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Someone needs to have a talk and figure out what to do about User:Ninclow's edits ( [1] & [2]) as these are way out of line. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 07:14, December 23, 2016 (UTC)

I totally agree. Vicious, uncalled-for rubbish like that, and the user hasn't been blocked yet? To say nothing of the fact that, unless it's to correct spam or vandalism, users below admin level have no call to be editing other users' pages, so Ninclow was out of line even if he had been polite and friendly. — RobertATfm (talk) 18:16, December 23, 2016 (UTC)
Yes check Done --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:20, December 23, 2016 (UTC)

I'm not sure how to create a new header, but the House-Elf page has been moved to "Slave-Elf" which appears to be vandalism to me. I tried undoing and renaming but I don't have permission as I'm not an admin. ~~~~—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Moonfelar (talkcontribs).

When entering posts on talk pages, be careful not to use a spurious <nowiki> container, as it breaks things such as signatures. I wonder if this is (yet) a(nother) bug in the visual editor? — RobertATfm (talk) 03:40, January 4, 2017 (UTC)

Something also needs to be done about User:Daddystalin, who from the name and sole "contribution" so far, is here only to push his(?) crackpot ideas about Stalin; no interest in the Harry Potter universe. — RobertATfm (talk) 03:49, January 4, 2017 (UTC)

Page deleted, user warned. ProfessorTofty (talk) 05:29, January 4, 2017 (UTC)

Rename Minaka Takahashi -> Minaka Hirakata

Can someone please rename Minaka Takahashi (the redirect is preventing me from doing so). I can confirm from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) - NDS version that the Japanese Beater's name is in fact Minaka Hirakata (see this image) Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:51, January 4, 2017 (UTC)

Yes check Done. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 20:59, January 8, 2017 (UTC)

Olaf Andersen image

Can someone please rename File:Olaf Andersen.jpeg to Peter Hansen? They are both Nordic chasers but it's clear who is who when you compare the FWCs for Olaf and Peter. --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:51, January 8, 2017 (UTC)

Yes check Done. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 20:59, January 8, 2017 (UTC)
Something seems to have gone sideways on this. The file seems to be named "Peter Andersen" now instead of Peter Hansen? Did Olaf Andersen and Peter have a child? ;) --Ironyak1 (talk) 02:41, January 9, 2017 (UTC)
Nevermind that. Fixed (or is it?) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 03:16, January 9, 2017 (UTC)
Looks good - thanks! I fired up Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup and for the Nordic Team chasers it's clear that Peter Hansen has the glasses, Olaf Andersen has the goggles, and Lorre Gustafson has the hat. So at least these are consistent with their Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) (NDS) Chocolate Frog Cards. I'll have to take a closer look at Japan apparently as some of the cards images may not align with the character models... Thoughts on which source is "more right" if there are disagreements? Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 04:55, January 9, 2017 (UTC)

New Vote created for Harry Potter page

I started a new vote for the main image on the Harry Potter page just now. If one of the admins would care to supervise the vote, I'd be most appreciative. - JMAS Hey, it's me! 04:01, January 10, 2017 (UTC)

Unlock Percival Graves please

It's been 6 weeks so hopefully things have died down ;) I'd like to remove the mother-of-pearl nonsense from the wand description. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 02:49, January 11, 2017 (UTC)

Yes check Done --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 03:54, January 11, 2017 (UTC)

Deleting/Merging Page

There's a page on here, linked on all the Bowtruckles pages, called Jeremy. However, Jeremy is not a Bowtruckle. I'm not sure where this name came from. The sixth Bowtruckle is Poppy, and it appears that someone has made a Poppy (Bowtruckle) page, but the Jeremy page should be erased or merged with it, and the listed names on the Bowtruckle pages should rename Jeremy to Poppy. If anyone needs a source, I own the screenplay, which lists the names of the six Bowtruckles. User:Lucis absentia

Jeremy came from the USA Today article that came out before the film & screenplay. I agree that Jeremy is not in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay but that Poppy (Bowtruckle) is. --Ironyak1 (talk) 04:01, January 19, 2017 (UTC)

Gellert Grindelwald Main Image Vote

Can an administrator please authenticate? - Xanderen signature 14:50, January 19, 2017 (UTC)

Grindelwald new pic suggestion

Well, I open a new vote for Gellert Grindelwald's main pic (here). If someone could take care of it, please? ^^ Lady Junky 09:33, February 26, 2017 (UTC)

Talk Page Policy

Can an admin clarify if this edit does or does not align with the Talk Page Policy and how best to resolve the situation. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:24, April 3, 2017 (UTC)

