Anime-Planet Discord server improvements!

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by sothis, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Jun 16, 2020
    In an attempt to make things more friendly in the official Anime-Planet Discord server, we've made some changes, with more to come in the future.


    We've added many new channels for discussion:

    • #tech-talk - PCs, keyboards, or anything tech
    • #images - memes, fanart, gifs, cosplay, etc
    • #日本語 - Japanese language learning, or simply talk in Japanese
    • #gl and #bl for recommendations for Girls' Love (yuri, shoujo-ai) or Boys' Love (yaoi, shounen-ai). Add a reaction in #rules-and-info to see these channels.
    • #music - OSTs and your favorite songs
    • #server-suggestions - for any ideas or requests you have for the Discord server

    These channels are in addition to the existing ones:

    • #anime
    • #manga
    • #gaming
    • #off-topic
    • #food-and-drink
    • #groupwatch and #dtab for groupwatches
    • #voice-chat
    • #news, #support, #db-requests for the site

    Some of these channels are hidden until you opt-in to see the group: #bl, #gl, and the two groupwatch channels (#dtab and #groupwatch). You can opt into seeing these channels by adding a reaction in #rules-and-info. In that channel, you can also opt in to receiving notifications about the Discord server or site announcements (these same ones!). As well, you can opt into seeing when we add a new bad anatomy cover to the Best Bad Anatomy list because why not! ;)

    Anime-Planet quiz night!


    We're organizing a weekly quiz night in the Discord server every Saturday, starting this week! Join us June 20th, 4:30 PM EST/8:30 PM UTC/GMT for a general anime knowledge quiz!

    Join the Anime-Planet Discord
  2. Feinraf

    Feinraf Forum Moderator Developer

    Looking forward to quiz nights!
  3. SpanglishJC

    SpanglishJC Well-Known Member

    The server is looking all shiny and fancy!
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  4. Cattrah

    Cattrah New Member

    Loving the changes! I love the opt-in method too, very sensible.
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  5. D4RKS3NS3I

    D4RKS3NS3I Well-Known Member

    Huh, I might even join the Discord server, looking at all these cool changes
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  6. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    Never used Discord, so I have NO idea how any of it works, and most likely won't get it, (especially if I have to do webcam & voice chat, which I'm not comfortable with) but the quizzes, gaming, music, and the Japanese one seems intriguing!
  7. SpanglishJC

    SpanglishJC Well-Known Member

    There is a voice chat channel that gets used on the rare occasion, but it doesn't require a webcam. Otherwise, it is almost entirely text based chatting in the different channels the AP server has.
  8. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    That particular channel, or Discord in general doesn't require it?
    (Sorry if it's a dumb question, but I just want to be sure.) If Discord in general like the gaming/Japanese/music channels don't require either one, then I might change my mind & actually look into it at some point. (No promises though.)
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2020
  9. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Jun 16, 2020
    The latter. Voice chats you have to explicitly choose to join, even then you *technically* can keep your mic muted and just listen, but it's a bit weird for the others in chat. There's no webcam stuff - technically you can choose to stream what you're doing in some servers but that still isn't really the same thing
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  10. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the info. :)

    I've had some A-P friends asking me to join the Discord, but since I'm uncomfortable with voice chat & webcam, and I've never used it before, (Discord) I've been on the fence about it.
  11. Cattrah

    Cattrah New Member

    I kind of think if they made reddit real time conversation app, with its own emojii's, and opt-in for voice, you'd have a good comparison of what discord is.

    I just tell people Discord: The coffee shop of the internet. lol.
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  12. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    You could always come in and lurk for a bit, but it's just a real-time version of the forum haha. Friendly folks, the same code of conduct applies there so there (shouldn't) be any meanness or bad stuff. There's a bit of a learning curve to learn how to add emojis/see notifications/etc but otherwise it's fun
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  13. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    Oh cool! I think I'll actually look into it after all. :D (No promises it'll be soon, but at least I'm more open to the idea now.)
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  14. Yvonnelim99

    Yvonnelim99 New Member

  15. joyamine

    joyamine New Member

    cool looking forward to it
  16. Demonskid

    Demonskid Well-Known Member

    Joined! >w<
    Though in big servers like this I mostly lurk unless it's a topic I can relate to or someone I know is talking to me.
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  17. Senshiro

    Senshiro New Member

    Hey im new on Anime Planet and i love it after 5 minutes on this page ! thanks to the Founder for that wonderfull Anime page !
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