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== Happy Birthday ==
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== Books ==
   
{{Birthday|Hope this year's a good one for you!}}
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Hi. I saw that you worked on categories recently. Would it be a good idea to get thethe books category better organised? My idea was to add categories "Book by authr", "books by genre". "Books" by subject" Maybe you could help me. I am not very skilled at working with categoriwes.--[[User:Rodolphus|Rodolphus]] ([[User talk:Rodolphus|talk]]) 11:52, March 22, 2016 (UTC)
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:While this is a good idea, I don't know if it's really feasible to clear out the root-level Category:Books, given that there are a lot of books within canon we don't know anything about besides the title. But I don't think it would hurt to add some subcategories along the lines that you've suggested. <span style="color: green">&#x2605;</span> [[User:Starstuff|<span style="color: green">S</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">a</span><span style="color: dimgrey">r</span><span style="color: green">s</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">u</span><span style="color: dimgrey">f</span><span style="color: green">f</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<span style="color: darkgreen">(Owl me!)</span>]]</sup> 17:59, March 22, 2016 (UTC)
   
::[[User:Nick O'Demus|<font face="Monotype Corsiva" size="4" color="FF8000">Nick O'Demus</font>]] 08:54, May 26, 2012 (UTC)
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== re: Deletion Discussions ==
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Actually, I did. [[Forum:Discussion of an article deletion]]. But as you can see, despite bumping it over and over again over the course of a long period of time, nobody cared to grace the discussion with a response. As a result, I just decided that either nobody cared or people didn't feel like saying they were fine with it, so made the needed changes.
   
:The greatest of birthdays to you! (if you'll excuse the belatedness!) -- <small><span style="border:2px solid #333333;">[[User:Seth Cooper|<font style="color:#333333;">&nbsp;'''Seth Cooper'''&nbsp;</font>]][[User talk:Seth Cooper|<font style="background:#333333;color:white;">&nbsp;'''owl&nbsp;post!'''</font>]]</span></small> 11:20, May 26, 2012 (UTC)
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Centralising deletion discussions is not common practice on any wiki's. In fact, many wiki's ask users to use the talkpage of the article that has been called for deletion: this has to be the only wiki which doesn't follow the common format. I can only assume that this is down to the founders of the wiki not actually changing the templates or knowing much about wiki's in general (no offence meant obviously, I wasn't here when the wiki was created). --'''''[[User:SuperSajuuk|Sa]][[User talk:SuperSajuuk|ju]][[Special:Contributions/SuperSajuuk|uk]]''''' 18:14, March 22, 2016 (UTC)
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:Don't mistake a lack of response for consensus. Especially when it concerns overhauling a major wiki procedure. "Bumping" isn't a reliable way of bringing discussions that are falling under the radar to wider attention, because each "bump" is as likely to be lost in the Recent Changes list as the initial post. Sometimes the only way to bring attention to a discussion is to ask people to weigh in.
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:I imagine deletion discussions were centralized on a single page to make it easier for people to keep track of ongoing discussions. This is a small wiki. We might have a maximum of ten or so ongoing discussions at a time, which removes the need for specialized discussion pages like they have on Wikipedia (Articles for Deletion, Categories for Deletion, etc.). <span style="color: green">&#x2605;</span> [[User:Starstuff|<span style="color: green">S</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">a</span><span style="color: dimgrey">r</span><span style="color: green">s</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">u</span><span style="color: dimgrey">f</span><span style="color: green">f</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<span style="color: darkgreen">(Owl me!)</span>]]</sup> 18:36, March 22, 2016 (UTC)
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::Okay. Well, I don't like to "ask" people. I mean I asked "one user" who didn't even seem to care about the message and didn't even respond in the discussion. That was enough of a reason for me not to bother spamming talkpages for a response that seemed unlikely. And on many wiki's on Wikia, a lack of response is usually taken to mean consent for the change.
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::And I'm not even trying to copy Wikipedia. Even some wiki's on Wikia, which aren't that active these days, still use the article talkpage for discussing article deletions, it's literally the common practice on 99% of wiki's on the internet. That way, the discussion can be found simply by looking at the deleted article, not hunting out a deletion category.
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::This is why the newer Wikia Forum module would be better, but Wikia plans on replacing it at some point anyway. It has the ability to highlight a thread so people cannot complain about missing discussions. Wiki-style forums are, to put it bluntly, crap for wiki-wide discussions because there is absolutely no way to get anyone's attention with them.
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::I am disappointed that this wiki has so few editors. It's a popular series and is still on-going (through Pottermore) and yet few seem to care to edit. Maybe more should be done to encourage contributions: there's a wiki I'm a member of which struggled similar to this wiki for contributions, but had a nice boost of activity by enabling the Forums module and allowing some open discussions about the series, which has helped to make the wiki more active than it would've been without said discussions. Maybe it's something to consider to help in procuring more editors and interaction.
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::Or another method would be to use the chat. I mean, I've been here only a few months, but the chat seems like it doesn't even get used by anyone, which makes it rather redundant: maybe it could be used as a place for more interactive chatting between community members. --'''''[[User:SuperSajuuk|Sa]][[User talk:SuperSajuuk|ju]][[Special:Contributions/SuperSajuuk|uk]]''''' 18:39, March 22, 2016 (UTC)
   
::Hi, Starstuff! Belated happy birthday from me, too! <small><span style="border:1px solid #E56717;">[[User:Harry granger|<font style="background:#F75D59;color:black;">&nbsp;'''Harry granger'''&nbsp;</font>]][[User talk:Harry granger|<font style="background:#gold;color:black;">&nbsp;''' Talk&nbsp;'''</font>]]<font style="background:#EAC117;color:;">&nbsp;[[Special:Contributions/Harry granger|'''contribs''']]</font></span></small> 11:48, May 26, 2012 (UTC)
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:::I know that asking people to weigh in on a discussion can raise concerns over canvassing. But we haven't reached the critical mass that Wikipedia has in terms of userbase, and thus we can't rely on discussions meeting enough eyeballs to generate a response, even if they're brought to our equivalent of the Administator's Noticeboard (the Wizengamot forum). Sometimes the only way to bring attention to a discussion on a small wiki like this is to actively contact people about it.
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:::The practice on this wiki is to delete article talk pages along with articles after closing a discussion as delete. Which is another reason we probably don't conduct deletion discussions on article talk pages -- it would make maintaining an archive of deletion discussions more difficult.
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:::I've been here since 2008. The height of activity on this wiki was probably 2009 to 2011. I think the movies played a major role in popular interest in ''Harry Potter'' world, and when they ended, mainstream interest tapered off. But I do agree the wiki could do more to try to bring in Potterphiles. <span style="color: green">&#x2605;</span> [[User:Starstuff|<span style="color: green">S</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">a</span><span style="color: dimgrey">r</span><span style="color: green">s</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">u</span><span style="color: dimgrey">f</span><span style="color: green">f</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<span style="color: darkgreen">(Owl me!)</span>]]</sup> 19:48, March 22, 2016 (UTC)
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::::I'm going to create a forum post about enabling the Wikia Forums module. It'll obviously need forum moderators to assist (which we can do through the [[Special:ListGroupRights#threadmoderator|Discussions Moderator]] flag), but it might help in improving the community (the forums also include some neat tools to get discussions to be noticed). When you get the chance, please post your opinion in said thread (when it's available). --'''''[[User:SuperSajuuk|Sa]][[User talk:SuperSajuuk|ju]][[Special:Contributions/SuperSajuuk|uk]]''''' 13:57, March 24, 2016 (UTC)
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:Discussion made. See here: [[Forum:Wikia Forum system%3F]] --'''''[[User:SuperSajuuk|Sa]][[User talk:SuperSajuuk|ju]][[Special:Contributions/SuperSajuuk|uk]]''''' 15:06, March 24, 2016 (UTC)
   
