Pottermore Welcome Emails to be Sent Out Daily

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Sep 08, 2011

Posted by Mel

The Pottermore Insider blog has been updated to say that Welcome Emails to beta registrants will now be sent out on a daily basis:

The good news is that we no longer expect to pause sending these (as mentioned in our Beta testing and Welcome emails post). Instead, we plan to send emails out daily over the next two
weeks. As always, there’s a chance that our plans may alter as we assess
the site and how it is reacting to new users but we will update you if
anything changes.

For those who will be joining Pottermore over the next two weeks, don’t forget to read our From duelling to potions post and check our Help page for answers to any other questions you have about the site.





1,189 Responses to Pottermore Welcome Emails to be Sent Out Daily

Avatar Imagehprocks2700 says: FIRST!Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Yay! I guess this means that I can expect an owl soon!! ..at least within the next two weeks. I'm a day 6 so maybe a week or so??Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: That's great! xDAvatar Imagestephravens says: i got mine the other day, :)Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: I'm Day 4, so maybe I'll get my soon! I'm so excited! I can't wait!Avatar ImageNikki lovegoode says: yay! maybe ill get in!! Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: I'm day 5... **Everyone**: please keep posting here when you receive your mails and what day you are... Avatar ImageMunditiae says: I'm day 4 and I'm suffering! I want my letter so bad! Avatar Imagecb160 says: I'm day 4 and no owl too.Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: I'm day 6 no mail yet.Getting more excited by this now.Good luck everyone!Avatar ImageSauvium says: Day 5: No email. I did make a large and excited "EEEP!" upon seeing this though.Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @Sauvium: Soooo nice to see another day 5!!!! Let me know when u get your mail!Avatar Imagetrontech says: I have become resigned to the idea that Pottermore was too ambitious when they decided to allow a million people to try out the site and tell them about how well (or not) it works. Now my hope is renewed...just a little bit. I'm a "Day 4". I'll get enthusiastic when I see my admittance email.Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: I am LumosNox7 on Pottermore and I'll always accept your friend request, but I'm going to delete this account and make another one in October because I refuse to be in Ravenclaw. At least I was part of the early access though. :)Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: My son is a Day 4 as well and he hasn't received his either :(Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I got my email yesterday. :)Avatar Imagekhiera falconari says: Day 3: Finally got my owl! :DAvatar ImageHogwartsForever says: Now, by Daily do they mean seven days a week or just the five working days?Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: oh my this is so frustrating.... day 4 and nothing.... I have like no pateince though... but I mean really, who does waiting for this e-mail ?!?1Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Day 3 and still waiting!Avatar Imagebrittafilter says: Guys, you have no idea how jealous I am of you! I want my email so badly!Avatar Imagebrittafilter says: Guys, you have no idea how jealous I am of you! I want my email so badly!Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Day 6er here. I feel I am one more day closer to getting the email. It's great that those who do receive their email keep the rest of us inform and updated with numbers.Avatar Imagewallflower1971 says: I got my letter today! Yay, I'm soooo happy! I hope more and more of you will be receiving yours today too! If you need a friend add, I'm Unicornwolfsbane166. :o)Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: It is official i'm in Ravenclaw. Students: 63,105 Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: This is good news! I hope all beta members are in soon!Avatar Imagehollyash119 says: Day 5 and I haven't gotten mine yet. but I cant WAITAvatar Imageathena lupen says: i cant wait until i get my letter but i was day 7 so i probably wont get mine for a whileAvatar ImageWildIce43 says: Yay! I got in today. It's so lovely. I'm WildIce43, add me?Avatar ImageUnseelie says: Day 4, no joy yet but this is really good news.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: @tim_2006 I knew I'd have to eat my words, congrats on being a Ravenclaw.Avatar ImageMirdan says: Day Five and still waiting for my email! Nice to know the end is in sight...hopefully!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: The sorting process is baloney!Avatar ImageG.Weasley says: BOUT FREAKIN TIME!Avatar Imagesessionka says: STILL NOTHIN' :-(Avatar Imagemolly43 says: @tim_2006 congratulations on getting into Ravenclaw. I hope it's what you wanted. I was getting a little concerned tht you wouldn't come back - after some of the comments- thanks for coming back and keeping us posted. Congratulations @ stephravens, @ LunaLuver, Falconari,@ wallflower1971, @WildIce43, in getting in /@ HogwartsForever I think they mean 7 dys a wk. I'm day 6 and so excited about being closer to getting in. Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Oooh, a new thread :) Good to see some familiar faces here!Avatar ImageMoonlitFox says: Well it's good to hear from the PM team. :) Avatar Imagemencia says: Thank you thank you thank you thank you pottermore, now I know I'll get mine soon I am so excited! I am day 4 so if day 3's are getting in we should be soon too :DAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: That’s great! Avatar ImageHazelLumos3 says: I'm day 5 - no owl yet, but this Pottermore Insider blogpost made me incredibly happy yesterday. I'm just so happy to be part of this experience :)Avatar Imagesongbird says: Well, 2 of my day 3 friends got in last night, the other day 3 friend did not, and neither of my day 4 friends are in yet. Current student count is 257, 389.Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: It is 6:14 AM EST Current Standings Students: 258,850 Gryffindor 26,991 points 64,760 members Ravenclaw 28,505 points 65,002 members Hufflepuff 25,846 points 65,007 members Slytherin 28,496 points 64,081 members Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: HeHeHe Go Ravenclaw HouseAvatar Imagetim_2006 says: I am on chapter 9 flying lessonsAvatar Imagetim_2006 says: Good background info on everything. But I am sort of reminded of where is waldo?Avatar Imagemlopez says: Day 2 My husband and I registered. I registered about half an hour before he did. I got my email on Sunday evening before labor day (I figured out I could log in Sunday morning. I think the email got delayed), and he got his email Tuesday. Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: I got logged off. Page crash or update? I am not certain wich.Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Tks tim_2006 for update and congrads on your house assignment Keep those post comingAvatar ImageLoki328 says: Still no owl. I kinda want to cry. :(Avatar Imagetom legolas says: lucky themAvatar Imagetim_2006 says: Back up 7:49 am ESTAvatar Imagetim_2006 says: G 27,097 points 64,942 members R 28,597 points 65,187 members H 25,948 points 65,171 members S 28,591 points 64,279 membersAvatar Imagetim_2006 says: Students: 259,579 Avatar Imagekiwi16877 says: let me go check if i got mine........ nope.:(Avatar Imagemlopez says: I think the site must be having some problems currently. I can read through the story on Pottermore, but my profile, friends & notifications have all disappeared (there's an invisibility cloak over them or something). I'll wait til later. Hopefully it will be fixed.Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: I love potions.Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: I have a nice chemistry set.Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: No mail for me yet! (day 5) @tim_2006: Congrats on getting in Ravenclaw! Are the day 4s receiving their emails already?Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: I was a day 3. I will ask on the comments section.Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: Ok i posted it in the ravenclaw common room. It is under moderation. Hope to get a response.Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: Oh no slytherin is catching up. 28,646 points to 28,644 pointsAvatar ImageVane-Ale says: Great! Thanks tim_2006!Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Thanks for the updates tim_2006!!! I'm really excited to get my email even though I know it'll take just a little while longer (: Congratulations to everyone who has gotten in so far!!! Its great to see the numbers go up!!!Avatar ImageCanilup says: Day 4 here! Anxiously checking my phone for my email. Pottermore has officially taken over my life and I'm not even IN YET! Congratulations to everyone that's made it in and thanks for the number updates! (Just joined LC also! )Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Welcome to Leaky, Canilup! We completely understand how you feel. Let us know when you get your mail so we can know how things are going.Avatar Imagemolly43 says: Wow@tim_2006 thanks for the great updates. Sorry about getting logged off. Glad to see you got bk in. @Canilup day 6 and I feel the same way. PM is taking over my life. I get up in the morning, go to wk, and come home thinking about who is saying what and what’s happening on it. I rush to the Leaky site everyday. Avatar Imagesongbird says: Current student count: 260, 644Avatar Imagemolly43 says: Thanks @songbird.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I just barely made it day 3, I still haven't received my email.Avatar ImageCanilup says: Thank you Princess and Molly ! I definetely joined Leaky to feel included in a great group of peeps! Will most def keep you updated once the good news arrives :) It's such a big relief to know you're not alone in the waiting game. Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I'm off to wk will ck bk tonight. @canilup you're welcome. welcome to leaky. Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @**LunaLuver**, CONGRATS!!!! What day are you?Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: I'm not sure how many house points each is worth yet. These are just the cost. As you can see Common Poisons cost the most. Antidote to Common Poisons 10 + 1 + 21 = 32 G Cure for Boils 1 + 2 + 2 = 5 G Forgetfulness Potion 4 + 1 + 1 = 6 G Herbicide 1 + 3 + 2 = 6 G Sleeping Draught 1 + 1 + 1 = 3 G Wideye or Awakening Potion 7 + 2 + 1 = 10 G Avatar ImageThestralBlade317 says: That's great! I'm still waiting on mine...I'm so excited to get mine.Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: G 27,517 points65,710 members R 29,029 points65,965 members H 26,319 points65,948 members S 29,023 points65,061 members Students:262,684Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Accio email :( day 4Avatar Imagecb160 says: Seems I missed a lot of fun here on Leaky whilebeing out and so on.Congrats to all that received their letter and sympathy to all others still waiting for it - like me (!!!).Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: Imma day 5 I think. enough bragging people!! :)Avatar Imagejennluvsharry says: day 3 here...still no email. any day 3's out there still waiting for theirs as well?Avatar Imagejennluvsharry says: day 3 here...still no email. any day 3's out there still waiting for theirs as well?Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I know a day 4 who got their email, I'm a day 3 and still don't have mine.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I haven't gotten on, but my friend has, so I checked it out with her! Its AMAZING! Can't wait to get an account!Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Out of a group of 16, all the day 1's are in. All the day 2"s are in. Half the day 3's are in. No one day 4 and later are in.Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Is it just me or the 3s have taken A LOT of time to get in? Does anybody know (or have an idea) of how many ppl found the quilll each day?Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: @Halfblood Princess. It's hard to say. In the beginning, I thought that PM would have divided the 1,000,000 spots equally between the 7 days but it does not seem likely. If all of day 1 and 2 are in and part of day 3 people are in, the numbers would be larger in the student count if they had it where 142,857 were in for each day. We'd being seeing at least 300,000 students by now. In another of the LC blogs, roonwit had the idea that maybe there were fewer people for days 1 and 2 and more people towards the later days. Unless PM insider says something, it is hard to say for sure. Hopefully they'll let bigger and bigger batches in over the next few days. The faster they do that the faster we all get in!!Avatar ImageAvanelleWood says: Yay! Maybe there's hope for me yet...Avatar Imageroonwit says: I think each day was allocated an even share of places, but email address errors and delivery problems, meant that a significant proportion of accounts weren't verified successfully for the first two days. The unverified places would be reallocated to later days, possibly to the next available day, possibly evenly between the remaining days. But is certainly possible that unverified day 1 places were added to day 3, making the numbers on that day bigger.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I can't be sure but I think day three just started this week with monday being day 2 and 3.Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: @roonwit: so they could be going by the day you verified your account? I remember some email accounts had delays like yahoo mail and that could have played a role when people were able to verify. Also, didn't you have to verify your account in order to qualify to be one of the lucky early entrants? I know on the PM website it said that not all people who found the quill would be granted early access unless they verified their account within 48 hours..or something like that. That makes sense. Thanks!Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: I found the quill on day 3 but never got my verification. I waited the 48 hours and then tried again on day 6. This time it worked. I'm sure there were loads of people who were in my same boat. Avatar ImageHermioneGranger2 says: AWESOME!Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: @Doxie wow that would make me bitter.Avatar ImageCanilup says: Some of my fave twits: *Pottermore will now be sending welcome emails out daily. Now would be the time to apologize in advance to your refresh button. *About to get sorted on Pottermore. God, I'm so nervous. Please don't let me have an identity crisis! Slytherin... Slytherin... Slytherin... *Pottermore, Y U NO SEND ME WELCOME EMAIL YET? Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Well people will definately recieve their email soon. :)Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: Oh please, oh please.... where is my owl?? Argghhh!!!!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Finally, emails for everyone! :DAvatar Imagekiwi16877 says: u guys r so lucky!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: @MagicalMe^_^ on the PM insider under Beta testing and Welcome emails it says "As you’ll remember from our previous Insider post, we need to start the Beta with a very small number of people in order to properly test Pottermore and collect feedback. We know that waiting can be frustrating but the good news is that, as the Beta progresses, we’ll be increasing the number of emails we send out at any one time." So I don't think they meant to evenly send out e-mails. I think PM meant to send a small amt of e-mails out and tests those then as the site progressed and more of the kinks were found they let more people in so the site wouldn't crash too often. I think we are at the point that PM can let more people in. It took a while for day 1's to get in and now 2 and 3 are getting in at closer intervals. Hopefully it won't be long before we're all in. Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: I'm so happy cause of this! :D I hope I'll get mine soon now ;)Avatar ImageGafs says: I'm in at last :-)! It's amazing!! I was a day three so you guys should be in Soon!! Add me I'm miststorm68 xxxAvatar Imagetim_2006 says: G 28,981 points68,885 members R 30,566 points69,153 members H 27,692 points69,059 members S 30,538 points68,298 members Students: 275,395 Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: I see they fixed the error. I can proceed to the next chapter. I was tired of being stuck on the snitch page.Avatar Imageroonwit says: I just had a look at the chapter 1 comments and it looks like the most recent batch is a mixture of day 3 and day 4 people, though I am not sure how that matches with the number sorted if they are enabling accounts by order of registration or verification.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Today's wave appears to have gone out - suddenly there's a rash of excited tweets. Thanks for the numbers update, tim_2006, I'm glad to see the count continue to rise. It's even harder to be patient now that they're increasing emails!Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: I'm in! I was Day 4, got in today. DawnLumos154, and I welcome friend requests. Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Congrats, weasley!Avatar ImageSauvium says: Glad to hear that Day 4s are starting to be allowed in, I'm a Day 5 and still nothing. Hopefully I don't have to wait until tomorrow because that means I wouldn't get to play at all until after work. I'm so excited about this that I'm actually dreaming about PM, it's becoming a serious problem. Avatar Imagemiss molly says: I am a day 4 and got my email this morning but when went to sign in it said Pottermore is unavailable. That is just the luck I have. :) I will just wait a few hours a try again. I have my cool PM name- Wizardseeker37-ready to go!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Congrats also to miss molly! Hope the site's back up soon! I had to laugh yesterday morning as I did my usual pottermore seach on Twitter - it had _exploded_ with "OMG POTTERMORE IS DOWN!!!!11!" Hmmm.... wonder if the site was down? ;)Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: It's really fantastic to hear that day 4s are getting their mails!!!!!!!!!! It was about time! I'm a day 5 and are still waiting for my mail!!! Enjoy POTTERMORE guys!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Day 3 and I finally get the letter, & it takes me to a "Sorry but the site is undergoing repairs" notice! GEEZE! :+/Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I'm a day 3, got my email!Avatar Imagemiss molly says: Thanks MagicBclPlyer I hope it gets working some time today. We are having a rainy day here in Florida so I’m just going to relax inside with a good book and checking on PM :) Am I one of the only people that are not really worried about which house I get? I hear some people are so upset they are going create new accounts because they don’t want to be in the house PM sorted them in and some are sabotaging house points because they don’t agree with the house assignment. I have a house that I associate with more then the others but I would not care one bit if I get put in another house on PM. Just wondering. Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I'm shallow, I want to be in the house with the colors I look best in. I would be so disappointed if I couldn't wear my house colors. I am actually nervous because part of me wants each house, and I want to learn everything about every house. In october I making everyone I know make an account so I can read/see about the different houses. The not knowing which house I'm in is nice because there is the possiblity for each of them.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: And even more congrats to Won and wildpumpkin! It seems the site is back up, so have fun playing! Halfblood, we're getting closer! miss molly, while I have a rough order of preference for house, I'm determined to embrace whichever house I'm in. Even that preference didn't really take hold until this whole Pottermore thing. But now that I'll get officially sorted, I may have to buy some house swag when we go to Orlando in February :) My house preference would be Hufflepuff -> Ravenclaw -> Gryffindor -> Slytherin. I just don't relate _at all_ to the snakes, so I'll admit I'll be *very* surprised if that's where the hat puts me. But I do like green, so I'll just make the most of it :)Avatar Imageliammks says: Hey I just got my email :D add me errbody SnitchSickle17Avatar ImageCanilup says: Not sure if this question has been asked in a previous thread, but.. Has anyone checked out YouTube videos on what the Pottermore site looks like? Or are you totally waiting to be surprised??Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @liammks: Congratulations!!! What day are you? Have fun on PM!!!Avatar ImageBronzeStrike102 says: Finally got into PM this morning( day 4) and I must say I am quite impressed so far. I will be roaming the halls of Hogwarts as BronzeStrike102 carrying my 13 1/4 inch rigid Spruce wand with a Phoenix feather core. When I'm not getting into trouble I can be found lounging in the Gryffindor common room. Hope to see you all real soon.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Congrats, liammks and Bronze! @Camilup, I'm generally staying away from spoilers. I'll look at screenshots of the Great Hall in order to see student counts and I don't mind hearing that info exists on something, but I don't want to know any more details than that (i.e. I know that some specific characters have backstories, but I couldn't tell you what those stories are). And I do like hearing everyone's wand stats. I can't even begin to guess what kind of wand I'll get! Oh, and I'll be PumpkinCloak111 when I finally get accepted!Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: I just want to be suprised!!! We can have an idea from the ilustrations that've already appeared on Insider but I want to see for myself the rest of it! Come on PM, knock me off of my feet!!!Avatar ImageBronzeStrike102 says: Just my luck I finally get in and the site keeps crashing.Avatar Imagecunningham7 says: Received my email this morning. I was only able to browse around for about ten min, then it became unavailable. Said to try again later. I've kept checking, unable to get back in so far. Avatar Imagecunningham7 says: Received my email this morning. I was only able to browse around for about ten min, then it became unavailable. Said to try again later. I've kept checking, unable to get back in so far. Avatar ImageTWEETYCWAL says: I am a day 4 and received my e-mail this morning. HollySickle22. I am so sad. I was a good "girl" and dd my normal Saturday cleaning so I could play without guilt. Sat down with my lunch and clicked on Pottermore and it was down for and update. Bummer. Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: I'm so glad for all of you who got the mail in the last hours and so sorry you're not able to log in... As I've been saying for a while now, I think PM is not ready for the huge number of users. I hope that the actual suspension of the site is for improvements... otherwise, It will be very hard once all the 1mill beta users are authorized. Avatar ImageSeVeRuS3 says: finallyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! :DD sooo im a Day 4 soooo i should get an owl soon right???? pretty pleaseeeee hahaAvatar Imagetim_2006 says: 12:25 pm EST back upAvatar Imagetim_2006 says: G 29,191 points69,669 members R 30,769 points69,969 members H 27,875 points69,847 members S 30,779 points69,083 membersAvatar Imageroonwit says: Halfblood Princess: I don't think suspending the site would make any difference, because they will be developing the site on separate computers anyway. The beta period is about finding problems, working out how much load the site can take and whether they need to add more resources or do things to smooth the load, so that the site works when it goes live.Avatar Imagesongbird says: It's down again. My day 4 friend got her mail this morning...no word on my day 3 friend as she hasn't been on. But it looks like a lot of day 4's are getting in now. I'd give a student count, but I can't get in right now...sorry!!Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Total students: 278, 721Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @roonwit: I agree with what u say about the beta being a period to find problems. That's why I previously said "I hope that the actual suspension of the site is for improvements…", considering that the site was down at the time. In this order of ideas, I do think that suspending the site for short periods of time does hopefully make a difference because the site might be in better shape afterwards. Avatar ImageSnapeluvva says: I'm a Day 4 and got my email this morning. But the site has been down all afternoon except for a few moments here and there when I've got a glimpse. Bummer. Does anyone know where to go to get sorted?Avatar Imagemiss molly says: I got in once about 15 minutes ago but it is running slow and then I get the unavailable message again then I refresh and some times it lets me back in. I think I am going to wait until later tonight to try to get in again so I can enjoy it without the stops and starts. It looks really great and the art work is amazing.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @Snapeluvva - you have to progress through the story to get sorted. You go through each chapter of book 1. My advice, don't rush through to get sorted. Jo has added wonderful information about characters, creatures, objects, and places that are both enjoyable and interesting to read. It's like reading the first book for the first time again! And I really hope the site is back up soon. I was in the middle of brewing a potion when it went down for me. I'm curious to see if that means I lost my ingredients or not. I hope my cauldron didn't explode!Avatar Imagecb160 says: I'm Day 4 but still no owl (maybe because of Yahoo - hope), and I have to say I peeked a little on Youtube or whatever, bcs I think nothing can spoil my direct experience on PM. Also, I do have a favourite House, but I don't think I'll make it; I'd rather not be in another one; I sympathize with a third and have a suspicion that I'll end up in a totally different one.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: cb160: Interesting! You got me wondering which houses you're referring to.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ purplehogwarts Want to know, or it'll spoil teh surprise?Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: want to knowAvatar Imagecb160 says: @ purplehogwarts Want to be in Slytherin, like Griffs, probably'll be a Ravenclaw and not want Huff, but bcs I'm not "nice" and that means that if I'm a Huff The Sorting Hat put me there cause I don't belong anywhere else, not bcs I'm Huff material.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: My guess was that you wanted Syltherin since your pic is of Snape. Don't blame you for not wanting Huffs (I didn't either) - but you do seem nice to me!Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ purplehogwarts Thanks! You seem nice to me too! But I said I'm not "nice" bcs I'm not kinda "cheerleader".Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Site is back up guys! (At least for now)Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ purplehogwarts And you definitely can't think about meas a purring kitten, once you know me.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Anyone on day 4 with Yahoo got the welcome letter?Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: lol @ cb160. Well I hope you get your email soon. If not today, then maybe you'll get it tomorrow!Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ purplehogwarts If I get it tomorrow, I'll be like GRRRR, have to make tomato juice and some other staff.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @cb160: :D numbers are climbing fast! total students is now 280,570Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ purplehogwarts Good! But ppl seem nervous about constant PM down.Avatar Imagesongbird says: Just got in long enough to see the student count is just below 281,000. I can't do anything else, though...it keeps shutting down on me. Avatar Imagecb160 says: I guess they would be more if PM wouldn't be crashing all the time today.Avatar Imagecb160 says: 281,224 now in, get it on Twitter.Avatar Imagecb160 says: And now already 281,473!!!Avatar Imagecb160 says: But someone else says 281,363?!!!Avatar Imagecb160 says: OK, now I'm gonna watch chef Gordon Ramsay and after that taking a good night sleep, hoping I'll get my owl soon. See you, guys!Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Does anyone know what happens if you were in the process of brewing a potion and the site goes down? Is the potion saved or ruined?Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @cb160, already going to sleep? Where are you? Somewhere in Europe? Anyway, hope you find the mail in your inbox when you wake up!Avatar ImageBronzeStrike102 says: @purple I'd like to know as well cuz the same thing just happened to me. Does anyone else's mouse get "glitchy" while trying to brew potions?Avatar ImageGafs says: wow im amazed how addictive it is! Has anyone else had a shock about what house their in?? I always thought I was ravenclaw but the hat says griffindor... its hard to change my alliance! Just very glitchy still with it being in beta.... For all you waiting it will be worth the wait, we cant wait for you to join us :-) xAvatar Imageroonwit says: purplehogwarts: The potion is still there provided you get back in time (I think after it has finished brewing you have the brewing time again to get back to it before it is ruined).Avatar ImageGafs says: and yes @ bronzestrike102 mine makes my ingredients disapear so i end up dropping them! I thought it was my laptops old age! Avatar ImageBronzeStrike102 says: Thanx @GafsAvatar Imagefawkes4444 says: This is insane I am a Day 6er. And I keep checking here for info on the numbers and which days are getting their emails. This is very addictive. And I am a adult and the closer the days get to six the more excited I am getting. Please keep posting those of you who are getting emails. PLEASEAvatar Imageki700 says: I got mine a long time ago now. Can't wait for all the new students! Go Ravenclaw!Avatar ImageGafs says: @fawkes4444 I know the feeling fingers crossed for you the wait wont be too long! Mine came whilst I was at a retirement party and I shamefully admit I left my partner there to go play pottermore!!Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Tks Gafs. I have to work a couple of days next week but the nice things is I work from home. I do have a meeting on Wednesday. I will say that I will have a hard time keeping my mind on the meeting. Hopefully my email will be in by then. I noticed that Pottermore is doing the same thing it did during the Quill find.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @roonwit - so if I cannot return after the 80 minute wait period (due to the site being down), I'm just SOL?Avatar Imageroonwit says: purplehogwarts: After the 80 minutes brewing period, I think you have an additional 80 minutes to get back to your potion before it is spoiled.Avatar Imageroonwit says: cb160: The count is now 281,533. I think the reports you saw were just in the wrong order.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Ok, thanks, roonwit!Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: @Fawkes4444-I'm a day 6 and I'm checking my mail way to much @ Gafs- sounds like something I would do :o) Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I wait forever to get my email and the sight is down all day. I want to scream.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Yay! Pleased for everyone who isn't in yet :)Avatar ImageEeyore says: I'm pleased that they are stepping up the pace. I got in on August 25 and it's amazing - when things are working right. But there are still glitches with potions and dueling has been down more than up, so I haven't been brave enough to try it yet. My biggest problem with potions has been that if my potion fails, I sometimes get the one point but they always take away five if my cauldron melts. I figure I should have at least 20 points more than I do for the times it said my potion was successful but the 5 points weren't added. And the Beta feedback really offers no way to let them know what your problem is. Pottermore has been down all day, so I hope people who just got their owls are patient. Or maybe they are letting in new people and it's just the "old lags" who are getting the message that we can't get in "due to overwhelming demand". Sigh - maybe tomorrow.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: I finally got my invitation this morning (I'm a Day 3er) but the next few days are my heaviest workdays, so I won't be able to log in until Tuesday the earliest. Very frustrating timing!Avatar Imagemiss molly says: Well many hours later and I was only able to get in for about an hour total today because it kept crashing. I only got to look around a bit and I've go through Chapter 1. At this rate I wont get sorted until next Friday :) Where do you see th student count at? Do I not see it because I have not been sorted.Avatar Imagemlopez says: @Gafs - I also was shocked about which house I was put in. I always figured I was a Hufflepuff and took pride in the house that many others dislike. Things like being hard working, patient, just & loyal are important to me. I was put in Ravenclaw. I decided I would be friends with lots of Hufflepuffs so that once dueling is working, if I don't win (and I do plan to try to win) then at least the points will go to Hufflepuff. I still have my Leaky skin as Hufflepuff too. Go Hufflepuff! I mean, Go Ravenclaw! ... I'm so confused.Avatar Imagevale56796 says: Has anyone from day 7 got in? I reaaalllly dought it, but cant help but ask :) Avatar Imagevale56796 says: Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Finally got my letter today! I'm a Ravenclaw (I knew that was probably going to be it - it's the right choice) and my want is Larch with unicorn 10 inches, hard. So cool! I'm proud to be in the house of the wonderful Luna Lovegood! Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Oh, I'm Day 4 in case you're wondering.Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Oh, I'm Day 4 in case you're wondering.Avatar ImageChelle says: It's now up 292, 825 students.Avatar Imagekiwi16877 says: so jelous of all who got your emails!Avatar Imagekiwi16877 says: didnt get mine yetAvatar Imagekiwi16877 says: u guys r so luckyAvatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I think I figured something out. Every choice you make shopping is part of the sorting process. Crystal or glass. brass or silver. owl or cat. they all are added to the sorting process. Just a guess.Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Wow day 4 people are getting in now?! Congratulations!!! I'm super excited! I can't wait for my email!! (Day 6er)Avatar Imagemiss molly says: Finally made it to the sorting and it is 1:55 am EST (site crashing less late at night)I got sorted into Ravenclaw. I always felt I was either a Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw leaning more toward Hufflepuff. I did not care which house I got so I am happy with this. Those questions were not what I expected but it was a fun test. I need friends I don't know anyone with a pottermore account :( Wizardseeker37Avatar ImageWeasleyisourking99 says: I was pretty late, I bet I won't get in for ages :(Avatar Imagesongbird says: 300,401 now. Ravenclaw has the most people again by just over 100. Slytherin has fewest.Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Hey, Miss Molly! PixieThorn6 - I'm a fellow Ravenclaw. I'm really loving the extra material from Jo, aren't you?Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Congrats to those who got owls yesterday! And I'm happy to see the count top 300K. Still biding my time, trying to be patient. Fortunately I had some music stuff going on yesterday (clarinet choir) so it kept me from fretting about being owl-less ;) But today I suspect I'll be back to prowling the threads and obsessively checking my email!Avatar ImageSauvium says: Day 5 and nothing but it sounds like the emails haven't gone out for today yet so there may be a chance still. There problem is a I work today, so good luck to me keeping my mind on things if I get the email before work.Avatar ImageHermonie says: Ooooohhh, I'm a day 5! Can't wait for my email!!!!Avatar ImageCanilup says: I think I am now fluent in Spanish and French from reading pottermore twits all day long. Avatar Imagemolly43 says: Day 6 hanging in there! Congratulations to all who has gotten in. @gaf I'm like you. When my PM e-mail comes or I can sign in - I'm on the site- hopefully I'll have time with wk and all. Well I’m off to wk. ck bk in later this eveningAvatar Imagemolly43 says: What's the latest count?Avatar Imageroonwit says: The sorted count is 303,596.Avatar ImageSauvium says: There's been a few posts about getting emails on Twitter already this morning, I know I've got my email on refresh.Avatar ImageTheGirlOnFire7 says: :( I'm a day 4 and still no email. Hopefully all these other day 4's getting theirs means mine's coming soon; if they're even doing them by the day you got the magical quill, that is.Avatar ImageTheGirlOnFire7 says: ... or even if they do it by day of email verification. Cuz I verified that bad boy the second I got that emailAvatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @wingphoenix: it seems as if they are going mostly in the order you verified with a few exceptions that just seem random. For many people there seems to be a delay from when the welcome email was sent out and from when they received it. I got mine ten hours after it was sent. So this could be a possibility for you too. Hope you do get yours soon! Right now the site is down again, so no one is on it.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: I spoke too soon! It's back up again! Count is 304,112 students.Avatar ImageTheGirlOnFire7 says: Thanks @purplehogwarts for the info. And the student update! It gives me some hope every time I see the number go up! I totally should be more patient, I know. :)Avatar Imagemiss molly says: @loveslaborlost The extras from Jo are amazing. I loved shopping at Diagon Alley. I really took my time getting to the sorting and read every bit. Avatar Imagecb160 says: Still no email for me... Today's one of THOSE days when you feel you're going nuts!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: So... hard... to... wait...Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Darn, cb160. I was hoping you'd get yours today! My sister got the quill on day 4 and hasn't gotten her welcome email either.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ purplehogwarts Is she on Yahoo too?Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: No, she is on gmail. I use gmail as well, and my letter was also delayed.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ purplehogwarts Maybe McGonagal knows I still have some chores to do this two days... Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: The site still seems glitchy today. They might have slowed the numbers down a little to try to fix everything before sending out another big batch.Avatar ImagePixieThestral14 says: Day 4 here too and neither me nor my husband have gotten our e-mails. Oh well... Patience is a virtue... or so they say XDAvatar Imagehogwartslionchaser says: I'm a Day 3 and I got mine on Tuesday, the 6th! :DAvatar ImageBronzeStrike102 says: That's it for me with potions till they get all the bugs worked out.Avatar Imageroonwit says: Insider has been updated saying they are aware of the current difficulties.Avatar Imagewallflower1971 says: Pottermore is slow going today. I was only able to get one potion brewed and the site went down. Hopefully things will be back up soon. Avatar Imagesongbird says: Is it back up yet? It was down when I tried earlier.Avatar Imagemlopez says: Pottermore is still down. Down yesterday, down today... Guess they're working on the site. Avatar ImageOrWorseExpelled1 says: *Lonely tear slips down cheek* I'm still waiting for my email, and everyone who has gotten it makes it sound so AMAZING!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Even though I'm not in yet, I don't like hearing that the site is crashing as that might lead to a delay in sending out more email :(Avatar ImageLegoharryiscool says: I`m only on day 1:(Avatar ImageLegoharryiscool says: I hope I can get an emailAvatar Imagemiss molly says: Pottermore sent out a tweet today saying “We're carrying out a bit of maintenance, so you may find you can't access Pottermore” Maybe they are working on the server so they can send out a larger group of emails Monday. I went on early Sun. morning (midnight-2 am Florida time) because I did not want it to crash while I was getting sorted and it worked great. :)Avatar ImageSauvium says: @MissMolly: Hopefully you're right I'm getting impatient. Fingerscrossed that I get my email tomorrow, it's my day off and I think Pottermore would be a great way to spend it. Avatar Imageroonwit says: Legoharryiscool: I would have thought that all day 1 people would be in by now. Have you tried logging in? It could be that your email went missing.Avatar ImagePumpkinPastie514 says: I understand the waiting process is awful! I was a Day 3'er and it seemed like forever! But there are still many, many glitches in the site and since the emails have gone to daily's the site has been crashing everyday. But when it is working it is worth the wait! It has beautiful imagery and the new info is great :) IF the site was up right now I could give a student count but it is down again :( and its my last day off til next weekend :(Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I was just sorted into Slytherin. I never dreamed I would get to be a Slytherin! I'm so excited. The sorting stands at 309,266 and going up fast. All those waiting I hope your time comes soon. Good luck being sorted, you never know which house you'll get.