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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.
 
If you PM a different member of the staff please be advised that your request may take longer to process.

 

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

02OCT21 -- warning about PMing non-admins regarding inactive status added

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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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Rieka Faust
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Character Name(s): Rieka Faust, Aveline Grimes

Date you will leave: 9/1/21

 Date you will return: Unknown

 

I'm moving out of state! Not sure when I will have time to post for a long while 

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

Character Name(s): Benjamin Nichols

Date you will leave: September 3rd

Date you will return: September 11th

Gonna be travelling with family. I'll post in reqs as I am able. 

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Character Name(s): Mira Choi

Date you will leave: Already left

Date you will return: Not entirely sure, but I hope once shutdown is over

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Connor Mackenzie
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Character Name(s): Emilia Dragomir, Leila Hathaway, and Ridley Vaughn

Date you will leave: September 18

Date you will return: Unknown

Posting for a friend! 

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Felix Swifte-Legrande
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Character Name(s): Felix Swifte-Legrande, Noelle Paisley, Kaia Singh

Date you will leave: Saturday the 25th of September

Date you will return: November the 5th

 

 

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Robin Connolly
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Character Name(s): Robin Connolly, Juliana and Alistair Moran-Jameson

Date you will leave: 10/2

Date you will return: 10/11

 

 

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Dinah Atwood-Gray
On 9/29/2008 at 3:46 PM, *Supreme Mugwump said:

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

Date you will leave: 10th of October

Date you will return: hopefully the 15th of October!

 

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

Character Name(s): Sophie Faust/ Rhys Sayer

Date you will leave: Today 12th Oct

Date you will return: Sunday 17th Oct

Attending a wedding! Will try post tomorrow a bit but beyond that I won't have a laptop for a couple days.

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Aeden Everett
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Character Name(s): Aeden Everett

Date you will leave: October 13th

Date you will return: October 19th

Will be around for reqs though! Just have a somewhat busy week ahead.

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Character Name(s): Adrian Reyes & Stockie

Date you will leave: 14 October 

Date you will return: Unknown

 

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

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

Date you will leave: Oct 14

Date you will return: Oct 22 or 23

Just a bit overwhelmed with school + work right now.

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Abraham Neil-Malone
On 9/29/2008 at 8:46 AM, *Supreme Mugwump said:

Character Name(s): Abraham Neil-Malone, Finley Malone, Margot Wexler, Siomha McCullough

Date you will leave: October 15th

Date you will return: October 26th

Precautionary measures! 

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Sirocco Lawler

Posting for a friend!

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

Character Name(s): Temperance Locke

Date you will leave: 16th October

Date you will return: 25th October

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Petra Morrison
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Character Name(s): Petra Morrison + Stockie
Date you will leave: October 18
Date you will return: October 24

 

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Daniel Penvrane
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Character Names: Daniel Penvrane, Jude Penvrane and Nathan Penvrane 

Date you will leave: Monday 18 October 2021

Date you will return: Saturday 23 October 2021

 

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Astrid Malone-Reed
On 9/29/2008 at 10:46 AM, *Supreme Mugwump said:

Character Name(s): Astrid Malone-Reed, Penelope Lewis, and Rosalie Holmes 

Date you will leave: 10/21/2021 

Date you will return: 10/25/2021

this is more of just a precaution but going on holiday for a few days with limited internet access! might be able to update reqs but we'll see!

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

Character Name(s): Alex Nichols and Juniper Hadley

Date you will leave: a while ago but officially 22/10

Date you will return: unknown

 

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

Character Name(s): Alina Jameson, Ruby Jameson-Mackinnon, Justin Sergeant-Moose

Date you will leave: yesterday, 21 Oct.

Date you will return: Tues., 26 Oct.

Time sensitive requirements will get done but nothing else! 

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

Character Name(s): Sirocco Lawler

Date you will leave: 24th October

Date you will return: 2nd November

 

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Lachlan Sayer
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Character Name(s): Lachlan Sayer, Ariadne Moran-Jameson, Eliza Valkyrie

Date you will leave: 24th October

Date you will return: 28th October

Family visiting :) 

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