Re: Community input on possible change to Discord from Slack
Being a Matrix homeserver administrator myself (Synapse/Riot-Web), but
never having used Discord, I'd like to know what (apart form Adafruit)
made Discord look like the most interesting candidate?
On 7/17/20 12:27 AM, Kumar Gala wrote:
Some requirements for Zephyr chat platform:Can not see a problem with this.
* integration with other services (like GitHub)Never done this, can not say anything about it.
* private channelsPossible - including E2E encryption
* ideally free - or low costWhat would be considered low cost?
Would a server maintained paid by the LF and run by a volunteer be an
Pros of Discord:Same for Matrix, but solved via federation
* Strong moderation tools (mute, ban, kick) per server. No need to wait for Discord to help.I had no need yet on my homeserver (~150 accounts), but mute/kick/ban is
not a problem at all. Also, redacting history of a spammer, etc. is very
* Unlimited history for free.Possible
* Easy to join via invite link, chat and then establish an account.I have not tried to enable guest accounts yet, but ...
a) it is very easy to set up a homeserver to allow registering with just
a username and a password, not requiring an e-mail or phone number.
b) People can just re-use their existing Matrix accounts if federation
Cons of Discord:For matrix, sharing the room list with other homeservers can be prevented.
* Still in the startup phase so they are experimenting with business models. Currently "Nitro" subscription which unlocks server capabilities: https://discord.com/new/nitroMatrix.org does already IRC bridging for its own *and* users on other
Also, the speed at which Synapse/Element/etc. is getting developed is
awesome. There are releases pretty much every week, each containing