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17th-May-2005 12:17 am
Owl totem

WTF is going on in HP fandom? So many sites are doing this ? thing and saying 'something is coming.'

And the Leaky's forums just went down! *is deeply suspicious*

Should we be excited?

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16th-May-2005 07:35 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that's a red herring. So many sites are involved and the ? all link back to fellow HP sites. They're deliberately teasing us with riddles.

And the bigwigs over at the Leaky forums (before they went down) certainly didn't sound like they were upset or tearing their hair out like they would if they'd really been hacked.
16th-May-2005 07:42 am (UTC)
I think you're right -- if you click on the link of the newspaper under Hedwig, you get flipped to a page that has "Something's Coming" with floating question marks... I wonder why hackers would bother, really, throwing question marks across different sites.
16th-May-2005 07:48 am (UTC)
Aparently this started on Friday night (US time) and has been spreading through the various HP sites since.

Just checked the forums over at HPANA and there was some sort of riddle involved which they've worked out a time which falls due in about 20 mins. So I ain't going to bed yet! ;~P

16th-May-2005 07:49 am (UTC)
Excellent! I shall stay up myself :D
16th-May-2005 08:09 am (UTC)
Ok, the 20min time passed and this aparently is the timetable - (from the HPANA forums)

Posted May 16, 2005 10:37 AM ET

Okay...let me clear up what I think are the times. Seeing as how I started all this time mess.

5:00pm for Central time USA
6:00pm for Eastern time USA
4:00pm for Mountain time USA
3:00pm for Pacific time USA

11:00pm for UK
8:00am for Australia (Queensland area)

I am basing this on the time the post about the 16th hour was made which was 1:01am my time (Central USA) Which would make it 5pm

Which means, if I am correct, it should be a little under 7 and a half hours away...7 hours and 24 minutes to be exact.
Updated May 16, 2005 at 10:38 AM by Crystal_Gazer21

So maybe we won't see anything till 8am...

16th-May-2005 08:10 am (UTC)
Leaky just posted to say that we need to follow Peeves's trail -- but where? Where is Peeves? ARGH!

Follow the trail of rascal Peeves and you will find the answer
16th-May-2005 08:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw! How the hell do we follow Peeves???? *flails*
16th-May-2005 08:19 am (UTC)
Maybe on JK's website is where we're meant to follow Peeves?

*head desk* I want July 16th, just so all these riddles will stop, they make my head ache.
16th-May-2005 08:23 am (UTC)
I checked her site - the DND sign is still on the door and there certainly weren't any foreign ?s.

I SO need to go to bed!! *is too intregued and excited*
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16th-May-2005 07:50 am (UTC)
I'd say new HP merchandise -- Leaky says "Something's coming to your favourite store" :D
16th-May-2005 08:03 am (UTC)
Some folks are suggesting that the 'PP' might stand for Paragraph Preview.

That would be exciting! :~)
16th-May-2005 09:46 am (UTC)
Absolutely out of context, but I thouhgt you might enjoy this link:
16th-May-2005 11:20 am (UTC)
well - whatever it is, I'm hopeless at solving riddles so I will just have to wait - but I noticed that the icon for one of the news items on veritaserum.com is turning into a question mark now and then - coincidentally it is the one with the news abut the adult HBP version - was it always like this? I have no idea as I don't frequent this site... perhaps Jo will open the closed door again... or it was all about the news about Neville....
16th-May-2005 01:27 pm (UTC)
May 16, 2005

ADMIN: Security Issues and Peeves (And ??s :)

Morning all - it seems a group of grammatically-challenged, miscreant, script-kiddie Slytherins has been cruising the fandom overnight littering question marks and strange links across all the Harry Potter sites. We're doing an audit of our security measures and trying to track down the culprits.

Meanwhile, we've gotten so many questions about the rogue punctuation, including the posting of a massive Leaky Lounge topic, that we've created this entry for comments and questions.

Thanks for being patient and we'll keep you posted.


Script kitties at it again...nothing to get excited over, unless it IS a huge trick on us.

16th-May-2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
Wah! Or just kidding, I should read previous comments ahaha

But I still dont think its anything big, script-kitties are an annoying but normal occurence.
I personally am not letting myself expect anything out of this. If it is something, then I'm in for a good surprise.
16th-May-2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
10 Minutes away!!!!! O.O
16th-May-2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
This is stupid! I hate riddles. TLC said 'veil' as a hint though. If it's a paragraph preview, I dont want to read it. Hi Kate!
16th-May-2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
Something just happened at ...

Grrr, this is driving me retarded!
16th-May-2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
That link's supposed to be MuggleNet

And it's gone now!
16th-May-2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
Nevermind about MuggleNet, someone thought it was funny to post it -_-
16th-May-2005 04:59 pm (UTC)

A server went down, so the "surprise" has been postponed until tomorrow. :D
25th-May-2005 04:43 pm (UTC) - awesome
I added you to my friends. I looked at your art, and I just want to say that it is BEAUTIFUL. And I love your icon? Did you make it yourself? I promise I won't gack it.
25th-May-2005 06:21 pm (UTC) - Re: awesome
This Weasley sibs icon? Yeah, I made it. :~)
Or did you mean my Harry one? I drew, animated and made that icon too.

Glad you like the art! :~D
25th-May-2005 06:22 pm (UTC) - Re: awesome
I was talking about the Harry one, but I like both!
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