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-- Seth Cooper (Talk) 21:49, June 24, 2010

spongebob

have you seen the show spongebob squarpants

JEFFREY1993

July 10,2010

8:48 Pm


Lists with Bullets

When editing these lists, please edit in source, and you can see plainly how to format new entries to the list (that is with a *). --JKoch Ravenclawcrest (Owl Me!) 03:05, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

I reiterate the above point. Please use asterisks. --JKoch Ravenclawcrest (Owl Me!) 03:57, July 16, 2010 (UTC)
I'm begging you to please format edits to the Behind the scenes sections of the articles like the other entries are formatted. --JKoch Ravenclawcrest (Owl Me!) 04:31, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Golden Egg

As there is no Behind the scenes section, just add that information to the article. --JKoch Ravenclawcrest (Owl Me!) 00:10, July 19, 2010 (UTC)

Hey

Hi:))))))))))))))Michelleerin 04:51, July 19, 2010 (UTC)

Bullet points

In the future, when adding to or creating a list in an article, could you please use an asterisk (*) to mark each item instead of a dash (-)? This will create bullet points and make it so that other editors do not have to come in later to correct the formatting of the page.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks! Starstuff (Owl me!) 04:38, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Image uploads

Thank you for contributing image uploads to the Harry Potter Wiki. However, your recent upload was in breach of our image policy, and has since been corrected. In future, please be sure to fill out the information template that is provided on the upload page, in particular citing the source from which the image comes from, and adding categories. This is to help keep images organised and catalogued, and to provide clear sourcing for all uploads. Please be aware that images missing this information may be subject to deletion, and, in certain cases, uploading images after being asked to provide the correct information may lead to a block for the uploader. If you have any doubts or questions regarding this, please contact one of the administrators. Thank you for your cooperation.--Cavalier One Gryffindorcrest (Wizarding Wireless Network) 15:06, August 27, 2010 (UTC)

Please read and comply with the above message. Constant failure to properly source and license images may lead to administrative action. Thank you for your cooperation. - Cavalier One Gryffindorcrest (Wizarding Wireless Network) 07:13, August 31, 2010 (UTC)
This is your final warning. Begin complying with the image policy, or face a cooldown block. - Cavalier One Gryffindorcrest (Wizarding Wireless Network) 08:39, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

Stubs

You should probably consider typing a Stub template at the bottom of every Stub page you create. On all the pages your making about the Harry Potter Trading Card Game, it says its a Stub in the categories, but not in the article. Just type two of these things "{", then type "Stub", then two of these "}" at the bottom of every Stub.

RE: Importante

Only administrators and bureaucrats can delete pages. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 14:38, September 16, 2010 (UTC)

Asexuality

please, when placing a reply on someone's talkpage, sign, using four tildes, ~. And asexuality is a sexual oriented term, meaning someone that has no love for anything. Two examples are Dumbledore, and Voldemort. Heres the link: Asexuality.

Mace170 10:38, September 18, 2010 (UTC)

Conjectural articles

When creating an article for something that has not been definitively named in a canonical source, make sure the article's title is not fully capitalized as if it were a proper name, and add the {{Conjecture}} tag at the top of the article. - Nick O'Demus 06:57, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

Circle of Fire was redirected to Spell to conjure a circle of fire, with the redirect suppressed. - Nick O'Demus 07:37, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

RE: Avada Kedavra 2

The user who removed that section gave the explanation, "Removed a part following "no biological reason " in which, bizarrely, several biological reasons were given." It does look like the text they removed was too speculative for the main article, but I can re-add it under "Behind the scenes". - Nick O'Demus 05:22, October 25, 2010 (UTC)

Video game article sources

It's standard policy on this wiki that our sources for information must be official, like J.K. Rowling's website, or at least reliable, like Mugglenet. For that reason, we don't typically use user-generated content like forums, blogs, or discussion boards as primary sources.

With the video games, it's a bit trickier. FAQs, code lists, and walkthroughs on sites like GameFAQs are still unofficial user-generated content, no more reliable than forums or blogs. However, there is an unfortunate lack of official sources other than the games themselves, and while many fans have read all the books and seen all the movies, you'd be hard-pressed to find a peson who's played all the games on every platform on which they've been released.

The only viable alternative is to use multiple sources. If you've got 4 or 5 different walkthroughs, written by different people, that all mention the exact same thing, then chances are that it's legitimate. But if only one source mentions something while six others don't, it's likely that one person may be mistaken, and the source cannot be considered reliable. This is why articles like Folio Triplicus and Pack of name tags were kept, but Dustpan and Healing Sparkle were not.

Do you understand now? - Nick O'Demus 05:26, November 11, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry about not responding sooner, but it's been really busy recently with all the extra traffic brought in because of the Wizarding World Giveaway contest, and I still haven't gotten around to everything yet. It looks like the "Hurricane" issue has already been taken care of, and I'll look into the "cliffs" and "sheltered cove" as soon as I'm able. - Nick O'Demus 08:34, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

cape/cloak

Definition of cape:"loose outer garment: a sleeveless outer garment that is fastened at the neck and hangs loosely from the shoulders", definition of cloak:"outer garment: a loose sleeveless outer garment that fastens at the neck". At least that's what the dictionary online says about the two. Hope this helps, have a good weekend. Are you going to see the new Harry Potter the day it comes out? --BachLynn Gryffindorcrest (Accio!) 12:50, November 12, 2010 (UTC)

re: yeah

I'll dig into the hurricane thing a little and get back to you, I know that hurricane was mentioned in the books completely separately from the Ministry, so why it's being redirected I have no idea, do you know which user is redirecting it? Is it an admin? Oh, and as far as edits being undone, if you are following the page in question then you should get an email when any change is made to the page, but there isn't a way to only be notified when changes you've made have been undone, you would be notified when anyone made an edit to the page. --BachLynn Gryffindorcrest (Accio!) 23:58, November 12, 2010 (UTC)

Ok, so I undid the redirect on the Hurricane page if you wanna check it out, I cleaned it up some, and added a direct quote from the book in case anyone in the future doubts the article. --BachLynn Gryffindorcrest (Accio!) 00:12, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

Deleted pages

The list can be found here. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 08:08, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

Re: SOPA

Hi! I noticed you left a message regarding SOPA on one of the admins' talk pages, however, I don't believe the admin in question is currently active on this wiki. To answer your question, nobody knows for sure yet if the bill(s) in question would shut down this or any other wiki, but a number of people are very concerned about it. You can learn more about Wikia's stance on the matter, and what they're doing about it, here. ProfessorTofty 20:43, January 18, 2012 (UTC)

P.S. - I see that you actually left the message on the page of at least one other admin who is still active. However, admins are just users like you or me who have certain powers over the wiki, such as the ability to delete or protect pages, so they don't necessarily have any direct knowledge on this matter either. That's why I recommend reading the page that I linked above and following the links from there if you want more details on the matter. ProfessorTofty 20:47, January 18, 2012 (UTC)

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