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Hi all, I'm currently doing some behind the scenes updates to the site, as well as some visual changes. Currently we're updating the user ranks which can be found under your username. The previously outdated ones from when we're in beta testing are were in much need of a modern update. Also, your profile authorpane (which shows your name and posts and other info) now displays your main member group and your chosen Hogwarts house. Continuing with the Authorpane updates, you'll now see that everything has been neatened up and info is displayed on it's on line. This now includes the all important HOUSE POINTS! My OCD is now happy. (Those that have been around a while would've already seen this but it was removed due to some conflicts which have now be fixed). More updates to follow...
a topic posted Dumbledore in TheWizardingWorld | Harry Potter Fan ForumsThere'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!
We'll be looking for house prefects next year on our HarryPotter Community Fan Forum to help in the daily running. We hope to build up our fan base and make it the place to be for making friends and sharing our love of the HarryPotterSeries. Applications to start in 2019. Date TBC. House Prefect - Forum Moderator Well, here is a small guide to help some of you who are not familiar with the role. Remember you are the back bone of the forums and help keep things running smoothly. What is a forum moderator? A forum moderator oversees the communication activity of an Internet forum. He/She monitors the contributors (members) and makes decisions regarding content and the direction of threads. Moving discussions from one section to another to keep topics organized is also a common job for a forum moderator. If the forum becomes hostile or starts to move in the direction of personal attacks, the forum moderator usually has the discretion to lock the discussion to prevent heated, interchanges. He may also be able to hide discussions he deems unworthy of further discussion. Duties of a forum moderator may include moving discussions (threads/posts) to more appropriate sections, closing or locking threads based on dwindling interest or lack of recent activity of merely going off-topic, editing posts for clarity or content, and deleting threads. Thread deletion can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the wishes of the forum moderator, although you'll also have the power to hide posts/threads. If an abusive contributor refuses to cease unacceptable behavior, the forum moderator will the discretion to ban the user, but this is used as a last resort.