allow self hosted servers

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  • ad1k4h

    +1 Allowing self-hosted servers is a good idea. EU Servers are lagging sometimes, and very annoying. If possible, please give us linux binaries ;) Thankies!

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  • burner

    There is multiple reasons to get own server. Lag problems are just one of them

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  • SkyBlade

    I'm pretty sure the company I work for would pay for discord if it could self host, and they're not alone, discord is really shooting itself in the foot here.

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  • DubbaThony

    @skyBlade honestly it would absolutely kill off and destroy slack in my company

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  • Cooli McTryhard

    @DubbaThony Why aren't you using Discord now? Slack doesn't offer self-hosted servers either.

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  • DubbaThony

    @Cooli Mc Tryhard

    That would be the slack killer feature. Data-sensitive operations on self-hosted and self-managed platform that has so well-known and such polished frontend as discord...

    And for gamers there is huge profit too, discord servers brainfarts are really annoying. I have own dedicated server and hosting it there would rektify our discording issues. And I think everyone in my company would be so happy to switch to discord, but likr everyone and his dog in my company is to say at least, sceptical about it's data security. 

    So if we had option to self-host it and if discord allowed to do so with perserving proper data safety, I believe it would be able to absolutely destroy slack.

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  • 'ttushka

    +1 great idea. I'd love to introduce Discord at my work place (~150 peeps) but our data absolutely cannot leave our own LAN.

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  • ruukki

    I bet most people would just leave skype for business behind if there were dsicord alternative. Even if it would be locked behind paid 'enterprise license'. And slack is not much better than skype.

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  • ad1k4h

    Yeah, this can be a good idea, beacuse easier to Discord staff, coz not needed to keep up more servers for free, and for the community who would like to use Discord offline, or use a self-hosted server for own company. I can imagine if someone have nitro, then he/she can access to the server binaries and host its own server. Enterprise usage is an another subject. But if they not give it very expensive then a lot of people will buy nitro for server linceses.

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  • Vlad

    Me and my guild have been fine with the weekly VOIP disconnects. I hurry into the settings page for the server and relocate the VOIP location to another region in order to try to fix the issue and it works most times.

    Ideally though, if there was a paid dedicated server option, and better yet, a way to tell the server what VOIP server to tell the clients to connect to, and have a dedicated server binary available just for the VOIP aspect, it would solve a lot of issues.

    There are degrees of how many features Discord can allow the community to self host, VOIP being the most prominent request, to also allowing a dedicated server binary to be "man in the middle" and relay stuff forward to Discords servers for features that require that.

    I understand that some suggestions take a lot of coding to implement, and others might require larger platform reorganization, so I don't expect too much, but at least having a stable VOIP experience via payment or self hosting will go a long way for most people posting in here I believe.

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  • Rock

    Basically they will tell you no you can't host your own Discord server because you didn't make/create Discord an you will use what they provide you to use because that is how they keep it free. Do you use Discord unaware of the method that they data mine your servers to farm you for money? It's not that obvious up front but if you were able to Kubernetics your own Discord servers than you could figure out how the Blockchain and the AI scrape your data for blocks and bits. You are making them wealthy and training their AI at the same time. Congratulations, sheephearding is now 1pixel.jpg easier than a backwards P

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  • Outeanos

    >but we can't have someone else in possession of our data

    That's the whole point of Discord. Even if they don't state so, it's obvious they are zealous about keeping all our chat histories in their possession. If they were ever bought out, all that data would fetch a pretty penny.

    Of course, according to the TOS, they cannot sell our data. But the company is worth much more as long as they possess said data, since they (or whoever bought them) can use it. It's pretty obvious.

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  • unbekannt3

    Now that Teamspeak has announced their new Version with nice chat features, ts voice quality AND own servers thats imo the better product when it comes out

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  • Vlad

    It's true that with Teamspeak making a more Discord like client and also support self hosting for better reliability I do see that Discord will get some competition, or at least motivation to look into implementing an option to specify a self hosted voice IP on the server settings where you would otherwise set a region, this way you can offload voice activity onto another server that purely handles only the voice, and everything else remains like it is on Discords own terms.

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  • Abue

    I'm surprised self hosting is not available. Right now with the COVID19 crisis I decided to suggest my workplace to transition to discord along with a host of other activities they can perform within the remote office and other entities they need to be constantly in touch with. The reason given is data privacy. I'm in Canada and we have to comply to FIPPA standards which means, Datacenters must be in Canada.

     

    I hope the Discord looks seriously into implementing this, the amount of entities adopting this as modes of communication among other things would be huge.

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