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Hi everyone,

The Discord server has now been around for over a month (I think?). Because it is off-site, discussion should probably take place there. Discord keeps scrollback logs forever (it seems, at least with the volume of chat on our server) and Discord's search tool is excellent, so we don't need to worry about archival, especially with pinned messages. We have a dedicated channel for server-related discussion (#ponyville-townhall) and I think it is far better suited than this forum.

I propose that we wrap up the Chat discussion forum and close it permanently. Please discuss below!

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Symbol oppose vote Oppose—mainly because scrollback, searching, etc. are screwier than duck sausage. On Firefox, the scroll bars of the lower channels are broken with the handle appearing higher than it really should be and never reaching the bottom of the bar. On IE, the search function is completely unusable. Also on IE, the pinned messages window does not properly expand to show anything. Furthermore, I think the wiki's forum is (1) more useful in distinguishing topics, (2) more useful in keeping track of relevant responses, and (3) vital to keeping a foundation in the community proper. Also, there is no actual indication on the server of #ponyville-townhall's purpose. So I have no shortage of reasons to say the chat is not ready to make policy decisions internally. Guildmaster Grovyle (talk) 05:35, May 21, 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment Comment Who the heck... uses... Internet Explorer nowadays? DgihKkh.gifThundermare  (Talk page)uFz3Sbv.gif 15:44, May 25, 2017 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment Comment Why are you using discord on a browser? There are apps for every major device except, like, Windows Phone. _|ß1 20:48, June 1, 2017 (UTC)

Symbol partial support vote Weak support I feel like we can keep the chat discussion forums for major changes and keep the #ponyville_townhall channel for more minor decisions. DgihKkh.gifThundermare  (Talk page)uFz3Sbv.gif 15:44, May 25, 2017 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote Oppose - I'm with Grov, I don't agree with this being removed. We have to remember that the discord channel is a part of the Wiki. I fear removing this forum would only allow the idea that it's slowly separating away. Any changes to the chat should be discussed with the Wiki community, not the select view that decide to come to the discord channels.   343TheGuiltyProphet
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19:18, May 28, 2017 (UTC)

Closed - Not enough consensus to close chat discussion at this time and will remain open and be used for major changes concerning Discord.   343TheGuiltyProphet
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21:18, June 1, 2017 (UTC)
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