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New "House" field in profiles and Ranks: Your house name will soon be moving from your Member Title (called Rank in your profile) to a new field in your profile (see my profile for an example - it doesn't show up if it's empty). For students, you'll still be able to see their house in the group name in post view.

 

They'll be replaced in their current location by Ranks, which will change as your post/content count increases. The mods have been hard at work for weeks assembling a loooooooong list of ranks. It's not a hierarchy, but has a specific theme which we hope you'll enjoy progressing through. 

 

They are visible already on accounts in the Member or Enrolled groups. 

 

Custom titles, staff titles, prefect and head girl titles will remain as they are. Only titles which say only your house name will be replaced with the rank list.

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Are you interested in working for Ollivander's? Apply here!

 

Are you interested in writing for VH: A History ? Apply here!

 

Bring your friends! We've got brownies!

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The Crossfire Classic Dueling Tournament

 

The logbooks for The Crossfire Classic Tournament have been posted in the Crossfire Club. Tournament information can be found through this link, and each logbook is linked below. If you want to register an adult to participate in the tournament, you can register your character and get a tag in this topic. Please feel free to PM myself, Undercliffe, or the officiators if you are feeling confused about this year's tournament rules, tiers, or the process for signing up. They are here to help! Have fun!

 

Apprentice Tier Logbook

Adept Tier Logbook

Expert Tier Logbook

Professional Tier Logbook

Brawler Tier Logbook

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The Sorting Hat is open for business once again! Tell your friends. ;)

 

Sorting Schedule:

Sorting Form appears: Thursday, October 5th

Sorting Form closes: Friday, November 3rd (No forms will be accepted after this date)

The Sorting Ceremony closes: Sunday, November 5th, about 10am Central Time

You find out your new house: Sunday, November 5th, 11 am Central Time

First day of the new school year: Monday, November 6th

 

(For reference: Central Time Zone includes Chicago, Illinois)

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With sorting just under a month away we're looking for a song for the Sorting Hat to sing on sorting night. If you've ever felt like you were actually a hat in your former life, or if you're just really good at rhyming and being clever, please PM your songs to me. For examples of previously selected works you can find them in the first post of previous years' sorting ceremony. Thank you!

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Students have all been advanced a year. It's entirely possible I made mistakes, so let me know if you find yourself in the wrong house or year or if anything else is amiss!

 

If you're a would be 6th year who finds themselves still in 5th year, you've most likely been held back because you have not yet passed an OWL. Please be sure you've completed an OWL with a passing grade and then contact me or Snape or a professor whose OWL you've taken and we can get you back in your correct year.

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*This year's Sorting is complete! Welcome to all our new students! Go to the Great Hall and find out what the Sorting Hat had to say about you in the Sorting Ceremony, check in at the Sorting Feast, and then check out your new House Common Room. Classes begin tomorrow.

*Moderator Applications are open. You have til November 12th to submit an application.

*We need your help with VH: A History! You can post submissions for inclusion in the Vanishing Closet for VH34, VH35 and VH36.

 

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We're aware that AIM's impending doom has lead to some heated discussion about where people will gather to chat next. We have stayed out of this mostly, because we figure its mainly up to you how you contact each other off VH.  We don't particularly mind which wins out in the end, or whether both Discord or Trillian are used regularly, or something new comes along and leaves them in the dust. So WITHOUT STATING A PREFERENCE*....

 

Because there are so many Discord servers popping up, we thought it might be helpful to set up a central Discord server with channels for each house and a few other things. Check it out via the link in the Offsite VH menu or don't. Up to you!

 

The mods won't be able to actively and consistently moderate the server. It's mostly up to you guys to behave yourselves and keep things VH-appropriate. If serious issues arise, please contact us on VH. @Snape  set up the server, so you can poke him if there are issues with settings and stuff.

 

Also, I'll be adding profile fields for Discord and Trillian contact info later tonight. The MSN and AIM fields will disappear eventually (probably after AIM is officially deceased).

 

*lie. we sort of prefer trillian but discord's cool too

**Um, if that link expires, let me know

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Please welcome our new moderators: @Burke and @Vulpus <3

They'll be working on Social Media and Shops, respectively, plus other areas. A few things have been shuffled around. The Who's the Mod in Charge of...? topic and Staff Directory have been updated. 

 

Also a belated congratulations to Hufflepuff's new Head of House, Professor Qin!

 

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VHOT has been converted to Zetaboards and is back online.

 

There's still work to be done. 

Themes are... in progress/temporary. I've put up a couple that are fairly neutral and inoffensive, including a mobile one. 
Headers and images still to come.  Some day!

 

I've put up a topic there so you can talk about differences in the software. 


P.S. I'm very sorry it took so long. It really shouldn't have, but I wasn't feeling well this weekend and was working very slowly with long intervals in between. ><
 

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The mods want to pick your brain about improving VH for new members! Check out our feedback form and discussion here. All are welcome.

 

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On 11/10/2017 at 3:42 PM, Weasley said:

Also, I'll be adding profile fields for Discord and Trillian contact info later tonight. The MSN and AIM fields will disappear eventually (probably after AIM is officially deceased).

 

 

This is done. MSN and AIM fields are gone. Trillian and Discord fields have been available since November. (They only show up if you've filled them in).

 

Also I'm aware of the issue with the "Quote, Edit" bar happening in Castle and Colour-Change. I'm looking into it. It's not because of any changes we've made to the theme (seems to be related to a recent Chrome update). Sorry for the inconvenience though! This is fixed.

 

 

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Hi everyone! The CCE rules thread has recently been updated. We've been working on this for a while and there are a few changes. Here's a quick changelog, but please have a read of the new thread if you are at all interested in CCE, including plots.
 


-- The plot section and list of off-canons have been changed to make it easier to see what is happening on the site right now. You will be able to find the full classic CCE lists in the Plot & Canon Character Archive in the Record Cabinet or by following the links in the rules thread.
 
-- Applications for off-canons are now open all year round and the rules on re-sorting after an off-canon have been relaxed. There is additional clarity about when you need to fill out an application form and when you only need to notify us a character will be sorting. You can now find the application forms in the CCE rules thread, at the bottom.
 
-- Special races, conditions and powers have some brief suggestions on things to include in your application, and the special powers/abilities section is more transparent about what is involved in the training if your application is accepted.
 
-- Small edits to application forms, such as reducing the word count requirement on RPs.
 
-- The FAQ has been updated.
 


Please note we are currently accepting applications for Avery Potter, daughter of Albus Potter to sort VH37.

 

Remember Auror applications are also open!

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