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>>DONATE HERE: briarnexus.tumblr.com <<

Briar Nexus is a site dedicated to creating a safe and comfortable place for people of all ages, genders, sexualities, religions, races and lifestyles to enjoy. We know the donation goal looks a bit oversized, but it is set for the initial launch and four months of server space on an advertisement-free site.

Overview

The Nexus is not a solely blogging platform, but instead a mix of a variety of things; photo sharing, private messaging, wall posts, friends lists, blogs and roleplay forums are also offered. For those who prefer to have a smaller social group, there is also a pets system to be implemented that will allow you to raise your own creatures that will in turn reward you with achievements, activity points and berries so you can buy new themes and new pets. Berries do not have any monetary value off-site, but they are an added bonus for donating. No item will be priced at an amount only achievable by these rewards.

The Nexus will not have advertisements, but this means it will will have donations enabled. Donating does not give one more power or more of a voice than other users. Donations are simply for those who are able to help out to aid in covering the monthly server costs, and donators will be treated the same as non-paying users. 

Some notable features of the Nexus include;

-Choice of pronouns instead of gender on sign-up, with more pronouns to be added on request.
-Optional and custom-input gender and sexuality boxes.
-Full profile visual customization.
-The ability to block users from viewing your profile, seeing your posts, leaving comments or likes and from messaging you.
-A functional private messaging system.
-No post removal by staff; posts may be hidden from the public view if they break the rules while a message is sent to the poster, but no content will be removed without a prior warning and time given for the poster.
-A full list of admins and moderators available at all times.
-An on-site list of references for LGBQTIA+ terms, help lines, and frequently asked questions on-site. It will also include links to information sources about any major events worldwide.
-A private activity points counter, so you can keep track of or limit your daily activity.
-Different blacklists that can be turned on or off on a user-to-user basis, in order to keep triggering material hidden.
-Autoplay and GIFs disabled by default, with an option to turn them on.
-A clear list of rules available at all times.
-Themes with different colors and fonts to maximize user accessibility.

While not all of these features will be active upon the site’s initial opening, they are all due to be completed shortly after and updates on the progress will be made public.

Profile Information 

Many sites have a very restricting set of options when signing up; male, female, or other. Nexus does not have this problem.

Upon signing up, you are required to add only four things; a username, a birthday, a valid email and a set of pronouns from the provided list. The rest of the information - gender, sexuality, religious beliefs, and other information about yourself - is all optional. Worried that your pronouns will be missing from the selector? Don’t get too upset; there are currently 209 options, including neopronouns, various neutral pronouns and an option to have them unlisted, and you can read through them all here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d… . If your pronouns still aren’t on the list, you can simply message a mod and they’ll happily add in the new option.

Each account will also be able to choose who can do what on their profile; from locking friend requests to blocking users to only showing certain areas. The profile page itself can also be customized to fit the user, with many preset options and the ability to redesign it from scratch.

Blocking a user will also prevent them from seeing anything you create, whether it be comments, images, blogs, likes, achievements or wall posts. You can decide whether or not you want to be able to see their content.

Rules and Moderation

In order to become a moderator, you must apply to staff for the position to begin with. Your name will then be added to the bimonthly ‘election’, at which point the members will be allowed to vote for whomever they find the most worthy of the position.

In order to keep the election process from being skewed by user popularity, the names will not be present on the voting poll. Their names will be replaced by letters (Applicant A, Applicant B, etc) and the candidates will not know which of the letters is them until after the voting closes. Details about the applicants such as their number of forum posts or previous bans will be made public - again, without names attached - so that users can decide who is the best choice for moderation. Discussion about the applicants by letter is allowed, but guessing the usernames behind the letters is not.

The staff, aside from the initial opening team, will be decided the same way. Staff applicants will be drawn from existing moderators by the current staff and the moderators will be asked if they want the position during this process; a user cannot make the jump straight to staff.

Moderators and staff also both follow the same site rules as the users (aside from the ones about moderating, as that is their job) and can be reported like any user if they break a rule, and potentially deranked depending on the severity and number of offenses.

The rules are currently being reworked, and can be viewed as they are here: docs.google.com/document/d/1k-… . Do keep in mind that some rules will be changed before the site is launched.

