Greeting everyone ( .___.)/
So you have probably been hearing about this for a while. For the past two months I have been experimenting with a new medium in an effort to help users better communicate with each other and help grow our wiki. In the last two months, around 60 different wiki users and I have been using Discord Chat in an experimental setting to see if it would be suitable for use on the One Piece Wiki. Today, I am going to finally propose the implementation of Discord Chat for use on the One Piece Wiki. Before I go any further I would like to briefly talk about the history of chat. Special:Chat was first introduced to the wiki in 2011, and at the time it was a major game changer for the already 5 year old wiki. With the introduction of Special:Chat users were able to better communicate with each other and lead to an increase in wiki activity. Although Special:Chat has managed to stand the test of time for a while, in recent years its popularity has begun to dwindle. Nowadays it’s mostly empty, and the days when we are certain to have people are on chapter release days. Even when chat does have people, we barely ever manage to have 10 members online and we rarely get any new regular users. Now, Discord Chat is going to change the playing field once more. It’s 2016 (five years since the introduction of Special:Chat) and it’s about time we got a major upgrade.
So what exactly is Discord you may ask?
A quick answer would be: "a browser based chat for communities such as ours". Discord is a chat service that you can use on your browser without having the need to install anything. http://i.imgur.com/86ZaTWY.png
So what does Discord have to offer?
1. Discord has all benefits of a video chat service including emojis, uploading images and videos, adding friends, voice calls, etc. Discord is well known for its bots that can do a plethora of tasks, like searching stuff on the Internet, responding to simple questions or helping out with moderation. http://i.imgur.com/mpXuxuo.png
2. A sleek, fresh, and modern interface
3. The ability to create roles. Roles are essentially group names that may or may not have special rights. On the test server we have Crewmates, Bots, Yonko, and SupremeBean. Each role has a different color.
4. The ability to change your online status and get notifications when you’re mentioned.
5. It will get us a lot of new users! I helped Attack on Titan Wiki set up their Discord Chat last month and since then their once dead chat is now flourishing with life as they now have over 100 new members.
6.It will allow users and editors to be able stay in better touch with each other. With Discord, you can leave another user a message and that message will stay on the server whether it be on the main sever or in the pm. So now you have the ability to communicate back in forth without having to be always be online at the same time. This also great for when you want to message another user something private or personal, because talk pages aren’t exactly the most private….
7. Discord has a much more stable structure than a Wikia chat, because Discord is made to be a chat and Wikia chat is just a side feature of a wiki farm. Discord client is much less likely to crash and lag than the Wikia chat client. This in particular is in important. Our wiki chat is always lagging and pms have been known to crash a lot and that will most likely never be fixed. With Discord you can be assured you will have a smooth chatting experience.
8. Unlike our normal chat, Discord’s chat room is divided into several "channels" to talk about different topics (akin to the boards in this forum). As of right now our main channels including a general channel, a spoiler channel, admin channel, and an off-topic channel. Also another to thing note is that users have the ability to mute channels if want to stop receiving notifications.
9. Admins will find the admin channel to be very useful. The admin channel allows the admins to communicate with each other much easier than ever before. How? Well, the channel would be only be granted access to the five wiki admins and unlike normal chat if you leave a message in the channel, it will stay and you can scroll up to see the history of comments/discussions. So you guys are able to stay in touch without having the need to all be online at the same time.
10. Group pms! Remember how we used to have that and then it broke? Will it’s fully functional on Discord and there’s no limit to how big you can make the group.
11. Pinning important messages. Discord allows admins to pin important messages on the server. This is perfect to let users know when a poll or talk page is going on when they enter chat. http://i.imgur.com/XywhHHB.png
12. Voice Chat and Video Calls! Discord offers users the ability to talk with each other live! All you would need is a mic and sometimes headphones work too!
2. Will my user rights carry over? All chat moderators rights will carry over. An admin would just have to create a role called “mods” and give them the power to kick and ban like regular chat.
3. How will we know who is who on the server? Admins can disable the ability for users to change their nicknames and we will require all new members to identify their wiki username when they join chat for the first time.
4. What about the issue of users being able to delete and edit their comments? There’s a bot that keep tracks of modified and deleted edits. Only admins will have access to that.
5. Will the old chat stay if Discord gets implemented? That depends on you guys. It’s possible to keep both chats, we’d just have to create a hyperlink underneath the Discord Chat module. http://i.imgur.com/ljVGkfL.png
6. Do we have to download anything? Nope, nothing mandatory. But if you really want there are optional desktop and mobile apps to enhance your experience.
For those of you who haven't joined yet. I encourage you to do so. Don't knock it until you try it Invite Link: https://discord.gg/USPmUCa
15:24, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea to me. The bigger our userbase is, the better, and it can attract new users because Discord has been growing in popularity.15:44, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
While Wikia Staff has a wide array of features they need to pay attention to and maintain, Discord has a developer team that's dedicated to make it have the best features for its purpose.
On top of that, Discord has a special app that you can get for most types of devices, so it's easier to carry around and access than Wikia chat.
Lastly, since a number of other wikis also have Discord, you can join those too and have one access point to go to several wikis' Discord chats at once.
Totally not to make you all join Wikia International server too
Full-heartedly support. Regular chat will never even come close to topping Discord and Discord gets regular updates for new features and they actually listen to user feedback Godess of Time Dimaria (talk) 16:13, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
better than opening 2 chromes at once, you dont need to re enter every time your comuter starts(if you have the program) and its much more organized... i will rate it 9/10 Nidvos (talk) 18:13, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
I've been using discord since that faithful 3rd party twitch message (I won't get into that, unless you know what I mean) and well it has grown since then so I'm all in for this to be implemented.
The discord dev team are quite nice so it shouldn't be too much for wikia staff to implement it if and when they decide to do it. You can also install discord onto your computer or on iOS/Android for extra features such as notifications and better support since you're not on the browser version which imo is kinda crappy.
P.S. For those who have linux or people who love dev/upcoming test features they do have a PTB and a Canary version as well. Also what would happen to the current roles that are on the test discord chat? Dragonquiz (talk) 18:32, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
- It's already approved by Staff http://dev.wikia.com/wiki/DiscordIntegrator. And roles would be adjusted to match those of the wiki 18:44, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
This is as unofficial as Skype, and Skype was a terrible idea. Oppose.
