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—--  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:19, October 21, 2015 (UTC)

That said, I appreciate your effort at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter page. As to what else could be added -- well, anything provided you stay on topic! The point of specialised wikis like this one is to be able to be as exhaustive as we'd like about our subjects! Cheers. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 17:16, October 28, 2015 (UTC)

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I welcome your eagerness, and do not mind the slightest becoming your correspondent (depending on my availability, of course!) ;) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 01:12, October 30, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Prefect badge

There's no single, direct requirement for a prefect badge. Just keep up the good work and you should get one soon enough. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 20:43, November 1, 2015 (UTC)

RE:Full stops

You are actually in the right. The Wikipedia Manual of Style ("Some criteria for a good caption - Formatting and punctuation") suggests that: "Most captions are not complete sentences, but merely sentence fragments, which should not end with a period. If any complete sentence occurs in a caption, then all sentences, and any sentence fragments, in that caption should end with a period.". --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 00:34, November 3, 2015 (UTC)

Your request for rollback rights

Hi, don't understand me wrong, please, but do you really believe it helps when you edit your request day per day? I could imagine that this could annoy the admins here. No offense!  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 18:55, November 4, 2015 (UTC)

No problem. I thought I should tell you. It's better waiting a few days before reacting. :-)  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 19:11, November 4, 2015 (UTC)

Do you know

Unidentified Sleeping Headmaster with Apple.jpg

Do you know what about this portrait Headmaster not ? Nguonnhanluc853 (talk) 05:37, November 10, 2015 (UTC)

RE:User:ArrestoMomentum forgot to make a new section

Hello! Due to the lack of response, I've opened a formal vote at Harry Potter Wiki:Requests for permissions. Voting ends a week from now (sooner if we reach a consensus), so that's that. The best of lucks! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 21:57, December 13, 2015 (UTC)

Just a quick reminder that the "right" parameter from image syntax (e.g. here) is not a typo. While it's redundant, it's a pointless effort to try and remove them from every image in almost every article -- it's not as if it's a huge and needed syntax simplification (and some users like to use it to keep track of where images are so that they can alternate the positions of the images that follow, especially on longer pages). Basically it's ok to add new images and omit that parameter, but I think there's more productive ways of contributing to our wiki than the herculean task of erasing something as widespread as that and that does no harm. Thanks! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 18:54, December 14, 2015 (UTC)


Hi! I don't think it's that strictly necessary to have that sentence in all student articles written in the exact same way, as long as it's alright (that said I don't like how the wording "such-and-such was a student who attended Hogwarts" sounds; the relative clause kind of makes it seem that the subject was a student who, incidentally, attended Hogwarts, when in actuality, he was a student due to have attended Hogwarts -- this is, however, a minor quibble from me; it's worth what it's worth.) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:30, December 19, 2015 (UTC)

Basically, I am saying that while I would advise against it, I'm leaving final judgement with you. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 02:50, December 20, 2015 (UTC)
You don't have to change them back if you don't want to, it's not as if it does any damage to the articles! ;) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 02:57, December 20, 2015 (UTC)
There's no set time you must wait before you reapply, just do it when you think you're ready. As for your OM... --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:15, December 20, 2015 (UTC)

Order of Merlin

Merlin Bronze.jpg Order of Merlin (Third Class)
The Order of Merlin is awarded to you by Seth Cooper for having over one-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki.


Thanks. To put the award in your userpage, just go to edit mode and copy the code, then paste it there.

As for your question, I placed a notice on Community-corner, which automatically notifies all users (a box on the lower-right corner, like the "You've got an owl" one). --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:16, December 20, 2015 (UTC)

Katherine redirection

Hi, do you know how to edit the redirection in Isobel MacDougal. Someone made an error and put Katherine MacDougal see Katherine (disambiguation) and redirected it to Isobel MacDougal, but the name was Katrina MacDougal see Katrina (disambiguation). How do you change the redirection from Katherine MacDougal to Katerina MacDougal so that I can delete Katherine MacDougal from the disambiguation. (Vaudree (talk) 04:31, December 21, 2015 (UTC))

Sorry, did not realize that you were on break. Could you look into it please since it has not been dealt with in your absence? Pretty please. This is to do with The Original Forty students [1] where it says Katrina and not Katherine (Vaudree (talk) 12:50, January 9, 2016 (UTC))


I'd advise against it. At best you'll end up having the same amount of votes, at worst, it might be viewed as gaming the system by exhaustion. Just give it time. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 18:44, December 21, 2015 (UTC)


Yes, honourifics like Mr and Mrs are to be spelt without a period (this is already so in some pages, like Porpentina Scamander's mother, but some do slip between the cracks). Merry Christmas! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 14:34, December 24, 2015 (UTC)


