Your CEO's statement tells me I'd better not buy Nitro after all
In response to the overwhelming criticism that's been posted here and elsewhere regarding the potential integration of cryptocurrency into Discord, your CEO made a tweet which says: "We've realized that telling you all about this idea before we were ready to implement it was a bad idea, and will be sure to wait until the public outrage has died down before we go forward with our original plan anyway". I'm not pacified or reassured in any way by this, and although I'm still extremely interested in supporting my favorite online services monetarily to ensure they can continue to run and provide utility to anyone who needs them, Discord is showing me now that it's not committed to meeting its users' needs in the way I thought it was before this week. When the visual rebrand came out and we had accessibility concerns about the new color palette, you listened. That was important to me. This is more important to me. When I see Discord announce in an official capacity that any plans to integrate crypto have been cancelled--not "for now", but permanently--I'd be thrilled to get Nitro and go about my life knowing that our best interests are still being looked after. Right now, though, all I'm hearing is that the relative few who want to play around with cryptocurrency at the expense of everyone else's well-being are willing to lay low for another handful of months before they ruin this service for good.
This is unfortunately reminding me of what went down on Neopets- they asked users if they wanted NFTS, the userbase pretty unanimously said 'no, please fix the site, we don't want this' and Jumpstart essentially said 'oh, we hear you! we're going to do it anyways, though!'
That was exactly my thought when I saw the tweet from a few days ago now. The noncommittal tone is absolutely CEO-Speak for 'we're just gonna wait for the fuss to die off'
My Nitro stays cancelled until I hear what the actual plans are. And everyone else, keep kicking up a fuss.6
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