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Hello Grunny,

I've made two edits before I registered. Is it possible that to show them that I've made them? I've edited Salazar Slytherin's Locket and Obliteration Charm. I've added the third the third subject to known Obliteration Charm uses and I've just changed "the" to "that" in Salazar Slytherin's Locket that was used.

Enesquest 16:13, November 19, 2010 (UTC)

Hi Enesquest. It's not possible to have those edits attributed to your account, but you can link to the contributions of the IP address you made them from on your user page. That is, if you're comfortable people knowing an IP address you have used. Hope that helps. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 10:12, November 20, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks.HermioneGranger123 11:19, November 20, 2010 (UTC)

Hi Grunny, I thought it would be a good idea to change Katie Bell's friend title to Leanne because I read in the half blood prince that that's what she's called. --Shannonisagryffindor 12:56, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

Deathly Hallows Premiere Event Slideshow

Hi Grunny, I wanted to let you know that I just realized that no one can add their own pictures to the event slideshow on my blog post because blog posts can only be edited by staff and admins. I've copied the slideshow over to the Deathly Hallows Premiere Event page so people can add their pics there and comment on them. Please don't delete their comments! I am completely fine with you moving/archiving this page at the end of the month if you have a problem with it, but let's leave it up while everyone is attending the premiere. Thanks!-- Kacie (talk) 01:16, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Grunny!

I was worried that something was up when he didn't reply to my latest email. I'll make up the page and let you all change it to whatever design you want. I also don't want to mess with your main navigation so I will make a note when I email the affiliates that it will be getting updated soon. If you and the other admins agree and update the navigation let me know :) Thanks! Babyjabba 03:32, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

Here is the page, feel free to reorganize/design away!
Looks Awesome! :)
Thanks for dealing with the affiliates page, Grunny; the fuzz is only just starting to clear :P - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 15:21, November 21, 2010 (UTC)
No worries, Cav :). Grunny (talk) 23:18, November 21, 2010 (UTC)


Merlin Silver.jpg Order of Merlin (Second Class)
The Order of Merlin is awarded to you by Station7 for having over two-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki.

Glad I'm the person who give this to you ;) --Station7 15:50, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Station7 :). Grunny (talk) 23:17, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

Facebook and Twitter

Okay, our official Facebook fan page and Twitter feed are up! Any SysOps who want admin access to either should let me know through the email function; the FB can have admins, while I will provide the Twitter log-in details to you (it is set up on a separate HPW exclusive account). Links are on the main page as well. - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 12:36, November 22, 2010 (UTC)


Hey, quick question, you added the "create a page" to the side bar in did you do that? I have my own Wikia I created for my recipes and I want to add it but i don't know how..... --BachLynnGryffindorcrest.jpg(Accio!) 14:07, November 22, 2010 (UTC)

To change the sidebar in monobook, just create the page MediaWiki:Sidebar on your wiki, then edit it. When you create it, you will notice it will have default text which you can change. To add the create page link, I just added the line ** Special:CreatePage|Create an article under the navigation section. Hope that helps. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 23:00, November 22, 2010 (UTC)
Very helpful, thank you!!! --BachLynnGryffindorcrest.jpg(Accio!) 00:25, November 23, 2010 (UTC)


Hey Grunny, not sure if you are on right now but just so you know I am about to do a major update to the main page. We really want to capitalize on the increased traffic from the premiere and the wizarding world contest so we are updating with more terms people are searching for. We are also testing out a slider if you all like it. Don't worry, I am not changing any of the templates and we are saving all of the old code.

I know that a lot of the material on the main page is voted on and if any users have concerns please let them know that this is only for a week, we still have all of the old info and will put it back to normal once some of the hubbub has died down.

I heard you all have been thinking about updating so hopefully this will give you a few ideas :) and not scare too many people. Shot me a message if you have any questions or concerns...Babyjabba 00:35, November 24, 2010 (UTC)

btw If you are around you can check out the slider here:

Vandal IP's

There's been several incidents of vandalism recently from the following IP's:

It's obvious this is the same person. Each IP has already been blocked for 3 months, but they can simply change it slightly and start vandalizing again. What are our options? - Nick O'Demus 15:51, November 25, 2010 (UTC)

I've rangeblocked the range they're using ( It's school IPs. So now no IP in that range can edit for 3 months. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 23:27, November 25, 2010 (UTC)


I hope you can the category: Category:Death Eater defectors. Rubeus Hagrid appears as Lucius Malfoy and Neville Longbtoom appears Severus Snape. Another one: Category:Slytherins, Draco Malfoy appears as Lucius Malfoy, Category:Gryffindors, Lily Evans and James Potter appear as Albus Dumbledore. I hope you can fix it ;) --Station7 22:18, November 25, 2010 (UTC)

thank u u are so kind and nice i hope we can become friends on Wiki

FAN Locket

Hey Grunny,

I've been away for a couple of months, and I just saw you comments on the FAN for Salazar Slytherin's Locket. I will address them in the next couple of days. Thanks, --JKochRavenclawcrest.jpg(Owl Me!) 22:09, November 30, 2010 (UTC)

That's okay :). I'm going to be less active for the next two and a half weeks, so I might not see you've addressed it straight away, but I'll get to it as soon as I can :). Cheers, Grunny (talk) 04:37, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

Checkin in!

Hey, hows it going? Its been pretty quiet...Just wanted to let you all know that we have a new slider (its easier for users to edit, Yay!) and I just switched it out. :) Babyjabba 00:03, December 3, 2010 (UTC)

Main page

Can we go ahead and switch back to our regular Features content now? - Nick O'Demus 11:42, December 3, 2010 (UTC)

I'd ask Kacie/Babyjabba, to see if they're still running anything. About the page width changing in the new look, Wikia are regularly testing changes to the new look design by having people see some different changes, so that's probably why you saw a different width for a while. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 07:38, December 4, 2010 (UTC)


Hey, do you know what is going on with the "Read More" sections that are appearing below articles, they aren't editable (in case it matters I'm viewing in monobook). Also, I've noticed that the photo captions are appearing beside the photos instead of below them (in thumb nails)..... --BachLynnGryffindorcrest.jpg(Accio!) 15:58, December 6, 2010 (UTC)

I'm not seeing this. Can you link me to articles where you are seeing it? Cheers, Grunny (talk) 07:53, December 8, 2010 (UTC)


