Recent Activity

Activity List

  • Welcome Aboard!
    28 March, 2020, 12:25 am
  • Welcome Aboard!
    March 27
  • dml808 was promoted to Administrator.
    March 27
  • Anika06 and GonzosGal were promoted to Level 2.
    March 27
  • Welcome Aboard!
    March 25
  • Help my adventure sync isn't working. Yes always allow is on and yes location always on is on. Why won't it work? I'm at a loss.

    February 1
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      I'm replying to let you know I'm no longer replying to questions on the activity feed. This just isn't going to work out. It isn't you, it's me. You see, I'm not sure how people with questions even end up here on this particular page of the community forum. It's a weird place to ask a question, especially when there are much more relevant categories you can navigate to like "General Questions" or "Report a Bug." Don't get me wrong, my intention isn't to make you feel like you did something wrong. The problem is that this part of the forum isn't really meant to be used in this way, and shouldn't even be included in the site navigation really. We can't tag people in replies on this section of the forum, and you won't receive a notification if anyone answers your question. If you scroll down the page, you'll see several instances of people asking questions and getting the answer they needed. However, you'll almost never see a response from the original poster saying, "Thanks" or "I'll try that" or "That didn't work." Why is that? I suppose it's because the fact that you're here on this particular page is a weird fluke to begin with, and you'll probably never come back to this page again. The only people who look at the activity feed occasionally, other than those who arrived here by an unfortunate accident, are the forum "regulars" who check here for random questions like this one. So, there's no real point in answering your question here, am I right? I think so. Good luck with the Adventure Sync thing though!
    • MrSciGuy
      MrSciGuy
      😂😂😂😂
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Classic Acumen!! Right there! 🙌😂
      Good points tho & so eloquently put.
      Now....about cheese......😂
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      @Acumen lol 😂 I guess I could be considered a sort of regular, but I still usually end up here by accident. Very weird 🤔
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      This particular time was an accidental click too... 😂
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      Michecca, what our beloved Acumen is trying to say is the best place to look would be here: https://community.harrypotterwizardsunite.com/en/categories/report-a-bug
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      @Imaginatio you're one of the regulars! 😉
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      @Bromacska 💜 😊
  • So what is this part of the forum for?

    February 9
    • kiheikid
      kiheikid
      the forum’s default setting keeps score of one’s (1) likes received from others for one’s posts in the forum, and (2) comments made in this section. funny thing is that, according to hpwulola, the admins/mods did not pay attention to this section and did not know how to change the default settings governing how this section works. the scores seem to act as a feedback loop for certain individuals even though this section supposedly has been running on autopilot since day one.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Is it just those things, @kiheikid or does it also count forum posts? It is actually just a lovely space for off topic chatter that we have been requesting for ages.
    • kiheikid
      kiheikid
      magpie - if number of forum posts also factor into point system, that would certainly explain certain point totals for, um, more musical members 😉
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      Clearly it's not though, because if you look at your discussion and comment totals, kiheikid, you are by far the most musical of us all.
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      I believe there are some additional points awarded for first discussion, first comment, and that sort of thing, Magpie31. After that though, it's based strictly on "likes". I read some of the documentation on this forum platform (Vanilla Forums), and that's what I gathered from it. It's pretty weird to have a ranking system on a discussion forum. Why rank people? No forum users should be considered "better" than others. That's an awful system. I don't think the HPWU team can remove it though because it's part of the core functionality. A simple solution would be to hide it from the site navigation, but then we wouldn't have this crazy playground for random conversations.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      I have seen systems before that rank users based on likes, so I don't think it is unusual. But it is a little sad - it turns it into a popularity contest. There are some people who are just going to bounce around doing LOVE ME, LOVE ME!!!! posts. Hopefully, though, as this page is so hidden, they might not catch on.
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      Agreed, Magpie31. I’m okay with the concept of “likes” as a form of positive feedback to encourage forum contributors for posting something helpful, nice, or even just silly. Some have encouraged a dislike button, which I think is a terrible idea, because it would almost certainly be weaponized by people who take pleasure in being hurtful and abusive.

      Ranking users by number of “likes” needs to go, too. It’s not a contest. We’re just having conversations. Sometimes we post something that others identify or agree with, sometimes we don’t. It would be insane to implement such a ranking system in real life, and I think it’s very unhealthy that it ever became a thing online.