Bump - page has been locked but issue not resolved. Perhaps include the discussion but archive it? --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:00, April 5, 2017 (UTC)
I've decided to restore the talk page as it was previous to the edit war: the Talk Page Policy advises against removing any comments from talk pages unless they're spam or vandalism -- and, misguided or not, that discussion was neither. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 16:31, April 5, 2017 (UTC)

Vandal user

RedDragon4 has so far only made vandal edits (including one to a user page, which is never justified). I think action is needed. — RobertATfm (talk) 03:50, April 6, 2017 (UTC)

Rename Mrs._Finnigan back to Seamus Finnigan's mother

Can someone please take care of this fix? General users (e.g. me) cannot undo a rename. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:06, April 11, 2017 (UTC)

Yes check Done --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 23:30, April 11, 2017 (UTC)

Change the colour of small text in MediaWiki:Infoboxes.css

Currently the colour of small text is white, which is completely obscured against the pages on this wiki, as the page backgrounds are white. Could an admin please change the colour of the small text to something other than white. Thanks! :D ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 12:32, April 13, 2017 (UTC)

This problem affects the Unsigned template as well. It currently comes up as "The preceding comment was made by [blank] ([blank] · [blank])". It can be resolved temporarily by highlighting the text, changing it to [highlight text colour] on [highlight background colour], but this shouldn't be necessary and it's a bit annoying. — RobertATfm (talk) 06:22, April 18, 2017 (UTC)
Yeah. I didn't make it very clear but that was my intention. For the unsigned template to be affected by it since you can't see it against white backgrounds which is annoying. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 12:55, April 26, 2017 (UTC)
Hoping to give this some attention. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 11:45, May 2, 2017 (UTC)
Still no attention gained. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 10:32, June 2, 2017 (UTC)
I had to make this change to my personal CSS, since it was really awkward trying to read the wiki markup etc. when the text was the same colour as the background. I just wasn't prepared to have to wait much longer. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 10:43, June 2, 2017 (UTC)
I think that other changes need to be for text and infobox headers that are also white. It appears the current theme is here to stay, unless we request the background colour be changed. Even changing it back to the old theme will only be temporary, as when a new film for Fantastic Beasts is out, the current theme will be brought back. Is there a better colour we can use? -- Kates39 (talk) 15:11, June 2, 2017 (UTC)

Harry Potter Wiki:Community Portal

This page has been vandalised twice in as many months: in February by a spammer, and today by an egomaniac idiot. As this is a high-visibility, high-traffic page, and there is no earthly reason why ordinary users should edit it, surely it should be protected? — RobertATfm (talk) 13:36, April 17, 2017 (UTC)

User:Tvurta

This user insists on adding Fanon information to First Wizarding War and several other pages despite many requests to stop. Can an admin please step-in and address this ongoing issue. Many thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:27, April 21, 2017 (UTC)

I hate to say this, but can an admin please help again with this user? There is a lot of work being done to make Potter family into an overview of the entire family (instead of listing every known detail for every known individual, plus some fanon on the side) and move to using Main templates to link to the main articles as needed. This user insists on repeatedly undoing these changes and has established, in my estimation, a repeated history of unproductive edits and a refusal to discuss the changes. Hopefully some additional attention from an admin might help? Many Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:14, May 11, 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure what the rationale is, but this user has over-ridden the recent work at least twice, including this recent edit. Whatever the cause, the lack of discussion and repeated erasing of other editors' work is unproductive and disruptive. --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:01, May 12, 2017 (UTC)
I had issued them a last warning this afternoon; they have now received a week-long cooldown block to see if they put an end to their counter-productive edits. Cheers. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 01:41, May 12, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Seth - sorry it came to that. There's something odd about the repetitive and uncommunicative nature of the edits to me (seen on other pages as well), but they were a repeated disruption. Hopefully they'll have a chance to re-consider their editing choices before returning. Regards --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:57, May 12, 2017 (UTC)

Anonymous Editing

Can an admin please look into why anonymous users are able to edit all of sudden? Unfortunately, it is allowing a large number of low-quality edits that is causing lot of work to review and often undo. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 21:31, April 30, 2017 (UTC)

I second that. The past few days has been hard work! We need to disable anonymous editing again as soon as we can. --Kates39 (talk) 22:57, April 30, 2017 (UTC)
I second that as well. There's been a lot of vandals lately which is why we need to disable anonymous editing so that we'll only have to deal with registered vandals once again. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 04:07, May 1, 2017 (UTC)

I contacted Staff to see if they had any insight. Here is their reply:

Brandon Rhea, May 1, 4:57 PM UTC:

Hi Ironyak1,

Thanks for contacting Fandom. There were some backend setting changes resulting from a review of wikis that were marked as being targeted towards children. As a result, anonymous editing was re-enabled.

