Category: announcements

Welcome New Followers!

We’re so glad you’re here. To get the most out of Agender Chat, here’s some info about how we do things (under a cut for length):

P.S. Longtime followers and current chat members might want to skim through this, too. Agender Chat is always growing!

Blog Stuff:

Agender Selfie Sunday
On Sundays (relative to USA time zones), we post submissions from our followers to the blog and reblog awesome agender content. Feel free to share a selfie, a photo of your pet, your recent art project, positivity messages, etc. Send in your submission anytime, and you’ll see it appear on the blog on a Sunday!

Resources
We have a resources page. From there you can navigate to crisis help, our Gender FAQ, past answered asks by topic, positivity posts, and so on. If there’s a certain resource you would like to see more of, please let us know!

Social Media
We’re on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to connect with us!

Support Our Community
We accept donations in two ways: we have a Patreon page and Venmo. Paypal is coming soon! We really appreciate the people who are able to support us.

Chat Stuff:

How Discord Chat Works
The Agender Chat Discord Channel is always open, 24/7/365, for live chat. You do not need a Discord account to use it. You can run Discord in your web browser or download the Discord client to your computer or mobile device.

When you click the link to join [x], you will be sent to the #welcome-circle channel. On your first visit, you can automatically read the messages in #announcements and review the #rules channel. However, for access to view and type in our #main-chat or listen/talk in our voice channel (i.e. to contribute and participate), you need to reach out to a moderator via private message (PM). You’ll see their names listed on the right hand side in the #welcome-circle. If no moderators are online when you join – we’re sorry. Please try again later or come back during chat hours!

Chat Hours
We offer organized times throughout the week when you can be sure there are people in chat – including at least one moderator. These are the best opportunities to join chat for the first time. We begin each session with our weekly topic, but that is meant as a conversation starter, not a limitation. Also, while it is common to discuss our personal experiences and identities, nobody is required to talk or share if they would rather not. Feel free to suggest topics!

Check out our calendar page for the current schedule and upcoming topics. You can even add our Google calendar to your own account to help remind you.

Chat Rules
Agender Chat is open to everyone  – all ages, all identities, so we do our best to keep it a safe and welcoming environment. Full rules available here.

Questions or Feedback?

Check out our community info page, or contact us.

Thank you for following and enjoy your stay!

New Year, Still Here!

As we start off 2018 together, the moderators want to hear from you! Here’s a reminder that if you have feedback, comments, or suggestions for us, we’re delighted to receive them anytime.

One great way to contact us is the Comment Box, where you can send us your thoughts anonymously OR with your contact info (in case you’d like a follow up from us), your choice. 

There are more methods of reaching us listed on the contact page, too!

Thanks for being with us in 2017, and cheers to a great 2018. Happy New Year!

Two Years of Agender Chat

Congratulations, everyone. Two days ago, on December 11, 2017, Agender Chat reached our two year anniversary. 

I want to take a moment to offer some thanks, so here we go:

If you’ve come into chat on Discord…
If you’ve submitted content for Agender Selfie Sunday…
If you moderate for us…
If you follow our blog…
If you like or reblog our posts…
If you told a friend about us…
If you support us on Patreon
If you’ve been part of our community since the beginning… 
If you found us just now and we’ve made you smile…
If you’re reading this message…

…thank you. 

Thank you for being here. Thank you for listening. Thank you for teaching us, learning and growing with us. Thank you for supporting our community. Thank you for making this place possible and as wonderful as it is today. 

Here’s to another two years, and many more.

~Arnirien~

Where’s Selfie Sunday?

Yesterday’s Agender Selfie Sunday (December 10, 2017) didn’t run due to sudden unexpected illness. Sorry about that! Keep an eye out next week for a flood of awesome posts. <3

Welcome New Followers!

We’re so glad you’re here. To get the most out of Agender Chat, here’s some info about how we do things (under a cut for length):

P.S. Longtime followers and current chat members might want to skim through this, too. Agender Chat is always growing!

Blog Stuff:

Agender Selfie Sunday
On Sundays (relative to USA time zones), we post submissions from our followers to the blog and reblog awesome agender content. Feel free to share a selfie, a photo of your pet, your recent art project, positivity messages, etc. Send in your submission anytime, and you’ll see it appear on the blog on a Sunday!

Resources
We have a resources page. From there you can navigate to crisis help, our Gender FAQ, past answered asks by topic, positivity posts, and so on. If there’s a certain resource you would like to see more of, please let us know!

Social Media
We’re on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to connect with us! 

Support Our Community
We accept donations in two ways: we have a Patreon page and Venmo. Paypal is coming soon! We really appreciate the people who are able to support us

Chat Stuff:

How Discord Chat Works
The Agender Chat Discord Channel is always open, 24/7/365, for live chat. You do not need a Discord account to use it. You can run Discord in your web browser or download the Discord client to your computer or mobile device.

