Steven Chen

Joined about 9 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to "Slack for Gamers" sure looks like Slack..., in reply to Mike Arndt , Aug 23, 2015

    Wow Mike! I barely comment on DN but Discord got me very excited so I just have to blurb about it.

    First, this is an awesome product with great direction and I know you guys will go really far with it!

    As a gamer and a developer, I've visioned the need of this app ever since Slack was launched. I saw the potential of Slack which could easily replace mIRC but I know that is not their priority and company vision. However, one major epiphany that I had was there are tons of big communities right now that deserve their own specialized platform for communication and gaming is absolutely one.

    I love how you guys filled the missing pieces from current VoIP and social apps for gaming. I believe that Discord can unite all the users on Reddit, Steam, Origin and in-game mediums into a single platform. What makes Discord special is that it enables the people who play multiples games from multiple vendors to socialize and communicate on a one platform with ease.

    One suggestion for improvement is to make a better interface and user experience. Not purely for aesthetic purposes but more for user flows and functionalities which I believe there are rooms for innovation in that aspect. Like many other commenters on DN have mentioned, the current UI looks like Slack which in my humble opinion, isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    I have one question which is, have you thought about showing a list of available and existing channels to the users instead of having them to get invited? Two things that make Slack a hassle is 1) the wait time to get approved to join a channel and 2) the inability to see what channels exist and that I would find interesting and wanting to join. Perhaps there are problems that can come with functionalities like that such as, flooding or more likelihood of spam, but I'm interested in hearing about your opinion.

    On the last note, what's the stack behind Discord? I see you guys use Erlang for backend?

    Anyways, sorry for such a long comment and again - congrats on the launch!!

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  • Posted to Show DN: A free and open-source music player for reddit, Jun 23, 2015

    I usually don't comment on DN but man this is awesome. I definitely will be using this for the next while.

    The interface looks fine to be honest, I was able to play a song in like 10-15 seconds on my first visit.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Why should I buy fonts?, Apr 08, 2015

    Should I also buy this font given that it is on sale?

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What is a good program to create flow-charts and diagrams?, Dec 16, 2014

    Edit: Something like Microsoft Visio but for Mac, thanks!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Post your text editor themes, in reply to Thomas Mathew , Nov 24, 2014

    Nice, I just started using this.

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  • Posted to Do you design in the browser?, in reply to Vaibhav Kanwal , Nov 13, 2014

    Thank you for this, I just had the thought of configuring something this the other day!

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  • Posted to How do you maintain a healthy lifestyle?, in reply to Matt Soria , Nov 09, 2014

    This type of environments needs to be promoted a lot more.

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