JamesF wrote:Sorge, if you can, please pin this thread so people can find the discord server link.
Sorgelig wrote:JamesF wrote:Sorge, if you can, please pin this thread so people can find the discord server link.
I prefer if someone will make a FAQ in this forum and answer a popular questions than direct users somewhere else.
I know people today don't like to read. They like to open the page and shoot the questions right away. That's why online chats are popular today. But it doesn't mean it's useful for FAQ purpose.
kitrinx wrote:Every form of media has its advantages and disadvantages. The persistence of information on forums, if it's not buried in a 50 page long mega-thread, is indeed one of its strong points. The ability for users to get help, developers to collaborate, and people to speak casually about how they feel about features is actually better in live chat. There are also pinned messages there that link to the wiki, files, commonly asked questions, hardware peripherals and sellers, and other things of use to MiSTer enthusiasts. Users help each other all day in the help channel. It is definitely a bit distracting if you are coding, but it's not worthless. There's a lot of valuable feedback and ideas to be had there.
Regardless, it does not hurt to have more than one tool in your toolbox. Maybe sneak in anonymously and check it out, then judge.
Sorgelig wrote:I have many years of IRC experience. Believe me I know what is it.
If there are so much willing to help the users then why i don't see much activity on Wiki? Your argument about "buried in a 50 pages thread" doesn't work for Wiki. It's more about hype than help. I cannot be everywhere. Live chat is a big distracting point for me. I'm already old for online life. Prefer to do something than hanging on chats.
BitsNStuff wrote:many people will just never want to spend time reading the wiki to find information, it's a shame but that's often just the way that people are much of the time.
olin wrote:I've never used Discord before, so I thought to give it a try and read a bit what people are discussing about MiSTer, but unfortunately it does not seem to work for me. What I did:
- I clicked on the link
- chose my username
- cancelled the email nagging popup
- read the intro channel asking me to "You must assign yourself a role to gain access to the rest of the server…", "By using the corresponding reaction(s) [:analogue_wh: :logo_snes: :MiSter: :retroarch: :desktop:] you assign yourself the role required to view / send messages in each of those individual categories"
This is the point where I can not pass through: how do I "use the corresponding reaction" ? I clicked several times on the icons and names of the channels and nothing happened. I tried to google it, and found "Hover over a message and click the Add a reaction icon". But If I hover over over the MiSTer icon I can see just a label with the name of the channel ":MiSter:" and when I move my mouse to click on it the label disappears. There is no (obvious to me) Add reaction icon as mentioned in the googled advice.
Is there a Wiki about how to use Discord? (sorry, could not help myself, but seriously is there ?). I tried to click on the message "Learn about Discord at your own pace by exploring the floating quest indicators.", but nothing happened - no help or text that would give me some basics how to use Discord. I tried to click on different icons, but nothing happened. How do I even distinguish the "quest indicators" form the rest of the UI in order to learn about Discord? I guess Discord is just not for me...
BitsNStuff wrote:Were you using the browser version of Discord or one of the desktop or mobile apps?
olin wrote:BitsNStuff wrote:Were you using the browser version of Discord or one of the desktop or mobile apps?
Thank you for your info. I used web browser (Firefox, 67.0.2 (64-bit)) to open the link posted on the first message of this thread. When hovering mouse pointer over the MiSTer icon (as indicated on your image) the shape of the mouse cursor changed to 'disabled' and clicking did not do anything (at least anything visible on the UI). So I guess the option was not available. See the attached image - sorry for the poor photo quality I used my phone to capture the mouse cursor.
Edit: all of the little icons on the same row do the same: all show the disabled cursor sign.
Edit2: I tried few more times, this time the web app crashed, please see the second image.
It's not that I haven't tried to encourage people to edit the wiki, they just seem scared to do so for some reason.
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