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      How to get sorted   10/05/2017

      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.   Don't rush to answer the form! There's no prize for sending it in first. 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: 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)   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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Fundraising Drive!

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Virtual Hogwarts relies on donations to cover our server fees and software licensing fees. The cost amounts to about $500 US per year.

VH is not for profit and completely free to our members. Nobody is expected or obligated to donate. We don't want anyone to feel bad or guilty if they cannot or don't want to donate. However, if you are willing and able to donate, any amount is appreciated.

Donors will receive a Gringotts Key from the shop and their character name will be added to the Donor list (unless they choose to be anonymous).

How to Donate:
You can send money through Paypal. Use the Forum Donations sidebar on the forum index or log into Paypal and send a donation to donations - at - virtual-hogwarts.org (replace the " - at - " with the appropriate symbol, of course).

Note: If you'd like your character's name to be included on our list of donors, please let us know their name in the "Add a Note" field when you send your payment.

All funds collected by our lovely Treasurer will be channeled into VH. No amount is too small, but keep in mind that Paypal does charge us a fee so if it's less than a dollar, you'll mainly be donating money to Paypal.


Disclaimers:

  • If you send us money through Paypal, you are not purchasing anything. You are giving us a gift. Donations buy you no special privileges other than our gratitude and the continued existence of VH. VH is free to play on and always will be free.
  • Though we do not profit from VH, we are not a registered non-profit organization. You can't deduct this from your taxes.
  • Paypal payments will not be refunded unless there was an obvious mistake in the transaction. Paypal charges us a percentage to receive the money. We prefer not to lose money if someone gets fed up with someone a few weeks down the line. >.<

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Donation sent. Hope it helps.

 

*pokes everyone to help... hehehehe* :P

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The VH mouse pad and dark long sleeve shirt look awesome. I'll probably pick them up soon. Great stuff. I'll see about sending in a few bucks through paypal also.

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Hah. That stuff looks pretty dern rad. *nods* I'll see what I can do about possibly buying something. Or donating. Whichever's fine with me. [=

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*considers buying a mug to feed her coffee addiction during Quidditch*

 

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Donation sent.

 

And all that stuff looks great, I'll probably pick something later!

 

<333

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*is gonna buy, like, everything one or two things?* <3 LIKE A REALLY SPIFFY T-SHIRT. YUH.

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My next [entire] paycheck is going to VH apparel like whoa. I'm way sad there aren't any Death Eater t-shirts, or individual house shirts. I mean I've got some from Hot Topic but man, it just isn't the same. XD

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Oh, good. ^_^ I'll ask my parents if I can donate to VH, or buy any of those shirts. Wear it everyday. VH pride, yo.

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H'omg h'omg!!!

Look at that hoodie, and that tank top! And, and that tee, and mug and ZOMG THE JOURNAL! A JOURNAL! *This puppeteer loves her journals!* BUT SRSLY LOOK AT THEM! I want all of them, sup@ my next pay check going towards buying one or more of those totally wicked cool items that I definitely am in love with! *breathes because i get way to excited too quickly*

<333333333333333333

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Donation sent!

 

I shall also buy everything. Srsly. Just you wait - get in your orders before I grabs it alls.

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Ooh! I'll see if I can. *still lives w/parents* <_<

 

And, I <3 the designs. My favorites are the tote bag and the VH jr. hoodie, 'cause it looks so comfy. *squeeshes Nemmy*

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Is this available in Asian countries? Cause I really, really, really want to buy that tank top. <333

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Cassandra, I think Cafe Press does ship almost anywhere. There's some information in their help topics here.

 

Edmund, Andrialien, Alissia, and all the other lovely people who've donated: Thank you so so much. You're surprising us with your generosity. :wub:

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*sways and patiently waits for t-shirt* :)

 

*snuggles t-shirt* My preeeeciouuuus. B)


Edited by Lux Alexander Hawkins

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Oh em gee. I'm going to get the mousepad and the large mug and a bigggg t-shirt! (because I like biiiiig t-shirts. They're comfortable.) Lol. Funn! As soon as I get home...I'm totally buying. :)

 

Donation made. XD. *waits excitedly*


Edited by Ivy Milano

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ZOMG. *drinks tea out of VH mug and rubs mouse on VH mousepad* XDDD! I just received them last night. ;)

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I realllly want one! ZOMG! for my birthday!

I am totally going to ask. <333

 

 

I wish they had some hufflepuff shirts though. -shifty eyes-

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Mah T-Shirt came today. D: Squee :wub: *hugs it* I wonder if my mum would lemme buy something extra. XD *snugs everyone* <333

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Has the donations address changed? Because when I use that Paypal address I'm rerouted back to VH's announcement page.

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The baby doll shirt is pretty neat. ^_^ I'm going to go and ask my parents to get me that. It's close to my birthday, after all. <3

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Just curious, how close are you guys to meeting the minimum?

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I'd just like to give you all an update. Thanks to several generous VHers, we raised enough to cover our bills through August '08. I first posted this in June, so that's over a year's worth of costs covered! We all really appreciate your contributions to keeping VH afloat.

 

Our current server costs us $29 a month and there's a yearly charge for software support (another $30), so any further contributions will ensure that we can afford to keep VH going into the future.

 

One thing that you may consider donating for is a chat. We used to have one. Some people liked it and still miss it. Some people never went in there. So, I'm going to leave it's future in the hands of those who want it. I found a chat service that has features we'd want. It'd be hosted, so we don't use up our precious server resources. It'd integrate with our board so your login would be the same. And it has the moderation features we'd need. It costs $125 a year. So basically, if 12 people would be willing to pay $10 a year for it, we could have a chat. Don't ask about the other 5 dollars. :P

 

If you'd like to have a chat and can afford to help out, please donate and include a note with your donation detailing what it's for.

 

(If you recently donated money and you want part of your contribution earmarked for the chat, let me know. But generally, it's more important to keep VH up and running so that's where I'm focusing the donations we've received so far. 9 months pass buy disturbingly fast! Can you believe new VH has been up for over a year?)

 

 

P.S. I don't mean that 12 people have to volunteer to pay 10 dollars every year. Not the same 12 people paying 10 dollars every year for the rest of their lives, I mean. Just that once a year we'll have to raise money for the chat.

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Donation sent, directed toward the chat.
Edited by Gerald Arden

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