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  • Archive 1 (BCC - Before Cursed Child: AD2016)
  • Archive 2 (CC to FB: June 2016 - 18 November 2016)
  • Archive 3 (FB to COG: 18 November 2016 - 16 November 2018)
  • Archive 4 (COG to PAS: 16 November 2018 - 22 September 2020)


RE:Voting Policy

Sorry, I didn't think simply updating the number was against policy, especially since Reverb keeps doing it. Noted though, I won't do it again. -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  11:19, September 27, 2020 (UTC)

Hogwarts Legacy Wiki

Hello there. I have recently created Hogwarts Legacy Wiki after the game reveal and it's pretty much ready to go for the upcoming content. I was going to ask if the HP wiki would like to be affilated with it? --Steamblust (talk) 12:28, September 27, 2020 (UTC)

Re:Voting Policy

Greetings! Ahh thanks for informing me. I noticed that some users didn't update their numbers so I was helping out, but it makes sense that the acting admin makes updates! I will be careful in future. Thanks! --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   17:32, September 27, 2020 (UTC)

Re:Policy Review

Thanks Yak! We have been working on Harry Potter Wiki:Discord page for quite a few days on my test wiki. I have updated the Discord page on HPW and would request you to take a look at it once. We will be adding server icon, Staff list etc shortly. Thanks for doing the needful! As for the Discord Staff Mediawiki tags and User page templates, when can they be arranged? Thanks!--latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   06:24, October 2, 2020 (UTC)

Discussion mod template

May I remove User:MagnificentMagnus 's discussion moderator template due to he or she is no longer a discussion mod. SecretSpyer (talk)

Edits and Rollback.

Hello there Ironyak! Hope you're doing well. As you might have noticed, I've begun to do edits in the content area, as I like contributing to the community by correcting errors and adding stuff. Could you have a look and tell me how I'm doing? Also, I was willing to apply for rollback, so what might be the right time for me to do it? Should I do it now? Help would be appreciated!

latest?cb=20200727082445 TheHacktivist42 (talk | contribs) latest?cb=20200727083144 17:04, October 5, 2020 (UTC)

I understand what you mean. Thanks for your insight. I'll not apply now, then. I'll be more consistent with my contributions and once I get a good amount of quality edits, I'll do it. Thanks for your help.
latest?cb=20200727082445 TheHacktivist42 (talk | contribs) latest?cb=20200727083144 08:03, October 6, 2020 (UTC)

RFP Page

Hey there again. I had a suggestion, for making the structure of the RFP page a little better, you know, in the following format:

==User Right Group Name==

===Name of applying user===


*(Username of approving user): (Reason)


*(Username of rejecting user): (Reason)


[Basically used for miscellaneous comments such as questioning the applying user's history and such things]


*{Username of user): (Reason)

====Final Tally====

[To be calculated by an admin]

How do you think it is? Please let me know your insights. Thanks.

    TheHacktivist42         talk       contribs    08:22, October 6, 2020 (UTC)

Basically somewhat like the 2nd archive. I feel it is more organised.
    TheHacktivist42         talk       contribs    08:27, October 6, 2020 (UTC)

Redlinks in templates

Hello Ironyak, I hope things are good.

There was a brief discussion within Forum:How best to fix broken links - aka WantedPages about redlinks in templates, with specific regard to {{Transcribed image}} and the talk page link within it, often a redlink. I know the link was removed altogether from that template, but I was under the impression that this was temporary, and I was wondering if a decision was ever reached on how to keep the link in the template without it being a redlink on talkpageless pages, out of the many ways of encoding {{TALKPAGENAME}} that were suggested there?

I ask because there is a similar issue with {{Policy}}, causing many HPW talk page links to grace our old friend Special:WantedPages with their presence. I suppose the same method of keeping the link in {{Transcribed image}} could be used for {{Policy}}? Of course, simply removing the talk page link altogether is an option, but I believe it was mentioned on the forum that having such a link in place is helpful in case a user is unsure of how to get to the talk page. Thanks -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  15:12, October 6, 2020 (UTC)

add on; I think Wikipedia:Help:Magic_words#Paths could help a bit as it could be https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Template_talk:Example and it would work. MechQueste 15:28, October 6, 2020 (UTC)

Harry a history enhanced edition

Hello Ironyak I was wondering if you could help me. I'm trying to find a copy of the enhanced edition of Harry a History by Melissa Anelli so I can read the JK Rowling interview, but unfortunately there are no available copies in the UK, the only places that seem to have are



But if you know of anyone who has a copy they can duplicate or at the very least a copy of the JK Rowling interview please let me know. Hope to hear from you.

Freddy1428 (talk) 21:18, October 6, 2020 (UTC)

It is the enhanced edition though? From what I could find out the Rowling interview only seems to be available in the enhanced e-book versions like in the links. I wouldn't want you to go to all the trouble of ordering a copy only to find that it the standard version of the book. Hope to hear from you.

Freddy1428 (talk) 08:40, October 7, 2020 (UTC)

D-Mod in RFP

Hey there. Hope you're doing well. There is a section called Discussions Moderator in the RFP page. So I was wondering if we could apply for D-Mod there. Kindly clarify. --     TheHacktivist42         talk       contribs    

Alright, thanks for confirming.

    TheHacktivist42         talk       contribs     04:13, October 8, 2020 (UTC)

Movie vs Script?

Do I remember correctly, or did the original scripts of the FB and FBCG outrank the movies?

I were looking at the script, and there's a plothole in the movie where the Aurors apparates into Hogwarts which wasn't in the script. In the movie, we see an empty Viaduct, then Torquil Travers and Co apparate onto it, but in the script, it just says, and I quote; "an ominous procession of AURORS marches up the drive toward the castle, among them, THESEUS and LETA.", which is much more in line with the fact that you can't apparate on the school grounds. Also, there is a contradiction between movie and film, the Viaduct is perhaps outside the main building, but it's part of it, right, just like the courtyards are? Wouldn't "up the drive" mean that they instead​​​​​​ entered through the front gates, walked up the footpath past the spot where Hagrid's Hut will later be found, past the stone circle and "coming up the drive towards the castle" by the wooden bridge, headed for the Clocktower Courtyard and towards the Entrance Hall? Kind of difficult to make your way up to the castle if you're already there, right? ​​​​​Can I take details from the script and add/change up stuff in articles from the movie if the two are similarily in conflict, like the whole thing about Grindelwald's fire being black in the script and blue in the film? Tfoc (talk) 20:48, October 7, 2020 (UTC)

The Gellert Grindelwald debate

Hey Ironyak I was wondering what your thoughts are on this. We took our discussion to Grindelwald talk page, though to be honest we still don't really agree. Some like me agree that the statements of voldemort being the most powerful and most dangerous dark wizard are canon and should be used as references, but some believe the statements to not be reliable for various reasons such as:

"For a second or third time, the Narrator is not Rowling. Rowling is the author. Also, as you may have noticed, the Narrator communicates the story of Harry Potter to us as though he was a third-party witness with unique insight into Harry's thought process, but in past tense, as if he was telling us the story after the fact. All the Narrator does in the passages you provided me with was to lay on the reader a mixture of Harry's sentiments and restating things we already know from having followed Harry through previous books for the benefit of the readers."

Personally I don't see any reason why Rowling should be considered separate from the narrator, or evidence that the passages were stating Harry's sentiments, or restating things from previous books since the phrases:

the greatest Dark sorcerer of all time (Chamber of Secrets)
the most powerful Dark wizard for a century (Goblet of Fire).
the most dangerous Dark wizard of all time (Dumbledore HBP)
Never appeared before the references shown.
"Also, not everything on Pottermore is from Rowling. "New from J. K. Rowling" articles are, all the other stuff is just people being paid to keep the website running for her regurgitating book content, which in this case, specifically would mean that they regurgitated the public opinion of the wizards in Harry's life had about Voldemort; that he was the most dangerous Dark Wizard of all time. People, again, who live in a society where the details of Grindelwald's.rise to power was not widely known. Most of whom was not even born yet when Grindelwald lost that duel with Dumbledore. Turn and twist it however much you like, but the fact remains that taking things on face value without properly exploring the context in which it appeared is not a good pathway to truth."
While pottermore may have been maintained by other people, to say tthe phrase The most powerful dark wizard of all time was only a regurgitated public opinion doesn't sound accurate since it was never actually used by any character in the books.
I just think that unless new information is released to contradict them, that there little reasons to doubt the statements we currently have, or to just assume british characters don't know much about Grindelwald's power compared to Voldemort's based on Rita's claim (which a lot of people do seem to take at face value) despite her saying Voldemort would be the most dangerous.
But what do you think, should the references still be considered canon or should they be removed.
Freddy1428 (talk) 18:03, October 8, 2020 (UTC)

I never said that the statements in and of themselves were not canon, Freddy, I'm saying that given the in-universe perspective from which the articles is written, perhaps a plain reading taken on face value sometimes can be a bit hasty. Also, it's not as though the future of Voldemort and Grindelwald's articles stand and fall on the outcome of the debate between the two of us, and that it is perfectly acceptable to agree to disagree, and rather kick back and wait to see whatever the rest of the wiki thinks.. Tfoc (talk) 18:44, October 8, 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for the reference. Freddy1428 (talk) 22:11, October 8, 2020 (UTC)

Hey IronYak question, can we use this picture:


As a source as to the full extent of the forces under Voldemort's comand during both the first and second wars. I'm not sure how reliable it is though (if it even actually shows the full number of combatants of the battle) when sirius said that he had huge numbers back in the first war, from witches and wizards who served him both willing and unwilling to dark creatures like inferi (which dumbledore said he made enough to make up an army by themselves), and later in the second war with dementors, which according to pottermore were said to number in the thousands.


