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 chatrooms that are based in Calgary, so you can chat with other people in Calgary. Discord is a chat platform primarily used by gamers, but we’re using it for straight up communication (and gaming of course).
Anyone can create a server for free, so I made one for Calgary.
- Invite link https://discord.gg/9GHY3bX
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.
Here’s a video to help you get the hang of it, if you’re new to Discord.
Calgary Discord Server
- Join here https://discord.gg/9GHY3bX
While this server is primarily focused on Calgary, 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.
This channel lists the new people that join the server. No chatting here, it’s just fun to watch newbies join the server.
A/S/L???? Introduce yourself to the server, as much or as little as you want.
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.
Text channels for various local topics.
For anything and everything Calgary that doesn’t have its own channel.
Discussing cannabis, edibles, shatter, oils, accessories, weed, anything 420 in Calgary. No buying/selling!
Share your photography, pottery, knitting, blog posts, whatever you’re into, whatever your passion is.
Have a question for Calgarians? Where to find something? How to get somewhere? Best place to vape? Ask away.
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.
Discuss movies, TV shows, entertainment. WARNING: SPOILERS!
Copy/paste only the dankest memes, please.
Share links to music you’re listening to or that other people might want to check out.
Random stuff not involving Calgary. An example would be news articles from elsewhere in the world.
Photos and discussion regarding our pets/animals! So cute!
Discussing high-level super nerd stuff only. Linux, cronjobs, partition management, hardware, coding, user stories, etc.
Things to do in Calgary. Feel free to share your own events!
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.
Discuss gaming, bundles, deals, free games, Steam, PS4, Xbox, PC, Twitch and so on.
If you stream yourself playing games, like on Twitch, share!
Discussions about video games and video gaming.
Gaming Voice Channels
- 🔊 Gaming 1 (12 people)
- 🔊 Gaming 2 (12 people)
- 🔊 Gaming 1 (25 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!
When you go AFK (away from keyboard) in a voice channel, because the voice channels have user limits, Discord will automatically move you to the AFK channel after a while.
Anyone that donates $5 or more (once) to our Patreon will receive the Donor role and gain access to a private chat channel and voice channel.
Category: Admin & Mod Stuff
Admin and mod stuff only.
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.
Calgary Discord Server Roles
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.|
Wrapping It Up
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