Will there an alternative? I do not want to join Discord.
>>2Join their IRC channel maybe? I was in an IRC channel a little while ago and noticed that there was a discord bot that posted what people were saying on discord in the channel, and presumably vice-versa. Maybe they have something like that.
I'm going to resist discord for as long as possible. It's so bloaty and inefficient at actual communication. Bad news.
>>4This is really the sort of thing Matrix should be used for instead. It behaves very similarly to discord I think, but it's federated (and also no voice communication, although apparently the matrix protocol can handle it but I guess it's just not implemented yet).Personally I think the biggest thing holding Matrix back right now is its lack of decent clients. Their most complete one is web based.
Matrix sucks, compared to Jabber.
It looks like it's just going to be temporary, though? I'll just wait it out.
This sucks, but I guess they do it so Discord has to pay every file hosted.
At least the file list is still there; even if it too is rife with dead links of yesteryear. They always seemed an interesting lot but since i've always been far more inclined to imageboards than forums, i rarely ever posted there.