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Seth Cooper

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Hello, Seth Cooper, and welcome to the Harry Potter Wiki (HPW). Thank you for your contributions. I hope you enjoy editing and decide to stay.

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-Matoro183 (Talk) 17:41, 5 January 2008 (UTC)


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Re: New theme

Hi, Seth! I saw MinorStoops request because of the orange colour for the admins. You can change them here:

Oh, I understand. That you find here:
Begins with: /* Recent Change Colors For User Groups
  When adding new users put them in alpha order */

/* BUREAUCRATS */

 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 18:06, June 30, 2014 (UTC)
Okay, that I didn't know. It does not change anything when you change this colour line?
{ font-weight: bold !important; color:#800080 !important; }
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 07:21, July 1, 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I think I now know why that doesn't work with the admin colour. When I look in the MediaWiki:Wikia.css of my wiki there is this code:
/* Color admin links differently (Orange) */
ul.special li a[title="User:Harry granger"],
table.mw-enhanced-rc td a[title="User:Harry granger"],
ul.activityfeed li cite a[href="/wiki/User:Harry_granger"] {
font-weight: bold;
color:#FF7F00;
}
This code I don't find here. Perhaps anymore? Perhaps it works when you change orange to purple and #FF7F00 to purple and then put this code onto this MediaWiki-page here.
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 17:11, July 3, 2014 (UTC)
Yes, everywhere you could read my name these lines must repeated with the names of all the admins. Here an example of Hunnie Bunn's Potter Dictionary Wiki:
/* Color admin links differently (Orange) */
ul.special li a[title="User:Alyncia"],
table.mw-enhanced-rc td a[title="User:Alyncia"],
ul.activityfeed li cite a[href="/wiki/User:Alyncia"],
ul.special li a[title="User:Harry granger"],
table.mw-enhanced-rc td a[title="User:Harry granger"],
ul.activityfeed li cite a[href="/wiki/User:Harry_granger"],
ul.special li a[title="User:Hunnie Bunn"],
table.mw-enhanced-rc td a[title="User:Hunnie Bunn"],
ul.activityfeed li cite a[href="/wiki/User:Hunnie Bunn"] {
font-weight: bold;
color:#FF7F00;
}
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 17:43, July 4, 2014 (UTC)

When you look here: Special.CSS Potter Dictionary Wiki you can see that user names with two names are written this way:

ul.special li a[title="User:Harry granger"],
table.mw-enhanced-rc td a[title="User:Harry granger"],
ul.activityfeed li cite a[href="/wiki/User:Harry_granger"],
ul.special li a[title="User:Hunnie Bunn"],
table.mw-enhanced-rc td a[title="User:Hunnie Bunn"],
ul.activityfeed li cite a[href="/wiki/User:Hunnie_Bunn"]
First line: Without this sign: _ Example: Harry granger
Second line: Without this sign: _ Example: Harry granger
Third line: With this sign: _ Example:Harry_granger

When you look at the lines in your css they are written:

All three with the sign: _
I suggest that's the problem.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 12:11, July 5, 2014 (UTC)

Great! I've seen it works now. Wonderful! Now you must change the MediaWiki:Recentchangestext back!  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 20:17, July 5, 2014 (UTC)
Not at all! I'm glad that it works now. :-)  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 21:38, July 5, 2014 (UTC)

Harry Potter Food Fiction

Hey, Rick! Thanks again for helping us promote the wikia spiff stuff. I'm reaching out to you again because we were hoping to do a Harry Potter food fiction this month! Examples of food fiction we've done on other wikias can be found here: Recipes Wiki. We generally have submission blogs on the respective wikia and then a voting blog after the submissions period! The categories we have in mind are

  • Hogwart's Main Dishes
  • Desserts
  • Drinks
  • Favorite Jokeshop Treats (Zonkos, Honeydukes)
  • Magical Delights (potions or magical foods)

Is there an alternative category that you or any admin think would be better than one of the categories above? Something we've done before is like on Adventure Time we had a category for people good enough to eat since there are characters in the Candy Kingdom. Let me know what you think and if it would be alright for us to host the program here and promote it on the main page! Grace @Wikia (profile)•(talk) 19:25, July 1, 2014 (UTC)

Awesome! I also love those other categories :D I guess what we will do now for categories (since this is for Harry Potter's birthday bash) is the following:

