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Doujinchan is back!

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IRC was never meant to be mainstream, it isn't trendy or gives the average Chad silly emoji to compensate for his limited vocabulary.

But it survived in imageboards, it was preserved, it was good enough, not bloated, not spammy, it just worked and it lived even with Skype pushing.

But now with Discord, which markets itself as a gamer platform, more and more community administrators are giving up to the will of the majority.

Why is Discord so necessary that it managed to do what bigger companies couldn't? Can IRC be cool again?


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Real time chat was always present and popular, and there were solutions with the feature sets of Discord. Discord just happened to come at the time when the most popular software (Skype, TeamSpeak) were either bloated or getting thrown into the gutter. So add the GAYMUHR marketing and guerilla tactics (they reward you for shilling and they paid streamers and el YouTubers to kickstart it), some angel investors from Ching Chong Nowhere, the "minimalistic" design, friendly GUI and links/temporary accounts, and you got the rest of the common Internet world by storm, lauding it as something new.

Discord is the new craze for sysops and communities because there's simply no barrier to entry. Anyone can click on the Discord link on their browser, pick a username and start chatting. The same went for some IRC networks/web clients, but you could only chat, rarely was there any hotlinking support for displaying images or anything else to make it fancier. And the Discord interface is so compliant towards big button syndrome and "minimalist" that people automatically find it appealing. This means higher numbers. People like higher numbers, myself included, it's something natural. Modern internet denizens don't have the will nor attention span to search this spooky IRC thing that only 1337hax0rz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2rGTXHvPCQ) use, even though its functional, keeps the bloat out and does exactly what it says in the back of the box.

Imageboards are rooted with IRC culture and chatrooms so thankfully, the transition hasn't been instant. Some *chans have made the switch, and I have heard of infamous Discord raid groups (so anonymoose we r legion) that go on spamming rampages under mobile networks so they can try to shove their opinions to 名無し on the Four Leaf. A thing that's awfully too common are for Discord links to be posted alongside generals or niche communities and have it overtake/fragment the original site. Discord is like reddit, it homogenizes communities. Why go to that forum when you have a subreddit? Add the low barrier to entry, the demographic brewed from the advertising and the epic humor, creating invites being ridiculously easy, free of charge and everyone and their grandma using it, and you have a fire just waiting to happen outside the garden. And the botnet aspects are ever so worrying too, who knows what DiPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Memes you fell for:

>I actually installed Gentoo


I installed (Gahnoo/)Linux from Scratch. Can't say it's a meme, as it was a refreshing experience. But you really need to install a package manager to make it usable. After some initial hurdles, I managed to install dpkg+apt, and the system was (sort of) functional.


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They told me linux was fun.
I still don't understand how installing arch from scratch when you didn't know shit about linux and spending hours counter-engineering to set up a browser is fun.

It was pretty great for learning about how a OS works though, but damn. It was a pain, not fun.


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>I went to college and studied CS
>AMD 6850
>Only open source


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Arch wasn't that bad/hard to install on my first time. The problem is that their wiki is absolute dogshit and non-sequential and the middle school users who go "WOW I INPUT 5 COMMANDS ON TTY THIS SO HACKER AND HARD" give the distro a bad reputation, and coupled with the really shitty wiki, new users will immediately jump and say "oh, it's supposed to be hard right? guess ill try again".

But there really is no difficulty on partitioning/mounting/makingfilesystem for a disk, then downloading the base system contents into the hard drive and installing a boot loader.
You can do it in like 10 command inputs. Any hassle afterwards is just fiddling around with random .conf's and then just doing something like:

pacman S xfce4 && tlp && pulseaudio && firefox && lightdm && lightdmgtk-greeter && {GUIpacmanofchoice}

and get a decently functioning system and never touch the CLI again.
[code] tag when?


Now that I actually know my way around OS's and general linux, I see that it isn't that hard (specially now that they've improved the installation procedures). However, take in mind that happened before systemd was implemented and I didn't know shit about linux. I wasn't scared of the CLI, but hell, finding random .config files everywhere and trying to get drivers and stuff to work was way too time consuming to actually be any "fun". Not to mention that when I finished it barely survived lightweight DEs like lxde without freezing for a few seconds and going full autistic. "But it works fantastic on old hardware!", yeah, my balls.

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