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Forum Rules & Discord FAQ

Post by ShrineFox » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:52 am

Welcome to the Amicitia Forum

We are a modding group for Atlus JRPGs, specifically the Persona series of games.
Our goal is to allow as much customization by fans as possible.

Since the board is intended as a modding workshop, in order to give everyone a fair experience we must ask that you respect the following:

Rules

1. No Explicit/Sensitive Content. No NSFW imagery or references (nudity, gore, blood, violence).
2. No Hate Speech of Any Kind. Nothing homophobic, ableist, sexist, transphobic etc. Discrimination of other members by identity or beliefs is NOT allowed.
3. Show Respect. No bullying, flaming, threats, or personal insults toward other users.
4. No Ban Evasion. You will be banned without question if you're suspected of using an alternate account.
5. No Spam. Don't repeatedly post images, phrases, spoiler tags or symbols. Keep things in their proper categories.
6. Real life politics has no place here. Please find somewhere else to debate parties, policies, politicians and the like.
7. Don't Share Personal Info. No phone numbers, IPs, full names, or locations. Use your best discretion.
8. Try Not to Post Spoilers. There are spoiler tags, use them (regardless of the content, or how long ago it was released).
9. No Drama. This isn't an appropriate place to use as a life journal or to get therapy. Seek professional help immediately if you're in a crisis.

Be sure to check out our new FAQ section for common questions such as: how to install/create mods, what types of mods are possible, and how to share your mods.

Thanks for participating in our community! We look forward to working together.
Disclaimer: I try to respond to everything I can, but might not always have an answer to every question.
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Re: Forum Rules & Discord FAQ

Post by ShrineFox » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:25 am

About the Discord Server

You may be wondering if we have a Discord server, since many active modding communities use it for troubleshooting and information.
TGEnigma, the creator of many tools at the center of Persona modding, does have his own Discord server.
It was originally public, but we ultimately restricted access to individuals we already know and can vouch for.

We hope you respect this decision as it was not an easy choice. This saves us from a lot of potential grief;
random individuals often became attached to the space, leading to incessant drama and safety risks to our users.


How To Join

You are still able to apply for an invitation link via the forum.
If you have made yourself known to us by releasing finished mods or tools, you’re likely to pass the screening process.
Please Note: We are bad at following up on these in a timely matter. You may re-apply as many time as you’d like
if you feel you are a good candidate, or have other modders vouch for you.
We are especially looking for open-minded, tolerant individuals that enjoy SMT/Persona games
and learning about programming/reverse engineering,
preferably with a sense of humor too old to laugh memes like these but still do.


Addressing Concerns

You may consider this gatekeeping or elitism, but please remember this is a service we’re providing on our own spare time,
and it can be hard to properly handle a large group of complete strangers.
You are encouraged to form your own modding groups on Discord if you'd like and run it however you want.
We provide all of our user-ready research publicly, in places such as this forum, our wiki and our guides.
If you come across any info that is lacking or outdated, you can even update it yourself to help the next person that comes along.

The bottom line is, we work better with those there for the same reason as us--
to make mods and have fun. (Yes, we goof around, it isn't just some uber-serious place).


Transparency About Privacy

Our server has the same set of rules as the forum, but also includes an exclusive rule,
barring users from sharing conversations and WIP mods/tools:
10. Keep the Server Private. Do not share conversation screenshots,
info or resources elsewhere without permission from those involved.
Especially datamining or work-in-progress tools. Again, use your best discretion.
We have no intent to conceal information that may be helpful to other modders.
Since the server is private, our users may be more comfortable posting there in lieu of
other places due to that expectation of privacy.
It is completely up to individual developers when and where to publish their research.
Disclaimer: I try to respond to everything I can, but might not always have an answer to every question.
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