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 Post subject: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 20 Mar 2019, 18:39 
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I think a discord would be a good addition to the Laserdisc community, no ?
We could share together more stuff (especially pictures, videos and such) and have more vivid interaction with one another.
And for the name of the server, it could be "LaserDiscord" or something like that ;).

If you guys are ok to have one, i'm volunteering to create and manage it.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 20 Mar 2019, 21:13 
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what's a discord?
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 20 Mar 2019, 21:37 
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forper wrote:
what's a discord?


Not sure but perhaps this.....

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Discord is a proprietary freeware VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for video gaming communities, that specializes in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and in web browsers.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 20 Mar 2019, 23:04 
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It’s the new way to suck forum traffic away, from what I can gather. Like Facebook but not as terrible.

Or it’s the new IRC. I don’t know. I’m totally ignorant!

Don’t care either way. I like forums and email. Forums and email rule all over this new ad driven crap.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 20 Mar 2019, 23:09 
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signofzeta wrote:
It’s the new way to suck forum traffic away, from what I can gather. Like Facebook but not as terrible.

Or it’s the new IRC. I don’t know. I’m totally ignorant!

Don’t care either way. I like forums and email. Forums and email rule all over this new ad driven crap.


I'm on discord every day but this forum doesn't need a discord. I don't see a benefit from it.

It's closer to IRC than Facebook btw. Supports voice chat as well.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 20 Mar 2019, 23:45 
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Oh I for sure don’t want it then. :)





Voice...can you imagine?
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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 00:00 
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signofzeta wrote:
Oh I for sure don’t want it then. :)





Voice...can you imagine?

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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 00:03 
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rein-o wrote:
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Oh I for sure don’t want it then. :)





Voice...can you imagine?

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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 00:36 
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So how about that twitching thing? I heard the young people love it.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 02:00 
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rein-o wrote:
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Oh I for sure don’t want it then. :)





Voice...can you imagine?

Tripletopper :silent:

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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 18:06 
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Well, I guess it's a no then huh ?
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 18:11 
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You can try but I don't think you'd get many takers.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 19:02 
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Forper beat me to asking what it was but I'm not interested, too old :P
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 19:15 
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For me personally it’s just that I don’t need more or faster or easier interactions with people I need higher quality interactions with people. This forum lets us put all our thoughts out in well formatted posts that are actually worth something an hour or a year later, even Trippletopper because let’s face it he has created the most popular topics in the last year. :)

Think of all of Ty’s posts that keep coming up when you search for things and realize that if he had typed all that stuff into Facebook or whatever it would already be lost. When you make your posts on this forum you make it better and better. When you put it on FB it basically just starts trying to make ad revenue and if that fails it essentially disappears. People have abandoned forums for something much much worse.

This forum also has one owner which has its advantages.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 19:31 
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there have been changes with losing members and the relatively quite of the Star Wars fandom at the moment of course but either way Julien something that seems like home to all of us that love LaserDisc and naturally a forum is an extension of that so I hope it never goes away and make LaserDisc immortal. a big thanks to Julien!
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 19:52 
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It seems like you guys think it would be for replacing this forum, but no, i think of it as some kind of complement or something like that.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 20:08 
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I understand. Again this is just me but I only have so much time to contribute so anything I put somewhere means it’s something I’m not putting somewhere else. I quit Twitter on election eve ‘16 and Facebook after the midterms and I’m getting SO much more stuff done.

Ideally what I would like to see is more forum traffic and thats something that’s hard to achieve with FB out there. Here like three people will worship photos of your collection but on LD Forever you’ll get a hundred Likes which will make your brain think that’s a better place of discussion when in fact it’s mostly a cesspool filled with horribly lit photos of crap LDs and transparent compliment fishing. The gratification must be INSTANT and therefore they don’t have time to even take a decent photo let alone write something worth reading.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 23:47 
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I'd much rather talking about movies, quirks with LD releases etc... than post pictures of all my acquisitions. Lots of people that just like to post pics for the likes and whatnot though.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2019, 06:59 
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As a collector of many things I honestly consider a premium LD to be one of the absolute coolest things there is. Since peak LD was pre-public Internet there aren’t a lot of pictures of the really nice stuff out there and this frankly makes it so much more special when I finally get a copy myself. The mystery amplifies it all. If you really do want to impress someone with your LDs (or more likely, try to explain why you aren’t nuts for liking the obsolete boat anchors so much) you need to invite them over so they can see the stuff in person.

There’s honestly a barrier of sorts that exists between people who have only seen sub $100 titles and those lucky enough to have higher end ish. The lavish Japanese stuff and also a few US things like Pioneer Special Editions really blow the minds of even some long time collectors when they do see them. I remember having a discussion with a guy who thought some US item was the biggest box set ever...I don’t remember what it was, maybe the Star Trek movie box something, and it took some convincing to get him to realize otherwise. I was like...no man, there’s a Kamen Rider LD box that is not only an entire season of TV but it has a complete set of trading cards and comes in aluminum flight case, presumably so you can strap it to the back of your motorcycle and fight crime without dinging up the sleeves. The Mighty Atom set was not only dozens of LDs but it has its own wooden shelf with glass door on it. It comes with its own furniture because it needs it! Star Wars CAV...phssh, please. It may as well be a 7” single compared to the UY box. If you know, you know, but you can’t really know LD over the Internet. It just doesn’t translate. That’s the coolest thing.

I’m not saying I’m against posting photos of things if there is some point to it, I do that, but I’m grateful that we aren’t knee deep in high res scans of every surface of every LD just to increase the good chemicals in some noobs brain for three seconds.
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 Post subject: Re: How about a Discord ?
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2019, 14:52 
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Right on. If I acquired something truly rare I'd definitely share pics. I also shared pics of the GiTS set on another forum I am on, because there are many anime fans there and they don't know LD. So I thought some would be pretty interested in everything regarding that package and was correct. Ended up talking about GiTS in general as well.

I'm lurking around YAJ these days. Seems like a lot of really cool LD sets end up dirt cheap...
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