Help Thread The PC Tourist Office (adoption center 4.0) ?

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THE PC TOURIST OFFICE
- "adoption center" version 4!


Hello and welcome to the Tourist Office! Feeling a bit lost as a new member on PokéCommunity (PC) ? Don't worry! We have plenty of things to help you get started in the community and on the site. First off, try reading our written guides here!

Don't feel like reading is your way of learning? Would you prefer a more personal touch? Alright then, the tourist office is set up just for you! Here, you can get a personal guide to show you around PC, in the form of another forum user.


What will I do as a Tourist?


→ Post in this thread with a filled in sign up form (found further down in this post).

→ If a more experienced forum user sees your application and thinks they can do a good job showing you around, they will quote your post to let you know that they are now your guide!

→ The job of a guide is to show you around the boards you are interested in as well as giving you a brief look at how PC works. They will likely do this by chatting with you and giving you links or posting in threads together with you. Please do not request a guide just because you have one simple question about something or want assistance with your fan work!

→ If you become paired up with a guide, we expect you to want to stay relatively active on PC. If you haven't posted on PC for 7 days, then the guide can choose to "drop" you in order to be available for a new tourist.

→ Guides might not know how to ROM hack, or how to roleplay, unless the guide states specifically that they can help you there. Normally, their job is to show you where on the forums to go in order to learn those skills!

→ Be nice to your guide and do not disrespect them. This is a given!

→ When you feel like you have learned enough from your guide, you should return to this thread and say so, in order to graduate from the tourist office! Let us know if your guide was helpful and kind - then they will get a +1 in their recommendations! If you have been a tourist for two weeks, your guide will likely ask you if you feel ready to graduate, in case you forgot about it.


How to sign up to be a Tourist!


Fill out the form below and post it in this thread!

1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
2. What section are you most interested in?
3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?


In order to qualify as a tourist, you must have been active for less than two (2) months, OR have less than 100 posts. Returning members who have less than 100 posts also qualify!

Once you get a mentor, you will notice it by them contacting you by quoting you in this thread. See, when that happens, you will get a notification on the forums! Good luck :D



Veteran Guides with recommendations


→ none yet! The Office is brand new!


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Who can be a Guide?


→ If you have made 100 posts or more on PokéCommunity AND been a member for one month or more, you may become a Guide!

→ You must be active on PC; posting almost every day or at least several times a week.

→ You must also be welcoming and kind - as fun as rude jokes might be between friends every now and then, it is not the way we want to approach new members on these forums. That will have to wait until the Tourist has willingly graduated; until then you are to be as polite and text-book friendly as you possibly can. :)

→ You must be prepared to actively show your Tourist around the forums, as well as try to answer their questions or at least point them towards where they can find answers to their problems.



What should I do as a Guide?


→ When you see a new member signing up in this thread and think that you would do a splendid job being the Guide for this person, quote their post and let them know. Tadaa~ you are now their Guide and they are your Tourist!

→ You can take on several Tourists at once, if you feel like you can handle it. However, we would recommend that you only take on 1 if you are a Guide for the first time, so that you'll know how much effort you need to put in in the future.

After that, the objective of a Guide is simple: helping the Tourist integrate into the community by teaching the basic aspects of PC. For this reason, we're going to implement a checklist with these basic aspects! When a Tourist graduates from the Office, they need to be familiar with the things on it.

→ Basic checklist. Make sure the Tourist learns these things!
Spoiler:
- How to write a post (hopefully they already did this when signing up! ^^ )
- How to edit a post
- How to reply to a post
- How to check notifications
- How to send a friend request
- How to quote/multi-quote
- How to edit a profile
- How to make a signature
- How to check notifications
- How to answer a VM/PM
- How to subscribe to a thread/forum, manually as well as through auto-options, and subsequently how to check your subscribed threads
- How to use the Dashboard/User CP (subscriptions are listed here as well as new likes and comments)
- How to submit a mod Report
- How to find the list of forum staff
- Where to find blogs



ADVANCED GUIDING: Some sections are going to have an additional, specific list as well. The reason is that some sections are a bit different compared to our normal sections - they are more than just posting. As a Guide, you don't need to know everything that is on these specific lists, but it is of course nice if you do. And it is really nice if you at least learn which threads (rules, guides etc in the local sections) to point your Tourist towards so that they can learn more about the section's specific activities themselves!

