Apologies... or not

I'm horrified and supremely sorry. I'm now in confusion. It looked like a Fanon page. If not, I'll try my best to see if it can be reverted.--Sammm✦✧(talk) 08:35, December 3, 2019 (UTC)

So, I'll just ask: Did you make up "Nicholas Hawthorne" this character? If yes, that's why the pages are merged. You can look through the page's edit history to see your edits of "Andrew Ravenwood" is not lost. You can bring it back yourself or I can; whichever you prefer. A user is only allowed one Fanon page, I believe the edit summary stated that clear enough.
However, if you didn't make up "Nicholas Hawthorne".... that's a different story, so I need to know the answer to proceed. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 08:40, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
Upon inspection, pretty sure they are in fact fanon so yeah, that's why they are merged. You can rename the subpage to let it show it's not just a character or how ever you please. I suggest thoroughly reading HPW:USER#Rules for user page use. I suggest you also actually read what I wrote; nothing you worked on is deleted; you can check the page's editing history and your edit is still there. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 08:50, December 3, 2019 (UTC)
Andrew, I'm just going to try to settle the matter with one go if possible; upon a simple search, I found User:Andrewh7/Barnaby Lee, User:Andrewh7/Talbott Winger, and User:Andrewh7/Jacob Ravenwood in addition. Users are allowed test pages, so if the former 2 are yours for this use, as in, you are playing around but will eventually contribute to their respective articles (Barnaby Lee & Talbott Winger,) then they are absolutely fine to be kept. If not, and you are just adding your own twists, then they need to go. This wiki isn't for Fanon, if the purpose of those pages is just for you to switch out "Jacob's sibling" and replace it with your own character, then there really isn't a justifiable reason for them to be here, even on user subpages.
--Sammm✦✧(talk) 09:11, December 3, 2019 (UTC)


It's is best to keep references in place to make clear the source of the listed fact. As such, please stop removing them from articles. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:55, December 4, 2019 (UTC)

It's generally not safe to assume what is obvious to any given reader and as various characters may have differing depictions in various sources, clarity is always better. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 02:00, December 4, 2019 (UTC)
The point is that having a reference for the text makes clear how the information was obtained. The most clear example of this is Harry's green eyes which directly contrast with the image above it in the infobox. Although Astor's case is more simple, as a general principle, more clarity on sources is better than less so having references is always preferred.
Adding "Unknown" to the infobox does not add any new info and should be avoided unless the Unknown wand info is linking to another article which has more details (other than wood, core, & length or course) e.g. Scorpius Malfoy. If you want to point out other articles with an unlinked "Unknown" as the wand info field that would help make sure they get corrected. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 04:11, December 4, 2019 (UTC)

I'm not sure why this needs repeating again, but there is no reason to remove refs from information. Clarity is always preferred to implied or inferred information. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:32, December 18, 2019 (UTC)

Just chipping in; Andrew, if you want to present your case with "you can tell [...] by their images used," okay, so where do those images come from? THAT's the source! For people who has never watched the film adaptations or played certain games, how would they know where the image come from, short of trying to figure it out after seeing it? Just don't. It's not even a passible reason, especially when there's several known cases that the images don't match canon facts, as pointed out. It has nothing to do with whether people can or can not tell the skin color etc. by image, nothing above as suggested it's agreeable to remove sources because "it's obvious." --Sammm✦✧(talk) 02:12, December 18, 2019 (UTC)

RE Statute of Secrecy Task Force members

In general, articles that are just lists should be avoided; however it would make sense to possibly add a "Statute of Secrecy Task Force members" category to known members and/or add known members to the Statute of Secrecy Task Force article. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:09, December 12, 2019 (UTC)

Where's your proof Karkaroff's Aide is Bulgarian? 

It never said he was Bulgarian in the movies or books Hygro (talk) 23:40, December 31, 2019 (UTC)

RE Cases from the Wizarding World unmade pages

Hey - I actually played Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World , but only up to about the 10th case. I have some screenshots for new characters and such up to that part of the game, but haven't had the time to make articles for them. If you want to start stubbing in new pages, I will try and add details and images as times allows. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 06:27, January 12, 2020 (UTC)

RE Magic Awakened template

Good idea! {{MA}} now equals Harry Potter: Magic Awakened. The bot will begin updating pages shortly. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 00:35, January 14, 2020 (UTC)

Ivy Warrington's grandmother

I wondered the same thing. Mrs. Mr. etc should not be used in article titles. Such character articles are usually named after their most prominent relation, which would make Ivy Warrington's grandmother the preferred title, though she should still be referred to as Mrs Warrington in the infobox and the article itself.--Rodolphus (talk) 20:57, January 16, 2020 (UTC)

Sorry for jumping in here, but the father of the Delacour sisters is called Delacour sisters' father. So why not call the grandmother "Warrington sisters' grandmother"?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 21:25, January 16, 2020 (UTC)