But do we have a canon source on the size of Voldemort's army, or proof as to say whether Grindelwald's Aliance did or fid not the greater number of followers? hope to hear from you.

Freddy1428 (talk) 08:18, October 10, 2020 (UTC)

Just so we're clear; you realize I threw in the towel like four posts ago, right? Tfoc (talk) 07:25, October 11, 2020 (UTC)

Error in voting policy page

Hey, I think the voting policy page needs an update in the section "Tallying" where it's mentioned-

"A majority opinion is considered when there is a clear +3 votes for a particular opinion."

It should be +7 , right? Or it's still +3?

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 05:27, October 9, 2020 (UTC)


Hey! You might have seen, that I applied for rollback a few days back on the RFP page. But, only one person, MechQueste, has replied. His comment is in favor, and there are no opposing voters. Does that mean a majority, or should a vote be opened? Kindly tell! --     TheHacktivist42         talk       contribs    07:40, October 10, 2020 (UTC)

Alright. I will read and fully understand the policy now. Should I remove that message from Dave's talk, seeing as he hasn't read it yet (although I think that violates a policy as well), or should I let it be and let him decide whether or not to vote? And thanks for the confirmation. --     TheHacktivist42         talk       contribs    04:41, October 11, 2020 (UTC)
Will do that! Thanks for confirming. --     TheHacktivist42         talk       contribs    05:02, October 11, 2020 (UTC)

Vote process

Hey, when will you open my votings? I'm sure I have resolved all the issues about me. Let me know and thnx for clearing that part in the voting policy. Cheers!

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 09:23, October 10, 2020 (UTC)

Just curious, when will my votings start?

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 11:01, October 11, 2020 (UTC)

Ironyak1, sorry for being impatient but can you pls respond as when my votings will start? Today is the last day of the 7 day period of Discussions and I really wanna votings to start as I think I have resolved most of the matter at hand unless there is something more to address. Thnx.

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 20:30, October 11, 2020 (UTC)

The week is over now Yak. Can my votings start? Sorry for bothering you but this would not let me sleep...lol.

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 19:23, October 12, 2020 (UTC)

Live Chat

Can you come to the live chat once?

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs £


Hello. :-)

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, chief, I had no idea that the link didn't work. I did find the script, though.

As for your second note, the one about how "just because there is a Minister of Transportation doesn't mean every department would also have a Minister," I would actually beg the differ. A ministry, as you know, is by definition, a department of a government charged with managing a specific sector of public administration, and is headed by a Minister, the title given to the head of that department. The head of state might be the Minister for Magic, you know, as a whole, that's one thing, but the fact that the existence of a Minister of Magical Transportation is, in fact, indicative of every major, big D Department being headed up by a Minister. Why? Because that's what a Minister is, a head of a government department. The British Ministry of Magic is modeled after and is depicted to operate the same way as any real life governing body, if with a bit of a magical twist to it; with its structure, hierarchicy and titles/ranks for the officals, and the duties that comes with them, is being mainly the same, with a Minister referring to either the head of state, or the head of a government department, and with the secretary at the Misuse of Magic Office still being responsible for assisting with correspondence, making appointments, and carrying out administrative tasks for the office she works at, etc, as that's what a secretary does. Colliqualism holds true, even if the Ministry is magical.

For example, in the second book, when Ron identified Fudge to Harry in Hagrid's hut, all we're being told is that he is Arthur's boss, but we instantly know he's head of state, because we're supposed to know. The whole idea is for the Ministry of Magic to be as easily identifiable and realistic as possible, that's why Rowling depicted it the way she did. If she meant it to differ significantly from how a real life government operates and is structered, she would have done it differently. It would still be called the Wizards' Council, and presumably have operated like something akin to a deliberative assembly composed of non-elected representatives that's discussing governing and political affairs within the confines of a meeting chamber or something. I mean, we've got the example of the Investigation Department, which is a sub-department within a Department, and again, big D, that does indeed consist of, as you so nicely put it, lower level functionaries than what the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement would be, and the one in charge of it is not a Minister, he is a Director. So if there is a Minister of Magical Transportation, it follows from that that each of​​ the seven Departments, Magical Law Enforcement, Magical Accidents and Catastrophes, International Magical Cooperation, etc, are all headed by a minister, just like any actual government using that term to rank it's officals would do. I mean, we could always change it back with the click of a button if Rowling releases some new information about how the Ministry operates that retcons the depiction in the books, but can't we cross that bridge when we get there? Tfoc (talk) 07:07, October 12, 2020 (UTC)

Newt Strike vote

One of the people who voted yes, "Bookworm1118", has no contribrutions on the wiki and doesn't appear to be an actual member of our (HP wiki) community, with only a little more than a handful edits under their belt on the only other wiki I can see they have been active on as per their user page on the HP wiki. Is their vote of confidence for Newt, being an apparent outsider, valid? Voting yes is literally their first ever post here. Tfoc (talk) 16:40, October 13, 2020 (UTC)

Wow. Ok. I just checked and the user is a very active member on Hunger Games Wiki. A Wiki Newt Strike is a Discussion Moderator on. Tho there maybe no proof, this all seems way to fishy and there are way too many coincidences to fill the loop holes. --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   16:47, October 13, 2020 (UTC)
Wow! You all are making me so popular. Newt Strike on literally every page. Find something productive to do instead of doing the detective work to satisy your grudges. Thnx.

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 16:51, October 13, 2020 (UTC)

The question was whether or not Bookworm1118 specifically qualifies? Tfoc (talk) 06:58, October 14, 2020 (UTC)


Thanks for the messages about the RFPs. I have currently voted against Newt Strike; the conversation that has followed the nomination is a decisive one and does not benefit the community at all. I see Rodolphus has opened the voting anyway after you denied the request, and, for the record, I would have denied the request as well. For disclosure, Newt Strike emailed me asking to open the voting.

As for attempting to influence the vote, it was pretty much an unwritten rule that "vote-farming" was frowned upon. It was never codified, and the 20 mainspace edits rule was there to keep that in check if they tried to bring in outside voters. Since that's now been raised to 50, that shouldn't be much of a concern. If anyone meets the voting requirements, then obviously they have a right to vote on any issue.

If Newt Strike has been canvassing on the HPW Discord, then the actions may fall under the auspices of the new Discord policy and action could be taken. If they don't, then amendments should be considered to prevent that from happening again. Of course, if they have been canvassing elsewhere, then it might not fall under doing anything wrong if they have not technically broken any rules. Potentially distasteful, yes, but outside the current remit of any policy.

