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june 19th with the coming of summer, we've decided to run summer themed writing bingo until august! if you're interested in completing writing prompts for bits rewards as well as the possibility of being entered into an elite group of bingo completionists definitely make sure to check it out!
july 1st we're open! welcome! we hope you guys are as excited as we are to finally be here on the new site. you can check out our opening announcement to find out the gist of all our features. if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. here's to a great future! ♥
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What does your site's Discord look like? Do you have any useful or fun bots that members enjoy? How're your staff channels set up?
Cboxes may be tradition, but Discords have utility, and we could all learn a thing or two from each other on how to utilize it.
My current site's is fairly standard. The three super helpful things it has are a staff-only place to put rule updates to let others know (invaluable during the site building process), a staff-only chat to track rule infractions and concerns about members, and a general "newbie corral". The corral pings people when they join and a bot sends them links to the rules, the current event, and the app template. The bot also auto-assigns newbies a role that renders them unable to post images or use outside emojis or ping until a mod changes the role. It's a precaution in case of a raid because I'm paranoid.
the first one (and one i like best from a staffing point of view) is iw's. the channel layout is more or less basic guest category area (rules channel, announcements, main chat, help desk for questions), extended category (extra chat channel, spoilers because mcu + dc is active fam and i dun want spoilers, links, animal friends because i need to love everyone else's pets, and bot commands), site stuff (plotting + tagging), naughty area (tw + nsfw), and then the staff category (general staff chat, app reviews for dealing with apps, staff log for logging problem behavior or why we did xyz action, and the new members for the intros). cs's is very similar in layout - our big differences are the venting channel (which i hate but we keep so people don't vent in the main chat cuz let's not) and the timeout area for staff to be able to dump people into if need be (which we've never used but it exists anyway).
part of me misses when we had an introductions channel because it was nice to be able to know who someone was and be able to reference that, but a lot of people didn't use it, so it was a thing we got rid of.
as far as neat cool stuff goes, i actually recommend tatsumaki as a bot just cuz it's p fun (you can get tatsugatchi to take care of and a lot of the members find that fun) and toasty for a similar thing (it just does pokemon though). i also use nadeko on cs since it can allow members to sort themselves with the .iam role, which is... hit or miss if you trust your community (since we also have had issues before with someone adding an 18+ role to themselves where they were underage and coming across nsfw content in the channel and it was... not good, to say the least).
the biggest advice i can give though is to kind of... arrange your roles thoughtfully. i've always kept a separate 18+ role so i can hide the nsfw channels so it's "you request access for these" and i prefer it that way (especially since then you can click someone's name and see it right there). but it's also useful in terms of separating out, for example, someone who has joined and talked and then more or less disappeared within 24 hours from someone who has been chilling in the community for a little while versus someone who has approved characters. i always endorse general "spectator" roles for people who just wanna hang in the server and be part of the community but are otherwise not active on the site since imo if it's an embedded chat, it's helpful to see them chatting even if they're not rping on the site anymore. i also keep meaning to add in the ability to self-sort yourself for pronouns as a role, again just as an easy reference thing, i just... haven't.
i also super recommend putting the welcome messages into a staff-viewable channel or turning them off just because like. some people want to lurk and miss those days from cbox. some people join and then leave v quickly when they realize someone's in the server that they have beef with. don't call them out if they don't want to be. not to mention that the welcome messages can just. disrupt the chat that's going on at the time.
The discord that we have for Beneath the Mask is very sectionalized, with a lot of channels following the categories.
We have two that aren't accessible to members or guests, (titled Coding and Admins) where we discuss administration issues, and post up coding things.
General Information, which only admins can post in, but everyone in the discord can see.
Member Adverts, which supports our members alternative focuses to show them support.
Guests, which is an area just for guests of the chat (meaning any non-member!) this area also hosts our bots section where we have pokecord, dank memer, mee6, and akinator!
Members, which has a lot of content for members to get involved with (including shitposting, videos, music, and just a general ooc thing!)
Writing, which is obviously for rp content!
Art, which is for either art that is self created, or edited images, and some resources.
Forum, which just has information about the forum for our newer members (because we kind of seek from outside of the forum network for our group!) it's kind of a help section, as well as a reminder of what everyone's tags are!
Events, which is just a signup area and tagging area to let everyone know when it's their turn to post, and for admins to learn what events members are involved in!
Generally we're pretty open to others joining the discord, but kind of quiet in the guest area, just because so few of our guests are actually chatty. Everyone in the discord tends to flock wherever the conversation is at so there's no real segregation despite guests not having a full view of all of our faculties.