I'm making this post on behalf of some friends, as I haven't gotten the update yet but the friends don't want to post on the feedback forum and several have reported this issue.
This change is an absolutely useless UI change once again. Like in my other thread where I addressed the issues with the new rebranding, this change once again comes to fix something that was not broken in the first place, messing up more things than it solves in the first place.
Discord is supposed to be a chat room; many people come here to chat; I use it to chat most of the time and because I'm moderating several larger Discords, I find it a lot easier to look through my mentions with the button instead, especially when I'm outside. Replacing the mentions button with the stages button is just extremely useless and once again a really bad change on Discords part.
On top of that, I feel like the majority of people I know don't care to use clubhouse or any kind of app like that in the first place, nor do they have any interest as they use video voice calls when they are on their phone, outside, in a crowded area or something similar. Especially if it's not actually a chat, but you holding a monologue for yourself. Not to mention how much bandwidth that eats up, so it's just a very odd change in the first place the whole stages thing.
I do also want to add this comes also as a pretty meh change for people with disabilities, such as autism. From my understanding this adds so that you have to press the search bar and then you can see the mentions, but it's just so useless especially when you have issues with the motor skills and now would have to use two fingers instead of one to open up the mentions. But alas, that's just another issue altogether.
Since Discord already has such a great voice feature on PC, it should not come as a surprise that most people use Discord's voice on PC instead and it would be more useful to have the "create a stage" thing on Discords client instead (after addressing the color issues, ofc), for example right under the "Friends" tab, where you would have an option to turn off the tab altogether if it's not interesting you.
Hence, my feedback here is; please revert the Stages button to the Mentions button again.
Simply put, why:
1. Mentions are a lot more useful than the stage room.
2. Most people do not use a video chat outside with their phone, nor do they hold monologues.
3. The stages could be more useful on the Discord Client, if it was given the option to get it turned off.
Oh and please stop making UI changes that's not needed to be changed. Nothing was broken with the old Discord client; I'm not sure if Discord is trying to kill itself with the new UI changes, if the management changed and is just so out of touch with what the actual userbase wants but regardless, please start listening to the userbase and stop making these UI changes that's just pointless!
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