[CHAT] Fuck Discord! Matrix FTW! (11)

1 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-09-24 07:17 ID:bSKKF4mb


IRC is cool and all but it's 2021. Fork in the road:
Discord OR Matrix.

We currently don't have a proper Matrix server of our own yet, but that doesn't matter because you can just join whatever server you want and then connect to channels, or make channels to share with others. Matrix is like IRC -- channel based, channels are atoms, the admin "owns" their own channel to some degree -- users are free to create new channels, and unlike IRC, permissions management is simple AND real end-to-end encryption is possible.

Unlike Discord, where the "channel group" is created first and then contains its exclusive channels within it (with a shared power structure), Matrix users can also freely create "channel groups" for relevant channels, for private use or social use, to help organize similar channels by concept or intention. This radical inversion of the paradigm is naturally more in line with VIP values and return a more natural, bottom-up sense of vision to this space that corporate entities seek to seize and exploit to maladaptive ends.

Remember IRC? It's dead now, RIP IRC. Come now to the future.
Let's make channels together and build the virtual spaces we lost.

2 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-10-18 15:32 ID:Heaven

Matrix is laggy as hell, websites work well enough for me. If matrix server has many images, they take forever to load.

3 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-10-21 20:20 ID:dSofovNq

Matrix isn't meant to replace websites, it's meant to replace Discord, IRCcloud, Slack, etc.

4 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-11-06 14:24 ID:zfLNHxHN

Fuck off, IRC is still the best mass communications medium. Jabber is second to it. If you want encryption use Jabber with PGP or PGP encrypted emails. Matrix and Discord suck equally.

5 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-11-07 17:12 ID:yn1YbQw4

There are like 3 active users of #4-ch IRC and easily 10 or 15 VIPPER on the VIPPER Matrix. What is IRC "best for"? Clearly, it's not best for our community; Discord has even more people. Even if IRC is best, it's clear that's not where people are going. Better off on Matrix than Discord though.

6 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-02-04 18:13 ID:5SVwIGW3


>pming nickserv to sign up & sign in

IRC has always been shit

7 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-02-23 08:27 ID:Heaven

XMPP/Jabber is better.

The same reason there are more users on Windows despite Linux being the obviously better solution. If you use popularity as a metric, just stick with Discord.

8 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-02-24 22:56 ID:Heaven


the only way it can get better is if windows devs completely shit themselves. And looking at windows 8 and 10, this is exactly what's happening. Doesn't make linux any good, all it means is that you have two shitty oses now.

9 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-02-28 03:23 ID:Heaven

who are you quoting?

10 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-02-28 05:27 ID:Heaven

11 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-03-09 09:16 ID:Heaven

Matrix sucks. Server program written in Python with a very long configuration file. Every message sent is stored on server (like Discord). All Matrix clients suck, "flagship" client is an attempt to copy as much as Discord in a fast unstable way so there are bugs all over.
Slow as hell and most of the communities are just developer rooms. The "normal" ones are usually dead and when it is active its like being in a Discord chatroom. They advocate privacy yet censor creating or searching roms such as "porn" or "neet".
They claim to be the email of instant messaging yet you can't even set up a bridge to Discord/Slack/whatever from the app. You have to setup a Discord/Slack account and install more (nodejs/python) crap that may or may not work.

Yeah great instant messenger. Just use XMPP/Jabber or IRC.
At least it is actually stable and works properly.

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