There is a policy that Wikipedia uses, which was adopted and revised a little by Wookieepedia that might help in this situation. Don't disrupt Wookieepedia to prove a point (I link the Wook version simply because its easier to find right now. The relevant part would be "Gaming the system is the use of Wookieepedia rules to thwart Wookieepedia policy. In many cases, gaming the system is a form of disruption." Under that definition, attempting to circumvent local policy would, in itself, be a form of disruption.--Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 18:47, October 13, 2020 (UTC)

No problems, at all -- happy to help where I can. Regarding the exact wording of the policy; it is all dependent on how an individual user words the request. They are free to inform other users about it, but not to canvass for a particular outcome. Therefore, how they write that message becomes the crucial point of contention -- one I would have to see to judge. Newt's message to me was informational and with a request to open voting, which is perfectly within the rules of the policy. If you have a publicly available example of the messages that have been sent, that would be helpful so I can comment with more information.
Under Wookieepedia rules, if a user is judged as causing disruption, then it falls under the rules of the blocking policy. Users are free to challenge that of course, but there is no special rule. If disruption occurs, and warnings and/or dispute resolution fails, then default to blocking policy. It has been a long time since Wookieepedia has run into these problems, and nothing springs to recent memory I'm afraid. --Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 19:49, October 13, 2020 (UTC)
In the cases you have provided, I would definitely agree that this is form of vote farming, and should be strongly discouraged since it essentially has the possibility to stack the vote either way. We absolutely should not encourage this behaviour at all; positions should be awarded on merit and with community support behind them. Any attempt to game the system does not show good judgement for wanting to become an admin in any case. Also, Tfoc contacted me regarding one of the users voting for Newt Strike. Bookworm1118 voted in support without qualifying under the voting policy, which would definitely be a breach of the policy if solicited for their vote off-site.
As for punishment in this case, then blocking policy applies since it would fall under the disruption clause. It would be at the admin's discretion, and while it may feel like a permanent block is justified in this case due to the potential severity of the disruption, I would advise a shorter block for now. Newt is a GDM (for disclosureI have nothing to do with appointing or working with GDMs in my role at Fandom) so may possess the qualities for being a good admin, but just showing poor judgement right now. At the very least, he is showing he is not very conversant with the rules of the community, which is an absolute must considering he wants to be an admin.--Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 12:48, October 14, 2020 (UTC)
Also, checking into the votes for Newt, five of the seven do not qualify under the minimum edits, but do qualify under the Discussions clause. At the moment, I think it is very clear that Newt is soliciting votes at this point. --Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 12:58, October 14, 2020 (UTC)
That is a valid concern, definitely, and one I share now that you've laid it out like that. But short of a permanent block, there's nothing in the current ruleset to prevent a user from renominating, or even to be eligible if they were previously blocked. On the face of it, allowing Discussions users with 20 posts to vote might be too low since that can be obtained easier than fifty edits and a one month timeframe on the wiki. So that leaves you with the decision for a permanent block, but that sets precedent as well. In this case, it might be justified with the evidence, but it's still something I would be hesitant to hand out. I have had brief discussions with Timeshade over some aspects of this, but I'm trying very hard to address this matter purely as a Bureaucrat. --Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 19:14, October 15, 2020 (UTC)
Sir, I would like to correct you that 20 Discussions posts users are also eligible for voting along with 50 edits users per the policy. So, I will go ahead and undo them cuz only OA can act on votes per policy. Thnx.

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 13:04, October 14, 2020 (UTC)

I already undid them. --Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 19:14, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

Vote Canvassing

Hey Yak, I had a complaint to lodge. I have got a user vote change request by Newt Strike, I felt like this should be brought into your attention. As it's vote canvassing.

P.S. Reply to my Hi's on Discord.

--K Kraken| |Talk 10:20, October 14, 2020 (UTC)

Please don't lie. You yourself told me that you would change your vote and that's why I asked you when? Perhaps someone has bribed you for this. Kind regards.

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 10:31, October 14, 2020 (UTC)

I said I will reconsider my Vote, if I see things improve and I do some consultation. Nowhere I have said that I will surely change my Vote. --K Kraken| |Talk 10:33, October 14, 2020 (UTC)


I was asked to post an announcement regarding Newt Strike vote for admin rights. I think we can expire the old one, can't we?--Rodolphus (talk) 14:28, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for this information. I read our new policy and must have misunderstood it. That wasn't my intention. At first, I was not sure if I could handle a vote. I'll better leave this task to the native speakers again.--Rodolphus (talk) 14:45, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

I probably misunderstood the "beginning of the vote" part. I'll ask Cavalier One. Or could you do it? You've already contacted him I think? --Rodolphus (talk) 15:03, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

Request for RFP

Hi, is there an ongoing problem?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 18:53, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

Okay, I have understood. I will read it again. I need time for my decision. Here in Germany it's late night. I don't want to rush anything. I will write this to MechQueste, too.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 19:31, October 15, 2020 (UTC)
Phew, it all sounds pretty tough. Thanks for the links. I will definitely read it.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 19:43, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

Newt Strike

Hey Ironyak1, Newt Strike is still, after so much has happened, is breaking policies. He made a post on the Discussion board requesting users to vote on his RFP. Admin Rudolphus has already created a post as is valid per HPW policies, but now Newt without Admin or Dmod permissions made another post. I deleted it right away and request you to take strict actions now. Our policies have been mocked enough. I think it's time that actions are taken. Thanks! --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   08:24, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

I have just caught up to the whole situation that has been happening, and I just wanted to say (for every admin) that I think we need actions to be taken too. We put loads of effort into building and adopting these new policies, so it's disappointing to find them being broken and/or manipulated right away. We can't let that be brushed away, without taking any action against doing so. I think the authenticity of the vote has been way too unclear throughout the proceedings. It's an unfortunate situation, but we have too many things to sort out in the dispute. - Kates39 (talk) 10:41, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

Content Moderator

Thank you! Yes, I would happy to discuss a "content moderation policy" whenever we can set a forum up. I think it would be good for everyone to be on the same page, and I will put a few ideas together. I will look forward to the discussion! - Kates39 (talk) 10:00, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

Sounds good! I think that will be very helpful. - Kates39 (talk) 16:09, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

Nomination withdrawn - archive

I've archived the discussion, but for some reason I couldn't find, the other sections have been archived as well. Can you tell me how to fix this?--Rodolphus (talk) 11:43, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. That was the first time I opened a vote, and it was more difficult than it seemed .I wasn't sure if I could do it at first, and will probably specialise in the canon policy in the future.--Rodolphus (talk) 12:24, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

Getting a warning

I do not get why I got a warning when I was telling the truth, Jk Rowling made out transgender people like their


Skytomyhead (talk) 18:23, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

This site is an encyclopedia. Call-outs and those types of comments do not belong there as it is incredibly one-sided and not neutral in tone. As such, the content of your edit belongs somewhere else like social media. Perhaps Twitter would be more accommodating there. MechQueste 18:30, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Newt Strike's actions

Hi Ironyak1,

Newt Strike has been reprimanded for needlessly requesting local rights on communities where he's not a local community member with the requisite contribution history, and he has confirmed that he will not make any more requests of the sort.

That said, if you feel his behavior here went beyond a misguided request for rights and instead caused disruptions to the Harry Potter community and its members, you had the right to block him. Global rights holders are not exempt from local wiki rules.

I understand that you would like me to remove Newt's global rights. However, as far as I can tell, the posts and conversations linked here are proof that a number of users have a very negative opinion of Newt and his actions, that they support the block and denial of rights. They do not directly show Newt's bad behavior. I'm hesitant to strip someone of global rights that they held in good faith for some time without seeing inappropriate behavior first hand, and without giving that person a chance to change their behavior. Newt has now been warned and reminded that global rights come with special access and powers, but not with special privilege or immunity. I'll consider it fair to remove his global rights only if he nevertheless continues to show disrespect for local wiki rules, or abuses his global rights in another way. Mira Laime (talk) 01:32, October 17, 2020 (UTC)

I have indeed received numerous reports, including from other wikis and staff members. Newt has since been given a warning to stop abusing his global rights, and he sincerely promised to change his behavior. This is a final chance. If he doesn't change his behavior - for instance, if he contacts people from this wiki again to continue pushing on the issues that got him blocked here, or causes similar disruptions elsewhere - then yes, he will lose his rights. Mira Laime (talk) 18:52, October 19, 2020 (UTC)


I'd like to inform you that I am considering stepping down from the administrator position for a few days now. I was just asked if I could make an empty table for the WU articles, and I did not manage it. I think that another person, would be better suited for such an important position. Although I have been on this wiki for a long time, I've rarely dealed with this complicated matters. Although I feel very honored to have been apponted, I never sought for power. --Rodolphus (talk) 13:15, October 17, 2020 (UTC)

A few users have sent me very nice messeges, and I have decided that I would like to keep my rights--Rodolphus (talk) 15:19, October 17, 2020 (UTC)

RE:Reverb frost - new Administrator rights

Yes check.svg Done. Cheers! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 21:38, October 18, 2020 (UTC)

(Kmax12649 (talk) 22:47, October 18, 2020 (UTC) Hey did Lucius Malfoy decide to leave Harry Potter alone after the Battle of Hogwarts in the film Deathly Hallows Part 2, as he did in the book? Kmax12649 (talk) 22:47, October 18, 2020 (UTC))

RFP Announcement

Hi Yak, I completely forgot to ask, is there any way that some sort of announcement could be made about the open vote on my RFP? -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  14:08, October 19, 2020 (UTC)

Well, to be honest, nominees shouldn't really have to ask for an announcement to be made in order for it to happen. I notice you made announcements when votes opened on adopting policies - surely the potential election of a new member of local staff is just as important? -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  08:49, October 20, 2020 (UTC)
Well then how do I raise awareness of the ongoing RFP without breaking rules? Am I allowed to ask you or OA Seth to encourage others to vote? Is there any way in which you could? Because right now I'm on course to not be granted rights anyway despite all the support, purely because there aren't enough votes, not because of objection. It is causing a lot of undue frustration in what is already an extremely tough week for me (tough for personal reasons that I would rather not divulge). -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  11:20, October 21, 2020 (UTC)

Ok!Jaan Cole 17:15, October 21, 2020 (UTC)jaan

RE: Is it ok if you remove some pages?

