today @NikKunkel in the rocket.chat wrote:
and this started a discussion.
Before starting a formal Signal Request for the creation of a discord server, I thought it would be useful to have a preliminary discussion, to sense if there is a real interest.
Some elements to consider before answering the informal poll:
- Rocket.chat has worked fine in the last few years in that it kept the community kind of ‘shielded’ from meme-boys. This kind of reflects the culture of MakerDAO based on very polite discussion, generally well-educated etc.
- At the same time, Discord is the standard chat platform of all Crypto (and not just crypto). It would simplify the life of many, and surely will attract many new people. Ultimately this is (imho) a good thing. In large numbers you find all types of people, including good/useful/serious ones.
- We will probably have to organise properly: several channels, moderators, bots, etc. This will require time/energies.
- At the same time, though, SourceCred already supports Discord (@s_ben) and we could reward valuable Discord-activity (like moderation) with cred.
In general I love the calm environment of rocket.chat, but I think it is terrible for some tasks (e.g., searching old discussions). All in all, I am probably favourable to move to discord.