:::Thanks all! :) <font color="Green">&#x2605;</font color> [[User:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="green">S</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">a</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">r</font color><font face="Times" color="green">s</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">u</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">f</font color><font face="Times" color="green">f</font color>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="darkgreen">(Owl me!)</font>]]</sup> 22:55, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
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== Delete ==
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What page do you post to find out whether something has been deleted? If one cannot find a name, it has either been deleted or the spelling of it has been altered. ([[User:Vaudree|Vaudree]] ([[User talk:Vaudree|talk]]) 20:20, March 22, 2016 (UTC))
   
== Thought you ought to know ==
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== Durmstrang's Location ==
   
Voting on the [[Forum:Notability Policy Discussion|Notability Policy proposal]] is moving forward. - [[User:Nick O'Demus|<font face="Monotype Corsiva" size="4" color="FF8000">Nick O'Demus</font>]] 11:44, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
 
   
==RE:Fanfiction==
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Hello! I’m sorry for the poor formatting in my edit of the Durmstrang Institue-page. I’m still learning how to contribute on harrypotter.wikia, and I’ve been anxious to fix the information about Durmstrang’s location. I was hoping that some skilled wizard or witch could work their wikia-magic and do it, but I’m feeling pretty ignored in this matter. Maybe you can help?
That's okay. Thanks for telling me. :) [[User:Henryjh98|Expelliarmus! ]] ([[User talk:Henryjh98|talk]]) 13:10, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
 
   
==Re: Tonks' middle name==
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The biggest problem here isn’t that Accio Quote would be an unreliable site. The problem is that THAT particular article is the ONLY place on the whole internet (that I could find) that claims that Rowling has said that she thinks Durmstrang is located in Sweden or Norway. What makes it even less factual is that it’s not an interview. It’s stated to be a reading followed up with a QA. Which means that the person who wrote the text most likely must have recited what was said directly from their memory. This leaves the door open for misinterpretation and misheard sentences. How can we be sure that this is what was said when no one else can verify this information? Especially since a lot of other facts (like new information provided by Pottermore, which is all written by JK herself) contradicts that one article? We were just blessed with a gorgeous map that shows all the schools' possible locations, and Durmstrang isn’t even close to Sweden or Norway. Why are we ignoring this? Why are we STILL clinging to that one source from 16 years ago?
Hi, thank you for your answer. I had already forgotten about this :-))) But nonetheless I understand your opinion. A side which everyone can contribute can be wrong, that's true. <small><span style="border:1px solid #E56717;">[[User:Harry granger|<font style="background:#F75D59;color:black;">&nbsp;'''Harry granger'''&nbsp;</font>]][[User talk:Harry granger|<font style="background:#gold;color:black;">&nbsp;''' Talk&nbsp;'''</font>]]<font style="background:#EAC117;color:;">&nbsp;[[Special:Contributions/Harry granger|'''contribs''']]</font></span></small> 18:24, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
 
   
== Welcome Back ==
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And even if we assume that the article from Accio Quote is 100% accurate, even Rowling herself says (in that very article) that she’s not CERTAIN where Durmstrang or Beauxbatons are located. So why is the harrypotter wikia stating it as a FACT that Durmstrang “''IS ''the Scandinavian wizarding school” and that Durmstrang ''IS ''located in Sweden or Norway? Shouldn’t JK’s own words be reason enough to keep this information speculative? Also, what if JK has changed her mind? Is she allowed to say one thing on a reading in 2000 and then officially state something different in 2016? Or will the first statement forever be the only true fact, despite anything that is said or done after that?
   
You've always been a great contributor/admin here, so it's great to see you back. [[User:ProfessorTofty|ProfessorTofty]] ([[User talk:ProfessorTofty|talk]]) 21:00, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
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And more importantly, when one piece of information contradicts another one, what source will you prioritize? One, unverified article from 16 years ago, or several verified statements, one from this very year? At the very least, it’s worth to discuss.
   
:Indeed, indeed, we are very happy that you are back! -- <small><span style="border:2px solid #333333;">[[User:Seth Cooper|<font style="color:#333333;">&nbsp;'''Seth Cooper'''&nbsp;</font>]][[User talk:Seth Cooper|<font style="background:#333333;color:white;">&nbsp;'''owl&nbsp;post!'''</font>]]</span></small> 21:18, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
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I don’t mean any disrespect to any of the contributors on this site, and I’m truly sorry if I’ve upset anyone. I love harrypotter.wikia, and I’m impressed by all the work you guys put into this place. All I want is for it to be the main got-to site for any Harry Potter-fan who is looking for reliable information.[[User:Lokrume|Lokrume]] ([[User talk:Lokrume|talk]]) 11:51, March 31, 2016 (UTC)
   
::Thank you! :) <font color="Green">&#x2605;</font color> [[User:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="green">S</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">a</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">r</font color><font face="Times" color="green">s</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">u</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">f</font color><font face="Times" color="green">f</font color>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="darkgreen">(Owl me!)</font>]]</sup> 22:58, August 19, 2012 (UTC)
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: Did you read my answer? Or is there someone else I should talk to about this? I think it is a pretty serious matter when the text on the wikia page doesn't match the source it's referencing. And when there are reason for discussion, I think we owe it to the books and JKR to make sure that harrypotter.wikia is an accurate place for HP knowledge and not missleading in any way.[[User:Lokrume|Lokrume]] ([[User talk:Lokrume|talk]]) 11:35, April 3, 2016 (UTC)
   
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== Infobox <nowiki><small></nowiki> links ==
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Heya Starstuff :)
   
