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Blindfolded Cubing Discord Server!

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Dylan Swarts

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Hey everyone, hope you are keeping safe in these times.
I'm in the works of setting up a discord focused on the blind events, and non WCA blind events as well. The goal of the discord is to create a friendly, constructive environment for cubers to discuss the art of blindsolving. I am aware that this might not be a successful project, as blindfolded events are not super popular, but I will try and see if this can get a bunch of people more interested, or more actively interested in these events.
If you are looking to start out with blind, or to get in contact with more people who like the blind events, I believe this could be the place for you.

Before I can 'launch' this server, I need to finish up some things around bots, roles and channels. I am managing pretty alright, but if anyone is interested in helping out, feel free to contact me through DM on this forum, I would appreciate some help.

Happy cubing!
 

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There is a BLD channel on the Speedsolving.com Discord server already:
Is there any benefit to creating a new server? Is there anything the current server can improve on to make it more useful for you?
 

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There is a BLD channel on the Speedsolving.com Discord server already:
Is there any benefit to creating a new server? Is there anything the current server can improve on to make it more useful for you?
I think the main aspect is having separate channels for different Blind events.
 

Dylan Swarts

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pjk is right, there isn't really any good reason. Not many people will join. And adding more channels on the SS discord won't help, there is already too little talk on the blind channel. Plan is to just focus more talk on that channel in hope of growth.
 

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I think the main aspect is having separate channels for different Blind events.
In the chat, the mods can add channels you request, if they will be used. The issue with creating new channel is that if they aren't used, it is wasted. Same with new Discord channels. It's better to keep everything in 1 server rather than 10.
 
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I think it could be good as there are lots of BLDers who could benefit from a server with specific channels and if there are more active people on it people would be more likely to join
 

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I think it could be good as there are lots of BLDers who could benefit from a server with specific channels and if there are more active people on it people would be more likely to join
Another idea, if there is enough interest: create a category on the Discord for BLD and then have various BLD channels in it. What do you think about that?

By the way, if you guys want to go ahead with the BLD server, it's completely up to you, but I'd advise trying to integrate into an existing popular server instead of creating yet another cubing discord.
 

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pjk is right, there isn't really any good reason. Not many people will join. And adding more channels on the SS discord won't help, there is already too little talk on the blind channel. Plan is to just focus more talk on that channel in hope of growth.
I would like to talk more about 3BLD, but you are on another plane of existence when it comes to BLD solving than I am. It would be pretty onesided conversation of me asking how and you replying with instructions. :D Perhaps it would be an idea to gather more advanced BLD solves to the Discord and see if you can exchange ideas with them on the BLD channel. If interest picks up and discussions increase, we can consider what pjk said and add more channels. I'd like to see Stanley, Graham, Jack, Jake, Jeff, Shivam and anyone else I missed.
 

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I would like to talk more about 3BLD, but you are on another plane of existence when it comes to BLD solving than I am. It would be pretty onesided conversation of me asking how and you replying with instructions. :D Perhaps it would be an idea to gather more advanced BLD solves to the Discord and see if you can exchange ideas with them on the BLD channel. If interest picks up and discussions increase, we can consider what pjk said and add more channels. I'd like to see Stanley, Graham, Jack, Jake, Jeff, Shivam and anyone else I missed.
Ruud, what do you think about potentially adding a BLD category to the channel with various channels per the suggestions from the BLD community here? It could be worth trying.
 

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Ruud, what do you think about potentially adding a BLD category to the channel with various channels per the suggestions from the BLD community here? It could be worth trying.
If the discussion on the BLD channel warrants adding more channels, we can add more channels. We recently weeded out some obsolete channels, so before adding more I'd like to see more activity on the existing ones.
 
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I think a lot of people ignore the speedsolving discord because there are Lots of differ channels many of which aren’t relevan to them. i think this would mean a bld specific discord would have more activity, and I’m basing this off rms and zms v the corresponding channels
 
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