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The Sims Wiki has created a Discord chat server that is open to the public. Like Chat and IRC, Discord allows people to communicate in real-time. Once a user account is set up, using Discord and joining the server is relatively easy.

See how much fun we have on the server by seeing our quotes page!

If you see this, JavaScript might be disabled in your browser or the DiscordIntegrator plugin isn't working. If it's the latter, please contact an administrator. By clicking "Connect", you agree to abide by the server rules.

What is Discord?

Discord is a multi-platform online text and voice chat service. Discord allows users across the world to text chat in real-time, similar to on-wiki Chat and IRC (Internet Relay Chat). Unlike Wiki Chat or IRC, Discord also allows users to transmit audio in real-time. Voice chat is especially popular with gamers, and Discord is designed to run alongside games and has an in-game overlay interface (similar to Steam and Origin).

Discord hosts many public and private "servers," and these servers can have multiple text and voice "channels." Each server is managed by the server's owner and administrators. Server access is controlled on a per-server basis by the server owner and server administrators.

Discord can be run through web browsers such as Edge, Chrome, and Firefox, or it can be run through a downloadable standalone client; links to open Discord in-browser or to download the client are available at discordapp.com. Registration is required in order to use Discord. Most features and services on Discord, including registering an account, joining or creating a server, participating on a server, and private messaging other users, are free.

Joining The Sims Wiki's Discord server

Anyone can join The Sims Wiki's Discord server. To join, you must have an account on Discord that is at least five minutes old with a verified email address (You can create an account here).

To join the server, click on the following link: https://discord.gg/UHKDcAn. This will open Discord in a separate tab, or open your Discord client. You will be added to the Welcome channel on the server, but you will be free to view and talk in most public channels on the server.

Server rules

The following are general rules for chatting on The Sims Wiki's Discord server, including in special channels or while using voice chat. Final authority for interpreting the server rules belongs solely to the server operators and moderators. Special channels on the server may have more specific rules than those listed here.

  • Discussions in all text and voice channels must remain appropriate for a general audience.
  • Excessive spamming of text channels, either through inclusion of nonsense or in linking to other websites multiple times after receiving a warning, will not be tolerated. Excessive spamming of voice channels, through the transmission of intentionally loud, repetitive, random, or irritating noise or audio, is also not tolerated.
    • Spam in text and/or audio channels may result in the temporary revocation of permissions, removal from special text and/or audio channels, a kick from the server, the loss of "trusted user" role, or a permanent ban from the server.
      • The #spammerland channel is an exception to this rule; however, content must still be kept safe for work. Access to the #spammerland channel may be revoked from individual users at an operator's discretion if the channel is being used inappropriately.[n 1]
    • Users who frequently transmit "dead air" over voice channels due to an improperly-calibrated microphone or high levels of background noise may have "Voice Activity" permissions removed. These users will be able to transmit audio over the channel only by using the “push-to-talk" feature.
  • All server users are expected to behave in a civil manner, especially in situations where members are discussing sensitive or controversial topics. Harassment, exploitation of other users, attacks against other users, trolling or flaming is strictly forbidden. Server operators and moderators will take any steps necessary to end this behavior immediately, up to and including permanent bans from the server.
  • No bots, except those allowed by server operators, may join or operate on the server. Users inviting unauthorized bots may be denied access to the server or be given reduced permissions.
  • Users on the Discord server may not impersonate on-wiki users. Discord server users claiming to be on-wiki users must confirm this connection through a special confirmation process, to be outlined by a server operator or moderator.
  • Users who are inactive on the server for a long period of time may be removed from the server; any user roles they held prior to being removed will be forfeit and will need to be reacquired.

User roles

The Sims Wiki Discord channel groups all users into roles. Roles grant different permissions; users with higher roles are granted a greater number of permissions. The decision to move any user from one role to another rests solely with the channel operators.

By default, users are not assigned any roles. These users may send messages to most public channels, but they cannot send TTS messages. They cannot embed links, attach files, or use external emojis. They may connect to voice channels, but cannot speak in them. They may also add reactions to any messages.

Users should note that leaving a server automatically removes any roles granted to them; most of these roles are not automatically reassigned when the user rejoins.

Confirmed Wiki User

Confirmed Wiki Users (formerly known as "Confirmed users") are users who have had their on-wiki identity linked to their identity on Discord. To be confirmed, a user must contact a server moderator or an operator. The moderator/operator will ask them to edit The Sims Wiki:Discord confirmation with a random text that the moderator/operator will provide over direct messaging. Once the user's identity has been confirmed, they will be added to this user role. Confirmed wiki users have no additional abilities; the user role serves only as a marker for organizational purposes.