It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 18:41, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
- Well ofc it's unofficial hence there's a forum. Also the difference is the Skype group you made was just a very bad clique. And if I recall correctly, you just made it into an exclusive club so you could keep certain users out ;) The point of Discord is so everyone can use it 18:46, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
- The initial skype group was made for an entirely different reason than now. Now the group is just certain users that have been using it for 3 years but still anyone can be added. The man who made the first group (not saying names (k it was nova)) made it only cuz he wanted to be the only one there to have mod rights. That's why we left :D 18:50, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
I support it if staff are ok with it, since out of wiki chat, skype and this it's the only one that is alive. Also it isnt like skype since the link for the skype group was never made public because we didn's want it to be public. Most people on skype arent even active on here anymore. On discord on the other hand there can be all users, old and new and its pretty much like a better version of wiki chat.18:46, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
Yes, Staw, I made it so only I had mod rights. That way, I knew FT people weren't going to be added. It was for OP only. I made it entirely available, incidentally, I stated my Skype username clearly and asked people to inform me through that so I could add them. And who has the mod rights to this Discord channel, incidentally?
It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 18:51, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
- Literally everyone has mod rights. And I will step down once this forum is done with. 3 of the admins have control of the server anyways 18:53, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
About discord, i have no idea who has rights and who doesnt since i only joined yesterday and stayed for a bit, but in skype there was never a rule about OP only people. During the two something years that we are in the new skype group, me apo and fin have all modship and we only have had to use them once, to kill gal out iirc. But discord is nothing like what we have now on skype, its something new which the community loves and everyone can access it. And btw nova, if FT people want to come and chat with us in some kind of group, there is no reason to start kickbanning them, is there?18:59, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
We agreed at the time, and there were no objections from anyone until months afterwards.
It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 19:03, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
Can we stay on topic?
I'm fine with Discord being implemented, it certainly has its benefits. Only if the original Wiki Chat stays as well, though. A few questions:
- Would people banned on the wiki be banned from the Discord server as well?
- How would channel creation be regulated?
- Can we purge the chat history from time to time or does it stay forever?
- People banned from the wiki would have to be banned separately from Discord as well.
- Admins would get to decide the default channels and newer ones could be added by popular demand I guess. We have a few samples channels already.
- Chat history can be purged with use of a bot.
19:55, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
I support the One Piece Discord Server. It is far more organised than the current chatroom and provides the users different chatroom channels to participate in (it also has voice channels that so far noone uses them but they could come in handy in the future especially if used by the wikia admins and mods for easier comunication). The thing i like the most is propably the fact that you can read old msges if u just want to dissconnect. But the thing that discord shines the most is at its crowd control (no moba pun intended), meaning that its easier to monitor the users that enter the server and its also easier to discard the users are there just to cause trouble (spamming, offensive language, etc). The last thing id like to point out is the cool user interaction features (some users are into them). So to sum up its an overall good idea. The discord server is up for a couple of months now and so far so good, the current users are enjoying it. Dinosel (talk) 19:36, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
I support, and would be happy to skin up the module for this wiki so that its much more native to the wiki's design.20:54, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
I've been using Discord for a few weeks now and I like it. No lag, lots of different groups you can be in, plus an easier and sleeker interface. JUST DO IT.--Xilinoc (talk) 21:55, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
I whole-heartedly support this change. Discord chat in general is much more structured and customizable than wikia chat. Bots are easy to implement (and have been implemented in the server already) and can be used for music, utility, and other purposes. Discord is also much more mobile friendly for people who can't be on their computers all the time (e.g. me), and the channel function gives users the ability to mute whatever discussion they're not participating in. Finally, BetterDiscord allows for integration of emotes, backgrounds, and custom themes, while Discord in general has easy-to-use emoji importation.
Yeah, Discord seems like the greatest path to take, with so much more versatility than the wiki chat. I fully support it.00:52, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
Wow I didn't expect a whole lot of support for a discord integration this is fantastic. Now the question is when will it be made/by who (or if the current owner transfers his ownership to an admin which will be better imo) and how populous it will be compared to the /r/OnePiece discord and the type of rules for each channel unlike the wikia chat where there's only channel for all conversations (imo that's pretty lame).
Arctic Blue, BetterDiscord (bd) is client side only so unless other people have it they won't be able to see those emotes even on mobile. Since discord now offers up to 50 server only emotes which will be plentiful since one of the admins or owner of the server won't have a twitch account to integrate betterttv (bttv) onto discord which will allow them to use bttv emotes on the wiki server as well as users of the wiki server to use those emotes discord wide. Dragonquiz (talk) 02:59, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
I'm fine with keeping it for basically the reasons everyone else has listed. I'd rather we have it in addition to chat, though. 08:07, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
I support this.
14:57, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
Against implementation. I'd much rather keep discord and the wiki chat separate. Discord allows users to:
- Impersonate others
- Create multiple accounts
- Sign up with a different username (I can't tell who half the people on discord right now are)
Edit statements after the fact.Apparently admins can see edit and delete history.
I also dislike how many channels there are.
- There's all these channels on the sidebar, except there's no point because people post things that should go in its specific channel on the general tab anyway.
- With this many channels going simultaneously, its hard for admins to keep track of possible abuse.
Speaking of abuse, what are we going to do about chat rules? Will we just completely rewrite them?
- When someone gets banned on wiki, should we really kick them out of the discord as well? That doesn't seem fair. It makes sense to ban someone from discord if they're being an ass on the chat, but if they're not, what's the point of kicking them out?
- Temporary kicks are so much easier on wiki chat. If someone is being mildly annoying on discord, what are we going to do? Kick them out and then go through the hassle of re-inviting them into the channel?
- Power- who gets the power and how is it arranged? I don't quite understand what rights each category has and why some are above others (cough Yonko cough Veterans). And again, if someone manages to impersonate, say, an admin or founder for long enough, do they automatically get promoted to supreme status? How will we prove that they are or aren't actually who they claim to be?
I have a lot more to say but this is already a lot so I'll stop here. I don't mind the discord existing but I'd really prefer that it stay separate from the wiki chat unless we figure out a way to work out these issues. 15:41, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
1. I don't impersonation would be an issue. You can verify the person's identity rather easily by asking that user questions. And admin impersonation is very unlikely...I can confirm for the fact that the AoD, Kage, and Yata on Discord are the real ones since I personally sent them the invite link while they were on Special:Chat. Plus if a user is banned their IP is banned so they can't sock their way back in.
2. This was a test channel so much of them would get deleted an we would only keep a few.
3. If someone gets banned from the wiki they should get kicked out of Discord of well, they can't use chat when they are blocked so they shouldn't be able to use Discord either.
