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ON the wiki about James Potter, it says he was a chaser.  It needs to be corrected.  He was actually a seeker. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Blu589 (talkcontribs).

Death Eaters

User:Jdogno7 is once again inflicting 'as well as' in numerous places where it doesn't belong. Please can you or one of the Admins have a word? Thanks, {{SUBST:User:Jiskran/Signature}} 23:56, September 28, 2014 (UTC)

I am just trying to understand what is User:Jiskran's problem with my most recent edits on the Death Eaters article page. It doesn't seem to come across as merely a grammar dispute as he has reverted other changes I made as well that aren't grammar related.
Jdogno7 (talk) 08:03, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
Cubs Fan, I freely admit my unfriendly reactions toward Mr. Jdogno7 and that they have gotten the best of me; I will not be surprised if you or any admin will decide otherwise for this reason.
I fail to understand why he behaves this way, whether for kicks or because he's unable to do otherwise, but it seems fairly clearly established that a month-long protection of the pages he's edited does not faze him, nor does a three-month block have any effect on him. In any case, this situation cannot continue any longer, so I'll recommend Jdogno7 to be blocked if not infinitely, at least a couple of years - he may perhaps find an other, hopefully quieter and less damaging, outlet for whatever motivations that make him go on.
He's not the only disruptive (though not as obnoxious) person I've met editing on a wiki, and they invariably wound up with a multi-year-to-infinite block.
Regards, MinorStoop 10:55, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
No, I am not doing this for kicks. I am doing this because I have a differing opinion. I hope that is not a crime.
Jdogno7 (talk) 22:32, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
Ah, the age-old "everyone's entitled to their opinion" fallacy. The truth is that nobody is entitled to an opinion which they are not competent to hold, and your opinions as to what is "good grammar" (especially misusing "as well as" for "and") have proved to be this over and over again. — RobertATfm (talk) 23:01, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
"The truth is that nobody is entitled to an opinion which they are not competent to hold, and your opinions as to what is "good grammar" (especially misusing "as well as" for "and") have proved to be this over and over again.": Maybe you are not competent to hold your own opinion on this matter. Ever consider that? Jdogno7 (talk) 00:53, October 2, 2014 (UTC)
Once again, on the Death Eaters page, Jdogno7 has been using "as well as" instead of "and" in ways I find ungrammatical; in some cases either could fit, in which cases "and" is preferable as the simpler and clearer term, whilst in others "and" is the only term that fits. Since Jdogno7 cannot control this verbal/typographical tic of his, and since it's blighting the pages he edits, I too feel that another block is in order.
He has also been deleting (not just removing for archival) threads from his talk page. I thought that was forbidden by this wiki's policies? — RobertATfm (talk) 12:38, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
How is what I've done "ungrammatical"? In which cases would either fit? In which cases does and only fit?
Jdogno7 (talk) 22:32, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
As I explained above, one of the (many) ways in which "as well as" can be ungrammatical is that if either it or "and" would work, "and" is preferable as being the simpler and clearer form. And since you evidently cannot understand this even after having it explained to you at least twice (now three times), that just goes to prove that your grasp of grammar is woefully inadequate and that you are thus not competent to be a wiki editor. — RobertATfm (talk) 23:01, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
"And since you evidently cannot understand this even after having it explained to you at least twice (now three times), that just goes to prove that your grasp of grammar is woefully inadequate and that you are thus not competent to be a wiki editor.": I understand. I just disagree over the instances where both "and" or "as well as" would both work. Maybe your grasp of grammar is woefully inadequate and you are thus not competent to be a wiki editor. Did you ever consider that?
Jdogno7 (talk) 00:53, October 2, 2014 (UTC)
As an add-on, at least one edit I noticed resulted in the poorly phrased "as well as even". As mentioned above, in such an instant, "and" is much more preferable. Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 23:44, October 1, 2014 (UTC)
I removed them because I felt it was unfair that people should edit my talk page during a period when I could not myself. I would recommend that be a policy: When someone is banned even from editing their own talk page, no one else should either. It's only fair.
Jdogno7 (talk) 22:32, October 1, 2014 (UTC)

