Wizard Island - Your Own Magical Getaway (wizard-island.org)

Paul
June 5th, 2006, 1:46 am
Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) is a growing Harry Potter site. We have been around for over a year, and the forums just keep getting better and better, and we are currently planning a big drawing for all of our members to take part in, so make sure to stay tuned.

You may view Wizard Island's Forum (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum) at www.wizard-island.org/forum (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum). We recently revamped our forums with a totally new layout, so make you you check it out.

If you would like to contact us with out registering you may do so through our email address: staff@wizard-island.org

Hope to see you soon in the forums.

Paul
July 17th, 2006, 2:59 am
Just letting you know that I updated the email address to our new email address. The old email address will still be checked on occassions, but all future emails should be directed to staff@wizard-island.org. Also I have updated the forums URL to: www.wizard-island.org/forum (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum). The old one can still be used to access the forum indirectly until the mainsite is finished being developed.

Paul
July 23rd, 2006, 9:37 am
We'll we have entered into an Awards contest at the Potter Police Forum (http://meetinghall.baselair.com/forum/index.php?act=idx) so head out and vote for us, here is a link the each catogory we are entered in:

Most Unique Forum (http://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/Most%20Unique%20Forum.jpg)

Best Forum Name (http://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/Best%20Forum%20Name.jpg)

Best Forum 6+ Months (http://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/Best%20Forum.jpg)

Best Administrator (http://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/Best%20Admin.jpg)

In order to vote you must register, please don't let that keep you from voting in this awards contest. There are many other catogories besides the ones that Wizard Island is entered in feel free to vote in them also to help out other sites that are competing.

Thanks to anyone who votes!

Paul
August 1st, 2006, 9:31 pm
Well I would like to thank anyone who voted for Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org/forums) we came in first in all 4 voting catogories that we entered into!!!

I'll post a copy of the awards images when I get them because they won't be made untill tommorow because of The Potter Polices new project which you should really check out in thier thread.

Paul
August 2nd, 2006, 9:42 pm
As I promised here is a copy of Wizard Island's (http://www.wizard-island.org/forums) awards.

http://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/Best%20Forum.jpg http://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/Best%20Forum%20Name.jpg http://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/Most%20Unique%20Forum.jpg http://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/Best%20Admin.jpg

Paul
August 12th, 2006, 1:44 am
In preparation for our new Main page that will be up in the next few weeks, we have our new Splash page up and running. You can view it at www.wizard-island.org (http://www.wizard-island.org)

Also we are currently looking for people who would like to apply for the following jobs:
News Poster- You need to be able to reword stuff into your own words.
Content Writer- You will need to have good grammer skills, and be willing to research information about the Harry Potter world.
Graphics Designer- You will need to be able to design images from avatars, wall papers, to everyday images. Probably 5 images a month.
Flash Designer- I am looking for a skilled flash designer, you would have very few projects to work on. Probably no more then 3 a year, and you would have a month to work on each project.

If you are interested in any of these jobs you may contact us at jobs@wizard-island.org

Paul
October 1st, 2006, 8:36 am
We are in need of a grapics designer that is willing to make catogory images for our news system. Contact us at jobs@wizard-island.org if you are willing to help.

Paul
October 20th, 2006, 4:12 am
On Friday October 27th Wizard Island will be unveiling its new Home Page.
So keep refreshing your browser at www.wizard-island.org so that you won't miss a thing.

Also you can stay upto date with any more news about the home page at our forum (http://z9.invisionfree.com/Wizard_Island/index.php?showtopic=340&view=getnewpost).

Also a note to our affiliates, we are currently sending out emails to you asking you to update your link to us to www.wizard-island.org. Doing so now will save you time later, and might even prevent us from having to contact you.

Paul
October 22nd, 2006, 12:45 am
With only 6 days till the release of our Home Page, we have released our new slogan: Your Own Magical Getaway. Our old slogan was, See the Magic Believe the Magic.

Also Wizard Island is looking for a few new affiliates. Affiliate buttons will be displayed on both our forum and our home page. If your button currently isn't on our forum, and you want to be an affiliate email us at staff@wizard-island.org. Our button code can be found at the bottom of our forum.

