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RA Discord server

Brief description of the purpose of the most important channels at RetroAchievements Discord server.

Note: Some channels won't be visible to every user.

#generallink

Where you can discuss whatever you want.

#help-melink

A place to ask for help and getting the answers. Nothing more.

On the other channels of our server we are not so rigorous of what is considered off-topic, but we want to reinforce that the #help-me channel should be used only for help.

By the way, if you like to help others, maybe you'll find the RALPER bot useful.

#botspamlink

A channel to play with the our bots.

DISCUSSION categorylink

#devslink

The channel where achievement developers and Jr. developers share experience and chat about anything they want.

#rasuitelink

The channel to discuss the development and testing of RALibretro, RAIntegration and RAEmus.

If you're a C/C++ programmer, you'll like to join here. And even if you are not a programmer, but a user of those softwares, you are welcome on this channel too. As it can also be used to explain better a feature requests, a bug report, etc. for each one of those softwares. Although, keep in mind that using the respective issue tracker on the right repository is the recommended way to request/report something.

#raweblink

A place to discuss the development of the official website and the documentation site, respectively RAWeb and RADocs.

#retroarchlink

Many RetroAchievements users enjoy this feature through RetroArch, then this is the place where RetroArch users share knowledge and help each other.

#revision-votinglink

Where achievement developers vote and discuss about revisions on achievement sets.

#patronslink

A channel for our patrons. It's just a way to let the patrons reach the leadership of RA more directly.

Note: We do NOT give preference to patron requests to the detriment of another member of the community. We simply give preference to reasonable requests.

#ask-a-devlink

For non-devs and Jr.-Devs to ask development questions, keep on topic.

NEWS categorylink

The channels on this category are not for chatting, but a way to let admins, mods, and other contributors make important announcements.

Most of channels' names are pretty descriptive:

  • #achievement-news - any developer can post new of new sets here. user KingDice checks and post most new sets.
  • #community-news - general community news and events.
  • #developer-news - any developer can post developer news, if you're not sure if it's news worthy ask an admin.
  • #retroarch-news - where staff announce what's new on RetroArch regarding achievements feature.
  • #mastery-news - a log of sets mastered by players.

INFO categorylink

#docs-loglink

Not a chat channel.

We have a bot that posts notifications on this channel everytime something change on RAWiki or RADocs. Just an way to keep an eye on what's changing on our documentation project.

#core-set-loglink

Not a chat channel.

We have a bot that posts notifications on this channel everytime something change on the database where the official achievements are stored (a.k.a. Core Set). This is a useful way to keep an eye if achievements are being demoted and if new cheevos are being released. But keep in mind that this is just a bot output. The official announcement of a new achievement set will be posted on the #achievement-news channel.

#post-free-gameslink

A channel where people share links to legally free games. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE ILLEGAL COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL HERE!

MEDIA categorylink

#wholesome-memeslink

A place to share inspiring pictures and cute cats photos.

#crazydesertbusadinoparty97link

A place for sh!tposting memes. Dinosaurs. Busses. Mario Party.

#ra-streamslink

Where people share links to let others watch them streaming gameplays.

INTERNATIONAL categorylink

Channels where you can use your native language.

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