This LJ community is a semi-official extension of Portkey.org, a site for fans of the Harry/Hermione, Lily/James, Draco/Ginny and Ron/Luna pairings from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter stories. Members fondly refer to Portkey.org as PK. In Apr 2009, PK's current staff sought infinitegraces's permission to use this LJ for posting announcements about the site.
Any member may comment in existing entries. Anonymous comments would be screened to guard against spammers or trolls. New topics may only be made by certain members.
Portkey.org opened in early November 2002 at a time when Harry/Hermione shippers had no individual site of their own to hang out at. Soon the Lily/James and Draco/Ginny fans also made themselves at home here. With the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book in June 2003, the ship Ron/Luna (HMS Red Moon, Nic's personal favorite) was added, to the enthusiasm of many of the site's regulars.
This does not mean, however, that you must ship every Portkey ship to be a member, as there are plenty of members who only like one ship but not the others. For this reason, each pairing has its own forum that acts as a one-stop shop for practically anything about that ship, from Fic Challenges, Ficlets / Cookie Jars, Fic Recommendations, miscellanous chatter and much more.
The first registered author was the site's coder, James. Although known amongst many Portkey oldbies for having a penchant for Nappa/Ron (Ew.), and also for having his own official group of fangirls (known as the JFGs), his main fic is Fading Regrets.
The most users on the forums at one time was 3,299, which happened on Aug 14 2008, 07:35 AM CDT.