→ Roleplay Theatre checklist:
Spoiler:
- How to find a RP (searching in the Casting subforum, subscribing to the "Check to see" thread and Advertisement thread etc)
- How to join a RP (what an SU is, not necessarily how to write a good one, there's local guides for that)
- What thread queue / moderator approval is and why it's necessary (else we'd get non-RP threads to clean up, and sub-par/confusing RPs)


→ Fanfiction & Writing checklist:
Spoiler:
- How to post fics (how to make it presentable at least)
- How to leave feedback on fics (explains minimum detail you can leave and writing criticism)


→ Trade Corner checklist:
Spoiler:
-General guidelines.
-What section should I post my thread in? (Quick Trades, Trade Shops)
-Shop requirements.
-Quick Trade threads and how to use them.
-What are Trade Reviews?
-Hack checking and scam reports


→ Game Development checklist: (not ROM Hacking!)
Spoiler:
-How to install Pokémon Essentials
-How to make a simple map
-How to find and install custom tiles
-How to make NPCs and cutscenes
-How to use scripts
-How to post a Progressing Games Thread


→ Art & Design checklist:
Spoiler:
- How to write a good comment (Explaining what generic/low effort posts are and why we don't allow them/encourage discussion)
- How to start your gallery/shop (What the official requirements are and what is recommended to make a good gallery)
- How to update your gallery/shop (Don't start a new thread everytime, wait 24 hours before posting a new work, or even editing your last comment if it's still on the top of the thread list)
- How to critique other's work
- How/When to host a contest or event (If there are other contests going on at the same time, you shouldn't start one for decreased visibly. Guidelines on timeline/organization)



Do you have suggestions for checklists for sections that are currently not represented? Please contact adventure, Dragon or Archy in a Private Message!



When do I stop being a Guide?


→ When your Tourist feels like they have learned enough (and don't need you anymore) they should post in this thread again to officially graduate.

→ If your Tourist enjoyed being guided by you, you will get a +1 in recommendations! Your name will be listed in the opening post in the Office, along with the number of recommendations you have gotten. The better Guide you are and the more Tourists you successfully graduate, the more recommendations you are likely to get!

→ If your Tourist has not posted on PC for 7 days, they are considered inactive and you are allowed to "drop" them.

→ If your Tourist has not mentioned that they would like to graduate for two (2) weeks, you may remind them and see what more you can teach them in order for them to feel ready for PC for real!

→ If you at any time feel like you need any help, or if a Tourist is giving you a hard time in any way, please don't hesitate to contact the moderators of Main Street.


Adventure

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Wouldn't mind a mentor myself.

1. What sections/boards are you most interested in? ROM Hacking
2. What other sections/boards do you want to venture in and and learn more about? Game development + roleplaying
3. How committed are you on being active and how well will you show interest in learning and asking questions? Very committed, been lurking almost all week without stop without an account.
Hello IrishPerson! Did you ever find a mentor? I am not very well versed in Game Dev or ROM Hacking, but together we can probably try to find out where to post and find what in those forums.

However, I am very well versed in roleplaying on PokéCommunity, so I can definitely teach you something there! Would you like to become my Tourist?

JCarrill0

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Seen February 10th, 2019
Posted August 16th, 2016
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I never got one... I was told to apply at the other forum which I already did.
Spoiler:
Thanks to Sheep for helping me Fill out a Form.
  1. What sections/boards are you most interested in?
    I guess the Gen 1/Gen 2/PokeGO sections since I play those.
  2. What other sections/boards do you want to venture in and and learn more about?
    perhaps a rate my team area where i can post and get advise about my gen1 teams.
  3. How committed are you on being active and how well will you show interest in learning and asking questions?
    Honestly I'm not too sure, i know my old community forums didn't really seem to reply to my forum post and i kinda felt liek it was inactive so, I guess as long as the forums stay active I'll be active. (maybe a few mins daily during my morning coffee?
My Intro thread can be found HERE

PS - I didn't know it was just a reply forum , I was thinking an actual Form. Thanks again for your assist Sheep
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Hello IrishPerson! Did you ever find a mentor? I am not very well versed in Game Dev or ROM Hacking, but together we can probably try to find out where to post and find what in those forums.

