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When before uploading images, you might want to consider cropping them with Paint (removing that blank space around them), so that they look better in articles. -- Seth Cooperowl post! 17:15, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
First, you must align the picture with the upper-left corner of the Paint window (or, to put it in other way, the upper-left corner of the image is the same as the upper left corner of the window).
While editing the image in Paint, you'll notice that there is a blue dot on the lower-right corner. Click that dot and then drag it so that it now coincides with the lower-right corner of the picture.
That's how you crop a picture. If you still have questions, don't hesitate. -- Seth Cooperowl post! 17:24, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
A Page That Will be Deleted Should Look Nice? Edit
That's a curious idea. Fanon pages are fanon pages and will be deleted on sight when spotted by an admin. Maybe I'm missing something, but fixing up a page that has a 100% chance of being deleted seems like a total waste of time and effort. ProfessorTofty (talk) 05:13, August 18, 2012 (UTC)
Or to put it the way I've seen it on other boards "Ignore it and report it." Doing anything other than simply marking it as fanon / unnecessary content just draws unwanted attention to it. ProfessorTofty (talk) 05:16, August 18, 2012 (UTC)
Hello Hunnie Bunn I sort of have a question for you about how do you do that biography thing that you did on your page like with your wand, your boggart, your loyalty, all those items. Thank You for your time :)
Julia6358922 (talk) 01:53, August 23, 2012 (UTC)Julia635
Hunnie Bunn, thank you for replying, and yes, I would like to make it, thank you. If you can, could please tell me on what place or website I must go to to make my biography. And as well telling me how to do the process, I would be real grateful. I also am having a hard time believing you are 12 years old for your establishment of spot on replies and vocabulary; even I dont have such a broad vocab as yours. Well thank you for your timeJulia6358922 (talk) 03:15, August 26, 2012 (UTC)Julia6358922
Ah, I see. Thank you for the response. It was just something I was curious about, and I was wondering if perhaps some users had been given early access or something. Much appreciated. : )Nick O'Demus 17:55, August 26, 2012 (UTC)
P.S. - Let me know your Pottermore ID, and I'll add you as a Friend. Or, you can send a Friend request to me at NoxSky12599.
P.P.S. - Regarding your userpage, yes, Hedwig is a "her".
I'm sure the admin in question was being facetious about blocking the whole of Denmark, but even if they weren't, the point is indeed that they can tell that the IP is from Denmark. So unless the user actually did move to China, it wouldn't matter where he claimed he was from, because we all know already that he's from Denmark. And I don't think the first three numbers represent the country, no. ProfessorTofty (talk) 23:25, August 26, 2012 (UTC)
Believe me, I know very well who you're talking about - even if was at all uncertain before (which I really wasn't) the mentions of Denmark and the apology on the talk page cemented it. ProfessorTofty (talk) 23:37, August 26, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I will be very thankful if you may edit those small red mistakes, and here; this is my Pottermore username- PatronusMoonstone23545 :) Add me James ;) heheJulia6358922 (talk) 20:04, August 27, 2012 (UTC)Julia6358922
I do not believe you were attempting to diminish Professor Tofty's topic; the fact is, even if unintentionally, you somewhat did. That's what the warning is about. Don't get me wrong, it's nothing personal, really, but I just had to stop the meaningless chatter. -- Seth Cooperowl post! 16:02, September 2, 2012 (UTC)
Well, since you just put the template on today, I would wait and give time for those who may not actively check the talk pages to oppose the merge first. But, yeah, if it comes to that, a merge is pretty simple. Just make the article(s) you want to merge redirects to the remaining article (this is done by replacing the article's content with #REDIRECT and then an interwiki link to the article you want to redirect to, if you didn't know), and make sure you've added the relevant information to the remaining article. -- 1337star(Drop me a line!) 21:43, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
Pip, pip, cheerio! It's a perfectly spiffing day! (Seriously, I'm sure your British is fine enough, I think most of us who edit here that live in the U.S. have made mistakes with it before. Anyway, I'm fine with the merge, seems to me they are the same. ProfessorTofty (talk) 18:59, September 9, 2012 (UTC)
