Welcome to A Mad Tea Party's guild website. Here, you may find a range of information about the guild, including a brief overview of our history;
an explanation of our guild rules, literacy policy, ranking hierarchy, and council applications process; what to do if you want to join;
and links to guilds that we recommend if AMTP just isn't your cup of tea. Thanks for visiting - we hope you decide to join us.





A Mad Tea Party was originally founded as a merger between two well-respected themeless/NR guilds: War! and Stadium, all the way back in 2007. The two teams of owners joined forces and created the wonderful guild that was the original A Mad Tea Party.

After several fantastic months, but due to reasons outside of the owners' control, the original AMTP had to close - but not for good! In late 2009, Anti (antipopulace), one of the original owners of Stadium and part of the A Mad Tea Party team, created the guild anew. With a different style but the same spirit as the original guild, it has remained open and thriving to the present day, and we aim to keep that up permanently.

Since re-opening, AMTP has gone through various changes: we have been public, then private, then public again; we've had a mild age requirement and then abolished it. A number of council members have come and gone, some staying with us and others moving on to greener pastures. We are currently a medium-sized guild, with our membership ranging from about 30 members to over 50.

However, our core values and our core mission has always been the same: to create, maintain, and provide for our members and guests an open, welcoming, and friendly environment in which they can feel at home. We want to provide a warmly-welcoming message board that members old and new can enjoy, no matter what they want to discuss - whether that's their school work, their real-life pet, their job, their avatar collection, whether or not they believe in ghosts, or the newest book they've read. We're completely laid-back and welcome any kind of discussion topic - so long as it's well within TNT's rules, of course!

If that sounds like your sort of guild, then by all means, certainly consider joining us at A Mad Tea Party. We'd be really glad to have you with us, no matter your age, nationality, or what you're doing with your life at the moment. We have, and have had in the past, members from all over the world - we love seeing the wide variety of people our guild attracts! We'd love to meet you, too.

Whatever you have to offer the guild, and whatever you see that the guild has to offer you, you're sure to find something to satisfy you, and you're sure to be able to carve out your own space in the wonderful guild that is A Mad Tea Party.


At AMTP, we have relatively few rules and regulations: the ones that we do have are designed to maximise the freedom of our members, while still ensuring the safety, security, and peace of mind of us all. If you spot a rule you disagree with - or the opposite, if you think of a rule we should have but don't - let us know by Neomailing the guild account (amtpguild) in complete confidentiality.

Generally, our rules can be summed up as, "Use your common sense." Please read through them carefully before joining our guild, to ensure that you understand all of them.

  • Don't act maliciously towards others, on our boards or in Neomails.  Any attempt to spam, scam, or harass members or staff, for any reason, will be reported to The Neopets Team and your account will be immediately banned from the guild.

  • We value maturity, courtesy, respect & dignity.  If a staff member sees a member trying to start a fight, rest assured that they will be dealt with, especially when it comes to insults and name-calling. Resist the urge to sink "to their level", even if it is someone like a malicious spammer. Please report trouble-makers to TNT, and ignore and move on from the situation as quickly as possible, so as not to draw attention to it!

  • Please make sure your posts contain at least one point for people to reply to.  "Hi, I'm amtpguild" is a perfectly reasonable sentence, but it doesn't give anyone much to go on to continue conversation. Please don't make your conversation partners do all the work driving the discussion - make sure your posts contain at least one topic to reply to. "Hi, I'm amtpguild. How are you doing today?" is a much better post to make - "Hi, I'm amtpguild. How are you doing today? I'm so happy, because I just passed my driving test. Do you drive?" is perfect.

  • Please only join the guild on one account, or two in special situations.  If you need to join on more than one because you're suspended/silenced/temporarily frozen, of course we understand and will be happy to invite your secondary account. However, please refrain from joining on multiple accounts unnecessarily - pick one (preferably your main) and use that.

  • Always remember to drop in at least once per month to say hi!  Otherwise, you may find your account deleted without warning. However, we will always try to send out guild mails with a request for members to pop in, before deleting inactive accounts: if you see one of these and ignore it, prepare to feel the banhammer's wrath! Please note that complaints on the board about this requirement will be deleted; if you think it's unfair or would like an exemption, please mail amtpguild in advance!

  • Not a rule, but a guideline; if you haven't already, try to put your preferred nickname in "The Big Three" places: your font, your userlookup description, and the "Name:" field on your personal details. If not, you aren't allowed to get annoyed at anyone if they forget your name! Deal?


