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Just a reminder: Canon Rumors has launched a Discord server

I’m always trying to find the best ways to communicate with the Canon Rumors community, as everyone has their own preferences. I decided this week to launch a Discord Server and the conversation has been great so far.

If you’re not into forums or social media, you may like Discord.

Check out the Canon Rumors Discord Server

YuengLinger

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Dec 20, 2012
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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!
 
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Colorado

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Dec 16, 2013
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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.
 

Colorado

EOS M6 Mark II
Dec 16, 2013
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So it's voice chat? I get to hear strangers talking about how Canon is doomed??
:LOL:

Discord supports group text chat (separated into channels), private text chat (between arbitrary 2 or more people), private voice chat, and private video chat.
 

Kit.

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What kind of content to expect there?

Photos of cats taken with a Sony smartphone?
 
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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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