FOUR MONTHS UPDATE
A few days early, but a lot to mention! As always, thanks to you members for making CHIME an active and exciting forum.What's happening!
1. There is now an Events Schedule for Chime. This is very important new resource! Not only does it list upcoming site events, but also summarizes major incidents in the past for quick reference. In addition, it will make it much easier to keep track of the individual storylines of each character - please help contribute by adding the plots of your characters into the chronology! For more information, and to add your input, check out this thread.
2. With the onset of October, there are two new site events: Muggle Appreciation Week and the Halloween Dance. In the former, all students will be required to camp out in groups of four, learning to use muggle appliances and surviving magic-less for a week. In the latter, students will be dressing up in costumes and dancing the night away. Both events are taking sign-ups right now! Links to Muggle Appreciation Week and the Halloween Dance.
3. The end of September also means house points are reset! Don't worry, this doesn't mean that they disappear - they will definitely still be counted for a cumulative house cup award. Along with this, house points for threading/noting with a new person is reset. Everyone goes back to being counted as a "new person" at the beginning of a new month, regardless of how many threads you had with them in previous months. For more information on how this works, and why we reset, check out the October update.
4. GRAB A PLOT! now has its own subforum! Each topic will contain a plot idea, and members may use that thread as a convenient place to plot out the interaction. New plots are encouraged - simply make a new thread and wait for people to sign up! More details.
5. Chamber of Secrets plotting. Speaking of GRAB A PLOT, the newest thread there concerns the Chamber of Secret storyline itself! Interested in being involved in the drama? Bravely volunteer your characters here.
6. Activity check closing. If you haven't posted in the last activity check yet, be sure to do so before the end of the month! We'd love to see all of you stick around.
7. Spotlight voting is also closing soon! Go here to vote for your favorites so that they may be set to voice!
8. Advertising party! I'm going into advertising mode soon and I invite you to join me! Helpers will win house points, as referenced in this thread.
9. Matchmaking results. If you missed it, be sure to check it out for all kinds of hilarity!
10. The in-character chatbox now has its own redirecting forum from the main page, as well as an explanation for its IC existence underneath: "Bits of paper have been tacked to all manner of public places, and charmed so that what's written on one appears on all the others."
11. Other site news include a strange rumor that a Hogwarts student is a goblin and an advertisement for having one's fortune read by Sybill Trelawney.
As always, let us know if you ever have any comments or concerns. We're happy to receive feedback from members!