HI!
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Sorry it's taken me a few days to get back to you, but I've been out sick. So here's what I've done to fix your {{tl|C}} issues. Instead of wrapping it in <nowiki><small></nowiki> tags, I've given it a named class, <code>.template-c</code>, and then have styled ''that'' via [[MediaWiki:Infoboxes.css]]. The result is that there's one style for the <nowiki><small></nowiki> tag and one for {{tl|C}}. I think it gives you what you were looking for on the Longbottom page. Lemme know if you see any further problems. — [[User talk:CzechOut|CzechOut]] <staff /> 17:59, March 31, 2016 (UTC)
   
[[User:Music4lyrics22|Music4lyrics22]] ([[User talk:Music4lyrics22|talk]]) 14:08, August 20, 2012 (UTC)music4lyrics22
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==RE:Little Hangleton graveyard, Reliable source?==
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Hello, hello!
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I really can't confirm the names that come from the ''Goblet of Fire'' video game, since that's probably the game I've played the least. Anyway, I don't remember one is very much able to do much exploring during the Little Hangleton level (it's essentially a big boss fight). Though, skimming through walkthroughs on Youtube, it seems that the [[Charles Epanel]] one, at least, is correct (see [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCf1nNv0I0 this], around the 0:20 mark).
   
Hi, I noticed under the wiki affiliates on the home page, the Time Turner one is no longer available. Is that like a glitch or is it outdated?[[User:JediTurtles|JediTurtles]] ([[User talk:JediTurtles|talk]]) 06:35, August 21, 2012 (UTC)
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As for using HarryPotterProps as a source, I think it's fine. We've [[:File:SusieSooth1.jpg|already]] [[:File:Superior Red.jpg|used]] [[:File:SpellboundAd1.jpg|it]] [[:File:Gregorovitch papers.jpg|as]] [[:File:Ministerial Decree2.jpg|a]] [[:File:QuibblerClassified.jpg|source]] [[:File:AcademyofBroomFlyingAd.jpg|in]] [[:File:QuibblerQWC.jpg|the]] [[:File:Coco Rumsey Catcher.jpg|past]]. -- <small><span style="border:2px solid #333333;">[[User:Seth Cooper|<font style="background:#FFFFFF;color:#333333;">&nbsp;'''Seth Cooper'''&nbsp;</font>]][[User talk:Seth Cooper|<font style="background:#333333;color:white;">&nbsp;'''owl&nbsp;post!'''</font>]]</span></small> 03:06, April 1, 2016 (UTC)
   
== Harry Potter Wizard's Collection ==
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==Update Template==
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Is there an update or expand template on the wiki? '''[[User:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">There are no strings on me</font>]] ([[Message Wall:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">talk</font>]])''' 21:05, April 6, 2016 (UTC)
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:Well a template for updating and expanding information on a page. '''[[User:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">There are no strings on me</font>]] ([[Message Wall:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">talk</font>]])''' 21:11, April 6, 2016 (UTC)
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::Well my skills with typing are a bit limited and for what i feel that has to be expanded i'm not really sure i could successfully pull it off. '''[[User:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">There are no strings on me</font>]] ([[Message Wall:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">talk</font>]])''' 21:43, April 6, 2016 (UTC)
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:::Well i'm busy right now on other wiki's i just want [[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]] page be updated for the Hollywood version. '''[[User:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">There are no strings on me</font>]] ([[Message Wall:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">talk</font>]])''' 22:11, April 6, 2016 (UTC)
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::::You could leave a message on the article's talk page suggesting these updates. <span style="color: green">&#x2605;</span> [[User:Starstuff|<span style="color: green">S</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">a</span><span style="color: dimgrey">r</span><span style="color: green">s</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">u</span><span style="color: dimgrey">f</span><span style="color: green">f</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<span style="color: darkgreen">(Owl me!)</span>]]</sup> 22:26, April 6, 2016 (UTC)
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==Universal Studios Hollywood Map Update==
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Just thought i would share this link with you.
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[http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/site-content/uploads/2011/10/USH-Park-Map-April-2016-English_v2.pdf]
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'''[[User:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">There are no strings on me</font>]] ([[Message Wall:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">talk</font>]])''' 03:01, April 7, 2016 (UTC)
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:It would be better to post that link on [[Talk:The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]. That way other people could use it as a reference. <span style="color: green">&#x2605;</span> [[User:Starstuff|<span style="color: green">S</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">a</span><span style="color: dimgrey">r</span><span style="color: green">s</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">u</span><span style="color: dimgrey">f</span><span style="color: green">f</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<span style="color: darkgreen">(Owl me!)</span>]]</sup> 03:19, April 7, 2016 (UTC)
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:Oh well that is good advice. '''[[User:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">There are no strings on me</font>]] ([[Message Wall:Byzantinefire|<font color="Crimson">talk</font>]])''' 03:29, April 7, 2016 (UTC)
   
Did you buy it? If so, good score. I would love to have it, but I just don't have the cash to plunk down on a pricey collector's object like that at the moment. [[User:ProfessorTofty|ProfessorTofty]] ([[User talk:ProfessorTofty|talk]]) 16:07, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
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==RE:Deletion process==
:Yes. I wasn't planning to get it originally, but I saw it when I was at the store buying something else, and the guy who worked there said they were only getting one in, so I made a "now or never" kind of decision. Used money I had put aside for a Wii U, since there's not really any launch titles in which I'm interested, and Wii U's will be produced for the next 5-10 years, whereas there's only going to be 60,000 Wizard's Collections made.
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Oh, I see. I had already responded to the discussion in [[Talk:Antidote to Veritaserum]] when you left me a message, since I was prompted to intervene by a user. I didn't find it odd that the discussion for deletion was on the article talkpage, since it also concerned if this particular antidote ''actually'' existed in canon through analysis of Dumbledore's line that references it (I figured it was a discussion on the ''article subject'' itself as well, rather than a discussion ''solely'' about the merits of deleting vs. keeping the page). I hadn't really noticed his message in the Candidates for Deletion talkpage.
   
