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4 - The Absence Thread

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Everyone needs to be gone at one time or another. In order to let your role-playing partners know when you will need to be gone, you can post in this thread with information about your absence. Absences can be described as Short-term or Long-term.

Short-term Absence

What is it?


A short-term absence is any absence that is longer than 3 days, or shorter than 2 months. You do NOT need to post an absence if you are only going to be gone for under 3 days. Generally people will be patient for a few days at a time.


Posting in this Absence Thread will NOT save your account if you do not log into your accounts longer than 2 months. This thread is only intended as a way to tell anyone you are RPing with that you need to be gone for a time.



How does it work?


You should make a post below, using the following form:


[b]Character Name(s):[/b]
[b]Date you will leave:[/b]
[b]Date you will return:[/b]
Do not post here if you are just going into a period of "slow posting". This is intended for true absences. If you find you need to cut back on posting or cannot finish a thread, you should do the polite thing and PM the person you are RPing with. If you find you are in a "slow posting" phase, you can put a message saying this in your signature.


What if I have more than one character?


If you have more than one character and need for all of them to be absent, you can either put all of their names in one form, or make a separate post with each character (this is helpful if you want to keep your alters a secret).


You need NOT put all of your accounts on Absence if you 'need a break' from one account.



How will being absent affect my post requirements?


Students who do not make minimum post count for promotion to the next year will not be excused due to an absence, and will therefore fail to advance to the next year. Adults who may have work post requirements MUST make arrangements with their work area staff member to be excused from work threads due to an extended absence. This can be arranged through a PM.


Be aware, however, that no account will be excused from making required posts counts due to absence if it is discovered the handler is continuing to post with their alter accounts. We DO allow excused absences from work -- but only if it's a genuine absence from the board entirely, and not a "trade-off" of posting from one account to the other.



What if I'm gone longer than 2 months?


BE AWARE!! Posting in this thread will NOT save your account from deletion if you do not log into your account for over 2 months. If you feel you may be gone for longer than 2 months, you need to arrange for your account to be placed on Inactive status (see instructions below).


If you do not log into your account for over 2 months, it will be deleted without notice.



What should I do when I return?


Please post in the "I've Returned" thread (with the account you posted here with) when you return, and your post in this topic will be deleted.

Long-term Absence (aka "Inactive" status)

What is it?


A long-term absence is any time you will need to be gone from the board for over 2 months. As stated in our ToS, any account not logged into for 2 months will be deleted without notice. However, we do allow members to be gone for up to 6 months from this board IF they place their accounts on Inactive.


"Inactive" status means your user group will be changed to "Inactive", and you will be unable to make any posts, nor read any posts on this board. You WILL be able to use the PM system. Your account will be saved even if you do not log on for up to 6 months.



How does it work?


If you need to put your characters on Inactive, you will need to PM an Administrator directly. The Governors you should contact are:


Governor Mac
Governor Spot
Governor Fang
Governor Radish
Governor River
There is no form to use, but you should try to give some explanation of why you will be gone, and some idea of when you will be back (although it is fine to say "I'm not sure when I will be back"). Please tell the staffer in that PM the names of all of your accounts.



BE AWARE! You cannot put one character on Inactive status and keep your alter accounts "active". When you choose to go Inactive, ALL of your accounts will be put Inactive. Inactive status should never be used to "juggle" different accounts around. If you cannot find the time to play all of your accounts, you probably have too many accounts and should delete some of them.



How do I get off Inactive status?


To return to active status, you will need to PM one of the staff members above again, tell them you wish to return to Active status.


Once your account returns to Active status after being on Inactive, you will not be allowed to return to Inactive status again for 3 months.



What will happen with my character's job when I am on Inactive?


Unfortunately, it's just not fair to other characters to have your character hold a job position for up to 6 months. Your character will lose their job if they are on Inactive for over 4 months.

What will happen if I'm gone for longer than 6 months?


Once your account has been on Inactive status for 6 months, you will be sent an "email" (not a PM) to the email address on your account, warning you that your account has reached its 6-month limit. If you do not contact the staff within 48 hours of that message being sent, your account will be deleted.