(indentation reset) Not only does Jdogno7 clearly not belong on wikis (he claims to "understand" the proper use of "as well as", but his persistent abuse of it says otherwise, and this can be seen from many comments (not just here) that this is not just my opinion alone), he is now resorting to ad hominem attacks. These are nearly always a sign that the one using them has lost the debate, knows he has, and is getting desperate. Case closed, I think. — RobertATfm (talk) 00:46, October 2, 2014 (UTC)

"Not only does Jdogno7 clearly not belong on wikis": I resent that statement. "(he claims to "understand" the proper use of "as well as", but his persistent abuse of it says otherwise, and this can be seen from many comments (not just here) that this is not just my opinion alone)": The majority are not always right about everything. "he is now resorting to ad hominem attacks": No. I am merely pointing out that you act with such certainty that you are right without giving a full explanation for your position. I always give an explanation for my edits as a rule. That way people know what my logic is based on.

Jdogno7 (talk) 01:07, October 2, 2014 (UTC)

"The majority are not always right about everything"; true enough (the belief that they are is the fallacy of Appeal To Popularity, aka Safety In Numbers), but there is such a thing as "balance of probability"; any number of people you care to name can very easily be wrong, but if all those people state one thing and one lone voice (what George Orwell sarcastically called a "majority of one") states the opposite, it is nearly always the case that the majority is right. Of course, Jdogno7 clearly believes (see the above reply of his) that he alone of all the editors on this wiki is right about his "grammatical" (ha ha) usages. — RobertATfm (talk) 05:13, October 2, 2014 (UTC)

"Of course, Jdogno7 clearly believes (see the above reply of his) that he alone of all the editors on this wiki is right about his "grammatical" (ha ha) usages.": Yes, I believe I am in the right. You believe the same about yourself I am highly certain. Not saying that makes either of us right or wrong, just that we hold different opinions. But what I am trying to ask, which is yet to be answered is: Besides Grammar, what was wrong with the recent edits I made on the Death Eaters article?

Jdogno7 (talk) 11:53, October 2, 2014 (UTC)

Hi

Sorry but I want to know if you guys have an article on this person? Sources say she is Pansy Parkinson. She is from the first Harry Potter film. Whats the character's and actresse's name?http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/pansy-parkinson/images/22405320/title/pansy-parkinson-photo

Thanks Kabilan29 (talk) 14:28, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

This vandal has been edit warring/vandalizing with user: MathiasTobias please contact wikia staff for IP ban.

Here. Zane T 69 (talk) 02:28, November 28, 2014 (UTC)

Hi! The Pansy bit you undid is mostly certainly in-universe. All statements made by Rowling must be considered canon. If not, then that means Pottermore is not canon. Here are certain Rowling quotes on the issue: http://caloriecount.about.com/forums/health-support/everyone-read --Goblinfrog (talk) 21:52, December 19, 2014 (UTC)

New article layout prototype

Hello! I thought I would ask your opinion, since I was contacted by Wiki to know how our wiki feels about their new proposed article layout. There are already two example communities you can check out, American Horror Story Wiki and TARDIS Data Core; a live test of the new article prototype design (changes are confined to article pages, for comparison).

I would like to tell Wikia what we (admins) think, since they tell me they are hoping to get more example communities before the holidays start (Dec 24th). They are looking for any kind of feedback, so it would be great to hear any input from you. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 23:54, December 19, 2014 (UTC)


Unidentified Gryffindor girl (V) and Unidentified Hufflepuff girl (I)

The Unidentified Gryffindor girl (V)'s page should be deleted.

"Siobhan Ellen Williams is the actress who plays the unidentified Hufflepuff girl in both the films Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and [[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]], but she also plays another character who is a Gryffindor student in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Since both her Hufflepuff and Gryffindor characters appear in the same film, it should be assumed that they are twin sisters as both are played by the same actress yet contradict with their houses in the SAME film. Just like Padma and Parvati are identical twin sisters but in different houses, they are too. It is probably a costume/casting error, but since it has been noted it should be explained."

