I’ve heard the conversation come up a few times lately and like many I suffer from Discord Disorder… a recent affliction with symptoms ranging from fomo to fatique. The common problem is just having too many damn servers to follow. I’m in servers for individual artists, collectives and communities plus of course numerous collectibles projects. I do occasionally cull the list but I find I’m adding as many as I remove.
A simple trick I’ve employed is to set up my own private server (use the green + symbol on the bottom of the server list and follow step by step to very easily have your own private space in which you can curate content from most other servers where they allow. you to with a ‘Follow’ button on specific channels. That allows you to choose where you want to collect all those announcements and posts in your own space and you can file them all into as many separate channels as you want to set up in your own server. Here’s a quick tutorial
on how to do that once your server is made (don’t worry no coding is required to make a server, the name server is. very misleading… it’s plug and play with pre-existing defaults offered depending on your needs).
However on the broader future of how we manage this out of control but increasingly essential tool… I believe more community and collective servers are needed. No offense to the artists who have put time into making their own, there are some who are doing it really well with a very active following such as Parin.art
& Eye Above Sky
but for many of us I’m not convinced it’s the best way.
A great example is Discord.art
which aside from a great community of people has a really nicely curated selection of artists in both their own dedicated channels as well as a few having their own ‘Category/Section’ with select channels gated by owning their NFTs (usually one of the advantages of having your own Discord).
But even really popular artists in these community channels can struggle to get strong engagement unless they put in the time in to keep people checking in… such as alpha on drops, giveaways, tips and treats.