Last week I got a warning from JB, one of the terrific moderators of a brand new Discord server in Alabama. I wanted to pass this on to you, explain what it is and hopefully expand both our community and theirs.
What is Discord?
Discord started in 2015 as a way for players to chat with each other while streaming content live or playing together. Soon after, it exploded into a variety of uses and features.
First, it creates a series of community hubs (much like older BBS or Reddit systems). There are general discussion areas, specific posts, and thematic areas within Discord. Second, it’s a real-time communication hub – you don’t just leave messages; users have the ability to communicate with you in real time like Slack, Messenger programs or text messages. You are also not limited to texts / posts. You can also send voice messages, post videos, send video messages, etc. It is an all-in-one communication system, with a simple user interface and an application that is not at all resource intensive.
There is also no stupid human stuff to follow. It’s pretty straightforward: you go to the Discord you want to join, create a username, download the app (or use the desktop feature), then enter the conversation, post a message or a thread, chat online, etc.
What is Tide Sports Discord?
Rather than paraphrase JB’s post, I’ll post it below in full, to better explain what this community hosts.
I just wanted to convey a concept that I have been working on and co-moderating for the past few months with an Alabama Discord server. It has all kinds of information on anything you can imagine, I often give information about movies, and it has good analysis for a quick chat on the spot.
It’s like a kind of chat area; it wouldn’t replace anything, but rather an additional post of quick chats and news updates. as well as.
It sounds like a really cool idea, and I’m happy to pass it on. For those of you who don’t want to use Discord, we’re probably going to tie together some of the coolest stories, breaking news, and movie reviews in the future. And why not? The sweeter the content in Crimson Tide, the better, right?
While it’s not anything you stay on all day, it’s a great addition to your favorite Bama sites, especially if you’re looking for something very specific and want to reach out to non-RBR people. (I use Discord quite often myself to modify Skyrim).
If you’re interested, here’s the landing page (although I suspect they’ll have to change the name in the near future – Tuscaloosa news will follow them into oblivion for this brand “Tide Sports”).