Rules and FAQ
New to the guild? Let us know
who you are--where you're from, how you found us, what you do in your
free time, anything you want--by posting on our
Newbie forum on our message board system. BUT FIRST, be
sure to read our rules and FAQ below to get
acquainted with the guild!
Cheating? Hacking? Scamming?
First and foremost, we highlight this to stress its importance. Cheating,
hacking, scamming, or otherwise getting an unfair advantage on Neopets or in the
completely unacceptable. We firmly believe in playing fair and we encourage
this in all our members; you should work hard and work honestly in all things
you do--on or offline!
Cheating is not tolerated in our guild and doing so can lead to permanent
banning from the Silver Lined Clouds.
Where do we chat?
This is probably the most important question to ask because the message boards are the lifeline of the guild where all the activity
takes place. There are two places to chat in the Silver Lined Clouds...
The first method is an old method that we do not usually use anymore and that is
the message boards on the
Guild Neosite. These boards are not used for major forms of communication or
chatting and are used mostly by new members who do not yet know where most of
the action in the guild takes place...
Most of the chatting and exchange of information in the guild occurs on our
off-site Proboards Message Board
system. An easy way to get there is
It is much more organized than the guild Neosite and also a bit more complex. If
you need help understanding them, you can visit the
Message Board Help page. While this is
the main and preferred method of activity in the guild, please know that you are
free to decide NOT to join the boards. You can chat and post on our Neosite if
you prefer but just remember that they are less frequently checked.
If you haven't already signed up at the boards, please take 10 seconds to do so
Sign up is easy and its free. Just sign up with a username as close as
possible to your Neopets username. You'll get your board password in your email.
Verify the account, login, and you're ready to post! Don't forget to read the
Rules and Etiquette (see below).
If you have any problems with
signing up on the boards, please Neomail a council member.
Message Board rules and etiquette?
- – In order to avoid confusion, the username you choose
for the Guild message boards MUST be as close as possible to your Neopets username
or your board account will be deleted.
If you are unable to match your message board name exactly to your Neopets name,
then please put your Neopets username in the DISPLAY NAME field. It can be found
in the Profile option which can be found at
the top page on the boards.
- – It is important that you use a real email address when signing
up because it requires an activation that will be emailed to you. Please note that many users have reported problems receiving
activation codes at AOL email addresses. If you use AOL, we suggest using an
alternate email address (such as Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail) because AOL
automatically marks guild emails as spam.
- – We will not tolerate foul and/or innappropriate language in the
Silver Lined Clouds. Our Discussion Boards are for members of all ages and, after all,
this is a Neopets-related website! Masking profanity such as s*** is also
not allowed. It goes without saying (but will be said anyway) that you should not
post something that might offend people. (Religion, genderism, politics, etc.)
- – Use descriptive subject lines and research your post to
make sure it hasn't been posted already by another member. Please also consider which
should be posted in before posting. Don't worry about accidentally posting in
the wrong forum, though. One of our moderators can easily move the thread for
Posting a topic
Also, do not post just for the sake of posting. If you don't truly have
anything to say don't post just to make it look active. These empty posts are
not regarded in the evaluation of your number of posts... if anything they annoy
us and make promotion less likely!
- – Posting links to other Neopets web sites on our
Discussion Boards are permitted but invitations to other guilds will be deleted.
We also ask that you do
not post links that do not pertain to the discussion.
Posting Outside Links
- – You have the ability to edit your own posts. Council
and Staff members have the ability and right to edit or delete any post without
prior notification. We will remove objectionable messages and material whenever
necessary as soon as possible.
- – Advertisements such as auctions, chain letters, advertisements,
that do not pertain to the discussion are strictly prohibited. Start your
own thread to ask for donations, don't crash an existing topic.
- – Please be considerate to all guild members. If you are having
trouble with a member, be respectful and address your problems with a Council
Member who will try to peacefully resolve the issue.
- – Please do not flood the boards. Posting several messages right
after another is flooding. Do not post irrelevant messages just to bump up your
thread or to bump up your number of posts. Your number of posts is irrelevant.
It's all about quality, not quantity!
- – Have fun and please feel free to post any questions, comments, ideas, or concerns
that you may have!
Can I ask for donations?
