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This thread was archived on 13 March 2017 by TyA.

For those who don't frequent Special:Chat, please take a look at the logs. After going back to the start of February, I have come to the conclusion that Special:Chat is no longer the interactive medium it used to be (I assume most people have migrated to Discord). Most of the logs now fit in a single screen. Those that don't are usually join/quit spam caused by poor connections.

As such, I propose we close/disable Special:Chat in favour of Discord. User:Cqm/Signature

Discussion

Support - --Iiii I I I 20:27, March 6, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Kinda sad it has come to this, but Discord is far superior. User:TyA/sig 20:30, March 6, 2017 (UTC)

awwww - the chat used to be quite fun... Ah well, it's no longer a reliable way to have a conversation, considering almost nobody joins it anymore. What I do think would be useful though is to make the discord/CC/IRC or whatever more prominently advertised so that people who have questions can still find someone to talk to. Currently the chat-join message redirects people to discord/CC, but it should be clear for people where to go if they want to ask something about the wiki. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 21:26, March 6, 2017 (UTC)

We have a large discord advert in the side rail and have added mention of the discord to our welcome messages. User:TyA/sig 21:31, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
It's about half the entire page large and covers articles (see pic below)... Unless that's just my computer being wonky. 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 17:58, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
What browser and OS do you use? User:TyA/sig 18:58, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
Google Chrome, Windows 7. 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 19:50, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
Check your wikia.css. User:TyA/sig 19:54, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
I suppose that's it, then, since various infobars have been blocking articles in Oasis from its release. I'll take a looksie at it, but I'll be inactive for a few days. 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 20:26, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

Support - RIP S:C 2016 2017 Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) 21:51, March 6, 2017 (UTC)

THANK YOU for coming up with a witty title! I suppose the great Special:Chat - IRC wars of 2014-2015 will end with Discord coming in and conquering everything. --LiquidTalk 22:39, March 6, 2017 (UTC)

Special:Chat has a great place in my heart for the multiple years I was an active user. It was the place I grew up in the wiki, where I met such wonderful people who have sadly moved on, and where I met many trolls. I don't think anyone else can get this effect anymore with S:C - it is time it goes. Haidro (talk) 23:00, March 6, 2017 (UTC)

SupportDiscord ftw!

x5sQGus.png  แšผ ๐•ท๐–”๐–—๐–‰ ๐•ธ๐–†๐–“๐–•๐–†๐–Ž๐–“๐–™ แšผ (t)(c) 23:55, March 6, 2017 (UTC)

Support Long live IRC (even though discord is superior for our needs) Pikachu lv95 (talk) 01:30, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

Support - No longer useful or what it used to be. --Cake detailCaek iz ossumChocolate cake detail talk om nom 03:41, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

Support - rest in pieces :'( Star Talk Star sprite 04:00, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

Interesting... Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) 09:46, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
Now that's an old avatar. Fallen leaves ThePsionic Eek 15:41, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Not used as much anymore - Purple partyhat Sparky Kitty the WikianFiremaking 04:18, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

Support - Well this is really a shame, in my opinion the chat's the best medium for speaking to other wikians if a talk page message doesn't suffice. But if nobody uses it (including myself as of late, since a) I'm rather inactive and b) I haven't had the need to)... No idea what Discord is, but I've heard the name before. 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 07:50, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

As the current invite/advert is oasis only, perhaps it would be a good idea to add a link to the monobook sidebar. For the time being however, check out the right rail. User:Cqm/Signature
@Fswe, Discord is basically Skype and TeamSpeak, but better. :P Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) 09:44, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
Is it supposed to look like this? 18px-Avatar.png Fswe1 26px-Brassica_Prime_symbol.svg.png 15:37, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
Yes... but no.. just click here to join - Purple partyhat Sparky Kitty the WikianFiremaking 15:39, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
No, but that looks better tbh Fallen leaves ThePsionic Eek 15:41, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

Support - You will be missed Fallen leaves ThePsionic Eek 15:41, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

Support - this is something I was thinking of suggesting myself. The chat has been dead for some time and people coming to get help are rarely able to find a response, which doesn't give a good impression of our community. Discord does a better job so there's no point trying to resurrect the chat. Perhaps we should also consider doing this with IRC though as it seems the situation is similar over there? Magic logs detailIsobelJRaw rocktail detail 16:25, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

The IRC is still somewhat active. Even if it wasn't, I think the IRC isn't quite in the same boat since it's offsite, and there aren't nearly as many visible links to it. --LiquidTalk 05:15, March 8, 2017 (UTC)

Support - S:C was my home for a couple years, but considering how we are much more productive and can do a lot more in discord, it's an obvious move to make. Also, 1/10 title --Sucy_orb_2.pngScuzzy BetaLuna_Nova_sigil.png 17:23, March 7, 2017 (UTC)

10/10 title. >:( --LiquidTalk 05:15, March 8, 2017 (UTC)
Literally the worst title I have ever seen. liquidhelm pls --Sucy_orb_2.pngScuzzy BetaLuna_Nova_sigil.png 15:53, March 10, 2017 (UTC)

Support = --Deltaslug (talk) 03:28, March 8, 2017 (UTC)

Sad supporrt - I will not be missing trolls that can't be kicked since admins are not paying attention, but I will miss the chat medium. =c 7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko) 17:58, March 8, 2017 (UTC)

Support - The chat definitely hasn't been as active as it once was, especially with the rise of Discord. Abyssal vine whip TonyBest100 Bandos chestplate 19:34, March 9, 2017 (UTC)

Support - RSwiki was one of the few wikis to beta test chat all the way back in April 2011! It will be missed but Discord is just a more viable option. No need to try and maintain both, even if it takes little effort to maintain Chat. Dragon 2h sword oldCallofduty4 Talk 01:42, March 10, 2017 (UTC)

): Ronan Talk 02:28, March 12, 2017 (UTC)

Support - I do remember this all too well with the initial proposal. It had served us for several years in conjunction with other platforms. Ryan PM 06:24, March 13, 2017 (UTC)

Ohh the good old days where there were loads of "Your argument is invalid" memes... :D JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 19:08, March 13, 2017 (UTC)

Closed - Special:Chat will be disabled. User:TyA/sig 19:09, March 13, 2017 (UTC)

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