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Thank you

Thanks for making this, everyone. I've just finished watching a box set of all eight films and this wiki has really helped me get the hang of who does what and why. Fadzrina Sappayani June 5,2015

Misspelling

The latest (as I type) "Did You Know" on the Main Page includes the word "favorite". This violates this wiki's language policy, which is that articles must be in British English. An admin needs to change it to "favourite". — RobertATfm (talk) 05:06, February 22, 2013 (UTC)

Good catch. I fixed it, thanks! ProfessorTofty (talk) 06:06, February 22, 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations

Just realised, we now have 11,000 pages on this wiki! --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 22:10, June 13, 2013 (UTC)

Featured Poll

I really think we should change the featured poll. It's there 4 such a long time, and watever ppl vote on it's still Prongs. Change it to something like, oh I dunno, something about the 4 houses or something. Arya Drottning (talk) 07:29, June 15, 2013 (UTC)

New Wiki

I've just (under ten hours ago as I type) created a Cormoran Strike Wiki and would like this added to the Other Wikis section if this is OK. I also need plenty of editors to get the ball rolling (pun not intended)! — RobertATfm (talk) 14:57, July 16, 2013 (UTC)

Now that the new CS novel, Silkworm is due out the day after tomorrow, how about the CS wiki being linked to from the Main Page, as the TCV wiki is? And how about a few people heading over there to help? — RobertATfm (talk) 14:37, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
Strike the above. I'm merging both the JKR wikis I founded into a new one, The J. K. Rowling Adult Fiction Wiki. — RobertATfm (talk) 18:34, August 19, 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I am hoping to adopt and if not, help improve the [Harry Potter OC] wiki. It has been around for a while but was seemingly abandoned. I want to help it grow and was wondering if it could be added to the Other Wikia section you have please? All the best Mewrlise (talk) 12:00, September 1, 2016 (UTC)

Czech HP Wiki

cs.harry-potter.wikia.com

Hi everyone, I'm the creator of this page and I would like to make it as a oficial Czech wikia page. I don't know who is the creator of cs.harrypotter.wikia.com, but the page is disaster. Can you please make my page oficial czech HP wikia on your page?

New film series: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Anyone care to add this to the site news? --xensyriaT 14:30, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

The Harry Potter Journey Continues:- http://www.deraileddouchebaggery.com/8/post/2013/09/end-of-the-magical-world-of-harry-potter-not-yet.html Anisha3011 (talk) 06:34, October 1, 2013 (UTC)

Reference Error on Main Page

Hey guys, there seems to be a referencing error on the Main Page. I looked at the page source but sadly could not find the source of the error. It may be also be coming from the transcluded templates being used on the Main Page. Anyways, just was passing by and thought you should know this. On another note, I must say you guys have a terrific Main Page.--Spartacus [ TalkCentral ] 16:25, November 16, 2013 (UTC)

That comes from the "On This Day" section. Anytime the dates listed are referenced in the original date article, the reference is carried over to the current date template. But since the Main Page doesn't include the References list the date article does, it shows up as an error. - Nick O'Demus 16:29, November 16, 2013 (UTC)
If this bugs you, you could add a hidden reflist, like this:
  • <span style="display:none;">{{reflist}}</span>
Put on its own line at the end of the page (or at least after the references appear) and reference tags like this[1] won't give an error. Otherwise, you could add a visible reflist (maybe inside a scrolling list to reduce the impact) to the bottom of "On This Day". --xensyriaT 18:20, November 16, 2013 (UTC)
  1. example
That got it. Thanks! - Nick O'Demus 19:06, November 16, 2013 (UTC)

New page layout

What do people think of the new look? I personally find the fact that the only search option is at the top, above the adds disturbing, and the need to specify whether or not the searcher wishes to search only this wiki annoying at best, and very dissapointing at worst. I'm all for fixing things that are broken, and for changing things up now and again, but this feels like the opposite of improving the user interface, and I for one greatly dislike it. What does everyone else think about it? Dr. Galenos (talk) 18:48, April 30, 2014 (UTC)

Uh... I see no problems. Everything here seems to be fine to me - everything is where it should be. Though, admittedly, it will take a while for me to get used to the new look. I approve of it, Admins - you did good. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 19:29, June 27, 2014 (UTC)

Junk Edit

Someone is doing junk edits. The admins need to revert the changes and ban the editor.Cloudtheavenger (talk) 07:50, June 14, 2014 (UTC)

==Take some pride== 

Seriously? Don't you admins come here often to ensure junk edits don't happen? It's part of the responsbilities of an admin of a wikia.Cloudtheavenger (talk) 08:51, June 18, 2014 (UTC)

