Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Not exclusively his approval.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:36am

As PC said: "If you're NOT in the channel and want to get in, then you will need to speak with one of the people I previously mentioned." This means invites can also be handed out by Cat, Maslab, or Delta as well. It's a step up from one and only one person deciding whether or not someone can join the chat, at least.

And I wasn't there when the trolls invaded the Discord, but I've nonetheless read about instances of online chatrooms with public links being visited by less-than-savory people before, so to some extent I can actually understand where PC is coming from. Sure, this probably isn't the best option for keeping our community open and welcoming, but in light of recent events I honestly feel that it's better to err on the side of caution. A chatroom that can guarantee the locking out of bad people is, in the long term, actually a more welcoming option than one that's open at its own risk, at least in my opinion.

  • ...Huinesoron, Tue Mar 28 2:09am
    So you've made a portion of the PPC community closed based on your approval. Good-o! hS
    • Not exclusively his approval. — SkarmorySilver, Tue Mar 28 8:36am
      • It was a plural 'you', yep.Huinesoron, Tue Mar 28 9:00am
        I disagree vehemently with the idea that any portion of the PPC community should be members-only. We are an open community. We welcome everyone who doesn't stir up trouble. We don't say 'no, you... more
        • There is a difference, mateMatt McCipher, Tue Mar 28 1:40pm
          I was present during the troll invasion; at first they acted just crazy, cracking lame jokes, so we (or at least I) thought "Oh, just one of those 'lol-so-random' newbies", not unlike a potential... more
        • Two things. VixenMage, Tue Mar 28 1:37pm
          1- Yes to all of that. The Discord should be wide open, for all the reasons you've stated. 2- Judging by the message I got from Discord itself, the trolls were posting links to child pornography. I'm ... more
          • Hm. I have an apology to make.Huinesoron, Tue Mar 28 3:22pm
            I missed the words "right now" in PC's post. So yes, I read this as a permanent measure. I'm sorry for not reading more carefully. I stand by all my arguments, but they didn't need to be made, and... more
        • PPS:Huinesoron, Tue Mar 28 9:04am
          I thought this was a horrifying idea when Cat-on-the-Keyboard proposed it last week . I thought I'd addressed it somewhere in the thread, but I see I didn't. Desdendelle did, though, and... more
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