:It's a very cool collection. Every HP movie release in one convenient box albeit a very large, heavy one. Before pulling out any of the drawers, it's a cube a little under a foot high and wide, and weighs like 10 pounds. If you want to get one, try to to pick it up in a store, because I imagine shipping would be a small fortune on top of its already expensive asking price. <font color="Green">★</font> [[User:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="green">S</font><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font><font face="Times" color="green">a</font><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">r</font><font face="Times" color="green">s</font><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font><font face="Times" color="green">u</font><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">f</font><font face="Times" color="green">f</font>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="darkgreen">(Owl me!)</font>]]</sup> 16:38, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
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That said, I don't think you need me to tell you you're absolutely right -- no one is above community consensus, the policies, or established practice. -- <small><span style="border:2px solid #333333;">[[User:Seth Cooper|<font style="background:#FFFFFF;color:#333333;">&nbsp;'''Seth Cooper'''&nbsp;</font>]][[User talk:Seth Cooper|<font style="background:#333333;color:white;">&nbsp;'''owl&nbsp;post!'''</font>]]</span></small> 00:23, April 8, 2016 (UTC)
   
::Well, I'd love to get one if I had the cash to plunk down for it, but I just don't at the moment. As for shipping, though, it's actually free on Amazon.com with Prime membership, or if you use their "Free Super Saver Shipping" option. [[User:ProfessorTofty|ProfessorTofty]] ([[User talk:ProfessorTofty|talk]]) 16:43, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
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== Spambot vandalism ==
:::Was just some advice on how to potentially save money if it should become possible for you to get the box set sometime. :) I hadn't realized how large it was until I saw the real thing! <font color="Green">★</font> [[User:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="green">S</font><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font><font face="Times" color="green">a</font><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">r</font><font face="Times" color="green">s</font><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font><font face="Times" color="green">u</font><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">f</font><font face="Times" color="green">f</font>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="darkgreen">(Owl me!)</font>]]</sup> 17:49, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
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Yo. I already reported that spammer you blocked to VSTF, they would have deleted the spam and globally blocked the account from the service. When you see spam like that, instead of deleting and just blocking locally, let the VSTF know on [[w:c:vstf|VSTF Wiki]], as they'll be able to global block the account (and possibly the IP), as well as add the spam into the global filters so that it's unlikely to happen again. Hope this helps. --'''''[[User:SuperSajuuk|Sa]][[User talk:SuperSajuuk|ju]][[Special:Contributions/SuperSajuuk|uk]]''''' 19:59, April 8, 2016 (UTC)
::::Yeah, it does sound pretty big. If I did get it, I'd probably get it on Amazon, since they'd send it to me in about a day or so and they seem to be offering a pretty good deal. [[User:ProfessorTofty|ProfessorTofty]] ([[User talk:ProfessorTofty|talk]]) 18:23, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
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:Thanks! Will keep this in mind in the future. <span style="color: green">&#x2605;</span> [[User:Starstuff|<span style="color: green">S</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">a</span><span style="color: dimgrey">r</span><span style="color: green">s</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">u</span><span style="color: dimgrey">f</span><span style="color: green">f</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<span style="color: darkgreen">(Owl me!)</span>]]</sup> 21:55, April 8, 2016 (UTC)
::::::I read that the set contains a number of new behind-the-scenes bonus features. Picked up any interesting new bits of info from there? (Or have you had a chance to watch any yet?) [[User:ProfessorTofty|ProfessorTofty]] ([[User talk:ProfessorTofty|talk]]) 21:04, September 12, 2012 (UTC)
 
:::::::It includes all of the eight-part documentary series from the Ultimate Editions (spread across eight discs) as well as a ninth hidden "bonus" disc. I've seen the first four documentaries, but I'm planning on spacing out the rest. :) <font color="Green">&#x2605;</font color> [[User:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="green">S</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">a</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">r</font color><font face="Times" color="green">s</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">u</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">f</font color><font face="Times" color="green">f</font color>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="darkgreen">(Owl me!)</font>]]</sup> 10:39, September 13, 2012 (UTC)
 
   
== Wonderbook ==
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==About the Headmasters' portraits and date of death==
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I see you've been removing the dates of death on the articles concerning portraits of the former Heads of Hogwarts. I do think they were improperly sourced: [http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/07/postdh/ this] interview transcript seems to be more relevant for that particular piece of information (the relevant quote is: "''Some have been asking why hasn't ''[Snape's]'' portrait appeared immediately. It doesn't. The reason is that the perception in the castle itself and everyone who was in the castle, because Snape kept his secret so well was that he abandoned his post. So all the portraits you see in the headmaster's study are all headmasters and mistresses who died, it's like British royals. You only get good press if you die in office.''"). -- <small><span style="border:2px solid #333333;">[[User:Seth Cooper|<font style="background:#FFFFFF;color:#333333;">&nbsp;'''Seth Cooper'''&nbsp;</font>]][[User talk:Seth Cooper|<font style="background:#333333;color:white;">&nbsp;'''owl&nbsp;post!'''</font>]]</span></small> 22:25, April 11, 2016 (UTC)
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:The rest of the quote provides full context: "''So all the portraits you see in the headmaster’s study are all headmasters and mistresses who died, it’s like British royals. You only get good press if you die in office. Abdication is not acceptable, particularly if you marry and American. I’m kidding! [laughter]''"
   
Thank you for adding all of the information that you have. I take it you have a copy of the book? --'''<span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:0.56cm;">[[User:Hunnie Bunn|<font face="Times" size="2" color="Blue">Hunniebunn</font>]] ([[User talk:Hunnie Bunn|<font face="Times" size="2" color="Blue">talk</font>]])''' 15:36, November 16, 2012 (UTC)
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:JKR was clearly making a joke, comparing Snape to Edward VIII, the only King of England in history to abdicate (because he wanted to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American, and people were forbidden to remarry while their ex-spouse was still alive in the Church of England at the time). She wasn't literally saying that headmasters and headmistresses only get their portraits hung if they die while in office. It's a huge stretch to derive that interpretation from the quote.
:Yes. :) The new content is wonderful, and the game itself is more fun than I anticipated it would be, though it is rather on the short side and there were a few points where play control was frustrating/unresponsive. <font color="Green">&#x2605;</font color> [[User:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="green">S</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">a</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">r</font color><font face="Times" color="green">s</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">u</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">f</font color><font face="Times" color="green">f</font color>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="darkgreen">(Owl me!)</font>]]</sup> 16:53, November 16, 2012 (UTC)
 
   
==About the Wonderbook ?==
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:Anyway, the incorrect information about dates of deaths has infiltrated many articles, and needs to be removed.<span style="color: green">&#x2605;</span> [[User:Starstuff|<span style="color: green">S</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">a</span><span style="color: dimgrey">r</span><span style="color: green">s</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">u</span><span style="color: dimgrey">f</span><span style="color: green">f</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<span style="color: darkgreen">(Owl me!)</span>]]</sup> 23:14, April 11, 2016 (UTC)
I know that you obtained this sentence (''"It's covered in dust! You must be the first student in years to pick it up."'') in the original version of Wonderbook, but I didn't manage to obtain it in French version.... if you have the possibility of obtaining it, inform me!
 
