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Animal Crossing Community (or just ACC) is your one-stop fan site for information about all releases of the Animal Crossing games. Here you can set up and show off your catalog to others, create and vote on Patterns, trade in-game items, create Town Tunes or just chat with other members on our many Forums. You can also find comprehensive information in our game guides, safely swap Friend Codes using our friend code tool and for fun, participate in an online Treasure Hunt by collecting bells around the site.

This is just the tip of the ACC iceberg as there's a ton to explore and to do here. We're always adding new features and with each new release from the Animal Crossing franchise, there will be even more exciting changes on ACC. If you are a new user, click here to get started. Or, you can browse the site on your own and find other new members in the Getting Started board. Whenever you need any help with anything related to the site, you can use the (help icon) on the top right of the page, ask one of our friendly Scouts or, post your query on the Site Support board.

Once again, welcome to our Community. We hope you enjoy everything we have to offer and that you make some great friends here!

Animal Crossing: New Leaf - for Nintendo 3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the latest release in the series. Designed for the Nintendo 3DS console, the game features numerous changes and additions to the Animal Crossing format, as well as utilizing the best aspects of its predecessors.
Animal Crossing: City Folk - for Nintendo Wii
Animal Crossing: City Folk (Let's Go to the City) is the third game in the Animal Crossing series. It holds many new features, and also brings in other aspects found in its predecessors. Visit the city to shop, get a makeover, have your fortune told and acquire emotions. Back at town, different things happen everyday.
Animal Crossing: Wild World - for Nintendo DS
AC: Wild World is the second game in the franchise. Brand new features were introduced including many new items and collectibles.
Animal Crossing - for Nintendo Gamecube
AC:Gamecube is the first in the Animal Crossing series. Fishing, Bug Hunting, Fossil collecting, and even simply exploring, there's always something to do and find every day. Even when you're not playing, the game lives on day by day, just like real life. Check out the Trading boards to find other users to trade items with using ACC's own Trading Post.
Donate to ACC
Do you love ACC? Want to say "thanks" for having such a cool place to hang out and and explore? Check out our donation page to find out how you can give a little bit back to ACC. As a thanks for your support, we have several fun perks we are sure you will enjoy.


Join the ACC Development Team
Do you have elite coding or graphical skills? ACC has a development team dedicated to improving this awesome community, and now is your chance to join that team and become a direct contributor to the code base. Joining the ACC development team and working with our smart team of developers is also a great way to improve your own skills as well! Click here to read more about the role and access the application form.

Site Announcements
2/24/2015 11:15:10 AM
Promotional Contests Board Now Available
Some members might have already noticed, but I suspect many have not - the Promotional Contests board should now be viewable to all ACC members.  This board is for service companies to host their contests and quizzes.    

I posted details regarding the release of the board along with some related board rules updates on the ACC Noticeboard yesterday.  Please review the February 23rd update on the Operational Updates 2015 notice thread.  If you have not already, you may want to subscribe to that notice thread for future updates that may be posted about the site.  

Thanks,

VenusKamal
Site Manager
1/26/2015 12:46:33 PM
Changes to Creative Writing Board Rules, Use Of "Identifier" Terms For WiFi, And The Language Filter
Many members may be aware that over the past several months the Modmin team has been discussing an issue brought up in the Voice Your Opinion thread.  This issue was regarding making a change in our rules and policies to allow same gendered couples inclusion into creative writings on the Creative Writing board.  The board rules have disallowed same gendered couples in stories and fan fiction since October 2012 even though mild romantic content became allowable when those rules were set into place.  It might have also been inferred from those board rules that mention of one's LGBT status or mention of one's same gendered significant other was not allowed on ACC at all, which was not the case.  After much discussion and consideration, the Modmin team are making some changes with regard to those board rules as well as some other related policies as outlined below:

1. The Creative Writing Board Rules, which previously prohibited inclusion of same-gendered couples in fiction writings, have been updated.  Same gendered couples are now allowed to be included in stories on the board.  Do keep in mind that the limits on all romantic content in creative writing has not changed at all.  We recommend that the board rules be reviewed as a refresher.

2. For a long time the words "gay" and "lesbian" have been in the language filter as traditionally they have been used by members in derogatory contexts.  We have removed those words from the filter.  This allows LGBT members to directly identify their orientation in profiles without having to bypass the filter.  Please know that use of these words as attacks, slurs and the like will be treated as flaming or trolling.  Please report any misuse of these words to the Moderators using the icon on the offending content so that we can address it swiftly.  

