|Forum Terms & Rules
By registering and posting on this board, you agree to abide by the following Terms of Service and the site rules as posted in the Rules and Guidelines forum. If you do not agree to them, hit the back button now to cancel your registration.
1) You shall not post inflammatory content. Inflammatory content is defined as any material which is offensive in nature, or otherwise intended to adversely affect the site or its users. It includes, but is not limited to In Character (IC) or Out Of Character (OOC) posts or roleplays pertaining to the following:
* Speech promoting, disparaging or otherwise dealing with religion.
* Sexual acts, references, or innuendo.
* Suicides or suicide attempts.
* Self mutilation or masochism.
* Crude, vulgar, or otherwise obscene language.
* Political speech or propaganda, except Harry Potter politics in a fantasy setting.
* Posts or comments disparaging the members of this site in an OOC context. In character posts and/or posts pertaining to character development or a roleplay are tolerated. We need some Slytherins after all.
2) Freedom of speech is a myth on the internet. Posting on Virtual Hogwarts is a privilege, not a right. We retain the rights to delete, modify, or otherwise reproduce any content posted to Virtual Hogwarts as we see fit. The rants, opinions, and views expressed by members of this site do not represent those of Virtual Hogwarts or the staff thereof.
3) Virtual Hogwarts is a Roleplaying Site (RPS) for Harry Potter fans of all ages. As such, any and all content posted to Virtual Hogwarts must be suitable for all age groups, and be in accordance with a "PG" rating.
4) Copyright and Content
*Messages posted on this forum express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.
*If you feel that this site is in violation of copyright, you may notify the administration via PM or email.
* Plagiarism will not be tolerated, and is grounds for banning from the site. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this bulletin board.
* Virtual Hogwarts retains the rights to use any content submitted as it sees fit.
* You may not repost, copy, or otherwise reproduce or redistribute content which appears on Virtual Hogwarts without the express written consent of the original Author.
*You many not use exclusive VH content such as the rules for Quidditch or Dueling for any purpose outside this site.
* Virtual Hogwarts is spam and advertising free. This site will not be used to promote any RPG, website, homepage, journal, product, or service. Such content will be immediately deleted.
* Personal Journals or weblogs, and homepages may be linked from a user's signature. Virtual Hogwarts reserves the right to remove these links and the members who post them at the discretion of the administration. We disclaim any responsibility for the content of off-site links.
* This site is not affiliated with JK Rowling, Warner Brothers, Scholastic Books, or Bloomsbury Publishing. All Harry Potter places, names, events, and characters remain Copyright of JK Rowling.
* HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of
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Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R. 2004
Choosing Your Username
On the following screen, you will choose a username. This will be the name of your student character throughout his or her time at Hogwarts. Please make sure the name you've chosen:
• includes a first name and a last name (NOT your real name)
• is not excessively long
• does not include any numbers or symbols
• does not have the same last name as any characters from the Harry Potter books (unless you've received permission)
• is not the name of a character from a book, TV show, movies nor the name of a celebrity
• is not of a salacious or sexually connotative nature
• does not contain any bad words
The moderators may change the name or delete an account if the name is found to be inappropriate.