Firstly I need to say that my observations are… observations. There is no raw data to back the following statement up but I can’t help but notice that …
… with the rise of Discord, EVE content provided by communities plummeted.
Discord saw the rise of the epidemic known as the “ping warrior”.
While Jabber for example was only used by the largest alliances and coalitions such as Goonswarm for example, the broad availibity of Discord creeped the “Log on for Ping”-Mentality into every size of group. When there is nothing pinged and planned on Discord. There is nobody logging on. This has plagued many communities I have witnessed myself and heard from, from my old EVE friends.
Often I talk to these old friends that seem to miss the times when there was just more content and it all boils down to this single statement “we just logged on and did things, see whos there and whats up”.
This clearly correlates with the notion that todays EVE Group Gameplay is almost entirely based on logging on only for pings instead of spontanous content and fun found in the game itsself.
I would argue that Discord, especially to small to midsize groups is counterproductive to a healthy community and provided content.