12:05 am - The Giant Squid
Guess what? Squid Tank is back for a third season! The economy is such a large part of our HEX lives that it is only right we have another season! It is time to decide the best of the best this year! Be prepared as it will test your economy knowledge, skills, and more. Time to put on your thinking caps and use all your skills to come out on top! Do you have what it takes?
If you are interested, click here for more details such as applications, the types of contests, and the participation raffle!
10:22 pm - HEX Staff
HEX would like to take a few moments of your time to remind you about internet safety. We take the safety of all our users seriously. To facilitate keeping everyone safe we have some base rules in place, including our COPPA policy, which states that users cannot post photos, videos, or audio recordings that contain an image or audio of someone under the age of 13 without that parents permission. This policy does apply to everyone on the site - for example if you have a niece or nephew you cannot post their picture without their parent using our Contact Form to give express permission.
In addition to COPPA, Site Term 11 urges all users to not give out personal information, such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses. Internet safety is very important; Staff is committed to making HEX a safe place for all, but we ask that you do your part by keeping yourself safe online as well.
Our page on bullying has additional resources available, including links to A Teens Guide to Cyber Security, Digital Citizenship and Cyber Security, and Emergency Internet Safety for Kids. We urge all users, not just kids, to check out these websites for tips on keeping yourself safe online. Additionally, please take a moment to review the Platform Safety thread for advice written by our own Social Media team.
Lastly, we'd like to remind everyone of our report features. Problems with other users, concerns for others safety, and other issues not directly related to a forum should be reported to members of Staff (Global Moderators, Junior Staff, Staff, and Admins). You may use the Forum Report Button, owl a Staff Member, report an owlpost from the owl directly, or use the Site Report feature. For those not familiar with it, the Site Report feature is located at the top left of the screen on the SITE tab, click Report from the drop-down menu to report a site bug or error, a user, a forum or global moderator, or the breaking of site rules. If you're on mobile you will first need to press the three horizontal bars on the top left of the page to find the site tab. Additional methods of reporting, are detailed out in the Knowledge Base. Unfortunately we cannot see everything that happens on the site. We appreciate when you speak out if something seems wrong, even if you're not sure, so that we check it out before its too late to avoid something unfortunate.
12:06 am - HEX Staff
Love is in the air - whether it's the sort shared between family, friends, or partners, there's no denying its presence. Particularly when every shop you see is full of chocolates and beautiful flowers!
This year on HEX, we are celebrating this love-filled holiday with some treats of our own! Dip your delightful Red Roses in our Chocolate Cauldron
for a chance at a scrumptious new variety. Not keen on edible flowers? Perhaps something at Fred's Holiday Store
will catch your eye. The store is stocked once again, and you can also send and receive Candy Hearts
to your fellow HEXians!
As you share your love with users around HEX, there are various Random Events you just might stumble upon. Spread some cheer and happiness, for we wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!
12:01 am - Zoe
Helena Ravenclaw closed her copy of Exploring the Heart of the Ancient Greeks
before rising from her chair. Crossing the common room, she paused to gaze at a painting of the God Eros which had been displayed to celebrate the upcoming holiday. Her head titled slightly to the left as she let out a dreamy sigh. Her mind was still pondering the tales of friendship, sacrifice, and appreciation demonstrated by the ancient characters in her reading. Real, diverse, and authentic love.
The ancient Greeks knew that love wasn't just for couples. Love is perhaps the most powerful force on Earth, and one that comes in many forms. This all-encompassing definition of love is the subject of Helena Ravenclaw's studies this month. why not be inspired by the Greeks and step into a journey
of love and learning?
6:44 pm - Donations
The January 2021 six month donation rare with item actions is now available for all that qualify!
The six month rare for this period is:
Key to the Malfoy Vault
This rare features one item action.
For more information, and to claim your six month rare, please go here!
The next six month rare will be given in July 2021, for all that donate
at least $10 a month, every single month from January to June 2021.
Those that start donating before the end of day February 9th, 2021 (and continue to through end of June) will qualify for the July 2021 six month rare.
6:32 pm - Zoe
Do you have a knack for reporting the odd and unusual? Are tall tales your specialty? Are you determined to discover all of the Ministry's deep, dark secrets? If so, The Quibbler may just be the place for you! Each month, you're given a chance to report on the wonderfully weird, the oddly outlandish, and the perfectly peculiar! Of course, it's all must-know information... I mean, why would we ever publish anything but the truth?
Interested in learning more? Think you may want to be the next sacrifice to the Pit of Doom? Fabulous, fabulous. Make your way on over to this thread in the Newsstand to find out how you can apply to join our team! We look forward to seeing your application!