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Shop Permits / APPROVED: Rosewright Books || shop permit.
« on: 13/11/2018 at 14:21 »
Congratulations! This shop has been approved.

http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=8277.0

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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Rosewright Books || shop permit.
« on: 13/11/2018 at 14:21 »
Approved!

Rosewright Books has been added to the shops roster and the London marketplace directory.

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Congratulations! This application has been accepted.

http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=8311.0

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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Elias Glass | Elsewhere Child
« on: 13/11/2018 at 14:15 »
Accepted!

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Adults & Children / ACCEPTED: Basil Razi
« on: 13/11/2018 at 14:13 »
Congratulations! This application has been accepted.

http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=8310.0

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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Basil Razi
« on: 13/11/2018 at 14:12 »
Accepted!

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Adults & Children / Re: lydia graham||elsewhere teen
« on: 12/11/2018 at 11:59 »
Hey, Lydia!

Thanks for making those changes. One small thing: the final paragraph of your RP sample is still in the present tense. Would you be able to edit this into the past tense to fit with the rest of your post?

Once you've made the required change, please repost your entire revised application below, and we'll be more than happy to take another look. Thanks!

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Adults & Children / Re: lydia graham||elsewhere teen
« on: 07/11/2018 at 18:04 »
Hi, Lydia!

Your application looks good so far, there's just one thing that needs editing before we can get you accepted.

While it's fine to use the present tense in your biography, your roleplay sample needs to be in the past tense, as this is what we use in threads Please could you edit your roleplay sample so that it's all consistently in the past tense (e.g. instead of 'A broom zips by up in the sky above where she's lying', you'd write, ' A broom zipped by up in the sky above where she was lying').

Once you've made the required change, please repost your entire revised application below, and we'll be more than happy to take another look. Thanks!

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Congratulations! This application has been accepted.

http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=8298.0

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Accepted!

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Hi Rowena, thanks for making those changes to your application!

There's one small thing that also needs tweaking with your biography: you mention that the family moved when the Hexenreich were overthrown, and that Rowena was only one at the time. If she's 10 now, she would have been born in 1943/44 (depending on her birth month) which means she would have turned one in 1944/45. The Ministry only began to seize back control in 1950 (with Hexenreich members disappearing after the collapse of the magical barriers in 1948; you can read more about the Hexenreich plot here). This means that either Rowena would have been older than one (closer to 7/8 years old, or 4-5 at the earliest) when the family moved, or that they moved before the Hexenreich were overthrown. Please could you edit your biography to reflect this, so that it matches with our site/canon timeline.

Your RP sample looks great now, thanks for editing it! There's still one moment that might be construed as powerplay:
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It seemed fine with the girl, so Rowena walked up to the broom and picked it up.

Here, you're still assuming the other player's reaction by saying 'it seemed fine with the girl'. If you could remove that phrase or edit it slightly (e.g. to, 'hoping it was fine with the girl, Rowena walked up to the broom...'), that would solve the issue.

Once you've made the required changes, please repost your entire revised application below in the same thread, and we'll be happy to take another look. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to PM myself or another staff member. Thanks!

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Suggestions & Questions / Re: From Elsewhere to Hogwarts?
« on: 21/10/2018 at 11:30 »
Hi Rowena, welcome to the site!

You can definitely go ahead and apply as an Elsewhere child for now and then reapply as a Hogwarts student with the same character when December rolls around. Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions, and I'll be happy to help!

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Adults & Children / ACCEPTED: Calix Glass | Elsewhere Teen
« on: 17/10/2018 at 14:01 »
Congratulations! This application has been accepted.

http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=8293.0

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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Calix Glass | Elsewhere Teen
« on: 17/10/2018 at 14:00 »
Accepted!

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Shop Permits / APPROVED: The Aetherius || Shop Permit
« on: 14/09/2018 at 14:16 »
Congratulations! This shop has been approved.

http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=8275.0

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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: The Aetherius || Shop Permit
« on: 14/09/2018 at 14:16 »
Approved! You can find your subforum here.

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Hogwarts School Accepted / Re: Louise Holland
« on: 25/08/2018 at 15:20 »
Hi, Louise!

Thanks for writing that RP sample, your application is all good now. One small thing I just noticed is that you give your preference as first year. While we aim to try and give people their first choice, sometimes this isn't always possible, so we ask that people put a secondary preference too. Usually, people choose consecutive years (e.g. 1st year (preferred), 2nd year), but it's entirely up to you.

Could you let me know what your second choice of year would be if you couldn't get 1st year? No need to repost your whole application, just post your choice below and then we can get you accepted.

Thanks!

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Hogwarts School Accepted / Re: Josephine "Hazel" Quinn
« on: 22/08/2018 at 01:51 »
Hi, Hazel!

Your application looks good so far, there's just one thing we'll need you to edit before we can get you accepted.

In your roleplay sample, you write that Hazel picks up Hugh's rat. If this were a real thread, and Hugh were a real character, this might be considered powerplaying. Could you edit your sample so that Hazel doesn't pick up his pet? You can have her try to pick him up, but ultimately, it would be up to Hugh to control his pet's actions.

Once you've made the required change, please repost your entire revised application below, and we'll be more than happy to take another look. Thanks!

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Hogwarts School Accepted / Re: Bartleby Appleton
« on: 22/08/2018 at 01:46 »
Hi, Bartleby!

I've sent you a PM, so please check your messages!

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Hogwarts School Accepted / Re: Jude Francis Holiday
« on: 19/08/2018 at 13:17 »
Hi, Jude!

Your application looks great, there's just one small thing we'll need you to edit before we can get you accepted.

In your biography, you write the following sentence: 'And with belts and fists, he was punished, often.' As per our site rating:
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Abuse of minors should not be directly described or mentioned.

If you could edit the above sentence to be more vague about Jude's punishments (e.g. 'he was punished, often'), this would ensure you remain in line with our site rating. 

Once you've made the required change, please repost your entire revised application below, and we'll be more than happy to take another look. Thanks!

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