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The V Programming Language

The V Programming Language

58 members

Volt.im &Volt App Support

13 members

R

Настоящий русский канал

Канал на русском языке

14 members

volt.im testing

testing volt

13 members

V

Vlang Memes

N°1 memes channel in the world. No memes about Zig allowed

12 members

Movies

Movie discussions

8 members

Genshin Impact

Best game ever! Kapp

7 members

Smol Server

7 members

Elden Ring

No, Elden Ring is the greatest game ever!

6 members

Q

QQQ

5 members

Chat about pascal

Server for freepascal/delphi users

5 members

K

KKi

4 members

Why not Telegram?

- Phone number needed
- High RAM usage (up to 3GB+), especially with lots of channels and media
- No usernames (paid feature to register without a phone number)
- Doesn't work well with complex communities (channels, roles etc)
- Smartphone needed to create an account (ios/android), need an Android VM to create an account using a desktop computer
- Wastes storage (gigabytes used by old cached videos etc)
- Bad at code blocks
- Buggy heavy client (updates, photos/videos often not loading), although definitely not as heavy as the alternatives below
- The server is not open source
- The code of the official clients is not immediately released
- Stickers are hard to pick (mouse, short history, no text shortcuts like :pogchamp: etc)
- A very low quality of video calls, unreliable audio calls with delays (no p2p)
- Not federated

Why not Discord?

- The server is not open source
- The official client is not open source
- Very poor moderation tools: no way to select/delete multiple messages, no logging etc
- No way to move messages between channels (for example to move offtopic discussions to an appropriate channel)
- The installable desktop client does sketchy stuff with your computer data
- Bad towards third party clients
- All data belongs to Discord/data mining
- Very heavy, bloated, slow
- Bad spam protection by default, need to use third party bots which are often unreliable
- Not federated
- No secret chats
- Bad search: slow and not exact (can't search for a substring for example)

Why not Signal?

- Signal requires a phone number, this is not private and not safe
- Signal is openly against third party clients.
- The client is very heavy and weighs 600+ MB:

Why not Matrix?

- Hard to set up
- Lots of spam
- Bad performance
- Cannot be set up like a Discord server (no channels)

A simple JSON api

https://volt.im/api/me
https://volt.im/api/servers
https://volt.im/api/servers/13
https://volt.im/api/servers/13/chats
https://volt.im/api/chats/10/messages
https://volt.im/api/me/chats (DMs)
https://volt.im/api/allchats (all user chats in bulk, for optimizing fetching of chats)


POST https://volt.im/post_msg user_id:100, user:testuser, chat_id: 20, text:"hello" (http form post)
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