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The NSTG's mission is to provide a safe and educational environment for the fostering of newbies to productive Gaians. 

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:31 am

Captain: Ebania
Vice Captains: None at the moment!
Crewmembers: Shujitsun, JoyRose, Eternal Rebellion

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: Event List
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:35 am
Many thanks to the lovely JoyRose, who is the original author of the following:

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 Chatterbox subforum. Set up a quest thread in the Item Quests forum to help track your progress toward that one special expensive item. Visit our charities and minishops in the Charities & Minishops 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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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:10 am
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.

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
  • Chatterbox -- Chat with other users (Spam belongs in this subforum, too)
  • Mini-Shops -- Establish your own arts/services shop
  • Introductions -- Introduce yourself to other members
  • Crew Discussion -- Crew Only
  • Crew Workshop -- Crew Only
  • RolePlay Subforum -- Create or join a roleplay that interests you
  • 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

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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By *Starlight*

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By We Move Like Cagey Tigers

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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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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:20 am
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 instead of using the form on the guild homepage.

The donations sent to this account will be used to sponsor guild giveaways, contests, and other events. Please note that NSTG Treasurer is the ONLY official treasury account for the Newbie Supporting and Training Guild. If you are contacted by any other account soliciting NSTG 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 newbie assistance and donations.
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:24 am

  • Spirit Week Spirit Week takes place during the first week of the New Year and is a celebration of the guild's birthday, which is on January 4th. We open the week with a party of some kind, and for the next five days, we have daily avatar contests with unique themes. We close Spirit Week with our Awards Ceremony, where we take the time to reward and honor the members of our community who have truly made some significant impact on the guild over the course of the past year.

  • Valentine's Day Our Valentine's Day event takes place during the week surrounding this famous Saint's feast day! Several "Cupids" sometimes offer a free Valentine-delivering service to our members. We host a themed few contests and games and finish the event with a party.

  • St. Patrick's Day We host a few themed contests and games for one week preceding our St. Patrick's Day party, which takes place on the weekend before the Saint's feast day.

  • Easter Easter takes place for one week at the end of Lent. We host a massive Easter egg hunt all over the guild, a party in Towns, and a few themed contests and games.

  • Summer We're super proud to say that our past five summer events ('09 to '13) have been spotlighted on Gaia's homepage or in a community announcement! For two weeks, we host a series of contests, games, and festivities (including a guild-wide competition) relating to the event's theme, and, of course, have a Towns party!

  • Halloween Halloween is a week-long event full of fall festivities! (Try saying that five times fast, haha.) It takes place in the last week of October. We host contests and games that relate to the event's theme as well as an awesome Towns costume party!

  • Christmas Our Christmas event is very special. It goes on for two weeks in mid-December, and involves a massive Towns party with other guilds as well as many contests, games, and giveaways to spread the holiday cheer! It's so much fun! Bring out your sweaters and cocoa; this is a great way to finish up the year.

  • Two Smaller Events A prom event? A summer slumber party? An April Fool's shindig? If we want to do it, we'll do it! So we've set some time and money aside to make this a reality.

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