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What is Discord?
Discord is a multi-platform text and voice chat program geared specifically towards gaming. Using Discord, you can hang out and talk to a bunch of other SMWC users by joining the SMW Central server.
Discord works as a program you can download and run on your computer, as well as inside the browser itself or as a mobile app. For some more information about Discord, you can read our FAQ over here about it!


If you don't know how to use Discord yet, head on over to the short introduction at the bottom of this page before reading on.

If you have Discord set-up, you can find the SMW Central Discord Server under this link:


Please note that, in order to combat abuse, you are required to own an account here at SMW Central and enter your Discord tag (your username followed by the 4 numbers displayed in the bottom left corner of your Discord window, eg. "User#9021") into the field labelled "Discord tag" through the Edit Profile page.

If you joined the SMW Central Discord Server before doing this, simply follow the instructions found in the topic of the aptly-named #verification channel to verify your SMW Central account. If you don't see that channel, but you do see ~20 other channels, you're already verified; go ahead and say hello!

The SMW Central Discord Server
The SMW Central guild has a series of rules for which to follow to ensure a fun experience for everyone on the server. The four encompassing rules of our Discord guild are:
  1. Users are not to flame or project hate onto any other user or group of people.
  2. Users are not allowed to post NSFW content under any circumstances.
  3. Users are not to spam, flood, or misuse the chat.
  4. Users are not to upload copyrighted material onto the server. If you want to upload a hack, create a BPS file and upload that.

A full list of our rules can be found on #welcome-and-rules, all of which need to be adhered to. If you need the attention of a moderator, feel free to notify an online moderator. If the situation is urgent or you can't think of any currently active moderators, feel free to notify the entire @Discord Moderators group by typing "@Discord Moderators" into the chat. Additionally, moderators reserve the right to remove anyone from the server, including for reasons not stated above, should they believe the situation calls for it.
If you think there was an error or that a moderator acted out of line, please use the anonymous Staff Feedback Form provided here: https://www.smwcentral.net/?p=staff_comment

While most of our rules are elaborated upon in #welcome-and-rules, there are rules applying to certain situations that would clutter up the channel, and so they have been listed here in their entirety. Specifically, these rules concern spoilers and advertisement. Make sure to read over them!


Spoiler Rules

Recently-released Games, Movies, and Other Media
Spoilers for new video games, movies, books, or other forms of media, especially plot-heavy ones, and any other associated discussion, should be kept to #leaks-and-spoilers for two months following its initial release. Notably, keep these things out of #general, #media, and #gaming. After that, it's fair game to discuss it anywhere else. However, the use of spoiler tags past this point would still be appreciated. The policy also extends to #world-of-insanity: if you've got memes relating to a spoiler-y section of a recently-released bit of media, use Discord's spoiler function to cover it.


Leaks
Any form of leak, confirmed or not, believable or not, should be contained to #leaks-and-spoilers. This includes things like blurry screenshots, textual leaks, datamines, and so on. Even if you have strong doubts about the veracity of a leak but still want to spark discussion, post it in #leaks-and-spoilers anyway. Better safe than sorry!

However, "leaks" that are very obviously jokes, and intended to be treated as such, should still be posted in #world-of-insanity, since #leaks-and-spoilers isn't a meme channel. This also applies to any other kind of off-topic content only intended to get a laugh, including statements that are technically true through ambiguity, such as "Nintendo will release a new video game in the future". These can be posted in #world-of-insanity with a spoiler tag to achieve the same effect.


Video Game Press Conferences
Video game conferences such as E3 or Nintendo Directs are a grey area since they are official releases of information, but a lot of people wish to experience them firsthand with no prior knowledge. To keep things fair for everyone and centralize things as best as possible, discussion during the stream should be contained to #gaming and #gaming only, and in the 24 hours following the end of the presentation as well. Do not post about it in #general or #media, and memes relating to it should be spoilered if posted in #world-of-insanity. However, if there are potential leaks about the content of a Nintendo Direct or other stream, these should be contained to #leaks-and-spoilers.
To summarize:
Before the presentation: #leaks-and-spoilers only
During the presentation: #gaming only
24 hours following the presentation: #gaming only


Advertising Rules

Discord Server Links - Ask a Moderator
Using SMWC as grounds to advertise your own servers can disrupt the flow of conversation and come off as spammy. Links may be allowed in special circumstances under explicit permission from a moderator.

