New Robotics Chatroom


#1

Hey Everyone,

A bunch of members of the community have worked hard on creating an awesome new chatroom for robotics that is completely public! We want to foster real-time communication with other teams, and create meaningful bonds between members of the community. Discord poses a few advantages over most other messaging platforms, due to its ability to assign distinctive chatrooms. We’d love to have as many people on!

You can join at this link: https://discord.gg/Y29Jq
The link expires in 24 hours, but comment on this thread or PM me on the forum, and I’ll be sure to send you a new invite link!

We have a few rules, so here they are:

  1. Please refrain from using any offensive language, swearing IS allowed, but offensive language is not.
  2. We do not condone, nor allow 18+ content, as there are minors on this chat.
  3. Spamming will get you banned.
  4. Don’t be rude to someone else… Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  5. Please identify yourself with the /nick command, we would like you to include your team number, if you’ve graduated or for some reason would not like to disclose your team number publicly, PM @Harri | 523H. This is just to ensure that trolls don’t join the chat.
  6. Most of all, have fun, and be yourself.

Thanks everyone, and we look forward to seeing you!


#2

I am also in this chat, hope to see you there!


#3

Thank you guys for making this, I know I will be on there a lot if anyone wants to talk :stuck_out_tongue:

This is a great idea, how come no one has had it before??

Can’t wait to speak to y’all :stuck_out_tongue:

~Jack


#4

We are always on :wink:


#5

We are also working on a discord bot: https://github.com/HFreni/RoBot
Its main use is showing information about teams/comps using http://vexdb.io/
Ill update the github page with a list of commands


#6

Better than the forums 10/10 IGN good experience would recommend


#7

So . . . this forum . . ?

Seriously though, in all honesty what’s the difference/advantage of discord over what we already have here? I know it’s a chatroom (or collection of chatrooms I guess), but what does it offer?

I’m sure people will want to use this and it will all be good - I don’t want to upset anyone who’s worked on this - but it just kind of seems like it is nice to have all of the vex related content/discussion in one place.


#8

Some advantages of discord in this situation:

  1. Voice Chat, it’s hard to explain designs just by posting them on the forum.
  2. Notifications, you get instant notifications, and having short messages is by far easier to read.
  3. We also want to do fun things together within the robotics community, and advertising to play games on the forum isn’t a good idea. We welcome, and even encourage the idea of participating in games with people from other teams!

This isn’t about what the better platform is, but rather, what we feel will make the community closer!


#9

I agree! I look forward to joing when I get home… Any of you guys play overwatch?


#10

Alot of us do! I personally don’t though.


#11

Lots of great conversation about robotics and non-robotics goes on in here :slight_smile: It’s just a great community for everyone to join, whether or not you’re in VEX or have already graduated.


#12

If possible send me a new link! :smiley:
(Sorry I didn’t get on in time to get the invite link.)

Thanks!


#13


Here ya go!


#14

:smiley: Thanks!


#15

could i have an invite?


#16


If anyone else wants in, just PM me for an invite so we don’t clutter up the forum


#17

I have generated a discord link that never expires, https://discord.gg/fYuSqcC
You wont have to contact anyone inside the chat to get in anymore

and here is a temporary account link if you just want to stop by once: https://discord.gg/5HCgMnd


#18

https://i.pxtst.com/8b6c1.png
Small update, we now have a bot that shows forum updates if you want to see activity live and not have to refresh every minute


#19

Hey can you send me the link to the discord chat?


#20

Here ya go: https://discord.gg/AZBmtFN