Hi, Hunnie Bunn! Perhaps you did not recognize but when someone opens your page and is greeted with his name there is no space between the name and the following text. Would be better you would change that! Harry granger Talk contribs 16:22, September 15, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, the list of fan websites is definitely a headache. I was thinking of first organizing each section by those sites which are still active in alphabetical order, then those that haven't been updated in at least six months in alphabetical order, and finally those that are no longer available but which can be viewed via Web Archive (yes, in alphabetical order.) I also think there's still merit in splitting the page, but more needs to be said on the talk page for it first; perhaps you could weigh in on that. I'm not sure about doing an entire page with all of the content from Pottermore, that seems like it would be a lengthy page. If you mean what I think you mean, though, transcribing the information for references, it might be possible to put each on separate pages, which would go somewhere other than the Main namespace or perhaps as a "/" attached the respective articles. For example Peeves/Pottermore transcription. ProfessorTofty (talk) 00:06, September 16, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, it would be just like in the link I specified above and when you create the page, it would have a link at the top of the page back to Peeves automatically. I don't know offhand of anywhere that you can see that on here, so try this here if you'd like to see an example. ProfessorTofty (talk) 00:26, September 16, 2012 (UTC)
Oh, and I've been meaning to mention this for a while now, but please place a colon in front of your message each time you leave a new message beyond the first one in the section. Or add a colon if there's already multiple messages, i.e. if the message above the one you're adding already has one, then add another. ProfessorTofty (talk) 00:27, September 16, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for visiting my newly created page about the regulators of the floo network. I was struggling to sort out the information box so I thank you for helping with that. I hope you don't mind if I take inspiration from your profile, it's very eye-catching and I would love to recreate some of the images and blocks in it.
Hi. Thanks for the help! I plan to re-do my old account at some point. I used fanfiction quite a lot at one point, but because I posted my work from one website to another, it was counted as someone elses, even if I thouroughly prooved it was mine, so I had to keep re-creating my account after it's closure, and even then I still had to delete my more popular stories. I updated my info on fanfiction and copied that onto my first account on here, knowing full well that I would most likely end up having to make a new one anyway. So yeah, that's why it's confusing.
Anyway. I'm a little bored, so ... tell me what subjects do you enjoy in school?
I guess my fave subjects at school are maths, science, english, latin, russian, french and anceient greek. thanks about the tip. But russian and french i do more outsside of school and anceient greek i just do for fun. i know my life is sad ... :( lol
That's the only point where I am not sure. But is it o. k. to make a new account when your old got warnings which you have deleted what's definitely not allowed? I am not sure. So I think that's the decision of special users. Harry granger Talk contribs 21:08, September 16, 2012 (UTC)
lol. my school is pretty good but it's too much damn work! :( I get 6 flipping hours every night and 10 for the weekend! :) anyway. i think the best way to tell which student are good in my school are to see who can still be the best even when doing their homework on the morning bus without coffee.
O. k., that I didn't know and I can't decide and I hope the best for all users. And because of my not knowing I talked about the "special users". Good luck from me to you! Harry granger Talk contribs 21:19, September 16, 2012 (UTC)
I'm 13 and I go to high. im in the uk though ive writen the states and i need to change it at some point. i really can't live without coffee, sugar, hangover cure and a cold shower in the mornings, uhh. i hate late nights and part weekends sometimes.
Hey. I hope that you're online and back rfrom whatever boring place you've been forced to go to on a monday. :) anyway. butterbeer is real. it originated in the tudor times. and im really annoyed bcause im not good at editing and im trying to make one article better that may be getting deleted.
If something like that were to be created, it would be something among the lines of this article. However, I find that, in lieu of creating such an article, it would be more useful/more practical to simply create new categories (i.e. "Ginger individuals"). -- Seth Cooperowl post! 21:12, September 17, 2012 (UTC)
Say, if you have a moment, I was wondering if you would consider adding your opinion on some of the subjects on Category talk:Candidates for deletion. There's some items that have been sitting around on there without any action for want of more people weighing in. Pretty much everything from The Frantic Fluffy Chase on still needs more input. ProfessorTofty (talk) 10:19, September 18, 2012 (UTC)
I went ahead and changed it. Thanks for pointing it out. But, yeah, for the future, a template can be edited like any other page. They're located at Template:whateverthetemplateisnamed (Template:Charms, in this case). You might have to switch to "source" mode to edit it, though, assuming you normally use "visual" mode. I have "visual" mode disabled, so I'm not sure.
