Everything You Need To Know About Discord.

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What is Discord?

Discord is a proprietary freeware VoIP application designed for gaming communities. Discord runs in Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and in a web browser. As of December 2017, there were about 87 million unique users of the software. 1

Why has Discord become so popular among steemit users?

Steemit users have the need for communicating with each other, but this is not possible through steemit itself. Discord has come to be the ‘messenger’ of steemit and it grew even more during the time that steemit.chat had serious problems.

There are many community channels in Discord that you can be a part of; it all depends on the reason you wish to join.
(We will cover this subject later on)

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How can I join Discord?

Firs of all you need to register with your email address.

1. Register

Visit https://discordapp.com/register and fill in your email, username and password
Tip Use your steemit username

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2. Verify your email address

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3. Log in with your provided details

https://discordapp.com/login

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4. You are in!

Perhaps at the moment your discord is empty, but if you have joined a couple of servers, you will be able to see

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a. On your left the different servers / channels. You click to enter

b. Right next you can see the different topic rooms that you see for every channel.

c. The discussion room is where public discussions (chat) is performed by online members

d. You can see the moderators / administrators / bots / online and offline members

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5. How to participate in the server.

In this example I will use the @greek-trail discord server but you need to know that this applies to all channels you may log in.

Assume you have arrived to the @greek-trail server
Use this link to join > https://discord.gg/aWcW4zM

After you join and you get a role by one of the administrators you can:
(1.) Write a message

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(2.) Click on a user and send them a direct message
(Attention: It is impolite to send a message without prior consent from that person. We should either know the person in advance or request their consent)

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(3) Mention a specific person by writing @ and his name

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(4) If you use the @everyone everybody in the channel will be notified but ATTENTION … It is not used, as it can be pretty annoying if there is no reason for it, and it can get you blocked / blacklisted / kicked out of the server

(5) If you need to send to someone your discord id for a direct message, you have to send both your username + the #XXXX and the four numbers you will find down at the left:

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(6) If you need to edit your username, profile image etc you can click on settings
(the little gear next to your username at the left side of your screen) and then edit
You can change your avatar etc afterwards..

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Extra Tip! There are some markdown options that work (such as create **bold** *italic* and more!)

Check out this detailed guide by discord.

Of course you can also use discord for voice chat

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Take sometime to familiarize yourself and check the upper right for more info (you can mute the channel to stop notifications, you can click the pin to see any pinned messages, you can see the server members, search, or click the

question mark to search in discord help

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So Discord looks great! Which channels can I join?

That is entirely up to you! I will propose a few channels here but you can find more at the retrospective accounts on steemit or check the https://discord.me/ for all servers that exist on discord.

@greek-trail server – Server for Greeks but not only

https://discord.gg/aWcW4zM

@SteemsSTEM server – The go-to place for science related articles (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

https://discord.gg/j29kgjS

The MinnowSupport Project

http://minnowsupportproject.org/discord/

The @steemcleaners channel on discord

https://discord.gg/NjUPeK7

The @steemsugars channel on discord

https://discord.gg/7hFAEp9

The @steepshot channel on discord

https://discord.gg/9QsYr9f

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I hope you enjoyed my simple guide and that you find it useful!

Let me know of any comments and questions below

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μπραβο κατερινα...μιας και εχεις παρει την πρωτοβουλια να βοηθας με αναρτησεις σχετικες με την λειτουργια του steemit αν θα μπορουσες καποια στιγμη στο μελλον να ανεβασεις και ενα post στο οποιο να περιγραφεις πως μπορουμε να ανεβασουμε το reputation μας και ισως αν υπαρχει καποιος πινακας στον οποιο να καταγραφεται η πορεια του καθε χρηστη και στον οποιο μπορουμε να παρακολουθουμε και την δικη μας πορεια και τι χρειαζομαστε για το επομενο level...

Το reputation εξαρτάται από τα upvotes που λαμβάνεις από λογαριασμούς που έχουν μεγάλο (μεγαλύτερο reputation από το δικό σου).

Όπως ξέρεις ξεκινάνε οι χρήστες από το 25 και ανεβαίνει σταδιακά. Όσο αυξάνεται, τόσο πιο δύσκολο είναι να αυξηθεί.

Μπορείς να διαβάσεις εδώ που τα αναλύει πολύ ωραία ο @ilyastarar > https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@ilyastarar/reputation-score-101-what-is-steemit-reputation-score-how-is-it-calculated-and-why-should-we-bother

Το σίγουρο είναι ότι προϋποθέτει συχνή ενασχόληση με το steemit, συχνές δημοσιεύσεις κλπ.

Είμαι στη διάθεσή σου αν έχεις κι άλλες απορίες

Very good job! I will pass it along, I have many people that I have to guide manually. I am also one of the founders of the Romanian community and I invite them to our Discord.
Tutorials are always good in the first days of Steemit :P

Thank you @alexdory!
It could be much more detailed but I chose to put the minimal info just for the beginners, so that it can be easier for them..
If you have new people on board, maybe this beginners guide will be useful too.
I tried gathering the most important info there (not too little and not too much for the start :))

I have already passed it along to new people!

Ooooh THANK YOU!!!!!💙💙💙💙💙

Aπαραιτητο εργαλειο!!!Ειδικά για τα νέα μέλη!

Τι θα κάναμε χωρίς εσένα Κατερίνα… άγαλμα πρέπει να σου στήσουμε!!!

Ένα ακόμα διαφωτιστικό post !!!!

Πάρα πολύ ενδιαφέρον, σε ευχαριστούμε πολύ! Βασικά έχω φτιάξει πάρα πολύ πρόσφατα λογαριασμό στο συγκεκριμένο αλλά δεν έβγαζα και δεν βγάζω ιδιαίτερη άκρη γενικότερα!