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Edit warring on the Emma Watson page

Can someone please solve this issue that is being caused by another editor that is making false additions to the Emma Watson page. She isn't blonde, her eyes aren't light brown, they aren't hazel, they aren't light. And she's not 4.6.

She may have dyed her hair blonde in the past, but her official hair colour is light brown. Also if there's going to be a debate as to whether her eyes are dark or light brown, I think that it should remain tweaked to a more neutral description, or otherwise change the information back to dark brown, because her eyes are clearly not light brown, and they clearly aren't hazel. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 09:59, March 27, 2016 (UTC)

I've protected the page in the hopes of the stemming the current edit war. Personally, I don't the purpose of listing the eye and hair colours of actors in their infoboxes, since it strikes me as fluff/trivia, rather than useful or interesting information which could assist the reader in understanding of the article's subject. With fictional characters, on the other hand, providing a description of physical appearance is useful, since the fictional characters exist strictly within the realm of imagination, and summarizing the imaginary world of the HP novels is our mandate. Starstuff (Owl me!) 19:15, March 27, 2016 (UTC)

Protected articles edit request

Yes check Done - The request was handled by SuperSajuuk.

The articles Flora Carrow and Hestia Carrow, both recently locked because of edit warring by Jdogturd7, contain in their Behind the Scenes section the phrase: "Both her and her sister...". This is grammatically incorrect; it should be "Both she and her sister...". — RobertATfm(talk) 11:06, May 1, 2016 (UTC)

Could've just asked on my talkpage (or the article's talkpage) and I'd have fixed the mistake. :p
Regardless, I fixed the error, but it would be better to just message a sysop directly or ask on the article talkpage. --Sajuuk 11:08, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
No need for name calling Bobby boy. Jdogno7 (talk) 17:37, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, right. If this is your opinion, please refrain from calling people cowards. Ariel159 (talk) 18:06, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
The use of Booby boy was to make the point that it is unpleasant to make slurs about other people's names. Well I feel that user is someone else using another alias to avoid being identified which I consider cowardly. Jdogno7 (talk) 18:18, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
What goes around, comes around - therefore refrain from insulting calling people names, whether cowards of Booby boy. Ariel159 (talk) 18:27, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
And this ends now. This is a requests page, not a "insult people who make requests" page. Getting ridiculous now. --Sajuuk 18:33, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
"What goes around, comes around - therefore refrain from insulting calling people names, whether cowards of Booby boy.": "What goes around, comes around -...": True. "...therefore refrain from insulting, calling people names,...": I notice that Robert ATfm is not being reprimanded for such behavior? Why is that?
"And this ends now. This is a requests page, not a "insult people who make requests" page. Getting ridiculous now.": What ends now? What about the people who make requests who also make insults? What is ridiculous? --Jdogno7 (talk) 18:58, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
To reply to SuperSajuuk's (I hope I spelled that correctly) point: If you contact a sysop directly, you have contacted that one sysop. If you instead post a request on this page, you have contacted all the sysops, and there is a much better chance that your request will be dealt with in a timely manner. Surely that is the purpose of this page? — RobertATfm (talk) 19:04, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
@Jdogno7: Do you even know how to use a wiki or are you just deliberately trolling? Let me make it clear: stop responding on this page.
@RobertATfm: I don't know if you are aware, but nearly all of the sysops are inactive, with just a limited presence by a few, so while I completely understand what this page is for (as I see it used on a couple of other wiki's I edit on), it is actually quite likely nobody will see the request at all.
Considering I'm always around and will see my talkpage quickly (I get email notifications, as well as a bubble notification on other wiki's on Wikia), it is far quicker to simply have asked me on my talkpage with the request (especially as I was around when you made this request in the first place).
And now there will be no further responses to this request. If users post further on this request, the messages will be removed. The request in question has been done, so there is zero need for further posts. @Robert: If you need to respond to my post here, please do so at my talkpage. Thanks. --Sajuuk 19:40, May 1, 2016 (UTC)