As for the sweets, they're apparently located on the moment with the writing on the wall (Enemies of the Heir Beware yada yada), but I personally haven't found them yet either so I can't tell you exactly where to look. It looks like User:Starstuff uploaded the images, maybe you can ask him if you need more help finding them. -- 1337star(Drop me a line!) 22:29, September 19, 2012 (UTC)
Just go into the page history, click for the most recent version that was still good and ask to edit it. Tell it to save the changes and you should be back to what it was before they vandalised it. ProfessorTofty (talk) 16:31, September 22, 2012 (UTC)
NB - The problem has already been taken care of. ProfessorTofty (talk) 16:32, September 22, 2012 (UTC)
You did not do anything at all; it's just that we prefer pictures from the films as main pictures of article because they're overall more realistic and because the characters' faces are better shown (pretty much why we use a picture of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Mr Weasley, Lucius Malfoy, Lockhart, Dumbledore, Mr Dursley, McGonagall, Myrtle, Dobby, etc., from the films even though they all make appearances in Pottermore -- Pottermore makes a point of obscuring characters' faces not to detract from the readers' immagination). -- Seth Cooperowl post! 00:32, September 23, 2012 (UTC)
There's one that I know of, but last I checked, it's so sparsely edited that it's barely worth speaking of unless you would be serious about the idea of basically taking it over and whipping it into shape. ProfessorTofty (talk) 20:54, September 23, 2012 (UTC)
In that case, try Potterpedia. That was the wiki some guy started sometime last year when he decided he wanted a wiki that only had stuff from the books; it never went anywhere. ProfessorTofty (talk)
I think it'd probably be okay, but I don't see any great hope as far as it having much effect. I think the guy who started that wiki did the same thing when it was first created and didn't get any bites. The problem is this wiki already covers stuff about the books, most people don't really see any point in splitting their efforts on some offshoot wiki, especially unless it really has somebody dedicated managing it. If you're committed to it, try spending some time on improving it first, see if you can get whoever started it to grant you admin rights and see where you can go from there. ProfessorTofty (talk) 23:25, September 23, 2012 (UTC)
The link in the Arabella Figg article's been fixed. As for the templates issue, I highly recommend that you read this page: Wikipedia Help: Template. While it may not answer all the questions you may have, it is a overview of the basics of template markup. If you need anything more specific (i.e. infoboxes, and such), I'd advise you to go and see the codes we use for our infoboxes -- you can use them as base and adapt them to what you need/like/feel is more suitable. I wish you the best for Potterpedia! -- Seth Cooperowl post! 22:13, September 29, 2012 (UTC)
Honestly, I'm at a loss. I've tried fidgeting with the codes, but it either frustratingly stays exactly the same or it morphs into something much worse. I'd advise you to ask someone else (I think you should try another admin, or one of the bureaucrats). -- Seth Cooperowl post! 23:19, October 2, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the link. ive been trying to create and work with pages but it's been difficult because i haven't known the precise guidelines of work. thank you very much :) ZRSFizzyBongs (talk) 16:52, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
Again, thank you. :) The page helps a lot. I'm look for the image right now but im not sure how long it'll take me. We've been having powercuts here so im surrently in an internet cafe trying to sort the page out. I should find some more information about the wand before the 7 days are up. I may even turn out that it's another zabini, another type of wand like rosewood or something like that. Anyway. I'ved got to go offline soon but i hope to chat soon when i've found the source, a true description or even if it's someone else's wand. :) ZRSFizzyBongs (talk) 17:05, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
To disable the visual editor for your own benefit, go up to the top right where you see your username and choose My preferences from the dropdown menu. Click on the editing tab, and the top checkbox should say "Enable visual editor (where available.) Click it off, scroll down and save. Only an admin can disable it across the entire wiki. I will check that other page you linked. ProfessorTofty (talk) 21:21, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I meant these templates and I put them on the book pages. I saw you began to put them on the spell pages, also a lot of work. When it's o. k., I am relieved. Harry granger Talk contribs 22:28, October 12, 2012 (UTC)
I am not planning on buying it (mostly because, well, I don't own a PlayStation3 to begin with) although it seems rather fun (and, even if it was as dull as paint, it would still have canonical information, which is always great). Anyway, someone's bound to upload gameplay videos on YouTube after the game is released, so that's that. Are you planning on getting it? -- Seth Cooperowl post! 00:42, October 14, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for the video link - it had some good info. I am definitely interested in getting this - PS3 is my own video game console, and this looks neat. ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:35, October 14, 2012 (UTC)
Say, Hunnie Bunn, if you have a moment, could you take a look at this here? I've started a thread regarding the idea of enabling additional features here, and I'd like to get opinions. ProfessorTofty (talk) 15:34, October 20, 2012 (UTC)
Hello. The problem with the articles I put up for deletion articles is that there are 10 different pages for, essentially, the same thing. In my opinion, these articles would be best replaced by one main article titled something like "All Leaky House Soup Varieties."
