Hi. About a couple of weeks ago I complained about this- I haven't gotten used to it whatsoever, as others have said. But, obviously Discord doesn't care to check feedback, so I've been using the app less and less- only using it to chat with friends and occasionally moderate a server I'm in. This isn't good for a company that claims they have the best accessibility and ability to listen to their community, and I'll explain all of the things that bother me.
The divider lines.
Oh my god the divider lines, I didn't know how important they were until they were removed, and them not being added back as at least a toggle-able feature seriously ticks me off. It's quite a bit harder to read everything now.
The new line.
I don't like this either. I preferred when it wasn't as in your face as before.
Mouse-over highlight/Emote list??
What is this? When did we need this? I don't like it, maybe the highlighter can stay for those who need it, as a toggle preferably, but what the hell is with the emote display? The 3 dot thing before the update was much better and less in the way.
How text is shown.
I constantly feel like I'm in a weird mix of Cozy and Compact display, it's super annoying and I hate how the bottom of the chat box makes it seem like I'm missing something from somebody's post. The smallest of changes to how the text appears makes it so much harder to tolerate.
What kind of app developers are you? You used to have it good, then you became Skype and tried to add as much as possible, now everything feels cramped and uncomfortable. This is the thing that bothers me the most about the app, and it's not the UI screw up, it's how you guys at the top of the tower are dealing with it. You're ignoring everything we say, every attempt to fix this with some feedback.
Discord is a lost cause if they keep this sort of attitude up, if they refuse to listen to the community when something is wrong, if they continue to make updates that further mess up the application, people will stop using it fully. Some have already been canceling their subscriptions, or leaving fully- especially people with reading disabilities (or general disability that can mess with how they perceive things, like those on the autism spectrum- I'm one of those people)
I don't know a better, reliable alternative to Discord and would like somebody to help me out there. I want to be prepared to run and watch this app burn to the ground if they do end up continuing down this route. Yeah, I might be a bit dramatic, but there's a difference between having to adapt to a change you aren't used to and having to tolerate a change that's bad for you.
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