First of all, I think Discord is great, it is awesome and quick way to get in touch, there is usually someone around to have a quick light chat. But nature of Discord inevitably makes it like a small circle of friends, which makes it inferior to forums where these circless are less likely to form, especially in mature well behaved forum. Also Discord promotes very short and fast responses. It often doesn't go together with anything what requires more than an average sentence. Basically anything slightly philosophical or technical already falls into "difficult" and undesired subject category in there. Just in a couple last few days I experienced few unpleasant antagonistic events. First, because I apparently wrote too much in one case. Next because I was misunderstood about what I meant, and attempts to explain myself were useless, it appeared to me that the circle that has formed actually get fueled by going antagonistic against me, so I quit. Some worrying points about discord, which I have witnessed in various discords, against myself, or against others: The forming of specific friend circles who then dictates unwritten rules of the conduct. Promoting short and "lightweight" expressions, and suppressing the opposite kind of expressions. The satisfaction of having someone to go antagonistic against, genrally looks like it is quite an entertainment to get into that in various discords, but I witnessed that in Kunos forums too. Well suited environment to form cult-like communities. Which for simulation is very unproductive as there is quite significant faith element to it. Anti-thinking, irrationality effect. Basically a side effect of any slightly more complex expressions being largely unwanted and ineffective in Discord. All this being said, I can see Discord being highly useful and positive tool for various community purposes. I just want to say that I wish the best future for this forum. This forum seems like last place I know of reasonable maturity, reasonable attitude towards thinking - philosophical and technical. This forum is also last place of democratic attitude for different views, a place where people can disagree against eachother without getting disrepectful while discussing complex problems, and they also can get deeper into subjects than just with six word sentences. Unfortunately and inevitably it does seem like antagonism, fanboyism (sectarianism) and quick small small talk chatty messages are bleeding into here, but I hope that good values will remain. I think if any place can lead to high quality community it is this place, not the Discord.