Since it is clear that this is an error, the page of the Gryffindor student should be deleted (actually, there aren't any pictures that confirm she ever existed). There are many characters whose house was "changed" at some point of the movies, but this doesn't mean they had twin brothers/sisters (example: Leanne was seen with Hufflepuff ties and with Gryffindor ties in the sixth movie, but this doesn't mean she had a Gryffindor twin sister). GianG (talk) 10:26, December 31, 2014 (UTC)

Info Box


Hello There I would like to add a Info box to my profile. How do you go about doing that? ღ••ThunderSnidget••ღ (ThunderSnidget a.k.a ,dee, deepz IndianAnimeAngel (talk))21.28

HP page question

Hello, I'v been trying to resolve the content issue on the Harry Potter page, Iv found a possible solution, moving the longest section, Horcrux Hunt-Endgame sections to separate page, while retaining current subpages for the sake of neatness.Zane T 69 (talk) 03:42, January 26, 2015 (UTC)

My profile page


Thanks for helping me understand further policies on this wiki. By the way I wanted to ask you that what do I need to take out my profile? Thank you..-ღ••ThunderSnidget••ღ (ThunderSnidget a.k.a ,dee, deepz IndianAnimeAngel (talk))17.21

RE: Order of Merlin

Thank you :) 

Kind regards, User

Neville Longbottom

Hi, I made some edits on the Neville Longbottom page earlier today, and just got an email saying that you reversed all of them. I was wondering what was wrong with my edits. Did I use improper grammar? Were my facts wrong? Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tlawlor (talkcontribs).

Category "Individuals who knew about Horcruxes"

Hello, dear Cubs Fan2007!

Cancel edits user  C.Syde65.

And remove the category "Individuals who knew about Horcruxes" from the article Albus Dumbledore.

See the discussion.

Nick O'Demus too busy. He did not answer me. I look forward to your reply. You're an active admin.

This is Lord Voldemort (talk) 20:21, April 4, 2015 (UTC)

Block CharlieMadduxForeverFan

Can you please block this user from trying to contact me on this wiki. They are a cross wiki troll and sock-puppet. You'll find evidence of his disruptive behaviour on the Sims wiki.

I've already reported this user to Seth Cooper, but since you're currently active, I was wondering if you could deal with this issue instead. -- C.Syde (talk | contribs) 01:59, April 6, 2015 (UTC)

Tom Riddle

Jdogno7 appears to have re-inserted a huge body of text previously excised from this page. Could you or another Admin please look it over and check its value? {{SUBST:User:Jiskran/Signature}} 10:10, April 18, 2015 (UTC)

Block SimsContributor100

Can you please block this user from trying to contact me on this wiki. They are a cross wiki troll and sock-puppet. You'll find evidence of his disruptive behaviour on the Sims wiki.

He's the same guy that has the "CharlieMadduxForeverFan" account. -- C.Syde (talk | contribs) 03:50, April 20, 2015 (UTC)

Hello! I was just asking for some help. Message me when you're on if you want to. Thanks! 14:31, April 24, 2015 (UTC)Yara Saeed (talk)

Hi

Please block C.Syde65 he is trolling cross wiki and has sock puppet accounts block him Infinely—The preceding unsigned comment was added by SimsWikiaBulider1234 (talkcontribs) 13:25, April 25, 2015 (UTC).

I think that the above is a false and malicious request, prompted by the fact that SimsWikiaBulider1234 has himself been trolling/spamming C.syde65's talk page, forcing him to revert the spam multiple times (as can clearly be seen from the page history). I agree with C.Syde65 that this behaviour is totally unacceptable and that it is thus SimsWikiaBulider1234 who needs to be blocked. — RobertATfm (talk) 15:17, April 25, 2015 (UTC)
@RobertATfm - You're absolutely right about that, and that was very well said. All this trolling of his has been going on for months, and now he wants to be forgiven? Come on. If he wanted people to forgive him for his behaviour, then why didn't he change his behaviour before he begged forgiveness? -- C.Syde (talk | contribs) 15:22, April 25, 2015 (UTC)

Albus Dumbledore

If it's alright with you, I'd like to change the protection back from full to semi. It's been 3 months already. - Nick O'Demus 00:02, May 2, 2015 (UTC)

Harry Potter

Hi Cubs, Is Harry Potter going to have a sequel book User:Maurice.136 20:08, May 20, 2015 (UTC)

Hey,

I know I'm new to this wiki, but maybe you should make a quote template... because that makes it a lot easier. Thanks!

