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Author Topic: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour  (Read 5427 times)

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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2022, 12:27:07 AM »
This is as close as I get to social media, so I'm good.  No facebook account, no twitter, no Baidu, no personal website etc.   I loathe Discord because it just plain sucks. 

I also dislike VTTs because if I'm going to game it needs to just work without constantly freezing and I want to hang with friends and family and knock back a few adult beverages.

So just unplug, people, and you'll be happier....

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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2022, 01:25:39 AM »
Just make sure to build up your social credit score, citizen, and you'll be fine!

That won't be done, on my part.  Online life isn't essential.  I promise, we can live without it.

Don't worry, they're developing government controlled digital currency to better control you.
They already control the banks and the currency, they just need to tighten the net a bit to make sure nobody can ever possibly escape.

It's necessarily, because of terrorism or hate speech, or something. Trust the benevolent all-encompassing government!

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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2022, 02:24:54 AM »
Like the tin says, Discord changed it's TOS and now will ban people for Off-Site "hateful" behaviour.
Not if you're a Democrat though.

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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2022, 03:49:21 AM »
Just unplug from Twatter and Farcebook where the landwhales roam and you’ll both avoid the gaze of those miserable wretches and put another dent in those cesspools’ bottom lines. If enough people do it, they might even notice.

Never had a problem with Facebook. I use it primarily to organize game sessions. I have a number of friends and aquaintances who post political or social nonsense, but I just tune them out.

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ETA: if you haven’t already, just change/use a different profile name on each of the social media platforms so they can’t link the accounts as easily.

Yep. I reluctantly use Discord because my WoW guild uses it to organize events. I only ever use it for that purpose. Someone would have to do some digging to find my Discord ID, and I doubt it's worth the effort.

I can see how it might impact someone with more internet presence than me, but I also think that's where Discord will have the most pushback.
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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2022, 04:39:23 AM »
I've had my accounts deleted out of the blue twice now by FuckYouBook. Both times for "behavior" on accounts that I only used to play facebook games on and never once posted to anything. So it doesnt matter what you do or do not do. They can and probably will delete you for nothing at all.

Then a few months ago FuckYouTube did the same. With the same fake charges.

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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2022, 11:40:19 AM »
I see discord has gone full Patreon then.

Might as well switch to Slack then as it's far more useful for organization and doesn't require the BS requirements that Discord does....although it's owned by Salesforce so there is that.
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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2022, 02:33:13 PM »
Discord has been pulling this crap for years now. In January of last year there were several instances of Discord banning not only servers related to Trump, but banning the personal accounts of everyone who ever connected to those servers.

That should tell you everything you need to know about how reliable Discord is as a communications tool. They'll happily delete anyone and anything as soon as their masters deem it wrongthink.

Guilded has not been as bad, but their model is the same as Discord so the same problems apply. If you have a centralized company in charge of all this infrastructure, then they will eventually "go woke" and start doing the bidding of their masters. US government/Spy agencies are giving directives to all of these tech companies on what to do, who to ban, what speech to allow and what to disallow. There's nothing you can do about it unless you are running your own server.

The only long term legitimate option I know of is Element/Matrix protocol communications, because Matrix is a protocol and you can host your own server & run it with encryption. I run a gaming related community and I plan on pushing as many people as I can.

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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2022, 03:20:20 PM »
Discord already violates the GDPR by keeping a record of your IP address and phone number (if any) associated with your account even after deleting your account.

EDIT: I don't consider it too much of a big loss. I've unfortunately dealt with several poorly run discords. Like, one time I tried to be nothing but positive and still ended up getting banned from a server due to incredibly stupid reasons like "talking too much" and "making someone feel subjective unhappy feelings." Most of the servers I interact with aren't that bad, thank God.
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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2022, 04:22:21 PM »
Discord already violates the GDPR by keeping a record of your IP address and phone number (if any) associated with your account even after deleting your account.

That's also a violation of CCPA.
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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2022, 05:14:41 PM »
It always astounds me how ignorant people are of what the GDPR and other similar laws actually do and require. If you think that it requires them to delete all of your data you're not only dead wrong, you fucking braindead, that kind of information is kept because many countries, provinces, and states require that data be preserved indefinitely for the purpose of providing it to law enforcement and if you're too stupid to understand that this means that the data can never ACTUALLY be deleted, then you're beyond help.

It's also laughable to see you getting up in arms because you can lose a throwaway meaningless account when you can just make another one that ISN'T linked to your various other social media shitposting aliases.

It's their service and platform, suck it up chumps.
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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2022, 05:15:02 PM »
lol and here I was talking shit only to experience my own technical difficulties - PERFECT

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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2022, 05:16:36 PM »
And apparently, it continues with each edit creating a new duplicate post?

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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2022, 07:16:55 PM »
It always astounds me how ignorant people are of what the GDPR and other similar laws actually do and require. If you think that it requires them to delete all of your data you're not only dead wrong, you fucking braindead, that kind of information is kept because many countries, provinces, and states require that data be preserved indefinitely for the purpose of providing it to law enforcement and if you're too stupid to understand that this means that the data can never ACTUALLY be deleted, then you're beyond help.

It's also laughable to see you getting up in arms because you can lose a throwaway meaningless account when you can just make another one that ISN'T linked to your various other social media shitposting aliases.

It's their service and platform, suck it up chumps.

It's always fun watching folks who can't even understand how to use grammar accuse others of stupidity.


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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2022, 07:29:03 PM »
Just unplug from Twatter and Farcebook where the landwhales roam and you’ll both avoid the gaze of those miserable wretches and put another dent in those cesspools’ bottom lines. If enough people do it, they might even notice.

Also, don’t invite anyone you haven’t vetted elsewhere onto your private gaming channels… but that’s just good practice anyway.

So cut off from all social media because Discord and also somehow vet people before inviting them to your discord (how without social media?).

I've a better solution, dump Discord and migrate to https://www.guilded.gg/

Or; In-Person Gaming, around a Real Table.

Stop, already, you heretic... Interact with people in meatspace?  Are you crazy?

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Re: Discord to ban you for off-site "hateful" behaviour
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2022, 01:30:40 AM »
It would be nice if people didn't engage in hateful content? I mean, I'm just sayin? I know I know, one person's hateful content is another's engaging conversation. Except, somehow, 95%+ of people don't have that same difficulty not engaging in hateful content and it always seems to be the same small group of people who are ejected from almost everywhere else and who admit to being dicks to their peers on a regular basis for...reasons (like "it's fun to tweak the SJWs").