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Seeming as there's a >R*dditcostanzayeahrightsmirk , Agora and Twitter cringe thread, I thought this was thread worthy.

Unfortunately, I don't have any personally saved Discord cringe from when I was on Discord from 2017 to early 2023. But I recall being sent NeoNazi drift phonk memes fairly often and small community servers dying was also common due to people leaving for larger servers, thus centralizing the overall Discord community. Another anecdote is when I went to deny a Discord call on a family member's device. Despite them being <10 years old, they were in multiple Moe servers (Moe isn't bad).



View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN2W21AJyXI


My main grievances with Discord that make it so cringe is the way privacy is handled. While also collecting large amounts of user data and most likely selling it (like most of big tech), there's a possibility that your messages aren't e2ee (which is not even a feature IIRC). It being proprietary makes that entirely trust based. That's why I would recommend FOSS alternatives like Matrix (e2ee is optional and usually disabled in large public rooms) and IRC using I2P.
 
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I don't have much but here's this one:
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But there is a twist : unlike Twitter and >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk, you have to actively joining discord servers in order to see the contents, therefore whose ever share their posts here are also discordfags themselves and should be treated so.
 

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But there is a twist : unlike Twitter and >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk, you have to actively joining discord servers in order to see the contents, therefore whose ever share their posts here are also discordfags themselves and should be treated so.
From experience, Discordfags tend to be children and or Normalfags. There are some sentiments in the general Discord userbase similar to mainstream Twitter culture. I've been falsely accused of being a NeoNazi on both platforms. Also, I don't count because I deleted my Discord account and therefore am not a Discordfag.
 

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From experience, Discordfags tend to be children and or Normalfags. There are some sentiments in the general Discord userbase similar to mainstream Twitter culture. I've been falsely accused of being a NeoNazi on both platforms. Also, I don't count because I deleted my Discord account and therefore am not a Discordfag.
Have you ever been accused by neo-nazi larpers of being gay anti-white commie traitor? I have just because I grouped fascists with leftists with the triggered neo-nazis being like "Don't group us fascists with commies!".
 

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I always wonder who even uses Discord like that.
You made a server or two with your IRL and/or gaming friends after TeamSpeak and Skype fell out of fashion and these are the only ones you actually use so all the cringe you get to ever see is what your friends would post in any group chat anywhere else.

Then you might have joined some game's discord to find a match or get quick access to patchnotes or something but then put those servers on mute anyway and never look at it again except for the channels with the relevant info. I have one folder with a dozen such servers that is just muted by default.

So I always wonder how discord managed to get this reputation in the first place because if you don't specifically go out of your way to interact with randoms, it's more of a communication tool like email, a messaging app or the telephone for me.
It's so absurd because I asked an online friend once for discord and he said that he doesn't like it because of the community and thus wouldn't install it, meaning that this meme version of what discord actually is has fooled some people already. Like "I don't want a phone because I once heard of some people having an unpleasant call".
 
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So I always wonder how discord managed to get this reputation in the first place because if you don't specifically go out of your way to interact with randoms, it's more of a communication tool like email, a messaging app or the telephone for me.
It's so absurd because I asked an online friend once for discord and he said that he doesn't like it because of the community and thus wouldn't install it, meaning that this meme version of what discord actually is has fooled some people already. Like "I don't want a phone because I once heard of some people having an unpleasant call".
You can say it to every social medias ever as well. There's also a reason to join random discord servers as people these days have a tendency to hide their resources behind discord servers.

From experience, Discordfags tend to be children and or Normalfags. There are some sentiments in the general Discord userbase similar to mainstream Twitter culture. I've been falsely accused of being a NeoNazi on both platforms. Also, I don't count because I deleted my Discord account and therefore am not a Discordfag.
I tried to joining some art servers and game modding servers before, most of users there are either zoomtards who does nothing other than shitposting and creating dramas, the rests are self-prompters who only use it for shilling their works.
 

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I always wonder who even uses Discord like that.
You made a server or two with your IRL and/or gaming friends after TeamSpeak and Skype fell out of fashion and these are the only ones you actually use so all the cringe you get to ever see is what your friends would post in any group chat anywhere else.

Then you might have joined some game's discord to find a match or get quick access to patchnotes or something but then put those servers on mute anyway and never look at it again except for the channels with the relevant info. I have one folder with a dozen such servers that is just muted by default.

