I find there are a lot of seemingly innocent topics started by people looking to have some fun, only to be shortly abandoned after a prefect jumps in to tell them "you can't do that", about something innocuous. Obviously you want the RPG forum to be as realistic as possible. However I feel that perhaps some people get put off by all the hefty restrictions. For example, getting told "You can't do that spell because it's a higher year..." And yet, Hermione produced a polyjuice potion in her 2nd year, and Harry conjured a Patronus in his third. There are ways around it, that's all I'm saying.
Perhaps it might be an idea to slightly relax on the restrictions a bit? This way people won't feel like their creativity is getting squashed, and are able to experiment more. There are some really good ideas out there that can't be properly executed because the minute they try they get told they can't do it.
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