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Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Mar 18 2012, 07:31 PM
ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE POSTED IN THIS THREAD. ONLY STAFFERS ARE ALLOWED TO POST HERE.

I LOVE YOU ALL.

HOPEFULLY WURR'S TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WILL GO AWAY AND WE CAN GET BACK TO OUR OTHER SITE, BUT FOR NOW... <333333333333333333333

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Apr 2 2012, 10:04 PM
Hola hola hola...

For those of you registering on the site and trying to go ahead and get settled - even though the move still isn't 100% official - please note that the WORKSHOP has been moved to the RANKING forum. So it's still there, I promise. <333

Any questions on anything, don't hesitate to PM a staffer! <3

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Apr 17 2012, 08:37 AM
IN A GALAXY SITE (NOT SO) FAR, FAR AWAY

    So you may have noticed that the domain, www.wizardingrealm.net, now forwards you to this site - our new home!!! Huzzah huzzah! If you weren't around the other day, the discussion on moving WURR to JCink passed and well, here we are. For those of you worried that everything on old WURR is gone forever, fear not! As promised, IF!WURR is still around as a sort of graveyard and everything is still capable of being accessed. Now you just have to go by way of the old z8 address.

    http://z8.invisionfree.com/Wizarding_Realm/index.php?

    That link will take you to the site where everything is. So yes... It's all there. If you have any questions, pleasepleaseplease do not hesitate to contact a staffer! <333

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Apr 18 2012, 12:57 PM
If you have any questions specific to the JCink site and our transfer here, I've created a topic for everyone to look over whatever changes have happened and see if their questions have been answered and such. I've also listed a few of the changes that you may or may not have noticed. So yes... questions or if something is confusing you about JCink and its features and whatnot, post there! http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?act=ST&f=6&t=370

Posted by: Brianna Cortez Apr 19 2012, 09:20 AM
♛RANKING UP♛

HELLO, HELLO!

♠ So since the move from IF to JCink has been relatively smooth, there are a couple of things to sort out still. Anyone who is in the middle of ranking up can still do so but there's a few things to do first.

You're still allowed to link back to the threads on IF!Wurr that you need to help rank up/fulfill the thread requirements, but you MUST start/(repost) a new ranking topic in this http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showforum=11.

We're not going to be doing any ranking on IF!Wurr anymore. But don't fret! If we have started reviews on your rank up on IF!Wurr and you have posted in the JCink!Wurr ranking forum (as linked above), we'll get around to re-posting/starting our reviews so things can continue as smoothly as possible.

Furthermore, I shall take this time out to also mention about having being aware/go and have a mini-reposting marathon with some of the larger threads from IF!Wurr (if that makes sense). There are a couple of massive active threads from IF!Wurr that need to be re-posted and the sooner it is done (preferably in order), the faster people can put up new reply. What's the incentive, you say? Welllllll, you get more posts added to your post count with little work needed, hehe.

Peace out lovelies! ♠

Posted by: Sky Sutherland Apr 20 2012, 12:34 AM
wanted!
the hogwarts express is looking for dedicated staff members!

The Hogwarts Express, Hogwarts' very own student run newspaper is looking for new staff members!

Interested? Scoot on over http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=394&st=0&#entry1222 for all the details!


Posted by: Blyssenor Wright Apr 22 2012, 07:09 AM
AVATAR SIZE UPDATE !

Hey wurrians! So the staff has decided to allow a larger size of avatar! smile.gif

So currently, the allowed avatar sizes are: 100x100, 150x200, 165x225, and 200x300. Your avatar must be one of those exact sizes and not in between.

WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! SO GO CRAZY! SHOW OFF MORE OF YOUR AWESOME PEOPLE!

Posted by: Kieran Sawyer Apr 24 2012, 10:11 AM
WURR SPRING SPIRIT WEEK!


Hello darling Wurrloves! If you haven't noticed,
the prefects have put together a spirit week
filled with a whole slew of awesome fun and
games, so head on over to http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showforum=185 and
sign up to play! Come on out and show off
your house pride!

GO LIONS!

Kimmy!Edit ... HUFFLEPUFF

Posted by: Blyssenor Wright Apr 26 2012, 11:16 AM
AVATAR UPDATE !

Hey wurrians! So the staff has decided now to allow a month long trial run of gifs/moving images in your avatars. At the end of the trial, we will be doing a survey of sorts to see whether you want them to stay or not.

They must be one of these four sizes and nothing in between: 100x100, 150x200, 165x225, and 200x300.

If you need help getting a gif resized, you can always shoot me a PM or check out the resource sites such as Caution 2.0 and ATF. <333 So hop to it! =D

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood May 1 2012, 04:09 PM
Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry...

    In honor of Lydia and Kieran's wedding (the post for the ceremony will be up shortly!), it was decided to create a subforum in the Clash for all future weddings and large events that might need multiple threads! So if you check out the Clash area, you will see a subforum named Weddings and Events. This way, large events that might have multiple plot-threads and such can all be kept in the same area. Huzzah huzzah! So keep that in mind all you future lovebirds and party planners and... such!

    And because I have to --- MAKE SURE TO PLOT SOME FUN STUFF FOR THE LYDIERAN WEDDING! Plot page is: http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=502

Posted by: Sky Sutherland May 3 2012, 01:19 PM
big news!
the hogwarts express gets new leadership!

After much deliberation and due to working on a few other staffly projects in the upcoming months, I have decided to step down as Editor-in-Chief of the Hogwarts Express!

But, fear not because this mantle is being taken up by our very own Chuck/Balthazar Harkonen!

He will be reviewing all staff applications and current staff and posting up his finalized decisions soon! Go congratulate him and thank him for taking over these duties! Woot! Go Chuck! <3


Posted by: Sky Sutherland May 7 2012, 07:26 PM
so sorry
( to see you go )

The wonderful-amazing Ms. Kenzie (JR/Brydon) has decided to step down from staff. ): But never fear! She's not going anywhere! She'll still be around for threading and plotting! Thanks for your dedicated service to WR, Kenzie!

If you see her, be sure to thank her! <3

Posted by: Balthazar Harkonen May 13 2012, 05:20 PM
THE CHOSEN ONES ARE HEREThe roster for the Hogwarts Express staff has been posted up! You can find the thread http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?&act=ST&f=7&t=621 With them come some new columns and some added flavor to the Hogwarts Express, so stay tuned for the next edition to the paper!

Posted by: Sky Sutherland May 16 2012, 02:57 AM
end of spring term!
schooooool's out for summer!

Well... almost at least. We have a few things to take care of first! But yes! It's almost summer term on WR!

Firstly, make sure you are posting all your threads for points http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=19!

Next, the staff would like to announce that there will be no FOAs this term. With the move, things have been rather hectic and irregular. We also have lots of ideas for re-vamping them and making them even better and could use just a little more time to finish with the changes! SO... look for the NEW!FOAs at the end of the summer term! And for them to be better than ever!

Posted by: Sky Sutherland May 22 2012, 05:58 PM
looking for a few
good men!

You heard that right, folks! WR is currently on the look out for potential new staff members. See this as the official "feeler." The Admin team is reaching out to see who may be interested in joining our staff!

Please PM Alice, Katie, or Kendall if you are interested ASAP! Include why you are interested and why you feel you'd be a good addition to our current staff! (Feel free to include any specific skills, interests, and ideas you might have!)

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood May 25 2012, 08:30 PM
I heard the news today, oh boy...

    We are coming up on the end of spring term, so just a few little things to bring up...


  • We are still accepting applications for potential new staff. You can PM me, Alice (Blyssenor Wright), or Katie (Sky Sutherland) with why you are interested in joining staff and why you think you would be a good addition!

  • End of term also means that we'll be tallying up house points soon, so make sure to submit your threads for points - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR THREAD PARTNER HAS NOT ALREADY POSTED IT. Only threads started on or after March 1st will be accepted. --- Get all your information http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=19

  • Don't forget about Spring Spirit Week! If you signed up any of your characters, make sure to get them into the games!


    I LOVE ALL MY BEAUTIFUL WURRIAN-DARLINGS. *SNUGGLES AND LOVE* <333

Posted by: Blyssenor Wright May 28 2012, 08:11 PM
RANKING UPDATE !

For the moment, we have closed the ranking forum while the review team catches up and finishes the applications that are currently open. You can still edit your applications and prepare them to apply, but no new applications will be added to the queue until we are caught up. As soon as it is open again, we will post an announcement to let you guys know. smile.gif

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jun 1 2012, 12:28 AM
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'...

    With the beginning of June marks the start of SUMMER TERM here at Wizarding Realm and, as always, we have some super awesomely wonderful announcements to share with you guys!

    FIRST OF ALL... Let's all give a huge round of applause for STEPH who will be joining the ranks of staff as a member of our Glomp Squad! Don't let James' strange new color fool you - he's still a Gryffindor at heart!

    SECOND OF ALL... We have a new group of prefects to introduce! Spread the love and snuggles for these four whose characters will serve as your prefects for the duration of summer term:

    Gryffindor: Sam aka Pansam (Pandora Silvers)
    Hufflepuff: Cat (Alric Bolstridge)
    Ravenclaw: Amanda (Shiral Verdantclaw)
    Slytherin: Blake (Clive Ridley)

    and LASTLY... House points have been counted and added to the sidebar. As you can all see, it was a very close race, but in the end HUFFLEPUFF came out with a win, so they will now have use of the CHAMBER OF ERISED forum located in the Department of Incentives!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR HARD WORK! NOW LET'S HAVE A SUPER, AMAZINGLY AWESOME SUMMER TERM!!! <333

Posted by: Sky Sutherland Jun 3 2012, 10:08 PM
brand new!
skin!

As you may have noticed, the pips have been changing! I am in the process of putting up the new skin! Things may start looking weird/mismatching for awhile. Give me a few hours to get things up and situated. I will then open a thread for any errors/bugs you find! Please be patient with me! <3


Posted by: Sky Sutherland Jun 5 2012, 12:55 PM
general
reminder!

This is just a general reminder to keep all images to a max width of 500 px so as to not stretch the board. The staff will enforcing this from here forward.

If an image is too large, please re-size your images, re-host, and re-post or simply use click through links. There is a resize code, but if it does not re-size things to 500px wide or smaller, it is YOUR responsibility to re-size and re-post.

The primary areas of concern are signatures, galleries, and spam, but this applies to anywhere graphics may be posted on the board. Thanks for your understanding and if you have any concerns, please be sure to message any member of staff!

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jun 17 2012, 09:52 PM
Let the Games Begin!

    The debate for the Minister of Magic elections has officially begun! Our oh-so-fabulous-and-wonderful-and-totally-awesome-supermegafoxyawesomehot moderator, Julius Sparkson, will be leading the debate with our three candidates: Balthazar Harkonen, Kieran Sawyer, and Landon Hastings. Over the next few weeks, the candidates will be responding to a series of questions that pertain to the wizarding world.


    Make sure you keep track of what all is going on, because in the end - one of these people will be your Minister of Magic [in the Clash years, of course]. Huzzah huzzah!


    Look for all the details: http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=1028

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jun 20 2012, 07:47 PM
Witty Title About Ranks!
    Just a quick note to let you guys know that the ranking forum has re-opened. I know a lot of you have been waiting anxiously for this moment and are ready - or almost ready - to put your apps up to be reviewed. Please have some patience with staff. We'll get them done as quickly as possible, but there are only a few of us and many, many more of you. Reviews take time to do, so just... be patient and all that. <333 If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me or another staffer!

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jun 24 2012, 01:51 PM
A Note About Posting!

    Everyone needs to make sure they read the announcement about posts - http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=1142. It's an important note regarding some habits we've seen developing on site that we would like to see remedied. If you're still confused, don't hesitate to ask a staffer! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Blyssenor Wright Jun 26 2012, 12:38 AM
STAFF CHANGES !

Hello loves! Amber who plays the lovely Kieran Sawyer and Chuck who plays the dastardly Balthazar Harkonen have both decided to step down from their positions on staff. They were a delight to work with and they will both be missed. <33 BUT THEY WILL STILL BE AROUND THE SITE, so make sure to go plot with them and all of that jazz. :3 Katie has been promoted to Head Boy / Administrator with Max Auctherlony, so ickle firsties beware... another slytherin has taken on the role of head boy. Congrats, Katie!

Posted by: Max Auctherlony Jul 1 2012, 10:31 PM
camp hogwarts!
summer site wide!

This summer, the staff has worked on something very special for you! Camp Hogwarts! A camp located in the Forest of Dean for the students of Hogwarts. Camp shall run from July 9 and run for 2 weeks. The forum will remain open for some time afterward though.

Cabin sign-ups will run tonight until July 7 at 11:59 pm CST. Staff will assign cabins Sunday and post them so that plotting can take place. More details will follow this week, so keep your eyes peeled! It's going to be a great time!

Ready to sign up? Head on over http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=1279!

Posted by: Blyssenor Wright Jul 9 2012, 04:48 PM
camp hogwarts!
summer site wide!

Sign-ups are now closed and the cabin lists have been posted! Aren't you excited? I know I am! ;D So go check them out!

Also make sure to check the plotting post for your specific cabin - this post contains the prompt that you and your cabin buddies can utilize to make epic, awesomesauce things happen. Use that topic to plot everything out!

So go go go go go go go go! Did I mention that you should hop to it?


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jul 11 2012, 07:09 PM
ch-ch-changes!
staff update!

Our beautiful and wonderful GLOMP Squad member, Steph (aka James Callum-Monroe) has been promoted to the SMOOSH Brigade! Everyone give her lots of hugs and snuggles and tell her CONGRATULATIONS because she's supermegafoxyawesomehot!!! <333



Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jul 16 2012, 08:22 AM
ch-ch-changes!
staff update!

If you see our lovely Kimmy (Brianna Cortez) in her Hufflepuff yellow, DON'T PANIC. Seriously - didn't I tell you to always bring your towel? Kimmy is taking a hiatus from staff as she focuses her attention on school and such, but she'll be returning to us soon enough! If she'll have us... <333



Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Aug 1 2012, 01:39 PM
CBOX REMINDER


Just a quick reminder. We've noticed lately there's been some bending/breaking of the cbox rules, so as a reminder: Please do not spam the cbox. This means please post no more than 3 times in a row. If you need a refresher, you can read the rules for the cbox in the http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=14. This isn't directed at anyone in particular, just a general reminder for everybody. (:

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Aug 18 2012, 12:10 AM
now you're just somebody
that i used to know

Staff is currently working on updating the Avatar Claim, just so you guys know. PLEASE REMEMBER that being online and posting in the OOC forum are not enough to keep hold of your claim - you need to be posting in actual roleplay threads and participating in character, otherwise you may lose your PB claim.

Donald!Edit: Keep in mind, this goes for clash as well. If you have a different playby or clash only, we'll be looking at that list as well. :3

Posted by: Blyssenor Wright Aug 26 2012, 06:27 PM
staff search, yo!
get in that app~

We are now accepting staff applications! We'd love to know who is interested in joining our team and can't wait to see the response. (:

If you are interested, please send Alice, Kendall, or Katie a PM to let us know! Please include why you think you would be a good fit, your previous staff experience (if any), and anything else you think we should know.


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Aug 29 2012, 10:05 AM
End of Term Reminders

Summer Term ends August 31. That's only 2 days away! So, if you haven't yet, you should head over to the http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=784 thread and submit your threads/owls/rank ups so they can be counted and all that. GO GRYFFINDOR Remember that you can only submit threads/etc. that were started after June 1! Also, you can submit threads even if they aren't finished yet, and/or unlikely to be finished before term ends. As long as they meet the date requirement, they are eligible for house points!

FOAs - We won't be having FOAs this term, as staff is currently working on updating them and making sure they stay spiffy and awesome for everybody. Never fear! They will be coming back! In the meantime, keep doing all the awesome things you do to get ready for the next nominations. (;

If you have any questions/comments/concerns, about house points, FOAs, or anything else about wurr, feel free to PM any staff member!

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Aug 30 2012, 07:21 PM
the search is on
staff wanted!

We are now accepting staff applications! We'd love to know who is interested in joining our team and can't wait to see the response. (:

If you are interested, please send Alice, Kendall, or Katie a PM to let us know! Please include why you think you would be a good fit, your previous staff experience (if any), and anything else you think we should know.


Posted by: Blyssenor Wright Aug 31 2012, 07:19 PM
a whole new world
a dazzling staff that's now brand new

Please join me in welcoming Kelsey (Aeryn Weldon) & Jinx (Jackson Lyons) to our staff team as glomp squad members! We know they will do fantastic, so make sure to say congrats if you see them around! (:

Also join me in thanking Donald (Landon Hastings) for his time and contributions to staff! He is stepping down for the time being since he's a lucky duck and gets to go study abroad and experience all the awesomeness of that. *so jealous*

And of course there is the new skin I'm sure you've noticed by now! : D If you have any issues or notice that anything is amiss, let me know by posting in the thread in the grab bag that is designated for such things.


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Aug 31 2012, 07:38 PM
teacher's pet
i wanna be teacher's pet

AUTUMN IS A TIME FOR CHANGE.

LEAVES CHANGE.

WEATHER CHANGES.

CHILDREN CHANGE FROM HAPPY SUMMER KIDS TO SAD AND MOPEY SCHOOLMATES.

AND WURR CHANGES.

In addition to everything else, it's time to announce our WONDERFUL prefects for fall term! Please congratulate them and shower them with snuggles and cupcakes.

Gryffindor: Alice Wilde
Hufflepuff: Lavinia Evander
Ravenclaw: Lucus Earl
Slytherin: Leo Hartman

CONGRATULATIONS!!!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Sep 1 2012, 10:52 PM
we are the champions
of the WURRLD

All the house points have been tallied up and the winner by 55 points is none other than SLYTHERIN with 1013 points! These guys haven't won the house cup in awhile, but due to their sheer AWESOMENESS and dedication to the site, they pulled in a big win for summer term. Seriously, you guys are pretty awesome!!! Winning means that - along with bragging rights - you get posting access in the Chamber of Erised. What will your snakey student find lurking in the mirror's reflection? Hmmm...? Better go find out!

...and in SECOND place...Gryffindor with 958 points!
...and in THIRD place...Ravenclaw with 813 points!
...and in FOURTH place...Hufflepuff with 734 points!

Congratulations on an INCREDIBLE term, everyone. You guys are absolutely the best! <333


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Sep 9 2012, 07:41 PM
london calling
i was there, too

At some point in the near future, staff is going to be rolling out some fun stuff for Clash, and we wanted to make sure that we gave everyone a proper warning. To take part of the awesomeness that is the Clash, you need to make sure your characters are registered, and that way, when the times comes, you'll be able to take part in all the happenings that the staff has planned!

Not familiar with the Clash? No problem! Check out the Everything Clash forum for all your Clashy needs. Make sure to read the plot and faction descriptions, and then the rules to joining up!

We want lots and lots of members and characters to be involved, so now is a great time to sign up if you haven't already!

If you have ANY questions, shoot a PM to one of the staffers! <3



Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Sep 15 2012, 01:50 PM
ch-ch-changes
time may change me

So we've got some more staff-related announcements comin' at'cha. First of all, Katie has decided to step down from her place on staff so she can focus a bit more on a particularly stressful time of her life - FINAL YEAR OF UNDERGRAD! But don't worry, she's not disappearing from WURR! But we would like to thank her for her incredible dedication to making WURR and awesome, inviting place! She became part of staff just over a year ago, and she's put in a LOT of work, so everyone make sure to love and snuggle her when she's around in the cbox. smile.gif

For that reason, Max Auctherlony will be coming back to you guys in his rightful shade of Slytherin green... So staff is pleased to announce that Aeryn Weldon will be taking over the position of Head Boy!