Hi, I was just wondering if it’s ok if you can remove some pages that are not that useful like the “Gun” page because I don’t see any significant events related to the gun, it’s just some random prop and I son’t think it deserves a page for it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by The Great Gamer Boy153 (talkcontribs).

Dolores Umbridge main image

Do you think that the protection for the Dolores Umbrdge.png file could be lowered? I personally think it could. It lacks the proper description. I have to admit I still hestitate when using my tools. Also, I've decided that I'd like to keep my rights for now, but there are a lot of things happening in my private life, so it may be possible I'll request it at a later point. Thank you for your help.--Rodolphus (talk) 17:56, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

What happened?

Is it just me, or did the wiki layout just change into a really crappy, less user-friendly version of itself? Tfoc (talk) 19:17, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

I'm not interested in 'getting used to it', this change has made what was a nice informative site into a very hard to like travesty. The wiki looks awful, and this layout/setup has less functionality than the old one, everything's laggy and takes forever to function, a lot of useful and important tools have been stripped away - we aren't seriously meant to take this crap laying down, are we? We are gonna try to have it returned to a state where people want to use it as opposed just feeling obligated to? Tfoc (talk) 20:36, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

So in other words, they won't listen to reason, so we're left with no other choice but to hunt these cretins down, right? :P Tfoc (talk) 21:11, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Can we restore WikiActivity with this?

I clicked on the blog post concerning the update and lent my voice to the scores of unhappy campers, hoping a Fandom Staff would see it. I have very poor eyesight, explaining that the font is so small I have trouble reading it, and that the "Recent Changes" page has the text being just too small for me it at all. That's when this user called Hollowness came along:

"WikiActivity will give you the look you desire. I sympathize I have a friend with eye sight issues, accessibility should not be overlooked in this update. Please, to help yourself and others feel free to ticket in-depth concerns and suggestions of UCP and it's accessibility."

This other user I found, HumansCanWinElves, previously posted both that one and a different one further down in the comments.

"You can consider importing w:c:dev:WikiActivity, or w:c:dev:ModernizedChanges", which they said gives the wiki 'a prettier look.'

Those can be imported to a whole wiki by an admin, or for any user on their personal JS/CSS

Edit: The second one is allowed only in personal CSS"

Can this somehow be implemented onto the wiki? What's a CSS? Tfoc (talk) 06:15, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Still not as good as it was back with the old layout, but at least the font in "Recent Changes" is big enough to read now. Thank you so much! Oh, btw, hate to nag, but did you see my response from our previous discussion? Also, the signature button don't work for me there, for now reason. Tfoc (talk) 15:49, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Image source template

Hey, does the {{Information}} template we use for the source of an image look okay to you? I checked it in files like File:Potions club.PNG and it's broken to me - the source bar has started appearing at the top and it pushes the description, source, licensing section etc. to the side. I could provide a photo of it if it doesn't appear like that to you in your browser. It's been caused by UCP, and I think it will need to be updated. - Kates39 (talk) 18:00, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

If I may suggest, remove the part that says id="infoboxinternal" in the 3rd line. Here is a test example. StarLightNova 23:25, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Hogwarts Uniform

Say I wanted to add a bit about the uniform changes in Hogwarts Legacy, how would I do that exactly since the subheading is for film adaptation changes? Not there’s quite a lot of them, just maybe a few or so. Andrewh7 (talk) 04:17, 28 October 2020 (UTC) Andrewh7

Deletion of Pages

I had several user pages I was using to write a book. I was disgusted to find you have deleted all of these works, which took me months to write. Are you able to recover my user pages or have you just deleted my entire book? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Liamm1186 (talkcontribs) 05:23, 30 October 2020‎ (UTC).

My apologies

I want to apologise for my attitude in our ongoing discussion. On a second reading, I realize that I could have conducted myself better, as I at times lost my cool and was more aggressive than I'm entirely proud of. Just, you know, sorry if I at any point said something that insulted you or anything, I do get carried away in arguments sometimes. I also added a source for Magical Law Enforcement Officer, btw. Tfoc (talk) 09:58, 1 November 2020 (UTC)

Bump. Tfoc (talk) 23:10, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

WU character pages

Should pages be created for unidentified characters in WU such as the Unidentified students from each of the four houses, a Ministry official, unidentified vampire and maybe even the player character of WU? Andrewh7 (talk) 05:54, 6 November 2020 (UTC) Andrewh7

Forum:Policy Review

Greetings! Shouldn't Forum:Content moderation practices and Forum:Bot Policy proposal be added to Forum:Policy Review? Thanks! latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   18:19, 7 November 2020 (UTC)

Real world article tenses

I seem to remember that there was once an agreement that real world subjects should be an exception to our past tense editing policy. Do you know when this discussion took place? I noticed that the exceotion is not yet mentioned on our policy page.Rodolphus (talk) 15:03, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

New Recent Changes

Hey, I was wondering if we could incorporate the new Recent Changes page in the Wiki. They look somewhat like this, and they can be added using a line of code in the CSS page. What d'you think? --      TheHacktivist42         talk       contribs     17:28, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Alright! --      TheHacktivist42         talk       contribs     04:31, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Thank You

Greetings! You probably don't remember the brief conversation we had, but around a few months ago you instructed me on how to apply for the Special:Community page feature. Just wanted to thank you for your detailed explanation and the patience you used when explaining the process to a truly confused user.

Thanks again! Hope you are doing well.


MajesticPotatoez 03:02, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Promotion of a browser extension

Hello Ironyak, I'm a motivated developer from the Fandom Dev Wiki, I built a browser extension that aims to bring together all the awesome scripts developed by the Dev community, for the benefit of the users. I would like to ask for your permission to promote it here on the wiki. All information on the extension you can find in this page on the Fandom Dev Wiki.

PS: I already communicated this to Rodolphus and he told me to ask you. -- Khang (talk) 08:38, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

merlin most powerful?

Hey ironyak question, the merlin page describes him as arguebly the most powerful wizard of all time, but the reference used only describes him as the most famous wizard of all time. Is there something in canon that describes him as the most powerful and if not should it be change? Hope to hear from you. Freddy1428 (talk) 18:52, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Book of Spells player character page

Since there's a page for the Hogwarts potions champion, should there be one for the player character of Wonderbook Book of Spells?

On an unrelated note, I've been meaning to ask you about your bot. I noticed it since I first found the wiki and am curious about it. How did you get it and even better question, how do you "control" what it does or where it edits? A bot might be very useful on the other wikis that I'm an admin myself and could make things easier. Andrewh7 (talk) 02:58, 23 November 2020 (UTC) Andrewh7

Image advice

Hey, I was hoping you could help me out. How would you tag an image upload that's personal to the user, and intended to be used in a blog? I was going to put {{User image}}, but that says it's for a user page. Thank you! - Kates39 (talk) 16:11, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Halls category

I noticed that the Halls category is only for/centered around Hogwarts' halls, but Ilvermorny has halls too. Would it be best to revise it to include both Hogwarts and Ilvermorny halls? If I could, what would that mean for the category and for the articles on the category page? Would the Hogwarts locations have to be added to the Hogwarts' halls too, or would the two hall pages be "absorbed" into the Halls category and would just be the Hall category on the Ilvermorny locations cat.? Andrewh7 (talk) 21:37, 27 November 2020 (UTC) Andrewh7

Sock puppets

There has been a request tp deal with a possible sock puppet. Our policies state that all sockpuppet accounts need to be blocked. I haven't found anything about how to confirm that a user is a sockpuppet. Is there a way to check this, aside from judging by similar behaviour?Rodolphus (talk) 08:56, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

I've learned that Fandom staff can perform IP checks.Rodolphus (talk) 09:59, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

Talk page policy

Sorry for asking for advice again. Users need to be warned for a first violation of the image policy. Does this warning have to be on the talk page, or is one in the edit summary enough?Rodolphus (talk) 07:33, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

Also, does a second violation count from the point after the warning? If not, action sometimes needs to be taken without a warning. Would you take a look at Requests for Administrator attention. I feel a bit ashamed for my lacking confidence.Rodolphus (talk) 13:18, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for the advice.Rodolphus (talk) 07:35, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

Can you take a look at the possible sockpuppet discussion? Fandom central has already been contacted, though not by me. Does fandom contact the Admins in such cases?Rodolphus (talk) 12:13, 3 December 2020 (UTC) The fandom staff does it themselves. Did I understand this correctly? "staff" refers to Fandom Staff and not to local Admins, does it?Rodolphus (talk) 12:16, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

Duplicate pages

There are two pages for the same thing Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures potion stores and Potion stores of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Maybe the latter (the second one) should be deleted and/or merged so there isn’t two pages. Andrewh7 (talk) 22:41, 10 December 2020 (UTC) Andrewh7

Add functionality of changing hyphens to dashes in "xx-xx school year" to your bot

Hi! I would like to request an additional routine change from hyphens to dashes in school years be added to your bot, like from "1991-1992 school year" to "19911992 school year". It seems the correct symbol is the dash, but a lot of places still use hyphens. I'd be glad if you could consider this. Thanks! MalchonC (talk) 18:20, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

Yule Ball

Hello! It is me, User talk:Michael Christopher Malfettano III. I wish for your approval of adding everyone's Yule Ball date into the romances box on their pages, even if there was no romantic love between them. Either that, or I can make another box thingy titled Yule Ball Date. Please reply!

