03 Jun 2019 19:33 #135783 by JetForMe

lukepighetti wrote: I suspect this forum is run on a much tighter budget than what Discourse requires. To be honest, I'd much rather have a Reddit community than this forum, if budget were a concern.


Discourse is free, and can run on a $5/mo Digital Ocean droplet. This forum probably needs a slightly bigger droplet, but I doubt it would need more than the $20/mo one.

Much harder is migrating the content and user ranks.

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