Wikia Forum System Vote

As User:BachLynn23 called for a formal vote on this matter 8 days ago, but is no longer acting as an admin here, can one of the current admins please handle this voting process including:

  • Clearly stating the timeline for the voting process
  • Ensure that process and votes tallied abide by the current Voting Policy

Many thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 09:19, May 9, 2016 (UTC)

Bump - This issue is festering, can we please determine the steps needed to find a resolution? Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:09, May 21, 2016 (UTC)
Or we could ignore the vote aspect entirely and base the decision on the lengthy discussion that was held, which showed that there was a clear majority for the changeover ;) --Sajuuk 09:44, May 22, 2016 (UTC)

Block:Celeste o.

Please block this user as they are insisting on making childish edits, even after being warned twice in the last month. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:50, May 25, 2016 (UTC)

Rename Files

Can someone please rename these 2 files and remove the .png? The extension vs the actual MIME type is preventing me from updating these with better versions. :File:Video_year5.jpg.png, :File:Video_year7b.jpg.png Thanks! --Ironyak1 (talk) 10:21, May 31, 2016 (UTC)

PNG is actually a different type (losssless vs. lossy compression) from JPEG. It would be a more sensible idea to just upload your better versions under a .jpg file type, and then slap {‍{delete}} tags on the existing ones. — RobertATfm (talk) 12:04, May 31, 2016 (UTC)
Yeah I can do that at well. Was looking to preserve the history of the original and such, but only one page uses the image and if it can't handle a switch in file type then I'll have to do like you suggested. No rush or anything so I'll wait for now to check the options, but you probably have the best solution. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 14:18, May 31, 2016 (UTC)
Went with RobertATfm's suggestion and just uploaded new jpg versions. Can ignore or delete or obliviate this as needed.--Ironyak1 (talk) 19:47, June 4, 2016 (UTC)
Deleted the older versions of the images. Starstuff (Owl me!) 18:05, June 6, 2016 (UTC)


This template was "created" by this user who cannot edit it anymore. Shall it be deleted then?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 21:36, June 5, 2016 (UTC)

The history on that template is confusing. It looks like it was actually created by User:Felix Scamander. I'm not sure what the template was intended to do, and I'm hesitant to delete it on that basis. Starstuff (Owl me!) 18:12, June 6, 2016 (UTC)
Oh sorry, I didn't recognize. Yes, then Felix Scamander should decide what to do.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 18:17, June 6, 2016 (UTC)

Redirect Page Deletes

Can someone please delete the "Bartemius Crouch Jr" REDIRECT page so that "Bartemius Crouch Jr." can be renamed to that and create the new Jr. redirect? Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:31, June 15, 2016 (UTC)

ETA: Can Astoria Malfoy also be deleted to allow for Astoria Greengrass to be renamed? (Malfoy name given in DH2 credits) Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:10, June 26, 2016 (UTC)

Yes check Done Starstuff (Owl me!) 23:48, June 26, 2016 (UTC)

Image warring

So the skirmishes over DH vs CC infobox images have begun so we'll probably need some guidance in how best to resolve. Can anyone hold a vote on images, or does and admin need to open and close it, how long should the vote last, etc... Thanks! --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:10, August 2, 2016 (UTC)


He's at it again, adding family members to Delphini after being told repeatedly in RC and Talk page that the edits go against policy. See also this discussion as others have tried to deal with him without success. Sorry to bother, but it appears something needs to be done. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 09:58, August 7, 2016 (UTC)

I second what Ironyak1 has said. This user needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. I myself have done my best to reason with him, but he's just shaken my reasoning off as if it were dust. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 10:01, August 7, 2016 (UTC)
I also second that. How admins haven't yet realized that User:KillerBird shows the same behavior of User:Jdogno7 is beyond me. Unremarkable Editor (talk) 10:17, August 7, 2016 (UTC)
It's well-known that KillerBird and Jdogturd7 are the same person; both his identities are banned (and not only for sock-puppetry) on at least one wiki (Digimon, I think it was). — RobertATfm (talk) 12:09, August 7, 2016 (UTC)
Blocked. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 15:22, August 7, 2016 (UTC)

