Families, Family Discussions, and Godric's Hollow

Several years ago, our chats were being inundated with "will someone adopt me??????" posts, older players jumping all over new firstyears with questions like, "Do you have a mom or dad yet???" or "Do you want to be adopted????" and pages and pages of players discussing who they were related to, how they were related , when they became related, etc. Most of these discussions would take place multiple times every day with (frequently) the same participants.

When it wasn't a family trying to figure out all the snarls and twists and turns in their family tree, it was a family arguing over some family issue. Not just members of a family RPing together, and not even a real RP to be honest since it was more of a discussion than "acting," but people arguing over why they wouldn't recognize a certain family member or some other sort of drama that was strictly family-related.

These discussions and arguments would disrupt RPs already taking place and/or conversations taking place with players just chatting.

To help keep chats a bit more tidy, we installed Godric's Hollow with the intent of that being the "family village" (see original post here http://www.hogwartslive.com/blog/post/469/godrics-hollow ). All requests for adoptions, whether it be someone looking for a family or someone looking for a new member to their existing one, would take place here, as well as all discussions of family trees, family arguments that were about family-related topics, and anything else that came up within a family.

In the time since installing Godric's, this has worked well as most players have moved their conversation to Godric's or owls or to a dwelling when asked by staff. It has only been recently that players have been ignoring multiple requests and warnings by staff, hence the
NOTICE that was posted on every page (until this blog post).

This does not mean that players cannot address a family member in chat by their title, i.e.
"Hi mom!" or "WitchyWoman waves to her sister." It does not mean that players cannot refer to being related to another player in cases like, "Oh you know SamSpit? He's my brother." It does not mean that you cannot ask someone if they are related to someone else, as long as you're not asking for that person's entire pedigree. "Hi, SaraSugar. Are you SallyMay's sister?" It does not mean that family members cannot RP together.

All we are asking is that if you are going to start a discussion about who your relatives are or have an issue with your family about your family, please do it either in owls, a dwelling, or in Godric's Hollow. If you are looking to be adopted or see someone that you would like to adopt, post in Godric's or owl them. And if a simple comment about a family member unintentionally turns into a discussion about your family and a staffer asks you to move it out of chat, MOVE it. Simple.

In cases where players ignore a staffer's request to move out of regular chat or players that keep having to be asked (as in multiple instances), staff can and will mute.

Thank you.

Responses 1 - 16 of 16 to "Families, Family Discussions, and Godric's Hollow"

Unlucky opaque • Monday, April 28, 2014 - 5:29pm • #1

I haven't yet seen this take place.

Frank Analysisamp; Harry • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:16am • #2

Thanks for the laugh. :D

ClarisseShields • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 3:47pm • #3

Thank you Witchy!

d4c5e7a6105f827 • Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 12:58pm • #4

i cant believe ive been on for 4 years now..

BenGlow • Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:15am • #5

good things

Coryn • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:05pm • #6

I remember all that family nonsense. Shame my account never became alumni or I coulld say so and have people believe me, too. Glad I can avoid having to see this now.

Ladyredbingo • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:45am • #7

this is all new to me and I don't quite understand this part of the site

paulusa • Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 9:38am • #8

There's adoption? Where was that in the FAQ?

Water • Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 6:53am • #9

Thanks for the tip!

crazycards • Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:57pm • #10

I always just see people wanting to get adopted there. Sometimes other people will tease the firsties and just be plain rude -.- but I guess it's better then having to deal with " ADOPT ME " or " HEY FIRSTYEARBOY * insert name here * WANT TO BE ADOPTED? " in Hogwarts all day

HannahWeasleyP • Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 1:49am • #11

How do I get to the sorting.... I'm new too this

judydacre • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 1:25pm • #12

how do i do the sorting?

Midtnight • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:46pm • #13

how do i do the sorting?

Porcelaine • Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:07pm • #14

Thanks, though I'm still a loner around HL.. maybe I should ask people to adopt me since it's really hard to get IC with a two or three people conquering the chat only replying to each other and only minding their own discussions.. desolate Firstyear lives *sigh*

Mallemour • Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:53pm • #15

I am here like 5 seconds, can anyone explain me anything? :')

Stalker HerLilyWeasley • Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 5:15am • #16

My gosh, this is 7+ years old. Can't believe it's been so long!

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