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Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:32 pm
Update from the 2012 WWBN Election Newsroom...

Polls closed just minutes ago but with the expertise of the finest countermonkey's have projected a landslide win for former WWBN Mad Mad World Host Dunena Reid.

Exit poll results give a strong 80% majority result for the newcomer with some even choosing to vote for exotic animals then give a vote to Frump in what has to be his worst result ever.

You heard it here first, Dunena Reid is the new American Minister for Magic!

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Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:52 am
The Magical world today woke to a flurry of Werks and stories after last night's broadcast of Dunena Reid's Weird Weird World hinted, quite strongly that recently crowned Houglass Magazine's Person of the Year Dunena Reid, was set to enter the race for the 2012 American Magical Elections with no lesser sight then the Minister's position currently held by Ronald Frump.

Speaking to the Ministry this morning reporters where told that while some paperwork may have been received it was after the weekend cut-off and would not be looked at until the subsequent week at the earliest.. unless it had fallen on the desk of one F. Blake in which one just had to hope that it would be filed at all.

Considered a possible hoax a interview with Producer and year long associate of Mr Reid Benjamin Jefferson led to the following statement "The hell I know? Trust me man I'm usually the last to find out these things"

More on this story and other top breaking news including the protest by Interweb giants Woozle against Muggle proposed internet filtering laws, after this break.

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Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:05 pm
The Accademia Magica di Italia is proud to announce the hiring of Chudley Canons star player, Jamie Savage as its new professor of Broom Flying Instruction and team quidditch coach. Interim Headmaster Angelo Benito made the announcement at a press conference this morning. He stated that "The school is pleased and grateful that someone of Senore Savage's talent would accept a position like this. The students will benefit greatly from his expertise". Professor Savage has already begun working with the students and the team has their first game soon against Venice Magical Academy.

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Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:22 pm
Our Paris news desk reports that police in Paris have begun searching the Seine River for the body of a man who is believed to have jumped from one of the bridges in a possible suicide attempt. Reported by a party on one of the barges docked along the Seine, this raw footage shot by one of the party goers shows the man plunging into the river. No sign of his exit from the river has been found and they believe that he died on impact.

Next up is....

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Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:23 am
Yes ladies the roamers where true that none other then high flung socialite and darling of the European Ministry Fifi LaRoux has been sighted in Melbourne, Australia which has recently been named the worlds most livable city for a second time.

While none have stated what brought on the arrival of Miss LaRoux there's been no question that the world famous Hit Witch has made no secret of her visit with roamers of a behind closed doors meeting with the Minister for Magic himself before dining out at the exclusive Vue de Monde for drinks. Seemingly at home in the city Fifi underwent a tour of the Auror department before attending the midwinter launch of the Matacore 'Enchantment' line of fashion robes. Speaking exclusively to WWBN Fifi states that she was very pleased to be in Australia and would not commit to any return dates nor roamers that her visit had anything to do with attempts to influence the Australian Ministry to re-think it's ties to Ronald Frump's ministry.

Witch Weekly's exclusive Interview with the well known Hit Witch hits store shelves Monday.

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Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:56 pm
It seems that exposing the Minister of Magic's secret love shack was not enough to keep the host of WWBN's Top Rating News and Current Affairs show Dunena's Mad Mad World set for long. Now with the reveal of Pottermore the controversial host has moved to point fingers at not only the American Minister for Magic but that of a number of major Magical Ministries around the world accusing them of taking bribes to allow unfettered access to the Magical World. Outrage from the claims have lead to a call for a full investigation into Mr Reid's accusations. All Eyes are now on the Various Ministers and how they will respond to the latest revelations from the Man himself, Dunena Reid of Mad Mad World.

After the break WWBN-UK Continues it's round the clock coverage of the 2011 Glastonbury Festival, taking place at Worthy Farm in the UK where our own Cherry Clinger is keeping abreast of the top stories and gossip at iconic music festival with interviews with big names and newcomers alike in the Wrock scene including a exclusive with DJ Noiseworks and former one time Weird Sister Nathan Wright.

