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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 Daisy
Governor Spot
Governor Fang
 
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 3 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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Delanie McLoughlin
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Character Name: Louis Lowe, Seraphina Winthrop
Date you will leave: today (1.22.19)
Date you will return: sometime next week or the week after

 

 

posting for a friend who is moving!

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Brennan Malone-Parker
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Character Name(s): Brennan Malone-Parker

Date you will leave: A couple of weeks ago.

Date you will return: 7/2/19

 

 

 

I should have gone on absence a few weeks ago, I'm dealing with some poor health and I'm about to move house so I just need a little time for myself at the moment! Mandatories will hopefully come at some point!

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Maryanna Nightingale
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Character Name(s): Hartley and Raphael Nightingale

Date you will leave: 28th February 

Date you will return: 16th March 

 

 

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Ulyana Lasky
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Character Name(s): Ulyana Lasky & Gemma Zabinski

Date you will leave: Today 03/21/2019

Date you will return: Monday 03/25/2019

 

 

As I switch careers, I should have gone on absence. But I for sure won't have a hope in posting this weekend. 

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Ripley Bryants
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Character Name(s): Elias Fisher-Gray, Raenai Blair

Date you will leave: 4/9

Date you will return: Around next Tuesday, 4/16

Posting for a friend!

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Isaiah Faraday
On 3/21/2019 at 9:31 PM, Bridget Quinby said:

Character Name(s): Isaiah Faraday

Date you will leave: May 5

Date you will return: May 16

 

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Aidan Wyatt

Character Name(s): Aidan Wyatt

Date you will leave: 18.05

Date you will return: 25.05

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Laura Park
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Character Name(s): Laura Park and Haneul Kim
Date you will leave: Wednesday, 29.05
Date you will return: Tuesday, 11.06 Monday, 24.6

 

Going on holiday and have to finish my paper. Will try to post for workie :)

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Ivy DeCastilla

 

 

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Character Name(s): Annie Mcintyre-Hart,   Wyatt Camilla Mcintyre-Hart  and Irina Rybakov.
Date you will leave: 6/2/19
Date you will return: unknown

 

Posting for a friend

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Clara Fisher-Gray
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Character Name(s): Elias Fisher-Gray, Raenai Blair, and Dorian Fisher-Gray

Date you will leave:  Today (June 4th)

Date you will return: Saturday (June 8th)

 

Posting for a friend!

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Aurora Landvik
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Character Name(s): Aurora Landvik & Rhys Sayer

Date you will leave:  19th June

Date you will return: After shutdown

 

Travelling home for a family wedding & visit, mandatories will get first look in if I get online but not expecting much between now and shutdown beginning!

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Felicity Reinhart
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Character name(s): Felicity Reinhart, Aidan Tempest

Date you will leave: Today, June 21

Date you will return: July 6

 

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Roberta Kraft
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Character Name(s): Roberta Kraft

Date you will leave: Today (June 22)

Date you will return: July 17th

 

I should've done this earlier. I'll try to be back sooner if possible. 

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Theodore Luddington
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Character Name(s): Mia Burnell, Tala Guinto, Emilia Luddington

Date you will leave: Today (June 22)

Date you will return: June 25th

posting for a friend - gone camping for the weekend, should be back Tuesday!

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Eliza Valkyrie
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Character Name(s): Roman Haverly, Kinsley Marks

Date you will leave: Today (23rd June)

Date you will return: 30th July

 

Posting for a friend!

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Gideon Montgomery-Fitzroy
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Character Name(s): Gideon Montgomery-Fitzroy

Date you will leave: June 25th

Date you will return: after shutdown 

Going to have no internet access for a week so will be back when shutdown ends!!

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Saoirse Balfe
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Character Name(s): Saoirse Balfe 

Date you will leave: 08.07

Date you will return: 18.07

 

 

I have finals, so posting will be slow. Mandatory threads would take priority 

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Lucinda Gardener
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Character names: Lucinda Gardener, Giselle Gatson, Savannah Sare

Date Leaving: July 8th

Date Returning: July 20th

 

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Grace Tallis
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Character Name(s): Grace Tallis and Brett O’Donnolly

Date you will leave: 11th June 

Date you will return: 18th June

 

Going off on holiday for a week, will hopefully get some posts done whilst I’m there but there’s also a chance I’ll be gone the full week! 

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Ainsley Aldridge
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Character Name(s): Ainsley Aldridge

Date you will leave: 07/12

Date you will return: 07/16

 

 

Work conference this weekend so posting just in case!

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Miles Fiddler
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Character Name(s): Miles Fiddler

Date you will leave: 07/12

Date you will return: 07/29

 

I'll be on vacation for the next two weeks. I doubt I'll be online much while I'm away, but I'll catch up on posts when I get back.

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

Character Name(s): Tatiana Ross

Date you will leave: 13/07/19

Date you will return: 20/07/19

Family holiday and I won't have my laptop! I will be posting in Quidditch from my phone and then maybe some other things, but certainly not quickly :P

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Ty Gray

away again! 

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Character Name(s): Ty and Eos Gray

Date you will leave: today

Date you will return: 22nd? Potentially 23rd

 

 

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James Luddington
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Character Name(s): James Luddington 

Date you will leave: 14.07.19

Date you will return: hopefully by 21.07.19 

 

It's a busy time of the year, and I might not have a lot of free time to post! I will mainly post in mandatory threads such as Quidditch. 

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