But wait - there's more!

Our GLOMPers, Jinx (Jackson Lyons) and Kelsey (Aeryn Weldon) have been absolutely phenomenal as new staffers, so we are also happy to announce that they have been promoted to SMOOSH-level staff! You'll find Jackson in a particularly lovely shade of sky SMOOSH blush, and Aeryn in his Head Boy purple!

Love and snuggles to all! <333


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Sep 30 2012, 02:40 PM
Ranking Announcement!
those magic changes

A decision was made by the admins that members must now wait ONE MONTH from the time the last review is posted (whether it is approved or denied) before you can reapply. Honestly, two weeks is almost never enough time to develop and grow your character sufficiently to move up in the ranks. And that's what the system is about. It's about growth and discovery, not just a matter of having the correct number of threads and a profile revision. It takes work.

That said - if you were told in your most recent ranking that you should wait two weeks, and you think you will be ready to reapply after two weeks from the final review, you will still be allowed to do that since these changes were just made.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to PM me or Alice (Blyssenor Wright)! <333



Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Oct 6 2012, 10:53 PM
the leader of the pack
new man in charge

You guys may remember that over the summer we had an election going on for Minister of Magic. The candidates were Landon Hastings and Kieran Sawyer. Due to unforeseen circumstances (aka life, family, and work all going crazy), things kind of slowed down, and recently have been at a complete stop.

Though we didn't get to take it as far as we originally planned, we decided to go ahead and move forward. I am pleased to announce that KIERAN SAWYER will be your new Minister of Magic (in Clash years, obviously) and Landon Hastings will be serving as his second in command. I know we can all look forward to some awesome plotting that will come out of this! And be on the look out for the upcoming Clash event. If you don't have your characters in Clash, start considering putting together your apps! biggrin.gif


Posted by: Jackson Lyons Oct 17 2012, 11:22 PM
You are cordially invited toHogwarts' Halloween ExtravaganzaThat's right, ladies and gents. This term, your lovely prefects have put together a halloween ball! In character, the main thread will take place on October 31st, but the thread will already be up so feel free to start planning and posting. There will be food, dancing, entertainment provided by surprise special guests, and even more blood-curdling, bone chilling surprises! So what are you waiting for? All you'll need is your spooky self clad in formal attire or a costume, of course! Unless you have your eye on that special witch or wizard? Then, why not take them as a date? Either way, show off what you'll be wearing in the date and dress thread located on this nifty board http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showforum=193! We'll be waiting for you -- that's if you can muster enough courage to get there...BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!Shhhh. Listen... do you hear that? It sounds like the prefects are planning some of the special events right now. If we're quiet, maybe we can listen in and learn more over http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=2682... be sure to tiptoe...
Jinx's first announcement EVER. YAAAAY.

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Oct 24 2012, 05:16 AM
be prepared!
for the death of the king domain!

In case you didn't see Alice's post on our Facebook page, the domain name: wizardingrealm.net will be closing down for a bit while we move it to a new host. In the meantime, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be sure to use the original address: http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com

I love you all so much!!! *snuggles everyone* If you have questions, let me know. But yes... PLEASE don't forget to be using that address. Make sure your other WURR friends know this. <3


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Oct 30 2012, 06:18 AM
sandy, can't you see?
i'm in misery

Just so you guys know, in case you haven't been checking JCink's twitter, Hurricane Sandy has been affecting the servers and whatnot, so it's possible that things may go down at some point because it's pretty bad. I know some stuff happened last night, but they managed to switch over to a generator and whatnot... Just keep in mind that we may POSSIBLY encounter a few more bumps. Hopefully not, but I just wanted to let you guys know that the hurricane IS affecting things and... yes.


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Nov 12 2012, 11:30 AM
those magic changes
ch-ch-changes

If you didn't noticed, a few changes were made to the sorting application, and while this won't affect characters that have already been sorted, if members desire to make characters in the future, they will need to follow the new set-up. So run on over to the Sorting Ceremony forum to get a quick glance and what's going on! Nothing major, just a few things here and there!

That said, at the moment, the format we want for profile revisions for those of you going through the ranking system is still the old format. There's a pinned post in the Workshop forum that details out what we want, so just keep all of this in mind!

In summation: A few changes were made to the sorting app. These changes should NOT influence the profile revisions in the workshop/ranking forums.



Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Nov 14 2012, 07:46 AM
those magic changes
ch-ch-changes

Just another reminder that we've changed the sorting app. PLEASE look it over (even if you glanced at it the other day) because a few things were tweaked. If you apply for future characters, make sure you use this new form.

http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=3194



Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 14 2012, 09:44 AM
Spring Fall Cleaning!

Just a heads up that we'll be cleaning out some of the older threads and moving them to the Graveyard. IC threads that have not been posted in since July 31st or earlier will be affected. If one of your threads is archived and you want it moved back, just PM a staffer with the thread link and where you want it! We'll be happy to move it for you. (:


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 25 2012, 11:02 PM
Winter is Coming...

So, just a couple of quick things!

1) The last day of term is this Friday (November 30th)! Be sure to submit your threads/etc. for house points! The thread for that can be found http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=2282! Remember, any thread that was started September 1 or later is eligible, even if it isn't finished yet! Especially if they aren't finished, since they won't be eligible for next term's points!

2) Staff has some big Clash plans for Winter term, so if your character(s) aren't in Clash already, you should think about putting them in! It'll be great, I promise. <333

3) I love you guys. ;_; What, not everything has to be so serious

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Dec 1 2012, 01:48 AM
jingle bells, merlin smells
dumbledore laid an egg!

WINTER (TERM) IS COMING.

With the changing of the term comes a brand new bunch of changes for you. FIRST OF ALL, please welcome our fresh bunch of prefects for winter term:

Gryffindor: Kieran Sawyer (Amber)
Hufflepuff: Sky Sutherland (Katie)
Ravenclaw: Sian Sadowski (Arkei)
Slytherin: Petra Connor (Allie)

Huzzah huzzah! House points will be tallied up when I have the energy to do that... Alice is going to be working on a new skin for the new term, so that's something to look forward too.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! We've been teasing a Clash sitewide, and it's going to be coming at you ASA-to-the-P. (I seriously think someone spiked my Diet Coke...) Be checking out the Active Topics list for new posts about the Clash plot comin' at'cha soon!

To end this, HAPPY DECEMBER! I LOVE YOU ALL!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Dec 1 2012, 03:21 PM
darkness falls
the time has come

It is beginning...

Be on the look-out for threads beginning with [CLASH 2012]. For the next few days, these posts will pop up with vignettes to tease the upcoming Clash sitewide! A new term means there is a lot going on, so be sure to keep up with the announcements thread and don't get lost in the fray!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Dec 2 2012, 07:41 PM
darkness falls
are you ready?

I know I'm inundating you guys with announcements, but I just want to make sure everyone knows what's going on! We're gearing up for a big Clash sitewide event, so make sure that you're keeping up with the teaser vignettes being posted! Here are links to the first four:

http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=3461 http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=3466&hl= http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=3490&hl=http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=3494&st=0&#entry20547

If you haven't yet registered your characters for Clash, considering doing so so that you can take part in everything! Make sure you meet the requirements first!

Prefects will also be announcing the first part of their winter events soon, so stay tuned for that! <3


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Dec 2 2012, 11:13 PM
user posted image
secert santa returns!

Want to be involved in an awesome gift exchange sponsored by the Prefects? Hop on over http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?act=ST&f=6&t=3497 to sign up! If you have any questions, please direct them at one of the prefects! Have fun and may your days be merry and bright!

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Dec 3 2012, 08:10 PM
i've just seen a face
i can't forget the time or place

Quick note:

The Clash!Avatar Claim is gone. It was originally created just for a bit of fun. Nothing official. But with the creation of the Clash Only characters, it began to be rather problematic. So... it's gone. The MAIN Avatar Claim is the ONE OFFICIAL CLAIM. If you have a Clash Only character that you registered on the Clash!Avatar Claim, then go on over to the main claim and post your info there. If there are any problems (characters with the same PB), let me know. <3



Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Dec 7 2012, 10:15 PM
they are coming...
they are coming...

THE TIME HAS COME.

Over the last week, a number of vignettes were posted that teased the just-posted Clash sitewide event. Well... the big reveal has finally been posted! PLEASE BE SURE TO READ EVERYTHING!

http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?&act=ST&f=68&t=3583

http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?&act=ST&f=68&t=3584


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Dec 9 2012, 04:52 PM
i saw dobby
kissing santa claus

It's been a jam-packed few days, has it not? Well the holiday season is upon us, and we all figure that WURR should celebrate in style! In addition to the prefects' Secret Santa, they've got a few other things planned to be revealed soon. But today, staff would like to introduce you all to our Christmas Stockings!

This is an IC event that gives our characters the chance to give and receive gifts from other characters! There's a handy dandy Christmas Stocking forum in the Site Events area, so be sure to go there and check out the rules and information before posting!!! <333


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Dec 17 2012, 07:50 PM
reminder!
IMPORTANT CHRISTMASY THINGS!

Just a quick reminder for those of you participating in SECRET SANTA, that the deadline to submit your gifts is by DECEMBER 19TH AT 11:59 PM CST. PM any of the prefects with your gift (links below)!

Gryffindor - http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showuser=4 (Amber)
Hufflepuff - http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showuser=21 (Katie)
Ravenclaw - http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showuser=207 (Arkei)
Slytherin - http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showuser=242 (Allie)

Seriously though... if you signed up for Secret Santa, please please please DO NOT ignore it and not follow through. Prefects are putting a lot of work into fun stuff (you'll see soon!) for you this term, and your fellow participating members are putting in work too. Don't let them down!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Dec 25 2012, 10:36 AM
i'm dreaming of a white christmas
just like the ones I used to know

Hello all of my darling WURRians. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, or nothing at all, I just wanted to tell each and everyone of you that I love you all so much. It's the members that make a site what it is, and I'm so happy that all of y'all found WURR and decided to make this place your home (or one of many homes). To members old and new, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and enjoy these last few days of 2012. Love you all! <333


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Dec 31 2012, 11:17 PM
auld lang syne
speaking to you from the future!

Well it's officially after midnight here on the east coast of the U.S. and once again, I'm feeling rather sentimental. So HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you - whether it's already 2013 for you, or if you're stuck living in the past for a few more hours. I love you all! Have a wonderful night and stay safe!

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jan 7 2013, 04:26 PM
snakes in the grass
snakes in your own backyard

Soooo I keep forgetting to announce the FALL TERM House Points winner... so... um, I should do that. The winner for the second term in a row is SLYTHERIN!!! I'm currently sitting in an airport and I don't have my copy of the final tally of points with me (it's been a rough few weeks and I did them differently), but hopefully I'll get specifics up soon.

Sorry for the delay, but everyone be sure to congratulate all the members of Slytherin House! Keep up the posting! Don't forget the Clash sitewide and be on the lookout for future events!


Posted by: Blyssenor Wright Jan 7 2013, 08:16 PM
changes!

Hey lovies! First I'd like to point out on the sidebar that we've got our new featured member and up and comer up! (: Let's congratulate Maison and Sian! <33333

Next, I would just like to let you guys know that I'm going on an indefinite hiatus. My muse has been fickle, but most of all, my time has been limited because of work. Hopefully it will come back and I can be around more, but for now, I'm on hiatus as a staff member. <3 I'm still here for all skinning/images/coding needs, but my name will no longer be on the sidebar. I love you guys and I hope to be back at full force soon!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jan 10 2013, 03:10 PM
Avatar Cleaning

I've gone through and cleaned out some of the more inactive characters from the Avatar Claim thread. If I accidentally removed one of your characters that I shouldn't have, just let us know by filling out the form again!

Also, please note: When judging activity, we're looking at the character, not the player, so while one character's claim may be removed, another by the same person may not. Also "activity" refers to IC activity--plotting, threading, etc.

On a related note: if for some reason you haven't claimed your character's playby, please make sure you do! Otherwise it's technically considered open, and we don't want you to lose it. (:

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jan 15 2013, 12:22 AM
important stuff
note from jcink

The staff at JCink have posted a note about the recent attacks on their servers and such, which is the reason forums hosted on jcink have been experiencing some downtime recently. http://forum.jcink.com/?showtopic=19969

Remember that you can always follow WURR's Twitter account - assuming I'm near a computer, I'll retweet anything from JCink about downtime and problems, etc. Or just follow JCink's twitter. wink.gif https://twitter.com/Jcink https://twitter.com/wizarding_realm


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jan 19 2013, 01:48 PM
staff call-out
who's interested?

Mmm... Hello everyone! Your friendly, neighborhood admin coming to you live from Studio 60 at Roc--- er... yes. SO... I was wanting to see how many of you out there were interested in possibly joining our staff in the near future. Which means it's time for a staff call-out!

If you think you might be interested, please send me a PM with the following information:



CODE
[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Character(s):[/b]
[b]What previous mod/admin/staffly experience do you have (if any)?[/b]
[b]Why do you think you would be a good addition to our staff team?:[/b]

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jan 22 2013, 10:19 AM
my funny valentine
i believe in a thing called love

We're bringing back our WURR Valentines this year! Check out http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=4162&view=findpost&p=24311 for all the information, and if you have any questions, reply to that thread. biggrin.gif

ALSO... the staff call-out is still open. <3 Thank you to everyone who has applied so far. If you're on the fence about it, go ahead and apply to at least express your interest. <3


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jan 27 2013, 01:52 AM
my funny valentine
i believe in a thing called love

REMINDER!!!

We're bringing back our WURR Valentines this year! Check out http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=4162&view=findpost&p=24311 for all the information, and if you have any questions, reply to that thread. biggrin.gif Valentines can be for friends, boyfriends, girlfriends... They can be romantic or silly or whatever. Just play nice. <3

ALSO... the staff call-out is still open. <3 Thank you to everyone who has applied so far. If you're on the fence about it, go ahead and apply to at least express your interest. <3


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Feb 3 2013, 12:38 AM
Love is in the air...
Reminder! You can still send IC and OOC valentines to wurrians/characters! You can find all the fun info on it in http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=4162 thread! They can be silly, romantic, awkward... whatever you want, to whoever you want. <3 If you have any questions, post them to that thread!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Feb 4 2013, 08:45 AM
Spring Winter Cleaning!


Just a head's up that we'll be doing a forum clean out today. Threads that have not been posted in since October 31st or earlier will be moved to the graveyard. If we move one of your threads by mistake or you'd like one resurrected, just PM a staffer with a link and we'll get that moved back for you!

Also, on that note, I've done a bit of cleaning up of OOC threads as well. Mostly plot pages that haven't had posts in a long time and/or whose original posters have since made newer plot threads. You can still find them http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showforum=99[/url!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Feb 5 2013, 06:20 PM
congratulations!
new staff alert!

Please take a moment or two to congratulate the newest members to WURR staff: Arkei (Sian Sadowski), Cat (Leona Santos), and Chuck (Garrett O'Connell)! They are now painted in our fabulous GLOMP Squad teal, so give them some love and snuggles when you talk to them next! And all you Ravenclaws don't need to fret. With only a few weeks left in winter term, Arkei will be keeping Sian as Ravenclaw prefect through the end of February! <3

(Also, don't forget to send in your WURR Valentines! Check the grab bag for more information!)



Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Feb 8 2013, 08:02 AM
Graphics Reminder


Staff has noticed lately some funky graphics sizes, so as a reminder: The ONLY sizes that are allowed for avatars are 100x100, 150x200. 165x225 and 200x300. Avatars must be one of those four sizes. Also, signatures have a max width of 500px. We know that jcink resizes bigger images, but please be mindful of the fact that some people have slower computers, so the code for this doesn't always work. If you need help resizing an image, you can always ask around the Gallery forum!

If you need/want a refresher on graphics/other rules, you can find those all HERE. Please, please, please, if you're confused about anything, need clarification, or just aren't sure something is covered there, PM a staffer. We're happy to answer your questions! <33

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Feb 10 2013, 12:41 AM
almost valentine's day!!!
i believe in a thing called love

REMINDER!!!

We're bringing back our WURR Valentines this year! Check out http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=4162&view=findpost&p=24311 for all the information, and if you have any questions, reply to that thread. biggrin.gif Valentines can be for friends, boyfriends, girlfriends... They can be romantic or silly or whatever. Just play nice. <3


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Feb 14 2013, 03:10 AM
cupid's arrows
are comin' at'cha

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

This is the billionth reminder about our wonderful WURR valentines. If you've forgotten to do yours, never fear, there's still time! Check out: http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=4162&view=findpost&p=24311 for all the information.

I'm going to start posting them soon, so keep checking the Tumblr page! Also... I'll check it over the next few days, SO LATE VALENTINES ARE BETTER THAN NONE AT ALL! <333 So keep your eyes open!



Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Feb 19 2013, 09:12 AM
Spring is on its Way!


No really. The forecast is calling for a foot of snow here in Chicago this week, but really, honestly, I promise, Spring is coming! And, as such, that means Spring Term is nearly upon us! Winter Term ends February 28th, which is only 9 days away! So make sure you're posting your threads for house points here! Threads started after December 1st are eligible, even if they haven't finished yet! Also rank ups, owls, and class threads! <333

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Feb 26 2013, 09:53 AM
jcink issues
important stuff

Hey all!

I know that Jcink has had some issues with downtime and lag recently, and as always, I seriously suggest that you guys look into following Jcink on Twitter, or finding them on Facebook. There have been a number of issues, but these guys do their very best to keep users informed - something we didn't have on invisionfree (old!WURR's host forum).

Anyway... the guy posted an announcement today to explain stuff going on. I'm posting a link here because it's good to know what's happening.

http://forum.jcink.com/?showtopic=20241


Posted by: Aeryn Weldon Feb 28 2013, 07:50 AM
melting snow
end of term reminders!

Hey guys!

Just a quick reminder that TODAY, Feb. 28 is the last day of the winter term, so be sure to submit your threads/etc. for house points by 11:59CST! Remember, any thread that was started December 1 or later is eligible, as well as any new ranking achieved after that date as well!

You can find that particular thread http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=3511&st=0

HAPPY POSTING!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Mar 1 2013, 07:47 AM
welcoming spring
sort of...

With the beginning of term comes a number of changes!

First and foremost, staff would like to announce the new prefects for spring term 2013!!! They are:

Gryffindor: Roderick Pendragon (Ray)
Hufflepuff: James Carter (Tyler)
Ravenclaw: Silas Hawthorne (Donovan)
Slytherin: Sterling McGrath (Donald)

Please give these wonderful members all the love and snuggles you can muster up! Just beware not to get into too much mischief... These characters are now endowed with the capacity to give detentions! Duh duh DUHHHH!

I'll be tallying up house points soon enough so we'll know who won the house points for winter term. And then soon, we should have a shiny new skin to help us celebrate the changing seasons!

Staff is hoping to get a few other things up and running over the coming months (Quidditch, the Hogwarts Express newspaper, etc.) - so be on the lookout! And of course, if you have any ideas, don't hesitate to shoot me a PM!

Even though it's still cold in some places (and there's still massive amounts of snow here), I hope you all have a wonderful spring term!!!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Mar 2 2013, 03:15 AM
house points
time to announce the winner!

House points have been tallied and added together, and we are ready to announce the winner for winter term! Remember, kids, that the winner gets access to the Mirror of Erised forum as well as bragging rights for the next three months.

