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January 26, 2015

You spoke, we're answering:

7:16 pm - Ninja Kitten

Hearing that we were increasing the point totals (for year move ups) from 100 to 1200 upset a fair few of you. We realize that it is a HUGE increase (though still slightly less than half the maximum points available ;) ) and as such have come up with what we hope will be a wonderful compromise.

Each of you will now be able to do make-up homework. That's right, you may go back and do assignments previously assigned that you missed, to a certain point. For more information on this new feature, please go to the Entrance Hall or click the image above for ease. More in depth information will be provided there.

January 24, 2015

Social Media Feedback

10:14 pm - picklebuddy7

Our social media teams need your help! We want to make the best use of our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram accounts, and to ensure this happens, we'd like to know what YOU want to see from us.

By answering a few questions about each of our social media outlets, you can help us make this goal a reality. Any feedback - whether that be how we are currently doing, what you think we can improve, or things you'd like to see from us - is welcome and appreciated.

Please take a moment to submit feedback here and we will do our best to ensure a brighter future for our social media outlets.

January 23, 2015

Wizarding Wireless Network: Re-Release!

9:09 am - Nicole2013

It's a new year and WWN is back with a whole new look! The staff has taken their time to make everything perfect for this re-release! This month, we have the scoop on what all happened during the Weasley Holiday Party. We also have the advice segment, I'm Listening, up and running. You can also find out more about a special HEXian of the Month. We are excited to share with you that WWN also has a new Facebook Page where we will keep you updated with everything WWN! Happy listening!

If you have any suggestions concerning WWN or want to send in questions for advice or nominate a HEXian of the Month, you can owl Nicole2013 or WWN.

If you have any general concerns about the this month's issue of WWN, you can send an owl to Nicole2013 or WWN. Or you can check in with Icemousey in Publication Management.

January 22, 2015

Say what now?

8:57 pm - Ninja Kitten

There were three, noble and great. The first one was fair and gentle like the touch of a breeze in spring. Then came the other, with strong arms and dark allure. At last, the third one valued bravery and wisdom, ambition and equality.

It came a time, thereafter, when those three decided to fight for glory. And so they were each represented by a fragile flower, a young man as fast as wind and a bright soul with his future ahead.

But a curious thing happened then. A fourth one emerged from the flames, chosen to carry a great burden upon his shoulders. And so, these four went on the path designed for three.

January 20, 2015

Congratulations from the Tumblr team

8:14 am - Em

The Tumblr team has two pieces of news to announce after our lovely contests that were held on Tumblr and the contest held in the Fan Fiction forum.

So first, we want to congratulate the following users who won the Four Founders of Fan Fiction contest. Their work will be posted on the official hex tumblr account in the coming weeks so be sure to stop by to read them for yourself.

1. ccswimmer57
2. Vie Noblefury
Congrats on the win, and we applaud rest of those who posted their entries.

Now, moving onto the second news.

12 days of Hexmas was our first official Tumblr contest, and we want to thank everyone who participated and would like to extend our congratulations to the following users. (Your item prizes will be sent out to you shortly.)

1.-Stef Potter -
2.egrounds -
3.egrounds -

Be sure to Follow us on Tumblr to keep up with future contests!

January 19, 2015

Once Upon a Restock

1:31 am - Lu

What's that, dearie? A Resurrection Stone, did you say?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Mr. Gold found out what the Resurrection Stone was capable of? Say he did discover its abilities - who would he bring back? What would he do with it?

We're about to find out. The infamous Mr. Gold is in town and will be doing his best to bring certain people back from the very questionable beyond. The Storybrooke gang has something to say about it, though, and will do whatever it takes to keep the Stone out of Mr. Gold's crocodile hands. What about you? Which side of the great divide do you fall on? Join the whole gang (and a few Hufflepuff staffers!) in Once Upon a Restock. We're sure your questions will be answered once you get there. And remember - magic always comes with a price.

January 17, 2015

Embrace the magic!

1:55 pm - Ninja Kitten

The Magical Archivists would love for you to come out and play with us. Each month there will be two contests in two separate Harry Potter archives. So join us as we journey back to Harry's first year at Hogwarts and then apparate on over to look into his fourth year as well. Here are this month's opportunities:

Just One Year || At the Quidditch World Cup

January 14, 2015

Dueling Judge Applications Open

10:24 pm - Alisyn Malfoy

Well now, the infamous Professor Gilderoy Lockhart recently spent his Christmas break gathering more information for the newest installment of his best-selling Defense Against the Dark Arts books: Dealing with Dementors. Unfortunately, this has left Professor Snape scrambling to get everything ready for the next set of duels while the pompous peacock speaks with his agent, has a new portrait made for his author page, and continues to answer fanmail from his adoring public.

