The chat software we’d been using was overall nice. However, I kept getting complaints from some FMers that were having trouble with it. Either not connecting on whatever device they were using, not formatting correctly, or other small problems. So, I’ve been keeping my eye out for a good alternative. Which was surprisingly difficult.
One suggested alternative mentioned several times was Discord. It’s a good chat platform, and I’m a part of several servers myself. However, I wanted the ability for FMers to be able to access chat here on the website. Discord didn’t have a way to integrate with websites.
But that’s now starting to change.
I found a service that enables a Discord server to be embedded in a website. You can now see it on our Chat page here at FM!
Once you are logged into Discord (unfortunately this is not tied into the user database here) how you want to go into chat depends on you. You can hat using the embedded Discord window here on this site on our own live chat page (https://fmwriters.com/fm/chat/). Or you can use any of Discord’s apps to chat via your desktop, laptop, cell phones, pads, and so on.
This upgrade was also announced in the forum where you can make comments if you wish.