By joining Potter's World you indicate that you have read and do agree to abide by these rules. Failure to do so may result in warnings, disciplinary action or removal from the boards.
Revision History

28DEC20 - inactive characters will lose their job after 4 months, not 3
11NOV18 - formatting changes but no content changes

10JUL15 -- changes to Admin contacts
26MAR11 -- reposting; formatting changes but no content changes


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Nathan Robinson


Character Name(s): Nathan Robinson, Emma Carter & Stockie

Date you will leave: Now, Sun, 21 Feb 21

Date you will return: 12 Mar 21


Work busy again, will only have time for a post here and there and for reqs. Edit: extending.

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Flynn Hunter

Character Name(s): Flynn Hunter & Aubrey Sargent
Date you will leave:  A while ago, forgot to post
Date you will return: 15th March

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Zena Parrish

Posting this early so I don't forget.


Character Name(s): Leah Parrish, Gideon Knight, Zena Parrish

Date you will leave: start of/during shutdown

Date you will return: April 14


I am going to do my best to get in as many posts as I can before shutdown, but otherwise, I will be focusing on my end of semester work / assignments / exams etc.  Thanks for your patience :wub:

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Silene Ferrara


Character Name(s): Silene Ferrara & Ezio Bray

Date you will leave: today

Date you will return: a week after shutdown


Life has gotten hectic with my new job plus medical issues so I'm gonna do my reqs for both then return a week after shutdown ends <3

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Solar Rhys
On 9/29/2008 at 5:46 PM, *Supreme Mugwump said:

Character Name(s): Johnny Walker, Freddie Jameson & Solar Rhys

Date you will leave: 05/04/21

Date you will return: 20/04/21


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June van Dijk
On 9/29/2008 at 7:46 AM, *Supreme Mugwump said:

Character Name(s): June van Dijk & Rian McCullough

Date you will leave: 4/5/21

Date you will return: Unknown

Going through some stuff right now - hoping to be around more soon, but not sure when yet! Will try working on mandos but little else!

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Rosewyn O'Donnolly


Character Name(s): Rosewyn O'Donnolly & Graeme Harris

Date you will leave: Sunday 11th April

Date you will return: Friday 16th April 



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Mallory O'Connell-York


Character Name(s): Mallory O'Connell-York

Date you will leave: April 13, 2021

Date you will return: April 30, 2021



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Adrian Price
On 9/29/2008 at 10:46 AM, *Supreme Mugwump said:

Character Name(s): Adrian Price, Jonathan Fenwick, Stockie

Date you will leave: Saturday, 17 April 2021

Date you will return: Thursday, 22 April 2021


Taking some time to concentrate on RL.  I will still sign in every so often with Adrian to check/respond to PMs and keep up with my Potion Tournament threads.  :) 

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Aoife McCullough


Character Name(s): Cormac and Aoife McCullough

Date you will leave: 4/15

Date you will return: 5/11



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Wesley Campbell-van Dijk


Character Name(s): Wesley Campbell-van Dijk and Norissa Paisley

Date you will leave: today (16.04)

Date you will return: 26.04 



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Bence Aurelian

Character Name(s): Bence Aurelian

Date you will leave: Today, probably should have gone on absence sooner

Date you will return: April 20

I thought I'd be able to post while I've got all this life stuff going on, but I'm realising I really can't right now. Be back soon! :)

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Character Name(s): Bridie and Ashton Swifte

Date you will leave: kind of already have but today! (4/19)

Date you will return: 4/24 - 4/25


Might do some slow posts or mandatories, but finals are hard so see y'all in a week.

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Montgomery Sparrow
10 hours ago, Bridie Swifte said:

Character Name(s): Zephyr Abergavenny

Date you will leave: 20th April

Date you will return: maybe 30th April

Posting for a friend. 

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Posting for a friend!

On 9/29/2008 at 3:46 PM, *Supreme Mugwump said:

Character Name(s): Cedar Lawler

Date you will leave: Today

Date you will return: Unsure; a few days.


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Hallie Baudelaire


Character Name(s): Hallie Baudelaire and Wendell Locke

Date you will leave: 4/22/21

Date you will return: 4/26/21



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Haziel Reyes

Character Name(s): Leda Haverly, Claude Wickham

Date you will leave: today, 4-22 Date you will return: 4-30

Posting for a friend 🥰

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