Points for new articles

It seems that article creation is the most common reason for which points are awarded. This leads me to wonder whether creating a new article should always earn 15 points, as has become the de facto standard, or whether the number of points given should depend on the article's length. And should Prefects be allowed to decide the number of points on their own, or should there be a set standard, like 5 points for a two-line stub, 10 points for an article that's got a couple of paragraphs, and 30 points for an article with several lengthly sections?

Also, for those who might be unaware, you can monitor recently-created articles at Special:NewPages. Starstuff (Owl me!) 11:24, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

I think that it would be a great idea to have a set standard for points. I also agree with the number of points given should depend on the article's length. --- Madam Hooch250px-Hogwarts coa(Which Broomstick)

I think the number of points given should depend on the article length. I don't know if we should have a strict standard for exactly how many points should be given for exactly x number of paragraphs, but guidelines of some sort would be a good thing to have. Oread (talk) 15:43, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

The greatness of the triumph, or the severity of the crime should have some bearing on the amount of points awarded or confiscated. Jayce Carver Slytherin Prefect badge Talk 16:02, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

I've added some general guidelines to the "How are points determined?" section of the policy page. Feel free to bring up any ideas or concerns you may have regarding them. Starstuff (Owl me!) 13:52, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

I would like it if the "term" started soon. Maybe, if you could, start in April? Or maybe even March? The game interests me and I am new to the wiki. Put a post to counter or agree to this post after this one.

Exsiiron 18:12, March 3, 2010 (UTC)

House articles

The idea came up last year to start a WikiProject which would focus on improving the articles on the Hogwarts founders and their Houses. I think that the House Points Game would be a great way to finally give these articles the attention they deserve. Each House team could take on the two articles relevant to them: Gryffindor and Godric Gryffindor for the Gryffindor team, Ravenclaw and Rowena Ravenclaw for the Ravenclaw team, and Slytherin and Salazar Slytherin for the Slytherin team. As for Hufflepuff and Helga Hufflepuff, members of all Houses would need to work together on them, due to the current lack of Hufflepuff players. What does everyone think of this idea? Starstuff (Owl me!) 11:59, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

I think it is agreat idea! We also can tackle the house quidditch teams as welll. -- Madam Hooch250px-Hogwarts coa(Which Broomstick)

Yeah thats a cool idea *Quincydaquail7.


Is there a need for another prefect? If so, I'll be happy to do it. Lysander Scamander 20:14, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Lol same.. Where do i sign up? (for the "role playing game", not prefect) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lolman180 (talkcontribs).

New game?

Hi guys, I was just wondering if anyone knew when the new term of the House Points Game would be starting?? Thanks :) Margiechocoholic Medieval Broomstick Owl me! 01:53, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Please help me, I cannot find the Participant List. I know what to do I just don't know where to go.


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