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March 30, 2012

The Quibbler: March 2012


12:19 am - Marluxia




Ah, spring! The birds are singing, the wrackspurts are buzzing, and we have yet another issue of your favorite publication for your entertainment. This month, we give you the inside scoop of one reporter's perilous spring break journey with the one, the only, Neville Longbottom! We also discuss why you shouldn't trust bunnies (or their poop) and why Mother Nature is out to get all of us.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Quibbler or its content, please owl Marluxia or one of the other publications staff members, Aiden Jakorr or MuggleBornMegan07. Thanks!



March 28, 2012

Changes to Daily Money


8:37 pm - HPfanextrm


Previously, Daily Money updated every hour, on the hour, to the same new amount for everyone. Any user on the site who tried to collect during the same hour of the day would have the opportunity to claim the same amount. This led to users sharing when amounts were high through threads and other means of communication, even though the original purpose of changing amounts was to encourage users to check-in throughout the day. We were eventually forced to instigate an extension of our rule on Cheating that prohibited this.

While this strongly discouraged one form of cheating, it did nothing to stop users who persistantly seek to exploit the economy through every way imaginable -- those with multiple accounts. The number of users found collecting Daily Money at its highest amounts with multiple accounts has been staggering. The Global Moderators and Staff do their very best to catch every single one of these abusers and remove their ill-gotten goods. Sometimes, however, we find that this money has passed through the hands of many innocent users, unbeknownest of its true origins, inflating the economy. So what do we do to stop this problem? We go directly to the source.

Daily Money will now change for every user every hour, on the hour, independently. No longer will everyone on the site see Daily Money at the same amount at the same time. One user could find it at 50 G and another at 500 G. Daily Money will still remain collectable once per day. Interdepartmental Memos will still alert users who own them when amounts are higher than a certain point, as they previously did. This should have no impact on regular users who operate only one account and never shared information regarding when its amounts were high.



March 17, 2012

The Daily Prophet: March 2012


7:27 pm - MuggleBornMegan07



Did you miss us, dear readers? After a few months hiatus we are back and better than ever! Within this issue of the Daily Prophet, you will discover a quick fix to all of those St. Patrick's Day blunders, an exclusive article about the decision to allow all Hogwarts students participate in Hogsmeade weekends, and a new segment entitled "Prophet Prophecies". With a new design introduced, there is no reason not to read this issue. So what are you waiting for? Check out the Daily Prophet!

If you have any general concerns about the this month's issue of the DP, please direct them at either MugglebornMegan07, Aiden Jakorr, or Marluxia. Thanks!



March 9, 2012

A Taste of Bottled Wit


4:47 pm - saphrina winters



A teacher, an inventor, a mother, and a witch -- she is all these and more. In honor of the Ravenclaw founder, the house staff prepared an exhibit featuring the many facets of Rowena Ravenclaw. Join us and get to know the greatest witch to have ever walked the halls of Hogwarts.



March 5, 2012

RPC Teaching Center - ISO Secretaries


10:14 am - Jeleme


The RPC Teaching Center is looking for a new secretary (possibly two)! You'll be responsible for assigning students to groups/tutors, keeping track of lists of students, keeping track of who's passed and failed each level, and various other things that are needed to keep the Teaching Center as organized as possible and to keep it running smoothly! If interested, please fill out the application (see below) and owl it to RPC Mods by 11:59 PM March 18th.

Name:
Hours spent on HEX per week:
Past leadership experience (on or off HEX):
Are you normally very organized/efficient:
Why are you interested in this position:
How often do your participate in role playing (on or off HEX):

If you have any more questions, feel free to owl Sam, Jessica, or any other RPC mod or admin. We look forward to your applications!



March 4, 2012

Borgin and Burkes Restocked


5:31 pm - Nefarious Black


Borgin & Burkes has been restocked.
Stop by and have a look at the new and remade items on offer.



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