3. In the past, the Modmin staff has disallowed "identifier" terms for controversial topics, typically religious affiliation and LGBT status, to be used to look for other WiFi partners on the WiFi Lobby boards.  From now on, members may use such identifiers to find other players of a similar world view as themselves for WiFi play purposes only. On a related note, in case members were unaware that this was allowable, you indeed can and probably should inform your WiFi partners of any potentially offensive content they may encounter in your game, e.g. animal neighbors swearing.  Being upfront about such things saves both members time and energy in the end.  If someone is OK to encounter the questionable content, then great. If not, respect the person's decision to not to play with you over WiFi.

Finally, as a reminder, public threads discussing political, religious or LGBT issues are still not allowed despite the changes highlighted above.  Such topics are allowed discussion in PTs as has been practice for many years.  Specifically, threads about coming out, what's your orientation, marriage equality, civil rights cases/abuses, do you believe in God, what's your faith etc. are included in topics not suitable for public board discussion.  

If you have specific questions regarding a thread you would like to post on the public boards but are unsure of it being allowed, please contact a Modmin before posting.  The Modmins will continue to discuss the site rules and monitor these issues as we move forward.  As always, if you have any concerns or comments, you may use the Voice Your Opinion thread on the Site Suggestions board.
1/8/2015 3:18:11 PM
AC on GamesDoneQuick
GamesDoneQuick is about to do a speed run on the original Animal Crossing (GameCube) at 4:47PM (ACC time). GamesDoneQuick is a video game marathon hosted on Twitch that raises money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

While AC can't be "completed" per se, this speed run will consist of the player paying off all debts as quickly as possible.

Check them out now on Twitch, or find their full schedule on their main site.




11/21/2014 1:49:15 PM
Newspaper and Magazine Threads
Many of you are already aware that newspaper and magazines threads are disallowed on the public forum boards according to rule 1.14 - Topics Not Allowed.  These types of threads are allowed to operate within PTs, however.  Traditionally the way to advertise such threads have been to post something in your profile and/or signature.  

Many magazine and newspapers now operate like a Service Company, employing many other members of the community as features editors, writers, etc.  So some newspaper/magazines created recruitment threads and subscription threads on the Recruitment and Shops and Services boards respectively.  Some of those threads ended up being locked by the Modmin team as being in violation of rule 1.14 a while back.  

Upon further review and discussion, the Modmin team has decided that owners of PT based magazine or newspaper thread may now use the Shops and Services board to post a subscription thread for their magazine.  If newspaper/magazine owners need help or have open positions within their company, a recruitment thread may be posted on the Recruitment board. The actual publication of the newspaper or magazine must still remain in a PT.  DO NOT post the actual magazine or newspaper on the public boards.  The Modmins will continue to monitor this situation and discuss if necessary any further changes regarding these threads.

If you have any specific questions regarding this, you may use the Voice Your Opinion thread on the Site Support board.  Any specific questions regarding markup or bumping of a service thread should still be posted on the Markup & Bumping thread on Site Support.

Thank you,

VenusKamal
Site Manager
11/16/2014 3:38:41 PM
Name the "Bell Shop"!
Wanted to bring special attention to this week's poll. We are tossing around some various ideas for the name of the new Bell Shop (working codename). One reason that we are considering something other than Bell Shop is since we will open with two currencies: Bells, earned through special ads, and Bucks, purchased with money (replacing donations). But we also understand that many are used to the current name that we've been using for years, so it's an option as well.

If you have any other ideas, let us know on this Site Suggestions thread.
This Month in AC: New Leaf
Shamrock Day
Tue, Mar 17
Today's your lucky day! Read more
Fishing Tourney
Sat, Mar 21, 9am - 6pm
Chip is requesting a specific fish! Will you come out on top with the biggest catch? Read more
April Fool's Day
Wed, Apr 1
An impostor is coming to town... Read more
This Month in AC: City Folk
Fishing Tourney
Sat, Mar 21, 9am - 6pm
This is your basic fishing tourney, featuring a specific fish. Read more
Flea Market
Sun, Mar 22
Have something you don't want? Sell it to your villagers, of course! Read more
April Fool's Day
Wed, Apr 1
Don't let Tortimer trick you! Read more
 
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