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Question

I have a question. Can I put on my userpage that I have Autism. Then people understand me more. How do you think about this?--Station7 21:00, October 26, 2010 (UTC)

Fleur Image

There are 3 links from various Potter fan-sites that got sent the images directly from WB. That one is the correct version. The other version is a photoshop. The user who uploaded the original, that I kept on trying to replace (I think it was Pol_187 or something), has uploaded a few photoshopped images before. I know he doesn't speak English very well, but I do think he needs a reminder. Thanks. Jack5555 20:52, November 5, 2010 (UTC)

So... have you done anything about this yet? Jack5555 20:25, November 14, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! BTW, he uploaded more photoshopped images, and I corrected them, then he told me not to. Jack5555 22:44, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

Hi Cav. First of all I'd like to apologize for my recent changes that were against policy. I didn't realise that they were against policy and I'll take great care not to do so again. Second, I think there should be a second vote on the image to use for Fleur's infobox. There's a new image in her talk page that I think would be suitable. I've also set up a blog post about it, and between that and the talk page, everyone who's commented so far has been in favour of it. Mr. Mortimer, 21:36, 19 December 2010

Mr Mortimer

Hi Cav, nice to see you again. I warned Mr Mortimer about not following the image policy a few minutes ago, but he's continuing to upload images without applying the template, or adding categories. Perhaps you could talk to him. Cheers. Jayden Matthews 20:09, November 7, 2010 (UTC)

Article Comments

Thanks for fixing my forum post. I hope this temporary change won't upset everyone too much-it's reversible, so please don't worry about deleting comments everywhere-they will automatically disappear when we disable article comments. Let me know if you have more issues. Thanks so much for your help! -- Kacie@Wikia (talk) 19:45, November 8, 2010 (UTC)

Talk pages

Hi, Cav! I saw your answer to Jayden Matthews about the replacing of the talk pages with comment boxes so I wanted to tell you that: I found out that the talk pages are not away. When you write Talk: before the article than it is again there. But that is much more uncomfortable as it was before. Harry granger 19:48, November 8, 2010 (UTC)

Ah, it's not permenant. That's OK then, though I still think the community should have been alerted to the change beforehand. Also, you probably noticed already, but I sorted out Mr. Mortimer. He wasn't deliberately ignoring the image policy, he just didn't know how to fill out the template. I explained it to him. Jayden Matthews 19:53, November 8, 2010 (UTC)
Not a problem, he meant no harm afterall. Another thing I've been meaning to ask you is - are there any plans to customize Wikia's "new look" on this site? And if not do you want me to have a go? Or is HP Wiki "moving" Jayden Matthews 20:12, November 8, 2010 (UTC)
Cool. I can always be working on it while the giveaway is taking place. That way, when it ends they'll be something to present to the community. I hate it too, especially the reduced article width:( Jayden Matthews 20:22, November 8, 2010 (UTC)

Question

I saw a few new userpages recently created, and I'm not sure what to make of it:

They seems similar to User:Yard's page, supposedly an Admin from the Japanese HP wiki. I'm not sure what should be done about this, if anything. - Nick O'Demus 22:21, November 8, 2010 (UTC)

I'm having trouble deleting comments on other pages. The option to delete isn't coming up, and when I click on the link to the specific comment, it just takes me to the main article. Am I missing something? There are 4 by User:Ihelpcrazys1217 that need to be deleted. - Nick O'Demus 23:53, November 10, 2010 (UTC)

Doh

Hey, can you delete a page for me File:Monosodium Glutamate.png‎ I was trying to upload an actor pic, and I uploaded the wrong pic before I realised it.....pretty please, and thank you! --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 00:16, November 12, 2010 (UTC)

vandalism

User 68.45.236.207 had done some serious vandal to 3 pages, I've reverted the vandalism and warned the user, but I wanted to give you a heads up. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 00:42, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

Hello, I'm Hangon and I'm on other wiki's so don't think I ddon't know any thing, But I'm having some trouble an was wondering if you could help me, my http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/ has different coding than this one, If you try even editing a user page or any thing, it shows different text tools at the top, Please help me :( {{SUBST:User:Hangon/AutoSig}} 14:13, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

upload

so i can't upload any pictures or animated pictures that i like on google? if they aren't harry potter illitrations? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dollface202 (talkcontribs).

Hello!

Sorry, Didn't realize my profile wasn't on here. I talked with Kacie and she said you were really interested in getting affiliates. So I have been doing some marketing on behalf of Harry Potter Wiki, specifically for the contest but also for regular affiliates. If you would like to find your own affiliates thats fine. And in regards to the email I was going to have you all take it over. Just wasn't sure who was top dog or muggle rather :) Anyway, let me know the verdict. Babyjabba@Wikia 01:07, November 18, 2010 (UTC)

Visibility

I agree with all of those actions. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 16:03, November 18, 2010 (UTC)

"Recent rise in new users" is right; we've had as many new registrations in the last week as the last 3 months combined. But yeah, increasing our visibility and working closer with some of the other major fansites would be great. And having affiliated FaceBook and Twitter sites to channel some of the more "social" editing couldn't hurt. - Nick O'Demus 20:13, November 18, 2010 (UTC)
These are all GREAT ideas! We would love to help you get this plan in motion. -- Kacie@Wikia (talk) 23:43, November 18, 2010 (UTC)
I agree as well! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:30, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

Deathly Hallows Review and Picture Pages

Cav, I'm going to add a Deathly Hallows: Part 1 review page and a picture gallery page so people can post reviews and pictures tonight after the premiere for an extra giveaway entry. Where would you like those two pages to live on the wiki?-- Kacie@Wikia (talk) 23:45, November 18, 2010 (UTC)

