Discord says Stage Channels are a hit, but a Stage Discovery platform designed to make it easier to find servers with live speakers still needs a lot of work. After assessing whether the portal really helped users find communities that broadcast audio content relevant to them, Discord decided to kill Stage Discovery on October 4th.
Stage Discovery is an interface within the application filled with channels that are broadcast at that time, including those from a server of which the user is already a member. Based on the initial impressions of some users, however, it is usually full of random shows that they don’t particularly care about. “Listening to our communities and administrators directly, we learned that we still have work to do with server activation and moderation,” the company said in a statement.
As Discord plans to continue investing and expanding stage channels, it will offer other ways to find audio transmission in the future. The company says it will take some time to reconsider the aspect of discovering Stages and to better connect users with communities that are relevant to their interests.
According to the company, almost a million communities have been leading the stage since today. People used it to hold AMAs, conferences, and even beatbox competitions. For now, it will focus on introducing more features for the stage channels themselves, including better moderation tools. Discord also recently introduced scheduled events for the stage, which allow users to plan events in advance so they can reach more potential visitors.
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