A Metafilter Discord - Metacraft April 28, 2022 8:02 AM   Subscribe

A few years a Discord server called Metacraft was created for Mefites to hang out and share their crafting projects. It's recently been expanded to include a few more channels for broader activity. If you're looking for somewhere to chat about crafting and showcase what you're making, post pics of your pets or the view out your window, or just somewhere lowkey to hang out and shoot the sh*t, check out the server :)

So far we have:
. a channel to talk about craft and everyone's projects
. a crafting showcase channel
. a general/off-topic chat channel
. a pics channel (for pets, food, random photos you took, art, etc)
. a voice channel (&voice+text channel)

It can expand in any direction the community needs, so we're open to ideas.

Maybe during NaNoWriMo there can be NaNo channel to chat about goals and progress, with bots for sprinting/reminding/word count?

Maybe we can have a pomodoro bot channel for people who want to have company while getting things done in a focused ?

Anyway, pop in and say hi!
posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were to MetaFilter-Related at 8:02 AM (25 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Not a crafts person in the slightest but I'm happy to hang around with the humans who I largely hold in high esteem.
posted by majick at 8:28 AM on April 28 [1 favorite]


I recently (finally!) downloaded discord and was thrilled to see in another thread that there is a mefi discord!
posted by ellieBOA at 8:56 AM on April 28 [1 favorite]


And also not a craft person!
posted by ellieBOA at 9:02 AM on April 28 [1 favorite]


Maybe during NaNoWriMo there can be NaNo channel to chat about goals and progress, with bots for sprinting/reminding/word count?

Could have a general writing channel, all year round? I know there are a lot of writers here.
posted by signal at 11:06 AM on April 28 [5 favorites]


Having a regular weekly video chat would be a really nice way of getting to know folks and keeping people coming back. Crafting could be encouraged but optional. I already host 2 weekly online craft groups, so I'm not really up for another one, but I highly recommend them as a community-building thing.
posted by rikschell at 12:22 PM on April 28 [3 favorites]


I'm a craft person. But I'm not a Discord person.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:32 PM on April 28 [2 favorites]


Could have a general writing channel, all year round?

I'll second this. I'll likely post some of my songs I've written there too, unless we have a separate channel for that.

It's been great to see so many MeFites showing up on the server!
posted by Flight Hardware, do not touch at 2:23 PM on April 28 [1 favorite]


I am a bit of a craft person, but I am not a Discord person. Do I have to become a Discord person now? Discord kind of scares me.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 5:58 PM on April 28 [3 favorites]


There's no channel for the NFL Draft, what am I missing here?
posted by geoff. at 6:02 PM on April 28


ArbitraryAndCapricious: I was scared of discord at first but now I love it (I'm on a few other servers besides this one). I suggest downloading the app and seeing if it works for you (I don't use the desktop version, but maybe you'll like that!) It's a bit chaotic but not as crazy as tiktok and maybe about as easy to pick up as Instagram. Good luck! Let me know if you need help with this!
posted by danabanana at 8:04 PM on April 28


It wants my phone number, cannot have it. No, my car warranty...
posted by Oyéah at 8:27 PM on April 28 [1 favorite]


I have a discord account for a game I play but it looks like I can't join the server without an invite? Can you add an invite?
posted by bendy at 8:51 PM on April 28


Could have a general writing channel, all year round? I know there are a lot of writers here.

Yup, done!

I have a discord account for a game I play but it looks like I can't join the server without an invite? Can you add an invite?

Oh, how weird? It should be there. Here's the link again: https://discord.gg/g7HjqUsA
posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were at 9:04 PM on April 28 [3 favorites]


YAAAYYY! It's all there. :)
posted by bendy at 9:22 PM on April 28


I recently (finally!) downloaded discord and was thrilled to see in another thread that there is a mefi discord!

Post the invite to this Mefi Discord please!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:26 AM on April 29 [2 favorites]


The link in the post or the link in womb...tomb's comment are the "invite" I confirm that they work!
posted by majick at 5:08 AM on April 29


Oh, was under the impression from ellieBOA's comment that there was another Mefi discord server besides Metacraft, my bad!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:30 AM on April 29 [3 favorites]


Clarification: only some Discord servers seem to require a phone number, and this isn't one of them AFAICT.

And I for one very much prefer the browser version of Discord to the phone app.

I've used Discord some, and it's really not terrible. Be not afraid!
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 11:40 AM on April 30


Has the idea of bridging the metafilter IRC with this discord server been considered?
posted by real-fern at 8:50 PM on April 30


There's no channel for the NFL Draft, what am I missing here?
Hehe, if there's enough interest we can for sure put in a sports section.

Has the idea of bridging the metafilter IRC with this discord server been considered?
I don't think so (since the Discord server's only newly expanded into including a general chat chat) - I only went looking to see if Metafilter had a Discord bc I couldn't get the Mefi Chat to work for me in any way (browser or chat client). So far I'm thinking it can be somewhere additional to IRC, for people like me who can't get onto it, or who normally use Discord anyway? I don't want to take away traffic from the main site basically. If Metafilter ever makes a Chatfilter subsite/tag I'd encourage the chatty activity happening on the server towards there (for members who are ok with posting their stuff on somewhere more permanent and public).
posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were at 5:17 PM on May 1


I am very interested in this! I have a Discord account but I don't really understand what it does...

But the invite link has expired. Might I have a new one?
posted by feistycakes at 6:24 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


New invite link! didn't realise they expire ahhh

It's just a chat room basically :) There's a 'how to Discord' channel on our server that explains the basics of Discord, and you can ask stuff in the chat any time if you're not sure about anything. Welcome!
posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were at 2:53 PM on May 6 [1 favorite]


Thank you!!
posted by feistycakes at 1:19 PM on May 7


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posted by nenequesadilla at 9:37 PM on May 10




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