Missing Character Page

Hey, so I've been editing through some actor pages, and I noticed that Freddie Hogan is mentioned as playing "Terry Skeres", but there isn't a page for this character yet, it's in part 2 of the Deathly Hallows, I was wondering if you know if we have any more information regarding this character yet? Also, eventually down the road I'm hoping to make admin, I was wondering if you had any ideas of areas I need to improve as a HP wikia editor so maybe someday I can be an admin.... --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 18:47, November 18, 2010 (UTC)

Link Buttons

Hey Cav, I uploaded these HP Link1HP Link but I'm not sure what kind of licensing you all want on them...I looked at the options and it made my head hurt :P I havn't put them anywhere yet, I just need somewhere to house them so sites can come grab em. By the way, any headway on affiliates stuff? Babyjabba@Wikia 23:56, November 19, 2010 (UTC)

Affiliates

Hey Cav, We are up to 4 affiliates so we really need to get a page up, so that they don't change their minds. It will only take a second and you can discuss it and change it around all you want afterwords. Anyway, please let me know the plan so I don't leave these people hanging. Babyjabba@Wikia 21:15, November 20, 2010 (UTC)

Comments/Talk Page edits

I've been gone for a couple of months, so what's with the "Comments" that are supposed to be talk page edits and that little bubble with the numbers in it atop articles. Thanks, --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 02:40, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

Template:1st

User:Arusbeck177 made a recent vandalism edit to the {{1st}} template. Yatanogarasu already reverted it just a bit later, but "HARRY POTTER RULEZ<3" is still showing up wherever the template is applied. Does this need to wait for the next data cache to clear out? Also, will deleting the template and then recreating it fix this? - Nick O'Demus 07:06, December 5, 2010 (UTC)

Nevermind, it stopped doing it. - Nick O'Demus 09:45, December 5, 2010 (UTC)

A second opinion

There are a couple of new articles I'm not sure are worth keeping: Unidentified male Durmstrang teacher at the Yule Ball and Woman at Wedding of Bill and Fleur. It's one thing to have articles for unnamed extras who have a speaking part, play a prominent role in a scene, or at least have their actors positively identified, but these seem to be too far into the background. I'm not even certain if that "Durmstrang teacher" actually IS supposed to be from Durmstrang, and while the woman's actress is listed as Annette Elstob, I'm not so sure that's her in the picture on the article. I'd like a second opinion before removing them, so what do you think? - Nick O'Demus 12:12, December 5, 2010 (UTC)

Can I give my opinion ? If they don't have a speaking role in the movies or they have no significant importance the article shouldn't be kept about them. AznPride112 12:17, December 5, 2010 (UTC)

Assistance

Hi, user 86.145.92.21 has posed some pretty big discussions on the Killing Curse page and the Unidentified Curse that Bellatrix used against Sirius in the book, the talk pages are getting pretty heated. Also as much as this user seems to quote policies, I'd also like to note that so far this user has only made numerous edits to talk pages, which I don't need to tell you is also against policy as he has made no edits to actual articles. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 17:20, December 8, 2010 (UTC)

Multiple accts.

Hey, I think User:Bulgaria 2002 is a second acct for User:Radu Nichifor. Even though both have made few edits, both have been warned of Fanon regarding the fictional "Radu (last name I can't remember). Check out Bulgaria 2002's edits to British Ministry of Magic and compare them to Radu Nichifor's edits to Bulgaria and Rubeus Hagrid. Thanks, --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 20:40, December 12, 2010 (UTC)

I asked Wikia to run a checkuser on Webgeunius and Awesomeman222, and their response was: "The two users do indeed match one another, but they don't match any other users." Both accounts created the Death Of Cornelius Fudge article, and both accounts received Fanon warnings for it. You also recently gave Awesomeman222 a 3 month block for vandalism. What would be the best course of action? Should both accounts be permanently banned, or should both accounts be given a temporary block with additional warnings on the multiple accounts policy? - Nick O'Demus 02:52, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

Re: Image upload

I'm sorry, I didn't know there was an Image Policy...Where do I go so I know what to do so I don't do it again? *LunaRavenclawcrest(Talk) 15:40, December 17, 2010 (UTC)

Okay, I just didn't want anyone to have to keep fixing whatever image I upload. I'll try and do whatever I need to, thank you! *LunaRavenclawcrest(Talk) 16:58, December 18, 2010 (UTC)

Enodoc's User and User Talk Pages

For some reason, Caio1478 has, as his only contribution to this wiki, decided to create my User and User talk pages on this wiki (and in Portuguese, no less). While I have nothing against this wiki, I would be grateful if you could delete them as I do not plan to contribute here.

Thanks for your time, 82.153.221.6 (Enodoc, not logged in) 13:37, December 19, 2010 (UTC)

Explicit vandalism

Please take a look at what was just done to the Gellert Grindelwald page. 12.51.4.122 15:55, December 19, 2010 (UTC)

Deleting

Hi, Cav! Perhaps you can help me. I tried to delete the page name: Charlie Weasley from my user page under the "following pages", because this page is now named Charles Weasley. Charles Weasley is in, but I can't delete the old Charlie Weasley. I use Mono. Is that the cause or what can I do? Thanks in advance for your help! Harry granger 17:28, December 19, 2010 (UTC)

Hi, thank you very much. I tried it and it does function. Thanks again. Harry granger 18:27, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Page Deletion

Hi, I just noticed in the wiki's recent activity that this page was created by a wikia contributor. I believe this doesn't belong in the wiki at all, and should be deleted. It's about some Harry Potter RPG site or something. Thanks. --Texthawm | To Talk Bubble Click Here 21:52, December 19, 2010 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for the advice on the image thing, but.. which image did I upload? The only image I ever uploaded was one for my user image. Could you tell me which image was uploaded by "me"? Sorry If I did something wrong, I'm a rookie, and I don't know much about the rules. I just read some lines from the privacy policy, but nothing further. Please send me some advice, so that nothing like this happens again. Thanks again, InoSakuraConflict 23:03, December 19, 2010 (UTC).

