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In a post I came up upon the term "Character Library". Can someone please explain what that term means? Thank you.

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Hello and welcome!

 

A Character Library is a bit like a biography of your character. People use them for lots of different things, but usually they contain key information about who your character is, their family and friends, and then a list of threads that you have done in each year.

 

They can be as fancy or as simple as you like!

 

Here are some examples:

Titania Baddour

Mine

Aias Midnight

 

You can start one of these when you are sorted and get your house tag.

 

Hope this helps! :wub:

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Hi, I have a quick question about being a half-blood. Is it possible for my character to be a witch but her sibling not to be? Or is it guaranteed that a wizard/muggle offspring will be a magical child? Thanks in advance! :D

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Hello! It's fully possible to have a non-magical sibling even though your character herself is a witch. There's no guarantee for a wizarding parent to produce a magical offspring. In fact, non-magical children with magical parentage are known as 'squibs'.

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I was wondering if there was a time limit on posting/role playing class work/homework??

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Hello Laurie :wub:

 

Every professor sets their own deadlines for when their lesson threads are set to close, so they can vary on the class/professor. However- you can usually find out when then deadlines are for a specific class by checking the announcements thread posted in that classroom. And if there happens to be nothing in there when you check, don't worry! That just means that a deadline hasn't been set yet and you still have plenty of time to get your homework completed. <3

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I wanted to ask about the deathly hallows. Now that the Elder wand is gone, the cloak that still belongs to the Potters and the stone that is lost somewhere inside that forest, will people have given up trying to find them? Will the stories still be true? Or would they have been altered to say the truth about the Hallows?


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Hi there. I'm having a very hard time uploading a profile picture- every time I put a URL in, no matter how big or small the photo is, I get one of the following messages:

"The server could not be contacted", or "The selected file is too large. Max 0kb"

 

I've tried using links from my Tinypic account and also links I've found on google for a photo, but none of them work. Maybe someone could help me with this? I've tried several times now. Thanks in advance!

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Hello Christian and Fern, welcome to both of you!

 

Christian - Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but you could probably create and weave any legends, tales or stories that you want provided they aren't a set-in-stone plot that contradicts something students ought to reasonably know or that is canon? I think RE: The Hallows, it's up to your interpretation, the kind of information your character is coming into contact with and the accounts.

 

Fern - Are you possibly talking about the avatar? (When you hit 'photo' under 'edit my profile.')

 

If so, avatars (which you can see many sorted students have on the left side like mine <) are not currently enabled for Pre-Hogwarts Students. You can see that you currently have a grey avatar, and upon sorting you will be able to upload a photo that is under 50KB and no larger than 130 x 300 pixels.

 

I also believe that the import option where you can enter a link to be your picture doesn't work (someone correct me if I'm wrong!) and that when the time comes when you can have an avatar, you can save it to your computer and upload it by hitting "Choose File."

 

I hope this helps! <3


Edited by Gwendoline Ifans

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Not sure if there will be a definite answer to this or not, but I was thinking about my sorting ceremony post. Can younger siblings of the character that have not had their magic manifested yet go through the column to enter platform 9¾? Suzanne's brother, two years younger, is planned to be a squib. I would like him to be able to see her off on the platform, but not sure if he could physically get through without magic in him?

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Hi Suzanne! I believe this is possible, yes. In Deathly Hallows there's a flashback in which we see Lily, Petunia and their parents on platform 9 3/4. Since neither Petunia nor their parents were magical, it is somehow possible for the non-magical family of a witch/wizard to get onto the platform. I hope this answers your question <3


Edited by Alaska Howwell

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My character is an orphan living in an orphanage in London. How would the RPing go for shopping in diagon alley or getting to the train? Does a Ministry worker have to guide me through or do I just do it all in one post?

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Hi Jasper!

I went for a little bit of a search to see how this worked for muggle-borns, because I imagine it would be a similar process for an orphan in a non-magical orphanage. I was able to find this answer in the archives. I think Brigitta's answer there, that muggle-borns would have a visit from either an official or a staff member, and then be assisted in reaching Diagon Alley because of location, need to exchange money, etc, is the case with orphans as well.

 

In roleplaying- you would be able to godmod your character and the official interacting if you wished. So you could either do a "solo" thread where you are writing all the posts interacting yourself, or you could have the ministry official escort you into Diagon Alley and get "called away" on business or something so you are able to freely interact with your peers. It's whatever suits you, let your creativity fly with the writing side of it.

 

I hope this answers your question <3


Edited by Gwendoline Ifans

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Hi and welcome to VH!

 

Go to this thread to get a name change. Make sure to read the first post to make sure you request an appropriate name.

 

Hope you enjoy our site! :)

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Looks like it's done already. Welcome to Virtual Hogwarts. :)

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I'm trying to locate the timetable for Gryffindor First Years. I can't see it in the Tower.

 

Also, is there a guide to BB coding that is available on this forum? I see people using highlighting but I can't get it to work for me. :P

 

Thank you <3


Edited by Alicia D'Arcy

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Hi Alicia. A Gryffindor prefect can guide you towards the timetable in your common room. But according to the one in the Hufflepuff common room, first years have Astronomy on Monday, Potions on Wednesday, Flying on Thursday and Herbology on Friday.

A guide to coding can be found here. Highlighting like this, is done as follows :

[background=#hexcode] text here [/background]
I hope this helped <3
Edited by Alaska Howwell

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Hello Alicia!

 

THIS is the link to your schedule! If you need anything else, don't hesitate to post again! <3

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Question...

 

I know Hogsmeade forum is open permanently OOC, but if I wanted to stay IC, what weekends would it be?

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