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  1. mcored

    mcored Active Member

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    Hi guys

    How about retiring the old IRC chat (last logged in, there were 6 people including me) and use Discord - Free voice and text chat for gamers which is a modern IRC-style chatting room. They have iOS/Android apps too.

    This is merely a suggestion and discussion is welcome!

    Thanks and regards
    Michael
     
  2. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @Simon Hampel introduced the new room in Slack last week. We are generally idling in there and talk pretty often if you catch one of us in there.

    pinkboy
     
  3. mcored

    mcored Active Member

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    That's nice @pinkboy would you mind sharing the link to the Slack room please?
     
  4. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Email support@propertychat.com.au and ask Sim for an invite. I think hes still working out some bugs etc in there so just be patient while hes moving it all over. Its good so far, but knowing Sim he wants to get it right for the masses to come in.

    pinkboy
     
  5. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Still being put together but the dozen of us who have tried it so far have liked it. I believe sim is working on fully integrating it.
     
  6. mcored

    mcored Active Member

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    This Lifehacker article just got published:
    http://lifehacker.com/discord-is-the-voice-chat-app-i-ve-always-wanted-1785403197

    Discord appears to be a superior product compared to Slack:
    If you’ve ever used Slack, Discord will feel familiar. It builds on some ideas Slack uses that people love like organized channels and built-in text commands, plus dead simple group voice chat. Of course, you don’t have to game with it—I use it just to chat with a group of friends instead of something like Skype or Facebook Messenger—but it has a few features that are helpful while playing games.
     
  7. hobo

    hobo Well-Known Member

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    I don't think voice chat is a drawcard for this situation/useage so given that Sim has already put a lot of time into getting Slack up and running, I'd imagine PC will stick with that.
     
  8. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Its where all the cool kids hangout :)
     
  9. Simon Hampel

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    I can see some potential benefits for voice chat, but I'm not sure it's exactly what we need as a "Slack" replacement - Slack/IRC works because you can dip in and out when you have time and "hangout" there, ignoring it until you've got the time to focus on it. You can use it synchronously (real time chat), or asynchronously (scroll back to see what you missed).

    You can't hang out in a voice chat - you're either there, or you aren't. You have to use it synchronously - there is no way to be involved asynchronously. It also won't work with larger groups of users - there is a maximum number where it becomes too unwieldy for voice chat to work.

    I think it could work for a pre-organised "virtual meetup" type arrangement, but I also think tools like Google hangouts may work better - depending on what it is you're trying to achieve (ie a more visual experience with presentations and such).

    So I'm not saying there's no scope for voice chat - but it really isn't a priority for me right now. I'll add it to my ideas list and re-evaluate in more detail once I've had a chance to revisit some of the things I want to do for virtual meetups.
     
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