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Thank you for stopping off at the TheWizardingWorld | Harry Potter Fan Forum: Headmaster’s Welcome
We like to think that we’re a Harry Potter fan site - with a difference! The fact that we are a forum based community means that we give our users the freedom to create and control the content!
Do you have a theory about an aspect of the films and / or books that you’d like to get off of your chest? Do you fancy yourself as a ‘J.K. Rowling in-the-making’ with stories and original pieces of fan fiction that pick up where the original stories left off? Or maybe you’re a serious collector whose amassed hoards of uniquely fascinating Harry Potter memorabilia that you’d like to showcase?
Sign up, become a student and you’ll be ‘sorted’ into your house; where you can design your own profile page, and start creating your own personalised ‘topics’ straight away. You can also join existing conversations with fellow fans by replying to ‘threads’ and discussions that pique your interest. Are you a true PotterHead? Find out by putting your knowledge to the test in our ‘quizzes and competitions’ sections, too!
Here at the TWWForums, a fan’s appreciation or passion for Harry Potter is recognised and rewarded - quite literally. Content that you create and posts that you make, win points for your house! Is your wand at the ready? Well, why not come on in and join us?
The important thing to remember, is that this site can be whatever our users want it to be!
About Us - What inspired the creation of TWWForums: A word from the Founder
I’m an avid Harry Potter fan, first and foremost. Having had previous experience of running and managing websites, I’m also passionate about the use and implementation of innovative software and technology - the TWWForums is the result of the combination of these two interests. Before work began on building this website, much of my time was spent searching the internet for other dedicated Harry Potter fan sites - I was going to need a few points of reference, after all! While it may come as little surprise that there are various floating all over the net, what was perhaps more shocking, was the fact that the majority of these sites are, for the most part, inactive.
A film and book franchise that is still as meaningfully relevant to global audiences, nineteen years after its original release, and yet this popularity isn’t being reflected through its fansites? Why? It was truly puzzling to me. Having done more research, I discovered that many of the websites are using outdated software - 10 years out of date, in some cases, so they are no longer fit for purpose. Some such websites were, for example; designed with image galleries in mind; and while these may indeed be compatible for viewing on a desktop, to scroll through reams and reams of photos on a tablet or mobile device, would surely be time consuming and off-putting for potential visitors. We live in an age where we want to access information quickly and easily. Keeping this in the forefront of my mind, I was intent on building a platform (9/34… See what I did there? Ha!) that was cleanly secure, contemporary, device and user friendly - a new type of site that can keep up with, and cater to, a new generation of Harry Potter fans! I am also really proud that this site can be fully integrated or interconnected with users’ social media pages - namely Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Once registered, why not take a walk over to platform 9 3/4. This is were you'll introduce yourself to the rest of the Hogwarts Students. Click here to visit Platform 9 3/4.
TWWForum House Points
Quite simply you're rewarded for participating in discussions and being an active member of TWW. Just like in the books and films each member of their respective house will earn house points.
New members get on signup. 5 Points Top points widget to display the members with the top points. This will be shown in the sidebar. New members get for each post. 1 Point Members points for new topics, replies are given in each forum. 2 Point The topic starter (if someone replies to their topic in each forum). 1 Point There will be a global points page to display all the recent points. Auto reset for points. Points are reset on the 1st September At the end of the year, the member with the most points will win a Harry Potter related prize!
Inviting friends earns you house points!
If you recruit/recommend a member, you get 50 house points for each person you recruit/recommend to join. However, this person must be sorted for you to be rewarded, and they must mention that you referred them.
Of course like most sites we do have some rules, please familiarise yourself with them:
TheWizardingWorld community is here to help each other out, we share our love of all things Harry Potter and make friendships.
Now that you've registered why not take a walk over to platform 9 3/4. This is were you introduce yourself to our Hogwarts Students. Click here to visit Platform 9 3/4.
I am personally a massive fan of Mr and Mrs Weasley. Relationship and Married goals right there!
