Discord said on Friday that it will end its Stage Discovery tool on October 4, less than six months after its launch.
Launched in June, Stage Discovery was designed to help users find their social audio rooms called stage channels. He used machine learning to select a list of channels that a user might be interested in joining. Stage Channels has been a success, says Discord, but has been keeping an eye on Stage Discovery to assess whether it is meeting its goal of helping people find community.
“By listening directly to our communities and administrators, we have learned that we still have work to do when it comes to onboarding and moderating servers.” Discord said in a statement announcing the decision. “We’re going to take some time to rethink the Discovery aspect of Stages and how we can better build a place that better connects people with the communities most relevant to them.”
Discord says it will continue to invest in Stage Channels, adding several new features, including the ability to schedule events, additional detection capabilities, and improvements to its moderation tools to help Discord moderators keep things tidy and foster healthy engagement within. of their communities. “
More than a million Discord communities have run a Stage since Oct. 1, the company added, using it to host question discussions, open mic contests, art conferences, and “discussions about what kinds of foods pineapple should be consuming.” . ”(Editor’s note: definitely not pizza).