  • Locale for Party
  • "Host" of the Party
  • Hogwart's Main Dishes
  • Desserts
  • Drinks
  • Favorite Jokeshop Treats (Zonkos, Honeydukes)
  • Magical Delights (potions or magical foods)

And then "Grossest Food" sounds kind of fun so maybe we'll throw that in. I'll keep you updated! Grace @Wikia (profile)•(talk) 21:02, July 2, 2014 (UTC)

Hello! The Food Fiction blog is up :D Click here to check it out! Could you help us promote it on this wikia too? Also, would you mind if we put the banner that is on the blog on the Harry Potter character page so more people will know we're doing programming for his birthday? Let me know, thanks! Grace @Wikia (profile)•(talk) 20:55, July 11, 2014 (UTC)

Book of Potions

A walkthrough of Wonderbook: book of Potions was uploaded on youtube.

Could you help creating articles?

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu-YMfPspAuGcYXaC2J1A2gb-0Zp34GI3 --Rodolphus (talk) 21:00, July 5, 2014 (UTC)

Audio clips/Quidditch matches

I had a look on the audio clip forum and it seems that there are no objections so far. Do you know how to add the feature?

Also, I´ve thought about qudditch match articles and infoboxes again and think that it would be best to start creatinmg them after the 2014 QWC is over. What do you think?

--Rodolphus (talk) 10:20, July 7, 2014 (UTC)

Have you thoght about it?--Rodolphus (talk) 13:42, July 9, 2014 (UTC)

Do you know how to upload audio clips? Perhaps you could have a look on the forum. Thank you.

Oh, forgot to sign this one.--Rodolphus (talk) 21:27, July 17, 2014 (UTC)

Wikia's Comic-Con Team

Hey, Rick! Sorry to bother you again, but I'm sure you already saw that one of our Wikia staff members posted this blog asking for Wikians going to the San Diego Comic-Con to be a part of our Wikia team! We are hoping to get a bunch of people involved so I was wondering if we could add it somewhere on the main page or link to it from the Community Messages section? Let me know what you think, thanks! Grace @Wikia (profile)•(talk) 19:57, July 8, 2014 (UTC)

Great! I'll add it to News and Community Section then. Thanks for responding so quickly :D Grace @Wikia (profile)•(talk) 20:54, July 8, 2014 (UTC)

Template:Daily Prophet individual infobox

Hi, Seth! Something is wrong with this above mentioned template. It seems to be the signature which breaks the template. Examples: Rita Skeeter and Ginevra Weasley. In the article of Bozo the template works correct. Perhaps you can have a look on it.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 15:38, July 9, 2014 (UTC)

What's going on here? The Template:Gryffindor individual infobox is also broken? It seems all infobox templates with signature are broken.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 15:43, July 9, 2014 (UTC)
When you look on the lion at the bottom of my user page you can see the file looks strange as the files of the signatures do.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 15:52, July 9, 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for bothering you. I now know that it was a bug because Community Central has made an update and then it happened and is already fixed.

New question

In Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: Daily Prophet ("Dumbledore's Army Returns", 8 July 2014) was mentioned from Rita Skeeter that Hannah Longbottom has retrained as a healer. Shall we put Healer in the infobox as second job? And Hermione Granger is called Granger despite her marriage. In the infobox you can read Hermione Jean Weasley, née Granger. But is that really correct when she is already called Granger in 2014?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 14:39, July 10, 2014 (UTC)

Just to add on to what Harry granger said about Hermione, actor's comments have been taken as canon before and Emma Watson specifically says Hermione kept her name; Rowling does not contradict her. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 12:49, July 10, 2014 (UTC)

Hi Seth Cooper!

I'm reaching out today to see if it's okay if we set up a "Parent Page" on the Harry Potter Wiki. Also, if you are okay with it, do you and the other admins have any interest in helping us fill it out?

Here is a Parent Page example from The Hunger Games Wiki to give you an idea of what the page entails. Essentially, it's a guide for parents about the age range for different wikis.

Let me know if you have any questions! We are planning to start setting up the pages over the next week or so. Thanks so much!

Best, Asnow89 @@Wikia (profile)•(talk) 23:02, July 10, 2014 (UTC)

Two things.

One: we should put a notice on the front page that Krum was victorious in the Quidditch World Cup?! (YAY! I AM CRYING! THERE ARE TEARS AND ME SQUEALING AND JUMPING UP AND DOWN PUNCHING THE AIR AND SCREAMING AND EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH!)