Paul
October 30th, 2006, 1:11 am
Well over the forum closure, Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org)'s Home Page was released and can be viewed here (http://www.wizard-island.org). Feedback is always appreciated, you may send us some feedback to us at staff@wizard-island.org. Also don't forget to vote in our poll.

Paul
November 5th, 2006, 8:37 am
Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) is looking for someone who is willing to make Ipod quizes (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=quizes). You will recieve the training about how to make them, and will be able to use this skill to make personal quizzes to wow your friends with.

If you are interested email us at jobs@wizard-island.org

Paul
November 16th, 2006, 3:58 am
In light of WB releasing the OOTP promo poster (http://www.wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=movie5poster), I have created a movie poster section for all of the movies in the Movies 1-5 (http://www.wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=movies15) section. So far each section has one poster per movie, but more will be added over time.

Paul
November 18th, 2006, 7:57 am
Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) has just opened its Gallery (http://www.wizard-island.org/gallery/index.php). It currently is nowhere close to complete, and we will be constantly uploading new pictures to it.

Problem is though that there are alot of pictures and not alot of us, so if you are interested in a temporary, and possibly permanent job of helping us upload images ot the gallery email us at jobs@wizard-island.org

Paul
November 22nd, 2006, 2:46 am
Take a second to vote in Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org)'s new poll, it is about your opinion of the OOTP teaser trailer (http://raincloud.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/orderofthephoenix/teaser/teaser_300.mov).

Paul
November 23rd, 2006, 3:33 am
Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) has a new news catogory for the OOTP movie, the catogory image for this catogory can be viewed here (http://www.wizard-island.org/news/data/upimages/ootpnews.jpg)

If anyone is interested in a news posting job at Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org), you can email us at jobs@wizard-island.org

Paul
December 6th, 2006, 3:42 am
Wizard Island's Forum (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum) has just gotten its 7000 unique view.

Also we have an upcoming contest approaching in the next week or so. With quite an impressive prize.

Paul
December 8th, 2006, 2:51 am
Wizard Island's Forum (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum), just recently reached 150 registered members.

Contest update: We expect to announce the contest late next week.

Paul
December 12th, 2006, 3:07 am
Wizard Island's Forum (http://wizard-island.org/forum) is getting decorated up for the holiday season, we have recently put up our Christmas banner, and will have our falling snowflakes up soon. You can keep up with our Christmas decorations here (http://z9.invisionfree.com/Wizard_Island/index.php?showtopic=357&st=0&#last)

Paul
December 17th, 2006, 1:46 am
We have put up our falling snowflakes at Wizard Island's Forum (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum)

You can keep up with our Christmas decorations here (http://z9.invisionfree.com/Wizard_Island/index.php?showtopic=357&st=0&#last)

Paul
December 22nd, 2006, 10:54 am
Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org), has a new poll up that deals with the new title, which can be discussed on Wizard Island's Forum here (http://forum.wizard-island.org/index.php?showtopic=360).

Paul
December 25th, 2006, 12:40 am
On behalf of the Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) staff, we want to wish you happy holidays!

As you are well aware, we already have a snowy forum (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum), but there is another gift which we are giving to the people who visit our main site.

So close your eyes,
Goto the main site (http://www.wizard-island.org),
Now open your eyes,
And you will get a big surprise!

We hope you will enjoy the two new looks.

Now, have wonderful holidays and we, that staff of WI, wish you a wonderful New Year as well!

http://www.wizard-island.org/Paul/Merry%20Christmas%20Top.gif

Paul
January 1st, 2007, 9:52 am
Welcome to a new year, and with it comes a new look for the Wizard Island Forums (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum). We do hope you enjoy it, our wonderful layout designer AoN has spent alot of time making & perfecting it.

We hope that you enjoy all the new layouts that we have been busy creating for Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org), and that you enjoy the new year.

Paul
January 29th, 2007, 1:49 am
Wizard Island's main site (http://www.wizard-island.org) is currently down, we are working with our host to find out what is wrong. We hope to be up very soon. In the mean time you can head over to Wizard Island's forums (http://www.z9.invisionfree.com/Wizard_Island) and post around some. A few of the buttons are down with the main site but everything is still functioning properly.

