good post about how nerd communities' mass-adoption of the closed and proprietary Discord platform will inevitably lead to the long-term loss of (or loss of access to) mountains of special-interest group knowledge and community history

"TLDR; It is not a very future-proof way of knowledge-building & archiving at all."

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@Barry Peddycord III While the critique regarding the abandonment of forums in favour of semi-closed chat groups is spot on, it misses the part of vendor lockin and lack of export options inherent to a closed platform like Discord.

But truth to be told, forums were never a very efficient way to archive knowledge either :)

@povoq Something I find fascinating about Discord is that it has set up a weird kind of proprietary decentralization. Instead of having de facto hubs for content, you have relatively smaller communities around streamers or individual games where the information is stratified and isolated even across people in the fandom.

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