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High-functioning Snowflake

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:31 am
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spacespacespacespacespacespaceCaptain: Ebania
spacespacespacespacespacespaceVice Captain: JoyRose
spacespacespacespacespacespaceCrewmembers: Aeris Dysnomia, Dogoda, Eternal Rebellion

gaia_star Table of Contents

  • Post 1: Table of Contents
  • Post 2: Welcome! Your NSTG Tour Starts Here
  • Post 3: Official Guild Rules and Subforum Guide
  • Post 4: Banners and Affiliates
  • Post 5: Guild Treasurer Information
  • Post 6: Seasonal Events
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:35 am
Many thanks to the lovely JoyRose, who is the original author of the following:

gaia_star Welcome to the Newbie Supporting and Training Guild!

    We are so glad you are here! Our guild is wonderful and the reason is the amazing people like you!
    This is a guide to our guild. We hope you'll find a home here for fun, help, and love.

    Like everywhere else, there are rules here. Please read our NSTG Rules in the next post first. Thank you.

    We acknowledge all birthdays in our newsletter, so please add yours to our Birthday thread.

    Now let's get to know you a little better. You can make your own thread of introduction in our Introductions forum to collect little howdies from other members. Feel free to post in someone else's introduction thread and share the fun of being new to our guild! And we'd be very interested to know How Did You Find the NSTG?

    Need a little help right away? If you're totally lost on Gaia, try our Getting Started resource. Feel free to visit other threads in our Resources Subforum for step-by-step guides on almost everything on Gaia. Need something a little more specific or personal? Visit our Questions and Assistance Subforum where you can make a thread for helpful, friendly, and quick responses to your every question.

    Prizes! If you're brand new to Gaia, you're invited to visit our Sweet Treats for Newbies charity where by posting just twenty times in the NSTG, you earn a small treat and donation from the NSTG Fairy! You can also enter the NSTG Active Guild Member Raffle where you could win prizes just for posting in the guild 20 times or more every month. That raffle is open to all members for free every month!

    There are lots of other things to enjoy here, too, so it's easy and fun to get those post counts. For instance, you might enjoy our games in the Word Games subforum. Set up a quest thread in the Item Quests forum to help track your progress toward that one special expensive item. Take part in a fun charity, contest, or game in the Charities, Contests, and Games forum.

    Please feel free to contact any Crewmember for help should you need it. We love helping - it's why we're Crew here!


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High-functioning Snowflake

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:10 am
gaia_star The Official Guild Rules of the Newbie Supporting and Training Guild

  1. Follow Gaia's Terms Of Service (ToS). We have a zero-tolerance policy for ToS violations.

  2. Do not insult other users or flame them for a lack of knowledge. The purpose of this guild is to teach and help newbies; if you are not going to respect that goal, please reconsider your membership.

  3. We are a community of friends. There are ways to be unkind without violating the ToS (being needlessly sarcastic, poor sportsmanship during contests or games, etc.) and these are substantial-enough violations of the NSTG's ethical code to warrant a ban from the guild.

  4. Topics are to be posted in the appropriate subforums (as outlined in the second part of this post). If someone posts a thread in the incorrect subforum, please do not post in that thread; instead, contact an NSTG Crewmember and s/he will handle the situation. Thank you!

  5. Please send private messages (PMs) to guild Crewmembers to report inappropriate material (scams, ToS violations, flaming, etc.) within the guild. Please do not, however, PM guild Crew asking for donations or asking questions about Gaia in general. Post your general Gaia questions in the Questions and Assistance subforum for assistance.

  6. Well-developed quest threads are welcome in the NSTG, but begging threads are not. All begging threads will be deleted by guild Crew without warning.

  7. Additional rules may be instated as deemed necessary. Serious or repeated infractions may result in a ban from the Newbie Supporting and Training Guild.

gaia_star Subforum Guide

    The main forum (forum which this post is located on) is meant for important Crew announcements only. Please do not post any new topics in this forum unless its content is approved by a guild Crewmember.

