FoCA Discord Server?

Got an idea to help make this a better place?

FoCA Discord Server?

Postby Shaw » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:31 am

Does this seem like a good idea? Something for live chats or discussions?

Would we need permission from the Captain?
Fairtales don't tell children that Dragons exist. Children know Dragons exist. Fairytales tell children that Dragons can be killed.
User avatar
Posts: 78
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:54 am
Location: Scotland
Pronouns: no idea
Gender: not entirely sure, tbh

Re: FoCA Discord Server?

Postby earthgolem » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:53 pm

I'm not a mod. Here are some thoughts I've got:

1. I don't think you'd need permission from Captain Awkward to have a discord server where you talked about her blog as long as you're not using her branding. (Similar to how you wouldn't need permission from this space if you're not using its branding).

2. Discord servers like other online spaces take active moderation and that gets to be more work the bigger it gets. You'd probably want a plan for how you were gonna moderate it.

3. There's some risk that folks who already use discord would need to make a new discord account or accidentally risk bumping into another forumite that they know on discord through other servers and having the worlds collide.
The image used to produce my avatar is a Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons image from the user Chris 73 and is freely available at // under the creative commons cc-by-sa 3.0 license.
User avatar
Posts: 1228
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:57 am
Pronouns: they/them/their
Gender: genderfluid

Re: FoCA Discord Server?

Postby letternext » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:02 pm


This thread is being temporarily locked to give the mod team time to review it. Thanks for your patience.
User avatar
Posts: 2995
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:58 am
Location: Australia
Pronouns: she or they

Re: FoCA Discord Server?

Postby boutet » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:14 pm

Mod note:


Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately we, as the mod team, are not able to participate in, or moderate for a Discord server. This board takes all of the time and energy that we can spare to the greater CA community, and the live nature of Discord would require a level of moderation that we could not sustain in any circumstances.

At the same time leaving the Discord un-moderated would leave members open to the kinds of abuse and triggering material that we are unwilling to host or condone. For that reason we will not be able to officially endorse or partner with a CA-themed Discord. We encourage you to look into creating your own team, and setting your own rules and methods to manage the Discord in the way that works for you. Since any Discord server you set up for this purpose will not be part of FoCA or associated with it in any way, you will need to find a different name for it.

If this is something that you decide to pursue we ask that all planning for it happen off the board, as we are not able to commit to moderating the planning or running of the Discord. We would also ask that any disagreements or troubles that occur in the Discord be kept off the board. We strongly suggest that you contact Captain Awkward herself before using her site name or site imagery in your Discord.

We wish you luck with this project!

-The Mod Team
Posts: 4507
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:01 pm
Location: Canada
Pronouns: she/her
Gender: female

Return to Suggestion Box

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users