Once again, we have a very, very close race... DRUMROLL PLEASE!

In fourth place... Ravenclaw with 488 points!
In third place... Gryffindor with 611 points!
In second place... Slytherin with 743 points!

AND OUR WINNER FOR WINTER TERM...

HUFFLEPUFF WITH 779 POINTS!!!

Congratulations, badgers! Enjoy the Mirror of Erised and have a wonderful spring term!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Mar 3 2013, 09:43 PM
memo from the admin
important stuff

Two big things that I wanted to mention...

1. Do not pester people about posts or plots in the cbox. - It has been getting way out of hand lately. The way it's set up in our rules is that asking someone once if they got your reply is fine... after that, you need to let the thread sit for a week. We aren't a rapid-fire site and many of us have many other things going on. With regard to plots, we have a whole plotting forum here. Go post in other people's plot pages if you're looking for some new threads for your character!

2. Clash applications have been changed. - To mimic the sorting app, the appearance section has been removed. IMPORTANT: Also like the sorting app, we have added a word count. For already existing characters, you must write 400 words each in both the personality and history sections. For Clash only characters, it is 600. Think of this like an app on another site. Eight years have passed and many things will have changed. We want to see how your character has evolved over time. Characters that are well-thought out and have detailed applications are easier to plot with, too. So think of these as proper applications and not just a formality.

Love all my WURR darlings! Hope you had a great weekend!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Mar 11 2013, 10:35 AM
memo from the admin
important stuff

Be nice to each other.

I mean, part of me just wants to leave it at that, but I'll continue.

The staff has noticed some rather rude behavior in the cbox, and if it continues, we will have to start PMing people and issuing warnings and such, and... that's really not something we enjoy doing.

The cbox is a public place, first of all. So everything you say there can be viewed by members and non-members alike. Keep swearing to a minimum, and if you think a joke might be considered racist/sexist/offensive/off-color/etc. then it'd be a good idea to just not say it at all, even if your intentions are entirely innocent.

The major issue however is just flat out rudeness between members.

I won't tolerate that sort of behavior. Staff won't tolerate that sort of behavior. WURR is supposed to be a friendly place with super-welcoming, awesome people. We all have our off days, of course... And fact of the matter is, everyone gets along with certain people more than others. But there is no right, nor justification for being rude to another member. Tacking on a heart or a smiley face at the end of a sentence doesn't make it less rude. Not everyone here is a seasoned roleplayer or writer. I've been here just over two years, and WURR was my first venture into roleplaying, and I had a lot to learn. Some people have been roleplaying for over a decade. Some are total newbies and may not know the reasons behind certain things. Help them out. Be kind about it, not condescending.

At the end of the day, just treat people how you want to be treated. WURR is the place where we go to have fun and to just enjoy ourselves. Let's not tarnish that feeling for other people.



Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Mar 26 2013, 05:37 PM
Hogwarts Express?


Staff is thinking about bringing back the Hogwarts Express, wurr's IC newspaper. We're curious how many people would be interested in writing/being involved with it. So! You can find the past editions here for a frame of reference. If you're interested in joining the HE staff, PM Steph (James Callum-Monroe). Positions in the past have included: Gossip, Advice, Quidditch, Trivia, Caption Contest, Features column and more! If you are interested in any of those, or have an idea for another column, include those in your PM!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Mar 28 2013, 07:23 AM
Hogwarts Express: Official Call Out!


As mentioned in the last announcement, we are bringing back the Hogwarts Express! We've got some new columns coming, as well as some old favorites that we're bringing back. All in all, we need your help! The positions we are looking for are listed below with how many people we're hoping to have for each. Also, please note that even if you don't wish to commit yourself to column, the Hogwarts Express is open to student (IC) submissions! Book reviews, (short, IC) creative writing pieces, recipes, or anything else you'd like to submit!

HE Staff Positons:

Features (1)
Quidditch (1)
Gossip (2)
Advice (2-3)
Food Column (Reviews, recipes, etc.) (1)

If you are interested in one of those positions, please PM Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos). If you have already PMed about your interest and would still like to be considered, don't worry! We already have your info on hand. If you have change your mind, though, please make sure to let us know!

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Mar 30 2013, 12:12 AM
QUIDDITCH!
ohmygod you guys!

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! QUIDDITCH IS COMING BACK TO WIZARDING REALM! HUZZAH HUZZAH!

You heard it here first, kids. Staff is working on getting Quidditch up and rolling once more. We're starting off with a pick-up game or two so that staff can evaluate the scoring system (which will be explained later), and also so everyone can get a little taste of things!

So hop on over to http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5086&hl= to sign your baby (or babies) up for a bit of fun!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Apr 1 2013, 09:03 AM
General Announcements


First off: Hogwarts Express is still looking for new staff! Thank you to everyone who has applied/expressed interest so far. We're still looking for a couple more people, especially for Gossip and our new Food Column, so please if you (and one of your characters!) would be interested in working on HE, let us know! You can PM Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos) if you're interested.

Quidditch pick-up game(s) sign ups are still going on! Check out THIS THREAD for info and the sign-up form!

Also, staff has just finished a clean out of the Avatar Claim thread. Please check to make sure that your claims were not removed by mistake. Also, please note that while going through we noticed that some people never claimed playbys that we know they are actively using. Please,, if you are actively using a playby, make sure you have claimed them in the Avatar Claim thread, HERE. Otherwise the claim is considered open for anyone else to take.

Also, please be aware that in order to keep your claims, you must be active with that character. Staff defines activity as posting in RP and plot threads, not simply logging in or posting only in the Off-Topic Lounge. Also activity is checked per character, not per person, so though you may be considered active with one character, you may be considered inactive with another.

Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 4 2013, 05:01 PM
Congrats, congrats!


To our new Hogwarts Express staff! For each column we have...

Editorial: James Callum-Monroe
News: Aeryn Weldon
Horoscopes: Emric Bolstridge
Features: Vitkanya Olett
Quidditch: Jaesun Kim
Gossip: Melanie Woodbane & Leona Santos
Med Advice: Niall Sweeney
Advice: Tomas Findlay & Florrie Anderson
Food: Louin Esco

If you didn't happen to get on, fear not! The HE is always open to IC submissions from any and all! There's a special spot on the paper for things like recipe submissions, IC creative writings, IC book reviews or what have you!

We will be working hard on getting our next issue up for you all to enjoy before the end of this term, so be on the look out for it! :)


Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 4 2013, 08:42 PM
QUIDDITCH YO


Ohhh, yesss. The time is drawing nearer. The time... for a Pick-up game. :I

So yes, if you've not been around, know that Staff is working to get Quidditch up and running again. We have a sign-up sheet http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=5086 for people who are interested in participating in the pick-up Quidditch game(s) that we'll be putting together soon to test out certain things. If you haven't signed up yet, but are interested, please head over there pronto because the SIGN-UPS WILL CLOSE FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH AT 11:59PM CDT.

If there are any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to PM a staffer! ^-^ Happy Wurring everyone~


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Apr 8 2013, 12:23 PM
HE and You


So, the Hogwarts Express is hoping to put out its first new issue at the end of this term. In order to that, we need some help from YOU GUYS! First off: If you have any juicy bits of gossip about the happenings around Hogwarts, PM Amber (Melanie Woodbane) or Cat (Leona Santos)! Does one of your characters need advice on school, love, friends, life? PM Mimi (Tomas Findlay) or Maison (Florrie Anderson) with your advice questions! Remember that everything must be IC!

Also, HE is always accepting IC submissions from non-HE staffers! If you would like to submit a piece to possibly show up in the next Hogwarts Express issue, PM Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos). Submissions can be anything from book reviews to creative writing pieces to recipes to whatever else you can think of! Just remember to keep all of it IC!

Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 20 2013, 01:16 AM
Quidditch!!


Hey all! As most of you may know, Quidditch is soon to be up and running! Various topics have been posted in the Stadium for reading, as well as what the teams will be for this match. Now, if you happened to be an alternate this round you will still have a chance to play! First, because alternates are important for any game. You guys are called in when another member cannot play. And second because Staff will be looking to set another match up if enough people are interested in a second game! So, specifically? Alternates this round may get a chance to play in a second round, assuming we have others to complete the rest of the teams for a second game!

So, everyone--yes, even those who didn't sign up to play--please go and read http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=5325 general rules thread. That thread will lead to the other topics as it explains how to play, but if there are any questions about anything, please PM a Staffer! Lastly, we have http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=5326 where we ask that every player, including alternates, post their character's stats to be used for the game!

Lets make this an awesome game, guys!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Apr 21 2013, 02:21 PM
quidditch things!
fun times, indeed

This is a quick reminder for all of you who signed up to participate in the spring Quidditch pick-up games to go check out the recent postings in the Quidditch stadium forum! The teams have been posted: http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5330 As Cat mentioned in the last announcement, we're hoping to have a second game, but that's entirely based on everyone's participation - both as players and as spectators!

Everyone should go read the rules thread: http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=5325...

And ALL PLAYERS AND ALTERNATES need to reply to the Skill Allotment post. We can't start the games until everyone's posted their point distribution. Find the post http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=5326

And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to PM a staffer! There's a lot going on and we know it can be confusing! <333


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Apr 25 2013, 03:43 PM
COMING SOON!
to a forum near you

Coming Soon: After All This Time, a next generation site set within the same world as Wizarding Realm, made to be a special place for all those kids, future generations, and ideas we couldn't all get out in Clash times.

Open only to members of WURR, ATT serves as the future of the wizarding world as we know it, where you can play as a Hogwarts student, or a wizarding citizen. The site is not limited to only the children or relatives of current WURR characters, but any originals must reference WURR in some way.

If you have any questions regarding the site in general, or questions to help start on an application, please contact:
http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showuser=4
or
http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showuser=5.


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Apr 25 2013, 05:39 PM
Spring Cleaning!


Firstly, if you haven't already, you should read the announcement that came just before this. *points up* This one here is just a heads up!

Staff is going to be doing some forum clean-outs tonight, so... All threads that haven't been posted in since January 31st or earlier will be moved to the graveyard. If your thread is moved accidentally, or you would like to continue and old thread, just PM a staffer with the link and where you want it!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Apr 27 2013, 07:57 PM
Hogwarts Express and You!


The Hogwarts Express is still always looking for IC student submissions! If you have something you would like your character to submit (creative writing pieces, recipes, book reviews, etc.) PM them to Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos!)

Also, HE is looking for advice questions and gossip! You can PM all your advice questions to Mimi (Tomas Findlay) or Steph (Harry Berkwood), and all gossip to Amber (Melanie Woodbane) or Cat (Leona Santos)!


Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 28 2013, 05:25 PM
It begins...


Hi everyone! I hope you all have an awesome weekend! Your next few weeks will, hopefully, be so much more awesome with the start of... Our first Quidditch game.

Yes, yes, the game officially begins tomorrow, seeing our ruthless Slughorn Slurpees battle it out with our fantastic Diricawl Dynamos! The teams may have changed since you last checked, so please go look http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=5330 to see who all is playing!

Hopefully, you all have had a chance to read up on http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=5325, as well as have posted your character's stats in the http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=5326 thread! As always, if there is anything confusing or anything that you might need help with, messaging a staff member is the way to go.

If you didn't happen to make it on the team, know that staff is interested in having another round should everyone show enough support for it. Also, non-team members are encouraged to join in the game and sit at the stands to cheer on their favorite team. And if that's not reason enough to go, then go so you can secretly stalk that cutie you've been checking out all term. ;3


Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 29 2013, 07:38 AM
IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE!


Quidditch is here! Our pick-up game has officially started http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=5433! This game will last from today, April 29th, to May 12th. Remember, at the week and a half mark, the Snitch will be released and Seekers will need to PM their catching-of-the-Snitch post to a staff member.

Let's all make it a good game, guys! Have fun!


Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 29 2013, 10:29 PM
Quidditch Update


So, first of all, staff just wanted to thank you all for how awesome you guys have been this first day of Quidditch. Like, seriously. You guys have been doing an amazing job at keeping up and just being all around fantastic. So thank you guys so, so much and I hope you all are enjoying the game thus far.

With that said, here's the reminder that this game is staff's little experiment to test out different things. With the game tied at current, we'll be making our first tweak to address something we've already noticed. We've specifically updated our Keeper equation, so if you guys want to see what it will look like now, please refer to http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5324 thread. There is also a post there that talks about how to play as Spectator in the event you missed it, or are new and unaware of how to watch the game! For those of you who don't want to scroll down, the Spectator post is http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5324&view=findpost&p=31012

Good luck to all and let's keep up the momentum!


Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 30 2013, 10:07 PM
General News


Hello there fellow WURRians. I hope you're all having an O-K time with end of the school year things! And for those of you who aren't in school, I hope you're having an awesome time in general! Staff would just like to let everyone know that we've made a change to the rules, and we would appreciate it greatly if you went by to check them out.

You can find details about the change http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=4346, as well as in http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=14.

Basically, over the past month or so, we've noticed a slight influx of 'WIP' posts, or, 'work in progress' posts. We entirely understand when people are busy and need to be pulled away from a reply, but we're asking now, officially, that only finished replies are posted for roleplaying topics of all kinds. If you really must be pulled quickly away from the post you're writing, please consider saving it in a PM or simply emailing it to yourself so that you can access it later. We hope everyone can understand this change.

Keep on being awesome, guys!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood May 3 2013, 09:58 PM
Grand Opening!
next-gen WURR

http://aatt.b1.jcink.com/index.php?act=idx, a next generation site set within the same world as Wizarding Realm, made to be a special place for all those kids, future generations, and ideas we couldn't all get out in Clash times.

Open ONLY to members of WURR, ATT serves as the future of the wizarding world as we know it, where you can play as a Hogwarts student, or a wizarding citizen. The site is not limited to only the children or relatives of current WURR characters, but any originals must reference WURR in some way.

LINK http://aatt.b1.jcink.com/index.php?act=idx!

If you have any questions regarding the site in general, or questions to help start on an application, please contact:
http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showuser=4
or
http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showuser=5.


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood May 8 2013, 10:46 AM
Congratulations!
Staffly things!

I want everyone to give a super warm, super enthusiastic round of applause and hugs to our lovely Cat (Leona Santos) and Arkei (Sian Sadowski) who have both been promoted to SMOOSH Brigade! They have both put in an EXTENSIVE amount of work behind the scenes, especially with regard to getting Quidditch up and running again. They have been tremendously helpful to staffers, especially right now since it's a crazy time for everyone! So everyone go cuddle and love on them for awhile because they totally deserve it! <3


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe May 10 2013, 09:58 AM
Hogwarts Express and You!


The Hogwarts Express is still always looking for IC student submissions! If you have something you would like your character to submit (creative writing pieces, recipes, book reviews, etc.) PM them to Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos!)

Also, HE is looking for advice questions and gossip! You can PM all your advice questions to Mimi (Tomas Findlay) or Steph (Harry Berkwood), and all gossip to Amber (Melanie Woodbane) or Cat (Leona Santos)!


Posted by: Leona Santos May 11 2013, 07:21 PM
General Announcements


The Avatar Claim has been updated once again! Remember, claims go inactive after 60 days of inactivity, so if you'd like to keep a claim, please be active! You can click http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=32 to check out the claim to make sure your claim is still there!

The Quidditch pick-up game will be ending tomorrow, May 12th, at 11:59 EST. Seekers, get your Snitch posts in if you haven't. The winner of the match will be calculated as soon as the game is officially over, and the winning Seeker post will be posted in the game thread for all to read! Thank you to everyone who played this round. Staff is looking forward to getting Quidditch officially up and running soon!

The Hogwarts Express will be published soon! -points up- :3 Please refer to the above for a little announcement about submissions and such!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood May 16 2013, 01:36 AM
Congratulations!
More staffly things!

EVERYONE CONGRATULATE MISS CAT, WHOSE CHARACTER LEONA SANTOS WAS JUST GIVEN THE TITLE OF HEAD GIRL. So don't get confused when you see Leona in purple and Lydia in her admin pink. It's supposed to be like that. hehehehe

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood May 16 2013, 07:58 AM
Ch-ch-ch-changes!
MORE staffly things!

What's this? Another announcement? Why yes! We have more changes to announce! Because Leona Santos (Cat) being made Head Girl wasn't exciting enough, please welcome Steph as our newest admin!!! Steph's devoted a crazy amount of time into making WURR an incredibly awesome place, so everyone be sure to love on her and give her lots of hugs and cuddles! <333 Congratulations, Steph-darling!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe May 21 2013, 08:07 AM
The End is Near...


...The end of Spring Term, that is. But this is your regularly scheduled reminder that term will be ending soon! The last day of term is May 31, so make sure you get all of your threads/rankings/owls submitted to the HOUSE POINTS thread! Anything started after March 1st can be submitted! Even if the thread isn't finished yet, you should still submit it, because we won't accept for house points after this term. D: So get submitting, and have a lovely rest of term. <33

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe May 24 2013, 06:41 AM
Hogwarts Express is Here!


The new edition of the Hogwarts Express is here! Come check out what your HE staffers have been working hard on this term! The new edition can be found HERE! Please note that there are two versions to make room for browser compatability. They both say the same thing, though!

Lots of thanks to our staffers for all their hard work, to Lily for the beautiful code and Cat for the beautiful IE-friendly code, and to all of you lovely people for giving us things to write about. <333

Posted by: Leona Santos May 29 2013, 05:13 PM
Nearly there!


This here is just a friendly reminder that the end of Spring term is upon us! You guys have until May 31st to submit your threads for House Points! Remember, only threads that were started after March 1st will count for points. We accept RP threads, Class threads, and Owls, so submit them all!

On an unrelated note, if any of you guys are experiencing some serious (or seriously frustrating) loading times on the site, please be aware that jcink is dealing with some things. If you haven't experienced any of this... HOORAY! All the same, if you aren't aware of jcink's twitter link, https://twitter.com/Jcink it is. It's good to check in with them there to see what all is going on from time to time.

That's all for now guys! <3


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe May 31 2013, 11:18 PM
Welcome to Summer Term!


Summer term has officially begun! Staff has lots and lots of fun things planned for this term, and I promise we will get to those soon, but right now I would like you all to join me in congratulating this term's prefects!

Gryffindor - Roderick Pendragon (Ray)
Hufflepuff - Likka Lemminkainen (Amanda)
Ravenclaw - Henry Lestrade (Lily)
Slytherin - Sonja Dahling (Mimi)

Be sure to congratulate them when you see them around!

House points will be tallied soon, so be on the look out for those. Also stay tuned for some other exciting announcements... *dramatic pause* I hope everyone has an amazing term!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jun 1 2013, 01:02 AM
The Results Are In!


The house points results are officially in! It was a close one this term! Remember that whichever house wins the house cup gets access to the Chamber of Erised forum and bragging rights for the term! <3

In Fourth place with 229 points... HUFFLEPUFF!
In Third place with 453 points...SLYTHERIN!
In Second place with 466 points... RAVENCLAW

And the house with the most points for Spring Term 2013 is...

GRYFFINDOR! with 490 points!

Congratulations, and thank you to everyone for an amazing term! <333

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jun 1 2013, 05:21 PM
A Season of Giving!


Hello lovelies! Staff has been working hard to bring to you a lovely summer sitewide, and we are at last ready to begin! In THIS forum, you will find all of the lovely information you need to know about wurr's particular version of Festivus. (Note: The airing of grievances and feats of strength should be saved for IC purposes only. Thank you.)

This is partially in celebration of summer, of course, and partially because wurr is turning NINE on June 9th! Staff has set up a Memories thread HERE! so that people can write happy/funny/sappy memories they've had of their time on wurr.

