Man, I wish the timing on the chat platforms favoured Matrix over Discord.

Discord is so bad — The TOS locks you to their proprietary (electron!!) client, there are no dedicated servers, and now there's a store??

I would love if GaMeRs™ used something open, man.

but hey they use elixir i guess

@half_cambodian_hacker_man Almost like people care more about a good user experience that they can share with others, even if they have to pay for it, instead of going 100% on ideological reasons.... weird, huh? But soon it's the , right? :D

And in all seriousness, TOS limiting you to a crossplatform accessible client (as an option to the webclient) is kind of non-controversial in a capitalist society imho.

@half_cambodian_hacker_man Where does it say in the TOS that you may only use the official client?


"You agree not to (and not to attempt to) [...] copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, [...], attempt to discover any source code, reverse engineer, decompile, dissemble, or otherwise exploit the Service or any portion of the Service"

@half_cambodian_hacker_man Yeah, but isn't the API publicly documented? At least the bot API is. That would mean you could build a custom client without doing any of those forbidden things, wouldn't it?

@half_cambodian_hacker_man @bugaevc There was XMPP. But people decided to rather start Matrix than contribute to XMPP, splitting the entire community and making sure both don’t succeed. That’s why Discord won.

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