Hi, user has posed some pretty big discussions on the Killing Curse page and the Unidentified Curse that Bellatrix used against Sirius in the book, the talk pages are getting pretty heated. Also as much as this user seems to quote policies, I'd also like to note that so far this user has only made numerous edits to talk pages, which I don't need to tell you is also against policy as he has made no edits to actual articles. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest.jpg(Accio!) 17:18, December 8, 2010 (UTC)


Hi, user has posed some pretty big discussions on the Killing Curse page and the Unidentified Curse that Bellatrix used against Sirius in the book, the talk pages are getting pretty heated. Also as much as this user seems to quote policies, I'd also like to note that so far this user has only made numerous edits to talk pages, which I don't need to tell you is also against policy as he has made no edits to actual articles. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest.jpg(Accio!) 17:22, December 8, 2010 (UTC)


Hi Grunny,

I just learned about the rollback ability granted to some users. I just had a few questions. What exactly is the difference between the rollback ability and just clicking undo in the page's recent history? And how does a user get granted this ability?

Thanks, Texthawm | To Talk Bubble.png Click Here 22:16, December 21, 2010 (UTC)

The difference between rollback and undo, is basically that with one click of the rollback button users with the rollback right are able to undo bad edits with one click. Whereas with undo, you have to click undo, then submit. Also, when viewing the most recent diff of a page, clicking undo will only restore to the previous revision. So if one user has made multiple bad faith edits (i.e. vandalism, spam, personal attacks, etc.), to undo it you would have to go to page history and revert back to the last good version of the page, but with rollback it reverts all those edits by a single user with one click. Note, that rollback should only be used on bad faith edits such as vandalism, spam and personal attacks.
To request rollback rights, add your name under Harry Potter Wiki:Requests for permissions#Rollback with a statement as to why you think you should be granted the right, and if your edits show you are trustworthy enough to have the tool (we give it pretty freely here :-) ) then myself or another bureaucrat will grant you the rollback permission. Hope that helps, and let me know if you need any help. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 00:03, December 22, 2010 (UTC)

I have a question

What are some templates I can use? On a different wiki, I typed

{{Characterfan}} (Character refering to just any random character... You actually had to type in a name)

And a pic on my page popped up saying I was a fan of that character. I tried to do that here with Luna Lovegood, but it didn't work. Could you help me with this? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by EpicDreamer2010 (talkcontribs).

You can find our userboxes at Category:Userboxes, and I think the one you are looking for is {{User Luna Lovegood}}. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 05:58, December 22, 2010 (UTC)

Hy Grunny

--Roselyn 20:46, December 30, 2010 (UTC)How can I make that thing whit blood purity , died , born and rest of it , on my page ?

I got it. --JKochRavenclawcrest.jpg(Owl Me!) 20:49, December 30, 2010 (UTC)

Wikia look

Hi, I was wondering if you had any idea what has been going on with wikia the last couple of days, I usually keep my preference set to the MonoBook look but today it's been randomly switching over to the new look and I was wondering if they were getting ready to do away with the monobook look or something. --BachLynn23 00:21, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

Hi BachLynn, the issues come from an upgrade of Wikia Wikis to a newer version of the MediaWiki software. There has been an issue with people's preferences being reset during the upgrade, which we hope to get fixed. They will not be getting rid of monobook. Sorry for these issues. You can read more about it here. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 03:05, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

Dear Admins,

I don't know who is doing what and who is still active here so I am sending this to all of you. There are a few users, mainly BachLynn23 and Rodolphus that keep changing pages here with untrue facts. I have amended the Slytherin Quidditch Team page with the info that there are no female players, as Rowling states so a few times in her books and in several interviews, on the team. I also took out the spoof names in the list on the right hand side.

Two minutes later that Rodolphus changed it, I corrected it, the user changed it. It is not right that fans and those seeking correct information get mislead on here with names that were created in a fanfiction or the users own mind and may think it happened making a fool of themselves with other fans during discussions.

I have messaged the user and asked to please stop but they did not react and just amended it again. Even putting on some of the pages "Spoof only" but this has now been taken out by BachLynn23.

Maybe you can make sure the page is correct and then have it so that no one can edit it anymore, or do something about this? I am a Harry Potter expert and know every fact that is given us from the books and the great athors interviews therefore I don't really think it is nice to have false information and made up people on here.

I hope you can take care of this in one way or another as I won't continue editing as I am not in kindergarten or pre-school and most certainly those users appear to be as they re-edit true information with false and misleading information.

Dear Admins,

I don't know who is doing what and who is still active here so I am sending this to all of you. There are a few users, mainly BachLynn23 and Rodolphus that keep changing pages here with untrue facts. I have amended the Slytherin Quidditch Team page with the info that there are no female players, as Rowling states so a few times in her books and in several interviews, on the team. I also took out the spoof names in the list on the right hand side.

Two minutes later that Rodolphus changed it, I corrected it, the user changed it. It is not right that fans and those seeking correct information get mislead on here with names that were created in a fanfiction or the users own mind and may think it happened making a fool of themselves with other fans during discussions.

I have messaged the user and asked to please stop but they did not react and just amended it again. Even putting on some of the pages "Spoof only" but this has now been taken out by BachLynn23.

Maybe you can make sure the page is correct and then have it so that no one can edit it anymore, or do something about this? I am a Harry Potter expert and know every fact that is given us from the books and the great athors interviews therefore I don't really think it is nice to have false information and made up people on here.

I hope you can take care of this in one way or another as I won't continue editing as I am not in kindergarten or pre-school and most certainly those users appear to be as they re-edit true information with false and misleading information.

Userbox Please?

Nick says you know a lot about coding and templates. On Jokes Wiki, I created one userbox, but I'm not sure how to do this one. I am trying to make one that says "This user enjoys rap music", but I can't seem to get it right, so I deleted it. Could you possibly help me, and maybe add a picture of Eminem? Thanks!

Mace170 17:56, January 23, 2011 (UTC)

Admin Request


I really love the Harry Potter Wiki and was wondering if you could make me an Administrator.

Thank you,

Head.Boy.Hog 22:50, January 23, 2011 (UTC)

Administrator rights are given only to trusted, long-term users who have made significant contributions to the Wiki. I'd suggest you stick around for a while and make good contributions to the Wiki to be considered. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 00:10, January 24, 2011 (UTC)

Can I have a moment of your time

I couldn't help but notice that the Tamplets on each section were designed in a very unique way. I also noticed similar styles on other wikipedia (Such as the StarWars Wiki.) uhm, . By any chance do you know if this is unique only to certain wiki? Or is there a way to configure the biography the same on other wikis as well? Because when I tried to use it, other than it appearing as does on the other wikis the bottom half is configured as a 'Square' shape. Do you get what I am trying to say? Like so: —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lord Avernus (talkcontribs).