   
Thank you in advance!--[[User:Caliméro|Caliméro]] ([[User talk:Caliméro|talk]]) 14:15, November 19, 2012 (UTC)
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==Signature question==
   
== Newest Pottermore update ==
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Hi Starstuff,
   
So jealous - I've been busy all morning and didn't know an update was up. Now, I have to start work for a few hours in about 20 minutes, with only limited time for browsing. And Pottermore's just gone down! "Pottermore is currently unavailable.
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I'm kinda new to wikia and was wondering how exactly to create custom signatures?
Please come back later and try again." Argh! [[User:ProfessorTofty|ProfessorTofty]] ([[User talk:ProfessorTofty|talk]]) 16:42, December 20, 2012 (UTC)
 
:Don't worry! You can always enjoy the latest update over the weekend. It's like JKR's Christmas gift to us. :) <font color="Green">&#x2605;</font color> [[User:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="green">S</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">a</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">r</font color><font face="Times" color="green">s</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">u</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">f</font color><font face="Times" color="green">f</font color>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="darkgreen">(Owl me!)</font>]]</sup> 14:20, December 21, 2012 (UTC)
 
   
== Draben ==
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[[User:Felix Scamander|Felix Scamander]] ([[User talk:Felix Scamander|talk]]) 16:15, April 14, 2016 (UTC)
   
Have you red the Draben talk page? Seth Cooper has a point, and it has been decided thar Draben is an exception to the no titles rule.--[[User:Rodolphus|Rodolphus]] ([[User talk:Rodolphus|talk]]) 09:37, December 21, 2012 (UTC)
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== Policies and procedures ==
:Sorry. :( Changed it back. I was going through [[:Category:Nobility]] and just automatically changed what seemed to be a non-policy-compliant article name without knowing the talk page history. <font color="Green">&#x2605;</font color> [[User:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="green">S</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">a</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">r</font color><font face="Times" color="green">s</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">u</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">f</font color><font face="Times" color="green">f</font color>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="darkgreen">(Owl me!)</font>]]</sup> 09:50, December 21, 2012 (UTC)
 
   
If you are here - and even if you are not - happy Christmas!--[[User:Lord Valentinijan|Lord]] ([[User talk:Lord Valentinijan|talk]]) 16:59, December 25, 2012 (UTC)
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Hey Starstuff - if you're around, I'm hoping the Wi<span style="color:rgb(84,84,84);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:small;font-weight:normal;line-height:18.2px;">z</span>engamot can weigh in on the discussion I'm having with SuperSujuuk on the [[Harry Potter Wiki talk:Talk Page Policy|Talk page policy]]. It seems he has expectations based on other wiki's that are not clearly expressed here and deleting people contributions based on these expectations. I undid these changes as removing talk comments is expressly against the current Talk policy, moreso as they were not off-topic, spam, or vandalism. Hopefully we can have a discussion about best practices so that everyone is clear before they are enforced against people making useful contributions. Sorry to be a bother, but this seems to be an on going issue? Cheers [[User:Ironyak1|Ironyak1]] ([[User talk:Ironyak1|talk]]) 20:52, April 21, 2016 (UTC)
   
==RE:Limited Edition Book Set==
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==Active Admins==
Hahahaha, I wish! What a lovely gesture, don't you think! :) -- <small><span style="border:2px solid #333333;">[[User:Seth Cooper|<font style="color:#333333;">&nbsp;'''Seth Cooper'''&nbsp;</font>]][[User talk:Seth Cooper|<font style="background:#333333;color:white;">&nbsp;'''owl&nbsp;post!'''</font>]]</span></small> 13:28, February 12, 2013 (UTC)
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Do you happen to know how many of your colleagues are still giving this wiki regular attention? {{SUBST:User:Jiskran/Signature}} 21:56, April 30, 2016 (UTC)
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:Five including myself. Six if you include [[User:Nick O'Demus]], who last edited in February. <span style="color: green">&#x2605;</span> [[User:Starstuff|<span style="color: green">S</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">a</span><span style="color: dimgrey">r</span><span style="color: green">s</span><span style="color: dimgrey">t</span><span style="color: green">u</span><span style="color: dimgrey">f</span><span style="color: green">f</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<span style="color: darkgreen">(Owl me!)</span>]]</sup> 22:21, April 30, 2016 (UTC)
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Thanks, Alex (Jiskran)
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== Images ==
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Hey there - My workflow for these Unidentified Headmasters has been to use the "Add features and media" - "Add Photo" which (as you no doubt know) doesn't prompt for any of this info. I assumed wrongly that it was presuming "Fair Use", but upon looking closer, that isn't the case. So sorry about that - I'll go back and add the necessary info and possibly crop or re-source some of the images. (Fair use and Copyright gets to be quite layered when it's a screen capture of a video taken of a flip-through of a book based on images of props from a movie based on a book). PS Thanks for adding the OOU to your new actor pages (even though it'll cut down on the "fluff" edits I've been getting to make ;) Cheers --[[User:Ironyak1|Ironyak1]] ([[User talk:Ironyak1|talk]]) 03:49, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
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Thanks for the pointers about a better workflow and rules of thumb to follow for determining a license. I also noticed that the file naming convention seems to favor using the article name first, then additional info (size, source, desc, etc) so I'll use that format. I happened to notice that you made an improved [[:File:AntoniaCreaseworthyPortraitWithCaption.jpg|Antonia Creaseworthy image]] from Paintings of Hogwarts. Are you a lucky owner of this book? --[[User:Ironyak1|Ironyak1]] ([[User talk:Ironyak1|talk]]) 06:28, May 2, 2016 (UTC)
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== Block ==
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Can you block Jdogno7? He has been engaging in persistent edit warring and apparently has a very long history of doing so here. I'd like to recommend a pretty long block, somewhere in the region of 1 year or infinite, since the user is clearly not improving the wiki. --'''''[[User:SuperSajuuk|Sa]][[User talk:SuperSajuuk|ju]][[Special:Contributions/SuperSajuuk|uk]]''''' 08:56, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
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:If I recall correctly the recently-expired block was at least his third; and since he's only been back a day or two and is back to his old disruptive habits (including bizarrely unique uses of language, such as saying "deities" where anyone else would normally say "gods", or misusing the term "virtual [reality] game" to mean any video game, rather than those few which specifically need a VR rig in order to be playable) and is incapable of seeing that he <s>could be</s> is wrong, I reckon an infinite block is the only way to go. — [[User:RobertATfm|RobertATfm]] ([[User_talk:RobertATfm|talk]]) 10:05, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
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::The user above me is correct, they've just come back from a 1 year block. Therefore, 100% support that the block is infinite. --'''''[[User:SuperSajuuk|Sa]][[User talk:SuperSajuuk|ju]][[Special:Contributions/SuperSajuuk|uk]]''''' 10:36, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
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To SuperSajuuk
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"Can you block Jdogno7?": Why? "He has been engaging in persistent edit warring and apparently has a very long history of doing so here.": Is that so? "I'd like to recommend a pretty long block, somewhere in the region of 1 year or infinite, since the user is clearly not improving the wiki.": "...the user is clearly not improving the wiki.", How so?
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To RobertATfm
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"...is back to his old disruptive habits...": What do you mean by that? "(including bizarrely unique uses of language, such as saying 'deities' where anyone else would normally say 'gods',...": How is the term deities being used in a manner that is bizarre? "...or misusing the term "virtual [reality] game" to mean any video game, rather than those few which specifically need a VR rig in order to be playable)...", I concede on this point as I understand that Virtual Reality implies the use of a VR rig. "....and is incapable of seeing that he <s>could be</s> is wrong,...": Not true. I have admitted I was wrong with what constitutes a virtual reality game.
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[[User:Jdogno7|Jdogno7]] ([[User talk:Jdogno7|talk]]) 10:49, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
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In the situations that you're constantly changing it in, you use "gods". It's only if we had a page on "Zeus" that you'd refer to him as a deity. As we don't, you use "gods". Kindly please stop spamming my "Activity Page" with all your constant unnecessary and unneeded edits. --[[User:HarryPotterRules1|HarryPotterRules1]] ([[User talk:HarryPotterRules1|talk]]) 17:56, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
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"In the situations that you're constantly changing it in, you use 'gods'.": Why? "It's only if we had a page on "Zeus" that you'd refer to him as a deity.": Why? "As we don't, you use 'gods'.": Again why? "Kindly please stop spamming my "Activity Page" with all your constant unnecessary and unneeded edits.": What makes it your activity page? It is your opinion that they are unnecessary and unneeded.
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[[User:Jdogno7|Jdogno7]] ([[User talk:Jdogno7|talk]]) 18:11, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
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Because "diety" is only used on the page for a god, e.g. Zeus, Hades, etc. When referring to them generally, you use the overarching term of "god" as it clumps them all together. ''That'' is why.--[[User:HarryPotterRules1|HarryPotterRules1]] ([[User talk:HarryPotterRules1|talk]]) 03:12, May 2, 2016 (UTC)
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== Haileybury ==
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Other than the images what was wrong with my addition to the Haileybury article? {{unsigned|Tdehaas77|02:22, May 2, 2016‎}}