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Now it is 309,306.Avatar Imagemiss molly says: @ Sauvium ROAR!? I hope you get your email tomorrow. I got mine Sat. morning but I could not get in until the afternoon and then it kept crashing but then that night it worked great. Avatar Imagesparkle9 says: Holy cow! Look at all of these comments! I think it's great that they are sending out letters daily.Avatar Imagesparkle9 says: BTW im day one and i got in aug. 25th Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: The site has been off and on all day. It's down again at the moment. I hope they fix it soon, otherwise it will only get worseAvatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: The site has been off and on all day. It’s down again at the moment. I hope they fix it soon, otherwise it will only get worse as more people joinAvatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: 311,366 students total!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Thanks for the number update, purplehogwarts! Is it just me, or does waiting for this email kinda feel like getting picked last in gym class all those years ago? Okay, I don't think I was ever dead last, but I certainly was _never_ among the first...Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Also - someone on twitter just mentioned getting 9 points for a potion? And someone else (unrelated) said _"hopefully the great changes in #Pottermore will continue"_. Anyone here notice anything different? (you don't have to go into detail, just a general idea if there have been changes is fine)Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @MagicBclPlyr: originally all potions when successfully brewed got you 5 points no matter how hard it was, how long it took, or how expensive the ingredients were. Now points are earned based on the difficulty to brew them (the lowest being 3, the hardest being 11?). 11 is the highest I've seen, but there might be one higher. Also, you used to earn 1 point for attempting but failing at brewing a potion. This is no longer true - no points are awarded for failure. You still lose points for blowing up a cauldron, however.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Dueling is still down...no word on when that will be back up. I haven't been able to try to duel, but I've heard it's fun. I hope it gets fixed soon so that betas can still test it our before October!Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Thanks for all the actualizations, everybody!!!! They really help us hang in there! I still haven't received my mail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I soooooooooo want to log in! Patience, Day 5s !!!! Hopefully we will get the mail soon!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: Coming home to hear all of these updates is really great. I'm glad for all who have gotten in. Hopefully they will fix the crashings on the site so it won't crash so much. Day 6 and still waiting and hoping. Avatar Imagemolly43 says: What is the new count?Avatar ImageCelticenchantress says: I'm on day 6 and I still have not gotten my email yet even though I keep on checking it every day. Someone was saying that the people at Pottermore do a little of both days (for example days 2 and 3) so hopefully they will do days 5, and 6 or maybe all three (5,6,7). I really don't know really so it might be something different. I guess I will have to keep on checking my email every day until I get it!! I wish those who have gotten in that they are having fun and those including me keep on pulling along until we have our welcome emails!! Good luck to everyone!!Avatar Imagemencia says: Day 4 and still no email :(Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Currently there are 314,712. Not many more than last night...seems like they haven't sent out their batch yet.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Wish i'll get mine soon enoughAvatar Imagemencia says: anyone else from day four who's still waiting, please let me know so I don't feel so aloneAvatar ImageSauvium says: The email's gone out for the day, check your inboxes.Avatar ImageKate86 says: Im a day four and still waiting : (Avatar ImageSauvium says: Also, if you got your email today, mind telling us your day?Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: @purplehogwarts Thanks for the potion info! Glad to hear they're doing some tweaking to points in order to give incentive to actually try finishing the potion. Should be interesting to see how this affects the total house points over the next few days. @Celticenchantress Welcome from another Day 6-er! There are a few of us hanging out here, so we can all commiserate together :)Avatar Imagemencia says: @Kate86 I am glad to know there are other day 4rers still waiting for owls, hopefully we should be getting them soonAvatar ImageBrigid says: GOsh I hope mine comes soon, I may have to wait until October!!Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: 316,600Avatar ImageCanilup says: GUYS! I just received my Welcome Email (10am EST)!! I found the MQ on Day 4. I can't tell you how happy this makes me. I reeeally hope you all get yours ASAP! I do have to wait until I get off work to go play, but I can finally stop refreshing my email! Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: Congrats Canilup......there is hope for us day 6 and 7 :o) Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Congrats, Canilup!Avatar Imagemencia says: still nothing :(Avatar Imagemencia says: it will be just my luck to receive it tomorrow or wed when I have so much work and won't have time for it. today would have been so perfect...Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Canilup! Congrats! I hope you're enjoying PM at the fullest! Still no mail for me... still in the wait! @mencia: hang in there we'll make it soon!!!Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Looks like there are still Day 4 people waiting. A little while more..I can't wait until I get mine!! Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: G 32,727 points79,892 members R 34,513 points80,087 members H 31,129 points80,117 members S 34,507 points79,159 members Students: 319,255 Avatar Imagegymnrhymn says: I got my e-mail this morning im a day 4! best.day.ever! Avatar ImageEcrof G says: I finally finally finally got my letter today! I'm in Pottermore!Avatar Imagezweasly says: I got mine today! I got my wand & sorted into Ravenclaw! If you want to add me as a friend on there, my name is MidnightQuaffle195 (same as it is here!). Trying to work and NOT be on Pottermore all day is a huge challenge! LOL!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: Congratulations @ Canilup,@ PumpkinNewt, @ Ecrof G, and MidnightQuaffle195 in getting in pls keep us updated. Thanks @ tim_2006 and purplehogwarts for the updates. I only hope I get in on a day when I don’t have to work. @ Celticenchantress I’m with you and feel the same way as a day 6’er. Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: How wonderful! More ppl getting mails!!! Congrats to all. @MindnightQuaffle195 and Ecrof G, what day did you find your quills??? Avatar ImageCanilup says: Congrats to everyone that has gotten their email! To those who haven't, HANG IN THERE!! I totally feel the pain of patience, and just think of the poor souls that have to wait until October. Also, there is a pretty good website I found on Twitter, not sure if anyone has checked it out. Warning: There are some spoilers (she does give a big heads up tho) http://elmgoestohogwarts.wordpress.com/Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Congrats to all who recently got in to PM. Keep us posted on numbers. I am a 6th Dayer. Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Congrats to all the new recruits! Is it bad that I actually get excited to see there's something in my spam folder, just in case it's a misdirected PM letter? Nope, this time it really was spam. *sigh*Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: 322,152 sortedAvatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: 322,196 sortedAvatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Sorting Numbers updated 322,196Avatar Imagehunibuni says: Got my letter about 2 hours ago, I was day 4. The sites down but choosing a wand and sorting is so cool. Did anyone else have the final question in sorting as what house you would like to be in?Avatar ImagePixieThestral14 says: Got my e-mail today too (though my husband didn't and we signed up within minutes of one another on day 4). I am now a proud Hufflepuff XDAvatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Looks like even more congrats to go out to our thread-mates! Anyone else see the latest official tweet? _Be ready to support your house. Each day this week, we'll RT your best house-related tweets. Tomorrow will be for #slytherinpride_ Of course, it doesn't apply to the 650,000 of us who are still homeless... (yes, I have a case of the Mondays... ;)Avatar ImageAnais says: I got my letter this morning (8:30 in Venezuela), I´m so excited. I´m day 4, those who haven´t received yet hang in there, I wish you luck.Avatar Imagepeekjo says: I was a day four & got my email on Saturday. The site is pretty cool, graphics are amazing. Can't get the practice potion making down though. I follow the instructions exactly & it still explodes. Can't wait for the other chapters to be ready.Avatar Imagecb160 says: I still have got no owl, thogh I expected to receive it today, being a day 4. It would have been nice, but maybe till Christmas it will arrive!Avatar ImageTheGirlOnFire7 says: Day 4 here and I finally got in!! Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ wingphoenix Congrats! and enjoy... have you received your email or simply tried to log in?Avatar Imageembermoto says: i am a "day 3" and i got my email today, i can onsetly say that it was wearth the wait!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Oh my God!!!! Now I really feel closer with so many 4s going in!!! Enjoy PM guys!!!!!! I can't wait to start reading day 5s are in!!!!! (I'm 5!)Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Help! I can't get back to my brewing potion. Anyone know how? Where in the world did it go? I'm supposed to be able to get back to it someone how. Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: I'm starting to wonder if they sent a second batch today? Seems like another rash of excited tweets going on, and I don't know if it's all due to email lag. Anyone have a new house count?Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: LovesLaborLost check under potions and the cauldron tab. It should be there, but don't be suprised if it disappears or makes you start from the beginning.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Definitely(?) a new wave - too many ppl saying "just got my PM mail".Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: The sorting is at 329,355 if anyone is interested. Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Yes, it encouraged me to look around while my "wideawake" potion was brewing, then I couldn't find it again. So frustrating!Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I ended up spilling a ton of fluberworm mucus because the bottle was impossible to control. Also I tried to brew a Cure of Boils. I waited the 80 minutes and the potion started over from the beginning. What a waste of 80 minutes. Now I don't have enough time to do any potions. I can't wait until they fix the only two things to do once you've finished the story. Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Thanks wildpumpkin! Numbers have really gone up!!!! Wicked!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: My friend got her welcome letter because she's a day 2er and now she's taunting me D: im a day 6er. :( i bet it'll come in a week or 2Avatar Imagesilverdoe89 says: Another day 6er here as well. Really want that letter! Avatar ImageSauvium says: If there's a second round out today hopefully Day 5s are in by tomorrow at somepoint or another. Almost there! And I really do hope that the rumour about how fast you replied to the congrats email is true, if so I'm in sooner than later, I followed it the second it got into my inbox.Avatar Imagesilverdoe89 says: Hope you are right Sauvium! I've got a program installed just so I know the moment I get pm letter ;DAvatar Imagesongbird says: 330,492 as of 9:30 pm BST.