What I love about the Weasleys is not just Molly but all of them, it's how normal they treat Harry and welcome him into the family. Did the Weasleys befriend him because he's famous? No, of course not! They befriend him at Platform 9 3/4, straight away Molly took care of him because he's a young boy who needed help... And Mr Weasley always gave advice to him whenever he needed it.
Who's yours and why?
There're so many types of communities today with so many different types of needs (communities of purpose vs. communities of interest vs. communities of action vs. communities of circumstance). Old school forums work nicely for communities of interest. I firmly believe online communities (like ourselves) are the future.
What are forums and how do they work?
An Internet forum is a discussion area on a website. Website members can post discussions and read and respond to posts by other forum members. A forum can be focused on nearly any subject and a sense of an online community, or virtual community, tends to develop among forum members.This type of forum may also be called a message board, discussion group, bulletin board, or web forum.
A forum usually allows all members to make posts and start new topics. The separate conversations in a forum are called threads, and they are made up of member-written posts. Members can usually edit their own posts, start new topics, post in their choice of threads, and edit their profile. A profile usually lists optional information about each forum member, such as the city they are located in and their interests.
We believe this sort of community with a message board is far superior to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Your posts will never be lost, and everyone can join in our conversations.
But what can we improve?
We are also looking for ideas and feedback on how to make things even better! What would you like to see and do here? Tell us, so that we can continue to bring our community closer together!
Harry Potter look at this very realistic digital painting of a black Hermione in her school uniform and a S.P.E.W badgeBy Dumbledore
Harry Potter look at this very realistic digital painting of a black Hermione in her school uniform and a S.P.E.W badge
Sophia Canning, a recent RISD graduate, took to Twitter on August 12 to show off her Hermione artwork. Painted in Photoshop, the image could easily be mistaken for a photograph.
It features Hermione with dark skin and big, curly black hair, dressed in a Gryffindor tie with a SPEW button on her shirt — and, naturally, a huge pile of books in her arms.
Go check out @peaceofseoul profile on Twittter!
Amazon UK: LEGO 75955 Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Toy, Wizarding World Fan Gift, Building Sets for KidsBy Dumbledore
Amazon UK: LEGO 75955 Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Toy, Wizarding World Fan Gift, Building Sets for Kids
Build the Hogwarts Express train set, plus railway bridge and Platform 9¾! Features a carriage with 4 seats, removable side panel and roof, plus a Trolley Witch with sweets trolley Minifigures include: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin and the Trolley Witch, plus Dementor and Scabbers figures Accessory elements include: 3 luggages, 4 wands, chocolate frog, ice cream, 2 newspapers, King’s Cross Station sign, Platform 9¾ sign and a ‘Wanted’ poster Number of pieces - 801; Platform measures over 5 Inch (13cm) high, 12 Inch (31cm) wide and 6 Inch (17cm) deep; Hogwarts Express measures over 3 Inch (9cm) high, 18 Inch (46cm) long and 1 Inch (5cm) wide Order a chocolate frog and more candy from the Trolley Witch; Swoop a Dementor into the carriage to torment Harry, then cast a spell with a wand to send it away
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Step aboard the iconic LEGO Harry Potter 75955 Hogwarts Express train from Kings Cross Station, featuring a railway bridge with a clock and steps leading to Platform 9¾, moving brick wall entrance, Wanted poster and Daily Prophet newspapers, plus a train toy and carriage with 4 seats and removable side panel and roof. Order candy from the Trolley Witch, fly the Dementor into the carriage and recreate fantasy realm scenes from blockbuster Harry Potter movies. This ideal LEGO Harry Potter gift also includes 5 minifigures plus Dementor and Scabbers figures.
Contains 801 pieces.
Platform measures over 5 Inch (13 cm) high, 12 Inch (31 cm) wide and 6 Inch (17 cm) deep.
Hogwarts Express measures over 3 Inch (9 cm) high, 18 Inch (46 cm) long and 1 Inch (5 cm) wide.
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