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20 February 2006 @ 03:47 pm
Being newly sorted, it may seem overwhelming with all the communities to join. Here we break down each community and also give you some previews of communities that are in the works!

The Communities

hh_sorting

This community you are probably already familiar with. This is where all new applicants get sorted into their house. This is also where you respond to applications with your own votes for where you think an applicant should go. Make sure you read our sorting guidelines to make sure you know the proper sorting procedures. The votes for sorting are

+5 points for voting on an applicant
+10 points for referring an applicant. If the applicant is asked to re-apply or is Muggled, you will still receive 10 points!


hh_home

This community is where you go to request friending from other members, offer a picture, or offer am AIM or Msn name or email for members to get in contact wth you. It's a good idea to give a short little bio of yourself such as.

My name is Selene, I'm 29 and was recently sorted in ___ house. I am a college student and I enjoy several hobbies such as shopping, horseback riding and stamp collecting. I'm hoping for new friends to add to my F-list so please add me and I'll add you back!


hh_thehall

This community is for general chat between all four houses. Had a bad day? Share with the student body! Have a nifty theory on an aspect of Harry Potter? Post it here. This community is for anything and everything.


hh_complaints

This community is for concerns, problems or suggestions on ways to improve the community. We want everyone to enjoy being here! While we will try our best to help with anything, we can't promise to follow every suggestion but we would like to have the option to try.


hh_staff

This community is for the Headmistresses, Head of Houses, Prefects and Mistresses/Masters of various committee's. When a position is open we will post applications for everyone to apply.


hh_rpg

This community is the Role Playing Game area. We are excited to have a RPG area for a sorting community and hope that we have enough members interested to keep it a members only community!

hh_housecup

This community posts all challenges and points earning opportunities towards the Housecup! I strongly suggest making sure this community appears on your friends list as some challenges might be spur of the moment and only last for a couple of hours! I also will be issuing weekly challenges. The userinfo has the point standings for each house. Check it frequently! Most comments are screened if you have any questions on the rules of each challenge or wish to comment with your challenge.

hh_faq

This community has all the Frequently Asked Questions and guidelines for sorting and proper behavior in the communities. There are links to this community on all the house userinfo's.

hh_classrooms

This is where all the Professors will post their lessons for classes. You will also be able to see their outlines for the lessons and sign-up to attend the classes. Applications for Professors will be posted in this community!




hh_shops This community is for sig-tags, banners and sorting stamps, and icons. Points will be earned for those who design and make tags for various members. All graphics are welcome in this community!

hh_library Where there is Harry Potter, there is fanfiction. This is where all essays, fanfiction, and original stories will be posted. You may also rec stories in this community!

hh_hiatus We understand that life gets busy! This community will be for posting notices that you will be gone for however long as well as notices that you have returned. You may also email the headmistress at HHheadmistress@gmail.com

There will be more communities added as we continue to grow. This post will be updated and a notice will be put in hh_thehall when we do so.
 
 
01 February 2006 @ 08:51 pm
These are the only votes that need be displayed in the subject when you vote.



We do not have a squib vote!




House: The four acceptable house votes are Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, and Slytherin.



No Vibe/Abstain: This vote is if you cannot get a vibe on the application. Do not shove someone into a house if you honestly get no vibe. The applicant will be able to re-apply unless any rules were broken. Your stunningly awesome Headmistress chaotic_vanity and Headmistress childofares will determine if the applicant will be allowed to re-apply. You WILL receive points for your vote!





Muggle: In a perfect world there are no trolls and there are no pushers. We don't like pushers. We are all capable of sorting someone. If someone strikes you as a pusher or a troll or if you simply feel the applicant will not make a good fit into the community please use this vote. If I see a Muggle vote I expect something that says why you feel the person deserved the vote. Depending on the severity of the rules broken the applicant may or may not be allowed to re-apply. I don't expect to see this vote a lot. If I do see it used for snotty reasons I may remove it completely. If you vote someone a muggle and don't explain why, expect me to swoop down like a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz and ask you why. If you have no reason points may be taken away or I may ask you to delete your vote until I'm given a reason.




Staff/No: This vote is for HOH's and Head Girl and Boy.






When Voting On Applicants



1. Please keep it civil. While it's sometimes fun to take our rage out on applicants we do not want to be seen as a "mean" or "elitist" community. We want a fun, active place that everyone will feel comfortable in. In short: We want to remain a polite and friendly community. If you are filled with unspeakable rage at an applicant then walk away for awhile or don't vote.




