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Old August 10th, 2008, 3:27 pm
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In case of nazis, they indeed get excluded from the side. In others political views (or any other views) do nothing to your Hogsmeade access, as long as one discusses them politely. We don't judge about the opinions our members (might) have.


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Old August 11th, 2008, 8:00 am
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If, for instance, a person is very active in political discussions and have strong opinions, do you think "we won't choose that person, he/she will cause trouble?"
One can also post in the Quidditch Pitch and cause trouble. It doesn't matter where one does it, confrontational and aggressive posts reflect badly on one. This has nothing to do with the area or the thread it is posted in.


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Old October 10th, 2008, 12:55 am
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One can also post in the Quidditch Pitch and cause trouble. It doesn't matter where one does it, confrontational and aggressive posts reflect badly on one. This has nothing to do with the area or the thread it is posted in.
Ok. Well, it looks like I found the right thread!

So, I almost never post more than a paragraph per topic (per post), sometimes I even just have maybe two sentences and a smilie.

I really do try hard to contribute though, will this count against me?

Also, do you guys read EVERY SINGLE POST I've ever written, or just review the recent ones and use examples for references?


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Ok. Well, it looks like I found the right thread!

So, I almost never post more than a paragraph per topic (per post), sometimes I even just have maybe two sentences and a smilie.

I really do try hard to contribute though, will this count against me?

Also, do you guys read EVERY SINGLE POST I've ever written, or just review the recent ones and use examples for references?
Most of your questions should be answered here:

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This thread is for members who are not yet in Hogsmeade to ask questions of the staff about admission to Hogsmeade.

Since no one but staff actually knows the answers to these questions, please leave it to staff to post the answers.

How to Get Into HogsmeadeThis is exclusively and definitively what you need to do to get into Hogsmeade.

1. The minimum requirements are 30 days as a member and over 300 posts in the qualifying areas (which conveniently matches the post count in your profile)
2. Your most recent posts should be of good quality. This means that each post is at least a couple of sentences. That your post contributes to the conversation being held in the thread. That you're using proper spelling and proper capitalization. That you're being polite to other members even when they disagree with you.

That's it. That's all we look for. If you've had warnings in the past or made shoddy posts in the past but you've moved past that and you're now a good, polite, warning free poster then you should be fine.
You have about 100 posts to go before you qualify. I hope that helps.


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Old October 10th, 2008, 1:50 am
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Most of your questions should be answered here:



You have about 100 posts to go before you qualify. I hope that helps.
Um? I guess so... I looked at the FAQ page as well as the Review Guidelines, and neither answers my main question.

Do you (as staff) read and review every single post to make sure it qualifies, or do you just do a general look-over and use a few as example reference when judging for Hogsmeade access?


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Do you (as staff) read and review every single post to make sure it qualifies, or do you just do a general look-over and use a few as example reference when judging for Hogsmeade access?
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That's our little secret.


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Old November 30th, 2008, 8:25 am
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The Halloween thread is not counted right? The one hosted by Molly Weasley and Severus Snape? Just checking....


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I dont think it is.

I made so many posts, just using smilies, pictures of food or dancing with Sirius one line comments- I doubt those do matter.


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Yep, the posts made in Ministry of Magic area are not counting towards your post count.

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Since no one but staff actually knows the answers to these questions, please leave it to staff to post the answers.
Not to appear over stern (and no problem in this single case where the answer was wonderful anyway), but we had some misleading answers in the past in here, so decided to let them open for staff only in this particular WAS thread.


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Old November 30th, 2008, 10:04 am
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thought so... Thank you!


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Looking through the FAQ, I'm still not clear on one thing: does one apply for Hogsmeade, or is just sort of automatic; once a user reaches the 300 post count, and said user's posts are deemed of a "good" and contributory nature, that they are automatically offered membership in Hogsmeade?

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Old April 9th, 2009, 6:14 pm
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It's neither. Members are not expected to apply for it, and it is not automatical. When someone has reached the acquired number of qualifying posts the evaluation of said member begins. It may take a considerable time before the access to Hogsmeade is granted.


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Old April 9th, 2009, 6:32 pm
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Right. By "automatic", I meant, it's not applied for, but that the staff will "automatically" consider the user, like I said, for qualifying posts deemed of a good and contributory nature. (and no serious warnings)
I didn't mean automatically grant access, per se, based on just post count.

So it's possible for someone to meet *all* the requirements and just never get the invite anyway?


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It's neither. Members are not expected to apply for it, and it is not automatical. When someone has reached the acquired number of qualifying posts the evaluation of said member begins. It may take a considerable time before the access to Hogsmeade is granted.
I guess I am permanently disqualified, even if I clean up my act. I would really like an avatar, though.


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Old April 9th, 2009, 6:49 pm
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Right. By "automatic", I meant, it's not applied for, but that the staff will "automatically" consider the user, like I said, for qualifying posts deemed of a good and contributory nature. (and no serious warnings)
I didn't mean automatically grant access, per se, based on just post count.

So it's possible for someone to meet *all* the requirements and just never get the invite anyway?
I've been wondering the same thing. Are the mods automatically notified when a user reaches 300, or are they just expected to notice? I am also confused about why it takes time after 300 posts.


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I've been wondering the same thing. Are the mods automatically notified when a user reaches 300, or are they just expected to notice? I am also confused about why it takes time after 300 posts.
It takes time more because of us than you. Sometimes we get caught up in contests or takeovers of the forums by fictional characters and fall behind a bit on Hogsmeade. So please don't take it personally, those pesky real live just get in the way on occasion.

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I guess I am permanently disqualified, even if I clean up my act. I would really like an avatar, though.
No one is permanently disqualified. If you have current warning points, you're ineligible but once they're gone you will be considered. If someone has been a problem then we like to see 30 days of good behaviour before we admit you to Hogsmeade.


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Does the fact that I have participated in many areas that does not have post counts and have won some of the competitions like fanfiction writing contest or Harry Potter Caption Contest extra, give me added bonus when the hogsmeade qualification is guaged?


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Every case is taken on an individual basis

Hogsmeade FAQs

From Jessica's initial post in this thread

How to Get Into HogsmeadeThis is exclusively and definitively what you need to do to get into Hogsmeade.

1. The minimum requirements are 30 days as a member and over 300 posts in the qualifying areas (which conveniently matches the post count in your profile)
2. Your most recent posts should be of good quality. This means that each post is at least a couple of sentences. That your post contributes to the conversation being held in the thread. That you're using proper spelling and proper capitalization. That you're being polite to other members even when they disagree with you.

That's it. That's all we look for. If you've had warnings in the past or made shoddy posts in the past but you've moved past that and you're now a good, polite, warning free poster then you should be fine.


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Is speling and grammar realy important?
The rest i can do. Would that be enough?


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