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Hello, HoboHunter28, and welcome to the Harry Potter Wiki (HPW). Thank you for your edit to the Rubeus Hagrid page. I hope you enjoy it here and decide to stay.

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-- Seth Cooper (Talk) 23:30, May 24, 2011

Battle of Hogwarts "Skirmishes"

Hello! Actually, there's no need to condense all the conflicts into the "Battle of Hogwarts" article. That article serves as a hub article, and having separate articles allows us to describe separate events in more detail without having a mile-long page. It also makes research easier. Just like Battle of Hogwarts, or Battle of the Department of Mysteries aren't condensed into Second Wizarding War. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 16:20, July 28, 2011 (UTC)

It's ok. Thanks for your help around the wiki! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 16:23, July 28, 2011 (UTC)


I use this: <font style="color:COLOURHERE;">INSERTTEXTHERE</font> --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:44, August 12, 2011 (UTC)

RE: "Possible" family members?

Sorry to jump in, but I saw your post on Seth Cooper's talk page. We use "possible relative" because a definitive family connection has not been established in canon beyond sharing a surname. (In real-life, not everyone named "Smith" is actually related, obviously.)

Case in point, Mark Evans. He shares the same last name as Harry's mother, Lily, but Rowling herself stated that she'd just picked the name off the top of her head, and that there was no connection to Harry or his family. Rowling's only human, and if this kind of oversight can happen with the name of a fairly major character, it can happen with any name. - Nick O'Demus 01:13, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

Lily's maiden name was established in an interview back in 2000, not long after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was published. You can read that interview here, and you can also read on JKR's website where she comments on the shared surname. - Nick O'Demus 01:59, August 14, 2011 (UTC)
Actually, in Harfang's case, we ARE generally assuming a relation to the Longbottom family. You can see on his page that he has the Longbottom family category, and it's listed near the bottom of his infobox as well. Harfang's name comes from the copy of the Black Family Tree that Rowling donated to charity, and on that tree you can see several other familiar wizard family names, such as Prewitt, Crabbe, Flint, Bulstrode, Yaxley, Potter, Crouch, and so on. As it's explicitly stated in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that the various pureblood families are almost all interrelated (in an attempt to maintain their "purity"), these individuals on the Black family tree are highly likely to be connected to the characters who've appeared in the series.
However, there are still exceptions, such as Hermione Granger and Hector Dagworth-Granger. As the possibility still exists that two separate familes can have the same surname, we can't state difinitively that these people are from the same family until a connection between the two is established in canon. - Nick O'Demus 06:11, August 15, 2011 (UTC)


I think with the infoboxes, you're adding a few too many pipes (e.g. the | mark). It might make it easier if, for example, with {{Muggle individual infobox}}, instead of adding it from scratch, you copy and paste the "clean template" code and then add where necessary and leave anything unknown blank. And also, you don't need to add "Template:" (for example, {{Template:Muggle individual infobox}}) when adding such templates; it's a bit redundant. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 04:30, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

All right, I fixed the infobox for you. And as for your earlier question about the redundancy stuff... just call me a stickler for the English language. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 04:54, August 14, 2011 (UTC)
I don't know the color codes offhand; you can ask one of the admins or another user, and if worst comes to worst, you can try just using the color names instead. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 05:01, August 14, 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I've been testing it out in Adobe Illustrator, and I think I've got the color codes for you. For green: 00FF30, and for purple: 9C0B80 --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 05:11, August 14, 2011 (UTC)
Jumping in again. Color codes can be found here. - Nick O'Demus 05:20, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

RE:Sorry for leaving you so many messages

The "Citation Needed" tags are to mark statements that need references or sources to be verified. Some years contain these tags because they have no sources whatsoever. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:05, August 14, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry. What will happen?

I didn't know you couldn't do that. I'm fairly new. Will I get in trouble? Dustin1998 22:24, August 19, 2011 (UTC)Dustin

I hate that. It took me FOREVER! Dustin1998 22:41, August 19, 2011 (UTC)Dustin

I don't know about the policies concerning posting entire articles to your userpage but I do know it causes the page to take forever to load. Userpages are there to tell about yourself, link to your favorite articles, and the like. They're not intended to contain exact copies of whole articles. -Shorty1982 22:45, August 19, 2011 (UTC)
I wasn't trying to do anything bad, shorty i just wanted to show my favorites. -—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dustin1998 (talkcontribs).
I understand that you weren't doing it to cause trouble. The best way to show your favorites is to simply link to them though (plus that's a lot less work).
Please sign your talk entries with four tildes (~) and when replying to someone put your reply below their message so it is easy to tell what message is a reply to what message. -Shorty1982 22:51, August 19, 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I saw your question on the page: Talk:Violet-cloaked wizard. To fill your name in your infobox you only must write:


