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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.."

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"...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 Your Thread A Success.
Some Quick Tips on Making a Thread that People will Rush to Join!

1. Mark it Open.
This means that anyone with any character can join in. You can also mark threads 'Adult' 'Student' 'Children' 'Invite' etc. to be more picky, but Open gives you the best range of possibilities for getting someone to join in sooner.

2. Think about your Settings.

There's little point setting a thread in a characters house with the door locked and nobody else home.
When thinking about where to place a thread take into consideration just how other characters might come to be in the same place.

It doesn't have to be cliche either! Few people consider the fun possibilities that can be had roleplaying at the supermarket, the zoo, on a bus, or wherever else you can think up.

Because we're a large board it's worthwhile taking a moment to see what characters are around, the easiest way is to click on the group for the type of characters you want, for example if i was looking for a thread in America I'd check out the two American usergroups (America - Magical and American - Muggle) to see who we have.

That's not to say that going off the beaten trail is bad, we love seeing new places join the board, but it might take a bit longer to find someone available. The best bet if you would love to RP somewhere in particular is to talk about it, throw up a Plot Me Some RP thread or even brainstorm in the Cbox and no doubt you'll think up some excuse to bring characters there Smile

3. Leave Space for Others.
Sometimes a thread is hard to join because the post is focused entirely on one character with little room for someone else to share the stage.
While often a character may be roleplaying as part of a bigger plot the trick is to balance your own roleplay while allowing other characters to take part who may well have no clue whatsoever of the 'bigger picture'.. make sure your post gives them enough information to get a idea of what's going on and something to reply to and who knows they might just give you a hand in it!

4. Ease up on the Drama
Not everyone wants drama in every thread, sometimes the best threads are ones where 'nothing really happens' and character's are just left to their own devices to go along with the flow. Try to challenge yourself to embrace the mundane and let the other characters bring the drama to you. You never know what might happen, and that's the best bit!

5. Make it Unique
In the average day a person might do over a hundred different things, yet in roleplay how often does a character go to the bathroom? brush teeth? Mow the lawn? vacuum? Go to the Movies (without being on a date) or break from the routine? Try to offer threads in new and different places and doing new things. Try a different time of day or location, see what things have been roleplayed previously and branch out to something different.
It makes better roleplay, better characters, and more fun for everyone involved.

6. Be Open to All Possibilities
Too often people abandon a new thread because it 'isn't going how they expect' or post open threads where other members simply aren't welcome. Which is a real shame and not encouraged at all on Wizards Without Boundaries.

Roleplay is about giving the benefit of the doubt and often going with the flow of events that never in a million years would have been dreamed up by themselves. Sure sometimes things will fall flat but a thread should only be abandoned with the okay of everyone in it.

7. Be Good to Others
Before starting a new open thread take a moment to see if you can't help someone else out with their threads instead. New members especially struggle to find someone to roleplay with.. and we where all new once so go on and make them welcome!

Jumping into a open thread is just as important (if not more so) and it does wonders to build up a reputation of being someone good to roleplay with. It also means taking the effort to keep up with and finish the threads you take part in. We take the view that a thread isn't finished until every one in it is happy and it's reached a natural end. This could mean characters leaving the scene or a event coming to a end. If for whatever reason (and there are many) you cannot keep up with a thread it's better to let others know, pass your turn and if necessary write your way out of the thread so that others can continue.

In time with a good reputation your more likely to end up in a situation where you have more ideas and offers for threads then you'll ever manage to have time to write! (Trust me, it really does happen!).

8. Advertise it!
What's the point of making a thread if your not going to let folks know about it?
Your first step should be to drop by Plot me some RP and post a note in the [ Open Threads List ] to let people know it's there.

Then it's simply a matter of telling others who might be looking for a roleplay that you have a open thread.

Be polite, often it's hectic trying to juggle a bunch of threads and many times Members will make note to grab a thread or roleplay with you the moment they have a chance.

9. Wait
Patience they say is a virtue.
While you wait keep active by looking at jumping into a open thread, setting up your characters Email or Werk(Twitter) Account, create a Passport to keep track of your threads or Relationship Thread or even requst a song on the Radio. There's lots of ways to keep your character up and active with events.

Meanwhile Admins will be working hard to advertise and match up someone to jump into your thread. For a new member Admins will be extra pro-active in ensuring you find someone to roleplay with in the first couple of days.



Common Questions

What's the standard format for posts?

To make posts easy to read we use the following standard:

"Bold and Quotes for anything your character says"

"Just Quotes for NPC's eg. House Elves, minor characters etc in a thread"

"Bold, Italics and Quotes for Singing"

"you can also use Italics to stress a word your character says"

/The Courier New font and /'s are used for Characters speaking in Sign Language/

'Italics and (optional) single quotes for anything your character thinks to themselves ala 'Humm... I'm Kind of Hungry' but doesn't say'

You may also use annotations like * or ^ to provide a translation when characters are speaking another language
"Verdi! Amin Sam*"
*Hi! I'm Sam

I've written a thread but I don't know where to post it?

Don't fret!

First where in the world is your character located at the time of the thread?

For example they might be in Central Park, New York eating a ice cream.

So first off you'd have a look at the United States of America, where you can see New York has it's own subforum. So you'd post your thread in New York and put Central Park in the description ala:

Thread Title
Central Park (Open/Invite)

But what if the city isn't there?
Say you wanted a thread set in Las Vegas.
Well just post it under The United States of America and mark the city in the thread's description ala

Thread Title
Las Vegas, Nevada (Open/Invite)
Then Admin will make a forum for Las Vegas and the threads will be moved into it for you. Cool eh?

Countries work the same way, we use contents to break up the world.
For example a thread set in Stockholm, Sweden you would post under Europe
ala
Thread Title
Stockholm, Sweden

If your not sure where to post something in a new country or maybe your on a boat between countries or where they don't really fit into any of the groups you can always post to The Rest of The World
For example a thread set in Antarctica would be posted as:
Thread Title
Antarctica (Open/Invite)


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