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The Canon Rumors Discord channel has been relaunched

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I have decided to re-launch the Canon Rumors Discord server due to popular demand. There will be some changes with how I moderate the server.

There will be no political talk. I think most rational people know that this type of discussion leads nowhere positive in the current environment. I have been guilty of it a few times on Twitter, but I realized my mistake in doing so. There are countless other places for people to discuss those topics.

I will build the server slowly once I see the flow of conversation and grant certain requests.

You can join the Canon Rumors discord server here.

frjmacias

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How does Discord work? What does it do exactly? I know I might sound stupid considering I am on the younger side and do not know how Discord works, but I would appreciate any insight. My daughter uses it extensively for gaming and friends, so maybe I will ask her.
 

Joules

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How does Discord work? What does it do exactly? I know I might sound stupid considering I am on the younger side and do not know how Discord works, but I would appreciate any insight. My daughter uses it extensively for gaming and friends, so maybe I will ask her.
If you used any kind of remote video conference tool like zoom or Webex for work in the recent past, you'll already be familiar with the concept.

Didcord is just a tool where you can talk to others, or just use written chat if you prefer. It is more focused around gaming instead of work though. And it is free.

It also isn't based around schedules or anything, you just go into a room whenever you feel like it and can interact with the other folks in the same room.

For online gaming, you would typically be in a room with the people your playing with and use the voice chat, so that nobody gets distracted from the game by typing or reading.

As hinted in the OP, the Discord rooms can be moderated, so the specifics of what is going on on a given server differs.
 
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slclick

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Oh I get it, it's one of those things where if I don't use it my blood pressure stays lower and I am generally more happy. Like Twitter.
 
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frjmacias

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If you used any kind of remote video conference tool like zoom or Webex for work in the recent past, you'll already be familiar with the concept.

Didcord is just a tool where you can talk to others, or just use written chat if you prefer. It is more focused around gaming instead of work though. And it is free.

It also isn't based around schedules or anything, you just go into a room whenever you feel like it and can interact with the other folks in the same room.

For online gaming, you would typically be in a room with the people your playing with and use the voice chat, so that nobody gets distracted from the game by typing or reading.

As hinted in the OP, the Discord rooms can be moderated, so the specifics of what is going on on a given server differs.
Thank you for the information. I appreciate it. I constantly use video conferencing for work, so it should not be very difficult to get the hang of.
 

ethanz

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but politics is the most interesting topic to talk about!

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Canon Rumors Guy

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Thank you for the information. I appreciate it. I constantly use video conferencing for work, so it should not be very difficult to get the hang of.
There's no voice or video on the server, just text chat. Some people really like it for instant responses to questions and to just generally chat quicker than on a forum.
 
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cayenne

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I'm not sure what a "Discord" is either...

But from context here, seems it is just another text chat room?

Like IRC of days of old?