Ginny2 (talk) 19:19, May 23, 2015 (UTC)

I've answered already.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 19:36, May 23, 2015 (UTC)

Sorry about me changing the Luna and Cho pages. I'm new to the wiki, and I could of sworn that they were in the same year as Harry...but yeah, you're right. Thank you for catching my mistakes, and once again, my apologies. Jgfceit (talk) 22:08, June 6, 2015 (UTC)

New Infobox Feature Beta Testing

Apparently, Wikia wants us to help test out a new reworking of the infobox structure to make them more compatible with viewing on mobile devices. I'm no expert on coding, so I can't say how this will play out. You can read more about the proposal here and here. - Nick O'Demus 00:31, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

Gryffindor Edits

Hello.

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

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

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

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

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


Hi

Are you an automated computer? or are you just a user like the rest of us who has assumed a leadership position? (no offense mean)Messerschmitt 262 Schwalbe (talk) 22:29, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

Re:Thanks

Hehe, no problem :). — Jr Mime (talk) [VSTF] 21:34, July 25, 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I am new to this wiki. I have several instances of Dumbledore using legilimency, as well as a mathematical proof of McGonnagals age. How do I go about adding this to the official wiki? Bamos3091 (talk) 23:50, July 30, 2015 (UTC)

Vandal

Since this ceiling troll keeps coming here all the time, what do you think if all file uploads are locked to autoconfirmed+? To be autoconfirmed, you have to have like 20 edits and edited for 4 days or so, which the ceiling troll certainly does not do. If you do want this, feel free to use Special:Contact/general and tell about the ceiling troll. Thanks :). — Jr Mime (talk) [VSTF] 15:58, August 28, 2015 (UTC)

If range blocking was the solution, I woulda done it ages ago.. He uses proxies, which changes IPs all over the place, can't range block. — Jr Mime (talk) [VSTF] 16:05, August 28, 2015 (UTC)

A user named "Slytherclaw20" has been trolling and making nonsensical edits. Ban him or her once you see this message & photo.

Princess of the Fandoms (talk) 22:32, September 25, 2015 (UTC)Princess of the Fandoms
Sly

User:Turkeeeyrav is another vandal, changing English passages to what I think is Turkish. Only 3 edits so far, but clearly no constructive ones. — RobertATfm (talk) 23:44, September 25, 2015 (UTC)

Looking at recent edits, there seem to be three Turkish-speaking vandals who all became vandals within the last day or two; the above-mentioned two and also User:MelodyMason. Either this is an incredible coincidence, or these three are in fact the same person. I think blocks are in order. — RobertATfm (talk) 00:12, September 26, 2015 (UTC)

Vandal Slytherclaw20

Hi there,

please take a look at [1], who did some not-so-nice things to some pages since yesterday.

I am unsure on how to "undo" a page move etc. Can you help and maybe also keep Slytherclaw20 from messing up this wiki?

--Determinant (talk) 11:19, September 26, 2015 (UTC)

Unfortunately, if a page has history, it can only be moved back to its proper place if the redirect created by the vandal move is deleted to make way for it. Hence, this can only be done by an admin.
As you will see from the section above this one, this latest vandal idiot is active under three names. — RobertATfm (talk) 12:03, September 26, 2015 (UTC)

Augustus Rookwood

Hi I have Proof for you that this Death Eater is Augustus Rookwood. Actor Have it on his CV on Spotlight. Link:http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1/M20703.html (Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 08:31, October 7, 2015 (UTC))

Check it. (Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 17:21, October 9, 2015 (UTC))

Hey man, 

I'm a big fan :) I was just wondering if you could give me some feedback on the Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts article? I worked really hard on completely rewriting it and I would love to know what else could be added (personally I think I will add some pictures).

