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Hes March 8th, 2012 2:29 pm

Pottermore v.11
 
Welcome to the Pottermore thread! Pottermore is now open to all. So please discuss your views of Pottermore and your questions about site related issues here :)

Previous version: Pottermore v.10

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What is on-topic:


Questions and information about, and analysis of, Pottermore itself

What is off-topic:
  • general squeeing about Pottermore and other posts which lack substance
  • whether you have registered for Pottermore yet or not (e.g. "Yay! I've just got my username and it's Snape'sUnderpants666!"). Go to the Pitchside if you want to post that sort of thing. You can put your username in your signature if you want (although there have been reports of people who'd posted their username online being hacked so you may wish to leave the final digits off as a precaution).
  • how you are feeling/what you are doing at the moment (e.g. "I'm so excited! But I don't know how I'm going to stay up all night. Maybe I'll drink coffee?" Go to the Pitchside if you want to post that sort of thing
  • questions or comments about CoS (e.g. "How is posting my username offtopic?", "Why has my post count gone down?") There is an Ask the Staff thread where you can post these things, or you can owl a mod.
What will get you banned (amongst other things):
  • posting illegal links
  • posting your e-mail address or 'phone number or asking other members for theirs
  • repeatedly ignoring the above

Speculation

What is OK here:

Reasonable, fact-based speculation, where you try to piece together the possible ways Pottermore might work, on the basis of information about the site already in the public domain, and use hypothesis to try to fill in some of the gaps.

What is not OK here:

*Wild, unfounded speculation (e.g. if the HP actors joined Pottermore, what do you think their usernames would be?)
*General "It would be so cool if..'" wish lists
*Discussion that stops being about Pottermore and starts being about you (e.g. when a How Might the Pottermore Sorting System Work? discussion turns into a The Kind of Sorting System I Would Construct If It Were Up To Me discussion, it's off-topic)

Also, please respect the wishes of the Pottermore staff e.g. if you think you've worked out a way that members can rig their answers to the Pottermore sorting quiz to get the house they want, please don't share it here, as it's obvious that the Pottermore team don't want people to rig their quiz.

Please also respect the privacy of all of those connected to the HP franchise and do not spread unconfirmed rumours or speculation about who has a Pottermore account.

katielouise March 8th, 2012 3:18 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
I am so annoyed. I was just brewing a potion, and this came up:

[staff edit]

Quote:

Message: Sorry, you are not allowed to speed up potions by changing your computer settings.

Your cauldron has been removed from your Potions collection...

I did not change my computer settings at all. In fact, I've been reading through posts on here for the past hour waiting for the potion to brew.
I was using a copper cauldron, so now if I want to use one again, I'll have to buy another!

Has anyone else had this problem before?
I'm so confused, I don't know what it thinks happened to my computer but I definitely didn't change the settings!

Hes March 8th, 2012 3:33 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Sorry but we don't allow screencaps from Pottermore, it breaches Pottermore's terms of use. Only images that are officially published by Pottermore are allowed to be posted until the site is open for all.

katielouise March 8th, 2012 3:43 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Oh sorry, I completely forgot about that!

MerryLore March 8th, 2012 3:43 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by katielouise (Post 5989059)
I did not change my computer settings at all. In fact, I've been reading through posts on here for the past hour waiting for the potion to brew.
I was using a copper cauldron, so now if I want to use one again, I'll have to buy another!

I'm sorry!

Were you downloading anything while the potion was brewing? I've heard this can cause Pottermore to think you're trying to speed up brewing times.

Goddess_Clio March 8th, 2012 6:23 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
POTTERMORE IS OPENING TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN APRIL 2012

Pottermore Insider
Mugglenet

FINALLY! :D :D :D :D :D

SusanBones March 8th, 2012 7:11 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by katielouise (Post 5989059)
I am so annoyed. I was just brewing a potion, and this came up:
I did not change my computer settings at all. In fact, I've been reading through posts on here for the past hour waiting for the potion to brew.
I was using a copper cauldron, so now if I want to use one again, I'll have to buy another!

Has anyone else had this problem before?
I'm so confused, I don't know what it thinks happened to my computer but I definitely didn't change the settings!

I had that exact same thing happen to me last week. :grumble: I had finished the first step of Sleeping Draught, left it to brew, and then didn't even work on that computer for awhile. When I came back my copper cauldron had exploded and the message was that I tried to speed up the process. I sent a complaint to the the Pottermore help people because it is obviously a glitch. They replied that they got my complaint, but they haven't responded with an answer yet.

I'm sorry to hear that the problem still exists. :argh:

Pottermore reinstated the time outs for Dueling again. I was just dueling and got the message that I exceeded the dueling limit. They haven't had the limits on for a long time. To tell the truth I'm glad they brought them back. Sometimes it seems like the top scorers dominate there, and it is hard to get to duel other people.

MerryLore March 8th, 2012 7:39 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
They're adding sound. I wonder if they mean sound effects, like a train whistle or a cauldron exploding, or actual background music? Is the soundtrack from the movie too much to hope for?

I'm guessing it's sound effects. If that's the case, I hope we have the option of turning the sound off.

Asphodel79 March 8th, 2012 8:28 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SusanBones (Post 5989088)
I had that exact same thing happen to me last week. :grumble: I had finished the first step of Sleeping Draught, left it to brew, and then didn't even work on that computer for awhile. When I came back my copper cauldron had exploded and the message was that I tried to speed up the process. I sent a complaint to the the Pottermore help people because it is obviously a glitch. They replied that they got my complaint, but they haven't responded with an answer yet.

