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Green Dragon (talk) 01:21, 8 December 2018 (MST)
The basis for policies on D&D Wiki's official discord server has been layed out with this discussion. Consensus may change, so please include any policy referendums for the discord server on this page. Any policy discussions must take place here, since policy discussions on discord do not have any bearing for the server.
I feel the link to the D&D wiki's discord server is a little hidden away right now. It took me a while to find the community portal on the main page; I don't think I'd ever noticed that link before. Meanwhile, the currently very underused Tavern Chatroom is displayed on the navigation and on the main page. Personally, I think the link to the Tavern Chatroom could be outright replaced with the link to the discord server, though I have no problems with it remaining where it is. It's not unusual for a wiki community to have a discord server that's proudly displayed with a large logo; take for instance the D&D 5e wikia.
I should say why this could be important. When looking at the tavern chatroom logs, some of the most recent messages as of this writing are variants of "is anybody there?" spread out over a week. Most recently, a newcomer asks if the Tavern is always this empty, and then they're given the link to the official discord.
Since a newcomer's first experience with trying to join the D&D wiki community's chatroom will almost certainly be the tavern chat (as it is more prominently displayed), they may get a false idea of how active the community is, which may discourage them. Varkarrus (talk) 14:38, 15 December 2018 (MST)
BigShotFancyMan (talk) 14:43, 15 December 2018 (MST)
I too have thought this for other things. I am use to communities prominently displaying a Discord server link as well, along with their other pages though. Maybe a bigger discussion if those get brought up.
Green Dragon (talk) 05:40, 16 December 2018 (MST)
Something like this? We could add this to the Main Page, as well as on the sidebar (if anyone knows if its possible to add an image to Mediawiki:Sidebar, otherwise it can be added below it like the FB was before) if we can agree on doing this.
BigShotFancyMan (talk) 07:49, 16 December 2018 (MST)
That link is beautifully! Hope others agree with its addition to the sidebar.
— Geodude671 (talk | contribs | email) . . 09:21, 16 December 2018 (MST)
—ConcealedLight (talk) 10:13, 16 December 2018 (MST)
Looks good to me. Let's add it.
— Geodude671 (talk | contribs | email) . . 10:28, 16 December 2018 (MST)
This looks like consensus to me, so I'm going to go ahead and do the thing.