4. The current roles are inconsistent they were made at random and don't mean anything. Roles will adjusted as such when this becomes official: crewmates (regular users), bots, chat moderators, and administrators. Pretty straightforward really.
5. Chat rules will remain the same of course. AoD and I have just been very lenient since this wasn't official otherwise we'd have booted a couple already.
6. Kicks on regular was pointless. You could just hit F5 and be back in a second. This way the person who gets kicked has a chance to think about his/her actions. And they can easily reenter chat through the module on the wiki. No need to reinvite. Discord works identical to a wiki chat but with more features.
16:01, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
Still concerned about the number of random channels we have. Also, people only get kicked out of wiki chat when banned because it was automatic. It wouldn't be in discord, so is it worth the hassle? Nah... 16:07, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
Already deleted a few. The final product would only consist of #logs, #general, #adminchannel #spoilers, #productive wiki work, and #bottalk. Only 4 of the 6 channels are public to everyone. Plus, we have 9 chat moderators to help out the admins in keeping track. Lots of other wikis like AoT wiki have successful pulled this off with way more channels, so we can too 16:13, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
You can't exactly AoT wiki a success since the concept is pretty fresh for them too, but that aside, I approve. I'm still slightly worried about the fact that people can sign up with things other than their wiki username, but as long as the tweaks you've proposed are made, things will probably be generally fine. We should probably fix the chat rules though. Add stuff like "spoilers only in the spoilers channel" "wiki work only in the wiki work channel" etc. 16:22, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
- Admins are able to disable the ability for users to change their own nicknames. Only they will be able to change a user's nickname upon request or if they need to make the username consistent with their wiki username 16:28, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
There are important things I want to share, not looking at whether they've been mentioned or not, but here they are:
- I have talked alot with Drake about this and I'm repeating it: There won't be any nickname changes happening on the server. The name visible with everyone HAS to be the wiki name. This will be enforced by the mods and admins.
- About Roles: as Drake said, we will only have a few: Admin, Mod, Bots, and the regular people. Easy as that. The mods will be the exact same as here on the wiki, the current people that are helping us create and build this server will be demoted eventually.
- About Channels: We will have a few. Here's a list that Drake and I agreed upon:
- General (= main chat)
- Spoilers (talk about spoilers go here, your own risk)
- Help channel (for newbies and people with questions, I advise having this unmuted for every mod)
- off-topic (we have general for this, but if it really clogs the main chat up, this is your place to be) (not sure this will stay, we'll see)
- productive wiki work (ONLY AND ONLY wiki work related things are put here)
- bot-talk (people can spam their bot things here without disrupting users like me and you)
- oh and admin/mod chats but hey we know what they're for
- We still have Kaido's Korner, do you want to keep it or not? I'll leave it up to you
- About reinforcing channel rules: things will stay in their respective channels, and hey we have like 9 mods, let's actually put them to use.
- We've demoted everyone that doesn't need their rights. Wiki Helpers and other wikia people will keep mod rights to simulate their power in the normal chat.
Any questions, any feedback, please do tell them. We need to know if everyone of you poops agrees with this organisation before we implement it.16:59, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply. I'm an admin at the Attack on Titan Wiki, and as Drake said, I was invited by him to join the One Piece Wiki's Discord server since I'm also a user of this wiki. After a short time using it I liked the idea and thought it would be a nice addition for our wiki too, since our old chat was dead 99.9% of the time (to the point where I once disabled it for a month and nobody noticed).
Our Discord server doesn't have a month yet and we have recently hit 186 users. Only a percentage of them are active though, but there's at least some activity at all times (more or less depending on the hour), and we have managed to build a small community which is slowly but constantly growing. Most of them are readers of the wiki who were never interested in opening a Wikia account but who have found in the chat a more entertaining place to spend their time; either talking with each other, playing with the bots or listening to music in some radio we put there.
We have channels to talk about the different aspects of the series, like manga, anime or even merchandise; and also wiki issues. We have a private channel for administrators where we discuss minor issues and we have found that it's way more comfortable than the forum or Message Walls; especially since we all have the app installed in our phones and can get notifications and talk in real time. We can also notify users when a new chapter comes out and talk about spoilers in its specific channel without spoiling anyone outside it.
Comparing Discord with Wikia's native chat is unfair because it's incomparably more powerful. Not even Skype is that versatile. So far we all have liked it and we don't plan to come back to that old, useless chat.
I write this in a "my experience" style because I honestly think it would be great for the One Piece Wiki to have their own Discord server. Since this wiki is much bigger and active than ours, I don't doubt you will also be much more successful.--Manuel de la Fuente (talk) 18:14, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
I believe having it will bring more interaction between users and better information sharing. Discord overall, more superior to Wikia's inferior chat service. --GamerTimeUS 19:49, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
I'm all open to having the discord server as the official chat. I've been using discord for months, and been in the test server for a few weeks, and I really like Discord as a chatting client. The test server needs some more work, but after all, it's still in the testing period. And I support removing Kaido's Corner, since its purpose is basically the same as the general channel.
I have a few questions about the discord though. What are we going to do about people who don't have a wikia account but have a discord account and join the server? I don't think kicking them out of the server is a good idea because that'd make us hostile to new users and drive away potential editors. What I'd recommend is making separate roles clarifying that an user doesn't have a wiki account or something along the line. That way, we can still identify who are who, and without driving away new people. For example, a new person join the discord server, and a mod or admin ask whether that person has a wiki account or not. The person says that he doesn't have one, then the admin/mod will give him the role "No wiki account". If the person does have a wiki account, then the admin/mod will change the nickname to match the username on here and give him the role "has a wiki account", so no one will be confused on who are who. (P.S. I'm sorry for the bad names for the roles, that's all I can think of right now XD)
And what will happen to the wiki chat? Will it stay? Will it be disabled? Should we hold a funeral for the wiki chat? Or will you guys just wait for a time and decide later?
I suggested a few ideas to improve the server in discord, but I'm going to say this again on here so everyone can see my suggestions. We should make a rules/welcome channel, with all of the rules in the channel but no one can message in it other than the admins. It would be the first channel people would see after joining. An example of this would look like this. Everyone would see it, but only the admins can post in it. That would definitely fix the problem of the rules on the server.
Speaking of rules, are the admins planning on rewriting the chat rules to suit the server? It seems fine to me, but maybe someone else have a few ideas for new chat rules for the discord.
