Pottermore Welcome Emails to be Sent Out Daily


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 blablabla" - so I guess when they'll send me the mail, even if I don't get it, I'll be able to log in.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Phoenix Yeah, I got them, and I also kept them.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: @cb160 kept mine too. If you can sign into the “looking forward blablabla” page, then wait for the e-mail and try the login from time to time, just in case. As they say, "It couldn't hurt!"Avatar Imagesongbird says: Yeah, several people have said they found they could log in and access the site before their email came, so I guess just keep checking. The majority of people being sorted are day 4s as well, so you've got to be close to getting in. Student count 380, 683.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Thanks for the good words, guys... and for the update. You know, I'm in no danger to forget trying to log in...maybe in danger to do it too often! But now I have to go, so see ya!Avatar Imagesongbird says: Yeah...bedtime, so I'm out, too. Night! I'll send positive thoughts out in my dreams so you get your letter, cb160! Avatar ImageMagicMarauder88 says: hey does anyone know what time they usually send out emails when or if they do that is. Avatar Imagevale56796 says: I got in at day 7 which probably means im not going to get in until september 30 :( Avatar ImageCelticenchantress says: I'm still waiting just like everyone else for that darn email and I have a yahoo account and so far I have gotten two emails from them one of them saying that welcome you have just registered for pottermore and the second one was that you have been selected for the early entry into pottermore so I hope that I do get the third one without any problems! That update from pottermore insider did not help me it just made me more anxious and I'm nervous that mine won't even come.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: I just hope their "update" will allow them to start sending out bigger batches. We need all one million betas in before October. Otherwise who knows what will happen to the site when the flood gates are open to all.Avatar Imagesongbird says: MagicMaurader88, I think it differs. There doesn't seem to be a set time for the emails to go out. Current student count is 383,787. The house points have changed...the top Slytherin had over 9000 points the other day and they are down to 6000 something now. Also, I THOUGHT we were around the 50 - 60,000 point mark for each house and now we have 30 - 40,000 points for each...can someone confirm or expel that thought for me, because I'm not positive. I don't pay that close attention to points, but someone brought the Slytherin top earner points to my attention and then I got to thinking and I was sure the points used to be a lot higher.Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: I am a Day 6er and just like everyone else who are waiting for the one email this is making me very crazy. Does anyone know if any Day 5ers have gotten their email? And I agree with those who are concern about what will happen in October when PM will be opened to the public. And tks to all who have been keeping us posted. It is greatly appreciatedAvatar ImageSauvium says: @fawkes4444: I'm a Day 5, thus far I haven't heard about any of us getting in. I think that there are still Day 4s waiting too. Avatar ImageMagicMarauder88 says: @Songbird: Thanks I was hoping that maybe I could just check for the email once a day and get on with my life. But it is not to be sadly Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Yes, thanks muchly to all those who are updating us outsiders! You're so much better at it than the official Insider! I was gone alllll day yesterday and have a very busy day today, so at least that will take my mind off it for a while. Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: This is from "Shrek, the Musical", but I think it fits perfectly to how I'm feeling about this darn PM email ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8XsEEuQfWI&list=FLoStqOprngDZkx8K6wfPHIA&index=58 (YouTube ID s8XsEEuQfWI in case link doesn't work)Avatar Imagecb160 says: I guess today's again a day without batches, from what I see on Twitter.Avatar ImageHermione Granger 12353 says: I'm day 5, and still waiting very impatiently for my welcome email. September ends in 13 days.. However I don't believe they specified exactly when they'll be letting everyone into Pottermore, it could be the end of October. That doesn't make me feel any better though.It just means that we have an even longer time to wait for our emails. I wish they'd give us a useful update to at least ease the tension of waiting!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Now I wonder if they have taken into account the possibility that some ppl get bored, annoyed or angry bcs of waiting the mail when they went public with 1 mil Betas.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 384,283 Hufflepuff: 38,883 points 96,532 members Ravenclaw: 43,684 points 96,349 members Gryffindor: 41,001 points 96,048 members Slytherin: 43,703 points 95,354 membersAvatar Imagecb160 says: Still too slow the welcoming process...Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Have you found the website www.tweeting,com BEWARE OF SPOILERS There is some interesting info about PottermoreAvatar Imagemolly43 says: Thanks for the update @Sherette7769, @Rosalinda Rosmerta, @songbird. I’m glad PM updated, at least they have confirmed what we thought was happening. @songbird,@ Rosalinda Rosmerta, AurorPhoenix aka Phoenix, thanks for the updates. @Rosalinda Rosmerta I hope dueling is up and running soon and especially by the time I get in. @purplehogwarts I agree with you, Leaky does need to put up a fresh PM comment. Wow @AurorPhoenix aka Phoenix an older post for PM with almost 7000 comments? That’s really something. Great idea @MidnightQuaffle195 for creating a group on creating a grp for us to post our user names and house at http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/myleaky/groups/10947. I’m with you @purplehogwarts I hope PM’s update will allow for bigger batches being sent out. I’m wondering if they will be able to open the floodgates in Oct. They have to let people in batches like now; in which case we late beta grps are at least fortunate there. Avatar Imagecb160 says: Seems the count reached now 385,614.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Cb160 I have yahoo and had no problem with my email last week. Avatar ImageKate86 says: still no e-mail! really wanted it this weekend so i had plenty of time to explore without work getting in the wayAvatar Imagechochang136 says: how are they doing the housepoints? does it end during the summer since that's when it began? because there are going to be SO many points by the time next summer rolls around.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: oh and i have an idea...you know how they want people from different parts of the world to send feedback? what if you changed the country you are in? O_o will you get your email sooner?Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Chochang136 I've wondered the same thing. I think they should do a weekly or monthly house cup. That way there is more potential for Hufflepuff and Gryffindor. It would be depressing to be thousands of points behind.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: @chochang I think language matters more than country. They need to make sure the French, etc are working.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @wildpumpkin 63 yeah, i think they should do it monthly. i don't think they can award 52 house cups every year. so would it help if we changed our language to get in? and then we could change it back?Avatar Imageroonwit says: I don't think that changing country or language at this point will help, as I imagine they have already enabled enough non-English accounts for their testing purposes and those people got in early in the beta period.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: oooooh, awwwww :P im still going to try that just in case.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Newest count: 387,055 @wildpumpkin 63 Yeah, I haven't ever had problems with my Yahoo account, and hope never have. Only if they consider sending me my email...Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 388,032 Hufflepuff: 39,979 points 97,454 members Ravenclaw: 45,047 points 97,312 members Gryffindor: 42,112 points 96,995 members Slytherin: 45,070 points 96,271 membersAvatar Imagecb160 says: New count: 388.492Avatar Imagecb160 says: And it seems to me that we have another bright, sunny, nice day without batches.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Well, well! 388,767 now!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: 389,249 per twitter. Still slowly climbing, but not nearly as exciting as when they sent out the big batches. When I finally get mine it sadly won't be "SQUEEE!!" anymore - it will be "eh, finally." :( I hate that my excitement has dropped off so much. I want to be happy to get the email, but the wait has just been too much. Especially after the false hope of the "daily email" announcement. I was totally stoked for that, as it gave me hope. But the halting of large batches coupled with the lack of communication on PM's part just brought me back down like a lead balloon :( Good thing I've been pretty busy this week to take my mind off of it. I did start reading the first book again, which I would have preferred to do _during_ my PM exploits, but I didn't really have another book lined up. It is kinda fun to go back to the beginning - it's been a very long time since I read that first book.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Hey guys, sorry I've been quiet -was out of town for the weekend! Just logged onto PM, currently there are 389,314. It's climbing up! Hopefully tomorrow's batch will be for the rest of Day 4ers and start some Day 5ers! Good luck to those of you waiting on your Welcome email still...and I bet you get excited again when you actually log on for the first time...I know I did :)Avatar Imagegymnrhymn says: 389,726 is the house count...good luck to the people that have not gotten their e-mail it could be anytime now for you!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @cb160, @purplehogwarts, @pumpkinnewt- thanks for all the updates! @magicbclplyr- i know what you mean. i was just so excited to get my email, but now...all that excitement is wilting and withering away. :( of course i'll still be somewhat excited when i do get it but it'll be mixed in with. . .oh, so NOW you get here. :/Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ purplehogwarts Thanks for kind words. @magicbclplyr Yeah, excitement's gone for sure, only curiosity left, and that shows us why being Beta is usually paid: cause it's not as much as a gift, but more as being used at whatever you're needed, not at what you'd want to.Avatar Imagemolly43 says: @cb160, @AurorPhoenix aka @Phoenix, @purplehogwarts,@ PumpkinNewt, thanks for the updates. @MagicBclPlyr,@ chochang136 and @cb160 you say now that the excitement is gone, but I believe tht when we actually get the e-mail or are able to log in – I think it will be SQUEE!!, or something like tht. How long tht excitement will last (with system crashes and no dueling) I’m not sure but I think we’ll have that initial excitement. Day 6 and still waiting. Avatar ImageTheGirlOnFire7 says: House count: 390,817Avatar Imagemencia says: Potions brewing is really frustrating for me. is it only me or is the time just too short. it gives you like 10 seconds to add ingredients and the time is up while you are still busy doing that honestly i wish they would bring back wizars dueling at least I don't seem to struggle with casting spells! anybody knows what I am doing wrong please let me know. sorry for being insensitive to those still awaiting owls but this is the only place I can get answers. hope you guys will all be in soon because I know you all would rather be in experiencing this problems rather than the constant wait...Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 391,192 Hufflepuff: 41,123 points 98,219 members Ravenclaw: 46,449 points 98,111 members Gryffindor: 43,278 points 97,826 members Slytherin: 46,448 points 97,036 membersAvatar Imagemencia says: @songbird I didn't receive any owl from you regarding the chocolate frog cardsAvatar Imagezweasly says: @Mencia - Try writing down your instructions on a piece of paper before you start or do a screen shot so you can easily toggle between screens. Flipping back to the potions book kills a lot of time! Also, with your bottles, make sure to lift from the top & balance them on the edge of the cauldron (to pour into the mortar or into the cauldron - it's a HUGE help). You can make up some time by being quick on crushing ingredients & stirring. I will say if you are using a laptop without an external mouse, it's a lot more difficult (at least for me) than it is on my PC with a real mouse. Hope that helps you!Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @mencia - write your potions down. Your time still ticks when you open your potions book to read the instructions. I wish instead that it was like a "pause" button. Doesn't seem like they have sent out a big batch today (or one at all?).Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: If they sent one out, it's another small one. Most of the tweets seem to be about either 1) not getting an email or 2) having problems with potions. With a bit of other random stuff thrown in. @cb160 - interesting re: paid betas. I didn't realize that's how it was usually done. I just knew that beta testing existed :)Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: I've just seen a couple of random "got my email" tweets, but it's hard to tell if it's really part of a batch. Especially if it's a small batch.Avatar ImageCelticenchantress says: still waiting on mine (day 6) and there was an update which was on September 17th on the pottermore insider but it was just saying that there was work to be do on it and that they were slowing down the emails that were being sent out. Which does not help my waiting process for that email or for anyone else's either that are still waiting for theirs.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ MagicBclPlyr Think about PM's Beta like medicine (pills or treatments) testing on batches of humans before being released to the general population. How many ppl do you think are bold, interested or crazy enough to do it for free? Most subjects do it for money and bcs they need it.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Last count from Twitter: 391,958. So: we're after more then one month since welcoming begun, less then 2 weeks till it ends, and the number of Betas let in is less then half. Nice, great, brilliant!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: they're probably going to let people in at the end of october :/ which means...more waiting time for us. . .whoopee. . .Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: That's about 800 sorted in the last 8 hours. Yesterday saw 2,000 in that time. The day before, double that. They are running out of newbies to sort. This must be the "Pause" that we were told was Not going to happen! Now they have 3 days to the end of their announced "two weeks" to get 600,000 registered Beta Testers before they open the flood gates to the world. What if no one came?Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Day 6 still waiting... I'm not as excited as I once was.. At the rate they're going, hopefully I'll get my email by October..... it doesn't seem like early access anymore with October so close.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: A few more have been added - a very few: 392,040 (per twitter). Methinks they're going to have to invoke that "We reserve the right to increase the total number of places available for early access and/or to extend the Promotion Period at any time." part of the T&C for the Quill challenge. I read that as them being able to go past Sept. 30 (since they mention the dates in that same grouping of paragraphs, 8-13). @cb160 thanks for the explanation!Avatar ImageMollycairn says: @Mencia: Regarding potions, also be sure that the little counters record what you have added or stirred. Even if you added 4 of something but started stirring before the counter moves to 4, the potion will fail because the site only registers the 3.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Another tip for all of you who have not received your letters yet: Just buy the potion materials on the list. Many ingredients will be found for free. And, if you do need something, you can easily purchase it later.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Hello, Mirror. Strange meeting you here.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: I was looking for a little change, Phoenix,..some waiters needing encouragement. Since most of us are in now, we don't need to help as much.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: And these folks are days 4 thru 7. Let us hope they get in soon.