A long, long time ago, legend spoke of a Discord Me update referred to in most tales as “the stats update”. Did it exist? Is this what they call *vaporware*? Despite the stories and fables shrouded in mystery and uncertainty, secretive experiments with charting technology and data storage strategies continued to be performed in an ancient medieval lab underneath Castle BeGeeked… ## 📈 Stats! On a cloudy day in September, a ~~warlock~~ developer rose from the mists, and executed this ritual: `git merge stats-development`. In a flurry of 1s and 0s, and (thankfully) no sparks, a more advanced statistics system pulled itself together. Since that day, the number of page visits and invites created have been silently collected and compiled every hour. Check these stats on your own servers by first going into the dashboard. Then, open the menu on the server in question, and click or tap on ‘View Statistics’. ## 🧼 Cleaning Up Dead Servers Over time, we’ve noticed a trend: Discord servers come and go. Discord Me listings, however, did not. Once a server was listed, it remained listed, no matter how long ago the join button went gray. We set out to fix that. It wouldn’t matter if we had 40,000 servers (or even 200,000 servers), if a large number of them are impossible to join, this gives people a bad experience. We’ve built out a system that automatically rechecks to see if the website can talk to the Discord Me bot. After 3 days, if we still can’t communicate and create invites, we automatically delist the server. At that time, we email the server’s owner letting them know. ## 🔍 Improving Search In the same way that sifting through broken server listings can be frustrating, so is having trouble finding relevant servers. We’re working on it! In addition to some basic upgrades to our search system, we’re also discussing ways to improve determining search intent. As an example of what we’re going for, we want it so that when you search for ‘fortnite’, servers that specifically focus on Fortnite show near the top, instead of general servers that just happen to have ‘fortnite’ as a tag. Upgrades to the search system will be gradual and happen over time. ## 🎓 Learn with Discord Me Have a friend who’s never used Discord before? Does your server attract people who are new to Discord? We recently updated our [Intro to Discord series](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lxtDU-vpb4&list=PLU-lnYgnB9eIamfiByGbg334QUpmKM3vX), and uploaded it to YouTube for all to see. Check it out! We also welcome feedback and suggestions on how we can improve. 😀 We hope this gives you an insightful glimpse into what we’ve been doing recently, and what we’re working on. If you ever need any help, or if you’d like to hang out with the Discord Me staff, feel free to join the support server.
15 hours agoSeptember 19th 2019 - 4:08 AM