However, I am very well versed in roleplaying on PokéCommunity, so I can definitely teach you something there! Would you like to become my Tourist?
Never found one but would be more then happy to become your Tourist!

BlackSteelDrake

The Almighty Poke Man

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Posted August 11th, 2016
34 posts
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1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
To find a fun and welcoming community for pokemon, as well as get help now and then. Making friends with a common interest in pokemon is a big factor.

2. What section are you most interested in?
Well to be honest I don't have a specific section of interest. Is general interest okay? If I have to pick one uhhhhh RP or challenges I suppose.

3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?
I have don't know to be quite honest. Possibly anything given the right opportunity.

Lumo

Professional Kleptomaniac

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Seen October 10th, 2016
Posted September 14th, 2016
22 posts
4 Years
Would love a guide if anyone is interested! It's my first forum so any help would be appreciated!

1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
Well I stumbled upon this place while looking for rom hacks and I've known about it for quite a while so I thought: "This place looks nice.... might as well ruin it by joining." No, I just love pokemon.

2. What section are you most interested in?
At the moment I'm most interested in RP and writing, I'm kinda leaning toward RP though.

3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?
I guess Game Development and maybe Art and Design.

K, bye, please help me! (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
I have no idea what I'm doing

Caite-chan

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1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
To find a fun and welcoming community for pokemon, as well as get help now and then. Making friends with a common interest in pokemon is a big factor.

2. What section are you most interested in?
Well to be honest I don't have a specific section of interest. Is general interest okay? If I have to pick one uhhhhh RP or challenges I suppose.

3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?
I have don't know to be quite honest. Possibly anything given the right opportunity.
Hey there fellow Team Instinct. :D I'd be happy to be your Guide and help you get to know PokeCommunity.

Would love a guide if anyone is interested! It's my first forum so any help would be appreciated!

1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
Well I stumbled upon this place while looking for rom hacks and I've known about it for quite a while so I thought: "This place looks nice.... might as well ruin it by joining." No, I just love pokemon.

2. What section are you most interested in?
At the moment I'm most interested in RP and writing, I'm kinda leaning toward RP though.

3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?
I guess Game Development and maybe Art and Design.

K, bye, please help me! (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
I'd be more than happy to help you out as well. :D

Lumo

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I'd be more than happy to help you out as well. :D
Wow thanks! That's really nice of you. I'd be more than happy to become your tourist!

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ ✧゚・: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)
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I never got one... I was told to apply at the other forum which I already did.
still no one for me :(
I will be your guide then, if you'll have me! (: Let me VM you~
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Posted August 13th, 2016
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1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity? Because I love Pokemon and i wanted to talk about 'em!
2. What section are you most interested in? I dunno, maybe... Hmm... (thinks for 15 minutes) Maybe Third Gen Pokemon Gaming?
3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them? Hacks studios, I think.

Name: Osha-whut
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1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity? because i really like pokemon and ive heard good things about this site
2. What section are you most interested in? rom hacking for sure!
3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them? uhhhh not really sure tbh
icy :t249:

Snikey

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Posted December 11th, 2016
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4 Years
1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
I happened to stumble upon this forum while looking for rom hacks and after exploring a bit, I started to like this place so I joined.
2. What section are you most interested in? Role playing
3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them? I honestly don't know. Possibly anything, if given the right opportunity.

(I signed up 2 months ago, but for some reason I couldn't use this account because it kept sending me to a page, which said "you dont have enough permission to do that", even though the only I did was log in, and it only just started working properly today.)

Adventure

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1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
I happened to stumble upon this forum while looking for rom hacks and after exploring a bit, I started to like this place so I joined.
2. What section are you most interested in? Role playing
3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them? I honestly don't know. Possibly anything, if given the right opportunity.

(I signed up 2 months ago, but for some reason I couldn't use this account because it kept sending me to a page, which said "you dont have enough permission to do that", even though the only I did was log in, and it only just started working properly today.)
Hi! Let me show you how to do this and that around the forums, as well as guide you into roleplaying c: If you'd like me to be your guide?

And that's strange about the not permissions thing o: Might be a bug.