Users who leave the server will lose this user role, but will not lose their confirmation status provided that they use the same account to rejoin the server.

Trusted User

Trusted Users are users who have been deemed by a moderator or an operator to be trustworthy enough not to cause disruption to the server. They may send TTS messages, embed links, attach files, use external emojis, and add reactions. They may also change their nicknames. Trusted users may speak in voice channels using either push-to-talk or voice activity.

DJ

DJs are trusted users who have been given access to the music-playing features of PvPCraft—a bot on the server—and are able to control the music that plays, start and stop the music, and handle song requests. This role is only a marker that PvPCraft recognizes and does not offer any additional permissions on the server. All moderators and server operators are already recognized by the bot and do not need this role. More information can be found by joining the #music_text channel on the server.

Server Moderator

Server Moderators are trusted users who have earned additional permissions and responsibilities on the server. These users are tasked with enforcing the server's rules, and have the power to remove users from specific channels (text or voice), suspend certain permissions, or remove users from the server entirely. They may also alert all users on the server by mentioning @everyone. Server moderators have their nicknames colored turquoise and are displayed separately from other users in the member list.

All server moderators can be contacted at once by typing @server moderators into the text chat window. This feature should only be used to contact moderators in the event of immediate disruption to the server.

Server Moderators are selected by other Moderators and Server Operators on an as-needed basis. Applications for Moderator permissions are currently not being accepted.

Server Operator

Server Operators manage the server. In addition to serving as Server Moderators, Server Operators can adjust any user's roles, change the permissions available to different user roles, create or delete channels, and make other broad, large-scale changes to the server. Server operators have their nicknames colored blue and are displayed separately from other users in the member list.

All server operators can be contacted at once by typing @server operators into the text chat window (note that server operators are also included in the server moderator group, so all messages to @server moderators will also go to all server operators). This feature should only be used to contact operators to discuss urgent matters relevant to the operation of the server.

Server Operators are selected by the server owner on an as-needed basis. Applications for Operator permissions are currently not being accepted.

Wiki Administrator

The Sims Wiki Administrators and Bureaucrats that are members of the Discord server are given the additional role of "Wiki Administrator". Aside from being able to mention @everyone, the Wiki Administrator role does not grant any additional permissions beyond that of the Trusted User role, and Wiki Administrators are not automatically made Server Moderators or Server Operators.

All wiki administrators on the server can be contacted at once by typing @wiki administrators into the text chat window. This feature should only be used to contact administrators relating to urgent on-wiki issues that require their attention.

All wiki administrators must also be in the "Confirmed Users" group. Wiki administrators who lose their administrator permissions on-wiki should be removed from this role.

Wiki administrators have their nicknames colored green and are displayed separately from other users in the member list. Note that wiki administrators who are also server moderators or operators will be shown as server moderators or operators. Their user roles, however, can still be seen by right-clicking on their name in the member list.

Content Moderators

Content moderators on The Sims Wiki are, like wiki administrators, given the additional "Content Moderator" role, which has the same permissions as the wiki administrator role. Like wiki administrators, content moderators are not automatically made Server Operators or Moderators.

All content moderators on the server can be contacted at once by typing @content moderators into the text chat window. This feature should only be used to contact content moderators relating to urgent on-wiki issues that require their attention.

All content moderators must also be in the "Confirmed Users" group. Content moderators who lose their moderator permissions on-wiki should be removed from this role.

Content moderators have their nicknames colored dark green and are displayed separately from other users in the member list. Note that content moderators who are also server moderators or operators will be shown as server moderators or operators. Their user roles, however, can still be seen by right-clicking on their name in the member list.

Bots

All bots on the server that have been approved by an operator are given this user role. They have most of the permissions granted to trusted users, but cannot send TTS messages or embed links. They are also displayed separately from other users, and their names are colored yellow. The permissions available to bots in a channel can be changed by a moderator or operator on a case-by-case basis.

Server Owner

The Server Owner has all permissions on the server and can make any changes to it. The server owner is typically the user who first created the server, although ownership can be transferred to anyone. Only one server owner can exist at a time, and servers must have at least one owner.

The current owner of The Sims Wiki's Discord server is LostInRiverview.

Muted

The muted user role is a special user role that is used by a select few bots on the server with moderator capabilities, although it can also be granted manually by any human operator or moderator. Users with the muted role have their ability to speak in text and voice channels revoked and are unable to add reactions to messages. Mutes may be issued in place of kicks or bans at a moderator's discretion to stop disruptive behavior.

FAQs

Why can't I send any messages?

