All About Guilds! [Rules and Frequently Asked Questions]

  • Welcome to the Guilds!

    This is a place where you can chat, find a Guild to join or even make your own!

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    Base Guild Rules are as follows:

    • Members need to be at least 1 month old and have at least 100 posts. Rule on hold in the early days of the revamp!
    • All Guilds can have a Guild Fund which the designated leader is responsible for
    • Active for guild membership is set at a baseline of posting in the guild at least every two weeks. Guilds may optionally remove members without warning if they become inactive.
    • If a Guild is not active for the same amount of time, or has less than 5 members (including yourself) it may be removed
    • Guild leaders can be impeached by popular vote
    • You may only be in one guild at a time

    FAQ:

    Q: So what's a Guild anyway?
    A guild is a group run by users just like you. It is a space to discuss, play games, post graphics etc with like minded people. It is a "safe space" for those to interact with other members and as such things that are guild/member related should be contained in that guild without negatively affecting outside users.


    Q: Is there a membership limit?
    A guild is 30 members plus a designated leader and two optional co-leaders. Guilds with sub-forums get additional 20 members (so up to 50) + extra goodies (included emblem + your own Guild moderators!). See the Guild Shop for more.


    Q: What can my Guild be about?
    Anything, within reason. We do not tolerate any form of hate speech, lewd behavior or glorification of toxicity, so your Guild cannot promote that and will be removed accordingly if it is found.


    Q: Can I just "start" a Guild?
    Gather 4 more supporters, a name, a guild manifesto and designation and you are off. Please send me a DM when your Guild has been set up . Supporters must post after your manifesto is complete. Only one thread per Guild unless the Guild has a sub-forum.


    Q: What is a Guild manifesto?
    It's your introduction post where you list out what your Guild is about, rules, leaders, members and more! Get creative with it.


    Q: What about Guild Aesthetics?

    Guilds have several add-ons available for purchase in the guild such as an emblem, custom username gradient and guild badges. They are pricey and that is covered in the following few Q&As. All of these things are only available to members and stay with the guild whether you are joining or leaving and regardless of any donations these purchases where made with.


    Q: What's a Guild Fund?

    Pooled akorns in short. The Guild Fund can be contributed to by anyone, and akorns will be transferred directly to the leader. The leader is responsible to the guild for this and the method of tracking the funds should be a community decision.


    Q: Why do guilds need a Guild Fund?

    Guilds have their own section in the Akorn Shop called the Guild Shop that only guild leaders can purchase from. Here there are extras like a guild emblem, sub-forum, a custom guild username gradient for all members of your guild as well as custom guild animated badges (up to 2). Items are meant to be community purchases for the benefit of the Guild and are priced as such. In short, guilds will need some pooled funds to afford these.


    Q: How do I donate to the Guild Fund?

    Transfer akorns directly to your designated leader. It's highly recommended to use "guild" as your reason. This will make it easier for your leader to track.


    Q: What is a Guild designation?
    Under your user avatar, you'll see a list of personal details. Once your membership has been communicated to tech staff, your Guild will be displayed here as a link that goes your Guild thread. Guild Leaders, please note guild designations must be a max of 18 characters. Please communicate any changes in designation to tech staff.


    Q: What kind of rules can I make?
    Beyond the base rules listed above, every guild has the right to make rules within reason, parameters for acceptance and removal.


    Q: What can I post in the guild?

    Guild posts follow all the rules of the forum plus whatever ones the guild may make. Guilds are a bit more "loose" than other spaces on AKP because guilds are meant to be fun and foster trust and cooperation. Guilds with sub-forum are even allowed their own moderators that will oversee most moderation duties (DM them). Please report any majorly inappropriate posts though through normal means.


    REQUIRED READING: Guild Moderation and Rules


    Any additional questions can be asked here and may be posted in the FAQ.

    Rules are subject to change.