You don't bother me at all (I didn't respond right away because there wasn't a link to your talk page on your signature, and I guess I was a little bit lazy ;P). The formula comes from one of the blackboards in the Transfiguration classroom in the Philosopher's Stone film.
As for PotterPedia, I'm afraid I won't be editing there much. It's nothing personal, it's just that I've got little spare time these days, and I think I must concentrate preferentially on this wiki (of which, of course, I am admin). -- Seth Cooperowl post! 22:12, October 27, 2012 (UTC)
There's no harm in asking. If I find the time, I'll have a look around and make some edits! -- Seth Cooperowl post! 22:22, October 27, 2012 (UTC)
Apparently only a bureaucrat can grant you rollback. If you still want it, I recommend leaving a message for Grunny directly - I expect that it'll likely be approved, since there was no objection and you're a good contributor. ProfessorTofty (talk) 23:39, October 27, 2012 (UTC)
Well, if you like. It's worth noting though that Rollback is simply an additional power - it allows you to revert vandalism quickly. There's no obligation to use it. ProfessorTofty (talk) 00:03, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
I hadn't seen that post on Mugglenet, no. But, thanks. I'll do a read-over when I have a moment. ProfessorTofty (talk) 00:10, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
I hope that works :) You'll have to use source mode to see it properly.
Well good luck. Messgae me when you've got it! :)
Well Done! I hope it stays fine. :) Anyway, sorry to seem an idiot even if I am one, what page do I need to create new templates as in this user is a half-blood. I get how you experiment but haven't found the page where you can create them. Thanks :) Hermione – The Half-Blood Prince(Always …)
Thank you again for sending the Mugglenet post. It was interesting, though I would tend to agree with the posters there that A.) Voldemort probably wouldn't have the time or interest for sex and B.) even if he did, there wouldn't have been enough human in him to conceive a child. ProfessorTofty (talk) 22:40, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
I'm afraid I have no idea what it says on that image. My knowledge of languages is limited to English, four years of rusty high-school Spanish, bits of French and Japanese I've picked up from pop-culture and a small smattering of German I can recall because my father came from Germany (though I was never formally taught the language and it was rarely spoken at home.) Oh, and I suppose a few token Mandarin Chinese words and phrases also. ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:29, October 29, 2012 (UTC)
That's fantastic, thanks! Now I just have to figure out what 12 noon GMT is converted to eastern time... ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:18, October 31, 2012 (UTC)
12 noon GMT is about 10 hours and 40 minutes from now. That means it'll be 8 A.M. in the morning when this goes live tomorrow. Looks like I'll be getting up early. (I normally like to sleep a bit later than that.) ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:22, October 31, 2012 (UTC)
I think I will do what I've been talking about for a while now - the Pottermore tag will be removed from any article except that which contains information from tomorrow's update and replaced with one that does nothing more than sort the article into the hidden category of articles that have information from Pottermore. ProfessorTofty (talk) 03:07, October 31, 2012 (UTC)
I went ahead and created the Pottermoreold tag. If you'd like to help, just change the "Pottermore" to "Pottermoreold" on any page that needs the change. I'm currently finished through articles starting with "A" and will be starting on "B" soon, so keep an eye on which articles have already been done and if you like, you can pick up from there. For easy reference - Category:Articles_with_information_from_PottermoreProfessorTofty (talk) 15:29, October 31, 2012 (UTC)
