Thanks to everyone who brought up concerns, it’s good to have a discussion.
The drafts would only be potentially run on there when the code is ready for testing. Currently there is no code for discord compatibility, this is something that could happen shortly in an attempt to have fully automated drafts, which makes running the league significantly easier. Similarly this has been the goal with both the original attempt of the draft runner (led by Yourself, Brian, Justin, Jordan, and I) and that project never even attempted a manual version, and only used a fully discord method with the full intent to make it CD compatible once a stable discord draft runner could be made. You can see that the OP of this thread clearly mentions this.
So it seems that the entire opposition is that it’s on a different discord than originally planned, rather than other reasons.
Unfortunately I’ve been put in an awkward position where my strong feelings on the way that the server has been run, and the individuals who are running it have been at odds a large amount. As such i’m at a crossroads when it comes to this issue, where after three weeks of concerned parties attempting to resolve the issues at hand, it hasn’t been done from the POV of either side.
This puts me in a sticky situation, and I have 3 options.
- Support a server that some of the leadership has gone out of it’s way to wrong me, and those close to me.
- Stop contributing to the FF community.
- Help make a server with others looking for positive change in the culture of FF, and continue to contribute to the community to make it a better place.
In my opinion the OFF server adds a lot of value, and I think that the many people who have joined can and do see that value. My goal is always to provide extra value to the community, while still staying true to myself.
Two things, Danny’s proposition mostly removes this issue, and I think it’s a very good compromise.
The other thing that was brought up by a couple people in the community is that there are several people that know of individuals that don’t want to draft explicitly because it’s on CD. In an ideal world both platforms are supported by automatic running, and both platforms are used as per preferences of the individual. I don’t see how having both platforms in use as soon as the discord version is ready to be tested can be a bad thing. It lowers the barrier rather than increasing it.
Reading yours (and QD’s) concerns loud and clear. I think the solution proposed does a good job of addressing those concerns to the best of my ability.
Discord is the easiest way for me to create an automated solution, as it’s what I have the most experience in making. Automated draft running is a very good thing, and it’s not reasonable for me to make it for a server I have strong opposition to being on, therefore it clearly does advance the objective of creating an automated runner. Creating an OFF specific discord also allows people who are interested in the OFF community to have an easier line to one of the people who is helping make the runner which is being used in the OFF drafts.
Last night that server helped flesh out what I consider a good compromise going forward, and discuss some of the issues at hand.