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Forum Rules & Discord FAQ

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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.
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Re: Forum Rules & Discord FAQ

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About the Discord Server

You may be wondering if we have a Discord server, since many active modding communities use the platform 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 outside distraction or intentional disruption.


How To Join

You may apply for an invitation here.
If you have made yourself known to us by releasing finished mods or tools, you’re likely to be invited.
We also would prefer that you are 18 or older due to the Mature rating of these games, as well as the possibility of adult subjects coming up in conversation. It is not a strict requirement, but even if you are over 18 you should consider not joining if such topics make you uncomfortable.

Please Note: We are bad at following up on these. Sometimes we aren't looking for new members, or simply overlook applications. You may re-apply if you feel you are a good candidate, or have other modders vouch for you.
We are especially looking for easygoing, open-minded individuals that enjoy SMT/Persona games and learning about programming/reverse engineering.

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 people 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).


Expectation of Privacy

Our server has the same set of rules as the forum, but also includes an additional 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 conversing and sharing their in-progress work there. It is completely up to individual developers when and where to publish their research/tools, or how actively to provide support to other communities.
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