So. Go check stuff out. Enjoy. And PM any staffer if you have any questions! <333

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jun 2 2013, 02:29 PM
Hogwarts Express Staff Call Out!


I know we've had loads and loads of announcements the past couple days but this is the last one. Maybe. For now.

Buuut the Hogwarts Express is gearing up for summer term, and we're going to need new staffers! So, if you've been thinking that you'd like to be apart of wurr's IC newspaper, shoot a PM to Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos)! Right now we're looking especially for advice and gossip people, but we are always very open to new column ideas, so shoot us those, too!

Posted by: Sian Sadowski Jun 8 2013, 06:41 PM
user posted image

    Tryouts are upon us. Schedule will be announced based on interest levels at tryouts!

    http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5963
    http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5965
    http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5962
    http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5964


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jun 8 2013, 11:19 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WURR!

user posted image

I had google bake you a cake

Today is wurr's ninth birthday. <33 I just wanted to say that you are all beautiful, spiffy people, and are why wurr has kept going for so long. You guys are all awesome, and wurr is awesome because of you. ;_;

That all said... there are some interesting developments in the Festivus event forum...You didn't think we were done, did you? Because something strange seems to be happening... HERE. I think you should go check it out.

Posted by: Sian Sadowski Jun 19 2013, 04:15 PM
QUIDDITCH HAPPENINGS!
    So I lied to you all! I didn't do it intentionally... I said that Quidditch tryouts would close last Friday. However--they are still open! We definitely still need players from every single house! Especially you, Slytherins! I hope everyone remembers how awesome the pickup game was, and joins me in a rousing Quidditch cheer! Go sign up! Go go go!

    http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5963
    http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5965
    http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5962
    http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5964

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jun 24 2013, 11:51 AM
Hogwarts Express!


The Hogwarts Express is looking for submissions! If you (or rather your characters) have any juicy gossip, PM Cat (Leona Santos)! We are also looking for advice questions! You can PM advice questions to Mimi (Tomas Findlay) or Steph (Harry Berkwood).

Also on that note, we're still technically looking for another advice columnist, so if you're interested, please PM Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos). <3

Posted by: Leona Santos Jul 7 2013, 12:47 PM
~ Summer Cleaning ~


Hello wurr! It's about that time for another forum clean out, so please be aware that all RP threads that have not been replied to April 30th and earlier will be moved to the graveyard.

If you find a thread you still want active is moved there by mistake, please PM a Staffer with a link to the topic and where we should put it, and we'll get that done for you guys no problem!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jul 7 2013, 02:43 PM
Quidditch Captains!


You all have been lovely and patient about Quidditch. Thank you for that! It is now officially time for CAPTAIN VOTING! Please PM all votes to Steph (James Callum-Monroe). You may only vote ONCE per house.

Gryffindor: Remi Whitlock, Tala-May Stacy, Tomas Findlay, Roderick Pendragon
Hufflepuff: Isolde Breen, Byron Biswensky
Ravenclaw: Sian Sadowski, Lucus Earl

(Slytherin currently only has one person interested in being Captain.)

Captain voting will remain open until Sunday, July 14th at 11:59pm CST.

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jul 10 2013, 03:09 PM
Hogwarts Express!


The Hogwarts Express is looking for submissions! If you (or rather your characters) have any juicy gossip, PM Cat (Leona Santos)! We are also looking for advice questions! You can PM advice questions to Mimi (Tomas Findlay) or Lily (Jaesun Kim).


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Jul 14 2013, 04:22 PM
staff call-out
wanna be a mod?

Hi hi hi everyone! Staff is looking to add a few new faces to our team, so we're doing a call-out to look for dedicated members who want to help keep WURR active and awesome! If you're interested in applying for staff, fill out the form below and PM it to either me or Steph (James Callum-Monroe). Also if you have any questions about what being staff entails, you can PM us about that!

Don't worry if you don't have previous experience! It's not necessary! <3 I didn't have any experience when I first became staff. We're looking for members who are active, kind, and who like to help come up with ideas!


CODE
[b]Name:[/b] [b]Character(s):[/b] [b]How often are you online/on WURR?:[/b] [b]Do you have any previous experience as staff on other sites?:[/b] [b]Why do you think you'd be a good fit for staff?:[/b]


Posted by: Leona Santos Jul 14 2013, 11:33 PM
ANNOUNCING YOUR QUIDDITCH CAPTAINS...


For Gryffindor, we have... TOMAS FINDLAY!
For Hufflepuff, we have... ISOLDE BREEN!
For Ravenclaw, we have... LUCAS EARL!
For Slytherin, we have... VITKANYA OLETT!

Congrats you guys, and a big, big thank you to all who tried out! More announcements about Quidditch will be on the way, so please standby everyone, and once again, thank you all for your patience!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jul 16 2013, 11:26 AM
Something Seems to Have Happened...


Hello, loves. Your most splendiferous prefects seem to have something... strange going on over in the Festivus forum. You should go see... (that's a link XD)

Also staff search is still going on, so pm Kendall (Lydia Elderwood) or I if you're interested. <33

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jul 22 2013, 08:31 AM
On Sub-Accounts


So, if you've tried posting in the last few hours, you may have noticed that there's now an option on the post form to post from your different sub-accounts. Right below the Post Icons and above Add Reply/Preview Post should be a little drop down menu marked "Select sub-account author." I know what you're thinking. "But Steph," you say forlornly, "what if I still forget to use that when I post?" NEVER FEAR. You can switch the account a post was made under via the edit button. So you don't have to ask a staffer to delete posts for you anymore because you've posted with the wrong account--now you can fix it yourself. (:

You can read about it on jcink's blog HERE. <3

Also, in case you accidentally click the wrong name when you go to change it and get an error message: It won't let you switch accounts if the account you're switching to doesn't have permission to post in that area. For example, only staff can post in announcements, so when I tried testing this feature by switching to Fi, I got a message saying I couldn't do that. Not that any of you would purposefully try to post with the wrong account, but I know I've accidentally clicked on the wrong name before! XD

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jul 22 2013, 09:13 PM
Quidditch Teams!


First thing's first: Many of you may have noticed some new team subforums pop in the Quidditch Pitch. This is because, due to relatively light team rosters, staff has decided to combine house teams for the summer Quidditch season. This is, and a few other things, is mostly to make sure everyone gets a chance to play, and hopefully doesn't get too overloaded. Wurr!quidditch being what it is intense and awesome.

That said, an ammendment has been made to THE RULES in The Stadium. Please read through this and ask if you have any questions!

Rosters can be found here:

Slythindor | Ravenpuff

Note: If you can't see those threads, it is because you need to be logged into a character from one of those houses. I.e. only Gryffindor and Slytherins can see the Slythindor subforum, and only Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs can see the Ravenpuff subforum.

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jul 24 2013, 12:38 PM
Extra! Extra!


The new edition of the Hogwarts Express is here! Thank you to everyone contributed/wrote for this term's edition, and for making it awesome. <3 You can find the new edition HERE. Once again, there are two are two versions, for those who have a hard time reading the fancy-code version. <3

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jul 26 2013, 11:50 PM
Some New Shiny Faces!


Woo. So. First of all, we got some super!awesomesauce staff apps, and we're sorry that we had to pick just a few. So, know that if you applied and didn't make staff it isn't because we don't think you're super awesome. ;_; Promise!

Thaaaat all said... please join me in congratulating our new GLOMPers, Amanda (Shiral Verdantclaw), Jacee (Alandra Vielhaber) and Mimi (Tomas Findlay)! They are lovely in their new teal colors and are considered baby staffers, so they are here for all your modding needs. <33

Also, Hufflepuffs and Slytherins, worry not! Seeing as how we're still in the midst of a super spiffy event, Amanda and Mimi are still your prefects on Likka and Sonja (respectively) for the remainder of term!

CONGRATS YOU GUYS!

Also as a side note: You may notice that the staff menu is gone from the sidebar. Never fear! It will be back with the fall skin. In the meantime, you can get to know your staffers and what all we do HERE!

Posted by: Tomas Findlay Jul 27 2013, 03:49 PM
FOAS AND TOPSITES

Hello WURR! Just a few things todayy! -first announcement squee- First off, FOAs are returning! Yay! But before they do, we'd like to update them. So in order to do that, we'll need your help! We are taking submissions for new FOA categories HERE, so go forth and come up with some truly awesome superlatives!

Secondly, WURR has been submitted to some topsites! Basically, here's how it works: if you click on the first three banners at the top of our Affiliates forum description, it will take you to a page where you can vote for WUR! The more people who vote for us, the higher our rank. The higher our rank, the higher we appear on the list. The higher on the list we are, the more likely people are to click through to WUR. The more people that click through, the more people that join, which means more WURR friends for us! Everyone wins! :D So if you've got the time or are bored, please click those three little banners at the top of the Affiliates forum description so we go up!


Posted by: Leona Santos Jul 27 2013, 09:33 PM
Tiny note!

With Quidditch looming over the horizon, here is a friendly little note to encourage participants to review http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5324 if need be! If you're new to the game, it's strongly advised to learn how to play... so that you can play... And, also, if you missed tryouts because you're a new member or a recently returned member, than feel free to look over there as well! Specifically at http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5324&view=findpost&p=31012 post as it explains how you TOO can be apart of the game and help your team WIN.

Never be afraid to PM a staff member if you don't understand something! ^-^

Happy Quidditch-ing everyone! <3


Posted by: Leona Santos Jul 28 2013, 02:51 PM
The Game...

As shown http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=6690, begins tomorrow. Check under your team forums within the Quidditch Pitch to make sure you know if you're playing in the first half! And if you're not, remember to come out and support your teams! <3

May the best Houses WIN. >:3

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jul 31 2013, 10:23 AM
Quick Quidditch Note

There was a bit of confusion on what happens to the Quaffle after a time out. Staff's talked it out, and this is what has been decided for all future time outs:

The Quaffle goes to whoever had it last. So...

If the Keeper had the quaffle last, they will throw the ball in.
If a Chaser had the quaffle, they resume their positions as they were before the time out was called, and whoever had the quaffle still has it.

That all said, because things weren't very clear before, this decision doesn't affect the last time out, so the game can continue as is!


Posted by: Alandra Vielhaber Jul 31 2013, 12:47 PM
EVERYDAY WE'RE TUMBLIN'

GOOD DAY WURR! For all you tumblr fans out there, we have revived the Wizarding Realm tumblr blog! We'll be posting announcements and other fun stuff! Be sure to check it out and leave a lovely message in the ask box here.


Posted by: Tomas Findlay Aug 1 2013, 11:18 AM
A COUPLE OF THINGS!

Hello WURR! The Quidditch game will be up soon, do not worry! Staff is just working out a few more kinks with it, and then we can get back to the game, whoo! In the meantime, however, staff would like issue a general reminder that all talk in the cbox, including Quidditch-related conversations, should be courteous and respectful. Please do not rush staff in regards to moderating Quidditch. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Quidditch (or even not regarding Quidditch!), please feel free to message any of our staffers!

In other news, we still need your FOA suggestions! Please submit them http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=6675 before August 3rd, when submissions will close!

Also, don't forget to click the topsite buttons in the forum description of the Affiliates forum! You can vote once a day, and again, the more votes we get, the higher we get ranked, which means we attract more people and make lots of new friends!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Aug 3 2013, 01:58 PM
Quidditch & Survey

First of all: Quidditch has been reopened! Please note that staff is still discussing some things, so there may be tweaks come Game 2. We promise they're all in the interest of keeping things fair! That said, Game 1 will be extended for a couple extra days. Game 1 now ends on August 9th. The rest of the schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

On that note, staff has decided to issue a Quidditch Survey. We want your feedback! This survey is intended to be completely anonymous. You can find more info and the survey itself in THIS thread!

Posted by: Tomas Findlay Aug 4 2013, 12:24 PM
VOTE FOR FOA CATEGORIES!

Hello WURR! Thank you to everyone who suggested new FOA categories. If you couldn't think of anything, no worries! We love you anyways. Now that we've gotten all these suggestions, however, we've got to pick which ones to add! In order to do this, please head on over http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=6783 to find out how you can vote for new superlatives! Thanks, guys! :)

P.S. Don't forget about the Quidditch survey, which is located http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=6764! We really appreciate your feedback in order to make Quidditch the absolute best it can possibly be!


Posted by: Leona Santos Aug 6 2013, 10:38 AM
THE SILVER SNITCH HAS BEEN RELEASED!
Yup, that's right! With the first half of the Quidditch game drawing to a close, the Silver Snitch has finally been released! Don't let that stop you guys from continuing to play though. Its announcement serves more as a reminder to Seekers to get their Seeker posts in!

So, Seekers, please remember to message your post to a member of staff by Friday, Aug. 9th, at 11:59pm EST! As said in game, this post should contain your Seeker actually catching the snitch. After we have your post and the game ends, staff will calculate which Seeker has caught the snitch and then post the result (along with the Seeker post) in the game, officially ending the first half.

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to message a member on staff!


Posted by: Sian Sadowski Aug 9 2013, 01:42 PM
A NOTE!

Don't forget, the first Quidditch half ends today, in a little under eight hours and twenty minutes! Get your last posts in before someone catches that glittering Snitch! In addition, we are still running a Quidditch survey (http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=6764) to improve the game even more for the upcoming second half. If you haven't responded already, please give us your thoughts!

Also, FOA superlative voting is still in progress http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=6783!

Thanks for making WR such a wonderful site. We love you all!


Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Aug 10 2013, 02:35 PM
ch-ch-changes!
staff updates

First thing first: our wonderful SMOOSHer, Kelsey (Aeryn Weldon), has decided to step down from staff due to life and work getting a bit too crazy - which is totally understandable. <3 Please give her lots of love and cuddles when you see her, as she's been a tremendous help on staff in the past and has been a wonderful, wonderful person to have around!

This means that Steph's James Callum-Monroe has been promoted to Head Boy! Huzzah huzzah! So go congratulate Steph when you see her next!

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Cat (Leona Santos) has been promoted to the level of admin! So when you see that fancy pink heart in front of her name, that's why it's there! She's been monumental in getting Quidditch and everything up and running, so this is certainly a well-deserved promotion!

Rock on, my little WURRians. Rock on.


Posted by: Leona Santos Aug 11 2013, 03:06 AM
It smells of death...

Hi everyone! ^-^ Just here to remind you all that our prefects have worked tirelessly to put together an amazing summer mystery murder case for you all to figure out! They've posted a helpful example http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=6475&view=findpost&p=37941 to explain how to respond to the prompts! If you guys need more help, I'm sure our prefects would be more than willing to answer any and all questions! :3

Have fun to all who join in the fun!

Posted by: Sian Sadowski Aug 12 2013, 09:06 PM
ANOTHER NOTE!

Please ONLY use the Anonymous account for PMing surveys to the mods. Please DO NOT use the Anonymous account for PMing other members. The Anonymous account password is being changed. More details to follow.

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Aug 19 2013, 08:37 AM
General Announcements

Game 2 (or Part 2, anyway) of Quidditch is starting up again in a couple days. Are you excited? I'm excited.

Also, general reminder that Summer Term is drawing to a close soon! Staff's got some fun things planned for the Fall, but before we can get to all that fun stuff we've got random housekeeping things to take care of! Make sure you've posted your threads that were started after June 1 in the HOUSE POINTS thread so they can be counted! Term officially ends on August 31, so even if your threads aren't finished, post them up anyway because we won't be able to count them after term ends. D:

Posted by: Leona Santos Aug 21 2013, 09:36 AM
Quidditch!

Hey everyone! There have been some revisions to Quidditch that have been posted http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=5325&view=findpost&p=39900 Please check them out before diving into part 2, which will be posted some time today! ^-^

As always, if there are questions or concerns, please direct them to any member of Staff! Otherwise, good luck to all!


Posted by: Tomas Findlay Aug 22 2013, 10:39 PM
FOAS RETURN

ATTENTION DUELISTS WURR! Staff is pleased to announce the return of the infamous Furry Onion Awards! Thank you to everyone who suggested new FOA awards and voted for their favorites, we truly and completely appreciate it. Now that we've got the hard stuff over with, though, it's time for FOA nominations! You can go http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=7038 to see the new list and post your nominations! Nominations will close Friday, August 30th, so get your nominations in by then! If you have any questions, do feel free to PM any of our staffers! Happy FOAs, WURR!

Posted by: Leona Santos Aug 25 2013, 04:47 PM
Quidditch Update!

Just a quick notice to let you all know that we have altered the Beater equation for Quidditch! Instead of halving the post count, it will remain unaltered like all other equations.

If there are questions or concerns about this, or anything else, please let a Staff member know!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Aug 26 2013, 11:54 AM
WANTED: One New Subforum

If you find yourself in the Plotting forum, you may notice that there is a new subforum there! WANT ADS is a place where you can post requests for specific characters that you need for plots!

If you have a thread already that fits this new subforum and would like it moved, just PM a staffer!

Posted by: Leona Santos Aug 26 2013, 08:37 PM
- Reminder -

A general reminder here about our cbox. It's there for us to talk in an easy fashion to other members. It's there for us to party and bask in all the wonderfulness that is each and every member of the site. It's there for a quick call out for plots, or for a fast way to check if anyone is online, or to simply say hello to wurr. The chatbox is awesome, and I'm sure everyone here loves that we have one since, well, there are sites out there with no chatbox. Rare as those are, sites like that do exist. Regardless, there is no doubt in my mind that we love it, and I can personally say that I'm overjoyed when members new and old can use it to drop in and communicate with others on site.

So, all that said, let's try and keep it as sweet and awesome as it usually is. Let's not spam it with reminders of whatever, or use it to discuss things best left to be dealt with in private. It's not just about potential members seeing what's said, it's about keeping wurr a lovely, friendly place where friends can have fun writing together. With so many people gathered in one spot, we're bound to butt heads and minor conflicts are almost inevitable. This is okay and entirely understandable. But let's keep ourselves as mature as we can be, and not forget that the cbox is a public place. What you say there will be seen by everyone, and while wurr is an inviting and open place, we should all try to remember that some matters are just too iffy to risk being stated for all to see within the chat. Discussions about different topics are of course welcomed, but if there are issues with a member, or with a decision made by someone (both on the member level and staff level), then those matters should be discussed through PM, or some other private messaging system.

What else counts as a topic that should be discussed in private? Well, it's tough to pinpoint everything out there, but use your best judgment and, if you are at all unsure if something should be said in the chat, take the safe route and talk about it in a private place. Wurr has been kickin' for nine years now. Let's all work together to keep it alive and well for many more years to come!


Posted by: Leona Santos Aug 27 2013, 03:25 PM
- General Announcements -

With the term nearing an end, and yet another year of wonderful wurr-ness to be had, there are some noteworthy things that should be noted.
  • Quidditch – will be ending on Friday the 30th of this month. Another announcement will be made reminding Seekers to send in their snitch post, so fret not about this little note. It's just a tiny heads up.
  • FOAs – or Furry Onion Awards were brought back after you all gave us such wonderful suggestions for new categories. If you're new to the site, or perhaps just don't know, FOAs are our way of spreading a little praise on each other for various reasons. Be they IC things we'd like to see people be celebrated for or OOC things we wanted to say “hey, this was cool when you did that” - we have all kinds of categories there and are still in our nomination stage. So, head on over to http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=7038 to fill out a nominations form, or to complete those that we've been procrastinating on. ;3
  • House points – the end of the term is this Saturday, the 31st! Can you guys believe summer term is over already? Anyway, there is a job for each and every one of you to do before the term ends, and that is to head on over to http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=5777 and submit all your threads and owls to be counted for points!