Personal attack blocks

Regarding the recent request for Admin attention, the policy says that cool of blocks should be given out after a warining based on the severity of the attack. I was about to ask you how to best handle it when I saw you had already commented. I haven't done anything about it yet. As Samm has said, there is "assume good falth" . Also, I don't know how severe which words are. I sometimes wish that English was my native language. Thank you for all advice and help. Rodolphus (talk) 20:59, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, Happy Christmas. Fröhliche Weihnachten.Rodolphus (talk) 22:39, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Happy Holidays

Not quite in time for Christmas, but certainly still during Christmastide. Have a happy and safe festive season to end this year on a cheerful note! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 23:10, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Delete user page?

Hey Ironyak, happy (belated!) new year. I found a user page tagged for deletion, and I have been trying to find the origin of it to see if it should be deleted. It's that user page. A user changed their name, and then somehow that page under the old name was linked to their new page (I think that's what happened anyway!). Do you think it should be deleted, or kept? Haven't seen anything like that yet, so thought I would get advice. Thank you! - Kates39 (talk) 17:55, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Kates, this was caused by the user Adamxmyrtle1 attempting to change their username incorrectly by literally renaming their user page with the Move function, which StarLightNova reverted. As no user with the name AdamxCammy ever actually existed (yet anyway) I think it is safe to delete. -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  20:17, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Oh I see, thank you! In that case, it's sounds like a good candidate for deletion then. I will wait to see if Ironyak has any thoughts, and then decide what to do. - Kates39 (talk) 11:20, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Candidates for deletion

THe List of spells used by Harry Potter used by Harry Potter has been nominated for deletion a long time ago with no opposing as of now, but three votes are needed according to the category descriptiion, so I haven't deleted it yet. What do you think about the article?Rodolphus (talk) 11:27, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Request for Admin attention

There has been a case of message removal. I've given them a short block for this, though it seems that it happened accidentally. Do you know what could cause this? I've also thoug<ht about unblocking them if it was just an accident. Could you have a look at the situation? I've been thinking about steping down from my Admin position again. Rodolphus (talk) 18:02, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

Typo in the Top Navigation menu

Hey there Yak, been a while, hope you're well. So, Sydney34277 has pointed out here that the link to the Hogwarts Mystery page under the 'Games' tab on the Top Navigation menu incorrectly lacks a space between the colon and the H of Hogwarts, thus leading to a nonexistent page. I don't think I'm able to edit that, so I just thought I'd let you know. Thanks -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  19:59, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Classes articles Bot use and Voring

First, I want to thank you for your adcice and help. Recently, I have started a discussion on Talk:Muggle Studies about separating the field of study and the class articles for Muggle Studies and Astronomy. Could your bot be used in this case? Also, there has been a discussion regarding the relationships section of the infobox. I had difficulty habdling the vote last time.Rodolphus (talk) 09:39, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

RE:File name format

Ahhh yeah sorry, I didn't realise there was such a convention; I mean I was just following the rename tags on the images but yeah I still shoulda known of course. Anyway I know now, so it won't happen again 👍 -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  01:48, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Virtual Connect

Hey there, an email was sent to the one associated to your Fandom account last week about a Virtual Connect the company is hosting in March. It might have ended up in the spam folder, so please check there for an invite. I've sent a Discord DM also to check if you've received it. Please RSVP so that we can know whether or not you'll be able to tune in March 6th and 7th.

In case you can't make it, we want to make sure we have time to invite another awesome editor.

More info can be found in your email associated with your Fandom account. There’s also a blog post with additional details here: https://community.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Brandon_Rhea/Announcing_Fandom%27s_(Virtual)_Community_Connect_2021

Hope to see you there.TimeShade (talk) 21:32, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

Discord invite

What is the invite code for Harry Potter Wiki Discord? For some reason the Connect button on the side of this wiki doesn't work for me. RogueOwner (talk) 20:34, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Unneeded page

There is an unneeded page titled “Allies”, content moderator Mr.SiriusBlack told me to message you about this, I hope that you can solve this. Albusnotdumbledore (talk) 02:20, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Replacement Wiki Representative (née Wiki Manager)

Hey Ironyak, I wanted to let you know that I'm here to replace TimeShade as Wiki Manager (now called Wiki Representative). I can assist you with anything TimeShade did, whether you have a social issue or need technical help or just have some feedback for Fandom — I'm always around at need. You can reach out to me here or on Discord @ Ursuul#0575 if you ever want to reach out, cheers!
-Ursuul (talk) 04:10, 10 February 2021 (UTC)


Hey Ironyak. If you have a chance, could you weigh in at Talk:Canon#Update?. I have proposed defining Wizarding World content in two ways in the policy, by seperating any content given by Rowling and any other content given by the website into two tiers. Thank you! - Kates39 (talk) 12:09, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

Possible sock puppet

I have twice deleted the Ana Riddle page, whch was created by two different users. Do you agree that this constitutes disruption defined by fandom as the difference between sockpuppets and alternate accounts? If you agree, we should contact Fandom, shouldn't we?Rodolphus (talk) 12:02, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Another point

Would you say that a warning is enough in this case? https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/SuperGeneric9072 Pornography is not allowed. I feel that I may need a little break. Thank you for your advice.Rodolphus (talk) 21:12, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

I've decided to give them an indefinite block, as they continued this behaviour.Rodolphus (talk) 21:37, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

Re:Minimal activity

Hi, Ironyak1! I was asked if I wanted to do this. I said from the beginning that I'm willing to help and that I have not much time and was told that would be okay, if I understood right. Should I understood wrong or if it's not enough what I can do - I can't guarantee that I can fulfill these new rules. I can try but I can't guarantee. And when I look onto this page under semi-active I'm not sure if these people do more than I. But that's no longer my decision. As I said: I can try, but not guarantee. When this should lead to a removal of the rights, okay, that's the way it is then. I don't say good-bye. I will always love this wiki and when I can help I do regardless of whether I'm an administrator or a normal user. Your turn now.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 23:00, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Okay, I see you're in a difficult situation. I will help, I will try, but in this moment I must confess I don't know with what I can fulfill these rules. If you have an idea I would appreciate.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 00:11, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Wow, great. That will help. Here in Germany it's midnight now. But tomorrow I will have a look. Thank you very much.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 00:54, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Acknowledged. I've been prepared for this since the announcement was made. I can't really see the point of making edits just for the purpose of maintaining the rights when I haven't actually been fulfilling the role of an admin for quite a while now. So I'm fine with it. I do appreciate the notification, though. ProfessorTofty (talk) 04:29, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. I will do so also in the future.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 20:12, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Infoboxes and categories

Hello. Over the years some people have used in-universe infobixes, which causes these infoboxes to show up in the categories. Do you know how to alter these infoboxes so that userpages do not show up? This includes the wand infobox and the Hogwarts employees one. Thank you. Rodolphus (talk) 13:06, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

I just saw how the categories can be removed on the template page, but the automated Sorting is used on many articles, so I wouldn't do it. But we still have the problem with user pages automaticly beig Sorted when the template is used. I wouldn't delete those, considering one user page of fanfiction is allowed. And draft pages are also allowed.Rodolphus (talk) 13:24, 9 March 2021 (UTC)


Hello, how should the wiki remove the canon "Wands" category from user pages, such as these two (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/User:Donut4/Donut4%27s_wand) & (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/User:Red_Duel/Wand). These are user pages, so they don't belong in the main category. Many articles in the "Hogwarts Employees" category are also unofficial user drafts which don't belong in the main category, which me and Mr SB were unable to remove. RedWizard98 (talk) 18:22, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Image vote