    Have fun! :*

  • What if you're in a guild that someone made after this thread? Will they have to change their guild to follow these rules? Also, can anyone transfer Akorns to help pay for the guild sub-forums to help the guild leaders to pay for it? Also, will there be the ability to add aesthetic things related to the guild like a custom guild border, username color, emotes, etc. like there used to be?

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  • Is the guild shop already up?

    Yeah, I just saw it. Where you have your acorn section, you can click the shopping basket and it will take you to the shop where you can spend your acorns and there's a choice to add guild sub-forums but it's 100,000 Akorns and the only product rn

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  • What if you're in a guild that someone made after this thread? Will they have to change their guild to follow these rules? Also, how much are guild sub-forums, and can anyone transfer Akorns to help pay for it? Also, will there be the ability to add aesthetic things related to the guild like a custom guild border, username color, emotes, etc. like there used to be?


    Then you are still in that guild. I am about to post our first guild event where you will see that we are waiving the user length and post count for the first few weeks.


    Are there too many members?


    The guild shop will have all the prices but you can see the sub forum cost here: https://forum.allkpop.com/suite/jcoins-shop/


    We do plan to have things like emblems! Stay tuned.

  • Yeah, I just saw it. Where you have your acorn section, you can click the shopping basket and it will take you to the shop where you can spend your acorns and there's a choice to add guild sub-forums but it's 100,000 Akorns and the only product rn

    ah yes I was actually looking for emblems and such

  • So a Guild can really be about anything huh....interesting

    you mentioned guild wars in your other thread but what are these rules of engagement?


    (evil ideas forming :evil: )

  • So a Guild can really be about anything huh....interesting

    you mentioned guild wars in your other thread but what are these rules of engagement?


    (evil ideas forming :evil: )

    LOL, it's just the most active that wins! There's nothing dastardly to be done unless you consider posting like a mad man to be evil...

  • LOL, it's just the most active that wins! There's nothing dastardly to be done unless you consider posting like a mad man to be evil...

    and i was thinking some actual guild war battles (peaceful ones obviously - certainly nothing malicious :saint: )

    like i dunno a kpop quiz or something.

    have a games event where participants from diff challenge each in chess and connect4 etc

    (thats just off the top of my head)

  • Hey Vestirse,


    Thank you for the detailed posts! I have revised the Exotic's guild's manifesto and got some supporters for it. Can you check to see if its complete and meets the requirements for the guild to be official? :)

  • Hey Vestirse,


    Thank you for the detailed posts! I have revised the Exotic's guild's manifesto and got some supporters for it. Can you check to see if its complete and meets the requirements for the guild to be official? :)

    The manifesto was well done and funny! HAHAHA, ready to sign in blood. I was wondering why there wasn't an EXO guild prior to this. Hope your guys are getting ready for the guild wars!!!

  • The manifesto was well done and funny! HAHAHA, ready to sign in blood. I was wondering why there wasn't an EXO guild prior to this. Hope your guys are getting ready for the guild wars!!!

    A lot of exols aren’t always active unfortunately but I hope with the guild it will encourage more to be active. And yes I’m super excited for guild wars!

  • Hrm... Kind of sucks that there is still a limit on membership. Usually you get stuck on a waiting list that can go nowhere if you're behind a ton of other people lol and it's an especially well-loved guild. Rip.


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  • Hrm... Kind of sucks that there is still a limit on membership. Usually you get stuck on a waiting list that can go nowhere if you're behind a ton of other people lol and it's an especially well-loved guild. Rip.

    Ves

    just for my own knowledge as well given that the rules state you can pretty much make a guild about anything

    is there amything stopping someone (if they fulfil the min requirments about membership and akorns and what not) from making a second guild about the same group or whatever? ie like exo guild 2 so those waitlisted members could join

  • Ves

    just for my own knowledge as well given that the rules state you can pretty much make a guild about anything

    is there amything stopping someone (if they fulfil the min requirments about membership and akorns and what not) from making a second guild about the same group or whatever? ie like exo guild 2 so those waitlisted members could join

    Nothing prohibits that! Some fandoms are more than big enough for more than one guild honestly.

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