Monday, April 16, 2012

pottermore: sorting hat rigged?

So I got an 11 inch unicorn tail beech wand, a barn owl, and Gryffindor. Which would be fine with me (Jro is in Gryffindor too!) except Gryffindor is in dajfo;wajgwjgsdjfao; third place which is pretty much last :'(.

Here is an excellent article about the Pottermore sorting hat and the cultural stereotypes about the four Houses.

Pottermore: Is the Sorting Hat Rigged?


  1. I'm GoldSkull7245. I wish you could choose your own username.

  2. I've taken the test 3 times (without cheating) and I've always gotten Slytherin, which is what I and everyone else said I am. Because I'm Slytherin to the very core.
    I think the issue is, is that originally (very beginning, I was one of the first people on there) a lot of people were getting Hufflepuff. And that's because the qualities of Hufflepuff's are very common in people. And yeah, Ravenclaw is the new favorite house, so everyone claims to be these quirky and smart people, when really they are neither of those things.
    After it got out that Hufflepuff was the leading house as far as members go, people started cheating on the Sorting Hat test.
    But, since JK is smart, there is only so much cheating you can do. Which is why there are still a butt load of Hufflepuffs.
    The numbers are fishy though. There should be a lot more Hufflepuffs and Gryffindors and a lot less Slytherins and Ravenclaws.

  3. Edit: Here are the numbers for houses now.
    Gryffindor - 278,361
    Ravenclaw - 256, 904
    Hufflepuff - 266, 767
    Slytherin - 268, 572

    Ravenclaw actually has the least. Gryffindor has the most. I still think people are cheating to NOT get Hufflepuff.

  4. Great post, but seriously- sorting or how they get it done is the least of my worries right now (thought I doubt Jo would be so cruel). Every time I go to Chapter One: Moment One it freezes or Shockwave Flash crashes. It does it in Chrome AND IE. I just installed Shockwave and JavaScript is on. Pretty much the only thing I can do is look at the interface or relauch my browser again and again.. and again. -_-

    P.S. I'm SparksChestnut18964

  5. I haven't been sorted yet, because I only got my account this morning (it took FOREVER for the confirmation to go through...), and I'm excited to find out! I don't care where I'm sorted because it doesn't matter to me. Yeah, it'd be awesome to be sorted into Gryffindor or even Ravenclaw, but I'm leaving it up to the website :)

    I'm MidnightCrimson4565, and I'm going to add everyone who left their names, if that's okay!

  6. Really cool! I had gotten on Pottermore early though I haven't done anything on it yet(I just started doing some things on there now). My username is CrimsonDawn161 :)

  7. Mine changed, because something messed up, I'm now ShieldOwl15637!!

  8. While I would not consider my self a Harry Potter fan yet since I just finished watching the Goblet of Fire last week but I do like the movies so far. But what exactly is "Pottermore"? I know that is probably a really dumb question.
    Also from the tests I have takken on different site I am usually Gryffindor, which is my favorite. :D


  9. I'm Purpleash27432! I'm adding you and Savannah/Qui.

  10. Ok...had to tell you...I'm in Slytherin! BWAWAWAWA!!! I knew I would end up there. I just knew it. Snapes and Draco are my buddies. ;-)

  11. BladeWizard27536 is my username. Interesting article. I sent you a friend request. I also wish you could choose your own username, however, nicknames certainly help.

  12. Wow. I have no idea if the Hat is rigged...I'm really not even supposed to know what the Hat is...i'm not allowed to read Harry Potter...but...
    I wish I could join Pottermore...**sigh** :P working on it... :P
    But I think I'm probably Ravenclaw...


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