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Yes, Phoenix, waiting is so hard. Especially when it is going so slowly. Hopefully it will speed up soon. We haven't heard from Silverdoe in a while, but I doubt she is in. I think she would sign in and tell us.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: As the ref sez. . . no harm, no foul. I've been visiting here for a couple of weeks and posting a daily count from Pottermore Great Hall. Mostly I just listen.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Yes, Phoenix, right now I just needed to lighten up a bit and try to be helpful. Some of these guys were on the other thread when I first joined it, so it is good to hear from them again.Avatar Imageathena lupen says: i still have not gotten my letter yet :(Avatar Imagechochang136 says: 11 more days until the end of September...Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Up until now I've been understanding of the PM team and there sparse communication and slow progress, but with September running out and the count not even being at half the betas I think they should be reassuring more frequently. Plus it seems like they may have rushed the openning of PM with all the problems they still seem to be having.Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: I made a guess when they first started mailing out the letters that my letter would come on the 21st. I took into account how many people were to be given access and how many had already had gotten their mail. Then I just guessed. Hope I'm right but since I'm a day 6.......it's not looking to good. Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: I agree, you would really think over half would be in by now. So surprising to me how few betas are in. I really don't see how they are going to let everybody in if they can't let all the betas in first.Avatar Imagezweasly says: This will make you lose faith in humanity (I posted this in the Pottermore! group too) - Ihad to search bing because everyone kept talking about Slytherin's cheating (I'm in Ravenclaw) & found out that there are people who are in S who are logging on under extra accounts & answering the questions for the sorting hat to put them in R. Then, they're going in to our house and blowing up cauldrons & stuff (I don't get how that really hurts us since we don't lose points for blowing up a cauldron) - but what I do find amusing is that this is coming from the Slytherin house... or so the rumor goes. Ironic, no? I don't mean that offensive to anyone on here who is in S! Everyone here on Leaky has been wonderful! And, I'm sure it's happening in every house too - this is just the one that's getting all of the publicity. Also, what kind of lives do these people have that their free time is spent sabotaging Pottermore? I wish that was the biggest problem I had in life!Avatar ImageMagicMarauder88 says: Pottermore Insider Updated!!Avatar Imagemencia says: thanks MidnightQuaffle195 & purplehogwarts I will try that, I can't believe I haven't brewed a single potion successfully until now...Avatar Imagesongbird says: Sorry guys! We were out all weekend and I didn't get a chance to check in and I had to work last night. Now the insider says PM is down for a few hours. I haven't been on there in days, so I have no idea what the student count is. Mencia, I sent you the owl here on Leaky...shall I send it again?Avatar Imageroonwit says: songbird: The sorted count was only creeping up slowly so it won't have changed much since the last report. What I noticed about the Insider post is that they will be adding people again at the "normal rate". If they mean the same rate as before it will be mid-October before everyone is added; we must still have about half the beta testers to add (some of day 4 and days 5,6 and 7).Avatar Imagecb160 says: Last count: 392,713.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: The last time they brought the site down this long, they started sending a lot of owls out, so hopefully more of you will will get good news soon! I am keeping my fingers crossed for all of you still waiting. Pottermore can more talented witches and wizards.Avatar ImageKate86 says: I have my fingers (and toes) crossed that after there finished with the latest updates the remaining day 4 people (me!) will recieve there e-mails! then it won't be much longer for the rest Avatar Imageelanorosavan says: yeah- im a day 4er- i think we should probably get in over the next couple of days especially if they send a batch today after they have finished their update- fingers crossed!!!Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: Wonder if they are going to try to "open the flood gates" by sending out the remeining owls all at once to see how the servers handle it? If they cant handle the small amount they have now how will they handle it once they open to all?? Just a thought.....Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Still awaiting the email. Day 6er here. Tks everybody for the updates. Here's hoping that this is the last BIG shutdown. The same thought crossed my mind as well Doxie2962.. Ya all have a great dayAvatar Imagechochang136 says: day 6er too. only 10 days left XPAvatar Imagecb160 says: PM's back! Now let's see what big difference have they done. And let's hope some emails, guys! Good luck to everyone!!! By the way, is there anyone who knows if every Day 1,2 and 3 are in? Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 392,738 Hufflepuff: 41,845 points 98,615 members Ravenclaw: 47,356 points 98,492 members Gryffindor: 44,033 points 98,246 members Slytherin: 47,343 points 97,385 membersAvatar ImageDoxie2962 says: @fawkes444 and @chochang136 I'm a day 6 also. I'm hoping for an owl to fly my way.....Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: They seem to like to release owls around 11:00 AM EDT, Good Luck All.Avatar Imageelanorosavan says: thats around 5pm GMT i think... lets hope it happens!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: lastest on PM insider UPDATED ON TUESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER Pottermore will be unavailable for several hours this morning from approximately 7.00am (BST).(12pm EST) This downtime is necessary to complete technical work that was begun towards the end of last week. Once finished, we expect the sending of Welcome emails to resume at the normal rate. We'll let you know here and on Twitter once the site is back up. Avatar ImageVIkkiomega says: Hello all how are you all doing on here? Hi Phoenix and Mirror fancy meeting you here ;-) Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Hello Storm, How's everything?Avatar ImageVIkkiomega says: ney bad you? still getting the glitch heaven from PM, sounds more like the grinch at the moAvatar Imagecb160 says: New count: 393,093. So "Once finished, we expect the sending of Welcome emails to resume at the normal rate", right! "We’ll let you know here and on Twitter once the site is back up" - o, yeah! also, in a big hurry! Has any of you seen some excitment on Twitter? Guess not! So, I'm a little bit confused: are they plain stupid or simply rude?Avatar Imageroonwit says: cb160: Since they haven't notified us on twitter on Insider that the site is back up as they said they would it must still be down (despite any evidence to the contrary)! More realistically, it might mean they haven't finished the updates or the changes they intended to make didn't entirely work so they backed out of them and brought the site back up while they worked out how to fix them.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ roonwit Fascinating how they manage to never keep their promises...Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ roonwit fascinating how they manage to never keep their promises...Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: They must have government training in PR. Never tell the truth if you have a lie ready.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Phoenix Suspect you're giving them too much credit... I believe there's a nice little glitch between PR and IT...Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Phoenix I mean, If you must lie to cover up, you have to be not only good at it, but also to know the field...Avatar Imagechochang136 says: thus the anger sparks for those who have not gotten into pottermore yet. Avatar ImageVIkkiomega says: Ok I know it is tough waiting, but then someone told me that not only are they working on the english version of pottermore, but it has to work for all different languages as well, seems to me that they must be working flat out so that everyone around the world gets to go to hogwarts, it kind a made me think a little better of the team at PMAvatar ImageMollycairn says: Hi, Storm, you are busy tonight! Commenting in four realms r.DAvatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @cb160 - I agree with you. The PR team has been disappointing. And if they are going to resume sending out email at the "normal rate" then we'd be lucky if 500,000 are in by October!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: oh they're going to lose so many pottermore would be fans :/Avatar Imageroonwit says: purplehogwarts: I think the "normal rate" is about 30,000 a day, so it wouldn't take long to get to 500,000. However they need over 50,000 a day to get everyone in by the end of September.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: yeaaah i doubt we're going to make it :/Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Argghh.. still waiting.. Did anyone else get in yet?? It's been so long and not even half of the people who were granted early access are in. The wait seems daunting and what makes it more frustrating is that on twitter PR is already giving shout-outs for the different houses and more than half are still waiting!!!! Its as if PR wasn't anticipating the huge influx of fans because the amount of time it takes them to fix all these glitches seems paramount. October is so close, they're not close to the one million, and I can guarantee that the total amount of people wanting to get in will be well over a million. If they can't accommodate the amount they have now, how can they do it once the site is open to all?? Are they still on Day 4s or have the moved to day 5s?? I'm trying to be patient I swear.. :/Avatar Imagechochang136 says: i just don't think they're thinking aheadAvatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Does anyone know if any day 5 people have made it in yet?Avatar ImageSauvium says: @Purplehogwarts: As far as I know, there haven't yet been any Day5s. As a Day5 myself I can only hope they reach us soon. I may explode from all this waiting. Avatar Imagelolstasia says: I'm a day 5, and I'm still not in ;-; I've heard twitter speculation that they're doing it by day, and then alphabetically? as a "c" I'm kind of hoping that's true also hi everyone, i've been lurking on leaky for a while and decided to pop in, mostly to share my enthusiasm about the diligent and open communication pottermore PR has sustained with us! SO GOOD.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @lolstasia - The alphabetical thing has been proven false. I got in on the first day for day 3ers, and I'm a "W".Avatar Imagelolstasia says: well that little thought was nice while it lasted :')Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: I just hope they start sending out bigger batches!Avatar ImageCelticenchantress says: I'm still waiting for my welcome email (day 6) and there is still no sign of it yet.. earlier my power in my house was down for about seven hours because some people were working on my road and turned off our power. I was hoping that as soon as my power tuned back on my welcome email would come. But that was a false hope and I guess I will have to keep waiting for it! My last email from pottermore came on August 12 and it seems to long ago at this point.Avatar Imagesongbird says: Hi guys! The student count is 393,552. I saw a comment in the Ravenclaw common room about not being able to brew potions, but that seems to be fixed? I might try it out later while my munchkins are taking a nap....if I can get them to take a nap. It looks like there haven't been any new batches sent out, though, because looking at the early chapters, the days are quite mixed instead of a majority being from one particular day. Like, you can go back and view earlier chapters at any time and see who else is in that chapter. In general, after a big round of emails, the majority of people in those first chapters will be new people and you can see what day they got the quill. So they will mostly be from one particular day, or 2 days if they are letting in people from 2 different days. But today it's all mixed with even some day one people. So that tells me that it's people revisiting those chapters rather than mostly new people. I was hoping for all of you that the insider just hadn't updated when they sent out a batch after it got up and running again, but it doesn't seem like that's the case. I'm impatient for all of YOU to get in! It's frustrating to me to see all of you waiting and losing faith because it's taking so long. I wish a wave of my wand could let you all in now!Avatar ImageKate86 says: well me and my friend are day 4 and we're both still waiting for our e-mail. I'm slowly losing hope ..... Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: They have a new bottleneck. When you go to your account at Gringots your Galleons show for a moment and then disappear. Without money, you can't get all your supp;ies and can't get out of Diagon Alley.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @songbird - it looks like a majority of them are day 3 and day 4 with a few day 2 peopleAvatar ImageMollycairn says: Still hoping more of you will hear wings today. @Phoenix, good morning. We have been discussing glitches on the other thread. Many glitches today.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @songibrd- thank your for your thoughts! :) i hope we get in quickly too :PAvatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Thanks, @songbird and all the others who are here to give encouragement to those of us less fortunate - I do appreciate it :) I've been lurking, because at this point anything I say will just be a repeat of what I've already hashed out here. Plus I've been really busy this week - that helps combat the obsessive checking for any tidbit of PM news, at least!Avatar ImageVinePumpkin100 says: Hey there! Longtime lurker, first time poster... Mollycairn aka Mirror posted, on September 19th: "Another tip for all of you who have not received your letters yet: Just buy the potion materials on the list. Many ingredients will be found for free. And, if you do need something, you can easily purchase it later." I haven't gotten my welcome letter yet- does this post mean I can get into Pottermore and buy materials for potion-making anyway? How does that work? Thanks.Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: @ vinepumpkin100 I think it means when you finally get in don't bother buying stuff not on your list, at least that is how I took it. Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 393,687 Hufflepuff: 42,238 points 98,835 members Ravenclaw: 47,822 points 98,728 members Gryffindor: 44,433 points 98,513 members Slytherin: 47,811 points 97,611 membersAvatar ImageMollycairn says: Doxie is correct, Vine Pumpkin. I have seen people spend lots of galleons for things they later find for free. There are some ingredients that you must purchase, but you can go back to Diagon Alley later when you are ready to brew those potions. Do buy what Hogwarts puts on your list though.Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: It looks like the numbers haven't climbed much at all.. and this pause seems longer than the last one that they mentioned. Hopefully insider will give up some sort of update to let us know what's going on. Avatar ImageVIkkiomega says: There are a lot of problems in Diagon Alley at the moment just so's you all know. Have just been thrown out of it several times now.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: No update on the Insider. Figures.Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @Storm - is this your first visit there (before wand and sorting) or after?Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Storm has been in almost a month now, she and I received our letters the same day (we were Day 1 ers). We have been trying to help one of our online friends who has a major glitch at Gringotts. That is why Storm has been there a lot today.