@Pigeon
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Yea but what sucks is that discord is the only, and I mean literally the only non-libre app on my PC I cannot get rid of. Getting rid of it would mean isolating myself from most of my age-group; Millions of people including many of my friends use it. They couldn’t care less if what they’re using is FOSS or not. Getting them to switch to an XMPP client or even (godforbid) Matrix would be impossible, Which really really bothers me. I truly hope the number of XMPP users start growing quickly, because It hurts me to install discord everytime I distro-hop

@personwithakeyboard
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Unless you want to stream, you could use the web app? That’s what I do.

SudoDnfDashY
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You can stream in the web app.

In fact the web app works better than the client. It also has way less vulns.

@MerchantsOfMisery
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This is what people like Stallman refuse to understand and it’s so frustrating trying to explain this to his fanatic supporters. Much of his die hard beliefs I think just reek of white male privilege and not caring enough to try and understand the lived experiences of other people and see why they sometimes rely on necessary evils.

The fact is, Discord is privacy nightmare but it’s resulted in the improved mental health of a lot of people by allowing them to communicate with each other in such a convenient way.

Stallman’s views honestly annoy me because he’s like a guy telling his friend to stop taking medicine because they have side effects, without realizing that the person’s mental health could plummet without their imperfect but effective drug.

edit: Downvotes but not a single person who can justify their disagreement with words. Imagine that.

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I obliterated instagram and I can agree that it cuts a lot of ties with ppl of my age.

The solution is to advocate for more interoperability between apps

@Stoned_Ape
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I definitely know what you mean. At the same time, other people might not quit those services because you are there.

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@Stoned_Ape
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Aks 100 people if they would switch if the other 99 would switch, and everyone would say yes.

Still, I know what you mean. It’s a serious problem. The only way I can imagine to work is to inform and educate people about the reasoning behind the switch. If people don’t know why they should stop doing something, they will continue.

krolden
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But you’re still there. If they really want to talk to you they will switch.

Sr Estegosaurio
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Does not work most of the time. :(

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Maybe this will help?

https://revolt.chat/

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The best alternative in my opinion.

@rustoleum
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best centralized alternative, it’s said to have encrypted rooms soon

This is really the only decent alternative.

Matrix is better than Revolt, just saying. Even in terms of experience, not just federation.

To be fair, Matrix has been around a lot longer than Revolt. I remember the early days with Riot - and it was absolutely horrendous. Give Revolt some time, and I think it will improve quite a bit.

Revolt has been around for a long enough time to give basic solid functionality. Matrix does that, and the game is over now. It will be like Jitsi, where everyone just uses it for FOSS video conferencing, and other solutions fell behind.

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