By the way, because Discord have a lot of permissions, we should clarify which permissions do the admins get to have and what permissions mods get to have. The admins can decide what permissions do the admins and mods have, but the users should know as well. (For people who don't know what permissions discord have, there's kicks, bans, as well as adding emojis, giving nicknames to people, server management, adding/removing roles, etc.) Since a lot of users are still new to discord, it would really help clarifying which rights do admins and mods have.
Lastly, with the transfer to Discord, I heard some people being concerned over possible abuse of permissions. I would like to say that if you cannot trust a certain mod with certain rights, then it's a grave sign that the said mod probably does not deserve the position in the first place. So I'd like to recommend the admins to evaluate who can stay as a mod and who might not need to be a mod anymore in the process of transferring to the server.
- I'm just going to address one of your topics for now because it's a lot. I thought of doing something like this for the module http://i.imgur.com/2drFAKq.png That way we can have Discord without having the old chat module too on the rail. The old chat would be accessible with the link below. Since the Discord module shows who is online anyways, no need to have a second chat module show another list of users as well. We can just make sure two chats are interconnected. The old chat will have the Discord link when users join "Welcome to Chat. Join our Discord server here" and then the Discord welcome bot can link the old chat when users join there as well. That way the 2 chats are in a sense linked and no need to clog up the wiki rail 21:00, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
I recently joined the Discord, and I think the layout is much better than our current chat. Not sure about the admin/mod rights and how to regulate those, but I approve of the general implementation. 23:30, November 12, 2016 (UTC)
@Drake I don't like your proposal for the module. If we're going to keep both chats, then Discord shouldn't overshadow the wikia chat, and vice versa. In your proposal, it's so easy to overlook the link to the wikia chat that so many people won't even know it exists. I say let's keep both chat modules if we keep both chats. Jademing (talk) 03:10, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Most users who visit the site everyday don't ever even use the regular chat. Old chat is seldom used anymore even by regular users. The point of Discord chat is to draw in new users as well as introduce new features to bring users together. Wiki chat doesn't offer that much as noted by several people here. This proposal allows the chat to still be accessible for nostalgic reasons without having to get rid of it altogether 04:21, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
@Jademing The permission system in discord is straightforward (if you made your own test server to test with) and well admins on the wiki should have the admin perm which will allow them to have all perms regardless of what other perms you give them. There are a few exceptions to this:
- If mods can see the role system (as set my checking the manage roles perm) they can't edit the mod role at all nor any roles above them. They can edit any role (even the @everyone one), but they can't add a perm to a role that they don't have.
- They also can't ban/kick/nickname anyone that's on the same role or whoever is higher then them.
- Only the server owner can circumvent all of this and is the only one that can turn on 2fa on the server whereby anyone who as major perms must enable 2fa on their account or then they'll be locked out of their role until they do.
You can read this more on here: https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/214836687-Role-Management-101
- Also channel perms override server perms. Ex: Lets say no one is allowed to post a picture, but in the #pics channel you can set the channel perms to allow either direct upload attach files or embed links whereby it'll unfurl the link and show the image, instead of uploading the image onto the server.
Note: Before the role changes basically if you had the manage roles you were admin and can add or take away perms from anyone that's above you or below you regardless of what other perms you had, this was some sort of trust on the person or then the whole server can be on fire since only the owner can fix the mess. And if you take away the manage roles on yourself on all roles you have, then technically you can't resume your duty until someone gives you the perm back if they have the manage roles perm or wait for the owner to return. Dragonquiz (talk) 06:13, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
- Oh I already know what permissions Discord have. I just want to know what permissions the admins and mods will have. Seeing as I am a mod after all. =P Clearly the mods shouldn't have all of the permissions, but what permissions will we be given? And will the admins' permissions be restricted as well, and only the server founder (which will be AoD, apparently) have all of the permissions? Or will the admins get to have all permissions? Jademing (talk) 06:21, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
@Drake, I'd like to point out that the wikia chat is still being frequented by AoD, Kage, Pau, Enrik, Nova, you, me, and other users who I probably forgot. I also would like to mention that some users like the wikia chat more than discord, and so we can't overlook them as well. Therefore I think that we should keep both modules. I know it'll be a pain for the rail, but we can get by just fine. Jademing (talk) 06:25, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
- fair enough 06:51, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
- As for giving those without user rights role names. There should be two different role names. "Aspiring Pirates" for those without a Wikia Account and "Crewmates" for those with a wikia account. Once an Aspiring Pirate makes a wikia account they can become a Crewmate 16:30, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
I'm late to the party. I do support the implementation of Discord Chat.
Sorry I'm a little late to the discussion, I'm still dealing with ongoing computer problems.
I have yet to try Discord, but based on the number of people supporting this, I support it as well.
One thing I feel I need to say/affirm is that if we add this chat service, it must be in an official capacity, meaning that everyone is accountable for their actions, words, and behavior on both services. If you talk shit about someone in Discord, you should be held accountable on the wiki. And the opposite must be true as well, if you are banned for any reason from the wiki, they must be removed from Discord too. If someone is removed/banned from Discord, they can no longer receive PMs, correct? Because a key part of a ban is the loss of the privilege to communicate with others. The same chat rules and regulations, as well as Wikia ToS policies must carry over (and some new policies might need to be added).
As far as the old chat goes, I think the best course of action is to experiment with both for a time. My gut feeling is that Discord will take over, and that the existence of the old chat will be confusing to new users, particularly editors where english is a second language. In the long run, I believe disabling Special:Chat is where we will likely end up. But we should wait and see before we decide. Talk | 13:44, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
- If a user is banned from a particular server then he/she will no longer be able to pm the users there unless they happen to share another server together (pretty much like how if you're banned from one chat here, you can just go to another chat to talk to people). So if you were in the middle of a pm with someone and you got banned, then the next time you are trying to message that person ClydeBot will give you an error message 14:38, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
As for the roles and their permissions, please look Here.
We also have three new rules specific for Discord.19:04, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
So we've been using Discord for 4 months (officially, anyway), and as one of the more active moderators, I'd like to reopen this discussion. I was never a supporter of having a discord server, but I wasn't against it, so as long as it worked out. However, after months of observation, it's pretty clear that it's not working out.
At this moment, we have over 300 members, but the activity level is close to dead. Instead of bringing in new blood to the community, as many users hoped for, Discord actually killed the community. Some regulars refused to use Discord, while others were initially interested in Discord, but eventually lost interest in it. Many regulars don't want to come on the server, preferring the chat, but since the chat's activity was low thanks to Discord, the regulars stopped coming to the chat. And now since not too many regulars are using Discord, there's not a lot of activity in the server from them. The newcomers are not interested in having a conversation in the server, preferably just sitting in the server doing nothing. Note that this is not a matter of a lack of effort to engage the members, but rather the lack of interest from the members. For months, I attempted to engage conversations with other users, and to encourage others to join in ongoing conversations, but to no avail. Often, I wake up and check the server only to see no new messages, and before going to sleep, still no new messages. There's simply no interest in the server.