    >:3 We'll get your points counted up once submissions close and announce the winners of the cup as soon as we can! Best of luck to every house! ^-^

While summer was a blast, fall term will have many awesome things in store, so sit tight you guys and prepare for amazing things to come your way!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Aug 29 2013, 08:13 AM
HE Staff Call-Out

Do you have a desire to be involved in something cool? Do you enjoy writing? Do you think other people can benefit from your wisdom? ...If you answered yes to the first two questions, you are on the right forum! If you answered yes to all three questions, you should apply to join the staff of the Hogwarts Express! Currently we're looking for:

1-2 Advice Columnists
1 Gossip Columnist
1 News Writer
Any new columns that you can come up with!

If you are interested in writing for HE, PM Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos)!


Posted by: Tomas Findlay Aug 29 2013, 08:38 PM
FOAS NOMINATIONS

Hello WURR! Just a friendly reminder that FOA NOMINATIONS close tomorrow, so please be sure to get in your nominations before then! Remember, you can nominate as many people as you'd like for each category, including yourself! If you've got any questions about FOAs, feel free to PM any of our lovely staff members! Happy FOAing!

Posted by: Tomas Findlay Aug 31 2013, 12:58 PM
FOA VOTING

Hello WURR! It's the moment you've all been waiting for! Summer/Fall 2013 FOA voting is now going on http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=7134&view=getnewpost! Get your votes in before Saturday, September 14th, and if you have any questions, feel free to PM a staffer! Otherwise, happy FOAing!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Aug 31 2013, 11:12 PM
Fall Term and Happy Changes!

Welcome to Fall Term! Staff has about a million things planned for you lovely people, but before we get to any of that, SOME HAPPY ANNOUNCEMENTS!

First and foremost, please join me in congratulating our GLOMPers, as they are now our SMOOSHers! <333 Mimi, Amanda, and Jacee have all been superduperawesomesauce on staff, and have basically been kicking butt for a bit now, and we thought it was only fitting that they should be moved up. <333 CONGRATULATIONS YOU THREE, YOU DESERVE IT SO MUCH.

Annnnd because it's a new term, you know what that means! ...NEW PREFECTS! These are our lovely prefect-y crew for Fall term!

Gryffindor: Michael Witte (Kenzie
Hufflepuff: Shaun Parker (Maison)
Ravenclaw: Lucus Earl (Lizzy)
Slytherin: Narcissa Reid (Mandy

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE AND HAVE A GREAT TERM!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Sep 1 2013, 01:07 AM
House Points and New Skin!

Steph is a dope and forgot to mention the most obvious Fall change. Hopefully by now you have all noticed the lovely new skin! It was made by Lily, and she is amazing. If you have any questions/comments/concerns about the skin, you can head over to THIS thread. <333

Now for the bit you've all been waiting for. *dramatic pause* House points! They have been tabulated, and here are the results! <3

In FOURTH place with 525 points... HUFFLEPUFF!
In THIRD place with 678 points... RAVENCLAW!
In SECOND place with 783 points... SLYTHERIN!

Annnd the winner for Summer Term, who gets access to the Chamber of Erised forum and bragging rights, with 980 points... GRYFFINDOR!

Congratulations everyone!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Sep 3 2013, 08:08 AM
Fall Events!

Hello you lovely wurrians. Staff has some fun things for you!

Post-a-thon: In the interest of encouraging quality over quantity--and also in the interest of jut plain old fun--Staff has decided to implement monthly themed post-a-thons! Currently, the post-a-thon subforum is located in the Dance Hall--HERE!--but it might move around depending on the month! You can find all the information you need on how post-a-thons work and September's theme via that link!

Write-a-thon: This is for non-RP writing! We know some people like to write fanfiction about their characters, and we know that some things we get ideas for just don't work in a RP context. This write-a-thon is for all that! You can find more information on it HERE!

If you have any questions about anything, don't hesitate to PM a staffer!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Sep 7 2013, 07:23 PM
FOA Reminder!

This is just a friendly reminder that FOA voting is still going on! If you haven't voted yet, be sure to PM a staffer! You can find all of the nominations HERE. Voting closes in exactly a week (plus a couple hours)!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Sep 11 2013, 07:54 AM
HE Staff Call-Out

The Hogwarts Express is still looking for more staffers! Currently we're looking for people to fill the following positions:

1-2 Advice Columnists
1 Gossip Columnist
1 News Writer
Any new columns that you can come up with!

If you are interested in writing for HE, PM Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos)!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Sep 17 2013, 06:56 AM
FOA RESULTS

The FOA results are in! Head over to THIS thread to see! Congratulations to everyone who won or was nominated. <333 You all are amazing. Also thank you to Cat for making all the buttons. <333

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Sep 20 2013, 01:36 PM
The Clash

Hey guys, just a heads up that some... shenanigans might be happening in the Clash soon. <.< that makes it sound so innocent. If your characters aren't in the Clash already, you might want to think about getting them in there soon!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Sep 20 2013, 03:08 PM
Spooky Stuff Ahoy!

It seems your lovely prefects have something up their sleeves this term! You should head over to THIS topic to read all about it and get in on the fun. <333

Posted by: Leona Santos Sep 23 2013, 01:50 AM
Important Notice!

An important announcement has been made http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=7362 for the Clash! Please go and check it out, and if you are uncertain of what this means, please PM a staffer about it.

If you're not yet in the Clash... what are you waiting for? Interesting things are in the works - don't miss out on all the fun!

(Need to register for Clash? All the information you need can be found in http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showforum=68 forum.)

Posted by: Leona Santos Sep 23 2013, 04:49 PM
Announcement of super importance!

Do you guys remember the nifty, slightly outdated Special Abilities topic that used to be located in the General Character forum? Well, that has been revamped and moved on over to the Ranking forum! In addition to the revamping of information, we have also included forms that we will now be looking for when you go up to rank and request an ability, should you choose to do so! http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=34 is where you can find that topic now, and in a second post below that, the forms for each ability/request!

Remember, you are first eligible for a special request at Novice. If at any point after Novice you decide you do want a special request (assuming you hadn't asked for one at Novice), then you may copy and paste the appropriate form in your next ranking application.

If there are any questions or comments about these changes, please message a staffer!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Sep 25 2013, 04:43 PM
Member Awards!

Jcink has this nifty feature that the admins have decided we'd like to implement on wurr! We've set up a system for members to collect awards for various achievements around the site. It's meant to be an added bonus for your awesomeness and hard work, and also a fun little thing to show off in your profiles! You can find out more about how to get them and also how to claim awards you've already earned in THIS thread.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM an admin!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Sep 28 2013, 10:50 AM
It's So Long, Not Goodbye...

The always lovely and amazing Jacee (Alandra Vielhaber) has decided to step down from staff. She's got a whole bunch of stuff going on in RL, and the staff just wants to wish her all the luck. <333 BUT NEVER FEAR. She will still be around wurr. So go snuggle her and thank her for being so super spiffy.

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Sep 29 2013, 04:24 PM
Staff Interest Check

Hey hey guys. So. With the staff change ups lately the admins are contemplating adding some more mods to the staff team. While this isn't an official staff call out, we just want to know who might be interested. It might be a bit before we officially put out a call-out, so if you're interested but feel like you need time to get more active or to take care of other things, you've got some time. <3 We just want to get an idea of who might be interested. So, if you are (or think you might be!) PM Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos).

Posted by: Lydia Elderwood Sep 29 2013, 07:07 PM
To WURR with Love

It's been a long time coming, but I figured I would go ahead and make it official. Life's been crazy, muse has been sickly, and it's just been harder and harder to find time to make things work, so the time has come to finally step down. Normally I'd be content to just kind of disappear into the shadows, but WURR has been such a huge part of me life for the last few years. I mean... hell, it was my first RP site ever. First place I was staff. And just... it all rolled on from there. I've been incredibly protective of it, and I've loved seeing it evolve over time. WURR's a friendly place with kind, caring people, and that's what I adore about it.

Anyway...

Hopefully my muse will start to play nice again, and I'll be able to get some threads going again one day. So this isn't me LEAVING FOREVER, just handing over the reins to Steph and Cat, who are both MORE than capable of keeping this site brilliant and active and wonderful. If you want to PM me, psh... go right ahead! I'm still lurking.

But I wanted to give WURR one big massive cuddle. I love you all so much and just... thank you for being so damn addictive that I didn't leave. The ways this site has changed my life are numerous.

I love and adore you all.

<3 Kendall


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Oct 1 2013, 07:08 AM
Top Sites

Remember awhile back when we announced that WURR had listings on some top sites? ...Well, that's still going on and we've noticed that WURR was kind of low in the rankings last month. D: SO. In the interest of getting WURR some attention from all those lovely potential members who haven't realized how awesome we are yet, we've decided to have a little... contest. Yes.

So. Here's how it goes. If you click on those three buttons at the top of the affiliation forum description, they will take you to a page where you can click to vote. Just click the link it gives you and then that's it! The more votes we get in a month, the higher up in the rankings we'll go! Below are the rankings we're hoping to get by the end of October (complete with links):

Shadowplay - #10
Puddifoot's - #1
RPG-Directory - #10

If we're at (or above) those at the end of the month, there might be some... awesome incentive type things waiting for everyone for the month of November. o:

You can click and vote once per day!


Posted by: Leona Santos Oct 1 2013, 11:30 AM
HELLO OCTOBER

So, new month = new post-a-thon! Yup, so this month, in celebration of Halloween, Hogwarts is having its annual Halloween Feast! Please check it out here! and remember to have some fun!

If you need a refresher on how post-a-thons (PATs) work, check out this topic.

Happy Feasting, guys!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Oct 7 2013, 07:29 AM
A Note from Staff

Hey guys, just a quick note that we've added a small update to the rules. It's just a small one about suitable content. You can see the update HERE. But, in general, the staff wanted to make a point of reminding everyone that certain sensitive subjects are not allowed in the cbox or in the OOC threads. Basically, what's listed in the rules for threads goes for any public area of the site. We understand that sometimes people have things on their mind that they want to discuss with other wurrians, but it's much better to take those to PM (or IMs, if you like) than to have it on the public site. We don't want people getting riled up or to feel uncomfortable. The best policy, in general, I think, is that if you're not sure if something's appropriate, leave it to private conversations.

Posted by: Leona Santos Oct 7 2013, 01:42 PM
Community Building!

It's with much excitement that the admins bring to wurr something that we hope you all will enjoy: game nights!

Yes, so jcink has a pretty cool feature that we are unlocking for a trial-run. It's an arcade, and it has a smallish selection of some awesome games. You guys can reach that page of the board HERE, and will be able to access that link from the sidebar under the "LINKS" tab.

The trial-run will go for an undetermined amount of time, but we'll let you guys know what tweaks we'll make when the time comes! For now, feel free to check out the games that are there, maybe compete a little for those high score spots ;P, and just have fun!

In addition to the arcade on jcink, staff will also be using off-site gaming sites to host games for scheduled game nights. Sites like THIS ONE will likely be used to host a couple rounds of Draw my Thing and other multiplayer games. We'll find a date that works with others to host our first game, but there's possibility that we will, on occasion, be wild and reckless and spontaneously call-out in the chat for a game.

We hope you guys will enjoy the arcade, and find use of it when the muse just isn't working well. And we hope that we can establish these off-site game nights to make Wurr an even greater place to hang out!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Oct 8 2013, 08:26 AM
ICC!

We've decided to try out an In-Character Cbox. It's like the cbox. Except for IC chatting. XD There's a redirect link under the General Character Forum on the index, or you can go HERE. You do not need to register an account, although there is the option to password protect your name if you'd like. Just enter your name, click profile, then enter the password you'd like! If there are any problems with it, let someone on staff know. <33

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Oct 15 2013, 10:03 AM
HE Staff!

This is a little late, but this is the updated HE Staff list!

    Editors-in-Chief: Emric Bolstridge and James Callum-Monroe
    News Reporter: James Callum-Monroe
    Features: Vitkanya Olett
    Quidditch: Jaesun Kim
    Gossip: Leona Santos
    Advice: Tomas Findlay and Yana Topez
    Horoscopes: Emric Bolstridge
    Food Columnist: Louin Esco
Remember, HE is also always taking student submissions, so if you would like to write a one-off column of some kind, you can PM Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos)! Also be sure to send in your IC advice questions and gossip to their respective HE staffers!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Oct 16 2013, 03:29 PM
Youtube tags

I've added a youtube tag that can be used in posts. So, if you want to post a video in an OOC board, you can put it right in a post!

So. Videos are linked like this:
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=fh5XVPSx9Dk
To post a video, you'll want to put everything after the v= in youtube tags. It'll look like this:
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[youtube]fh5XVPSx9Dk[/youtube]
And then that's it! Please only post them in OOC threads, and make sure they're appropriate, of course. XD

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Oct 16 2013, 08:36 PM


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYwY6bxKcOOzheSAJa0VHA (link)

Posted by: Tomas Findlay Oct 17 2013, 09:56 AM
FEATURED MEMBERS INTERVIEWS

Hello WURR! You didn't think we'd forgotten about our wonderful fall Featureds, didn't you? We've brought back the questionnaires for our featureds, and we will be posting them intermittenly throughout the rest of the term! The first of this series can be found http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=7582, or http://wizarding-realm-rp.tumblr.com/post/64302739733/featured-member-fall-2013-ray! Check back often for the next interview! :D

Posted by: Leona Santos Oct 17 2013, 09:05 PM
Want Ads!

SO, some of you may have want ads up, or plan to get some up, and that's awesome. As you guys know, we have our want ad forum here, but staff is wanting to try and help you guys out some more! So, in addition to you guys being able to post up want ads there, we're also going to promote your ads on wurr's tumblr - if you want. Meaning, we won't go and post about your specific want ad if you don't want some non-wurrian seeing it. So if you're comfortable, and you want staff to plug your character ads on tumblr, then please message any staff member and we will do that for you. ^-^

Again, we will only do this if you ask us to, so no worries about your want ads popping up some place you don't want it to!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Oct 22 2013, 01:55 PM
Wand Guide Stuff

This is less "staff needs things" and more "Steph needs things"BUT. I am contemplating revamping some wand guide stuff and am in need of some suggestions! So, if you can think of any woods/cores that aren't in the current wand guide (http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=208) your suggestions would be much appreciated! You can find the wand guide suggestion thread http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=205. Suggestions are always open (and appreciated)!

Posted by: Leona Santos Oct 24 2013, 12:03 PM
SUPER GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

YEAH! So there's lots of stuff staff wants to note here, so get ready for this super!announcement.

FIRST UP: Attn. Tumblr users! - In addition to posting character want ads (by your request), staff is also going to be picking some juicy quotes from our In Character Quote thread to feature on the blog!

THIS here is the quote topic in case you guys didn't know where it was, and HERE is the link to Wurr's tumblr! We'll be having quotes posted randomly from the queue, so check it out every now and then to see which quotes got featured! If you ever want to search for the quotes specifically, you can search for them with the tag wizarding realm quotes

NEXT UP: Everyone should consider getting into the Clash area of the board as we get ever closer to announcing an exciting new site wide soon to come! For those who aren't sure what the Clash is, please check out this topic to learn more about it!

NEXT NEXT UP: The Hogwarts Express is gearing up to release our next issue, but we need your help with submissions to our Advicers and Gossip columnist. SO, if you have any questions that your character is dying to get advice for, or any gossip that you'd like featured in the HE, please send them to any of the following people:

Tomas Findlay - Mimi (pm link!)
Yana Topez - Emiro (pm link!)
Leona Santos - Cat (pm link!)

Also, if you ever want to submit In Character pieces of work, feel free to send them in to either James Callum-Monroe (Steph) or Leona Santos (Cat).

NEXT^3: Remember that our prefects got up some really cool events for us! Check out the first one here!

O-K that's about all! If there are any questions/comments/or concerns, please feel free to message a staff member!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Oct 28 2013, 09:08 AM
Forum Clean-Out

It's that time again. I'm going to be going through and cleaning out most of the forums (except the sitewide ones). All threads that haven't been posted in since July 31st will be moved to the graveyard. If a thread gets moved accidentally that you want to keep going, just PM a staffer a link and where you want it moved to. <3

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Oct 31 2013, 10:16 AM
Open Threads

Looking for more threads, but running low on plot ideas? Want an excuse to thread two characters but haven't been able to think of a good thread idea? Consider starting (or posting in) an open thread! They're a fun way to get characters interacting in ways that they might not otherwise! If you post an open thread, you should mention it in THIS topic so other people can check it out!

Also... there might be extra house points in it for anyone who posts in an open thread. Just putting that out there.


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 1 2013, 07:27 AM
Be Home By Midnight...

...Or your portkey might turn into a pumpkin.

The New Minister of Magic is having a ball for all of wizarding Britain! Everyone is invited--even if you're not a Ministry worker! Come rub elbows with Ministry big wigs, dance the night away, drink too much punch and flirt with that person you probably shouldn't... Need an excuse for your character to be there? EVERYONE'S INVITED! Because, ladies and gentlefish...

THIS IS A CLASH SITEWIDE

People in factions should meander over to their HQ forums for plotting things BUT this is the run down of what's going on:

For security, AEGIS members have been hired to make sure there isn't any trouble.

Generally displeased with the restrictions against them and their work--and also feeling a bit backed into a corner--members of the Viridian Guild have been hired to cause some trouble.

And all those Neutral people might get caught in the crossfire...

For the moment, you can head over to THIS topic (in its spiffy new forum) to get the party started. The fight hasn't started quite yet, but be on the lookout! Also, feel free to start your own side threads! Just remember to check back at the main thread, since that's where we'll be making announcements about things as they develop. You can, of course, also use the main thread to RP, too!

If you have any questions, PM a staffer!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 3 2013, 08:19 PM
FOA Nominations!

FOA Nominations are up! You can check them out in THIS thread! Nominations will close on Sunday, November 10th at 11:59pm CST so you have time to think about it, but make sure you get those in ASAP!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 5 2013, 11:46 AM
Staff Call-Out


Hello lovelies. <3 We're looking to add a few more people to our staff ranks! Prior staff experience isn't necessary, you just need to be active and friendly and willing to help out! If you'd like to be considered for a staff position, fill out the code below and PM it to Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos)! If you have any questions about what being on staff entails, feel free to PM one of us!
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[b]Name:[/b] [b]Character(s):[/b] Please also indicate which is your main! That way we know which account to promote. [b]How often are you online/on WURR?:[/b] [b]Do you have any previous experience as staff on other sites?:[/b] [b]Why do you think you'd be a good fit for staff?:[/b]

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 8 2013, 08:19 AM
Fun Things and General Announcements!

So, it occurred to the admins that since we ourselves regularly forget about it, most people probably either don't know about it or have also forgotten. XD But! We would just like to note that ANY member may (with admin permission, obvs.) head their own side project. What sorts of things do I mean? Projects in the past (and present) included things like a dueling club and the wand shop, or little events like Secret Santa. If you have an idea for something you'd like to do, let us know! We'll hammer out the details!

On that note, a suggestion that was made was for some kind of underground newspaper. <.< ...In case that sparks anyone's fancy it sounds super cool

Also a reminder that our Clash Sitewide is still going on! Head over HERE to get the party started so we can unleash all the fun (read: drama) stuff!

