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#21 Mountain Witch

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:13 PM

Aurelian's set up a "TW Chat" on Facebook. Anyone that's friends with either of us (or Tana), holler at us in a FB message and we'll add you. Be aware, even though we can give you your TW handle as a "nickname" the name you use on your Facebook profile will show up on the "who's in the group".


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#22 Caps

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 04:54 AM

I don't think anyone who knows me would be surprised to find me in such a group tbh


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#23 Aurelian

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:25 PM

We have a chat set up, for the time being, and we did find a way to turn the notifications off.  I use my computer, not phone, but I can understand how it would be quite annoying.


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#24 Christine

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 06:09 AM

I do not book the face! People can find you, so nope, double and super nope.  Have fun for what it's worth.


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 11:58 AM

Will say discord is pretty great. While I mostly lurk here I find the discord server easier to engage with especially in the active servers of 100+. Plenty of running witchcraft servers for every path. Setting up a new server is super easy. Even better you can keep yourself anonymous. One downside is that if a troll gets access to server entry code you get a raid but as long as the mods are active they can be banned before they start screaming burn the witch.
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#26 Solanaceae

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 10:11 PM

Christine, you could just make a fake account, many people do that.


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#27 Christine

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:12 AM

I can't lie about my name...


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#28 westofthemoon

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:04 AM

Another vote for Discord. It's relatively easy to use and no one would have to worry about their real name.
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#29 Turncoat

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:23 PM

+1 for Discord as well. Facebook is mehh.
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#30 Astralsailor

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:10 PM

Discord is great, I'm all for it!

 

If anyone is concerned about privacy enough to be sceptical of discord I could offer and alternative.

http://alpha.stryve.io/ is a self-hosted new alternative to Discord.

 

If it's of any interest I would be willing to host a server on my webhotel so there are no hosting fees. 


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#31 IslandBruja

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:20 AM

I'm not on Friendface so wouldn't be able to join in chats/groups there.

(But I have no idea what Discord is...)

It would be great to be able to chat with y'all again though.

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#32 Jessica

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:24 AM

For those not too familiar, Discord is basically a Skype-esque communication platform, with a focus more related to gaming networking than purely communications (as Skype is). It allows for in-game overlays and things like that, but it is 100% compatible as a purely communications platform, and in my opinion is a lot better than Skype in that regard, as it draws less resources than Skype does and it's just a nice user interface overall.

 

You don't need to use your personal information to identify yourself (name, location, etc- unless this has changed recently) and you can be involved in multiple channels simultaneously. I'm not a part of any witch-related Discord communities, but they are out there. Channels are pretty easy to set up and maintain, and you can appoint multiple mods and admins to keep the peons in line.  :P  

 

Personally, I am not a fan of Facebook, I've had it deactivated for a few years now. I'm pretty asocial and reclusive, but the few times I do go off to chat, it's usually on Skype or Discord, the latter being my personal preference. Discord has text based chats, voice chat channels, and the ability to call users and create group calls, I believe. I can't remember if there is video chat enabled yet, been a while since I booted it! 

 

Hope this helps!  ^_^


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#33 Llyr

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 10:48 AM

So is there a Discord group set up for TW?


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#34 witchinplainsight

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:22 PM

Is there a group on FB / Discord? Still running I mean.
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#35 Amberhawk

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:03 PM

OK, this was discussed over last summer but I don't see where a room was created or announced? Was a decision made elsewhere and I just missed it?


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#36 Watersiren

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:19 PM

I'm going to second what Amberhawk said and hope someone can enlighten us both on the matter.
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#37 littleblackbird

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:49 AM

What about irc?


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#38 Watersiren

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 01:29 AM

I know I'm coming in and asking late, but did a chat ever eventuate?
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#39 Droghon

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 04:55 PM

Not yet, I 'm looking at two options

 

  1. Discord as has been mentioned - haven't used it but havve downloaded the discord client to check it out.  I believ everyone would need tto install the cleint software on their own  computer like Skype.
  2. Blab Chat which is self hosted - this requires mne to update the databse to a new 'collation' (tech speak for a more modern database scheme  / language) which takes time to do and test that everything works.  Benefit of doing this is that I can then upgrade the forum software to the latest release - more time to do and them check everything works.

Both optiions will take a bit of time to do which I haven't had with work commitments.


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#40 Ravenshaw

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:37 PM

Is there any way we can help, Droghon? Also, thanks for the update!


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