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Pottermore Fan Forum, a History

Postby Aspy » May 27th, 2012, 5:32 am

Every exciting thing or place must have a document of its history. Just as there is Hogwarts, a History, and Harry, a History, there must also be a Pottermore Fan Forum, a History! :D Here, we will provide quite the accurate account of the awesome Pottermore Fan Forum's awesome history!

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JULY 2011

- July 31st, 2011: First day of the Magical Quill Challenge

AUGUST 2011

- August 1st, 2011: Second day of the Magical Quill Challenge

- August 2nd, 2011: Third day of the Magical Quill Challenge

- August 3rd, 2011: Fourth day of the Magical Quill Challenge

- August 4th, 2011: Fifth day of the Magical Quill Challenge

- August 5th, 2011: Sixth day of the Magical Quill Challenge

- August 6th, 2011: Seventh and last day of the Magical Quill Challenge

- August 9th, 2011, 9:04 pm: Pottermore Fan Forum is created with CharmSpell199 as the first PFFer

- August 9th, 2011, 10:52 pm: ProfessorHagrid joins his brother as PFF Headmaster

- August 15th, 2011: Pottermore began sending out the first Welcome e-mails to Beta testers

- August 25th, 2011, 10:23 pm: When the word "brownies" that eventually led to what is now known as the "Brownies craze" was first mentioned on PFF-- "WHAT THE BROWNIES IS WRON WQITH POTTERMORE?"~ SparksNox

- August 27th, 2011, 10:02 pm: Rhynn, then still known as SeerHawthorn125, becomes the first PFF Moderator

- August 28th, 2011, 9:09 pm: Garnie joins the Moderating team

SEPTEMBER

- September 3rd: The Ranks (first-year, second-year, etc.) are made

- September 8th, 2011, 1:36 pm: RoseFirebolt77 and treble.maker become moderators. From now on Rhynn is Slytherin Head of House, Garnie is Hufflepuff
Head of House, Rose is Gryffindor Head of House and treble.maker is Ravenclaw Head of House

- September 19th, 2011, 1:12 am: Professor Hagrid announces that risk taking PFFers can actually rob each other for PFF points!

- September 13th, 2011: The first W.A.R.T. awards begins! Also, Draconis becomes the Hufflepuff prefect on this day.

- September 17th, 2011: The PFF point mod is put into place

- September 19th, 2011, 5:48 am: The Aurors swoops down and heightens security--- no more PFF point robberies from this moment on-- even for those willing to take the risks.

- September 25th, 2011, 9:23 pm: Niffz, then still known as DragonNiffler144, also becomes a moderator and declines the position of Gryffindor Head of House

- September 28th, 2011, 3:36 am: Possa joins the moderating team as well

OCTOBER

- October 1st, 2011: The first ever PFF House Cup Competition starts

- October 30th, 2011: A Halloween party is held

- October 31st, 2011: Ravenclaw wins the first PFF House Cup Competition

NOVEMBER 2011

- November 2nd, 2011, 3:35 pm: NaNoWriMo consumes various members of the forum, continues all month long. Some members disappear into their work, Aurors sent to find them in fear of Dark Magic's involvement.

-- November 9, 2011, 2:48PM: First Death Eaters Game starts recruiting participants; game officially begins November 11th, 2011, 10:52 am. (Many games later, everyone still loves playing.)

- November 2nd, 2011: The first Individual Points competition starts

- November 5th, 2011: The first PFF Quidditch Competition starts

- November 6th, 2011: The PFF Classes are created

- November 17th, 2011: treble.maker hasn't been around for more than a month, so Possa officially becomes Ravenclaw Head of House

- November 30th, 2011: DawnMagic40 wins the first Individual Points competition

DECEMBER 2011

- December 1st, 2011: The second PFF House Cup Competition starts

- December, 3rd, 2011: MagicGalleon4 and Casty become the first ever PFF Head Prefects

- December 6th, 2011: The first Quibbler is posted

- December 8th, 2011: Hufflepuff wins the first inter-house Quidditch championship

- December 15th, 2011: The PFF Twitter account is created (@PMFanForum)

- December 17th, 2011: The First Annual PFF Yule Ball is held

- December 20th, 2011: The PFF Facebook page is created

- December 28th, 2011, 3:53 pm: NimbusHeart42 joins the Head Prefect team

- December 31st, 2011: Gryffindor wins the second PFF House Cup Competition


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JANUARY 2012

- January 1st, 2012: the second W.A.R.T. awards start as well as the first PFF Triwizard Tournament

- January 3rd, 2012: The PFF Shop is made

- January 15th, 2012: The 3000th PFFer joins: Madison Fetcher

- January 25th, 2012, 4:21 am: When Nutella! first entered the random chat topic, taking up an entire post. Most notable player involved~ Nim

- January 31st, 2012: Team Veela (Dawn, RoseFirebolt77, DawnPumpkin33, DawnMagic40 and Welsh_Green_89) wins the PFF Triwizard Tournament

FEBRUARY 2012

- February 1st, 2012: The second Individual Points Competition begins

- February 3rd, 2012, 12:50 pm: OakNight replaces treble.maker in the Moderator team.

