Discord is a free-to-use text and voice chatting service which allows users to join servers dedicated to specific subjects for discussion. It was intended specifically to cater to video-gaming and can operate either through a web browser or a standalone app for desktop or mobile. Users are capable of joining servers when given an invite, which can take the form of a permanent or temporary link. Once joined, users can be given various levels of permission over the server's functions through roles that the server owner (or other trusted members) can define. Servers consist of channels, which can either be text or voice-based. Text channels also allow users to share images, video, and other files. In addition, weblinks, bots, emoji, and other customizations can be added to servers for additional functionality. Aside from servers, users can also maintain a friends list and chat privately with them, or with other members of a server they share in common.
WiKirby has an active Discord server, which can be joined by following this link. A Discord user account is required to join the server. Before joining, please make sure that you have read and understood Discord's terms of service. They can be found here. By creating a Discord account, you acknowledge these terms of service, which are separate from WiKirby's; we cannot take any responsibility for anything that happens outside of our server.
Also known as "Shiver Star", the WiKirby Discord was originally founded by Fubaka. It was initially an independent Discord server until the agreement was made to attach it to WiKirby in June of 2017. In December 2018, ownership changed hands to FalcoLau who held it until February 2019, when ownership was returned to Fubaka. Ownership was later given to YoshiFlutterJump in March 2020 following his promotion to Editor-in-Chief. After his retirement, ownership transferred to Gigi.
The WiKirby Discord has the following roles associated with it, in ascending order of priority. Users may have multiple roles, but the higher priority one takes precedent in the color of the user's name:
- Everyone - All users have this role by default, and no color is assigned to it. These users are free to use text and voice messaging, upload images, and change their nicknames. They cannot post messages in the channels under the "Important" category, or in other utility channels such as "wikirby-rc".
- Editors - These users are displayed in indigo, and are automatically conferred to any member who has an account on WiKirby or who appoints oneself that rank using the "bot-commands" channel.
- Autopatrol - This rank is automatically bestowed to autopatrollers on WiKirby. These users have the same rights as Editors, but are distinguished by their green usernames.
- Friends - Trusted Discord users who may or may not be active on the wiki. They have yellow names and have the same permissions as Editors, but they can also kick or mute other users when no higher role is around to deal with a situation.
- Wiki Support - These users have limited Administrator status, having access to staff-only channels, but are primarily responsible for the upkeep of the wiki. They can be contacted to deal with server-side issues on WiKirby. These users have red names.
- Patrollers - This rank is automatically bestowed to patrollers on WiKirby. Like Wiki Support users, they have access to staff chat and the message log, but otherwise have no additional rights. These users are distinguished by their magenta usernames.
- Moderators - This rank is automatically bestowed to moderators on WiKirby. On the Discord, their permissions are identical to those of patrollers. These users are distinguished by their orange usernames.
- Administrators - This rank is automatically bestowed to administrators on WiKirby. Called "admins" for short; these users have all-but full control over the server, and can modify most aspects of it. They can also ban and unban users. These users have cyan names.
- Bureaucrat - This rank is automatically bestowed to any bureaucrats on WiKirby. They hold total control of the server and can modify aspects that administrators cannot. Bureaucrats have the same indicators as administrators, but are distinguished by their pink usernames.
Other more minor roles exist, but these are either for utility purposes or light-hearted fun.
These are all the channels on the WiKirby server, excluding private channels used only by the staff.
- server-rules - A list of rules on the server, which are listed here in the next section.
- welcome-bell - Automatically notifies users when a new user has joined.
- channels-and-roles - A list of channels and roles of the servers. Users can also get some roles here.
- links - Useful links related to the wiki.
- affiliates - Friends of WiKirby, including links to other Discord servers.
- announcements - Wiki and server-related announcements.
- general - General chat that doesn't belong in any other channel.
- kirby - General discussion of the Kirby series.
- smash-bros - General discussion of the Super Smash Bros. series.
- mario - General discussion of the Mario series.
- ellines-coloring-corner - A channel for posting artwork.
- walky-beats - A channel for posting music.
- star-dreams-files - A channel for posting useful Kirby-related resources.
- wiki - General wiki discussion.
- tech-support - Wiki support for technical issues.
- wikirby-rc - A log of recent changes to the wiki.
- proposals-forum - A forum for discussing potential proposals or existing ones on the wiki.
- server-games-discussion - An auxiliary server where users discuss the game channels, including clarifying rules.
- caption-captain - One user provides an image from the wiki, and another user writes a humorous caption for said image.
- copykirbycopy - One user provides a subject for Kirby to copy, and another user provides the ability he receives.
- corruptawish - One user makes a wish and another "corrupts" it by granting it with a twist.
- clues-you-are-a-kirby-fan - Signs that you might love Kirby too much.
- magolors-lore - Made-up facts about the Kirby series.
- mirrorworldcanon - What the Kirby series might look like in other universes.
- halberd-crew-gripes-2 - Complaints from the Halberd crew.
- kirbys-rp-land - Users role-play as Kirby characters.
- mischief - Off-topic chat.
- spoilers-announcements - Announcements that might contain spoilers are posted here.
- spoilers-chat - Discussion about spoilers.
- bot-commands - Commands for our bots.
- mute-mountain - A channel for users who want to participate in voice chat without using their microphones.
- vocal-volcano - The voice channel.
- the-game - If you were there to play The Game, then you know about The Game.
- halberd-crew-gripes-1 - The original Halberd Crew Gripes game, which was archived after inactivity.
- other-bot-fun - The archived channel for commands using our former bots.
- self-role - The archived channel for our former role-granting bot.
- spoilers - The original spoiler announcement channel, which was replaced with spoilers-announcements for clarity.
The WiKirby Discord operates under the following basic rules of conduct:
- Swearing excessively or directed at other people is not allowed. Moreover, slurs of any kind are not allowed at all.
- Do not post anything NSFW
- Be respectful toward other members
- Do not spam or repeatedly post in the wrong channel
- If an Admin tells you to do something, do it
- If you have any issues with admins, please PM Gigi about it
- Do not ask to be given Admin status or any other staff role, unless you have said role on WiKirby.
- Please keep discussion of politics and other sensitive issues to a minimum
- If you wish to post a Discord server link here, please get an admin's permission first
- Do not mini-mod. If you see anyone potentially breaking the rules or toying with them, inform a staff member instead
While enforcement of rules is strict, punishment will not be dealt unless rules are broken repeatedly or egregiously. Punishment usually means a kick or ban of a predetermined length of time, and appeals can be made if this happens.