Current time: 30 Nov 2021, 05:56 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find answers to all the most common questions users may have about SmG, the forums, the Discord server, and more.
If you can't find the answer you are looking for here, check the other Help Docs for more specific information or contact a staff member.

General FAQ

Q: What is SmG?

A: SmG stands for So many Guns and is a gaming team/community where people can find friends, hang out, chill, and play together in groups. SmG originally started in March of 2010 by Cloud and Hoax (now resigned). At the time of its founding, SmG was a clan dedicated towards finding both skilled and friendly players in Halo 2 Vista (H2V). SmG H2V servers were made and quickly became one of the most populated in the game. As SmG grew, the website was created and eventually we branched out towards other games. However, as popularity in H2V and other halo games declined, other alternatives were sought, but to no avail. Eventually as a collective group, SmG opted out of the clan mentality and converted towards a community which is what you see today.

Q: What games does SmG play?

A: As a general gaming community, everyone plays a multitude of different games. However, the majority play Halo, Rust, Fortnite, Valorant, Overwatch, Apex Legends, Minecraft, League of Legends and Call of Duty. Remember, despite not being mentioned, your favourite game may still be played by select users and members alike. Make sure to ask around to find out!

Q: What are SmG Events?

A: These events are held once in awhile to get members together to have a fun time. You can have fun with old friends or even make new friends! There will be all sorts of events, such as Open Mic Nights, Movie Nights or gaming events, depending on what's popular. While there might be some events that are only for SmG members, there are also events open to everyone. These are handled by members of our Staff Team.

Q: What should I do if I have an issue or want to file a report?

A: If you have any issues regarding the SmG community or would like to file a report, please contact a Staff member so they can deal with the situation accordingly. It is recommended that you have some evidence of what you are reporting i.e screenshots to make it easier. You can also post any screenshots in the #report-a-user channel on Discord rather than DMing a staff member directly.

Q: Is SmG on social media?

A: Yes we are! Feel free to check out our Twitter or Instagram for regular updates, gaming clips, or just some dank memes!

SmG Ranks FAQ

Q: What are the ranks/roles in SmG and what do I need to do to obtain?

A: SmG is made up of Staff, Members and Non-Members. Amongst the Members, there are several ranks that you can achieve by meeting certain requirements, such as Scout or Senior Member. You can find more information about the different ranks and their requirements here. However, some ranks are handpicked. Just keep working hard and trying your best, and someone will note your efforts!

Q: How do I become a Member?

A: Benefits of being a member include access to exclusive private and member channels on discord as well as access to the member's forums, use of the music bots, eligibility to participate in member's only events (includes tournaments) and a snazzy colour for your respective rank. You can become a member through our Application Process.

Q: When do Staff promotions occur?

A: Staff promotions occur based on 2 requirements. Firstly, when there is a vacancy available in a particular role in the staff team. Secondly, if an individual has proven themselves to have the dedication, trust, and attitude that is required for this new role. When that occurs is based on a multitude of factors, whether it be a staff member resigning or SmG expanding to new areas, requiring a larger staff team.

Q: What is Member of the Month (MOTM)?

A: Every month, SmG members vote for the member they believe has best upheld the principles of SmG and has contributed the most to the community. The winner of this vote is awarded the Member of the Month rank for the month. They will also receive a MOTM rank on both the forums and discord, the MOTM award while holding MOTM, and permanent blazing all month. This helps the community to recognize members who work hard.

Q: What are VIP members?

A: VIP is a special group for Members who have gone above and beyond (Scouts, Senior Members, Donators and Nitro Boosters). They receive special privileges that the rest of SmG does not, such as a text channel on Discord, sub section on Forum, secret giveaways and prior knowledge to the updates of SmG. They are also more likely to be promoted than regular Members.

Forum Posting FAQ

Q: What is a thread/post and how do I make one?