The last contributor to the page was an admin, and before that was a member of Wikia staff helping redesign. Either way, I fail to see where these "junk edits" are affecting. If you feel there's something wrong with the page, could you please point out where on the page is being affected? --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 11:11, June 18, 2014 (UTC)

Wiki change

I am closing down the The Casual Vacancy wiki. Could an admin please update that link to the new one, The J. K. Rowling Adult Fiction Wiki, which of course covers both the wikis I previously founded. — RobertATfm (talk) 18:31, August 19, 2014 (UTC)

Yes check Done - Nick O'Demus 04:09, September 19, 2014 (UTC)

Languages

Can an admin add "zh:" into the "languages" bar? AB Ng Talk 11:54, September 1, 2014 (UTC)

Yes check Done - Nick O'Demus 04:11, September 19, 2014 (UTC)

Christmas theme

Does this Wikia have a Christmas theme during the Holidays or on the day itself? I swear I've seen it before. Gourgeist (talk) 05:56, September 11, 2014 (UTC)

No one? :[ Gourgeist (talk) 23:15, September 15, 2014 (UTC)

Yes, sometimes a Christmas theme is added by certain contributor(s) in the day or few before Christmas, if sufficient demand is given. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 23:30, September 15, 2014 (UTC)
Here is a snapshot by the Web Archive of the Main Page of this wiki on 7 December 2012, showing the Christmas theme it had then. — RobertATfm (talk) 00:22, September 16, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks guys! ^____^ Gourgeist (talk) 17:53, September 16, 2014 (UTC)

Films first, then books

Why are "Films" first and "Books" second on the main page, rather than the other way around? --Kritique (talk) 01:09, September 22, 2014 (UTC)

Luna Lovegood

We see Luna alone for a whopping 9 minutes. Hermionepotterluvr (talk) 01:03, December 20, 2014 (UTC) Tonks

Custom cursor

I'm not good at working on wikia's so I probably posted this in the wrong section. Anyways, I had an idea. What do you all think of a custom cursor/mouse? (If you don't get what I mean, check the FNAF wiki, it has a custom cursor.) The cursor could simply be a wand, and if you want to be more creative you could make the wand glow on links. Well, that was my idea.

TheElementalPhoenix (talk) 04:28, January 8, 2015 (UTC)TheElementalPhoenix

If this idea is taken up, it should be done in such a way that users can opt out of it. I remember, several years back, being on a site which had a custom Hallowe'en cursor, and many users (including me) found it annoying; then it turned out that the cursor (provided by Comet Cursor) was spyware. — RobertATfm (talk) 18:02, June 2, 2015 (UTC)

Ceiling fan vandal

Please block User:Mike D. Rosoft and delete the ceiling fan from all images that he had vandalized. (The user is also an impersonator of me.) - Mike Rosoft (talk) 15:33, June 2, 2015 (UTC)

Mike Rosoft (talk) 15:40, June 2, 2015 (UTC)

Gryffindor Edits

Hello.

I made some edits to the Gryffindor page, and due to the fact I'm new here, I did not follow the appropriate decorum and post here first. (Or at least I think I'm supposed to post here first? I am not certain.)

I added a definition of chivalry to the "behind the scenes" section of Gryffindor, and I also added a few house traits as well.

I have tweaked them a few times since putting them up, added a few punctuation marks, changed a word or two so it seemed to fit and flow better. I find that after reviewing my writing later I oftentimes find things I missed the first time around. I also changed the existing "strong of will" trait to "strength of will" as I felt that was worded more correctly.

My apologies for not posting here first. Also, if my edits are not needed or unnecessary I apologize for that as well.

--RoseMidnight26138 (talk) 09:39, June 21, 2015 (UTC)RoseMidnight26138

Seriously, don't worry. This is a wiki, after all, the point being that anybody can edit. If there's a problem with your edits, somebody will spot it and point it out (politely, right, folks! ;-) or maybe even simply fix it themselves, but you can pick it up as gradually as necessary. —Phil | Talk 13:13, June 22, 2015 (UTC)

I have to read the whole US series for an Ipad lol



Stmaarten1778 (talk) 22:17, August 23, 2015 (UTC)

Spells and wand motions

Where does the information for the spells come from (specifically the wand motions required to perform the spells)?

