Discord's meteoric rise continues, with even more people jumping on the bandwagon. It's a very bad thing, as Discord is likely going to sell your entire DM history, in plaintext, to their acquirer in a deal for cash and stock in the next 24-36 months.

It's not e2e encrypted. Everything you've ever typed into Discord in a DM is about to become readable to Microsoft or whoever else buys them, tied to your email and phone number and payment card.

@sneak the most baffling thing, to me, is all those open source projects, run by people who are not stupid, and they're like "nah we don't need a forum as a community tool, chat is all we need! And while we're at it, let's pick the least open, least privacy-compatible, most likely to be scooped up by some Big Tech player GaMEr ChAt pLaTfoRm"

Utterly bewildering. There's alternatives, there's things that are much better community tools, but no. Bloody Discord it is.

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