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Started by Arturo, July 08, 2017, 04:54:30 AM
Quote from: Arturo on July 08, 2017, 04:54:30 AMDiscord is a free website/app chat that can be used anywhere at anytime with an internet connection. This would be to make it easier for the busy-bodies of HAF to be connected with the rest of the community. I already have a server set up that is not in use that I can convert to use for HAF.The servers are run privately so only people with the invites can join. However to keep trolls away, the invites will be sent via private messages on HAF. That will keep the visibility down from the public eye.
Quote from: Tank on July 08, 2017, 10:46:26 AMVery interesting. I'll be blunt. If you got the hump with HAF for any reason would the survival of this element of HAF be under your jurisdiction?
Quote from: Tank on July 08, 2017, 11:21:18 AMThere is another issue here. The element of exclusivity, the invite, could/will create a clique. Cliques are the death of forums, I have seen it on a number of occasions, not least of which was the original Richard Dawkins Forum (RDF) which imploded in a spectacular ego clash among the staff. Of which I was one. It is for this reason that there is no 'Private' area of the forum for general discussion. There is a staff area but only issues related to the running of the forum are discussed there. The problem is 'Who gets in?' If it is an automatic invite (say post count) then the protected area isn't really protected and slow posters never get in. If it is by invite who chooses who to invite? Staff have to be allowed in because they are aware of the area due to the nature of staff forum access. Do we operate a 'black ball' process where any existing member can exclude any potential member anonymously? If not what is the point of invite only?I have yet to balance these imponderables effectively.
Quote from: hermes2015 on July 08, 2017, 11:20:16 AMWhen I travel, I always have internet access at my hotel, hence access to HAF. Perhaps I am being dense, but I can't see what the advantage of this will be.
Quote from: Tom62 on July 08, 2017, 11:53:39 AMWe've already got a HAF group on Facebook, so why do we need to have an exclusive HAF Discord server?
Quote from: No one on July 08, 2017, 08:41:45 PMA better name for facebook would be, my giant inflated ego.