Monday, June 30, 2008

Dumbledore's Army

To refresh your memories, DA points are earned as follows:

Posting Weekly ~ 5 pts. each week (60 total)
Communicating with your spoilee weekly ~ 5pts. each week (60 total)
Completing the handmade portion by July 2nd. ~ 10 pts.
Mailing your package early - by July 11th. ~ 20 pts.
Sending all that is required in the package ~ 10 pts.
Sending more than one package ~ 5 pts.
Sending an e-card to your Spoilee ~ 5 pts. (you only get credit once)

The deadline has already passed but if you posted the HSKS5 logo to your blog, that's another 5 pts.

As the Headmistress mentioned in a previous daily prophet, we're not counting
"Including something specific to your pals likes in their package ~ 10 pts."
because it's really subjective.

Updated (for the last time) points levels for each badge:
The maximum amount of points you can earn for DA is 175, so the old numbers were too low. Under the old system you could earn an Outstanding without even fulfilling the requirements to blog weekly and contact your spoilee weekly! Badges should only go to swappers who fulfill all the requirements of the swap, with Os and Es going to people who really go above and beyond the basic requirements. Therefore,

Acceptable = 110 - 125 pts.
Exceeds Expectations = 130 - 145 pts.
Outstanding = 150 pts or more

If you blog weekly and contact your spoilee weekly, you will easily earn an A. For an E, you'll need to do a little something extra besides, and to earn and O you will need to earn most of the DA points. It's a little harder to earn the badges, but when you get one it will truly reflect that you put a lot of effort into your swaps.

As it stands right now the most points you can possibly have is 125, because there are 5 weeks left to the swap. 5 weeks of blogging points plus 5 weeks of contact points = 50 pts, and 175 - 50 = 125. Therefore, the following levels reflect the badge you will earn if you blog and contact your spoilee weekly for the rest of the swap. A's have 60 points or more (110-50), E's 80 or higher (130-50) and O's 100 or more (50-50).

On their way to an Acceptable Badge...
Abigail Zinerva
Avada Abraxam
Belladonna Boomslang
Cressida Townsbury
Morgana Black
Penelope of Flitwick

Antonio dela Weasley
Clidonia Acromantula
Ferula Vector
Madam Ferula Finnegan
Penelope Willow
Selena Starfire
Ursula Longbottom

Agatha Ackerly
Agatha Vablatsky
Allitrya Spelling
Cecilia Kettleburn
Chrysta the Cursed
Emma Ravenclaw
Emma Wigworthy

Ingrid ze Insightful
Patonga Pinkstone
Stuart Cauldwell

Ariadne Malfoy
Catriona Lestrange
Ceciley Fortescue
DanAzraella Daemonova
Emma Gorodok
Esmerelda Beanswallow
Lily of Flitwick
Lucretia Plunkett
Madam Ferula McGonagall
Matilda Edgecombe
Narcissa Shrivelfigs
Ophelia Crookshanks
Perenelle Cauldwell

On their way to an Exceeds Expectations Badge...
Cassandra Grubby-Plank
Celestina Densaugeo
Lady Felula the Forgetful
Laeita Khandylle Haxloeffen-Barnoell
Lizzie Wychwood
Millicent Brocklehurst
Ophelia Ballycastle
Rowena Bladvak

Calliope Candleworth
Eleanor Wigworthy
Electra the Enchanting
Emma Kettleburn
Kaaelana Lassanda Allianda
Lavender Ackerly
Lily Clearwater

Daisy Finnigan
Elanor Cadogan
Emma Scrimgeour
Minerva Kwikspell
Miranda Moonstone
Ophelia Hopkirk
Wisteria Lovegood

Andromeda Finch-Fletchley
Arabella Moody
Enid Black
Enna Kirts
Lavender Diggory-Dolohov
Perpetua Phoenixfire

On their way to an Outstanding Badge...
Calliope Smethwyck
Fiera Firenze
Jalanna Kedavra
Lavender Durmstrang

Daisy Chang
Emerald Rosmerta
Fleur Dolohov

Andromache Tonks
Bella Shacklebolt
Cassandra Puddlemere
Daisy Scrimgeour
Megaera Black
Queen Frysia

Any questions, especially if you think I got your points wrong, please email lavackerly at gmail dot com.

ETA: 6 or 7 people have had their badges changed so don't worry if you're not listed yet!


Cecilia said...

I'm wondering if the "by" July 2nd includes it... :D

Since it will most likely get finished that day... I'm not doing any crafting on my son's birthday tomorrow unless he asks me to.

Lavender A said...

Last term we were supposed to mail by April 4th and it was okay to mail ON the 4th. So I think if you finish on the 2nd it's fine.

Queen Frysia said...

Thank you for doing this, Lava! Above and beyond, my dear! We appreciate it!

Lavender Diggory-Dolohov said...

If we are taking away the "Including something specific to your pals likes in their package ~ 10 pts", does that not make the maximum number of points 165 not 175?? I would not want someone to miss out on a badge!

Lavender A said...

It's 175, I left two things off the list. D'oh! Thanks Lav!!!!!