Miles Pucarelli

Miles.pucarelli (talk) 22:53, January 17, 2016 (UTC) 

Hebrew link

In "In Other Languages", Hebrew is missing. laG roiL (talk) 16:43, January 30, 2016 (UTC)

Cascade Protection

Why is cascading protection being used on this page? This is causing the protection of templates that don't need to be protected in this manner, such as {{-}}, which makes it difficult for people to edit. Could the cascading protection be lifted? --Sajuuk 12:49, February 13, 2016 (UTC)

The question arises of why you would want to edit {{-}}…do you have another example of something you cannot do because of the cascading protection? FYI {{-}} is itself protected so you wouldn't be able to edit it anyway! HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 17:49, February 13, 2016 (UTC)
Cascading protection should pretty much never be used, there is almost no instance of a reason to use that feature, because it protects other pages unintentionally.
And yes, I already know it's protected by itself, but cascading protection is always a bad idea due to the ease of being able to lock down pages by mistake, simply because they're transcluded onto the main page. I am simply requesting the cascading protection be removed, so that other templates aren't being protected needlessly. --Sajuuk 18:25, February 13, 2016 (UTC)

New canon information from J. Rowling

  • Please where is a complete list of all canon information released by J.Rowling since the last of her 7 books came out? Anthony Appleyard (talk) 19:40, February 15, 2016 (UTC)

Size of Hermione's house?

I need to ask a question, Is hermaione grangers house the same size as harry potters uncle vernon house??

Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood are the BEST!!!

Numberoneemmawatsonfan44 (talk) 09:49, June 18, 2016 (UTC)

I believe an generalization is in order, don't you?

Sorry if I used that word wrong, but I feel that, with so much more information from Pottermore, that we should make an effort to make some articles more general. For example, Aurors. Aurors are no longer only 'dark wizard hunters', that's the British Aurors. The American Aurors aren't once mentioned to deal with Dark Magic, they respond to threats against magical secrecy and is sent after Newt Scamander. Defence Against the Dark Arts isn't only taught to at Hogwarts, so it's misguiding to describe it only as a 'core subject' at Hogwarts, but instead give a brief summary of what the subject is all about and then describe how it is taught at several schools, including Hogwarts, and have existing info re-written a little. Ninclow (talk) 12:23, July 1, 2016 (UTC)

I don’t think we should change a lot of the articles yet. We only have some trailers of the film in which they appear to only be helping clean up Newt’s mess. Even though the main reason for Aurors would be to stop Dark witches and wizards, I don’t think this has only been the only thing they ever do in Britain. We know they deal with Dark objects too, and help keep things in order. As the article on the wikia states, they are a unit of highly-trained, specialist officers. Think of them like the police – they help out in any field which may be dangerous. I think this is the case for other countries like America too. Like you pointed out, the trailers for the film and some information include some Aurors trying to clean up what Newt has done. Newt’s briefcase and the creatures who escaped fit the category of dangerous. We do also know now that in the 17th century, Webster Boot worked as an Auror for hire in America and he took one Dark wizard from there to England. So until Jo says otherwise, we have to assume Aurors in other countries have the same purpose as they do in Britain. And the ones in Britain aren’t just there to stop Dark wizards. There are other dangerous things too which they are needed for. I don’t think they just wait around for another Dark witch or wizard to pop up!
And unfortunately, up until a couple of days ago, no other school has been mentioned by Jo to be teaching Defence Against the Dark Arts. The only school mentioned to have teached the Dark Arts in any way so far is Durmstrang, which teaches the Dark Arts, not Defence Against. However, having said that, we do now know that Ilvermorny teaches the subject too since Rionach Steward is mentioned to have teached it in the new Pottermore article about the school. But the wikia article doesn't say Defence Against the Dark Arts is "only" teached at Hogwarts. It merely says it is a core subject at Hogwarts and up until now, it was the only school mentioned to teach it. So we just need to edit the article to include how Ilvermorny teaches it too – whether it is also a core subject we do not know - but we don't need to go overboard about changing everything yet. I don't know whether we should add a simple note to the page saying that Ilvermorny teaches it too or whether to make a new page for the Ilvermorny one. Does anyone have any thoughts? But we don’t know how they teach it yet such as what topics they cover - just that they teach it. So there isn’t a lot to say yet. –- May32 User talk:May32|talk) 18:48, July 1, 2016 (UTC)


