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A new logo

Hi, I made a new logo for this Wiki. You can use it if you want. If not, that's alright too :) --TheBook // Talk Page 14:24, July 8, 2010 (UTC)

Image Deletion

Here is proof it is a fan art cover. It was for a contest. Jack5555 14:55, February 23, 2010 (UTC)

No problem! Jack5555 15:01, February 23, 2010 (UTC)


Hey Cavalier. I think we might have another shot at sockpuppet abuse. Anabellaswan and Horace E. F. Slughorn have both been inactive since August 15. Today on the Talk:Hermione Granger page, they both have voted 40 minutes apart. Sorry for suspecting if my theory is wrong, but I find it weird since they both have been inactive for about 7 months and both get on the wiki the same day 40 minutes apart. Reply back. Thanks.--L.V.K.T.V.J.Hogwarts(Send an owl!) 01:29, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

Another thing to back up my claim is that the only things they both have voted on they have voted on together.--L.V.K.T.V.J.Hogwarts(Send an owl!) 04:28, March 6, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Cavalier. Now we can solve this matter once and for all.--L.V.K.T.V.J.Hogwarts(Send an owl!) 18:54, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry. I'm really sorry for that. It won't happen again.--Station7 18:56, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

Hey, did you get any response from the wikia check user yet?--L.V.K.T.V.J.Hogwarts(Send an owl!) 17:29, March 13, 2010 (UTC)
Oh well. Thanks anyway, Cavalier.--L.V.K.T.V.J.Hogwarts(Send an owl!) 18:01, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

Shortcut redirects

Hey, Cav. This may not be any of my business, but I've noticed GrouchMan is changing the shortcut redirects (for example, in the user welcome message) again (for example, here and here), after your previous warnings to stop. I wasn't snooping; I merely noticed those earlier warnings while looking through the recent changes page, and I didn't want to get in the middle of anything. I just thought you'd like to know, so you can proceed from that point. Cheers. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 20:55, March 7, 2010 (UTC)

I've noticed this as well. Also, despite being told not to format peoples talk pages he continues to do so. –K.A.JTCE 21:08, March 7, 2010 (UTC)
I'm sorry you guys. -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 22:50, March 7, 2010 (UTC)
I know it's not really any of my business, but isn't a month a bit much? For the first block, wouldn't a week be enough to get the message across? Granted, he does need to lay off the pointless user talk page editing and focus on something more constructive, but I've seen deliberate vandalism blocked for less time than that. - Nick O'Demus 08:59, March 8, 2010 (UTC)


I'm sorry about that Cavalier but I just can't help myself when it comes to stuff like that. -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 22:54, March 7, 2010 (UTC)

Well, if you think it's really that pointless & you think I should stop so be it. What does "continue in this vein" mean? -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 23:00, March 7, 2010 (UTC)
Very well. Is it really that big a deal? It's not like I'm deliberately vandalizing pages. I've made now over 20000 edits & not once have I vandalized even a user talk page. -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 23:04, March 7, 2010 (UTC)
Very well. So how's the vandal rate lookin so far? It's not too bad is it? -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 23:12, March 7, 2010 (UTC)


What if I saw redirects on somebody's user page & I suggested they fix them? Does that sound like a better idea? -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 23:02, March 7, 2010 (UTC)

User pages/user talk pages

Cav, my creating red-link user pages & user talk pages isn't bad right? -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 23:54, March 7, 2010 (UTC)


Just getting started on this site. I'll be sure to come to you if I need help or tips Theonlyhermione 15:43, March 8, 2010 (UTC)Theonlyhermione

good question

What does it take to become an administrator? Does it take lots of edits and good behavior?

Just curious and wondering

Have a great day,

ZeldaFan4 14:53, March 12, 2010 (UTC)ZeldaFan4ZeldaFan4 14:53, March 12, 2010 (UTC)

Ted Lupin

Thanks, for clearing up the Hufflepuff thing. I referred it to Seth, but I haven't seen him on in a couple of days. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 15:34, March 16, 2010 (UTC)

Edit Dates

Hey Cav,

I'm having a bit of a problem with dates. You know the last edited by tags at the bottom of each article? Well I just found out that whenever I make an edit, it says "Quidditch Lover made an edit on" and then some random date. Maybe it's because I haven't been active in so long, but I don't know why inactivity would affect edit dates. There's one that says January 17, 2010, and other that says May 10, 2009. Do you have any idea why this is happening? It's not a major issue, so I don't have a problem with it, just curious. Thanks. QuidditchLoverSnitch 2(My talk)(contribs) 18:39, March 18, 2010 (UTC)


Do you mind if I give you an award at your "Awards" section?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jumpy the elf (talkcontribs).

Articles on the Grangers

The article states that the parents ,,, Mr and Mrs Granger,,,, recieved a letter informing them that their daughter was a witch and would be attending Hogwarts. I was under the impression that Hogwarts sent a representative, staff member?, to inform Mugle parents about their children, The articles make no mention of this and seem to suggest that in the Grangers case, it was not necessary. Im sure the Canon states that a representative is always sent to mugle parents. Could you look into this, A personal response would be appriciated.