My proposal is to end the usage of Discord and close down the server, since in my opinion, it have done absolutely nothing of value to the community, and actually ended up negatively impacting the community. Regulars are less active on the wiki because of the discord. Discord is not bringing any new blood to the community. No one are interested in the server. Despite its various features, it have not done anything to improve the editing experience, or introduced anything new to socialization, from my observations.
Anyway, that's all I got to say for now. Any addition to this suggestion or opposition is welcome. If you have any ideas to increase the server's activity, I'd love to hear it as well. Jademing (talk) 03:02, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
I tentatively agree. Now, wiki chat has a ton of flaws that are likely never getting fixed, and some of discord's novelties were fun to mess around with at first. And old chat was not always active either. I think there was potential in Discord. But the factors that Jade pointed out that eventually led to the server's decline are spot on. Plus I miss the fun memories I made in the old chat! Which I can't really say I had in Discord.
Let's hope if we get rid of this one that we learn our lesson about moving chat to an external site this time... :3
In exchange for my support, can a Barry B. Benson emoticon be added to wiki chat thx bye
I'm with Jade and Kaido on this. I may not be super active on here at the moment, but the discord has even less activity than we had hoped. I have tried numerous times to start stuff on the "Productive Wiki Work" channel, but I usually get little to no response. The idea was optimistic, since the wiki as a whole has few veteran editors left, most of whom are admins or mods. Nothing wrong with the new editors, except that we don't have enough of a community to integrate them into and help them improve. I say revive the old chat so people are at least somewhat inclined to come here, because I'm sure most people just use the mobile Discord app instead. 05:00, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
I'm on the fence with this. It was very good in the beginning. Once the new year kicked around things went downhill since the fun users left. I have seen other wikis make a success of Discord with messages coming every minute. The community is to blame for that. The atmosphere seems very hostile with messages like "Fuck that user" or "Fuck this" and some of this is coming from a mod too which is very unprofessional. I'm leaning more on burn the chat down and pretend this never happened. Also at least have the decency to use @everyone or pin the message so that all users can see this forum, not just a select few veterans Godess of Time Dimaria (talk) 05:27, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
why run an inactive discord as well as an inactive chatroom is my fuckin question, it's one or the other, so pick one12:13, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
@Dimaria: I know for a fact that the Discord chat does not solely consist of messages of that nature. Also, the link to this forum is pinned.
I do feel that I should mention that since we are in winter, the chat will have lower activity because that's what always happens. It was the same way this time last year. Kaido King of the Beasts (talk) 13:00, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
It was the same way this time last year because chat was already dead last year, the only time chat was ever active was around autumn/winter/spring time, 2+ years ago it was always busy around the winter time, the shit is just dead now and so is the discord13:18, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
Strongly oppose. I don't think we should close down the server just because things have been slow for a month or two. Wiki chat was always dead but we never closed that down. As for why the activity has slowed down, people have exams this time of year and the wiki is usually slow around this time especially with no chapter weeks. Also it's important to note that the Discord module is currently broken as it does not show up for those not logged into wikia and even to those logged in sometimes. This was due to an issue with an update while back. An admin removing the code from MediaWiki:Imports and then adding the code again a few minutes afterwards should fix it HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 13:29, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
Exam periods are fuckin over, wiki activity is slow because the wiki community in general has been slow for like 2 years now16:35, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
I think the fault lies more in the community than in Discord. Discord is a great chat service and there are still new features that will be implemented in the future like video chat and screen sharing. Old chat was dead long before this. The only person ever on was a user with a pedoboo picture for hours at a time DiamondKnight42 (talk) 17:10, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
I strongly support this. I was against Discord being added as it would kill the community, and apart from the dedicated editors, it has. People just go there and don't come close to contributing.
It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 17:21, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
ay besty what up man lmao17:41, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
Well I'm like Jade here, at first I was a bit mixed with discord, it felt weird not using the original chat, mostly because i had many fun memories in the old one. The first few weeks with discord were fun, it was new, ppl were active but then it kinda died and its still very dead. You can see 50 to 60 users but no one talks. The fact that mods/admin can be invisable to kick ppl, is annoying, that ppl can delete/change your message and then delete the logs is also annoying. That mods/admins can change your username as well...idk to me discord has flaws but to me main chat doesn't have that except pm being dumb. However deleting discord, not sure it will make the old wiki chat active again, it all depends on the wiki users. 19:18,3/6/2017 19:18, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
Kill it19:36, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
Before Discord we were a quite good community of regular users that even in, occasions, having low activity we still were a community, Discord finished those relationships. SET FIRE TO DISCORD AND REVIVE THE CHAT FROM ITS ASHES!! Pau D. Seven (talk) 19:52, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
So, here's my point if view. To me, Discord was delivered as THE best replacement for the faulty wikia chat, which kept crashing and had the terrible PM problems. The features of Discord were desirable; it was easy to use and some channels were very handy to have (not saying they were used as often as thought but that aside). The wikia chat got drained immediately, which was expected. Whether the chat was already thin when Drake created the unofficial version of the server: I can't say, I don't remember very well. The server has existed for a long time prior to the official start.
But it's dead. I may be stated as online on discord alot of the time, but I'm not. It opens when I open my pc and I put it on dont disturb as I study. I only look at it when I have time left over. Not that it helps as it's dead most of the time. I feel like this is the problem.
We went to the chat room to chat. But Discord is always there, on our pc, on our phones. The huuuuuuge amount of people on the server didn't mean that any of them was actually looking at it, keen on discussing things. Talking about random crap etc. You get the jizz.
This is mostly our community's fault. And that's just how it is, I'm afraid. There are plenty of editors I see around, though most don't stay long. And Discussions is thriving with weird (and sometimes disturbing) conversations every day. Hell it's the most active place on the wiki. But this is partly Discord's doing as well. People who want to talk don't do it on Discord. Why? Because no one looks at it. They go to Skype (the veterans mostly) or Discussions or go to the OP Reddit Discord server.
That's another thing. The OP reddit Discord server is much older and much more thriving, in terms of subjects and discussions, that's the place to be. Not our meak server.
