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1 Zetawilk's photo

Orgnangnutangurang.

Fun fact: Will the site end on February 26, 2022 because the administrator has unfortunately passed due to the COVID crisis? I sincerely hope they’re okay, but I haven’t found any evidence they’ve been heard from since. My thoughts and prayers go with them.

2 Woab's photo

It would break my heart to see this site go away. I know it hasn’t been tended by the Admin for Quite Some Time. For a little while, it looked like they were starting a fresher version of this, but I haven’t heard anything more about that. All I can think of is that maybe we can communicate through the Folding Story Facebook page if everything goes down in the new year. I would miss folding with my fellow folders!

3 Zetawilk's photo

I do not have Facebook, though I did notice their Tumblr has been silent for a while now. I’m worried too—sites like these, which exemplify innovation and encourage creativity are few and far between nowadays. Gone are the glory days of the 90s.

4 Woab's photo

Alas, that is probably true. Some of us here have come from other Exquisite Corpse-style writing sites that also have disappeared. We used to have a Yahoo Group called Exquisite Corpse Refugees, but Yahoo got rid of free groups. We may have to figure out something else, if we want to stay in touch. Any ideas?

5 Perronicus's photo

Ah no is if definitely ending? That’s really sad, and there are no other sites like this - I don’t know why, it’s such a good idea

6 dookierouser's photo

spammers put an end to most sites like these.

7 Woab's photo

Has anyone tried storium? https://storium.com/sign_up

8 Woab's photo

What is Discord like, Zeta? Worth trying?

9 Zetawilk's photo

Discord is a bit overwhelming at first. Mostly you just text chat, but most servers have optional voice chat rooms. So, on Discord, you have servers, which people create, and these contain different rooms which people actually chat in. These rooms are usually separated by topics, and there’s almost always a general chat room. Basically you just hang out in there, receive alerts (you can change these) when there’s activity, and wait for people to file in on your invitation links.

10 Zetawilk's photo

Messages persist in Discord chat rooms as well, so you shouldn’t need to worry that someone’s there necessarily. You’re able to tag people using the @ symbol followed by their screen name. Even if you’re not around, you can still receive messages, which personally I find very convenient with its ease of access.

You can also direct message people on Discord so long as either you have them on your friends list, or you’re on the same server as them and have enabled permissions to receive messages from people just because they’re on the same server as you.

Some servers employ bots for various functions. My favorite tend to be the dice-rolling bots.

11 Zetawilk's photo

Whenever you join a server, you should see the server’s name in the upper left corner of the Discord window. If you click that, you should have access to various server-specific settings you may need. In the lower-left corner of the window (at least, for me), there’s your screen name and ID number, and beside that are some icons. The gear icon lets you change your global settings for Discord.

Also, a common practice with Discord servers is to disable permissions for new people just joining a server, which can be permissions for room access or setting emoji reactions and what have you. This is usually to act as a floodgate to strangers hopping in just to sow chaos. This is especially useful if you just leave a limitless link (any amount of people, for as long as the link exists), as anyone can just stroll by. You are able to invite people personally as well.

For example, on the server I have linked in my profile, any user whatsoever can access the #boot-camp room to chat, or read the #announcements channel for rules and whatnot. Then an admin can make you a member, and you can access the other rooms. There’s nothing there right now, of course, but hypothetically speaking, that’s how it would work.

12 Zetawilk's photo

Also, thanks for the Storium link, Woab. This site looks…incredibly interesting. I’m only in the tutorial thus far.

13 Woab's photo

Wow, thank you for all the information, Zeta. Discord sounds complicated! If you’re going for Storium, I’ll likely go, too.

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