Hack Resource Commissions - Not Allowed
Exchanging money for any form of resource creation, including graphics, music, or ASM, falls into a questionable legal area, which we do not want to be associated with. This also includes platforms such as Patreon. Please take it elsewhere.

Fundraisers and/or Petitions - Ask a Moderator
Fundraisers and petitions encompass a wide range of possible topics, and so it'd be preferable to consult with a moderator to make sure whatever you want to link is considered appropriate for the server.

Hack Team Formation - Within Reason
If you're looking to form a team for a hack, great, but make sure you're being reasonable in your requests. One message in the appropriate channel doesn't hurt, but don't go around sending tons of DMs. As well, make sure you're respecting the other guidelines here; this means no server invite links, no commissions, etc.

Social Media Self-Promotion - Within Reason
Dropping an occasional link to your Twitter or Twitch is perfectly fine, as long as you do it in the appropriate channels. However, make sure you're respecting the other rules in doing so: don't constantly spam links, don't disrupt conversations to do so, don't link to NSFW things, etc.

If you have even the slightest doubt about something, don't be shy to ask one of the Discord Moderators!


The SMW Central Discord Server consists of a sizable list of channels for different topics of discussion.
Protip: If you aren't interested in certain topics, you can right-click the channel in your Discord client and hit "Mute #channel-name". Once you've muted 4 or more channels, an option to hide them completely becomes available, helping you avoid a cluttered up channel list!

Here's a list of all the channels and their functions:

INFORMATION
#welcome-and-rules
This channel is the first channel you'll see, and contains all of the guild rules along with information on how to verify.
#verification
The channel to verify in! Once you're verified, you won't see this channel any longer.
#announcements
Community events and site changes are announced here. You cannot talk here, but feel free to spam every post with reactions!
#site-feed
A bot will report every single post and section comment posted on the site here. If you always want to be up-to-date with the latest posts, looking in here regularly will prove handy!

GENERAL
#general
The main channel where most of the discussions about various topics happen! Embedding images is disallowed here to encourage actual discussion.
#media
The channel to post videos and images within. This channel is not there to spam memes in, take that sort of stuff to #world-of-insanity.
#gaming
A container for gaming discussion besides ROM hacking. Anything from Super Smash Bros to Minecraft is welcome.
#world-of-insanity
The channel meant for memes, jokes, and other silly nonsense that won't fit anywhere else. However, keep in mind that the server rules still apply here, so please refrain from posting inappropriate or offensive content.
#leaks-and-spoilers
The catch-all channel to discuss any plot, gameplay and content spoilers for both upcoming and recently released games. Keep this stuff out of other channels. If you're not sure whether it's fine to talk about a final boss or a key plot point to a rather recent game, post it here to be safe.
#showoff
In this channel, you can show off your work and comment on others'. What work? All work. You can show off your SMW hack, your latest graphics, a game you've been working on or even just a picture you drew.
#reality-corner
Just like the site's respective subforum, this is the channel for discussing more serious or personal issues. Please try to remain respectful. Avoid asking about other things here, and especially avoid sending memes. This channel is heavily-moderated. For more in-depth rules, see https://smwc.me/526153.
#bot
The place to have fun with our useless bots. The only place where it's fine to be a little spammy, but all other rules still apply!

HACKING DISCUSSION
#smw-hacking
Talk about any SMW hacks on the site or ways in which you can hack in this channel. You can also ask for SMW hack recommendations here.
#kaizo
The place to discuss all things related to Kaizo hacking, from Kaizo Light to Pit, both discussion about the creation and the playing of Kaizo hacks is welcome here.
#yi-hacking
The catch-all channel for everything regarding SMW2:YI hacking. Feel free to discuss and ask questions about anything!
#sm64-hacking
Here you can talk about SM64 hacks. From Last Impact to Star Road, or even your own work-in-progress hack, everything is up for discussion.