Film Wizardry

User:NevilleismyHERO came to me asking about the canonicity of Harry Potter Film Wizardry. I just noticed it being used as a reference on the page Mafalda Hopkirk. Do we know if it was a licensed product, or had any JKR input? --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 04:20, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Frustrated

I would like to know why you guys continue to mention Harry Potter being released in the 90's.


In 1990, J. K. Rowling was on a crowded train from Manchester to London when the idea for Harry suddenly "fell into her head". Rowling gives an account of the experience on her website saying:[45] "I had been writing almost continuously since the age of six but I had never been so excited about an idea before. I simply sat and thought, for four (delayed train) hours, and all the details bubbled up in my brain, and this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who did not know he was a wizard became more and more real to me."Rowling completed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1995 and the manuscript was sent off to several prospective agents.[46] The second agent she tried, Christopher Little, offered to represent her and sent the manuscript to Bloomsbury. After eight other publishers had rejected Philosopher's Stone, Bloomsbury offered Rowling a £2,500 advance for its publication.[47][48] Despite Rowling's statement that she did not have any particular age group in mind when beginning to write the Harry Potter books, the publishers initially targeted children aged nine to eleven.[49] On the eve of publishing, Rowling was asked by her publishers to adopt a more gender-neutral pen name in order to appeal to the male members of this age group, fearing that they would not be interested in reading a novel they knew to be written by a woman. She elected to use J. K. Rowling (Joanne Kathleen Rowling), using her grandmother's name as her second name because she has no middle name.[48][50]

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published by Bloomsbury, the publisher of all Harry Potter books in the United Kingdom, on 30 June 1997.[51] It was released in the United States on 1 September 1998 by Scholastic—the American publisher of the books—as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,[52] after Rowling had received US$105,000 for the American rights—an unprecedented amount for a children's book by a then-unknown author.[53] Fearing that American readers would not associate the word "philosopher" with a magical theme (although the Philosopher's Stone is alchemy-related), Scholastic insisted that the book be given the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the American market.

The second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was originally published in the UK on 2 July 1998 and in the US on 2 June 1999.[54] Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was then published a year later in the UK on 8 July 1999 and in the US on 8 September 1999.[54] Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was published on 8 July 2000 at the same time by Bloomsbury and Scholastic.[55] Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the longest book in the series at 766 pages in the UK version and 870 pages in the US version.[56] It was published worldwide in English on 21 June 2003.[57] Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was published on 16 July 2005, and it sold 9 million copies in the first 24 hours of its worldwide release.[58][59] The seventh and final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was published 21 July 2007.[60] The book sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of release, breaking down to 2.7 million copies in the UK and 8.3 million in the US.[61]

Can you please make the appropriate changes in your site, primarily in your spell's list.


Thanks for your time...

Re: Page Deletion

Thanks. It just seemed like it was more of an advertisement than an article. :)Texthawm | To Talk Bubble Click Here 19:41, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Moving Categories

Is it possible to change the title of a category. Category:Lord Voldemort's horcruxes needs to be moved to "Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes." In the text, Horcrux is always capitalized. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 05:57, December 21, 2010 (UTC)

Uploads

Ticktockclock

My apologies. I see you've attended to my uploads, so thank you. If you would be so kind as to check my most recent upload at the right's page to make sure I've corrected my mistakes I should be quite thankful. Let me know what, if anything, is wrong with it. Thank you, NimH 02:40, December 29, 2010 (UTC)

Thank you so much. NimH 01:28, December 30, 2010 (UTC)

Navigation templates

Hey, I've been working on some potential new nav templates in my sandbox (User:BachLynn23/Sandbox), I was wondering if you could take a look and see if you have any suggestions, Seth's been helping too but I'd like maybe a couple of other opinions.....--BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 00:23, December 31, 2010 (UTC)


Article comments

This is getting ridiculous. Isn't there a way to disable article comments? They are recurrently used for spam and it's more difficult for us to delete than for the spambots to add. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:01, December 31, 2010 (UTC)

I don't see how to make a userbox like how you did. Can you like tell me step by step because Im not finding a way to make one like how you did?

Any word yet from Wikia? The Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour article in particular seems to be getting a lot of comments from spambots. - Nick O'Demus 02:32, January 9, 2011 (UTC)

Moved page

Someone moved Neville Longbottom's first wand to Frank Longbottom's first wand, his reason was that he thought that the article title should be that of the original owner, but even if that's the case it would have been Frank's only wand (not first), but I was always under the impression that it was called Neville's was because it's first identified in the story line as his wand and there's never a reference to Frank using it. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 15:14, January 5, 2011 (UTC)

Slytherin captains

Dear Admins,

I don't know who is doing what and who is still active here so I am sending this to all of you. There are a few users, mainly BachLynn23 and Rodolphus that keep changing pages here with untrue facts. I have amended the Slytherin Quidditch Team page with the info that there are no female players, as Rowling states so a few times in her books and in several interviews, on the team. I also took out the spoof names in the list on the right hand side.

