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Name:
CastleHogwarts - Sorting Community
Membership:
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Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
Description:
Sorting for Castle Hogwarts
The Community
castlehogwarts is a Harry Potter sorting community. It's a place you can be sorted into houses, participate in classes, and talk about anything in the Harry Potter universe. The Headmistress is wildealf, and the Deputy Headmistress is jadedquill.
Get Sorted
Before you can participate in the main community, you must first be sorted into one of four houses. They are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. You will post your sorting application here for the students to vote on after you read the rules below! Once you are officially "stamped" into your house, you may join the main community, your house community, and any of the classes that are available. If you are stamped as a "Squib", that means we couldn't find a place for you, but that doesn't mean you can't try again.
Also note that the rules are subject to change anytime due to many reasons . One of the main causes in the change of the rules is to reflect the amount of activity within the main community. As well the Headmistress and/or her Deputy will have the final say in a matter that they may find troubling
The Rules

    For the Sortee
  1. When you apply for sorting, remember: don't be a BUTT, LJ cut! If you don't know how to use an lj-cut, see this page for instructions. Also use cuts for possible spoilers (see our spoilers policy here), large graphics (measuring more than 400 pixels on any one side), or large bodies of text (more than a couple of paragraphs).
  2. Do not make a comment on an application until you are sorted and stamped, or you will be squibbed. This includes your own application. (You can comment all you want after you've been stamped.)
  3. Do not make derogatory remarks about the applicant, even if they are your best friend. If you do, points will be deducted from your house.
  4. Do not push other people for votes, harass the faculty or students, period. Otherwise you will be squibbed and banned for a month.
  5. Please DO NOT delete your application if you are being squibbed. If you are having coding problems, we will help you through them, but do not delete your application unless we tell you to (or we do it ourselves).
  6. While we don't expect you write long paragraphs following the answers to your questions, we do expect you to elaborate as much as possible. (Aim for at least 3-5 sentences per question!) Imagine a "why" at the end of each question. This will allow us to know you better and place you in the correct house. Failure to do so may result in an automatic squibbing despite the votes that may have been casted. This will occur only after a lengthy discussion between the Headmistress and the Deputy. If this happens you may submit another application with more information as soon as you are squibbed. We don’t like doing this but we feel that it’s only fair to everybody if we got a really good feeling for where you belong instead of people possibly jumping on the bandwagon.
  7. For question #16 (on the sorting application), please first put the name of any creature in the Harry Potter world to show you read these rules. You will be automatically squibbed if you do not.
  8. If you are officially stamped as a Squib (by the headmistress), you will have to wait 24 hours before re-submitting your application.
  9. After about 7 members or more have voted on your application or 5 days has passed, whichever comes first, you will be sorted into a house. Majority rules unless application falls under a tie, which will then result in the Headmistress and Deputy to resolve it.
  10. If you do not follow the rules, you will automatically be squibbed, no questions asked. As stated before you will have to wait 24 hours before reapplying.
  11. If you are still squibbed after three applications, you must wait a month before applying again. We don't want to turn you away permanently, but if you can't get a stamp after three tries we want you to really look into what is wrong with your application.
  12. The Headmistress and Deputy Headmistress will ban those applying to the community if we feel it is necessary, but we will give you a reason as to doing so. This is a rarity however, so don't freak out ;)
  13. Again, please put a magical creature in the answer to #16 so that we know you've read the rules. You WILL be squibbed otherwise.

    For Current Students


  1. When casting your vote in a sorting please put your vote in the SUBJECT line of your comment (your vote being one of the following- Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, or Squib. Please do not use hybrid house names like Gyffinpuff or Slytherclaw. You must also state your reason for voting the person into that house, along with your name and house in the comment.
  2. Please don’t jump on the bandwagon if you don’t know where to put somebody. Re-read the application and try your best to figure out in which house they would excel in!


The Application

All you need to do is copy and paste the application. Please put your answers AFTER the /bold. Otherwise, have fun with it!


Questions/Comments

Before emailing us with questions, please look over all the links in this community. We're providing different resources for you in order to have the perfect application.

If you still have questions or comments after you've looked over everything, please email Allie (wildealf) at alfblurple @ hotmail . com or Lanna (jadedquill) at paintedxillusion@gmaill.com.
Thanks for your interest and good luck in your sorting!
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