Harry Potter Wiki


240 Edits since joining this wiki
April 26, 2010
0 Discussion posts

Hello, Wizard44, and welcome to the Harry Potter Wiki (HPW). Thank you for your edit to the Harry Potter page. I hope you enjoy it here and decide to stay.

Before editing, be sure to read the wiki's policies. Please sign your name on Talk and vote pages using four tildes (~~~~) to automatically produce your name and the current date. Be sure to verify your e-mail address in your preferences. Before attempting any major article rewrites please read the layout guide. If you have any questions, check out the policy and help pages (see here for editing help), add a question to the Community portal, view the forum or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome!

-- Seth Cooper (Talk) 22:10, April 26, 2010


I can understand using a character's full name to keep things understandable, but if you are going to add full names please do it to the first occurrence of the name in the section. The Marriage section of Tom Riddle Sr. for example. The first usage of his name simply says "Tom." If you wanted to make it entirely clear, changing that to "Tom Riddle Sr." would make sense, because all the Toms that follow in the section would be understood to mean Tom Sr. Thank you, --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 00:19, May 27, 2010 (UTC)

Just to reinforce this, you do not need to specify the character's full name on every mention. Using their full name once at the start of a section and then using either their last or first name in subsequent mentions is sufficient. Thank you, Grunny (talk)

The same can be said for anything else shortened or abbreviated (ie Hogwarts or D.A.D.A) if the full name has been used so that it is understood what the shortened version or abbreviation means, there is no need to write out the full name. It makes for disjointed reading. Btw, Grunny is an admin, if he told me to cool it, I would. Thanks, --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 23:12, May 28, 2010 (UTC)

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki