welcomeOh, hello there, stranger! You're looking at the non-member page for the wonderful Studio Ghibli guild, Aozora. So, you're probably here because you're interested in becoming a part of the Aozora family, yes? Well then, read on! You've come to the right place.
We're always excited to welcome a new member into the guild, and we would love to get to know you!
preview & statsAozora's original founding date is May 16, 2012. We were deleted by TNT on January 17, 2015, so the new stats do not accurately reflect our activity levels.
Last updated 14 April, 2015
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about the joining process
Interested in joining? Please make sure you meet all our requirements first, before proceeding.
- Have a nice, legible font that also doesn't burn anyone's retinas (seriously, having a dark neoHTML helps).
- Be mature. By this, we ask that you're agreeable and able to respect other's opinions. Courteousness and politeness are key!
- Be literate.
- Your account should be at least one month old. Based on past experience, we've noticed that people who join on newer accounts tend to become inactive. To remedy this, we ask that the account you're joining on is at least a month old.
- It would be helpful if you have your name or preferred nickname somewhere on your lookup or Neoboard font. Make sure you have your name someplace where we can refer to it easily; it would help everyone immensely.
As of January 2014, we once again have an application. In order to make sure prospective members have looked over the guild rules and policies, we require people who are interested in joining to complete a quiz. Make sure you read the webbie thoroughly before attempting to complete the quiz! In addition to completing the quiz, applicants must submit the magic word to the designated guild owner (you can only find the magic word if you have read the webbie carefully!).
The link to the application is under the navigation to your right.
On top of that, we highly encourage you to chat with us on our ad board! It's a great way for us to get to know prospective members, and we encourage you to ask any questions you may have about Aozora, as well as get to know some of our members! This isn't meant to be an interview; simply be yourself. We look forward to meeting you!
***We ask that people who are interested in joining the guild have a nice, legible font. Nothing gives off a bad first impression on the boards like a hard to read font, or no font at all. There are plenty of premade font sites out there; if need be, we can point you in the right direction.
So you've joined Aozora! Now what? Make sure you familiarize yourself with the guild rules and policies! Everything you could possibly need to know about the guild is located on our webbie (link is under the navigation)
Also, make sure you enable guild mailings! Council will sometimes make important announcements regarding the state of the guild, and we'd hate for you to miss them!
To enable guild mailings, go to: My Account, then click on Preferences. From there you should see a page with the option to enable guild mailings. Make sure you have that box checked!
frequently asked questionsDo you allow side accounts?
Yes, we do! However, Aozora is not the place to let your account collect dust. Please only join on a side account if it's an active one!
How active is the guild?
We are most active during the summer months when we have people online during all hours of the day. During the school year, we're most active after 2 PM NST, although it's common to find the odd member online earlier in the day. Overall, we're a really chatty bunch; there's almost always someone else online_
What is the age range of the members?
Most of us are in high school or college (or finished with college). Although we have some younger members, the majority of the guild is 16+.