For all you new members:
Adoption is about gaining a friend and guardian. Your adopter will help you out when you're in trouble, give you advice on how to act on the boards and be a good friend overall. Trust your adopter, listen to what he/she tells you and follow the advices you're given. If you find yourself in trouble and don’t know what to do, just talk to your adopter. If you feel wrongfully accused of breaking the rules, ask your adopter for support.
For those interested in becoming adopters;
Adopting a new member is a great responsibility. Not only are you to act as a suportive friend at all times, you are also to teach this newbie how to behave on the forums and make sure they stay out of trouble. You shape the forum users of the future! So, before you aply to become an adopter, think it through. Are you able to be online often and help your newb whenever needed? Can you keep a friendly tone even if your newbie doesn't understand the first times and needs more help?
Will you protect your newbie if it gets in trouble, no matter what? And can you set a good example for your newb?
~~ RULES ~~
~ Adoptees ~
Member from 1 day to 2 months/If you're still very uncertain about what ZU is and how it works.
Request to be adopted here and tell a bit about yourself
~ Adopters ~
Member for at least 3 full months. (Join on January 1st, you get to aply on April 1st.)
Minimum of 50 posts.
You may only adopt if you have 3 warning points or less. Preferably less.
In order to adopt, send Lioness or Trico a PM where you explain why you want to be an adopter and why you think you’re suited for it. Name the PM “Why I want to adopt”.
Once the PM is recieved, they'll look it through. If they find you suited for adoption (this is judged by your behavior on the boards), you can go ahead and adopt.
If they for some reason think you are not suited for adoption, they will let you know why, so you can change and maybe be able to adopt later. If you're rejected by one mod, do not go to the other and ask. If we notice this happening, you'll be rewarded with a warning and your right to adopt will be removed.
You’re only able to adopt one newb every two weeks. If there's a lot of new members and no one that offerst adoption, you may take more than so. Use common sense.
Maximum of 4 newbies/adopter. Don't take more newbies than you can handle.
Newbies are not toys. Think of them as little forum users.
Guard your newbie, help him/her out and be a good parent.
~ Chat ~
When you want to be adopted, say so in this thread.
When you have been approved of adopting, say so in this thread.
When you want to show that you're still available for Adoption/Adopting, you might, in some cases, post in this thread. No ranting though, please.
When you feel that your newb is ready to take on the world of ZU on its own, say so in this thread
When you want to joke around or chat with your new member, use PM.
When you want to talk to someone in this thread, use PM.
Please ONLY use this thread for informing, no chat.
Link of Hyrule*
Final Fantasy Bandit*
I Love Link
Son of an Angle*
Sage of Forest
Guardian of Ice
* Member has not been seen fit to have more than 1-2 newbs at a time.
I'm also an approved adopter now.I like to play video games & draw.I also like to make stories. I would be a nice, but somewhat cool adopter. If you would be interested in me being your adopter, just pm me or make a post saying you want me to be your adopter.
I'm back, even though I got rid of my original sig. I probably no longer have a ZU bf (they left). Adopter/ adoptees: gone!! Need a friend? pm me, if you want!!
Released Darkworld User, as I see him being fit as surviving on his own here at ZU.
On that note, I will be keeping an eye on this thread, watching out for anyone new who may need adopted. ^^
Just wanted to announce that I too have been re-approved to become an adopter (w00t w00t! *raises the roof* ). I'm quite certain it's been over two weeks since I've adopted Alehandro (my latest adoptee), but I'm not able to accept any more (4 adoptees being the limit and all), but will in the future.
Speaking of adoption, umm Lio, shouldn't you announce (at least make a last post in your previous Adoption Center) about this revamping of the Adoption Center and all of the Adopters having to re-aply? If you have, I've missed it :embrsd:
I have now been re-aproved to adopt. I going to loose adopting my previious newbie, because he hasn't come on online for a long time, and seems a very un-active member. I'd rather have an active one. So I've recently been re-aproved, and up to adopt someone. Just waiting for a newbie.