Hi all. I'll try to explain our stand on this.
First of all, the most important thing first. @pe7erpark3r and all the new/active members who were most affected by the data loss issue. I want to apologize on behalf of all our tech team who even though tried their best for a whole week to recover the posts from the corrupted database but unfortunately couldn't and had to revert to an earlier backup. We sincerely feel for you and assure you our backup retention has been set to daily for now.
@Morf @Barton @HotPursuit @TheRisingSun
Regarding Discord. Issue and the user @LittPudding. Actually this is not a new problem, we face this issue more than you'd think. There are people who'd try to get the users to migrate to some other platform for whatever objective. Some spam it obscenely, some do it with better tactics. We don't have anything against discord, however we do have a policy against spam and links that are intentional to hurting the community. Which we also noticed ourselves after users reported us about that. Hence a warning was given to this guy as well, but he carried on in the public chat.
You can get an idea with a quick view of user profile (topics) to see their intention of staying on TWS.
Our @Global-Moderators have been communicating to us around the lack of voice chat and bots here, being an attraction towards discord. We are working on groups (improvements) and voice chat for TWS community as I write this. And before I forget there indeed is a bot in https://chat.talkwithstranger.com/direct/tws recently added that can be improved to do whatever community comes up with. Please don't hesitate to reach out with ideas regarding bot to these two https://chat.talkwithstranger.com/direct/TalkWithStranger and https://chat.talkwithstranger.com/direct/dev
At the end I'll repeat, we are here to listen and improve based on YOUR suggestions, try doing this to big companies like, whatsapp, discord or instagram