John Hogg

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

New article

The 8th Horcrux - Is having a MySpace page and being featured in their high-school newspaper "notable"? The way this is written makes me suspect it was done by one of the band members as self-promotion. - Nick O'Demus 10:31, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

This is something I noticed back when a lot of these articles were first being created last fall, but it was never really discussed further and the new wrock band articles kind of slowed for a while, so I let it kind of get pushed to the backburner. But take a look at this list. Every one of those has a MySpace page, which anybody can create. I don't think that alone can be justified as "notable". There were a few things I found that might count as "notable", such as convention appearances or news articles, listed on Grouchman's talk page here. - Nick O'Demus 10:43, March 22, 2010 (UTC)
It's not really something I'm "in to" either, most of what I know is what I've read online. I'll do some more looking around, and start a forum discussion when I've come up with something more definitive. - Nick O'Demus 11:30, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Article Deletion

an unregistered user redirected my newly created page Bearers of the Dark Mark into the Death Eater page and it seems the whole page has been deleted and i cannot get it back. it was not about the death eaters it was about who has been branded with the Dark Mark

Previous warning

Hey Cavalier, it's T.J.. This is my other account that I made after the Muppet Wiki blocked the GrouchMan account for a year. I want you to know that I've learned my lesson about what you said, & from now on I'll ask other users before editing their user pages. Thanks -- [[User:Greymon101|<font color="Green">Greymon101</font>]] ([[User talk:Greymon101|<font color="Green" size="1">Terra Force!!</font>]]) 02:01, April 8, 2010 (UTC)

RE: Warning

Well if you really think it's that insignificant then it will stop. But what's the big deal about it anyway? I still don't understand. -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 02:04, April 10, 2010 (UTC)

All right. However if you ever notice that Seth Cooper's user page has been edited by me then I want you to know that he gave me permission to edit it whenever I see redirects. I hope you understand that. -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 02:19, April 10, 2010 (UTC)


Hey Cavalier, I think your workpad has a few redirects you may wanna fix. But if you'd like me to do it I certainly would. BUT I knew I should ask for your permission 1st. Thanks!! -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 20:30, April 10, 2010 (UTC)


Hey Cavalier, what's the word on that annoying user who makes a new account every time he gets blocked? I believe his accounts are Harryhe, James VI, and Fredwii. Has anybody seen any edits that look like his work at all lately? -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 16:30, April 12, 2010 (UTC)


Cav, what's wrong with Gonorhea's username? I don't quite understand why it's unacceptable. -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 13:53, April 15, 2010 (UTC)

Well, considering that there is no sex in the Harry Potter universe or on this wiki, and User:Gonorhea's username is a sexually transmitted disease, I would think it inappropriate. Remember, Grouchie, that we have 12 year olds who edit this site. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 14:02, April 15, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks JKoch! -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!!) 22:49, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Sig not working

When I put in my custom sig, all it displays is {{SUBST:The Halfblood}}, Can you put a spotlight on it. Until then, I can't join without being told off, I don't reckon. The Halfblood 19:03, April 21, 2010 (UTC)

Fleur Delacour image


I was wondering can we use the image I just put onto the Fleur Delacour page as her profile picture.

Ok but can you at least do me this image of fleur File:Fleur234.jpg

But with this background


Please this is my only request.

Please do it. When I say the background I don't mean add Padma I mean the background used for the photo not Padma herself —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Neosforce657 (talkcontribs).

That would take a heck of alot of Photoshopping! I think I'll be able to do it though. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by The Halfblood (talkcontribs).

My talk page

Cav, this guy won't stop changing the format of the links to my archived talk pages even after I fix it again. Has he done something like that on your talk page at all? He also left a stupid message: "What do you think is the Meaning of Life?". I deleted the message already but he keeps messin w/ my talk page. What do you think I should do about this? -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!! P.S. Have a rotten day!!!!) 16:26, April 28, 2010 (UTC)

I didn't violate any Harry Potter Wiki policys. I was just being sociable. 17:26, April 28, 2010 (UTC)
Well every time my talk page is edited the format of the links to my archived talk pages is shown to have been edited and I don't want them to be, I like them the way that they are. -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!! P.S. Have a rotten day!!!!) 20:25, April 28, 2010 (UTC)


Hey Cav, how's it goin? -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!! P.S. Have a rotten day!!!!) 22:21, April 28, 2010 (UTC)

New User

Cav this guy put this:

on my user page. I think he should be banned. -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!! P.S. Have a rotten day!!!!) 00:45, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

Blocked, and Seth blocked his IP as well. Grunny (talk) 13:37, April 29, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Grunny!! -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!! P.S. Have a rotten day!!!!) 16:12, April 30, 2010 (UTC)

Stupid advice

Cav, please have a look at my talk page. This unregistered contributor just keeps giving me pointless advice about nothing. So do you think you could do something? Thanks dude!! How was your weekend? -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!! P.S. Have a rotten day!!!!) 12:18, May 3, 2010 (UTC)


