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-- Seth Cooper (Talk) 02:13, September 25, 2011

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New Template?

Hi Professor. I see there's been a number of users over the time this wiki has existed who have been taking things waay too personally, or who have made personal attacks. I was thinking of making a template, like:
"Chill out, dude! You're taking everything way too seriously. Please calm down."
with a little red hand on the left. What do you think? --Hunnie Bunn 01:15, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

I like your idea better. So, I suppose I'd best get started. --Hunnie Bunn 01:33, March 12, 2013 (UTC)
Admittedly, it is a copy-and-paste of what you wrote on my talk page, but all the same: here it is. The code to produce it is {{Temper}} (not too sure if that's the best name for it). And sure, that shouldn't be too difficult (for the QotW).
PS: Have you ever heard this song? My best friend's uncle is the lead singer. And I find the song quite calming (nothing personal, of course) --Hunnie Bunn 01:43, March 12, 2013 (UTC)
No problem, and sorry about not changing the headers - I'd wondered what they were for. And glad you liked the song; admittedly, though, your tune is quite relaxing - additionally, it has a nice rhythm to it. --Hunnie Bunn 13:13, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

Hi, after I read about your "relaxing songs" I was curious and heard them both. I like them both. Yours is very meditative. This song I could hear for hours, days, weeks, but the other I like, too.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 16:24, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Re: Relaxing songs

Thank you for the new songs. When I've found them AND get again access to another computer like today I will try them. My own computer loudspeakers have said good-bye, so I need another.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 18:32, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I've heard now "To Zanarkand" and one of "Rikku's Theme"s. They are both wonderful. I like this music, too. It is really relaxing, that's right. Thank you for the advice.
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 16:14, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Template, Part II

Sorry, I forgot to respond the first time. Yes, I think it would be a good idea to put the song in with the template... but would the coding carry it properly? I don't trust computers and coding and such things too well. --Hunnie Bunn 18:23, March 13, 2013 (UTC)

I like it, actually. It was surprising how well the calming melody went with the professional tone of the warning message. --Hunnie Bunn 18:32, March 13, 2013 (UTC)
Hey, that's a classic melody to Template:Temper. Wonderful!
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 16:18, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Bridge Scene

And I had another question. Have you seen the third film (I don't want to give too many spoilers)? --Hunnie Bunn 18:32, March 13, 2013 (UTC)

Just wondering, what did you think when you saw the scene on the bridge? With Lupin talking about Lily? --Hunnie Bunn 18:47, March 13, 2013 (UTC)
That's true; there was indeed quite a bit of "good stuff" in the films (especially, methinks, in the third one). I agree with most of what you said, but Rowling said Sirius was "unhinged" - he saw his best friend in pain, not a feral monster getting ready to shred everyone apart. I don't blame him for his actions, even if perhaps they weren't the most sensible.
As for the bridge scene, I'll admit the "Your mother was there for me at a time when no one else was. Not only was she a singularly gifted witch, she was also an uncommonly kind woman. She had a way of seeing the beauty in others even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn't see it in themselves" line(s) kind of reminded me of the "Lupin was very fond of Lily" line, and I have to wonder whether J. K. Rowling will expand on this in Lupin's biography. --Hunnie Bunn 19:06, March 13, 2013 (UTC)
Well, we did get the info on Aunt Marge, the Knight Bus and Cadogan, as well as Professor Kettleburn in the first set of chapters. But all the same, there are twenty-two chapters in the book, and there's an illustration from the fourteenth one in there which means we'll be getting at least six chapters. Leaving eight chapters after that, and a whole biography. So hopefully they'll come out soon.
Do you have an estimate as to when you think they'll be released? It's been around two months (now I stop to think about it, closer to three) so probably soon. I'm guessing the twentieth if we're lucky (because it's usually around the end of the month) and April 12 if we aren't (because it's normally on a Friday that they're released). --Hunnie Bunn 20:19, March 13, 2013 (UTC)
It wouldn't be half as aggravating if they would update the Insider to let us know what they're up to or something. Last we heard was a couple of weeks ago when they improved the comments, and I don't understand the way people will sign comments with names that have nothing to do with themselves or their friends... Oh well, it's only the 13th. Hopefully some change will come soon. --Hunnie Bunn 20:29, March 13, 2013 (UTC)

