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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
Day 9 Progress Report! Wwbn-n10

Day 9 Progress Report! Kim10 "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!

Write Your Story (don't forget to keep it short and snappy for the camera!)
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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."


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Okay so it's been almost all of ten days since I hit the create board button and as of Sunday, 1 week on we've gone into public beta.. scary!

A lot of work has been done, not all of it is visible yet but this is just a update on what's the good, the bad, and the ugly, the awesome and how far along we are till RP opens!


- Member Profiles -
Done! - You're now safe to fill in your character profile without us messing around with them again (HURRAY!)

They're a bit longer then normal, that's because we include power weaknesses and Animagus information all in one. We also have a couple of new fields unique to Wizards Without Boundaries to help us balance the board and defeat the evils of marysueism.

Face Claim/Visa's/Abilities/Weaknesses - Most Character's who have Face Claims/Abilities have been approved and set. You'll be able to tell if yours has been approved by the green fields, if they're done a staff member will write in, initial and date the APPROVAL field. Because the Profiles are so wonderfully easy to edit and modify these provide record keeping and confirmation so people don't go changing faceclaims or powers willynilly. (Not that anyone would.. I'd hope!)

You can find full listings of who has what and sign ups in the Forms and Records Department!

While you wait!
Waiting sucks.. I know.. but there's still plenty of things you guys can do while we nut out the fine print and get the site settled.. we aim for roleplay testing to start FRIDAY! Yes. THIS FRIDAY!
In doing so we hope that you guys will be good and follow the rules (even if we haven't actually written or posted them all yet!) but I'm sure common sense and courtesy is all that's needed.

That said there is a awful lot that you can do NOW! Right now while you wait, everything from setting up your characters Passport to store all their info together, filling out a Extended Profile where you can store extra information about your character.. check out Marcus' one here for a idea of how it works!
Register your character's email address (twitter coming soon!!!)

Request Forums! or consider adopting one of the major schools/broadcasting networks or wizard businesses.. there's a lot to chose from! Or if we haven't got something or somewhere your after request it! Now's the perfect time to shape and mould the world for what you guys want!

The Bad
Troll in the Dungeon!
One downside of being public now is that we're getting visitors, which.. on one hand is amazing, but also means that we're opening ourselves up for abuse. and boy it didn't take long! Apparently I wasn't the only one up late Sunday so I'm sorry to "Q" and Kay and anyone else who had to put up with crap. Unfortunately it means that for the moment the guestie-friendly cbox has been swapped for the more advanced (but ever so annoying) non-guesty friendly one. Which sucks, but there you have it. My advice with it is to make sure you click on SHOW ARCHIVE next to the log in button (located in the top corner of the cbox) it has a infuriating habit of logging you out if you don't chat awhile and is only on the main page atm.

It also means that at this point in time, we're in non-advertising mode. Basically, we're running on word of mouth only until we're out of Beta and comfortable to start advertising to bring in new members. That means our guest-friendly boards are down so people wanting to leave messages will have to do it though the contact form. Sorry for the inconvenience there, but there's always one bad apple around willing to troll and frankly, while I'd hoped they would be more mature, it's not fair to leave members and staff open to take the brunt of the attacks. It's cowardly, it's childish, you have issues with the site, you send a email or contact M directly, don't take it out on others.

The Fugly!
As you guys would know (and I've been the first to admit), our old cbox was pretty crudy. that's because one downside of rush-building a website is that you haven't had time to go shopping for the best stuff, I chose Forummotion against Proboard for a couple of solid reasons
1. It was there,
2. it was free (because I wasn't going to pay immediately for something I didn't even -know- was going to be used)
3. It had some fancy features that left me gobsmacked in awesome... and that was before I learnt how it worked!!
4. It had a built in advanced chatbox (which is the one we're using now).
5. It's Open Source! Meaning that we get the best of the best in new features as they happen.
Which all boils down to you will probably see new things appear in the coming months as we learn how to use the software better!

Mind the Ads:
Right now you guys are probably being subjected to some dreadful banner ads.. sorry guys! I'm waiting for money to transfer to my paypal right this moment, we should be fully upgraded and paid up by the end of next week at very latest! So expect our own domain name, more upload space and saying goodbye to ads forever YAY!

in the meantime M highly recommends using Adblock!
(trust me.. you'll never go back!)
for Chrome : https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom
or firefox : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

Boring Skins
I actually find it amusing that the one thing the troll insulted was the skin. Considering it only got the header put on it (with some very clever coding might i point out!) that morning! Ironically it would have been much eaiser to make a big flashy fancy skin (there's about a bazillion pre-made templates out there after all!)

However frankly I thought they where all rather boring.

Roleplay shouldn't be about the text, or who has the shiniest skin or graphics. It's about the people and the quality of writing and storytelling. To which while I'm sure if I put my mind to it I could give us a amazing dynamic superskin with all the bells and whistles (I'm a programmer after all!) but what would you guys really want? Having to wait half a hour for a page to load or getting straight to your posts and getting on with it?

I figured roleplay first, shiny later. Why should we have to have a header a mile high or graphics that are -pretty- but hurt your eyes? Or worse look like every other site on the web! Wizards Without Boundaries is designed to evolve and tailor into what you guys want. I certainly would have never thought i'd chose a white skin lol. I've always been one to hate them but I think.. for the moment, it's right. a clean slate, simple, elegant, confidant in itself without being overbearing.

Wizards Without Boundaries is not every other site, why should we look like it? We don't want to have to follow the latest trends and styles but pick and choose from the best of all worlds.

That said lol I could be way off.. but that's where you guys need to tell me what you guys want!

The Awesome
You Guys!

I started working on this website about 11am Sunday, told "Q" about it around 4pm Sunday, one week later you guys got to learn of it and it's been amazing to see your curious, interested and excited to be a part of this world.

I also want to make it 100% totally and utterly clear that we do not expect or aim to force members to stop roleplaying at other boards, frankly we don't care as long as you guys keep your timelines intact and refrain from double dipping (that is rping the same character on 2 boards at the exact same time). Some of you might decide to move characters over and that's your choice, we aim provide a fast-track service for established characters from other boards so that they can keep their ties and history intact.

The New and Shiny
One big advantage of starting afresh is getting to do things differently and here we've got a lot of features.
and we're discovering more every day! I haven't got a handle on yet.
- Coloured Topic Titles? Create Tables in bbcode? Screw that go and use HTML if you want! (just tick the box under options!)

Hellyeah we've got it! and better yet we're enabling it for you guys too!
.. just eh... don't go crazy k?

But there's a few quibbles along with it that we've been working to iron out along the way which you can read about in Tech Support

Okay so...... guess i better stop jammering and get back. to. work!

Things coming soon!

  • Our Principles! - Equal, Open, Fair, Transparent, Safe and Fun for ALL!
  • Bruce and Brian's guide to good (and bad) Roleplay
    - what do fish? sausages? Cross dressing and babies have to do with the rules? You'll find out soon as we do!
  • Twitter!
  • School and the Education System Information - It's -very- different and -very- awesome
  • Learn more about globalisation
  • International Travel for Wizards and Witches
  • Character Approvals on the 21st (to Celebrate Mel's birthday!)
  • Full Roleplay! - FRIDAY!
  • And lots of cool other stuffs!

Singing Out

- M

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