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Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:51 pm
"In Global News today many Muggles the world over logged on to the unveiling of 'Pottermore' last night, a new co-production between 'JK', Warner Brothers and Muggle Game Man..Man..Manufacturer Sony. Promising to give Muggles and Wizards alike a whole new experience many prominent figures in the magical world have come out damning what they see as yet another crass profit making exercise at the expense of the magical community.

One Hogwarts teacher has stated that since this 'Pottermore thing' started they have been inundated with well over one thousand owls from worried parents, former students and others wishing to know if it would mean Muggles would be allowed to study at Hogwarts or.. worse the school was to give up it's long held stance amongst the only schools to not have it's own interweb network.

While many in the Wizarding World are concerned Woozle today speaking to WWBN-Japan was quoted as "Not at all Worried" while reminding Wizards and Muggles alike that "whatever Pottermore promises to be there is no doubt that with Sony it will only be a matter of time before hackers get it".

In other news the Australian Ministry of Magic has moved to deny any connection to a self-declaired witch jailed for recklessly causing serious injury and dangerous driving. The Australian Minister for Magic was quoted as calling the woman a 'Bloody Idiot' while reminding that no matter what world one thinks they belong to, the laws of Australia still apply.

This has been Kim Sparkle for WWBN News at Five"

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:48 am
"WWBN Today officially announced that it has apologized to American Minister for Magic Ronald Frump for allegations made about him on flagship nightly talk show Dunena's Mad Mad World hosted on WWBN. While the Minister was brought into a furor over recent alligations surrounding his private life it was the revelation of his secret Tuscan Villa that has lead to red faces and claims to 'Sue WWBN for every knurd it has'. Amid the turmoil ratings for WWBN's radio talk show have skyrocketed making it more popular then 'Clives Charms Hour'. Speaking to the head of WWBN it was quoted that 'Whoever Dunena is they're on to a good thing, and might just be the Wizarding Worlds answer to the Muggle World's 'Julian Assange'"
In Depth Report: Dunena's Mad Mad World #3

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Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:25 am
"In local news the Victorian Ministry of Magic are continuing investigations into a alleged House Elf sighting on April 26th in Drouin, a rural town 45 minutes from Melbourne. Witnesses described two ugly children suspected of stealing sneakers and wearing odd headgear. No ministry intervention was required but a number of confused Muggles where reported at the scene.

The Ministry of Magic has issued a reminder for House Elf Owners to take care when in areas where Muggles may be present."

In Depth Report: And at last we will be free, You're a bluebird

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Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:39 pm

"Hello and welcome to WWBN News at Five, I'm Kim Sparkle and now for the headlines."

" 'No News is Good News' Is the word coming down from the Ministry and Re-it.. Re..iterated across the world. We asked The Head of Muggles United for a comment but they where unashamedly silent."

"More bulletins and the latest Quidditch Scores Right After This Break.."

No Story is Too Big or Too Small!
Post your Own News Stories!
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Write Your Story (don't forget to keep it short and snappy for the camera!)
[b]In Depth Report:[/b] [url=link to source thread here (optional)[/url]

"...and in other news a happy occasion as a woman is reunited with her long lost pet Norwegian Ridgeback named Snuffles who flew off after setting fire to her house and those of neighbouring Muggles. The Woman states she is delighted but doesn't understand why her insurance premiums have sky-rocketed after what she claims was just 'a little accident"

"This is Kim Sparkle wishing you a good and safe evening."

"Goodnight."

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How to: Make a Character
A Step by Step Guide though the Character Creation and Registration Process.

Step 1. Have a read of the [ rules ] and [ member rights ], these are important in giving you a idea of the type of board we are, types of characters allowed and how we roleplay.

Step 2. Decide on what kind of character your interested in playing, have a quick glance over the [ tourist guide ] and [ the factbook ] for inspiration.

It's also the perfect time to have a look around the board and check out our [ database of current characters ] and see if there are any for adoption or the mentioned that catch your eye and a peek at the [ jobs board ] for anything that catches your fancy.

Remember that if you can't find something you like there's no excuse not to create it!

