KCD Community Meetups
Meetups are voice/video chats hosted and managed on the KCD Community on Discord.
KCD Community Meetups help develop friendships within the community to make the world a more pleasant place to be for all of us.
When a host starts a meetup, anyone can join to listen in or join in the discussion. A meetup could be around a specific topic or just an informal get-together. You could play a game together, collaborate on a solution to a problem, practice a talk, discuss a book or movie, give a demo of your work, chat about world events, or really whatever else you want to do (provided you follow the code of conduct).
So, what is it?
It's conceptually similar to clubhouse:
- You can follow other users to be notified when they start a meetup
- You can schedule a meetup at a specific time (one-time or recurring) and folks can opt-into getting notified when you start
- You can start an impromptu meetup
Everything works within Discord via the KCD Discord bot and the
command. By default, when your meetup starts, the bot will create a voice
channel for you and everyone to join (the channel will be deleted when it's
empty but no sooner than 15 minutes after it's created). If you want, you can
use Zoom instead by including a zoom link in your meetup details (if you want
the meetup recorded, this is the recommended approach).
So, how do I use it?
Once you've joined the KCD Community on Discord, then go to the
#🤖-talk-to-bots channel and type:
This will list the available commands you can run. Like this:
Following other people
All meetup-related stuff happens in the
MEETUPS channel category. In there,
you'll find a
#➡️-follow-me channel where you'll see everyone who hosts
meetups. You can follow them by adding an emoji reaction of
✋ to their
When you follow someone, you will be notified in the
channel any time they start a meetup.
To add your own message to the
#➡️-follow-me channel, think of a good bio to
describe yourself and the kind of meetups you plan to host. Then go to
#🤖-talk-to-bots and use the
?meetup follow-me command. Here's an example:
?meetup follow-me Put your bio here
Then you'll get a message in the
#➡️-follow-me channel and people can start
If you'd like to update your bio, simply run the command again until you're happy with it.
If you'd like to remove your follow me message, add the
❌ reaction to it and
the bot will delete it. You can always recreate it, but KEEP IN MIND this is
a destructive operation and when you do this you will lose all your followers.
Starting a meetup
Anyone can start a meetup at any time. To start a meetup, go to
#🤖-talk-to-bots and use the
?meetup start command. Here's an example:
?meetup start Title of your meetup
This will create a voice channel for the meetup and notify all your followers.
If you'd like to use zoom instead of a discord voice channel, simply include the zoom link at the end of the command:
?meetup start Title of your meetup https://zoom.us/j/761555341
Keep in mind that if you do not have a paid Zoom account, your meetup will be limited to 40 minutes if you have more than two people in your meetup.
You can find all the scheduled meetups in the
#⏱-upcoming-meetups channel. If
one of them looks interesting to you, then add an emoji reaction of
you'll be notified in the
#🔔-meetup-notifications channel when the host
starts that meetup. If you'd no longer like to be notified of that meetup, then
you can remove your emoji reaction.
Tip: if you're following that host, then you don't need to bother because you'll be notified of every meetup they start anyway.
Scheduling a meetup
If you have a meetup you would like to plan in advance, you can add it to the
#⏱-upcoming-meetups for people to opt-into being notified and plan
for. To schedule a meetup, go to
#🤖-talk-to-bots and use the
?meetup schedule command. Here's an example:
?meetup schedule "The Subject of the Meetup" and some more details about the meetup go here You can also use multiple lines Make sure to include the day and time (and timezone). An everytimezone.com link could be helpful. Include a zoom link if you'd like to run it through zoom instead of discord
This will add your meetup to the schedule and it will notify all your followers
#🔔-meetup-notifications that you've scheduled a meetup (so they can plan
Starting a scheduled meetup
When you're ready for your scheduled meetup to start, go to the
#⏱-upcoming-meetups, find the message for your meetup, and add a
reaction to it. This will create a voice channel (if necessary), notify all your
followers and those who opted-into notifications for the scheduled meetup, and
delete the scheduled meetup message (read more about recurring meetups below).
Canceling a scheduled meetup
If you'd like to cancel a scheduled meetup, locate it's message in the
#⏱-upcoming-meetups channel and add one of the following emoji as a reaction
❌if you want to cancel and notify your followers (and those who opted-into notifications for it) that it was canceled.
🛑if you want to cancel and NOT notify anyone it was canceled.
When it's canceled, the bot will delete the message. You can schedule more
meetups if you'd like, but KEEP IN MIND that canceling a meetup is a
destructive operation and you will lose all opt-ins (
✋ reactions) when you do
Updating a scheduled meetup
If you'd like to update an existing scheduled meetup, go to
and use the
?meetup schedule update command. You need to provide a link to the
scheduled message (long-press on the message or click the three dots next to it
and click "Copy Message Link"). Here's an example:
?meetup update https://discord.com/channels/715220730605731931/801954718984175657/812228747973230622 "Updated Subject" and any additional details Don't forget to put the day/time/timezone if it's for a specific time!
This will update the scheduled meetup message.
Scheduling a recurring meetup
By default, once a scheduled meetup has been started, it's removed from the schedule. If you'd like the meetup to happen regularly, then you might want to make it a recurring meetup. To do this, simply add the word "recurring" before your meetup subject. For example:
?meetup schedule recurring "The Subject of the Meetup" and some more details
This does everything a regular scheduled meetup does except instead of deleting
the message when you start the meetup (by adding the
🏁 to the message), the
message will remain and the bot just removes the
🏁 so you can start it again
Where do we send links/text etc.?
Anywhere you'd like. You can use the
#💬-meetup-general-chat to drop links
during your meetup if you'd like. If you're on Zoom, you can use the built-in
chat in Zoom. Or, if you plan to make heavy use of text-based chat for your
meetups, then you can request a text chat channel be made. Bring it up in
#💬-meetup-general-chat and we'll get you set up.
We really hope that you enjoy using Meetups to connect more with people and develop lasting relationships with people.