Scratch that, we thought everything was back and stable but it went down again, we should be back up pretty fast this time though.

Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) should be back for good this time, our host says that everything has been sorted out and is functioning properly again.

Paul
February 2nd, 2007, 3:25 am
Vote for us!! we have entered into the Hogwarts Experience Awards Contest, and we would love it if you would head over and vote for Wizard Island.

You can vote for Wizard Island here (http://www.freewebs.com/hewebawards/voting.htm)

Paul
February 4th, 2007, 2:03 am
Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) has a new poll that you can vote in pertaining to the release date, go check it out and vote.

Also Wizard Island has a new section on the forum (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum) for guests that is in development, it allows guests to post in thier own section and ask questions to staff members before registering.

One last thing, we have recieved word from our host that all of the downtime problems have been resolved and we are back up at 100%

Paul
February 8th, 2007, 8:34 am
Due to some recent advertisment spamming I have turned on Wizard Island's Admin Validation till we can get these spammers to stop. If you have any suggestions or advice please don't hesitate to contact us at staff@wizard-island.org we have been trying to get them to go away for nearly 2 weeks with no luck but recent inapproperiate links forced Admin Validation which we didn't want to have to do. So yes any help is appreciated.

-Wizard Island Administration

Paul
February 22nd, 2007, 6:04 am
One week remains in the voting for the HE Awards, and we would appreciate all the support we can get. So go vote for whoever you think deserves to win. I think Wizard Island does, but I am biased :p

http://i11.servimg.com/u/11/02/79/18/vote10.png (http://www.freewebs.com/hewebawards/voting.htm)

Paul
February 26th, 2007, 12:03 am
After a week of having no spammers attempt to join, we feel it is safe for us to turn Admin Validation off again.

Also go vote (http://www.freewebs.com/hewebawards/voting.htm)

Paul
March 3rd, 2007, 12:37 am
Cross your fingers everyone, the voting is closed and results are being tallied and the judges are voting.

We will let you know how we did as soon as the results are released.

Paul
March 15th, 2007, 5:08 am
It has been brought to our attention that the Wizard Island forum (http://www.wizard-island.prg/forum) is not accepting new registrations for some reason, we are working on this as fast as we can, but until then you may post your desired username and an email address we can contact you at in our guest forum (http://forum.wizard-island.org/index.php?showforum=55), and we will create the account for you through the Admin Control Panel, and email you your password.

If you need to contact us via email about anything you may do so at staff@wizard-island.org

Paul
March 16th, 2007, 10:15 am
Problem resolved, it was due to a line spacing in our banned email address list. Hope it didn't affect any of you.

Paul
March 21st, 2007, 7:46 am
Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) has a new poll up to reflect upon the recent announcment of the length of the Deathly Hallow page count.

Also don't forget to check out our forum (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum) as well. We have been forced to turn Admin Validtion on again, but don't hesitate to post in the Come on in forum (http://forum.wizard-island.org/index.php?showforum=55) designed for guests and validating users if you havfe any questions or problems.

Paul
March 29th, 2007, 2:30 am
Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) has a new poll up that deals with your opinion of the Deathly Hallow's cover art. Which you can view here (http://wizard-island.org/index.php?subaction=showcomments&id=1175114555&archive=&start_from=&ucat=4&) if you havn't seen it yet.

Paul
March 30th, 2007, 10:37 pm
Thanks to everyone who voted for Wizard Island, The Hogwarts Experience Website Awards results are in and we took the prize in Best RPG, Most Unique, Best Content, and Best Overall. Thanks again to all who voted. You can view the awards on our awards page here (http://wizard-island.org/?wip=awards).


http://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/hewaunique.pnghttp://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/hewarpg.png
http://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/hewacontent.pnghttp://wizard-island.org/images/Awards/hewaoverall.png

Paul
April 2nd, 2007, 2:31 am
Well today was a good April Fools day for Wizard Island, not sure how many members we got with it, but we did get our own Technical Assistant and Graphics Designer, who didn't know it was coming.

You can view it here (http://www.wizard-island.org/aprilfools1.php)

Paul
April 5th, 2007, 1:48 am
Congratulations to Phoenix_Fire who just became Wizard Island's 200'th member.

Another milestone check off the list.

