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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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Welcome to Wizards Without Boundaries! Here is what we expect of all members, guests and yup us Staffies as well to read and abide by.

The Basics :
Wizards Without Boundaries is a brand, spanking new world to roleplay within and beyond potterverse. It's set in the present day and focuses on character development, real life plotting with all the magic of the original canon expanded to suit a larger, more open world. Forget Hogwarts here we have a entire WORLD for the taking, modern and magical, politics and romance, comedy and horror, every day realism and magic all co-exist in a world just waiting to see what you will make of it.

What we have to offer :

A blank slate : No Big Overall Plot, No Canons, No Expectations!
Just The World Waiting for you to add your own touch to the magic!


What we love! : Unusual Characters, Every Day Characters, Muggles, Squibs, Wizards and Witches of all ages and abilities, Vampires/Were's/Elves and crossbreeds also accepted and you can read up about them [ here] ... oh and we love a good sense of humour!

What we don't! : Godmodding, Mary/Garysuing, Sparkley Vampires (sorry guys), Unfair Rules and Unhappy Members


The Admin Team:
M: (that'sa me!) - reserves the right to mess up spelling on occasion, mess up code on occasion and generally mess up on occasion... also reserves the rights to post comics in seriousbizzo topics.

"Q": is more stylish then me for using "quotes!"

Members reserve the right to raise any issue, request or problem to Admin, and Admin are there to help, encourage, do boring but important adminny stuff you wouldn't be interested in anyways, and generally keep the place a fun and happy community.

Members are encouraged to offer ideas and suggestions (we loves them!) remember this world is as much yours as it is ours!


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The Rules and Procedures of how things are at Wizards Without Boundaries
*Please note that we are still in the process of writing up the rules and so more may be added as time progresses.

Registering.
Please Register under your Character's Name ala Bruce Bingsley and not Sunnygrl263

Canons.
While we are set in the universe of Harry Potter we do not accept Canon characters ala Harry Potter nor relatives of Canons.
We're interested in what you can come up with, not what JKR already has!

Transfer Characters.
Have a character from another site? Maybe they've gotten too old to fit into a school site or for one reason or another found themselves without a site to call home. We know your pain and supply fast-track status to transfer characters right up to auto-approval of powers and abilities that are compatible with our rules and potterverse of course.

Real Life Characters? Register them as a Muggle
Xman/Marvel Universe? Consider a Magical Ability
Vampires/Were's? Check out our Species Information
If we don't have it or your not sure Contact Admin or drop a note in our chatbox and we'll see what we can do.

Multiple Accounts.
Members are allowed to have more then one character, it's a big world and all the better with a wide range of people to fill it.

Currently there are no limitations on the number of characters that may be registered from the get go, we allow a unlimited number of transfer characters although we prefer diversity and may suggest character adjustments from time to time to help keep the world balanced.

In addition each main account may have up to 3 registered NPC accounts that consist of family members, close friends or other key people in their lives.

We do ask you to be sensible about multiple characters, while we do not currently have activity requirements it is important to consider the other people your roleplaying as to if you are able to keep up with additional load of another character.

Faceclaim.
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.

To this sense while faceclaims are not required they often become a key part of a character though artwork and graphics and so for realism we ask for them to be within 10 Years of your Character's Age (or 8 Years for Teens/Children).

Because the world consists of more then movie stars and models we love to see interesting and lesser known faces, however to balance privacy we do require all faceclaims to be well known enough to have a wikipedia entry and their age publicly available.

Some great resources of finding faces are IMDB, Last.FM and of course Google

Rated PG - Parental Guidance Recommended for Persons Under the Age of 15
Wizards Without Boundaries is rated PG for adult themes, low level course language, supernatural themes, horror, medium level violence, sexual references, drug use, and some scenes may frighten small children (mostly the ones with Honey).

G Threads: For Younger Members we supply G rated Threads, you will see a //G RATED// added to the title and special post icon. G rated threads are safe for young members.

M Rated Threads: For Older Members on occasion we will allow //M RATED// Threads that carry the MA15+ Icon. They can contain drug use, heavier coarse language, adult themes, horror, and higher levels of violence and some gore.