Hey Cav, I got a problem. Whenever I edit photos now by adding categories, I gotta press the "edit this page" button, the "Add category" icon doesn't even show up. Do you know what's goin on? -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!! P.S. Have a rotten day!!!!) 16:35, May 5, 2010 (UTC)

Did You Know

i noticed in the "did you know" section on the home page that it says "squibs cannnot see dementors" but how can this be said when Mrs Figg gave testimony at harry's hearing in book 5?Sw9889 (talk) 02:11, May 6, 2010 (UTC)


Hi, Cavalier One. I'm writting to you about GrouchMan. Despite your final warning he continues to repeat the behaviour that lead to him being blocked a few months ago. On Monday, I noticed he had edited the shortcut redirects in the welcome template of an anon's talk page. I warned him that future infractions would lead to him being blocked again. He agreed, and promised it would never happen again. He then asked if he could edit the shortcut redirects in my user page. I kindly asked him not to, and suggested that he should avoid such things completely in the future. Apparently, I don't get a say in what happens to my own page. He edited it anyway. I gave him another warning, and he apologized, promising to do his very best to resist. He lasted two days before doing it yet again. I'm not saying this because I want to get him into trouble. It just annoys me that he thinks he is above the rules, and that he can edit other people's pages regardless of their own wishes. I'm sure you agree, this cannot continue. Please take whatever action you feel is necessary. Thanks for listening. Jayce DarkmarkAvada KedavraCrucioImperio 16:41, May 6, 2010 (UTC)

1 final chance

Hello Cavalier, I am truly sincerly sorry for all my screw-ups. I juwanted to say that, if in 1 week from today I've messed up again, I'll give it up without a fight and I'll gladly leave the Wiki in peace. You've got my word on that. & from now on the only thing that I'll focus on are redirects on articles. I'll give all of you a little break & take a few days off. I hope you can soon forgive me. Thanks again! -- GrouchMan (Send an owl then scram!! P.S. Have a rotten day!!!!) 17:59, May 6, 2010 (UTC)

GrouchMan block

Hey, Cavalier. I'm sorry to say that I was snooping around other wikis, but I wanted to know how Grouchman was doing after being banned from the wiki. According to this, Grouchman says he suffers from Asperger syndrome, a type of autism that causes signifigant patterns of interests and behavior, which explains why he has had trouble with trying not to fix redirects on talk pages, etc. I am not telling you to unblock him, but I just wanted to explain to you why he has had trouble with you giving him warnings and him not fully obeying you. Thanks.--L.V.K.T.V.J.Hogwarts(Send an owl!) 16:50, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Edit war

Aurora Sinestra article history 17:19, May 14, 2010 (UTC)


You may have reverted and locked the page, but if you really want to get rid of all my Sinistra work, you'll have to move all the pictures of the character back to "Images of Unidentified female teacher", because I moved them all to "Images of Aurora Sinistra". Plus, i've said she was Sinistra on Natalie Hallam's page, and you'll also have to restore "Unidentified female teacher (I)". One more thing: there is no reference to the unidentified employees' possibility of being Sinistra, so you'll have to re-add them in the Behind the Scenes section, aswell as remove the Forum:Aurora Sinistra page and User:Butterfly the rabbit/Sinistra draft aswell. Butterfly the rabbit 18:18, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

May I suggest a tentative block for Butterfly the rabbit? He or she has clearly demonstrated how immature and disrespectful they are. Jayce DarkmarkAvada KedavraCrucioImperio 18:27, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
I am not being immature or THAT disrespectful. I'm just saying that me, Pol, Joeworthy and Rodolphus have strong reason to believe that YOU are wrong, not us. Besides, I've spent at least two entire days writing that page. You should be ashamed of ruining an article worthy of Featured Article status. Butterfly the rabbit 18:53, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
Butterfly the rabbit is now forging other peoples signitures on the Aurora Sinistra forum. Jayce DarkmarkAvada KedavraCrucioImperio 18:56, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
Stop your whining, and NO I haven't. If you learn to read then you'll see why. Butterfly the rabbit 18:58, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
Adding other peoples signitures to a talk page or forum without their permission is forgery. Jayce DarkmarkAvada KedavraCrucioImperio 19:16, May 14, 2010 (UTC)


Out of curiosity, when are the blogs being taken down? --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 18:31, May 17, 2010 (UTC)

Are you serious? Surely the community has a right to decide which features our wiki supports. It shouldn't be within the power of the bureaucrats of the central wiki, or those users who contribte exclsively to the blogs to override a community vote. Jayce DarkmarkAvada KedavraCrucioImperio 16:55, May 18, 2010 (UTC)
One option might be to threaten to transfer the Harry Potter wiki to a different host unless they respect the community's decision. Jayce DarkmarkAvada KedavraCrucioImperio 17:14, May 18, 2010 (UTC)
We could also set a percentage, if say more than 25% of your edits are blog posts you get warned. It continues you get a short ban (like 2 weeks). --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 18:08, May 18, 2010 (UTC)
True enough, although the result would pretty much be the same. Wikia would still lose this community. All it's members, all the content we've written and our skin. I don't think we should atually do it. I just though it might make them see things our way. Failling that, we could always create a policy banning the use of blogs completely, regardless of wether or not the feature itself remains. Jayce DarkmarkAvada KedavraCrucioImperio 08:28, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

Striker Man

Striker Man was previously blocked for repeatedly uploading pictures over existing ones despite several warnings. He's now back as Strikerman, and is doing it again. - Nick O'Demus 17:36, May 21, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. One less vandal to keep reverting. - Nick O'Demus 17:56, May 21, 2010 (UTC)

Trouble with my blog page.....