- February 7th: Nargles tore down PFF, causing White Outs, AKA The Great PM Meltdown for three days -- no no no-- PFF grew so much that we needed a new home, one large enough to house everybody :D

- February 11th, 2012, 10:25 am: Black out officially ends. PFF gets back up and running again

- February 14th, 2012, 11:20 am: When finding Dragons is first mentioned in RANDOM CHATTER, which sparked the opening of the Adoptables topic

- February 15th, 2012, 8:46 pm: Forum adoptables craze begins with the ADOPTABLES thread, with Dragon Cave arguably the most popular one

- February 29th, 2012, 2:00 pm: Profugo House is created

- February 29th, 2012: Dia wins the second Individual Points Competition

MARCH 2012

- March 1st, 2012: The third PFF House Cup Competition starts

- March 4th, 2012, 7:46 am: EPIC PFF CHAT-- Players involved: Emmy, KC, Dani, Rhynn, Hazel, Nim, Erin, Ray and more?

- March 7th, 2012: The entire first year of PFF Classes is written and posted

- March 13th, 2012, 8:13 pm: Dia is the latest addition to the Head Prefect team

- March 21st, 2012: EmmyK becomes Hufflepuff prefect in place of Wizzy!

- March 19th, 2012: RoseFirebolt77 starts the 2012 March Madness Tournament

- March 21st, 2012: The second Quidditch Cup Competition starts

APRIL 2012

- April 1st, 2012: The PFF staff pulls a prank: the Pottermore Fan Forum is turned into the Twilight Fan Forum for the day. Chaos ensues.

- April 2nd, 2012: Profugo wins the third PFF House Cup Competition

- April 21st, 2012, 1:29 am: The 4000th PFFer joins PFF: FeatherCrimson - Rhynn's boyfriend

- April 14th, 2012, 3:35 pm: Pottermore opens to everyone

- April 5th, 2012, 5:24 pm: Season 1 of the 2012 Quidditch teams are confirmed!

- April 9th, 2012, 7:43 pm: The matches begins!

- April 30th, 2012, 2:43 am: The 100,000th post made by Rumbleroar

MAY 2012

- May 1st, 2012: Diagon Alley is created

- May 1st, 2012: The fourth PFF House Cup Competition starts

- May 1st, 2012, 4:20 pm: Tacit agreement to clickety clickety click for the ad-- the additional help that the forum probably needed is made

- May 11th, 2012: Garnie steps back as Hufflepuff Head of House. OakNight takes over the position.

- May 18th, 2012: Hermione Leviosa joins the Prefect team

- May 20th, 2012, 2:06 pm: PMC is first mentioned on PFF

- May 20th, 2012, 10:57 pm: A PFFer from PFF "infiltrates" a certain forum in attempt to figure out why their comrade was shut in Azkaban on a life sentence with a puzzling explanation-- "Your name is unacceptable"

- May 21st, 2012, 6:07 am: "Operation Great Migration" begins-- more than a few PFFers check out the other Ministry of Magic

- May 21st, 2012, 5:17 pm: Indignation for the PFFer locked away in Azkaban rise steadily

- May 21st, 2012, 9:13 pm: New forum stat contest goes up

- May 23rd, 2012, 1:40 am: PFFers are reminded not to bash The Other Ministry

- May 23rd, 2012, 1:55 am: Another highly distinguished PFFer is sent to Azkaban for asking the wrong questions

- May 23rd, 2012, 6:45 pm: Peace restores to PFF as exams/ exam results/ graduation approaches for many PFFers

- May 25th, 2012, 6:40 pm: The birth of Pottermore Fan Forum, a History!

- May 29th, 2012, 6:09 pm: The third W.A.R.T. awards are awarded!

JUNE 2012
- June 1st, 2012, 2:07 pm: Slytherin House wins their first house cup on PFF

- June 1st, 2012, 2:26 pm: June edition of Quibbler is published

- June 1st, 2012, 4:35 pm: After stumbling upon Pottermore wiki, Rhynn and Viri began a little... community project, leading many other PFFers, if you will, to help make the wiki better

- June 3rd, 2012, 4:38 pm: Head Professor Rhynn announces that she has been given the wonderful opportunity to go visit Curacao to discover exotic knowledge to teach us when she comes back.... Nahh, she really is going to the Caribbean with her boyfriend to meet his parents! *gasp* and have a wonderful time exploring an island there and swimming around, of course! :D Good luck Rhynn, and have fun! :D

- June 6th, 2012, 12:12 pm: In preparation for Rhynn going off to Curacao, changes are made to the staff. OakNight replaces Rose as Head Moderator, Niffz replaces Rose as HoH, Garnie steps down as moderator, a new position as Assistant Teacher is created for Possa, Dia becomes a professor, DawnPumpkin33 replaces Casty as Head Prefect and Possa as Ravenclaw Head of House, KCMarauder replaces DawnPumpkin33 as ravenclaw prefect. Also, the prefects' domain is expanded to include the Hog's Head.

- June 7th, 2012, 8:31 am: Rhynn makes a request to all signature makers on PFF-- and thus begins the highly popular sig rotator option people choose to use to display their multiple lovely siggies!