Anyway, thanks a lot, really appreciate your contributions -   ArrestoMomentum | talk  02:29, November 1, 2015 (UTC)

Ah! Great, thanks for that - I was looking about and couldn't see many similarities

Cheers -   ArrestoMomentum | talk  20:45, November 1, 2015 (UTC)

My work

Hi, I love the edits you've done. Would you be interested in looking at my work especially at the seven novels.

Why Don't You Like The Trivia Of Killing Off Malfoys Other Mann Because Of Drug Abuse Its True You Know 

Can u recover the page "Fan theories" And let me back up my theory?

Excuse me

Why is Petunia Dursley death in 1997 Nguonnhanluc853 (talk) 07:23, November 24, 2015 (UTC)

Why I see in Harry Potter Limited Edition a former Hogwarts headmaster wearing orange named Dame Antonia Creaseworthy , but also has a wizard named Dame Antonia Creaseworthy portrait hung at Hogwarts Witchcraft and Wizardry School of why such have must is other people it wrong write or not ? Nguonnhanluc853 (talk) 08:19, November 24, 2015 (UTC)

Why do not you create articles about headmaster Dame Antonia Creaseworthy go ? Nguonnhanluc853 07:38, November 25, 2015 (UTC)

Why?

Why did you delete the Zacharias Smith's Wand page? You could have simply edited it.

User:Fructosejerv0412

Thank you for welcoming me. I was wondering if there was a way to find out more about the American Wizarding School from J.K Rowling. So, what I'm basically asking is...well is there?! Please respond. Thanks!!

Thanks for welcoming me. I was wondering if there was a way to contact J.K Rowling for some more information on the American Wizarding School. So... is there? Please respond and sorry for not signing my name on my previous/identical comment. Thanks!!King Jaime E (talk) 02:06, December 5, 2015 (UTC)

OOPS

Hi, I altered the http of an existing page to create a new page (it worked) and made a spelling error. Could you delete Quentia (disambiguation) - since it was supposed to be Quintia. I removed everything from the to be deleted page except for a message saying to delete it. Please. <3 Sorry for that. (Vaudree (talk) 07:05, December 6, 2015 (UTC))

I had a question. For my crossover story between Harry Potter and High School DxD I wanted to place some characters on the DxD Fanon Wiki since their character format is the best to use for this. This is the first time I am doing this so I don't really know where I have to ask.

If I have to ask permission here then please tell me if it is alright and if I have to ask somewhere else then please tell me where.

With regards, User:Dovahkiin1503 (talk) 18:44, December 6, 2015 (UTC) Dovahkiin1503

Is this a new character or a Hoax

Noticed someone with the surname Scamander - but think it could be the person's username rather than a character from the books, movies or games. Could you check to be sure? Felix Scamander [2] (Vaudree (talk) 11:50, December 29, 2015 (UTC))

Permissions request

Hi there! I recently posted a request for Content Moderator rights, but only Seth Cooper has posted yet. Just wondering if you may be able to wade into the discussion as well? Thanks! --Sajuuk 19:45, February 9, 2016 (UTC)

Bumping this message. --Sajuuk 19:16, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

Link edits

Hey there! I noticed you've made the odd edit to Harry Potter to clear up redundant pipes. I appreciate those edits, because I dislike poor linking, but I was wondering if you could extend the efforts to redirect bypass? For example, I see this quite a lot on pages:

[[Ron Weasley|Ron]]
[[Molly Weasley|Mrs Weasley]]

Which is just unnecessary imo, as Ron is a redirect and Mrs Weasley is also a redirect. I'll try to work on doing the same, but it'd be cool if you could help out with the effort as well. Another effort I'm gonna work on is just removing the link spam on just about every article here, which doesn't make it easy for people to edit the pages. Thanks! --Sajuuk 08:26, February 25, 2016 (UTC)

Okay cool. Yeah, I didn't check whether Arthur was a redirect or not and just now noticed that it's an article. I would argue that "Arthur" should probably be pointing at Arthur Weasley in the first place, as it's unlikely anyone searching "Arthur" is looking for the character in a wizard card and that "Arthur" should probably be renamed "King Arthur". :P
I'll try my best to point links to redirects, where it's possible, but it'll be difficult, especially as the infobox are so cluttered with data, as is the main article body. :P --Sajuuk 09:11, February 26, 2016 (UTC)