Two: Can we, after the July 8th article, state that Teddy is a half-werewolf half metamorphmagus? I know Skeeter stated it, but J.K. Rowling wrote the article for Pottermore. Thus, that makes it the highest tier of canon; Teddy is a half-werewolf half Metamorphmagus. Shall I add it? It is, technically, canon. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 20:54, July 11, 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, put that in. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 23:44, July 13, 2014 (UTC)

I'd assume Rita is correct - Ginny doesn't hex her for calling Teddy a werewolf... but does hex her for the other things. By that logic - Ginny hexing for saying things against her family, but not against Teddy - implies that Teddy is half-werewolf, half Metamorphmagus.--HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 12:13, September 28, 2014 (UTC)

Wizarding schools

Hi.

Watching the walkthrough I mentioned above, I noticed that several wizarding schools are mentioned:

  • A Russian wizarding school (Can you understand the name? I hear it as "Coldoseras")
  • An african wizarding school. Unfortunately, I couldn´t understand the name and where in Africa it is located.
  • The Japanse school we already knew of is also shown.

Can you create articles on those schools? Maybe we should create articles about each individual champion?

Also, what about crating articles on the potions championship comentator and the unidentified Hogwarts librarian at the start of the game?

--Rodolphus (talk) 13:26, July 12, 2014 (UTC)

Can you understand where the African school is located? I think the commentator says something like hailing from ... in Africa.--Rodolphus (talk) 22:25, July 13, 2014 (UTC)

Of course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6W3FZULBtU&list=PLu-YMfPspAuGcYXaC2J1A2gb-0Zp34GI3&index=18

It´s at minute 1:45. Personally, I understand it as "Weikedu School of Magic" from somewehere in Afriva. What do you think? Perhaps yoz could also help me taking images of the champions.--Rodolphus (talk) 23:00, July 13, 2014 (UTC)

Can you help me taking an image of the champions? They are never in full view, I´m afraid.

  • Japansese champion: Part 2, 1st minute
  • Russian champion: part 3, 27th minute
  • African champion: part 5 27th minute

I´ve also created a uniforms category. Unfortunately, I don´t know the right words to describe some pieces of clothing. Perhaps you could help me. There are also other zniforms that we could create an article on.

Here is a complete list:

  • Mahoutocoro uniform
  • Russian uiform
  • African unifom

These articles would use a BTS section stating that it´s unknown if this is the general school uniform or if it was only used for the championship.

  • Smeltings uniform
  • St.-Mungo uniform
  • Durmstrang uniform (already created, but needs a good image. Any ideas?
  • Beauxbatons uniform (calready created and image added, but maybe yould expand it and add a quote.

Thank you for helping me and for writing great articles.--Rodolphus (talk) 18:10, July 14, 2014 (UTC)

What are the chances of the Houe Points Game being restarted? I think it's really fun, but now that it's been discontinued, well I guess I'm just kind of disappointed. Allsevenbooks (talk) 03:54, July 13, 2014 (UTC)

House Points

What are the chances of the Houe Points Game being restarted? I think it's really fun, but now that it's been discontinued, well I guess I'm just kind of disappointed. Allsevenbooks (talk) 03:55, July 13, 2014 (UTC)

Marital status/actor comments

Firstly, I wondered if the fact that a female adult character does not wear a wedding ring could be a basis for adding perhaps a BTS note or a "Unmarried (possibly)" in the infobox for that character. Dolores Umbridge and Rita Skeeter are the first ones that come to mind not wearing rings, and neither one is mentioned to have a husband (both characters are so despicable that it wouldn't surprise me if they're unmarried). That would, of course, be only a possibly if anything.

Secondly, I noticed that on this page, actor's comments were considered canon with the length and history of the wand; why, then, can Watson's comments on Hermione's name and marital status not be considered canon? (I know Hermione's page has already been changed to reflect her maiden name, but I wanted to get the canon policy figured out). Thanks!--Hunnie Bunn (talk) 23:48, July 13, 2014 (UTC)

Minerva McGonagall was married but did not take the name of her husband. So it could be that Rita Skeeter and Dolores Umbridge are married, too, but did not take the name of their husband. There's no certainty.

On the other hand they could also be widowed or divorced and the name is not their maiden name.

Last but not least, not all people wear a ring.

