@sir Please don't use Discord for FOSS projects, either.
I am having a great time with matrix! you can message in markdown, have a group call, optionally host your own server, and it uses double ratchet (signal's encryption).
If you wanna derp around and check it out, I suggest you download the app riot.im, and if you want I run a server at whomst.online :>
@wowaname @f0x @the_gayest_doggo @jalcine @sir Have you looked at the IRCv3 spec? I don't think it has a bad approach to backwards compatibility. As for the issue of features like voice/video, my mentality is that a chat protocol shouldn't be a monolith in terms of capabilities. If you need those features, bring in another piece of software to supplement it, like Mumble
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko