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Why Skype to Discord?

Why did you skip Skype and go on with Discord? Seriously, why?! GogglesKunInkling(Talk|Contribs) 23:23, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

There's a bunch of reasons! The ones I can think of right now are:
  • Developed primarily for gaming communities
  • NIWA and several other NIWA wikis already use it
  • No advertisements
  • More control over a server with user roles, channels, bots, etc.
So far, I think the switch was a good one. ~SuperHamster Talk 00:58, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
I'll extend that!
  • Easier joining
  • Does not require all your personal information
  • Browser web-client actually works
  • Large voice chat
  • Push to talk
  • File transfer is quicker
  • Block formatting of text. Skype trims whitespace.
  • Can integrate with other services via bots, e.g. posting of Splatoon rotations or Twitter messages...
  • Rooms are part of a server and keep conversations on topic. Skype requires separate chats, which get lost easily.
  • Discord is lighter on system resources and starts up much more quickly.
  • Has online/offline/idle/streaming. Skype requires you have people in your contacts to see this information.
  • It's free. Skype has a paid plan for better features.
Kjhf Talk Contribs 12:49, 16 September 2016 (UTC)