"I don’t think they just wait around for another Dark witch or wizard to pop up!"
You're argument is invalid.
"'We do also know now that in the 17th century, Webster Boot worked as an Auror for hire in America and he took one Dark wizard from there to England."
We also know that North America had no magical governing body prior to MACUSA and any so-called Aurors for hire would be freelancing and taking on whatever assignments available to them for their butter and cheese, such as transporting a wanted criminal in hiding back to England, which does not reflect what I called 'American Aurors'. for the sake of discussion.
"- but we don't need to go overboard about changing everything yet."
You just re-validated yourself. :p Ninclow (talk) 22:00, July 1, 2016 (UTC)
I’m sorry but I don’t see how my argument is invalid. I don’t really see what point your trying to make. We don’t need to change what is already written on the Auror page until we have definite proof that an Auror is another country does not fulfil the same role as they do in Britain. The main purpose we have been given of Aurors from Jo is to stop Dark wizards and witches but they have done other things too. We don’t know what role the American Aurors completely fulfil. The film is not out yet. Aurors helping Newt or trying to put these dangerous creatures away doesn’t mean they don’t stop Dark witches and wizards too. So no, we don’t need to change the Auror page to say only British Aurors hunt Dark witches and wizards until we have proof they are the only ones. My point about Webster Boot was to show that before MACUSA was made, there have been people in America working as some kind of Auror searching for Dark witches and wizards as far back as the 17th century. Why would they change the purpose of an Auror after the formation? So my argument is valid. We don’t need to change anything on this page until we have any proper new information to tell us otherwise.
And I don’t know if it was a mistake but please don’t delete the rest of my reply. We only know Ilvermorny is the only other school which teaches Defence Against the Dark Arts. None of Jo’s work about other schools mention the subject except Durmstrang, where it is just the Dark Arts, not Defence Against. So except for maybe a note on the page saying Ilvermorny taught the subject too and a little line or two saying what little we do know (we don’t even know if it was a core subject yet or what topics they cover) – or maybe making a new Defence Against the Dark Arts page for Ilvermorny, we don’t need to change the entire article to point this out. And please try to sign all your messages so it doesn't get confusing to others about who wrote the reply - its an easy mistake sometimes but it keeps things tidy :) –- May32 (talk) 20:50, July 1, 2016 (UTC)
"Why would they change the purpose of an Auror after the formation? So my argument is valid. We don’t need to change anything on this page until we have any proper new information to tell us otherwise."
Easy. There never were 'some kind of Auror searching for Dark witches and wizards as far back as the 17th century'. From what I can gather from the trailer and info about the measurer, they didn't 'change' the purpose of US Aurors as much as them always having a different purpose, with there being no Aurors in North America pre-MACUSA, but Rowling used the term loosely for the sake of simplicity, and the 'Auror for hire' were sort of a wannabe thing, mirroring the work of British Aurors, which pre-dated the American ones.
"And I don’t know if it was a mistake but please don’t delete the rest of my reply. " I did? Oh, crap, sorry! Completely by accident! D: "And please try to sign all your messages so it doesn't get confusing to others about who wrote the reply - its an easy mistake sometimes but it keeps things tidy :)" Right... Sorry. ^^'  
I kind of see what your trying to say. I think a note on the page to say the little things we do know about Aurors in America would be fine. But I don't think saying only Aurors in Britain deal with hunting Dark magic is okay because we don't know this. They may do the same thing in New Zealand or Australia for example. I may be able to think of a few other things they do in Britain too. Since Aurors in America appear to help keep dangerous things at bay such as Newt's briefcase of creatures and anything really which may ruin magical secrecy - they may also help deal with Dark magic and so on. They probably do. But its speculation similar to how saying they don't would be too. Since before MACUSA was formed we know of someone who did hunt Dark magic under the name of Auror in America. The new information from Jo on Pottermore for Ilvermorny tells us this. The trailer and some information from Jo tells us Aurors still work under this name in America by the 1920s. It says on the Fantastic Beasts wikipedia page how the character Percival Graves will be a "high-ranking Auror, confidante to the President of the American magical community. Set with the task of tracking down Newt." So he will be looking for Newt himself - not the creatures. So maybe MACUSA think he is a Dark wizard who done this on purpose or a wizard who needs to be hunted and dealt with because he has done something dangerous. So there is a lot of speculation at the moment. Nothing is very clear. So until we have the film and the book or any new information which tells us they work in a completely different way to Britain and don't deal with Dark magic, I wouldn't say they don't. I would put "In America, Aurors helped clean up the mess made by the creatures who escaped Newt's briefcase. Percival Graves was given the task of hunting Newt down because of this. They also help deal with anything which may ruin magical secrecy too" with a link to the Pottermore page and the wikipedia page and the trailer or video which shows them doing so. But don't worry about the deleting of the paragraph! It happens. When I edited a wikia a while ago for the first time, I messed up with a link and it messed up the entire page! Oops! :) And I don't mean to be annoying with the signing comments thing. Its no big deal - I'm a bit of a perfectionist and it makes things easier for others who may want to join us to know who said which reply! :S –- May32 (talk) 20:50, July 1, 2016 (UTC)

Wizarding families of different nations:

Could we have one page for British wizarding families, one for American ones, one for other those of other countries worth mentioning, ect, that would make it much easier when looking up information on the American wizarding society. Ninclow (talk) 20:09, July 5, 2016 (UTC) 

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