I hope that helps. Harry granger 23:14, August 19, 2011 (UTC)

I had a look on your user page and saw that your infobox is messed. It is a little bit difficult to explain now. Is it o. k. for you when I fix it for you? Then you can have a look on it with the edit mode to see how it should be written.Harry granger 11:02, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

I was surprised when I didn't got an answer, but now I understand. Were you lucky already or shall I edit it for you? Harry granger 17:46, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

RE: Protecting Hogwarts article?

Gave it 3 months of protection, also refreshed the protection on each of the trio's articles. Have you considered asking for Rollback? It makes reverting vandalism much easier. - Nick O'Demus 05:14, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

You add your name and request under the "Rollback" heading. See here for an example. - Nick O'Demus 17:01, August 21, 2011 (UTC)

RE: Vandal

I'd be a bit reluctant to call their edits "vandalism". Sloppy, yes; unhelpful, sometimes; but nothing I'd really consider "block-worthy" just yet. (At least not compared to stuff like this or this.)

Now that you've put in your Rollback request, it will be considered by one of our Bureaucrats, who will decide whether to grant you the privileges. - Nick O'Demus 05:39, August 22, 2011 (UTC)


Hi, HoboHunter28. It has been determined that you are a trusted member of this community and that we benefit from your contributions. Upon request or through my own discretion, I have granted you rollback privileges. This tool can be used to quickly revert vandalism and maintain the quality of this wiki. Please remember to use this tool with discretion and never in a content dispute. You should now see a "rollback" link when viewing a user's contributions. Thanks, and happy editing. grunny@talk:~$ 10:36, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

Marcus Flint

Someone has put this "Marcus Flint was stuffed into a broken vanishing cabinet by Fred and George Weasley. He was later found stuck in a toilet and had to be sent to the hospital wing to recover. While recounting his story of what happened he stated that at different times he could hear the happenings at Hogwarts and at Borgin and Burkes. It wasn't until he attempted to disapperate that he managed to escape the cabinet. However, wasn't completely successful as he ended up stuck in a toilet. His story was what gave Draco the idea to use the vanishing cabinets to sneak Death Eaters into Hogwarts in 1996." On the Marcus Flint page; it belongs on the Graham Montague page, and everytime Muggleborn Phoenix and I attempt to delete it, the person puts it up again. HarryPotterRules1 22:52, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

RE:Great new ideas for templates

I'm not sure about those... You see, a template is only used when there are some sort of special or exceptional circumstance around an article or group of articles (i.e. articles that have information from Pottermore, etc.) or to point out articles seriously lacking in quality or need some sort of maintenance (i.e. articles that need a clean-up, articles needing images, articles needing factual verification, etc.). The templates you are proposing creation, however, point out things that are site-wide and are specified in our policies and guidelines (in this case our british spelling convention set forth in our general guidelines; and our canon policy). They would, therefore, be redundant as we must assume our editors have familiarised themselves with our policies before starting major editing (as suggested in our welcome message). However, invisible notes (a kind of notes and warning one can leave in articles that can only be seen while editing) can be put in places in which editors frequently (and often inadvertently) engage in changing things to the non-canonical film version or whatnot (you can see one of those invisible notes in the Dolores Umbridge article, in the "house" field of the infobox). --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 17:34, August 29, 2011 (UTC)

RE: Re: Wands

You have a valid point about the irrelevant characters. I believe the idea I left on Seth Cooper's page could also work for them to some extent. Perhaps you should ask an admin about it. However, I must disagree with you about "wand articles that are relevant to this wiki". I fail to see how Ernie Prang's wand, Rita Skeeter's wand, and several other minor character's wands that didn't even appear in the books or movies (just the video games) are relevent to this wiki as individual pages. As I pointed out on Seth Cooper's talk page, these pages are for the most part identical save for the character's names. I didn't say they should all be deleted, I only said they should be merged into a single article (they are canon, after all). If I suggested that all wand pages be merged into a single article, I would understand, but I only want the ones that are of unknown wood and core materials merged. -JDRooDigger 20:14, August 29, 2011 (UTC)

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