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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)

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)


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)

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