      I could just imagine a coworker of mine who is brilliant and works hard but isn’t very social going home with no “likes” at the end of the day. Meanwhile, a windbag like me who likes to tell stories and crack jokes but isn’t any better at his job goes home with tons of “likes”.

      That’s not a world I would want to live in, so I struggle to understand why anyone ever thought it’d be a good idea to design the virtual world this way.
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      My score isn't high enough. LOVE ME, LOVE ME!!!!
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      You deserve the highest score, MtPollux. The best score! The most... bigly. 😊😉
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      @MtPollux lol 😂
  • There should be a pancake outlet store where one can take advantage of drastically reduced pricing on pancakes that are slightly misshapen but still taste fine. Better yet, pancakes should be free anywhere you go. If free breadsticks with dinner can become commonplace, why not free pancakes with breakfast? Here in the US, we’re trying to tackle big issues like healthcare reform, but I think we’re going about it all wrong. We need to start with small but still very important issues, like free pancakes, then work our way up. Thank you for reading.

    February 7
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      🥞 followed by the logical progression to flapjacks, johnnycakes, waffles, and Belgian waflles in that order of course.
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Ooh i forgot crepes and all the yummy savory korean pancake dishes
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      No place to get good johnnycakes here in Amarillo, which is a dadgum shame.
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      Why did you have to mention Korean food? Now I want bibimbap.
    • kiheikid
      kiheikid
      you are so musical
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      Thanks! 😁
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      Now I’m hungry.
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      😯 yes. Totally agree. We need more pancakes and then the progression to all those other lovely sweet dishes. 🥞
  • I’ve got a theory I want to share, but it’s too late in the night for me and I’m tired😓 aaah

    December 2019
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      Now I’m curious🤔
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      I'm interested tag me when you post
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      Ohhhh the suspense is now going to drive me crazy!! 😳
    • kiheikid
      kiheikid
      (in my best yoda voice) curious, i too am
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Did h share it yet?! What is it? What is it? Do we know yet!? Awwww cmon!! The suspense is killing me!!!
    • ClairabusGryff
      ClairabusGryff
      Agreed! Please let that idea free!!
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      LeFay.....so....this theory........(excitedly nibbles at fingernails looking intently in your direction)....
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      poke.. poke... are you still pondering on that theory, or did I miss the great reveal? some of us are on pins and needles here! ;)
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Still anxiously waiting I think? Ive been off a week will b gutted if i missed it!!!
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      My curiosity has only increased with time🤔🧐
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      I think it's time we called an intervention with Lefay guys about the finer details of building suspense as opposed to us all needing a support group called 'Lefay's untold theories' where we turn up each week with hair like Hagrid and cry a lot!!! 😂😂
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      While were at it we can start another support group called 'Acumen's cheese stories' 😂😂😂
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      I think my group would be more of a social club. We can all try a new cheese each week and share our thoughts. :)
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      I'd be happy to supply the wine and butterbeer for the events!
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      Honestly I don't care if we don't ever find out what the theory is, it's just fun watching the suspense build.
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Oooh way better idea! Il bring an assortment of lovely crackers for cheese, and we can end each session with a 10min pooling of ideas on what Lefays theory is 😊
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Lefay!!! I'm not sure how much more of the suspense I can take!!! I'm an anxious wreck here!!! 🤪
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      Quick, someone dangle something shiny in front of @aurorakadavra to distract her before the suspense becomes too much!
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      AK look! Adult Nifflers! --->
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Lol Mtpollux- how did you know I get so easily distracted by anything shiny & sparkly!! 😀❤
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Right Lefay- now listen here young lady!! We have been patient, we waited, small prompts, delicate pokes....but now- THAT'S IT!!!! I have totally gone off the rails and I'm going to wait some more until u decide to tell us your theory!!!
      There- I said it!!! Phew, glad that's off my chest!!
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      Are we still waiting for the big reveal?!? At this point somebody needs to get to India and talk to her about follow through! 🤔
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      I wonder if she actually still remembers that theory. It has been quite a while since the initial post 🤔
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      Omg
      You get off the forum for a while and come back to this!
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      Tbh imaginatio is right. Idk what theory I was talking about since I have so many wild theories, but based on the timing, I can make a guess but now I don't want to say it because it's February and they brought out all these love things and my theory had to do with love, so I'm gonna sound stupid and a victim of a capitalistic holiday 😑
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      AK wow. Just. Wow.
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      LoL 😆
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      Well that was something of an anticlimax.
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      I’m so sorry. It just seems really silly to share a theory I had about love in December right during Valentine’s week. 😓
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      It’s all good LeFaye, you’re still loved. 😊
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      <3
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Lefay!!! 😂🤣😂🤣😂
      That has gotta be the best wrap up to a theory ever!!! Just adore you!! 😍
      It was about love but now its love week so nope- not sharing!!
      Oh my days guys!! Perfect!!! Aaaaand it's a wrap!! 👌🤏🤦🏼‍♀️🤣
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      @LeFayeofAlbion lol. You’re awesome!
      (wait... you said you have many wild theories... Now I’m curious again. 😂)
  • Oh my GOSH! How did I miss the activity feed and all the random cheese and pancake talk? You guys... You should have told me!!