We are still looking for applications for staff! If you are interested, PM an admin! You have until... we announce new staff. XD

And finally don't forget to get your FOA nominations in! You have until Sunday at 11:59pm CST!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 12 2013, 10:54 AM
Moving Things Around

Hey guys, just a heads up that I've taken down the Festivus forums. All the most recently updated Circus threads have been moved to the Lawns. I moved some of the Dreams threads to forums where they seemed to take place, but I didn't know where all of them fit, so if you'd like one of those threads moved, PM a staffer with the link and where it should go! You can find all the Sitewide threads in the Sitewide Events subforum of the Graveyard.

Posted by: Leona Santos Nov 12 2013, 12:27 PM
Furry Onion Awards

It's time to vote for Fall term FOAs everyone! You guys can find the link with the categories HERE. Message your votes to any member of staff, and remember to only pick one person per category!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 12 2013, 05:24 PM
Ch-Ch-Changes!

Thank you to everyone who applied for staff! Staff decisions are always hard, and we love you all. <3

But please join me in congratulating Sammeh (Xavier Hoot) for joining the ranks of the GLOMP Squad! She is now another person you can go to with questions about anything wurr related and for general things that need a mod's attention. <3 GO CONGRATULATE HER AND SHOWER HER WITH LOVE.


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 12 2013, 07:05 PM
ATTENTION PROFESSORS

I promise this is the last announcement for the day!

If you have a professor character, please read your PMs! There's an important note there!

If you did not receive a PM... don't worry about it. XD


Posted by: Leona Santos Nov 13 2013, 04:05 PM
LOVEEE

Hello guys! Everyone should go take a look at this topic for info on getting your babies' relationships featured!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 18 2013, 12:13 PM
Brace Yourselves

Winter term is coming. o.o

Winter term starts December 1! To get ready, make sure you post up your threads for House Points! You can post them in THIS thread. Remember, only posts started after September 1 can be counted! Also make sure to post your threads even if they're not finished yet. You won't be able to submit them after winter term starts!

Also! Reminder to PM your FOA votes to a staff member! Voting closes Sunday, November 24 at 11:59pm CST!


Posted by: Leona Santos Nov 21 2013, 12:34 AM
What's been going on

Maybe some of you have noticed, but jcink has been having some troubles. They've posted about it HERE, so if anyone is interested, feel free to look! Aside from bringing that to everyone's attention, I'd just like to remind people that if you ever can't get on wurr, a good place to check is jcink's twitter to see if it's something on their end. They're amazingly fantastic at keeping their twitter updated, so if there are any issues, they will mention them through twitter. For convenience, HERE is the link to jcink's twitter.

Finally... if you guys ever want to chat, and wurr's down, you all can locate the chatbox at either old!wurr on invisionfree (link here), or with the direct link to the chat: here.


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 21 2013, 03:59 PM
Domain Issues

WURR's .net domain is currently not working. I am trying to get that fixed at the moment, but for the time being make sure that you are using this url to access wurr:

http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?

If you hear from other wurrians who can't get on, direct them to that link! Hopefully the domain will be back up soon. <3


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 22 2013, 08:03 AM
Updates

First of all, if you haven't seen: our domain is back! Yeeey! Alice is lovely and amazing and got it to work again. <3

While I have your attention, a couple reminders! FOA Voting ends Sunday, November 24th at 11:59pm CST. Make sure you get those in! Also Term Ends in 8 days! Make sure you've posted your threads for House Points!

That's all for now. Be on the look out for some fun things for winter term, though! <3


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 24 2013, 07:08 PM
Write-A-Thon Points

So, I've just realized that I forgot all about this. Bad Steph. BUT. If you have posts in the Fall Write-a-Thon forum, remember to post those in the House Points thread along with the rest of your topics/owls/ranking! That way you can get your points for them. <3

Also FOA votes close in a little under 5 hours!


Posted by: Leona Santos Nov 25 2013, 12:04 AM
FOA RESULTS

Are in! Check out THIS thread to see the awards! Congrats again to everyone! Keep being awesome! <3

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 26 2013, 01:51 PM
Extra! Extra!

The new edition of the Hogwarts Express is here! Go read it! It's fabulous! <333 HERE!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 27 2013, 10:54 AM
Minister's Ball

Just a quick note that we're going to be moving things along in the Minister's Ball soon, so if you want to get your characters in there, you still have some time to post and get things established before the fight starts!

If you're not sure what to have your characters do, you can always head over to the Faction HQ forums for some plotting if you're in a faction. If you're neutral, you can get involved in fights or use the ball as a back drop for your own plot developments. <3 If you have any questions, or need help brainstorming, feel free to PM a staffer!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Nov 30 2013, 05:09 PM
Quick Reminders

Few quick reminders! Make sure to get your House Points! Remember, anything started after September 1 can be submitted!

Winter term is starting soon! Get ready for some cold weather, holidays, and some exciting surprise festivities! (I'll give you a hint: It'll be awesome.)


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Dec 1 2013, 12:08 AM
Welcome to Winter Term!

Winter term is here! We've got all sorts of fun things coming in a bit, but first thing's first! Join me in congratulating our new prefects for this term!

Gryffindor: Autumn Valerius (Lizzy)
Hufflepuff: Yana Topez (Emiro)
Ravenclaw: Alyse Fox (English)
Slytherin: Victoire McCabe (Shyne)

Stay tuned for house points and other fun things!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Dec 1 2013, 01:15 AM
And the Winner is...!

The House Points results are in!

In fourth place with 143 points... HUFFLEPUFF!
In third place with 249 points... GRYFFINDOR!
In second place with 272 points... RAVENCLAW!

And in first place with 473 points, gaining access to the Chamber of Erised for Winter term and exclusive bragging rights...

SLYTHERIN!

Congratulations! Kudos to everyone for your hard work, and have a great term!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Dec 1 2013, 04:16 PM
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells...

Christmas Stockings are back! If you were around last December, you'll hopefully remember THIS nifty board. If you weren't around... NEVER FEAR! THIS thread has all the information you need for how to set up a Christmas stocking for your character(s) and how to give presents and things. <3 Have fun and as always, PM a staffer if you have questions!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Dec 2 2013, 01:32 PM
Adventures in Time Travel

Staff has decided to reboot WURR's sister site, After All This Time! If you were around a few months ago, you might remember this fun little forum where you could play your wurr characters' children (nieces/nephews/cousin/etc., as long as it was next generation). Well now it's coming back! And to celebrate, we're having an event that links the two together! You can find the OOC info thread HERE on wurr, and the IC intro over HERE on AATT!

Don't have characters with children (and/or haven't gotten that far with plotting)? Never fear! You're still welcome to join the fun! AATT still needs new characters to mix things up! The more the merrier, so don't feel like you can't join in if you want to. <33 There are also WANT ADS you can check out if you want. You can also post there if you'd like someone to make one of your characters' kiddies!

If you have any questions, PM a staffer! (Either here or on AATT!)


Posted by: Leona Santos Dec 3 2013, 03:40 PM
Secret Santa

It returns yet again, my lovely wurrians! Your prefects will hosting it again as well, so if you're interested in participating, please post your interest in the following thread: here!

Need ideas on what you can gift? Well, in the past, people have made signatures and avatars, or coded owl templates, or written lovely things---a story, a poem, a fanfic! Everything can count as a present! ^-^ So far, all you guys need to do is sign up! Soon, you'll find out who to make a gift for, and will know a due date for the gift as well. If you guys are stuck on ideas, feel free to message staff or your prefects for help! And remember... don't tell anyone who you get picked to gift! :P The pairings will be revealed after presents get sent out~<3


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Dec 4 2013, 07:44 AM
Quick Reminder

Just a quick reminder that if you sign up for the time travel event, you need to register your character(s) over on AATT and post HERE. It's all happening over there. <3 You can still sign up in THIS thread... basically until the event closes.

Posted by: Leona Santos Dec 7 2013, 11:49 PM
Topsite Update

So after almost a week, we have achieved the following ranks per topsite as of writing this announcement:
    #14 on Shadowplay
    #10 on Top RP sites
    #4 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #2 on HCTTA
    #15 on RPG-D Topsites

^-^ Let's keep up the good work guys! Remember, we have a list of incentives for certain ranks here, so if any of those appeal to you, please consider helping out!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Dec 10 2013, 10:38 AM
HE Staff Call-Out!

The Hogwarts Express is looking for fresh meat new staff! Do you like reading WURR's IC newspaper? Does your character have interesting and/or funny things to say about the goings-on around Hogwarts? Then consider writing for HE! Currently we're looking for:

1 Advice Columnist
1 Quidditch Columnist
1 News Writer
Any Miscellaneous Columns that you'd like to write!

If you're interested, PM Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos)!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Dec 11 2013, 01:14 PM
Minister' Ball

The fight has begun! See THIS post for details!

(Note: If you haven't post in the Clash Sitewide yet but would like to, feel free to write it as if your character has been there all along. <3)


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Dec 11 2013, 08:28 PM
A Note from Staff

Staff just wanted to post a friendly reminder on the subject of asking for replies. While it is absolutely fine (and necessary) to let your thread partner know when a new thread's been posted, but please be careful to not pester people for replies. A gentle reminder is fine if it's been awhile, but remember that everyone has different schedules! And though we're here to have fun and RP, people shouldn't feel pressured to write at anything but the pace they're comfortable at.

This isn't specifically directed at anyone, just something we notice coming up from time to time. We want wurr to be a fun, stress-free place. And I like to think it is. <3 Still, I think it's better to err on the side caution with these things. A good rule of thumb to follow is that you don't hear anything (i.e. a post, or some mention of being busy or something of that nature) for a week, then it's probably okay to check in to make sure everything's still going okay.

That all said, if anyone ever has any problems, related to something like this or to something else entirely, don't hesitate to PM a staffer. <3 We're here help!


Posted by: Leona Santos Dec 18 2013, 09:06 AM
Topsite Update

Quick update on our standings:
    #13 on Shadowplay
    #13 on Top RP sites
    #4 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #2 on HCTTA
    #17 on RPG-D Topsites

^-^ Thank you everyone who has been voting! Remember, we have a list of incentives for certain ranks here, so if any of those appeal to you, please consider voting!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Dec 18 2013, 10:27 AM
HE Staff

The Hogwarts Express officially has new staff! Welcome aboard to Shyne, English & Maison!

Editors-in-Chief: Emric Bolstridge and James Callum-Monroe
News Reporter: Victoire McCabe
Features: Vitkanya Olett
Gossip: Leona Santos & Shaun Parker
Advice: Tomas Findlay, Yana Topez & Alyse Fox
Horoscopes: Emric Bolstridge

Remember! The Hogwarts Express is ALWAYS taking student submissions! So if you have an idea for a one-off column, feel free to PM an editor! Also, be sure to send in all your juicy gossip and advice questions!


Posted by: Leona Santos Dec 18 2013, 09:45 PM
Secret Santa Reminder

Hey everyone! Just wanted to stop by and tell you all that if you're participating in Wurr's Secret Santa event, your gifts will be due by this Saturday, the 21st, at 11:59PM GMT! You can send in your gifts to either Alyse Fox (English) or James Callum-Monroe (Steph)! If you need help with gift ideas, or perhaps know that you won't make the deadline, please let your prefects know right away!

Posted by: Leona Santos Dec 22 2013, 10:20 PM
You're invited!

To Hogwarts' very own Yule Ball! Join us as we dance the night away in a wintry wonderland set up in the Dance Hall by your wonderful winter prefects!

Come show off what your character's will be wearing - and who they'll be going with - in the date & dress thread! And, take special care to read the notes at the bottom of the main thread for the ball! That bit about mistletoe might be quite interesting. -hint hint-

But there's more fun to be had with this ball aside from the special mistletoe ;3 Check out THIS if you are interested in randomly pairing your character to be magically stuck to someone at some point in the ball. Or, if you already know who your character will be temporarily glued to, post there as well to make everyone jealous. ;D


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jan 1 2014, 12:00 AM


HAPPY NEW YEAR WURR. OR HAPPY SOON TO BE NEW YEAR. YOU KNOW.

Posted by: Leona Santos Jan 2 2014, 06:50 PM
Topsite Update

Quick update on our standings:
    #15 on Shadowplay
    #24 on Top RP sites
    #8 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #2 on HCTTA
    #19 on RPG-D Topsites

^-^ Thank you everyone who has been voting! Remember, we have a list of incentives for certain ranks here, so if any of those appeal to you, please consider voting!


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jan 3 2014, 10:13 PM
Quidditch Interest Check!

Staff is thinking about bringing back quidditch for winter term, and we're trying to get an idea of how many people would be interested in playing! Head over to THIS thread to let us know!

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jan 4 2014, 08:41 PM
Pajama Party!

Your prefects have another fun surprise for you! Besides the Yule Ball, there's also a New Year's Pajama Party going on! You can find all the info and things in THIS forum! If you have any questions about anything, PM a prefect! <3

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jan 5 2014, 10:08 PM
Staff Call-Out


Hello lovelies. <3 We're looking to add a few more people to our staff ranks! Prior staff experience isn't necessary, you just need to be active and friendly and willing to help out! If you'd like to be considered for a staff position, fill out the code below and PM it to Steph (James Callum-Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos)! If you have any questions about what being on staff entails, feel free to PM one of us!


CODE
[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Character(s):[/b] Please also indicate which is your main! That way we know which account to promote.
[b]How often are you online/on WURR?:[/b]
[b]Do you have any previous experience as staff on other sites?:[/b]
[b]Why do you think you'd be a good fit for staff?:[/b]

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jan 7 2014, 09:58 PM
The Lady in Red Pink

Some of you may have seen already, but please join me in formally congratulating Mimi (Tomas Findlay) on becoming our new admin! <333 She's been working hard and being awesome and it seemed like the time to bump her up. <33 SO GO LOVE HER AND CONGRATULATE HER.

Posted by: Tomas Findlay Jan 9 2014, 03:09 PM
MOD THREAD!

Hello WURR! We now have a Mod Request Thread http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=8466, so if you need a thread moved or something deleted, leave a request there! Of course, you are still free to PM us if it's urgent, but if it's not, do feel free to make use of the thread! Happy WURR-ing!

Posted by: Leona Santos Jan 9 2014, 09:04 PM
Tinypic Breakdown

If you hadn't noticed, tinypic has run into some issues. We aren't sure what exactly has happened, but many images hosted there have either broken or become replaced with other images. We are currently re-uploading many things, such as FOAs and member awards, so that issue will hopefully not arise again.

In the mean time, if you notice a FOA or a member award is broken in some way, please head on over to our brand-spanking new mod thread and let us know what is broken! You can find the link to that topic in the above announcement. :p Or if you need it again for some reason, here it is (mod thread link)


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jan 10 2014, 10:37 AM
General Announcements

We are still looking to add to staff! If you're interested, please PM an admin! The call-out is open officially until we announce new staffers, so get those in ASAP if you'd like to put your name in!

The Hogwarts Express is looking for gossip and advice submissions! PM your gossip to Cat (Leona Santos) or Maison (Shaun Parker)! PM your advice questions to Mimi (Tomas Findlay), Emiro (Yana Topez) or English (Alyse Fox)!

The Tinypic issues seem to be finished for now. o.o ...Still, it might be a good idea to rehost your graphics if they're on tinypic, just in case!


Posted by: Leona Santos Jan 16 2014, 10:58 PM
Staff Call-Out


Hey-oooo guys! Just posting to say our staff call out is still going! Again, prior staff experience is not required. ^-^ We'd just like to add a few active and friendly members to the team! If you're interested at all, please feel free to fill out the form below! You can send your application to any of the admins - James Callum-Monroe (Steph), Tomas Findlay (Mimi), or Leona Santos (Cat)! As always, if there are any questions you might have, please go right ahead and ask!


CODE
[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Character(s):[/b] Please also indicate which is your main! That way we know which account to promote.
[b]How often are you online/on WURR?:[/b]
[b]Do you have any previous experience as staff on other sites?:[/b]
[b]Why do you think you'd be a good fit for staff?:[/b]

Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jan 19 2014, 11:37 PM
Ch-Ch-Changes!

First of all--thank you to everyone who applied for staff. >.< Believe me when I say that this wasn't the easiest decision. If you didn't make it this round, know that we still love you and that we got a lot of really awesome applications. <3

That said... please join me in congratulating our new GLOMPers! Annie (Sophia Kincaide), English (Alyse Fox) and Maison (Leo Hartman) are our new lovelies in teal! Love them and congratulate them! Ravenclaws, have no fear--English/Alyse are still your prefect for the remainder of winter term!

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU GUYS, YOU'LL DO GREAT.


Posted by: Leo Hartman Jan 22 2014, 12:33 PM
General Announcements

Yo yo yiggity yo! First announcement!!

Quick reminder that the activity check for Quidditch is still ongoing and you can find it http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=8402. If you want to freeze your character for the bragging rights of winning Quidditch, we're still looking for more people to participate.

On another note: the featured member interviews have arrived! Our featured members for this term are Emilex and Emiro - you can find their interviews http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?act=ST&f=6&t=8580&st=0#entry48099 and http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=8581, respectively. Thank you guys for letting us interview you c:


Posted by: James Callum-Monroe Jan 25 2014, 05:29 PM
Extra! Extra!

The new issue of the Hogwarts Express is here! Go read the latest! You can find WURR's IC paper HERE!


Posted by: Tomas Findlay Jan 26 2014, 02:46 PM
RANKING NOTES

Hello WURR! Staff has made a few minor tweaks to the ranking system as followed:

Threads for ranking are still to be no older than 3 months from the last post, unless they are part of a plot arc you feel is crucial to show your character's development, in which case they shall count as a supplementary thread. If that thread is older than 6 months, please include a summary of the thread in an appropriate area of your application, rather than include the thread itself.

Also, a reminder that your first post in your workshop thread needs to include the appearance section of your profile, even if we do not require it for sorting!

The ranking rules have been updated, and can be found HERE. If you have any questions, do feel free to PM a staffer. Happy WURRing!


Posted by: Leona Santos Jan 29 2014, 09:22 PM
Quidditch Season!

That's right, wurr, Quidditch for Winter term has arrived! After looking over our responses to our interest check, Staff has decided to bring back mixed house teams for this season! We are very sorry if you were hoping for House only teams! There just was not enough willing members to fill every position.

No worries, though. Quidditch should still be a blast! With mixed teams, we are going to ask you all to sign up HERE, as well as distribute your points. (There will be directions on how to find out what this "points" thing means!)

Once we have everyone signed up for either Team 1 or Team 2, we will give you guys some time to come up with official team names and colors! :3 Please work together to come up with these!

BEFORE you all head off to post in that topic, please take a look at the rules and how to play topics. We have once again revamped Quidditch, so it's important that everyone reads up on the changes.

Click HERE to be take to the RULES
Click HERE to be taken to the HOW TO PLAY topic

If there are questions about Quidditch, feel free to either PM a staff member OR post your questions in THIS topic!

Welcome back to Quidditch everyone! >:D


Posted by: Leona Santos Jan 30 2014, 03:35 PM
Topsite Update

Quick update on our standings:
    #14 on Shadowplay
    #23 on Top RP sites
    #12 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #2 on HCTTA
    #23 on RPG-D Topsites

^-^ Thank you everyone who has been voting!

I wanna remind everyone that we do have incentives for acquiring a certain spot for a period of time. You can read about our goals and our current list of incentives here, so if any of those appeal to you, please consider voting!


Posted by: Leona Santos Feb 1 2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted by: Leo Hartman Feb 2 2014, 11:25 AM
Dueling Club!

