37 guest@cc 1969-12-31T17:00:00
your defenses of it overstate the value of little bells and whistles, underestimate the effect of marketing, and most importantly, dont bring it anywhere near being worthwhile enough to justify the use of a proprietary electron web shit. its extremely easy to justify popularity whether or not its actually warranted, if you're afraid of seeming like a contrarian or want to be contrarian to other contrarians. If it was open, probably not violating your privacy, and not a disgusting mess of abstractions and complexity, itd be tolerable, but unnecessary, mostly pointless.
the point here isnt that discords interface and design is the worst thing ever, its that its interface/design/features are "whatever", and not the reason its popular.