Biographical information
Physical information
Family information
Magical characteristics
Hi. You need to style the infoboxes using CSS, which can be found in our Common.css. We also use the templates {{Rt}} and {{Rb}} to give the rounded parts of our templates, with Rb being used at the bottom of our infoboxes. I hope that helps. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 23:38, February 7, 2011 (UTC)

You killer

Ya deleted ma freinds page:( —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).


Hey, Grunny, can you please block He just made a personal attack against Toon Ganondorf. Thanks. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 08:23, February 20, 2011 (UTC)

Blocked. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 08:57, February 20, 2011 (UTC)

Wikia Community Council

So I just finished with the first Wikia Community Council meeting, and apparently, a small group of people have been chosen for it, it's to talk about changes, new things, problems, etc. We'll get to test new features as they come out. It's going to meet once a month, and will have a wikia page I'll be a part of to communicate between meetings. So, that being said, if there is anything you would like me to bring to a meeting, problems you've had, ideas, etc. Please let me know. They've started this as a trial, a way to communicate more with the members of wikia. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest.jpg(Accio!) 02:18, March 2, 2011 (UTC)

Login issue for new user

A new user left me this message about a login issue, but this isn't a problem I'm familiar with. I was hoping you could help. - Nick O'Demus 07:19, March 2, 2011 (UTC)

i created an account on another wiki (yay!!). the problem is when i try to login onto this wiki with the same account (i am pretty sure a user can use an account on multiple wikis) i keep on getting the same error message: There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Go back to the previous page, reload that page and then try again. help me!! Jacob 02:26, March 2, 2011 (UTC)
Hey Nick. It's an issue with the servers that ops are working to fix. So, hopefully they should stop having log in issues soon :-). Cheers, Grunny (talk) 08:40, March 2, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll let them know. - Nick O'Demus 09:09, March 2, 2011 (UTC)

Special:Upload in Wikia skin

Hey Grunny; just looked at the Special:Upload page in the Wikia skin, and in my view, the summary box is extremely small and bunched into the corner. Any idea if there's a fix for this, or if its just a local server issue on my end? - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 15:08, March 7, 2011 (UTC)

Hey Cav. Can you send me a screenshot of what it looks like? Also, check Firefox's error console to see if anything is erroring for you. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 07:45, March 8, 2011 (UTC)
Grunny; screenshot is here. As for the error console, mistakes currently attributed to the Special:Upload screen are:
  • Unexpected token in attribute selector: ‘!’.
  • Error in parsing value for ‘top’. Declaration dropped.
  • Error in parsing value for ‘right’. Declaration dropped.
  • Error in parsing value for ‘filter’. Declaration dropped.
  • Error in parsing value for ‘display’. Declaration dropped.
  • Unknown property ‘zoom’. Declaration dropped.
  • Error in parsing value for ‘top’. Declaration dropped.
  • Expected declaration but found ‘*’. Skipped to next declaration.
  • Unknown property ‘-moz’opacity’, Declaration dropped.
  • Error in parsing value for ‘filter’. Declaration dropped.
  • Error in parsing value for ‘too’. Declaration dropped.
  • Error in parsing value for ‘top’. Declaration dropped.

Any thoughts? - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 08:45, March 8, 2011 (UTC)

Resolved on IRC. Grunny (talk) 08:54, March 8, 2011 (UTC)

CSS help

Wotcher! I was wondering how versed you are in .css? I'm somewhat familiar with it, but it's been awhile and I'm rusty, I've been helping User:*Luna with the Hogwarts Roleplay Wiki, and I'm trying to change the background colours in the infoboxes (not the headers, but the background colour behind where all the information gets filled in). Any ideas? --BachLynnGryffindorcrest.png(Accio!) 01:34, March 8, 2011 (UTC)

Assuming they are set up with the same classes ours is:
.infobox td.infoboxlabel, .infobox td.infoboxcell  {
	background-color: Blue;
Replacing "Blue" with whatever colour you want. Hope that helps. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 07:57, March 8, 2011 (UTC)
Worked! Thanks so much! --BachLynnGryffindorcrest.png(Accio!) 14:52, March 8, 2011 (UTC)

Wiki suggestions

HI Grunny, thanks for your message. With Harry Potter DH Part II coming out soon, we at wikia are interested in spotlighting the film on the main page and also, in general, we'd love to help you continue to grow the wiki and have some ideas to that affect. Among some of our internal suggestions are:

  • Giving the main page a new background. Just to change things up a bit and keep the look fresh.
  • Changing the Quote of the Week to a random quote generator that will automatically keep the quotes updated.
  • Categorising the pages with no category. Making more use of the 1,000 photos that are not being used.
  • Adding more content to the Daily Prophet News page (such as the recently released HP DH 2 online game).
  • Reaching out to more affiliates to get more links set up which will help with Google ranks and bring more traffic to the wiki.
  • While the site abounds with HP facts and knowledge, we think it could benefit from more interactive elements- like polls and areas where users can chat about their opinions on things- maybe creating a link page to promote more dialogue.

We hope you and the other admins (who I am contacting as well) will be receptive to some of our thoughts. Let me know.


Bchwood 00:46, March 9, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Grunny,

Thanks for your response. I get what Cav had to say about the social networking stuff, so happy to confine adjustments. Please let me know your thoughts on the following ideas:

-Using a random quote generator on the main page to make it's never blank.

-Main page slider changes. Featuring DH Part 2 with a link. Changing some or all of the other pictures/links. Maybe include the Battle of Hogwarts, Dumbledore, a look back at the original book. I'm happy to work on updating the slider if you all can give me some direction.

-New background image- how about putting an image of Voldemort on the left column and Harry on the right, in battle poses?

-Putting a movie countdown on the Deathly Hallows Part 2 page.


Bchwood 20:22, March 11, 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the quick response, it's much appreciated. I will get going on the items mentioned and will put up a blog to the community about ideas for the main slider.


Bchwood 20:08, March 12, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Grunny,

Have a look at the background image i am proposing at:

Let me know your thoughts.


