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September 22nd, 2015 (02:53 pm)

BAIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THEY REDID POTTERMORE AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A LOGIN TO SEE THE MATERIAL ANYMORE AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO SURF THROUGH THE BOOKS CHAPTER BY CHAPTER AND MAKE E-POTIONS AND GO ON STUPID ONLINE SCAVENGER HUNTS TO GET AT THE NEW MATERIAL THAT IS ALL YOU ACTUALLY EVER WANTED FROM THE SITE IN THE FIRST PLACE

Like I have not had a chance to go through the new site yet so I don't really know exactly how it works and I suppose it could be just as bad as the old one for all I know but HEY IT'S NOT THE OLD ONE AND THE OLD ONE WAS THE WORST SO YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY SITE REDESIGN

HELLO NEW POTTERMORE, I AM SO FUCKING EXCITED TO SEE YOU

(but someone please tell me how the hell I'm supposed to get any work done for the rest of the day)

(or for that matter the rest of the week)

ETA: OK, so I just took five minutes I don't really have to try to surf the new site and I'm... confused. I'm not finding it that easy to find the new material that I know was on the old Pottermore site, like the extended bio of Umbridge or the background on Azkaban or on thestrals or whatever -- I'm assuming it's all there somewhere, but I don't really know where, and the site seems to be very graphics-heavy and not so heavy on Straightforward Textual Lists of Things I Want to See, so I'm kind of lost. But it's got to be better than the old site, because the old site was horrendous. I will explore this later. *Xes out of Pottermore window VERY EMPHATICALLY*

ETA2: WHY IS LAVENDER BROWN LISTED AS "PRESUMED DEAD" IN 1998 THOUGH, SHE WAS "FEEBLY STIRRING" AFTER GREYBACK ATTACKED HER

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Posted by: Michael (ftmichael)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)

I also hated the old Pottermore and gave up on it pretty quickly after joining (and being sorted into Slytherin - seriously, wtf kind of special crack are you on, Pottermore), so I look forward to your thoughts on the new one! Mostly I'm commenting to let you know that a very nice person on Reddit created http://reddit.com/r/pottermorewritings and it has ALL of the extra content from Pottermore, organized and indexed, and it's pretty much the best thing ever. You're welcome for ruining your productivity even more.

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2015 01:45 pm (UTC)
!ravenpuff

OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT LINK YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH I WILL CHERISH IT. I was always looking for something like that but I'm not a Redditor and it just never crossed my radar. There was a Tumblr that used to syndicate a small amount of the stuff but ALL THE EXTRA CONTENT, INDEXED, OMG DYING OF SQUEE

The first time I signed up for Pottermore it sorted me into Hufflepuff, which I had a hard time with at first because of 'Puff stigma, but eventually came around to being happy about. Then I lost my login or something and made another account and even though I really thought I answered all of the questions the same it sorted me into Ravenclaw that time. I think they tried to keep the numbers of people in each House roughly even, so you could get Sorted into different Houses just based on the demographics of the site at the time when you signed up. Might be worth doing the Sorting quiz again when it's back up, if being a Slytherin really bothers you. (I don't see you as Slytherin either.)

Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2015 01:51 pm (UTC)

YESSSSSS!!! THANK YOU!!

Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2015 10:45 am (UTC)

OH THANK GOD THEY REMOVED THE LOGIN. I could NEVER remember mine, and it would NEVER send me the login help email. EVER.

Also, I could never find anything the rare times I got in. I'm sad to hear this may be as bad.

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2015 01:46 pm (UTC)

Ftmichael just linked above to a Reddit that collected all the original material from the site and indexed it! What I've been looking for and not finding for years!!!!

Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2015 01:51 pm (UTC)

OH!! AWESOME!!

Posted by: God of Mischief and Shiny Things (ganimede)
Posted at: September 24th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
slytherin

I liked some of the old Pottermore! The whole point of it was supposed to be a virtual Hogwarts but I think they took the protection side of it to extremes. It was impossible to try and chat to people when you couldn't even put a number in your comments which was particularly stupid if you needed to tell people to go to a certain Chapter. They've had to change it now because of the new films coming out, to show that the Potter-verse is expanding beyond the original books. I haven't even looked at it yet :-/

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