Can you help me ? Invisibility 04:38, January 9, 2016 (UTC) You can go to JK Rowling on Twitter and asked about the life of Armando Dippet not? Or belonging to any home? Invisibility 06:24, January 9, 2016 (UTC) If as you achieve, like anything Members Lord Vóldemort. who once asked JK Rowling on Twitter Father and mother James Potter. And more then expected.Invisibility 06:46, January 9, 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, you did asked yet JK Rowling on Twitter? Invisibility 07:46, January 16, 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, now you still busy again not ? Invisibility 07:40, February 23, 2016 (UTC)

Hello I was also very scared when ask like that to one of the admins. Invisibility 08:38, February 23, 2016 (UTC)

Wizarding World category

You currently appear to be in the process of adding ":Category:The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Products" to a number of articles (incidentally, the category itself has yet to be created). All categories featured in articles on in-universe subjects should also adhere to in-universe perspective per HPW:POLICY. This category is clearly out-of-universe, and thus applying it to in-universe articles would be incorrect. Please remove the category in question from all the articles to which you have added it. Thank you. Starstuff (Owl me!) 08:37, February 23, 2016 (UTC)

Hey! Thanks very much for removing the category from articles. Sorry for the tardy reply! Starstuff (Owl me!) 13:10, March 8, 2016 (UTC)

re: rights

If you are referring to my own RFP, then they were already granted weeks ago. --Sajuuk 09:38, March 6, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. :) --Sajuuk 20:19, March 6, 2016 (UTC)

Discussion on forums

Hey there ArrestoMomentum! I'm sending this post out to a number of active contributors of the HPW. I'm looking to find out your opinions on this proposal, which could help to improve the community aspect of the HPW and bring in more editors to the wiki. Please leave your opinions on that topic when you get the chance. Thanks! --Sajuuk 15:09, March 24, 2016 (UTC)

Order of Merlin, Second Class

Merlin Silver.jpg Order of Merlin (Second Class)
The Order of Merlin is awarded to you by Cubs Fan2007 for having over two-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki.


Thanks for pointing it out! Congratulations. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 20:47, July 3, 2016 (UTC)

Re: Real world actors

While I'm fine either way, I do have to agree "portrays" might be better, because the film/television series in which they appear still exist.

But I think "portrayed" is also grammatically acceptable if the film/series is in the relatively distant past; for example, just off the top of my head, Alan Rickman's role in Michael Collins and Julian Glover's role in The Empire Strikes Back are both at least twenty years old and could remain "portrayed"; their roles in the Harry Potter series, on the other hand, are both relatively recent (the past decade or so). And I think past tense would be appropriate for articles on actors who have died (Rickman, Richard Harris, et al).

I'm just one opinion, but if you want to discuss it with the community, feel free to start a thread in the forums.

--Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 00:34, July 11, 2016 (UTC)
I'm fine either way. Both forms seem to make grammatical sense, so I don't think it's absolutely necessary to be 100% consistent on this. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 16:30, July 11, 2016 (UTC)

RE:Character indexes

Oh, sorry, I must've read through the latest messages by Harry granger and skipped yours entirely. Yeah, I guess that's fine :) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 00:38, July 16, 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Arresto! I was curious and looked onto your character index page of Philosopher's Stone. Nice page. That looks really good, but what make me suspicious was the image for Albus Dumbledore. You took one of Michael Gambon, but in the first two movies Dumbledore was played by Richard Harris. Would'nt it be better to take a pic of the Dumbledore from Harris?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 11:51, July 16, 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, that's a great dynamic picture of a real wizard! I like it! :-)  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 19:21, July 16, 2016 (UTC)
Hi, you use paintings, that's okay, but no chocolate frog cards, Merlin, or pics from video game, Miranda Goshawk?
I saw you used the pic of the last Griphook, wouldn't it be better to use one of the first? File:Greephook1234.jpg for example.
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 11:58, July 18, 2016 (UTC)
Glad to be helpful. I have another idea. You rarely find pics from families. Could it be an option to use the image of one well-known family member as example?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 19:09, July 18, 2016 (UTC)
Here I am again! :D COS-Index: Wouldn't it be better to use this image for Celestina Warbeck?
And you use the images of the second actors for Hermiones father and mother respectively. Why? I would use File:MrGranger1.jpg for Hermione's father and File:MrsGranger.jpg for Hermione's mother in this movie.
For Bozo you also use the image of the second actor. In this film it would be better to use File:Photographer.jpg.
Suggestion for gnome: File:Gnome Christmas tree concept art 1.jpg or File:Gnome.jpg.
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 12:34, July 28, 2016 (UTC)