When you click the link to join [x], you will be sent to the #welcome-circle channel. On your first visit, you can automatically read the messages in #announcements and review the #rules channel. However, for access to view and type in our #main-chat or listen/talk in our voice channel (i.e. to contribute and participate), you need to reach out to a moderator via private message (PM). You’ll see their names listed on the right hand side in the #welcome-circle. If no moderators are online when you join – we’re sorry. Please try again later or come back during chat hours!

Chat Hours
We offer organized times throughout the week when you can be sure there are people in chat – including at least one moderator. These are the best opportunities to join chat for the first time. We begin each session with our weekly topic, but that is meant as a conversation starter, not a limitation. Also, while it is common to discuss our personal experiences and identities, nobody is required to talk or share if they would rather not. Feel free to suggest topics!

Check out our calendar page for the current schedule and upcoming topics. You can even add our Google calendar to your own account to help remind you.

Chat Rules
Agender Chat is open to everyone. Since we welcome all ages, please keep your discussion content roughly PG-13. Remember that you can always use the private message (PM) feature if you want to. Full rules available here.

Questions or Feedback? 

Check out our community info page, or contact us.

Thank you for following and enjoy your stay!

Chat Reminders

  • You are welcome in Agender Chat, because everyone is.
  • You can visit Agender Chat on Discord anytime, 24/7/365. The channel is always open. If you stop in while folks are quiet, feel free to @ a moderator or another user to say hello and get a conversation started.
  • If you want to visit during chat hours, you can come for any part of that time. The beginning, the middle, the last ten minutes – whatever works for you. People come and go all the time.
  • The chat hours schedule is available here.
  • There is no wrong way to participate. Some people just listen, others talk a bunch, some speak up only when they feel inspired. Follow our simple rules, and it’s all okay.
  • If you have questions or need help, check here, then contact us.
  • Want to help us out? Check the support page.
  • You deserve all the love and respect in the world. Your identity is real and valid. If you ever doubt that, come find us and we’ll remind you.

New Custom Emoji!

Agender Chat on Discord has included custom heart emoji for a long time – our first three pride flag hearts were gifted to us by one of our members. 

Now, our moderator Alexanda has created several new pride flag emoji for us. Thanks, Alexanda!

Want to suggest a particular additional pride flag to be added? Let us know!

Support Agender Chat and future improvements via Patreon.

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[Image description: a row of 11 custom emoji: a hand with thumb and forefinger together and other fingers extended in the “okay” sign, in the trans pride flag colors; followed by 10 hearts in the colors of pride flags for the following identities: transgender, LGBT+ (rainbow), pansexual, nonbinary, neutrois, genderqueer, bisexual, asexual, aromantic, agender.]

Chat Hours Schedule

We’ve made some recent changes to the chat hours schedule. A few of our usual weekly times are canceled for the near future, but most of the calendar remains the same.

As always, you can watch the blog for the chat announcements, or view the calendar ahead of time here

What are chat hours? and other further information.

Support Agender Chat on Patreon.

agenderchat: Agender Chat on Discord now has temporary message…

agenderchat:

Agender Chat on Discord now has temporary message history!

Instead of chat messages clearing whenever you close out of Discord, lose your internet connection, or tab away to a different server, now there is always at least 5 minutes of the most recent conversation available for viewing! During chat hours, the history lasts 10 minutes. This way everyone can stay involved in the discussion, regardless of which device they’re using and in spite of shaky internet connectivity. At the same time, longer term chat history stays protected from view, so we can feel comfortable choosing to share sensitive or personal stories with our friends in chat. 

New commands:

!topic – Posts the current weekly topic in the channel for everyone to see.
!privacy – Shows you how long messages are staying visible.

Special thanks to our dear friend Flickwire for creating the bot (github here), and to our new tech (pictured above) powered by Patreon supporters. Thank you!

Come visit us in chat to check out the new tech!

Agender Chat on Discord now has temporary message…

Agender Chat on Discord now has temporary message history!

Instead of chat messages clearing whenever you close out of Discord, lose your internet connection, or tab away to a different server, now there is always at least 5 minutes of the most recent conversation available for viewing! During chat hours, the history lasts 10 minutes. This way everyone can stay involved in the discussion, regardless of which device they’re using and in spite of shaky internet connectivity. At the same time, longer term chat history stays protected from view, so we can feel comfortable choosing to share sensitive or personal stories with our friends in chat. 

New commands:

!topic – Posts the current weekly topic in the channel for everyone to see.
!privacy – Shows you how long messages are staying visible.

Special thanks to our dear friend Flickwire for creating the bot (github here), and to our new tech (pictured above) powered by Patreon supporters. Thank you!

Come visit us in chat to check out the new tech!