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Just saw 393,927 on Twitter. That's _very_ disappointing. As I've said before, they really need to start on their PR warning people that PM won't be open for all on Oct. 1. True, they never specified that date, but people naturally assume the first whenever something's announced. But given how crappy their PR has been for us betas, I'm not really surprised they're being _re_active instead of _pro_active.Avatar ImageVIkkiomega says: Thanks Mirror just got thrown out again, was reading something interesting and just about to board a train for you know where when bamn thrown off the platform !!! Hi Purplehogwarts no have been looking in from time to time just to lend support to you all and answer questions if you have them. Mirror, Phoenix, Flame and I are on the other thread re Pottermore and are part of the jolly but insane group called St Mungo's SPEW. We just passed the 500 page mark on our thread so that will tell you how long we have been around. ;-)Avatar Imagezweasly says: My potions aren't brewing. I keeping having to start all over or intentionally screw it up so I can get away from that particular potion.Avatar Imagecb160 says: So, my fellow sufferers, has any of you gotten the famous owl today?Avatar Imagechochang136 says: nope master snape :/ day 6Avatar ImageMollycairn says: I am beginning to suspect that Umbridge has issued a decree grounding owls :(Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @mirror- i think you're right :/Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Are they really going to leave one week of September to let 600,000 members in?? I really want to know what the PM team is thinkingAvatar ImageHermione Granger 12353 says: I'm on the verge of giving up hope. At this point I'm just fed up and annoyed. Even to see a few people get their emails would give me so hope. But all I'm reading on Twitter and other blogs is either foreign, complains about potions, or complains about emails.. Would an update really kill them?Avatar Imagechochang136 says: it makes me question whether they really care or not :/Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: They are probably going to send out a huge batch of owls to test the servers. Avatar Imagelolstasia says: I'd been thinking that, I'm hoping the next time they update PM Insider will be to say "We've decided to try and let all 600,000 of you in at once to see how it goes! Have fun"Avatar ImageLibrary_Girl says: I haven't gotten my email yet...but at least it looks like I'm not the only one still waiting :PAvatar Imagecb160 says: Oh, they've "updated" all right, go and see for yourselves! They've simply cut the part with the announcement on PM or Twitter about finishing the site update from the former post!!!Avatar ImageVinePumpkin100 says: I wonder if J. K. Rowling realizes they're handling things this way.Avatar Imagemencia says: PM is down at the moment... Avatar Imagecb160 says: At the moment I'm posting this, PM's working just "fine', except I haven't seen anyone excited for getting welcome mail, nor have I noticed an improvement in it's activity.What I can notice is that the potterheads blogs are slowly dying, even here on Leaky there seems to be less comments, and at the end of the day I wonder if there was ever a PR department that did so much damage to their firm's image as PM's did - bcs let's face it, we all could have forgiven the IT wizards for anything, if properly presented, but their co-workers are making it worse fot them. Unlike lab rats, we, Betas, can do a lot of fuss and publicity, except that it can be good or bad - and that's our power over them. Now I truly think it's gonna be epic!!!Avatar Imagecb160 says: And NOW it became difficult to access Leaky!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: I agree, cb160. While there are clauses in the T&C that allow them to either extend or stop the "promotion" as it's called, if they're going to invoke any of those, they need to be overloading us with PR *now*. If they decide they aren't going to let all the betas in, fine, just tell us now and be done with it instead of stringing us along. Like VinePumpkin100, I have to wonder if JKR is truly aware of all this. While she's not in charge of the actual site, it's her name and characters that are all over this. I've even seen people sending direct tweets to her asking where their PM emails are. If it were my name on things, I'd be demanding excellent PR for my fans. Has the PR team never heard of the whole "people will talk about a bad experience much more than a good one" (paraphrasing, of course)? I also have to wonder if there really isn't a PR dept and a couple of IT folks drew the short stick and got assigned to PR duty... I'm guessing we're still under 400,000?Avatar Imagecb160 says: Don't know, and I'm having trouble accessing Leaky - a lot of 502 Bad gateway... when I try to post!Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ MagicBclPlyr But you're right. The damage to HP can be huge, and it'll take a lot of work to fix things and make ppl understand the difference btwn HP and PM, in terms of ownership. Don't know what's with Leaky and why it's giving me a hard time, I can access any other adress without any problem.Avatar Imagecb160 says: And I feel like Leaky is going to drive me insane or suicidal, as if it wasn't enough PM!!! What's all that 502 bad gateway thing? Now I can't even comunicate here, on Leaky?!!!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Geez! Quote from Twitter: PM just past 395,000 students! Can it be worse?Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 394,903 Hufflepuff: 42,801 points 99,129 members Ravenclaw: 48,533 points 99,041 members Gryffindor: 45,045 points 98,805 members Slytherin: 48,539 points 97,928 membersAvatar Imagezweasly says: Potions has been glitchy off & on for me still but I managed to get the Herbicide brewed this morning. Waiting for the Wideye Potion to brew now & hopefully it won't kick me out when I go back to check on it. No new emails. I feel fortunate to be one of the early ones in but feel bad for my friends who are still waiting!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Tried to post on Leaky about the ppl on Twitter (quite a lot of them), unhappy bcs of the 8 days left till 1st of october and the lack of the promised welcoming letters, but I still get that annoying 502 bad gateway thing!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Tried to post on Leaky about the ppl on Twitter (quite a lot of them), unhappy bcs of the 8 days left till 1st of october and the lack of the promised welcoming letters, but I still get that annoying 502 bad gateway thing!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Definitely having a hard time accessing Leaky.Avatar Imagecb160 says: It's sad to see ppl so dissapointed.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Now 395.246.Avatar Imagecb160 says: 395.246!Avatar Imagecb160 says: So a little less than 400.000 on PM: 395.246...Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: I agree cb160.. especially because I'm one of them. I wouldn't be so upset if Insider kept us more informed. Have they started adding people at their "normal" rate? I hope they mean faster than their "normal" because if that's the case, we'll all be added months from now. There still seems to be no word on any emails being sent and the numbers don't seem to be increasing much. ..and October is creeping ever so closer. arghh... I feel bad because it seems like a lot of us have waited the whole summer for this..have stayed up all night to get the quill.. waited for the 2nd email..only to be still waiting for the "welcome." Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: I agree cb160.. especially because I'm one of them. I wouldn't be so upset if Insider kept us more informed. Have they started adding people at their "normal" rate? I hope they mean faster than their "normal" because if that's the case, we'll all be added months from now. There still seems to be no word on any emails being sent and the numbers don't seem to be increasing much. ..and October is creeping ever so closer. arghh... I feel bad because it seems like a lot of us have waited the whole summer for this..have stayed up all night to get the quill.. waited for the 2nd email..only to be still waiting for the "welcome." Avatar Imagecb160 says: You're right... except for one thing: they never had a "normal rate". Do you remember otherwise?Avatar Imagecb160 says: And the last count: 395,315.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Stayed till now, hoping something'll change, but unfortunately things are the same, and even you, guys, seem to me less talkative. Cheer up and have faith! After all, 1) we found each other; 2) no one can take your imagination away. The only question left is how can a human being do something like that to another human being, but hey! remember, ppl can even kill each other for no reason, so they can definitely do that so much more easier. You've got to get over it, things can't go only the wrong way!Avatar Imagelolstasia says: LMAO. It's just that theres NO news, so we have no news :'c here's to tomorrow! And to PM not murdering us! C:Avatar Imagechochang136 says: i think we should all just not focus on the pottermore, then less disappointment. honestly, i haven't been thinking about pottermore lately because i focused on other things. of course i checked in leaky almost daily but i lean on other things to prevent my mind from wandering to the topic of pottermore and how i wont get it anytime soon. instead of talking about how PM is a disappointment right now, why don't we all just talk about some other topic? like what was your favorite part of the harry potter series? who was your favorite character? if you can chose one character to bring to life who would it be?Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Being very busy this week has definitely helped me keep my mind off things. I'm almost finished rereading the first book (UK version this time - I'm in the US but bought the UK on a trip to Germany a few years back). Anyhoo, while I had originally planned to reread while exploring PM, I decided to go ahead and start it anyway. It's amazing how much I'd forgotten! I guess I didn't read that one as many times as some of the others. One part that's hilarious in hindsight is during Christmas break when all the Weasleys were also at Hogwarts - there's a throwaway sentence about Fred and George bewitching snowballs to hit the back of Quirrell's turban LOL I hadn't caught that before :)Avatar ImageCelticenchantress says: no not yet cb160, I have not gotten my owl yet maybe it got lost in the world of magic (Hogwarts) and our world (I'm day 6)Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: cb160 - I'm surprised you still haven't gotten yours. Though I think it is clear they are barely sending emails outAvatar ImageKate86 says: MagicBclPlyr: Are you finding many differences between the 2 different books? (UK & USA version) I'm in the UK and always wondered if it was worth trying to get a US version just for the minor details. Avatar Imagesongbird says: 395, 744. It's barely moved! I don't get it....I really don't. Sorry guys! It's got to happen this week, right? I will be out of town this weekend, but I'll be back on Monday to give an update, if it's up and running!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Well, guys, have you seen the update on PM? Sounds like a totally different person wrote it! Maybe someone changed the PR team? Let's hope this time they'll be true to their word! Good luck to you all! @ IceRose133 if you wonder about the differences between those 2 editions, I'm sorry you can't read HP translated into other languages (if my asumption is wrong, I apologize, no offence meant): there you'll be able to see extremely intersting versions. @purplehogwarts No, I haven't, but this new update cheered me right away. Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Just saw the update - this is good news! I hope they are right and all betas get in this weekend!Avatar Imageroonwit says: cb160: It is certainly the right sort of update to give us, giving a better idea of what is going on, and revealing they still hope to get everyone on by the end of September.Avatar ImageKate86 says: cb160 - your right unfortunately, though i wish i could! What is the update please? PM is off altogether now and you can't look at the insider either Avatar ImageSauvium says: @IceRose133: The Insider update is actually informative this time, it talks about the site being down for about three hours this morning and that they're sorry that not everyone is in yet with a little explanation about why they've had to keep us out. i.e. site interaction has been ridiculously more than the site can handle or that they were initially planning for. It says that they are still hopeful that we'll all get in by the end of the month, big batches are being planned for the next few days. They also acknowledged all the questions that they've been sent via Twitter and said that though they can't answer everyone individually, they do have them all on record and are planning to release a FAQ next week at some point. They also promised another update as soon as Monday.Avatar ImageKate86 says: @Sauvium ROAR!? - thank you! yeah, im a day 4 so hopefully my owl is winging its way to me as we speak!Avatar Imagemencia says: I just saw the update on PM insider that's great news for the owlless people. you guys will be in soon too and will be able to enjoy PM too, I promise it is worth the wait you guys.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Well, by now we've probably all seen the update. I do agree that it's more informative than previous. But I seriously had to laugh when I got to this: _"We are hoping to send out the remaining emails over the next few days"._ Really? Because any time you've sent out big batches it has backfired. 600,000 in "the next few days"?? Pffft. While this site is a bit new and different compared to others out there, I'm still stumped as to how they could underestimate site traffic/interaction. It's _Harry Potter_, for Pete's sake! _Official_ Harry Potter stuff, at that. I hate to say it, but I wonder if Sony was so eager to get this cash cow that whoever was in negotiations promised the world without any idea if they could actually deliver it. Sure, the site is "free" to us, but they got an ebook deal and who knows what else out of it. I wouldn't be surprised to see other stuff for sale besides the ebooks. Fortunately, I've got a ton of stuff to do today and tomorrow that will keep me from worrying about it. And if my owl magically arrives at that time, so be it. It will have to wait until Sunday (though I'm really not expecting it at all at this point).Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: @IceRose133 - the differences are mostly spelling (you know how we hate all your extra u's LOL) and some turns of phrase (our "study schedules" vs. your "revision timetables". And of course the Philosopher's vs. Sorceror's stone.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Meant to add that I have the first book in US, UK, French, and German (from various travels). I'm going to Brazil next month and hope to add a Portuguese one! Not that I'll ever be able to read that or the German, though I'd love to try to get through the French one despite my very rusty French skills.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 395,762 Hufflepuff: 43,279 points 99,363 members Ravenclaw: 49,165 points 99,247 members Gryffindor: 45,585 points 99,018 members Slytherin: 49,185 points 98,134 membersAvatar Imageroonwit says: MagicBclPlyr: It is certainly possible for them to get 100,000 a day over the next week provided they have worked out where the slow bits in accessing the site were previously and have removed them or added enough extra computing power to speed them up. I am sure they knew the site would be busy, but it would be difficult to translate that accurately into what computing power was actually needed. Hopefully they do now know what is needed and have made it available.Avatar Imageroonwit says: Incidentally, they have updated the Pottermore post to say the site is back.Avatar Imagezweasly says: @MagicBclPlyr - How do you like the the UK version? Pottermore made me want to re-read the first HP book too & like you, there was so much that I had forgotten or hadn't caught before (like the sentence about the Weasley's throwing the snowballs at Quirrell). :)Avatar Imagezweasly says: Never mind my last post - I saw where you responded to someone else already! LOL! StephanieAvatar Imagechochang136 says: oh boy oh boy oh boy i hope i get my owl this weekend. i must help my house to win the house cup!! but...i still wonder when the house cup will be presented to a house :/ i think they figured out why the website was so slow so they used the data on how much space or energy is being used for the around 400,000 people in. multiplied that and calculated approximately how much space they'll need for the interactions. that's why they had it down for 3 hours, so they could figure everything out and make all that space! *hopeful face*Avatar Imagechochang136 says: i think they also figured out how sucky the former PR team was, so they replaced them!