R Rated (18+) Threads: Graphic Sex/Nudity, Ultra-violence etc. are now allowed, sorry guys but we need to keep to our terms of service! All Images on site (and in our Polyvore group) must also be PG Rated.

our terms of service states the following must be respected at all times:

You cannot use the products and services, or associate them to any content or activity which might be harmful to the any individual person's private rights :

Contents which are illegal, harmful, threatening, improper, slanderous, vulgar, obscene or ethically reprehensible
Content which disclose personal datum that could identifies children under age of 18 or which exploit the images.

Members who intentionally break the terms of service will receive warnings and on repeat offenses may be banned (so lets just not do that eh?).

Godmodding
Godmodding is the process of writing something that assumes, controls or breaks reality by forcing another member's character into a situation where the member has no choice in how to rp their own character.

These are for example (but not limited to):

Directly controlling another character - Y Stating what X character is doing
Brian walked up to Bruce and slapped him in the face with a large haddock before watching with evil glee as Bruce fell into the river.

Implied control - Y writing something where X is implied to have done or to do something
Brian walked up to Bruce and slapped him in the face with a large haddock knowing that it would cause Brian to fall into the river.

Limited options (Borderline Godmodding)- Y putting X into a situation where they are forced into only a small set of roleplay options.
Brian walked up to Bruce and slapped him in the face with a large haddock, walking away he heard a splash and chuckled to himself evilly.
These are all unacceptable. You may only state what another character is doing IF you have permission to by the other member (or a admin in the case of a member being inactive).

Reverse Godmodding - X always comes out on the good side of every situation
Bruce ducked the swinging fish and tipped a bucket of raw prawns all over Brian "HA!" he said "That will show ya mate!"
Reverse godmodding the process where a character never is the one to lose in a situation and instead will always show up the other.
This is just as bad!

It's important to strike a balance, not everyone will come up on top in every situation!

Often these problems can easily be sorted by asking first if it's okay to godmod such-and-such. While often the answer is yes it's always better to do the right thing then get yourself into trouble.. and if your not sure and don't have time to ask, be vague and let the other member fill in the gaps.



Dispute Resolution
Things don't always work out perfectly, sometimes trouble occurs and most often in roleplay it's the drama 'behind the scenes' that can boil over and ruin the fun for everyone.

Here at Wizards Without Boundaries we have a built in dispute resolution system along with rules and standards for behavior to ensure everyone the right to roleplay without worry.

To this end we expect Members to be polite, reasonable and courteous when dealing with disputes.


The following are some examples of how we prefer to resolve issues on Wizards Without Boundaries


Someone's Character said something and I want it edited!
- Okay, first off take a deep breath.

- Remember that while we all do get rather attached to our characters it's important to keep perspective that they are characters and like everyone not all of them are going to get along or think the best of each other.

- Now read over it again, was it in any way a godmodding? (read the previous post about Godmodding if your not sure)

Yes! *sniffle*

1. Okay, first port of call is to pm the member in question, be nice, often new members don't know about the godmodding rules and will make mistakes. Be nice, let them know what part of the post was wrong and most likely they will correct it.

They didn't or I don't feel comfortable contacting them for edits.. can you handle it pweese?
Of course! But we need to know what posts and what part of the posts you consider to be in issue.
The easiest way to do that is to report the post using the button on the top right side of every post. Alternatively you can email admin@wizardswb.com but remember to include proof and/or a link to what the problem is.

Once we receive a report we will double check the post to see if it's indeed godmodding and if so contact the member in question to edit.


No.. I don't think it was but I'm still upset!
Was the post in any way abusive, harmful, insulting or defamatory in such a way that was out of character or do you feel that the comments where more related to you then what was being roleplayed at the time?

If so report the post immediately!

Can't I just email/im you about it directly?
We prefer not to. For fairness and to respect members privacy we have a system in place where all issues are logged, that way when we follow them up we know what's happened previously. It also a way of helping us ensure that we don't unfairly favour one person over another and to protect us from he-say's-she-says sorts of arguments.

I'm afraid to say anything to because I'm worried it will single me out
Don't be! We take every members privacy seriously and will never share information without your permission.

What if I have a issue with a Admin?
If you feel a Admin is at fault it's all the more important to let us know directly so that we can investigate the situation and ensure it doesn't happen again. We're mature adults (well okay. maybe not 'always' mature) and can handle criticism.

In a situation where a Admin is involved the other Admin will deal with the situation to the best of their abilities to avoid a conflict of interest.



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