User messages

While it can be helpful to remind users how to best name and summarize their image uploads, it is not ok to use threatening language as such "don't make me tell you again". Please be sure to be friendly, or at least civil, when messaging other users. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 21:38, February 23, 2020 (UTC)

My apologies... not

There are plenty of gifs on this wiki. Why you're telling me in particular that I'm not allowed to upload them is beyond me. --SWLover2 (talk) 22:34, April 4, 2020 (UTC)

Castelobruxo Page

I'm not sure what you're talking about. All I did was correct the links for Rakepick and Dumbledore on the page, which weren't linked at all (ex. written as [Albus Dumbledore]]). The other changes must have been weird formatting caused by that edit. I'm sorry if that was the case. {{SUBST:User:Logo8th/Sig}} 19:46, April 18, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Family infobox images

Where exactly is this rule stated?
Yechezkelb sig.pngHPPS 2014 Bk Cvr.jpg(owl post) 22:20, April 28, 2020 (UTC)

RE Talbot image

Hey - the infobox image policy is that it should be from the most recent portrayal, so whichever image is the most recent in universe should have preference all other things being equal. I hope this helps, let me know if more is needed. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 15:30, April 29, 2020 (UTC)

The image that I put on the page is more recent, and came from HM Twitter, posted, if I am not mistaken, after the image that you put appeared.
Thank you,
Yechezkelb sig.pngHPPS 2014 Bk Cvr.jpg(owl post) 04:15, April 30, 2020 (UTC)

In general, the preference is to use an image that reflects a character's most recent in-universe portrayal, all other things being equal. For instance, we use images from Deathly Hallows for most major characters instead of their earlier appearances. So if an image shows Talbott during his latest school year, that would generally be the one preferred as long as it is as good as quality and clarity as other images. This is not a rule, just a guideline to help best choose from the images available. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 06:46, April 30, 2020 (UTC)

Talbot Winger

As you know, I don't play or like Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, so perhaps it would it best his profile image to discuss with another editor who plays the game. Many characters from the game have had their profile images changed to those white background portraits, so I am actually rather indifferent to how you want to see things. Kind regards. --RedWizard98 (talk) 02:24, April 30, 2020 (UTC)

RE New Harry Potter game leak

If the leak is from a credible source or has lots of evidence to support it, a new page would make sense to me. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:34, June 12, 2020 (UTC)

Recent message

Hey Andrew, thanks for your message. Jacob's sibling's article was recently renamed with a nonsensical fan-fiction name by a user who has been inserting fan-fiction onto Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery related articles. I spotted this and I have reported this to admin, so hopefully they will stop or be banned from editing. I hope you are doing well, so happy wizarding.--RedWizard98 (talk) 00:57, July 13, 2020 (UTC)

I tried to revert the rename but I was not fully able to. I suppose I should have left it to someone else, as I was just quite shocked with the audacity of the fan-fiction, but Sammmm seems to have fixed it hopefully.--RedWizard98 (talk) 01:01, July 13, 2020 (UTC)

RE: Cases from the Wizarding World character images

Sorry, but no. This image was found in Google. --Гилли (talk) 08:31, July 18, 2020 (UTC)

RE Minister for Magic page

Hello there! Generally I agree with the point you're making - Minister for Magic is a position common to many a Ministry of Magics, so either the Minster for Magic page needs to be rewritten a bit to emphasize this general fact (easier) or it should be renamed British Minster for Magic and Minster for Magic becomes a more general page about the position world-wide (harder). I would suggest doing the first option and just rewriting the introductory paragraph on Minister for Magic to start as it handles the problem while laying the ground work for possibly separating the pages later, but either approach will work. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:35, July 31, 2020 (UTC)

RE Hogwarts Mystery Clubs and Clubhouses

Hi there - pages could certainly be made for the new Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery clubs & clubhouses in - this video that was posted to me above even has some info and images for them. I unfortunately am busy with some other large wiki tasks, but once the articles got startedm there seems to be enough interest that others would likely lend a hand. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:00, August 25, 2020 (UTC)

RE Removing deleted following pages

To remove any page from your Special:Following list just go to the page and click the "Following" link located on the bottom of the screen as part of your Toolbar. Alternatively you can include "?action=unwatch" at the end of the page URL. Check out Help:Followed pages for more info.

Also as a reminder, per the Harry Potter Wiki:No personal attacks policy, no attacks should be made against another editor anywhere on the site, including calling them names. There is just no need for it. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:55, August 30, 2020 (UTC)

Did you try the "?action=unwatch" method? This removes any item from the watchlist even redlinks to pages that don't exist.
As for a Back To Top customization, you can always add this to your common.js file so it appears for you. These types of customizations tend to be a matter of personal preference so it's better for individuals to implement the changes that work for them rather than the site choosing for everyone. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 00:08, September 1, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Hogwarts Legacy screenshots

I got them here and here. MechQueste 00:23, September 18, 2020 (UTC)

Hogwarts Legacy early leak

Personally, I'd wait until it is confirmed, though maybe we could put the thing from the trailer into the BTS secction.--Rodolphus (talk) 07:21, September 18, 2020 (UTC)

Cariage in Hogwarts Legacy

I'd say that we could either create a new article or put into the Hogwarts cariage article. Seems a bit unclear to me if the cariage shown in the trailer belongs to Hogwarts or to the student, though the latter seems more likely.--Rodolphus (talk) 06:59, September 19, 2020 (UTC)

Order of Merlin

So I see no user award you the Order of Merlin.

