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ABSENCES

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 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.
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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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Lisette Montfort

Posting for a friend!

 

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Character Name(s): Faelen Cashel

Date you will leave: 10/05/20

Date you will return: 15/05/20

 

 

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Charlie Gosse
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Character Name(s): Primrose Gosse and Charlie Gosse

 Date you will leave: May 29th

Date you will return: tba 

 

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Simon Spiegelman
10 hours ago, Selena Yoon said:

Character Name(s): Simon Spiegelman, Eleanor Tempest

Date you will leave: June 2nd 2021, but honestly like a week ago

Date you will return: ....let's say on the 10th and be optimistic about it

I have a lot of stuff to do and hopefully in this week I'll actually buckle down and do it so I can allow my kids back into my head!

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Ceilidh Murphy
On 9/29/2008 at 10:46 AM, *Supreme Mugwump said:

Character Name(s): Callum Murphy

Date you will leave: June 4th 

Date you will return: ~June 13th 

Posting for a friend!

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Simon Zabinski
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Character Name(s): Simon Zabinski & Odette Taylor

Date you will leave: June 5

Date you will return: June 12ish

 

 

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Talullah Burnell
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Character Name(s): Flint Booker, Tatianna Brennan, Emmaline Taylor, Mathis Renault-Wexler

Date you will leave: around May 30th

Date you will return: tbd

 

posting for a friend! 

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Yvette Lee
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Character Name(s): Yvette Lee

Date you will leave: 10 June 2021

Date you will return: after shutdown

 

Life is too overwhelming right now -- will be back soon! 

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Pippa Wheeler
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Character Name(s): Pippa Wheeler

Date you will leave: 28th May 2021 (oops)

Date you will return: 19th June 2021

 

Really should have done this a couple of weeks ago

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Ronan Page
On 9/29/2008 at 9:46 AM, *Supreme Mugwump said:

Character Name(s): Ronan Page

Date you will leave: Yesterday

Date you will return: At the end of shutdown 

I’m on vacation without my laptop. I’ll keep working on required threads on my phone, but I don’t expect I’ll get around to much else.

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Lydia Hoang
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Character Name(s): Lydia Hoang, Iris Hoang

Date you will leave: July 12th

Date you will return: July 26th

 

Going home to see family for the first time in a while so posting will be sparser. Will be prioritizing mandatories!

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Vanessa Amaro
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Character Name(s): Vanessa Amaro

Date you will leave: 13-July

Date you will return: 22-July

 

 

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Kerrigan Bray
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Character Name(s): Kerrigan Bray, Thaddeus Mcintyre-Mackinnon, Glenna Morwick

Date you will leave: July 17

Date you will return: July 24 

 

 

 

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Helena St. James
On 9/29/2008 at 3:46 PM, *Supreme Mugwump said:

Character Name(s): Timothy Clegg
Date you will leave: 17/07/2021

Date you will return: 24/07/2021

Posting for a friend!

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Atlas Rhys
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Character Name(s): Atlas Rhys and Genevieve Reyes

Date you will leave: Today, 18th July

Date you will return: Not sure

Found out that my father has tested positive for covid-19 back in my home country. I am just a bundle of mess right now.

 

I will try to post in requirements (Quidditch, clubs, workies and quests) if I can.

 

I am really sorry :cry:

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Ashley Neilson
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Character Name(s): Elias Roy, Henri Neilson, and Reaghan Reitman
Date you will leave: A few days ago, July 14th
Date you will return: July 26

Posting for a friend who's been stuck without internet! It'll be at least a week before they'll have reliable access again.

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Alex Nichols
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Character Name(s): Benjamin Nichols

Date you will leave: since about 17/7

Date you will return: unknown

Posting for a friend!

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Eliza Valkyrie
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Character Name(s): Soren Valkyrie, Anders & Ezra Parrish

Date you will leave: 21st july 

Date you will return: unsure

posting for a friend <3

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Nathair McGinn
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Character Name(s): Nathair McGinn and Rose Hoang

Date you will leave: It's been a few days but I guess 22nd July.

Date you will return: August 1st

Not really an absence but more of a warning for really slow posting (mostly requirements and plots) as I work on some RL commitments that need to be done by the end of the month.  I'll still be around for requirements and Quidditch, of course.

 

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Character Name(s): Amelia Lutz

Date you will leave: July 24

Date you will return: August 1

 

Off camping! I may sneak a post in here and there on my phone but will likely be off the grid a majority of the week :)

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Character Name(s): Yoona Song and others

Date you will leave: July 24th

Date you will return: August 8th

 

Exam time!

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

Character Name(s): Lavinia Nox

Date you will leave: 24 July

Date you will return: 30 July

Will make sure Quidditch posts are done but otherwise I’m out of town and computer access is dodgy at best!

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Lisette Montfort
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Character Name(s): Lisette Montfort

Date you will leave: 25/07/21

Date you will return: 29/07/21

 

Posting as a precaution as I'm moving house (and city) and have a horrendous amount to do before going. Will be around but focussing on reqs and yule, and slow posting elsewhere!

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

Character Name(s): Nymeria Locke, Dinah Gray, Lennon Renault

Date you will leave: basically two weeks ago

Date you will return: the 31st of July, hopefully!

 

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Posting for a friend --

 

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

Character Name(s): Cypher Faust, Archer Swifte, Sebastian Faust

Date you will leave: now

Date you will return: unsure

 

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