Thank you so much. i can´t beluieve that I have now worked on this wiki for about five years. In the beginning, I wasn´t even sure if my English was good enough. And now I´ve been here for such a long time.--Rodolphus (talk) 08:04, July 19, 2016 (UTC)--Rodolphus (talk) 08:04, July 19, 2016 (UTC)

Short links

If you want to use the short links, feel free of course. I find the book links for refs super useful eg {{DH|B|14}} = Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 14 (The Thief). Whenever I edit a page, I have a script that converts what it can into the short link format so it's no real effort for me to make these changes. I'll probably package it up into a bot so that this conversion can happen automatically behind the scenes, so I wouldn't bother changing them over by hand if I were you, but for adding new ones I find the short links quicker and easier than typing everything out. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:00, July 19, 2016 (UTC)

RE:Grandfather clock

It was nothing. If there's anything I can do, don't hesitate to ask. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 23:44, July 20, 2016 (UTC)

Bot request

Hi there! I've put in a bot flag request so I can apply the Pottermore links, UK spelling, and short link fixes I've been developing in an automated fashion. If you could take a moment and provide some feedback, it would be appreciated! Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:09, July 29, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the vote of confidence! I've been thinking about the full stop on photo captions you've been cleaning up and I think the bot may be able to help - it won't find 100% of them but should reduce some of them while it does other edits, but I have to test some ideas out for now (and read Cursed Child this weekend - Potter binge! :) Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:49, July 29, 2016 (UTC)

Pearl dust

My copy of the book clearly lists it as "pearl dust" and not "Pearl Dust." Is yours different? ProfessorTofty (talk) 03:25, August 1, 2016 (UTC)

Sorry to eavesdrop, but my US edition is consistently "pearl dust" in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act Four, Scene Five. What line do you have that is Pearl Dust? Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 03:27, August 1, 2016 (UTC)
Looks like something for a new Behind the scenes section. Always makes me wonder what else might be different... Wonder if you can buy a region specific ebook edition... Something to look into. --Ironyak1 (talk) 03:32, August 1, 2016 (UTC)
Well, if the U.K. edition says "Pearl Dust," then I think we have to accept that as supreme. I'll move it back to "Pearl Dust." Yes, my copy is U.S. also. ProfessorTofty (talk) 03:35, August 1, 2016 (UTC)


Hey, AM. I think this is long overdue. Congrats! --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 05:14, August 1, 2016 (UTC)

Cubs Fan2007 has awarded you a Prefect Badge!
For your hard work in cleaning up punctuation in image captions and quote/dialogue templates

Congrats! (Let me know if they tell you how to get to the fancy bathroom ;) --Ironyak1 (talk) 05:21, August 1, 2016 (UTC)


And while the awards are being handed out...

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

RE: Pottermore

Yeah, the current format is no italics, however I wouldn't bother changing them by hand as I'm testing the bot edits against the Recent Change list so they will get switched over automatically to the CC template later today or tomorrow. Just keep doing edits that need some human understanding of the material and the bot will handle most of the formatting drudgery on those pages. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 05:04, August 4, 2016 (UTC)

Chat moderator application

I've never really spent much time in the chat, so that's not something I really feel comfortable weighing in on. Good luck with it, though! ProfessorTofty (talk) 02:38, August 6, 2016 (UTC)

RE:Content Moderator

We don't have much tradition of Content Mods (the only one we ever had was banned just 4 months later), hence why there is such lack of information. Anyway, normal voting policy applies. A formal vote needs to take place over at the RFP page, even if it is just for the record.

About the bot, I think you should apply for a bot flag at RFP (I'd agree, there's no reason for having so many redirects around -- though my own opinion counts as much as the next user's! Hence why you should open a request!). Though you should talk with Ironyak1 before, to make sure the two bots don't overlap and become redundant.

By the way, I've just reviewed your Chat Moderator request, and changed your user rights accordingly. Congrats! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 23:11, August 9, 2016 (UTC)

RE:Bot tag

I like your enthusiasm!

I've created a {{bot}} template with what you said in mind. Hope you like it. If you want to go ahead and create new awards, just start a new threat at The Wizengamot. I'm sure no one will oppose. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 23:08, August 12, 2016 (UTC)

Big help

Hey, man. Could you do me a solid and weigh in on the discussions here and here about an edit war over content? It's all part of the same discussion, so don't let the fact there are two headings fool you. I've also asked Seth, but haven't heard back yet. I know you're not technically an admin, but as you're not directly involved, I think you can look at it objectively. Thanks in advance of whatever opinions you can offer --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 05:18, February 5, 2017 (UTC)

Image policy

Hi, I've noticed you haven't properly licensed or sourced any of the images you have uploaded. Our image policy ( explains how to upload images to this wiki, which you should read if you plan on uploading any more images to the wiki, because otherwise, empty image files can be deleted. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 21:58, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

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