Bchwood 21:48, March 12, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Grunny, Just wanted to check in and make sure the current changes are to your satisfaction. Also, in an effort to make more use of our Facebook forum, we are thinking it would be cool to post a trivia game with links to the respective page with the answer on the wiki (or just make people look for the answers on their own). This way we are taking advantage of the encyclopedic nature of the wiki.

Let me know. Thanks,

Bchwood 21:07, March 15, 2011 (UTC)


Hey Grunny; I saw you removed the code for the image upload redirection from the Wikia.js. What's the problem with it? I thought it was working okay? - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 01:40, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

It was but it's breaking editing with the rich text editor in chrome. So, I've removed it until I fix it to work for users who use chrome and have the RTE enabled. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 06:52, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you! :-) The only question I can think of right now is when it comes to blocking user's, how many warnings do they get first, how long do block periods last, that sort of thing. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest.png(Accio!) 14:20, March 30, 2011 (UTC)

It does thank you! :-) --BachLynnGryffindorcrest.png(Accio!) 14:50, March 31, 2011 (UTC)



I asked a question on the Wizengamot and directed it to admins. Could you please take a look at it? Thanks,

Head.Boy.Hog(Talk To Me) 15:40, April 2, 2011 (UTC)

Lucius Malfoy

Hey there, Grunny. Could you fix the page of lucius Malfoy for me and BachLynn23. We tried both to fix the infobox, but it didn't work. --Station7 18:10, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

Fixed. Grunny (talk) 22:11, April 8, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Grunny :) --Station7 23:37, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

Rufus Scrimgeour

There's something wrong with the sections of Rufus Scrimgeour. Can you fix it? --Station7 12:46, April 9, 2011 (UTC)

I don't see anything wrong with them. What are you referring to? Cheers, Grunny (talk) 13:47, April 9, 2011 (UTC)
All the sections after Biography. They all look to the right and to me it looks not good ;) --Station7 14:53, April 11, 2011 (UTC)
I'm not seeing this. Could you take a screenshot to show me what you mean? They all look correctly aligned left to me. :) Cheers, Grunny (talk) 08:29, April 12, 2011 (UTC)
Badly enough, I can't take a shot. Will ask someone else ;) --Station7 13:29, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

If you've got a minute or two...

I've set up a Wizard's Chess game over at the Hogwarts Roleplay Wiki, and I was wondering if you could take a look at the templates I made. There are four House boards, but they're all set up exactly the same, except for the background colors. I've tried to make the templates and the instructions as user-friendly as possible, but if you know of any ways to improve or simplify them, I'd appreciate the input. - Nick O'Demus 08:51, April 10, 2011 (UTC)

Looks good at a glance. I'll have a think if there's any easier way to do it and let you know if I come up with anything :). Grunny (talk) 13:08, April 11, 2011 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. Also, the countdown clock on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 seems to be off by about 10 days, and I've got no idea how to fix it. - Nick O'Demus 01:34, April 15, 2011 (UTC)
Should be fixed :). Cheers, Grunny (talk) 01:59, April 15, 2011 (UTC)

Harry Potter Contest

Hey Grunny, just wanted to let you know Wikia is running a new contest to give away the Harry Potter Years 1-7 Part 1 DVD Gift Set! Don't worry, we aren't going to mess with the site :P I just posted a blog about it here. If you want to enter just follow Harry Potter Wiki on Twitter or Like us on Facebook :) If you guys like the contest you can pop it on the main page but its not going to be a big thing. We are just trying to get you more of a following in time for Deathly Hallows: Part 2. If you have any questions/concerns just lemme know :) Babyjabba 23:10, April 13, 2011 (UTC)

PS. Thanks for helping out the kids on Glee with your bot :P

Hi help needed

Hey Grunny, I normally do stuff on the star wars wiki and I was blocked for assumed vandalism, but really I was just confused. My force power pages were considered bad, but really I have evidence for all of them. Could you help fix them? 19:54, April 15, 2011 (UTC)

The things i need help with

1)Midi-chlorian enhancement- This was what Palpatine did to artifically give his Dark Jedi force sensitivity in Dark Empire 2)Electronic manipulation, Predict natural disaster, contort/escape, Inflict Pain are all in Jedi Academy Sourcebook and Star wars roleplaying game second or first edition 3) Force steadfast, Force construct and Alter Friction are conjunctural title material but are all canon feats performed by Luke Skywlker 4)Implant Vision- In the irst chapter of the Rise and Fall of Darth Vader, Vader theroirzes that his dream could have been implated in his head by a skilled telepath 5) Nightsister enhancemnet ritual- check the clone wars monster episode guide on 6)Sound mimic-This was seen in New Hope when Ben Kenobi imitated the roar of a Krayt Dragon to scare sand people from Luke 7) Force sedate-Used by Qui-Gon to calm a panicking jar jar but according to Obi-wan "overdid it" 8) Force induced sleep-Mentioned in the dewback entry as somrthing ben kenobi did to a Krayt Dragon tos ave Luke and Windy 9)Force sphere-one of Darth Maul's powers in Jedi Power Battles check, they are reliable please help thanks 20:23, April 15, 2011 (UTC)


Do I have permission to make a user blog inviting users to the Hogwarts RPG Wiki? Thanks,

Head.Boy.Hog (Talk To Me) 23:07, April 16, 2011 (UTC)

BachLynn23 and I both tried copying the code for the Template:USERNAME to the Hogwarts RPG Wiki and it didn't work. Is there a reason for that? Head.Boy.Hog (Talk To Me) 17:44, April 22, 2011 (UTC)

Voting issues

Voting is in progress for new infobox pics for Gellert Grindelwald and Fleur Delacour. There's only a couple days left before they both close, so be sure to weigh in for your favorite.

We're also WAY behind on some of our featured content, especially the QOTW's and DYK's, so if you've got a couple of minutes, drop in and voice your opinions on any you like or dislike, and maybe we can get some of the backlog cleared out.

Thanks. - Nick O'Demus 09:10, April 25, 2011 (UTC)

new game hp wiki

Hey someone from the new hp wiki for just the games messaged me on my talk page here about becoming an affiliate,, I wasn't entirely sure who made those decisions though, so I told them I would ask someone. --BachLynn(Send an Owl!) 14:59, May 3, 2011 (UTC)

Mediawiki error

This keeps popping up all over the place:

MediaWiki 1.16.4
Please set up the wiki first.

