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Community Geeking out in Discord

Do you want to talk to somebody, stat!? Are you a fan of group messaging / chat platforms?

One of the most realtime and exciting way engage with our geeky community is in our Discord server (which is also synced with our Matrix and Slack servers)

Matrix Discord Slack

Here's what Discord looks like:

Eh? What's a Discord? Get off my lawn, young whippersnappers!!

Yeah, I know. I also thought Discord was just for the gamer kids, but it turns out it's great for a geeky community. Why? Let me elucidate ya...

  1. Native markdown for code blocks
  2. Drag-drop screenshots
  3. Costs nothing, no ads
  4. Mobile notifications are reliable, individual channels mutable, etc

However, if Discord is not your thing, take a look at Matrix or Slack ;)

How do I join the Discord server?

  1. Create an account
  2. Join the geek party!

Code of Conduct

With the goal of creating a safe and inclusive community, we've adopted the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct, as described here.

Reporting abuse

To report a violation of our code of conduct in our Discord server, type /moderation report <thing to report> in any channel.

Your report message will immediately be deleted from the channel, and an alert raised to moderators, who will address the issue as detailed in the enforcement guidelines.


📔 Information (read-only)

The following channels are automated, and provide updates for issues like new PRs, subreddit posts, etc:

Channel Name Channel Use
#announcements Used for community announcements
#blog-posts Receives announcemnets about new Geek Cookbook Blog Posts
#cookbook-updates Issues, PRs, commits on the geek-cookbook/geek-cookbook repo
#premix-updates Issues, PRs, commits on the funkypenguin/geek-cookbook-premix repo
#forum-threads New and updated forum threads
#subreddit-posts New topics in r/funkypenguin

💬 Discussion (read-write)

Channel Name Channel Use
#introductions New? Pop in here and say hi :)
#general General chat - anything goes
#cookbook Discussions specifically around the cookbook and recipes
#kubernetes Discussions about Kubernetes
#docker-swarm Discussions about Docker Swarm
#today-i-learned Post tips/tricks you've stumbled across
#jobs For seeking / advertising jobs, bounties, projects, etc
#promotion In here you can advertise your stream, services or websites, at a limit of 2 posts per day
#dev Used for collaboration around current development.

❤️ Premium (sponsors)

Sponsors get extra super-duper secrit access to the following:

Channel Name Channel Use
#premium-chat Premium discussion
#premium-support Premium support (Discord forums, not synced)

How to get help.

If you need assistance at any time there are a few commands that you can run in order to get help.

  • !help Shows help content.
  • !faq Shows frequently asked questions.

Spread the love (inviting others)

Invite your co-geeks to Discord by:

  1. Sending them a link to, or
  2. Right-click on the Discord server name and click "Invite People"

Formatting your message

Discord supports minimal message formatting using markdown.

Editing your most recent message

You can edit your most-recent message by pushing the up arrow, make your edits, and then push Enter to save!