Did you know?

The Language of the Flowers was a popular method to express feelings where words might be improper, but did you know other means of doing so? Some ladies used their parasols, as well as their fans, gloves, and hankies to flirt with a gentleman (or alternatively, tell them to shove it!). — Bree

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Ester Montgomery for Thomas Montgomery. The one that got away (with the pornographer...)
This boy, then. He wasn't new. Wasn't one of the worst people in the common room, those rotten rich boys - like Mr. Jailkeeper - who could not fathom a world beyond their own farts. Was a good working class lad, so he'd heard. Had a bit of a weird looking face, and a bit of a weird thing for preaching. Still.

Aubrey Davis in The Under-Sofa

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The Buddy Program
The Buddy System

Welcome to new and old members alike! Charming’s buddy system is designed to help newbies feel more comfortable with navigating and understanding the many layers of Charming. It can be overwhelming for a new member to come into something so large, which is why the buddy system has been developped. The buddy system relies on a group of members who volunteer to help newbies in navigation, understanding, threading, plotting and integration into Charming.

Buddies can be identified by this icon. If you ever have questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one!

How Does it Work?

Once a character application that has been created by a newbie has been accepted, they will automatically be assigned a volunteer that best matches their needs. Assigning will be done by the Buddy System Leader. The volunteer is then responsible for contacting their new buddy, informing them of the system and inquire as to whether they would be interested in the assistance of it.

A step-by-step guide will be written up to help keep volunteers organized and to know what all they should cover with their newbie.

How Can I Become a Volunteer?

In order to volunteer as a buddy, you must…
— Be available to answer questions from your buddy within 24 hours, unless on absence.
— Have at least three active characters to offer a variety of threading options to your potential buddy.
— Be able to reply to threads with their buddy at least once a week, unless on absence.
— If a volunteer goes on absence, they are responsible for contacting their buddy to let them know and introduce a temporary replacement through the other volunteers (with the help of the Buddy System Leader.)
— Must be a member for at least 3 months. Those who have been a member for less than 3 months are considered eligible for signing up for a buddy. Once those 3 months are up, they graduate from the program and can become a volunteer themselves!

If interested, fill out the following form and PM it to the Buddy System Leader:
[b]Main Account:[/b]
[b]Playable Time Zones:[/b] (Time zone that you can RP with. This can either be ones that are similar to your own, or others for those night owls/off hours members.)
[b]Playable Usergroups and Social Classes:[/b] (Which usergroups and social classes do you currently have)
[b]# of Requested Buddies:[/b] (How man buddies can you handle at one time? It is recommended that volunteers start off with one or two at a time and go from there due to the activity requirements.)
Currently, the buddy system is led by Bee (Elsie Beauregard)

The Benefits of Volunteering

You will get to play an important role in Charming's development. New members are full of new ideas, new characters and new plots. They can help keep Charming fresh and exciting! You'll gain new people to thread and plot with, and will be able to take pride in assisting a newbie into a happy and confident full-fledged member.

For organizational purposes, volunteers of the buddy system will have access to their own subforum where the step-by-step guide, threading/plotting ideas and troubleshooting/support from other volunteers will be found.

To help newbies locate those who participate in the buddy system, volunteers will also have their own icon underneath their usergroup (just like what the staff, gossipmongering hags and prefects have.)

PMs on this account will not be checked.
Instead, please contact Ursula Black, Aldous Crouch, Cassius Lestrange, Elias Grimstone, Elladora Black, or Elsie Beauregard with any questions, issues, or concerns.

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