Welcome to Gaia! ::

The Newbie Supporting and Training Guild

Back to Guilds

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

Tags: Newbie, Supporting, Training, Newb, Help 

Reply ☆ Welcome!
★ Welcome to the NSTG! • Member Handbook

Quick Reply

Enter both words below, separated by a space:

Can't read the text? Click here



Sarcastic Prophet

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:31 am
User Image
User ImagespacespacespaceUser Image

spacespacespacespacespacespaceCaptain: Ebania
spacespacespacespacespacespaceVice Captain: JoyRose
spacespacespacespacespacespaceCrewmembers: Qwertea and 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!


Sarcastic Prophet


Sarcastic Prophet

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

    Additional rules may be instated as deemed necessary and will be announced to the community via guild announcement. Serious or repeated infractions may result in a ban from the Newbie Supporting and Training Guild.

On Conduct

  1. Follow Gaia's Terms Of Service and Rules and Guidelines. We have a zero-tolerance policy for infractions of Gaia's official rules, which means that a single infraction will result in a ban from the guild.

  2. The NSTG welcomes those of all levels of Gaian experience and knowledge, including those with none. 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. The NSTG also welcomes those of all backgrounds. In order to maintain a safe and welcoming community of friends, we hold ourselves to high standards of ethical conduct, which means that the expression of any racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, antisemitic, Islamophobic, or otherwise discriminatory sentiment will result in an immediate ban from the guild.

On Community Interaction

  1. Each topic is to be posted in its appropriate subforum. Here's a list of our subforums and their intended purposes:

  2. If you're a topic creator and would prefer it if members did not delete posts from your thread, please edit the first post and put [ND] somewhere in the title and explicitly bar the deleting of posts in your topic's rules. The Crew will check the guild's logs with frequency and will issue a warning to anyone (except the topic creator!) who deletes posts within a thread containing [ND] in its title.

  3. In a guild of this size, you might encounter a post or an exchange that needs to be brought to the attention of a Crewmember. In order to send one of us a private message, click one of the hyperlinked usernames listed in the first post.

    Here are some appropriate reasons for contacting an NSTG Crewmember:
    • To direct us to a topic that's been posted in the wrong subforum,
    • To show us a post that contains graphic images or explicit language,
    • To warn us about a debate that is becoming very heated,
    • To ask us NSTG-related questions whose answers you can't find,
    • Or simply to say hello!

    Some inappropriate reasons to contact an NSTG Crewmember include:
    • To ask us for donations of gold or items,
    • To ask for promotions, "likes," or support in individual endeavors,
    • Or to ask questions about Gaia Online as a whole.

  4. Well-developed quest threads are welcome in the NSTG, but begging threads are not. All begging threads will be deleted by a Crewmember without warning.

Updated August 26th, 2017 @ 7 PM CDT
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."

    User Image
    By Pinka-Boo-Boo

    User Image
    By Pinka-Boo-Boo

    User Image
    By *Starlight*

    User Image
    By *Starlight*

    User Image
    By We Move Like Cagey Tigers

    User Image
    By Zachmonsterr

    User Image

    User Image
    By Ragenule

    User Image
    By Ebania

    User Image

    User Image

    User Image
    By TheChief-5

    User Image
    By Eternal Rebellion

    User Image
    By Elyralith

gaia_star Affiliates

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

    • a brief description of your guild, thread, or clan
    • a link and banner to your guild, thread, or clan
    • a link to where the NSTG is advertised within your guild, thread, or clan

    An affiliation does not constitute free advertising space. It is a partnership where two organizations post advertisements for each other. Please note, however, that we do remove the banners of affiliate organizations that have seen no new posts within the past year, whose banners are now defunct, or whose owners are no longer active.


      User Image User Image User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

      User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


      User Image

    Mini-Shops and Services

      User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show. User Image

    Causes and Petitions

      None yet!


      User Image

    zOMG! Clans

      None yet!

    Updated August 26th, 2017 @ 10:45 PM CDT.


Sarcastic Prophet

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; do not use the form at the bottom of the guild homepage, as we can only use those funds to publish guild announcements and to purchase new subforums.

    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 (Google Doc)

    Gold Donations
    • Amazing Angels donate 50,000,000,000g+ / 5,000p+
    • Precious Patrons donate 10,000,000,000g+ / 1,000p+
    • Beloved Benefactors donate 1,000,000,000g+ / 100p+
    • Honored Supporters donate 100,000,000g+ / 10p +

    Item Donations
    • Heavenly Helpers donate items worth 5,000,000,000g+ / 500p+
    • Treasured Contributors donate items worth 1,000,000,000g+ / 100p+
    • Generous Gaians donate items worth between 100,000,000g+ / 10p+
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 random-number or dice game
  • Awards Ceremony on Saturday night to celebrate our 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 and two random-number or dice games
  • Towns party


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


  • Final week of October
  • Two contests and three random-number or dice games
  • Towns party


  • Final two weeks of December
  • Three contests and three random-number or dice games
  • Towns party


Sarcastic Prophet

☆ Welcome!

Manage Your Items
Other Stuff
Get GCash
Get Items
More Items
Where Everyone Hangs Out
Other Community Areas
Virtual Spaces
Fun Stuff
Gaia's Games
Play with GCash
Play with Platinum

Customize your own avatar now!

Have an account? Login Now!