Admins have the option of disabling anonymous editing, though, so if the admins of the wiki want to disable it again then they can do so via the Wiki Features section of the Admin Dashboard.

Feel free to let us know if you need anything else.

Best regards,

Brandon Rhea

Senior Manager, Fan Engagement and Support

I would say that as all the the movies are PG-13 or less, and as the books are often read in elementary and early middle school, children make up a very large portion of the fan base and likely users of the wiki. As the majority of the recent Anonymous edits have been non-productive, and many of them graphic in their vandalism, I propose that disabling Anonymous Editing is the proper choice for the wiki. Thoughts? --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:18, May 1, 2017 (UTC)

Okay, if what I'm reading is correct and followed the steps correctly, I think I've disabled anonymous editing. Guess we'll have to wait and see. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 17:31, May 1, 2017 (UTC)
Sounds good - based on a quick test, I cannot edit pages without logging in now so I think Anonymous editing is indeed disabled. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:41, May 1, 2017 (UTC)
Great! :D ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 21:13, May 1, 2017 (UTC)

Ban needed

User:67.141.86.201 needs to be banned - all edits have been graphic vandalism. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 22:48, April 30, 2017 (UTC)

Add User:68.38.111.160 this to the list as well for consideration based on [[3]] --Ironyak1 (talk) 03:06, May 1, 2017 (UTC)

Yes check Done on both counts. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 03:43, May 1, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks - any insight as to why Anonymous Editing is suddenly enabled? (see above) --Ironyak1 (talk) 03:48, May 1, 2017 (UTC)

User:Hpfanjianjie

User:Hpfanjianjie insists on making unsourced and inaccurate claims on many pages over the last few days, despite several requests to stop. Can an admin take some action that might help? Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 09:47, May 9, 2017 (UTC)

The user is still making lots of edits to pages, where they add speculation, fanon and change sourced information to suit opinion and out of universe information. I think action needs to be taken asap because it is getting tiring to undo the same edits over and over again. Thanks! -- Kates39 (talk) 11:45, May 10, 2017 (UTC)
Yes check Done - Blocked for 3 months, and User:Harrypotterloverjianjie sock puppet blocked permanently. - Nick O'Demus 14:20, June 8, 2017 (UTC)
Brilliant! :D ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 12:49, June 9, 2017 (UTC)

User:Needmoreanswers

Can an administrator please looks at this user's history of vandalism and choose an appropriate response. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:58, August 24, 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the report. I've handed out a two-day block given that the disruption continued after warnings. But it's relatively mild vandalism so far ("Dumblydore," "Jelly Grindelwald") so it leads me to think this might be someone younger and perhaps a short-duration block will be effective. Starstuff (Owl me!) 22:05, August 24, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks - they previously were blanking pages, and then blanking their talk page of the warnings against this behavior as well. Hopefully, they'll see there are consequences and edit more wisely in the future. --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:26, August 24, 2017 (UTC)

Spammer

User:Babydollchemise needs to be banned and their three spam blog posts deleted. All three are offering underwear for sale, so can safely be said to be pants. — evilquoll (talk) 12:22, September 14, 2017 (UTC)

Two "Alice Longbottom II" trolls?

I for one consider it deeply suspect not only that the same (from the deletion summaries, exact same contents) fanon article has been created, and then re-created after deletion in very short order, by two "different" editors, but the exact same image (even down to the very same, long and arbitrary, file name) has been uploaded by the both of them, one to this wiki and the other to the Alice Longbottom II Wiki which said user founded (at about the time she was blocked here, and possibly in response to that)? This seems to me to be too far-fetched to be coincidence, and is much more likely to be sock-puppetry. — evilquoll (talk) 03:04, October 3, 2017 (UTC)

Two more vandals

This afternoon, we have had a rapid series of vandalisms to Vernon Dursley by (supposedly) two editors, EveryoneHatesAlexander‎ and AlexSushiDog‎. From the slight similarity of name, and more from the strong similarity of style, I think these are the same person. Action is needed. — evilquoll (talk) 17:06, October 8, 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the report. Blocked the first account as a probable sock. The second has been duly warned by another user. This looks like the work of a bored young person, and given that the vandalism was limited to one article and didn't involve vulgarity or hate speech, I'm holding off further action unless the pattern continues. Starstuff (Owl me!) 17:44, October 8, 2017 (UTC)