Community.Solar has moved chat to Discord

Communities grow, things change. We understand that some people don’t like change, and that is why we are trying to make our chat transition to Discord as smooth as possible for everyone. Join us now with just a click!


Discord is a very easy platform to join. New users can immediately jump into the conversations without first having to create an account. Just provide your name and you’re in!

This is incredibly valuable for us and will make our community even more accessible than before.


Discord has the fastest and most feature-rich mobile app that we’ve tried! For those of you who like to post pictures, you can! It doesn’t stop there; they also provide well-polished clients for Windows, macOS and even Linux. If you’re more of a browser-based chat client person, their web client will be perfect for you.


We have been quite lucky so far as to not have much inappropriate behavior (spammers, trolls, etc) in our chatrooms. However, as our community continues to grow, this common issue might come up. Discord has the features that will help us shut this behavior down before it gets out of hand.


One Discord account works with every Discord server. It is extremely easy to switch between servers or join new ones. we strongly recommend you also join the Home Assistant discord server.


We are big fans of self-hosted apps and services, but everyone knows they require a fair amount of maintenance and attention to keep them running smoothly. Discord is hosted on its own servers, so it’s better to let them maintain the service while we keep busy improving Community.Solar to bring you new and exciting features!

We are very concerned about privacy, but fundamentally feel that user accounts are more vulnerable on our website then within a dedicated chat service like Discord. We believe this is the best way to encourage program interactivity while protecting your contact information from spam. and because it’s hosted you have the ability to use discord for other communities – while originally built for gamer Chad it is also a popular tool for office chat, as a competitor to Slack.


Syntax highlighting, voice chats, ability to search chatrooms, private messaging, and even custom emoji! Discord has a great set of features that will keep us all happy for a long time to come.

The fine print…

As growth continues, chat rules might change.



Please carefully read through these rules before engaging in conversation.

  1. New members: Welcome! Feel free to introduce yourself, as we are all friends here!
  2. Do not insult, belittle, or abuse your fellow community members. Any reports of abuse will not be taken lightly and will lead to a ban.
  3. Our moderators are kind enough to volunteer their time to help keep this a great community for everyone. Any inappropriate or unconstructive comments toward or about them will result in a ban.
  4. Please use the appropriate channel as it pertains to the nature of your discussion.
  5. Spam will not be tolerated except for modest self-promotion from paid registrants. Spam includes flooding, codewalls (longer than 15 lines) and unapproved bots.

These rules are not to be interpreted how you like, there are no “loopholes.” Anyone claiming not to be breaking the rules due to it “not being in the rules” will result in the according consequence. If you are unsure about something, please ask either myself (@JohnCSolar) or the community.

If you have any issues with anything or anyone on the server please PM me (@JohnCSolar) with any relevant details. I cannot help anyone if I am unaware of any issues.

Infractions and Bans:

Bans will be issued after one serious infraction or failing to acknowledge warnings of minor infractions. This is non-negotiable.


John Cromer

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Posted February 16, 2020 by John Cromer in category "Blog

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