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: roonwit: It seems, though, as if there would be some sort of benchmark that would allow them to extrapolate server space to a certain extent. Sure, there are things that make this site different, but with stuff out there like YouTube, Facebook, World of Warcraft, etc. that are absolutely huge, couldn't they figure some of this stuff out based on those sites? I have trouble believing they can "suddenly" add 600K users in the next week when they were having trouble with (comparatively) small batches crashing the site - I guess I have doubts that they'll be able to do the math to come up with just how much server space they need. Because they don't seem to have accomplished that with previous fixes (how long did the "emails every day!" last before things crashed?) I obviously don't have any experience with that kind of stuff, so I'm seeing it from a different perspective. Also, I'm not all that thrilled that they're not saying what will happen if they _can't_ get us all in. Does it turn into "too bad, so sad"? Do they delay the grand opening to November so us betas can play? I can understand them not wanting to give any details, but at least let us know that they're aware there's another side to "we hope to get everyone in". At this point for me, it's an "I'll believe it when I see it" situation. I'm not even remotely hopeful - so unlike that day they announced daily email earlier this month. I was so excited at that point...Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: They still have a major roadblock they haven't fixed. Those going thru the story for the first time in the last several days have gotten to Gringotts and found they have no money. Well, it goes from 500 Galleons to zero as soon as they open their vault. Can't buy anything. and the program will not let you leave Diagon Alley without filling your shopping list. No Wand, no Pet, no books, nothing. Just trapped in chapter 5. This morning's update didn't fix the problem.Avatar Imagezweasly says: Latest count: Students:395,824 (as of 9:32AM CST)Avatar Imagemolly43 says: @MagicBclPly I agree with you and feel the same way. What will they do if it's Oct and we haven't gotten in yet? Will we be the first to get in or will the beta testing continue and the opening delayed? Even though I'm day 6 I'm glad I'm at least in the beta group.Avatar Imagezweasly says: Also, the Wizards Duel is still down. It hasn't been working since I got my enterance letter.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ MagicBclPlyr It's understandable to be pessimistic, but from what I've seen, they truly hope to get us all in. It's also understandable to be nervous, but that won't make you feel better. I don't think they've changed the schedule, really! I'm waiting for the first wave of happy tweets... @ IceRose133 The beauty while reading HP in other languages is to follow the translator's mind, bcs Jo made up a lot of words or there are situations when you don't have an equivalent in one word, and then it depens on the translator to deliver the meaning, according to the background, history and habits about those words in the country for which is translating the books.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Not good news about Gringotts and duel! @ IceRose133 I'm a Day 4 too.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ molly43 If we're not in then It means the site can't handle the amount, so they won't be able to go public. They still need us to test it. In my opinion, bcs I'm no computer geek...Avatar Imagelolstasia says: I'm going to let myself hope, tho I still have no email as of this second. On another note, we own Harry Potter in Russian and I've read bits and pieces of it and it's pretty amusing! Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ lolstasia Isn't it? That also made me enjoy watching Twitter, bcs of the many languages the Potterheads are native to. The references to HP made me guess where and when I wasn't sure about; I almost can say I improved my languages skills during this month. There are languages I can speak, some I can read, some in which I can make a guess, some I only recognize and even languages I don't recognize!Avatar ImageKate86 says: @cb160 - I'll only ever be able to read the UK & US version but think i'd like to read the US one. I constantly read my HP books from start to finish so even if it just means that one sentence is different then it may be worth it ( : With all the problems they have had so far and all the one's they are still having, i'm pretty sure they'll have to test it properly with all 1 million betas before opening to the public. well, thats just my thought ... Avatar Imagezweasly says: I'll be so happy when I can buy the books from Pottermore for my nook! I think I will get the UK version & read them. :)Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ IceRose133 HP community is sooo big, go watch Twitter and you'll learn at least some words in other languages, bcs you'll get the context! Makes me feel like Dumbledore's wish just got true, in the real world (remember the speech after Cedric's death?) Also, I have to say I have a habit of reading all HP books between Christmas and New Year's Eve, every year (it's my special timeof the year). You know, I waited till all of them got published and read them all then, in 2007, bcs didn't want to make the breaks between - couldn't have stand it.Avatar Imagelolstasia says: @cb160 I LOVE seeing the potterheads from around the world on Twitter!! It's really fascinating C: I'm such a language nerd. And I agree with the thought that they're going to need to test PM with more than 400,000 people, if they ever want to have it open to realistic numbers. I think they're going to hold tru to their words this time. Only because that's how they OUGHT to be using us.Avatar Imagecb160 says: So let's wait for the first happy tweets!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Huh. Just saw 3 or 4 tweets that people actually got email. We'll see if this is truly the start of a wave...Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Agree w/ having fun watching the foreign language tweets! I've loved it! I can actually read some of the French, and can guess at some of the others. Sometimes you don't have to know the language to tell if someone got (or is still waiting for) their email ;)Avatar Imagelolstasia says: i think the new insider update is rudeAvatar Imagezweasly says: I'm waiting for a potion to brew so I keep refreshing the Great Hall to see how the count is going up & there've been about 100 new students in the last hour or so. Hopefully that means more of you are getting your welcome letters!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Well, Merlin's beard! I do believe they've sent a sizeable batch out! (based on latest tweets) We'll see how the site holds up, and hopefully one (or more!) of our own will finally get in.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: @MagicBclPlayer I'm new to twitter, what are you watching on twitter?Avatar Imagecb160 says: Everybody, I GOT MY MAIL!!! I'm going in and promise to keep you informed.Avatar ImageVIkkiomega says: Congratulations cb160 enjoyAvatar ImageMollycairn says: Congratulations cb160!Avatar Imagelolstasia says: Yay!! Congrats cb160!! It seems twitter is once again full of people getting e-mails. Hoping ill be next!!Avatar ImageKate86 says: Cb160 - congratulations! Enjoy!! I didn't start reading the books till they had all came out, im to inpatient and would neva have been able 2 wait for each book 2 come out! Soooo glad the e-mails are on the way, hoping I get mine tomorrow as it's my day off workAvatar Imagecb160 says: Read chapter 1, started 2, support message... can't wait!!!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Can anyone here explain the flash of light in chapter 1, over some objects, what is for? I mean, it's before collecting. Please?Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: CONGRATS, *cb160*!!! So glad another of our merry little band has gotten in! *@Phoenix* - I'm just doing a search for pottermore (no hash tag or @), and making sure to choose "all" instead of "top" (it seems to default to "top") Yay for emails going out, boo for site crashing (but that's happened often when a batch goes out, unfortunately)Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Does anyone know what days are getting in?? ..or how many students are now in PM?? I'm excited they've finally updated their blog and that more emails are coming! They don't have much time until October!Avatar Imagecb160 says: It came back in 1 min, so's OK.Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Congratulations cb160!!!Avatar ImageVIkkiomega says: It just shows you what to collect cb 160Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Storm To collect the put-outer? And the street light?!Avatar Imagelolstasia says: Does anyone by any chance have a number update?? I'm extreeemely curious!!Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: 396,204 It should take 4 to 5 hours to get thru sortingAvatar Imageroonwit says: lolstasia: 396,805 so it is not shooting up yet - it is creeping up slowly, but there are more new people getting on so it could well increase more quickly later.Avatar Imagecb160 says: BLACK WALNUT WITH UNICORN CORE, TEN AND THREE QUARTER INCHES, UNYIELDING.Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Lot's of things have been going on I see. Congrats cb160! Was about time! My owl hasn't come, by the way!!!! Still waiting! I kind of gave up... So, what day is getting their mails by now???? 4s, 5s already???Avatar Imagezweasly says: I have a black walnut w/ phoenix core, 11", unyeilding! Wait until you get sorted! :) Congrats on getting in!Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: 396,960 Looks like its going up fast.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: You can't collect the put-outer but roll over it or click on it and it will kill tthe lights. The light pole, when it glows, click on it. A note should appear about unlocked new content. Click on it again.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: 397,152 Still going up!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Thanks for tips, Phoenix! MidnightQuaffle195, maybe I'll send you a friend request?Avatar Imageroonwit says: Halfblood Princess: The new people all seem to be day 4. I have not seen any day 5 people yet. I wonder if they are now sending out emails in lots of smaller batches rather than one big batch each day (which is what they did earlier in the beta process).Avatar Imagecb160 says: I am Day 4. And, guys, as I suspected, I'm Ravenclaw.Avatar Imagecb160 says: So now you can duel?Avatar ImageVinePumpkin100 says: Day 6- C'mon Pottermore, I'm feeling giddy and excited again, lemme in!Avatar Imagecb160 says: 397,602 now.Avatar Imagecb160 says: 397,717 students now, numbers are rising fast!Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Thanks a lot roonwit!!!!!!!!!! I'll keep waiting then!Avatar Imageroonwit says: 398,527 now. The rate of increase is encouraging but needs to be higher than it is at the moment to get everyone on by the end of September.Avatar Imagecb160 says: And 398,725!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Now they are 398,909.Avatar Imagecb160 says: And now already 399,479!Avatar Imagemi55ymomma says: Any day 5's yet? It feels like we have been waiting forever, but crossing my fingers, hopefully I'll get my email tomorrow.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: i don't think they've started with the day 5's yet. CONGRATULATIONS CB160!!!!! is it as wonderful as you expected it to be??? im a day 6er and i hope mine comes soon :) i definitely think they fixed the PR team now. Avatar Imagethe wise old owl says: DAY 5 AND IVE GOT IN bit dismayed at Slytherin but oh well :) its so worth the wait everyone. seriously, if your not in by tonight then just be patient (i know thats easier said than done xD) i got in about 3am GMT :')Avatar Imagebystander says: I signed up within probably 30-60 seconds on day 5 and just got in!Avatar Imagelolstasia says: YAAAY I just got it! I'm a day 5, like one of the first that day. How great, I'm sure they'll be on 6 and 7 in no time c:c:Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Congrats, Day 5ers! Nice to see they've crossed into a new day!Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: What's the count? Avatar Imagelolstasia says: Currently 408,885. Which is so wonderful c:Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: @lolstasia- thank you Avatar Imagecb160 says: Now there are already 409,424. It took me about 5 hours to explore - on the run, but collecting a lot - , but I didn't go potions, spells and duel (though duel seemed.. active to me). I'm in Ravenclaw, and I devoured HP1... ravenously!!! Had no problems in Gringotts, but can't read the street light (that confused me at first), guess a glitch? It feels like home on PM! Still, the part I'm sitting on is hurting!!! @ roonwit PLEASE, explain to me how to send a message to PM team, otherwise then "Strongly disagree"?Avatar Imagecb160 says: As about sorting questions: some choices seem to me that depend on the mood you're in (the beverage, the way), some feel like would be better to put them in an order of choices (I have to choose between 2 capabilities I'm equally proud of), and 1 question I would have answered differently if receiving the letter a week ago (the power). So I wonder if that can change the outcome?Avatar Imagecb160 says: And now I'm going to prepare myself for visitors, so I won't be able to update you for some good hours, nor go practising potions or spells or check the duell. See ya and good luck to the ones expecting letters, numbers are rising fast!!!Avatar ImageMagicMarauder88 says: I hate this my cat almost dies and still no email i'm a day 4 and i'm depressedAvatar ImageKate86 says: yeah, i got mine!! Avatar ImageKate86 says: MagicMarauder88 - I was a day 4 too so hang in there, im sure its on its way Avatar ImageMollycairn says: @cb160, Welcome fellow Claw!Avatar Imageroonwit says: cb160: They should be sending out a survey shortly with a space for comments. Alternately, if you go for the help link at the bottom, then select Other and What's next, and Need more help, there is a form.Avatar Imageelanorosavan says: got in!!! Day 4er! and the sorting hat gave me the choice of ravenclaw or hufflepuff and a choice Ravenclaw!!!- i found it really hard to decide as i think ive got qualities of both- oh well :) im happy!! add me if you want im HawthornQuill83 :) see you in there- its really close between Slytherin and Ravenclaw at the mo!!Avatar Imageelanorosavan says: sorry should have said- i chose Ravenclaw!! :)Avatar ImageMollycairn says: @elanorosavan, welcome fellow Claw!Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Congratulations elanorosavan! Welcome to Ravenclaw!Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 412,354 Hufflepuff: 44,159 points 103,605 members Ravenclaw: 50,304 points 103,413 members Gryffindor: 46,636 points 102,982 members Slytherin: 50,292 points 102,354 membersAvatar Imagechochang136 says: congratulations everyone on getting their welcome letters! oh boy this sure gives me a giant dollop of hope!!! i'll probably get mine sometime next week. :P oh well, at least i know many people are getting in now! ^^Avatar ImageKate86 says: im in slytherin! not the house i would have chosen but will try to do it proud!Avatar ImageKate86 says: feel free to add me on PM guys ( : (same name as here)Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: I'm in !!!! Finally the wait is over :) (day 5) CrimsonOwl24 Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: OHHH this is so great Day 5ers Yes I am a Day 6er. The wait has been a experience I will never forget. Keep those post coming. They are greatly appreciatedAvatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Congratulations CrimsonOwl! Welcome to Pottermore!Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Congratulations IceRose133! Welcome to Pottermore!Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Congrats to CrimsonOwl and IceRose! I am so glad things are moving now.Avatar ImageHermione Granger 12353 says: what's the count now? Day 5... still no email.Avatar Imageroonwit says: The current count is 413,534.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Students: 413,603Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: @hedwig1994 i'm a day 5 and got in today....hopefully your email will come soon :)Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Wow..looks like pm is picking up the pace but they still need more than half to get in.Avatar Imagesongbird says: 414,409! I'm so glad so many of you have gotten in now! Welcome to Ravenclaw cb160!!! My friend who I thought as a day 4 was a day 5...she got her letter last night. So day 5 is getting in! And in just a few minutes, the student count has gone up by almost 300 students. It's going pretty fast now. Good luck, those who are still waiting!!Avatar Imagelolstasia says: My sister is a Day 5 too, signed up immediately after me and she's not in yet. Also hi fellow ravenclaws! Avatar ImageSherette7769 says: I know what you mean ... my friend and I got in at the same time, but it took her 11 days to get in after me!Avatar ImageSherette7769 says: That is get in PM site 11 days after I was in.Avatar ImageHermione Granger 12353 says: @Crimson Owl, thanks! I hope it does, seeing all these day 5's get in without me is taunting. lolAvatar Imagechochang136 says: woohooo!!! this is so exciting! all these excited and happy comments about getting in! hope restored!!! day 6!!Avatar Imageroonwit says: The current count is 416,705.Avatar ImageSauvium says: As a day five with a day off I can only hope that today is the day. Avatar Imagecb160 says: Now 417,176 in The Great Hall. @ roonwit Thanks for help, I used the tip.Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: Day 6er here and still waiting :(Avatar Imagecb160 says: Last count: 418,155.Avatar Imageroonwit says: The number sorted is now 418,184.Avatar Imagecb160 says: And I've practiced spells&cure for boils. Back to practising potions!Avatar Imageroonwit says: The rate seems to be about 1,000 per hour. They need to speed up to get everyone on in September (unless a lot of people aren't signing in when they get their Welcome letter or going through the site slowly, and therefore the rate of Welcome letters is higher that the sorting rate).Avatar Imagedraconiscentaur7 says: Day 6er too.. Let's hold hand together and pray.. Are there any 7er?Avatar Imagecb160 says: I suppose so, there may be ppl wanting to take their timeor which haven't read so often HPand need to remember.Avatar Imagemi55ymomma says: Day 5, just got my email. So excited, Hope everyone gets thier emails soon!Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Congratulations mi55momma! See you in Pottermore!Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: Gryffindor !! Did not expect that at all....but still happy :DAvatar Imagefawkes4444 says: draconiscentaur4 I am hold your hand figuratively that is I am also a Day 6er Best of luck to all who are getting your emailsAvatar Imagegrawp08 says: Another Day five here, go my email 20 minutes ago!!!Avatar Imagedraconiscentaur7 says: Congrats Headcounts pls :)Avatar Imagechochang136 says: i wonder how long each day they're going to send out batches. . .Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Congrats Grawp, now try not to step on anything on your way in!Avatar ImageMollycairn says: 420,131 nowAvatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: cb160 I see Snape is back. Isn't that a bit off for a Ravenclaw?Avatar Imagecamila_black08 says: YEAH! Finally I got the email!!! I´m a Slytherin....well, I always knew ;) lol kiding. So, if someone wanna be really, really kind and friend me, I´m AccioBronze142. Avatar Imagecamila_black08 says: AND, good luck to everybody who still waiting for the email, I know how horrible it is but keep calm guys, the email is coming soon...Avatar ImageHermione Granger 12353 says: Got my email!!! Oh my gosh I'm so excited. But at the same time it's just like "FINALLY." I'm day 5 for those who'll ask. Good luck everyone :)Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: You guys!!!!!! I got my mail a few minutes ago!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY DAY 5 ARE GETTING IN!!!! Pottermore here I go!!!!Avatar Imagemi55ymomma says: Congrats everyone. I have gotten my wand but I have to take care of a few things before I get back on to be sorted. So far it has been worth the wait. Hopefully everyone will get in soon.Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Ttks all for the postings. Good luck to all who have gotten their email. I am a Day 6er. And have been checking about every hour or so. If 5's are receiving emails then 6ers can't be far behind.Avatar Imageangelinachaser says: I've never hated myself for procrastinating so much... day 7er, and i wasn't even one of the rare few who received their welcome email on day one of beta =( sigh. Avatar Imageroonwit says: The current sorted count is 422,506. I think the sorting rate is up a bitAvatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Here's a Pottermore Glitch they haven't figured out how to fix. You get your letter and sign in to Pottermore. You are working your way thru the story. You get to Diagon Alley and make your way to Gringots. Open your vault and see your 500 Galleons, for a moment! Then the Gold is GONE and the balance is ZERO! Your are stuck in chapters 1 to 5 with no Gold. Can't buy a wand. Can't buy school supplies or equipment. And without those things, you can't go beyond Diagon Alley. This happened to a number of new arrivals 2 days ago and they are still stuck. Friends can't gift them money and Pottermore hasn't fixed the problem yet. I would rather be without the letter than stuck in Pottermore limbo.Avatar ImageSauvium says: @Halfblood: so freaking jealous. I'm still sitting here waiting. Maybe I'll see you in there, sooon. I'm praying it will be soon.Avatar Imagelolstasia says: @Phoenix I've heard of that, youd think that'd be a high priority on the fix list :c also the limit to getting and moving galleons around is pretty absurd. But anyway, they're moving fast, so happy to see people finally getting in c:Avatar Imageroonwit says: lolstasia: Given the number of people sorting it seems they have fixed the problem, but not the galleon counts of those who were hit by the bug. So it is affecting relatively few people, so it won't be a high priority to sort out the accounts of those people unlucky enough to be affected. It is possible they will reset all the accounts to their newly registered state when the beta period ends anyway.Avatar ImageSherette7769 says: I think I would be fine if they do reset when the beta period ends. It would be nice to go through and redo a lot, but I don't want to be resorted.Avatar Imagetheheatherset says: I FINALLY got my welcome e-mail!!!! (Day 5!!!)Avatar Imagetheheatherset says: You guys should add me. : ) hollycrimson22Avatar Imagechochang136 says: i'm not sure they'll reset the entire thing for betas. they would probably restart the house cups so that it's fresh. although they might restart everything so that everyone's on the same page, and so that everyone can start anew without any problems. I guess it all depends on what they're looking for. and congratulations @theheatherset !!! i hope to get mine soon ^^Avatar Imageroonwit says: The current sorted count is 425,895.Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: Congrats to everyone who got in !! :DAvatar Imagemi55ymomma says: I'm in shock, I was just sorted into Ravenclaw...I've always thought of myself as Hufflepuff, never felt smart enough for Ravenclaw. Wow, unbelievable. I really do like what it says in the house welcome letter. My pottermore name is Quillhawthorn93 feel free to friend me, everything is better with friends.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: it seems like a lot of people are shocked by the house they get inAvatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: @Cb 160 I was hoping you would end up in slytherin too. So glad you made it in.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: The count is 428,448Avatar Imagechochang136 says: do you think they'll send out a big batch tomorrow? what's the count now? many people probably aren't sorted because they haven't got to the sorting part in the harry potter series. that puts us a lot closer to 500,000.Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Day 6er.. I hope I get my letter soon! Avatar Imagedraconiscentaur7 says: I'm a Day 6er too and It is sunday morning now. Hope I get my email before this day end Avatar Imagechochang136 says: There must be a lot of day 5/6 people so I'll probably get mine next week, that is Sunday through Saturday. Day 6Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: The count is433,740Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Tips for Finding Objects in Pottermore I have learned four things about collecting objects. 1. If it isn't in clear focus, even if it is in view, you can't collect it. Use the up/dn arrows to focus. In some browsers it's double-click to zoom. 2. Some objects must be unlocked before they appear or can be collected. Just as some of the additional backstory must be unlocked before it can be accessed. 3. If the cursor is fuzzy or leaving a "tail", you are moving it too fast for Pottermore to respond when it rolls over the object. 4.It may take multiple trips thru a chapter for all objects to be revealed. At least it seems that way and several people have reported it. Avatar ImageMarauderscarlet91 says: Hi everyone, I am new to Leaky, I just wanted to drop in and say that I finally got my PM owl, and was sorted into Hufflepuff! Feel free to add me: Marauderscarlet91 Thanks, and I hope everyone gets that awesome owl soon!Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Phoenix Snape will be... forever, no matter I'm a Claw now. The week that passed made me answer some questions differently that I would have a week before, so maybe it mattered. @ wildpumpkin I'll send you a friend request on PM, hope you'll agree. EVERYONE ON PM: I practised potions, get perfect, but at brewing THE SAME POTION cauldron heats differently, Am I missing something, are they cheating on me or it's a glitch? Yesterday I lost cauldrons and house points, get upset and quit, today points are back. What was your experience related to that??? PLEASE!Avatar Imagecb160 says: And last count is 440,526.Avatar Imagecb160 says: And now galleons are still lost on cauldrons etc, and in Profile (only) the points are still lost!!!Avatar ImageMollycairn says: @cb160, our gang on the other thread has noticed some differences at times in the buttons for the cualdron. Sometimes the middle heats more quickly and the blue cools off more slowly. We think it is just glitchy as new fixes are installed and more users enter. A couple of things to note about it: You have to constantly watch the thermometer even if you thought you had the rhythm down to a science...it is unpredicatable. If all else fails and cauldron gets to hot and may melt, hit the back button. You will lose ingredients and progress on potion but can avoid the loss of the cauldron and house points. Hope that helps.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: cb160, Also never wave your wand on the cauldron if in the red zone.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Mirror I got the thing with the red zone, but... what I did yesterday OK today seems to be of no good; now I'm practising, but the cauldron melts even when is green after ending the waving!!!Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: I'm not geting much luck with potions...i keep melting my cauldron.... Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Are you doing the practise one. Here may be the problem, be sure to hit the blue button after it reaches temp. Otherwise it keeps heating. I usually do it after the time clock is completed, but one of my friends cuts hers off after adding the slugs. We both are successful at the C for B.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 441,646 Hufflepuff: 46,093 points 110,815 members Ravenclaw: 52,542 points 110,744 members Gryffindor: 48,629 points 110,271 members Slytherin: 52,424 points 109,816 membersAvatar Imagecb160 says: It's the first time today I manage not to melt cauldron after waving first time wand in cure for boils! Swear yesterday practise behaved other way.Avatar Imageroonwit says: cb160: You can also blow up your cauldron if you don't do things in the right order.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ roonwit I swear I do them rightfully. See other ppl complaining today about potions too, like not considering what they're doing.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Now I'm going to try again, see if succeed second in a row (practising, still).Avatar Imagecb160 says: Did it! Still something has to be wrong bcs at the top of the page my points are intact, while in Profile they are taking away what I lost yesterday. And I'm gonna try the third time to repeat practise, and if I succeed the same way, I'll go brew it "for real".Avatar ImageMollycairn says: To ensure you get your points when doing for real, move to a different place (like the Common Room) after congratulations message. Some people lose their potion and points by hitting brew another. Oh and if you are doing the practise, you do not get or lose points, so your points would not change.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: BTW, good morning Phoenix!Avatar Imagecb160 says: WOW! Now I have 80 min to wait. It says "come back later", but I don't dare to go away. What do you advise me ?Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Mirror Thanks for tip, I'll go to Common Room after brewing - now I'm doing it "for real". On the other hand, yesterday, when I did it for real and lost cauldron, points, galleons etc, never went another way after, so maybe that's why at the top page my points seem to be still untouched...Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Good Morning Mirror. You just told me what happened to my points for my last brew. I did the "Brew Another" for the first time. Had already gotten "Successful" message then got owl with "Unsuccessful" message. The potion bottle was added to my potions but no points. cb160 Check and see that the brew time is counting. Set a kitchen timer for 5 minutes less than the brew time, and you can go explore Pottermore. The way back is thru the Potions button on the Pottermore Header. Then click on Cauldrons. It will show the one brewing. Click on the time bar and you are right back at your potion. Click on the Next button when it appears and complete the brew.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: There are still some glitches in the process. The "come back later" and "brew another" have been problematic. They may be fixed now, but until I know for sure, I still avoid them. You can do other things while brewing, but don't use "come back later" you can return to your brew by the potions tab at top then go to cauldron page. It show the % brewed or say it needs your attention. If it needs attention, just click that and potion Should return. (provided not glitcheing..you can never be 100% certain as it is beta after all.)Avatar Imagecb160 says: By the way, guys, you adjust the temperature of the cauldron the same way no matter what potion you brew?Avatar Imagecb160 says: It's not as if I don't have what to do meantime... foe example, talking to you... but thanks for advice.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: Could anyone tell me the count now?Avatar ImageMollycairn says: To answer the temperature question, the buttons for heat do the same things on all potions, BUT the times, desired temps, etc are different. Some of the acceptable ranges are very narrow so you have to keep toggling between the blue and orange buttons during the heating period.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Students: 443,374Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Students: 443,374Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: ChoChang Students: 443,374Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix says: Fourth try" Students: 443,374Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: A day 6 checking in...anyone getting owks this morning???Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Mirror So... how can avoid loosing points? Only by hitting "Back" when see red? And what if you loose more points than you have?Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix says: Pottermore is down for the second time in last 5 min.Avatar Imagecb160 says: Hope I won't loose my potion!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: @Doxie, I've seen tweets both about getting mail and PM crashing - not sure if it's another wave or just email lag from yesterday. Anyone able to let us know what day the newest people are from? It seems too optimistic to think they've started Day 6... But at least they're finally on the day before mine! Us Day 6 (and 7) finally have a bit of silver lining to look at ;)Avatar Imagecb160 says: Last count is 444,334. Haven't seen but day 5 in the Great Hall. PM's glitchy! I've been congratulated for succes, but notified that I failed and not earned any point, though I've gone directly to Common Room after congrats. BUT my points from yesterday are back in my profile, the galleons not.Geez!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Guys, I began again, successfully, brewing it. Any new idea about how to GET the points after congratulations and not being notified failing the potion?Avatar Imagecb160 says: ...Not to mention there's no C for B inmy Potions: "Brewed: 0".Avatar ImageSauvium says: Checking in, I'm day 5 and still waiting. It would be nice to find it in my inbox after work though. Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: PM keeps going down today....it's also very glitchyAvatar Imagecb160 says: Hope it doesn't steal my SECOND potion and the points...Avatar Imagechochang136 says: my friend's a day 5 and she got hers yesterday. i think it's just because so many people are getting in at the same timeAvatar Imagecb160 says: Well, it's no other away if it's to let in all Betas in time, so I'm not complaining about that...Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: at least we know more people are getting in :)Avatar Imagecb160 says: Arrrghhh! Just got kicked out! Got back in, things seem OK with my potion, but don't know how it'll work in the end...Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: cb 160~ I never leave after brewing a potion because I've lost my potions too many time. I've never had problems with points though, or melting cauldrons. That has to be frustrating.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: im sure they'll figure out how to fix that glitch soon!Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Cb160, Back is the only way I have found to avoid it, but others may know another route. You can go into negative numbers, I have seen one person with -40. But we aren't going to let you do that. If you start having the problem with the real thing, go back and practise. I think I did the practise 15 times.Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: Those who have not got in yet should be hopeful. The last time I saw Pottermore this slow and constantly kicking people off was because lots of new people were trying to get on. The batches must be big and frequent again. I hope everyone gets there letters soon. I know I hated waiting.Avatar ImageSauvium says: Anybody what the count is at now?Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ wildpumpkin63 Sent you a friend request on PM... Received it? Now I'm on support message, just finished AGAIN brewing succesfully C for B and wanted to wait notification, but after 7 min decided to go to Common Room and...oops! support message, so I don't know what happened this time with my potion and my points!Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: I am day 5... YAY finally got my account opened... but cannot access cause too many people. Totally stoked that I finally made it though! I am WillowWormwood18... add me please :-)Avatar Imagecb160 says: Yeah, now PM got unavailable... think I'm gonna take a break and come back again later, guys.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: cb160, unless time runs out, you should be okay. My friend started a potion at home, took her laptop with her and finished it at her mother's house.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Mirror Yes, but last time I did succeed, they congrat me, and then came notification that potion failed - but I lost no point, I simply didn't gain any, and potion vanished. Now I completed it again, but don't know what happened bcs of PM. And, by the way, how can I practise on the other potions? Guess I can't, just try to brew them!Avatar Imagecb160 says: PM's back, count is 445,288. And YAY! Got my points and the potion!!! But I tell you, PM's crazy today. After first stealing my potion, it gave me back the points I lost yesterday, and they were more then it should give me on C for B! (They were 15). Still, no galleons back... Glitchy-glitchy!!!Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ snapegal27 Sent you a friend request on PM, you'll find it when you'll get in. Try now, it's back on!Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: Finally made it in and it is so beautiful and so worth the wait. I am pretty much in tears I am so excited lol... it has been a long wait, but I am so happy to finally be able to explore this site!Avatar Imagecb160 says: @snapegal27 I'm curious what house you'll end up in!Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: @cb160... thanks for the friend request!!! I am so excited to get started :-) Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: @cb160... I am super nervous to find out! I have thought about it since I found out about the site and I really can't even guess!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Ok, now REALLY I have to go... the part I'm sitting on is hurting already! See ya, guys, thanks, good luck!Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: @cb160 Haven't been able to get on PM today. Though I saw your friend request. As soon as I get in I'll accept. Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: Just got kicked off again... but not too bummed, just so grateful to be on and that I have gotten to see so much great stuff already... can't wait to get my wand and really really can't wait to be sorted! Avatar ImageKris75 says: ok, folks. Long time Leaky Reader, but this thread finally tempted me to register and post on the comments! Day 5 and just got my email today. So did my daughter who I also registered on Day 5. So excited! now to get the site back up! My username is ScarletRose61. Feel free to send friend requests. :) --KrisAvatar Imagesnapegal27 says: Does anyone know if all the personal little owls on our pages look the same? I know it's kind of a silly question, but something I was wondering about as I wait to get back on :-) Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: Was just about to get my wand... now I can't get back on :-( oh well patience is a virtue... hope everything saved ok along the way!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: aaaaah the waiting is agonizing XPXPXPespecially with so many people getting in!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Thanks, *cb160* I figured it would be only day 5s showing up, but thought I'd ask just in case ;)Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Not sure I'm liking the current tweets about "overwhelming demand", since site capacity was supposed to be one of the big things they were fixing this weekend. Whatever space they think they need, they should just automatically multiply that number by 10 at this point... seems like there would be some mathematical equation to allow them to project space vs. users.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Students: 447,318Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: Well I got my wand before getting kicked off again... 10 3/4 inches, Yew, Phoenix Feather Core, Slightly Springy... now if only we could order an actual replica of our wands... that would rock!Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Students: 447,318Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix says: Students: 447,906Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: Students 448,502Avatar Imagetinagin says: Well despite having gotten an account and confirmation e-mail on Day 6, I have still not received a Welcome e-mail with less than a week left before the site opens to everybody. Boo! Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: Congrats to @kris75 and @snapegal27 for geting in ! i'm a day 5 also and got in yesterday, but i'm having a hard time logging into PM today........i'll send you a friend request once i get in again Avatar Imagedraconiscentaur7 says: My Sunday has end at last without any welcome email :(. Congrats to all of u who have received the email. Maybe I'll join you next week along with all non beta users. Poor day 6er..Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: @draconiscentaur there's still a few day's left until the end of september, maybe you will get your email this week !! keep thinking positive :)Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: If you haven't received your welcome email yet, don't give up hope yet! I'm sure they have another big batch in store for Monday. I want to know what this means: "Due to high levels of demand, we are currently restricting access to Pottermore. Please come back and try again later."Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: Maybe it's because there's to many people trying to log in at the same time? i don't think it sounds like a good thing...Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Only a few days left until October..if it opens to all on October 1st..when I finally get my email, it won't feel much like an "early access." PM wasn't kidding when they said that the wait might take a few weeks..its taking over a month. I'm torn between excitement and disappointment because I've been waiting so long. Day 6er.. at least they're on Day 5ers. Avatar Imageroonwit says: The sorted count is now 451,046.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: 5 more days of september. and i think that means only a few people get to go on pottermore for now. im a day 6er too. imagine the suffering for the day 7ers :/Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: They are no where near one million betas. I know some of the emails were faulty or duplicates...but how do you account for the others? Day 6 and day 7 only adds 250,000. There's still close to 300,000 missing?Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: The site is currently down again.Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: i think they were a little ambitious to register one million betas..... they are certainly having trouble leting everyone in before october, i mean they should have been able to predict this outcome, right?Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @CrimsonOwl - you would thinkAvatar Imagechochang136 says: they were probably too excited to think ahead :/ of course it would be down again! every single time :(Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: if it keeps going down now with under a million users how is it ever going to work properly when it opens to the public...i wonder...Avatar Imageroonwit says: purplehogwarts: Given what we have seen of when people's accounts are enabled, I think there might indeed be as many as 300,000 accounts that are never activated in the beta period - those accounts that were never verified or whose welcome message went missing, those who have lost interest, those who registered multiple accounts and only actually using one, and those whose have been busy with other things since their accounts were enabled. CrimsonOwl: The issue is more likely to be peak loads rather than the total number of of people on the site. So they should be okay if they keep the rate of joining new accounts at a level their servers can cope with.Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: Bigger servers please......I'm all for it. Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: @roonwit i supose you're right but they do seem to have a hard time doing that now...Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: I guess we'll have to see how the site operates once its open to everyone. Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @MagicalMe - I just hope that it operates better then than it is nowAvatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: Currently there are 453,759...good increase in the past hour and a halfAvatar Imagechochang136 says: they're probably going to stop the website tomorrow so that they can fix it. as usual. then they'll say, "oh, now we're going to fix this soon so that all the bugs are fixed"Avatar ImageMagicMarauder88 says: finally in add me MagicMarauder88 i'm in gryffindorAvatar Imagesnapegal27 says: waiting patiently to get back on... would love to get sorted today, but I am trying to keep it slow, and enjoy everything... started reading the first book again so I can get the full experience... fingers crossed I get on again soon. Avatar Imagechochang136 says: you'll definitely be able to get on late at night. most people go on pottermore during the dayAvatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @chochang136 - yeah, and then there will still be bugs. It's a never ending cycle.... Dueling is still down too - I wonder if that'll be up by October?Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: So proud to have just been sorted into Ravenclaw. I am extremely quirky, an avid consumer of literature and a major daydreamer... so it makes complete sense that I would be in the same house as Luna. Off to purchase Ravenclaw gear lolAvatar Imagemi55ymomma says: Not having much luck with potions, between the site going down and a glitch that won't let me do the second part of the potion. At least it hasn't taken points away, I'd hate to lose points for my house. Love your post snapegal, I have those traits also, so the hat must have made the right choice for me also :) Quillhawthorn93 RavenclawAvatar Imagedraconiscentaur7 says: I hope there won't be glitches or bug on sorting hat and ollivander. Day6er and still waiting. I'm really upset when I recall the day I got the quill. So much excitement back then.. :( Avatar ImageKate86 says: Is anybody from day 4 still waiting? i ask bc my friend is day 4 and still waiting for his e-mail ....Avatar Imagecb160 says: @MagicMarauder88 Sent you a friend request; @ wildpumpkin Oooo, precious gift, pretty thanks! Now there are 460,930 in The Great Hall. As about the better moment to log in, well, there's always night somewhere on Earth... just pick the one of most of the ppl on PM!Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Quillhawthorn93 Sent you too a friend request.. we're both Claws!Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 461,001 Hufflepuff: 47,217 points 115,550 members Ravenclaw: 53,832 points 115,620 members Gryffindor: 49,814 points 115,168 members Slytherin: 53,763 points 114,663 membersAvatar Imagecb160 says: @ Phoenix Sent you owl on Leaky.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: yaaay the numbers are still rising~ can we just assume that the other 39,000 hasn't gotten to their part yet so that it goes to half?Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: @cb160 Due to a very bad experience with friending here on Leaky, I don't do it anymore. It's nothing personal. I just don't. do it anymore.Avatar Imageelanorosavan says: pottermore is a little different though surely- as you cant write personally to each other just send each other potions etc :) cure for boils anyone???Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Phoenix OK, I respect that.Avatar Imagecb160 says: I'm trying now A for CP, waisted some recollectables till I got the ideea, now have to wait 85' - is it difficult after that?Avatar ImageMollycairn says: No, Afor CP is ok, but just watch the mistletoe berries. Add slowly.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ elanorosavan Want some C for B? I know now how to do it, can send you.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Mirror After the 85' have to add again berries?Avatar ImageMollycairn says: cb160, if you are doing the Antidote, you only add bezoar and standard ingredient in part 1. Unicorn horn and mistletoe are part 2.Avatar ImageSauvium says: So jealous of all you, Day5 and still waiting. I'm super sick right now and spent most of last night awake, I was begging the Potter gods to send me my email so I'd have something to do. Alas, no email has come. I did play a lot of Lego Potter, so my time wasn't a complete waste. Just wish it had been PM...Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Mirror You're right, I'm so nervous - like before exams - I'm saying stupid things. What do berries so that I have to be careful with them? @ Sauvium Be strong and keep your hopes high, it'll come!!!Avatar ImageSauvium says: My god, just almost had a heartattack when I checked my email. Subject title was "Harry Potter..." Then I opened it and its just from Warner Bros. selling me Potter DVDs. :(Avatar Imagecb160 says: Have to go away for a little, hopefully A for CP won't do any dirty trick in 3/4 an hour if I shut my computer. I'll be back, see you guys!Avatar ImageMollycairn says: cb160, the berries just kind of plop out. Just be car ful not to turn the jar too far over. Just let them drop slowly so only 2 go in.Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: @savium don't loose hope, if you are a day 5 then maybe you're email is coming soon ! :)Avatar Imagerandom111 says: I have been on this website loads of times but never posted but i couldnt help myself because i got my email!! I'm a day 6 and sooooooooo excited!Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Day 6? Really?? Well, whad'ya know! There are several of us Day 6ers here who have been waiting a looooong time to hear those words! ;) Congrats, Hermione230!!Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: @Hermione230- congrats!! I'm a day 6 also.you are giving all us day 6er's hope....I'm really excited!! I'll be checking my mail all day :o) Avatar Imagerandom111 says: I was really shocked I had almost given up hope! I am so excited but trying to hide and pretend I am working! ha haAvatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: Congrats on getting your email hermione23! feel free to add me as a friend CrimsonOwl24 Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Day 6. I just got my email.. I'm really surprised and thankful.. I will not have time to explore until later today. Please friend me! HowlOwl165. I need friends! Good luck everyone!!Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Day 6er here as well. I can say absolutely say I will be checking my email at least every hour or so.. Have any other Day 6er received their email yet?? Good luck and have fun for those who are already in Avatar Imagerandom111 says: Thanks everyone! Feel free to add me I am RuneRose52 on Pottermore :)Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: @MagicalMe- congrats, hope to be there with you soon. @ fawkes4444 - I too will be checking for owls but probably every 1/2 hour. Avatar Imagecb160 says: UUUuuuphfff, A for CP it's a success - let's see if I really get the points and the potion, I'm going to Common Room.