- June 14th, 2012, 3:05 pm: N.E.R.D.S. (Never Ending Reading Discussion Society) is established.

- June 24th, 2012, 2:12 am: The Nutella obsession craze thread is opened, named after our beloved Nutella no.1 fan, Netz

- June 25th, 2012, 3:17 pm: The first N.E.R.D.S. discussion begins!

- June 26th, 2012, 2:39 am: Rhynn goes off to Curacao (taking Snape along with her as well!)! We'll miss you Rhynn!

JULY 2012

- July 2nd, 2012, 1:04 am: deaniebeanie wins the 2012 June Individual Competition with nearly three times as many points as the person in second place!

- July 5th, 2012, 8:57 pm: Slytherin house wins the first ever Pottermore house cup!

- July 11th, 2012, 3:00 pm: First four chapters of Pottermore, the Chamber of Secrets is released!

- July 13th, 2012, 3:08 am: The announcement of the 2012 PFF Olympic games is made!

- July 14th, 2012, 4:50 am: Rhynn announces the end of the Quidditch season with no winners because it has died too many times due to various reasons.

- July 26th, 2012, 10:17 am: After an unexpected delay because all the prefects were cursed with the confundus charm, the PFF Dueling Tournament Finals begins!

AUGUST 2012

- August 5th, 2012, 1:00 pm: SilverGold becomes PFF's 5000th member! Right before PFF's first birthday!

- August 9th, 2012, 9:04 pm: Happy First Birthday to Pottermore Fan Forum! It's time for Games, Party, Lotteries, Treasure hunts and much more!

- August 10th, 2012, 4:49 am: Draconis becomes the first ever PFF dueling champion on after the first anniversary of PFF.

- August 30th, 2012, 2:19 pm: Many many changes today-- Dia becomes the Slytherin Head of House, DawnPumpkin33 becomes a professor, EmmyK and KCMarauder becomes Head Prefects, along with Raytoria, Heartrose and Jag17, who become part of our prefect team! :D

SEPTEMBER 2012

- September 2nd, 2012, 10:09 pm: After the domination of The Snapey Baby Fan club and The utterly amazing Slytherin Prince's fan club ♥ in the Great Hall for nearly half a year, today marks the birth of another fan club: The Weasley is our King - Ron Fan Club! This monumental day was the spark that led to the creation of many other fan clubs for our many favourite characters!

- September 6th, 2012, 2:37 am: Latest PFF styles introduced in the common rooms! :slytherin: Slytherin turns green, :hufflepuff: Hufflepuff yellow, :gryffindor: Gryffindor red and :ravenclaw: Ravenclaw blue! The option to change the different styles throughout the forum were also made available in the board preferences page.

OCTOBER 2012

-October 10th, 2012, 12:30 pm: Dia decides to leave the PFF staff after much consideration. PFFers everywhere will miss the wonderful time we had with her as a great Head Prefect, and later, Head of Slytherin. Rhynn takes over the role of Head of Slytherin in Dia's place.

- October 11th, 2012, 3:46 am: Sir Nicholas joins PFF and starts recruiting members to help plan the first deathday party to be celebrated on PFF! How exciting!

- October 12th, 2012, 2:10 am: Rhynn turns orange from purple and becomes PFF's newest headmaster... congratulations!

- October 12th, 2012, 4:58 am: PFF's new supermegafoxyawesomehot front page is installed! New features include: Quick links to Diagon Alley, live twitter feeds, a complete Quibbler archive, quick and easy sign-ups for PFF classes, tests such as IMPs, YETIs and OWLs available for taking right on the website, overview of staff and contact details, as well as quick links to other parts of PFF adn affiliated websites! The front page really is so supermegafoxyawesomehot that even the author of PFF, a History, took a few moments to compose herself after excited squeels that earned the school librarians stupefied stare: O.o

- October 12th, 2012, 12:12 am: The little historian of PFF- yup, that's me! :lol: - gets promoted to Head Prefect! Lovely Soleil fills her place as the Slytherin prefect.

- October 13th, 2012, 1:52 am: ALL PFF members are invited to the Masquerade Ball! Everybody got to dress up as any character they wanted! Many characters from the highly popular Once Upon a Time series seemed to pop up all over the place very quickly following this announcement! ;)

October 15th, 2012, 3:55 am: Rhynn shares her awesome Halloween decorations with the rest of the forum!

- October 14th, 2012, 2:16 am: October issue of the Quibbler is out!

- October 16th, 2012, 5:25 am: Chrystal, Pipamonium, and Heartrose becomes one of PFF's first VIP members

- October 16th, 2012, 12:27 am: The first ever Daily Prophet is posted! The Daily Prophet will keep you updated with the latest PFF and Pottermore and other interesting news, fresh from the press!

- October 17th, 2012, 12:12 am: Danul becomes Hufflepuff prefect because Jag17 is busy busy busy!

- October 18th, 2012, 12:36 pm: The nargles struck again, and made all our Trick or Treat bags plain and boring! Many of the PFF members decided to pitch in and help redecorate our Trick or Treat bags once more!

- October 25th, 2012, 2:20 pm: Another PFF Style is introduced- the Halloween Stye! :D

- October 25th, 2012, 3:19 pm: TheTrick or Treat forum hunt is introduced! It sent many of our PFFers searching all over the forum for all the lovely treats the Mods had scattered around the forum!

- October 27th, 2012, 4:41 am: Garnie, ex-Hufflepuff Head of House, has just given birth to a beautiful little girl! Congratulations Garnie!

- As of October 31st, VIP members include: deaniebeanie, EmmyK, HazelMagic, Heartrose, Hermione Leviosa, Pipamonium, PotionScale,

NOVEMBER 2012

- November 1st, 2012, 11:04 pm: The grand unmasking of our PFF masquerade characters begins! Many guesses were correct, but there were also many PFFers who were very good at playing another character, and managed to fool us all!

- November 1st, 2012, 1:14 pm: As the October Individual Competition offficially ends, Covlolly becomes the winner with 32,029.23 points!

- November 2nd, 2012, 10:42 am: Sir Nicholas' deathday party begins! His party involved: The Ghostly Gruel Game, Distorted Deathday Drawings, Gifts of a Ghost, Party buttons, and much more!

- November 25th, 2012, 8:58 pm: Congratulations, Covlolly, on becoming our newest Gryffindor Prefect! :D

- November 27th, 2012, 4:18 am: With an ever growing forum, PFF really needed more staff to help organize and maintain the forum... as a result... PFF Staff Application is opened!

- As of November 31st, VIP members include: deaniebeanie, EmmyK, HazelMagic, Heartrose, Hermione Leviosa, Pipamonium, PotionScale,

DECEMBER 2012

- December 2nd, 2012, 8:44 am: The December house cup competition begins! May the best house of the month win!

- December 4th, 2012, 2:43 am: Following the opening of the staff applications, some promotions are made! (Staff applications are still open, of course. Your name will be considered for future promotions). First of all, EmmyK and Niffz have decided to step down from the roles due to many real life things to deal with. We thank them both for all they've done for PFF! Now to promotions: KCMarauder and xAppleChaix are made Professors to reinforce our little PFF band of Professors! The Head Prefect team is joined by Danul and Soleil following KC's promotion! To fill in the holes these promotions make on our prefect teams, Elena has been made Prefect of Hufflepuff House :hufflepuff: while Skyye of Ember becomes the Slytherin Prefect :slytherin: and . Finally, Nim will be Head of Gryffindor House, and with Rhynn resigning as Slytherin Head of House to better fill the role of Headmaster, xAppleChaix takes over as the Slytherin Head of House.

- December 8th, 2012, 8:22 am: To keep up with the Christmas holiday spirit, many Christmas events are added to the forum. Special Christmas threads include: Secret Santa show off, 2012 Advent Calendar, A Holiday Puzzle for your Perusal and Pursuit, Christmas Mad Libs, Holiday Happiness – Share Your Family Traditions!, Holiday ABC Game, Christmas Treats, Time to Trim the Tree!

- December 19th, 2012, 1:50 am: The second PFF Triwizard Tournament is announced!

- December 28th, 2012, 9:19 am: A call for the second PFF Triwizard Tournament judge is made!

- December 30th, 2012, 11:33 am: Quibbler is hiring again!

- December 29th, 2012: Though Rhynn has been back from a 6th-month stay in Curaçao for less than a day, she can't resist having a PFF mini meeting with EmmyK while she's in Europe! Mad Arrow and FeatherCrimson decide to join in as well.


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JANUARY 2013

- January 1st, 2013, 8.24 pm: The nargles celebrate the new year with PFF through multiple assault on the PFF chat... never fear though! Aspy, Giro, Poppy, Skyye of Ember and BleepBloopBuzz all survived... with only one causualty-- little Nevohl! :o Come back soon Nev! Don't let the Nargles scare you off!

- January 6th, 2013, 6:35 am: The first task of the Triwizard Tournament begins has been announced!

- January 8th, 2013: HazelMagic, Rumbleroar and RainWave meet up in South Africa.

- January 13th, 2013, 4:48 pm: A sudden great Nargle Ambush cripples PFF for two days! Luckily, our lovely Headmaster Rhynn was able to create a tiny chat. Members were notified through their PFF galleons-- also known as facebook and twitter updates ;) and so, luckily, not many suffered too badly from PFF withdrawl

- January 15th, 2013, 10:30 am: The forum server has been fixed! We have won the battle against the great Nargle Ambush. The 2013 Great PFF Depression has ended. Members flooding back, safe and sound :D

- January 30th, 2013, 1:41 am: RiverFirebolt joins the PFF prefect team!


FEBRUARY 2013

- February 1st, 2013, 9:25 am: The W.A.R.T. Awards V are announced! Congratulations to all winners and nominated members!

- February 8th, 2013, 11:43 pm: PFF's beloved member RoseFirebolt77 returns, to the delight of many members, introducing with her return an adorable new little witch too!

- February 12th, 2013, 5:06 am: Oak changes colour - slightly! She retires as the Hufflepuff Head of House and becomes the PFF class Professor! As a result, Danul steps up as Hufflepuff Head of House!

- February 27th, 2013, 11:42 pm: PFF members gather together to wish our esteemed Headmaster Rhynn a very happy birthday!