My conclusion? People claim that the winter is the reason it's so dead. Perhaps it's best to wait? Until like mid-april, or may. See if things change, and if not, we can always lock the server or something to encourage going back to the old chat for a time. Curious to see what others think.19:54, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
I should clarify to everyone, I do not have anything against Discord. If anything, I like it, and I use it all the time to chat with my friends on other servers. I'm on some wikis' servers, and I know that Discord can be useful, and it works fantastically for these wikis. But like everything else, Discord doesn't work for all wikis. We have been using Discord for months, and from my observations, it's clearly not working out for this wiki.
@Dimaria, I'm sorry you feel that way. But in my opinion, since it's a chat platform, and nothing more, it's a casual setting, and so "fuck them" or "fuck that" would show up. I'm guilty of this, but I hope you'd understand that I would never say that in any professional setting, and I only said that kind of stuff, in casual conversations with friends. This, in my opinion, is much like how you'd complain about other people with your friends. It was not my intention to set up a hostile atmosphere, nor do I think anyone else who also said it had the intent to be hostile. Kaido's right though, the messages does not solely consists of that kind of message. If anything, they're rare and far apart. Also, I didn't want to bother anyone, since frequent pinging can be rather annoying. That being said, I was definitely going to ping everyone about it, just not within five minutes of opening this discussion. When I saw your post this morning, I decided to notify everyone about it as soon as I got on a computer, but AoD beat me to it.
@HiddenAssassin, it wasn't slow for "a month or two". For the first month, as Jess pointed out, it was somewhat active, with interested regulars showing up, and newcomers talking once in a while. But after the interest faded, it quieted down, with barely anyone trying to start any conversations. Even during chapter weeks, there's still like zero interest in it.
The chat was already quiet before Drake unofficially made the server, but it was still alive for sure. Some users still went on there almost daily, like Kage, AoD, Enrik, Pau and I, just naming a few, and even more users that showed up a few times every week. There weren't that many users, and usually only active during afternoons (in my timezone), but people definitely still were using the chat. Nowadays, people don't even bother using the chat or the server.
I'm fine with waiting a bit longer, and see how it goes in the spring, but I really don't think the server will be any more active as the season changes. There's simply no interest in the server, and I can't think of any way to get the server's members to be interested in starting up any conversation and holding one.
I agree with AoD on this, Discord is a great client, but ultimately, it's this community's fault that it didn't work out. I'm not pointing fingers, I'm just saying that Discord doesn't suit this community, after all. And that's fine, but we need to do something about this. Jademing (talk) 20:54, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
I can't deny that Discord is acting as a distraction for editors, being rather inactive on it myself. But I believe we can wait a bit longer to see if we should really get rid of it completely.22:43, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
I wouldn't be much worried about new editors coming or not, but it's true that Discord isn't the same as wiki chat, which was more fun and productive.22:50, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
Discord may have a lot of potential, but there's no point if that potential is never going to be utilized. In the end the most impactful thing about it was the issues it caused with certain users. I'm fine with killing it. Awaikage Talk 00:48, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
It'd be prudent to give it about one more month to see how it goes, now that we are bringing attention to the program. But if everyone is okay with closing it, now or one month later, we can just do it.01:10, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
I still say we should give it some time and set a deadline of some sorts as opposed to closing it overnight. It wouldn't be fair to all the people already on the server and this can give us a chance to allow users to migrate if worst comes to worst HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 01:40, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
community is so dead even the forum regarding the community is barely active, if anything just make it so that we dont implement the discord as the main platform for the chatroom23:57, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
I don't see much point in keeping the Discord around if it stays this dead anyway. The entire point was to have it as a substitute for chat, but now both are deader than before. If the activity levels don't increase soon, I say we should just get rid of it. 06:45, March 9, 2017 (UTC)
Sorry for not replying sooner. Anyway, the majority of the community is in agreement that the discord server should go. I guess the question now is whether to close the server now or wait for a few weeks and see how it goes.
For everyone out of the loop, AoD recently partnered up with r/onepiece's discord server, which might potentially bring in more members and possibly some legit activity in the server, and to an extent, the wiki. Originally I wanted to close the server overnight, but after hearing the news, I'm fine with waiting for a few weeks to a month, and see if it works out or not. Jademing (talk) 04:25, March 11, 2017 (UTC)
I change my mind and support it staying in light of increasing activity. And no, there's no majority to close it. There are people who want to wait Godess of Time Dimaria (talk) 04:44, March 11, 2017 (UTC)
I vehemently oppose. The server is a fun environment and I have seen plenty of funny dialogue going on and I can see what I missed out on even when I'm not there. Also it's easy to get help since I'm still learning the ropes of things. Not a fan of the other chat at all, seems lackluster and my phone doesn't like to run it either which I'm always on CakeXD (talk) 18:00, March 11, 2017 (UTC)
There's no guarantee that closing down the Discord server will magically make Chat active again. Chat on mobile is a pain. You can at least access Discord on your phone. All servers hit some kind of stop temporarily. It's also midterm season in the US. CCD, which mind you, has like 200 people in it, sometimes has quiet weeks or some serious down time. Closing it is a bad idea. Possibly just forcing @everyone to not be able to post any messages to see if anyone will actually use Chat. SayuriDarling | You’ll understand why storms are named after people. 21:51, March 11, 2017 (UTC)
Well, if people want to use it to chat like Facebook or Twitter, then it's okay. But if it is actually detracting new and veteran editors, then we can call it a genuine obstacle for this wiki and close it then. Like I said, wait a while to check out how things work out, in the long-term.00:29, March 12, 2017 (UTC)
Discord is actually bringing new users and editors to the table. As stated on Discord and in this forum, the "veterans" are on Skype. If anything, Skype is the real obstacle since the veterans hang out there instead of here so that should close down instead. Also Special:Chat should get disabled too Godess of Time Dimaria (talk) 00:51, March 12, 2017 (UTC)
- For those of you not keeping count, we're at 8 for delete, 3 for keep.
- It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 11:20, March 12, 2017 (UTC)
- The problem isn't whether the veterans are being active in the community, but new users being inactive in the community. Skype is barely used anyways except for more personal communication. It's true that we as veterans should promote it, but that conclusion has already been made. 13:54, March 12, 2017 (UTC)
- For delete: Jade, Kaido, Noland, Nova, Staw, Pau, Vid, Yata
- For keep: Godess, Hidden, Cake
- Neutral: Fin, Meshack, Besty, THT, AoD, Sayuri
- It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 17:25, March 14, 2017 (UTC)
He's right you can't count or read apparently.