  • As a literate guild - and proud! - A Mad Tea Party has a few basic rules about what we expect when people post in our message boards. To ensure that everyone is understood clearly, and so that we can welcome members from all over the world, we have a few rules which should always be followed when writing in or for the guild.

    The following guidelines apply in the guild message board, but should also be followed when posting on the guild's advertising thread, except for when bumping it up.

  • Please use correct capitalisation, punctuation, and spelling - at least, to the best of your ability.  We aren't robots and we all make mistakes, but to the best of your ability, please spell out words correctly, punctuate (including apostrophes and full stops), and capitalise the correct parts of your sentences (including the pronoun I).

  • Avoid posting more than a few times in a row.  While there's a clear difference between spam and an error, try to avoid posting more than three times without another post in between. Otherwise, it can look like spam at first glance.

  • Related to the last rule, don't make a new post just to apologise for typos.  Don't worry: we almost certainly know what you meant, and if not, somebody will ask you to clarify it. Posts like this will be considered spam and will be deleted!

  • Try to write at least two full sentences in the message board.  This is just a guideline, but generally, the best posts are at least two sentences long. If you can't think of anything to say, try to go back and look for something to reply to in earlier posts.

  • If a font is too small to read, please feel free to speak up!  We're all friends here. Likewise, please be considerate of other members and make your font readable (preferably with your name in the signature somewhere). If others ask you to change your font size or colour, please make suitable adjustments: it can be difficult to read a minuscule (or, conversely, enormous) yellow font! At least Neopets got rid of the "glow" feature, eh?

  • Please remember that staff reserve the right to delete posts for breaking rules OR breaking the literacy policy - with or without notification.  Please remember that if you break one of our rules, including our literacy policy, we reserve the right to delete your posts without warning. This is to ensure that our message boards stay at the high standard we're all proud of.



  • A Mad Tea Party operates on a loose and strictly for-fun ranking hierarchy: we often change things like the rank names, and there are no extra rewards for people who go up the ranks quickly. Nonetheless, for those who like to see some recognition for their time spent posting in our message board, here are AMTP's official, default ranks.

    1. Chasing rabbits is the first rank, the default. When you first join our whimsical little guild, this is you! If you are at this rank, it isn't advised that you create any advertising boards yet, in case questions come up which require experience to answer.

    2. Caucus racing is the second rank, which you are promoted to once you've made 50 posts in the guild's message board. You have certainly proved yourself to be a member who will most likely stick around! As such, feel free to create advertising boards and refer members from the NeoBoards; having been around the guild for a decent amount of time, you should be more than able to spot who would and who wouldn't enjoy AMTP.

    3. At the Sipping tea rank, staff and members are starting to see you as a trusted individual and a valued member of the community! New members know, by your rank, that you are someone who knows the ins and outs of the guild like the back of your hand. (After all, eagles may soar, but weasles don't get sucked into jet engines. Just checking you're really reading. Well done, you passed. Please keep up the good work.) This rank is achieved at 300+ posts, though it can be later or earlier on the staff's terms.

    4. There's a big jump between Sipping tea and Painting roses: a jump of 700 posts, in fact! At 1000 posts, expect a promotion to Painting roses rank; a reference to the Alice in Wonderland chapter wherein Alice comes across the playing cards painting white roses red. At this rank, many members have board and/or poll admin, in order to express their own humour in the form of polls and delete spam/their own typos.

    5. Stealing tarts is the final rank before council, and as such the most difficult one to reach: and the one which demands the most respect! At 2500 posts, expect your promotion to Stealing tarts rank and, with it, expect plenty of newbies to mail you, begging for you to help them out with frequently asked questions. Enjoy - you earned it.



    AMTP's council is in charge of at least overseeing, if not carrying out themselves, changes to the website, guild front-page, and structure of the guild. We approve of member contributions, and have the final say in things like council elections and whether the guild is private or public, and we uphold the guild literacy policy and keep track of who has admin powers and who is doing what with them. Council duties mostly involve making sure everyone has a great time! This means, first and foremost, ensuring that the guild is up-to-date and that there aren't any major problems.

    Secondary duties involve advertising, maintaining activity levels in the guild through encouraging chat and being on the message boards as often as possible, and generally giving the guild a good name. Making graphics and coding pages is not necessarily something that all council members need to do, but all council staff should have a good idea of the kind of standard of aesthetic that we expect from and at A Mad Tea Party. Phew. Sounds exhausting, huh?