Nick O'Demus 11:10, May 5, 2011 (UTC)

Yes, it's a known issue that should be fixed. Cheers, Grunny (talk)
Um...That was an issue on the Hogwarts RPG Wiki but it cleared up. Head.Boy.Hog (Talk To Me) 13:42, May 7, 2011 (UTC)


Hi Grunny, This Wiki is using logos from other websites in the affiliates section and we're doing it on the Hogwarts RPG Wiki (for other Wikia Wikis only) and we were going to use the logo for Wordle as we use that website for our art class sometimes. Can we use the logo legally? Thanks, Head.Boy.Hog (Talk To Me) 13:42, May 7, 2011 (UTC)

Our affiliates here have agreed to affiliate with us, so the logos are generally used with their permission. I'd suggest taking a look at the Wordle website and seeing if they have any information on how they license various things. If not, you can make a decision whether use of the logo falls under Fair use, which most of the time it will. Cheers, Grunny (talk) 13:24, May 8, 2011 (UTC)
I think it does fall under fair use as we do write a couple of words about each of our affiliates and that is close to, if not commentary. But you were wrong about the fact that this wiki asks all of their "affiliates" since we, at the Hogwarts RPG didn't even know we were affiliates with this wiki until BachLynn23 was reading the main page and told us. Thanks, Head.Boy.Hog (Talk To Me) 17:56, May 8, 2011 (UTC)
But that was done by a staff member for another Wikia Wiki, so we didn't need to. External sites are generally asked (or ask) to be affiliates first. Grunny (talk) 23:45, May 8, 2011 (UTC)
Can we keep using the website without listing it as an affiliate, then? Head.Boy.Hog (Talk To Me) 22:12, May 10, 2011 (UTC)
I don't see any reason why not. 06:34, May 11, 2011 (UTC)

Hermione article

Hey, Grunny, Hermionegrangerfan moved the Hermione article to her married name, and the redirect left behind prevents me from moving it back. Can you delete the redirect and move it for me? Thanks. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 03:19, May 11, 2011 (UTC)

Looks like Nick and I got to it at the same time :P. Done. Grunny (talk) 06:34, May 11, 2011 (UTC)

Cross-wiki vandal

Meepsheep* - uploading very offensive images, I've deleted it and blocked them here, but they also hit the HP Fanon wiki, and none of their admins seem to be active. Special:EditCount indicates they've probably hit a few other wikis too, but I can't tell which. - Nick O'Demus 05:23, May 14, 2011 (UTC)

They hit a few. I've blocked wikia-wide and deleted their stuff on the wikis they hit. Thanks for letting me know. :) Cheers, Grunny (talk) 10:59, May 14, 2011 (UTC)

MediaWiki admin colours

Hey. I'm an administrator from another wiki, and I'd like to know how you made the admin colour changes in recent changes work. I have tried copying and customising the code, but it does not work. Could you help me out please? --ThatDevilGuy(Administrator) 09:43, May 27, 2011 (UTC)

It worked, but does not show in the Recent Changes... --ThatDevilGuy(Administrator) 07:21, May 28, 2011 (UTC)
It has worked! Thank you, Grunny! :) --ThatDevilGuy(Administrator) 07:33, May 30, 2011 (UTC)

Range block

How do you range block IP's? vandalized several pages, and no sooner had I blocked them and reverted their edits, they started up again as I blocked that one too, but I'm concerned they'll just change it slightly again, and I can't stay here all night. - Nick O'Demus 03:37, June 3, 2011 (UTC)

You can read about range blocks at MediaWiki's help page. Basically you find the range the IPs fall into and block that. I've blocked for a week to stop the abuse. This is the range of the NSW Department of Education and Training which is what those IPs fall under. You can find information on IPs by using a WHOIS tool and there are also range block calculators. Note, IP ranges should only rarely be blocked for a long time. The range that I just blocked for a week,, affects 65,536 IPs so it is very easy for it to block good intentioned users. The only ranges that should be blocked for longer periods of time are proxy ranges. If you are unsure of what range to block, just ask me and I'm happy to help :). Cheers, Grunny (talk) 04:31, June 3, 2011 (UTC)

I edited the page for Hermione's parents because I have some 'differences from the book' differences for Deathly Hallows part 1 that aren't listed, and I read I need to make 20 edits before I can edit that page, however my edit was deleted, please could you explain why?

MediaWiki help, again. :)

Hello again! I copied the admin colour codes exactly as they were on that wiki you helped me put them on to this wiki, and it does not work. Could you help me out again? Thanks. :) --TDG (Talk) 07:01, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks again. ;D --TDG (Talk) 08:33, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

HPW 6th Anniversary

Forum:HP Wiki 6th Anniversary - Nick O'Demus 09:29, July 4, 2011 (UTC)

Greetings Grunny,

Many apologies if this has been brought up before and/or is an idiotic idea, but wouldn't it be best for the HP Wiki logo to look more like the real HP logo seen on the films(I mean like 99% like what is seen in the films)? If we need it, I did happen across this one from the Portugese version of HP Wiki. Again, if this has been discussed before, I apologize for the inconvenience. -- 75px-CJSFan_Sig.pngBlack Pearl, HMS Interceptor, Queen Anne's Revenge 20:08, July 5, 2011 (UTC)

Sure, I can do that. No problem. So just decide between the current logo(except without the "anniversary" bits lol), and the logo I'm suggesting, right? -- 75px-CJSFan_Sig.pngBlack Pearl, HMS Interceptor, Queen Anne's Revenge 23:59, July 5, 2011 (UTC)
Ok, one last thing. Should I just post the link of the images or post the images themselves? Because I don't know whether I should upload the Portuguese HP Wiki logo or not. -- 75px-CJSFan_Sig.pngBlack Pearl, HMS Interceptor, Queen Anne's Revenge 00:18, July 6, 2011 (UTC)


Hi Grunny,

We'd like to enable the new CHAT feature on the main page of HP.

Please confirm that this is desired. Thanks!

Bchwood 00:14, July 7, 2011 (UTC)


I would like to become an admin on the Diagon-Alley Wiki (the - makes a difference)

Lilly Lovegood(2) 10:40, August 4, 2011 (UTC)

Hi. You should ask on that wiki to become an admin, or if the wiki is inactive on the adoptions page. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 10:45, August 4, 2011 (UTC)


When you've got a moment, please take a look at the following discussions:

We could really use your input. Thanks, Nick O'Demus 07:20, August 8, 2011 (UTC)

Thank you!!!