Step 3. Decide on your characters Name, Gender and Race and if they are going to be a full time character or a [ NPC ]

Step 4. Click on the [ Register ] Button on the top menu (in red) and fill in your characters Name, basic details, and your own email/contact details.

Step 5. Check your email, you should have a verification from Wizards Without Boundaries.. not there? Don't forget to check your spam folder in case it's ended up there by accident.

Step 6. Click the link in the email to verify your account

Now you can log in and start filling out your Profile!

Step 7. Click [ Profile ] in the top menu (or sidebar) and fill in as much as you can. You will find prompts to help you on your way and explain some of the tricker elements of what things mean.

To figure out your characters birthdate simply decide how old they are and use [ The Time and date Calculator ] to figure out what year they where born.

Remember to Check your Face Claims/Playby against the [ List and Rules ] to ensure they're suitable.

Don't forget to do a spelling and grammar check, proof reading is also a good habit to get into.

You can save your work any time by pressing Save at the bottom of the page and come back to it later by clicking Profile in the header/sidebar .

If at any time you have any problems drop a note in the chatbox at the bottom of the forum, pm a admin, tweet @wizardswb or email admin@wizardswb.com and we'll be there to help you out.

You will also find answers to many common questions in the FAQ and at the end of this post.


Step 8. Now once you have your profile filled in it's time to apply!

First up you need to copy and paste the application form.

For a Full Character use this form:
Code:
[b]Name:[/b] < Your Characters Name >
[b]Occupation:[/b]  < What Your Character Does For A Living >
[b]Magical Ability:[/b] < Either Muggle/Squib/Muggleborn/Halfblood/Pureblood>
[b]Your Name:[/b] < Your Screenname, Nickname, Whatever You Like to be Called >

Transfer Characters:
If you have a character coming from another site where they have been roleplayed previously, and you wish to keep that history you can use this form:

Code:
[b]Name:[/b] < Your Characters Name >
[b]Occupation:[/b]  < What Your Character Does For A Living >
[b]Magical Ability:[/b] < Either Muggle/Squib/Muggleborn/Halfblood/Pureblood>
[b]Your Name:[/b] < Your Screenname, Nickname, Whatever You Like to be Called >
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[u][b]Optional for Transfer Characters Only[/b][/u]
[b]Transfer Character:[/b] Yes
[b]Former Site Name:[/b]
[b]Previous Site Profile or URL (If Available): [/b]
*note that for fairness only NPC's are allowed to be played on more then one site at a time.

NPC's
For a NPC that support another character grab the form from the [ NPC Rules ]

Step 9. Fill in the form with your characters details and post it [ here ] with your Characters Name as the Title.

Your Post should look something like:

Name: Bruce Bingsley
Occupation: Owner of Apollo Bay Surf Shack
Magical Ability: Muggle
Your Name: M

Step 10. One of our Admin team will check it over to make sure everything is a-okay.

Sometimes we will reply to your application with edits to help get a better sense of your character or ensure that balance and diversity on the board is maintained.

If that happens it's a good idea to have a look at what the Admin's have written and look again at your profile. Usually it's a matter as simple as adding some detail to explain how something came to be or changing a small logical mistake.

If you have a issue with a edit requested consider you can discuss it with the Admin in question (remember to be polite, we are humans!), you may also referred to talk to a different Admin for mediation if there is a disagreement.

Once you feel that your Profile is correct it's a simple matter to reply to your application to let the Admin's know to take a second look.


Usually the whole process is quite short and you'll be set to go in a few minutes but depending on the time of day it could take a bit longer (we all have to sleep sometime Razz)

Adoption Characters requre extra time as your profile needs to be looked over both by Admin and the person who posted the adoption to ensure it meets their needs as well.


Step 11. If everything is well your character will gain a race and nationality badge, be added to the database and you will receive emails saying they've been added to a group.

Congratulations! It's time to start roleplaying!



Common Questions:


What do I register as?
Please register as your characters First and Last Name aka Bruce Bingsley

How Long/Short does my application have to be?
Depending on the field it may range from a couple of lines to paragraphs.

Really we want to know about your character so that other members can have a good sense of them and to help you get off to the best start possible when it comes to roleplaying them.

