Re: Discord banning wallstreetbets:

We just might be living in a world where multi-billion dollar hedge funds are hiring people to type "n̷͕̘͝i̵͖͋̆g̴̨̼̀g̴͎̜̀ê̷̡͉̅r̶̜̣͗" in chat channels in a desperate attempt to avoid bankruptcy.

"We blocked all bad words with a bot, which should be enough, but apparently if someone can say a bad word with weird unicode icelandic characters and someone can screenshot it you don't get to hang out with your friends anymore."

@pete people feign being shocked every time this happens and then they just keep using Discord. I find it harder to get bothered by this stuff, everyone knows this is how it works. If you use discord or other compromised platforms you simply don't deserve to be communicate.

@crunklord420 What is the best decentralized/federated alternative to discord right now anyway?

Not sure I've ever actually used discord, lol.

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@pete @crunklord420 Same. I don't know what it is. I always thought it was just another Skype.

@verretor @pete @crunklord420 its basically Slack / MS Teams (Skype) but with voice calls

@M @pete @crunklord420 I've never used Slack or the other thing you've mentioned that I never heard of.

@verretor @pete @crunklord420 fair lol
discord is basically a collection of chat rooms that are either text or voice
it kinda sucks tbh
@pete I run a Matrix server (synapse). It's far from perfect. Namely the server implementation (synapse) is really, really, bad. They're working on a new implementation called Dendrite which hopefully should make things better. It also has a terrible VOIP system (a clumsy Jitsi integration that's basically a non-starter).

Otherwise it has federation, E2EE, easy server-side media hosting (for posting memes).
@pete @crunklord420 Matrix / Element I guess but you don't get voice calls with it as far as I know

@pete @crunklord420

Doesn't check all the boxes but Sphinx chat is leveraging LN key send payments to deliver messages in a chat protocol

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