I have several pages of blogs, and when I try to get to page 2, it shows where the blogs should be- but they aren't there, just a little number 1 at the top left corner. It's getting on my nerves because I've been posting my Albus Potter and the Next Generation fan fiction on HP Fan Fiction Wiki and now it's been delayed half way through. --Scarletmoon579Ravenclawcrest(Talk to me!)


HEY!! Um, I was wondering how the heck ur supposed 2 upload pics 2 use as ur avatar. Could u tell me how 2 do that! Thnks!!!

Mugglegurl121398 17:49, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

Busy morning,, & Inserting fanon, and generally unhelpful edits. - Nick O'Demus 17:19, May 23, 2010 (UTC)


When do the blogs get shut down?--Scarletmoon579Ravenclawcrest(Talk to me!)

Blogs protesting

Another reason you can argue your case: a wiki for blogs has been started for Harry Potter fanfiction. Hopefully this will help your case. Thanks.--L.V.K.T.V.J.Hogwarts(Send an owl!) 18:00, May 31, 2010 (UTC)

Conjectural Event Titles

It occurred to me that we made up the names of all the events of the Second Wizarding War which could lead to issues with conjectural titles. I started a discussion to get this figured out. Forum:Conjectural Event Titles --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 19:23, May 31, 2010 (UTC)

The Snatcher

New user name for Jayce Carver. The Snatcher 18:25, June 2, 2010 (UTC)

user page

hi, cavalier. recently, i put a lady gaga video on my user page, and after that, my entire user page turned black. i did'nt know what to do, so i deleted everything i wrote on there, but it was still black. i was wondering if u could go on my user page, ans check if it's still black, and if it is, i was wondering what u could do about it, and if it is'nt black, owl me, and i can rewrite it. thnks!

Mugglegurl121398 00:43, June 3, 2010 (UTC)

sorry about the fuss! all taken care of now!!

Mugglegurl121398 21:20, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

Becoming a Admin on the Harry Potter Wiki

How can I become admin as I would like to help out round here, I have a vast knowledge of Harry Potter and have read all the books and watched all the released films, so would be of great help when it comes to canon information and non-canon information. Thanks for your help pday2387 16:30, June 5, 2010 (UTC)


Lord Voldemort killed the vampire James put in a request for Rollback rights a while ago, and I just wanted to mention that I think he's earned the privilege. Also, according to the Local list users page, Thorning and Smonocco don't have Rollback either, and I think by now they've proven themselves as reliable, trustworthy users. - Nick O'Demus 19:34, June 6, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I'd be interested. I took some time off from the Wiki since I was feeling somewhat burned-out, but I'd like to get back into it again. - Nick O'Demus 15:46, June 7, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! And may I just say: [1] - Nick O'Demus 09:22, June 9, 2010 (UTC)


Why delete my photos?Pol 871 13:36, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

I know exactly where come my images (movies, trading cards, sticker albums and hp websites), and when I get one of them is always for the pages.If someone who not find it appropriate and deleted, that's not my problem.Pol 871 13:46, June 15, 2010 (UTC)


HI! I was wondering how to customize my signature, please owl me.

Mugglegurl121398 21:18, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

New Page

HI! I was wondering how to create a new page? I want to make one for some of the movies that actors in the films also starred in. Please Owl me!!!

Mugglegurl121398 19:35, June 21, 2010 (UTC)

I gave her the link. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 22:17, June 21, 2010 (UTC)

Blog Forum

I think you've got the snowball vote. Between the 9 of us, there are nearly 60,000 edits, 4 admins, 2 unspeakables, 6 prefects, and dozens of Orders of Merlin. There are no votes against. Thanks, --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 16:55, June 22, 2010 (UTC)

Shouldn't you guys give a heads up to the big blog users (User:Scarletmoon579, User:Aliceandjasperforever, etc.)? --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 12:47, June 30, 2010 (UTC)

Blog policy

I'm glad to see steps have been taken to rein in the blogs, which were, frankly, getting out of hand. I wholeheartedly support the new policy.