SMW RESOURCES
#help
Your go-to channel for all things hacking help. If you get stuck trying to do something in Lunar Magic, here's where you should ask! Questions about custom music should be asked in #music, and questions about custom sprites and blocks should be asked in #asm to avoid getting buried.
#graphics
The place to discuss the creation or insertion of SMW graphics, everything from your work to others'.
#music
Want feedback on your ports? Wondering what that song in that one level is? Or simply want to appreciate some of the ports on the site? This is the channel for all of that.
#asm
The channel to talk about ASM in. Show off projects, ask for help coding something, or just discuss the programming language.


In addition to the text channels, we've got voice channels set up as well so that you can speak with your fellow users, for those who prefer vocal communication. Server rules still apply, but there are also some rules specific to voice chat due to the nature of the medium:
  1. Do not be disruptive while in voice chat: keep your voice at a reasonable volume and don't interrupt ongoing conversations. Split up different conversations between VOICE and VOICE 2 to prevent monopolizing the chat.
  2. Do not use any slurs or offensive language while in voice chat.
  3. Do not spam music bot commands.
  4. Do not use the bot to play obnoxious content.

Here are the associated channels:

NOISE
#voice-and-text
A channel that complements the VOICE channel, for sending pictures or simply joining the voice chat without a microphone. You can also access the screenshare link through this channel's description. Please refrain from posting in this channel if you aren't in the VOICE channel.
#voice2-and-text
A channel that complements the VOICE 2 channel, for sending pictures or simply joining the voice chat without a microphone. You can also access the screenshare link through this channel's description. Please refrain from posting in this channel if you aren't in the VOICE 2 channel.
#music-and-text
A channel that complements the MUSIC channel. Similar to #voice-and-text and #voice2-and-text, while also being the place to use DJ-related commands for Rythm. Please refrain from posting in this channel if you aren't in the MUSIC channel.
VOICE
One of the server's primary voice channels. Drop by to talk with your fellow SMWC users!
VOICE 2
The server's other primary voice channel. Drop by to talk with your fellow SMWC users! Move here if you want to start a new topic of conversation, instead of interrupting the current conversation in VOICE.
MUSIC
The server's secondary voice channel, for people who enjoy listening to music while chatting. Rythm, our music bot, appears here when summoned.
AFK
The server's AFK channel. You'll be sent here and muted if you're AFK for too long during a voice chat.


Finally, we have an Event category at the top with channels that rotate from time to time, usually featuring channels for contests or C3. Once an event ends, the channel moves down to the Archive category, along with some of the other general text channels that were retired for one reason or another. Take a look at the history of the server!

ARCHIVE and EVENT
#old-rules
What the server's rules used to look like before they were rewritten.
#caffiecraft
The channel dedicated to SMWC's now-defunct Minecraft server.
#forum-games
The channel for discussing the site's forum games.
#retirement-home
The middle ground between #general and #reality-corner, where people talked about themselves.
#c3-summer-time-2019
An event channel for 2019's summer C3.
#c3-winter-time-2019
An event channel for 2019's winter C3.
#vldc-discussion
A channel for discussing the Vanilla Level Design Contest as it is happening.
#vldc11-showoff
A channel for showing off your level during VLDC11. Like other contest showoff channels, this is a no-judge zone, so keep pictures of your entry here to avoid spoiling the judges!
#overworld2019-discussion
A channel for discussing the 2019 Overworld Design Contest as it is happening.
#overworld2019-showoff
A channel for showing off your overworld during the 2019 Overworld Design Contest. Like other contest showoff channels, this is a no-judge zone, so keep pictures of your entry here to avoid spoiling the judges!


How to set-up Discord
To get started using Discord, head on over to the Discord website at https://discordapp.com/ to register an account by either downloading the app or opening Discord directly in the browser:

Once you have reached the Discord log-in menu either in your browser or in the downloaded app, click on the little Register link below the big Login button to create an account:

Fill out the information they ask for, then wait for them to send you a verification e-mail, click the link inside and voilà, you are now ready to jump into the SMW Central Discord Server!

Return to the instructions at the top of the page to continue.

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