I agree that being closed source sucks, and that recording data is shitty, but i wouldn't say that makes it harmful. I don't blame them for doing what they have to to keep their business afloat, even if i don't like it. And i dont think that shitty people using it is their fault, i guarantee if it was open source and instance based like mastodon is, there'd be arguably more shitty people
I think that discord is how they are because, quite honestly, discord is a MUCH better platform in terms of usability.
I don't think they should be considered the standard in terms of business practices, but i think as a platform, purely from a usability standpoint, they're easily the best in the game
Don't get me wrong, i don't like discord as a business. But i honestly haven't found any platforms that match discord in ease of use, aesthetics, good quality video and voice chat, easily manageable servers, all with reliable servers and a good basic chat system. If there's anything that meets those points please enlighten me, I'd love to know
I also have a few gripes with the network infra. But meh, maybe when the ipfs network is fancier we can all switch to something based on that
I never said i wanted to like discord, but there's no way you can argue that discord isnt much easier for more people to use, being web based and free. I know that they sell data, and that's bad, but so does your phone. So does your search engine. If you stop using a better product due to selling data, then sadly, itll just get sold by something else you use
@somethingRight and, IMO, selling data makes it a *worse* product.
This is just a question of values. If you value different things than me, that's fine, but the annoying thing to me is that some people are only available on discord and I hate having to use it. I can't even put it in a chroot jail because that breaks the client
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