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One Million Pottermore Emails Sent Out

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Stephanie_J
September 27, 2011, 10:51 AM

The Pottermore Insider has updated to announce that all one million Welcome emails for Pottermore beta users have been sent out!

The site is expected to be very busy now that all users have been given access, so you may have to wait and try a few times before successfully signing in.

To everyone who has been granted access to Pottermore, let us know what you think in the comments!

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125 Comments

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It’s really beautiful but there is not a lot to do at the moment! :)

Posted by gryffindor-quidditch on September 27, 2011, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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240 Points

I would just like to say I predicted this about three weeks ago. I said thy were going to never get all the emails out at the rate they were going so at the end of September they were just going to flood the system with all the ones they did not send and crash the site. As of Saturday Sep. 24th they had about 350,000 students and now they say they sent the rest of the emails. That’s over 650,000 people trying to get in. No wonder the site has been crashing like crazy. I am disappointed in how this site is being run. How did they not have proper servers in place knowing the site could not even handle the 350,000 that were in before Saturday?

Posted by mlc on September 27, 2011, 11:02 AM report to moderator
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3343 Points

Oh great!! I already got my email! Pottermore is great, but some chapters definitely need some more interaction. Maybe like playing chess. The most I’m glad about is that I was sorted into my true house RAVENCLAW :D

Posted by Hedwig♪WBM♪OS on September 27, 2011, 11:02 AM report to moderator
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310 Points

I’m glad everyone finally got in, but boy is it slow right now!

Posted by songbird on September 27, 2011, 11:03 AM report to moderator
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finally I am happy that we all are in at last congratz everybody :D thanks PM for an exciting site although I haven’t had time for it lately. thanks for the update leaky

Posted by mencia on September 27, 2011, 11:05 AM report to moderator
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Yay!! That means everyone finally got their email.. the downside is that its hard to even get into the site. Congratulations everyone!!…now good luck getting on!!! I hope PM fixes this issue because once its open to all, there will be a lot more people trying to get on.

Posted by MagicalMe^_^ on September 27, 2011, 11:16 AM report to moderator
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27 Points

Overall, I am very disappointed with Pottermore. I have been a member of the site for a few weeks now, but have made very little progress as the site encounters so many errors. I’m afraid to see what happens when the site goes live in October, considering the difficulties it has encountered already.

Overall, the graphics are BEAUTIFUL. I wish there was more, more things to collect, more things to see/do, and maybe some music in the background. Although, the downside to all of this would also mean slower run times.

This site has so much promise, I hope they get the things they need to make it run smoothly for EVERYONE.

Posted by MistressMalfoy on September 27, 2011, 11:29 AM report to moderator
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I agree MistressMalfoy. I would have been nice with a little bit of sound effects. For example, when the Dursley’s and Harry are out on the little island, it would have been neat to have wave noises or something when you scroll over a wave.. or maybe a “swooshing” noise when Harry caught the remembrall. Music would be nice too (: For now, I’ll be happy when PM will be able to accommodate all users without crashing all the time. I can’t explore a chapter without getting that pink screen. I’m glad though that the wait for many is finally over.

Posted by MagicalMe^_^ on September 27, 2011, 11:35 AM report to moderator
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I got my email yesterday! I was day 6.Trying to log on for first time today but it says ‘due to overwhelming demand you cannot log in right now try again later’.So I still haven’t got on yet.But I’m sure things will smooth out soon.Just anxious to see what house and wand I get.I’m patient knowing I have a name for now.

Posted by Dlcohm7 on September 27, 2011, 11:49 AM report to moderator
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349 Points

Grrrr…where is mine?

Posted by AvanelleWood on September 27, 2011, 12:00 PM report to moderator
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I got my email on Sunday night – and, yes, the site has been super busy! It’s pretty cool, but it’s also tedious to navigate through. I’m like that they’ve really involved the book content, but I’m not a big fan of the navigating linearly through the book chapters to unlock things, buy your wand, get sorted, etc. It’s a little clunky, and I’d hoped that earlier beta testers would have gotten them to fix these issues! Nonetheless, I’m still glad to be in. :)

Posted by ProfessorCharms [ROAR] on September 27, 2011, 12:01 PM report to moderator
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566 Points

… they’ve got their work cut out for them now … hope they prove up to it;-D

Posted by 2tal - SpiritMagic174 on September 27, 2011, 12:06 PM report to moderator
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92 Points

Good luck everyone and have fun. I just went through every chapter as of yesterday and I think it is a really beautiful site. I was also sure to re-read the first book along with the site, which really added to the experience. I am also very excited to have been sorted into Ravenclaw. I was not sure which house I would be in, but as soon as I read the background info on the house, I knew it was the right one for me!!! Potions are fun, but I have not done a duel yet while they work out the bugs… so worth the wait in my opinion! I do agree sound would be fantastic. I have just been playing the soundtrack to the first movie while I am on the site :-).

Posted by snapegal27 on September 27, 2011, 12:11 PM report to moderator
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Well, after being a beta tester for a couple of weeks I can say…. the place needs a LOT of work! It has fantastic potential, but there is a long way to go I think…

Posted by Won_Two on September 27, 2011, 12:20 PM report to moderator
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@won_two I agree there’s still a lot that can be improved….i hope that when it’s open to the public in october some things will be diferent for the better

Posted by CrimsonOwl on September 27, 2011, 12:50 PM report to moderator
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