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Discord is not only for gamers! Change Discord's description

All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers, developers, friends, family and literally everyone that's free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.

This is how it should be

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  • Sasoriza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Don't change the description of Discord,it's the root, it's why Discord is made. Gamers aren't asking people to change their gender. So why Discord should change description ? :)

  • FrenchMasterSword commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    None of my servers are about gaming and I use very rarely Discord to play.
    HOWEVER, you can't say it's not for gamers. Notice the missing "only" you lost in your comments ;
    it was originally created to be used as free-Skype-TeamSpeak for gamers.
    Do not change the essence and the purpose of it ; just use it !
    You remind me of people saying we should remove the jokes in the interface : jokes and gaming ar part of its purpose, making a friendly and cool app, for gamers.

  • 💖 Cecillia 💖 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    And if people tell me to get off of Discord due to what I wrote, then I tell them that they should get off Discord and get a job, instead of gaming in their mom's basement. I mean: come on, we aren't minimizing you, we the non "core-gamers" group want a voice too. There should be a main-focus on gamers, but they shouldn't lose track of other people.

    People don't join, because they think it's for gamers, while it's more than that. I'm in only non-gaming/mainly non-gaming related servers, and they're pretty active.

  • 💖 Cecillia 💖 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Discord is a multi-purpose chat application. I'd agree, but maybe say:
    "All-in-one voice, text, and video chat for gamers, artists, the girl next door, your dog who secretly has a nuclear plant under your house, and even your grandma who loves candy crush, literally everyone, that's free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype.
    Simplify your life"

    Discord is a cool service, IMHO the gamer part is just not completely justified, it should be inclusive towards everyone, not just the so-called "core gamers". Certain "core-gamers" are people who are awful. They use words that got a bad connotation, and that gets reflected on the rest of Discord too. It's not like most of Discord's userbase fall in the "core-gamers" group anymore. We don't live in 2015. Discord is now a chat app that gets used by literally everyone. If the gamers userbase has a problem with that, then they are too shallowminded and better back off.

  • Intrigue commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Funny when this is one of the primary listed features:

    "Designed for use while gaming, Discord has minimal impact on your CPU. Your game's performance won't be affected in the slightest. Seriously. It's time to ditch CPU hogs like Skype."

    Discord was created with GAMERS in mind - PERIOD. It's presented as an alternative to other services constantly used by gamers such as Ventrilo and TeamSpeak and other platforms such as Curse have emerged to fill that void as well. Does that mean that you have to be a gamer to use it? Of course not, but to act as though gamers weren't the inspiration behind the app or the features just makes you guys sound so ridiculous. If you're not a gamer, you're not clued into gamer-centric features that are built into the app (hint: Desktop App). Just because YOU don't notice them, doesn't mean they don't exist. If you're one of those people who just has an issue with the term "gamer" and wants to attach some kind of stigma to it that you want to avoid - THEN KINDLY USE SKYPE, THE FREE VERSION OF SLACK, OR SOME OTHER PRODUCTIVITY PLATFORM, OR DEAL WITH IT AND STOP TRYING TO MINIMIZE US!

  • chip commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am a musician. I am in many, many music production servers and while gaming may be the largest focus of Discord users, music is definitely not far behind. Voted!

  • ArcticTaco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The thing is it started out with it being just for gamers, you can't just walts into a place that wasn't ment for your type of style and demand it to be neutral. If you walk into a gay bar and straight people like it they wouldn't say that they want it to be just a regular bar.

  • Cairo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is built for gamers and alot of features are based around gaming. Its a waste of time.

  • Lil' Zxch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In response to: Krzaku.

    "I would argue the secure part. I consider nothing that goes through 3rd party servers secure. TeamSpeak is much better in this regard, you host the server yourself and have a say what gets sent where. But in this day and age where people willingly give their private information for free it doesn't surprise me how Facebook and apps such as Discord get so much traction."

    Hey, until a virus gets sent through your server, ends up on your computer and that of the recipients. Don't forget that you may also have your IP exposed as it is portforwarded. Don't share it with the wrong people. Hence why Discord is secure. Also, Discord is a communication app, so hence why people DO see your messages. If we're talking about DMs; they can be exposed via screenshots or MessageIDs, so I don't see how your own self-hosted server would make any difference on that.

  • Lil' Zxch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd love this change because I am not a gamer and solely run community servers, and have fun roleplaying.

  • video commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Normies don't use TeamSpeak, as far as I can tell. Also, Facebook Messenger.

  • Krzaku commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would argue the secure part. I consider nothing that goes through 3rd party servers secure. TeamSpeak is much better in this regard, you host the server yourself and have a say what gets sent where. But in this day and age where people willingly give their private information for free it doesn't surprise me how Facebook and apps such as Discord get so much traction.

  • ps4star commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a terrible idea. Discord is NOT for normies, and that's quite evident in their slogan (I mean yeah they say gamers but it's effectively the same thing). As azgoodaz said, go back to Facebook Messenger.

    And Michael, inclusion of non-gamers will SEVERELY impact the service for all gamers. We do NOT want a bunch of normies flooding the platform, ESPECIALLY if they're going to start petitioning to make it more inclusive. That's like you going to someone else's house and demanding that they make changes so you'll feel more comfortable.

    Also there's two excellent counter-points that Undoingslayer brought up: 1) Discord DOES have a ton of gamer-specific features, and 2) (and I believe I brought this up already but just to reiterate) The gamers make up the majority of the community (though disgustingly enough, it does appear that more and more normies are finding out about it, which needs to be stopped immediately before Discord becomes the next Facebook), so why would the developers completely redo the entirety of Discord just for a small fraction of the people that use it?

  • Undoingslayer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Personally i think it shouldn't change discord is very gaming focused hence the fact you can link accounts from battle.net, steam, league, etc.... I realize people use it for other reasons but i don't think we should do a re brand for what is probably a minority in the discord community. As someone who has worked in offices i just don't think people would choose Discord over skype for that type of work. idk just my 2 cents

  • azgoodaz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a horrible idea. One of the horrible ideas on this feedback site.

    Go use Facebook Messenger.

  • Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, I didn't originally give discord much attention for this reason. I have no interest in video games at all, but it's definitely the best messaging app out there and I use it as my primary communication platform. Its actual functionality has nothing to do with gamers specifically.

    I'm not sure what's with all the people saying "no, discord is only for gamers, go use skype!" It's not like being more inclusive with their marketing affects gamers in any way at all, no one's asking for a complete overall of the app.

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