#Matrix subreddit has basically told me that if I want basic features like roles and #emotes I need to learn am entire #programming language and both write and host my own #bot.

This is why no one uses Matrix.

@rogueren I don't know about emotes but doesn't support roles like does. And I don't think roles are such a super useful feature which makes people leave Matrix for Discord. I think what Matrix currently lacks are good and efficient server and client softwares. The protocol is rapidly changing and it's not easy for developers to keep up to date. So we have only one server software which supports every feature and only one client software in the same state.

@farooqkz Roles don't make people leave Matrix, they make Discord users not want to swap to Matrix. Roles are incredibly useful for community management and having things like certain channels locked to certain roles.

Emotes are a thing on Matrix but not a standard and vary from client to client is they're supported (so far Cinny has had the best implementation)



Yeah that would count. Regarding locking rooms(like channels) to certain roles, I make the rooms private and invite whoever I wish. But Matrix doesn't have guilds like Discord does. Recently however, Spaces has been added with which one can group several rooms into one space(and possibly other spaces, too). But they aren't an alternative to Discord servers/guilds.

@farooqkz Spaces and subspaces can actually be organized exactly like Discord, but most clients suck at organizing spaces and just throw everything into a big ugly list


Spaces in Matrix don't exactly work like Discord guilds. They just group a few Matrix rooms into one.

@farooqkz you can make spaces within spaces, this is how I have mine organized to match the layout of my Discord

So in Discord you'd have the /home/chat topic with all the chat channels, on Matrix you have a /home/chat space within the main space with all the chat channels

@farooqkz this is my Matrix and Discord side-by-side, they can 100% be organized the same. Matrix clients just suck at it.

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