Paul
April 20th, 2007, 4:00 am
Check out some Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) exclusive images that I personally took last night, that have been uploaded to our gallery.

Deathly Hallows display (http://www.wizard-island.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-77)
Snape "Friend or Foe" (http://www.wizard-island.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-78)
Preorder form (http://www.wizard-island.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-79)

Paul
April 22nd, 2007, 7:27 pm
We have a new poll up on Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org), to correspond with the release of the new OOTP trailer which can be viewed here (http://www.wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=movie5tr).

On the topic of trailers, you can now view a trailer for each 5 movies on Wizard Island, on thier trailer page.

Sorcerer's Stone (http://www.wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=movie1tr)
Chamber of Secrets (http://www.wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=movie2tr)
Prisoner of Azkaban (http://www.wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=movie3tr)
Goblet of Fire (http://www.wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=movie4tr)
Order of the Pheonix (http://www.wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=movie5tr)

Paul
April 29th, 2007, 4:43 am
Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) now has 3 fancy new background images for it's headers.

You can view them below, or check them out by clicking thier to view the approperiate layout:


http://www.wizard-island.org/michael/Misc/maintitle-02.gif (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=affiliates&layout=harvol)
http://www.wizard-island.org/michael/Misc/maintitle-01.gif (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=affiliates&layout=dumhar)http://www.wizard-island.org/michael/Misc/maintitle-03.gif (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=affiliates&layout=ronher)

Paul
May 1st, 2007, 2:12 am
I have added to the top of Wizard Island's forum (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum) a countdown till the release of Deathly Hallows. Also a countdown till the release of the OOTP movie has been added per member request.

Enjoy, and keep counting down till we finally get to read that word that brings such mixed emotion, "scar".

Also on a side note we may experience some down time over the next 24 hours because our host is switching servers. You shouldn't see anything, but it could happen.

Paul
May 5th, 2007, 2:04 am
The previously mentioned possible down time is now upon us, Wizard Island should be back soon, but no specific time is avalible.

EDIT: We are back up!!! Our host had a speedy sucessful sever transfer.

EDIT AGAIN: Oops we've hit a minor speed bump :P I'll update again once we have officially stabalized and there isn't a chance of the server hickuping again.

Paul
May 12th, 2007, 11:00 am
We would like to apologize deeply for the last week.

Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) went down about a week ago with no notice to me or even to our host. As you can see Wizard Island is up, but we are still working on getting our news and gallery back online. You may contact us at staff@wizard-island.org if you have any questions or suggestions.

Once again we apologize for this, and hope it hasn't caused anyone any problems.

On a side note, very soon though we have a surprise that we hope will encourage you to forgive us for this recent issue.

Gallery is Back Up!! (http://www.wizard-island.org/gallery/)

Still working on the news though hopefully it will be up soon.

Paul
May 15th, 2007, 3:42 am
Ok, here is the deal i'll lay it down straight and simple. The news does not want to come back. We do want it to come back, if anyone with advanced PHP/Cutenews/Cpanel would be willing to volenteer some of thier time into getting it up. I will personally mail them a Wizard Island Button or Magnent.

So if you are interested in this offer email us at jobs@wizard-island.org.

Problem resolved, thanks to those who offered to help.

Paul
May 20th, 2007, 12:25 am
You most likly have noticed that Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) has fallen behind in the ever demanding news realm of the Harry Potter world. That was due to our inability to post news, because of a server error. This has been fixed and we will continue you to brong you daily HP news updates.

We have posted most of the main news that we missed, so you may go check it out.

Paul
May 28th, 2007, 10:09 pm
New poll at Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org):

Is Snape Good or Bad?

You can discuss it here in our forums (http://z9.invisionfree.com/Wizard_Island/index.php?showtopic=417) aswell

Paul
June 5th, 2007, 4:48 am
Today is Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org)'s 2 year birthday, it was 2 years ago exaclty as of the time stamp of this post that I pushed the create forum button to start setting up Wizard Island's forum. So much has happened to Wizard Island since then that it is amazing, I could have never guessed that Wizard Island would be this successful. That is all thanks to each and everyone of you viewers.

So nearly 100 members more, and thousands of posts added, we enter our third year, which we predict to be our best yet.