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Books Edit

Hi. I saw that you worked on categories recently. Would it be a good idea to get thethe books category better organised? My idea was to add categories "Book by authr", "books by genre". "Books" by subject" Maybe you could help me. I am not very skilled at working with categoriwes.--Rodolphus (talk) 11:52, March 22, 2016 (UTC)

While this is a good idea, I don't know if it's really feasible to clear out the root-level Category:Books, given that there are a lot of books within canon we don't know anything about besides the title. But I don't think it would hurt to add some subcategories along the lines that you've suggested. Starstuff (Owl me!) 17:59, March 22, 2016 (UTC)

re: Deletion Discussions Edit

Actually, I did. Forum:Discussion of an article deletion. But as you can see, despite bumping it over and over again over the course of a long period of time, nobody cared to grace the discussion with a response. As a result, I just decided that either nobody cared or people didn't feel like saying they were fine with it, so made the needed changes.

Centralising deletion discussions is not common practice on any wiki's. In fact, many wiki's ask users to use the talkpage of the article that has been called for deletion: this has to be the only wiki which doesn't follow the common format. I can only assume that this is down to the founders of the wiki not actually changing the templates or knowing much about wiki's in general (no offence meant obviously, I wasn't here when the wiki was created). --Sajuuk 18:14, March 22, 2016 (UTC)

Don't mistake a lack of response for consensus. Especially when it concerns overhauling a major wiki procedure. "Bumping" isn't a reliable way of bringing discussions that are falling under the radar to wider attention, because each "bump" is as likely to be lost in the Recent Changes list as the initial post. Sometimes the only way to bring attention to a discussion is to ask people to weigh in.
I imagine deletion discussions were centralized on a single page to make it easier for people to keep track of ongoing discussions. This is a small wiki. We might have a maximum of ten or so ongoing discussions at a time, which removes the need for specialized discussion pages like they have on Wikipedia (Articles for Deletion, Categories for Deletion, etc.). Starstuff (Owl me!) 18:36, March 22, 2016 (UTC)
Okay. Well, I don't like to "ask" people. I mean I asked "one user" who didn't even seem to care about the message and didn't even respond in the discussion. That was enough of a reason for me not to bother spamming talkpages for a response that seemed unlikely. And on many wiki's on Wikia, a lack of response is usually taken to mean consent for the change.
And I'm not even trying to copy Wikipedia. Even some wiki's on Wikia, which aren't that active these days, still use the article talkpage for discussing article deletions, it's literally the common practice on 99% of wiki's on the internet. That way, the discussion can be found simply by looking at the deleted article, not hunting out a deletion category.
This is why the newer Wikia Forum module would be better, but Wikia plans on replacing it at some point anyway. It has the ability to highlight a thread so people cannot complain about missing discussions. Wiki-style forums are, to put it bluntly, crap for wiki-wide discussions because there is absolutely no way to get anyone's attention with them.
I am disappointed that this wiki has so few editors. It's a popular series and is still on-going (through Pottermore) and yet few seem to care to edit. Maybe more should be done to encourage contributions: there's a wiki I'm a member of which struggled similar to this wiki for contributions, but had a nice boost of activity by enabling the Forums module and allowing some open discussions about the series, which has helped to make the wiki more active than it would've been without said discussions. Maybe it's something to consider to help in procuring more editors and interaction.
Or another method would be to use the chat. I mean, I've been here only a few months, but the chat seems like it doesn't even get used by anyone, which makes it rather redundant: maybe it could be used as a place for more interactive chatting between community members. --Sajuuk 18:39, March 22, 2016 (UTC)
I know that asking people to weigh in on a discussion can raise concerns over canvassing. But we haven't reached the critical mass that Wikipedia has in terms of userbase, and thus we can't rely on discussions meeting enough eyeballs to generate a response, even if they're brought to our equivalent of the Administator's Noticeboard (the Wizengamot forum). Sometimes the only way to bring attention to a discussion on a small wiki like this is to actively contact people about it.
The practice on this wiki is to delete article talk pages along with articles after closing a discussion as delete. Which is another reason we probably don't conduct deletion discussions on article talk pages -- it would make maintaining an archive of deletion discussions more difficult.
I've been here since 2008. The height of activity on this wiki was probably 2009 to 2011. I think the movies played a major role in popular interest in Harry Potter world, and when they ended, mainstream interest tapered off. But I do agree the wiki could do more to try to bring in Potterphiles. Starstuff (Owl me!) 19:48, March 22, 2016 (UTC)
I'm going to create a forum post about enabling the Wikia Forums module. It'll obviously need forum moderators to assist (which we can do through the Discussions Moderator flag), but it might help in improving the community (the forums also include some neat tools to get discussions to be noticed). When you get the chance, please post your opinion in said thread (when it's available). --Sajuuk 13:57, March 24, 2016 (UTC)
Discussion made. See here: Forum:Wikia Forum system? --Sajuuk 15:06, March 24, 2016 (UTC)