Page complaint

Hi, I don't know if BachLynn is online and reads this, so I thought I tell you. Look this here. That could be a critical situation.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 17:11, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Pottermore

Chapters eight to fifteen will be released either in eleven days or by the end of the month :) Trivia questions regarding said chapters will be posted at noon EST on the Insider daily starting tomorrow. --Hunnie Bunn 18:38, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Glad to be of help. I'm thinking it'll be twelve days till the new chapters come out, seeing how they'll be going for ten days starting tomorrow, and then they'll be keeping the answers secret until after. Now I'm just trying to get through all that by tomorrow morning (shouldn't be too hard, it's only seven chapters). --Hunnie Bunn 19:00, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Quidditch teams with robes mess

I believe this edit was the source of the problem, so I've reverted it and deleted the categories.

While we're on the subject, I think at some point we need to have a discussion about notability and standards for categories too. Some of the ones we have now seem ridiculously over-specific and/or redundant. Case in point, right now there are Category:Dragons, Category:Dragons (species), and Category:Individual dragons. I'm probably going to go ahead and consolidate them into just "Dragons" and delete the other two.

Nick O'Demus 08:30, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

Hagrid's Hut

Hi Professor. Just wondered whether you could please rename Rubeus Hagrid's cabin to "Hagrid's Hut" as it is referred as such in Pottermore, the most recent canon source. Thanks. --Hunnie Bunn 20:19, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

Here we go :) --Hunnie Bunn 20:47, March 16, 2013 (UTC)
Well, I'd assumed "HAGRID'S WOODEN HOUSE" was from the line "Hagrid, you live in a wooden house". --Hunnie Bunn 21:07, March 16, 2013 (UTC)
The line was from the first book, the "HAGRID'S WOODEN HOUSE" title was for a moment from that same book (and I think from that same chapter) and therefore the two go together:) --Hunnie Bunn 22:24, March 16, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you :)--Hunnie Bunn 13:16, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

Time-Turner

Hi Professor. It's been two months (actually, I think three) since the last Time-Turner article (the only two are Moldyshorts and Harry). I already have one for Dumbledore ready if you want, coding and everything are done. However, if you have an idea of your own I think that would be good. So I suppose come morning we'll see how things turn out, hopefully it's all good :) --Am I annoying you yet? If not, let me know when I am. 01:51, March 18, 2013 (UTC)

Pottermore

Hello Professor. I wondered a few things: first, whether you had this PlayStation Home. And second, whether you'd noticed the hint dropped here that the next Pottermore release will be sooner than we think ;) . Surely if it was in April they'd have said "in the coming months" instead of "the coming weeks"? --Am I annoying you yet? If not, let me know when I am. 00:52, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Just so you know

I was fixing the notes on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) to be more in line with their correct book chapter. If you look at the coverage I did with my book for the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban page, then it can help with that task. I am only contacting you since my edit was reverted along with the edit of that bad IP User's bad edit.-Adv193 (talk) 19:32, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Okay there is a small update and another note I am going to divide up into there proper chapters that I have to do. Also I dealt with that kind of problem before by carefully tracking the update and copy and pasted the correct stuff before posting to avoid conflicting with good faith edits just as long as it is not too complicated. -Adv193 (talk) 20:13, March 19, 2013 (UTC)

Hagrid

Yes, it does seem a bit sad that Harry, Hermione and Neville had to suffer because Hagrid couldn't confess. I agree that Hagrid could have given himself up, but if I remember correctly the punishment for owning a dragon egg is Azkaban. And Hagrid started crying just thinking of that horrible place.

What made me lose a lot of respect for Hagrid was when he said "An' it's your bad luck you grew up a family o' the biggest Muggles I've ever laid eyes on". Saying that Harry had bad luck living with a big family of Muggles seemed like a bit of a slap in the face - like Muggles are bad. It went against the whole theme of the last two or three books. --Am I annoying you yet? If not, let me know when I am. 19:47, March 20, 2013 (UTC)

True, he could have put in a kind word or two - but for inviting them to his cabin, he was a gamekeeper, and had quite a few duties even if they weren't mentioned. --Am I annoying you yet? If not, let me know when I am. 21:10, March 20, 2013 (UTC)

New Photo

Hey Professor Tofty, while searching the web one day, I happend to stumble upon this picture - m_1311300785868.jpg (578×800) ..... hopefully you will see this. Anyway, notice how it is a scar made of objects and things from Harry's World. Well, I thought "How cool would it be if each small image would link onto a page on the HP wiki!" And that's when I began to Owl you. Anyway, if there is a way of doing this, we should get on it right away, cuse honestly, it would be AMAZING!! Let me know Colin687


01:39, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

Editing questions

Hello, but because we can not put photos of Malfoy and we can not change our page?

then I can explain how to edit the encyclopedia??

thank you!

