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      How to get sorted   03/03/2018

      To find the Sorting Form, click on the "Sort Me!" tab at the top of the page.    Before you go to fill out the form, make sure that you have a username that follows our rules. If you don't, your form will be rejected. You can change your name once yourself, by going to Account Settings -> Display Name. If you've already used your one change, you can request a name change in this topic. Be sure to read the first post in the topic carefully so we can get you updated without any back and forth.   Please take your time and fill out the form thoughtfully, so the hat will have the information it needs to put your character in the right house.    Calendar: Sorting Form appears: Saturday, March 3rd Sorting Form closes: Friday, April 6th (No forms will be accepted after this date) The Sorting Ceremony closes: Sunday, April 8th, about 10am Central Time You find out your new house: Sunday, April 8th, 11 am Central Time First day of the new school year: Monday, April 9th   (For reference: Central Time Zone includes Chicago, Illinois)   How to get sorted:   1. Register with a name that follows our rules. The registration agreement explains the rules about names. You can also find them in the Rules.   2. Remember you may only send in one form total for this school year. If you send forms in from multiple accounts, we will not sort ANY of them. Then we have to feel bad about not sorting you. Don't make us feel bad, please.   3. Click on the Sort Me tab and fill out the sorting form as thoroughly as possible. The better we understand your character, the more likely we can put you in the right house. See "How to use the form" below if you're confused. For some in depth information on each house, please check out this topic on sorting. (Note: After you fill out the form, a copy will be PMed to you. Please save that because we delete them from our system after sorting.)   4. Wait for a PM from the Sorting Hat. Be patient, it could take a few days. If you don't receive a PM from the Sorting Hat within 4 or 5 days, contact one of the moderators.   5. If your form is: Accepted: Congratulations! You should now go post in the Sorting Ceremony topic in the New Member resources forum. This is very important. This post is where you'll go to find out what the Sorting Hat had to say about you. Don't skip this step! Rejected: Don't worry, you can still be sorted. Be sure to read the reasons for the rejection carefully, then edit your form (just click on the Get Sorted! link again) to fix the problem. Once you've done that, you can send the form in again. 6. That's it! Once you've gotten your acceptance letter AND posted in the Sorting Ceremony, you're all set. You'll find out where the Sorting Hat put you on Sorting day when you can check the Great Hall for the edited Sorting Ceremony.   How to use the form: The form is pretty straightforward and user friendly. Here are a couple tips: You don't need to fill the whole thing in at one sitting. You can finish one page at a time and save it. Then finish the rest later. Don't use your browser's Back or Forward buttons. Use the buttons in the form to Navigate.  If you don't fill out all the questions on a page, you can't save or move on. If you don't meet the word number requirements in the In Depth section, you can't submit the form. Use the "Check Word Count" buttons to see how many words you've used. If you fill in the wrong answers on the quiz page, you won't be able to submit the form. After you've submitted the form, you can't access it anymore. But if your form is rejected, you'll be able to see it again with your old answers still filled in. Still have questions? Ask here.    Note: Section I: Short Answer Please include a brief explanation with each answer. I'd like to remind you all to include an explanation with all the short answer questions. The answers to those questions aren't very useful for sorting unless you explain them.   Otherwise, we don't have enough information to sort you with. (Translation: we'll have to reject it.)     Many thanks as always to Arianna Wright for her hard work revising and updating the form and to Faraz Memon for initially coding it many years ago. <3
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I was here. I existed.

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Often throughout her time at Hogwarts, Lenny had walked past the Trophy Room and peeked at the wall of names, offerings from Hogwarts students gone by, pondering what she would write when her time came. It had always seemed like such a long way away, the end of her seventh year and her journey into the big wide world, and she had never given what to write much more thought than that she would write something.


Now her NEWTs were over, and term was mere days away from ending, she figured it was time to actually think about it. She had spent much time looking at everything everyone else had written: the names, the declarations of prefect or head badges held, Quidditch cups won, the advice for the future. She didn’t think she cared to mark her badges, because she was more than the sum of the metal she wore on her robes, and she didn’t have any great wisdom to impart. Every life was individual, and people didn’t need her help.


After a long time staring at the wall, she made up her mind. The only thing that mattered was her name; it was how everyone knew her, and how she wanted to be known in years to come. It was the only thing she wanted people to remember. And so, she took her wand, choosing to use the paint spell she had learnt so many years ago, to leave her mark for however long it lasted. It was lime green, so no one missed it, and large enough to be obvious, and that was good enough for her.




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Bryony had come here to hide away plenty of times. She had spent so long looking at this wall, even as a little first year. Though she never understood the gravity of it. To her it was always just a bunch of names scribbled on a wall. She had read them over and over, wondered who the people behind the names were, but never really given them much thought once she had left the Trophy Room. 


As she stood there now it was bittersweet. It was time to leave Hogwarts and to go out into the big bad world, but that meant leaving almost everything she knew behind. Hogwarts had become her home. She spent more time here in the last seven years than she had at home. She had taken time to settle in at the start, but eventually she had grown to enjoy spending time here more than at home. It was more of a home than the King Residence had been. Especially in more recent years when things at home had been thrown into disarray. Though her circle at Hogwarts was small, she knew they were her family. And to leave them now was making her sad. 


As she let her eyes drift over the names, her hand absent mindedly reached for her shiny green prefect badge. Slowly a small smile grew on her face. That was who she had become. That was what defined her. Though she shouldn't let it, it did. It was something she had to show for her time here, and she was proud of it. Her house was her family sadly. 


As she spotted Lenny's name written in some pretty lime green paint she pulled out her own wand and paused, thinking what to write. After a few moments she stylised her own name in her favourite colour, and a little bit extra, including a stencil style doodle of her house crest. 



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