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Imperial Misanthrope

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January 7, 2009
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Hello, Imperial Misanthrope, and welcome to the Harry Potter Wiki (HPW). Thank you for your contributions. I hope you enjoy it here and decide to stay.

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Iluvgracie129 03:46, 7 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi there. I think you're referring to the House Points Game? If so, yes, you can join as a Ravenclaw. Just add your user page to Category:Ravenclaw users as well as a player userbox, and sign your name on the participants' list under Ravenclaw. You can check out our common room as well. Oread (talk) 01:36, 21 April 2009 (UTC)


I have been on this Wiki for a while, yes, though I'm not an administrator or anything. What do you need my opinion on? Oread (talk) 03:30, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

I think having a section on Centaurs' temperaments or culture was a good idea. The only problematic parts of it that I can see is some overlap with the "relationship with wizardkind" section and that it is out-of-universe. This wiki operates from an in-universe perspective, thus "the series" or "the books" are only mentioned explicitly in Behind the scenes, Appearances, and Notes and references sections. Hope this helps! Oread (talk) 04:41, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
No, you can keep descriptive quotes within the text - as long as they don't get too long, in which case they require a quote template. You would just change something like "Hagrid's class in Order of the Phoenix" to "Hagrid's class in 1995". For example, with this paragraph, references to the books have to be removed or changed to reflect the in-universe timeline:
They are territorial creatures by nature, evident in both the films and the books. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Film)1995, Hagrid mentioned upon seeing a herd of Centaurs that their land was being restricted, and that they may revolt against the Ministry as a result. In the book of the same nameAround the same time, they deemed the Forbidden Forest near enough as their own, proclaiming Hagrid "no longer welcome" as he had "forfeited the friendship of the centaurs", and that their "tolerance is waning" when alluding to Hagrid's brother, Grawp, who Hagrid had been keeping in the forest at the time.
You write from an in-universe, rather than real-world, perspective. Thus, events in Philosopher's Stone occurred in 1991-1992, from 1992-1993 in Chamber of Secrets, 1993-1994 in Prisoner of Azkaban, etc. If you want to take a look at the timeline, all the links to various years can be found here. Also, events are generally discussed in the past tense, but that's just a minor grammar issue. Oread (talk) 13:20, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes, you've got it. :) Oread (talk) 03:05, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Creating an Article

To create an article, you can do one of two things:

1) Do a search for what you plan to be the title of the article. If no article with that name exists, the search results will show a red link at the top. If you click on that link, you can create the article.
2) Add the red link (with your article title) to an article that already exists, and then create the article from there - e.g. "Article XY".

You should also be familiar with the Layout Guide before creating an article. Let me know if you need any more help. Oread (talk) 01:57, 24 April 2009 (UTC)


Yes, you are allowed to create your own signature template. You can see the policy for that here. Oread (talk) 13:40, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

However, you are not allowed to create it in the Template namespace. Signatures should be held at a subpage such as User:Imperial Misanthrope/Signature. You have until Sunday to create your new signature page (I'll keep the template page active until then so that you can retrieve the coding), after which the template will be deleted. The Template namespace is only for templates that apply to the Wiki as a whole such as infoboxes and the like. Thank you for your co-operation. - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest(Wizarding Wireless Network) 23:12, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
Because it is our policy. Other users have to—and do—abide by it. Our signature policy clearly states that the signature should be in the user namespace. Other wikis may have different policies, and that is their prerogative, but this is ours. Please abide by it. - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest(Wizarding Wireless Network) 15:34, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

30 points

I've awarded you 30 points for creating the articles Prophecy Record and Severus Snape's portrait. Starstuff (Owl me!) 02:04, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

I've awarded you 10 points for creating the article Albus Dumbledore's portrait. --Cubs Fan2007 (Message me) 02:34, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Tom Riddle's main image

Hey Imperial Misanthrope. Were currently holding a vote to decide Tom Riddle's main image. Please vote for your favourite, cheers. Jayce Carver Slytherin Prefect badge Talk 15:56, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

10 points

I've awarded you 10 points for creating the article Thestral Tail Hair. :) Starstuff (Owl me!) 20:26, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

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