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> Extra, Extra! The Daily Prophet needs YOU!
Posted by Spore - 07-17-14 15:25 - 0 comments
The Daily Prophet Needs You!


The Daily Prophet is now looking for a new Barnabus Cuffe to serve as Editor-in-Chief. Duties will include content creation, hiring reporters, and maintaining a consistent schedule of articles throughout the year.

If you've ever fancied yourself wearing a green visor and smoking a cigar, if you've every lamented the lack of journalistic integrity in the wizarding world, or if you think you'll find a Clark Kent to your Lois Lane, now's the time to apply! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

We are looking for the following qualities:
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Sticks to deadlines

PM applications to Spore by July 26.


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[center][b][u]Application for the Daily Prophet:[/u][/b][u]
[b]Part I: About You[/b][/u][/center]
[b]The name(s) of your VH Character(s):[/b]
[b]Have you ever taken any extended leaves of absence from the site?[/b]  
[b]An AIM address we could reach you on (optional but preferred):[/b]
[b]How old are you? [i](You may be as specific or nonspecific as you like.)[/i][/b]

[b]How often are you online, and for how long?[/b]
[b]How many hours per week are you willing to put into The Daily Prophet? [/b]

[b]What have you done for Virtual Hogwarts in the past?[/b]
[b]What changes would you wish to see in The Daily Prophet, if possible? [/b]
      
[center][b][u]Part II: Sample Writing[/u][/b][/center]
      
[b]Write us TWO sample articles. Short and effective would be best.[/b]
[i]First article: Carnivorous bunnies have infested the Ministry of Magic! Report![/i]
      
[i]Second article: Topic of your choosing. (This is quite possibly the most important part of the application. If chosen, you will be expected to write random articles for the DP that have no rooting in events on VH. Make sure that this is something you're able to accomplish!)[/i]
      
[b]Is there anything else you'd like to say to help convince us you're the right person for the job?[/b]
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> Professors needed!
Posted by Limebert - 05-24-14 02:46 - 2 comments
All good things must come to an end...

Or so I was told. Unfortunately, this round of applications only proves that statement. After many many many many many many many many many (you get the idea) years of service, Professor Trelawney has decided to step down following this VH year.

You guys know what that means.

Yes, for the first time in a millennium (yes, she is that old), YOU can apply to be a Divination Professor. Yes, even you! We are looking for at least one Divination Professor, ideally two. While we have no other specific needs as of yet, that is always subject to change and so if you've always dreamt of teaching elsewhere do not hesitate to include that in your application.

These positions are open to ALUMNI. These are the qualifications to be met to be eligible to apply.
    1. Your character must be at least 25 years old.
    2. They must have a NEWT in the class you wish to teach, plus two more in any classes of your choice.
    3. They must have life experience supporting the chosen class.

Please PM all applications to Limebert. You have 2 weeks! Ready... GO!

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[font="Arial"][size="4"][u][center][b]Professor Application[/b][/center][/u][/size]
[center][u][b]Part I: About You[/b][/u][/center]
[b]The name(s) of your VH Character(s):[/b]

[b]An MSN or AIM address we could reach you on (optional):[/b]

[b]How often are you online, and for how long?[/b]

[b]How old are you? (You may be as specific or non-specific as you like.)[/b]

[b]What have you done for Virtual Hogwarts in the past? (Be creative, if you're in a lot of clubs: Tell us. If you roleplay often: Tell us. Etc)[/b]

[center][u][b]Part II: Your Character[/b][/u][/center]
[b]Why <insert subject> (fill in the subject of your choice)?[/b]

[b]Are there other subjects you're enthusiastic about?:[/b]

[b]Given the chance, which character (canon or invented by you) would you choose to play? Tell us a little bit about this character.[/b]

[b]What is your character's attitude towards his/her subject/job? How would he or she interact with children?[/b]

[b]Please submit a sample lesson for your preferred subject.[/b]

[center][u][b]Part III: Innovation[/b][/u][/center]
[b]Do you have any ideas for improving how the class is run?[/b]

[b]How do you feel about homework at VH? (What kind of homework would you give? If you could, what would you change about overall homework policy? etc)[/b]

[b]If given the opportunity to serve in a position of authority, what would you do to better VH?[/b]

[center][u][b]Part IV:  Alumni[/b][/u][/center]
[b]Why do you want to teach with your alumni instead of an original character?[/b]

[b]If you're teaching with your alumni, you will lose the anonymity that helps greatly with some situations you may run into.  While the current students won't know your alumni, their puppeteers probably will.  How will you handle these situations?  This includes but is not limited to students not liking their grades, wanting house points given, and discipline (ie taking points, giving detention, potential plagiarism, etc).[/b][/font]
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> Advertisements
Posted by Viridian - 02-7-14 09:18 - 6 comments
This advertisement thread is for forums and websites requiring a link back in order to post our own advertisement on their site. As with anything that is off-site on VH, we cannot police everything posted, so the standard precaution applies: we are not responsible for anything posted on any sites we post in this thread. We will do our best to make sure that the sites we associate with here uphold our standards of protecting members and abiding by content rules, but there is no way to check every thread and every post. If you see something questionable on any of these advertised sites, do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove the advertisement.

If you have a moment, consider visiting these sites and checking out what they have to offer. If we have a thread posted there, take another moment to comment on said advertistement (if allowed by the site in question) and let them know how much you love VH!

