friendly reminder that discord constantly hits /api/v6/science every time you do basically anything in discord with the details of what you did, which is an honestly creepy amount of data collection, and if you're using the browser version of discord you can disable that by pasting the following rule into your ublock:
@bclindner ripcord is nice, but a bit spartan right now, used it a bunch with Slack until they shipped the speed up update
but also there's the whole how the fuck do i get all of my friends to stop using discord, which i unfortunately have to concede kicks the everloving shit out of every other chat platform right now
@toast @trickster i think you're missing the point. rather than have an entire whole ass other platform to sign into and evangelize for and all that shit to talk to like 5 people, who i already converse with on another platform to which i have no objection, i could just hit ctrl-tab and be in discord. as much as i hate discord, irc is just not where i i'm at as a person and absolutely not where my friends are at.
@bclindner Hate to same but exactly this
@trickster fuck it just gimme a tui client that uses that crazy w3m framebuffer image display thing so i can see my memes and call it a day lmfao
@bclindner shit like this makes me wish my friends weren't so stubborn and unwilling to change anything otherwise I'd just set us up a TeamSpeak server or smth with xmpp for chat
But getting them to switch from Skype was enough like pulling teeth so that's not happening
@bclindner think you could do this with a pi hole?
@xorowl nah, it's an endpoint block and pi-hole does its thing at DNS level. you've got to use ublock or a proxy afaict
@bclindner The best solution to this is not using centralized chat shit at all 👎 But thanks for sending some details about the data collection again.I read it some time ago but forgot the specific URL.And Ripcord looks really good 😍 That's exactly what I was always searching for when I still used the Discord shit.
@bclindner Huh, good to know! Does it do this if you've disabled analytics?
@bclindner Oh, right, it would. They say they keep sending but throw it away on the server side, because Reasons™. Grrrr. *growls*
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