Thanks for the welcome, too. It's good to be back. :) Starstuff (Owl me!) 15:07, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

poor syntax and spelling error in lavander brown article

referance lavander brown,,,, see prove ,,, improper english,,, and whiile,, bad spelling

Seven Page

On the page for the magical number Seven it claims only Seven people know the entrance for The Chamber of Secrets: Salazar Slytherin, Tom Riddle, Myrtle, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley, and Gilderoy Lockhart

However Hermione Granger would know the entrance as she has also visited the chamber when she and Ron went to the chamber to find a Basilisk fang to destroy a horcrux.

Gilderoy Lockheart knew, but then he accidently casted that memory spell on himself, so he forgot. So we need to switch Gilderoy with Hermione, that still makes seven. Although, I'm pretty sure that Harry would've told Dumbledore, it only makes sense, no? --TheBook — (talk | contribs) 18:40, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Blog policy use

Hi, I'm an admin over at the Doctor Who Wiki, I just wanted to make sure it was okay to use the general essence of your blog policy and no personal attacks policy, as we're in the process of drawing up our own blog/forum policy? Also should I attribute / link back to your policy on our finished policy page? Thanks. --Tangerineduel 15:02, August 2, 2010 (UTC)


Dear Cavalier One,

About a month or two ago, I started contributing to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians wiki, another series I enjoy. Over there, they have Wiki Cabins. Don't ask about the cabins part, its got something to do with the series, takes to much room to explain (and very much time to type!). Anyway, they have four cabins. Apollo cabin who deals with images and image licensing, Ares cabin who is the vandal-fighters, Demeter cabin, dealing with wiki growth, and Hermes cabin, dealing with the stalwart of gardians and new users. I thought maybe here, you and the other Admins could make wiki HOUSES!

  • Hufflepuff, wiki growth
  • Gryffindor, Vandal-fighting.
  • Slytherin, Stalwart of gardians and new users (i honestly dont know wat that means.)
  • Ravenclaw, Image licensing and editing.

I don't how to make them or add people, im just giving u a rough Idea. You're the admin not me... but I'd like to a prefect or something like that...... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Shooting Starz (talkcontribs).

Hi,Cavalier One, I'm The avatar (Avatar) the admin who came up with Wiki Cabins from Camp Half-Blood wiki. If you do in fact consider this "Wiki House" thing then feel free to take a look at what the Wiki Cabins are here: Wiki Cabins. And towards Shooting Starz, they deal with new users, I suggest you read the Wiki Cabin Page before you start talking about them as though you know exactly what they do. Thanks for you time, Cavalier. Avatar (Talk) 13:45, August 3, 2010 (UTC)


How do I put a picture on my avatar? Can you tell me step by step because I'm following what the steps says but they aren't coming up. Can you tell me please? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bellatrixisawsome (talkcontribs).

Fan fiction

Dear Cavalier One,

I need permission from the administrators to write my fanfic on my blog. Last wiki I did it on almost blocked me for it!! Thanx! I'm getting permission from the other admins as well. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Shooting Starz (talkcontribs).

Shooting Starz

Okay. I still have my journal.

Thanks for warning me about fanfics. I still have my journal. I can tell you about my story there but I doubt you care... no one seems to.

P.S. I almost always have a P.S. on my comments....

P.S.S. How can I make a custom signature?

Shooting Starz


I expected as much, and no problem, as you mentioned to Shooting it's meant for growing wikis. Avatar (Talk) 12:05, August 4, 2010 (UTC)


Do you know anyone that can help me though?


A user has brought up a very good point about our British style and dates on this wiki. See the forum here:Forum:Date Month --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 02:27, August 5, 2010 (UTC)


Do you work on the Harry Potter set or know anyone that works there? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bellatrixisawsome (talkcontribs).

support box

How do you put those you support people boxes up? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bellatrixisawsome (talkcontribs).


That was quick. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 22:38, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

What about the dates, do you think we should go through the articles switching to the 31 July? --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 22:48, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

Image policy

The new image policy states, "Do not upload images found on any website other than an officially licensed site, or recognised fan community site (Mugglenet, etc) which has access to official images and news." How does this apply to images that show canon subjects (e.g. film props on exhibit somewhere) but which are not taken from a source specifically related to fandom (a newspaper, Flickr, etc.)? Starstuff (Owl me!) 00:42, August 6, 2010 (UTC)

I think to start doing this someone should teach it. Can you tell me how, please?

I know that my opinion is not important and that is a standard, but let me note that I disagree with the new image policy.Is totally unnecessary, in my opinion. What is important is what the images bring to the articles.Pol 871 08:51, August 6, 2010 (UTC)

Seth and I are careful to correctly attribute prop exhibit and WWoHP pictures we upload, but most of these images aren't in the public domain (i.e. freely-licensed), and thus we use them on fair use grounds, like all other copyrighted material on this wiki. Is this an issue? Starstuff (Owl me!) 03:26, August 7, 2010 (UTC)

anyone else?

Do you know anyone who knows anyone people on set? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bellatrixisawsome (talkcontribs).


Also, have you seen any pictures of what the Lestrange Vault looks like because I must KNOW. You don't know how badly I'm dying to know what it looks like. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bellatrixisawsome (talkcontribs).


