Jump to content

Toggle %s Hello Guest

Greetings & Salutations New Member!

On behalf of the entire Hogwarts Online Community, I would like to warmly welcome you to our forum. To become a member, click here. Follow the instructions there in the Admissions Office to complete the registration process. Do not use the green "Create Account" button.

If you have any questions throughout the registration process, please feel free to contact me via email at cclemenceau@hswcw.com.

Posted Image
Founder of Hogwarts Online
Welcome Guest Messages 6.0.0 © 2023 VirteQ


Dun Da Dun Dun! Dun Da Dun!

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   James Wood

James Wood
  • Adult
  • 434 posts
  • Wand Type:I lost mine. Can I borrow yours?
  • Nickname(s):Captain Fantastic
  • Blood Status:Pure Blood
  • Relationship Status:Complicated

Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:35 PM

A long time ago on a forum far, 

         far away....




As I was perusing our rather deserted forums today, something caught my attention, something that shocked me just a little.







Now, I've always believed that HO has been a fairly governed forum, and it's administrators consummately adhere to it's rules and regulations.



Take for instance this except from the Hogwarts Online Handbook: 






This simplistic rule has been enforced since before I can even remember and it's one that in my humble opinion, makes sense. So it came as a shock to me today when I saw that there was a new supporting character on the board...




Enter Rene Belloq. Who is Rene Belloq you might ask? Well, Rene Belloq is a French archaeologist who just happens to be the main antagonist in the movie, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. 






Yes, that is correct. HO has a supporting character with the same name and (get this) face as the cunning character from the Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas masterpiece. 


I know what you're thinking, "But... but... that's against HO policy!" and you would be right!


So, my question, simply put, is why?




  • Draco Malfoy, Sirena Whitewater and Jean-Francois St. Urry like this

#2 Guest_Alden Broadmoor_*

Guest_Alden Broadmoor_*
  • Guests

Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:58 PM

Rene Belloq and Elsa Schneider were created specifically for Gryffindor Pride which, as I'm sure you have seen already, is Indiana Jones-themed. He will not be played outside the Pride celebration forums, nor will he be played after the celebration is over. Creating supporting characters related to the Pride celebration theme has been a tradition for several years now, and during the planning period, the House Administration will cast willing writers to play these characters for the Pride celebration and the Pride celebration only. They only exist to supplement activity-related RPs and to help move those RPs along.


If you do see someone with what you think is an inappropriate name, as you have done here, we are very grateful when you bring it to the attention of any governor, the student's Head of House or the head of the area the account was made for, or Prof. Kelly Rhodes -- or you can bring it to my attention since I work directly with Governor Giordano in the Admissions Commission. Since this is a very important issue, I'd like to say thank you very much for bringing it to our attention, as many of us are hard at work to avoid these rule infractions.

  • Prof. Kelly Rhodes-Mrotek, Draco Malfoy, Jean-Francois St. Urry and 1 other like this

#3 OFFLINE   Draco Malfoy

Draco Malfoy

    Hogwarts Canon

  • Adult
  • 562 posts
  • Blood Status:Pure Blood
  • Relationship Status:Married

Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:23 AM

Mr. Harrington,


Personally I agree with this deeply. Thank you for these efforts and I shall give my support fully to this! I hate to see someone carrying my name and who is not family to me at all! 


Yours sincerely. 


Mr. D.L. Malfoy



NB: My secretary has only posted this, these words are mine. 

Edited by Official Draco Malfoy, 03 August 2014 - 02:24 AM.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users