12:13 am - John
Many updates have happened recently. First, there is a new site-wide main layout called Burn. The layout was designed by Megan (quiet_fury87). As you all can probably tell, the layout is based on the amazing movie poster recently released by Warner Brothers.
Next, the six month donation items for December 2009 and June 2010 have finally been handed out. They are: Flitwick's Wand and Enchanted Scoreboard.
Both items have actions associated with them that can be used on the site. With Flitwick's wand, you have the options of casting a Cheering Charm, Silencio, and Rictusempra. With the Enchanted Scoreboard, you have the option of personally posting text on the scoreboard towards the top of Diagon Alley. Both items were coded by Josh. If you feel you should have received December or June's item, please owl me ASAP.
Per many of your requests, any monthly donation subscriptions created by 11:59 PM on August 11th will count towards December's six month rare (which will have actions). Please note that in order to qualify for a six month rare, you must donate every month in the six month period.
Galleon incentives have now been handed out. If you did not receive yours, you likely got an email with instructions. Also, a new incentive has officially started. 24 to 48 hours after a purchase is made, the purchasing user will be granted forum title privileges for exactly one month. Wearing things from the Site Store is a great way to support Hex, and your house.
Also, as many of you know, I have no problem with people presenting their problems with Hex and discussing them openly. I realize that many are unhappy with the events discussed in the Kerfuffle news post. With this, a general trend that seems to be occurring is people making big leaving threads and making a big deal out of them and disabling their accounts to prove a point. What has been happening though, is that many of the people are taking advantage of the three day re-enable account policy, even after making huge threads about disabling their accounts. Because of this, the three day grace period to re-enable disabled accounts will temporarily be removed. If you truly want to leave Hex and feel passionate enough to post all about it, then follow through with what you said and truly leave.
Also, the staff is always open to any ideas and suggestions. I know many have been saying this is not the case. Feel free to owl any of us at any time. We do not mind at all and would like it if you did. As stated above, we also have no problem with viewpoints that are different from ours. All that we ask is that they are presented in a respectful manner. The name calling and personal attacks that have been occurring on Hex and on the Facebook page will obviously not be tolerated, as defined in the Terms.
Lastly, for the first time ever, the Hex Staff will begin accepting nominations for the global moderator position. All of the details about this can be found here. As stated on the page, you cannot nominate yourself. Multiple nominations per person is encouraged. The nomination applications are by no means meant to replace any current global moderators, but only possibly add additional ones. More details of what's to come after the nomination process will be posted at a later date.