    February 9
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      LoL, yeah this is a weird sort of playground. It's purpose is obvious, but not very useful. There's no good reason to have an activity feed that logs when new users join or existing users earn a star. The only implementation where this would be a good fit is if all new discussions and comments were moderated and only approved if they were considered to be outstanding and worthwhile contributions. In that case, earning points and stars would really mean something. Obviously that's not the case here. I have five stars and lots of points, and they've mostly come from cracking jokes or taking jabs at haters. Entertaining perhaps, but hardly can be considered worthwhile contributions. So, as you can see, we sort of disregard the point system and use this section for random nonsense instead.
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      I wish my phone would stop putting apostrophes where they don't belong. I meant "its" possessive, not "it's" contraction. That bugs me.
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      Oh, and the fact that the point system doesn't make any sense doesn't keep us from congratulating regular contributors from earning more stars though. I mean, why not? It's silly that this page is here but it is, indeed, still here.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      I disagree - cracking jokes and making jabs at haters are extremely worthwhile contributions!
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      Hahaha, yeah, sometimes. I just have to remember not to get carried away. 🤪
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      I mean, some days I only come here to see you crack jokes and take jabs at the haters.
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      It's frustrating to see that constructive/educational posts and comments get fewer Thumbs-Ups than jokes/jests... but I guess that says a lot about the audience of the forum.
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      But that also makes me doubt whether such content is even appreciated. Why invest time into something that isn't appreciated? Questions for an easier time.
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      I don’t think that’s 100% true of this forum Lucoire. You’re a good example of why I disagree. You’ve posted fewer comments and discussions than nearly any of the regular contributors who’ve been here as long as you have, yet you’re in the top all-time rankings. This is a strong indication that the audience does indeed appreciate quality content related to game mechanics without a bunch of nonsense.
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      I wonder about that. Most of my "points" come from off-topic/banter, not from the Feature-Requests or Explanations. Appreciation is difficult to measure - using "thumbs up" as a metric would imply that my feature-related posts are underappreciated.
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      (Which would imply that I'm wasting my time writing them)
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      Well, speaking for myself only, I understand most of your ideas, but some of it is beyond me. Despite having worked in IT for 20 years, I'm not very technically minded. I've always been more interested in the creative design and marketing aspects of application development. In my current role I work mostly with clinical staff, so my ability to run a simple SQL query makes me a nerdy genius in their eyes. My lack of thoughtful input on your posts isn't due to a shortage of appreciation. Instead, it stems from a feeling that anything I have to add will probably sound dumb compared to what you've written. Tech speak just isn't my thing. The off-topic philosophical thoughts you've shared in discussion threads are another story. That's my thing. I feel like a conversation with you about the human condition and the nature of "knowing" would be casual and lighthearted, yet the listener would walk away significantly enlightened from the experience.
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      Well, I asked for Feedback. ANY feedback, regardless of whether it is "technical" or "philosophical". As I've shared before, I believe that a thorough, all-encompassing understanding is required to find the truth. And to reach an all-encompassing understanding, all perspectives need to be heard - and all opinions (especially the opposing ones) need to be spoken. Therefore I'd encourage you to speak your mind, even if it may sound dumb to you.
      Keep in mind, the quality of a teacher is how well (s)he can explain his thoughts to others - ANY OTHERS, regardless of intelligence, education, background. So even if you may not add new things to the conversation, you'd provide a reason to improve the explanation and you'd provide appreciation - something that (as I touched on earlier) is often missed or misunderstood.
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      Sometimes we just need to laugh, sometimes we need to think and reset our ideas and priorities. The balance between you two is actually fantastic as it provides a number of us with the ability to get a lovely balance of what we need and is why I keep coming back to the forum. Honestly Lucoire, your depth and insight in both tech and your own sense of self is wonderful and it is appreciated. Acumen usually helps remind me not to take the little things too much to heart and remember to smile. And you are only two of the magnificent beings on here!
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      You nailed it, Bormacska. The great ideas on how to enhance the game are very cool. The fact that the ideas are conceived to begin with is already impressive, but being able to articulate the details on how such an idea could be implemented just blows me away. Combined with all the off-topic conversations ranging from clever observations about life in general to silly anecdotes, it really is a lovely experience. Makes the world seem a little smaller, and much kinder than the media would like us to think it is. We're all just trying to have a good time.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      I understand your point, Lucoire. Jokes do get more likes than factual, informative posts, but I don't think that means that they are any less valuable or appreciated. I know I very much appreciate all your insight and suggestions. But the nature of people is to leave reactions / feedback for things that they have a stronger emotional connection to, and that does - for better or worse - tend to be jokes rather than information.
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Wow! See Lucoire! You've already raised the IQ of the activity board just by posting & made us all stop being silly for a moment & really think!
      There's definitely a call for both approaches in the forum, the light relief that Acumen brings does help make our day & keep us sane. However, your sharing of the most detailed, inspiring and quite frankly mindblowing at times information helps us to 'up our game' and to take our wizarding to a whole new level.
      I know i have incorporated info from you into my game play- yet i might not comment back on it- as Acumen says- not wanting to sound 'dumb' in my limited understanding & application of it. But I've still acted upon it nonetheless.
      Whereas with one of Acumen's hilarious anecdotes- it's an easy come-back so I'll post that.
      I do give both the thumbs up though, and maybe that's back to your original point that those informative posts aren't given the thumbs up as often- perhaps cos members are too busy screenshotting the data to read again at least 5 times over & thinking about how to change their gameplay that the brain just fires on those cylinders and forgets the thumbs up. Whilst with a funny post you can just think haha- love that- give it thumbs up immediately & reply.
      Just a bit of a theory on one angle that could be coming into play. Hopefully to communicate that your posts are just as much appreciated despite the obvious thumbs up that they earn in the mind that doesn't always make its way to the fingers! Lol. I'm grateful for all the amazing work, time & effort you put in to then share that freely with others!!
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      Wow. Some very thoughtful discussions. I’ve missed much in the short time I’ve been away.
    • XxXCalypsoXxX
      XxXCalypsoXxX
      Ummm... duh?!? What’id I miss?
  • Please vote