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: let's c, there are about 2 weeks left that they said everything should be out in. 14 days and somewhere around 350,000 people in there already. if there was a million then that would be 650,000 left...meaning...about 46,428 will get their welcome emails dailyAvatar ImageSherette7769 says: So much for getting in ... does no good, when the site is down again!Avatar Imagezweasly says: @Halfblood Princess - I *think* I was a day 4. I'm 98% sure that's when I got in. It's SO fun! It's tough to try & actually work though when all I want to do is play on Pottermore. :) I'm very happy with being sorted into Ravenclaw too. I know some people were upset that they were sorted into houses they didn't like, but Ravenclaw is the house I have always suspected I would be put in. Thinking of dressing as Luna or Myrtle for Halloween now!Avatar ImageMoonlitFox says: I'm so happy, I got in this morning, did seven chapters, and then started brewing a potion. But then the site had to chose a 'lovely' time to shutdown, Urrggghh!! I'm going to have a cauldron mess to clean up when the site is back up. :(Avatar ImageJazzabelle508 says: Just got mine this morning :) :) :) Avatar ImageJazzabelle508 says: I got sorted into hufflepuff and my wand is 11 and a half inches and made from maple and unicornAvatar ImageTheGirlOnFire7 says: @cb160: Thanks! I just logged on and got in, but then I received my email 20 min later. I have to wait till my son goes to sleep to fully enjoy it, though. My husband's a day 5 and still hasn't received his email.Avatar Imagezweasly says: Those of you who have gotten in, find me on there & add me as a friend. I'm looking kinda pitiful with only 1 friend! :) Same username on Pottermore as here. :) Thanks! StephanieAvatar Imagechochang136 says: does anyone know when the other chapters come out? i heard that only the chapters for book one came out right now. Avatar Imageroonwit says: CoS is due early in 2012.Avatar ImageHermione_Granger_Weasley says: I'm day three, and I got mine a week ago.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: cool! i'll definitely have my pottermore account by then! :) AAH LUCKY. hey...a week ago if you got it for day 3. and this week is day 4. then next week must be day 5. and the week after day 6? and so on?Avatar ImagePixieThestral14 says: I'll add you Stephanie ^_^ Avatar Imageschwanna says: Just got my email. :DAvatar Imagechochang136 says: you can get them at night too??Avatar ImageLegoharryiscool says: I`m on day two but I can still keep my hope of getting an email.Avatar ImageCanilup says: You can add me too! I'm ElmSilver44Avatar ImageSherette7769 says: I'm PixieDraconis203 if I can ever get on - you guys can add me too! So sad that I finally have access, and can't even make it on. Avatar Imagechochang136 says: anyone know the number of people in pottermore right now?Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: 336,441 Going up, but they still need to send out bigger batchesAvatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @chochang - you may be right there. doesn't give much time for the day 7-ers thoughAvatar Imagechochang136 says: yeaaaah, i think it's because there are already so many people on the website that they need to make it bigger. that's why it always says that there is an overwhelming number of people on. @purplehogwarts- thank you! :) Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Times like these drive me crazy. You finally get what you want and run into a new problem. I hope demand eases soon, I only have a little time to play tonight. I want to be able to make at least one potion.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @wildpumpkin - seems to be working well nowAvatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: It is still refreshing for me every 15 seconds. I really need to find something to do while I wait. Avatar ImageSherette7769 says: Got in for about 10 min. to only be knocked out again. If the site can't handle less than half of us, I hate to see Oct.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: i hope it doesn't get worse in october!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @wildpumpkin- oh i HATE when that happens! so agonizing! maybe the pottermore people just didn't expect so many actions in pottermore? Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @sherette - i just got kicked off too. *sigh*Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Anyone know if it's better to let it refresh on its own or to refresh manually?Avatar ImageCanilup says: Just got the shock of my life! I am officially in SLYTHERIN... I am very surprised.. I answered all the questions honestly.. I just can't believe it!! (I was hoping for Ravenclaw lol) I am very happy to finally have a home!Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Canilup~ same thing happened to me. I thought I was least like Slytherin, but I'm excited because what a fun house to say you are from. Welcome to the house.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: The thing about PM being down ALL the time that bugs me the most, is Sony knows exactly how many people will be trying to get on, but they choose not to have the resources available at the time. Avatar ImagePumpkinPastie514 says: I think pottermore is meant to test my ability to WAIT! First I waited for what seemed like and eternity to get my Welcome email and not I wait and wait and wait for the page to refresh and grant me entry! Oh well I am a Ravenclaw (glad me and jo agree about this!) and have a SAHWeeeet wand :D Its worth the wait <3Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @Canilup- congratulations!!! :) have fun on pottermore! i wonder what house i'll be in...Avatar ImageCanilup says: Student Count : 338, 569Avatar ImageCanilup says: Thank you WildPumpkin63! It's really an honor! May I add you as a friend?Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @magicneverends- oooh that's a good theory! i think it's also about feeling like harry. you have all these mysterious leads (in our case, the first 2 letters), he keep waiting and waiting to found out what's inside (our welcome letter!), and he doesn't get it until the very last moment! (getting our welcome letter), then the frustration of trying to figure everything out about this new world and what to do and where to go (getting kicked out or not being able to get in because of overwhelming numbers), but the joy of getting in after all :)Avatar Imagelelly66 says: We're all upset about being kicked off the site due to "overwhelming demand" because Potterfans are not used to things being sold out - we pre-order each of our books! haha i'm still waiting for my letter! Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @magicneverends: and you wait for your potion to brew! and we wait for dueling to be working again...i think you're on to something here ;)Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: LOL @lelly66Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: purplehogwarts can I friend you, what's your PM name.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @wildpumpkin - Yes, I sent you an owl.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Are you a ravenclaw? I got two request at the same time. Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: No, gryffindorAvatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: I accepted your request. :)Avatar Imagemencia says: So I am finally in, yeeepppppyyyy but the side is down tells me I have to come back in a while......Avatar Imagemencia says: meant site. it's so frustrating ughhhhhhhh anyhow it really is worthe the wait the artwork is superb although I only got as far as chapter 2Avatar Imagemencia says: hi purplehogwarts I accepted your friend request on PMAvatar ImageKate86 says: mencia so glad you got it! hope my letter isn't far behindAvatar Imagemencia says: I have purchased my wand CYPRESS WITH UNICORN CORE, TWELVE AND A QUARTER INCHES, SURPRISINGLY SWISHY I love it :). I haven't been sorted yet. to those still waiting just hand in there I know how frustrating it can get Avatar Imagemencia says: @Kate86 don't worry you will get it soonAvatar Imagemencia says: It turns out I'm a proud Hufflepuff, a bit surprised but it's a good house and better than Slytherin...Avatar Imagesongbird says: Approaching 350,000! We are at 346, 512...hang in there everyone! We're getting there!! I hardly have time to log in right now, much less to any potions or anything. I think I might just have to practice spells a lot when I'm on.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Congrats, Mencia! I'm so glad you finally got your letter!!!Avatar Imagemencia says: @purplehogwarts thank you very much I am really glad that I finally got in after weeks of waiting. I have to start earning points for my house so I have to go back to Daigon Alley and buy some ingredients, I didn't buy those in the beginning...Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: 34,637 points86,927 members G 36,518 points87,289 members R 32,817 points87,405 members H 36,436 points86,454 members S Students: 348,075 Avatar Imagezweasly says: Thanks for the add PixieThestral14! ElmSilver44 & PixieDraconis203 - I've sent you both friend requests. StephanieAvatar Imagezweasly says: I feel like I have a "boy" wand (don't be surprised to learn I am not, even though I have been stuck with Filch as my avitar for over a month now... when will I be able to change that?!?!?). Mine is a Black Walnut w/ a Phoenix Feather Core (ok, that's cool!). 11 Inches & Unyeilding. StephanieAvatar Imagemi55ymomma says: Still waiting(day 5), but reading how so many of you have gotten in gives me hope. So jealous, I can't wait to see what kind of wand I get and what house I'm sorted into. I'm very happy for those that are in and for the rest of us hopefully it won't be much longer.Avatar Imagemencia says: can anyone tell me how to control the temperature when brewing potions, I can't seem to get it right but keep on melting my cauldron when I practiceAvatar Imagemiss molly says: @mencia I learned not to put it on high heat first. Start with the lower temp until it is almost at the correct temp then hit it with high heat for a moment and then back to low heat. That worked for me. Give it a try and see but I can't guarantee my advice :)Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @mencia!!!!! Finally!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!! I soooooo envy you (in a good way, of course!) Enjoy PM! I'm still waiting for my mail!!!!!!! I almost can't take it anymore!!!! Send me your PM user by owl...Avatar Imagemencia says: @miss molly thanks I will try that def coz I want to start brewing potions @ Halfblood princess I'll do that now... and PM is worth the wait you will love it I promise you just hang in there :D also send me yours so I can add you tooAvatar Imagezweasly says: I have learned that you cannot do potions while at work and expect it to work out well! I will have to work on those when I am distraction-free! @mencia - I started on the lower heat setting & then if it started getting too hot too quickly, I turned the burner off & back on if need be. Don't forget to turn the burner back off (says the voice of experience! LOL!)! StephanieAvatar Imagemencia says: @MidnightQuaffle195 thanks for the tip :)Avatar Imagetrontech says: I'm a Day 4. Got my email at 11 last night (Eastern USA time). It might have come earlier, but that's when I got home from work. Explored until my eyes refused to continue at 3 am! Tried again this morning (3 pm GMT) and got kicked off after maybe 10 minutes. Only had time to buy a cauldron, but I laughed out loud in spite of my tendency to be a bit too serious. I guess this means American late night or British very early morning is a good time to be on Pottermore. I'll try again later. Shopping in Diagon Alley is so fun!!!Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Congratulations to those who have gotten in recently!! I'm still waiting for my email. Hopefully they'll be giving out Day 6 emails soon (: I keep telling myself that a few more days should do it.Avatar Imageelanorosavan says: I barely EVER post- but i just have to now....I am sooooo impatient! lol im a day 4er and i still havent received my email (its coming up to 5pm here) - i was convinced it was going to happen today! oh well it might come later tonight!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Congrats to mencia on getting in! (and to anyone else I've missed recently) Stay strong, fellow Day 6ers!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: Hang in there @MagicBclPlyr I’m with you a day 6. I go to the PM site every day and sign in to see if I have gotten in and to make sure I remember my PM userid and password. Congratulations @hunibuni, @PixieThestral14,@ Anais, FlameHolly22, @ FlameHolly22, wingphoenix, @Jazzabelle508, @Hermione_Granger_Weasley, schwanna, @mencia, @trontech, and embermoto-{ as a day 3 I wonder why it took so long}, / Thanks for the updates @ wildpumpkin63, @songbird,@ purplehogwarts, @Canilup,@ tim_2006, /@chochang136 I’m sure you can get the e-mails at night too bc the PM site at one time said tht they sent e-mails out at 10pm. @Legoharryiscool seems like you should be in by now since you’re a day 2. Even though PM said tht they will be letting people in daily they didn’t promise how many. I like your analogy on pg 22 @chochang136, I can relate to it. Well off to wk. Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Pottermore welcome Always eluding my grasp Eternal waiting Avatar Imagegymnrhymn says: student count: 33,265 Ravenclaw is in the lead with a whopping 37,029 Slytherin:36,953 Gryffindor:35,117 Hufflepuff:33,265 fellow Hufflepuffians! we can fight back and win! because that is how the puffs roll!Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Thanks for the update! Was very much needed!Avatar Imagezweasly says: Ravenclaws Rule!!! ;)Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: 353,234 posted on twitterAvatar Imagezweasly says: Anyone else have this problem? I collected the book "Curses & Counter-Curses" in chapter 12 but it's not showing up in my trunk, nor is it on the bench for me to try to collect again. I tried to leave a comment at the end of the chapter, but apparently it's under moderation so I have no idea if it's going through or not. Has this happened to anyone else? StephanieAvatar Imagesruby00 says: @mencia: Congrats on finally getting in! Both of my two friends that were day 4's got their emails yesterday afternoon. :D Re: Potions - I've been heating it up on high until it gets to right under the lower of the two bars. Then i switch over to medium and toggle between the medium heat and no-heat, so that it stays in the required range for the necessary amount of time. Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: House sorting is at 353,643. And I have to point out even though we slytherins have lost the top spot for now. We are the smallest house. We are few but we will catch up so watch out all you Ravinclaw.Avatar Imagegymnrhymn says: oopsie for my post on student count i put the count for hufflepuff house actual count is 353,886Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Hmmm... the student count doesn't seem to be going up all that quickly. Have they not sent a batch yet today?Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ MagicBclPlyr Mine it's sure they haven't - but I see there are others in day 4 still with no owl.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: It looks like it might be up to 356,000, but that's still just a trickle.Avatar Imagecb160 says: But was there a batch today? cause I've seen only little excitment on Twitter.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: I don't think there was - I agree that there hasn't been enough excitement on Twitter to indicate a batch. Maybe tonight? They've sent waves at night before.Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Okay, I officially HATE Potions in Pottermore. The system is currenlty too glitchy. I've tried my six try, a new expensive cauldron, a looonnnggg wait to brew, and the stupid glitchyness completely screwed up my poition for the upteenth time. Until that get that sorted out, I can't bear to try again. Anyone else having this problem? Specifically, the spoon not stirring, bottles not turning right-side up, and not setting down again when you move your mouse. It's SO frustrating when you've waiting over two hours to move to step two. Avatar Imagecb160 says: Yeah..., still, 356,xxx is not so much for sept 14!Avatar Imagecb160 says: @LovesLaborLost How I envy you for hating something from inside!!! I do my hating from outside!Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Sorry for the horrible spelling and grammer. I've been so frustrated! I do hate to complain. I really want to win some points for my house, not put us in the bottom! LOL! I need to move on to dueling, I think, and see I'm any better at that. Avatar Imagecb160 says: But is duelling working now?Avatar Imageroonwit says: I am reasonably successful at potions - I have lost several potions due to a mixture of errors and glitches, but I have also completed some, and only blown up a cauldron once. It helps to grab bottles and jars near the top, watch the counter as you add ingredients and stop and let it time out if you make a mistake. I have also written out the potion recipes as I find it easier to have them open in another window.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: another day passes by without a welcome letter. . .a day6er waits for the special moment to enter pottermore. . .can this magical non muggle to be last??? . . .just barely! XP @molly- thank you! :)Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @MagicBclPlyr- i think i know why it's slowing down. just a theory, but a very hopeful one at that. maybe they're preparing the website by expanding it more so that more people can enter. then they're going to sent GIANT batches of welcome letters out! :D :D :D right?!?! hopefully???Avatar ImageSilverPhoenix89 says: I'm still waiting for mine. I'm very agitated that it's getting so close to October when everyone else will be able to enter and I haven't even received my welcome email yet. I'm a day six so maybe this week sometime? Hopefully. o.oAvatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Oh, how I would love that to be true, cho! Though in all seriousness, I would think that they'd have to send out ginormous batches soon: 1) in order to get us all in as betas and 2) to see how the servers will handle such high capacity. We are still at just 35% in, after all, with only 17 days left in September. And that post from them made it sound like they wanted time late next week or so without sending anything out. It's been great to see the numbers climb, but I'm still a little concerned they won't get us all in.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @MagicBclPlyr Numbers are not climbing in a promising way yet.Avatar Imagecb160 says: And the last count is 357,776.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: My point exactly, cb160. It was great to see them soar through the 200,000s, but this trickle has been disappointing. So, I think I'll go eat dinner instead of brooding :)Avatar Imagecb160 says: @MagicBclPlyr On the other hand, I,ve seen ppl on T saying that servers are better today and in the last half hour were in 2k.Avatar Imageelanorosavan says: I prefered it when we knew when they had just sent out a bunch of welcome letters by announcing it on twitter. We are back to the whole annoying has there/hasnt there been a new batch of welcome letters today question :( Avatar ImageMagicMarauder88 says: I agree I'm very frustrated I'm a day 3 and still no welcome letterAvatar Imagechochang136 says: me too, then at least we'd know whether or not to constantly check our emails like madmen/madwomen to see if we got our welcome email or not. the servers being better must be why they aren't sending out big batches right now. they want to fix the "due to overwhelming numbers-" yadyadyada and make it have more room in order to make room for the new members, us Avatar Imagemiss molly says: It has been very glitchy for me today. I can't accept any of my friends request and my messenger owl keeps saying I have more messages then I have. I have had to close down so much today I am not even attempting to brew but that is why they call it the beta stage. :)Avatar Imagechochang136 says: and i will be SO INCREDIBLY upset if my letter doesn't come a week or two before the last day of september. otherwise, it's just like waiting through the entire summer to get in in october! Avatar Imagechochang136 says: are the numbers in 360K now?Avatar Imagecb160 says: I understand servers are slow again.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I can't earn house points because potions doesn't work for me and dueling is still down. To those not in yet take your time. I'm so bummed I haven't been in a week and I'm out of things to do but hope my house earns points without my help.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @wildpumpkin63 Have you seen any sign of a batch today, or have you noticed how many ppl are lately on PM?Avatar Imagemi55ymomma says: Maybe when I get my email most of the gliches will be fixed. Just tryin to look on the bright side, or else I'm afraid I will totally lose it.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I'd say the numbers are going up more slowly but that also could be because people have been working and can't get on until weekends or evenings. Currently the number is 359.591. It goes up by 10-40 every minute. That is a rough guess though, on the increase that is. Avatar ImageLegoharryiscool says: I`m on day three and frustrated I haven`t gotten a welcome letter but we all have to keep are hopes up of getting a welcome letter.:)Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: we broke through 360.000. It is at 360.171 and Ravin'claw is only up by 100 points.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: @legoharry~ I feel for you. If I was in your place I'd be going crazy.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @lego harry- did you try just logging in? maybe your letter got lost in the owlry? YES 360,000. maybe the rest of the 40,000 is unable to login or are busy? cuz then it'd be 400,000 and we're on day 4 people aren't we? i mean not every pottermore fan is going to be on 24/7. maybe that's why the numbers are going up so slowly. it's because people are disappointed with the glitches and aren't going back on now.Avatar ImageCordeliaBushweed says: I GOT IN!!!! WHOOHOO!!! Pottermore is SO cool! =DAvatar Imagecamila_black08 says: Congrats!!! I'm happy for you, but I'm still waiting for my email... Have you been alredy sorted?Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Currently there are 361,904 studentsAvatar Imagezweasly says: Congrats Cordelia!!Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: anyone from day 5 in yet?Avatar ImageCelticenchantress says: hi everyone I'm still waiting for that hogwarts letter of mine!! I heard that one of my friends who was a 4 dayer finally got hers she was so thrilled!! She is a Hufflepuff! By the way when I do finally get onto pottermore for those who want to add me as a friend on there my username is LumosFirebolt144Avatar Imagesruby00 says: 363,047 is the count as of 11pm EST on 9/13. :DAvatar Imagemolly43 says: @ cb160 from pg 26 I had to laugh at your comment on envying from the outside bc I could sooo see Snape in it. @ chochang136 from pg 26 I like your speculation and think I’ll go with that scenario. Congratulations @ CordeliaBushweed in getting in- what day are you? I wish PM would put more info on the insider pg. I tt log in and was told the site was down at about 11:30pm est then was able to log in at 12am est. no updates on the insider pg. Day 6 still waiting. Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Does anyone on pm find the comment boards impractical to navigate?Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @wildpumpkin - I do! and if you ask a question, you might have to ask it more than once. and then you have to keep refreshing over and over (quickly) to see if someone answeredAvatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: @purplehogwarts I'm sending you an owl.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I'm trying something new to get my complaints about PM heard by PM. I post it one the comment board but use numbers so I know it will be moderated. Let see if anything changes.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: good ideaAvatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Congrats, Cordelia! Any evidence of an email wave yet? Anyone have current numbers?Avatar Imagemencia says: latest house count Students: 366,109 G-36,937 points 91,452 members R-39,028 points 91,806 members H-35,003 points 91,900 members 38,923 points 90,951 members Avatar Imagemencia says: Done with the book :) I had trouble collecting the invisibility cloak anyone else had the problem? also one of the choc frog cards, it would move but not make me collect itAvatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Thanks, mencia! Still not a big jump in numbers - there must not have been a wave after all :( I can't remember who said it earlier (sorry!), but I agree that I miss the Insider update w/each new batch. We really are back to wondering what's happening.Avatar Imagemencia says: @MagicBclPlyr I know it's very frustrating to wait just hang in there it will be worth it :)Avatar Imagesongbird says: Mencia, I didn't know there WAS an invisibility cloak. I clicked all over every page, zoomed in, clicked all over, zoomed in again, clicked all over...I never got an invisibility cloak. But there were several items that kind of....I don't know...pulsate? that I thought must be collectables but nothing happened when I clicked on them zoomed in or not. Current count 366,249, so not much higher than the last time.Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Thanks, roonwit, for the potions advice! I do watch the counter when pouring ingrediants, but it's the fact that something will freeze over the cauldron or mortar and not move despite what my mouse does that messes it up. I am grateful the timing out suggestion! May save me a cauldron or two, huh? I'm as bad at potions as Harry and Ron!Avatar Imagemencia says: @Songbird chapter 14 A Plan for Baby Nobert, you will find it if you zoom in at the box there and move your mouse over itAvatar Imagemencia says: @ songbird move your mouse more to the left, I know we are supposed to collect it but it won't butchAvatar Imagesongbird says: Mencia, I just went back and looked...are you talking about the chocolate frog card next to the chess board in chapter 13? And the invisibility cloak over the wooden crate in the astronomy tower? Because I don't think those things are to collect. There are 11 chocolate frog cards apparently, and that's not one of them.Avatar Imagemencia says: @songbird so which is the 11th because I have 10 onlyAvatar Imagechochang136 says: are any day five people in? because that puts me closer! :D but in reality i'm probably going to get in during the last week. unless of course they make a bunch of room and have thousands of people join. daily.Avatar Imagesongbird says: Mencia, which ones do you have? I'll send you an owl...hold on. Avatar Imagetrontech says: Hi! Day 4 here. Wondering...should I be buying potions ingredients before I get to Hogwarts? I have friend requests and no idea how other people can tell I'm there. How do you know to send a friend request? and one last question...I saw a tea kettle that looked like it wanted to be collected, but it wouldn't respond. Glitch? The only help I can give to other witches and wizards is to go to the bottom right of the screen and set the "quality" on low. It makes the pages work smoother.Avatar Imagesongbird says: You don't need to buy potions ingredients yet. MOST things can be found around Hogwarts and some even replenish when you run out...you just have to collect them again. Whatever you don't find, you can buy when you need it. There's a button to buy ingredients. I don't THINK there's a tea kettle to collect, but some things do look like you should be able to collect them and you can't.Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Okay, once again I navigate away from the potions page while I'm brewing (for over an hour) and when I go back to potions my potion has disappeared. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there anything I can do? It's driving me CRAZY!