Delete Edit

What page do you post to find out whether something has been deleted? If one cannot find a name, it has either been deleted or the spelling of it has been altered. (Vaudree (talk) 20:20, March 22, 2016 (UTC))

Durmstrang's Location Edit

Hello! I’m sorry for the poor formatting in my edit of the Durmstrang Institue-page. I’m still learning how to contribute on harrypotter.wikia, and I’ve been anxious to fix the information about Durmstrang’s location. I was hoping that some skilled wizard or witch could work their wikia-magic and do it, but I’m feeling pretty ignored in this matter. Maybe you can help?

The biggest problem here isn’t that Accio Quote would be an unreliable site. The problem is that THAT particular article is the ONLY place on the whole internet (that I could find) that claims that Rowling has said that she thinks Durmstrang is located in Sweden or Norway. What makes it even less factual is that it’s not an interview. It’s stated to be a reading followed up with a QA. Which means that the person who wrote the text most likely must have recited what was said directly from their memory. This leaves the door open for misinterpretation and misheard sentences. How can we be sure that this is what was said when no one else can verify this information? Especially since a lot of other facts (like new information provided by Pottermore, which is all written by JK herself) contradicts that one article? We were just blessed with a gorgeous map that shows all the schools' possible locations, and Durmstrang isn’t even close to Sweden or Norway. Why are we ignoring this? Why are we STILL clinging to that one source from 16 years ago?

And even if we assume that the article from Accio Quote is 100% accurate, even Rowling herself says (in that very article) that she’s not CERTAIN where Durmstrang or Beauxbatons are located. So why is the harrypotter wikia stating it as a FACT that Durmstrang “IS the Scandinavian wizarding school” and that Durmstrang IS located in Sweden or Norway? Shouldn’t JK’s own words be reason enough to keep this information speculative? Also, what if JK has changed her mind? Is she allowed to say one thing on a reading in 2000 and then officially state something different in 2016? Or will the first statement forever be the only true fact, despite anything that is said or done after that?

And more importantly, when one piece of information contradicts another one, what source will you prioritize? One, unverified article from 16 years ago, or several verified statements, one from this very year? At the very least, it’s worth to discuss.

I don’t mean any disrespect to any of the contributors on this site, and I’m truly sorry if I’ve upset anyone. I love harrypotter.wikia, and I’m impressed by all the work you guys put into this place. All I want is for it to be the main got-to site for any Harry Potter-fan who is looking for reliable information.Lokrume (talk) 11:51, March 31, 2016 (UTC)

Did you read my answer? Or is there someone else I should talk to about this? I think it is a pretty serious matter when the text on the wikia page doesn't match the source it's referencing. And when there are reason for discussion, I think we owe it to the books and JKR to make sure that harrypotter.wikia is an accurate place for HP knowledge and not missleading in any way.Lokrume (talk) 11:35, April 3, 2016 (UTC)

Infobox <small> links Edit

Heya Starstuff :)

Sorry it's taken me a few days to get back to you, but I've been out sick. So here's what I've done to fix your {{C}} issues. Instead of wrapping it in <small> tags, I've given it a named class, .template-c, and then have styled that via MediaWiki:Infoboxes.css. The result is that there's one style for the <small> tag and one for {{C}}. I think it gives you what you were looking for on the Longbottom page. Lemme know if you see any further problems. — CzechOut @Wikia 17:59, March 31, 2016 (UTC)

RE:Little Hangleton graveyard, Reliable source?Edit

Hello, hello! I really can't confirm the names that come from the Goblet of Fire video game, since that's probably the game I've played the least. Anyway, I don't remember one is very much able to do much exploring during the Little Hangleton level (it's essentially a big boss fight). Though, skimming through walkthroughs on Youtube, it seems that the Charles Epanel one, at least, is correct (see this, around the 0:20 mark).

As for using HarryPotterProps as a source, I think it's fine. We've already used it as a source in the past. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 03:06, April 1, 2016 (UTC)

Update TemplateEdit

Is there an update or expand template on the wiki? There are no strings on me (talk) 21:05, April 6, 2016 (UTC)

Well a template for updating and expanding information on a page. There are no strings on me (talk) 21:11, April 6, 2016 (UTC)
Well my skills with typing are a bit limited and for what i feel that has to be expanded i'm not really sure i could successfully pull it off. There are no strings on me (talk) 21:43, April 6, 2016 (UTC)
Well i'm busy right now on other wiki's i just want The Wizarding World of Harry Potter page be updated for the Hollywood version. There are no strings on me (talk) 22:11, April 6, 2016 (UTC)
You could leave a message on the article's talk page suggesting these updates. Starstuff (Owl me!) 22:26, April 6, 2016 (UTC)

Universal Studios Hollywood Map UpdateEdit

Just thought i would share this link with you. [1] There are no strings on me (talk) 03:01, April 7, 2016 (UTC)

It would be better to post that link on Talk:The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. That way other people could use it as a reference. Starstuff (Owl me!) 03:19, April 7, 2016 (UTC)
Oh well that is good advice. There are no strings on me (talk) 03:29, April 7, 2016 (UTC)

RE:Deletion processEdit

Oh, I see. I had already responded to the discussion in Talk:Antidote to Veritaserum when you left me a message, since I was prompted to intervene by a user. I didn't find it odd that the discussion for deletion was on the article talkpage, since it also concerned if this particular antidote actually existed in canon through analysis of Dumbledore's line that references it (I figured it was a discussion on the article subject itself as well, rather than a discussion solely about the merits of deleting vs. keeping the page). I hadn't really noticed his message in the Candidates for Deletion talkpage.