- For delete: Noland, Nova, Staw, Pau, Vid,
- For keep: Dimaria, Hidden, Cake, DiamondKnight, Sayuri
- Neutral: Fin, Meshack, Besty, THT, AoD, Yata, Jade, Kaido
More neutrals/keeps than delete
Well I don't think closing down the Discord Server will change anything if inactivity exists anyway. And like Sayu said, Discord has a lot of benefits including for mobile users. And there's also notifications, which obviously isn't on wikia chat. Why not use both? Besides, there's really no potential advantage to be gained from closing down discord.
- I think that making an account purely to try and vote to keep Discord is a bad idea and can result in a ban, as well as severely undermining your position on this.
- It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 20:22, March 14, 2017 (UTC)
- I am aware. I'm also aware that there's nobody by the name PyroLancer22 on discord, nor any similar name, and that nobody has requested their name to be changed from that. I've had that checked by an admin. If a genuinely new wikia user is coming from Discord to Wikia, why change the name? So we have a new account out of nowhere that makes one edit to support Discord, and a discussion post to support Discord. It's not conclusive, but it's certainly suspicious.
- It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 20:53, March 14, 2017 (UTC)
The cold, hard truth of it is that the wiki community is dying on its own. I don't see any clear evidence that Discord is causing it. In my eyes, the lack of activity is coming from the wiki first, and a growing detachment there.
I'd say that we should enjoy the better interface and tools of Discord on the way down. I think many of the perceived problems with it can be fixed. Think having two chats is hurting both chats and users are ignoring one? Then we have to kill one of them and get people to grow up and join us if they want to be part of the community. Think that the quality of discussions on discord isn't there? Then reduce the number of separate chats in Discord and force people into the main discussion. These are hard decisions, but if we want to better our situation, some change probably needs to happen.
I strongly support keeping Discord. Talk | 00:59, March 15, 2017 (UTC)
After reading other people's arguments and thinking it over more, I change my vote; eliminating the discord would be bad news. Our wiki's old chat was pretty bad, but the Discord has a lot of great features and a much better interface. Additionally, we have a crap-load of people who are on the Discord who wouldn't be on the wiki chat otherwise. Some people may not be as inclined to visit the wiki if the chat is on a separate app, but we seem to have attracted more people overall. If we convince some of them to come to the wiki, that could help with some of our other problems. If anything goes, it should be the old, outdated chat (which has already died on its own). 17:42, March 18, 2017 (UTC)
Definitely against the closing of the server. The Discord server was created in the first place because Special:Chat was dead, and still is. Old chat had a lot of problems and it lacks a lot of features. Technically, without chat hacks which many ppl back in the day used, the chat is even more unappealing. And chat hacks can be a hassle to install for a new user. Also the argument of "people only came on old chat to chat" is not necessarily true. I remember back then even with 7 users, people would still be afk for hours at a time, just leaving the chat open while they did their own thing. And from what I'm seeing so far Discord is drawing in users. The server affiliation from Reddit has helped and currently another server affiliation is being worked on. Also I want to note that Arlong Park and Reddit have their own Discord servers, and the users there would probably not want to go on the old chat. Also Discord is always listening to its userbase for new features and video chat, screen sharing, and other stuff are planned for the near future. Most of the community is already on Discord and a good portion had a Discord account before we even opened the server. At this point I think closing down Special:Chat is the way to go as new users can get confused by the idea of having 2 chats. 17:54, March 18, 2017 (UTC)
Well, since we can't come to an agreement, it's going to have to go to poll. I'll make a test poll and people can discuss it. I've deliberately left it as a simple yes/no for now so that this can be discussed further.
It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 22:32, March 18, 2017 (UTC)
Yeah..... I'm not sure why do you think I'm for keeping the server. I'm probably one of the strongest supporters in favor for deleting....
Do we want an option to wait some more? Or is that unnecessary?01:01, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
Not really interested in editing, but I'm against the closing of the server. It's kind of ludicrous the amount of effort you have to go through to voice your opinion here and not everyone will see the announcement message. Pretty sure if you asked the 50+ people online they would obviously say no as well... Aa'une (talk) 03:26, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
As one of the 3 most active users of the discord server i have to say that it is way more enjoyable than the previous op wiki chat. Im not around for years but i remember when i joined the chat was always dead like 2-3 ppl were only regulars. In discord things are a bit more lively. I personaly like the server and its features. If u want to go back to op wiki chat then id like too see what improvements u are willing to do to rival the discord server. Thats all Dinosel (talk) 17:58, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
I believe that the use of Discord should continue to be implemented, as unlike "Special: Chat" allows an asynchronous communication, which is especially useful considering the fact that the users of Wikia are from different time zones. As well as more resources for the interaction between the different users of the community. 070 Ἀδᾰ́μᾰντῐς Κατάφρακτος (talk) 18:21, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
It's really tiring seeing people blaming the lack of activity on Special:Chat and Skype. I'm a regular to both, and I can confidently say that both are just as bad in terms of activity. Others already hammered the fact that Special:Chat is even deader, thanks to Discord, so I won't cover it. As AoD already pointed out, Skype is mostly for personal communications (think it as Direct Messages/Private Messages for the people who still use Skype). The last time the group saw any actual conversation was from.... last week. March 14 to be exact. It's even deader than Discord. Very few people still use the group to chat. Furthermore, most of the people who do talk in Skype also spend their time on Discord. Only a handful of Skype users don't use Discord, and that's a personal choice. They're not actively trying to sabotage Discord or anything. Seriously, this is just trying to pin the blame on the veterans, which only exists to stir up even more trouble. Just come out and air your legitimate grievances with us, instead of trying to find petty reasons to blame the wiki's problems on the veterans.
I also see some people bringing up Discord introducing new people to the wiki's community. Please point them out to me, because I certainly haven't seen any new editor or blogger (that actually stay around) that comes from Discord. I am actually curious on who might they be. And no, it don't count if you only read an article once in a month, or comments "Cool!" on a random blog once in a year, or in this case, posting on exactly one forum, and ONLY because it impacts them. I want to know if there's anyone that comes from Discord and actively edits, post on various forums and edit discussions, write blogs and comments on other people's blogs, or just participating in the wiki community in general. Ultimately, the discord only users don't contribute anything to the wiki. Whatever, that's fine with me, since I also don't really contribute to the wiki that much. Just stop making up stuff.