Pets

A notable feature of Briar Nexus is the pets system; by hatching eggs, you can collect pets that reward you with Berries and activity points, as well as the added bonus of filling your Petpedia as you hatch new breeds.

While many of the breeds are still in the conception stages, we do have a preview of what’s to come;

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Donation Rewards

Seedling Tier - Donate $1 or more
-Your username featured in the Credits as a Seedling-level donor
-100 extra Berries (on-site currency) on account activation

Sprout Tier - Donate $10 or more
-Your username featured in the Credits as a Sprout-level donor
-1000 extra Berries (on-site currency) on account activation

Sapling Tier - Donate $25 or more
-Your username featured in the Credits as a Sapling-level donor
-2500 extra Berries (on-site currency) on account activation
-Custom design a dye kit color for Pets*

Tree Tier - Donate $50 or more
-Your username featured in the Credits as a Tree-level donor
-5000 extra Berries (on-site currency) upon account activation
-Custom design a dye kit color for Pets*
-Custom design a Pet*

Ancient Tier - Donate $100 or more
-Your username featured in the Credits as an Ancient-level donor
-10000 extra Berries (on-site currency) upon account activation
-Custom design a dye kit color for Pets*
-Custom design a Pet*
-Receive a custom-designed Pet**

*custom designs will be updated as the art quality and style changes. Designs may vary slightly due to these updates.
**This pet will be locked to your account. If you wish to close your account or move to a different account, a staff member must be notified to move your pet to the new account

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goal #1 - $5,000
-unlocks three new breeds of pets upon site launch
-the first 500 accounts and all donators will receive a commemorative event Pet
-all new accounts will receive an extra 1000 berries upon account activation
-roleplay bios and side accounts implemented

Stretch Goal #2 - $10,000
-unlocks five new breeds of pets upon site launch
-the first 1000 accounts and all donators will receive a commemorative event Pet
-all new accounts will receive an extra 2000 berries upon account activation
-unlocks two more dye kits for Pets
-instant messaging implemented

Stretch Goal #3 - $20,000
-unlocks ten new breeds of pets upon site launch
-the first 2000 accounts and all donators will receive a commemorative event Pet
-all new accounts will receive an extra 4000 berries upon account activation
-unlocks five more dye kits for Pets
-story writing and sharing features implemented

Questions and Answers

If you wish to contact us with your questions, you can send a message to our Tumblr blog here: briarnexus.tumblr.com/ , our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/pages/Briar-N… or email us at briarnexus@gmail.com. If you think your question might have already been asked, you can check here: briarnexus.tumblr.com/tagged/a… .

>>DONATE HERE: briarnexus.tumblr.com <<

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IceOfWaterflock
Devon Sweet
Artist | Traditional Art
Canada
17 | she/her | demipansexual
I'm willing to do critiques and stuff if you ask nicely. Gifts can't be requested, but if you post any httyd ocs I'll probably do something at somepoint. I give llamas in response to watches; you don't have to send one back or thank me for it, but you can if you want. You can share my art on other sites as long as you link back to me. If you want to make a base out of one of my drawings, just ask; chances are I'm cool with it as long as I get credit. My uncolored art/lineart/sketches are not bases to be recolored, and if I see you coloring it and selling it I will probably fight you.

Gifts are closed.
Requests are closed.
Point Commissions are open*.
Commissions are open*.
*see journal for restrictions


(button credit c-r-y-s.deviantart.com/ , some custom ones made)

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:iconkayser-dragon:
Kayser-Dragon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
thanks for the fave 
thank forgiveness is so far behind that I was on vacation and could not answer, and if you're wondering what I'm talking I mean my fan character: Kayser
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:iconiceofwaterflock:
IceOfWaterflock Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconkayser-dragon:
Kayser-Dragon Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Hug 
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Terrorwolf666 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the watch <3
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:iconiceofwaterflock:
IceOfWaterflock Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconbrome-featherkey:
Brome-Featherkey Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey, thank you for the llama. I like your style of art. It is exquisite. :)
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:iconiceofwaterflock:
IceOfWaterflock Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'll try to post more of it :P
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:iconbrome-featherkey:
Brome-Featherkey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student General Artist
You are welcome. I would hope so.^^
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Brome-Featherkey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the favorite. :)
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:iconiceofwaterflock:
IceOfWaterflock Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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