    Here is a subforum guide which tells you the purpose of every subforum within this guild:

    • Resources -- Member-created Gaia guides
    • Questions and Assistance -- Ask and answer questions about Gaia
    • Item Quests -- Set up a quest thread
    • Charities, Contests, and Games -- Establish a charity, contest, or game
    • Word Games -- Play classic forum games for gold
    • Mini-Shops -- Establish your own arts/services shop
    • Introductions -- Introduce yourself to other members
    • Crew Discussion -- Crew Only
    • Crew Workshop -- Crew Only
    • Chatterbox -- Chat with other users (Spam belongs in this subforum, too)
    • Holiday Event Subforum -- Hosts seasonal events for members

    Please post in the proper subforums. This helps us keep everything more organized, and it helps you get the responses you're looking for.
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:17 am
gaia_star Banners

    Advertising for the Newbie Supporting and Training Guild affords others the opportunity to learn more about Gaia. Wouldn't you like to help a fellow newbie?

    Here's how to do it:

    • Choose your favorite banner.
    • Copy the code underneath the banner you have selected.
    • Edit your signature (click here).
    • Paste the code of the banner you chose straight into the white box and click "Save All Changes."

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    As only Crewmembers are able to edit this thread, you will not be able to post a link to your guild/thread/clan/etc. This thread will contain only Crew-approved and verified affiliates. If you are interested in affiliating with the NSTG, please PM the following information to Ebania:

    • a brief description of your guild/thread/clan/etc.
    • a link or banner to your guild/thread/clan/etc.
    • a link to where the NSTG is advertised within your guild/thread/clan/etc.

    An affiliation does not constitute free advertising space. It is a partnership where two organizations post advertisements for each other.



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High-functioning Snowflake

NSTG Treasurer

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:20 am
gaia_star Guild Treasurer Information

    This is Ebania, posting from the Newbie Supporting and Training Guild's treasury account. If you wish to donate to the NSTG, please send donations to this account rather than use the form on the guild homepage.

    The donations sent to this account will be used to sponsor in-guild charities, contests, and seasonal events. Please note that the NSTG Treasurer is the only official treasury account for the Newbie Supporting and Training Guild. If you are contacted by any other account soliciting donations (other than guild Crew who promote donations to the NSTG), please be aware that it is a scam and that you should not donate to that other user.

    Thank you very much for your continued support of this guild, both through your participation and donations.

Donation Tiers

    2017 Benefactors

    Gold Donations
    • Amazing Angels donate 50,000,000,000g or more
    • Precious Patrons donate between 10,000,000,000g and 49,999,999,999g
    • Beloved Benefactors donate between 1,000,000,000g and 9,999,999,999g
    • Honored Supporters donate between 100,000,000g and 999,999,999g

    Item Donations
    • Heavenly Helpers donate items worth 5,000,000,000g or more
    • Treasured Contributors donate items worth 1,000,000,000g to 4,999,999,999g
    • Generous Gaians donate items worth between 100,000,000g to 999,999,999g
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:24 am
gaia_star Seasonal Events

    You can add our event calendar to your Google Calendar by following these instructions. Our ICAL link is as follows:


    Please note that some of these dates can change. Thank you!

Spirit Week

  • Second week of the New Year
  • Celebrates the NSTG's birthday, which is on January 4th
  • Daily avatar contests from Monday through Friday
  • One NSTG-related contest and one dice / random number game
  • Awards Ceremony on Saturday night to celebrate awesome members

Valentine's Day

  • Towns party on weekend before or of February 14th
  • Often in collaboration with another user-run organization

St. Patrick's Day

  • Towns party on weekend before or of March 17th
  • Often in collaboration with another user-run organization


  • Holy Week, or the week preceding Easter Sunday
  • Guild-wide Easter egg hunt
  • Two contests
  • Two dice / random number games
  • Towns party


  • Two weeks during July or August
  • Biggest event of the year!
  • Often potlighted by Gaia (homepage, announcement, Kickstarter, etc.)
  • Massive guild-wide, team-based competition
  • Two contests
  • Three dice / random number games
  • Towns party


  • Final week of October
  • Two contests
  • Two dice / random number games
  • Towns party


  • Final two weeks of December
  • Three contests
  • Three dice / random number games
  • Towns party


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