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    This was just posted last week. It’s yet another web chat app, not federated nor distributed, not secure, nothing special.

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      Another Discord clone that, sadly, misses out on what made Discord successful. I don’t want to create an account, I want to click and, at most, have to enter an username. When you click a Discord link, you’re instantly in voice chat (assuming you’re not IP or HWID blocked).

      Self-hosting is nice, but why not allow federation? Do you really expect people to keep 10 tabs open, one for each Revolt server they’re in, considering how resource heavy those webapps are?

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        When you click a Discord link, you’re instantly in voice chat (assuming you’re not IP or HWID blocked).

        My experience is somewhat different. I clicked on a Discord link and it told me I needed to agree to their T&Cs and privacy policy. I read them, said ‘nope, no way’ and didn’t click ‘I agree’. Discourse was much better, I didn’t find anything I objected to there, even in their hosted offerings.

        That said, I would be willing to bet that your experience is significantly more representative than mine. I hope that the next few years will include a lot of GDPR lawsuits where companies will discover that ‘it says I can do this on page 342 of the T&Cs’ does not constitute informed consent.

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          Oh, I’m completely banned from Discord. My phone number is “invalid”. And my HWID & IP are flagged and I get phone walled as soon as I click a Discord link. That should be illegal considering the network effects… Good luck explaining to your employer that no, you just can’t join the company chat because someone at sillicon valley said so.

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          That last part. People apparently don’t mind having a bajillion Slack workspaces, or Discord whatever-they’re-called. I think a solution to the network effect and hosting stuff in the wild (Mastodon/Pleroma/Fediverse stuff) is a client that accepts to be connected to many services “at once”, like Slack and Discord do.

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            is a client that accepts to be connected to many services “at once”, like Slack and Discord do.

            I think you are describing matrix…

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              Ah, you can use Matrix for microblogging/social networking? Was not aware

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                I don’t think I said that? But, you probably can. It seems to be quite flexible!

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              That last part. People apparently don’t mind having a bajillion Slack workspaces, or Discord whatever-they’re-called. I think a solution to the network effect and hosting stuff in the wild (Mastodon/Pleroma/Fediverse stuff) is a client that accepts to be connected to many services “at once”, like Slack and Discord do.

              For Discord, you only need one account, and Slack aggregates it all into a single client.

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                I meant more the UI construct of a simple account-switcher-thing.

                If I can convince most of my family to join on my “fediverse thing”, and they can somehow do that without having to pull in the other side of the family, that’s good. And it’s okay that those circles don’t intersect. I am part of a few non-intersecting circles. Anyway. I ramble.