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Origami Discord

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » August 27th, 2019, 4:43 am

Hello,

For those of you who use discord, there is an origami discord. It is very active there. Here is the link:

https://discord.gg/yU4Cvry

My name there is "The Plant Psychologist." There are some others there who are here too.
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby Gerardo » October 20th, 2019, 6:49 pm

I'm curious. What have people talked about in the origami discord? What subjects have been discussed and which has been its general tone?
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » October 20th, 2019, 8:58 pm

It seems like the demographics there are more of a younger generation. There are a lot of memes that fly around, but at the same time many of the people there are very skilled. There are monthly design challenges, similar to here, except every month 5 topics are proposed and the whole community votes, and the whole community votes on the winner. (Personally I like this system better than one judge and one person picks the topic).

Another thing about the discord server is things go a lot faster but in less depth. If someone has a question, say, about methyl cellulose and making different types of paper, there will usually be someone who responds in at most an hour or two. However, unlike some threads here, the discussions quickly get buried by other questions, and the person who asked might only get one or two responses.

Someone also compiled a database of crease patterns, I'll link it here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1iwwhqv1H68lDQ9_1MA4eYRqHeYry5oR1
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby Gerardo » October 20th, 2019, 9:38 pm

Thanks NeverCeaseToCrease! That gives me a good idea of what it's like :).
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » May 7th, 2020, 6:57 am

By the way, we in the discord started doing a thing we call "origami parties" for lack of a better name, but they're kinda like mini social distancing conventions. We did the first one last Sunday for an hour and a half. We played a number of what can be best described as "party games," that can only be done with a group of origami nerds. For example, an 8 minute design challenge where we randomly generated an animal and set a timer then compared at the end, then we played pictionary but with folding on the spot instead of drawing, and we also turned off our cameras and tried to fold a model soley from Bodo's verbal instructions. We have a list of a bunch more fun stuff for future parties.
Imagediscord origami "convention" by The Plant Psychologist, on Flickr

As of now, we plan to hold the next one on Sunday, at 2am UTC and 2pm UTC to make sure everyone in the world can attend at least one of the two. Come join, it's fun!


Here's the link again:
https://discord.gg/yU4Cvry
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby Gerardo » May 7th, 2020, 1:43 pm

That sounds way fun! Different from the online meetings I've attended :o. I didn't know you could hold group video conferences through Discord.
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby Tankoda » May 8th, 2020, 3:35 am

If I can figure out discord ill be there! Sounds fun
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » May 8th, 2020, 4:51 am

Great, we look forward to having you Tankoda! Message me if you need any help getting set up.

And Gerardo, you wanna come too? [-o<
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby Gerardo » May 8th, 2020, 5:50 pm

Thanks for inviting me NeverCeaseToCrease! I'm VERY bad at creating something like an animal and especially that fast ;).
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby OrigamiasaEnthusiast » May 10th, 2020, 8:55 pm

NeverCeaseToCrease, thanks for inviting me (in the introductions), but I have to say I'm not comfortable joining with my current skill, much less talking or video chatting, plus I don't use discord :shock: as I said in introductions. :) :oops:
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » May 11th, 2020, 4:21 am

Ok, I totally understand.

Just to be clear though, the discord is primarily text/image based, a lot like this forum, but faster. There's a number of channels, like one for discussing paper, one for asking for help, one for posting your models, monthly design challenges, etc. The weekend party games are just a side part of it (and you can join and turn of mic/camera)
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby OrigamiasaEnthusiast » May 11th, 2020, 12:47 pm

Oh, thank you, I had no idea what discord was like, I've never used it. I still probably won't join...at least for a while. Thanks for clearing me up on that.
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby OrigamiasaEnthusiast » May 11th, 2020, 4:01 pm

I might still join, but I'm not sure if I should enter my birthday(you can't see it, correct) if you can't, I will join. My user will be Origami_asanEnthusiast I think.
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » May 11th, 2020, 4:59 pm

Yeah, discord just needs to make sure you're over 13. Other than that nobody can see it
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Re: Origami Discord

Postby OrigamiasaEnthusiast » May 11th, 2020, 5:00 pm

Thanks. Oh....
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