Dittoing Peggy on this one. Could we please have a site vote on this? This change is obviously made with the best interest of users in mind, but it feels as though our concerns are being disregarded and that we are being censored by being unable to send out discord links.
The rooms for individual groups on the site discord will be hidden unless you choose the role. It will only show a handful of text channels that most every group discord has and can be easily muted by category. I'm sure that will help with a lot of people feeling overwhelmed.
Respectfully, this won't matter much — people who are easily overwhelmed by crowded servers will see the member count and be immediately discouraged. These people will also be worried that they will be ignored in chats in the main server, and as someone who has been ignored while talking in large servers, I don't want to see this happen. Cliques will develop on servers outside of the main server and they can and will ignore newcomers.
Spreading out staff to other discords will be more work than this - on the flip side managing these will not be any worse (at the least) than handling the many separate discords and trying to base reports off of them. We're all adults, there's a reason we don't have a million staff members. Ya'll are mature and can handle yourselves mostly (:
You're right about this being a difficult task to accomplish on staff's part. The unmoderated group servers have existed for a while to my understanding, and they've been mostly self-sufficient so far. I have yet to see any big issues crop up as a result of their existence. That begs the question, then: why change what's already working? It's okay if staff no longer wants to support the use of unofficial Discord servers, but the real issue comes in when staff states that links to these Discord servers are going to be removed entirely.
Stuff like this happens everytime there's a change, and we move on and are better for it. I'm so glad to see many of you have had a better time recently than in the past - that means we are improving. The problems you may have seen in the past may not have been because of the reasons you saw - and staff handled them as we're handling this. We did not make this decision at a drop of a hat, but we have made it and I encourage you to give it a shot (:
Don't discount it without having tried first!
Many of us are discounting this without trying it because A. it feels as though we are not being listened to, and B. many of us have seen the effects of changes like this. When FF did not have group discords, cliques ran rampant. Hell, BlizzardClan was literally one massive clique. It was so incredibly difficult to get into groups and get plots with our characters back before group servers. You say we can still plot onsite and that we'll have plotting channels in the main Discord, but that still doesn't change that cliques will fester and people will get overlooked.
I'm sorry if any part of this message sounds aggressive or accusatory. I'm not trying to be. I and many other members just want for this to be reconsidered.
For the sake of argument, might I make a suggestion? Instead of removing Discord links and such from the group guides and headers, instead put a staff moderator in each group server so that staff can keep an eye on individual groups and servers. That way people can keep their character channels, which a large portion of the community considers to be a valuable asset. Many people, including myself, want to keep their storage/tags threads clean and uncluttered; this uncleanliness is a job for character channels.
I know that many people are uncomfortable with joining such large servers as well. It doesn't matter that group conversations will be confined to specific channels and categories if someone sees the member count on the Discord invite and is immediately uncomfortable with joining. Warlord and I lead the Thunderlands, and I can think of a few people off the top of my head in that server who are uncomfortable with such large servers.
A move like this will also force people into private servers for only the friends of the owner. And as the number of private "friend" servers grow, the number and severity of cliques will only continue to worsen.
Judging by the outcry in this thread, I'd ask staff to reconsider their decision. Please.
Tracking and dittoing everything that was stated before.
I need help placing a character in Agrelos! He's based off of Cristina Yang from Grey's Anatomy, and if you know anything about her, she is a stoic and sarcastic yet fantastic doctor. I'm really just looking for an Agrelosian clan where his personality would mesh well with other characters or where he could serve as a foil to the characters that are already there. A few friends of mine recommended the Coven, but I was a little unsure.
If you need any more info about him, his tags can be found here.
I see that we are revealing the origins of our names
Deep lore I used to be obsessed with Homestuck and John Egbert was my favorite character and if you know anything about his god tier then yeah you'll understand :pensive:
favorite overall: Marrok R.
favorite s/hp: Marrok R.
favorite newcomer: Gabriel
favorite name: Adonys
favorite romantic ship: Marrok x Adonys
favorite platonic ship:
favorite crack ship:
favorite potential ship:
class clown [funniest]:
BACK TO SCHOOL:
most likely to overstock on school supplies:
shows up late on the first day of school:
would be late to their own graduation:
most likely to write a ten page paper the day it's due:
shows up an hour early for class:
Basically what the title says. Just want to hear what y'all have to think about the Thunderlands and what could be changed to make it more interesting or more appealing.
That's not healthy :(
Please read over this anouncement addressing a NEW discord policy and recent concerns with RP as well as a reminder on rules within Agrelos and Warriors RP
Please see this announcement HERE for the rules and information on new regulations and additions!
It's with a heavy heart that we announce the shutdown of FeralFront. You can read more about this, as well as find a link to an alternative, great new place to RP, here: https://feralfront.com/thread/2669114-every-ending-is-a-new-beginning/
If you'd like some free FeralFront memorabilia to look back on fondly, see this thread from Dynamo: https://feralfront.com/thread/2669184-free-feralfront-memorabilia/.