Fields such as History we expect around 500 words
However likes/dislikes could be a few single words depending on how much detail you want to go into.

Remember the important thing is to give the facts about your character, it's not a effort in how much you can write or the quality of poise, just ensuring that others can get a solid idea of what to write when roleplaying with them.

If your not sure, go ahead and write what you have and submit it. Admins will offer pointers, suggestions and advice to help to allow you to improve and flesh out anything missing.

Remember that you can always save at any time and ask for advice if you're not sure about something. We're here to help after all What a Face

What are Faceclaims and how do I claim one?
A Faceclaim is a person chosen to portray your character, in a sense if the world was a stage they would be the best choice of a actor to play them which you claim as part of your application.

You can learn more about Faceclaims, including the rules of using them and a complete list of what Faceclaims are in use right [ here ]

Current Members are able to reserve one Faceclaim for future use and established NPC's may also have Faceclaims.

What are the Patronus, Magical Abilities and Animagus stuff about?

As in the series there are some witches and wizards born or who can learn skills that are above the average wizard or witch. Just as in Canon there was characters who could speak to snakes, change their appearance at will and turn into animals so to do we allow characters to also have abilities.

Because of our all in one application process we have 'special' fields to register such abilities with your character. Note however that Muggle Characters ignore all these fields.


Can I have more then one Character?
Yep! We don't actually have a limit on registering characters except common sense that whatever threads and characters you create you must keep up with.

Help! I can't log in! It's saying the username is invalid
Did you check your email? You should have gotten one with a link to verify your account.
Not there? You're probably using Hotmail or Yahoo... go look in your spam.. there you go!


What kind of characters can I have?

Good question! We take only original characters (so no Ron/Harry Potter/Jack Sparrow etc.etc.) from all ages, nationalities and a range of races including Wizards/Witches, Muggles (that's normal non-magical folks) and creatures including Elves, Werewolves and Vampires etc. To ensure races are balanced and consistent we provide guidelines on how Creatures should be played [ here ]

Student and University age characters have the option to attend one of a range of schools, they can even go on exchange to spend time with students at a different school overseas.

Other types of characters may work in the media allowing them to host their own television station or run their own business. Other's might join a band, take a run at Politics, Run classes as a teacher at one of the schools or follow their own path. Really it's up to you!

So I can just do whatever I want!?
Woa hold up, we do have one big constraint to keep roleplay balanced.. it's called Magical Realism!

This means that we aim to roleplay both the magical and normal world as true to life as possible.. but that doesn't mean boring!

Not only do we find that realism means roleplay can often be surprising for going new directions and lead to much more interesting stories in the long run rather then a world overrun with Hollywood style cliché's.

I've got a idea for a character.. but I don't know what to do with them?
Don't stress, just do all the steps and add to your application that your not sure about such and such.
Admin will offer advice and help you brainstorm ways to make them fit right at home Smile

You mentioned Classes? How do they work?
Classes are organised by Teachers and Students using the The Qualified Teachers Registry.
Available Teachers will advertise their classes, then it's just the students job to contact and request either a one-on-one or group thread.

This means that students and teachers get to roleplay when and how they like without the pressure of scheduled classes.

What happens to my Character's if I don't Roleplay?
In the case of a character being unregistered and never roleplayed accounts are deleted after 2 months (but don't fret we can restore them from backup if you need them).

Character's that haven't been played for over 6 weeks will get a PM from Admin to check in on them.

Usually there's a reason you've been inactive, so just take a moment to reply to the notice and let us know and we'll help you out with the best options and advice.

If you don't post or reply to the pm your account will be frozen and their faceclaim unapproved in 14 days time.

Frozen Account's cannot roleplay and will appear greyed out.

How do I get a Character Back from Deep Freeze?
To unfreeze a character you simply have to update their profile then post to their original application (which you can find [ here ] to request them brought back.

You can also voluntarily ask to Freeze a Character if you are going to be away for awhile or not roleplay them.

We do ask that you tie up any threads and ensure people your roleplaying with are advised of the change beforehand so they have options to adapt their plots and threads to suit.


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