So I always wonder how discord managed to get this reputation in the first place because if you don't specifically go out of your way to interact with randoms, it's more of a communication tool like email, a messaging app or the telephone for me.
It's so absurd because I asked an online friend once for discord and he said that he doesn't like it because of the community and thus wouldn't install it, meaning that this meme version of what discord actually is has fooled some people already. Like "I don't want a phone because I once heard of some people having an unpleasant call".
I got onto it for a similar reason, it's what my friend's were using for IM back in 2017. I quit in about 2021 at some point, but they would never call or SMS me about things, so I eventually went back on, now they chat to me. Also I find it has better quality than a phone call, which is important for me because I call my girlfriend for about 1.5 - 2 hours every day.
Now, all my uni clubs are on there, so it's the only place to get news about them. No newsletter or anything, just Discord, so I just mute and hide all irrelevant channels.
 
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Then you might have joined some game's discord to find a match or get quick access to patchnotes or something but then put those servers on mute anyway and never look at it again except for the channels with the relevant info.
Its funny enough that people actually use discord as a file sharing method.
 
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Good time to bring this up I guess, but when i was younger i remember quite vividly when there was a discord server within the r/undertale discord server there was a server dedicated to the character Asriel with a "NSFW" section. It was run by one of the mods on there before he got outsed for reasons I don't know.

Though, I'll be honest, I used to be really into discord until I got into some severe drama with the mod and some game developer girl who I wanted to be friends with at the time. Shit got really bad between the mod and girl to the point where he slit his wrists and sent the pics to my dms to pressure me to get her to talk to him. I thankfully have the whole conversation archived but I looked back recently and I swear I feel manipulated that I revealed my name to this guy and tried to be his friend (or help him i dont what i was thinking back then). That expreince turned me off from the whole platform and I just really now use it to just talk to be people I know and even that's rarely used.

Still can't forget the game dev chick tho. She would draw weird asriel shota shit like one of asriel sucking a lolipop (in the sexual way that's common in hentai or whatever). She would also do this multiple personalities thing where she would switch between a variety of personalities and communicate in chat. She'd end up getting kicked/banned multiple times. She would also make up shit like how she met Toby Fox multiple times. Afterwards, I believe people found out who she was when it was revealed that this "game" she was talking about ended up being a failed Kickstarter that lead to a whole deviantart doc being shared (which is lost). I still have a bit of the game's assets (by that I mean stuff i found before alot of traces disapated)

Sorry if this seems like a drama dump but I like telling this story sometimes to people. I thankfully saved all the shit because it still feels unreal to me. Looking further into it too gave me alot more insight to how a grown man can manipulate a young kid to give way more information and trauma dump than anything.
 
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Discord, or the Death of Lore by Jason Scott (2023-03-06)
Discord has a ripple effect on the world wide web, and it pains me to see things this way. I suppose jumping ship early wasn't such a bad decision after all.
 
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Discord, or the Death of Lore by Jason Scott (2023-03-06)
Discord has a ripple effect on the world wide web, and it pains me to see things this way. I suppose jumping ship early wasn't such a bad decision after all.

This has been one of the most infuriating things with Discord, it has absorbed support forums, documentation, and wikis behind its walled garden. If you use a FOSS project for example and need help with something you have no choice but to use Discord if the project only uses it. You can't access support and or information from these guilds* without using Discord through your web browser or a client, and even worse guilds can be setup where you're required to have a Discord account to even access them. Furthermore this information can't be indexed on search engines, and given that Discord is a chat platform first anything you search for often is mixed in with other messages. You could try your luck with getting support on >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk, but there's no guarantee what you get will be helpful advice. This is not how information should be stored, it's not easily accessible, you're forced to use a platform that you either don't want to, or can't use, and you're dependent on the guild and Discord staying around which isn't a guarantee with something mainly funded by venture capitalists.
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Image source: I just searched up "Billy Mays but wait there's more" and this was the first result.
On the topics of guilds staying around, did you know it's fairly trivial to get them taken down with the DMCA? A few months ago TorrentFreak released on article about a Discord guild called AI Hub getting taken down due to a copyright complaint. How did that happen? Well here's a screenshot from the article that explains what happened:
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Image source: https://torrentfreak.com/popular-ai-hub-discord-taken-down-following-copyright-complaints-231005/
That's right, with just a single account you can post some messages, wait for them to get buried in the guild's message history, edit them to contain piracy links, and report them to get a guild taken down... (In a sarcastic voice) "I'm sure this won't be a problem!". In seriousness though this is another reason why storing information on Discord is a terrible idea, it's too easy for an individual or group of trolls or disgruntled ex-members to exploit the DMCA to get guilds shut down and the information stored on it to become lost. I could also go on about Discord's bad privacy and the many toxic communities on there, but those topics have been discussed to death elsewhere.

tl;dr Discord is a dumpster fire and under no circumstance should you use it for support and documentation for anything.

*= I'm aware of Discord "servers" but I refuse to use that term and use "guilds" instead because:
  1. It sounds stupid.
  2. Server's definition doesn't match up in that context.
  3. In Discord's API documentation guild is the term used.
 