Okay, but that's not how you accomplish a merge. You just got rid of Finite Incantatem and made it a redirect to General Counter-spell. That doesn't merge the page, because the General Counter-Spell page still says stuff like "this spell may be Finite or Finite Incantatem" and doesn't contain any of the useful information that was once included at the Finite Incantatem page, or any of the appearances. Given this, I am undoing your edit. Furthermore, I think this is too major a change to simply try to merge without any discussion - if you want to make the change, we need to have a proper discussion. I will weigh in with my thoughts on the matter shortly. ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:06, November 1, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, but you did so after I had sent you the message. Let's just wait until the discussion is done. If nobody objects within the next couple days or so, then we'll merge the articles. ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:11, November 1, 2012 (UTC)
Firstly, it says on your user page that you're 12. You have to be thirteen or over to have a username on Wikia. Secondly, stop reverting my move from Periculum to Red Sparks, they are the same spell. Now, if you were not an incompetent fool, you would revert all, if not most, of your recent edits and delete your account until you are, what was the phrase, of age. Of course, if you want to be a stupid idiot, that's fine. Yours sincerely, MrSiriusBlack (talk) 21:45, November 8, 2012 (UTC)
For future reference, with any future merge - copy over everything that needs to be moved to the merged to article over to it first and make any other necessary changes and then make the old article into a redirect. ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:23, November 1, 2012 (UTC)
Wait a minute - TOFTY, YOU IDIOT, IF YOU'RE JUST GONNA POST TO HUNNIE BUNN IN THE MIDDLE OF MY MESSAGE TO HIM, YOU CAN CLEAR OFF! MrSiriusBlack (talk) 21:55, November 8, 2012 (UTC)
Simple mistake with the age thing, but I did not 'personally attack' anyone, I am certainly not insulting anyone, so please refrain from accussing me of rubbish. MrSiriusBlack (talk) 22:25, November 8, 2012 (UTC)
Oh, and I never said ANYTHING about you not deserving an account. I apologize for calling you incompetent. MrSiriusBlack (talk) 22:26, November 8, 2012 (UTC)
no back up info and there was a longer list for spells already
StielyPaiC who is tired of people not understanding my intellect! HUH!!! :(
Thank you, and I actually just found out earlier today that it is on the same day as the U.S. Veteran's Day, which is the same basic concept. ProfessorTofty (talk) 22:29, November 9, 2012 (UTC)
Watched the video - good tune, though that isn't usually my kind of song. Is that bagpipes? Like the use of those. Or maybe what I think is the sound of bagpipes is the accordion?
On a side-note, I'm a big fan of Canadian entertainment, particularly much of the animation coming out of Canada. Also, have you ever seen the Red Green Show? ProfessorTofty (talk) 23:26, November 9, 2012 (UTC)
I live in Portugal, and around here Remembrance/Veterans Day is invariably overshadowed by the traditional celebrations of St. Martin's Day (which takes place the same day, 11 November). As such, Veterans Day (or Dia dos Combatentes, as it is called) is usually observed in early April instead, in remembrance of the 1918 Battle of the Lys, one of the greatest defeats ever suffered by Portuguese forces -- 300 officers were lost and 7,000 men killed. Despite the severe circumstances, there was a soldier, Aníbal Milhais, (who went on to be known to history as Soldado Milhões, or "Soldier [who's worth] Millions") who showed great bravery when he, armed only with a machine gun, single-handedly defeated two German assaults by laying down intense fire, covering the retreat of Portuguese and Scots alike, despite coming under heavy attack himself (effectively, he was so fierce that the Germans were convinced that they were up against an entire fortified unit rather than just a single soldier with a machine gun).
Either way, regardless of April or November, the point stands: that those who face the horrors of war to defend their peers and their country should be remembered, honoured and respected. -- Seth Cooperowl post! 23:41, November 9, 2012 (UTC)
To make a forum, you go to any main forum listing and look for the button that says Add new topic. You'll type the title of your thread in the box next it and then click it, and then you make it just like any other page. One example of where you can find it is here. ProfessorTofty (talk) 01:33, November 10, 2012 (UTC)
Hey. I was wondering if you wanted me to go round and add the
"It's covered in dust! You must be the first student in years to pick it up."
At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Wonderbook: Book of Spells. As such, spoilers will be present within the article. Please take care when reading this article if you have not yet been through the latest update.
