Wrong name

It is NOT the Philosopher's Stone, it's the Sorceror's Stone. Look at the cover of the book, movie, and/or videogame, ALL say it's the Sorceror's Stone.--Helena healing fairy 15:45, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

You are correct. However, i believe if you read the article it will explain that "Sorceror" is only used in the US version. Everwhere else, including JK Rowling's original work, uses Philosopher, so that is why it is like that in this article.

´ Right. We use british English, NOT AMERICAN.

--Rodolphus 15:58, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

I definetly agree with Rodolphus, this wiki uses ENGLISH terminology because the Harry Potter series is ENGLISH!!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by JACOBSMITH95 (talkcontribs).
Did you read the page first? ¿ǝɹnʇɐubıs uʍop ǝpısdn ʎɯ ǝʞıן 'oןןǝɥ 20:49, October 18, 2010 (UTC)

3rd floor ban

In the article it reads that in order to keep the stone safe, Dumbledore banned the 3rd floor corridor from the students. Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that Dumbledore banned the 3rd floor corridor for the student's safety, being that the entrance was being guarded by Fluffy? --BachLynn23 20:31, July 30, 2010 (UTC)


I was thinking of adding something that talks about how Quirrell had a way with Trolls, which was why he chose that for his part in the protection of the stone......wasn't sure if it was necessary information and where I should put it. BachLynn23 20:38, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

Search results

Can somebody more knowledgeable than I make it so that searching for "sorcerer's stone" will turn up results? I can successfully search for "sorcerers stone," but "sorcerer's stone" comes up with zero results. This is especially silly as "sorcerer's stone" is grammatically correct whereas "sorcerers stone" is not. Assuming that this can be fixed (and isn't due to apostrophes mucking up redirection or something, which could very well be the case - I wouldn't know) then it really ought to be. If it can't be fixed, then a page titled "Sorcerer's Stone" should be created with links to this page and to "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" so that those who search for "sorcerer's stone" will not simply hit a dead end. --Felicitations (talk) 18:26, May 3, 2013 (UTC)

It's the punctuation, and it's an issue that you'll see on other Wikia wikis too. For example, if you went to the Final Fantasy Wiki and did a search for "Terra's Theme", you'd get no results, but if you searched for "Terras Theme" (no apostrophe), it would find several pages, including the correct one. Same if you went to Memory Alpha and searched for "Data's Day" and "Datas Day". - Nick O'Demus 19:04, May 3, 2013 (UTC)
Correct. In fact, Sorcerer's Stone is currently a redirect to Philosopher's Stone, but that won't solve the search problem, which is something that can only be done on Wikia's end; but that's a matter of them having to reprogram the search. ProfessorTofty (talk) 20:11, May 3, 2013 (UTC)

Shouldnt the picture be a film picture

Since that is just from the cover of a book and the films are the main source of Canon Pictures

There's nothing wrong with the current infobox image that I can see. There's absolutely nothing in our polices that I am aware of that states that "the films are the main source of Canon Pictures". Do you have a specific image in mind you would rather was used? -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 18:15, October 27, 2013 (UTC)
Like a picture of it from the Film Orangerichard56 (talk) 09:32, October 28, 2013 (UTC)
Let me reiterate: did you have a specific image in mind? If you're not capable of taking one yourself (all you need is a copy of the film on DVD, a computer with a DVD-ROM drive, and a very simple image editor), even just telling us specifically where in the film you think a more suitable image can be taken from would be helpful. Just saying you want "an image from the film" isn't useful; we need to be able to see it in order to judge by community consensus if it represents the subject better. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 16:55, October 28, 2013 (UTC)

Alchemical symbol and "Creation" paragraph wording

It is rare that I revert an edit made by an Admin, but I felt it necessary in this case.

  1. The symbol can be found on a vast range of websites dealing with alchemy or the symbolism thereof; I stumbled across it while searching for the supposed alchemical symbolism used in one of the later Hexen levels. It's of particular interest on this wiki because it has some points of resemblance to the Deathly Hallows symbol.
  2. I think Seth Cooper was misinterpreting what the accompanying paragraph says; it doesn't say that the Stone was created in 1991, but that it was the only one known to exist in 1991.

RobertATfm (talk) 07:35, May 21, 2014 (UTC)

I just did a quick google search, and I can confirm that (according to the internet) the symbol is the one used for the Philosopher's Stone in the study of alchemy. It was pretty hard to miss (in my 5 second search.) Dr. Galenos (talk) 15:52, May 21, 2014 (UTC)

Artificial or synthetic

I understand that it was wrong to call the Stone "synthetic" rather than "artificial", but I don't see why. I don't pretend to be great shakes at the finer aspects of English, but I was under the impression "synthetic" = "man-made", while "artificial" = "fake". I know this to be not true, but I wondered the difference between the two terms. Thanks in advance! --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 22:36, August 29, 2014 (UTC)

"Artificial" means "manmade", from two Latin words meaning "art" and "to make/create". "Synthetic" indicates the product of a process of chemical synthesis, which may be completely, partially or not at all controlled by human beings. Only sometimes artificial and synthetic are synonyms. MinorStoop 00:17, August 30, 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for explaining :) ! Now it does make much more sense --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:42, August 30, 2014 (UTC)
"Artificial" is the adjective form of "artifice" or "artefact"/"artifact" (both of those spellings are valid in British English), and I think means "something created by/with art". "Synthetic" means "built up from simpler components"; the opposite term is "analytic" ("broken down from a more complicated state", from the Greek ana- "up" and -lysis "to loosen".) — RobertATfm (talk) 15:09, August 30, 2014 (UTC)

Name again

The name is the sorceres stone not philosphers stone but the article is interestingLbluck8 (talk) 20:56, January 18, 2018 (UTC)

Wrong. JKR called the book "Philosopher's Stone", hence that's the title it has in all English-speaking markets except the US one. It's only called "Sorceror's Stone" in the US because the US publisher reckoned that US kids would be too dumb to know what a philosopher was. Do you still want to insist on the alternative title? — evilquoll (talk) 22:51, January 18, 2018 (UTC)

Should there be a seperate article page for the charm that Dumbledore put on the mirror to hide the Stone?

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