- As of February 28th, VIP members include: Avis, covlolly, deaniebeanie, Elena, Emerald Dragon, EmmyK, HazelMagic, Heartrose, Hermione Leviosa, Pipamonium, PotionScale, Raytoria, RivRoseFirebolt77, Wrackspurt

MARCH 2013
- March 5th, 2013, 16:28: Spring is coming... Rhynn announces that PFF is going to undergo some changes. A House Cup Competition will run for the entire duration of these changes, and no one knows when it will end!

- March 8th, 2013: The rate at which PFF Points are gained is lowered as part of the Spring is Coming changes. The lottery costs and winnings change accordingly. Another Spring change is the way the Staff is set up. From this day on, the ranks are as such: Headmasters - CharmSpell199, ProfessorHagrid, Rhynn; Deputy Headmaster - DawnPumpkin33; Professors: Aspy, covlolly, Danul, Elena, Hermione Leviosa, PotionScale, RiverFirebolt, Skyye of Ember; Prefect: Nim; Class Professor: OakNight. The Meet the Moderators section has also been made.

- March 9th, 2013: The Rules section is moved to the front page and now includes Guides as well.

- March 24th, 2013, 5:07 pm: Level One of the Ministry of Magic disappears, temporarily retiring the Wizarding Exams and moving the Political Parties to the Great Hall. The Art Gallery also gets a little change, with two subforums merging into one.

APRIL 2013
- April 1st, 2013, 2:00 pm: Umbridge takes over Pottermore Fan Forum! She threatens to impose "improvements" on the forum.

- April 1st, 2013, 2:16 pm: Recreational Decree 1 is announced

- April 1st, 2013, 3:22 pm: Recreational Decree 2 is announced

- April 1st, 2013, 4:16 pm: Recreational Decree 3 is announced

- April 1st, 2013, 4:55 pm: Patronus27 becomes the first PFFer to be put into detention

- April 1st, 2013, 5:15 pm: Recreational Decree 4 is announced

- April 1st, 2013, 5:22 pm: Recreational Decree 5 is announced

- April 1st, 2013, 5:52 pm: Recreational Decree 6 is announced

- April 1st, 2013, 6:27 pm: Recreational Decree 7 is announced

- April 1st, 2013, 6:41 pm: Recreational Decree 8 is announced

- April 1st, 2013, 7:14 pm: Recreational Decree 9 is announced

- April 1st, 2013, 8:06 pm: Heartrose creates the Dumbledore's Army in detention in defiance of High Inquisitor Umbridge

- April 1st, 2013, 9:09 pm: Recreational Decree 10 is announced

- April 1st, 2013, 10:33 pm: Pipamonium, ElmSparks30289, Riv, Riddle7052, WingMarauder979, Netz, Sapphire, Charmseeker, Nevohl, xMoonWizard, River Seth, BleepBloopBuzz, Roxanna, Poppy, Heartrose, Draconis, Raytoria, KCMarauder, RoseFirebolt77 gets put in detention. RiverFirebolt, Elena are put on probation.

- April 1st, 2013, 10:36 pm: Headmaster Rhynn is put on probation for defying the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts.

- April 1st, 2013, 10:36 pm: KC rages war on High Inquisitor Umbridge, starting an "educational" game for detention

- April 2nd, 2013, 12:13 am: Recreational Decree 11 is announced. Didn't look like it came from Deputy Headmistress Umbridge this time though!

- April 2nd, 2013, 5:44 pm: Rhynn returns reinstated as headmaster of PFF to the relief of many PFFers

- April 2nd, 2013; 5:46 pm: The April Quibbler is released.

- April 9th, 2013, 2:47 pm: People who play Pottermore at Playstation Home can now add their PSHome username in their profile.

- April 25th, 2013, 3:00 pm: The Capsule Collection Club is started. Everyone can start a collection of figurines and get a token for the machine every two weeks. VIP members can even go every week!

MAY 2013
- May 18th, 2013: KCMarauder and Danul have a mini-PFF meetup in Birmingham.

JUNE 2013
- June 1st, 2013, 4:09 pm: The PFF Summer Camp starts! Weeks of fun an stickers, LOTS of stickers, lie ahead!

- June 3rd, 2013 - A new Capsule figurine set is released, named Double, Double, Toil and Trouble.

JULY 2013
- July 4th, 2013, 3:30 am: Let us all congratulate Avis on her promotion to a Professor!

- July 6th, 2013, 5:56 am: W.A.R.T. Awards nominating round begins!

- July 12th, 2013, 7:42 am: Voting for the W.A.R.T. Awards IV begins!

- July 16th, 2013, 5:49 am: The Minister announces the winners of the W.A.R.T Awards IV

- July 16th, 2013, 6:24 am: Minnie opens the W.A.R.T. Awards IV after party.


AUGUST 2013
- August 9th, 2013, 5:39 pm: Headmaster Rhynn announces PFF's second birthday and hands out many lovely treats to the PFF community!

- August 9th, 2013, 6:06 pm: This year's PFF 2nd Birthday Raffle comes with even more exciting gifts! 1st place winner will get a shirt from the Diagon Alley shop-- one with our beautiful new design!