Two minutes later that Rodolphus changed it, I corrected it, the user changed it. It is not right that fans and those seeking correct information get mislead on here with names that were created in a fanfiction or the users own mind and may think it happened making a fool of themselves with other fans during discussions.

I have messaged the user and asked to please stop but they did not react and just amended it again. Even putting on some of the pages "Spoof only" but this has now been taken out by BachLynn23.

Maybe you can make sure the page is correct and then have it so that no one can edit it anymore, or do something about this? I am a Harry Potter expert and know every fact that is given us from the books and the great athors interviews therefore I don't really think it is nice to have false information and made up people on here.

I hope you can take care of this in one way or another as I won't continue editing as I am not in kindergarten or pre-school and most certainly those users appear to be as they re-edit true information with false and misleading information. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chaser85 (talkcontribs).

Hey Cav-


How do we know who Bathsheda Babbling is?

User page problem

Hi, Cav! Perhaps you can help me. I didn't get an answer from Seth Cooper and Nick O'Demus until now. Perhaps they don't know and you hopefully knows. What's wrong with Wiki? When I wanted to look at my "followed pages" with 45 articles in my user page with the "more"-button, there are only 15 to be seen. What has happened? I should say: I use MonoWiki. Harry granger 20:27, January 19, 2011 (UTC)

Image uploads and placements

Hey, I've seen some more photo uploads from user Leobrazil that don't conform to the upload policies, also, I tried politely asking them not to put photos in the middle of paragraphs, but they continue to do so, not only are they right in the middle of paragraphs, but in the middle of words. I've been trying to stay on top of his edits and correcting the picture placements. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 18:05, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry

Hi, just noticed that I edited your parchment. I was looking at a few articles of the wiki at the same time and didn't notice I was editing a piece on your sub-page. It's a tiny edit, but still, I'm very sorry. --GlennVP - (talk) - (contributions) 22:24, February 5, 2011 (UTC)

Image policy violations

It appears to me that Oiv8 is continuing to violate the image policy. Perhaps it would help if someone could leave Oiv8 a message in Portuguese. (Unfortunately, I can't help much with that.) In addition to potentially violating the image policy, I think there may be copyright violations here too. (I know that opinions vary on that from place to place, and the legal precedent is not very clear yet.) Anyway, as I'm not a frequent contributor here, I'm just leaving this note. Best wishes! -- CocoaZen 18:33, February 6, 2011 (UTC)

While my question does not relate to the contribution above, I did not feel I should create another image policy violation section, just to keep this page clean for the benefit of others and Cavalier One.... Recently I was blocked for image policy violations, which I do feel was my fault. I failed to read the policy and therefore did not know what to do when uploading the photos. However, I recall reading somewhere that if I should have any questions, I should ask an admin. Of course I had questions concerning this topic, but when I came here, to the Talk Page of the admin that blocked me, I could not post anything! I believe, unless the user has seriously violated various policies and such, and has wreaked havoc among the wiki, they should not be able to post on an admin's page. I mean, how am I to ask questions if I am blocked? I don't think that is a very good feature on here, being blocked to ask questions. But now that I know what to do when uploading photos, I have no more questions for the time being. I am not sure if you are able to do anything about this, or if there is any way to fix this, I just thought I should give some feedback. Thanks AlastorMoody 21:16, July 18, 2011 (UTC)

AlastorMoody here again.... So, I uploaded some more pictures to the wiki, thinking I was now providing a source for them. But it turns out I was only putting lisencing not source. I've thoroughly examined the image-upload popup thing where I put it in the description of the image, which side it goes on, and what size I wish it to be, and still I have only found lisencing! Cavalier One, do you think you could please tell me how to cite my sources, so I do not get blocked again? Thank you very much.... AlastorMoody 23:54, July 25, 2011 (UTC)

Can I have a moment of your time, [1]Edit

I couldn't help but notice that the Tamplets on each section were designed in a very unique way. I also noticed similar styles on other wikipedia (Such as the StarWars Wiki.) uhm, http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Dark_wizard_infobox . By any chance do you know if this is unique only to certain wiki? Or is there a way to configure the biography the same on other wikis as well? Because when I tried to use it, other than it appearing as does on the other wikis the bottom half is configured as a 'Square' shape. Do you get what I am trying to say? Like so:


{{{name}}}
Biographical information
Physical information
Family information
Magical characteristics
Affiliation

/* Image uploads, redux reply */

You told me that an image has been deleted because I didn't fill the place where i got the image from, etc... Now I think there is something wrong because when I upload a picture, It doesn't show me the window in which I am supposed to fill in those information but merely shows me a window for me to type in the caption, choose the place for the image, and the size of the image. That's all.

Hi, what do you think about this wordmark?


