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The Guide Approval Team

Has been dissolved and will be replaced with a new system. If you would like to learn more, please go here.


If you are interested in joining, apply here.


*Note: Reviews may be given by these users' systemmates, which is acceptable, but only one vote of approval/disapproval is allowed per system.


Former GAT members




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Felights (Apollo, Indigo, Piano, Luxio)





JGC (Gavin)



Kitsune in Yellow






Osaka (Hector/Nat)


















There are three sections of the tulpa.info forums that pertain to the GAT/guides:

Guides/Tips and Tricks/Articles: Where approved submissions are moved, depending on which section is most appropriate.

Submissions: Where new entries are posted to be reviewed by the GAT. New submissions should include which guide subforum they are intended for.

GAT Discussion: Where all other GAT-related posts/threads will be located.



The Guide Approval Team is a group of experienced, passionate members of the community who will give constructive, respectful criticism to guide submissions based on potential usefulness, quality, accuracy, and grammar. With each review, a GAT member leaves suggestions for improvement, and decides whether or not the guide is ready for approval. Tentatively, the approval of a guide will be based either on a 5/7 approval vote, or a minimum of 4 approvals if not all 7 GAT members participate, unless the submission was posted by someone on the GAT. If a guide is approved, it will be moved to one of the Guide subforums. If not, then the OP has the opportunity to fix the mistakes pointed out until full approval is reached. Depending on how drastically the guide needs to change, this may require a second round of votes.


Non-GAT members will also be highly encouraged to give their own criticism of a submission, to point out anything the GAT members might have missed, add their own opinions on what is being discussed, and so on. They may also make a case for why a submission should or shouldn’t be approved, so that the GAT members have more opinions to work off of when making their decision.


The purpose of the GAT is to ensure that high-quality, useful submissions make it into the Guide subforums, so that new tulpamancers will have a clean and beneficial roster of guides to read from when being introduced to tulpas, rather poorly-written or inaccurate ones. Because of the subjective nature of tulpas, there will be multiple GAT members reviewing each submission. Both GAT members and non-GAT members alike are allowed to give subjective as well as objective (grammar, syntax, etc) critique.


The GAT recruitment process will go as follows: there will be an ongoing thread where members may apply to join. Other members may add why they think or don't think the applied members should be on the GAT. This may also be done in PMs with the GAT manager. The applicant will be given two guides to write sample reviews for, and send the completed product to the GAT manager. Then, the GAT manager will bring up the applicant to the other GAT, who will then discuss and decide if they should be accepted. GAT members will be removed if they are inactive. This process will create a revolving door of new members joining and inactive members leaving, so the GAT will not find itself in a stagnant state. The GAT also retains the right to remove members they view as incompatible with the team.


The submission process will go as follows: there is a list of guides that are pending review by the GAT, based on recency and how active the OP has been. The list is given an overall deadline for the GAT members to review each guide, depending on how many guides are on the list. If a new submission is posted, it will be given a 2-3 week deadline for reviews regardless of the list, and will be stickied and with an announcement on the forums in a thread and in the Discord in a GAT-specific channel. Everyone, including non-GAT members, is encouraged to leave their thoughts on guide submissions.


If a submission does not get approved but the OP wants the GAT to return to it, they may request to be re-reviewed after they've either fixed the issues or rewritten it. Or, if a submission was never added to the list in the first place due to age or inactivity, the OP may also request that it is reviewed, and will be added to the list.


The job of the GAT manager will be to keep the guide submission process running smoothly, ensure there is communication among the GAT members, and bring questions, comments, or concerns from others to their attention. The GAT manager will create and edit the list of submissions to be reviewed, and update the community of when the next submission is going to begin its time. If a community member has anything to say regarding the GAT, they should send it to the GAT manager, who will notify the GAT of the situation if needed. Members are also free to bring up any concerns in the GAT Discussion subforum. 


The GAT manager’s approval of a submission will not be weighed more than any of the other members, nor should their critique be set at a higher level of worth than the others. They are there to streamline and lead the process itself, not have a greater say in the actual approval of the guide.


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WTB: Rare Tulpas

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Thunderclap has resigned from the GAT because he has become a forum mod instead.

Dialogues has resigned from the GAT as he does not have enough time for it.

I made a few changes to the post, nothing major. I marked a few absent GATs as absent too - CyberD and mayormorgan.

Added the new people, and unmarked-as-absent mayormorgan.

Marked some people who we haven't seen in a while as absent.

Added new people.

Rewrote this page with new, updated standards - Apollo

Updated information, removed and/or fixed broken code. The Felights, YukariTelapath, and JGC resigned for different reasons. I added relevant GAT related links at the end for ease of access. -Ranger

Due to this decision, the GAT has been resolved. A new system will replace the GAT. -Ranger

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