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This has been one of the most infuriating things with Discord, it has absorbed support forums, documentation, and wikis behind its walled garden. If you use a FOSS project for example and need help with something you have no choice but to use Discord if the project only uses it. You can't access support and or information from these guilds* without using Discord through your web browser or a client, and even worse guilds can be setup where you're required to have a Discord account to even access them. Furthermore this information can't be indexed on search engines, and given that Discord is a chat platform first anything you search for often is mixed in with other messages. You could try your luck with getting support on >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk, but there's no guarantee what you get will be helpful advice. This is not how information should be stored, it's not easily accessible, you're forced to use a platform that you either don't want to, or can't use, and you're dependent on the guild and Discord staying around which isn't a guarantee with something mainly funded by venture capitalists.
1g4py9.jpg

Image source: I just searched up "Billy Mays but wait there's more" and this was the first result.
On the topics of guilds staying around, did you know it's fairly trivial to get them taken down with the DMCA? A few months ago TorrentFreak released on article about a Discord guild called AI Hub getting taken down due to a copyright complaint. How did that happen? Well here's a screenshot from the article that explains what happened:
new-ai.jpg

Image source: https://torrentfreak.com/popular-ai-hub-discord-taken-down-following-copyright-complaints-231005/
That's right, with just a single account you can post some messages, wait for them to get buried in the guild's message history, edit them to contain piracy links, and report them to get a guild taken down... (In a sarcastic voice) "I'm sure this won't be a problem!". In seriousness though this is another reason why storing information on Discord is a terrible idea, it's too easy for an individual or group of trolls or disgruntled ex-members to exploit the DMCA to get guilds shut down and the information stored on it to become lost. I could also go on about Discord's bad privacy and the many toxic communities on there, but those topics have been discussed to death elsewhere.

tl;dr Discord is a dumpster fire and under no circumstance should you use it for support and documentation for anything.

*= I'm aware of Discord "servers" but I refuse to use that term and use "guilds" instead because:
  1. It sounds stupid.
  2. Server's definition doesn't match up in that context.
  3. In Discord's API documentation guild is the term used.
Honestly, this whole situation reminds me of when lemmy.world posted an announcement on discord first rather than the service they were running on in the first place. This overreliance on discord is just plain ridiculous and unprofessional.
 
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Seeming as there's a >R*dditcostanzayeahrightsmirk , Agora and Twitter cringe thread, I thought this was thread worthy.

Unfortunately, I don't have any personally saved Discord cringe from when I was on Discord from 2017 to early 2023. But I recall being sent NeoNazi drift phonk memes fairly often and small community servers dying was also common due to people leaving for larger servers, thus centralizing the overall Discord community. Another anecdote is when I went to deny a Discord call on a family member's device. Despite them being <10 years old, they were in multiple Moe servers (Moe isn't bad).



View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN2W21AJyXI


My main grievances with Discord that make it so cringe is the way privacy is handled. While also collecting large amounts of user data and most likely selling it (like most of big tech), there's a possibility that your messages aren't e2ee (which is not even a feature IIRC). It being proprietary makes that entirely trust based. That's why I would recommend FOSS alternatives like Matrix (e2ee is optional and usually disabled in large public rooms) and IRC using I2P.

Funny you mention this video, I was active in the wow mao zone before and after the leaks were shared. Not gonna mention who shared the leaks there (you can try and dig it up yourself i guess) but he is also active in the WMZ, and rejoined before i left discord for good. I honestly liked the WMZ cause most of the people there were pretty self-aware of being cord trannies but there were still a few instances of horrible cringe which went down. There was a dude on there who took HRT but claimed that he wasn't a tranny for some reason, but nonetheless still posted faggot-tier content on there. I ended up banning him for doxxing someone. Another one was a girl who LARPed as an orthodox christian, but frequently posted really suspicious shit, and was found out to be an avid coomer and hentaiposter on other servers, someone else banned her for that thankfully. There was also some big server drama about a year ago there when one mod was exposed for posting 'p and another also got banned (by mao himself) because he kept fetishizing lolis and generally being a coomer. There was also a chechen on there who would DM you gore if he felt like it or really didn't like you for some reason.

Despite all of this shit there were many funny people on the server and the memes were great. We did tasks (basically online content related to a certain theme of either the server or a popular meme in the server) which were set up by the mods, and I even set up a task myself there once. And there's a strict role hierarchy there, which makes bullying newfags even funnier especially if you're an old user. But I left the cord because all the funny people were gone plus discord itself is a fuckin glowie logger and the WMZ didn't feel like it had the same soul as it did when i initially joined last year

ahh, good times.
 
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