    Pineapple Pizza? Yes or No?

    YES

    February 13
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      No - I have a pineapple allergy so it will **** me!
    • ZookiTabooki
      ZookiTabooki
      no - I love pineapple but dislike anything sweet on my pizza.
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      If no what is your favorite pizza topping?
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      There is a Swedish banana curry pizza 🤔

      In general pineapple is a good idea on a non vegetarian pizza as the Bromelain in the pineapple will make whatever meat is used softer. But like magpie31 I have an intolerance to it so I can't 😅
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      I have a couple of go-to pizzas and it depends on which place I am going. Tuna and onion is one I love, regardless of where I am eating. I like a good bolognese pizza (so bolognese sauce with cheese). Then there is an authentic Roman place (as in from Rome, not ancient) near me that sells pizza by the slice or by the metre. They do a gorgeous one with parma ham, **** and fresh mozzerella. They put loads of the ham on and it is good quality. Enough to take some for a salad, or share with my cats. They also do one which is potato, parsley, white sauce and ham.
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      I've had Pizzas that sounded weird at first but then were surprisingly tasty:
      * Ragout Fin Pizza
      * Christmas Pizza (with duck, red cabbage and dumplings)
      * Swedish Curry Pizza (with banana and curry)
      * Nutella Pizza (sweet with Nutella, strawberries and raspberries)

      (that being said I have enough italian friends that've invited me to "proper" italian restaurants that I now think that every type of italian dish outside of Italy is heresy. Tasty heresy but still very much heresy)
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      I'm not a fan of mixing sweet flavors where they don't belong. Leave the pineapple in the fruit salad where it belongs.
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      I actually like flavors where they're unexpected. The reason for that is the way our taste-buds are constructed. We can SIMULTANEOUSLY taste all most of the flavors as the sections of our tongue for specific flavors overlap but not completely. What's so interesting about that is that changing the order of taste-consumption the way we perceive the second taste can be different - because the first taste activates the tastebud, making the receptor partly inactive for the second taste until the receptor re-activates.

