Does discord have people willing to test out UI changes specifically before they get rolled out to the public? It may be a good idea next time to recruit people and look at their feedback. If that was done, then maybe try to get a wider audience. I've honestly not heard a positive thing about it-only negative and indifference. I know I have a small sample size compared to discord as a whole, but I know people who actually won't come back because it flares their mental disabilities and other's fear of change.
Personally, I find it draining and obnoxious to look at compared to the previous. I tried to give it a few days to see if I like it, but it hasn't gotten any better to look at personally. Accidentally reacting to things is way more common now for no reason as well. The unread message line pierces my screen, forcing itself upon my eyes where as the previous only suggested.
A lot of people came to discord because of its original sleek and good to look at AI and stayed for the friends they made on the platform. Some people will stay even if you did something dumber than this, like put a 15 second ad every time you tried to switch servers. ...lol pls dont. Either way, please continue giving the userbase what they want. I don't doubt that this will either get reverted or an option to revert be available under some kind of Discord Legacy UI type deal. I mainly went off on a tangent because I enjoy discord and don't want this company to turn into one that stops listening to its userbase because it feels too big or whatever other reason companies tend to do that.
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