I recently deleted the article In Memory of Fred Weasley, and I noticed this is the 3rd time it has been done. I know there is a way to protect certain page titles to keep them from being recreated, but I can't figure out how to do so. How do I give this the Protected Titles status?

Nevermind, I think I figured it out. - Nick O'Demus 11:38, August 7, 2010 (UTC)

blocking my account?

I am currently on hollydays and I have almost no time, only the right to edit. When I return home within two days, I promise to implement the new policy in the pictures that I've uploaded. Yet I can not help feeling disappointed with the treatment I receive from the administration, I think I've proven to be a user friendly, cooperative and a good source of images.I believe that by blocking my account, this wiki will lose more than winning, although the images are more organized. I am frankly disappointed after all the work I have contributed to the site and I hope there is someone who values most what I do not do not do, which is simply not applying the new policy due to lack of time.Pol 871 16:07, August 10, 2010 (UTC)

I'm very disappointed by their way of doing things. I have never refused to carry out the new policy is more, I undertook to implement just arrived from my vacation, because at that time did not have enough time, but you do not believe it. I am aware that the rules must be respected, and will do so because I have always fulfilled, as it should be. I hope you understand my reasons and we can end this problem, for my part I will respect the new policy. Like I said, I did not only lack of time. Please let me respond.

Hi Cavalier One

I was wondering if you could tell me how to do something. I have seen a few people post things at the Wizangamot and sign there name and put thing like (send me an owl) and things like that could you explain to me how to do it?

Thanks a lot,


Castle related moves

User:Jpkilleen moved pretty much every article that dealt with places in the castle last night. I think most should be moved back b/c of caps style in the titles. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 15:11, August 18, 2010 (UTC)

Image verification

I'm sorry for not adding the source to the Quibbler file. I have added a source, although I'm not sure if I did it correctly (it's my first picture upload). Just wanted to let you know that I attempted to fix it. Again, sorry for the inconvenience. HPfanatic08 04:40, August 19, 2010 (UTC)

Recent uploads

You're welcome. As I have always said, I am a contributing editor. So let me clarify why such question. I recently re-released the entire photo gallery of members of the Order of the Phoenix, as many of the photos were of whole body and could not appreciate either the person in the picture. Wherefore I cut the profile images of some characters in order to clearly see who they are. That is, the image is the same but cut specifically for the order item. As for the image of Lily, sorry. I had not noticed, so the back up properly.Pol 871 09:52, August 19, 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing my user page and talk page after that unregistered user messed them up! :-) --BachLynn23 19:06, August 19, 2010 (UTC)

No kidding, that would have really sucked if I had to do my home page all over again. I hate people like that, that just mess things up for no reason. --BachLynn23 19:13, August 19, 2010 (UTC)


Hi! On the page about Dumbledore's Army's coin, it mentions that Zacharias Smith had been a traitor also, I was curious, where did this happen, I was under the impression that the only traitor was Marietta? --BachLynn23 20:21, August 19, 2010 (UTC)


Hi! You know on the main page, you've got headings in the Harry Potter font? How did you get it like that? LuckyStar 13:31, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

User video uploads policy

I know we have a policy limiting user images, but what about videos? Because to me, this should qualify as excessive. I'd like a second opinion though before I delete them. - Nick O'Demus 05:16, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

Seconded. It would be one thing if the video were BTS stuff, but mostly they are just stupid videos, rick rolling and such. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 05:30, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

New Users

Do you have any idea why it is taking a while for new users to get their talk page message that creates their page (turning their name from red to blue)? It has been this way for a couple of days. I've left warnings on pages that don't even have the automatic welcome message 20 minutes after they edited. Thanks, --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 20:02, August 22, 2010 (UTC)


I would normally go to Seth (who is out of town) or Nick (who is having computer issues) with this, but could you look at General Ironbeak's recent edits to Cedric Diggory. I think he was excessive (especially deleting the entire "Post Mortem" section). --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 03:49, August 25, 2010 (UTC)


Matoro183 just went inactive of their own volition, and DarkJedi613 hasn't been active since January. What would your opinion be on making Hcoknhoj‎ an admin, and promoting Grunny to Bureaucrat? - Nick O'Demus 07:51, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

Alright, I'll ask them. - Nick O'Demus 08:57, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

Video policy

Also, how's this for an addendum to the user image policy? - Nick O'Demus 08:02, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

Video uploads are for official use in articles only. Fan-made videos and non-HP related videos are not allowed, and will be deleted. Users may post links to videos on sites such as YouTube on their userpages.

I'll start a discussion in the forums for the proposal with the revised wording. Thanks. - Nick O'Demus 08:57, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

Can you Block?

