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  • 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.
  • 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. 🤦‍♀️😂
  • 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.
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  • Welcome Aboard!
    March 24
  • ALEVALDWIN, HarryMarco, HiyokoKari and UnaVida were promoted to Level 2.
    March 24
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Hi @LeFayeofAlbion

    So good to hear from you. We were worried about you.

    Are you part of the big discord for the game?

    https://discord.gg/Dvx9gD

    March 23
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    March 20
  • 0654 6392 3274 add me

    March 21
  • FenrirCub and MrsNorrisBurrow were promoted to Level 2.
    March 20
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      🌟🌟 yay 2 new shiny stars
      Do you solemnly swear you're up to no good?
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    March 19
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Mischief managed
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    March 18
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Mischief managed
  • Milliebob13, Talon462 and Booktin were promoted to Level 2.
    March 18
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Yeah look at ya'll go!🌟🌟
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      ohhh, come join our conversations and stop lurking!!
  • 3.14 2020 Pie day Pie spiced apple/cherry

    March 18
  • ShanNy91, Ber5, ninihelen, Dobbidore, Rosalierogue and 10 others joined.
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    March 17
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Mischief managed
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    March 17
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Do solemnly swear you're up to no good?
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    March 16
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Mischief managed
  • Bormacska was promoted to Level 5.
    March 17
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟look at you 5 new shiny stars
    • MtPollux
      MtPollux
      That's a lot of stars. Congrats!
    • Lucoire
      Lucoire
      Congratulations 😃
    • Magpie31
      Magpie31
      Five stars?! That is impressive! Congratulations!
    • Bormacska
      Bormacska
      Ohhhh, can I pretend to be fierce now? Rawr! ✨😹😹✨. Thanks all!
    • OriginalCaruso
      OriginalCaruso
      Scorchio!
    • LeFayeofAlbion
      LeFayeofAlbion
      Wowza! Congrats!
    • Imaginatio
      Imaginatio
      Yay!!! Congratulations!!! 😃🥳🎉
  • Ejl62201, piano3, WizardOrdinaire, Yurawitchy, AliceHenri and 2 others were promoted to Level 2.
    March 16
    • Owlx
      Owlx
      Do you solemnly swear you're up to no good?