If you haven't already seen, we're bringing the dueling club back! Dueling Captains Leo Hartman, Zoya Volkov and Orion Windsor will be running the club, open for all years and all houses. Anyone of any dueling experience is more than welcome to join. To find the dueling club forum, click http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showforum=36.

If you have any questions or inquires about the dueling club, PM http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showuser=217, http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showuser=487 or http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showuser=583, with all your Dueling Club related questions!


Posted by: James Monroe Feb 3 2014, 07:44 PM
Cleaning House

It's that time again. I'm going to be doing a clean out of the forums. All threads that haven't been posted in since October 31st will be archived. If you'd like something moved back, you can post in the MOD REQUEST topic and a staffer will get it for you. <3

Also on that note, if you notice the Christmas Stockings forum disappear, those have also been moved!


Posted by: Leona Santos Feb 5 2014, 01:03 PM
Topsite Update

Quick update on our standings:
    #8 on Shadowplay
    #15 on Top RP sites
    #6 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #2 on HCTTA
    #7 on RPG-D Topsites

^-^ Thank you everyone who has been voting! We've been kicking butt since the counting reset on the sites, so let's keep it up! Remember, see here to see the incentives for our goals!


Posted by: James Monroe Feb 11 2014, 02:17 PM
Avatars, Professors, & Updates

First of all: The Avatar Claim has been cleaned out. Please go check to make sure your characters are there and that all their information is correct. I don't think I got anyone who's currently active, but you never know. >.< For the record, "active" here means that you are posting IC and plotting. Logging in or posting in the Off-Topic Lounge does not count as activity. Also, on that note, please make sure that you are posting in Avatar Claim (if you are using a Celebrity Face Claim). That includes if you come back from being away for a while!

We've also updated the TEACHING GUIDE to include a note about professor activity. If you're thinking about making a professor in the future (or have one and want a refresher) be sure to read that!

If you have any questions about anything, feel free to PM a staffer!

On a completely unrelated note... Valentine's Day is in three days. Have you written your valentines yet?(link)


Posted by: Leona Santos Feb 13 2014, 02:04 PM
Topsite Update / Reminder

Quick update on our standings:
    #7 on Shadowplay
    #17 on Top RP sites
    #6 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #2 on HCTTA
    #26 on RPG-D Topsites

^-^ Thank you everyone who has been voting! We've been kicking butt since the counting reset on the sites, so let's keep it up! Remember, see here to see the incentives for our goals!

ALSOOO tomorrow is Valentines Day! ^-^ This'll be the last call for all your love letters so please go do them! Not sure what this is even about? Check out THIS link to read up on it!


Posted by: Shiral Verdantclaw Feb 13 2014, 06:20 PM
Quidditch!!!

It's quidditch season again!Here are our team rosters!Team 1 RosterValentina KozlovskyProse WilliamsonFiona LittleCelinda SuttonOrion WindsorAurelia LocksleyTam FindlayAriel SilvermoorTeam 2 RosterLucus EarlCaera MuireannBayley MerceauShaun ParkerKatya HartmanSophia KincaideSian SadowskiPhilippa HenriksdotterTeams! Please have your Captains, Names, Colors, Positions, and Alternates chosen and posted in your respective team threads no later than Feb. 18th!http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showforum=205http://wizardingrealm.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showforum=206Game 1: Feb 18th-Feb 20th-break-Game 2: Feb 22nd-Feb 24th-break-Game 3: Feb 26th-28thGOOD LUCK ALL!


Posted by: James Monroe Feb 14 2014, 11:11 AM
Valentines!

The first valentines have gone up on tumblr! We'll be posting them throughout the day. <3 If you haven't gotten all yours written yet, keep submitting! We'll keep checking back! You can see the first bunch HERE!

Posted by: James Monroe Feb 16 2014, 09:34 PM
Clash Only Update

We've had an update to the rules regarding Clash Onlys. In order to create one, you still need to have your main Hogwarts Era character ranked at Novice (or above) and have at least 100 posts. However, you no longer need admin permission. If you've been around for awhile, you might remember that this is how it used to be set up. XD We've just switched back to the old way! You can find the info on Clash Onlys HERE. Note: This rule change only applies to Clash Onlys. You still need to ask permission for new student or professor characters!

Posted by: James Monroe Feb 18 2014, 10:13 AM
Spring is Coming

Maybe not outside. But here on WURR Spring term is fast approaching! Staff has some pretty sweet things planned, but first we have the usual housekeeping things to finish up this term!

Make sure you submit your threads for HOUSE POINTS! Anything started December 1st or later is eligible, even if it isn't finished yet! You can also submit rank ups and owls, so make sure you get those post before the end of term! Term ends February 28 @ 11:59pm CST.


Posted by: Leona Santos Feb 19 2014, 11:53 AM
Quidditch!

We're about to start the season, guys, so I hope you're all ready! Anyway, here's a quick special note on the upcoming games:

Because these games will be MUCH shorter than usual, we have uplifted the 4 posts per day rule. You will all be able to post up to 10 times in Quidditch as a player - spectators are not restricted. This will hopefully ensure enough action gets through despite the shorter games.

Also, the spectator codes have been updated with official team names and colors, so check those out! If you're a spectator in any games, please remember to use those codes in your posts! Thanks ^-^


Posted by: Julius Sparkson Feb 19 2014, 01:22 PM

Posted by: Tomas Findlay Feb 21 2014, 10:02 PM
QUIDDITCH!!!!

Hello WURR! Staff hopes you are enjoying Quidditch! This is just a public service announcement to let you all know that Game 1 will end tonight at 12:00 AM PST. That is UTC -8, in other terms. In future games this season, we will try to start the games as close to 12:00 PM PST and end the at 12:00 AM PST as closely as possible. If you'd like to figure out what these times are in your area, try a timezone converter like http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/. Happy Quidditch-ing!

Posted by: Tomas Findlay Feb 22 2014, 04:02 PM
QUIDDITCH SURVEY!

Hello WURR! I hope you've all enjoyed the first game of Quidditch! Because we've made tweaks, however, staff would love to hear your opinions on the system as it is now! We have a survey up http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=9042, and we'd love it if you could let your opinions be known! If you have any questions, do feel free to PM a staff member! Thank you, and happy WURR-ing!

Posted by: Tomas Findlay Feb 22 2014, 10:35 PM
CALL OUT FOR PROFESSORS!

Hello WURR! Staff's got a cool sitewide planned for Spring, but we need your help! We are in need of professors for this sitewide which we cannot tell you about! If you have an interest in making a new character, consider making a professor! We will require you to be active Spring term in order to be a part of this, but classes are lots of fun! Also, if you have a professor who has not been active, we also encourage you to bring them back! If you have any questions, or have an interest in this, please do feel free to PM a staffer! Happy WURR-ing!

Posted by: Leona Santos Feb 24 2014, 12:00 PM
Topsite Update / Reminder

Quick update on our standings:
    #7 on Shadowplay
    #22 on Top RP sites
    #7 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #2 on HCTTA
    #15 on RPG-D Topsites

^-^ Thank you everyone who has been voting! We've been kicking butt, so let's keep it up! Remember, check here to see the incentives for our goals! We've almost made it through one whole month of being within the top 10 on three different sites, so take a look at those rewards and maybe start considering which you'd like to see most happen?

EITHER WAY, LET'S KEEP BEING AWESOME!


Posted by: Leona Santos Feb 27 2014, 08:33 AM
Quidditch

There have been minor revisions to the rules of Quidditch for game 3! Please take a look of them and message a staffer if they are at all unclear! Click HERE to see the revisions!

Posted by: Leona Santos Feb 27 2014, 03:47 PM
Manticores vs Unicorns - Final Match!

That's right everyone, the final match of the season is here! Be sure you've noted the revisions for Game 3 located HERE, and as said above, if you have questions don't hesitate to ask!

If you're all set and good, head on over HERE for round three!


Posted by: James Monroe Feb 28 2014, 09:03 AM
Nearly There!

Just a reminder that today is the last day of Winter Term! Before we can get to all the fun stuff that's in store for Spring, just some quick housekeeping things:

Make sure you've posted your threads/owls/ranking stuff for HOUSE POINTS! Anything started December 1st or later can be submitted, even if it isn't finished yet!


Posted by: Leona Santos Mar 1 2014, 12:56 AM
We've made it!

We are now officially starting spring term on Wurr! To celebrate, we have a new skin, all spring themed and everything. If you see any problems with it, however, please report them HERE.

House points are still being tallied up, but in the mean time we can now begin the voting process for achieving a topsite goal! Please take a look at THIS topic and cast your vote!


Posted by: Leona Santos Mar 1 2014, 01:33 AM
Quick Note

You guys might notice that the Site Events forum and their subforums are now gone. Staff is prepping for our spring sitewide, so we'll see that area return soon. The Yule Ball and the New Years party set up by last term's prefects will still be accessible to you all, just in their own respective locations. You will be able to find the Yule Ball in the dance hall, and the New Years party threads can be found in the great hall.

Posted by: James Monroe Mar 1 2014, 02:20 AM
New Prefects!

With a new term comes new prefects! Please join me in congratulating our prefects for spring term!

Gryffindor: Zoya Volkov (Cameron)
Hufflepuff: Coraline Jackson (Dia)
Ravenclaw Melinda Hart (Joana)
Slytherin Narcissa Reid (Mandy)

Congrats to our new prefects!

Stay tuned for house points!


Posted by: James Monroe Mar 1 2014, 03:36 AM
The Results Are In!

The house points have been tallied! Remember, winning the house cup means getting access to the Chamber of Erised and bragging rights for a whole term! So, without further ado...

In Fourth place with 388 points... GRYFFINDOR!
In Third place with 421 points... HUFFLEPUFF!
In Second place with 570 points... RAVENCLAW

And the winner of the Winter Term House Cup is... *drum roll*...

SLYTHERIN with 874 points!

Congratulations to everyone on all your hard work!


Posted by: Tomas Findlay Mar 2 2014, 12:25 AM
Regarding Profiles for Ranking

Hello WURR! Welcome to Spring Term! We've got lots planned for you, so look forwards to it all!

In the meantime, the Review Team would like to remind everyone that when you post your workshop topic, your first post should consist of your original personality, original history, and an added appearance, and in order to rank to Beginner, you must revise all these sections. So before you rank, your profile should at least contain these two posts:

Post 1: Sorting Personality, Sorting History, Newly-written Appearance
Post 2: Revised Personality, Revised History, Revised Appearance

The ranking guidelines have been edited to reflect this. If you have any questions, do feel free to PM a staffer! Thank you!


Posted by: Tomas Findlay Mar 2 2014, 11:49 AM
Quidditch Survey!

Hello WURR! This is just a reminder that we have a Quidditch Survey up http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=9042 and we'd really appreciate your feedback about Quidditch this season! If you could all take the time and send any staffer this survey, it would really be appreciated! Thanks so much, guys!

Posted by: Leona Santos Mar 5 2014, 06:51 AM
Topsite Update!

Quick update on our standings:
    #5 on Shadowplay
    #20 on Top RP sites
    #4 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #1 on HCTTA
    #10 on RPG-D Topsites

^-^ Thank you everyone who has been voting! We've been kicking butt since the counting reset on the sites once again, so let's keep it up! Remember, see here to look at the current incentives for our goals! So far we're eligible for yet another of our one month at 10 or higher reward. If we can keep it up at at least spot 5 or higher for next month, we can open up discussion and voting for a crossover event in summer term!

That said, our current poll for our first reward will be ending Friday, so please, if you haven't voted yet, check out THIS thread!


Posted by: Leona Santos Mar 8 2014, 07:51 AM
The results!

With voting officially closed, I am happy to announce that the Ghost Village reward has won! You should all now be able to see the new forum directly under Hogsmeade. Please contact a staffer if you can't view it or if you discover you can't post in it.

That aside, I hope you all enjoy the new area to thread in. I can't wait to see what plots go on in the spooky little village. ^-^


Posted by: Leona Santos Mar 11 2014, 12:36 PM
Topsite Update!

Quick update on our standings:
    #2 on Shadowplay
    #21 on Top RP sites
    #4 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #1 on HCTTA
    #13 on RPG-D Topsites

^-^ Thank you everyone who has been voting! Our standings have been pretty great, so let's keep it up! So far, we're eligible for another reward from our last list of incentives for remaining within the top 10 for a month, HOWEVER we are also looking good to reach our second goal of being within the top 5 for two months on three different sites. If we can keep at it like we have, WR will be eligible to have a special crossover event in summer term.

If you'd like more info on that or on the other incentives, please head on over HERE. Also, do you have any ideas or suggestion for topsite rewards? If so, please feel free to message any staff member about it! We'd love to add more wonderful rewards to our current list, so do help us out!


Posted by: James Monroe Mar 12 2014, 10:37 PM
Hogwarts Express Needs You!

The Hogwarts Express, WURR's IC newspaper, is looking for submissions! To help our lovely writers be able to bring you your regular dose of castle shenanigans, HE is looking for Gossip and Advice submissions! Have a juicy story to tell? Need advice about how to ask out that cute girl in Transfiguration? Then send them in to our staffers to see them pop up in this term's paper!

You can PM all gossip to Cat (Leona Santos) or Maison (Shaun Parker).

You can PM all advice questions to Mimi (Tomas Findlay), Emiro (Yana Topez) or English (Alyse Fox)!

Also, if anyone is interested in joining HE Staff, we're actively looking for people to take over Quidditch and News! If you're interested, PM Steph (James Monroe) or Cat (Leona Santos)!


Posted by: Leona Santos Mar 14 2014, 10:06 AM
Quick Note

Certain JCink forums are experiencing lag for some members. If this isn't affecting you, hooray! If it is, JCink is working on figuring out the issue. Regardless, this is a friendly reminder to you all to try and work on your posts or profile revisions in a text editor or on a program like word, to ensure you don't lose your work.

Posted by: James Monroe Mar 14 2014, 01:07 PM
Let's Do the Time Warp Again

If you've been around for a bit, you might remember the effort to get a site going for a next generation RP involving the children/etc. of wurr!characters. That idea is kind of hard to keep going for various reasons, but there still seems to be interest in that sort of thing, so the admins came up with an alternative!

There is now a place on wurr to RP next generation things! THIS area is meant to be super informal--you don't need to register new accounts or fill out an app like for the Clash. It's mostly just for fun and there's no pressure to do anything if you don't want to, or to do more than you feel like you can handle. That all said, you can check out THIS thread for all the pertinent details!

If you have any questions, you can post them HERE or PM an admin!


Posted by: James Monroe Mar 15 2014, 08:53 PM
Featureds!

We're doing featureds a little differently! Instead of staff picking featured members/etc. for the term, we're letting members nominate and vote for people each month! You can find the thread to post your nominations for the various categories HERE!

Nominations end March 22!


Posted by: James Monroe Mar 16 2014, 06:17 PM
Claims, Etc.

Just a quick note! All the lists that were formerly pinned in the General Character Forum (Avatar Claim, Year Advancement, etc.) have been moved to our new ESSENTIALS forum! We thought things were getting a little cluttered and that this might make things easier to see!

Also, this is probably a good time to check to make sure that all of your characters and such have the right information and what not on those lists!


Posted by: Leona Santos Mar 17 2014, 11:44 PM
Topsite Update!

Quick update on our standings:
    #2 on Shadowplay
    #22 on Top RP sites
    #4 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #1 on HCTTA
    #25 on RPG-D Topsites

^-^ Thank you everyone who has been voting! We've been going strong this month so far - let's keep it up and earn another reward!

If you'd like more info on the rewards for reaching a certain goal, please head on over HERE.

Thanks again for voting guys! We really appreciate it!


Posted by: James Monroe Mar 23 2014, 12:38 PM
Of the Month Voting!

Voting for OTMs is officially up! Please see THIS thread for details. You have until March 30th to PM a staffer with your votes!

Posted by: Leona Santos Mar 24 2014, 04:29 PM
Let us rejoice...

... for the promotion of Maison (Leo Hartman) and English (Alyse Fox) to the ranks of SMOOSH! They have done amazingly behind the scenes as GLOMPers, helping bring ideas together and working hard to keep Wurr friendly and safe! From now on you'll see them in a pretty SMOOSH blue, so keep a look out for them and please do help in congratulating them for all their hard work and dedication!

On a different note, we are currently looking for NEW staffers to add in to the mix! Please, if you are at all interested, fill out the form below and send it to any of the administrators. For a direct link to their PM's, click below:

Steph (Message here!)
Mimi (Message here!)
Cat (Message here!)



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[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Character(s):[/b] Please also indicate which is your main! That way we know which account to promote.
[b]How often are you online/on WURR?:[/b]
[b]Do you have any previous experience as staff on other sites?:[/b]
[b]Why do you think you'd be a good fit for staff?:[/b]

Posted by: James Monroe Mar 27 2014, 09:00 AM
General Announcements

I did a clean out of Avatar Claim and Clash Job List. You know the drill--anyone who hasn't posted with an account in 60 days was removed. you can reclaim things if you come back and they're open. Also the Clash Job List is starting to look a little sparse (and some department heads are open now...) so... join Clash maybe? you know you want to, don't lie.

Also we're still looking to add to staff! PM an admin with the form in the above post. <33 We don't bite, we promise. Also if you have any questions about what's expected of staff and so forth, feel free to ask!

OTM votes are still ongoing! Be sure to PM them to a staffer by March 30th!

And finally, Hogwarts Express is still looking for Gossip and Advice submissions! (Also any one-off articles you might want to write!)


Posted by: James Monroe Mar 28 2014, 07:33 AM
Quick Update

This is just a note for any future time you find yourself registering a new account. The Clash profile field no longer shows up on the registration page. It is still part of your profile, and you can edit it under My Controls, but to avoid confusing newbies who might not know what it means yet, it's no longer something to be filled out when you create your account. You can still fill it out once you've registered if you know what your character will be doing, though!

Posted by: Leona Santos Mar 31 2014, 11:48 PM
Topsite Update!

Quick update on our standings:
    #10 on Shadowplay
    #26 on Top RP sites
    #3 on Puddifoot's HP Topsites
    #1 on HCTTA
    #37 on RPG-D Topsites

Thank you everyone who has been voting! The totals have been reset on some sites, so lets get back in the game and vote, vote, vote!

In the meantime, we have earned ourselves another topsite reward! Please click HERE to vote in the new poll!

Again, I'll remind everyone that if we can manage reaching within the top five ranks on three different topsites and remain there for most of April, we will be eligible to start a crossover event in summer term! For info on that, and on the other incentives currently available, please head over HERE


Posted by: James Monroe Apr 1 2014, 06:45 AM
Of the Months!

Congratulations to this month's featureds!

Member: Lyx
Character: Aurelia Locksley
Relationship: Wesley Cotter & Emric Bolstridge
Thread: Survival Class 000

You can also see these lovelies in the header's second slide!


Posted by: James Monroe Apr 3 2014, 09:20 PM
Something Clever About Reminders

...Not my best announcement title, sorry. XD

But! This is just a reminder that we're still looking for new staffers! If you are interested, you can fill out the form below and PM it to an admin! If you think you might like to but aren't sure--consider giving it a shot anyway! We seriously consider every application we get! Also if you have any questions about what's expected of staff, feel free to ask!



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[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Character(s):[/b] Please also indicate which is your main! That way we know which account to promote.
[b]How often are you online/on WURR?:[/b]
[b]Do you have any previous experience as staff on other sites?:[/b]
[b]Why do you think you'd be a good fit for staff?:[/b]

Posted by: Tomas Findlay Apr 7 2014, 05:00 PM
Extra Info Forums!