To help protect against spam and server raids, everyone must have at least 1) a verified email address linked to their Discord account; and 2) be registered on Discord for at least five (5) minutes. In addition, make sure you're not trying to send messages to a channel you don't have the "Send Messages" permission for. On our server, you can send messages to almost any channel you can view. Try switching over to the #general_chat channel and see if you can send any messages there.

If you still cannot send any messages and you have followed all of the steps above, it is possible that a moderator or a bot has muted you, either temporarily or indefinitely. You may want to message a moderator for assistance.

Why can't I attach any images/files?

Currently, only users with the "Trusted User" role can attach images and files on our server. If you are not a Trusted User but still want to add images, you may upload them using Imgur or another image hosting site and link to them in the server.

Why can't I talk in any voice channels?

Currently, only users with the "Trusted User" role can speak in voice channels, although everyone is free to join and listen to any public channels.

What is this "Trusted User" role?

It's a simple measure of controlling spam and server raids. Users with the "Trusted User" role can attach files, chat in voice channels, and use emojis from other servers. It is not a "privilege" position and it doesn't grant you any authority over other users; it's just that we feel confident that you're not an obvious spammer or troll.

How do I get the "Trusted User" role?

Currently only server operators and moderators can grant this role. If you've been chatting on the server for some time, you may be granted the role. It should not actually take too much to get this role. If you feel that you have been chatting for some time and that a moderator may have missed you, feel free to just let us know!

What is this "Confirmed Wiki User" role?

The confirmed wiki user role is our method of identifying who has an account on The Sims Wiki and has confirmed a link between that and their Discord account. This role does nothing on its own, and if you do not have an account on The Sims Wiki, you do not need to worry about it. If you do have an on-wiki account, see The Sims Wiki:Discord confirmation for how to get confirmed.

I'm an on-wiki administrator. How do I get the Wiki Administrator role?

Administrators and bureaucrats on The Sims Wiki need to attain the confirmed wiki user role before they can get the wiki administrator role. See The Sims Wiki:Discord confirmation for instructions on how to get confirmed.

I'm an on-wiki content moderator. How do I get the Content Moderator role?

See the question and answer above.

How do I quickly contact server moderators and operators?

The quickest way to do this is to mention @server moderators, which will notify all online server moderators.

What are the bots on the server? What can I do with them?

The Sims Wiki, as of April 23, 2018, has 9 approved bots on the server. Most of them have public commands that anyone who is able to speak on the server are able to use. The bots are:

  • blargbot: Type b!help for a list of commands you can use
  • Tatsumaki: Type t!help for a list of commands you can use
  • NotSoBot: Type .help to get a link to the list of commands you can use
  • PvPCraft: Type p!help to get a link to the bot's documentation page
  • Dyno: Type ?help to get a DM with a link to the bot's documentation page
  • Mee6: Type !help to get a list of commands you can use
  • Miki: Type >help to get a DM with a list of commands you can use
  • ServerHound: Type =help to get a list of commands you can use
  • Discord.RSS: Used to power the recent changes feed in the #recent_changes channel. No usable public commands.

Please note that these bots are not maintained or owned by The Sims Wiki.

What is the "Music" channel?

The Music voice channel is where we, on occasion, place a bot in to play music for the server. We currently use PvPCraft for this. Anyone can listen to the music simply by joining the voice channel. To prevent abuse of the bot, only moderators and select DJs are able to control the bot's music functionality. The Music channel is not active at all hours of the day, only when a moderator or DJ is online and wants to play some music. If you have any song requests, you may leave them in the #music_text channel.

What is the spammerland channel?

The #spammerland channel is where the rules of the server are significantly laxer; users are free to use bot commands or goof off in the channel. They are still expected to abide by the rules surrounding civility and NSFW content. This channel is only open to Trusted users.

I need help with Discord!

If you need help with using Discord in general, you can click the little question mark icon on the top-right corner of the app, or go here to visit the Help Center. If you need help with using our server and your question hasn't been answered on this page, feel free to ask your question in the #discord_help channel.

List of Operators and Moderators

The following is a list of all current server operators and moderators. Requests to receive moderator or operator roles and permissions are not currently accepted; new moderators or operators will be chosen by the existing operators and moderators on an as-needed basis.

User Role Name(s) commonly used on the server
ColinThePanda (talk) Server moderator Colin
C.Syde65 (talk) Server operator C.Syde
DanPin (talk) Server moderator Danny
GAHSIcepick (talk) Server moderator Icepick
K6ka (talk) Server operator k6ka
LostInRiverview (talk) Server owner LostInRiverview, LiR
Sigmund Fraud (talk) Server moderator Atlas Hugged

Notes

  1. Note that only Trusted Users may send messages to the #spammerland channel.

See also