Advertisement here does not mean affiliation with these forums and websites, and continued advertisement in this thread is at the discretion of the moderators. If you have a suggestion of where you think VH should consider advertising, please check out the PR forum on the off-topic board for ways to help VH. Also check out this thread on VH's social media presence!

Thanks!
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> Reputation is Important
Posted by Wigglesworth - 09-6-11 03:44 - 1 comments
Dear VHers,

While it's true that as Mods, we can not police every aspect of the internet, that doesn't mean that what you do outside of the boards (VH and VHOT) does not affect you here. We are the people who make the final decision on every Professor, Shopkeeper, Head of House, Head Kid, CCE Powers, etc. We also have the right to veto any Prefect, Death Eater, or Order of the Phoenix/Auror applicants. Pretty much, if we don't think someone should get a job on VH, they won't.

What does that mean for you? It means that if your name comes up for something, and our impression of you is unfavorable because of the way you treat people on AND off VH and VHOT, we are going to bump your name down the list. And in many cases, bump your name right off the list. Reputation is one of the most important factors in our decisions. Why would we want to give someone any sort of privilege or power on our sites if they have a bad reputation? This goes both ways, too. If you have gone out of your way to ruin another VHer's reputation, we know about that, as well. That means not only have you hurt someone else, but you have hurt yourself.

Reputation is very, very important. It is also one of the hardest things to repair once it has been ruined.

Don't think that because you reserve your less desirable actions for places like MSN, Year Sites, Quidditch Boards, Journals, etc., that it doesn't affect your standing on VH. Just because we won't ban you for being a jerk, doesn't mean we don't remember it. It also doesn't mean we don't hear about it. We do. More than you think.

Treat each other with respect, even if you don't like each other, and VH will continue to be a place that is enjoyable for everyone. Do otherwise, and your own enjoyment of the site might not be as certain.

Thanks,

Wiggles

p.s. If you would like to discuss this with myself or any of the mods (if you don't feel comfortable talking to me) then please, drop me a PM or find me on one of my MSNs. I'm always happy to chat with you!
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> Let's Talk About Sex, Baby!
Posted by Dumbledore - 05-27-10 01:28 - 2 comments
Got your attention? Good! This is a serious subject, and I want your complete attention!

VH is not only a role-play site, but it is also a social site. We talk to each other on different messenger systems, we meet on FaceBook, some of our members share phone numbers and even meet in real life.

Almost all of these contacts are good and rewarding and we make life-long friends. Unfortunately, not all of these contacts work out, and some people have been victimized.

We strive to keep everything on VH safe for everyone who uses the site. We monitor role-plays (with the help of our staff, prefects, and members) to make sure the written words stay within the bounds of PG rating. There are places we cannot monitor, though. One place is PMs; the other is off-site. Both of these places are prime places for the rude, the gross, and the predator to try to get to you.

We want to let you know that we have ZERO tolerance for any sort of sexual innuendo, gross sex jokes, or stalking. This means we will BAN anyone who is proved to be a predator or stalker of any sort. We can, and will, place members on Mod Watch if they post questionable role-plays (which means every post they make must be cleared by a moderator before it appears on the boards).

-----If you think you have been a victim of an inappropriate PM or other contact, do not delete it, and contact a Mod right away.

-----If you have been harassed or victimized off-VH or VHOT (like on MSN or AIM), please let a mod know. We may not be able to do anything (other than to recommend that you block the person and make sure you protect your privacy, and perhaps tell your parents), but if we have proof of wrong doing, we may decide we no longer want that person on VH either.

-----If you make a character with a questionable name, the Mods WILL change it without your permission. You will receive an e-mail about the change, and will have the opportunity to request a name change.

-----If you use a LAL or banner which is inappropriate, the Mods WILL remove it. (Use some sense here. A suggestive LAL is as inappropriate in a school staff member as it in a school student! Plus, the more 'sexy' your LAL is, the more you may attract predators....)

-----Remember your VH age – IF THE MODS DECIDE YOUR RP IS NOT AGE APPROPRIATE, THEY MAY EDIT IT! This is OUR site, and the content must conform to our rules.

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We want to bring up another couple of topics as serious as the above in other ways. We strive to be sensitive to people who are using VH – all of the long-time members are very aware of restrictions in portraying your character as abused or handicapped or seriously ill. We have forgotten some very important people on VH, and this is as good of place as any to bring it up.

There's a group of members who are special to the Mods, and those are our gay members. A trend on VH is for members to role-play as gay or lesbian, even when they themselves are not. If you write as a gay student, please keep in mind you are being read by those who are actually gay and be sensitive in your portrayal. Sex is no more a focus of their lives than it is a non-gay person; it's just a difference of attraction. Being gay is no more important than being straight; it's just another way of life. It's tempting to make it the focal point of your character; try to make MAGIC your focal point instead! Don't be afraid to ask for advice!

Also, many members decide at one point or other to write as a member of the opposite sex from them. Most of us who do this base our characters on people we know, or at least think we know. We ask that you stay sensitive to those of the opposite sex, too!

(PM a mod if you're having trouble RPing a character like either of these (or others) before you decide to drop the character; we may be able to give you a few tips to save you!)






The message I really want you to get is this: Be safe; don't take crap from anyone; and remember:
Virtual Hogwarts is all about being magical, not just being.


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