      Take beer for example, some taste better with creamy cheese, others taste better with bitter chocolate - simply due to "temporarily blocking your taste receptors"
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      I’m a fan of pineapple on pizza. I have friends who don’t like it on principle alone. I conducted an experiment with a few of them and asked during the holiday season if they like a baked ham covered with pineapple rings and cherries held in place with whole cloves. It’s common to see ham prepared this way both in any region of the US. They all answered yes. As a consequence, I think they should lose their voting rights, because their judgment can’t be trusted since Hawaiian style pizza is essentially the same thing.
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      Pineapple on pizza is a yes, but not with ham or Canadian bacon. The bromelain in pineapple is actually good for calming nerve pain, so we cook with pineapple as much as possible. We will usually do chicken or pork sausage, jalapeño and olives. Something about the sweet and salty...
    • Acumen
      Acumen
      I should try it with chicken and jalapeños. That sounds good.
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      Just like adding a jalapeño to any light Mexican beer.. Adds a lovely zing!
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      I thought of you lot today while suffering from anaphylaxis. Or rather, just after it. I had a mango smoothie and the guy blended without properly washing the blender. They had just done a pineapple one before me.
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      Yikes Magpie, it's scary that it's that easy to get such a strong reaction. Very glad that you're okay.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Thanks. I am fine. Out here, I keep what I need to hand and generally take preventative antihistamines just in case. Just bad luck today. I should know better than to buy at these places when they are busy!
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      Oi vey! Glad to hear you at least have a good knowledge of how to stay safe! Sorry to hear about the allergy though! Food allergies are the worst when out and about. My red meat allergy won't **** me (yet), but the misery of the aftereffects is far from pleasant!
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Wow how scary Magpie! glad you're ok. How awful to be the mercy of other peoples proper food handling. Stay safe.
    • hpwulola
      hpwulola
      I am team pineapple on pizza, all day every day!
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Well, you are WRONG, Lola! ;)
    • Dogoutlaw
      Dogoutlaw
      I love pineapple on pizza! Yum! And Magpie, omg, glad you are OK!!
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Love this! Glad u are ok now Magpie- must have been quite scary!
      I like the way some answers are plain & simple, some crazy (obvs talkin to u Acumen) and some have taught me more things about human tastebuds than I ever learned in school!!
      I gotta go with yes cos love sweet & savoury together!! But still my fave pizza is deffo spinach & ricotta that has a sweet chilli sauce on! Gorgeous!
      But I love the sound of all those weird & wonderful ones Lucoire shared- tho they'd have to be a veggie version.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Wow... Just noticed another bizarrely starred out word by the mod bot. It is a type of salad that rhymes with pocket and is the name of a pokemon team. Bizarre.
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      Pineapple does not belong on pizza. No siree.
    • Keybounce
      Keybounce
      "Pineapple Pizza, he eats it
      Pineapple Pizza, All day
      As he plays his Yuculele on the hill above the bay
      Pineapple Pizza, He loves it
      It's the sweetest food you've seen
      Some day we're gonna open up a store to sell this thing."

      Apologies to anyone that remembers the original ...
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      No. I don’t like mixing sweet and salty much.
      I’ma simple person with pizza, just some mushrooms, tomato and red onion will do.
      @Lucoire I’ve noticed that Italians are very particular with their food after working with one.
      @Magpie31 Glad you’re okay now.
  • What's the climate like where you are? Here in Thailand, it is tropical. So although it is only registering 29 celcius, the humidity is a killer today. Dunno what possessed me and why I am out pottering by daylight!

