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Early Beta Testing Access for Pottermore Begins; October Registration to Open Soon

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
August 15, 2011, 11:19 AM

The Pottemore Insider Blog has just been updated to announce that early access to Pottermore has begun for those who found those Magical Quills and signed up for a chance at early access.  The blog post, in part, reads:

We’re excited to announce that early access to Pottermore has begun, so if you’re one of the million people who found The Magical Quill and registered for early access, please read the rest of this Insider  post carefully.
The most important thing to know is that we need to stagger entry to the ‘Beta’ (early) version of Pottermore so we can properly collect all the feedback. To begin with, we’ll be inviting a very small number of people onto the website, so you may not receive your Welcome email straight away.
We’ll be sending those Welcome emails out over the coming weeks and, once yours arrives, you’ll be able to log in and start helping us develop the Pottermore experience.
The blog post continues, describing the way in which beta testers may give feedback to the site, including a feedback button and survey for each beta tester.
Finally, the blog post makes mention of registration for the October.  The post states:
- If you have submitted your email address to be notified when registration is open to all, then you’ll be hearing from us soon, and you'll be able to register for entry in October.
- If you asked to be notified when registration was open to all but also registered for Beta, then you may receive two emails from us. You do not have to register for October if you already have a validated early access (Beta) account. In other words, if you received a Beta ‘Congratulations!’ message then you can ignore the ‘Pottermore registration is now open’ email (although do feel free to forward it to your friends!).
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8853 Comments

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54 Points

I did notice in earlier postings during the early registration dates some did not confirm their registration. They will have to wait till October. I believe the first come first serve was related to the whole registration process/early access. I am guessing they will follow the same process as they did with last week’s emails. Good luck to all. I am very excited for all as well as myself

Posted by carole44 on August 15, 2011, 05:20 PM report to moderator
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I really hope I get my email soon. I’ve set my email to sync every minute, though I’m so impatient I keep pressing the sync button every couple of seconds! :D
Thanks for your updates Doziami! Lucky git! :D
Thanks Leaky for the update. I was wondering what would happen to our user names when the site opened in October. I’m glad we get to keep them, I love my name!

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on August 15, 2011, 05:33 PM report to moderator
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1061 Points

Son of a Muggle lover! I just got an email and excitedly checked it and it was just some troll posting a stupid comment on my Youtube channel! This waiting is unbearable!

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on August 15, 2011, 05:36 PM report to moderator
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4138 Points

I hope the people who are chosen first are based on the day they joined. Since I joined on the second day I may not have to wait long, depending on how long, it takes for the joiners on the first day, take to get their email.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on August 15, 2011, 05:54 PM report to moderator
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1636 Points

@Calum I got it on the second day, too, so I’m hoping we get it soon. I think they’re done sending out emails for the day, so I’m about to get off and just check tomorrow morning.

Posted by Sara Greengrass (S Palms) on August 15, 2011, 06:17 PM report to moderator
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2414 Points

i got it on day 3 so i bet ill get the email around august 20!!!! SOO EXCITED!

Posted by ahaque521 on August 15, 2011, 06:43 PM report to moderator
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75566 Points

Oh well so far I am not in the beta test group.

Posted by Girlraven1 on August 15, 2011, 06:45 PM report to moderator
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524 Points

I was away at camp when it was happening (I’m 13), and so even though my mom and brother were working hard to get me in, they weren’t able to find the magic quill :( There are literally tears rolling down my cheeks right now. So depressing. You guys are so LUCKY!

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on August 15, 2011, 06:52 PM report to moderator
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683 Points

I want to know it!!

Posted by HalfbloodPrince08 on August 15, 2011, 07:11 PM report to moderator
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There are 4067 students at this point. That is a small amount considering there are 1 million beta testers registered!

Posted by fairylights04 on August 15, 2011, 07:12 PM report to moderator
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80254 Points

So far they appear to be allowing first day registrants only…

Posted by Won_Two on August 15, 2011, 07:45 PM report to moderator
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59 Points

what is going on?! I registered 17 minutes after the website opened on day 1, which was 4am my time. WHY DON’T I HAVE ACCESS??

totally freaking out here and super super jealous of everyone who is already in

Posted by bcfgrg on August 15, 2011, 07:47 PM report to moderator
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59 Points

what is going on?! I registered like 17 minutes after the website opened on day 1, which was 4am my time. WHY DON’T I HAVE ACCESS??

totally freaking out here and super super jealous of everyone who is already in

Posted by bcfgrg on August 15, 2011, 07:47 PM report to moderator
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59 Points

what is going on?! I registered like 17 minutes after the website opened on day 1, which was 4am my time. WHY DON’T I HAVE ACCESS??

totally freaking out here and super super jealous of everyone who is already in

Posted by bcfgrg on August 15, 2011, 07:47 PM report to moderator
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sorry for the multiple posts. only meant to post once. my internet is also apparently quite twitchy…

Posted by bcfgrg on August 15, 2011, 07:49 PM report to moderator
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