Dave.Sri’s Virtual Coworking Cafe

About the DS|CAFE Coworking Discord

The DS | CAFE is a virtual coworking space designed to provide “the right level of distraction” you need to have a productive day. We have several rooms where you can just report what you did or are doing. We have audio chat rooms like “Quiet Work” and “Noisy Work” for people who like to hear other people as they work. We also have a general chat room and topical discussion rooms.

Our participants tend to be inquisitive project-minded people who love sharing what they are learning to do. People check-in a few times a day, maybe raising a question or participating in a topic discussion. We talk about process and productivity, comparing stories about how we have approach professional and personal challenges.

Our Three Main Chat Groups

Currently we have the following three groups of chat rooms.

  1. WATERCOOLER / SOCIAL – A place to hang out before (and after) working. Or just to chill out and gab about any topic. Please do redirect lengthy topical discussion to one of the DISCUSS IN DEPTH chat rooms to be considerate of others.
  2. WORK / GOALS / PROJECTS – When you are ready to work, join these channels. #work_doing is a good starting place where you can post anything that is about what you are actively doing at the moment.
  3. DISCUSS IN DEPTH – For detailed conversations that might otherwise overwhelm the general #chat and #work_doing rooms. Also, for asking questions of any kind.

Chat Room Guidelines

These are the operating guidelines of our chat server.

  • Remember this is a PUBLIC discord! – What you post here can be read by anyone who joins. Therefore, be conscientious about posting personal information about yourself or other people without full knowledge and consent. If you want to repost something with attribution, ask permission first!
  • Practice Tolerance and Inclusivity – Be aware that we have a diverse range of members: Christian ministers, atheist, technical people, artists, gamers, businesspeople, LGBTQ+, etc. of all ages from all around the world. All are welcome to discuss our shared interests and common humanity in a tolerant and kindly manner.
  • Maintain a Positive Environment – This is a supportive, thoughtful forum where people can be themselves. Be mindful of making sweeping arguments or observations. You can use qualifiers such as “in my experience” as a way to qualify the scope of your observations without compromising the strength of your opinion. Idle disparagement made in a joking manner can still create conflict; remember text-only chat does not convey your emotional intent very well.
  • Links go in #linkshare to minimize distraction – Our main rule is not to post photos or video links (any media link) in the #chat and #work_doing rooms. Please post those in #linkshare. You may post links that are relevant to the current topic if you wrap the link in , which prevents the link from auto-expanding in the chat text.
  • Signal that you are Venting –Having a bad day and want to vent? Preface your post with VENT, which tells everyone that you are just blowing off steam and this is not your normal state :-)
  • Lurkers welcome! – Lurking is completely OK if that’s what you need to be productive! We will greet you and ask where you’re located when you first join the server; after that we will leave you alone :smiley: If you would like to get to know us, just join #chat and ask a question like “hi! where is everyone from?” or “what are you working on?” and see what happens!

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The chat room’s supporting tools (i.e. shared documents, member ranks) are described in the #welcome_guide channel. The latest version of this document is also located there.

You can access the chat room from a web browser or mobile device! You’ll need to create a user account on Discord. Follow this link to start the signup process and join the coworking chat: https://davidseah.com/discord


Join the DS|CAFE!

Join Sri's Virtual Coworking Cafe

» Join davidseah.com/join-ds-cowork

Discord is a modern chat designed for communities. It is somewhat similar to Slack in appearance and operation. If you don’t already have a Discord account (free), you will be asked to create one.

If you have trouble connecting to the server via the link, try logging into Discord at https://discord.com, login, and then ADD SERVER using this invite code:


Patreon Supporters

The coworking chatroom is also an extension of my public design work in the productivity tools / personal development space. If you have been using my work for a while or just want to help support what I’m building, consider following along on Patreon!

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