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Hermione230, CrimsonOwl and MagicalMe: added you as friends! @ Mirror Thanks for tip, you give me chance to do it right! And now I have me points and my potion! Avatar Imagecb160 says: Why can't I find any Huff friend?!!!Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: just finished book one !! i wish we could explore chamber of secrets now....Avatar Imagecb160 says: Now there are 462,97. I did my potion for today, made some friends, checked the lightpole again - still glitchy - so I'm gonna make some bread. A real one, for this time! See ya!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: OMG. you have no idea how happy you day 6ers made me to hear that day 6 people are getting in!!!! IM FRAZZLED. :DDD i use olden words when i get excited ^^ I HAVE A CHANCE NOOOWAvatar Imageroonwit says: cb160: The light pole may be one where it helps to make your web browser as big as possible. Some things towards the edge of the images may be difficult to select in smaller windows.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: i checked my email and i didn't get in yet :/ day 6er. . .Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: @MagicalMe - Congrats!!!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: oh right! i forgot to add, CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WHO GOT IN :DDDAvatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: PM is down again....Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Thanks! I'm so glad to finally be on..although it will take me a while since I now have classes in addition to work. Congratulations to those who have recently gotten in! Hang in there for those of you still waiting! I know you'll get your email soon!! Add me HowlOwl165 (:Avatar ImageKris75 says: RuneRose52, and HowlOwl165 - friend request sent....I'm ScarletRose61. :) Avatar Imagewildpumpkin63 says: I wonder if they will ever work out the access problems. You would think that would be the easiest fix. I guess maybe it is just a bottle neck problem when a bunch of people are let in.Avatar Imagemolly43 says: Had to work a lot lately and dnh time to get online. still catching up. shocked and happily surprised to find a few things. Congratulations @MagicalMe for getting your e-mail. I'm very happy for you bc I know you've waited so long. And I've just noticed tht I need to also give a special congrats also to cb160 in getting in. congrats to all who have gotten in. I'm so happy to see this. I won't have time to read all the prev comments until tomorrow night. I was shocked to find over a 1000 comments. @chochang136 I'm with you- day 6 and no e-mail but the day isn't over yet. one time they sent them as late as 10pm. Avatar ImageKate86 says: please friend me on PM! IceRose133 : )Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: So... it seems if PM is down for at least some people, and so far no update to the Insider (big surprise there...). Now that I know my fellow Day 6ers are getting their email, getting mine would surely brighten up this gray, rainy Monday.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @molly43- welcome back!! really??? oh i can't wait then!!Avatar Imagesongbird says: I just checked and it's up. 468,197 cb160, if I were a Hufflepuff, I'd add you so you had a hufflepuff friend. I thought I was going to be Huff, but I'm ravenclaw....who knew!? Hope you find some huff friends! Good luck to those still waiting...it can't be long now, right?Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: hi @IceRose and @HowlOwl ! Congrats on geting in, i just sent you a friend request :)Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ molly43 Thanks and hope to see you soon on PM; @ MagicalMe And you too! @ songbird You're very nice... @ wildpumpkin63 PM's back, but I think it's not only the welcoming, usually at this hour it's busy @ roonwit I simply am not allowed to select the pole, even though it says "Read about", and sometimes "Read about" is glitching, and the cursor appears to select only when I'm moving it fast left-right at the bottom of the pole. Anyway, I wrote to PM and "Strongly disagreed" too.Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Thanks CrimsonOwl! I added you. IceRose, I also sent you a friend request. Good luck to the rest of the Day 6ers and 7ers still waiting! It will come!!!Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: I got my email Day 6er. I am about to experience the adventure. I will post again once i receive my house assignment good luck all and have funAvatar Imagecb160 says: @ songbird Found a Huff, let's see if agrees, so I can have at least 1 friend from that House too... Anyone can tell me anything about the drawings?Avatar ImageSauvium says: Day6s are getting in and I'm still waiting, currently pretty ticked off at PM. Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: I manage to get as far as the zoo and got bounce out. Please add BronzeYew169 to friends. Will post as soon as I get my house Avatar Imagesongbird says: Which drawings cb160? The ones you are supposed to be able to upload? Or the artwork on the site? I think you are supposed to be able at some point to upload your own drawings and music and whatnot, but I don't think they have that working yet. Is that what you mean? Hope your Hufflepuff friend responds. I haven't responded to anyone I haven't talked to outside of Pottermore. Perhaps it's safe since we can't talk to one another personally, but I wasn't sure because they say not to add people unless you know who they are, and obviously I don't. None of them are from this thread or anywhere else I have talked to people, so I don't know who they are or why they want to be friends. I don't have many friends because of that. I wish we DID have a way to send owls to each other so I could send a message saying "Are you from leaky, what's your username?" or whatever. I just don't feel safe adding people I've never had any contact with.Avatar ImageSauvium says: LITERALLY JUST GOT MY EMAIL. PM IS DOWN BUT I'M IN!! AHHHHHH!!!!! SO BLEEPING EXCITED RIGHT NOW! ADD ME! :) QuaffleEye188Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Hooray for Fawkes and Sauvium! Still nothing here... faithfully checking even my spam folder...Avatar Imagecb160 says: @songbird The ones to add that you see in Profile; I agree with you, Huff friend I added found here, on Leaky - but I still can't say I now this person; on the other hand I took a little chance accepting requests and made a difference by nicknaming the ones from Leaky, so I could recognize them, but never requested from unknown ppl on PM myself.Avatar Imagecb160 says: For example, now I'm adding QuaffleEye188 aka Sauvium from Leaky.Avatar Imagecb160 says: I mean I try, but it kicks me out or is loading soooo slow!Avatar ImageSauvium says: cb: what's your PM name? I'll try and send one to you.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Sauvium I got it already, I'm BladeCastle160.Avatar Imagecb160 says: If you guys want to add me, I'll accept, just say to me so I can nickname you.Avatar ImageSauvium says: Ohh! This is all so much, loving it though. What a great way to spend a sick day!Avatar Imagecb160 says: I'm practising spells, it's to unsafe for potions right now.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: congratulations to the people who got in! ^^ i bet it was worth the wait :)Avatar Imagecb160 says: 470,858 now in, you'll get yours, chochang,very soon I hope.Avatar ImageNimbusMoon118 says: Hey everyone, I've been a long time leaky reader but never commented before now. I've read all 70 pages of comments here and I just wanted to share some hope with everyone else because I finally got into pottermore today!! I'm a day 6er and it is incredible!! The wait was agonizing to say the least but it is perhaps the most incredible online environement and experience that I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of :) I hope that everyone that is still waiting gets their owls ASAP!Avatar Imagecb160 says: Good for you, Nimbus! Enjoy!Avatar ImageNimbusMoon118 says: Thank you cb160! And I will as soon as I can log back on! hahaAvatar ImageDoxie2962 says: I gave up watching for owls and took a nap. Just woke up and checked- I got my letter. Yay....day 6 by the way. Avatar Imagecb160 says: Congrats, Doxie! Be patient, now PM keeps kicking us out.Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Hey guys I am stuck in Diagon Alley Did I miss the list somewhere HELP TksAvatar Imagecb160 says: @ fawkes Zoom and look down the street, but beware of your browser, if it's IE you may not see it, somebrowsers are cutting the bottom part.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: From a Day 6er on another thread posted about 4:15 PM: Guys! I got it! I can see them on Pottermore!Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Fawkes444 in Diagon Alley go to full zoom (up arrow or double click twice). It's laying on the pavement.Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: Awwww, I was in got to Privit Dr. and got kicked out :o/ I'm Skycat147 if you want to friend me.Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: Congrats on your email Doxie ! it's worth the wait !Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Congrats, Nimbus and Doxie!! chochang, I'm still waiting with you - you're not alone!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: thanks cb160! im sure errol was assigned to deliver my letter so as uaual, he had some issue. Avatar ImageNimbusMoon118 says: Thanks MagicBclPlyr! I hope you get in soon! and when you do, if you want to friend me, my PM name is the same as here. NimbusMoon118 Good luck everyone!!!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: and thanks also @magicbclplyr! i hope your owl's on its way!Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Tks guys for all your help but family screaming for supper and PM is down will keep posted on my progressAvatar Imagecb160 says: @ chochang136 Oh, we all have issues right now, PM hicups all the time: support message. @ roonwit I got answered on the light pole problem from PM team, smbdy Kim, they try to fix it. @ Doxie Think I'll add you tomorrow, too sleepy now to wait till PM is in a better state. Leave you now, guys, have fun and see you tomorrow!Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: Now it's telling me to "come back later" don't they know I've been waiting a very long time for this?? I'm telling you "bigger servers" they need "bigger servers" :o) Avatar ImageNightStar160 says: Hi guys I´m new here, read all the comments, got into PM now! 6 dayer :) Feel free to add me on PM, I´m NightStar160. Congrats to all who got into PM today like me, finally :)) Hope everyone will get in soon :))Avatar Imagechochang136 says: yaaaay day 6er! woohoo~ @cb160- yeaaah that's true. well i'll just think of this all as a long story ^^ @nightstar160 thank youuu and congratulations!Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: I am in Diagon Alley buying the stuff from the list but PM keeps bouncing me out. I have noticed that every time a large number of emails went out PM would start bouncing people out. Really hope this does not continueAvatar ImageNightStar160 says: @fawkes4444 Same here... it´s midnight here now so I´m giving up today, hopefully tomorrow will be better :) Good luck!Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: @fawkes444 and Nightstar160- I cant even get in. I got to chapter one and started but got bounced. So basically, I haven't even started. I hope the traffic slows so I can get in soon. How long did it take you to get to Diagon Alley? Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: @fawkes - i've had other friends who said they had the same problem :/Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Good luck MagicalBclPlyr and Chochang. I'm sure you'll get your letters soon. I know the wait is excruciating. I've had ups and downs and a lot of disappointment with the whole welcome process. The experience thus far though is worthwhile and the feeling once you get in makes the wait worth it. I keep getting locked out of the site with so many people logging on but its worth it if it means more people are getting access. I have not been sorted yet or even get to Diagon alley. I'm still getting used to working the site and trying to figure out what is considered "clickable." I have no idea where to collect these chocolate frogs or whatever but the pictures and additional information are nice. I remember reading someone said to click everything..but clicking like crazy over the screen doesn't do too much. Good luck for those of you still waiting and congrats to those that got their welcome letters!! I saw a lot of PM screen names and I'll be sure to make a friend request! Just in case, I'm HowlOwl165. (:Avatar ImageVinePumpkin100 says: Day 6, still waiting. Trying to chill out and not think about it, but part of me is screaming "what if I missed it? What if Yahoo email ate it and it won't get delivered? What if Day 7'ers start posting that they're getting in and I never get in?" Aaargh, so aggravating. Congrats to everyone who's in- send me a postcard, huh?Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: You should get it soon VinePumpkin. I'm a Day 6 as well and I got my email at 5:15 PST. I was in such a daze when I got it because I couldn't believe it. I kept dreaming that I got it and would wake up disappointed and going through the "so over it" feeling. I got the magical quill literally as soon as the question popped up and had my account activated 5 minutes or so after that. There may be a large batch of Day 6ers, especially since some sites had the time frame up to when Day 6 and Day 7 Quill questions would be up.Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Doxie2962 It took me at least 1 1/2 hours to get to Diagon Alley and I am not sure I collected everything I was suppose to. Just take your time and have fun with it. I got stuck in the alley but people here on LC help me out. VinePumpkin100 just hang in there I was like you early this morning Now it's a matter of haning in just to get back on PMAvatar Imagesnapegal27 says: Hi all... hope everyone is enjoying. I finally managed to brew some potions lol... anyhoo... I was wondering if I missed something because all my little circles are unlocked at the top of the page... except the first one. Does anyone know what that is? Did I miss a step somewhere? Avatar Imageroonwit says: snapegal27: The first circle is the Pottermore shop, which hasn't opened yet. Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: The first one is locked for everybody. No worries there!Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @MagicalMe- thanks for the enthusiasm and hope! ^^ i just know it'll come sometime soon! :) i feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas to come so that I can run downstairs and see what Santa left me XDAvatar Imagesnapegal27 says: @roonwit...thanks! I was thinking that might be it, but wanted to double check!! Avatar Imagechochang136 says: oh and i have a question for all of you PM explorers! i really want to start reading the first book already, but i don't want to rush into it, because i want to read the little PM blurbs at the same time too. how are the blurbs arranged? are they at the end of each chapter? are they like informational summaries? or do they tell you what page you'll find the information to fit in?Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Well, I'll be a mugwump's uncle - I just got my email! Check your email, chochang and VinePumpkin, maybe yours is there, too! :)Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Of course, I'm getting the pink screen of death, but that's not totally unexpected ;)Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: @chochang every chapter in PM is divided into diferent scenes/moments and al the info on each chapter is on the left side of your screen, but to see the new info you have to unlock it by clicking on an object or character. At the end of each chapter you get a sort of summary with the new content unlocked in that chapter..... is this what you were asking ? i hope i helpedAvatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: BTW, I'm PumpkinCloak111 - and I'm in, at least for a little while ;)Avatar Imageroonwit says: chochang136: The blurbs generally match the chapter they are in (though they cover the whole chapter not just the "moment" they appear in). There are exceptions; clearly new information don't match any chapter, but there are also a few places where the comments aren't allocated correctly and (at least in part) are too early or too late.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @magicbclplyr- CONGRATULATIONS :D (i didn't get mine yet, but oh well! i know i'll get it soon :)...hopefully XD) @crimsonowl and @roonwit- oooh i get it now, thank you both! both of you helped ^^ Avatar Imagedraconiscentaur7 says: Just got mine! Day 6er. Can't log on yet though. Lots of work to do. Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @draconiscentaur4- congratulations! :) i hate it when that happens :/ you finally get something and you can't even do anything with it because there are other things to be done :/Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: PM is currently unavailable. I guess that means there are a lot of people logging on?Avatar ImageSauvium says: I think, in honour of PM, I'm going to buy myself a new copy of each of the books. I seem to have destroyed them since I got my first book thirteen years ago. I saw some beautiful new editions in the bookshop the other day. I think I'll buy one.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Thanks, chochang! I've only made it to the hut on the rock due to site outages. I've started collecting PM names/nicknames in a word doc, though, so I'll be able to add all of you easier once I get back on. Managed to get 2-3 requests out. I was joking with hubby that I had said I wanted to savor the experience - the site outages will definitely prevent me from rushing through! Ah, well. And now, since the site is acting up again I figure it's a good time to go watch _Castle_ :)Avatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: They better fix the servers soon. October is almost here...what's going to happen when the flood gates are open?Avatar Imagechochang136 says: np magicbclplyr! i'll tell you my username after i get my email so i can fully announce it ^^ yeaaaaap 4 more days...although in est time its probably 3 more days. Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: I also keep getting kicked off PM. I just made it to Diagon AlleyAvatar ImageSauvium says: Stuck on chapter four in the infinite loop of the accursed 15 second refresh. Atleast I can sustain myself with the knowledge that when it does work again, I'll be able to explore.Avatar ImageSauvium says: Stuck on chapter four in the infinite loop of the accursed 15 second refresh. Atleast I can sustain myself with the knowledge that when it does work again, I'll be able to explore.Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Its hard to explore..because sometimes when I click something, I get the pink screen. :/ I'm guessing there are a lot of people onAvatar Imagepurplehogwarts says: yeah, i keep getting kicked off myself. it's getting annoyingAvatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: ..I finally just got my wand (in between getting the pink screen of doom): Larch with phoenix feather core, 9 3/4 inches, suppleAvatar Imagechochang136 says: I CANT BELIEVE IT IT CAME IT CAME IT CAME OMG IM SO HAPPY 11:32 AT NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Add me!!!! HazelQuill175 AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH IM SO ECSTATIC XD Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Congrats chochang!! I'm so happy for you!!! Yay!!!!! I will def add you. I just got placed in Gryffindor!!!!!!Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: The student count is 478,522 (I've always wanted to announce this). I know there are way more people on PM though ..but its hard to get through the chapters because I keep getting the pink screen. Good luck to those still waiting!!Avatar ImageSauvium says: Congrats chochang! :) I'll add you as soon as I get back in. And MagicalMe, I hope to join you in that noble house soon!Avatar ImageSauvium says: (Finally got my wand!) Yew, 10 inches, Unicorn hair and surprisingly swishy! :)Avatar Imagedraconiscentaur7 says: Congrats chocang! Hope to finish my work soon. Can't wait to meet all of u on PM. :DAvatar ImageSauvium says: Ravenclaw, always thought I`d be Gryffindor but I suppose my love of learning has pushed me in a different direction!Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: I made it I am in Ravenclaw, my wand is Fir with Unicorn core 10 3/4 inches reasonable supple please add as friend BronzeYew169 I am having a great time. And congrats to all who are in and Hang in Day 7ers ya all will be in soonAvatar Imagesongbird says: So I think almost all the regular posters in this thread are in now, right? Did molly43 get in yet? Congrats to all the new students!! cb160, yeah, I have only added people I have known for a while. I have friends on a different forum that I added, and then I added my fellow contest team members that are in, as well as fellow quibbler staff, and a couple of other leaky staffers, and I gave them all nicknames of their leaky names so I know who they are, and that's it. I haven't added anyone else. And I don't feel comfortable posting my PM name here. If anyone wants to add me on PM, please send me an owl here.Avatar ImageNightStar160 says: Finally got my wand - ebony, 10 3/4 inches, unicorn core, unbending. PM kicks me out a lot, but it´s getting less frequent :) Congrats to all new students! :)Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ sonbird Done! And i'm out, I'm doing Forgetfulness right now!Avatar ImageMollycairn says: In looking at the activity log in the common room, I actually saw several Day 7s in the mix.Avatar Imagecb160 says: And 486,011 in The Great Hall.Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Still having trouble with the potions chapter I either run out of time or melt my cauldron but will keep at later today. Where do you find the ingredients other then Diagon Alley I found some at Hargrids I am a little confused as whether you need to buy or do you need to find the ingredients???Avatar ImageNightStar160 says: Just got sorted into Gryffindor! I knew it was the right house for me :) 487,490 now :)Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Fawkes4444 there are 12 ingredients that can be collected. The rest must be bought in Diagon Alley.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: The Great Hall Students: 489,867 Hufflepuff: 48,643 points 122,575 members Ravenclaw: 55,466 points 122,848 members Gryffindor: 51,321 points 122,329 members Slytherin: 55,315 points 122,115 membersAvatar Imagechochang136 says: thank you everyone!!!!! i got my wand, 10 3/4 pine with unicorn core and RAVENCLAW~Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: *WOOHOO CHOCHANG!!* I was hoping you'd get yours soon since I'd gotten mine! I'll add you once I get in this morning (urgh, that whole "getting ready for work" thing really messes with my PM time LOL) Any others in our Day6 cohort still waiting? Let us know so we can cheer you on :) And good luck to the Day 7s! We hope to see you in there soon! PS It might take me a bit to get to my wand and sorting - Tuesdays are always busy for me and I'm kinda hoping to share some of this with hubby since he didn't participate in the quill (but is also a huge fan). Plus I'm trying to be thorough on all pages and not rush things _too_ much ;)Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: I'm not getting very far. Still in Diagon Alley. Keep getting the pink screen of death :o( Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: My friend who is a day 7 got her owl this am....so I'm sure that is why I'm getting the pink screen........I repeat BIGGER SERVERS!!! Good news- I got my books..slowly but surely I'll get that wand.Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: Congrats to everyone who has gotten in !! Finally I was able to brew my first potion yay :) Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: The student count is 492,483. Congrats to those getting in!! This is exciting (:Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: Also, thank you to those who have added me as friends and have accepted my friend request. Its much better with friends. (:Avatar ImageMollycairn says: Where else would you be than Ravenclaw, ChoChang? Welcome to the Claws!Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: @magicalme^_^ what is your pottermore name? I'll add you if I ever get back on. I'm in the Owl Emporium cant decide if I want a Cat or an Owl-It's very glitchy- every time I click on something I get the "pink screen" but have been getting right back in. Where are the counts listed? Avatar Imagechochang136 says: @magicbclply- THANK YOOOOU :DDD @mirror- THANKS MIRROR!!! I KNOW RIGHT?? Avatar Imagezweasly says: Here's a group where everyone can post their user names so we can find each other! http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/myleaky/groups/10947Avatar ImageSauvium says: I keep trying to wave my wand over my cauldron but it keeps exploding everywhere :( How do I make this stop?Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: It might be a glitch or maybe you added the wrong ingredient somewere in the process or are heating the cauldron too much Avatar ImageMarauderscarlet91 says: According to PM insider, they have delivered the one million emails, so everyone should have their owl. Which might explain why the site is in complete lock down.Avatar Imagefawkes4444 says: Tks Phoenix for your help with potions I am still blowing it up and I must have missed picking up some of the ingredients I will go back to the chapters. Can anyone tell me if within each chapter there is either something to pick up or add to trukAvatar Imagemencia says: congratz CrimsonOwl for managing to brew a potion I haven't been able to so far :(Avatar ImageCrimsonOwl says: Thanks mencia ! It took me a few times to get right though..... Keep practising you'll get it too !Avatar Imagemencia says: @cb160 & halfblood princess which house are you two in?Avatar Imageangelinachaser says: woke up at 6:20AM to an email marked 5:55 for my PM activation!! I registered within the last 10 minutes of day 7 closing so there can't be too many more beta-ers without their owls! nightcloak159! Avatar Imagecb160 says: I'm in Ravenclaw, mencia.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: I'm surprised no one's posted this yet - Insider updated, saying they sent out the millionth email! Of course, they also say the site will be extremely busy, but I must give them credit for activating everyone's accounts.Avatar ImageMagicBclPlyr says: Actually, Mauraderscarlet beat me to it! :) didn't see that on my first pass through the newest posts...Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: @Doxie, my pottermore name is HowlOwl165. Avatar Imagecb160 says: Geez, took me 5 times to try to get a Forgetfulness done! But I was smart enough to use "Back", so I didn't loose points, nor buyable ingredients. Now I understand what Mirror understand by taking care with berries... Not to mention the 2 first times whn I was staring right at the instructions and doing something else, then wondering why instructions don't cross themselves!!!Avatar Imagelolstasia says: So happy everyone has gotten their e-mail FINALLY c: Yaaaay!Avatar Imagelolstasia says: But. I dont see the point when they're "restricting access" and the entire thing is down anyway. If they weren't ready, they weren't ready!!Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ lolstasia Maybe it isn't down entirely? Guys, I wonder: 494,919 now inside, and they say they've sent all emails. I reckon they're a lot on PM, bcs of how it behaves. BUT I can't imagine they are another X hundred thousands entering and going around right now, not X=5. So, I ask you: doesn't seem possible to you that we see, in The Great Hall, only the ones which applied in English? Bcs I can't access the other languages versions, I can't prove my theory (I complained to PMabout restricting access this way). Anyone of you knows someone with an account in another language (guess you don't have one!)? Too bad Noz isn't here.Avatar Imagecb160 says: And I feel like making a little fuss: I also uploaded a drawing today, made whileexpecting Forgetfulness to brew...Avatar ImageSauvium says: cb160: I was sort of thinking the same thing, it doesn't make sense that they're saying they've sent out a million and we're only seeing half that number. It would make sense that we can only see our own language count just like we can only see our own language comments. Though I have noticed some people in the comments do not have English as a first language, they must be from one of the non-official languages.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Sauvium But don't you know anyone with an account in another language than English?Avatar ImageBronzeStrike102 says: If you take into consideration the fact that some people registered multiple accounts then the count might not go much further than it is till they open registration to everyone.Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ Bronze I took it into account, but seems to large of a number to complete...Avatar ImageSauvium says: Cb160, no I don't :( Though maybe I can make a French account when the site opens in October to test the theory. I can read the language so I should be able to make it far enough to check it out.Avatar Imagecb160 says: PM keeps kicking me out and coming back... I think I've had enough for one day! See you tomorrow, guys...Avatar Imagecb160 says: @ sauvium Well, I can do one in Spanish or French, but I just wanted to check now this theory...Avatar Imagechochang136 says: it's probably because the other half didn't get to the sorting part yetAvatar Imagedraconiscentaur7 says: Im in at last.. cant believe i have to wait a whole day to login with my welcome email in hand.Avatar ImageSauvium says: The site was pretty good today until about an hour ago. Now it's the pink screen of death over and over again.Avatar Imagechochang136 says: at least we're all in ^^ <3Avatar Imagephoenixsong56 says: I'm new to leaky, though I have been following it for years. This thread has really helped with the long wait! I am a day 6 beta and got my e-mail late last night. Had to work today, and haven't been able to get in yet...The heavy traffic (understandable, though it is), and some of us unable to get in yet even for the first time may help account for the lower-than-expected numbers sorted. Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: Hufflepuff!!! Avatar ImageCelticenchantress says: Yay I finally got my Welcome email!!!! Finally my owl has come for me!!! by the way does anyone know how to get sorted? Do I go through Diagon Alley? Or do something else? Also, my username is LumosFirebolt144 Avatar ImageVIkkiomega says: Congratulations everyone who has got their email. Now to business: As some of you are no doubt aware Mirror, Phoenix and I are on another Thread and one of our members got their welcome email some time back, but because of work etc they couldn't enter right away, so they waited. Any way they managed to get the time so that they could finally enjoy Pottermore and were progressing nicely through the site, untill that is they arrived at Chapter 5 Diagon Alley and Gringotts. This is when the story takes a turn for the worse. They found their key and went to gringotts got their Galleons added to their account and then watched them disappear. They and others in a similar position are now stranded without a wand, house, galleons or anyway to go forward and have been since mid august. We on the other thread have all contacted Pottermore but to no avail, the powers that be are not listening. So tonight we decided to launch a campaign and this is where all of you come in. We are calling it the "Give FlooStorm162 his Galleons Back Pottermore" campaign, and ok so it mentions one name but if we get them listening it will help all that are currently in limbo in Pottermore. So why should you help, simple cos it could have been you and wouldn't you hope that someone would care enough to help you. What can you do, also simple please forward this campaign to as many places and people connected with Pottermore, Sony and Harry Potter along with the usual places like Twitter and Facebook. The more that know about it the quicker the problem will get sorted. Thanks for listening Vikkiomega aka StormThestral135 St Mungo's SPEW member Avatar ImageVIkkiomega says: PS when sending anything please be polite but firm about it, as we don't want anyone kicked off anywhere because of the campaign, thanks xAvatar Imagephoenixsong56 says: Well, I finally got in and am working my way through Chapter 4. Traffic must be heavy, because I keep getting the pink screen.... Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: I have found something that seems to work to restore access to Pottermore when the PSOD appears while in Pottermore. First thought would be to Reload the page (ctrl-R). It works occasionally. Instead, I have a Bookmark setup at: www.pottermore.com/en-us/ clicking this bookmark gets me back in Pottermore 9 out of 10 times. I would suggest that www.pottermore.com/en-uk/ could also be tried. Try this for the PSOD and post the results, please.Avatar ImageAurorPhoenix aka Phoenix says: Since everyone has access to Pottermore and can see the displays in the Great Hall, it would seem the posting of the student counts is no longer needed.Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: Finally got back inhere- Where is everyone now? Anyone know how many frog cards there are? Avatar Imagephoenixsong56 says: I had trouble getting in for awhile, too! I have 11 frog cards, but not sure how many there are.Avatar ImageDoxie2962 says: Thanks@ phoenixsong56- I only found 10 but pottermore has been really glitchy. Avatar ImageKate86 says: Yeah, finally back on here ... i think there are 11 frog cards but i can only find 10 ....

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