The Denshi Cult (officially DenshiVideo "Cult" and formerly DenshiDiscord), are a group of interconnected Discord, XMPP and Matrix chat rooms dedicated and created for the Denshi YouTube channels. The chat rooms have been through 3 different deletions, various raids and boycotts throughout it's existence. They still exist to this day.
The DenshiVideo chats consist of 3 publicly accessible text channels:
#generalic-chat for general talk,
#tech-support for asking tech-related questions and
#bloated-meme-chat for zoomers to post their bloated memes.
There used to be a music channel (
#bloated-music-chat) but it was removed in favor of
#bloated-crypto-chat, which was also later removed on the 22nd of August, 2021.
The original DenshiVideo "Cult" was first created in early 2020 as essentially a question and answer forum and video suggestion platform for Denshi. It has experienced a surprisingly troubled and controversial history for being an incredibly small guild on Discord.
The guild's initial form, "Denshi's Cult" was only used for posting videos, and asking and answering questions with Denshi. Eventually,
#tech-support was added to the guild as a tech discussion and help channel. A Discord voice channel existed named "Voice for confident people" but it was rarely used. The guild gained various members which are still present on the modern day, 3rd reincarnation of the guild.
It was decided in a rash decision by Denshi to move everyone on the guild to a new platform, namely Steam chat. This was motivated by Valve's more friendly approach to Linux, and the fact that Discord's services were blocked or difficult to use in the United Arab Emirates. The initial plan was to move to Tox, but this was rejected by the community due to Tox's lacking functionality in terms of saving conversations. After everyone had transitioned to Steam chat, the guild was kept available but read-only for "archival purposes" which was just a fancy excuse for recycling memes.
Deepfakes were once a large part of the culture of DenshiVideo "Cult" as an active member used to make deepfakes of Denshi's face singing songs and lip-syncing to audio from videos from OpenBSD-focussed YouTuber, Paranoid Life. These memes were rarely posted by anybody else other than the active member, so when he left the server in late 2020 the memes died almost instantly.
The guild suffered a second deletion after Denshi had yet another rant on Vitanam's guild, this time about the Team Fortress 2 April 2020 source code leak. His asinine argument being that if games were open source, there wouldn't be this issue. He got so heated about it that this caused him to not only be banned from the Vitanam guild, but also delete DenshiDiscord and leave any previous Discord guilds he had partaken in. He came back crawling once again after his Discord friends asked him to reincarnate the guild once again.
The Discord guild underwent another deletion after Denshi had an Autistic fit over the Zoomer meme "pog". This was mostly motivated by Denshi's rampant and seemingly unjustified hatred for Zoomers and their culture. ''I know.'' The guild came back into existence after once again popular demand required it to be so.
The first crisis is described as the period when Denshi gave away ownership of the guild to Diego Brando and underwent an identity crisis. Denshi deleted all channels on the guild, besides #tech-support, believing that the guild's identity should remain closer to his YouTube channel and not develop as it's own microcosm of culture. During this time his Discord username changed multiple times, and the channel was rebranded. He came back to the guild and regained ownership after a good 5 hours of not partaking in the guild.
Denshi freaked out once again, this time at Randy after having an argument about religion. This concluded with the guild's chats being deleted once again and later being recreated to purge the history, with Randy being branded as a Bugman, and Denshi as an intolerant boomer.
Denshi was asked for his age on Discord, giving his date of birth confirming he's 14. Discord, in their infinite wisdom, took his account away and forced Denshi to submit a picture with him holding his legal ID and a piece of paper with his Discord username. A temporary guild was put in place named the "DenshiDiscord (Crisis Mode)".
Eventually Discord tech support, in their infinite and indisputable wisdom, decided to irreversibly delete Denshi's original account (Denshi#9861) giving no option to further appeal or reinstate the account. The DenshiDiscord (Crisis Mode) was converted into the current, 5th iteration of the DenshiDiscord guild, and as of the time of writing is the latest and operational DenshiDiscord guild, linked in every DenshiVideo video.
Sometime in October 2020, the guild was renamed to DenshiVideo Cult in reference to its former name to coincide with the revival of old Denshi.
On the 28th of June, 2021, the guild entered another crisis when Discord informed Denshi that the guild had violated their rules regarding "malicious sharing of the personal or private information of other users". This had occurred after a user filed a report against users in the guild. Accusations of the former user Kowater being a pedophile, said user's alleged personal information/dox, and attempts to harass the user and his alleged classmates were included in the report. Discord threatened to take further action if the original messages weren't removed.
To oblige, the entirety of the Generalic chat was removed. An archive was made by welt of the channel as well as the rest of the guild up to that point. You can download it here.