Also I would like to announce a contest that Wizard Island will be having, with the chance to win an OOTP Movie Poster (http://www.wizard-island.org/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_ootpposter.jpg). For more information click here (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=contest).



Also you may now access Wizard Island via both the .org and .net extensions.

We do have one more suprise coming but its hit some slight turbulance and will be delayed till tommorow.

Paul
June 9th, 2007, 1:19 am
Lots of updates!

First of all we have a new poll over at Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org), which deals with the new Deluxe Deathly Hallow's Artwork (http://www.wizard-island.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-109). Make sure you head over and cast your vote on that.

Second the layout's are still delayed, for official public release, but they can be viewed at the links below. They only need very minor touch ups to be publically released but Wizard Island's layout designer has gone missing the past few days.

Feedback can be sent to staff@wizard-island.org

-Malfoy (http://www.wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=main&layout=malfoy)
-Trio (http://www.wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=main&layout=trio)

Third, don't forget to sign up for Wizard Island's OOTP Poster contest (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=contest). I have thought it over and removed the post level restriction from the rules. So I hope you sign up and win.

Paul
July 6th, 2007, 9:04 am
Wizard Island's Forums (http://www.wizard-island.org/forums) will be closed from the 19th-22nd opening on the 23rd and possibly opening earlier depending on whether my job lets me have Saturday off to read or if I have to read on Sunday.

More information to come, if you have any questions email us at staff@wizard-island.org

EDIT: Wizard Island is once again open if you wish to come and discuss Deathly Hallows in a controlled area you may do so here (http://z9.invisionfree.com/Wizard_Island/index.php?showforum=59). Also if you wish to cast a vote in our poll about your opinion of Deathly Hallows you may do so on our main page (http://www.wizard-island.org).

Paul
September 5th, 2007, 10:34 am
We've mentioned them before, and they are well over due for thier debut.

So with out further ado I present to you Wizard Island's Malfoy (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=&layout=malfoy) and Trio (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=&layout=trio) layouts. Comments (staff@wizard-island.org) are always welcome and wanted. The trio one still has a touch up or two that needs done since I lost 2 of the updated images. You should see more updates popping up around the site so keep a vigilant eye.

Paul
October 14th, 2007, 2:27 am
You can now use the URL Wizard-Island.com (http://www.wizard-island.com/) to access Wizard Island. That means that we own the trio of Wizard-Island.org (http://www.wizard-island.org/), Wizard-Island.net (http://www.wizard-island.net/), and now Wizard-Island.com (http://www.wizard-island.com/).

Hope to see you over at Wizard Island using one of the three available options to get there.

Paul
November 28th, 2007, 6:17 am
I've added a new poll to Wizard Island asking what you would like to see more of on Wizard Island. Check it out here (http://www.wizard-island.org) and vote.

Paul
December 6th, 2007, 6:42 am
You can now play the new OOTP Promotional DVD Game Demo in Wizard Island's game section (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=games) so head on over and check it out. (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=ootpdemo)

Paul
December 16th, 2007, 6:33 am
Well in response to your answers on our new poll Wizard Island (http://www.wizard-island.org) we have new layouts in development, and I'm going to be writing up some new content over the Christmas break. In the mean time you can view all of the Amazon.com reviews of The Tales of Beedle the Bard on this page (http://www.wizard-island.org/?wip=tales).

We have just put up our annual falling snowflakes script, so you can head on over to our forums (http://www.wizard-island.org/forum) and have a snowball fight.

Paul
August 1st, 2008, 8:52 am
It's been awhile since I updated this because as I've gotten busier I havn't visted COS as much as I used to. But with the HBP teaser release I figured an update here couldn't hurt.

I have added the HBP teaser trailer to Wizard Island (http://wizard-island.org) trailer section and it is on our dedicated server so that you don't have to fight the masses for its bandwidth. It can be viewed here (http://wizard-island.org/index.php?wip=movie6tr).

Also we have added a new poll to the site reference the new trailer, so go vote in it!

Finally I and a few others have been working tirelessly for the past few weeks on a massive project, so keep an eye out for that. No release date but it will be a nice little feature when it comes out.

Until next time, Paul.