While we prefer members did not do this, it is not against the rules to do
so as long as it is not a regular habit. If you are a new member, you might want
to refrain from doing this because it looks a bit suspicious if you join, have
very few posts, and are asking for donations. (Is that the only reason you
joined?) Also, please do not Neomail or PM our members for donations, that's
In a similar vein, no member is allowed to ask people for donations in the name
of the guild. That is to say, we don't want people to be collecting Neopoints
for the guild. We have donation programs in
place where members can voluntarily decide to donate on the
Why is everyone ignoring me?
We're not! If you post a message or Neomailed a guild member, please be
patient; it will be answered. Remember that, just like you, we all have lives
outside of Neopets and we are not online 24/7, afterall we do not get paid to do
In the unlikely event that it's been over a day and your question/comment has
not been addressed, please contact a council member and they'll do their best to help.
Also, you might want to check out this old
Neopian Times article that someone wrote about their guild leader.
Can I run a contest?
Yes and no.
Holding contests are actually against Neopets' own
Terms and Conditions
and are therefore not allowed in the guild. All hope is not lost though!
One thing that is not against the rules is to have a random giveaway. If you have an item that you would
like to give away to a guild member you can do so by randomly
selecting an active member of our guild.
However, if you really want to hold a
competition of some sort, you can do so as long as no prize is promised
for participation. This means no raffles or "Neomail to be entered"
sorts of competitions since they physically require someone to do something
to be eligible to win the prize. (Yes, even simply asking people to
Neomail you is against the rules for a competition—Neopets rules, not
This does not
mean, however, that you cannot give a prize to the winner or
participants of your competitions. You can hold a competition so long as no prize is
promised for participating! At the end, if you like, you can give
prizes to anybody as a special surprise.
Sometimes this can be confusing so please feel free
to ask a council member if your competition is against the rules.
When exactly are the "frequent giveaways?"
There is no specific time frame for giveaways but there are several
different types that you could win from and they are all located in our
Prize Cloud Forum. There are three types of threads on our our
boards where you might just get lucky. To learn more about them, visit the
Can I participate in guild activities?
You must be an active member in the guild with an account at our
Boards in order to participate in our activities.
Why/how are there so many members?
Hard work and dedication is the quick answer. A variety of factors go into
the success that our guild enjoys. A lot of it has to do with the work and
dedication of our members as well as the Council. Especially important is
the devotion and volunatary time and effort we all put into making this guild a
wonderful place. Check out the guild History page for more info on how we got so
Also, inactive members are NOT deleted from our guild if
they have not done anything against ours or Neopets rules. Merely being inactive
is not grounds for termination of membership. After all, if we delete inactive
members then all of the work, time, energy, NP and devotion put forth to get all
those members would be completely wasted. Besides, sometimes real life requires attention and it wouldn't be fair to delete a member simply because they have
other more important obligations! A second motto of ours is "Life before
Will the guild go private?
We have worked very hard since 2002 to make the Silver Lined Clouds
accessible and fun for everyone. As such, we do not want to block any potential
members from enjoying what we have to offer. We feel that everyone should have
the right to be here for as long as they like so we will continue to keep the
guild public for all to join and enjoy.
What about my rank?
Quite simply, if you are active in the guild and on the Message Boards,
then your rank will surely be increased. In our guild we classify "active" as
getting along with other members, staying up to date with what's going
on in the guild, participating in guild events, helping other members,
recruiting new members, etc.
For much more detailed information on ranks, see the
How do I get a room inside the castle?
Only highest ranking members of our guild earn a
room inside the guild castle.
What exactly does this mean? When you reach the
highest guild ranking of Magic Cloud you
can apply for a room inside
our guild castle by going to this Room Application. The room is basically a bedroom
in a Residence Hall of your choice inside the
Guild Castle and you can pick
the themes, color schemes, and type of furniture that you'd like in it
for your pets to hang out in when they are here at the guild.
You can't see your pets inside your room; this is an independent thing
from Neopets that we do for our guild members to make them feel more a part of our
guild. It's merely meant as a special way to give special mention to
our highest ranking members.
To get to the guild castle, just click on the doors
that lead into the castle on the guild map on the home page of the
website. Alternatively, you can
Who cares what I have to say, I'm new!
Just because you are a Light Breeze does not mean your
opinions or ideas are less welcomed than a Magic Cloud or Council
Member. Your input is valuable to us. After all, the guild is
here for YOU and your enjoyment. So if you have any problems,
suggestions, comments, or ideas please do not hesitate to let us
know either by PM or on the boards.