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Oh, is Discord bad now? Was only a matter of time, I guess

I do not know what this is about, I’m only going by what other people are saying on the timeline. Please stop asking me!

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@InvaderXan Discord may not be perfect, but after seeing what they do for marginalized folks, they're still on the good side of things unless they're secret Nazis or something.

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Everything is bad, except when it isn't, but it also always is, so choose your own socks, I guess.

@InvaderXan Is it? I was happy to hear that our younger generation has moved their communication from their super secret cousins group on FB to Discord, although I would be even happier if they would use the family mailing list I set up for everyone, since even their technophobe uncles can cope with that.
Do I have to start questioning what they are doing on Discord now?

@InvaderXan I've not seen anything on my TL that could elaborate on any recent doings, sorry

Maybe it's the sticker thing? Idk

@InvaderXan i mean, i thought we all knew it was always bad?

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I think it's related to privacy concerns. Which I feel is a given for any platform you can't self-host. This is the only article I could find on the topic

sneak.berlin/20200220/discord-

@zzz @InvaderXan any proprietary service, really. Closed + gratis usually means data harvesting

@JayVii_de @zzz @InvaderXan I mean discord has extra features for pay. I have no idea if that's enough to pay for the free services though, or whether they data harvest to make up their income.

But yeah, if a service is free, you're not the customer, you're the product.

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