From what the students can see, the Potions Master is becoming rather frazzled, giving out detentions at the drop of a hat and darkly hinting at poisoning some of his less-favored students. To help Professor Snape (and more importantly, protect yourself from his wrath), why don't you try to help him with this latest headache?

Head over to the Entrance Hall for more information on how to apply!

January 10, 2015

Google Ads Issues

10:26 pm - John

Many of you have reported the issue of the Google Ads automatically redirecting you to certain sites outside of HEX. We definitely understand that this is quite annoying and have been in direct contact with Google to try and get this fixed, as it is all on their end. They assured us that they are working on getting these types of ads removed. We are also adding the websites to the block filter as soon as they are reported.

Thanks for your patience while we sort all of this out. As always, we appreciate everyone that continues to display ads on the site and support HEX in that way.

January 8, 2015

The Quibbler - January 2015

12:32 pm - harry_fun

If you are just as confused when it comes to numbers as we are, this issue of the Quibbler is for you. Even if you are not, it's still a great issue to check out. An answer to the infamous question how much does 2+2 equal to, what are some of the superstitions when it comes to numbers, what are numbers good for and more. Enjoy the cold winter days with the January issue of the Quibbler! If you have questions or comments, owl Ted or Allie.

January 7, 2015

Second Surprise Raffle Results

4:28 am - HEX Staff

The winners for the Second Surprise Raffle have officially been drawn! As a reminder, everyone that had been active on the site recently each received 5 tickets. Congratulations to all the winners! If you won something, an event was issued to your account telling what you won. For a full list of the results, check them out here!

January 6, 2015

RPC Update and The RP Factor: 2015

4:37 pm - picklebuddy7

Gather round, one and all! Changes are coming to the Roleplay Centre, and we aren't just talking about pretty galleons. This month, the RPC is bringing a lot of new features! We have our new roleplay of the month with brand new prizes, a new raffle to earn big prizes, and new ways to earn both House Points AND raffle tickets. And on top of it? A brand new competition, with applications open today!

That's right, ladies and gents! A big new competition is heading your way! Are you a fan of Project Ink, Hex Idol, or Hex's Next Top Graphic Designer? Then this is a competition you're gonna LOVE! It has all the joys you get from those amazing competitions, while offering something brand new to the table.

Want to read more about earning House Points, galleons, raffle tickets, or the competition? Swing on by THIS THREAD for an in-depth look at everything heading your way in just a matter of days. Information specifically regarding The RP Factor may be seen HERE.

Hold on to your broomsticks, cause it's going to be a fun and exciting ride.

January 5, 2015

Arts & Graphics Forum Update - January

7:44 am - deidra

It's quick, convenient, and has revolutionized the way we eat out: fast food. It is a trademark of the modern world, for better or for worse, and it is the first theme of 2015 over in forum 51.

Pop art is one of the defining genres of the modern world, and so you will be combining fast food and pop art for our graphics contest. For our writing contest, you'll have to sell us some fast food. After 12 months of fantastic art, one stood out above the rest, be sure to check out the artwork of the year as well as the first artwork of the month for 2015!

And now, the prizes;
1st Place: 10,000 Galleons + 3,000 House Points
2nd Place: 5,000 Galleons + 2,000 House Points
3rd Place: 2,000 Galleons + 1,000 House Points

Writing Challenge || Graphics Challenge || Artwork of the Month || Artwork of the Year

Snowball Fight Conclusion

3:26 am - HEX Staff

The big snowball fight has ended and the results are in! Congratulations to all that won. Thank you to all that participated in the snowball fights and made it the most fun it could be. Now, here are the results, along with the house points awarded:

House Results

1st place - Hufflepuff - 17,375 points - 25k house points
2nd place - Ravenclaw - 13,556 points - 20k house points
3rd place - Gryffindor - 11,478 points - 15k house points
4th place - Slytherin - 8,827 points - 10k house points

Top 5 Hitters

1) vampireanneke - 1,051 points - 5k house points
2) Artemis Eve - 770 points - 4k house points
3) Charlotte Price - 736 points - 3k house points
4) SeverusSnape97 - 694 points - 2k house points
5) ArabellaMarie - 680 points - 1k house points

A big congratulations to Hufflepuff for winning the competition and to the top five hitters!

January 2, 2015

Timey Wimey Hogwarts

4:23 am - Jojo

In the throes of madness and love, Snape finally decided to do what it takes to get the only thing he has ever wanted: Lily. Somehow, he has managed to get his hands on a Time Turner and has decided to get back in time and change the course of history, an action that can send the whole wizarding and Muggle world into chaos. Fortunately for us, the new Doctor is paying attention and decides to intervene. Will he be on time to save the world once more?

That's what we'll figure out in Gryffindor's new event, Timey Wimey Hogwarts!

21 Years of Magic
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