Hi grunny thanks for leaving a message please leave a message again :)

Pottermore information

Alright, with the early opening beta of Pottermore underway, new information is starting to dribble onto the site: case in point - Ollivander's first name is revealed, and the name of McGonagall's mother. Now, with this being a closed beta, we're going to be hard pressed to verify this info unless at least one of us has entry to Pottermore. If we don't, we're going to have to trust the user base until we can verify it. I have been accepted myself for early entry, but am still waiting for access. So the question is, has anyone else applied for/ got early entry so we can effectively screen for fanon? - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 17:07, August 15, 2011 (UTC)

{{Pottermore}} spoiler template for articles with Pottermore content. Acts as both a warning template to avoid spoilers and a maintenance one for admins. - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 08:15, August 16, 2011 (UTC)

Unusual vandalism

In the last day or so, there've been multiple vandalism edits of a similar nature, but from widely different IP addresses. Here are a few recent examples:

These things just keep coming. They're averaging around twice an hour now. - Nick O'Demus 04:33, August 16, 2011 (UTC)

That's crosswiki spam. The IPs will generally be proxies used to make multiple nonsense edits on a lot of wikis. I have passed these links on to active active VSTF members to cleanup and block Wikia-wide. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 21:16, August 16, 2011 (UTC)


Hey Grunny; do we have revisiondelete capabilities on HPW? If so, can you direct me to where they are? If not, is it possible to do a couple with your magic powers? :P Cheers - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 10:16, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

Bureaucrats don't have revisiondelete here like on the Wook. I can do them for you though, if they're needed. I'll talk to you on IRC about it shortly. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 10:19, August 22, 2011 (UTC)
And Yes check.svg Done. grunny@talk:~$ 10:25, August 22, 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for giving me rollback, it'll help a lot. -HoboHunter28- (Leave me an owl!) 16:47, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

Conjuring / Manipulating Fire

I believe McGonagall conjured the fire from the torches in the Great Hall,to duel Snape.With that she attacked him and when they ended their duel, she moved her wand and the flames returned to the torches.If you look closely the duel scene you will notice that by the time Snape leaves Hogwarts the flames of the torches have deminished. 13:44, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

Snape's Goatee

Hey, Grunny, Andrea LoPiccolo has created the page Snape's Goatee numerous times. I've deleted after each recreation, but I can't figure out how to protect it (so they can't recreate it again) once I delete it. Do I need to protect it first and then delete it? Any help you can provide, thanks. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 17:09, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Cubsfan. You need to delete, then protect for creation. However, there is currently a caching bug preventing protecting a page within an hour of it being deleted. So, you'd have to delete then try to protect the now deleted page, if it doesn't work and you're given an error, wait an hour after you deleted it and try again. The techs are working on resolving this bug, so hopefully we won't have to wait an hour after deletion for too long. When a page is deleted or doesn't exist, the protection form should have only one option for preventing creation. Also, if you protect before deleting, when the page is deleted, the protection is too. I hope that helps. :) Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 00:34, September 5, 2011 (UTC)


Hello Grunny, I wasn't sure who to contact about an affiliation request and I saw that you have a large presence on the wiki, so I hope it's okay if I ask you if the Harry Potter Wiki would like to affiliate with the Muggle Quidditch Wiki. It's a wiki for the sport of real-life Quidditch. I've just created it, so it's still a bit stark, but I hope to expand and attract new editors. Thanks, WarriorLoverInc 00:51, October 26, 2011 (UTC)


Hi, Grunny! Thank you for the rollback. I have a question hereto. Can you tell me when rollback is allowed and when it is better to only correct edits?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 08:47, December 1, 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your information. That will help me to differentiate.
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 13:05, December 1, 2011 (UTC)

chat policy

I was asked today by User:Speedysnitch, if we had any chat policies, and if we don't if we could have one. Just wanted to see what the other admins/bcrats though. I know I rarely see many in chat, generally, Speedy mentioned that when people are in chat, sometimes people yell or get angry with each other, spamming and what not. --BachLynn(Send an Owl!) 21:38, December 5, 2011 (UTC)

Please help

Hey, grunny. Donmax here. I understand that i caused some problems on wookieepedia, and I really am sorry. I have information on 30 sith lords from star wars the old republic that I want to create, and i promise i've learned my lesson. I AM COMPLETELY unable to contact Grand Moff Tranner in any way to repeal my block, so could you please tell him what I told you, that my SOCK and block evasion were out of ignorance and frustration. That is to repeal Donmax's block. Thank-you. 03:54, December 14, 2011 (UTC)

Chat Mod

Hey Grunny, I was wondering how long it takes to become a chat mod. I was nominated and so was Windsword7 on the same day. I see he is now a mod and I am not. Is there a reason or has it just not been done yet? Head of Ravenclaw |   Send me an Owl! 21:15, January 17, 2012 (UTC)

RE:Categorising templates

Sorry, that I didn't know. I thought they would fit best in these categories. I did not know they should be uncategorised - or is there another category for these templates? I will think of it should I see such uncategorised templates again. Thank you for the advice.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 11:00, April 30, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the information. That one must know. Yes, technic / computer software can be complicated.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 11:36, April 30, 2012 (UTC)

Couple of things

It's the 13th, and Speedy should have enough support for the admin nomination now.

Also, Seth and I noticed something odd with several of the family tree templates. All the trees that use a certain format have a large empty space above them that we can't figure out how to get rid of. You can see it on the {{Grangerfamilytree}}, {{Malfoyfamilytree}}, {{McGonagallfamilytree}}, and {{Weasleyfamilytree}}.

