@gdorn or just get off Discord and use Matrix, Mattermost, RocketChat, etc.
@thomaslewis I only use it for a handful of communities I can't force to uproot.
Network effects are a pain. So this is harm reduction, at least, until somebody release a working open-source client with privacy-first options.
I'm glad I don't use Discord. If anyone wants to use something else, there's Matrix, and I'm pretty sure there is a Discord bridge for Matrix.
@frostotron I went looking for the bridge, but I'm not familiar enough with Matrix to understand how to set it up. I assume I'd need to also run a Matrix server in order to run the bridge to Discord? These things need better documentation...
Yeah it looks like you have to run synapse for it, but I think someone else already runs one.
@gdorn which settings menu is this in?
@er1n It's in User Settings > Connections. It's not in the privacy settings, where it belongs...
@gdorn ugh I hate when software does this crap
@gdorn what does that option even do? Like snoop for other programs running?
@smudge Since the client isn't open-source and I don't have wireshark running, I can't say for sure. The point appears to be to help you set up connections to other accounts on other services, but given what I have seen of payloads sent to the discord servers, everything that scan finds is almost certainly passed along whether you want to set up that connection or not.
@gdorn Thank you for the heads up, it's not highlight by their client.
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