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What a Chapter is, how to establish and join one, and its rules
What is a Chapter?
A Chapter is: a community of users who have banded together to encourage each other to write and worldbuild. It is a social group like a writers’ circle, and each one will have its own culture, etiquette, and patterns.
A Chapter is not: above the rules of the rest of the server, a place to disparage other users, a steam group, or a meme dump. The air can be relaxed, but a chapter must be used for its purpose or it will be dissolved. There will not be competitions between Chapters hosted by the staff or site at this point.
A Chapter gets its own role and channel within the World Anvil Discord Server. Only Staff and members with that role can see the channel.
FormationA Chapter forms when 10+ users approach the Moderation Team with a:
- Designated Leader
- list of Discord names of all members
- ...and their World Anvil usernames
- list of any House Rules you'd like to add
Once we’ve reviewed the list and verified that all of the members are viable to join a Chapter, we will create a channel for that Chapter and give the Chapter members their role.
Chapters that demonstrate gender, cultural, national, or other biases in membership, in any measure, may be prohibited and will be subject to additional observation to ensure that they do not violate World Anvil's principles of inclusion and diversity.
Joining a Chapter
Look through the list of Chapters in #info-chapters and DM a leader if a Chapter appeals to you. They may have their own process for accepting or denying members. Do not harass Leaders if you are denied, but if you feel the reasoning was unjust please notify a Moderator.
A Chapter must assign a leader from members of the Worldbuilders Guild of Grandmaster rank or above.
The Leader is responsible for working with the Staff to add or remove members, and may seek advice from Moderators on how to maintain quality and community within the Chapter using the Chapter Leader channel.
The Leader is expected to provide guidance to problematic members and to advise them on proper behavior. Leaders may contact the Moderation team for advice on how to handle this. If a rule is in violation of server rules, Leaders may flag the Moderation team to handle it.
Leaders are expected to set the proper tone for the Chapter and will be held to a higher standard of behavior.
The Leader has final say on all Chapter matters, as long as the server-wide rules and etiquette are followed. Leadership may be revoked by Moderation if a Leader isn’t fulfilling their duties. The members of a Chapter will not be held responsible if the Chapter Leader breaks the server rules or etiquette.
The Leader can pass on the torch to another leader, provided they are also a Guild Member. If you wish to do this, please notify the Moderation Team so that they may verify the change and update the records.
To add members, send the name of the Members to a Moderator for review. The moderation team will then check their history and, so long as there are no problems with that user, provide the role.
To expel members, send the name of the Member and the reasoning to the moderation team. Moderation may decide to discuss the matter with you if they are unclear or feel like the removal has malicious intent. The user will be provided with the reason for their removal.
Facing Dissolution means that a Chapter is up for discussion by the Moderation Team as to whether or not it is serving its purpose and should be closed.
If a Chapter is Facing Dissolution then the Mods will discuss its purpose, direction, leadership, and user base. They will decide if the Chapter needs to be dissolved and notify the Leader.
Benefits of a Chapter
Why should I make a chapter?
A Comfy Space
My friends and I all love WA, but the server size is daunting...
A Focused Place
I want to see a writing circle for horror authors!