Frequently Asked Questions

What is the website for?
The website is our way of introducing new people to Tuataria. We also have lots of information for people wanting to learn more about Cluesday, about Tuataria, and about Discord. If you think something should be added, let Allison know!

Can I invite people to Tuataria?
Sure! We just ask that you make sure the people you invite are familiar with the vlogbrothers and nerdfighteria, and who will follow our rules and guidelines. Please give them the same link we use for everyone else who joins: http://tuataria.com/join

Who or what is a “modmin”?
Modmin is a portmanteau of the words “moderator” and “administrator.” We have a team of about 25 people from around the world, and ranging in age from early teen to mid-30’s. The administrators have a bright green colour, and the moderators have a dark green colour. They are listed at the top of the Member List.

People keep asking me about timezones and pronouns. WHY?
We have roles for timezones and preferred pronouns. Those can only be added by a modmin. We don’t give them out on Cluesday, but you can get one by asking in #welcome_tuatarians or DM’ing a modmin! You can view someone else’s roles by clicking/pressing and holding on their username.

What do these role colors mean?
Colors mean a few different things in Tuataria. Some of them represent someone on the modmin team, others are for special honors in the community, and others still are to show the diversity of our community! Pronouns and most ceremonial roles don’t add username colors.

  • Admins are TEAL/LIGHT GREEN
  • Moderators are DARK GREEN
  • The Real and Legit John Green (and Hank if he ever joins) are BRIGHT GREEN
  • The Real and Legit Rosianna Halse-Rojas is HOT PINK
  • Our current WikiWars champ is ORANGE
  • The other colors correspond to general global regions, by time zone
    • GMT-11 to GMT-2 (approximately the Americas) are BLUE
    • GMT-1 to GMT+3 (Europe and Africa) are PURPLE
    • GMT+4 to GMT+7 (West Asia) are RED
    • GMT+8-GMT+13 (East Asia and Oceania) are YELLOW
    • GMT-less (chose not to share their timezone) are GREY

Why…koalas?
We like koalas. A lot. The heart of this obsession was Koalas to the Max, which may be the most important website ever created. “I Am Koala” was then the first of many Tuataria original productions, written by Andythewestie, sung by Jessieinez, and assembled by Rith. There have been several other Tuataria parodies since then, but you may have to join and ask to get links to those…

Hank and Green as koalas, in front of the tuataria logo flag

Hank and John, as koalas. Art by guster.

What the heck is pregaroo?
Well, it depends on who you ask.
No, really.
A kangaroo, we think? Meg(ood18) can confirm.

Who is Koana Lisa?
Koana Lisa is the patron saint of Tuataria, as well as being its protector. She was created in a moment of madness with Meg and guster, and is a mashup of the Mona Lisa, Moana, and a koala. She is the subject of an epic story, as well as fan art and spinoffs. You may see Koana Lishep, Snoopana Lisa, Koanye Lisa, the Koana Lisa Statue of Liberty, and other vaguely horrifying and genius versions as well.

How many docs do we have?
There has not yet been a method devised to count the number of documents in Tuataria. Estimates vary from 1 to infinity. You can find a link to the folder containing all the docs in #rules_and_information. Please be aware that this is a shared drive, and if you are adding a document from a community project or collabroation, please put it into the folder that makes the most sense. If you’re unsure, ask a modmin for help!

What are Tuatara Houses?
We have a sorting quiz! (cause we’re nerds, duh) Most of us have gotten self care bunny as our result…see what you get and let us know!

Someone said they nooted me?
NOOT (verb): to interrupt someone else’s emoji reaction with an unrelated emoji. Often, members will use letter emojis as “reactions” (the discord term) to spell out words in response to a post. Another user may NOOT that reaction by interrupting it with an unrelated object emoji. If you ask for a demonstration, most members are happy to oblige (because NOOTING is fun!)

What does _____ mean?
Check the “Essentials” folder in the Google Drive for a Doctionary, which should explain most inside jokes, nicknames, portmanteaus, and other inside jokes you may see in Tuataria. If something is missing, feel free to ask about it in #not_so_general or #welcome_tuatarians.