 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 14:45, July 14, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification :) --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 17:49, July 14, 2014 (UTC)

Setting things up

Awesome Seth, thanks so much! I will probably set it up sometime tomorrow so I'll send you a link to the Parent Page. P.S. per your conversation with Gcheung28, I posted our Harry Potter Food Fiction in the mainpage featured article section. I didn't touch the Featured Article template, so you can easily switch it back when the contest is done :) Thanks so much! Asnow89 @@Wikia (profile)•(talk) 16:46, July 14, 2014 (UTC)

Translation of articles

Hi, Seth!

As I once told you I am admin and now also bureaucrat on the German Harry-Potter-Lexikon. As I saw on other wikis in other languages there are articles who were only translated from articles which are created on this wiki.

I wanted to ask now if that's okay for you and if the German Harry-Potter-Lexikon may do so, too.

It's okay when you say No, but I thought I try and ask. In advance of your answer

 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 18:20, July 14, 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! That clears things for us.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 18:47, July 14, 2014 (UTC)

Hey there! The template for the Harry Potter Parent Page is set up. Let me know if you have ANY questions. Here is an example book parent page for The Fault in Our Stars as a simple guide. Feel free to make the parent page as short or long as you decide! Thanks Rick! I'm happy to help you fill out anything as well. Best, Asnow89 @@Wikia (profile)•(talk) 23:26, July 14, 2014 (UTC)

Looks fantastic! Thanks so much for filling that out- we really appreciate it :)! Asnow89 @@Wikia (profile)•(talk) 16:25, July 15, 2014 (UTC)

Hi Seth!
Sorry to keep messaging you! We were wondering if you could do us a favor with promoting our Food Fiction blog with a community wide message? We were going to write in the forums but saw that it was editing-specific discussion and didn't want to interrupt that. Do you think a community message is a possibility?
Thank you so much for everything! Best, Asnow89 @@Wikia (profile)•(talk) 17:13, July 15, 2014 (UTC)

Block request

The user Daveandbusters has been messing with the Template:Harrypotter page by replacing the links with external links to Youtube to which I had to revert though I don't know if I got all of it with my revert. Also this user did a similar thing on Harry Potter: The Exhibition, the only other page they edited and I believe with the number of vandal edits an appropriate punishment may need to be given. -Adv193 (talk) 05:07, July 16, 2014 (UTC)

Definitely a permanent ban since he is trying to screw with my message as well. -Adv193 (talk) 05:38, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
I concur. MinorStoop 06:36, July 16, 2014 (UTC)

Vandal

vandal : User:Harry Potter sucks AB Ng Talk 10:04, July 17, 2014 (UTC)

Background

Dear Seth Cooper, i'm Durim Shehu from the Dutch Harry Potter Wiki. I wanted to ask you or you have tips for the background because we have a sad background could you please help us? Durim Shehu (talk) 09:50, July 22, 2014 (UTC)Durim Shehu

Useless photos

Some useless photos on this wiki. Please delete.

AB Ng Talk 04:33, July 27, 2014 (UTC)

Black family member's images

Hi Seth. Just to let you know, I replaced some of the Black family member's images with mine, which had a higher quality. They were cropped from the image below. AB Ng Talk 10:22, July 28, 2014 (UTC)

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Shadow of Mordor versus tournament

Hi Seth Cooper! I'm Mark, from Wikia's Community Development Team.

I'm reaching out to see if your community would like to be a part of a versus tournament we're hosting on the Shadow of Mordor wikia. It would go live in September, and we would be pitting Harry Potter against Celebrimbor from Shadow of Mordor. The voting would live in a blog on Shadow of Mordor and we would post a button on Harry Potter's page here encouraging your community to vote for them. On the voting blog we would link back to your wikia, and we'll be promoting the tournament around Wikia. If your community would like to be a part of the tournament, which would include the button on Harry Potter's page as well as a link back to your community from the voting blog, please let me know by 8/29.

Thank you! Mark@Wikia (talk) 22:10, August 25, 2014 (UTC)

You're just on time :)! I'll add you to the list and let you know once the contest is live. Thanks! Mark@Wikia (talk) 17:21, August 30, 2014 (UTC)

Help me please!

I am trying to make a template work on another wiki - I coped it directly from this wiki - and it doesn't work. Can you help me? --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 22:11, September 14, 2014 (UTC)

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