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MH Dictionary
« on: March 05, 2011, 12:06:43 PM »
mh dictionary


introduction
Some terms and abbreviations used on Magical Hogwarts are not necessarily common knowledge. Therefore, we have decided to make a list of expressions and abbreviations frequently used on the site, and explain all these terms. The words in the single explanations written in italics are also explained in the dictionary.


terminology
  • AVATAR - An avatar is the picture below your membergroup.
  • BADGER - This can refer to a Hufflepuff character.
  • CANON - This term denotes the material accepted as "official", that J.K. Rowling invented originally. Please note the word is written with one "n".
  • CONNECTIONS - Mainly used for character sheets. We distinguish between family connections, i.e. your character could be related to another played character / family on the board, and'simple' connections, which means your character is acquainted in one way or another with another played character. The discussion of connections usually takes place in the Sandbox, via PM or on Skype (or other instant message systems).
  • DRIVER - A driver is a role-player, i.e. the person behind the character.
  • EAGLE - This can refer to a Ravenclaw character.
  • GOBLIN - Goblins on Magical Hogwarts are in charge of Gringotts, just like they are in the Harry Potter books. The goblin accounts handle transactions and the payroll.
  • GODMODING - Godmoding means controlling characters other than your own without permission. Obviously, this is not allowed.
  • GROUP SHIPPER - Group shippers are shippers that are not made to introduce a person and their characters, but for different membergroups, such as the different houses of the schools. There are also some group shippers for ongoing plots. They are basically there to organize topics, plots, and, in the case of the houses at schools, the participation in Quidditch games.
  • HEADER - Some people don't use the simple sheet spine, but include graphical headers, i.e. headlines for each section, designed in a graphic program. Headers can also be used for shop descriptions, shipper layouts, etc.
  • LION - This can refer to a Gryffindor character.
  • MEMBERGROUP - Every sorted character has a membergroup. For students, it is usually their house at the school they attend, and for adults there are membergroups depending on their profession or affiliation.
  • MULTICHAR(ACTER) - Multichars are several characters played by the same person.
  • PLOT - A plot usually refers to a long-term roleplay opportunity. If you have a plot with someone else, this means you have planned something for your characters that is more than a simple roleplay topic where characters meet and chat. Usually plots are planned in more detail and can consist of more than one topic. Plotting, therefore, means planning an interaction between two or more characters.
  • POST - A post is a reply, usually used in the context of roleplay topics, but also common in reference to any other replies written on the board. There's also the verb (to) post, which has the same meaning. You can, for example, say you need to post, which, usually, would be interpreted as you need to reply in a roleplay topic.
  • SANDBOX - The sandbox is a place where you can work on not yet finished character sheets, efbs and so on. We generally advise you to start your own topic there, as it's a good place to save your work in progress, get feedback from admins and members, and discuss connections with other drivers.
  • SET - A set is the combination of an avatar and a signature.
  • SHEET - The sheet or character sheet is the topic you write to describe your character. You need to complete a sheet to get sorted and start roleplaying.
  • SHINY - Shiny is a term used for graphics.
  • SHIPPER - A shipper is a topic in which you introduce yourself and your character(s) to other members of Magical Hogwarts. Shippers are the area on the board where you can chat with fellow members and plot.
  • SHIPPERMATE - A shippermate is someone you share your shipper with. You can have a shipper on your own or share it with one or more other members.
  • SIGNATURE - A signature is what is shown below posts you make. It can be a graphic and / or a text.
  • SNAKE - This can refer to a Slytherin character.
  • SORTING - To start roleplaying on Magical Hogwarts, you need to get sorted. That is, you need to submit a character sheet which is sorted (i.e. checked and approved) by an administrator.
  • SPINE - A spine is a form in which you fill your information. We offer basic spines for sheets, Established Family Backgrounds, etc. However, a spine can also refer to a color coded sheet.
  • THEME - Themes are layouts you can choose on Magical Hogwarts. There is a default theme, but there are more themes which you can find if you go to your profile -> look and layout -> change theme.
  • THREAD - Topic. Used in two contexts. Firstly, this can be the roleplay topic (i.e. if someone asks you for a thread, they want to roleplay with you) and secondly, this refers to any topics posted on the board (i.e. this dictionary is a thread).
  • THREADFEST - This is a member created group chat on Skype used to encourage posting, plotting, and chatting for a specific day or period.
  • TOPIC - Thread. Used in two contexts. Firstly, this can be the roleplay thread (i.e. if someone asks you for a topic, they want to roleplay with you) and secondly, this refers to any topics posted on the board (i.e. this dictionary is also a topic).
  • TOPSITE - Topsites are websites which list other sites with a particular subject?รก category. There is the possibility to vote for each listed site, and the list of sites is ordered by the number of votes the single site got. You can find links to topsites on the bottom of the index page of Magical Hogwarts.

abbreviations
  • BB - Beauxbatons
  • BG - This can be used either for "Belushya Guba" (a town in the Durmstrang area) or for "Background Story" (which refers to the history section of the sheet)
  • BELLE - Bellefeuille character (Bellefeuille is a house at Beauxbatons)
  • BOT - Beginning of term
  • CLAW - Ravenclaw character
  • CT - Custom title. A title is a line of text that shows underneath your username. The administration can only award it. The staff typically awards titles if someone comes to our attention. They are often random references to popular culture and may or may not relate to you IC or OOC.
  • DE - Death Eater
  • DURM/DURMIE - Durmstrang character
  • EFB - This is a form you have to fill in for all pureblood family lines (that is pureblood parents) and rich or influential family lines.
  • EOT - End of term. This refers to the end of term at Hogwarts, Durmstrang and Beauxbatons
  • GC - Group Chat. Referring to group chats on Skype.
  • FPP - The Frequent Poster Program. Members earn points for every post made, and use those points to level up in the program and earn rewards.
  • IC - In character. If something happened in character, it happened on the board and affects your character. If you stay in character, this means you play your character according to their personality / history.
  • HOS - Hogwarts Official Shop. A graphic shop run by a member of Magical Hogwarts in the Avatars & Signatures board.
  • KLYK - Klyk Vampira character (Klyk Vampira is a house at Durmstrang)
  • KROV - Drakonya Krov character (Drakonya Krov is a house at Durmstrang)
  • LUNE - Ombrelune character (Ombrelune is a house at Beauxbatons)
  • MH - MH is an abbreviation for Magical Hogwarts.
  • NC17 - The NC17 section is only available for members at least 18 years of age. Topics in this board might contain material of sexual and / or violent nature.
  • NPC - Non-played characters, i.e. other characters that aren't played.
  • OOC - Out of character. Anything that happens out of character doesn't have any effect on your character. Out of character can be interactions between characters on MSN or in shippers. However, they can also be anything that does not relate to your character. The out of character section of the board, for example, is a place where we do not actually roleplay.
  • OOTP - Order of the Phoenix
  • PAP - Papillonlisse character (Papillonlisse is a house at Beauxbatons)
  • PM - Personal message
  • PUFF - Hufflepuff character
  • RP - Roleplay. RPing - Roleplaying.
  • SF - Special Feature
  • WIP - Work in progress
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