Well, I didn't create the article. I no nothing about the wonderbook in all truth as i have not had the opportunity to see it yet. I simply use logic and fact from other sources to aedit and improve the articles. Sorry The Half-Blood PrinceMischief Managed ... 22:04, November 15, 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't have an opinion on this. ProfessorTofty (talk) 20:58, November 16, 2012 (UTC)
I'm with Tofty here for the time being. As I haven't personally seen what Book of Spells says on the subject, I think it would be unfair for me to make an opinion on it at this point in time. -- 1337star(Drop me a line!) 21:08, November 16, 2012 (UTC)
I will say, though, that in my head canon they are two spells: the Doubling Charm (Geminio), and a stronger variation of it called the Gemino curse. Like I said, I have no idea if the text in Book of Spells supports this sort of interpretation, so that's just complete, unfounded speculation on my part. -- 1337star(Drop me a line!) 21:18, November 16, 2012 (UTC)
Hunnie bunn, you're really smart, do you know where people got the information for the hogwarts acceptance letters from exactly, how the second page is suppose to fit on one page and what color it's written in? I'm trying to surprise some little kids with hogwarts acceptance letters for christmas... Thank You! :) StielyPaiC (talk) 04:03, November 17, 2012 (UTC)
I was wondering the same thing, but it seems you have to give it some time before the pages start to appear there. The category has some pages now. -- Seth Cooperowl post! 17:00, November 18, 2012 (UTC)
It's pretty neat, although I am not very fond of the bright yellow background -- it's not very easy on the eyes (especially if you are not in a very well lit room). Apart from that, I'm glad things are working out smoothly. -- Seth Cooperowl post! 19:41, November 18, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I know. But I saw that there is the new category and thought it would fit to these articles. But when it's not wished to be added - o. k. - I have no problem with it. But thanks for your indication. Harry granger Talk contribs 21:38, November 18, 2012 (UTC)
That you for sending me a link. I do admit it was becoming a great problem as many were reposting older copies with different instructions on the spells. I hope you get three votes. ZRS Fizzy Bongs(Accio Owl! Send Owl!)
Remember that weird alphabet and words that no one could figure out, that were on the Transfiguration blackboard from the first film? I've come across something that seems to be the direct inspiration behind it:
Sir Thomas More published his book Utopia in 1516, about a fictional and almost perfect society living on the island of Utopia. The book contained an addendum with a map of Utopia and with a brief sample of "Utopian language" (which was, apparently, created by More and his friend Peter Giles). I think you already know what to expect when you look at it: VTOPENSIVM ALPHABETVM.
The Utopian alphabet does not contain the letters "j" ("i" took its place in the early 16th century), "u" ("v" took its place) and "z" (Early English used "s" alone for both the unvoiced and the voiced sibilant). They are, however, in the Transfiguration alphabet.
The "l" symbol of the Utopian alphabet does not appear in the Transfiguration alphabet.
The letter "h" in the Utopian alphabet (the one that looks like a "c") is ommitted in the Transfiguration alphabet. This makes the Transfiguration alphabet be a letter off from its Utopian counterpart (the "Transfiguration"-"Utopian" correspondence goes: a-a, b-b, c-c, d-d, e-e, f-f, g-g, and then, h-l, i-k, j-m, k-n, l-o, m-p, n-q, o-r, p-s, q-t, r-v, s-x and t-y).
The final five letters in the Transfiguration alphabet, u, v, x, u, z, seem to have been inspired in runic script, with no relation to the Utopian alphabet.
Note also that the Utopian words "agrama", "bodamilomin" and the phrase "Vtopos ha Boccas" are also present elsewhere in the Transfiguration blackboard.
I stumbled upon it, and I found it eerily familiar at once (pretty much how I stumbled across paintings that I realised were the same as George von Rheticus, Elizabeth Burke, Heliotrope Wilkins or Termeritus Shanks)... The number of times it has happened to me -- it's spooky, really! As if those centuries-old artworks are expecting me to find them!
Anyway, the quatrain featured in Utopia is translated into Latin (the text at the bottom of the page). So, apparently, "agrama" is "city", "bodamilomin" is "for the mortals" and "Vtopos ha Boccas" is "The commander Utopus (mythical founder of Utopia) made me (Utopia)". -- Seth Cooperowl post! 16:34, November 24, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, it's because the information that displays on that page is "cached" and only updates about once a day. So you sort of have to maintain your own counsel as to what has and hasn't been done already. ProfessorTofty (talk) 17:24, November 24, 2012 (UTC)
It's never too early to discuss possibilities -- the trouble is when we discuss them late!
