New OpenFL community chat available! 😄

This is a regression, I’ll try and take a look

Should be resolved now, thanks for bringing this to my attention :slight_smile:

@singmajesty What do you think about discord? some other public gamedev communities are in discord, even haxeflixel is there.

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What do you think the benefits would be? I’m open to it :slight_smile:

Actually both are the same, but discord is more gaming niche oriented, also more people already has an account on discord so the register could be easier.

Yup, I vouch for discord as I use it for other platforms as well

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Discord doesnt require you to sign up an account. I personally dont sign up for many accounts as I dont like to be tracked.

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Also won’t have to deal with the current issue of slack filling up.

Personally I’ve never really gotten into Discord chat. And OpenFL being more dev focused, gitter seems to be a good alternative in terms of openness and dev focus

See https://gitter.im/HaxeFoundation/haxe for an example of a high-quality haxe community chat.

Since everybody who works on OpenFL would have a github account, it’s the lowest barrier to entry. I was actually surprised to see that OpenFL also has a few rooms, but they didn’t seem to have been announced publicly anywhere https://gitter.im/openfl

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Could it be submitted to a vote of the community?

Honest question, do these forum-inspired dev chats ever work out in the end? With a forum, FAQ’s can be responded with a link to the original solved thread and they can be googled by future would-be askers. This is not the case with a chat.

Furthermore, 9 times out of 10 when I’m writing a question here or on any other dev forum, I end up discovering the answer before I finish writing because I feel obligated to list what I searched and what I tried. Where i expect a large portion of the help chat to be: “how do I do [thing]” - send. “I tried this [link], but it didn’t work” -send. “oh there’s a page 2, nvm”

For general small talk, quick references and a workplace community vibe, chats are nice, but taking away help from the forum can have negative affects, especially on smaller communities
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In the case of the haxeflixel discord if you have more experienced devs able to answer questions in real time it leads to much greater time sensitive support of problems both 1 on 1 and group. Also from the haxeflixel discord I have more of a sense of community that makes it easy to discuss and find solutions with specialists. I love the openfl fourms and I am all for keeping it as active as possible but I think the real time chat effort would be a great way to build a more fluid community. Also with regards to problems being solved lost. Many a times when somthing similar was asked for discord we were able to find it. Maybe for a real time chat if we were able to tag comments from people and add them to the community fourms it’d be the best of both worlds just a thought though.

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Seems like there’s a way to create bridges between discord, slack, gitter, etc - https://github.com/42wim/matterbridge

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I am always dubious about spreading discussions on more than one tool/service, they create a serious fragmentation of resources… now I am wondering if I can find more uptodate discussions here or somewhere else, I can’t check all tools/services everytime, it would be very time-consuming :disappointed_relieved:

I don’t know the other services, what are the advantages for each one?

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The slack chat is pretty active, and you can find the public archives at https://openfl.slackarchive.io/general/page-28 edit looks like they stopped logging 1-2 months ago

Which is another good resource to search for keywords when you encounter an issue

I think I haven’t seen a question un-answered so far on slack and/or this forum in one way or the other

Did we ever decide on a chat for this?

  • Let’s keep using Slack
  • Let’s start using Discord
  • I suggest a third option

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I really like our current forums, but I totally agree that chat is also valuable in addition to forums. Go ahead and use the above poll :wink:

In the future the ultimate community chat for openfl would be an open source community chat created in openfl, but text feature wise thats a little off from now.

Let’s give it a try: https://discord.gg/tDgq8EE

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