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Postby basicjohnny » Jan 20, 2020 0:04

I saw a very old post in the "News" section that addressed this issue. It is of course now 2020.

Is there any website (or similar) where FreeBasic users can engage in general discussion, whether on or off topic?
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Postby marcov » Jan 20, 2020 7:50

facebook ?
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Postby jj2007 » Jan 20, 2020 10:36

There are some FreeBasic FB pages, but...
- one is a local page in Cotonou, Benin
- the second is in german, last post 2017
- the third one is empty

Only this one shows some activity: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freebasic/
Not much code there, though, so I suppose your best bet is posting questions here in this forum...
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Postby marcov » Jan 20, 2020 12:12

I mean, whole facebook is offtopic ? :-)
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Postby Imortis » Jan 20, 2020 13:10

There is a freeBASIC Discord server:
https://discord.gg/JbUdNSg
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Postby basicjohnny » Jan 24, 2020 4:53

It's good to know that there is at least one active Facebook group in English (and German), even though personally I rarely use Facebook.

Discord in my opinion is the best way to chat with other FreeBASIC users. Yes, the Forum is the best place for posting specific questions, but it is nice to just chat with other programmers.
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Postby basicjohnny » Jan 24, 2020 4:57

It seems that the Discord invite is invalid/expired. Does anyone have the correct one, or does the server no longer exist?
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Postby Imortis » Jan 24, 2020 12:57

I did not realize that invites expired so quickly. The one below should not expire:

https://discord.gg/JbUdNSg

I also edited the one in my original post, just to save on confusion.
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Postby basicjohnny » Jan 26, 2020 18:38

I can confirm that the new link for Discord works. Thank you :-)
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Postby badidea » Jan 26, 2020 19:43

Because my IP-address is different every day, discord requires me identify traffic lights and busses every time I want to log in, and in addition a verification code by e-mail every time. Without it, I would join more often.

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