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When is the next sorting for the school? Is there anything else I can do on here while I wait?
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December 12!

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How does the sorting work?
The sorting is a quiz that you will take that opens December 12. Each quiz is sorted by hand by an admin

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To be sorted, you need to be a member and have at least ten legitimate posts.
(Please don't spam out of Newbie status just to be sorted -your posts WILL be deleted and you WILL be unsorted if this happens.)

The Sorting opens for all members shortly after each RPG school term comes to an end. We don't sort during the RPG school term because sorting in the books is at the start of the school year, and that is how we do it on SS too.

There is a box on the Front Page that shows school updates and the date of the next sorting.

When the sorting opens, a news article will be posted. The article will provide you with a direct link to the sorting quiz. Simply answer all the questions in the quiz, submit it, and then sit back and wait as the sorting hat goes to work. When the hat has made it's decision, you will be contacted via a PM with your new house placement within 1 to 5 days.

Our sorting quiz is hand-sorted. This means that your answers are reviewed individually by our administrators, and your responses are taken into account. Do be sure to read the questions carefully as you can only take the quiz once.

Getting sorted means that you will be able to participate in the School Role Play as a member of one of the four Hogwarts Houses, but if you want to be sorted and do not want to RP in the School, that is okay too.

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The sorting is a quiz that you will take that opens December 12. Each quiz is sorted by hand by an admin

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Awesome! Also, I was wondering, how do I upload an avatar? I can't seem to find any instruction or area to do this.
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Why is hot-linking not allowed? How else can I direct people to amazing HP-related info and sites?
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I think you may be confused a little on what exactly the term hot-linking entails. Here is how we have it explained in the Newbie guidelines:
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Direct linking or "hot linking" is not allowed. Direct linking is the use of bandwidth from another site without permission by directly using their server to post images. This means that you cannot add an image to your post with the [IMG] tags if the link contained within those tags does not link to your own hosting site. Avoid direct linking by uploading your images to a free image hosting site like Photobucket, imageshack or tinypic.com.
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Hi! Welcome to SS! You can't yet play games outside of the newbie forum because you haven't graduated to member status. You need ten legitimate posts before the site will automatically (within an hour of gaining the ten posts and keeping them) change you to a full member. You are on eight posts (I just deleted a couple of yours, because you didn't quite follow the instructions of one of the game threads in here) so you just need two more. It shouldn't take you long, just make sure you don't 'double post' (which means don't post directly after yourself in a thread).

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Give it a little bit for your name to change to cyan and there's lots of places to go!

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Each picture takes time to load, and I'm assuming that's the reason for limiting pictures. I've done 3 pictures in a signature, it's actually not easy to have the total of the pictures come less than 60kb for the three. I can't actually imagine trying place more than 3 in a signature and still come under the 60kb!
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I don't normaly rp or anything but what exactly is the hogwarts forum about? I guess I just don't understand the entire concept.
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I don't normaly rp or anything but what exactly is the hogwarts forum about? I guess I just don't understand the entire concept.
The Hogwarts RPG is basically, creating a student character, and sending them to Hogwarts. They can attend classes and do homework (completely up to you whether to or not) or just play around on the hogwarts grounds, play with the ghosts and other students!

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Who among us Harry Potter fans hasn't wished at for a Hogwarts letter, or that we could go to the Leaky Cauldron and share a butterbeer with friends, or work for the Ministry of Magic? With RPing, you can do all that and more! You can live through your character and experience the wizarding world while interacting with others to tell a unique story that pays homage to J.K Rowling's world.
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The first thing that you need to do is create a character. Each person has their own way of going about this and is what makes each character so unique. If you are feel lost about where to begin, you can go look at the How to Create a Character thread and read stories from members about how they did it. Have fun with this! The more thought you put into it, the more you will get out of your RPing experience.

Once you have your character, the next thing to do is to put yourself out there and post! RPing is essentially getting together with friends to write a story. You could also describe is as play-acting in your mind. Each member takes their character and interacts with other members' characters while you imagine the environment they are in. When you read another person's post, you imagine your character’s response to the situation, and describe that to other member. They, in turn, each do the same with their characters. No one person is in complete control of where the story goes or what happens, which is what makes RPing so exciting! While there are all sorts of different writing methods, we highly recommend that you write in third person past tense.

If you are still feeling a little unsure, you should browse around Diagon Alley or the School RPG archives, to see some examples of how to roleplay. You can always contact any Department Head (for the Ministry of Magic RPG), School Staff member (for the Hogwarts RPG) or Shopkeeper (for the Diagon Alley RPG) if you would like some help. They'd all be more than happy to help you get started and answer any specific questions.

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To be sorted, you need to be a member and have at least ten legitimate posts - so you're almost there! Sorting will open up when the current school's term ends around December 12th, so you have some time to figure out your character if you are planning on participating in the Hogwarts RP on site. Be sure to check out this post in the Newbie Guidelines for more information on the Sorting

In the meantime, once you become a member with your snazzy cyan username, there are tons of other things you can do around site while you wait for the Sorting to open! Besides other areas on site to RP, there are tons of other forums to poke around in and interact with other Harry Potter fans.
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All the classes are optional as is the homework. It's all done via Roleplaying, where you post what your character is doing. And the homework sometimes are questions to answer and other times they are just roleplays to go do as well around Hogwarts and you send in your posts that you made.

You don't 'have' to buy supplies, but it's fun to get your student out there shopping in the different shops in Diagon Alley, again you're roleplaying there as well. But you don't 'have' to buy them, you can just say your charrie purchased them.

'Money' is what you decide your student has, there's no actual amount people are keeping track of. It's all your decision there!
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