2. While I don't need a novel on every thing you thought as you read the applications, I would like some idea on why you voted the way you did. The applicants spend time on their application and we should show them the respect of explaining to them why we feel they should be in a certain house or not.



3. I love sig tags! They are pretty! The only thing I ask? Respect the people on dial-up! If your tags take my computer 3 minutes to load then expect a hiss from either myself or Maggie.



4. I understand that sometimes we need a break from sorting. By all means if you feel burned out I don't WANT you voting. However I do ask that you vote on at least half the applications. That sounds fair right? Right!?



5. Please sign your vote. That means Name/House. Sig tags are fine for signing just make sure they show up!



6. Do not judge applicants on their personal choices. If they like Remus and hate Sirius feel free to disagree. However: DO NOT vote them a muggle because they dared to not like your favorite character.




Remember! We were all applicants once too. Words can hurt more than anything else. Please keep that in mind in your voting.
 
 
Mood: calmcalm
 
 
Hufflepuff:

Hufflepuffs are kind, loyal, fair, and hardworking. They are often construed as “the rest”, but they are in fact an important House of their own. Bono could be a Hufflepuff!


… For Hufflepuff, hard workers were
Most worthy of admission;


…You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;


Gryffindor:

Gryffindors are brave, loyal, and brash. Since Harry is a Gryffindor, they are the most glorified in the series, but each House has equal pluses and minuses. Joan of Arc is a good example of a Gryffindor!


…By Gryffindor, the bravest were
Prized far beyond the rest;

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;


Ravenclaw:
Ravenclaws value wit, learning, and brains. They are smart, often analytical and enjoy learning, but can sometimes have their heads in the clouds. Albert Einstein is an obvious Ravenclaw!


… For Ravenclaw, the cleverest
would always be the best;

…Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;


Slytherin:

Slytherins are ambitious, cunning, mischevious, and loyal. Although often depicted as “evil”, this is really only their ambition shining through. Donald Trump is an excellent example of a would-be Slytherin!


…And power-hungry Slytherin
loved those of great ambition.


…Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.
 
 
31 January 2006 @ 07:33 am
ALL APPLICANTS MUST READ THIS BEFORE APPLYING


The application

All applicants must be 13 or older. Pretty self explanatory.


This is our one shot to know you. Go crazy! Have fun!We don't care who you dislike in terms of characters, and we are not here to judge you on anything other than what house you belong in. We want to know YOU. That means that whatever house you think you belong in has no place in your application. We want your honest answers so we can see you.

Take your time. The application doesn't need to be done in one sitting. I strongly advise saving your application to your journal.

ELABORATE! This is a big one. One sentence answers do not cut it. We don't need a college dissertation on why you would change the meals in the Great Hall but we would like to know why you feel the way you do.

Make Sure you have time for this community. We are more than just sorting. It's not fair to housemates when someone gets sorted and they never contribute towards the house cup or anything else. If you don't have time for sub-communities maybe this isn't the best place to apply.

House bashing. It is not tolerated at hh_sorting. You may not want to be in Ravenclaw. OK fine, but do not say something like "All Ravenclaws are nerds and jerks". All houses here are wonderful and have outstanding members. Keep in mind that people in the houses that you may not like will be voting on you.

House pushing Same as above. You may think you belong in a certain house. Do NOT tailor your application to try and make sure you get in that house. If you truly belong in your favorite house than your application will speak it for you. If you are getting votes for another house maybe you should re-read your application to see where the votes are coming from.

There is more on the houses and what characteristics they exemplify here: here

tYpe Lyke Ths? Prepare to face the wrath of all the houses. Chatspeak is NOT recommended. Spell-check is quick, easy, and it's free. I strongly encourage taking advantage of it.

DO NOT DELETE YOUR APPLICATION. If your votes are not going well do not get angry and delete your application. Not only will I ban you, I will put you up for public ridicule. If you delete your application before I stamp you, you will not be allowed to re-apply. No excuses, no explanations wanted.

You may respond to votes. I do not wish to wade through threads of chat, but if you question something you may respond politely and ask the sorter to clarify what they meant.

Do not vote on other applicants before you are stamped

Make sure your application is complete before submitting. You will NOT be allowed to change your application after it has been put up for voting.



To make sure you have read the rules, in the subject line of your application please put your favorite animal.
 
 
Mood: welcoming