Portable infoboxes

Heya! Wikia has hand-coded new versions of your existing infoboxes so that they work on a wide range of portable devices. We'd like to go ahead and implement these changes, but of course we'd want your input before proceeding much further. Please stop by this forum thread and give your views. And if you know of any of your fellow Harry Potter community members who'd be interested in this changeover, please invite them along, too! Thanks! — CzechOut @Wikia 08:40, March 2, 2016 (UTC)

Cheers!

Thanks for blocking that disruptive user. :) --Sajuuk 17:02, March 19, 2016 (UTC)

I see you readded {{Title}} to an article. I'm not actually aware that this template actually does anything useful. I've seen it on a lot of wiki's, but I have never seen any kind of output from it and it seems to be some extremely old code that preceded the Oasis skin, as I don't believe it's worked in years.
I made this edit to see if anything happened and as I expected, nothing whatsoever changed to the title (unless I didn't see the change). Which leads me to suspect that it does nothing at all. I'd recommend just removing the template unless someone can provide a reason as to the purpose of the template. --Sajuuk 21:11, March 19, 2016 (UTC)

Discussion on forums

Hey there Cubs Fan2007! I'm sending this post out to a number of active contributors of the HPW. I'm looking to find out your opinions on this proposal, which could help to improve the community aspect of the HPW and bring in more editors to the wiki. Please leave your opinions on that topic when you get the chance. Thanks! --Sajuuk 15:08, March 24, 2016 (UTC)

I'm a member of the very small, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them wiki, do I have permission to tell your users about the wiki?

Affiliation

I was wondering if we, PLL Wiki, could affiliate with you guys.

Harryhogwarts (talk) 05:04, April 3, 2016 (UTC)Harryhogwarts 

Block

Why have you blocked this user? You didn't check their contributions to see they were actually trying to remove spam/vandalism. They haven't added any "external links", so please unblock them. Their contributions on other wiki's displays that they're not a spammer or vandal.

On a separate note: like I said to Starstuff, when you see spam pages like the ones you deleted, don't bother deleting and blocking locally, instead just report to VSTF and they'll be able to global block the user and add the spam to the filters if needed. --Sajuuk 10:41, April 16, 2016 (UTC)

No worries. Sorry if my post above came over a little aggressive, I just don't like to see users getting blocked for the wrong reasons (I only found out about it since I checked RC this morning and looked at his DeletedContribs and noticed the edit wasn't really a blockable offence). :) --Sajuuk 15:13, April 16, 2016 (UTC)

Another Block

So, I've talked with Beethoven4ever, and I've been wondering: What did you block him for? He claimed he just wanted people to know where he was, and that he's sorry and won't put up the links to the other wikis again. I know I may be breaking his trust by asking you, but I want to know.

Dolores Umbridge

Can you please explain to me why it is more professional to use her surname?

Jdogno7 (talk) 08:30, April 29, 2016 (UTC)

Randomized Quotes - Snape

Sorry to bother, just looking for some input from a higher power. I added a <choose><option> feature to Severus Snape to allow for a random quote to be displayed, instead of the common back-and-forth edits to restore someone's favorite top quote. This change was undone as being too "extreme", but I'd like to restore it. The current discussion is here, any input you have is appreciated! --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:46, May 3, 2016 (UTC)

Link Templates

I'm hoping you might be able to take a look at the Forum - Link Template discussion. SuperSajuuk and I have spent some time working through several different options and have found an approach that should work well for both Article and Reference links for the common sources. Any input you have is much appreciated! Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 00:58, May 14, 2016 (UTC)

User:SuperSajuuk and I have finished up these link templates that allow for quick and consistent links to the major sources for use in both Appearances and References. Please check the forum discussion on this matter and provide any feedback as we are ready to move these into wider use throughout the site. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:50, May 24, 2016 (UTC)

Block request

BourkyGuard vandalised Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and then proceeded to vandalise his user talkpage. Please block when possible. Thanks. --Sajuuk 17:02, May 17, 2016 (UTC)

Chat?