Kage's right, Discord have a lot of potential to build the wiki community and help the wiki, but ultimately, there's zero point in that if we can't utilize them, and we certainly aren't. In the time I've moderated the server, I have seen absolutely no positive changes in the community, and as I've said before, in my opinion, only worsen the wiki's problems.
Aa'une, I'm not entirely sure what do you mean. We went above and beyond trying to get Discord only users to voice their opinions on the forum. We pinged everyone about the forum, we put it up in the announcements, and we pinned the message about the forum in #general and other channels. If that's not trying to get Discord only users to participate in the forum, then I don't know what is.
And now on to the poll. AoD, I think we don't need an option to wait, since I opened the discussion over two weeks ago, and we've been using Discord for almost 5 months now. Including the time length of the poll (2 weeks, iirc) that's more than enough time for people to make up their decision about Discord.
If the option to keep the discord server wins, I think we should have another poll deciding whether to close Special:Chat or not. Quite a fair amount of people brought up closing the chat instead, and instead of dragging that out forever, why not get it over as soon as possible?
There is another thing, I am a bit concerned with the voting requirements on this. Usually you must have have an account that is at least 3 months old and have at least 300 edits (no restriction to what kind of edits), but the problem is that there's so many discord users that don't even have a wiki account, let alone do anything on the wiki. It wouldn't be fair to leave them out of the poll, but we can't just let the poll be available to everyone, since we have a history of sockpuppets abusing. I hope we can somehow address this problem. Jademing (talk) 22:41, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
I think we have enough consensus to make a poll, then. I'll leave this until tomorrow evening and make it as the example below.
It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 22:46, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
2 people does not equal a consensus. Lots of people including myself want to wait. We just recently affiliated with two other big servers, so let's see how it plays out. Also there's the voting requirement to discuss anyways Godess of Time Dimaria (talk) 22:52, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
A consensus that a poll is needed. The word means a general agreement or feeling. Since nobody has actively objected to the poll options provided, I'll open it tomorrow.
It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 22:58, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
- You need to grow up. At the very least, state what you object to, why you object to it, and what solution you propose.
- It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 23:02, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
I object to the poll options. It should be to pick between Special:Chat and Discord. Also the voting requirements need to be discussed among more users. Not just one user and you who has never set foot once on Discord yet opposing it Godess of Time Dimaria (talk) 23:06, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
I have to agree with dimaria here. A person that has never been on discord server should not even vote.
As long as the users made an effort to come here and comment they should be allowed to vote. Even some old chat regulars don't have 300 edits and can't vote. Chat has nothing to do with editing so that portion must be waived and instead focus on account age (minimum two weeks old before I wrote this). Otherwise what's the point of advertising this forum on the server if the people there couldn't vote anyways? HiddenAssassinxxXX (talk) 05:02, March 26, 2017 (UTC)
We could make an exception for the people who have actually posted in this forum, but anything beyond that leaves too big of an opening for sockpuppet accounts to come in and skew the vote. That's the main reason we have the 300 edits rule in the first place. 07:09, March 26, 2017 (UTC)
I support the notion that whoever already commented on this forum gets to vote as well. The rest should remain the old way, though. 3 months 300 edits.10:56, March 26, 2017 (UTC)
Sounds fair to me. And if you want to discuss removing Special:Chat, make a forum for it. That's not what this one is about.
Oh, and I have been on Discord once. I didn't like it. That's not the point. I'm active on the wiki, not on a third party chat associated with it. If you're suggesting that the people who actually contribute to the wiki don't get to vote about this, you'll need to make yet another forum to discuss it further.
It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 11:11, March 26, 2017 (UTC)
I never suggested that. All i said is that people who have biased opinions on a subject and dont even give it a try shoul not have a voting option on a clearly objective vote about if something is better or not. I loved the previous chat. Then i found out about discord. I loved it even more. U loved the previous chat and i respect that. But your biased opinion about discord that u yourself only hate because its a so called "3rd party chat" kinda breaks the credibility of your whole point. You entered the server and imediately left... this doesnt really count as participating so you dont have a clear opinion on the subject. This is a vote about if discord server is better than the old special chat. You never tried it so u cant judge it. Objectively speaking discord has indeed better features. By saying old special chat was better without even testing it kinda breaks the point.
I didn't try this discord server. Tried another one, in another community, for a couple of weeks. I didn't like it. I have a clear idea of what it is. And I didn't say Special:Chat is better. I said Discord took users away from the wiki, where the focus of any chat should be.
It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 11:37, March 26, 2017 (UTC)
Wow! This reducend the credibility of your opinion even more. You biased your opinion on aonther comunity's server? Really? The whole experiment was to test OUR community to see if discord works (whice does work btw). Plus discord took noone away of wiki but actually brought ppl from neighbouring servers in our community. What does the program designed about chat have any coleration at all with the wiki edits. If u have proof id like to see your coleration graph around it. Everyone can make unbased statments mr nova. but i would like to see someone actually supporting them with evidense. When i make a statement i justify it. Im in position of doing so coz i tested both parameters.
It has been suggested that some users that don't have the classic requirements to vote (like me) are gonna be allowed. I don't agree that people who has never been in the old chat and have almost 0 activity in the wiki can vote, I can't really understand someone that has no idea about how was the old chat can say anything of it. Pau D. Seven (talk) 12:42, March 26, 2017 (UTC)
I don't have difficulty believing that the server is too quiet and it feels detached from the wiki, or even that the community can't utilize it fully . I'm not convinced that keeping it and merging its channels down is of harm.
If you want wiki activity from the server or Discussions, I think a project list for ongoing tasks is a good idea. I could find some time and edit, but I need something to do :b13:44, March 26, 2017 (UTC)
Hello, I'm a foreign wikia editor that's been on the One Piece wiki chat. From what I see so far, I object to shutting it down; if Special:chat has already died on its own, why bother shutting down a far better interface that combines both text and audio? important points can be brought across quickly through @all and audio chat does a good job of bringing elements of Skype into the fray. I don't think it's fair to blame a communication platform for the decline of activity; without discord there will ultimately still be users who lose interest in editing.
Agreeing with what Vid and AoD said 14:31, March 26, 2017 (UTC)
Poll's open, let's vote.
I see some users are being rather tense, so let's chill out. Remember that this is just another silly internet argument that will have zero impact on your lives, no need to be so confrontational with one other. Jademing (talk) 21:17, March 26, 2017 (UTC)
- Important notice: The users who participated on this forum before the poll opened on the 26th of March are allowed to vote regardless of their account conditions. The rest are still bound to the 300-edits 3-months rule.
|This was a poll regarding the fate of the Discord server.|