- August 9th, 2013, 9:44 pm: Headmaster Rhynn reveals the PFF Horcrux hunt!

- August 10th, 2013, 3:49 am: The PFF Find the Ticket activity opens! Tickets will lead to prizes such as extra tokens for the token machine, PFF points, or even a raffle ticket!

- August 10th, 2013, 3:56 am: PFF birthday party begins!

- August 13th, 2013, 7:04 am: The PFF 2nd Birthday Raffle prizes are out! A run down of the list of winners can be found here.

SEPTEMBER 2013
- September 20th, 2013: Hermione Leviosa steps down as professor. Thank you very much, Hermione, for the many months of self-less service that you have provided for PFF!

SEPTEMBER 2013
- October 25th, 2013: The Dress-Up Competition for Halloween is announced and entries begin to roll in! Who will make the nicest costume? Who will make the spookiest costume? Halloween on PFF also begins with a Pumpkin-Carving thread and a Trick-Treat forum hunt.

NOVEMBER 2013
- November 1st, 2013: The forum-wide part of the Duelling Tournament begins. Two members from each house are ready to fight to the death!

- November 6th, 2013: Voting for the Dress-Up Competition begins. There are four entries for the Avatar section and four for the Overall section.

- November 11th, 2013: River is announced as the winner of the Avatar competition and Oak is announced as the winner of the Overall competition! Congratulations to both of them!

- November 18th, 2013: For the second year running, Draconis is announced the champion of the Duelling Tournament! Heart comes second in what was a thrilling and exciting tournament.

DECEMBER 2013
- December 9th, 2013: Sign ups for Secret Santa begins.

- December 13th, 2013: Twelve days to Christmas countdown begins! Lockhart starts it off by gifting PFF's members a Pear Tree. Other characters who make an appearance in the next twelve days are the Fat Friar, Ronald Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Dolores Umbridge, Severus Snape, Moaning Myrtle, Luna Lovegood, Lucius Malfoy, Sir Nicholas and Harry Potter.

- December 14th, 2013: Secret Santa begins and members begin to show off their gifts.

- December 16th, 2013: The first Christmas Game begins... Pass the Parcel! Yule Ball is announced.

- December 21st, 2013: Elena and Riverfirebolt step up and become Assistant Headmasters to help Rhynn out. Two new Christmas Games begin... Find the Golden Bauble and Pin the Nose on Rudolph! The Yule Ball also begins and members show off their beautiful outfits.

- December 24th, 2013: Christmas Eve is celebrated on PFF. As a holiday gift for everyone Wing makes a return!

- December 29th, 2013: Voting for the best outfit in the Yule Ball begins.

- December 31st, 2013: Skyye wins best outfit! The butcher's knife was definitely the icing on the cake.


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JANUARY 2014:
- January 2nd, 2014: Staff changes! Covlolly and Danul step down due to real life constraints. Trying to fill an impossible gap Poppy, Heartrose and KCMarauder join the staffing team. Poppy joins as a V.I.P Prefect and Heartrose and KC as Professors.

- January 4th, 2014: The January House Cup begins!

- January 5th, 2014: W.A.R.T.S VII is announced and C.o.N nominations begin.

- January 15th, 2014: The W.A.R.T.S voting begins!

- January 20th, 2014: Minnie hosts the 7th award ceremony. Many members are recognised for their contributions to the forum. Rhynn wins the prestigious M.O.M award!

FEBRUARY 2014
- February 1st, 2014: The first Create the Collection competition begins. Members are challenged to make a token which might end up being a part of an actual set!

- February 14th, 2014: Valentine's Day on PFF! Members enjoy a find the cupids game and Lockhart delivers anonymous messages to members.

- February 2nd, 2014: The winners of the January House Cup are announced... Hufflepuff! :hufflepuff: :hufflepuff: :hufflepuff:

- February 21st, 2014: The March Individual Points competition is announced with new rule which take the Capsule Machine and V.I.P members into account. The forum-wide section of the gnome throwing competition also begins!

MARCH 2014
- March 1st, 2014: The nominating section of the Create the Collection competition begins. There are an astonishing 37 entries to chose from! Choosing 9 was very difficult. The Individual Competition begins!

- March 6th, 2014: Skyye is announced as the winner of the Gnome Throwing competition! Congratulations Skyye! Oaknight came in second.

- March 8th, 2014: The voting section of the Create the Collection competition begins. There are only 16 left now and the top 9 will be made into a set!

- March 19th, 2014: The PFF Potions Club begins!

APRIL 2014
- April 1st, 2014: April Fools! There is a nargle-infestation in PFF!

- April 2nd, 2014: The Individual Points Competition ends. Ash wins the normal competition and Oak visits the V.I.P competition. The first Potion Club competition begins; Who can brew the most Cure for Boils in April?

- April 5th, 2014: A lot of staff changes! After a long and loyal service PotionScale steps down as a Professor. To fill the gap Emmy and Sapphire join the moderating team; Emmy rejoining as a professor and Sapphire joining as a prefect. The squirrels die bravely to get us our Capsule topic back. A new set is introduced as a celebratory gift; The Collectors' Collection!