Available for a chat on the chatbox? --Sajuuk 15:38, May 22, 2016 (UTC)

Bump. --Sajuuk 17:11, May 27, 2016 (UTC)
Bump. --Sajuuk 19:24, May 29, 2016 (UTC)

Spoiler Alerts

There is a current Forum discussion about whether or not there should be spoiler alerts like the one for {Pottermore} on the wiki. Given the recent Pottermore video where JKR expresses her strong hope that the fandom doesn't spoil the Cursed Child experience for fellow fans by giving away all the secrets, I am suggesting that any page with material from the Cursed Child play has a spoiler alert warning added until 31 July, when the screenplay comes out and everyone has equal opportunity to be informed. Others feel that there should never be any spoiler alerts on the wiki. Any thoughts you have on the matter is appreciated. --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:41, May 25, 2016 (UTC)

Celeste.o Block

FYI, there are a couple pending requests to block this user for the same repeated behavior if you can help. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 06:10, May 27, 2016 (UTC)

Sounds good -thanks! --Ironyak1 (talk) 06:16, May 27, 2016 (UTC)

Bot discussion

Please check this forum topic when you get the chance. It relates to granting a bot flag to my bot to make mass edits that would normally be too tedious to do manually. Thanks. --Sajuuk 18:48, May 27, 2016 (UTC)

Bumping after one week of no response. --Sajuuk 16:45, June 4, 2016 (UTC)

Play images and infoboxes

As expected, disagreements have arisen around the use of images and descriptions from the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the character infoboxes. As the same discussion was being held on a couple talk pages, I suggested that we move it here Forum:Character Images and Infoboxes. As the films and play are of the same level of canon, there does not appear to be a solution based on the Harry Potter Wiki:Canon policy so any input you have in helping sort through the options is appreciated. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 15:08, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

You should adopt this wiki

Dude, go for bureaucrat status by "adopting" it. TWD (talk) 17:36, June 7, 2016 (UTC)

#KeepTheSecrets

Sorry to bother, but wanted to get your perspective on this Forum:Cursed_Child_Spoilers. Should leaks from the play be removed as part of a #KeepTheSecrets campaign, or under the issue of Verifiability, or left to stand for those who are interested in pursuing spoilers. I can see the edit wars brewing... Any stance on the matter? Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 22:42, June 7, 2016 (UTC)

Chat

Looks like I missed you (off looking at LEGO and Cursed Child tweets ... HP overload! ;). Anyhow, I'll be around now and love to chat. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:46, June 9, 2016 (UTC)

Its funny that you would welcome me as I am a Cubs fan too!Fenrirgreyback02 (talk) 21:20, June 9, 2016 (UTC)

Past tense curiosity

Why are some articles in the past tense, even tho the subjects of those pages are living people and extant institutions. It seems rather odd to me, it's like everything in the Harry Potter universe happened eons ago. Killuminator (talk) 18:31, June 11, 2016 (UTC)

I've read the discussion and there is one more thing I'd like to clarify. These are excerpts from that discussion from 2010 :

  This is a vote on the policy for the tense which articles should be written in. This only affects articles about People. Articles of objects and magic will remain written in the Present tense.

All articles should be written in Past Tense, including Biographies. (EX. Harry Potter was a Wizard)

It looks like a clumsy formulation. The introduction to the discussion explicitly said that only articles about people will be affected (higlighted in bold). The first suggestion (the one that garnered the most votes) however, uses a much more general formulation : All articles - as highlighted. This produces a dilemma for me and some inconsistencies that I've noticed. The page about Hogwarts uses the present tense, but the page about the african school uses the past tense. What should be used as the accepted policy ? My understanding is that the intended policy was to put person articles in past tense, other stuff present tense and that the proposed solutions were not carefully written. If my ratio is correct, I'd like to revert Starstuff's edit on that page. Thanks in advance. Killuminator (talk) 19:04, June 11, 2016 (UTC)

