I don’t know why I didn’t do this before. All the excitement must have melted my brain a bit. If your question still isn’t answered THEN feel free to drop by my ask.
» I got my validation email, and got to the page where the background is a night version of Privet Drive, and Dumbledore is there. The page looks like the original welcome message. Am I good?
Yes. That means your account is registered.
» Am I one of the lucky 1 million?
Everyone who successfully registers, is part of the lucky 1 million.
» Then why haven’t I got my second email?
Because they’re not going to let everyone on the site at the same time. It either takes a short time, or till the 30th of September. But you ARE registered. I think they’ll start giving people access once the challenge is over.
» I fell asleep. Missed everything. What happened?
Honestly, we got the clue, we go through the steps, and hope we get in.
» I haven’t got my validation email yet, and it says I have two days, otherwise I won’t have a chance to be beta.
You have two days to RESPOND to the email once you’ve received it. Relax.
» Is there a server that allows me to receive my email faster?
No idea. I use Firefox. Other people who use Chrome, or Safari, have said it really doesn’t matter.
»What was the ___ clue? I’m curious.
Something along the lines of “When Harry first visited Diagon Alley, there were x breeds of owls mentioned. Multiply this number by 49.
What was the chapter where McGonagall cancels the match between Hufflepuff and Gryffindor? Take that chapter number and multiply it by 42.
In the Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Slytherin, how much points were the Gryffindors leading by, before Harry catches the Snitch? Multiply this number by 35
How many students participated in the TWT? Multiply this number by 28
What is the number of residence of Grimmauld Place? Multiple this number by 21
How many chapters are there in HBP? Multiply this number by (I forgot the number, I think it was 14)
How many Deathly Hallows are there? Multiply this by 7.
» What time did the ___ clue go live?
I live in Canada, and the first one went up at about 4am. So about 9am London time.
The second one went up around 5am in Canada.
6am Canada. There seems to be a pattern, but that could be them tricking you…
I can’t remember when the 4th went up.
Around 1pm EST
»Which email service did you use?
I used Hotmail. I’ve had the same email for nine years, so that’s the only one I’ve got. I got both of mine really fast. People keep saying not to use Yahoo! and one person even informed me that Yahoo! is backed up, so it’ll take ages to receive your email. I recommend making a new email account.
» My email isn’t showing up, where is it?
Your email could also show up in your junkmail. So be very careful of what you delete.
»Did J.K. Rowling make up the sorting questions?
I’m not sure if she did the entire thing by herself, or if she had a huge part in it, but either way, she was involved. This is pretty final seeing as it’s pretty much the real deal.
» Where is the official Pottermore blog?
» I have accidentally (or on purpose) made two accounts. Is that okay?
Well, I’ve registered twice, and that’s only because one was for me, and the other was for my best friend. If you accidentally made two accounts, but validated only one, then it’s okay, because if you leave the one you didn’t validate for the two days after you’ve received it, they’ll just delete it. If you made one on purpose, just so you can be like “Haha I have two”… then that’s a serious dick move. You KNOW you’d be pissed to fuck if it were the other way around, and if you’d found out that you couldn’t register because some asshat went on and made two accounts just for fun, you’d be raging. I obviously can’t tell you what to do, but honestly, don’t be an asshole. Karma will end you. If you really, honestly, accidentally validated two accounts, feel free to message me, and I’ll post the ask saying you’re giving one away. People aren’t supposed to give accounts away, but I feel like this is an exception to the case.
» Why are there so many glitches?
Because that’s what being a Beta entails. If you’ve ever read or heard of anyone who is a video game tester, they’re referred to as Betas. It’s not all fun and games. They’re the people who have to play the game over and over until they are sick of it, working with, and around bugs, and all of the glitches that the game has, so that they can make reports on it, and the game company can fix it up. They are crucial to the process of game making, and it is no different for the first one million Pottermore users.