I'm sorry to hear that the problem still exists. :argh:

Pottermore reinstated the time outs for Dueling again. I was just dueling and got the message that I exceeded the dueling limit. They haven't had the limits on for a long time. To tell the truth I'm glad they brought them back. Sometimes it seems like the top scorers dominate there, and it is hard to get to duel other people.

Did you have the potion tab open? Some friend and I have found that if you click come back later, and leave the potion page you can avoid this glitch.

I have been dueling for quite some time and have yet to receive a time out. It seems that some people get the time outs while others don't. Honestly, I would prefer to have a time out! :)

SusanBones March 8th, 2012 9:00 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Asphodel79 (Post 5989135)
Did you have the potion tab open? Some friend and I have found that if you click come back later, and leave the potion page you can avoid this glitch.

Yes. That was one of the rare times I just left that tab open instead of clicking on the come back later button. I had been busy doing other things and forgot to do it.

katielouise March 8th, 2012 9:16 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MerryLore (Post 5989067)
I'm sorry!

Were you downloading anything while the potion was brewing? I've heard this can cause Pottermore to think you're trying to speed up brewing times.


Nope, wasn't doing anything other than clicking internet pages!


And yeah, I left the tab open too.
I haven't been on in a while, and when I was going on and doing potions, I found that it worked the best when I left the tab open. Maybe that's changed then? XD

BronzeDragon March 8th, 2012 9:18 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SusanBones (Post 5989160)
Yes. That was one of the rare times I just left that tab open instead of clicking on the come back later button. I had been busy doing other things and forgot to do it.

It seems like leaving the tab open makes people more prone to the glitch. Close it, and all will be well (well, it seems that way for most people; one or two have still gotten the glitch with it, but I close my tab every time and it hasn't happened to me.) Pottermore has said they won't replenish Galleons for cauldrons lost, sadly.

In other news, everyone not in Pottermore can celebrate over the early-April 2012 opening date that was revealed today!

merrymarge March 8th, 2012 9:46 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
I send in my e-mail last fall. I hope they officially send notice when the site is open. I will take an e-mail or an "owl post" or even "It's open, come join the fun!"
The few sites are potions, dueling and sorting. Is there any other sites or is this it?

MerryLore March 8th, 2012 9:56 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by merrymarge (Post 5989216)
The few sites are potions, dueling and sorting. Is there any other sites or is this it?

A wand chooses you. You get to find all sorts of hidden goodies like Chocolate Frogs, Salt and Pepper Shakers, etc. Each chapter is divided into 2 to 3 moments, where you get to learn new information and look at the beautiful artwork.

I found the hidden links awhile back where they're going to add Quiddich and Wizard's Chess, but I don't know if that will be in April, or not until CoS.

merrymarge March 8th, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
why wait until COS? there was Quidditch and Wizard's Chess in the first book.

MerryLore March 8th, 2012 10:07 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by merrymarge (Post 5989233)
why wait until COS? there was Quidditch and Wizard's Chess in the first book.

I don't think Pottermore realized how popular dueling and potions would be with a certain percentage of members, and that activities were the best way to keep members returning. Once they add the e-books, i think they'll wanting returning members.

leah49 March 8th, 2012 10:57 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by katielouise (Post 5989187)
Nope, wasn't doing anything other than clicking internet pages!


And yeah, I left the tab open too.
I haven't been on in a while, and when I was going on and doing potions, I found that it worked the best when I left the tab open. Maybe that's changed then? XD

Have you reported your problem to Pottermore?

captain_mills March 9th, 2012 3:19 am

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Early April, eh? That's less than a month off... It's gonna get busy, my fellow beta folks!

Hufflepuffchill March 9th, 2012 9:13 pm

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by katielouise (Post 5989059)
I am so annoyed. I was just brewing a potion, and this came up:

[staff edit]




I did not change my computer settings at all. In fact, I've been reading through posts on here for the past hour waiting for the potion to brew.
I was using a copper cauldron, so now if I want to use one again, I'll have to buy another!

Has anyone else had this problem before?
I'm so confused, I don't know what it thinks happened to my computer but I definitely didn't change the settings!

I had the exact same problem! It was actually one of the contributing factors of me cutting back on using pottermore.

I wasn't doing anything wrong just had it brewing in an extra tab and when I went back to see how long it had left I had that message. There have been a lot of different guesses as to why it happened but I'm not sure if it is any of them.


Quote:

Originally Posted by leah49 (Post 5989279)
Have you reported your problem to Pottermore?

If it is anything like my problem they didn't do anything, just said sorry that the error occurred and didn't give me a new cauldron or add any galleons to my account or anything. Sorry but it seems really unlikely they will do anything.

ArryGrotter March 10th, 2012 12:17 am

Re: Pottermore v.11
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hufflepuffchill (Post 5989607)
If it is anything like my problem they didn't do anything, just said sorry that the error occurred and didn't give me a new cauldron or add any galleons to my account or anything. Sorry but it seems really unlikely they will do anything.

Remember that it is still beta. Problems are bound to happen, and you allowed for that when you agreed to be part of the beta. They will probably re-zero all the data when the site opens to the public anyway.


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