People won’t switch because of that. The majority of them on Discord are gamers, so for gamers long-form articles are a feature (eg. a wiki plugin to Discord). The core features they use are sharing screens and video, audio drop-ins, real-time chat, and a lot of personalization around user profiles. Discourse going after Discord users is a no-win scenario 100%. As it should be, they have no room to chase for Discord user-base.
100% this. The four requirements of “virtual settlement” include:
- a variety of communicators
- a common public place where members can meet and interact
- and sustained membership over time
Most CMs ignore half of this list.