Mike's dream is to create an online community that is 1. controlled by The Liturgists (to protect your data), 2. easy to use, 3. has robust anti-harassment features, & 4. protects privacy and anonymity. This Discourse community has the ability to do that and more!
If you login & register with your Patreon credentials, you'll also be able to converse in the Patron-only section without having to rely on the hosts to create posts on Patreon.
The Liturgists want to see you there! Join us today!
Discourse is more intuitive and familiar to most used when compared to other platforms such as Slack. However, you maybe still wish to check out this handy tutorial: https://discourse.theliturgists.com/t/how-to-discourse-new-user-guide/
@amal Thanks. When a person logs on to Discourse with their Patreon credentials, how much access/control does Patreon have to their activity, and are they subject to Patreon's rules? These concerns might be important for those who value privacy and anonymity.
Great question! Discourse request only the following information to confirm that you are a patron:
* Your pledge amount to The Liturgists
* Your profile photo, first and last name, and email address.
The attached photo shows the access request.
I haven't tested this myself yet, but...
Alternatively, you could register a new account on Discourse using the SAME email that you used to register on Patreon. We noticed that Discourse detected Patreon emails in use and gave that person access to the patron only section.
Again, I haven't actually tested this myself, but it seems that you can use the same email and not have to actually link Discourse to your Patreon.
@amal Hey thanks. I think that is an important option for people to know about, especially those concerned with Patreon's practices. But even just in general, I would guess most people would prefer that one platform did not have their username and password to another platform.
@RobertFrancis @amal I should point out that, in fact, Patreon does not have access to your Discourse password, and The Liturgists (the Discourse admins) don’t have access to your Patreon password. The integration is implemented using a technology called OAuth, which allows you to use one service as a login for another, while permitting some limited access to data (in the case of Patreon, the items mentioned above). Your actual password is not exchanged. You’re only using it to login to Patreon.
Thanks for the additional clarification, @brettdh!
@brettdh Brett, thanks for the helpful info!
@amal Yeah, really getting behind discourse.
@amal having trouble getting on there, not sure if anyone else is? I registered and never got the confirmation link, asked for it to be sent again and still nada. Been a few hours now 😔
Since you used the same screen name as here, I found your account and manually activated it. You should be able to log in now. Please verify that your email address is correct once you log on.
Discourse indicates that it did email you. I've sent another activation email to test if you're receiving the emails. Please check your spam box and any sorting filters you have set. (Note: You don't actually have to click the activation link again.)
For good measure, you should consider whitelisting "email@example.com" to ensure that you get the emails.
We look forward to seeing you in the new community!
@amal thank you! I’m able to log in now. I never did get the email, not in junk either! But all’s well that ends well!
"My pleasure!" (said in my best 🐥-fil-A impression).
Glad you're in. Although the email matter should be looked into since Discourse will occasionally send out emails. 👋
Great question, @Scandalon!
In short, there are three official platforms:
• Discourse is "the primary platform for community formation"
• Mastodon exists alongside as an open-source alternative to Twitter
• The Patreon Community is "the lifeblood of everything" the Liturgists do
To learn more about the various official and unofficial Liturgists Communities, please visit the following link!
@everyone: boot this post please!
This is an instance for folks who follow The Liturgists Podcast, The Alien & The Robot, and other things The Liturgists create.