I personally haven't heard about anything in particular. I see it's your first Christmas around here; we usually just go from talk page to talk page and leave each other Christmas greetings and cheerful messages. If you think of something, creating a forum and letting the community weigh in on the subject is the way to go, I think. -- Seth Cooperowl post! 00:57, November 25, 2012 (UTC)
I was thinking about perhaps creating a new Christmas card (there's nothing wrong with the old one, but I remember having used it for at least the past three Christmasses), or having a Christmas-related quotes for the "Quote of the Week" during December. I also believe there's a Christmas version of the "Harry Potter Wiki" logo (the one that appears on the upper-left corner of our pages) in which the letter "P" is topped by a Father Christmas hat.
We could also add Christmas greetings to the Main Page slider (the slider needs updating anyways). -- Seth Cooperowl post! 01:46, November 25, 2012 (UTC)
Stop me on the corner I swear you hit me like a vision I, I, I wasn't expecting But who am I to tell fate where it's supposed to go with it Don't you blink you might miss it See we got a right to just love it or leave it You find it and keep it Cause it ain't every day you get the chance to say
Oh, this is how it starts, lightning strikes the heart It goes off like a gun, brighter than the sun Oh, we could be the stars, falling from the sky Shining how we want, brighter than the sun
I've never seen it, I found this love, I'm gonna feed it You better believe, I'm gonna treat it better than anything I've ever had Cause you're so damn beautiful Read it, it's signed and delivered let's seal it Boy we go together like peanuts and paydays and Marley and reggae And everybody needs to get a chance to say
Oh, this is how it starts, lightning strikes the heart It goes off like a gun, brighter than the sun Oh, we could be the stars, falling from the sky Shining how we want, brighter than the sun
Everything is like a white out, cause we shika-shika a shine down Even when the, when the light's out but I can see you glow Got my head up in the rafters, got me happy ever after Never felt this way before, ain't felt this way before
I swear you hit me like a vision I, I, I wasn't expecting But who am I to tell fate where it's supposed to go?
Oh, this is how it starts, lightning strikes the heart It goes off like a gun, brighter than the sun Oh, we could be the stars, falling from the sky Shining how we want, brighter than the sun, yeah Oho, yeah, oho
Oh, this is how it starts, lightning strikes the heart It goes off like a gun, brighter than the sun Oh, we could be the stars, falling from the sky Shining how we want, brighter than the sun, yeah Brighter than the sun. Brighter than the sun. Brighter than the sun. Oho, yeah, oho
Oh, this is how it starts, lightning strikes the heart It goes off like a gun, brighter than the sun Oh, this is how it starts, lightning strikes the heart It goes off like a gun, brighter than the sun Oh, this is how it starts, lightning strikes the heart It goes off like a gun, brighter than the sun Oh, this is how it starts, lightning strikes the heart It goes off like a gun, brighter than the sun
Now that we have things moving again, if you have a moment, please take a look at the articles left on the featured articles nominations. I'd appreciate your thoughts on if any of the pages would be a good choice to be featured. ProfessorTofty (talk) 02:13, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
Feel free to vote for any or all of them. However, you should post it on the page itself as well, for the record. ProfessorTofty (talk) 02:44, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
If you look on the policy page then you will see that ROWLINGS WORD IS LAW which means the Aguamenti charm isn't the water-making charm...according to the books. GrumpyCat (talk) 13:31, December 17, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous, promising New Year of 2013!
It's Christmas Eve already here in Europe (and Wiki-time, too, I guess), so I'm already on full holiday spirit (spent all afternoon trying my earnest to make a decent Christmas pudding). Jingle Spells, huh? :D -- Seth Cooperowl post! 03:19, December 24, 2012 (UTC)
Hey, that's great. You should stay by these colours. They're wonderful, not so aggressive to the eyes. Harry granger Talk contribs 20:21, December 26, 2012 (UTC)
Regarding Antonin Dolohov's Curse, I saw the "possibly Axelo" part on the List of Spells page before it went all weird. I thought it would be beneficial to the page. As for the picture, it's from the DH: Part 1 videogame where they get attacked in the cafe. I paused a YouTube video at the precise moment, and used paint to crop the picture.
