February 12, 2022

Discord Is a Black Hole for Information

From knockout.chat:

The problem with this is that 99% of the conversations that take place in Discord are missed. So many solutions to so many problems are just swept away in a never ending cascade of chat messages which remain undocumented elsewhere.

I don’t enjoy discord communities. I understand the appeal to have a similar hive-mind more in things different than work, but I don’t have time for them. I much prefer to participate in forums like Obsidian’s, the asynchronous nature of it works for me.

Maybe I’m just getting internet-old. I experienced compuserve boards, loved Newton mailing lists, spent hours on PalmOS forums, joined IRC chats for Apple Events, and I’m not into whatever’s next.


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