Harrypotter wiki-wordmark
chrisTalk♫ 22:43, February 26, 2011 (UTC)

Questions

Hey, couple of questions, did you get an email about a new Wikia Community Council meeting tonight? Also, eventually I'd like to become an admin, but I know that you guys only need a certain amount of active admin's at a time, and was wondering just how that worked? --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 22:03, March 1, 2011 (UTC)

So I just finished with the first Wikia Community Council meeting, and apparently, a small group of people have been chosen for it, it's to talk about changes, new things, problems, etc. We'll get to test new features as they come out. It's going to meet once a month, and will have a wikia page I'll be a part of to communicate between meetings. So, that being said, if there is anything you would like me to bring to a meeting, problems you've had, ideas, etc. Please let me know. They've started this as a trial, a way to communicate more with the members of wikia. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 02:17, March 2, 2011 (UTC)

Wizarding World Winner

Cav, Our Wizarding World giveaway winner is currently blogging about her Wizarding World adventures every day here on the wiki, and I'd like to showcase her exciting news and pictures by adding Recent Blogs to the main page just until the end of the week. Is that ok with you? Right now no one can easily find and enjoy her blogs on the wiki, so no one is commenting and she doesn't feel like a part of the larger community. Thanks-- Kacie@Wikia (talk) 23:01, March 2, 2011 (UTC)

Affiliates

Hi. I'm not really sure who manages the affiliates section of the Main Page, so I figured I'd come to you. I noticed that the Leaky Cauldron has an affiliates section as well, so I figured, why not have the Harry Potter Wiki and the Leaky Cauldron become affiliates? I figured it wasn't really my place to submit the wiki, though, I thought that was more an admin's job. So, what do you think? You can submit the wiki here if you think it's a good idea. Just a suggestion! --Texthawm (Owl Me) 19:49, March 3, 2011 (UTC)

Ronald Weasley

Hey Cavalier One. Thank you for rebuilding the Ronald Weasley article. Someone ruined it. --Danniesen

Wikia

Hi Cav, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Peter and I'm a member of the Wikia staff. With Harry Potter DH Part II coming out soon, we are interested in featuring it on the main page, perhaps posting the trailer, featuring a game of some sort as type of countdown to the film . Also, in general, we'd love to help you continue to grow the wiki and have some ideas to that affect. Among some of our internal suggestions are:

  • Giving the main page a new background. Just to change things up a bit and keep the look fresh.
  • Changing the Quote of the Week to a random quote generator that will automatically keep the quotes updated.
  • Categorising the pages with no category. Making more use of the 1,000 photos that are not being used.
  • Adding more content to the Daily Prophet News page (such as the recently released HP DH 2 online game).
  • Reaching out to more affiliates to get more links set up which will help with Google ranks and bring more traffic to the wiki.
  • While the site abounds with HP facts and knowledge, we think it could benefit from more interactive elements- like polls and areas where users can chat about their opinions on things- maybe creating a link page to promote more dialogue.

We hope you and the other admins will be receptive to some of our thoughts. Let me know.

Thanks,

Bchwood 00:42, March 9, 2011 (UTC)

Talk

Ichihime-UsagiBara 11:23, March 9, 2011 (UTC)

You recently told me to put my name on Talk

Did you mean on your talk page?

RE: Ideas

Thanks very much for your quick response. I get what you are saying about the social networking stuff- we aren't looking to change the essence of the site, so will stay away from the games/polls/additional comment section stuff. I am setting out time in the next few work days to devote to HP, so I will go ahead and add to the Daily Profit News, investigate the random quote counter, and put up a few additional external forum links. I'm happy to help with the affiliate expansion if you want assistance reaching out, just let me know. And I can put up the Twitter feed as well, but would like to make sure the others are ok with that before I do it.

I have not heard back from anybody else yet, but will let you know when I do. Kacie will be getting in touch regarding the giveaway for HP 2 with more lead time. A few other thoughts on HP DH 2- how about a countdown, not neccessarily on the main page but on the HPDH Part 2 page. Also, what are your thoughts on changing some of the main slider images/links? This could be part of the background overhaul effort.

Let's stay in touch. Thanks again.

Bchwood 23:35, March 9, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Cav,

So I added some info to the News section and reached out to some affiliates (I added links to those i reached out to). I'm being asked to really get a move on with the changes we are discussing, so am planning on devoting some time this coming week to address the following:

-New background. How about an image of Voldemort on the left column and Harry on the right, in battle poses.

-Slider. We should upate the main page slider, featuring a Deathly Hallows 2 image, perhaps replacing Dobby with a nostalgic look back at the first book, and perhaps featuring the Battle of Hogwarts?? Other ideas?

-Twitter live Feed. Should we create a new section header for this and facebook banner so the feed will show up against the light green background color?

Would like to get going on this stuff on monday, so try to get back to me over the weekend if you can.

Thanks again.

Bchwood 02:47, March 12, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Cav,

So far everybody responding in the affirmative to my proposed alterations. I've posted a blog to get ideas for the main page slider images. As you will see on the main page I've added the twitter feed at the bottom and have begun some affiliate reach out. I wanted to show you the new background i am proposing to use. You can view it as http://pksandbox.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity.

Thanks,

Bchwood 21:46, March 12, 2011 (UTC)

Hey Cav,

I like your suggestions for the slider. I put up a blog to ask the community's opinion and lots want to see Bellatrix featured, which I think would be cool. So how about DH2 movie, DH the book, Beatrix, and the Battle of Hogwarts for the 4 sliders?

Also, you mentioned you had some ideas for facebook forums. We could definitely benefit from more activity and connections on Facebook, if you have time to see that through this week would be great, otherwise i'm happy to do it if you can give me some more direction as to what you were thinking.

Thanks again.

Bchwood 02:36, March 14, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Cav,

The proposed background image wasn't working blending in well with the main page, so I changed it as you can see. Let me know your thoughts on it. Also, with regards to making more use of Facebook, what if took some of the trivia questions posted in the blog and put them in a triva game on facebook- post a question, with a link to the page on the wiki that has the correct answer on it. Or something like that?

Bchwood 21:00, March 15, 2011 (UTC)

photo upload

Hey, so I just uploaded a screen shot photo, to help a user with their signature, I was having a hard time describing to them where to put it, I didn't use the image template, but I didn't have plans for the photo to stick around longer then it would take the user to get their signature correct. I tagged it for deletion. :-) BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 01:15, March 20, 2011 (UTC)

Countdown..