Can you block the user keeps editing Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans and it's driving me rampant. --KiumaruHamachi 02:14, August 26, 2010 (UTC)KiumaruHamachi

Okay. I'll remember that. Thanks. --KiumaruHamachi 13:11, August 26, 2010 (UTC)KiumaruHamachi

re: upload

Hey, thanks for pointing out that to me, but I'm still confused as to where the information template is, you said it was on the upload page, but all I saw after I uploaded the photo (while I was editing the hangman page), was the license information and caption, and image size. Am I not uploading the picture in the right spot? Maybe that's why I didn't see the template. Also, would the source be the website I snapped the picture from (using jing)? You know what, just go ahead and delete it, I'll leave uploading pictures to others, I was going to delete it but I don't know how. Thanks! :-) --BachLynn23 21:37, August 26, 2010 (UTC)


Hi, Cavalier One, I was wondering if Harry Potter Wiki accepts Affiliation, because Camp Half-Blood Wiki would be interested. Avatar (Talk) 01:49, August 27, 2010 (UTC)

No Response (Forum) :( Avatar (Talk) 04:14, August 29, 2010 (UTC)


So, what is the next step, having accepted the nomination and had people vote for me? --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 05:04, August 27, 2010 (UTC)


Hi, i am the admin of the Dutch HPW and I want o know how you can get a autmatically refresh button can get on teh recentchanges page. Samben (Overleg) 13:24, August 28, 2010 (UTC)

Confused me...

Hi. I noticed there are a number of articles about foods. I don't quite see why these are included unless the are specific to the magical world or have some important role in the story. Articles such as "Steak" and "Butter" seem slightly over the top. Do they exist in the Books? Of course. Are they important to the story? I can't think of a time when they are. Do they need their own articles? Definitely not. Please tell me if I'm missing some critical reason for why they exist, and if not, please delete them as they seem to contribute absolutely nothing to the wiki. Thank You! -LegolasFan- aka User 22:33, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for getting back to me! I was only slightly curious, but now that you explain it, I guess it sorta makes sense... Thanks again! -LegolasFan-

Image Replacing Problem

Today, I tried to upload higher quality images of two current images on the wiki. When I uploaded them, they did not show up. I have never had this problem before in the past, so I am not sure what's wrong. Are you able to do anything to fix it? Jack5555 02:35, September 4, 2010 (UTC)


hi ur an admin ur smart how can i make a userbox?! -Shooting starz


Hi, Cav! Look at the film page of Chamber of Secrets, please. That looks like great vandalism. Harry granger 20:24, September 5, 2010 (UTC)

It's already reverted by Seth Cooper. Harry granger 20:30, September 5, 2010 (UTC)


Hi, I uploaded a new image (first one since the reusable hangman), I think I did everything right this time, but could you check and make sure (I think I'm getting the hang of uploading images, just want to make sure)! Thanks! :-) --BachLynn23 00:30, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

food articles and images

Hey, I was just curious, with the food pages, what images are allowed. Because I know that the images have to be cannon (I know there was an instance of someone putting an image of the actual nicholas flamel that wasn't allowed), so do the food images have to be from the movie, or for instance Shepard's pie, could you put an actual image of shepard's pie on the article?--BachLynn23 12:59, September 6, 2010 (UTC)


For some reason, they finally updated, so it must have been an error on Wikia. Thanks anyways :). Jack5555 13:55, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

Okay Ill heed your warning, but what is a cooldown block?-Donmax


if anyone knows how or has the authority this wiki should be changed to Potterpedia bacuse it sounds better its a pretty funny name and goes well!

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New Images

With the new trailer released yesterday, we've got a flood of images being uploaded. I highly doubt any of them meet the new Image policy. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 12:25, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

merge question

Hey, do you think Boil Cure should be merged with Boil-Cure Potion? --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 13:09, September 24, 2010 (UTC)


I think that User:The_worm is adding fannon to Ollivander's article, at least I undid the stuff he added about his wand and his father and him fighting at the battle of hogwarts and killing rookwood with Lupin's wand, he also added stuff to Ollivander's wand article. I figured if it was fannon he should be warned but I didn't know what to say or if I had the right to warn him.


I think that User:The_worm is adding fannon to Ollivander's article, at least I undid the stuff he added about his wand and his father and him fighting at the battle of hogwarts and killing rookwood with Lupin's wand, he also added stuff to Ollivander's wand article. I figured if it was fannon he should be warned but I didn't know what to say or if I had the right to warn him. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 21:24, September 25, 2010 (UTC)

new pages

Hey, has added a bunch of new articles, I've been going through some of them, none of them are formatted remotely correct, some appear to be fannon, some are from sources I can't check (fantastic beasts) so they may be accurate. Crawford appears to maybe be fannon? --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 21:45, September 26, 2010 (UTC)

update: Bath I vaguely remember it being mentioned in the books, but I just went through chamber of secrets and can't find where it's mentioned. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 22:12, September 26, 2010 (UTC)

I managed to find it like 5 minutes after I messaged you last, its appears just after Harry finds the diary in the bathroom. I cleaned up a bunch of the added pages and confirmed everything I could. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 23:10, September 26, 2010 (UTC)

Well, he also creates articles like Spoon. This is where I draw the line on commonplace objects. Unless there is something inherently magical about spoons I think it should be deleted. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 03:42, September 27, 2010 (UTC)

I agree with spoon. The user left a message on my talk page about Hockey, it's up for deletion, I have never played the Quidditch world cup game, but in the off chance that this does count as canon I wanted to pass on what they told me:

"The Harry Potter Quiddditch World Cup video game manual has a very interesting passage under Introduction. It says "Quidditch can be described as a cross between the non-magical sports of soccer and basketball, with the speed and manuvering skills of ice hockey." Can u help me with that."

