What the heck happened to the Daily Prophet (MoTD)?

What you once knew as the Daily Prophet and before that the MoTD has now become the Hogwarts Live Blog.

Please note that the Hogwarts Live Blog is currently in Alpha (meaning it's missing a lot of features it should have) so please be sure to petition any bugs you may find.
Edit: We know that the blog keeps popping up, please stop with the petitions. UPDATE: This has been fixed.

If you have any other suggestions or comments please post them below. Yes, you can now comment on individual blog posts!

Here are some bugs you might notice right away:
1. If you click view more books/staff picks it takes you to the same page.
2. You can't change/edit our profile. The link goes nowhere or there's no link to do so.
3. The layout doesn't quite look right in Internet Explorer (MSIE).
4. The bold/highlighted link to the blog doesn't change after you've read it.

Anything that's not on this list please report right away. If you report something potentially hazardous to the site you'll be rewarded with donator points. And even if what you report is not such a big deal I'll probably choose to reward you anyway. The seriousness of the bug will determine the reward.

Please test away!

Responses 26 - 47 of 47 to "What the heck happened to the Daily Prophet (MoTD)?"

aeschere • Friday, November 27, 2009 - 10:16pm • #1

@Danilo So once you get the profile editor up, we'll be able to change the profiles that got ported? I updated mine and it hasn't changed. Just wondering...


!Headmaster Danilo • Friday, November 27, 2009 - 11:44pm • #2

Aesch, in short yes. I just populated the about section of these new profiles with everyone's old bio data so it wouldn't be empty. But the idea is you'll write something new there. I'm giving you 2,000 characters to talk about yourself.

drmagurllife • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 1:29pm • #3

I don't know if this relates to the blog or not but when I click someone's profile I keep getting the option to award or take away points and it says don't click if you are not staff or you will be banned for 3 days? Is that supposed to be there?

drmagurllife • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 2:09pm • #4

Figured out another one.... when I refreshed this page by mistake... it reposted my comment a bunch of times.... XD

LupinDance • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 3:56pm • #5

my account does not work so i have to be here:(

Ladybuamp;g Ravenclaw • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 4:47pm • #6

@drmagurllife - Don't worry, the staff already knows about that. That's why the warning's there.

Also not a bug or about the blog...but not important enough to petition, so I'll leave it here:

When you master Bagpipes Performance or Bagpipes Making at the music shop, the achievement comes up as "Bagpipes Performance Performance" or "Bagpipes Performance Making." Did you know about this?

Again, not important, just something I noticed.


!Voracious WitchyWoman • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 4:47pm • #7


How in the world could that possibly have anything to do with a blog? >.>

That has been like that for several months now. The option is not supposed to be there, no. That is the reason why it also says to leave it alone unless you are staff.

What browser do you use? I just tried the refresh thing in Firefox and it ASKS you if you want to resend the information when you hit refresh. If you click Yes, then of course it reposts (because it's resending what you just typed). In order to not post multiple times, just click another tab and then come back to this page rather than hitting refresh.


Your navs have been cleared. This is not exactly a hang-out spot though so please don't post over here unless it pertains to the topic.

drmagurllife • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 4:51pm • #8

It doesn't ask if i I want to I'm in Safari

!Voracious WitchyWoman • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 4:53pm • #9


That IS a bug. That should have been petitioned. Even DANILO asked to not post anything here that does not relate to the topic on hand.

!Voracious WitchyWoman • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 5:10pm • #10

Test on Safari

!Voracious WitchyWoman • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 5:14pm • #11

Okay, I just downloaded Safari. A pop up comes up and asks:

Are you sure you want to send a form again?

To reopen this page, Safari must resend a form. This might result in duplicate purchases, comments, or other actions.

drmagurllife • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 5:45pm • #12

Hmm... I dunno... lol It didn't do that for me. Sorry

LupinDance • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 7:02pm • #13

my account is not working:(

Stalker HerLilyWeasley • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 7:19pm • #14

i have no idea Danilo,it just popped up on the blog and when i tried to get back to the "main site" it would not let me get on

my account is not working , i am using Firefox

By the way even tough it is not important it will make it easier though, I am Lily or HLW

Stalker HerLilyWeasley • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 7:20pm • #15


!Headmaster Danilo • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 9:46pm • #16

Don't use this if that's your problem send a petition so someone can fix your navs. And I fixed them.

It sounds like a bug in Safari. I might implement a comment flooding mechanism so you have to wait a little bit to repost but I doubt that will work very well.

drmagurllife • Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 9:48pm • #17

Okay ;) I hope it works :)

AislingBlack • Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 6:38pm • #18

Danilo, no worries.

Stalker HerLilyWeasley • Monday, November 30, 2009 - 7:02pm • #19


!Headmaster Danilo • Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 12:15am • #20

House? Please be more clear.

JustinAdityaHol • Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 6:59am • #21

hello all..
i'm a newbie here, and i didn't get "what do all of you talking about" yet...
so will "the headmaster" guide me?

!Headmaster Danilo • Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 9:10am • #22

If you have not done so already please read the FAQ - http://hogwartslive.com/faq.html

That should clear up a lot of things for you.

Thanks! =)

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