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==About==
 
==About==
[[Discord]] is a multimedia realtime chat [[web service]] and application for desktop and mobile.
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[[Discord]] is a multimedia realtime chat [[web service]] and application for desktop and mobile. It is comparable to [[Slack]], with one major difference being that users identify against a central server rather than individual servers. This allows for user interaction ([[direct message|DM]]s) outside of the context of a particular server, and also discovery of what servers and friends you share with others.
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==Pages==
===text formatting===
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* [[/API]]: writing software to interact with Discord
Text formatting is similar to a subset of [[Markdown]], although there are differences:
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* [[/bots]]: there are a lot of bots available for extending Discord functionality
* '''bold''' is <code>**two asterisks**</code>
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* [[/formatting]]
* ''italic'' is <code>*one asterisk*</code> or <code>_one underscore_</code>
 
* <u>underline</u> is <code>__two underscores__</code>
 
* <s>strike</s> is <code>~~two tildes~~</code>
 
* <code>code</code> (fixed-pitch inline unformatted text) is <code>`backticks`</code>
 
** You can use this format to paste [[URL]]s without them becoming links or displaying a preview.
 
** To display a link but no preview, surround the URL with angle brackets: &lt;https://htyp.org&gt;. The angle brackets will not be displayed, and preview will be suppressed.
 
*** Note: Discord's settings refer to the preview as an "embedded link". Previews of links pasted into a discussion can be turned off by revoking this privilege.
 
* multiple lines of code can be started with three backticks at the beginning of a line:
 
```
 
code lines
 
code lines
 
```
 
* the initial backticks can have a language designator afterwards, for syntax highlighting:
 
```php
 
php code...
 
```
 
* <code>&gt; </code> (right-angle plus a space) will cause the following paragraph to be indented with a vertical bar
 
* spoiler text is <code>||two pipes||</code>: this causes the text to be obscured until clicked on
 
 
 
To display characters that would otherwise be treated as formatting, escape them with a backslash:
 
* <code>\*</code> will display as <code>*</code>
 
* <code>\_</code> will display as <code>_</code>
 
* This does not seem to work with backticks (<code>`</code>), however.
 
 
 
 
===user/group security===
 
===user/group security===
 
This applies only within Servers (Guilds); DMs, even when multiple people are included, have essentially no security controls.
 
This applies only within Servers (Guilds); DMs, even when multiple people are included, have essentially no security controls.
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Other users can click on already-posted reactji, and Discord will display the number of people who clicked (and their usernames in the hover-over). This can be used for practical things like polling, as well as just expressing feelings about something without interrupting the conversation.
 
Other users can click on already-posted reactji, and Discord will display the number of people who clicked (and their usernames in the hover-over). This can be used for practical things like polling, as well as just expressing feelings about something without interrupting the conversation.
 
==Pages==
 
* [[/API]]: writing software to interact with Discord
 
* [[/bots]]: there are a lot of bots available for extending Discord functionality
 
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
 
* [https://discordapp.com/ home page]
 
* [https://discordapp.com/ home page]
 
** [https://blog.discordapp.com/parents-guide-to-discord-c77d91793e9c Parent’s Guide to Discord]
 
** [https://blog.discordapp.com/parents-guide-to-discord-c77d91793e9c Parent’s Guide to Discord]

Latest revision as of 17:51, 20 March 2020

About

Discord is a multimedia realtime chat web service and application for desktop and mobile. It is comparable to Slack, with one major difference being that users identify against a central server rather than individual servers. This allows for user interaction (DMs) outside of the context of a particular server, and also discovery of what servers and friends you share with others.

Pages

  • /API: writing software to interact with Discord
  • /bots: there are a lot of bots available for extending Discord functionality
  • /formatting

user/group security

This applies only within Servers (Guilds); DMs, even when multiple people are included, have essentially no security controls.

The security management is fairly sophisticated. Channels can be restricted to selected individuals or "roles" (which are essentially security groups). Channels can also be grouped into "categories", which can be given their own security settings which then become defaults for the channels they contain. The permissions which are assignable to individuals or roles are quite fine-grained.

comparison to IRC

Discord is GUI-oriented rather than text-oriented; almost everything except actual messages is done via menus, icons, and other graphical interface elements, though there are a few text commands.

Some of the graphical elements supported:

  • limited rich text formatting: bold, italics, strikethrough
  • avatars for users and servers/guilds
  • emoji, both inline and as reactions to posts (aka reactji).

Other users can click on already-posted reactji, and Discord will display the number of people who clicked (and their usernames in the hover-over). This can be used for practical things like polling, as well as just expressing feelings about something without interrupting the conversation.

Links