    February 17
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      "Only 29 celcius" she says. I'm in the northeastern USA, so it's winter here. So far it's been a mild winter, not a lot of snow and temperatures around freezing so it's not bad to be outside.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      I say "only" because the average is 32 and in summer, it goes well into the 40s. My mum sent me a photo of her back garden in snow last week... I can't cope with the cold anymore but sort of wish I could see it! Glad it has been mild for you.
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      Here currently we have 8°C during times when negative degrees are "usually" more common. Given that there usually is a temperature-difference of 30-40°C between summer and winter, the next summer will be interesting (in a frightening way)
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Oh dear, Lucoire. Fingers crossed it doesn't get that high.
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      In MN we warmed today. Our high was 32°F from -12°F, with windchill of -30°F
      Sorry i dont math enough to convert to C.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Owlx, 32°F is 0°C and - 12°F is - 24°C. I can't even imagine that latter temperature. The lowest I havr ever experienced is - 11°C / 12.2°F on the Great Wall of China! The temperature here is 28°C today, so a fairly cool day (and I may go for a bike ride later). In fahrenheit, that is 82°F.
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      So jellie. So done with winter but the snow storm was only 2 inches instead of 8+ inches. I'll enjoy the warm weather vicariously through your stories
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Don't be too jealous. Professor McGonagall and I are currently having nocturnal differences at 1am. The cat rather than the fragment, though that is probably obvious given how elusive the fragment is.
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Well storm Ciara hit hard & felt like a hurricane to us! Storm Dennis however milder, has been here far too long for my liking & im sick of black skies, pelting rain & galeforce winds!! Rant over! 😂
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      It can go from 4C to 40C before you blink. I wore a jacket out to play CD but by 11:30 I was sweating and by the time the event ended, the heat had drained everything from me and it was only 25C. I’m not ready for 45 again yet.
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      The coldest I’ve experienced is when I was in uni in London and we collaborated with an uni in Canada to create ice related outdoor installations, in Quebec, in January. Not only that, since it was at the Musee Nationale, we couldn’t do much work outdoors were the visitors could see us during the day, so we had to work at night. The cold worked out well for out exhibit singing we had been relying on the instant freezing of ice at that temperature. However, as I was hosing down something, the wind changed, and I was drenched in water. I rushed indoors to a shocked silence. There is a picture of me somewhere with icicles everywhere.
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      we've been sitting around 4C in the Seattle area for the last two months. Thankfully it doesn't snow that often outside of the mountains, but the wind chill was nasty for the CD yesterday! Summer temps get up to errr...35C (?) that's about 95F if I remember right. yay maths!
      LeFayeofAlbion I remember 45C growing up in the southern USA, there isn't much you can do outside once temps get that high without melting into a puddle! Year round in the Puget Sound the water never gets above 10C and if it's really windy you get sprayed with that, I can't imagine getting sprayed with Cold water in freezing temps!
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      Bormacska it was an experience never to be forgotten for sure. And trust my friends to take pictures before helping me. Atleast there was poutine.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Brrrr. I can barely imagine. I am contemplating moving back to the UK (necessity rather than choice) and the thought of the cold and misery scares me a little.
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      LeFaye, leave it to friends to capture the moments!
      Magpie, may I introduce you to the heated scarf (rechargeable!) and hand warmers that double as chargeable batteries for your phone! I can't live without them in the winter!
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      Weather is starting to get better in the UK, but we still have a chill in the morning. No idea how long this weather will last though. It varies way too much.
      @LeFayeofAlbion 👀🥶 ❄️
  • What is every doing to de stress?

    And not screen related?

    I couldn't find a HP related page i liked.

    And yes it's not an owl...those are for later😊

    March 21
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      That is beautiful!
      I am still working at the moment, so no more free time than usual yet.
    • Dogoutlaw
      Dogoutlaw
      Beautiful!!
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      I’m just sleeping. That is so beautiful!
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      That looks gorgeous.
    • ClairabusGryff
      ClairabusGryff
      BEAUTIFUL
  • Just to prove how silly our resident mod bot is, I am going to write a genuine post about my dinner tonight.


    I grabbed pizza from a little French / Italian place called **** Amis. It was a **** and parma ham pizza (because I do like a bit of **** on my pizza). It was really good, but I got a bit of crust stuck in my throat and I can't get **** of it. It's a bit **** really, and I am having a hard time trying to ****.