- April 15th, 2014: DawnPumpkin33 steps down as a professor after a few years off great service. The 'Honorary Member' rank is introduced in order to thank members who have put in an extraordinary amount of effort into our forum and is awarded to DawnPumpkin33, Danul, Garnie and RoseFirebolt77. Aspy also steps down due to real life commitments. She bought a lot to this forum including this fantastic list! To replace her Pumpkin joins the team as a prefect.

- April 19th, 2014: Elena begins a fun Easter themed "Find the..." game. Everyone's favourite.

- April 21st, 2014: The Bi-Weekly Signature Contest topic reaches 100 pages! Part 2 begins...

- April 25th, 2014: A forum-wide Easter Egg hunt is held! Everyone enjoys themselves.

MAY 2014
- May 3rd, 2014: MoonLitFox wins the first Potion Competition.

- May 22nd, 2014: The Philosopher Stone Challenge is announced!

JUNE 2014
- June 1st, 2014: The Philosopher Stone Challenge begins!

- June 18th, 2014: KC steps down as a Professor due to real life commitments. Her contributions to the forum will always be remembered.

JULY 2014
- July 5th, 2014: Emmy steps down as a professor and is replaced by Jag17.

- July 10th, 2014: W.A.R.T.S VIII are announced! C.O.N registrations begin.

- July 20th, 2014: The nominating round of the W.A.R.T.S begin.

- July 28th, 2014: The Philosopher Stone Challenge comes to an end with Team Fluffy been crowned the winners.

AUGUST 2014
- August 1st, 2014: Voting for the eighth W.A.R.T.S begin!

- August 9th, 2014: Minnie hosts the eighth awards! Jag gets the M.O.M award! A special Birthday Quibbler is released.

SEPTEMBER 2014
- September 2nd, 2014: A new House Cup begins, but this time it is a special one! Donating is not allowed, the only way to earn points for your house is by playing the many games the Mods run during this period.

- September 19th, 2014: Due to real life commitments both RiverFirebolt and Heartrose step down from their roles as professors. Both of them greatly improved the forum and left a huge mark.

- September 29th, 2014: N.E.R.D.S begin to read Chamber of Secrets!

OCTOBER 2014
- October 23rd, 2014: Hufflepuff are announced as the September 2014 House Cup winners! Go Hufflepuff! The Halloween Art Competition is also announced.

DECEMBER 2014
- December 2nd, 2014: Jag announces Secret Santa!

- December 3rd, 2014: The first Christmas games of the year begin... Pin the Nose on Rudolph and Find the Baubles!

- December 4th, 2014: Poppy starts the holiday challenges thread which has members completing a variety of different task to spread the holiday sprit.

- December 9th, 2014: After months of amazing service in different roles including Assistant Headmaster Elena steps down. Thank you for your contributions! Pass the Parcel holiday game begins.

- December 10th, 2014: Secret Santa show off begins, everyone shows off their awesome presents.

- December 14th, 2014: The annual Christmas Party is announced. This year the ministry has asked PFF to host it which means it will have many characters attending!

- December 17th, 2014: The first forum-wide poll is posted by Skyye!

- December 18th, 2014: The Christmas Party begins! Everyone enjoys themselves, perhaps a bit too much. :P


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JANUARY 2015
- January 8th, 2015: Poppy and Pumpkin have a Mini-PFF Meetup in Melbourne.

FEBRUARY 2015
- February 1st, 2015: SunsetRose brings back The Death Eater game which is a huge success.

- February 4th, 2015: Hermione is promoted from a Prefect to a Professor! Congratulations Hermione!

- February 14th, 2015: Surprisingly, Lockhart manages to host an amazing Valentine's Day Party. Members receive many anonymous notes from each other.

MARCH 2015
- March 3rd, 2015: To celebrate her birthday Rhynn releases a new set for the Capsule Machine, Anything Hagrid Likes (XXXXX- rated magical beasts!)

- March 13th, 2015: Rhynn and Hermione have a mini-PFF meet up in the Harry Potter Studio Tour!!

- March 31st, 2015: Jag announces that Rhynn has "stepped down" and the forum is now turning into a Theme Park Forum called Amusement Parks Fan Forum.
Also for the first time in PFF's history, although I suppose it is in APFF's history, the DE's are announced the winners of the DE game!

APRIL 2015
- April 1st, 2015: The houses have changed from Hogwarts houses to Amusement Parks. Gryffindor's Common Room is now "Magic Kingdom", Hufflepuff's Common Room is "Animal Kingdom", Ravenclaw's Common Room is "Epcot" and Slytherin is "Hollywood Studios." Some members are not taking very well to these changes and there are talks off petitions and even anti Jag-regime signatures?? Also in good news, Georgia and Oak are back! Welcome back! wait... wait.... APRIL FOOLS!

- April 5th, 2015: To celebrate Easter Rhynn releases a forum-wide Easter Hunt! It is lots of fun with beautiful house coloured eggs involved.

- April 6th, 2015: Poppy and Pumpkin have another Australian Mini-PFF Meetup, this time in Sydney.

- April 7th, 2015: A price increase for buying tokens for members with over a million PFF points in announced.

- April 30th, 2015: Jag announces the May House Cup.

MAY 2015

- May 2nd, 2015: The House Cup begins.