Hello WURR! I'm sure some of you have seen them, but we now have Extra Info forums for both the normal site and the Clash! They are located http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showforum=229 and http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showforum=228, respectively! This is where you can put stuff about your characters that you might not be able to put in your profile, or if you just want things there for reference! Go forth and have fun! Happy WURR-ing!

Posted by: James Monroe Apr 8 2014, 10:07 AM
A Note from Staff

Recently, staff has noticed an increase in questionable behavior in the cbox. We are not singling anyone out (and no one's in trouble!) but, we felt that it might be a good time to remind us all to be mindful of the RULES, particularly those regarding appropriate content. Please remember that the cbox is a public place, and that you don't always know who's reading it, or what their situation is. Also on that note, please remember to be respectful of your fellow members and staff. If someone--anyone--asks for a subject change because they feel uncomfortable, be respectful of that. Certain topics are very touchy for people, and though we trust everyone to be mature, we also know that sometimes discussions can get away from us, or can get more heated than perhaps we intended.

Additionally, we would just like to note that the rules are in place for the overall benefit of wurr. We understand that sometimes the reasons behind certain things aren't always immediately clear, but they were put in place to guard against situations that have arisen. They are intended to keep wurr a safe and fun place for members to RP and chat. We just ask that everyone respect the rules. They do sometimes get tweaked when there seems to be a need, and when it seems like it will benefit the site as a whole.

We just want wurr to continue to be a friendly, fun place. <3 Please know that we're not specifically targeting anyone. This has just been something overall that staff has been noticing for a bit now. Also, please, if you ever feel uncomfortable about anything on wurr (in the cbox, in threads, wherever), PM a staffer. We're here to help as much as we can.


Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 10 2014, 12:53 AM
Sweets, sweets - glorious sweets!

Your site staff and Hogwarts staff are proud to present to you all the spring sitewide! It's candy themed and sure to spark some ideas flowing, so please, if you're interested, head on over to the following threads to participate in this fabulous event!

For information on the event, click HERE!

To be taken to the quick list of prompts made by your lovely professors, click HERE!

And lastly, to find other members on the site to join you for any of the available prompts, please click HERE!


Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 10 2014, 08:35 AM
OTM Interviews!

Hey guys, here's a quick note to say that we got some featured interviews for you all to check out! ^-^

Please click here to find Lyx's interview, and click here to find Julia's interview for Aurelia!


Posted by: James Monroe Apr 10 2014, 05:49 PM
New Staff!

Thank you to everyone who applied for staff! If you didn't make it, don't worry--we still adore you and appreciate your interest and think you're super spiffy. <3

That said... please join me in congratulating our new GLOMPers! Emiro (Yana Topez), Emilex (Alexandra Pace) & Charlotte (Abelia Abbington) are now floating around in their shiny new teal-ness. Be sure to congratulate them when you see them around! <333

CONGRATS GUYS!


Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 18 2014, 01:54 PM
OTMs!

It's time again to throw in your nominations for members you think are super spiffy! :3 Please visit THIS thread to fill out the form!

Nominations end April 23rd!


Posted by: Leo Hartman Apr 21 2014, 02:44 PM
Dueling Captains!

The dueling captains are looking to add to their team! If you want to become a dueling mod and have your character as one of the dueling captains, send a PM with the form below to Leo Hartman (Maison) for consideration. We would preferably like a captain who has a dueling rank of at least Beginner, though we'll accept characters of any year/house.

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[b]Character Name:[/b]
[b]Dueling Rank:[/b]
[b]Why do you want to be a dueling captain? (IC):[/b]


(If you have any questions about what being a dueling mod/captain entails, feel free to PM me!)

Posted by: Tomas Findlay Apr 22 2014, 01:12 PM
Reposting Topics!

Hello WURR! As you can probably see, the admins are reposting many of our site information topics. Do not be alarmed! The information is the same as before, it's just reposted to reflect who is on staff now and who is retired. If you have any questions, do feel free to PM an admin! Otherwise, pardon our dust!

Posted by: James Monroe Apr 24 2014, 09:20 AM
OTM Voting!

Voting is now open for May's Of the Months! You can find the thread HERE! Voting ends April 30th so be sure to PM your votes to a staffer ASAP!

In other news: We jcink!wurr's 10,000th thread was posted yesterday. Awww yeah. only 9,992 to go till we catch up to if!wurr ...Which means we've done nearly half as many threads as if!wurr in about a quarter of the time. COOKIES FOR EVERYONE.


Posted by: James Monroe Apr 24 2014, 03:06 PM
Spring Cleaning!

I'm going to be going through and archiving old threads. Everything that hasn't been posted in since January 31st is fair game to be sent to the graveyard. If you'd like something moved back, you can PM a staffer or post HERE!

Posted by: James Monroe Apr 26 2014, 09:47 PM
Extra! Extra!

A new issue of the Hogwarts Express is here! You can read the latest issue of wurr's IC newspaper HERE!

Posted by: Leona Santos Apr 29 2014, 11:28 PM
OTMs!

Hi guys! Quick note here to say the interview for April's featured relationship is up! You can find and read it HERE if you'd like!

In related news, the voting stage for May's OTMs will be closing tomorrow, April 30th, so please get your votes in as soon as you can! Visit HERE to grab the voting form! ^-^


Posted by: Yana Topez May 4 2014, 02:58 PM
Get Your Duel On!

Hey, you! Have you joined the dueling club? If any of your characters are at all interested, please consider signing up!

http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?act=ST&f=119&t=8714&st=0#entry48744 is all of the information (with links) that you need to know to join, and don't hesitate to PM any of the members mentioned there with any questions. Your dueling captains are working on ways to keep the club fun and active, and new members are always welcome!


Posted by: James Monroe May 14 2014, 07:39 AM
End of Term Madness

Hello my lovely wurrsicles! (what even.) It's that time again. I know the end of term is still 17 days away, but you might be... distracted... come that time with other things. <.< So I thought now would be a good time to remind you all to post your threads/rank ups/owls for HOUSE POINTS! Anything started March 1st or later is eligible, even threads that aren't finished yet! Especially threads that aren't finished yet, since you won't be able to submit them once spring term is over. SO GET THOSE IN ASAP!

Posted by: James Monroe May 15 2014, 08:06 AM
Movin' On Up...

to the east siiide Please join me in congratulating our lovely GLOMPers as they are now our lovely SMOOSHers! <33 If you see Charlotte (Abelia Abbington), Emilex (Alexandra Pace) and Emiro (Yana Topez) running around in light blue, be sure to congratulate them!

Posted by: James Monroe May 17 2014, 08:41 PM
The Who's Who of Wizarding Realm

So, while looking at the lists that wurr has currently, it was noticed that the threads 'Player Database' and 'List of Multiple Characters' amount to essentially the same thing--showing which members play which characters. Sooo. Because of this (and because people don't post in List of Multiple Characters until they have two characters) we've decided to change it so it's just one thread for everyone to post in! You can see the WHO'S WHO thread here . If you're not listed there (aka if you didn't post in the Multiple Characters thread) or if your info's not updated, you should go post there!

Posted by: James Monroe May 18 2014, 05:07 PM
ATTENTION LADIES AND GENTLEWIZARDS...


The International Quidditch Association is proud to announce the eight finalist teams for the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Will you please give a warm round of applause to...

BRAZIL! HAITI! JAPAN! NEW ZEALAND! NIGERIA! NORWAY! THE UNITED STATES! and.... WALES!

Stay tuned for the latest World Cup coverage, and mark your calendars for the quarterfinal games, beginning on Sunday, May 25th!

Posted by: James Monroe May 19 2014, 04:35 PM
Graphics and Things

We have decided to change around the graphics rules a bit. As of now, only 200x300 avatars are allowed. This is due in part to making sure that the mini-profile doesn't look all funky, and partly because staff has noticed that this is far and away the most popular size of those previously available. If by chance your avatar(s) don't match this size currently, please be sure to change this ASAP!

As always, if you need help with graphics (making them, resizing them, etc.) you can always head over to the GALLERY to ask for help. Or we can probably direct you to some handy resources if you'd prefer that, too!


Posted by: James Monroe May 19 2014, 07:49 PM
Cbox Ch-Ch-Changes

If you're reading this announcement right after it posted--Hello! If you're reading it some time after this announcement was posted and are wondering where your cbox account went... This is the place you're looking for!

We have decided to make the cbox guest friendly. What does this mean for you? Besides getting to chat with guests if they come by, it means that you don't have to PM an admin to register anymore! You can register yourself by clicking on the "profile" button where you usually type in your password.

Although the cbox is changing, please keep in mind that all of the other rules still very much apply. You can see the cbox rules in their handy-dandy new thread HERE. They are also still in the Rules and Guidelines thread. In case you miss them somehow. That said, some things need to be addressed about changes!

From now on, you should be using the cbox under just your OOC Name/whatever you like us calling you. Thaaat's it. Also at some point after this announcement goes up, we'll be going through and clearing out the old cbox accounts. Don't worry--remember you can still get on the cbox! You'll just be using your wurr!alias as opposed to the big long names we're all used to.

If you have any questions, you can PM an admin. <333


Posted by: Tomas Findlay May 25 2014, 06:49 PM
THE 2014 QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP

Hello WURR! To kick off the countdown to WURR's 10th(!) anniversary, your staff is proud to present...THE QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP! Hopefully, you'll be as excited as we are about this event! To read more about the Quidditch World Cup, go http://wizardingrealm.net/index.php?showtopic=10366! Once you have read that, the following will make more sense! The first quarterfinals will begin on Tuesday, May 27th. Matchups will be announced at a later point in time! If you have any questions, please do feel free to ask a staffer. Otherwise, LET'S GET EXCITED FOR QUIDDITCH! WHOO!

Posted by: James Monroe May 29 2014, 10:31 PM
Round 1: Begin!

The first tournament to help determine the Quidditch World Cup has officially started! We've picked two teams that had the highest number of people, and randomly selected one of the more popular games. SO. If you signed up to support WALES or NEW ZEALAND you're up! You will be playing MOON LANDING. Please only play this game from the accounts you signed up with! Otherwise it won't count for anything and all your hard work will be for naught. D: As a reminder, these are the people currently signed up for these teams:

WALES

James Monroe (Steph)
Lucus Earl (Lizzy)
Lysander Prideux (Jinx)
Landon Hastings (Donald)

NEW ZEALAND

Alexandra Pace (Emilex)
Abelia Abbington (Charlotte)
Ainsley Cole (Hilary)

Good luck to our participants! You have 48 hours from the time this post goes up to play! If your team isn't playing at the moment, never fear! There are more rounds to come!

As always, if you have any questions, PM a staffer!


Posted by: Leona Santos May 31 2014, 08:33 PM
Stop, rewind!

Hi, guys! It's been brought to our attention that there's some confusion on how to participate in the tournament properly, so please read on for clarification!

If you've placed a bet in THIS topic, you've signed up to support a certain team in the World Cup! For the quarter finals and semifinals of the World Cup, we will simply be using the tournament system to determine the outcome of matches.

At the start of a match, staff will announce a team vs another team, as well as the game that will be played in the tournament - both chosen at random. From there, two tournaments will be set up. One tournament group will contain up to 8 of the supporters for one team; the other will contain supporters from the opposing team. The aim of the tournaments will be to earn the highest possible score you can earn, which will be recorded in the tournament bracket for all to see.

In each tournament, regardless of game, members will have 3 total attempts at playing the specified game. Please note that this means that we will not be advancing people within a tournament to the next bracket shown on the tournament page, but rather will be using the top scores earned by every player shown at the lowest level of the bracket.

For a visual, please look through the following photo set! And please note all the boxes in gray. ^-^

Click here to view the photo set!

Still confused? Please PM a staffer for clarification! In order to help further, we will also be posting links directly to where you all need to go so that there is minimal confusion.

Because of this, and the lack of scores being recorded due the initial confusion, staff has restarted the tournament. Please visit THIS page to be taken to where you ought to go for the tournament! You will have 48 hours from the posting of this announcement to play.

We apologize profusely for the confusion. <3


Posted by: James Monroe May 31 2014, 11:41 PM
Welcome to Summer Term!

Summer is here at last! Time for long days, short nights, vacations, and all that other fun stuff. On wurr, we're looking forward to our 10th anniversary in a few days. But. More on things relating to that later! Right now, I present to you... your Summer Term Prefects!

GRYFFINDOR: Jacen Defuoco (Wise)
HUFFLEPUFF: Fate Rayntree (Lizzy)
RAVENCLAW: Erik Dwight (Tine)
SLYTHERIN: Jackson Lyons (Jinx)

Congrats, lovelies, and I hope everyone has a wonderful term!


Posted by: Leona Santos Jun 1 2014, 01:11 AM
The oldies bring me back...

If you are a very old member of Wurr, or even one old enough to recall being on InvisionFree, you might remember ghosties running around the castle. Well... They're back.

Yes, staff has decided to see the return of ghost characters to WR. While it may have been handled differently in the past, at current, there are some special rules regarding Ghosts:

    1. They may NOT be the first character you register with. This doesn't apply to most of you, but it's important to note all the same!

    2. If you would like a Ghost character, you must obtain permission to create one — just like any other character on Wurr. (Minus Clash Onlys, of course.)

    3. They are not eligible to rank at this time, and therefore are not eligible for a special request.

    4. Because of their limitations in canon, Ghost characters will not be accepted into the Clash area of the board.

That's about all for that! There is a special sorting form for ghosts to be used, which you can all now find in the sorting form (HERE)


Posted by: James Monroe Jun 1 2014, 02:00 AM
The Results Are In!

The house points have been tallied! Remember, winning the house cup means getting access to the Chamber of Erised and bragging rights for a whole term! So, without further ado...

In Fourth place with 309 points... HUFFLEPUFF!
In Third place with 311 points... GRYFFINDOR!
In Second place with 656 points... RAVENCLAW

And the winner of the Spring Term House Cup is... *drum roll*... for the third term in a row...

SLYTHERIN with 737 points!

Congratulations to everyone on all your hard work!


Posted by: James Monroe Jun 2 2014, 09:37 AM
Bittersweet Ending

The Candyland event forums have been taken down and the threads within them have been sent to the graveyard. Your threads elsewhere are safe, of course, so feel free to continue those!

Posted by: James Monroe Jun 2 2014, 07:20 PM
New (Big) Head Boy

Hello lovelies. <333 You might have noticed some staff changes. <.< Mostly that James is now rockin' the admin pink and that Emilex has switched her staff character to Stellan Pilkvist who is turning a not-at-all-concerning shade of purple. Thiiis is because they are our new Head Boy! <333 Congrats, Emilex! James resigns gratefully

Posted by: Leona Santos Jun 2 2014, 11:38 PM
Round 2: Begin!

The second tournament between WALES and NEW ZEALAND has officially begun! Wales came out as the winner last time, so go New Zealand, gooo!

Ahem. The game for round two is Tetris Please click HERE for info on last round and for the helpful reminders for round 2. Lastly, these are the following players that should be playing at the moment!:

WALES

James Monroe (Steph)
Lucus Earl (Lizzy)
Lysander Prideux (Jinx)
Landon Hastings (Donald)

NEW ZEALAND

Alexandra Pace (Emilex)
Abelia Abbington (Charlotte)
Ainsley Cole (Hilary)

Good luck everyone! You have 48 hours from the time this post goes up to play. If you have any questions, feel free to message a staff member!


Posted by: Leona Santos Jun 5 2014, 12:05 AM
Back again for more: Round 3!

The match between WALES and NEW ZEALAND has intensified with New Zealand's last win against Wales. The NEXT winner of the this final round will take the cake and advance in the World Cup!

The game for round three is Pacman. Please click HERE for info on the last round and for the helpful reminders for round 3. Lastly, these are the following players that should be playing!:

WALES

James Monroe (Steph)
Lucus Earl (Lizzy)
Lysander Prideux (Jinx)
Landon Hastings (Donald)

NEW ZEALAND

Alexandra Pace (Emilex)
Abelia Abbington (Charlotte)
Ainsley Cole (Hilary)

Good luck everyone! You have 48 hours from the time this post goes up to play. If you have any questions, feel free to message a staff member!


Posted by: Leona Santos Jun 6 2014, 10:11 AM
Reminder

This is a quick little reminder to tell supporters of New Zealand and Wales that this is the last day to play in the final round of your match in the World Cup. Disregard this message if you've already used your three attempts! If you haven't, go on and support your team! ^-^

Posted by: James Monroe Jun 8 2014, 11:02 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WURR!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WURR! Google went all out. Cake AND cupcakes Today (June 9th) is officially 10 years since WURR was created! It's... kind of a ridiculously awesome milestone, that we wouldn't have gotten to without all of you lovely people, and everyone who's helped keep WURR going over the years. <333 YOU ARE ALL LOVELY AND WE LOVE YOU A LOT.

Some of you might remember last year's Memories thread. Welp. IT'S BACK. You can find it HERE, where you can post all the lovely wurr memories you want and just... reminisce about awesome things. XD

Stay tuned for Next Year when WURR finally gets its Hogwarts letter


Posted by: Leona Santos Jun 9 2014, 02:31 AM
Moving forth!

The final round between New Zealand and Wales was close! To see the results, please click HERE. Remember to redo your bets if you'd like to continue playing in the World Cup, and good luck to all!

(The next match will be up on the 10th!)

Posted by: Leona Santos Jun 10 2014, 10:57 AM
Match Two!

The first round of the new match between Brazil and Norway has officially begun! The game you guys will be playing is Asteroids; you have 48 hours to play, good luck!

Click HERE for the official match topic!


Posted by: James Monroe Jun 12 2014, 08:26 AM
Cbox Things

Hey guys, just a quick update on the cbox. If you're already using an account you registered, this doesn't affect you, but we just wanted to let you know that the cbox is now set so that you must register in order to use it. You can still do that yourself by clicking on the "profile" button. It just won't let you use it otherwise. Hopefully this will cut down on the spam we've been getting lately.

Posted by: Leona Santos Jun 15 2014, 12:56 AM
Movin' along!

The second round of the match between Brazil and Norway has officially begun! The game you guys will be playing is Hexxagon; you have about 48 hours to play, good luck!

Click HERE for the official match topic to see who won the last round and to get more info on the game, Hexxagon!


Posted by: Leona Santos Jun 18 2014, 09:51 PM
Gifts for Wurr

Staff would like to announce a newly made area on the board designated for giving gifts to all your wurrian friends! You will find it in under the Site Events category, and can read about how to use it HERE.

Posted by: James Monroe Jun 19 2014, 09:19 AM
OTM Nominations!

June's Of the Month nominations are up! You can find the details HERE! Nominations close June 24th so get those in ASAP!

Posted by: James Monroe Jun 25 2014, 01:26 PM
OTM Voting!

Junes Of the Month Voting is officially up! You can see the nominees HERE. PM your votes to a staffer by June 30th!

Posted by: Leo Hartman Jul 1 2014, 03:19 PM
The Ministry Has Fallen!

No, I'm just kidding. I just want to state that the Dueling Club is under new rule and hopefully going to become super active, so if your character isn't already a part of it, then join now! But in the meantime, I'd like to welcome Jinx and Lysander Prideux, and Sammeh and Sigurd Nilsson as your new additions to the Dueling Captains. Yup. They're cool.

Posted by: James Monroe Jul 1 2014, 03:33 PM
World Cup News!

Norway has advanced to the next round of the World Cup! Congratulations! A new tournament will be starting soon, but in the meantime, you might want to have a look at the team's that are still in the running and place new bets HERE!

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