Just thinking.. I'm Admin on True Blood, and we have a countdown on our page - counting down the days til the season premiere. You should ask Grunny to make one for Deathly Hallows! That would be cool! http://trueblood.wikia.com/wiki/True_Blood_Wiki p.s I know I have no rights in this, but I'd love Hogwarts as the backdrop on the Wiki :):)Buffymybasset--Buffy

03:40, March 21, 2011 (UTC)
14:41, March 21, 2011 (UTC)

Recent Image Upload Sorry  :(

Oh, I'm sorry. :( I apologize for the thing with the image policy. I'm new to the wikia and didn't know SnapeFan1Gryffindorcrest(Talk) 21:32, March 21, 2011 (UTC)

complicated question

I've got multiple questions

  1. If you have a picture that you need to upload but you don't upload it will it result in the uploader being blocked
  2. (Not question) The reason is because my signature on this wiki has a pic of lucius malfoy that isn't uploaded but it exists on the wiki, and I have like 2 other wikis where the Lucius pic (on this wiki) doesn't exist (Lucius Malfoy.jpg or something and mine is Lucius Malfoy.png). If I type Lucius Malfoy.jpg on this wiki then it won't come on the others
  3. Please answer

P.S. This is my signature

I've found a spectacular thing on a photo. If you go to Hogwarts School Song, on the first photo, we can see Kingsley Shacklebolt behind Dumbledore.

¡¡¡SEE IT PLEASE, and comment here when you look at the photo.

Thanks!!

Image uploads

Oh, I'm sorry! :( I've been using images already here for so long, I forgot! I'm sorry! I know it's your sprt of "job" to let people know when they do that, but I'm still sorry! Where do I have to go to fill it out again? I'm sorry! Taryn LighteGryffindorcrest(Wrackspurt got you?) 14:18, March 28, 2011 (UTC)

Sirius edits

Hey, can you take a look at the Sirius Black edits, I think that the edits I've reverted are legitimate, as the editor is not taking a neautral point of view and is interpreting certain events differently then they actually were, but I'd like a second opinion. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 17:05, March 29, 2011 (UTC)

NPOV

Hey, was just thinking, should we have a NPOV warning template, because some of the stuff I've reverted tonight, it's not so much "fanon" as it's mostly "perspective" but it's not necessarily "vandalism" either, what do you think?--BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 00:06, March 30, 2011 (UTC)

Students

Hey, so User:Undesirable No.1 has gone and created an article for each house, Ravenclaw Students, Gryffindor Students, etc. And I was redirecting them to the House pages, but they essentially told me off for being "rude" for redirecting them even though I told him before that we already had articles for the Houses that listed every single student from those houses. He seems to think it'll be easier to have one with all that, and another one for just the list of students. As I am the newest admin, this is one of those "grey" areas I'm just not sure. To me it's unnecessary, but as it's not fanon and not vandalism, I wanted to check with you. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 03:13, April 1, 2011 (UTC)

Rename

dont rename my user plz —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dark voldamort (talkcontribs).

correction to snape image caption

I;m sorry to bother you but how would one go about fixing a caption on Severus Snape's profile. One of the images where snape is standing in Godric's Hallow, the person who submitted it put "Snape looking at the previous home of Bathilda Bagshot, in Godric's Hollow." but Snape is standing out side what's left of the Potters house. Not Bagshot's place.

Concerns about a certain page.

Do you think there is any point to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 leak? - Movieguy5000

Dark Patronus

Why did you delete Dark Patronus? I have an owl.

I know you're not allowed to post fanon on the normal wiki pages but are you allowed to on your user page. (ex. I am Dumbledore's nephew) User:Donut4

Something weird

What is a 'Datacentre' and why is this wiki not letting me edit the 'List of deaths' page by saying to me "Sorry, you can not edit here because the Datacentre is down"? 90.210.131.149 16:45, April 15, 2011 (UTC)

A second opinion

User:Wnazoaooa - It's spam, but it's also their own userpage (their first and only edit so far). Delete and block? - Nick O'Demus 08:05, April 20, 2011 (UTC)

Voting issues

Voting is in progress for new infobox pics for Gellert Grindelwald and Fleur Delacour. There's only a couple days left before they both close, so be sure to weigh in for your favorite.

We're also WAY behind on some of our featured content, especially the QOTW's and DYK's, so if you've got a couple of minutes, drop in and voice your opinions on any you like or dislike, and maybe we can get some of the backlog cleared out.

Thanks. - Nick O'Demus 09:05, April 25, 2011 (UTC)

A user

This usaer says he's a 1 class editor. It should be removed (I can't see his edits by the way). Hope you could do something with it :) By the way, I have always wondered for both you and Grunny How it is to be both administrator of Harry Potter Wiki and Wookieepedia. Greets --Station7 21:44, April 25, 2011 (UTC)

hey i have a question recently i have seen a bunch of profiles of crappy 2nddary characters who barley have anything written on them do we really have to keep making these stupid files which have nothing to do with the books or movies so it's quite useless if no one is gonna read them unless they hit the random page button which theyll probably exit out of the file straight after they get on it because they don't really care

hey i have a question recently i have seen a bunch of profiles of crappy 2nddary characters who barley have anything written on them do we really have to keep making these stupid files which have nothing to do with the books or movies so it's quite useless if no one is gonna read them unless they hit the random page button which theyll probably exit out of the file straight after they get on it because they don't really care70.17.221.170 01:02, April 26, 2011 (UTC)

Restore

Could you please restore "File:Mrs Granger.png" and "File:Mr Granger.png"? They were both used on the characters' respective articles and I was using them for my drafts. The images that replaced these are jpg, which is not as good quality as png, which the images I am asking you to restore were. -- Bee T. Are50px(Call me!!) 12:40, April 26, 2011 (UTC)

Fred and George Weasley Wands

Hey Cavalier One,

I would just like to tell you that the pictures you uploaded on for Fred and George Weasley's wands are wrong. The interview used as a source in the article described Fred's wand with the pinecone handle and George's looking like the broomstick. You can also see in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 that Fred is holding the pinecone handle wand.