Good morning. There has recently been a request for a main image vote on the Dumbledore talk page. Personally, I think that the vote can be held oce the sources are found. Can you help me managing it? I'd use the announcement tool once the vote has started. Would you mind taking a look at it and either do it yourself or bringing to my attentin if I have overlooked anything? Thank you.Rodolphus (talk) 09:01, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

The policy only talks abbout Admins being requested to draw attention. Have I understood it correctly that we should not do it without a request? Rodolphus (talk) 15:58, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

My rights

You know I've been thinking about this for a few months, and I think I've come to the decision that I'd like to give up my Admin rights. I would like to not go into detail, but it has been very difficult for me. Can you remove them? I know I can do it myself, but I don't want to do it myself without informing someone. Thank you for all your support. I'll stay on the wiki as a regular editor.Rodolphus (talk) 06:54, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

My request for content moderator

Hi! I recently applied for the role of content moderator and I was told by Reverb frost that I could come to you to bring attention to the request. It would be very kind of you if you agree to do this. Thanks! MalchonC (talk) 09:04, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Have already read them both, thanks! MalchonC (talk) 17:18, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi! Sorry to bother you again. So I take it that you've agreed to be my OA? If so, it means you can't vote for/against me but you can still review the request, right? Would you be so kind as to help me with your review? Thanks! MalchonC (talk) 19:08, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Oh, I'm so sorry that I didn't word myself clearly. Sure, I'll wait until you've sorted your schedule out :) MalchonC (talk) 18:18, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Thanks. BTW is there any additional method admins will generally take to bring attention to the vote? Is the only way of finding out there's a vote going on by happening to see the RFP page being updated? MalchonC (talk) 02:04, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your trouble! An announcement will probably not be necessary depending on how it's going. MalchonC (talk) 17:56, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

A huge thanks for your support along the way! I will of course get other cmods/admins' opinions before starting large-scale changes. MalchonC (talk) 17:56, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Film blog

Hello, this film blog (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Kate.moon/Harry_Potter_and_the_Deathly_Hallows_Part_2_Review_Page) is incorrectly sorted under "Films (real world)", where as it is simply a blog about the eighth film rather than a film article in itself, and content moderators and normal users can't edit blog posts. RedWizard98 (talk) 18:53, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Re:Article tense

You're right, of course. That was all I tried to do initially when I reached out to Red, but then MalchonC took it upon himself to intervene on Red's behalf for no apparent reason rather than letting me inform Red I felt like he talked down to me, and I guess I got a bit triggered. Apologies. Tfoc (talk) 17:44, 26 March 2021 (UTC)


Hey Ironyak1, It has come to my notice that User:Newt Strike has been active on the wiki via a sockpuppet account. Here is the sock account. User:Aurelius Dumbledore1 . Although the second account has been banned globally and Newt Strike's main account is also blocked, I think this act should be something you as Newt Strike's banning officer should know. I also noticed that Newt Strike was going to use this 2nd account during his vote. You can read them in the Discussion Board comments. Please take necessary actions. Thanks! --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   09:03, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

User blog

Hey, we have two images tagged for deletion that have been used in a blog. You can see that one image they used was deleted a couple of years ago, but it still has four others that do not have a source/copyright status. Do you think the blog should be deleted, or just the images? If so, an admin will need to help delete or undo the file links if you have the chance. Any advice you have will be helpful, thank you! - Kates39 (talk) 13:17, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Speaking of blogs and image deletion, Special:WantedFiles and Category:Pages with broken file links are full of files and redlinks within blogs, and also there are a couple of blogs showing in Category:Pages with reference errors as well. As only admins can edit blogs, could you fix these, when you have the time? Cheers -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  13:37, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Fandom is getting a new skin

If you haven't seen already, the mockups for the new FandomDesktop skin are out. The header, background, and right rail in particular on the Harry Potter Wiki will change most considerably, and a new dark mode will become available. If you have any particular questions or feedback regarding these changes, or have concerns, let me know & I'd be glad to discuss them with you.
-Ursuul (talk) 20:48, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Bot functionalities

Hi! In addition to the hyphen-to-dash thing that I asked about several months ago (if you don't mind me asking, how is that going?), there're some other things that I think can maybe automated by your bot. I'm not familiar with the API on Fandom, but I have experience in developing so I'll say a few that I guess can be handled:

  1. Correct apostrophes. It's very common for quotes and dialogues on this wiki to use non-English apostrophes, like


    instead of


    The difference between these two are more obvious in source mode. A minor issue of course, but since punctuation is a part of the language, I still feel the need to fix them whenever I see some, so maybe the bot can help me with this.
  2. Empty lines. If I'm not wrong, I find it common practice to not have empty lines between either two of the following: quotes/dialogues, images, texts. While having an empty line doesn't affect layout, it's still very dangerous, because if an editor accidentally adds another empty line (like when editing with mobile, this can happen as a bug), a noticeable gap would be created and generally speaking, articles shouldn't have those. And I don't really know if the bot can already condense several adjacent empty lines into one, if it cannot, then, well, I hope it gets added too.
  3. Putting the comma/period at the end of a phrase (not sentence) outside of the quote. I have to admit this is something that particularly bothers me. An example: it should be

    He thinks HPW is 'the best'.


    He thinks HPW is "the best."

    If my investigations are not wrong (see this article), British English should use the former. It bothers me because this inconsistency of styles is not something I can get used to easily, and when I found out this article, I realised I didn't have to at all. My intuition was right, this is indeed a key difference between British and American English. And on this particular wiki, using the American style is 100% a problem that needs to be addressed.
    Now I know it would be hard for a bot to determine whether the quote is a complete sentence, because if so, the comma/period should still be inside the quote. But maybe some basic judgement can be made, like if the quote has fewer than 5 words AND it doesn't start with a capital letter, than it's likely not a sentence. I know some exceptions like

    'Fine,' she said, 'let's go.'

    but I believe the wiki usually doesn't have this kind of writing (it can be more easily found in, for example, novels).
    Also the article mentions using double quotation marks inside of single quotation marks, not the other way around. It's my fault that I haven't really paid attention to this, but maybe the bot can help with this too (I think it would be easier (or less error-prone) than dealing with the comma/period thing, wouldn't it?).
    And finally, I request putting these in the General Policy along with other British English rules, whether or not it's too hard for the bot to handle them.

If you may consider these, I'll be really grateful. MalchonC (talk) 05:40, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Discussions on the forum will definitely help. For the 2nd and 3rd points, I mean. The 1st is obvious actually because straight quotes are clearly more universal than the curly ones, plus the latter don't really look good in quotes. As for the 2nd one, you mean there could be an alternative style for articles in which main sections have two empty lines apart while sub-sections still have one? Or also two if they're too hard to read. I can see that working too, and I'm liking it because it becomes harder to tell small sections apart when the titles get really small (like this page) so empty lines will help. MalchonC (talk) 08:52, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

RE: "Template:" namespace added in Source Editor

Hey, this is actually a bug — it's ticketed & Fandom's been looking into the cause of it for some time. I'm not certain when it'll be resolved, but it's on the docket!
-Ursuul (talk) 23:31, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Re:MalchonC - Content Moderator rights

How'd you do? Thanks for the prod, I'll take care of it straightaway. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 00:34, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

User Block

Hey! I recently blocked this user for vandalism. This was an emergency block made due to inactivity of wiki admins at that hour. Feel free to modify it if found necessary. Good day! --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   09:28, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Why I am an idiot.

Because I am not. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DudeIAmAmazing (talkcontribs).


