A Discord Server for Calgary
If you’ve never used Discord, it’s a platform similar to IRC. If you’ve never used IRC, it’s similar to MSN chatrooms. If you’ve never used those.. uhh, Yahoo! chatrooms? If you’re still lost, use your imagination. Think of chat rooms that are based in Calgary, so you can communicate with other people in Calgary. Discord is a chat platform primarily used by gamers, however we’re using it for straight up communication (and gaming too, of course).
Discord is primarily text-based but it also has built-in 🔊 voice capabilities! It supports GIFs, videos, emoticons, and you can even copy/paste your clipboard into it.
If you’re a parent who is concerned about their kids using Discord, they put together a guide for that here.
Discord can be used on smartphones, desktops, or even just through a web browser if you’d prefer not to download anything.
Join The Discord Calgary Server
Discord is also web based, if you’d prefer not to download one of the apps. Just click the join link.
- Join link https://discord.gg/9GHY3bX
Discord Tutorial Video
Using Discord isn’t hard, but it does have a slight learning curve. Here’s a video to help you get the hang of it, if you’re new to Discord.
Calgary Discord Server Categories
While this server is primarily focused on Calgary, but you don’t have to live here to use it! Everyone is welcome. Its primary goal is to be a place for local people to communicate with each other, but the more the merrier.
We’ve created several text channels and some 🔊 voice channels. They’re separated into a few categories. Categories can be expanded or collapsed. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please drop them in the #meta channel!
This category houses a few channels related to the server itself.
An admin-only channel for server announcements.
This channel lists the new people that join the server. No chatting here, it’s just fun to watch newbies join the server.
Introduce yourself to the server, as much or as little as you want to. Feel free to include a selfie so people know who they’re talking to.
Anything that has to do with the server itself. If you have suggestions for new channels, questions about the server or anything of that sort, this is the place to discuss it.
No chatting, just the posted Discord server rules.
Text channels for various local topics.
For anything and everything Calgary that doesn’t have its own channel.
We have a channel dedicated to giving away prizes!
Category: Text Channels
These chat rooms are mostly text based. No voice. Sometimes people share photos and stuff, but it’s generally just chatty chat chat.
Discussing cannabis, edibles, shatter, oils, accessories, weed, anything 420 in Calgary. No buying/selling!
Have a question for Calgarians? Where to find something? How to get somewhere? Best place to vape? Ask away.
Discuss movies, TV shows, entertainment. WARNING: SPOILERS!
Share links to music you’re listening to or that other people might want to check out.
The Discord Calgary server has it’s own social club community! Potlucks, meet ups, meeting new people is fun. Everyone is nice.
Discussion related to doing things outside. Hiking, camping, fishing, geocaching, climbing, driving into the mountains, slacklining, etc.
Share fun events, concerts, PSAs, festivals, special events, shows, things like that. Things to do in Calgary!
Category: Picture Channels
Copy/paste only the dankest of memes, please.
Copy/paste only the dankest of NSFW memes, please.
Photos and discussion regarding our pets/animals! So cute!
Share your photography, pottery, knitting, blog posts, whatever you’re into, whatever your passion is.
Discuss the local craft beer scene, wine, home brewing, anything involving alcohol. In addition to the booze, share food pics, new restaurant news, ask for recommendations, etc.
Show it off here.
Category: Awesome Other Stuff
Any random links, news articles not from Calgary, totally off topic discussion/posts go here.
Discuss Calgary and Alberta politics!
Any sort of techy discussion. Server admins, bofhs, crusty old devs, support, IT, etc.
Selling anything? Post here. No drugs 😛
Category: Voice Channels
Because Discord has voice capabilities built right in, we’ve set up 3x voice chat channels for anyone that wants to use them.
- 🔊 General Chat 1
- 🔊 General Chat 2
- 🔊 General Chat 3
Each voice chat channel can hold up to 20 people.
Category: Music & Chill
The music bot! We have a bot called Rythm that’ll broadcast music videos (just the audio) to anyone in the voice channel.
Rythm currently supports the following audio streaming services:
Once you join the channel, type !join
You’ll now have access to the bot and can begin playing DJ for anyone listening. Clicky click for the bot commands.
View the Music bot commands
- !play – Plays a song with the given name or URL
- !pause – Pauses the currently playing track
- !resume – Resume paused music
- !disconnect – Disconnect the bot from the voice channel
- !queue – View the queue
- !np – Shows what song the bot is currently playing
- !skip – Skips the currently playing song
- !skipto – Skips to a certain position in the queue
- !move – Moves a certain song to the first or chosen position in the queue
- !playskip – Adds a song to the top of the queue then skips to it
- !remove – Removes a certain entry from the queue
- !forward – Forwards by a certain amount in the current track
- !replay – Reset the progress of the current song
- !shuffle – Shuffles the queue
- !lyrics – Gets the lyrics of the current playing song
- !clear – Clears the queue
- !clean – Deletes the bot’s messages and commands
- !leavecleanup – Removes absent user’s songs from the Queue
- !aliases – List command aliases
- !info – Info about Rythm!
For a full list and more information on Rythm features: https://rythmbot.co/features
🔊 Music & Chill
The bot will join the Music & Chill voice channel and begin playing whatever you command. Have fun!
Discuss gaming, bundles, deals, free games, Steam, PS4, Xbox, PC, Twitch and so on.
Discussions about video games and video gaming, playing video games, buying video games, subscribing to video games, renewing video games.
If you stream yourself playing games, like on Twitch, share!
Gaming Voice Channels
- 🔊 Gaming 1 (12 people)
- 🔊 Gaming 2 (12 people)
- 🔊 AFK
Anyone that donates to the server in some way, or our Patreon will receive the Donor role and gain access to a #cool-kids-only private chat channel and voice channel.
Category: Admin & Mod Stuff
Admin and mod stuff only.
Calgary Discord Server Roles
We have a few different ‘roles’ on the Calgary Discord Server. Admins are admins, mods are mods, but we have a few more. See below for an explanation, but first, what is a role?
Roles can be added not only for permissions to certain channels/settings but simply for fun and for bragging rights.
This list will be updated as things change and new roles are added.
|Admin||An administrator. They can kick/ban/change settings, do other things. They’re good people but will not take any bullshit.|
|Mod||A moderator. They can kick/ban users. And they will. ph34r them.|
|Elder Owl||Longtime Crackmacs’ comrades. Wise and chill.|
|OG||Someone who joined the Calgary Discord Server within the first week of its opening!|
|Donor||Someone who has donated to Patreon. Also, they’re extremely sexy and cool.|
This is meant to be a space for Calgarians to shoot the shit, so join up if you’re interested in discussing things with other locals. Maybe you’ll meet some new people? What’s the worst that could happen? It’s a Discord server, go have some fun with it.
- Join up here https://discord.gg/9GHY3bX