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    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    AND we are moving from Gitter to Discord! https://discord.gg/HeqJUcb
    please head on over there and sign up. if you already have a discord account you can use the same account there
    and set your name to whatever you like (it can be different from other discord servers even on the same account)
    we'll be phasing out gitter over the next while
    i'll be here pointing people toward the discord room
    Bruno Perles
    @brunto
    Congratulations for the version 0.24.0
    Why moving to Discord?
    Håkan Nylén
    @confact
    @brunto my question exactly. been discussions about it but never thought it was decided.
    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    hey folks! we are moving to discord because gitter has been pretty unsupported the last couple of years. it's one advantage is that it's easy to sign up via github (which is really nice!) but discord is also easy to sign up for (through other means) but it has lots of other nice features: much better mobile support, reactions to not clutter up the chat, and far less weird little bugs
    the core team has been talking about it for a while now, although that hasn't been visible. we went back and forth a few times on it and didn't want to involve the wider community in the indecision
    Håkan Nylén
    @confact

    I am in some discords but never active there anymore. Most of the time I spend there is to talk to my brother and friends to play a game or two. Which never happen anymore since I got a kid.

    I am a bit anti slack and discord nowadays, been considering removing Discord for a while now. I would even think Telegram would be better than discord. Mostly because of Discord's privacy: https://archive.is/DG5KV and https://stallman.org/discord.html

    What makes me most anti are:

    Compiles aggregate data on user demographics, interests, and behavior. Discord reserves the right to share this with current/future partners and third parties, and at NO point communicates how long Discord, its partners, or these mystery third parties store all of this data.

    and:

    "Personalizes" advertising through tracking and advertising platforms may collect this data for use outside of Discord.
    Does not mention how long all of the data above is kept for, and again lazily refers you to the Privacy Policies of anyone they give your data to if you want to know what happens to it.

    and that they force people to add phone numbers in some situations.

    They might have changed this since that Reddit was written. But it won't change the attitude they have towards privacy.

    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    that's a really good point @confact
    our goal with this chatroom (or any chatroom) is building the community and supporting developers. it was becomming harder to do that on gitter, and we hope it will be better on discord. you're right to point out the privacy issues. We're going to at least try discord for now but that might change in the future!
    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    and so you know, I don't even disagree with you that those are bad privacy policies. I don't like that at all. I'm also looking at other tradeoffs of useability and practicality and discord is coming out ahead right now
    Håkan Nylén
    @confact
    I am okay with you testing it. I can use github discussions when needed :)
    Joel
    @da1nerd
    Lucky is configured to use sendgrid out of the box for emails. I tried signing up for a sendgrid account and they flagged my sign up request for a manual review and ended up denying me an account because "we've determined that you are not a good fit for our platform." Obviously this was incredibly annoying, but I'm not trying to complain about the service here.
    I was just wondering a) has anyone else had any problems signing up? If so maybe a different email service should be the default? And b) is there a ready made plugin for a different email service such as mailgun?
    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    Hey @neutrinog ! sorry to hear about your troubles :disappointed: Can I direct your question over toward our new discord server? We just transitioned our new community over there. https://discord.gg/HeqJUcb
    Jordano Moscoso
    @PlayLights_twitter
    @neutrinog I had that problem in the past, I had to create a new account and validate my domain, but you can use any shard for sending emails, I used one for sending emails with a gmail account
    Joel
    @da1nerd
    thanks. I'll switch to the discord server.
    Michael Lang
    @mwlang
    meh, I'm gonna have to come back to this discord thing...I've lost access to my "mwlang" account somehow....haven't used Discord in a while, either. Seemed like last time I used it, it was attempting to track anything and everything I was doing. Little Snitch was not happy with Discord last go around.
    any chance to build a bot to bridge the gitter/discord divide?
    or leverage existing ones out there... https://matrix.org/
    Bruno Perles
    @brunto
    You also have RocketChat @mwlang
    Why not using slack? I know it’s not free but I think it’s a little bit better than Discord and Gitter no?
    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    @mwlang sorry to hear that. I do wonder if there's an alternative discord client that would be more comfortable
    A bridge might work. they're generally not the nicest solution though
    @brunto I'm not sure about rocketchat or slack as far as data collection/privacy
    that's not to say that they are bad, but I wouldn't assume that they are
    Bruno Perles
    @brunto
    Ok so irc is the best solution :) I want to launch again irssi
    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    it's a nice one, but IRC is pretty intimidating for lots of people. we wanted it to be easy to join
    Bruno Perles
    @brunto
    Yes I know ;)
    Michael Lang
    @mwlang
    RocketChat is a great open source solution, but does require standing up a server and hosting the community. I hosted a server for about 12 months and every other upgrade was breaking the system. I wonder if the Rocket Chat folks have stopped breaking their release cycle since.
    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    oh interesting
    Michael Lang
    @mwlang
    rocketchat is a really nice slack clone....not sure how close to feature parity it still is since Slack has been innovating rapidly lately.
    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    don't need feature parity, just has to be easy to join and work well enough to have reasonable conversations
    Michael Lang
    @mwlang
    its far better than gitter if that's a metric to go by.
    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    :joy:
    gitter is almost prefect for tradeoffs
    Vincent Jousse
    @vjousse
    Hello folks, a little question about HTML unescaping
    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    Hey @vjousse! We've moved to discord (https://discord.gg/HeqJUcb) I bet someone there could look into your question: :slight_smile:
    Vincent Jousse
    @vjousse
    Oh ^^
    Ary Borenszweig
    @asterite
    Hi! Curious why you went with discord instead of slack (which has threads) . If it works well for you we could consider it for Crystal too
    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    Yeah, good question. We felt that slack was a bit more difficult to join than discord. they also push their paid features like chat history or voice chat where discord doesn't. and threads weren't a priority for us.
    still too early to tell (it's been about 3 days :joy:) but we're enjoying it at the moment. there are some drawbacks for privacy minded folks you can read about above
    Håkan Nylén
    @confact

    Kindmetrics is out of beta and I will keep my promise, giving all Lucky users a discount.
    @edwardloveall or @jwoertink - would love if you can forward this to Discord.

    Here is a limited 3 months 30% discount coupon for Kindmetrics: LUCKYGUYS

    Click on the top right button that is red and then click on upgrade - pick your plan and then click on the paddle button. After picking country, you can click on enter coupon and type in LUCKYGUYS

    Edward Loveall
    @edwardloveall
    Congrats @confact ! I'll pass this along in the Discord :smile:
    and thank you for being so generous
    Jeremy Woertink
    @jwoertink
    That's awesome @confact ! Thanks so much
    Jeremy Woertink
    @jwoertink
    hey @asterite I just saw your message. Discord is getting threads. I know we had talked about using slack, but we ended up with discord (maybe @edwardloveall remembers). It's been really great so far. I'm enjoying it. Feel free to hop on and chat with us a bit to see how you like it.
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