Hey, hope you have been doing well! If you have a chance, could you set the bot up to change the links on pages found at Special:WhatLinksHere/:J._K._Rowling_Official_Site to J. K. Rowling's official site? I would do it but since the UCP, scripts have been down and they still haven't updated the ones I could use. Thank you! - Kates39 (talk) 20:31, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Reverting the bot's edits

Hi, I'm just curious about why you're reverting your bot's edits, it was just updating links, what's wrong with that :)

BTW, I saw your latest message on the PS talk page, and I'm thinking about it so haven't responded yet. MalchonC (talk) 05:43, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Got it. And while we're at it, couldn't we just change [[J. K. Rowling Official Site]] to [[J. K. Rowling's official site]] altogether instead of to [[J. K. Rowling's official site|J. K. Rowling Official Site]]? MalchonC (talk) 06:02, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
Ah, now I think I really understand what's going on :) MalchonC (talk) 07:29, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

More details on articles changes in the new skin

Hey again Ironyak, I have more information regarding the new skin and will likely have even more down the line, so my hope is to regularly update this wiki regarding these changes. Today, there's a blog out that explains the three different width options in the new skin: standard, like oasis; wide, like Gamepedia; and ultrawide, for editors only, where the right rail is completely collapsed. Further, edit options will no longer be presented to users who cannot edit the page (e.g. logged out users on wikis with anon editing disabled, or users viewing a protected page), since they would be nonfunctional anyway. If you have any questions, feel free to send a message!
-Ursuul (talk) 12:23, 17 April 2021 (UTC)


Hi, it's me again :) This time I have a simple request: in Category:Candidates for renaming, there're several categories that, well, need renaming, and renaming categories require changing all pages in them, so I wonder whether your bot can help with that :) Thanks! MalchonC (talk) 04:20, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Image policy

Personally I think I am still going to recommend the deletion of bad quality files, and uploading them is really not a good editing standard. This is something you too could be doing (deleting poor quality files and cleaning up the image library), if you wanted. RedWizard98 (talk) 07:22, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

I did not state any exact policies, I was merely recommending good image practise, as you know, to help others improve their uploads. You too should be focusing on cleaning up poor quality files and helping improve the image library, as MrSiriusBlack and MalchonC could really do with some help. RedWizard98 (talk) 07:35, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

That is fine, but I'm still going to clean up images. I was also going to ask, why did you revert this message on my talk page (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/User_talk:RedWizard98?diff=prev&oldid=1434271)? It wasn't an inappropriate message so you removing it seemed a bit odd to me. RedWizard98 (talk) 07:48, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Help... again

Hi, I'm terribly sorry for bothering you, but I ran into another problem: I spotted a template (originally Template:SafeSpace) that only had fan-uses, so I suggest it be moved to a user subpage, but what I hadn't realised is that if it's a user subpage, adding "{{SUBST:User:CheeseUnicorn/SafeSpace}}" will automatically convert the string to the full contents of the "template" itself, which is of course an inconvenience to people using it. So my question is, can this kind of templates be allowed in Template namespace? MalchonC (talk) 17:11, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Spell names

I myself was hesitant over moving spells to titles with lower case names given in the Wizarding World articles, so I only moved pages with capitalised names given in the article, like the Bouquet Spell or Dangling Jinx. If the pages with lower capitalised spells names should be moved back, their re-directs to their unofficial names should be deleted in the process, since they don't appear to be official names. RedWizard98 (talk) 17:07, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

OK then I agree with reverting the lower-case moves, but please, keep the redirects. They aren't exactly official names but close, and if somebody searches using them as keywords they might expect the pages to show up right beneath the search box. MalchonC (talk) 17:15, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

My tone

I was only using "you can't really complain about" to mean "the revert has very good reason", nothing else. I think in my subconsciousness I may've derived that from the common speaking of "doing well, can't complain", which doesn't mean I literally cannot utter the complaints, but rather there's nothing bad going on. That's what I meant: the revert wasn't bad. There's no bad faith. If you don't see it, I apologise because I chose the wrong words. MalchonC (talk) 04:05, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for bearing with me, I will be extra careful from now on. I have a small request though: would you please evaluate the legitimacy of adding Neville as Head of Gryffindor to any page? This matter will settle down sooner if we can get an admin's input. Thanks a lot. MalchonC (talk) 04:48, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Re:Neville exchange

Thank you for stepping in there. You're right, of course when you talked about civility and good faith. It's just that first, I made the edit because I realized I had cited the wrong source, but I didn't even notice that BTS paragraph at the bottom of the page, so I thought he had just undone my old one. It was definitively not me deliberately ignoring his edit. And then he jumped on me and was all hostile, so I got a bit defensive and indignant; and then RedWizard98 followed that trend of theirs of jumping into my discussions with other people to tell me what a horrible editor I am, and I felt I was being a bit ganged up on. I'll do my best to handle it better from now on, but I still would like to ask that someone told Red to take it down a notch. I realize that the article talk pages are fair game, but I don't need them to pounce on me in discussions I have with other editors on user talk pages every chance they get. At least if all they're going to do is to denigrate me, instead of actually sticking to the topic and try to explain his take on the matter we're actually talking about. Tfoc (talk) 05:38, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Also, for future references, I am a he. ^^' Tfoc (talk) 06:04, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Scratch that. If RedWizard98 is going to label my votes on article content "votes" and try to impose necessary preconditions before they're valid, like he did on the Neville Longbottom talk page, I don't think it's a good idea for him to interact with me there either. Tfoc (talk) 15:50, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Bot operating frequency

Hi, I'm curious as to why the bot only updated a handful of pages instead of all pages that had been edited since it had last operated? MalchonC (talk) 17:10, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

RE: sending the wantedpages issue off to FANDOM

Okay, hopefully they can sort it; on that subject, I've also noticed a rogue 'Harry Potter' in wantedpages, struckthrough as if fixed but never shifting from wantedpages when it refreshes daily, claiming to only have 1 link, despite when you click the "1 link" it then shows all the thousands of pages that actually link to 'Harry Potter', which of course makes it rather impossible to find whatever specific link is causing it to appear in wantedpages, if there is such a specific link. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  20:39, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

The latest time I updated it, I deliberately put it back further than necessary so I didn't have to update it again, for that very reason.
Anyway, has Module:Archive definitely been ruled out as the cause of the talk archive redlinks? -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  17:01, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Hey, just an update - it appears that taking the archive out of the talk page worked because it no longer shows up in wantedpages. Would that suggest it was caused by the template? Since then, I think a new archive for a talk page has shown up in place of it in wantedpages, so difficult to know the number of archives affected by it. - Kates39 (talk) 11:11, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Dropping by

Felt like I went MIA again so about time to check in. I'm still alive.

I was sadden by the news of both Paul Ritter and Helen McCrory's passing, and thought about resurfacing then, alas, HPW always seemed to be very up to date on that front.

Any shocking HP news lately that I might have missed?

Hope all is well! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 09:55, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Oh man, I had no idea there's the rumor about making FB3 ending on something that can pass off as series conclusion. Mind you, I, urgh, really don't like the existing FB films so far. I feel like the story seemed interesting enough, and the VFX is quite ridiculous (as in sick, as in I'm complementing it lmao), but the pacing to me is -[redacted]- haha.
I mean, I feel horrible though, since I thought expanding to 5 films was because JKR thought 3 couldn't contain what she envisioned. I hope she doesn't end up cramming everything into the 3rd film, in case WB really made the call for dropping future films. Sighs. What I would give for her to go back writing novels that are thick enough to be used as self-defense weapons lmao. She could have run wild and not having to worry about fitting her brilliance into the confines of less than 3hrs. One can wish lol. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 04:53, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Re: Automatic scripts

Hi, web dev hasn't really been "my thing" (I usually focus on desktop apps) but I'm willing to try it out. I've got enough on my plate regarding learning new coding languages for real-life needs so maybe I'll start a few months later. Thanks! MalchonC (talk) 04:55, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

RE:Maintaining Rights requirements

Hiya! All's well, thank you, how have you been?

It was predictible this would happen when the User Rights policy was passed, as several of those you listed have been inactive for quite a long time. I think I can tackle the Admins and Content Mods myself if it makes things easier (even though I never thought I'd eventually "demote" the fellow who first welcomed me to the wiki 13 — *gasp* — years ago). --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 13:49, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Re: Rapid deletions

I've looked through my deletion list and restored the images that didn't meet the speedy deletion requirements. Seeing as they're definitely not "one or two", my previous statement has become completely nullified and I blame no one but myself. Should have thought this through instead of becoming defensive immediately. I might not continue to actively participate in the forum discussion but I will do my best to adhere more strictly to the policies and the principles agreed upon in there from now on. MalchonC (talk) 15:30, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Well, can't help but notice there're still some things that are left unclarified in the forum so I left a message there. MalchonC (talk) 09:55, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Re:Low quality/unused deletions

You want me to restore 324 images just to probably immediately delete most if not all of them again? The majority if not all were too low quality to be worth it, and too similar to other pictures to upload higher quality versions. Half of them were gifs, which you can't find high quality versions of anyway. Look, I know I was wrong to delete them, I know I'm an idiot, I admit I hadn't checked the image policy in a while and I genuinely didn't realise I was doing anything wrong. Obviously I know this now, and going forward I'll not make the same mistakes again. If you really think that I absolutely must restore them all, then I will, but I quite simply do not believe it would be worth the effort. I'm genuinely sorry. -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  14:23, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Very well. I think someone mentioned in the Rapid deletion forum about making a template for low-quality files, akin to {{Unused}}? Can we do that? -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  20:04, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Alright, steady on. The only reason why I haven't started restoring yet is because I was waiting for a decision to be made on making a 'low quality' template, as the vast majority of the 324 were tagged for deletion, so I would prefer there to be an appropriate template for me to replace {{Delete}} with on the files' pages so as to not flood cat:candidates for deletion when I restore them. Thinking about it however, would low file quality be an appropriate thing to put in the new 'improvements needed' parameter of {{Cleanup}}? -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  10:33, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Alrighty, that's perfect then. I shall get to work on that tomorrow. Thanks -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  16:57, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Naming of several wizarding schools