    I can promise you that there is not a single swear word in that paragraph. Every single bit is genuinely about my dinner this evening. And yet it looks like I have such a potty mouth!

    March 10
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      Magpie, I think about half of the english language is banned on here! Seriously, the bot takes it's job to the nth degree!
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Your post reminds my of the crazy mad libs from grade school
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      We should just type random word posts to see what the bots star out
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Of course that could lead to the dreaded warning thingy
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Owlx noooò! Not the dreaded warning!! Ive already got one so I think id be kicked out! 😂
      Magpie that was a priceless & very informative rendition of your culinary experience! 😂😂
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      I keep trying to read it back and put in genuine swear words. Makes it even funnier.
    • ClairabusGryff
      ClairabusGryff
      Whenever I see stared words I like to fill them in with Serbian bad words to just entertain myself and make myself laugh. Cuz that’s how I roll.
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      Oh wow. 👀 The bot really has gone crazy. 🤦‍♀️😂
  • Really missing some of our core members that kept this place so positive and in stitches all the time! 😘

    March 8
    • OriginalCaruso
      OriginalCaruso
      I hope so too
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Also missing people. And it is a cyclical effect - the less people are here, the less others post.
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      Agreed. All at once it seems that I have less to do in-game (my only goal at the moment is to keep hunting for rare foundables) and some of those whose thoughts I enjoyed reading have been quiet. Combined I have less motivation to play HPWU in general. Hoping for something interesting and new to happen soon.
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      According to Buddhist teachings, everything should be filtered through 3 gates: "Is it true?", "Is it nice?" and "Is it necessary?"
      I find myself answering "no" to at least one of them more and more often lately... so I've been writing and responding less. But I'm still here.
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      I think it is excitement and joy of the game that was brought in through the posts that is missing right now; the positivity and the admission of "doh!" and "aha!" moments. Looking at the all-time leader board and noticing that 6-7 of those people are missing or exceedingly silent is hard to take, and disheartening. I know everyone has lives to live, things to do, etc. But there is a piece of the community that suffers when only the negative and non-constructive critical comments are heard. Bring on the JOY and Excitement!!
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Sorry guys... I have just boarded the negative train over there!

      As for Buddhist teachings, don't get me started, Lucoire. Living in Thailand, some of the ingrained teachings have been difficult to ****.
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      You mean me right!? Definitely gotta be me...with my witty quips and all out craziness!!? 😂😂
      Aww guys, seriously tho- i have been missing the forum so much! And if u were meaning me as one of those who brings positivity then count me back in!!
      Things just got VERY tough at home this last month & ive been playing & wanted to share my yays!!! And my Doh!! - seriously- 7.02pm the 10th portkey opened! 2 minutes people!!!! Aaargh!!!
      But I just been feel so exhausted so didn't have the energy if u get me.
      But- No!!! Stiff upper lip! Im British and that's what we do chappies and chapesses!! 😂
      So be prepd for a lot of crazy ramblings again- cos- itl **** good too in sharing with people who 'get me'- it's not just a game people! This is serious!!! 😂
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Nice to see you back. Sorry it has been tough for a while but yay for getting through it!
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Wait... **** is also banned by the filter? S. W. A. L. L. O. W...... As in, eating food.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      So what did I type last time if **** is okag? Clearly wasn't that.
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      Magpie31! What words! 😂😂
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      I seem to have the worst swearing on this forum, if the starring out is anything to go by! I think the bot just decides to look at my posts and pick random words to blank out.
    • AuroraKadavra
      AuroraKadavra
      Magpie that looks soooo bad!! 😂😂😂 they often make me giggle those stars making things look worse! I've missed that too 😂
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      You would never believe that I work with small children!
    • ClairabusGryff
      ClairabusGryff
      Thank you starting this Bormascka! You said everything I have been feeling. I am glad to see AuroroaKadavra back. Fo sho!! Has anyone heard from Acumen?
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      still looking for Acumen, LeFayeofAlbion, and ZookiTabooki... I think the nargles got them.... ;}
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      I’m here. Present and accounted for. Tired as ****. The stars are me. Not the bot. Decided to be proactive for once.
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Let's face it, you could have said fairies and had a 75% chance of the bot substituting stars.
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      Hmm... some people did disappear from the forum...🤔
  • March 14
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      Happy pi day!
    • Levicorpus3
      Levicorpus3
      🥧+π
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Does that =infinite 🥧?
    • hpwulola
      hpwulola
      Wow Owlx! What four types do we have here - pecan, pumpkin, and...?
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Top left pumpkin top right spiced apple
      Lower left cherry lower right pecan (& thats pronounced PAh-con!)
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      How do you cook 4 different pies together like that without all of the flavors mixing?
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      tinfoil separators, keep the filling separate while setting it up. Remove tinfoil before baking. Once everything is in place the filling stays put. The fruit filling had to be parcooked on the stove top as pumpkin and pecan filling can take much longer to bake.
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      Want. Salivating.
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      How on eArth is pecan pronounced PAH cOn 🤪
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Or puh Khan just not peee can no one wants that kind of pie
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      LeFayeofAlbion, it's a southern USA regional accent.
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      @mtpollux yep. I'm grits- girl raised in the south
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      @Owl your pies are amazing!
  • Does anyone else ever do traces with their non-dominant hand /finger? How well does it work out for you?

