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If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:33 am
by Org du Lac
If anyone who checks this forum is wondering why it's become even more dead lately than it's been for the last couple years, the answer is that everyone moved on to Discord.

Download the Discord app and then you can join at:

https://discord.gg/xut9Cqh

PS: Vagile, but please still keep the Sentinel up! It's great for things like the ledger list and archives.

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:51 pm
by Maeght
Is that really why?

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:25 pm
by Lorikeet
It's certainly part of it, because there is often discussion on Discord, although of course the number of people isn't huge.

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:20 pm
by Maeght
Right. I'm just thinking that the conversation moved, not "everyone". But at some point it will probably be asserted as everyone when something gets "decided".

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:15 pm
by Lorikeet
I haven't seen anyone make an effort to "decide" anything. I think this was just information in case anyone didn't know about it.

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:40 pm
by Maeght
I guess I read it differently. All the Sentinel members should go to discord, but Vagile should keep it around for bookkeeping.

If it was just a Discord invite, something like "hey, check out the conversation at Discord <link>".

YMMV.

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:39 am
by Fogtripper
I view discord as a chat function. Forums are better for long term conversations and meaningful correspondence.

It will be a sad day if sites like the sentinel go away.

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:43 am
by Org du Lac
Maeght can you please ask Vagile to dump the post history DB so that you can calculate whether the acceleration in the rate of posting since Discord started (±Feb 1 2017) was significant? Thanks that'd be amazing.

I think meaningful correspondence stopped a long time ago when Reckinyards and Maeght started posting the majority of posts in the Sentinel.

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:24 pm
by Zelkhorn
One of them will win the thread eventually. Just you wait and see, Org du Lac.

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:43 pm
by Destian
Wait...

Does this mean we can use Discord for voice chat for hunts...? :O

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:13 pm
by Maeght
Org du Lac wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:43 am
Maeght can you please ask Vagile to dump the post history DB so that you can calculate whether the acceleration in the rate of posting since Discord started (±Feb 1 2017) was significant? Thanks that'd be amazing.

I think meaningful correspondence stopped a long time ago when Reckinyards and Maeght started posting the majority of posts in the Sentinel.
I think plenty of people have posted meaningfully in that time period.

And maybe the conversation has moved to Discord. Hopefully people are finding value there too.

I just think it was pretty thoughtless to essentially declare the Sentinel dead, post an ad *on the Sentinel* to hasten that death, and then suggest Vagile keep making an effort because you find the record keeping function of residual value.

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:58 pm
by Lorikeet
Destian wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Wait...

Does this mean we can use Discord for voice chat for hunts...? :O
If you find other people who want to use it. I don't like to use it for hunts.

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:38 am
by Fogtripper
I yearn for the pre icq days when we were all but forced to communicate within game.
With a nod to comp/sys/mac/adventure :(

(I also yearn for the days when I knew my passwords and when my back was in not so-horrible shape)

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:52 am
by thesquib
It's still good to post useful stuff here on the Sentinel in my opinion.
Discord is good for quick chat, but not great for organised discussions.

Re: If You're Wondering Why The Sentinel Is So Dead: DISCORD Is the Answer

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:42 am
by Destian
Lorikeet wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:58 pm
Destian wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:43 pm
Wait...

Does this mean we can use Discord for voice chat for hunts...? :O
If you find other people who want to use it. I don't like to use it for hunts.
I'd just like to put voices to avatars.

I've known most people here for years in game. Just curious to what they'd be like in an actual conversation.