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Nick O'Demus

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26,676 Edits since joining this wiki
June 3, 2009
  • I live in Dallas, Texas
  • I was born on October 12
  • I am Male


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Re: Admin welcome

Thanks! I appreciate it, it's good to be on-board. Oh, and if you have a moment, could you review the Featured articles nominations and possibly weigh in on some of them? I recently got the process started up again and I'd like to get some people to vote on the nominations that have been made. ProfessorTofty (talk) 02:39, January 14, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Bureaucrat

You flatter me, really. If it is in the best interest of the wiki, I'd gladly accept nomination. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 20:18, January 15, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Other featured content

You're completely right, it could all use a good lookover. I was hoping to clear out some of the backlog on the Featured articles stuff first, and then maybe move on to that. ProfessorTofty (talk) 21:00, January 15, 2013 (UTC)

Sources

Hi. Sorry to bother you, but would I be able to use this page as a source for renaming Expulso to "Expulso Spell"? --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 23:54, January 15, 2013 (UTC)

Hm... it should work. Do you mean you can't click on it, or just that it doesn't seem to lead anywhere? Either way, here's the site: http://www.gamesover.com/HP7/level11.htm, in case you still can't get the link to work so you can copy and paste it into your search bar. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:00, January 16, 2013 (UTC)
That's odd... anyways, it's pretty much just a video game guide for the seventh video game, with a screenshot calling Expulso the "Expulso Spell"; I wouldn't have asked first, but as it wasn't an official source I wasn't sure if we could use it or not. By the way, your name isn't turning up orange as it should when an admin edits, and sorry if I sounded rude in my edit note on the Boggart page. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:10, January 16, 2013 (UTC)

Videos and references issue

This was an issue that came up a while back when Wikia added in the "Media galleries" feature. As Hunnie Bunn indicated, if you find any others like that, you can just change "widths" to "width" and it should solve the problem. Most of them have already been taken care of, but there may still be one or two here or there that have the issue. ProfessorTofty (talk) 23:58, January 15, 2013 (UTC)

Issues

Hi. Sorry to keep bothering you. But I had two questions.

  1. Would it be all right if I change the "their" in your last message to Professor Tofty to "his", as it's just one talk page?
  2. I see you opened up a vote for Seth Cooper to be a bureaucrat; am I allowed to vote?

Thanks --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:42, January 16, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Expulso Spell and Orange

The link loaded okay for me, however, given that this is an unofficial gameplay and strategy site, I can't endorse a change in the spell name based simply on the information of this site. And as for your name not appearing in orange, I can see it in orange on the Recent Changes, but not the Recent Wiki Activity. ProfessorTofty (talk) 00:57, January 16, 2013 (UTC)

Avery Jr.

I wonder which of the Death Eater in 4 film was Avery?

HP on the Web

Hello! How would you feel about taking part of the responsibility for the Harry Potter Wiki Twitter (@Official_HPWiki) and Facebook? We are looking for someone or some people who would be interested in maintaining the accounts! We usually like to update daily, but we also like to have fun with it! I am contacting you because you seem pretty active on this wiki, so if you are interested in learning more, please let me know! If you are not interested, but can think of other users that would be and would maintain the accounts regularly, please let me know as well, thanks!

Grace@Wikia 23:04, January 18, 2013 (UTC)

Possibly same character

Hello Nick O'Demus I noticed that: Unidentified Death Eater (III) and Unidentified Male Death Eater (III) has the same costume .If it's the same character then we're on this Wiki progressed a further .Talk it over with the other Admins .

Non-beings as creatures.