GrangerDanger16 00:22, May 12, 2011 (UTC)

Delete

Please delete the image in the infobox of my userpage please--ようこそ地獄へ - "Yōkoso jigoku e." ("Enter the Hell of Darknesslover") 02:49, May 12, 2011 (UTC)

Can i Get admin rights

I would like admin rights please


Taowa2 13:22, May 17, 2011 (UTC)taowa2

New template

{{User rename}}

I made it since this sort of thing seems to be happening quite a bit lately. If you think it could be worded better, go ahead. - Nick O'Demus 05:31, May 24, 2011 (UTC)

This is a syupid question but how do i upload an image for my avatar?

MediaWiki admin colours

Hey. I'm from another wiki, and I'd like to know how you made the admin colour changes in recent changes work. I have tried copying and customising the code, but it does not work. Could you help me out please? --ThatDevilGuy(Administrator) 09:05, May 27, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll ask him. :) --ThatDevilGuy(Administrator) 09:41, May 27, 2011 (UTC)

Picture edit.

Dear Cavalier One,


Regarding my picture edit, my apologies, and to be quite frank, I didn't fully read this wiki's policy. To let you know, such an edit won't happen again from my end. -- ImperiexSeed, 7:27 AM, May 27th 2011

Will's infobox

Hello, thanks for the welcome. A quick question; is it not possible to edit information in the infoboxes? I would like to add some more information to Will Dunn's. WillDunnCOM 10:00, June 3, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry

Sorry I'm just new to this whole wiki thing. Adogg! 10:50, 6 June 2011 (EDT)

My birthday is on November 27, 2011.

Eclipse-girl123

Hey, Cav, Eclipse-girl123 has been excessively editing her user page. I've given her a warning, and wanted to give you the heads-up so you can take administrative action, if necessary, if she doesn't improve. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 18:12, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

Images

Can u explain why do u have to change all profile pics to the ones U WANT?

This is a free site where people add what they like, i left comment asking not to change pic without discussing or doing a votation? can u at least respect that? Accept other people images and opinions please. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dumbledorefan (talkcontribs).

hi i need help

hi

i brought this up with seth but i think il tell you too.

last night i edited the harry potter puppet pals page adding 3 videos and 2 pictures. it was succsessful but when i checked it today it was gone all gone. do you now anything about this.

if do please tell me

see ya

~scottyb100~12/6/11~

p.s. are you scottish. i am

RE-RE: Potter Puppet Pals

hi

these videos where just to show what harry poter puppet pals is. and they where not clips they where full videos and they where on a page where thing which are not in the harry potter uneveirse are allowed.

so could i please put them back up and another thing are you from scotland liek me (just asking)


thanks

~scottyb100~

if your not scottis what are you

im from scotland and i live in peebles (as metioned in the 2nd book). and if you not from scotland (where the idea for harry potter was tought up and the first book made) then where are you from. and if it engiland or USA then well you'il find out. ):D and if your from nice countrie that cool toward scotland then you find out. ;D


thanks

~scottyb100~

(P.S. im the easter of the internet AKA ester from orphan AKA you find out and im not the sexual type)

Please read than respond.

Dear Cavalier One,

I have always wondered whether or not wizards and witches could augment or even enhance their physical attributes using magic, and I'll admit, I am a mild fan, though in spite of that, I understand Harry Potter quite well, and I know most, key word 'most', everything about it, and I was wondering do you happen to know if they could accomplish such a feat with magic... ImperiexSeed, 3:16 PM, June 15th 2011

Liverpool F.C. wiki

I noticed the blog news reel you lot have on the side of your main page on this site. It is something I have seen on other wiki's and would really like to implement it on my own. I was wondering if you could take some time out of your schedule to help us make a similar one for our news page. While we are someone decent with wiki format I fear we are poor at the necessary coding it would take to create such as thing. News and rumours are an important part of football and rather than flood article space this seems like a perfect option. We just need someones help in doing it! Thanks for taking the time reading this! [2] --Rhonda 00:02, June 17, 2011 (UTC)

Image Uploads

Thank you for fixing that, the photo actually came from Steve Kloves via Warner Brothers, because he wanted that picture for his page on the wiki. I was trying to follow the rules, but must have been going too fast. Thanks for the help! Sena@Wikia 00:01, June 18, 2011 (UTC)

Deleting account or deleting images

Hey Cavalier One.

I was wondering if it can be okay to delete my account User: Seamuslover or delete the images I've uploaded in the past.

It would be great if you could tell me.

Thanks

Hey Cav,


I sent you an email and was just wondering if I could discuss an idea I had with you?

HPW 6th Anniversary

Forum:HP Wiki 6th Anniversary - Nick O'Demus 09:29, July 4, 2011 (UTC)

Hi,

Just wanted to check in and make sure you knew that the new CHAT PRODUCT is live and that you guys were planning on turning it on.

