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Rainbow Rocket Executive
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As far as verification goes the only change would be that when someone joins and we ask if they're a member of the forums, we'd sort them into the correct group. I don't think that we'd need to use Dyno to give roles since we can already do that manually. I'm also not sure what you mean by rule sets? No permissions or anything would change from how things are now and later, only that a different role would be given to members from guests to make it easy to tell that they're also registered on the forums at a glance.Dynobot has the ability to auto-set roles, so a distinction between non-members and forum members with manual verification would work, and I have no issues with it. With that distinction I wouldn't mind a bit more crossover between rule sets, since there are clear advantages in terms of ruleset to being verified, though the only thing to be careful of is potential spambots joining the server (it's generally *very* uncommon; I've only had it happen in one of my servers once but they can get very annoying if there isn't anyone to dispose of it early on).
I don't think the relation between the forum and Discord communities have any real correlation in regards to how similar things should be across both. Yeah it's basically all the same people, but it's also true that there are some that are only really active on the forums, and others who are only really active on Discord, though I'm not well versed on forum activity anymore so you'd have to let me know if that idea isn't correct. If that is in fact the case though, I think that makes just enough difference between the two that there should still be specializations put in place, albeit not necessarily enough to seemingly segregate the Discord from the forums.
Regarding the relation between the communities, I really think they're basically the same community still. Do some people prefer to post more on the forums than the Discord? Sure, but I don't think the two are as different as you're making them out to be. Different people come and go from different parts of the forums, but the same general rules (to encourage the community we want to build) are in place still. There are more specific subforum rules that are accustomed to the environment they're built for, but the same Official Rules apply to the entire forum still. Besides making adjustments to make the rules better suited for a Discord environment instead of a forum one like I mentioned in the first post, I don't think the rules need to be much different there either.