Edit warring on the Sirius Black page

This page has a few hours ago been vandalised three times, by User:Siriusblackisgay, by User:Siriusisgay and by User:Siriusblackisstraight, making one edit each. These accounts are clearly sock-puppets of each other, and also vandalism-only accounts, as these are the only edits they have made. Action needs to be taken. — RobertATfm (talk) 23:25, September 6, 2016 (UTC)

Blocked all of them. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 23:31, September 6, 2016 (UTC)

Unlock Requests

Can someone please unlock Dolores Umbridge? It's been a few months so hopefully the edit warring has past ;) --Ironyak1 (talk) 04:40, November 16, 2016 (UTC)

Yes check Done --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 06:51, November 16, 2016 (UTC)

Can someone please unlock Cho Chang's mother? It's the last of the pages ready for the current infobox update. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:52, November 16, 2016 (UTC)

Can someone please unlock Template:Mention? I'd like to add parameters to this so we can say {{Mention|newspaper}}, |poster, |shirt, |sign, etc and just have to maintain one template. Let me know if there are any questions. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:42, November 18, 2016 (UTC)

Bump (unless there is some objection to making parameters?) --Ironyak1 (talk) 08:46, November 24, 2016 (UTC)
Temporarily downgraded the protection level for you. :) Starstuff (Owl me!) 09:44, November 24, 2016 (UTC)

Cursed Child

Could we put "(cursed child universe)" next to the things that happened in the play and not the books or films to stop confusion and annoyance? Like Delphini, Voldemorts Relationship with Bellatrix, the time travel etc? They may be considered canon, however Rowling didn't write it, she merely approved of it, and it's annoying many people that it's in this wikia. So maybe if we mark it, it could make people chill out? And it'd make things a lot clearer. -OhHarl —The preceding unsigned comment was added by OhHarl (talkcontribs).

See our canon policy. JKR-approved media is canon (Cursed Child even moreso, since she said specifically that it "should be considered canon" since she co-developed it with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany). --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 22:21, December 21, 2016 (UTC)
Rowling also approve of quality fanfiction, should we count that as canon as well? Especially since the Cursed Child is a bad fanfiction, I mean? After George Norman Lippert began on that James Potter series of his, a much more reliable, canonically accurate and realistic story than the Cursed Child by a long shot, I might add, she first threatened to sue him for plagiarism, before he sent her a copy of James Potter and the Hall of the Elders Crossing to read and she promptly changed her mind and voiced her support of similar works. Can we add that too, because I'd really like to see Merlin's article expanded into that version of the Prince of Enchanters.
- Ninclow.
PS: Is there a problem with the system? The button to mark the post with username and date of writing is curiously absent on my end.
—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ninclow (talkcontribs).
To approve of something is not the same as officially endorsing it, co-producing it, outright pronouncing it canon, and having her name on the cover. Either way, this is not the appropriate forum for this discussion.
(I don't know what might be happening, the button works fine for me; you might want to just manually add four tildes (~~~~) to the end of your talk page messages). --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 02:09, December 22, 2016 (UTC)
Could you possibly take a screen shot of your edit panel? Either I've grown senile at the age of twenty two, or the button is missing when I edit. O.o
~~~~ ::—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ninclow (talkcontribs).

The sig button is the tenth from the left at the top of the window (to the immediate right of the button with the red no circle), but I for one just type "~" four times, and don't put a "nowiki" container around them. — RobertATfm (talk) 15:05, December 22, 2016 (UTC)

I do think Ohharl is right though. I think it should be labeled that its featured in the play and not the books, as only the few consider Cursed Child canon, even though Roiwling said it is. It'd help stop confusion too. ~~~~ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Marleylarkspur (talkcontribs).

Please address

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)

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