Nick O'Demus 13:55, May 13, 2012 (UTC)

Speedysnitch granted the rights. The second one I'll try to take a look at tomorrow (it's rather late here :)). Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 16:11, May 13, 2012 (UTC)
Sorry to bug you again, but we still can't figure out how to get rid of that blank space on the family tree templates. - Nick O'Demus 18:27, July 23, 2012 (UTC)
There's an IP range that's been adding fanon potion recipes for the last week. I'm trying to figure out how to do a range block, but I can't figure out what the start and end range should be. These are the IP's used so far:
Would the block for this be Or would that be too wide or too narrow a range? - Nick O'Demus 08:09, August 4, 2012 (UTC)
Yep, that's the right range. You can find out using this tool. The range can be up to /16, but that's obviously not ideal unless it's a proxy range. Wider ranges are fine as long as the blocks are kept shorter than normal and only increase in block length if there is more vandalism from the range following the blocks expiry without editors with good intentions also being in the range. If you think good editors might be in the range, just ping me and I can check. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 08:14, August 4, 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I'll go ahead with it then. I was only planning to block for a week or two anyway. Thanks for the link and the advice! - Nick O'Demus 08:22, August 4, 2012 (UTC)
We still can't seem to get rid of that large blank space in the family tree templates. Can you take a look at it? - Nick O'Demus 17:32, August 26, 2012 (UTC)
Fixed. They needed to have <noinclude> placed on the same line as the end of the table code in each template, otherwise a new line is inserted by each template call, leading to all that extra whitespace. :) Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 02:24, September 11, 2012 (UTC)

Notability Policy Vote

It's been a long time and it seems like the details of the proposed notability policy have been generally ironed out. As an admin and someone who has expressed interest in the policy in the past, would you be willing to join in the [[vote to pass the policy as is? Then we can finally get moving on this and start getting rid of all of these articles about random character wands that are barely mentioned in passing and various spectator characters, etc. ProfessorTofty 23:13, May 17, 2012 (UTC)

Hey grunny

You just left message on my talkpage.

I am Amujoshi11 Remember

Just i wanted to know that how can we modify our profiles

I want just like your one.

                                                              Amujoshi11 07:03, June 24, 2012 (UTC)Amujoshi11

Re: Rollback

Thanks! I'll make sure never to use it for evil! :D

P.S.: I wanted to edit the page to fix the formatting on the message above before leaving this message, but it wouldn't let me because of something about the spam filter. Apparently the username referenced in message 45 - "Cross-wiki vandal" gives the spam filter fits. ProfessorTofty 14:38, June 24, 2012 (UTC)


Any idea what we plan on doing here when the switch happens? I checked with and pretty much every template on this wiki will have issues when wiki switches.

 BachLynn23  Send me an Owl!  The worst failure, is the failure to try.  23:20,5/7/2012 

Well something's definitely gone wrong with our infobox templates. It seems to be affecting all of them, but only the infoboxes (at least, that I've noticed so far). - Nick O'Demus 21:36, July 10, 2012 (UTC)
I've checked several other templates, but none of them seem to be affected, just the infoboxes. The only other thing I've noticed is that the admin names aren't in orange font on the Recent Changes page anymore. - Nick O'Demus 22:12, July 10, 2012 (UTC)
Yea the weird thing, if you really dig into some of the pages that talk about the changes from html4 to html5, in theory there should be a lot more, but from what I've been hearing across wiki, there hasn't been as drastic changes as was first thought.  BachLynn23  Send me an Owl!  The worst failure, is the failure to try.  22:17,10/7/2012 
I'm currently on holiday so can't look at things in depth. However, the infobox and admin highlight issues were caused by these edits to MediaWiki:Wikia.css. The import must go first, otherwise it won't be loaded properly. I've fixed this. Refresh your cache multiple times and try purging a page and it should fix the infobox. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 23:14, July 10, 2012 (UTC)
Yea I was told this wiki was switched to html5 like, a week go or something like that, and it doesn't appear to really have done much, but before hand they were saying things like all sorts of stuff was phased out of html4 and wouldn't work anymore.  BachLynn23  Send me an Owl!  The worst failure, is the failure to try.  00:18,11/7/2012 


I'm trying to report a cross-wiki Spammer (Arlene.laura). I've already banned them and deleted their stuff here, but they've hit several other wikis too. The problem is, when I go to and click the Report Spam button, I get this:

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reasons:
The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Administrators, Wikia Staff, Wikia Helpers, VSTF, emailconfirmed.
You do not have permission to edit pages

o_O ? Nick O'Demus 11:41, July 18, 2012 (UTC)

You need to set an email in your preferences and confirm it to edit. It's an extra measure against spam and vandal accounts being made en masse and editing there. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 09:43, July 19, 2012 (UTC)


Hey, sorry to bother you, but I'm trying to get Template:Title working over at Brickipedia ( and have added what I think is the .js ( but it doesn't seem to be working. (Although it may just be because our .js is apparently a mess :P) Thanks, ~ CJC 20:18, September 9, 2012 (UTC)

  • Don't worry. ~ CJC 19:31, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
    • Hi, that template is mostly unneeded now due to a built-in feature {{DISPLAYTITLE:new title name}}. This does the same thing but doesn't require any JavaScript. Wookieepedia keeps the template mainly because no one's gotten around to replacing all the uses of it. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 02:02, September 11, 2012 (UTC)
      • Thank you so much for this info - I had tried the title template on a wiki that I manage and I couldn't get it to work, but that DISPLAYTITLE works like a charm. Or maybe it's a transfiguration, I'm not sure... ;) ProfessorTofty (talk) 11:55, September 11, 2012 (UTC)

Hello Grunny

I think I am still active and I will surely contact you Amujoshi11 (talk) 14:40, September 15, 2012 (UTC)


Hi, Grunny! Have you seen the avatar of this banned user? I find it's horrible. Can't it be deleted? That can trigger nightmares in younger individuals.  Harry granger   Talk  contribs 21:00, October 8, 2012 (UTC)

Should be gone. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 07:43, October 9, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, it's away. Thank you!  Harry granger   Talk  contribs 10:28, October 9, 2012 (UTC)

Admin request

Just a heads-up, I have put in a request for admin privileges. You can find the request in the usual place. ProfessorTofty (talk) 21:57, October 9, 2012 (UTC)

Admin status

Grunny, I applied for admin status over a week ago and the consensus was full support. Could you go ahead and enable that, please? ProfessorTofty (talk) 20:30, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

Done. Congrats and let myself or any other admin know if you have any questions. :) Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 22:36, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

Seth Cooper has seven votes in support of promotion to Bureaucrat, with no opposition. Could you go ahead and make it official? - Nick O'Demus 01:04, January 26, 2013 (UTC)

Done. :) Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 03:31, January 26, 2013 (UTC)

Technician Rights Request

Hey this Ḡwẵine Ḹٍٍkƨ Ĺiĸe Ͼềлȑềd, head design technician and admin on Survivor, Hey Arnold and Merlin Wiki.
To my eyes, I think this wiki could really do with some upgrades to it's design. There is plenty I have to offer and that is why I am requesting a 'technician' status. ~~user:Ḡwẵine Ḹٍٍkƨ Ĺiĸe Ͼềлȑềd~~