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I hope PM lets in Day 5 and 6 like they did day 3 and 4, but with the probs they’re having they may just do Day 5 as a batch and then Day 6 then Day 7. Day 6 and still waiting and hoping.Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: I'm seriously thinking about logging out completely of Leaky... I'm very and truly happy for all of you who are already in but this thread has turned into a discussion about potion brewings and other stuff from PM, so, it's not helping my anxiety! I haven't received my letter yet (day 5) and reading about what many of you are already doing in PM, although sounds amazing, is not so fun (at least not for me)! :( Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Sorry, Halfblood Princess! I know it must be difficult. It's just that once you're in and start having issues, you know this is a great (and fast) place to get help. Everything in Pottermore is moderated, so if you post a comment you may have to wait a while for information if you're looking for a response. We don't mean to torture you, truly! Avatar Imagemolly43 says: @Halfblood Princess I know it's diff but as a day 6 I figure I could us what they say to help me in the future if I run into the same probs. Maybe if you look at it that way it could help you to have less probs or since you've heard it you'll know where to go to solve your probs when you get in.Avatar ImageKate86 says: I agree that there should be more information on insider, not having any is so fustrating. Is there still alot of day 4 people waiting for their letter?Avatar Imagezweasly says: @Celticenchantress - I sent you a friend request so you will have one waiting when you get your acceptance letter! :) StephanieAvatar Imagezweasly says: @Mencia - I don't think you can collect the Invisibility Cloak. The problem that I had was that I collected the book "Curses & Counter-Curses" in chapter 12 but it's not showing up in my trunk with the rest of the books I collected. It's alos not showing up in that chapter for me to collect again. I tried submitting my question/comment at the end of the chapter but it was under moderation so who knows if it posted or not.Avatar Imagezweasly says: @HalfBloodPrincess - If it makes you feel better, after a couple of days, the addiction has wained for me. I don't *need* to be on there 24/7 (better for expecting a paycheck... LOL!). I find more every time I go there, but I don't stay on there all the time now. I need to practice potions though... Avatar Imagezweasly says: Well now this is odd... I posted above in my reply to @Mencia that I couldn't find my "Curses & Counter Curses" book in my trunk. It's just not showing up in there. However, when I go to cast spells, it IS listed in that area. Must just be a glitch!Avatar Imageelanorosavan says: @kate86 there are still lots of us day 4rs that have not got in- i dont think that they have sent anymore welcome emails out at all yesterday and today- who knows!!!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: I don't think they've sent any today yet :( And I'm convinced none went out yesterday. Not enough reaction on Twitter and not a big enough jump in number sorted. *Please* let them be gearing up for a ginormous batch today! I'd been hopeful when they said they were going to daily batches, but now... not so much. I know they have to make adjustments along the way and that can change their plans, but now we're back to no communication from them (and the "house pride" thing they're doing on twitter should have waited until a LOT more of us were in. It just feels like they're being a bit... insensitive... to all the people they *know* are desperately waiting for email.)Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @HalfBloodPrincess - hang in there! You WILL get your welcome letter!! @elanorosavan - they are supposed to be letting in new people everyday. The numbers are climbing, just slowly. So maybe they just aren't adding a lot the past two days? Side note...a little advice for everyone: On the comments page in your common room, do NOT say anything about "being on Leaky." I found out the hard way this morning. :( I mentioned something about something I read on Leaky and I received a warning from the moderators. :( Apparently I "gave out too much personal information" with my comment.Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @LovesLaborLost, molly43, MidnightQuaffle195: THAK YOU!!!!! I know you are not torturing me intentionally... but you are!!! LOL But I think you are right, this is a very good place to find answers. Good think we have it. Anyway, once I'm in, I'll ask all of you to help me when I find myself in trouble! You could start by olwing me your PM usernames so I can friend you later. Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @Purplehogwarts, I'm really trying!!!! I just want to do what you are doing in PM! :P Thanks for your support!Avatar ImageSilverPhoenix89 says: So, someone tell me, what is Pottermore like? on the inside.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @SilverPhoenix - It's wonderful! It's like reading the first book for the first time again!!Avatar ImageSilverPhoenix89 says: Oh my goodness. I want in there so bad. o.o'Avatar Imageroonwit says: MidnightQuaffle195: Things you collect don't go into the trunk if there is somewhere else they can go, so for example potions ingredients go into your potions section.Avatar Imagezweasly says: @SilverPhoenix - PM me your email address if you want & I will send you a screen shot. It really is amazing how much work they put into the site!Avatar Imagezweasly says: @Roonwit - Yeah, I'm looking in my books section of my trunk. All of the books are there except that one which is leaving a gaping hole & my anal retentiveness is driving me bonkers! LOL! Avatar Imagezweasly says: I've found that Pottermore will let me send friend requests to people who haven't received their Welcome emails yet. If you all want, you can PM me your user name, or post on here & I will send you a request so you will have them waiting for you! StephanieAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Does anyone know how to get through the door in Chapter 9? I've tried to cast a spell, but can't figure out how as I don't have access to my wand and the Standard Book of Spells was no help. I feel daft!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @Molly- I'm a day 6er too. hopefully we'll both get our letters soon!!! maybe we can assume that maybe double of the current count are on? cuz not everyone can be on all the time. and we're nearing the end anyway.Avatar Imageroonwit says: LovesLaborLost: The first thing to do is to point at the key hole.Avatar Imagezweasly says: @LovesLaborLost - Why don't you have access to your wand? I just tried the spell & opened the door.Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: okay, pointing at the key hole and absolutely nothing is happening. How did you "try the spell" Midnight? I'm really feeling stupid here!Avatar Imagezweasly says: @LovesLaborLost - When you get to the room, double click on the door & then the spell will pop up. Then you can open it.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @Halfblood Princess I'm a day 4 and I haven't got it, so I understand you fully well! @ purplehogwarts Sent you my owl-answer. @ molly 43 You're absolutely lovely! Guess I'm too used to have Snape in my mind to notice that kind of things, like the one you mentioned to me... And, by the way, when I feel like punishing somebody for not sending me my owl, I wish all there on PM to get their paychecks with the same speed they send me my mail - ha! That's a wish!Avatar Imagezweasly says: Let me know if that works! StephAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: No, nothing happens. Is there something I'm supposed to do in this chapter before I get to the door? I thought I'd explored everything. The only other thing I found was a Chocolate Frog card. I can't even move beyond this point without opening the door, so I'm just stuck feeling like an idiot. :(Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Just discovered "familiars". Wonder if this will help with the door? Maybe it didn't want me to move on until I discovered this? Hmmmm- I'll let you know!Avatar Imagezweasly says: When you get to the door, did you try double clicking on the door itself? I will send you a PM with my email address & I can try to help you that way. :) We'll get you past that point! StephAvatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Nope, that didn't work either. I'm at a complete loss for what to do. I'll have to try again later, I guess. Avatar Imageroonwit says: LovesLaborLost: I wonder if the spell process isn't loading for some reason. In that case trying again later might be a good tactic.Avatar ImageCordelia Bushweed says: When does Chamber of Secrets come out, on pottermore?Avatar Imageroonwit says: Cordelia Bushweed: Early 2012.Avatar Imagesongbird says: LovesLaborLost, the instructions for spell casting are incomplete in my humble opinion. It tells you to click on the first letter, then click again when the circle gets bigger. What it DOESN'T tell you, is that then you have to do the same for each letter hanging there, in the proper order. It can take a few tries. Good luck. As for potions disappearing, I've heard not to click "come back later". For some people, that vanishes the potion. Just go look at other things then come back by clicking "potions" then Cauldron and underneathe the cauldron is a link to check on that potion. I hope that helps! And I'm sorry for torturing those of you who haven't gotten in yet. I try not to post spoilers, just answer simple questions like the ones I just answered. But I can send OWLs if it makes anyone uncomfortable to have it here in the thread. If anyone has questions, I'm more than happy to answer if I know the answer, and you can always send me an owl, but I know it's faster just to come here because there are so many of us now.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: @chochang136 - The way I understand it, the house count is for total number of people sorted, regardless of whether they're currently online. So sadly, I do believe only ~370,000 have actually been let in :( And _still_ no sign of a wave today! Not cool.Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @MagicBclPlyr: Not cool at all!Avatar Imageroonwit says: MagicBclPlyr: The number of those who have access to the site will be higher than 370,389 though, because that is the number who have been sorted. Some will still be going through the early chapters, others won't have had the time to access the site yet, and others may have had their welcome email go missing and not realise they can access the site. The actual total of those who can access the site is probably over 400,000.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @MagicBclPlyr- . . .oooh. . .well that's a bummer :/ :( @roonwit- you make a valid point! so it's like they're in the 400,000's and they're still working on the day 4ers. the numbers will probably increase more with day 6ers and 7ers because most people probably signed in then. i found out and tried on day 5. but it was closed then. so i had to wait until day 6 :/ if only i knew sooner T.TAvatar Imagechochang136 says: im dying a little here, can someone PM me a picture of the pottermore website? well, at least the standings? i've looked at some pictures already and the graphics are outstanding!Avatar ImageLegoharryiscool says: I`m on day 4 and still no email to morrow a day five. :(Avatar ImageAshPhoenix says: This is my first post, I just signed up to "Leaky". I'm a day 4 and got my email on Monday. Avatar ImageHermione Granger 12353 says: Hey there, this is my first post as well. Just wondering if they're actually sending emails out in patterns now?? By the looks of comments on this discussion, it seems to be true. I have a friend who signed up on day 4 and received her email Monday. My boyfriend and I signed up on day 5, however neither of us have yet to received the welcome letter. (n) Fingers crossed for the next few days! I can't wait to join. I'm so jealous of all you current Beta Testers! Good luck to everyone else :)Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @Hedwig - Welcome to Leaky! I don't think any day 5ers received their emails yet (or very few if any). There are still day 4 people without theirs. Hopefully by Monday you'll get yours!Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Student update: 371, 307Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: @roonwit - True, but still depressing :/ Avatar ImageHermione Granger 12353 says: @Purplehogwarts - Thanks for the welcome, and brief update. I appreciate it! &Yes, hopefully I will get it by Monday. :)Avatar Imagezweasly says: Student count is up to 372,741Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Does anyone know if you can find Flobberworm mucus or if you have to buy it on PM? Avatar Imagezweasly says: I had to buy it. I don't think you can find it anywhere. StephAvatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Wow, so still no wave?Avatar Imagezweasly says: One of my friends hasn't gotten her welcome email yet so she tried logging on just to see if it was a fluke. It said her log in info didn't match so she had Pottermore resend her user name to her gmail which came right through. She had the user name correct so we thought maybe she just typed in the password wrong. When she tried to have Pottermore send the link to reset her password, gmail ate it & she never got it! Looks like she might have to wait because her gmail is being a jerk (it does that occasionally & eats her emails so she doesn't get them). I would be sick!Avatar ImageSauvium says: @MagicBclPlyr: I know, I've been sitting watching twitter for days only to be disappointed by the lack of activity. The only newbies seem to be people just checking their emails for the first time in a few days. Everyone else is just begging for their email. I've had work to take my mind off the wait the past few days but I don't know how much longer my patience will last.Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: Gryffindor 38,722 points 93,663 members Ravenclaw 40,981 points 94,037 members Hufflepuff 36,730 points 94,133 members Slytherin 40,969 points 93,117 members Students: 374,950 Avatar Imagetim_2006 says: 625,050 to goAvatar Imagetim_2006 says: If you don't get into Ravenclaw, you might as well leave hogwarts.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: I sent an @Pottermore tweet to ask if they'll update us via the Insider, for all the good it will do :( I know other people on twitter have noticed the lack of "I'm in!" tweets. I think PM just can't read a calendar ;) First the whole "big pause" thing, where their "sending out over the next week or so" amounted to something like 3 days, and now the "daily email over the next two weeks" has amounted to maybe 5 days... I do understand things go awry and I can only assume there is a legit reason for stopping the mail. But to not update us is ridiculous. I think they don't want to give us "bad" news, but I think many of us would appreciate hearing, "Sorry, we had to stop daily email. We hope to get it resolved soon." That would at least let us know where we stand. _(going back into "how the heck will they pull this off?" mode...)_Avatar Imagechochang136 says: i feel worse for the people who won't get their email before october than the people who had to wait whole summer for october, because the first group have been waiting for months just to get the welcome letter to be beta testers. the other group that didn't get in for early access at least knew that they had to wait and didn't expect anything!Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Day 6er still waiting. Is there another pause?! It seems like no one has been posting that they received their welcome email recently. I hope they let us know when they'll start sending out emails or at least update us. Avatar ImageLovesLaborLost says: Just finished Book 1, but still haven't successfully finished a potion! LOL! Still trying, though. First impressions - I don't know how technically feasible it would be considering the number of users, but I would LOVE to able to look around a room 360 degrees. Also, the characters seem to be fuzzy, but this may be so that they don't interfer with your own internal image of each character. I wish there was a Map icon so that you can visit unrestricted rooms at will. I think those two things would make it so much more engaging. I'm keeping in mind that this is a Beta site. Can't wait for the full one!Avatar Imagemencia says: Hi peeps just checking in to say hi, been a bit under the weather of late. Those still awaiting owls just hang in there, I know how frustrating it is especially without updates from PM insiderAvatar Imagesongbird says: MidnightQuaffle, it's probably a stupid question, but did your friend check her spam filter on gmail? She could try again to have them send an email so she can change the password.Avatar Imagemolly43 says: @ AshPhoenix and @ Hedwig1994 welcome to Leaky and congratulations @ AshPhoenix in getting in. Thanks for the update @purplehogwarts, @MidnightQuaffle195, @tim_2006 . Wow@MidnightQuaffle195 that’s too bad about your friends e-mail eating her PM mail. I agree with you @MagicBclPlyr bad news in this case is better than no news. It almost makes me feel like they have just forgotten about those waiting to get in. We can take bad news…it’s the no news that’s frustrating. I can u/s if they had to go back to the pause – just let us know. @LovesLaborLost sounds like a good idea about the maps. Hope you sent it in as a suggestion on the site. Day 6…still hanging in there.Avatar ImageLegoharryiscool says: I`m a day five now.Avatar ImageLegoharryiscool says: I`m a day five now.Avatar ImageLegoharryiscool says: I`m a day five now.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @molly43 I think they simply have a PR problem, bcs the guys working to fix the PM problems are not the ones who should keep in touch with us, but their PR. Or maybe Betas are not so worthy of much PR attention?Avatar Imagecb160 says: From my post you can all guess that I still haven't got "IT"!!!!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Seems to be 376.717 sorted already now.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Slow creep up to 377,499 (just saw it on twitter).Avatar ImageAshPhoenix says: @molly43, Thank you! :)Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @cb 160 and @magicbclplyr- thanks for the update! oh they'd better be making more room because at this rate, MAYBE only half will be in as beta testers!Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: I wish they would update the Insider. The batches sent out (although daily) are really small. Yes, the numbers are creeping, but not by much. There are two weeks left of September and we still have some day 4 and practically all of day 5, 6, & 7 people to join. Avatar ImageSherette7769 says: It's been a few days since I've checked in here, so I just read all the posts I've missed. Count is up to 379,333 ... seems to be going slow. Not sure what the problem is? Looks like more would be in than that with only two weeks to go. @LovesLaborLost I too would love to see maps! I'm taking my time going through, and practicing potions etc. So, I've not racked up on house pts. Last I saw the highest pts. was 9,655 - can't imagine how much time this person is spending on the site. I keep getting errors - but at least now they say that someone must have cast a spell that is keeping me out (much better than experiencing high demand).Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: FYI Check your SPAM folders. At least 1 email from Pottermore was found in the SPAM folderAvatar ImageMagicMarauder88 says: Pottermore insider just updated check it out Avatar ImageSauvium says: The update is barely helpful, it doesn't tell us anything that we haven't already figured out on our own. Hopefully they update some actually useful information soon. Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: No wonder why there are still so many of us without mails! PM hasn't been sending out the usual amount... they've slowed down!!!! At this space... apparently we have a lot of waiting to do!!! Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Yeah, nothing we didn't know, but at least it's coming officially from them. Would have liked to see that post 3 days ago... I'm not a fan of their PR department, in case anyone hasn't noticed ;)Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @Sauvium: You 're day 5, right? Me too... This waiting is just killing me slowly... Avatar Imagecb160 says: Yeah nice saying "Over the past 24 hours, we've slowed down the rate at which Welcome emails are being sent out"!!! Which 24 hours, they are already 3 days now!!!!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Yeah nice saying "Over the past 24 hours, we've slowed down the rate at which Welcome emails are being sent out"!!! Which 24 hours, they are already 3 days now!!!!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Anyone of you guys knowing the last count?Avatar ImageSauvium says: @Halfblood: Yeah I am and all this waiting is making me crazy! I swear I've sent the past week doing practically nothing except refresh me email and watch twitter. @cb160: I'm totally with you. I wondered the same thing. 24 hours is B.S. They should admit what we all know, this just isn't going to work out. Avatar Imagesongbird says: It's down right now, or I'd give you an updated number. I'll try again in a bit.Avatar Imagezweasly says: @SongBird - Yeah. I did some looking online & there are actually quite a few gmail customers that don't get emails. My friend only gets about 1/2 of the emails I send her. I've stopped using her gmail address at all since it's so unreliable.Avatar Imagesruby00 says: woah really? I've been using gmail for like, almost 10 years now and never had a problem. The last count I saw was just almost at 380k. Will give a more accurate number once it's back up. Avatar ImageSherette7769 says: I received mine through gmail without a problem, but a friend who got through at the same time I did has yahoo - still no welcome letter, and can't log on either.Avatar Imagesruby00 says: Yeah, most of my friends who had trouble with their letters on the first and second way were yahoo users. Sigh... site still down. I really hope the maintenance they're doing right now will be (1) quick so that they can get back to bigger batches, and (2) fixes dueling finally!Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @Rosalinda - I'm right there with you! I'm really curious to what they are up to. And I agree with the few of you who have already mentioned that the Insider really isn't that informative anymore. Seems like they are always behind with the info or it just seems incomplete.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Leaky needs to put up a new post about PM. I have to scroll almost to the bottom of the page to find this one!Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: There's an older post that is still going and approaching 7000 comments.Avatar Imagezweasly says: I just created a group so everyone that is on Pottermore can post their user names & what house they are in. Thought it might be helpful for finding each other. http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/myleaky/groups/10947Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Pottermore is UP!!Avatar Imagesruby00 says: Site just came back up! Updated count is 380,110.Avatar Imagesruby00 says: ..... aaaaaand still no dueling. woh woh woh. lolAvatar Imagezweasly says: Glad I can get some brewing done!Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ purplehogwarts Just sent you my owl.Avatar Imagezweasly says: The Brewing times don't seem to be any faster. I just mixed up the first part of the Sleeping Draught & still have to wait 100 minutes.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @MidnightQuaffle195 If duelling's not back, and potion times are the same, maybe they improved servers capabilities, so they don't crash all the time. Hopefully...Avatar ImageSauvium says: @cb160: I do hope that you're right. If they have expanded for more user space, maybe it means that they'll start up proper email batches again? I'd love to have something to look forward to after my eight hour shift tomorrow. Avatar Imagecb160 says: @Sauvium I can't see any other improvement needed left to be checked out by our guys inside... unless PM guys are making some changings about existing aspects of the site like access in certain places etc.Avatar Imagesongbird says: 380,261, but nope, no dueling. For a minute I thought it was back because someone said it on the Ravenclaw commonroom board, but I just tried it and it doesn't work.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ songbird Then what improvement have they done?Avatar Imagesongbird says: Well, it seems faster, for one thing. Before, it was taking AGES for me to go to different parts of the site. It's very fast now. The comments are working slightly better, too. Instead of going from 2 minutes ago to an hour ago, it showed many more 2 and 3 minutes ago comments and then went to 27 minutes ago...so an improvement, though still not great.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ songbird Geez! Really Betas.Avatar Imagezweasly says: I wonder if the comment moderation is getting better? Avatar Imagesongbird says: Well, I haven't made any comments lately, so I can't answer to that. Ok, just wrote a nice long comment and it was not moderated, so perhaps it is better. And on a side note, the student number has climbed by a couple hundred (well, close to) in just the last half hour or so. We're at 380, 408 nowAvatar Imagecb160 says: @ songbird Yeah, but I haven't seen any excited tweets, not even disparate ones, so I think no batch.Avatar Imagesongbird says: No, I don't think there have been any new batches...but then, the count wouldn't go up so quickly after a batch was sent out because people have to get through the first few chapters before they can get sorted. So there's a bit of a lag between new batches and the student count increasing by huge numbers.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ songbird I know you're right, I'm only finding more and more difficult to wait for my mail without the hope of the new batches on the way.Avatar Imagesongbird says: Well, I'm assuming that with the improvements, perhaps they'll increase the batch sizes again. Hope you get it soon...you're day 5, right? I know it's SO hard to wait. I still have one day 4 friend waiting for her email...everyone else I know is in, but they were all day 3 people except one who was a day 4.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ songbird Wrong, I'm Day 4, and that's what makes it harder, bcs some just got in before the "slowing" process. I'm also on Yahoo, so another reason to be concerned. Just peachy!Avatar Imagesongbird says: I'm so sorry you are having to wait. If it makes you feel any better, the majority of the people in the early chapters are day 4 people, so it seems most or all of the day 3s are in now....so it shouldn't be too much longer! And hopefully yahoo will be reliable now? I don't understand what the problem is with the yahoo emails going astray, but hopefully they are working on it.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: @cb160 Have you received two e-mails from Pottermore? The first starts "Your registration for Pottermore has begun..." The second "Congratulations, You have been selected..."Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ songbird Never ever had a problem with Yahoo, but I've heard ppl talking about the first days...After all, I can access "Sign in", just that it tells me "looking forward bla