Your Chill Summary of This Week in Wintreath
October 18, 2021
Wintreath is On: Discord | Forums | NationStates
Weíve had a lot of new and returning members lately, and while we send out information when people join, sometimes it can be hard to keep up with it all when thereís so much coming at you. The creation of the Hearthkeepers has inspired me to write a quick summary of some Wintreath basics, in the hopes that youíll check them out and even take part in them.
This week, I wanted to discuss our Discord chat server. Itís where most of our casual chat happens (Howíre you? Whatís going on in your life?), and we have spaces for everything from gaming chat to nerdy topics to talk about roleplay. Itís also where most chat about regional happenings and issues take place (in fact, being on Discord is a requirement for Cabinet positions). Finally, thanks to our awesome bot Zaphyr (created by Wuufu!), we have some awesome Discord games such as Cards Against Humanity. If any of those things interest you, the Discord is for you!
If youíre not on Discord, joining is simple...all you have to do is click the link and go from there. Once youíre on, check out the #rules-and-guidelines channel for rules and the #roles channel to personalize your account, get notifications for events, and access special areas of the server.
But the most important thing is to just start chatting. Say hey, give your thoughts on whatís being discussed, start a conversation, anything! Donít be afraid to put yourself out there. If you join and make 100 posts or more on the server, Iíll include your name here in our next edition as recognition for being an active Discord newbie. :D
So get chatting, and donít forget to stay frosty. ;)
News from Wintreath
Join the Hearthkeepers, Wintreath's Welcome Wagon
Created just this week, the Hearthkeepers are in charge of keeping Wintreath warm, welcoming, and accessible to new and old friends alike by doing things from welcoming new members to running games and events to answering questions. Check out everything at the link, sign up, and take part in making Wintreath an even better place for all!
Happy Birthday, Wintreath!
We recently celebrated Wintreath's 8th birthday...this is a milestone that many online communities never reach, which speaks to the amazing community we have here. Check the link to read Wintermoot's thoughts on our ideals, our progress in achieving them, and who he credits with our community reaching this point.
A Home for Publications
We've been fortunate to have a number of private publications floating around, as you saw in our previous edition. Now those that are on the forums can have their very own home in the forum of a subforum in our News forum. Each publication has its own, where its writer can pin, lock, and organize editions as well as write a description for others to read. Check out the link for more information, and see the News Forum for the list of publications!
A Guide for Good Debate
This week, Wintermoot posted a guide for Wintreans debating in the serious discussions forum or content warning area of Discord with tips on how to disagree and debate while remembering that we're a community of friends who otherwise are civil and respectful toward each other.