Hope you don't mind me disagreeing with you, but I am not sure that categorizing "non-beings" as "creatures" is correct. Unless you define "non-beings" as "other-than-beings", it is logically contradictory. MinorStoop 13:13, January 22, 2013 (UTC)

Linking

Hello Nick O'Demus. I've recently opened a new forum, which you can find here. I would appreciate your valuable input on this matter. Thanks. --Hunnie Bunn (Owl me!) 21:01, January 26, 2013 (UTC)

Bullying Report

Hi. According to this user I am constantly harassing and bullying him on his talk page and to use his words "tearing [him] apart". You can find the comments here. I figured I'd let you know in case you wanted to block me or something, whatever it is you do when you see mean comments. Thanks! Template:Hb

Never mind, it turns out I wasn't bullying him after all. Sorry to bother.

Reading Club

However, ProfessorTofty and I were thinking of starting a Reading Club (or so, I asked and Professor Tofty said it was worth considering). Would you be interested in participating? Template:Hb--Hunnie Bunn (Owl me!) 02:06, January 28, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for changing the page Avery (Marauder-era)!

Well, thank you a lot to correct my mistake!--NGC fan (talk) 13:14, January 29, 2013 (UTC)NGC fan

RE:RE:Linking and Reading Club

Sorry it took so long to respond, my computer kept on shutting itself down before I realized it needed charging... As toward the linking matter, I think perhaps it would be best to expand the two wikis before beginning to link this one to them, as this one is so large by comparison. Toward the reading club, though - we look forward to seeing you there, and it should be good fun. --Hunnie Bunn (Owl me!) 12:59, February 1, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Pottermore

Hi, thank you. I've just accepted. Nice to know another Hufflepuff from here on Pottermore. I hope they don't need too long to go on with the book. This waiting is annoying.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 16:53, February 1, 2013 (UTC)

Template:Quidditch Tournament infobox

Sorry for messing up the template. That was not my intention. I confused this wiki with another and made and saved the change here instead in the other wiki. Sorry again for the trouble.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 22:03, February 2, 2013 (UTC)

Harpy

I'm Belac Reteet.  I would like to talk about my Harpy page, and why you disagree with it's existence.  Please leave me a message.  Catch ya later!belacreteet (talk) 01:58, February 12, 2013 (UTC)

Okay then, forget harpies.  I'm Belac Reteet, by the way.  Hey, I wanted to tell you something.  We're having a debate on the Horcrux Talk Page about whether horcruxes count as living things or mere objects.  We could use more people, so I thought I'd let you know.  Catch ya later!belacreteet (talk) 19:05, February 12, 2013 (UTC)

RE:GAH

You have to agree that it's adorable! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:50, February 13, 2013 (UTC)

hi why did you delete that Ellie Samantha page?

I know Ellie Samantha in real life and the casting director of Harry Potter told her she was really close to getting the part, he said if Helena hadn't got it she would.

Susan Bones

No affence (offence? offense? ofence? a fence?), but shouldn't we be using the film image, even if it is outdated, because films are second tier canon and video games are third tier? Sorry to bother. --Don't forget: Elvendork! (It's unisex!) 23:21, February 23, 2013 (UTC)

Oh, I see :) Thanks. --Don't forget: Elvendork! (It's unisex!) 23:34, February 23, 2013 (UTC)

Igor Karkaroff age

Thanks for correcting. We may have been editing at the same time, or else I would have seen the age removal. Thanks. --94.191.184.48 16:14, March 4, 2013 (UTC)

Chat

If you have a moment, could I talk to you on chat? Whenever you have the chance is fine. I'm going to be on and off throughout this morning (and probably for at least fifteen minutes from the posting of this message), so if you get this, just holler, and we can talk. Otherwise, just if we see each other on and editing at the same time. ProfessorTofty (talk) 11:37, March 10, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Some of those do look vaguely familiar, and I'll certainly keep my eyes open for them. ProfessorTofty (talk) 12:07, March 10, 2013 (UTC)

