I doubt anyone is actually reading this, but I feel I should post here as a courtesy.

This community is no longer active and though I had fun here it's time to move on. As the groundskeeper for the school I shall do one last tidy of all the communities attached and then remove myself from them.

Teachers and students of hogwartsch, take care.

Rosie, Ravenclaw

Calling all Ravenclaws!

A quick message to all Ravenclaw students:

If you are not currently watching our common room community, smarterthanthou, please do so now. All important posts concerning your house will be made there, and you won't see them if the community isn't on your flist!

-Linz, Ravenclaw Prefect
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Welcome & FAQ

Welcome to Hogwarts Challenge [hogwarts_ch]. All of the HGCH communities have been made friends only. To join, you must first head over to hogwarts_ch and submit your application to see the Sorting Hat. Below you will find a handy starting guide, the general rules, and various FAQs. If you feel your question has not been addressed, do not hesitate to ask.

We have just completed a complete overhaul of all communities including a member pruning, adding on new staff, and revamping the rules and sorting. As we rebuild, regain members and see a rise in participation other communities – such as lessons, clubs, the Daily Prophet – will appear once again.

This communities is friends only - all entries henceforth are friends locked

  • hogwartsch :: main
  • hogwarts_ch :: sorting
  • hgchbackstage :: staff inbox listing

  • stoutofheart :: gryffindor
  • loyalhearts :: hufflepuff
  • ahouseapart :: slytherin
  • smarterthanthou :: ravenclaw

    These are very, very important. Please see HERE for community rules, etiquette, disciplinary procedure and more.

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    Rules, procedure and more will change as we go along. We have essentially started from scratch! If you wish to be apart of this community and help build it, making it your own, and ensuring that it is a fun, active place – join today!

    Seeing this first off and you are already a member? Make sure you have the community friended.
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    We are now just waiting to hear from the Hufflepuff prefect before we update the userinfos, faqs, sorting guide, and officially start Term One. I want to make sure our common rooms are in order before we start inviting in new members!

  • As soon as the first term starts, ALL posts in ALL the communities outside of the sorting community will be friends locked. That means that if you don't have the communities added to your flist, you will not see posts. For example, those who do not have this community friended will not have seen the message one post down for all Gryffindors.
  • Get your comments, thoughts and suggestions in on THIS post please.
  • Sort, sort, sort! hogwarts_ch! I am going to be extending an invitation to many of the applications, even if they were posted a while ago (seeing as how they may still wish to join), so if you find yourself done with the "new" applicants and have some time, please go back and sort the older applicants not yet stamped. Points WILL be awarded - 5 for every vote. On the older applications, to keep things fair, points will only be awarded for votes cast since the revamp.
  • Ravenclaw - Deputy Headmiss

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    Your Headmistress and I are happy to announce the new (in most cases) Prefects and Co-Prefects! Thank you to everyone who applied. :)

    Hufflepuff - Prefect: criickett
    Gryffindor - Prefect: autumnelephant
    Slytherin - Prefect: achon_jonus Co-Prefect: starbucks5721
    Ravenclaw - Prefect: forfunandprofit

    We were fortunate in that each position for Prefect has been filled and in the case of Slytherin, we have both a Prefect and a Co-Prefect. When the time comes and the Prefects let us know that they need help maintaining the commonrooms we will put out applications for the remaining Co-Prefect positions.

    Now if the prefects could please head over to this post on hgchbackstage you'll be able to find out more about your duties and responsibilities. :)

    Also, everyone else feel free to comment on that post with suggestions/ideas for the commonrooms!
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    Layouts, Prefects and Sorting (oh my)

    This post is very important! Please take the time to read and comment - you will see why below.

    First, for those of you who have not checked yet, the new layout is up! Click here to see if you are viewing from your flist.

    Congratulations to starbucks5721, aka Lynn, of Slytherin on their win! All the headers were terrific and unique. I can only anticipate our next layout contest. Lynn, if you could email me at metisnyx[at] with your header(s) for the sorting community done in a complimentary style to your winning submission in the next few days it would be much appreciated! If you have questions feel free to ask.

    You'll note on the side there is a welcome blurb (just a placeholder for now) and space for links. Those will be filled once the final touches are put on the communities and I know what links go where and to what.

    Secondly, Prefects will be announced late tomorrow night!

    Regarding hogwarts_ch (that of which has a new applicant!), there are a handful who have joined, submitted an application, have not been stamped, and may very well like to be apart of the community. Therefore sorting is open on all applications done in the past two months - they will be stamped, and permitted to join if they like (so head over and vote!). I am in the process of pruning this community's info, and it will be used as the proper member count.

    Last, but not least, Kuri and I are currently brainstorming on the community rules, faqs and sorting application. This is VERY IMPORTANT, because here is your chance to provide input and direction in this, your community. We will be posting a 'final draft' of everything before it goes up officially and we revise the userinfos, but here is the best way to get your say in. If you DO NOT comment here with your suggestions or feedback on other comments, that's your problem if you find what we come up with doesn't float your boat. Speak now or forever hold your peace!

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    COMMENT TO ONE ANOTHER. If you really like a question or suggestion, let that member know. If you think one could be improved by adding another layer, swapping some words, etc, please do so - nicely. We are all striving to make the best community possible, so please do not take another member's comments harshly. All ideas are good ideas.

    Again, speak now or forever hold your peace! This will stay open for two or three days, so get your comments in!

    EDIT - Another new application at hogwarts_ch! Sort sort sort! You may need to friend the community to see some.
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    About 20 minutes and 400 clicks later hogwarts_ch's member list is now updated. Please take a look at the userinfo and make sure you are listed as you should be, provided you left your name in the member roll call.

    Those of you who do not see your names, but know you put down your name, please check your invites page. There were about six of you who either didn't have the community joined in the first place, or in my frenzy of clicking accidentally nicked you off. Simply accept the invite and you're good to go.

    If you are seeing this for the first time and asking "Huh?", we've recently had a member pruning. If you were previously a member and would like to be invited back, please leave your LJ username and house in a comment to THIS post so that I can revise the list or tomorrow for the day after when I tackle the this comm's member list. All other subsidiary community lists can wait until we are steady and running. Pruning the common rooms will fall to the Prefects.

    The NEW member totals are as follows:
    Gryffindor: 10
    Slytherin: 7
    Ravenclaw: 14
    Hufflepuff: 9

    Total: 40

    ... which is pretty damn good. Regarding house specific numbers it is a fairly typical ratio even though Gryffindors tend to multiply rather quickly once things get going... ;)

    Here's to a new term starting very soon! The layout contest voting (below) will end within the next two days, the layouts will go up, prefects will be announced, discussions will open on revising rules and the Sorting application, and then our official reopening within the week.

    - Amanda