- May 5th, 2015: Tim finishes his amazing monopoly game.

- May 16th, 2015: The forum goes through a server change, which results in downtime! Members try and find a life outside of PFF.

JUNE 2015

- June 5th, 2015: Slytherin win the House Cup after a very convincing performance! The forum celebrates with a fun party which sees appearance from all of our favourite wizards.

- June 7th, 2015: Umbridge the toad comes back and asserts herself in PFF. She opens applications to be in control of a region.

- June 8th, 2015: Sponsership games begin!

- June 15th, 2015: Voting for the region candidates begin.

- June 25th, 2015: The Magic Games begin!

JULY 2015

- July 24th, 2015: The W.A.R.T.S Awards IX are announced! Despite Umbridge's rule they are allowed to go on.

- July 31st, 2015: Nominating for the awards begin! There are some new awards this time...

AUGUST 2015

- August 5th-9th, 2015: PFF celebrates its fourth birthday in style. :D There are many games to play including new games such as Sticker Stalkers, Magical Chairs, Flight of the Hippogriff and Tombola! There is a huge raffle which the results off are announced by Lockhart with Snape joining in (probably was a bad idea) and the results of the W.A.R.T.S are announced! River wins M.O.M! Congratulations!

- August 8th, 2015: Hermione becomes the first person in PFF history to reach 10,000 posts! She earns a newly discovered badge, 'Order of Merlin, 2nd Class.' Congratulations Hermione!

- August 18th, 2015: PFF goes through some major layout and structure changes! The forum is now split into different teams which members can apply to be part off. In addition it is now possible to purchase tokens from the Capsule Machine itself.

- August 20th, 2015: The Magic Games end with the "unfortunate" injury of Umbridge which sends her into a coma. It is officially closed on the 20th of August with a great Awards Ceremony in which Ashdust's (dead) Vivianne Circinus is crowned the winner.

- August 27th, 2015: The last ever duelling tournament begins. :(

- August 29th, 2015: A new slogan is chosen in a forum-wide poll for PFF: "We Solemnly Swear that we are Up To No Good" Credit to Rhynn for that great slogan.

SEPTEMBER 2015

- September 1st, 2015: Skyye resigns as a moderator after almost three years of amazing work.

- September 7th, 2015: Lindsay wins the last duelling tournament! Congratulations! She gets a very nice trophy made by Moon.

- September 11th, 2015: Lockhart's owl loses all of Lockhart's books and it is our job to find all of them. They are hidden all around the forum and there are promises of a capsule token if they are all found!

AND of course, this is all made possible through Rhynn painstakingly listing many of the forum business that happened long before I joined the forum, Dani for providing the link to the epic chat, NaNoWriMo and the First Ever Death Eater Games, as well as many other prefects who added to the first event list, helping expand this from around the 13 events there when this first started :D Thank you all very very much!

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Re: Pottermore Fan Forum, a History

Postby BleepBloopBuzz » May 27th, 2012, 5:39 am

Haha this is brilliant Aspy! xD keep it up
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Thanks Raytoria for this sig :)

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Re: Pottermore Fan Forum, a History

Postby KCMarauder » May 27th, 2012, 5:43 am

:lol: Brilliant job on this Aspy! love that you included the epic chat and the "Infiltration" *cough* I'm not that certain PFF'er who started that *cough* no not at all, would never do that :roll:

Keep it up! looks great :D (Although I think April is a little muddled up)
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Re: Pottermore Fan Forum, a History

Postby Jag17 » May 27th, 2012, 7:01 am

this is really cool Aspy but you miss something when Hufflepuff wins the first quidditch cup!!! on pff!!!!
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Re: Pottermore Fan Forum, a History

Postby Hermione Leviosa » May 27th, 2012, 8:07 am

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Re: Pottermore Fan Forum, a History

Postby Aspy » May 27th, 2012, 11:22 am

Oh, I can't believe I didn't see the April thing-- fixing it now :D
Did the Hufflepuff Gryffindor game end already? I can't even find a time that the first match ended though, so I haven''t included it-- yet.

And since most things happen here when I'm asleep, I'm probably missing a lot of things. So if anyone thinks there are some things that can be added, we can all talk about it somewhere... maybe here, or there, or... simply ask a few other people first (it is everybody's history after all), and then maybe we can add to PFF, a History! :D

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Re: Pottermore Fan Forum, a History

Postby Jag17 » May 27th, 2012, 12:37 pm

Aspy I was talking about that you did not put that Hufflepuff won the first ever quidditch cup back in December!
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Re: Pottermore Fan Forum, a History

Postby Rumbleroar » May 27th, 2012, 12:47 pm

I've added it - I hope you don't mind me slipping it in, Aspy?
By the way, i love the way brownies started on here - SparksNox is my new hero. :D
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Re: Pottermore Fan Forum, a History

Postby Aspy » May 27th, 2012, 12:48 pm

No problem :D Sorry, I didn't know won the first tournament :P

I wish I could have met him-- or her?

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Re: Pottermore Fan Forum, a History

Postby Rumbleroar » May 27th, 2012, 1:27 pm

Okay, good!
*manages not to bash the "other ministry" while trying to think up other additions*
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