What do you think? --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 14:12, September 27, 2010 (UTC)

Problem with interface today

Hello Cavalier since this morning I am worried about the wikia Harry Potter, either this one or the French one. I usually use the browser Firefox. But suddenly this morning the interface has stopped to load completely (apparently may be the css). But on another browser everything seems normal. And the Wikia home page or other wikia also seem to work on Firefox. Have you ever heard of such a problem? Thank you in advance. Fabienne --   Famini    talk    contribs   11:53, September 29, 2010 (UTC)

Mines fine, is it still doing it. Also could you describe the problem in more detail Was269 14:38, September 30, 2010 (UTC)

General Ironbeak

He is once again deleting large chunks of the article Cedric Diggory. I will ban him if he does it again. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 03:56, October 2, 2010 (UTC)

Albus Dumbledore

The "Behind the scenes" section already mentions Rowling's claim that Dumbledore was gay. Since it wasn't in the books, there's no use repeating it several times in the other sections. Besides, the statement that Dumbledore's understanding of the power of love stemmed from his feelings for Grindelwald looks like original research and pure speculation. Fo01 09:23, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

Nick and I have told this user to chill, but I have a question. The userbox he created can be found as frankly offensive in its imagery. I don't know how to deal with that. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 14:42, October 4, 2010 (UTC)
I understand that he can hold the view, and that he can plaster it all over his user page, but when he begins to sprinkle his opinion the the articles, that has to be stopped. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 15:03, October 4, 2010 (UTC)


So in the first book it says that black beetle eyes are sold at the apothecary, so should the article "cockroach" make mention that they are the same, or should there be two articles....... --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 00:11, October 5, 2010 (UTC)


I've tagged this template for deletion, again. Not because I think it is a policy violation, but because it is unnecessary. If the user in question wants this box, then all they have to do is copy the raw code onto their page. Having a wiki template dedicated to purporting a view point that's completely false is unnaceptable, however. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

I respectfully request that this template be deleted. As I've pointed out multiple times, the same results can be achieved with raw code. Wasting wiki-space with a template that's offensive and canon contradicting is utterly ridiculous. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).
You may not find it offensive, but others may. Having the raw code on his page where it is ulikely to be noticed by anyone is very different to having it in a list of Harry Potter Wiki user boxes, where it will be noticed by new users looking for boxes to add to their own pages. Futhermore, if you agree that the image was offensive why is the template itself any different. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

thx! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Granger11 (talkcontribs).

Okay, I agree with allowing the last one simply as a point of view, but now he's starting to push it. - Nick O'Demus 17:22, October 23, 2010 (UTC)

Oasis (staff's name:WIkia)

Hi, I am the one of the two buraucrats. I would like to know what your opinion is of the new skin of wikia. Samben (Overleg) 16:05, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

Sexual orientation

I just wanted to let you now I have created a new Sexual orientation article, redirecting Homosexuality and Asexuality to it.--L.V.K.T.V.J.Hogwarts(Send an owl!) 00:26, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

Monobook skin

Hey Cav. I made some changes to the monobook skin so it wasn't so boring, and used the background from monaco. As I know you now use monobook, what do you think of it? Suggestions for changes? etc. :) Cheers, Grunny (talk) 04:50, October 13, 2010 (UTC)


Inactive administrators and bureaucrats

Did you want to go ahead and close this? Personally, I'm not entirely sure it's necessary, but both proposals have a +3 vote in favor.

Image/Video policy addendum

There hasn't been much discussion on this, but there haven't been any objections either. Is a formal vote necessary, or can I go ahead and add it?

Nick O'Demus 05:43, October 15, 2010 (UTC)

re: Image uploads

Oh, I'm sorry... I'll probably stick to just editing actual writing in the future. Thanks for fixing them! --Emmy () 13:17, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Narnia wiki help

Greeting from the World of Narnia Cavalier One! I, EdmundtheJust, am an admin on the Chronicles of Narnia wiki (aka WikiNarnia). We are a moderately small wiki and slow at times (we are expecting an influx of people with the new movie). With the new wiki style we have lost our old background and we need a new one. I like the style you have and would like one like it for ours but do not know how to create one with a file size that will fit the parameters. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help! ~EdmundtheJust[2]

RE:Dumbledore template

Thanks. I was pretty tempted to get rid of it myself, but I felt I should get a second opinion first. I've already left them a pretty lengthy message about Wiki policy, and told them that if they keep gaming the system and don't make some actually constructive edits they're going to get blocked.

Also, EmmyG has put in for Rollback. She's done some major cleanup to several articles' Relationships sections and has undone quite a few vandal edits too. - Nick O'Demus 12:37, October 24, 2010 (UTC)

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