Note: This document is specific to Discord. If you’re not making use of our community spaces on Discord, Tupperbox won’t be available.
Tupperbox is a Discord bot that exists to allow users to proxy their messages via Discord webhooks. This has many practical applications, especially given that Discord doesn’t have any features that support the plural community, or any built-in mental health aids.
Tupperbox has many fun and interesting uses for all kinds of situations, but in Quilt community spaces it should only be used for plurality or self-identity purposes, or as a mental health aid. We do not allow users to make use of Tupperbox for role-playing.
If you see users talking with the bot tag, they’re talking through Tupperbox. You can react to any message sent this
way with the
question emote (❓) for information on which Discord account the message belongs to.
The primary function of Tupperbox is automatically proxying messages that people using it send, in order to make those messages appear to come from someone else. This is done by making use of Discord webhooks - which has the unfortunate side effect of Discord stating that the messages were sent by a bot. Rest assured that this isn’t the case - while the messages were proxied by Tupperbox, they were written by another member of the community
As a member of the community, there’s only one Tupperbox feature available to you by default - the ability to figure
out which Discord account was used to send a proxied message. You can do this by reacting to any proxied message using
question emote (❓), which will cause Tupperbox to send you a private message like the following:
That proxy was sent by @user (tag: user#0000 - id: 000000000000000000).
No commands are available by default.
Applying for Access
If you’d like to make use of Tupperbox, you’ll need to ask to be given the Tupperbox Access role. You can do this by simply sending a private message to the @ModMail bot, stating that you’d like to use Tupperbox and providing a short description of why you’d like to use it.
That’s all there is to it - once a moderator has a chance to address your message, you’ll be given the role!
Once you have access to Tupperbox, you’ll also be granted access to the
#tupperbox-posting channel - this channel
exists to allow you to make use of the Tupperbox commands somewhere that isn’t visible to other community members. Feel
free to use
tul!help here for information on how to work with Tupperbox.
Moving from PluralKit
If you already have a system set up on PluralKit, you can easily import that system to Tupperbox. Simply follow these steps:
- Send a private message to PluralKit:
- Copy the link that PluralKit gives you, to use in the next step
- Send a private message to Tupperbox:
When working with Tupperbox, please note that our moderation policy is one of system accountability, meaning that plural systems are responsible for their members. Unfortunately, there’s no practical way to moderate system members individually - the community team is only able to target the Discord account you’re using when acting as moderators.
If you’re part of a plural system, we suggest that you talk with the other members of your system and make sure they’re aware of this.
Note: Pluralities are not the only valid reason to make use of a tool like Tupperbox, but it’s by far the most common use for it in our community spaces - so we created this section to help explain the concept. Any gatekeeping of these types of tools will not be tolerated in Quilt community spaces, but you’re always welcome to contact a member of the community team directly if you have any concerns.
Plurality is the concept of multiple people sharing a single body, inhabiting the same brain. Many people’s first (or only) experience with this is from people with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), but there are many other situations that can cause something like this to happen - and in many cases, the existence of a plurality is not problematic or negative. As More Than One states:
Plurality (or multiplicity) is the existence of multiple self-aware entities inside one physical brain.
You could think of a plural collective as a group of lifelong roommates, but with a body instead of an apartment.
In general, this group of entities tends to be known as a plural system.
When interacting with plural people, remember to treat each individual member of a plural system with respect. Don’t pathologise their identity (for example, by asking to meet the “real” person or suggesting that they need to be “cured”), and remember that many plural people consider their identity more a matter of philosophy than of medicine. Additionally, treat each system member as separate people, with their own memories, experiences and personality - If they ask you to treat them in a specific way, listen to them and follow their lead as best you can.
It’s also worth noting that plurality is a whole world and plural systems often greatly differ from each other, sometimes identifying or manifesting themselves in completely different ways. All plural systems are valid, regardless of how their members identify or interact, how they were formed, or how they think about themselves.
For more information on plurality, feel free to browse the following resources…
Ex Uno Plures
Note: This site belongs to a specific plural system, and much of what’s written there is related to their personal experiences of plurality. Additionally, some articles there were written quite some time ago, and may contain vulgar language and outdated terminology - including terms that exist outside the plural community. Nonetheless, it remains a popular and useful resource for people approaching plurality and plural systems from the outside.
- Fictive Identities by Noël Dawkins
- Plurality for Skeptics by Em Flynn
- Rules of Engagement: Plural Etiquette by Em Flynn, Hess Sakal and Kerry Dawkins
- Cerberus Plural, the plural news and media watchdog
- More Than One, a quick, easy-to-digest overview of plurality - including information on etiquette and myths
- r/plural Plurality FAQ
- Resource Links from Plurality Resource
Last updated on September 19, 2021