    So how do I apply for council? Sounds fun! Well, it is fun! But it is also a lot of work, and we require that only the most dedicated members (new or old, but either way, someone who has decided to stick with this guild through thick and thin!), who have quite a bit of time to spare every single week, apply.

    Once that little requirement is out of the way, now to the actual nitty-gritty of council election! In the past, we have had several different methods of applying and electing. Usually, it has been done through a popular vote, with several 'rounds'. When a council spot needs to be filled, it is announced several weeks in advance, to give our members plenty of time to prepare for an election. There is no set form, but just a few tasks:

    1. Create a page to host your application.  Obviously, this requirement is simply for ease of access! Graphics, coding, etc. of this page can be premade if you wish without any repercussions. The page must host information about yourself, why you are applying, and why you would be a good choice for council.

    2. Create a piece of support material for your friends in the guild to support your application.  This can be anything, but must show off your creativity! It can be a small graphic, a big graphic, or even something like a pledge to vote for you which supporters can copy and paste onto their userlookup to show their support!

    3. You must submit your petpage link through the "Apply For Position" links on the Guild Council section in the sidebar.  Any applicant who cannot follow this very simple instruction will absolutely not be considered. Sending in your application through the guild board, by Neomailing a staff member, or just telling people the link to your application is not a valid entry and though it is definitely allowed to submit an entry before the deadline (finished or unfinished), and to post your link so that people can read it before you submit it, if the link is posted on the boards as an application, you will be disqualified from entry. What use is a staff member in AMTP if they cannot even follow this very simple instruction? (You'd still be surprised at how many people disregard it, I'm sure!)

    Next deadline: TBA. - Our next council election deadline is to be announced. In the mean time, we may even break tradition and appoint someone at a random time! Let us know if you have an application in the works.




    A Mad Tea Party is an exclusive, but open and welcoming guild - we're selective about who joins us, but we want to make everyone feel comfortable in our guild! If AMTP seems like the sort of guild you'd be interested in, then we'd probably be more than happy to have you with us. We love to meet active, friendly, and mature members of all ages. We especially look to advertise to people who would fit in with our guild as we are now, but we also love people with fresh new ideas and who want to contribute and make their own mark on the place!

    Currently, the guild is private. This means that only members or people with special invitations can see the guild front-page. If you find yourself wanting to join/visit the guild when we're private, like now, you'll have to ask one of the following users for an invitation:

  • Anti (antipopulace)
  • Hannah (dolcebby)
  • Guild Account (amtpguild)

    We don't currently have an application form or anything like that, so if you're interested in joining while we're private, just go ahead and ask for an invitation! Be sure to abide by all of the guild rules in your request Neomail. Please note that staff reserve the right to refuse an invitation request for any reason.




  • We try to update our guild layout preview regularly: however, this may not be a current representation of the guild, but rather one which we feel accurately paints a picture of how our guild looks most of the time.



    Current (estimated) stats:

    Page Views: 120,000+
    Members: 30+
    Messages: 56,000+
    Founded: 10/13/2009

    In the past, we have had approximately 200,000 messages deleted as a result of glitches.

    If you'd like to join for a few days to see if you'd like the guild, or if you'd like an invitation just to take a closer look at AMTP, feel free to request one from the guild account (amtpguild).



    Read through everything on this page? Checked out our advertising boards? Chatted with a few members? Taken a look at the guild itself? Don't think that AMTP is the one for you? No worries! Here are a host of guilds that AMTP loves. If we lose a member to one of these guys ... well, we'll be a bit jealous, but we'll get over it.

    If you have a guild that you would like to suggest for this list, feel free to Neomail amtpguild! However, please do not use this as a method of advertising your guild. We are simply interested in recommending guilds that are of a great standard of quality, who we feel are deserving of our commendations.

    We wholeheartedly support these guilds and should you feel AMTP is not for you (or, should anything unfortunately happen to AMTP itself) we can definitely recommend these as alternatives to AMTP - similar, but not the same. (How similar/different? Your Mileage May Vary.)



    Obscurus - Harry Potter, Mature, Goals - Private, 18+ & Application-only

    Sugar Sweet Neopia - Neopets Related - Public

    Covert - Other - Private, 16+ & Application-only

    Think your guild or page should be listed here? Mail Anti about it!
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