Rule 1. Literacy is your friend!
AZUR is a semi-literate guild! What does that mean? It means that you speak with real words, use "s" not "z", capitalize, and use punctuation! However, we OF COURSE allow you to say your favorite acronyms, "LOL" and "BRB" and similar! These are absolutely fine, as well as smililes! :) It can be irritating for members when this is not followed, and the council has been neomailed about it many times.
will be given if you are seen not following this rule too often. If it gets to the third warning, then you will be suspended from the guild for 48 hours.
Granted, we're sure no one will get to that point.
Just take a little more time into your message to follow this guild rule, and there will be no problems!
Rule 2. Must be over 14!
There can be some exceptions to this rule, but AZUR is a guild that requires maturity to some extent. We expect that our members are respectful and mature to other members, and as a simple way of making sure that this is met, we established the 14+ rule. If you are under 14 and wish to join, neomail a council member and have a little chat with them! They will decide if you are mature enough to join the guild. We are not asking for seriousness, because our guild is super silly and fun, we just ask that you aren't acting like a little kid.
Rule 3. ENABLE YOUR GUILD MAILINGS
This might possibly be the most important rule! The council frequently sends out guild mailings to let all the members know about certain guild updates, activities and how the guild teams are doing that month! If you're not sure how to enable them, go to the "Preferences" part of "my account" and just check off the little box! :)
Rule 4.Have a pretty & presentable font!
This is more of a strong suggestion than a rule. Part of having a good account is having a nice font to use on the Neoboards (and guild boards!) Nice fonts make you seem more mature, more desirable to talk to, and, as silly as it sounds, you're more likely to be lent avatars and be chosen to adopt neopets on the PC if you have a nice font!
If you need some good premade fonts, here are a few sites that we love! (We also have some premade AZUR-related fonts for use here!
If you're the type of person that likes to create their own font, here are some awesome tutorials!
Rule 5. Be Respectful!
Hopefully all of you will follow this rule, as it is THE most important rule of AZUR! Respect is something that EVERY member deserves, no matter their guild rank, their age, or how long they've been on Neopets! Every person is equal in AZUR, and we are all part of a family - let's keep it that way!
Rule 6. Activity Is Key!
AZUR is partly chat-based, and, even if it wasn't... What's the one thing that no matter what else is happening, keeps a guild going strong!? ACTIVITY! Without people posting on the guild message boards, our guild will seem like a ghost town. Who wants to be a part of a family where no one talks to each other?! We sure don't. We have member sweeps every two weeks to sweep out inactive members (with much warning, of course!) AZUR asks that members come online to chat THREE times a week. If that sounds like a lot to you, then maybe AZUR isn't your guild... We love to chat, chat, CHAT!
Rule 7. The council has it under control!
It's really wonderful that you guys want to help out with the guild and take some work from the council - we appreciate your kindness! However, as members, it is your job to just have fun and be a part of the family! No worries about hosting any guild pages - the council takes care of it all! However, we do LOVE suggestions about new ideas for AZUR, so if you have any awesome ideas, be sure to tell us, we can't wait to hear! ^___^
Rule 8. Love yourself, love the members, love the council, LOVE!
Who heard of a family without love!? We aren't saying go around virtually hugging and snogging our guild members (that would be weird, ok?), but we ask our members to try and bond with each other! When you belong to a guild with an environment of so much friendship and love, how could you possibly want to leave? AZUR wants to provide a place where our members are always getting that warm fuzzy feeling & end up grinning behind their computer screens. :) Enjoy your stay, lovelies!