January 27th, 2008


Mod Post

I just wanted to let everyone know that there has been a new rule added to the user info.

Rule #7: Absolutely no deleting applications.

This will help to ensure that every vote gets counted for points.

Also, while we are on the subject of voting I wanted to post a refresher on Muggle and No voting.

What are Muggle Votes and No Votes?
Muggle Votes are used when a 'push' is felt. A push is when an
applicant uses buzz words and attempts to make his or her entire application centered around one particular house.
This is most commonly seen for Slytherin and Gryffindor, but it happens occasionally with Hufflepuff and
Ravenclaw. The key to a push is answering every question like a stereotypical member of that house. For
example, a Slytherin might always make off-hand remarks, be sarcastic, note that their favorite characters
wear or have worn a Death Eater's mask, etc. A Gryffindor would be the opposite, describing themselves as
very brave and courageous.

No Votes are reserved for applicants whose answers are short and not thorough enough to give you a good
feel for what house they should be in. If you are unsure, and they are not pushing for a house, please cast
a No Vote -- even if they are breaking another rule, like bashing a house. House Bashing is against the rules,
but it does not constitute a Muggle Vote.

Why can't I reply to other people's votes?
This will cause one of two problems; first being that extra
comments clutter the votes and cause distress for our Voting Manager when tallying for the final stamp.
Secondly, it tends to cause unneeded drama and flaming.

These answers came straight from the The Hogwarts is Home Newbie Guide located Here.

If you haven't voted on the applications yet you still have all day Sunday to do so.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!