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Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:24 am
by Coronoides
Big Mac wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:30 pm
I jumped in with a suggestion of my own (partially to see if anyone would turn up :P ) and I think that it would work better if someone did that, rather than looking for someone else to volunteer to talk about a topic they might not be an expert in.

For example, if you were going to propose a time, Tim, I'd think you might want to talk about 13th Age and Escalation...at a time that works for you?

And if Coronoides wanted to propose a time, he might want to talk to us about Council of Wyrms, when he is awake.

If people come along and want to talk about other stuff, that's fine too. It's about building a fire under the thing, at the moment.

If nobody has suggested anything in the next few weeks, I might talk to people about Spelljammer and what I would like to see in a 3rd Edition conversion. :)
I can also talk about it in my sleep but sleep-typing is tricky.

Excellent suggestion but the other thread provides and awareness of when there are most likely other people about. For example right now is great for me. My partner is at a class all morning and it’s Saturday. Unfortunately, its just past midnight in the UK where many of you are. I might be better off hosting Saturday evening when the Brits are eating breakfast. That said we all do what we can when we can. FOMO is an integral part of being part of an international community. :)

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:19 pm
by Big Mac
Coronoides wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:24 am
Big Mac wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:30 pm
I jumped in with a suggestion of my own (partially to see if anyone would turn up :P ) and I think that it would work better if someone did that, rather than looking for someone else to volunteer to talk about a topic they might not be an expert in.

For example, if you were going to propose a time, Tim, I'd think you might want to talk about 13th Age and Escalation...at a time that works for you?

And if Coronoides wanted to propose a time, he might want to talk to us about Council of Wyrms, when he is awake.

If people come along and want to talk about other stuff, that's fine too. It's about building a fire under the thing, at the moment.

If nobody has suggested anything in the next few weeks, I might talk to people about Spelljammer and what I would like to see in a 3rd Edition conversion. :)
I can also talk about it in my sleep but sleep-typing is tricky.
:lol:
Coronoides wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:24 am
Excellent suggestion but the other thread provides and awareness of when there are most likely other people about. For example right now is great for me. My partner is at a class all morning and it’s Saturday. Unfortunately, its just past midnight in the UK where many of you are. I might be better off hosting Saturday evening when the Brits are eating breakfast. That said we all do what we can when we can. FOMO is an integral part of being part of an international community. :)
I'm not so sure the UK is the place to focus on. I've not got access to the webstats for the forum, right now, but the Facebook group for The Piazza says the top country (for Piazza membership) is the USA. The UK and Canada are joint second, with about a 10th of what the USA has, followed by Italy, France, Australia and Brazil.

So, if you are looking for numbers the USA is the group to go for. And you would get Canada and Brazil, as a bonus, as they are in the same area.

The UK, Italy and France would be in another block.

I suggest you just pick a time and see who turns up. :)

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:17 pm
by Icarus
So … this is just personal opinion, only …
But, solely within my own experience, scheduled meetups are definitely a cool thing, especially using Discord's voice chat.

However, I think that a prime opportunity is being missed … Discord is a *marvelous* tool for non-synchronous discussion.
Not that I think that we ought to discuss chat options instead of, or other than scheduled ones, but, I think that it ought to be emphasized that many, many users of Discord keep it on in the background on their desktop, or use the app on their phones, so that there's often people available for chat at various times.
Also, the chatlog is complete any time someone logs on, so that they can see what discussions are happening, and catch up on them.

I think that it would be a great idea to encourage members of the Discord server to visit and chat throughout the week and join conversations, in addition to lengthier, more in-depth conversations that take place on the forums. This would avoid the "scheduled only" perception that people may get from the emphasis on what times/days there should be for chatting.

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:18 am
by Big Mac
Icarus wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:17 pm
I think that a prime opportunity is being missed … Discord is a *marvelous* tool for non-synchronous discussion.
Not that I think that we ought to discuss chat options instead of, or other than scheduled ones, but, I think that it ought to be emphasized that many, many users of Discord keep it on in the background on their desktop, or use the app on their phones, so that there's often people available for chat at various times.
Also, the chatlog is complete any time someone logs on, so that they can see what discussions are happening, and catch up on them.

I think that it would be a great idea to encourage members of the Discord server to visit and chat throughout the week and join conversations, in addition to lengthier, more in-depth conversations that take place on the forums. This would avoid the "scheduled only" perception that people may get from the emphasis on what times/days there should be for chatting.
That's an excellent suggestion.