    March 26
    • Dogoutlaw
      Dogoutlaw
      Terrible!!!😂😂 I’m extremely right handed. Catching is the best it gets with my left.
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      Same, also terrible. I avoid it as much as possible. The number of times I’ve failed at just casting protego with my left hand... 👀🤦‍♀️😂
    • XxXCalypsoXxX
      XxXCalypsoXxX
      50/50 fail/succeed ratio. Gotta focus 100% more though. Honestly my right hand isn’t all that great either so not sure a comparison is relavent.
  • Quealia changed their profile picture.
    Thumbnail
    March 25
  • Quealia changed their profile picture.
    Thumbnail
    March 25
  • Welcome Aboard!
    March 24
  • ALEVALDWIN, HarryMarco, HiyokoKari and UnaVida were promoted to Level 2.
    March 24
  • Welcome Aboard!
    March 23
  • @HPWUTeam Hi there, so just about 5 minutes ago, I received a notification to go to diagon alley and there was a circus calamity gift pack available. with baneberry, trace detonic detection in the things of that sort& 100 spell energy and it said claim and it just kicked me out and said That said that it was it failed or what have you. I had also looked at the 420 or maybe450 coin pack, I can't recall, but it had 1 brain elixir and 5 exstimulo potions, 100 spell energy. I exited out, & now it's not even available for either. Was that an accidental early launch? Or did I do something incorrectly to not access or purchase the gift packs. I was so excited & thought the part 2 event got launched a day early with the world pandemic & all. Then I got confused on which day it was today. Haha. Was that an accident? Or am I going crazy & conjured it up out of make believe lol?

    March 23
    • Dogoutlaw
      Dogoutlaw
      I see the gift packs. I also have seen young Sirius. Hubby also saw young Pettigrew. So it appears the end of March Mischievous event started early, or was launched early in error. I was actually just coming here to the forum to see if there was any updates from the HPWU team about the event starting today instead of next week, but I'm not seeing anything... In short, you aren't making it up! It did happen!
    • Dogoutlaw
      Dogoutlaw
      So I just restarted the game, and guess what. The packs are gone. So now I'm guessing that was an error, and they've rolled it back. Now I wonder if the young sirius we caught will stay in my registry, or that will be rolled back so I'm starting at 0 when the event actually starts...
  • KuuklaMu, TashHStryder, Kvcat and CharlyHCD467 were promoted to Level 2.
    March 23
  • Welcome Aboard!
    March 22
  • I was hoping to add an in game location at the resort where I work. I’m just not sure how to officially make the request.

    March 12
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      You mean a POI? You’ve got to me either Level 10 in ingress or Level 40 in PoGo. And @Lucoire has a very informative post about it somewhere on here.
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Thispost https://community.harrypotterwizardsunite.com/en/discussion/2093/faq-points-of-interest-poi
  • UberFrosch and PhreighnQ were promoted to Level 2.
    March 21
  • Welcome Aboard!
    March 21
  • Siriusly @Acumen do we need to send a house elf to bring you back to OH?

    March 20
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      What happened to Acumen? The last foundable is the brilliant Mirror of Erised?!
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      He said after the lost love part 2 he would take a break. We just want him to check in too. So we've been call out to get his attention
  • Hi @LeFayeofAlbion good to hear from you. We were worried about you

    March 22