Newbs are like cute little adorable kittens, they mean well, but they are new, and need help learning their way around, sometimes they'll make mistakes, they'll scratch the furniture or have an accident on the carpet, but as long as they are a real true honest newb and not a troll, all they need is a guide, someone to stand by them and assist them through the process of becoming a full fledged member of our wiki.
Being a new member of any community can be a scary process. You don't know anyone, you're walking in with no idea what you're doing, who anyone is, and it can be a very very frightening time in the process of joining a wiki. Lots of users try to help, but sometimes so many users try and help one little newb, it can get chaotic. Fear no more, adopt a newb is here. With this program, any user already above
Level Five (Including rb's, admin's and crat's, obviously) can "adopt" a newb, and guide them through their first 5 weeks on our wiki.
About the Program/Rules/Etc.
All You Needed or Wanted to Know About Adopting a Newb
Wanna look around for some newbs to adopt? Check out Claiming.
If you wish to be a member of adopt a newb, add your name on the list of available big brothers/sisters
You must be at least a level 5 in order to adopt a newb
The newb must be an Entry Level user in order to qualify for adoption
You should have something to show for your work, either notes on their claims, or messages on their talk page, and the newb should vouch you did actually help them
You will stay with the newb from the day they step foot on the wiki and start making a claim, till they graduate at level 5
At times helping new people can be frustrating, please remember to be patient with them, and polite, being mean to your newb will not be incentive for them to stick around, in the off chance your newb turns out to be a troll, they will be dealt with accordingly
You must be signed up on the page here to count, and you must have your newb listed as well in order to receive rewards
If you get a new newb, or something needs to be changed or added, please IM Demi or Onyx with the information.
For the Big Brother/Sister
Once the newb survives the claiming process and has been on the wiki one week, you will be allowed to pick a character to rp with the god parent (or any god), the god will be rp'd by an administrator
To fulfil this incentive when you've reached it, simply contact an administrator
Once the newb survives their first 3 weeks on the wiki and attains the status of Level Three you will be allowed to pick a character and have them gain all active powers for the cabin (3,6,9 month powers)
Once the newb graduates and has attained the status of Level Five you will gain an extra demigod character spot
For the Newb
Upon graduating and attaining the status of Level Five you will be allowed to pick a character and have them gain all active powers for the cabin (3,6,9 month powers)
If you have any questions about how this works, please see Demi or Wonder, Thanks!
For those of you who have not seen it yet, Oli has written an update on the Champions of Othryrs event. You can find the blog here.
Everyone is required to completely and accurately fill their own sections in the Model Registration. This is to ensure that there would be no duplication of models (unless they are agreed to be shared between users) and the reservation of models be properly regulated. If you don't know how to add your own section, IM me.