Preload templates function

Hi, I've imported the preload template function from this wiki, unfortunately there seem to be something wrong: the template list is correctly added in the editor, but clicking on a element doesn't add the code in the text area. When you are free, can you take a look please? Aside the JS page, here other two relevant pages: w:c:it.onepiece:MediaWiki:PreloadTemplates and w:c:it.onepiece:Template:Profilo personaggio/preload. Thank you. leviathan_89 23:29, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I added the missing function needed to make it work, and it is now working for me. I hope that helps. :) Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 08:13, June 27, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Is it possible to exclude noinclude tags from inclusion? So that I can categorize the preload pages... only if that's not too complicated. leviathan_89 12:07, June 27, 2013 (UTC)
Nevermind that, I'll ask in central if I have to. Thank you again. leviathan_89 15:27, June 27, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you again, but I've noticed the code doesn't work if you have the visual editor enabled in your preferences and I cannot figure out why. Can you take another look? leviathan_89 15:09, June 28, 2013 (UTC)

I gave up on trying to add the preload menu in the template module, I guess it has something to do with the fact the editor is "loaded". I'll stick with the standard version you are using here, though it would be nice to be able to add it in the template module of the editor (it's more fitting in my opinion). Bye. leviathan_89 14:44, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

Hi again, I just noticed that the function that add the text at the cursor position doesn't work with the editor enabled (even here), just try it. Can you fix it? leviathan_89 22:43, June 30, 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I will have a look later. This particular piece of code originates on Wookieepedia where you can not enable the visual editor, so it wasn't a concern. You'd have to switch to source mode anyway, since the code it is loading is raw wikitext. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 09:37, July 1, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, I'm not using the visual editor so that doesn't concern me either, but it's an issue for standard users since it doesn't work in source mode. I'm looking forward to your fix. leviathan_89 14:46, July 1, 2013 (UTC)
TK-999 solved the issue, here the fix, you may want to use it here too. leviathan_89 17:35, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
That actually breaks it for people who have visual editor disabled in their preferences since the wpTextBox1 ID exists even for the visual editor (and you don't .length on a raw DOM object to check if it exists). Better fix is here. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 13:18, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

Israel Administartionsעריכה

hey, my name is Alma I'm from Israel, we have our own harry potter wiki, we call it 


the thing is, it's abandoned. im the only one who edits and improves, i translate (quit good actually) from the wiki here...

anyway, i need to become an admin because the are many pages that need to be deleted....

and i already messaged the wiki admin but as i said, its abondoned....

maybe you can make me an admin? or tell me what i need to do beacuse our wiki looks terrible comparing to this wiki....

thanks a lot,


Hi grunny ! I am really happy to talk to you !  I was wonderingi if you could come in IRC Chat  of wookieepedia ? O do have some questiosn to ask to you if it does not bother you !Emperor Jarjarkine (talk) 15:24, April 5, 2014 (UTC)


Hey, I read on your main page that you can look up things for me. I cant find a better person to contact than you, especially that your a top admin and a staff on this wiki. Anyways, I want to know more about this actress (EXTRA) from the first Harry Potter film. She played a so called "Pansy Parkinson" in the original film. She is seen at the start of the movie at the sorting hat scene. I can't find any sources which link to her or the character she plays. I want to know her real name and the character she played. I also want to more about this actress. I can't find anything about her on "this" wiki. Thats why I turned to you. I been searching up for that individual for a month now and I can't found much about her. I even tried to contact Warner Bros but no luck! That is why I turned to you, as a last choice. Can you please help me? Here is an image of here:

Thanks Kabilan29 (talk) 21:58, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

Harry Potter page contents list

It's been a while, but I was hoping you could help with a bit of a technical issue. On the Harry Potter article, the collapsible "Contents" box at the top cuts off after "Possessions", leaving out everything from "Relationships" on down. This is the only article I've seen that has this problem. I suspect it may have something to do with the size of the page, as it's the largest article on the wiki by far.

Another user tried putting several sections into collapsible boxes, but that didn't fix the issue. I tried removing the "Relationships" section entirely, intending to place it into a sub-page instead, but that didn't fix it either. I'm drawing a blank at what else we could try here. - Nick O'Demus 08:33, January 25, 2015 (UTC)

Nevermind, Jack "BTR" Saxon found the problem (a misplaced quote template in the "Possessions" section). - Nick O'Demus 10:42, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
Cool, glad it's resolved. The length of a page shouldn't affect the table of contents, so yeah, it's usually a parsing error of some type. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 16:27, January 30, 2015 (UTC)

New Infobox Feature Beta Testing

Apparently, Wikia wants us to help test out a new reworking of the infobox structure to make them more compatible with viewing on mobile devices. I'm no expert on coding, so I can't say how this will play out. You know a lot more about this sort of thing than I'd do, so I'd really appreciate getting your 2 cents on it. You can read more about the proposal here and here. - Nick O'Demus 00:33, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

Hi Nick. Yep, I'm aware of the feature, and I think it might make a lot of sense here as the infoboxes are fairly straightforward and don't have anything particularly complex in them. I can take a look at converting an infobox (as a draft) so others can take a look and make sure nothing breaks as a result. The main thing will be styling and so forth. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 08:01, June 21, 2015 (UTC)
Quick example for other admins to see so they can consider it and comment on it: User:Grunny/character. You can edit it to look at the syntax of the new infoboxes. Cheers, grunny@talk:~$ 08:49, June 21, 2015 (UTC)

how about a question

I'm new here and i'm trying to figure things out and i was hoping you can help me with that.  Heres my question how do you get the templates for individuals.  If you don't know what I mean let me explain you know how you go to a person,place or thing on this wiki and it says all their information like when they were born  how do you get that on your profile page.  If you still don't understand look at this page and look under her picture wher it says Hermione Jean Granger in purple ten all her information how do i get that on my profile page.  Hope you can help Dracomalfoyisawsome9.

Need a New Mod

Sorry to bother you with this but Seth hasn't been around since the 6th.


Since Jay has resigned from her Mod position we need a little extra help to keep the Discussions running smoothly. We have done a lot of research and consideration and us current Mods have all come to the conclusion that is the best choice for an additional Mod. She's very kind, helpful and clear, if you could promote her as soon as you can that would be great! Thanks! --TheOriginalDoctor (talk) 19:20, April 22, 2017 (UTC)

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