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#1561 RhyssaFireheart

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 04:23 PM

There's an OMF Discord?


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:36 AM

Discord is the killer of forums so no.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:20 AM

Discord is the killer of forums so no.

 

That I can totally agree with.  I'm in Discord for my FFXIV FC and one for another anime forum I've been part of for longer than here, and the anime forum activity has died down a lot because of the Discord.  Even with multiple channels, I find it hard to keep track of conversations in Discord to the point I just don't bother.  I scroll to the latest messages in each channel and just miss anything else.  Which can be a shame.  At least in a forum you can tell what you've seen/not seen and reply to something, even if it was a while back.  And it's possible to keep multiple discussions going in a single thread and not get too lost.


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#1564 ZCOverload

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:53 PM

I'd say Skype was already killing forums before Discord came around.

 

As for the existance of an OMF discord, yeah. DEW was in charge of it last I saw. I was banned from it apparently (not... Exactly sure why to this day) and it's prolly since then be renamed so idk


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:33 AM

It's not an OMF server although I wanted to make it one for a while. It's just people who used to post on OMF. :shrug:

 

The problem with the real-time nature of Discord is it just encourages shit-posts and memes even more so it wouldn't even fill the same need.



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:22 AM

It only encourages that sort of interaction if the server rules and moderation allow for it. I'm in a good number of servers and a pretty solid number of them have pretty normal discussion on topics between people casually shooting the shit.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:49 PM

With the community as it is now? Good Joke.

 

Might as well enjoy the last standings of the forum for the sake of nostalgia before circlejerks end up killing it. Didn't work around when the multiple skype groups were up, less likely with Discord, given its nature to rift from discussions to casual chat, memes and my favorite, high existential topics. I am not saying that is a bad thing, but given OMF... It will only make it worse.

 

At least to this day there are enjoyable topics on the More popular mangas and webtoons, such as One piece and um...Boku No Hero, while some members have stayed faithfully on threads like The Promised Neverland like Gamria or Oben, which is why I still visit the forum. But for Discord...I would say just add people that are still here that you would feel like talking to, and maybe then make a private group, that is what I did with the people I still talk to these days. 


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:14 AM

The thing with skype groups is that they were all seperated and acted as cliques for their own community, many of which were very toxic towards outsiders and the rest of the collective forum community altogether. (And I'll admit in those days I was like that with the SG goers too.)

 

A unified discord server would encourage people being online more often with an easier to use/navigate desktop application, more rapid-fire discussion keeping momentum going, a proper, functional mobile interface for shitposting on the go, and a more unified community with everyone encouraged to share the same general overall space instead of dividing everything into forum into subforum into subforum featuring skype groups and social groups and what-have-you.

 

I grew up on forums. Derailment was an issue already. I can say with the absolute utmost confidence it's if anything less of an issue on Discord because conversations progress more naturally.


 

And I know this is a hard question to ask, but outside of nostalgic value... What honestly is the purpose of keeping the forum alive? Is it not at this point a drain on Greg's wallet? Anything done here (contests, etc) can be transplanted just as easily to Discord and the current contents of the forum can be backed up far as I'm concerned.

 

Don't get me wrong. I joined OMF in 2009. Nine years ago. I was 13. I grew up here. Spent my entire transformation from a child to an adult with this place. Even though I'm not around very often, I love this place. But sometimes there's a point where you have to consider moving forward and the community on the forum proper is only going to dwindle more over the next couple years.

 

It's just, forums are dead, man. I ain't happy about it because forums had some perks that newer services will never be able to emulate, but that's the reality. Even mainstream sites are shutting down their forums for the same reason. Hell, I just took a peek at NeoGAF and it's got 98 members online at this moment. That's insanely low.

 

I'm not saying call it quits, but I do think it's time serious consideration was given to the future of the community instead of trying to keep a social media platform gone terminal on life support.


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#1569 Chillman

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:42 AM

You guys have a weird definition of dead. This forum is pretty lively for my tastes. Don’t see the need to force a discord.

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 10:24 AM

The thing with skype groups is that they were all seperated and acted as cliques for their own community, many of which were very toxic towards outsiders and the rest of the collective forum community altogether. (And I'll admit in those days I was like that with the SG goers too.)

 

The thing is...that is still going, if anything, it has become worse. Sure Discord offer more tools and in theory can function better than OMF...but a Circlejerk oriented group will still be a Circlejerk, no matter how hard it tries not to be.

 

I am not arguing about your points of the Forum itself, they are solid, but a group on Discord won't follow the same philosophy of the Forum...because ultimately it will fall down to the tastes of a single man who will dictate whether Tea or Coffee is better. It always happens.


 

You guys have a weird definition of dead. This forum is pretty lively for my tastes. Don’t see the need to force a discord.

 

Surprisingly it has been alive, but we can't compare it to Prime OMF 2.0 or heck, OMF 1.0. But this is more of Forums as a whole have declined, it is not just OMF. Force Discord? I agree, there is no need to do that. Discord however, It is a good tool to keep in contact with people worst case scenario the Staff has to take down the site. 

 

Still though, I wouldn't like to see that, oh the joy I have gotten by reading old posts of this Forum makes me wish there was a solid backup of OMF 1.0. 


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:48 PM

I'm so-so on the topic. On the one hand, it would probably hurt the Forum even more, and it's a bad outlet for qualified discussion, but on the other hand, activity isn't inherently bad, and having some more discussions in general wouldn't be horrible either. There's topics I wouldn't mind talking about (for example, I recently reread Birdmen) and post some short thoughts on, but right now on the forum, nobody would even look at it >_>


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:03 PM

You guys have a weird definition of dead. This forum is pretty lively for my tastes. Don’t see the need to force a discord.

Lively?
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:17 PM


Surprisingly it has been alive, but we can't compare it to Prime OMF 2.0 or heck, OMF 1.0. But this is more of Forums as a whole have declined, it is not just OMF. Force Discord? I agree, there is no need to do that. Discord however, It is a good tool to keep in contact with people worst case scenario the Staff has to take down the site.

 

That last bit is what I'm most worried about. I'm not sure if donations are still coming in or what but isn't Greg still operating the server out of pocket?


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

That last bit is what I'm most worried about. I'm not sure if donations are still coming in or what but isn't Greg still operating the server out of pocket?

Operational costs are not a concern. Don't worry; I'm planning on keeping this place up for a long time. 


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:05 PM


up for a long time

 

Amen to that, brother.

 

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 03:01 AM

Operational costs are not a concern. Don't worry; I'm planning on keeping this place up for a long time. 

 

Well that clears that up. Thanks. Glad to hear it's not an issue.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 06:41 AM

There's an OMF Discord?

I'm in like 3 different OMF groups on discord.

 

 

make that 2 >.> I apparently lost one of them


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 04:50 PM

Sorry if this has been asked before but what’s with the image extension restrictions. 

I use to be able to upload images saved from tumblr. Now not anymore. Giphy too and tons of other extensions. It’s annoying and I’m confused why? 


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