Just a reminder: Canon Rumors has launched a Discord server

Canon Rumors Guy

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Colorado

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Right. Why would you expect us to log into something without knowing what the hell it is? ;)
Are you diverting discord from CR, hoping to keep only the sweet and civil here? How magical that would be!
Not sure if you are serious but discord started as a VOIP (voice over IP) solution for gamers. Basically a voice chat program that is likely far superior to whatever chat is available in game. And most games don't even offer voice chat. Since then tons and tons (and tons) of features have been added. There is real time text chat, video chat, etc. There can be hierarchies of users with different permissions. Basically it is a chat program on steroids.

Discord channels are also very very customizable. You can run bots that automate tasks. For example, you could (not saying this will happen) have a bot in the CR discord that you can ping and it would check the stock of affiliate stores. So you could type in a channel "@stock canon R5" and the bot would reply with a list of stores and whether or not they have the R5 available.

Discord is really popular. Many people (ala CR) that have nothing to do gaming have started using discord because it is so featured and useful.
 

cayenne

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Not sure if you are serious but discord started as a VOIP (voice over IP) solution for gamers. Basically a voice chat program that is likely far superior to whatever chat is available in game. And most games don't even offer voice chat. Since then tons and tons (and tons) of features have been added. There is real time text chat, video chat, etc. There can be hierarchies of users with different permissions. Basically it is a chat program on steroids.

Discord channels are also very very customizable. You can run bots that automate tasks. For example, you could (not saying this will happen) have a bot in the CR discord that you can ping and it would check the stock of affiliate stores. So you could type in a channel "@stock canon R5" and the bot would reply with a list of stores and whether or not they have the R5 available.

Discord is really popular. Many people (ala CR) that have nothing to do gaming have started using discord because it is so featured and useful.
Until this post, I had never heard of a Discord server/application before in my life.

And I do IT work (system admin, etc) for my day job....

I played with IRC a lot back in the day....I remember bots on those....but never a voice type thing.

I've not really "gamed" much since the Doom II and Descent days....geez, I"m guessing old I guess.
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