It would be more correct to say that things are “repeated” in Discord. Mission Briefing and all admin announcements, like promotions and awards, are always given in Teamspeak verbally.
We are trying to return to the practice of always publishing an “ONI report” on this forum that summarizes the situation after the previous shift as a way of helping.
I don’t understand the issue with Discord. It has been a while since I signed up. If they are looking for a valid mobile phone number to text a confirmation to, then would a free Google Voice number work? Not sure if they are still handing them out. They are very useful for receiving texts and forwarding calls to any phone you choose.