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So...this really isn't as much a vote as it is a discussion. The administration was thinking about modifying the rules for character deaths so that Hogwarts would be the only 'safe' zone where characters aren't allowed to die. Anywhere else it would be possibly for characters to be killed. It would still be polite to ask beforehand and make sure the user is ok with it...but if in the middle of a duel or due to other circumstances characters could be killed. This would make them less 'safe' and make characters think about their actions a little more, and make things more realistic. Also, there would be more immediate and lethal action used against characters who do decide to commit murder...being killed in combat by Aurors or taken to the Ministry and sentenced, and then put in Azkaban or killed outright. Overall I think these changes make things more realistic and a bit more fun...but the administration wanted to get more opinions first...hence I'm posting this. Feel free to post your opinion below, and make sure you sign them. Thanks!


  • Well, first I want to know. Would this mean no student is allowed to die? Or, What if that student has a life threatening disease and they die in Hogwarts?

Lissy (Owl Me!) 00:37, November 19, 2013 (UTC)

  • I understand physic harm deaths, but what about disease or genetical problem deaths? Sure- we could limit those to B-crat permission only, but like what lissy said.

1478197217839 Evil isn't born. It's made. 1478197928048 00:43, November 19, 2013 (UTC)

  • Of course there exceptions to every rule, and I think things like those stated above would be determined on a case by case basis and are asked. However, I think that this addition would make things far more realistic by showing that all of your OOC and IC actions for your characters have effects. People can just go around killing everyone they see, and we can make sure of it. And it would always be best to ask the user, but if the character did something that deserved it , I think it should be dealt with in that way. Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure. -Alyssa5582
  • Whilst overall I'm much in favour of actions being consequenced, I think we may need some sort of review mechanism in place, an appeals board, as it were, if a user feels that it wasn't merited and they weren't consulted. If they said yes at the time and then change their mind, I feel that's a different scenario. Alex Kirk-and-tribbles Jiskran 00:53, November 19, 2013 (UTC)
  • I agree, though, that the punishment should be more severe for those commiting murder- but shouldn't we find a way to stop people from doing it in the first place? Like, should it be so severe that for future reference, people would re-think it? Honestly, I don't think sending them to Azkaban is severe enough- I think any minors getting killed at all, whether it be in Hogwarts or not, should be death.

Lissy (Owl Me!) 00:55, November 19, 2013 (UTC)

  • We've had a lot lately, with Clove and Oliver, but I don't think we should rule out all Hogwarts deaths altogether, just dial it back. --Bad Wolf 03:09, November 19, 2013 (UTC)
  • I don't knpow if I'm allowed an opinion, but as long as Hogsmeade is okay, I think this is a great idea.
12:49, November 19, 2013 (UTC)
  • I know that it's fun sometimes when there's a little drama and a student dies, but Hogwarts is a safe place in canon. I definitely think that killing a student definitely deserves a punishment, whether it be Azkaban or expulsion, but I don't think that a character should be sentenced to death penalty unless that is what the user wants. I fully understand students getting killed outside of Hogwarts, like in Hogsmeade or other places, or them dying of a disease. Like Madeye said, we can limit those by making it that admin permission is required. LittleRedCrazyHood 12:58, November 19, 2013 (UTC)
  • I personally don't agree with there being a ban from death at Hogwarts between students, because it could be very likely for students to die while attending Hogwarts. Like if a student got something like Dragon pox, I think it would be likely if that student were to die if they were not treated correctly for it. Also if a student wonders into the forbbidden forest and is attacked by a centaur or certain other dark creature, I believe that if they could die, they would, and then that area would be banned. Or again with the Dragon Pox thing, kids possible of having Dragon pox would not be allowed at Hogwarts. Learning from example. I do agree that students should not be allwed to kill students. If this would be wanted to happen, I believe the Role-Player of the Headmaster should be asked for approval. That's my opinion on it ... thanks. Colin687 20:13, November 19, 2013 (UTC)
  • I agree with Rabbity, saying that we don't rule out Hogwarts deaths altogether, just dial it back. In the books, people died in Hogwarts, so I think they should die here, of course with permission of the user.   Yugimuto1    Owl Me!   2,649 edits   02:25,11/20/2013 
  • I agree with Rabbitty as well, and murding another student should not be allowed though. I personally agree with bits of pieces of what others user's think. Like what Colin said about the likely hood of a child dieing of a terrible disease or etc. GoldenGail3 (talk) 03:18, November 20, 2013 (UTC)
  • I have two things about this. Adults should be completely allowed to die, as long as the other user allows it. Anyhow adults often die a lot. Now for students it's a different story. Students may occasionally die from fatal diseases, however, sometimes murder is some what common. Suicide is too, although not really practical in this case. If a murder on another student is to happen, then one of the crats should know about this and the murder must happen in a secret place, such as the Forbidden Forest. ~ Sophia Christina 00:03, November 22, 2013 (UTC)
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