Have a nice day!! 


 RobySerpeverdeMalfoy 08:02, March 30, 2013 (UTC)


Hello!, Can I ask what you're okay with it if I put photos of Malfoy and photos of Harry, Ron, Hermione?

Thank you and good day!


RobySerpeverdeMalfoy 08:01, March 30, 2013 (UTC)

Hello!

Hello, there! I was wondering if I could have a little word on the chat. Thanks. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 01:06, April 1, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Encyclopedia

hello, can you tell me where is the encyclopedia??

Thank you and Good Day!

RobySerpeverdeMalfoy 15:16, April 4, 2013 (UTC)

Spattergroit on Pottermore

Hi, just wondering, where does spattergroit show up on Pottermore? 99.252.164.72 22:33, April 10, 2013 (UTC)

Chat

Hi Professor. I wondered if we could have a quick word on chat when you have the time? Thanks. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:28, April 14, 2013 (UTC)

The Bone Season

Hey, Professor Tofty! Have you heard of The Bone Season? It is a great new YA dystopian book series with some aspects along the same veins as Harry Potter (but with a few key differences) that you might find interesting. You can get more information about Bone Season here. The publishers are actually offering us some copies to give to avid readers active on book wikis that would be interested, and you came to mind!

It would be awesome to get a read on what you thought of the book and if we could get a great community going on wikis based on it. The Bone Season is already getting optioned for a film even though it hasn't been published yet, so you would be getting your hands on one of the first copies! We'd love for you to read it, so if you email me your address and name, we'd be happy to send the book along. Let me know :)

Grace@Wikia 17:23, April 15, 2013 (UTC)

Active Talk Pages

Just wanted to say thanks for answering all the active talk pages :) --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 23:50, April 15, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Blog

Sorry, I'd forgotten :) --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 01:14, April 17, 2013 (UTC)

Just wondering...

...would you by any chance know where in Ontario a person could find a copy of any of the last three films (or all three) for under one hundred dollars, that weren't blu-ray copies? I've been searching but can't find any, and you seem to have some experience in the whole advertising thing, so I figured if there was anyone to ask it'd be you. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 01:24, April 17, 2013 (UTC)

I don't really know... nobody in my family has a credit card, though... --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 01:26, April 17, 2013 (UTC)
The closest thing I can think of is Wal*Mart... they didn't have it last week but they might this week. Thanks much for your help :) --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 01:32, April 17, 2013 (UTC)

Re: Wikilink template

Hi, thanks for the reply. If you could unlock {{Wikilink}} I'll make the changes in the day or so. Cheers! --xensyriaT 14:06, April 17, 2013 (UTC)

No luck yet; when I click edit it takes me to the login page again. --xensyriaT 08:57, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

Template:Wikilink is also in the Main Page. The cascading protection is the problem.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 22:16, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for following up on this, and no worries about the page protection; I've made the changes in my sandbox; here's an example of the template in action:
It includes every Wikipedia's language code, which may be overkill, but I thought it would be better this way around than continually adding more as they were needed; trim out the more obscure ones if you like! --xensyriaT 19:37, April 19, 2013 (UTC)
Perfect! Thanks again. --xensyriaT 12:07, April 20, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Wonderbookold

That sounds like a great idea (you have a lot of those, it'd seem, great ideas) --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 21:29, April 18, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Re: Cascading

I can understand this, but then Xensyria is not able to do it. Then you must do it yourself, I think.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 07:10, April 19, 2013 (UTC)

Marital Status

The infobox on the Trio (plus one, if you include Ginny Weasley)'s pages, states they're all married, wich is true only for the two or three pages of the Epilogue. For the rest of the series (virtually the whole of it), they're not.