Merlin Gold.jpg Order of Merlin (First Class)
The Order of Merlin is awarded to you by SecretSpyer for having over three-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki.

Congratulations! SecretSpyer (talk) 00:59, September 28, 2020 (UTC)

Mahoutokoro wizard

It cizkd be edited to say that he was beleved to have been sent to kill them, though the wizard himself claimed otherwise. Further edits can be made when the wizard's statement is confirmed in later chapters.--Rodolphus (talk) 07:10, October 2, 2020 (UTC)


To me, it looked similar to the uniform used in the film 1 and 2 , with the thin stripes on the tie. Though it apparantly has a kind of string (?) to gold it together. In the Potions scene in the trailer.--Rodolphus (talk) 05:44, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

Re:New pages

I wasn't aware that the wiki policies counterproductively discouraged the description of geographical areas on the pages of said locations? Tfoc (talk) 18:19, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

Well, you certainly don't seem to care. I did not add any more information to the page than what can be found on a number of other city/county pages on the wiki, and the fact that you find it to be "useless" does not mean others do. And as for Copacabana, the title of the training blurp in question is "Nightmare by the beach" - sort of seemed canonically relevant to mention the beach, since the event/incident that made Copacabana merit a wiki page in the first place happened in close proxmitiy to it. Tfoc (talk) 18:51, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

WU timeline

Wherever did you get the idea that WU was not canonically occurring, for a lack of better term, "in real time", btw? Tfoc (talk) 18:54, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

The reason the wiki in many places says "2010s" is that the teaser trailer for the game was released on Nov 14, 2018, and the in-universe video clips of Foundables released as further teasers is time-stamped for when they've supposed to have taken place, occurring between the release of the teaser trailer and the game's official release on June 20, 2019.  The reason why I'm saying so confidently that the game occurrs real time, of course, is that there is a very obvious correlation between the date of the game's release and the dates given in-universe, such as the teaser trailer telling wizards to unite on Nov 14, 2018, showing that granting that the date for the release of the trailer is meant to align with canon timeline, by November 14, the Calamity has already been unleashed. And yes, wouldn't you know it, on the video "RIDERLESS NIMBUS 2000 OUT OF CONTROL" was dated December 12, 2018, with the brooms being recorded in-universe as "Trace Nr. 74", showing that by December 12, the Calamity had been going on for some time. And just in case you are tempted to ask if perhaps the number of Traces detected wouldn't have been higher if the Calamity were active from pre- Nov 14 to December 12, remember that welcoming letters to the SOS Task Force and other in-game info informs us that the Traces was showing up increasingly often, meaning Traces initially only showed up here and there. So the game was released on June 20, 2019, and one real life year after the game was released, in June of 2020, we got a Brilliant Event literally called "One Year Later." Do I need to continue? Tfoc (talk) 19:37, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

There seems to also be a problem with the timeline which I noticed a while ago but didn't know where the right place to point it out. Basically, on the 2020 page, it is said that the casting of the Calamity spell took place one year before June 2020, so June 2019. But if that's the case, then how come there was already Calamity related suspicious activity happening in 2018 (specifically, the broomstick incident in Australia)? PetStarPlanet (talk) 19:58, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

Redirect removal

Hey there. Please don't remove redirects left over from file renames, as doing so causes file redlinks on the pages that use the file, causing unnecessary work cleaning up the file redlinks. The redirects are left behind to stop this from happening. Thanks -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  13:40, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

RE: User image

Hello. No, it's not WU. This image from puzzle-game "Hidden City". Character named Mr. Black. Гилли (talk) 6:57, 6 November, 2020 (UTC)

RE WU character pages

Separate Pages for the unidentified characters could be made as long as there is something to help distinguish them - if there is just a series of unidentified students without any unique info for each then a hub page such as Unidentified Hogwarts students at the Battle of Hogwarts might work better. As for the player of WU, I don't there there really is a single character given the differences in wands and such, but rather each player is a separate person. As such I don't see how there could be an article for the character although an article for the role they all play as part of the Task force might be possible. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:33, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

RE:Undoing redirect removals

Ironyak1 recently stated that redirects are left behind because it makes it easier to navigate past versions of pages. If you're still confused, well, Yak would be better than me at answering queries about this matter. Sorry, I know it's annoying, but it's just how we do things. -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  02:38, 18 November 2020 (UTC)


I see. I think a separate category for "Ilvermorny Halls" might be a good idea to create, and place it under "Ilvermorny locations", as to not confuse them with Hogwarts halls. In fact, it might to do this in general, for example, say "Ilvermony classrooms", "Ilvermorny grounds", etc. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 22:18, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

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