Cursed Child info

Hey - just checking to see if you're avoiding Cursed Child spoilers or not. Starstuff isn't avoiding them while Seth is, so just checking where you stand on the issue as they're quickly increasing here. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:04, June 11, 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for welcoming me. The page I edited has been re-edited back to the original. The reason I edited it in the first place is the information is in correct. Sybill Trelawney made the prediction about the chosen one on during her interview in 1980, the same year Harry was born. It would be impossible for her to have made that prediction at the time of his conception around Halloween, which would have been 1979, not 1980 when she had her interview with Dumbledore. Is there a way to prevent this from being edited again with incorrect information? Skgryffindor (talk) 14:50, June 25, 2016 (UTC)

Hello, Cubs Fan2007,

I'm a new user her on the Harry Potter Wiki, and I've seen pages all over about the spells and objects used throughout the series. I was wondering that in the nav. bar, shouldn't you put a place where all of those can be found? I just think that it could be much more easier to find.

I apologize if this issue was messaged to you before, I just wanted my opinion to be heard by an administrator.

ScreamKings (talk) 23:12, June 27, 2016 (UTC) ScreamKings

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."

Getting Prepared

Hey, how do you add an infobox under the Source Editor?

Also, how do you contact an administrator if you're blocked?

I just want to be prepared. No sweat. --Emily Watson 4 Life (talk) 23:19, June 27, 2016 (UTC)

And One More Thing...

Is it okay to create new templates? --Emily Watson 4 Life (talk) 23:19, June 27, 2016 (UTC)

Real-world actors

Hello,

I was just wanting to get your thoughts on something. A lot of the real-world actors' articles say "this person portrayed this person", whereas others say "this person portrays this person." It seems to be almost half and half.

I think that we need to be consistent, so probably all of them should be changed to one or the other. I personally believe that 'portrays' sounds better, as the film is still watched, and the actor is still portraying that character. Although, I'm not a grammar expert, so I just thought I'd get your thoughts on this before actually changing all of them, as it would be a very big job to get suddenly told to undo.

Anyway, thanks heaps   ArrestoMomentum | talk  00:03, July 11, 2016 (UTC)

RE: Real-world actors

Yes, I definitely agree with you. If the actor's role is in the distant past, I think it could be kept as 'portrayed'. Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

  ArrestoMomentum | talk  00:38, July 11, 2016 (UTC)

RE: Edit warring

Thanks for protecting those pages to stop the counter productive edit war that was taking place! :) ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 01:38, July 16, 2016 (UTC)

Wand Woods

Hey! I was editing the Wand Woods page to add the Swamp Mayhaw wand. But somehow, the page got messed up. I am trying to undo it but have not been successful so far. I am really very sorry, but I wondered whether you could correct it.

Thanks.

SportyEel (talk) 11:55, July 18, 2016 (UTC)

Hey guys! Just to let you know I saw what happened and I have already fixed the page. I also added the Swamp Mayhew wand for you. Don't worry too much about the mistake, SportyEel, these things happen! :) --May32 (talk) 12:36, July 18, 2016 (UTC)

10,000 edits!

Hey man, thought that you deserved this!

  ArrestoMomentum | talk  08:07, July 19, 2016 (UTC)

Merlin1 Merlin's Beard!
Ten-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki makes this user a
POTTER FANATIC!


The Tapestry

If you or if you know any user who likes the Tapestry (by Henry H. Neff) please point them to the chat on Tapestry wikia or my page. Thanks! Fenrirgreyback02 (talk) 22:46, July 25, 2016 (UTC)

Bot request

Hi there! I've put in a bot flag request so I can apply the Pottermore links, UK spelling, and short link fixes I've been developing in an automated fashion. If you could take a moment and provide some feedback, it would be appreciated! Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:11, July 29, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the input and support! I'll look at how to tackle the redundant pipes for plurals you mentioned (it is a bit tricky as it has to do some pattern matching for all piped links on a page but I think it should be doable) Anything to help reduce some of the more tedious housekeeping chores we all do (it's like hiring us a house-elf ;) Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 04:04, July 30, 2016 (UTC)

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