@keenathar said in Screeps Discord?:
#help: Discord is extremely unsuitable for the large code sharing that happens in, say, #help - by far the largest channel.
No line numbers, no expanding, no highlighting. Slack has all of these. #help constitutes about a third of all monthly messages. Let's not break that.
While Discord might be more accessible to join for new players, consider the net threshold for actually sticking with the game will probably go up because of the damage it does to #help.
While discord doesn't have line numbers and no collapsing, it does have syntax highlighting.
And honestly I don't care about those other two...
Pasting more than a couple off snippets in a chat room isn't really helpful at all.
You can use tools like pastebin for that, discord will even give you a small preview for links.
As artch already mentioned discord is a social network and as such a much better media than slack.
Don't get me wrong slack is a awesome tool on it's own but it is a tool for developing teams and not a instant messenger app even if it feels like one.
Screeps is a game that can benefit from discords current features and with its constant grow and development most of the biggest gripes people have will be addressed eventually anyway.
The community support they offer is top I know that first hand. So talking to them is a option.
Regarding the channel number my experience in moving a big community to discord is that it is plenty enough.
Most of what is discussed in slack is imo better of in this forum anyway.