Customising Your Server

Congratulations on creating your first server! Here on Genesiv, we provide many ways that you can make your server your own! To customize your server, first, open up your server settings.

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You’ll be taken to your server overview settings where you’ll be able to customize the look of your server, from its splash image to its welcome screen. You will also be able to edit your server’s name, logo, category, as well as other predetermined settings you selected when making your server. 

The following sections will explain the different ways you can make your server your own.

Server Colors #

Colors are probably the key identifying aspect of your community and/or brand. Genesiv provides you with free reign to color your server the way you want to. 

In the server overview screen, you can either pick from a range of preset color schemes or create your own by clicking on ‘Customize Server Colors’.

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From there, either edit a current preset or play around with creating your own custom theme! Click on ‘Store’ when done and you’ll be able to see a preview of your server in the theme you’ve picked. Click on ‘Save Changes’ if you like what you see.

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Server Settings #

Server settings are what others know what your server is all about. If you were unsatisfied with the server logo, name, category, or server type that you chose when first creating your server, here is where you can change them to something more appropriate. In addition, your server description, custom URL, feature image, and splash image can be configured here.

Description & Feature Image #

Your server description and feature image will be viewable by other Genesiv users on the explore page if your server has been made public. Use this to let potential server members know what your server is all about!

Custom URL #

Your custom URL is what helps link others to your server. By default, your custom URL will be set to https://genesiv.com/app/[your server’s name]. If you’d like to enhance your personal brand, you’ll be able to set your custom URL by scrolling to ‘Genesiv URL’ and entering one of your choice.

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Splash Image #

Your splash image will be what your potential members see when you send them an invite to join your server. 

Your splash image, much like your feature image, will help potential members catch a glimpse of what your server is all about. This is how your splash image will show up when someone clicks on the invite link.

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Server Welcome #

Server welcome settings help you customize the experience of new members that have joined or are considering joining your server.

Welcome Screen #

The welcome screen is what potential new members will see when clicking on your server on the explore page. 

Give your welcome screen an inviting tone, list perks for new members, or simply tell potential members what your server is all about! 

Enter your message of choice, then click save changes.

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Now that your changes are saved, this is what a potential new member will see when clicking on your server on the explore page!

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Server Preview #

When a user is considering joining a server, you have an option of toggling on server previews to allow them to get an idea about what your server is like. 

Enabling preview mode would mean that a user would be able to read and browse through all of your server’s (public) channels. 

However, they won’t be able to interact or post in any channel until they choose to join your server. This is what a server in preview mode looks like.

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Users attempting to interact with your server will be shown a pop-up window prompting them to join.

Automated Welcome Message #

When a new member joins your server, you have an option of toggling on an automated welcome message to welcome them to your server. From there, you’ll be able to choose the channel that you would like the message to be posted in. 

Every time a member joins, an automated message like the one below will show up in the channel of choice.

Company Name #

The company name is currently only used in one place – and that is on the registration/login page. This appears right before the “Terms of Service” as we understand that sometimes, your server name and company name are different.

Here’s an example where the server name is “Axi” but the company name is “AxiCorp”. In such a situation, we need to have users agree to “AxiCorp’s” ToS and PP.

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Rules and Disclaimers #

Rules and disclaimers help inform your server members what behaviors will, and will not be tolerated on your server.

If enabled, they will be displayed beside your server logo and description whenever users attempt to join either through the explore page or through an invite link.

They will need to verify that they have both read and agreed to your rules before they are able to proceed with joining.

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To turn on Rules & Disclaimers, first click on ‘Set Up Rules & Disclaimers’. On the ‘Disclaimer’ pop-up window, you can either begin typing up your disclaimers manually by clicking on the ‘+’ button next to ‘Add a disclaimer’, or select them from a set of pre-made rules.

Once you’re done, first click on ‘Save’ to close the pop-up window, then select ‘Enable’ under rules and disclaimers, before finally clicking on ‘Save Changes’.

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