May I inquire about the reasoning behind this detail? Personally, I'd change their marital status to unmarried, perhaps with a second line stating that by the epilogue it was upgraded, should this modification stand a chance to survive scrutiny. MinorStoop 10:38, April 21, 2013 (UTC)

With Hunnie Bunn's intervention, I thought it best to move the discussion to Harry Potter's talk page. Hope you don't mind. MinorStoop 13:19, April 21, 2013 (UTC)

RE: Wikipedia template

I tried a few things, but they didn't work. So I guess it's time to rely on the usual solution: ask Grunny. - Nick O'Demus 21:34, April 25, 2013 (UTC)

Just a sec, I think I might have got it (or close enough anyway). - Nick O'Demus 21:55, April 25, 2013 (UTC)
Okay, now it's linking to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Harry_Potter_Lexicon?action=history which for all intents and purposes seems to be the same as http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Harry_Potter_Lexicon&action=history. I'm going to check some of the other articles using that template to make sure it still works, but if it does, good enough? - Nick O'Demus 22:02, April 25, 2013 (UTC)

Re:REdirects to talk pages

OK, I will. MinorStoop 16:44, April 26, 2013 (UTC)

Infoboxes

Hi Professor. I can't remember if I'd already asked for help, but since it seems I haven't... earlier this month or late last month I asked Grunny for help and there's been no answer, and Nick O'Demus doesn't know what's up with it either so I figured I'd ask you. The infoboxes on the Potter Dictionary (this one, actually) have been expanding to fit the writing within them, so that a certain amount of text put in could make it spread across the whole page. I wondered if you knew a solution? Thanks :) --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:12, April 27, 2013 (UTC)

Oh well, thanks for trying :) --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:47, April 27, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Time Turner

I'm glad you approve; could you please do the blog thing? I'm not too good at that sort of thing, personally... Thanks. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 18:49, April 27, 2013 (UTC)

Just figured I'd ask...

... if, when you see this, you could please rename Hair-Loss Curse back to "Hair Loss Curse", which is what it should be at per the Raincoast/Bloomsbury edition of the book. Thanks :) --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:16, April 28, 2013 (UTC)

I also wondered if you wanted admin/bureaucrat rights on the Potter Dictionary Wiki, they're available too... I know you'll be spending most wiki-time on your already working-on wikis, but we need another admin for when there is only one. I also am asking Nick O'Demus so that either one or both of you will be there (hopefully) as admins/bureaucrats. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 13:25, April 28, 2013 (UTC)

Do you know of anyone who could? I won't be on at all next weekend, or anytime throughout June, and I didn't want to leave Harry granger as the only admin, or indeed the only user. However, I understand why you're declining... just wondered if you knew of a willing applicant. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:44, April 29, 2013 (UTC)

Merlin's Beard

Merlin1 Merlin's Beard!
Ten-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki makes this user a
POTTER FANATIC!

Congratulations, well deserved for all your hard work on this wiki!  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 15:30, April 29, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I saw it first and thought now it's time. :-)  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 20:23, April 29, 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I agree that it was well-deserved for your perseverence and continuous hard work here. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 20:31, April 29, 2013 (UTC)
Congratulations! - Nick O'Demus 22:28, April 30, 2013 (UTC)
Hp3
Congrats! Next step: 100 000! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 22:47, April 30, 2013 (UTC)
Oh, dear! What a joker! He himself has not until now.
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 23:01, April 30, 2013 (UTC)
Congrats! I will probably be 100 before I get that much edits! Ha ha!minicurls the awesome (talk) 01:03, May 1, 2013 (UTC)

Editing

Hello professor, I am not really good at editing so I was just wondering if there is anything that maybe I could focus on to get better. If there is could you please tell me? Sorry for my troubling questions!minicurls the awesome (talk) 00:03, May 1, 2013 (UTC)

Oh I was also wondering if I could do an article about a song on Youtube created by fans of Harry Potter called Harry Potter in 99 seconds? I wanted to ask you so I don't break any policies.minicurls the awesome (talk) 22:00, May 3, 2013 (UTC)

My Wikia App

Hello. My name is Nic and I'm from the Community Development Team. As you may or may not have heard, we recently released an application called My Wikia. We are hoping to bring this app to the attention of more people and for this reason could use some cooperation with this Wiki. We are hoping that you will allow us to display this Template in the upper-right hand column on your wiki. If you are fine with us displaying this, please let me know. Thanks. - Wagnike2 (talk) 14:19, May 6, 2013 (UTC)

RE:My Wikia

I wouldn't oppose. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 21:30, May 8, 2013 (UTC)

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