Original Research

Hi Nick. I saw your message on this thriving discussion about using anything other than canon to apply to canon. Does this therefore apply to dates perceived from mathematics (i. e. dates students were born or when they graduated from Hogwarts, etc.) and does that mean that Jelly-Legs Jinx should be unmerged from Jelly-Legs Curse? Or Gemino Curse (Doubling Charm) from Geminio? Finite Incantatem from General Counter-Spell? Admittedly, I did all of the above merges, but it was with little to no opposition. Shouldn't I have? Should all speculation be removed? (PS, Sorry if I come across as standoffish or whatnot, but I'm being a bit paranoid here). Cheers, Hunnie Bunn! 13:26, March 10, 2013 (UTC)

Mortals

Hey Nick O'Demus.  I'm Belac Reteet.  Just wanted to ask if you're the one who deleted my mortals category page.  Catch ya later!belacreteet (talk) 18:07, March 10, 2013 (UTC) Sorry Nick, it turns out I was wrong - it was ProfessorTofty after all. Please disregard these messages. --Hunnie Bunn! 18:15, March 10, 2013 (UTC)

Killed by categories

Not having categories of only one article makes sense, but there are already quite a few that fit that case in Category:Individuals by killer. Just letting you know so you can delete those. --SnorlaxMonster 06:59, March 13, 2013 (UTC)

Quote of the Week

Thank you for taking care of adding the recent additions to the archive. I wasn't familiar with how to get to it. Since they've been placed there now, I'm going to go ahead and remove them from the nominations page, so they're not cluttering it up anymore. ProfessorTofty (talk) 18:23, March 13, 2013 (UTC)

actors category

So recently it came out from a direct source that one of the actors we had listed for an actor in the movie was wrong (though I wish I could have seen the sources I had listed before it was deleted, because I know I wouldn't have created a page on a random hunch unless I had seen it on another website >.<) but I decided to maybe go through and double check sourcing on all our real world actors and such, when I noticed that an anon recently made some new categories within the actor real world category specifiying nationality, like "American actors real world". So two questions, is this something we should keep, and personally I think if we do, so to not be redundant, I could go through and make sure it follows a cateogory tier, so like if it's an american actor, they only have that category and not the actors category as well, what do you think?

 BachLynn23  Send me an Owl!  The worst failure, is the failure to try.  15:40,15/3/2013 

Re: Category notability

Thanks for fixing up the "Quidditch teams with robes" thing. And yes, I'd defnitely be up for a discussion of standards regarding category notability-- I do agree that it's seemed like it's gotten a bit out of control lately. ProfessorTofty (talk) 14:43, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Actors references

Oh, boy. What to do: categorically remove the possibly misleading statements, or should we try to find additional references that confirm his participation in the film? --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 14:08, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

Interwiki Linking

Hi, I'm Eladkse - an admin at Community Central. One of my responsibilities it to help manage interwiki links between wikis of different languages. I'm calling by to ask if you could confirm that the German wiki de.harrypotter is indeed the correct interwiki variant for Harry Potter Wiki. Due to unknown reasons, harrypotter (sans hyphen) is also linked to this wiki, and i need to know which is correct so I can fix it. Many thanks. Eladkse (talk) 15:24, April 2, 2013 (UTC)

I'm not an admin anywhere of relevance, but I have something to contribute. Over a month ago, I made a forum post with a very long list of foreign-language Harry Potter wikis: you can find it here. It lists both German wikis in question and dozens more languages: Danish, Catalan, etc, many of which aren't linked to this one. I asked if the the admins here would like to get their wiki linked to these wikis. ProfessorTofty deferred the decision to community consensus. Admirable, but nobody ever posted again. I s'pose Eladkse's business is top priority, but you might take a look at my thread too. Elecbullet (talk) 22:17, April 2, 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Just wondering, how does one make the names of pages italic? I know how here, but on the Potter Dictionary Wiki (a wiki just about the books), it doesn't work so well (an example can be seen here). Could you please help? Thanks. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 22:46, April 2, 2013 (UTC)

Redirects to talk pages

Just asking confirmation, next time I meet a redirect to a talk page, I'll tag it for deletion instead to fix it as a redirect? MinorStoop 12:01, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! MinorStoop 20:14, April 19, 2013 (UTC)

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