I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas, and have a happy New Year! ~Gryffindor, Year Four (talk) 08:33, December 27, 2012 (UTC)
It certainly makes a lot more sense, and may very well be right. I'd still appreciate some thoughts from others if anyone has any, but I'm certainly happy with the current article titling for the time being. ProfessorTofty (talk) 00:11, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
Hi, HunnieRobert! Do you know CauldronFirebolt3882? No, I think yes, because that's my name on Pottermore. Now I have an account there, too. Thought I tell you, perhaps you are interested. Harry granger Talk contribs 00:45, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
Wow, that's a great compliment. Thank you! Now I'm very excited in which house I will be sorted. Harry granger Talk contribs 01:17, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I like Gryffindor. I saw that you are there. On my user page you can see that I chose for me Gryffindor, too. I think we must wait until I will be permitted to the Sorting ceremony. Harry granger Talk contribs 01:23, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
Oh, Hunnie Bunn! I hate the chess game on Pottermore. It does not let me go out. What I'm doing just wrong? Harry granger Talk contribs 23:03, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
This chess board does not move. I only could click on one point to open and that it was. When I move on to the potion riddle, it hides his potions under the sentence: To solve the puzzle you must select the two correct potions. How shall I do this when this sentence does not vanish and the potion bottles are not to be seen anymore? Harry granger Talk contribs 23:29, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
You were never on the chapters? Of course, then you get the sentence: Be patient and so on. You can only go on the next chapter when you have fulfilled the chapter(s) before. But thanks for your try. Harry granger Talk contribs 23:40, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
Ah, now I understand. Yes, I've recognized that one can go back to earlier chapters and I think earlier books, too. O. k., now I'm curious what you get to see when you reach. Harry granger Talk contribs 23:46, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I would appreciate to do so, but I cannot see the potions anymore because of this sentence that I cannot let vanish. Harry granger Talk contribs 23:48, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
My brightness is 100 %. I think you're right and it is a glitch. Perhaps tomorrow. Harry granger Talk contribs 23:56, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
Hey now I'm sure it's a glitch. I got from Pottermore this sentence: "Pottermore is currently unavailable. Please come back later and try again." That's it. Harry granger Talk contribs 00:00, December 31, 2012 (UTC)
O. k., you're right with the chronological order but doesn't help. I don't get the "H". Harry granger Talk contribs 23:01, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
I think I had understood wrong the first time how it works, now it's open thank to your last question. But it seems there is nothing to collect. Harry granger Talk contribs 23:13, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
Do you have a source link for the traits in question? That'd be the quickest way to clear this up. ProfessorTofty (talk) 18:03, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
If it can't be sourced, then it doesn't exist, as far as we're concerned. As for the name "Bong," it's sort of on the edge, but I don't think it's really an unacceptable name, anymore than RobertATFM is. ProfessorTofty (talk) 18:07, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, please do-- really, without a source, the editor that's been removing that information is entirely in the right-- we can't just put stuff there that's obviously questionable if we don't have anything that says that it is so. As for RobertATFM, yes, the questionable part is the ATFM, which is shorthand for "At the f(fill in the blank)ing moment." —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ProfessorTofty (talk • contribs).
To get one thing straight, my username (which is rendered as "robert@fm" in message boards which allow that form — some don't because it looks like an email address) goes back to February 2002 and the "@fm" bit actually means "a supporter of Fastmail.FM", although I no longer support them as enthusiastically as I once did because they've come a long way downhill in the last 11 years; in fact, because of recent events (as of October 30 last), I've seriously thought about changing my username, if I can come up with something which I can endorse (a nick based on one of the The Casual Vacancy characters perhaps) and which isn't liable to cause me embarassment in ten years' time. Haven't either of you checked my profile page on this wiki? The explanation of my nick is there. — RobertATfm (talk) 18:34, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
Re: Above - ah, okay. That makes sense. Just an unfortunate matchup, then, regarding that particular abbreviation. Actually, I do remember now seeing that FastMail thing before, but I forgot about it. Hunnie Bunn, is there a transcript available of this podcast? ProfessorTofty (talk) 18:41, December 30, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, Lupin would interest me. His parents, where does the muggle ancestry come from and perhaps, with luck, which animal is his patronus. That would be great. Harry granger Talk contribs 00:13, December 31, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I also think it comes from his mother. But Lupin's patronus incorporal? Can you communicate with an incorporal patronus? Hmmm. Harry granger Talk contribs 00:19, December 31, 2012 (UTC)
It was never mentioned that he communicated with his patronus. I only thought because he is in the Order of the Phoenix and they communicate with their patronuses. He would stand outside if he could not. But o. k., I think, it's the same thing for Hagrid, because I don't believe that he can produce a patronus with his broken/mended wand/umbrella. Harry granger Talk contribs 00:33, December 31, 2012 (UTC)
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