Hi everybody! It’s time for a few House Elf Duties…
Expecto Patronum! is now on Facebook
Yes, it’s true. You can join the (currently small!) Expecto Patronum! fan community on Facebook. All you need to do is use the “Like” button in the sidebar on the right.
As you can see, we currently have small enough numbers that the widget is duplicating faces. So use the “Like” button to add some more faces to Facebook!
Well, I agree with Jess. It’s time to mark Pottermore spoilers so you can’t miss them.
When you see this, you will know that there are spoilers up ahead…
When you see this, it’s safe for even the most spoiler-averse to proceed…
And now for some comments about Comments:
Comments not showing up right away:
WordPress sites have a very powerful spam filter, and sometimes perfectly innocent comments get stuck in it.
I love substantive analytical comments. My spam filter does not. It thinks they are spam because spammers often post long amounts of nonsense text around spammy key words. The spam filter can’t distinguish, so it flags your excellent comment as spam.
If your comment does not appear right away, don’t worry. I do go into the spam filter and rescue real comments.
Also, if you are new to the blog, your first comment will be delayed. After the first comment has been approved, you should have no problem with posting… assuming that your comment does not get stuck for some inexplicable reason in the spam filter. ;)
Comments with links to protected Pottermore content:
J.K. Rowling is very nice to fans. She actually lets fans use her characters and her world in their own non-commercial creative endeavors and she does not sue them for it.
Pottermore right now, though, is a different story. It has proprietary material that nobody has ever seen before, and that material is under some pretty strict Terms and Conditions. Like these:
Our content includes any information or other material found on or via Pottermore, including text, databases, graphics, software and all other features on Pottermore. For all content, you may download any individual page on Pottermore onto one hardware device or print one copy of such page or view any video or images provided that this use is non-commercial and you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices and do not edit the same. Apart from that, none of our content may be republished, posted, transmitted, stored, sold, distributed or modified without our prior written consent.
Even though Expecto Patronum! is not a commercial site, I really do not want to get on the wrong side of JKR or Sony. If you wonder why, just remember the Lexicon!
According to the T&C, we can download or print Pottermore content for our own use, but we can’t post it online. So, here’s the latest quote from me:
Please do not post links to actual Pottermore content (i.e., screencaps or text) in the Comments section.
Putting a description of Pottermore content in your own words, though, is fine.
Thank you. :)
How to add Spoiler Alerts of your own:
If you’d like to post spoilers in the Comments thread and would like to add the Spoiler Alert GIFs to your own post, the code below the animations will work. Feel free to copy and paste. :)
<img title="LunaXeno-start-small" src="https://expatronum.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/lunaxeno-start-small.gif" alt="" width="300" height="114" />
<img title="LunaXeno-end-small" src="https://expatronum.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/lunaxeno-end-small.gif" alt="" width="300" height="114" />
Have fun! And Spoil Away!