That said, I don't think you need me to tell you you're absolutely right -- no one is above community consensus, the policies, or established practice. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 00:23, April 8, 2016 (UTC)

Spambot vandalism Edit

Yo. I already reported that spammer you blocked to VSTF, they would have deleted the spam and globally blocked the account from the service. When you see spam like that, instead of deleting and just blocking locally, let the VSTF know on VSTF Wiki, as they'll be able to global block the account (and possibly the IP), as well as add the spam into the global filters so that it's unlikely to happen again. Hope this helps. --Sajuuk 19:59, April 8, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! Will keep this in mind in the future. Starstuff (Owl me!) 21:55, April 8, 2016 (UTC)

About the Headmasters' portraits and date of deathEdit

I see you've been removing the dates of death on the articles concerning portraits of the former Heads of Hogwarts. I do think they were improperly sourced: this interview transcript seems to be more relevant for that particular piece of information (the relevant quote is: "Some have been asking why hasn't [Snape's] portrait appeared immediately. It doesn't. The reason is that the perception in the castle itself and everyone who was in the castle, because Snape kept his secret so well was that he abandoned his post. So all the portraits you see in the headmaster's study are all headmasters and mistresses who died, it's like British royals. You only get good press if you die in office."). --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 22:25, April 11, 2016 (UTC)

The rest of the quote provides full context: "So all the portraits you see in the headmaster’s study are all headmasters and mistresses who died, it’s like British royals. You only get good press if you die in office. Abdication is not acceptable, particularly if you marry and American. I’m kidding! [laughter]"
JKR was clearly making a joke, comparing Snape to Edward VIII, the only King of England in history to abdicate (because he wanted to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American, and people were forbidden to remarry while their ex-spouse was still alive in the Church of England at the time). She wasn't literally saying that headmasters and headmistresses only get their portraits hung if they die while in office. It's a huge stretch to derive that interpretation from the quote.
Anyway, the incorrect information about dates of deaths has infiltrated many articles, and needs to be removed. Starstuff (Owl me!) 23:14, April 11, 2016 (UTC)

Signature questionEdit

Hi Starstuff,

I'm kinda new to wikia and was wondering how exactly to create custom signatures?

Felix Scamander (talk) 16:15, April 14, 2016 (UTC)

Policies and procedures Edit

Hey Starstuff - if you're around, I'm hoping the Wizengamot can weigh in on the discussion I'm having with SuperSujuuk on the Talk page policy. It seems he has expectations based on other wiki's that are not clearly expressed here and deleting people contributions based on these expectations. I undid these changes as removing talk comments is expressly against the current Talk policy, moreso as they were not off-topic, spam, or vandalism. Hopefully we can have a discussion about best practices so that everyone is clear before they are enforced against people making useful contributions. Sorry to be a bother, but this seems to be an on going issue? Cheers Ironyak1 (talk) 20:52, April 21, 2016 (UTC)

Active AdminsEdit

Do you happen to know how many of your colleagues are still giving this wiki regular attention? {{SUBST:User:Jiskran/Signature}} 21:56, April 30, 2016 (UTC)

Five including myself. Six if you include User:Nick O'Demus, who last edited in February. Starstuff (Owl me!) 22:21, April 30, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, Alex (Jiskran)

Images Edit

Hey there - My workflow for these Unidentified Headmasters has been to use the "Add features and media" - "Add Photo" which (as you no doubt know) doesn't prompt for any of this info. I assumed wrongly that it was presuming "Fair Use", but upon looking closer, that isn't the case. So sorry about that - I'll go back and add the necessary info and possibly crop or re-source some of the images. (Fair use and Copyright gets to be quite layered when it's a screen capture of a video taken of a flip-through of a book based on images of props from a movie based on a book). PS Thanks for adding the OOU to your new actor pages (even though it'll cut down on the "fluff" edits I've been getting to make ;) Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 03:49, May 1, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the pointers about a better workflow and rules of thumb to follow for determining a license. I also noticed that the file naming convention seems to favor using the article name first, then additional info (size, source, desc, etc) so I'll use that format. I happened to notice that you made an improved Antonia Creaseworthy image from Paintings of Hogwarts. Are you a lucky owner of this book? --Ironyak1 (talk) 06:28, May 2, 2016 (UTC)

Block Edit

Can you block Jdogno7? He has been engaging in persistent edit warring and apparently has a very long history of doing so here. I'd like to recommend a pretty long block, somewhere in the region of 1 year or infinite, since the user is clearly not improving the wiki. --Sajuuk 08:56, May 1, 2016 (UTC)

If I recall correctly the recently-expired block was at least his third; and since he's only been back a day or two and is back to his old disruptive habits (including bizarrely unique uses of language, such as saying "deities" where anyone else would normally say "gods", or misusing the term "virtual [reality] game" to mean any video game, rather than those few which specifically need a VR rig in order to be playable) and is incapable of seeing that he could be is wrong, I reckon an infinite block is the only way to go. — RobertATfm (talk) 10:05, May 1, 2016 (UTC)
The user above me is correct, they've just come back from a 1 year block. Therefore, 100% support that the block is infinite. --Sajuuk 10:36, May 1, 2016 (UTC)

To SuperSajuuk "Can you block Jdogno7?": Why? "He has been engaging in persistent edit warring and apparently has a very long history of doing so here.": Is that so? "I'd like to recommend a pretty long block, somewhere in the region of 1 year or infinite, since the user is clearly not improving the wiki.": "...the user is clearly not improving the wiki.", How so?

To RobertATfm "...is back to his old disruptive habits...": What do you mean by that? "(including bizarrely unique uses of language, such as saying 'deities' where anyone else would normally say 'gods',...": How is the term deities being used in a manner that is bizarre? "...or misusing the term "virtual [reality] game" to mean any video game, rather than those few which specifically need a VR rig in order to be playable)...", I concede on this point as I understand that Virtual Reality implies the use of a VR rig. "....and is incapable of seeing that he could be is wrong,...": Not true. I have admitted I was wrong with what constitutes a virtual reality game.

Jdogno7 (talk) 10:49, May 1, 2016 (UTC)

In the situations that you're constantly changing it in, you use "gods". It's only if we had a page on "Zeus" that you'd refer to him as a deity. As we don't, you use "gods". Kindly please stop spamming my "Activity Page" with all your constant unnecessary and unneeded edits. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 17:56, May 1, 2016 (UTC)

"In the situations that you're constantly changing it in, you use 'gods'.": Why? "It's only if we had a page on "Zeus" that you'd refer to him as a deity.": Why? "As we don't, you use 'gods'.": Again why? "Kindly please stop spamming my "Activity Page" with all your constant unnecessary and unneeded edits.": What makes it your activity page? It is your opinion that they are unnecessary and unneeded.

Jdogno7 (talk) 18:11, May 1, 2016 (UTC)

Because "diety" is only used on the page for a god, e.g. Zeus, Hades, etc. When referring to them generally, you use the overarching term of "god" as it clumps them all together. That is why.--HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 03:12, May 2, 2016 (UTC)

Haileybury Edit

Other than the images what was wrong with my addition to the Haileybury article? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tdehaas77 (talkcontribs) 02:22, May 2, 2016‎.

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