Please confirm for me as soon as you can.

Thanks,

Bchwood 17:55, July 5, 2011 (UTC)

Blog policy enforcement

Hello, there. As perhaps you have noticed, there's been a serious lack at enforcing the blog policy lately. As a result, the "Recent changes" history is frequently clogged up with blog posts among the lines of "Have you ever dressed up as Harry Potter on Halloween?" or "What do you think about such-and-such in the upcoming film?". I have came to you, as you were the one who drafted the policy, to ask you what to do as I wasn't sure if I should start deleting blog posts like crazy, as some of them have grown considerably in just a few days. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 14:35, July 6, 2011 (UTC)

Giveaway

Hi Cavalier. I just wanted to give you a heads up on the new giveaway that launched today. To help promote it, I added it to the slider on the main page. If you guys could leave it there until the giveaway ends on the 18th, it would be much appreciated. Thanks. JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 21:29, July 6, 2011 (UTC)

Hey Cav,

I've enabled Chat; on the activity page.

Do you want it on the main page? Or prefer not. Just let me know, either way.

Bchwood 21:39, July 7, 2011 (UTC)

Hey Cavalier! I recently added a photo to the article on the Flagrante Curse. I found the photo on Google images and it happened to be from another user who posted it to this wiki in April. I put the photo in under a limited license, but I'm not sure that I followed the policy and prevented its deletion. Can you tell me how to fix the copyright so it won't be deleted?

Thanks,

Dissendium4128 17:09, July 12, 2011 (UTC)

Yes it does thanks! Dissendium4128 00:16, July 14, 2011 (UTC)

email

He's emailed me back with additional information since the first email, did you get one like that? I can paste a copy of the 2nd email i got here if you'd like.... :-)--BachLynn(Send an Owl!) 14:15, July 13, 2011 (UTC)

the question

Ok, so the question I have, after your technical questions are answered, if this comes down to choosing through these videos they are sending, as to which goes where and telling them that, how do we want to coordinate making this decision?--BachLynn(Send an Owl!) 15:01, July 13, 2011 (UTC)

RE:email

Thanks, I got it. :) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:06, July 13, 2011 (UTC)

Images from screening parties

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I posted a bunch of pictures from the Harry Potter Wiki's screening event. http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Harry_Potter_and_the_Deathly_Hallows_Part_2-_Fan_Gallery. I think I did them right, but I know last time I didn't, so I wanted to let you know I had added them and that there will be more images coming in tomorrow. Hope you enjoy them and please let me know if there's an issue (but I really hope there isn't!) cheers, Sena@Wikia 08:08, July 15, 2011 (UTC)

Hey there! I'm Kate and I was also at the screening. I also uploaded some pics but forgot to add the tags...I hope there isn't any problems with the pictures. Just let me know if there are!

Thanks a lot! Kate.moon@Wikia 08:36, July 15, 2011 (UTC)

images

Have you had a chance to look over the videos?--BachLynn(Send an Owl!) 15:17, July 16, 2011 (UTC)

Affiliate Button

Thanks for your help! You can link to my button at www.pottersource.com/pottersourcebutton.jpg but if it has to be a copy that was uploaded to the wiki, I also uploaded it to Pottersourcebutton.jpg


Thanks :)

Upload

HI, I'd like to know how you can add a preload to upload and how you can change the licensing. Samben (Talk) 13:49, July 21, 2011 (UTC)

Dear Cavalier One,


Please could you have a look at my edit on the Muggle-Born Registration commision page in the known Victims section concerning Hermione Granger?? Wouldn't ask but I'd like a second opinion.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)‎‎

Hi, Cav! Can you have a look on this site? There seems to have happened a crash. Harry granger 19:24, July 29, 2011 (UTC)

Page Ryan Nelson

Hi, Cav! When I looked at the page of Ryan Nelson it seemed something there is broken or eventually vandalism. Perhaps you can have a look on the site. Thanks! Harry granger 19:58, July 29, 2011 (UTC)

Filch in Part 2

Hi Cav, can you tell me in wich scene of the film was Filch in front of a jail with some students inside it?


I've thinked on it, and may be, the students that are in the jail are the Slytherins, because Mcgonagall tell him to take them to the dungeons, and the scenes is in a dungeon.

Easy crafts Wiki

Hi Cav, My name is Christina and I work for Wikia. I wanted to let you know that we are giving away a Harry Potter Prize Pack on the Easy Crafts Wiki. We are big fans there and we created a video tutorial on how to create a Harry Potter Banner. I wanted to be sure all of the HP Wiki users knew about the contest so we added a slider to the main page. I hope you're OK with this, we link back to you on our contest page as well. The contest ends on 8/18 so if we could keep the slider up there until then that would be awesome. Let me know your thoughts and thanks! :) Christina l 19:39, August 1, 2011 (UTC)

Stuff

am i aloud to change dobby pic Megatron vs the fallen 08:55, August 2, 2011 (UTC)

can u put that Userbox plz i cant find it

who do u think is hoter ginny or Hermione Megatron vs the fallen 09:11, August 2, 2011 (UTC)

Question

Question


Why did you redirect the House Point Hourglass Shatter to House Point Hourglass Page? I'm asking because the information is at the bottom and it's barely there.

Please Cavalier One, I would like a reason you deleted my page, House Points Glass Shatter. Head of Ravenclaw 00:07, August 7, 2011 (UTC)Head of Ravenclaw

Forums

When you've got a moment, please take a look at the following discussions:

We could really use your input. Thanks, Nick O'Demus 07:17, August 8, 2011 (UTC)

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