I’ll have more to say about Pottermore a little bit later, but for now, I just thought I’d talk briefly about the Friends system.
We can have Friends on Pottermore. We can duel each other. We can send each other gifts. But we can’t actually write to each other within Pottermore. This is supposed to be to keep children safe.
This makes it a little difficult to tell who is friending you. I have a list of Friend requests, and at the moment, I have no idea who many of them are from.
So I’m setting up a little system here that will make it easy for people to Friend me – and do it privately.
I have set up a series of keystrokes that will take your Comment straight into the spam filter:
If you are a commenter on this blog and you type in that series of keystrokes
I will be sure to see your message because I always check the spam filter. Just let me know that you want to friend me and let me know your Pottermore username. I’ll send you a friend request. You don’t need to be inside Pottermore already for me to send you a friend request. When you do get inside, the request will be from someone named AsphodelPhoenix. I don’t post the actual numbers publicly because someone tried to reset my password a few weeks ago. :(
Anyway, you can copy and paste the keystrokes: ASDFJKL;QWERTYUIOP
In the meantime, I will provide updates from inside Pottermore, and will continue to provide content for those who are still waiting outside. :(
The really good news is that the floodgates do seem to be opening. A lot of my friends have gained access in the past couple of days. Some people are gaining access before they receive an email.
Current numbers in the Great Hall at Pottermore are: 86,731 students. At this rate, we may get in 10% of Beta testers by the start of next week. And Pottermore says it will continue to increase the numbers over the next week.
Hope to see everyone inside Pottermore soon!
ETA: The spam filter thing is working. :) I have already friended one commenter. If you want me to post down below that I have friended you (by username on the blog, not on Pottermore), then you can just add that to your message. I will add those usernames to the bottom of this message under a second ETA. :)
ETA2: I have sent out friend requests to everybody who gave me a complete username. If you just gave me the words and not the numbers, I was unable to send a request.