A: A thread is a series of posts on a topic created by a user for discussion on the forums. For more information about creating a new thread, click here. Posts are the individual messages on a thread that are created by users. You can make posts on forums at the end of a thread. Make sure the post is relevant to the topic or it can be removed. For more information about posting, go here. With regards to post count, both creating new threads and posting replies to existing threads will count.

Q: How do I edit a post?

A: In order to edit your post, on the bottom right of the post you will find an Edit button. You must either choose Quick Edit or Full Edit. Either option will allow you to edit your post, just make sure you click Submit to save your changes. For more information on editing a post, click here.

Q: What is a Like and how do I give one?

A: A like is something you can give to an individual post to show that you like, agree, or otherwise support whatever was said or shared in that post. To like a post, simply click the button that says Like in the bottom right corner of the post in question.

Q: In which subforums, if any, do posts not count towards total post count?

A: Post counts are disabled in the Off-topic section. Any posts in this sections will not attribute to your total number of posts.

Profile/User Control Panel FAQ

Q: What is my username and how do I change it?

A: Your username is the tag you signed up to the website as. To change your username, you must go to the User Control Panel and click on Edit Username, which is on the left side, under Edit Profile. Be aware you can only change your name twice every 60 days.

Q: How do I change my password?

A: In the User Control Panel, underneath Edit Profile, click Change Password and input your changes.

Q: How do I change my email?

A: In the User Control Panel, underneath Edit Profile, click Change Email and input your changes.

Q: What is the Reputation System and how do I use it?

A: Reputation is a system which allows members to give positive or negative reputation points to other members to recognize them for their efforts, whether positive or negative. You can award Reputation points to other members on their forum profile page. For more information about the Reputation System, click here.

Q: What are Awards and how are they earned?

A: Awards are a way for Admins to give members recognition for certain achievements. For more information on Awards, click here.

Q: What are referrals and how do I get them?

A: Referrals are used to give credit to another user or member that has directed you towards the forums. Apart from their use in the acquisition of the Scout rank, they are important for showing both your dedication and care towards SmG, which can be beneficial for future potential nominations for staff or MOTM. Being friendly to new users, helping them with questions they may have, and directing them to the website to submit an application via your unique referral link will provide you with a new referral. If you would like to know more about the Referral System, click here.

Q: What is the Buddy System on the Forums?

A: The Buddy System is a way to recognise/manage your friends in SmG. Your Buddy list can be managed in the User Control Panel, near the bottom left under Buddy/Ignore List.

Q: What are Alerts?

A: Alerts are a form of on site notifications which let you know when an activity concerning you occurs. Such activity includes: Reputation, PM's, being quoted in a post, new replies in your threads, being added to a user's buddy list.

Other Forum FAQ

Q: How do I donate?

A: You can donate by clicking the Donate button at the top of the page or by following the guide here.

Q: What are the Donations for?

A: They go towards our servers, site, and other SmG related activities.

Q: How do I make a Ban Appeal?

A: You can make an appeal form in the Ban Appeal section of the forums. For more information on creating a Ban Appeal, click here.

Q: Signature Requests

A: Signature Requests is a sub section on our forums where users can go and request a signature. These signatures will be made by fellow SmG members, so please show consideration.

Q: What are Blazing Usernames?

A: Blazing is when you have posted 15 times on the forums in the past week and have acquired a sparkly name. In order to keep this sparkly name, you must keep your posts above 25 for the last 7 days. MOTM users have permanent Blazing for as long as they have the role.

Discord FAQ

Q: How do I join the SmG Gaming Discord Server?

A: Click this link: Discord

Q: I have a problem with Discord or I’m new to Discord. Where can I get help?

A: The Discord website provides its own help section. If there is an internal issue such as bots not working or inaccessibility to certain channels, then please report this to a Staff member (Support and above) either by PM/DM.

Q: How do I get permanent Discord Invites?

A: Permanent discord invites can be made by setting the link to never expire.

If you require further assistance then please contact a staff member here.
There is a lot of information related to SmG that is not on this page. Our Help Documents can assist you with any questions you may have.

Last Updated: 3 May 2021
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