The pad is two parts: one part Discord, one part Second Life. Both are designed to bring everyone together in a communal enviroment.
Discord allows us to get news and notices out quicker then entering a line on the news page. It also allows others to come together, share art, share fan art, discuss the comic or what's going on in your day.
Second Life will always be 'the' spot to go to for the virtual Furry Fandom(VRChat is coming close though), and the pad in Second-Life is there for others to hang out, listen to music, dance, discuss whatever's going on in your life, and relax in the hottub.