Dragon

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1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity? because i really like pokemon and ive heard good things about this site
2. What section are you most interested in? rom hacking for sure!
3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them? uhhhh not really sure tbh
I'm not very knowledgable on ROM Hacking but I can show you around the board? o:


"We need to find... Our own inspiration.
Sometimes it's not easy.

PureAxis

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Hi! I joined a couple of days ago, and would really prefer someone to guide me.

1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
Cuz there's no other forum that discusses Pokémon on such a big scale!

2. What section are you most interested in?
ROM hacking and the battle server.

3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?
The art corner, clubs and actually everything else!
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Posted September 21st, 2016
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Hi there!
My name is Rafiki and I just joined today.

1) Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
I've been lurking around the pkmon livejournal forum for a while, but want to chat about more than just merch! So I stumbled upon this place, and it's wonderful!

2. What section are you most interested in?
Roleplaying, chatting about various pokemon, old and new.

3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?
Art stuff, video games. Just got a 3ds so a bit behind on that!

theplantqueen

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Posted October 3rd, 2016
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I joined pokecommunity so I could post stuff and be with follow pokemon trainers im really into roleplay and I like role-playing as a trainer withh a liligent and if im taught about rom hacking i might get interested
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I had forgotten to introduce myself in my pre-edited post (haha). Anyways, my name is Noah, I joined this community today, and I felt like getting a guide would be the best way to get familiar with this website.

1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
Well, I believe I signed for here once a long time ago and never got around to do anything with it, so I made a new account once I rediscovered this website when my Pokemon love was at an all time high. I stumbled across this website when I was searching for some ROM hacks to play for a change of pace, but I see that there are also many other fun activities to participate in, so this time I'd like to stick around to have some fun and make new friends. :)

2. What section are you most interested in?
For the most part, I am interested in the battling section, and also trading, game developing, and ROM hacking. Although, I have a tough time being bound to only a few things, and I would like to see what other sections are about as well; if you could assist with that it would be great!

3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?
I guess I partially answered this already, but it would be nice to see what the art and design, writing, and possibly roleplaying sections are about.

Really I can probably get interested in any sections you introduce to me so surprise me! Thank you in advance for anyone considering to be my guide! :)

Caite-chan

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Hi! I joined a couple of days ago, and would really prefer someone to guide me.

1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
Cuz there's no other forum that discusses Pokémon on such a big scale!

2. What section are you most interested in?
ROM hacking and the battle server.

3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?
The art corner, clubs and actually everything else!
Hi there!
My name is Rafiki and I just joined today.

1) Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
I've been lurking around the pkmon livejournal forum for a while, but want to chat about more than just merch! So I stumbled upon this place, and it's wonderful!

2. What section are you most interested in?
Roleplaying, chatting about various pokemon, old and new.

3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?
Art stuff, video games. Just got a 3ds so a bit behind on that!
I joined pokecommunity so I could post stuff and be with follow pokemon trainers im really into roleplay and I like role-playing as a trainer withh a liligent and if im taught about rom hacking i might get interested
I had forgotten to introduce myself in my pre-edited post (haha). Anyways, my name is Noah, I joined this community today, and I felt like getting a guide would be the best way to get familiar with this website.

1. Why did you want to join PokéCommunity?
Well, I believe I signed for here once a long time ago and never got around to do anything with it, so I made a new account once I rediscovered this website when my Pokemon love was at an all time high. I stumbled across this website when I was searching for some ROM hacks to play for a change of pace, but I see that there are also many other fun activities to participate in, so this time I'd like to stick around to have some fun and make new friends. :)

2. What section are you most interested in?
For the most part, I am interested in the battling section, and also trading, game developing, and ROM hacking. Although, I have a tough time being bound to only a few things, and I would like to see what other sections are about as well; if you could assist with that it would be great!

3. What other sections do you think you could become interested in if you learned a bit more about them?
I guess I partially answered this already, but it would be nice to see what the art and design, writing, and possibly roleplaying sections are about.

Really I can probably get interested in any sections you introduce to me so surprise me! Thank you in advance for anyone considering to be my guide! :)
Hey I'm glad you guys could join us. I know most of you are interested in the ROM Hacking section and while that might not be my strong point I can still help you all out with the basics and show you around if you'd like. Just feel free to send me a PM/VM. :D