☞::Literacy is a Must!::
-The Obscurus Publishing Company have decided that they simply can live without their, "lol's," and, "omg's." While the once in a full moon, "lol," is fine, please make sure you're not becoming, "Abbreviation-happy." We have a zero-tolerance policy for chatspeak. We don't want to see any 1337 and "talkin lyk dis," so please be respectful and use your big kid words. However, we do have a fondness for emoticons as they showcase a wide range of emotions in this text-driven realm.
☞ ::Spamming Is A No-no::
-No one likes a litter bug and, when it comes to spamming, that's exactly what it is. We ask that you do not exceed three posts in a row or intentionally stretch the boards because our Editors will have to clean up after you. Also, please make sure that your posts have a MINIMUM of five words. We're all adults here. We can construct complete thoughts and sentences.
☞ ::Mind Your Manners::
-The little rabbit in Disneys, "Robin Hood," said it best, "Mind yer manners." Whether you are on the guild boards, advertising boards, guildless boards, or anything else Obscurian related, please remember that you're representing the guild. Beyond that, it goes without saying that all of TNT Rules must be followed as well. If there is an issue somewhere, please neomail one of the Editors and they will take care of it. All else fails, go through neomail and ask yourself, "What would Dumbledore do?
-We ask that you respect the team that keeps this guild running. They do have your best interest at heart and need your full cooperation to keep it running like a well-oiled machine. This does include TNT too. Their eyes are always watching, even when you think they are not. Keep in mind the rules that they have created. This includes things like not posting links to other Non-Neo locations on the boards, keeping inappropriate conversations elsewhere, and not popping attitude if your post get deleted for something we feel is, "Red Flag," worthy.
☞ Don't be rude to your fellow wizard
You know what this means so I'm not going to write this out. It falls in line with the other rule we have of, "R-E-S-P-E-C-T." Let's remember what we learned in kindergarten about being nice & polite to others.
☞ Follow these rules please
They are here to add boundaries and set some guidelines so that you know how we expect you to act. None of the rules are "out of line" and are pretty basic in terms of what can be found in guilds. It's going serve no purpose to complain about them as they are certainly reasonable.
If you think there is a rule we're missing, or one you would like to add, please send an owl
Q: Will you respond to our applications, whether we are accepted or not?
A: Yes, always! In both cases, you can expect to be notified as soon as one of our Editors reads your application.
Q: What is the turnaround time between sending an application and receiving a reply?
A: That honestly depends. If a member of our Publishing Staff is online_ you will receive an answer once the Obscurus team discuss your application. Otherwise, please allow up to 24-48 hours for a reply.
Q: I was looking at your requirements and I do not meet all of them. Do you make exceptions?
A: Yes, we do grant exceptions. We allot 5 invites per Term and it's on a case by case basis only. If you do not fit into a requirement, state in your application why you think you belong in Obscurus and what sets you apart from others who do meet our criteria. Show us your how mature you are, and do not be afraid to go into detail about what you think you can bring to the guild.
Q: What type of applications do you accept?
A: We accept both neomails and petpages. If you do use a petpage, please have your application tidy (using a premade layout is perfectly acceptable!), and use a font type and color that is easy to read. If we can't follow your application, then it doesn't matter how beautiful it is.
Q: Do you have any pointers for our applications?
A: We like detail. Seriously. Your application is our first impression of you, so you should try your best to be honest and portray yourself in an appropriate manner. If we see that you put effort into your application, it shows that you really want to be a part of Obscurus, and this will make us happy.
Q: Is there anything that could possibly hurt our chances of being accepted?
A: Yes, there is. We stated that your application is your first impression, and that we appreciate effort. If we see you did not do this, then we will be more reluctant to accept you. Examples of lack of effort: Not answering all the questions, not answering in complete sentences, giving very short, non detailed responses, showing a lack of interest, etc. Your application shouldn't look like a 10 year old created it. One of the owners is a 5th grade teacher; she knows.
|✖| 18+ or College-age
|✖| 3 month+ Neopian Account
|✖| Must be a MAIN Account
|✖| Own at least one pet
We do make exceptions to the requirements but they are on a case by case basis. Please note, due to the Neo-goal support in the guild, we're no longer accepting side accounts.
|✖| Avatar Count
|✖| Previous Guild Recommendation
|✖| Main Account
|✖| Pet Statistics
Please make sure that, before you fill out the Registration Form, you ensure that your guild neomails and invites are enabled.
When your application has been completed, please send an owl
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