Gatherings should be the peaks for people who don't go there much and who want a conversation where they get immediate answers from one or more people.

I think that people could also arrange ad-hoc "open meetings" with another person they want to talk to, and where they don't mind other people joining in. For example, I woudln't mind having a chat with you about Chainmail, from time to time. And I wouldn't mind chatting with anyone about Spelljammer any time. (Maybe we could have a chat about the possible influences of the Sundered Empire on Greyspace. :) )

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:46 am
by kinokopress
I‘d like to join too.

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:22 am
by Big Mac
kinokopress wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:46 am
I‘d like to join too.
I've PMed you a link. (I'll have to set you up with a role after you arrive.) :)

Also, welcome to The Piazza!

You might want to pop over to the Introduce yourself here topic, say "Hi" to everyone and tell people a bit about yourself and the sort of RPG stuff you like to talk about.

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:35 am
by Tim Baker
kinokopress wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:46 am
I‘d like to join too.
Welcome, kinokopress! It's great to have a fellow 13th Age fan join the community. :)

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:15 am
by johnsonny
Could you add me to the discord channel? Thanks!

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:59 pm
by Big Mac
johnsonny wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:15 am
Could you add me to the discord channel? Thanks!
Welcome to The Piazza Johnsonny! You might want to go over to the Introduce yourself here topic, say "Hi" to everyone and tell them a bit about yourself and the sort of RPG stuff you like to talk about.

I've PMed you a Discord link. (I'll set you up with a role after you are on.) :)

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:52 am
by Tim Baker
I had a fun time with last week's Discord chat. How do we reach out to the community for volunteers/suggestions for the next one? They take some time to organize, so we should probably lock that down for September pretty soon.

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:32 pm
by Boddynock
Hey! If there is still a Piazza Discord, I'd like a link to it, please.

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:50 pm
by Havard
Boddynock wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Hey! If there is still a Piazza Discord, I'd like a link to it, please.
Link removed by Big Mac. (See below.)

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:51 pm
by Big Mac
Havard wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Boddynock wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Hey! If there is still a Piazza Discord, I'd like a link to it, please.
Link removed
It doesn't work like that, Havard. I'll send Boddynock an invite link.

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:43 pm
by Havard
Big Mac wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Havard wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Boddynock wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Hey! If there is still a Piazza Discord, I'd like a link to it, please.
Link removed
It doesn't work like that, Havard. I'll send Boddynock an invite link.
Okay, thanks :)

-Havard

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:47 pm
by Morpho
may I can join?

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:08 pm
by lookatroopa
Could I join?

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:28 am
by Big Mac
Morpho wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:47 pm
may I can join?
...and...
lookatroopa wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:08 pm
Could I join?
Of course.

You both have personalised invites. (If they run out before you use them, ask me for another one.)

It would be helpful if you set your Discord name on the server to be your forum name, so people can tell who you are. :)

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:27 am
by Ashelar
May i join the discord :)

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:32 pm
by Morpho
I already have an account in discord but not with morpho... if you see a madame ridulle it's me!

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:36 pm
by Big Mac
Ashelar wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:27 am
May i join the discord :)
Yes of course. I've PMed you an invite.
Morpho wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:32 pm
I already have an account in discord but not with morpho... if you see a madame ridulle it's me!
If you (or anyone else who has a different username on Discord) could edit your name on the Piazza server (so that it matches your forum name) that would be very helpful. :)

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:02 pm
by Morpho
I will...

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:32 am
by Morfie
Morpho wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:02 pm
I like your name! :D

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:33 pm
by Big Mac
Morfie wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:32 am
Morpho wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:02 pm
I like your name! :D
It's not a bad name, is it? :D

Maybe it might make a good custom forum rank...if Morpho can win one next time The Piazza has a birthday.

(That must be coming up soon. I should check the date.)

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 pm
by Morpho
thanks! it could have been Kakariki also!I m more known for my parrots than for butterflies! in France they call me the Dwarf paladine or Mother of Birds...

Re: The Discord server for The Piazza

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:45 pm
by Big Mac
Morpho wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 pm
thanks! it could have been Kakariki also!I m more known for my parrots than for butterflies! in France they call me the Dwarf paladine or Mother of Birds...
Mother of Birds, huh?

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