Hi. Just to be safe, would you mind reviewing the proposal at Talk:Mahoutokoro School of Magic#"School_of_Magic"? Thanks. MalchonC (talk) 17:21, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Re: Redlinks

I see, thanks! MalchonC (talk) 16:25, 12 May 2021 (UTC)


User Ibc17052 is repeatedly using heavy American English and terms not found in British English in the Second Wizarding War article. They have done this thrice now, despite me and Seth Cooper reverting all three of them. They have been told by you as well as me not to write with this, and I don't see how this does not qualify as vandalism by now, as they have been informed of the policy, and have ignored all messages relating to the matter. RedWizard98 (talk) 00:22, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Gwenog Jones infobox image vote

Hey there Yak. So today there's been some discussion at Talk:Gwenog Jones about potentially changing her infobox image, but the consensus is unclear, so I figured a vote would be a good idea, however I wasn't certain if the organising admin thing still applied to this kind of vote, so I figured I'd just ask you, to be on the safe side. So if you've got a moment, would you mind offering your opinion there, and perhaps opening a vote if you deem it necessary? Thanks -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  14:45, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

RE: Help namespace

Thanks for the feedback regarding citations & images, I'll pass it up to Fandom. Additionally, I know your question was a bit joking, but you actually can have the old preview back — sorta. We brought back the 2010 editor, the same editor as in Legacy wikis (just implemented slightly differently), & it is available in Special:Preferences as simply "Source editor" (none of the "VisualEditor" options). If you're not already using it I recommend trying it out, it's generally more resilient & has less (if not no) bugs compared to the 2017 VisualEditor source mode. Additionally, while I have you, you may want to look at the latest blogs on ThemeDesigner and navigation in FandomDesktop, as we get really close to early release.
-Ursuul (talk) 17:45, 16 May 2021 (UTC)

Understood re: 2010. While I don't believe UCX will resolve the problems in their entirety, my hope is that as we continue to improve the 2017 editor, it will eventually arrive back at WYSIWYG. Thanks for the feedback all the same.
-Ursuul (talk) 03:28, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

RE:Mary I - or not?

Yes check.svg Done. Cheers, --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 18:42, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Category order

Hi, Yak! Wow am I so slow and unobservant! Like, I've been using the MassCAT script for ages, starting when I was just a regular contributor? I guess I'm just super insensitive when it comes to the order of categories, hence using the script to add or replace categories has never been a problem for me. (I apologize for likely causing more work on some levels for others, without knowing.)

So, this is brought up by the newly established subCAT "Hogwarts Quidditch Captains"; I saw the list of individuals were manually recategorized, didn't look into it much, and just grabbed a portion from the list, processing them with my beloved (lmao) script, thinking it'd Lessing the burden for doing them by hand.

It was afterwards that the issue with category order got pointed out to me. Do you think your bot can fix this? I'm still clueless with bots; do they automatically go to work, or do you have to input instructions for them to run on specific pages? --Sammm✦✧(talk) 02:50, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Deletion criteria

Hey! I'm hoping you could help clarify a few things for me, because I'm not very confident about deleting and second guessing what I do. Couldn't any file under the speedy deletion criteria have a {{Verify}}, {{No source}}, {{No file info}} template? But then policy dictates that they can be speedily deleted "as soon as" they are found for not having any of that in the first place. So what process should people who have deletion rights be following? I have been tagging and searching for sources and info, and checking for licensing. I haven't deleted until I know without a doubt they can't be. But the policy has been like that for a very long time. Could that be causing confusion? I think we have evolved since that policy was adopted, so could that policy need to be updated for clarity?

I noticed something else today too. I deleted a file today for copyright violation. The person who uploaded the file had four other files too that were deleted for being "Unused" by two admins. So I don't think the situation involving the reasoning of "Unused" has been a new thing. I have seen it over the years on the wiki, and continue to find deleted files that have that "Housekeeping: Unused" reasoning attached by admins and content moderators tracing back years. "Housekeeping" can be a deletion option to select in the dropdrown when deleting a file, so what counts towards deletion based on "Housekeeping" grounds? I have only ever seen people using that option for unused, low quality files but haven't found any guidelines for it. Clearly that's not supported in canon, but how and why has that been an option for deletion? - Kates39 (talk) 22:03, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Oh and sorry if I should have posted that on a forum or talk page. I see discussions happening on varying pages about the situation, so let me know if you think that should be on one the pages. I just wanted to check for personal understanding. Thank you! - Kates39 (talk) 22:06, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
I think a policy review sounds good, which could give everyone an opportunity to talk about the process we have and if that could be improved for the policy we adopt. The policy including the criteria for a speedy deletion was adopted eleven years ago, but even though {{No source}} had been setup, it was not taken into account in the policy. They put that candidates not for a speedy deletion should be put in a deletion page that they never setup? But in 2016, a now-banned user just changed that to tagging for deletion using {{delete}}. That same user set up {{No file info}} too. So when would anything else like "No source" have a chance in policy? Seth Cooper was editing when the policy was first adopted, and he edited the policy page back then too so perhaps he could be pinged for the policy review to help explain the thought process behind it.
I think we have evolved a functioning process involving other templates instead of anything that does "not fall under the speedy deletion criteria should be tagged using {{delete}}", so I think that's worth pursuing a set of guidelines for. Given the situation caused by speedy deletions, I think templates like that are in need too. I would argue for caution like you too, and a set of policy supported guidelines to help achieve that wouldn't hurt.
It would be good to get a better understanding of the deletion reason "Housekeeping" too, and a set of guidelines or a definition. I based my understanding off what people were doing because I couldn't find a policy explanation for it, but like you say, individuals have their own definition and judgement for things like "Unused" and "Low quality". I think a wait-time for agreement, and a policy process that has definitions to achieve historical continuity would better serve the wiki and collaboration. - Kates39 (talk) 16:12, 23 May 2021 (UTC)

The Leaky Cauldron

I could be wrong, but is it just me, or has the history section of the Leaky Cauldron page been copied and pasted directly from the old Pottermore? I was thinking about the non-copy policy you corrected RedWizard on a while back. I tried going in WW and scroll down Rowling's original writings to confirm, and either it isn't there or I must have missed it, because I couldn't find it there. Tfoc (talk) 09:04, 22 May 2021 (UTC)

Did you see my post? Tfoc (talk) 16:44, 22 May 2021 (UTC)

Creator tools in FandomDesktop

Hey again, just wanted to quickly send a link to the latest, short blog on FandomDesktop, pertaining mostly to new features we're planning as well as how the toolbar (Quickbar) will look in the new skin. Feel free to hold off feedback until things start getting released, but if you do have any particular thoughts on them they'd be welcome.
-Ursuul (talk) 19:09, 22 May 2021 (UTC)]

Vote archive

Ummm, the vote table at Talk:Gwenog Jones#Infobox Image Vote is not showing due to the archive? Do you know how to fix it? MalchonC (talk) 17:12, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Ah it's fine now, thanks! MalchonC (talk) 17:14, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Need help identifying the actual book title

Hi there Yak!!!!!!!!! (If it isn't obvious, I'm like so excited that I feel like I'm dying lmao.) (And I'll be demonstrating how I've been living under a rock, too!)

So like, I think I randomly finally got to know some other not-so-new official books when I was doing edits (still haven't finished lol) for Brian Selznick. Two that caught my attention were published back in 2019(!), one of them, I think I can safely assume that it should be titled simply "Calling All Witches!" and "The Girls Who Left Their Mark on the Wizarding World" is its tagline... The other, I'm getting mixed results (via Google and online bookstores).

It feels like it should just be "Exploring Hogwarts" since what's in front of it was actually "From the Films of Harry Potter" and with "An Illustrated Guide" as the tagline, (ISBN 9781683836223 BTW) but when looking it up, it tends to be stated as "Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts: An Illustrated Guide" (or at least the first part). Insight Editions definitely uses "Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts" but the studio for the art uses "Exploring Hogwarts", same for their newer book, either "Harry Potter: Exploring Diagon Alley" or "Exploring Diagon Alley" (the latter is used on the studio's Facebook page).

Just wanted to be sure what should actually be used as their book titles. (The art... Are we allowed to just post them here? WW provided one image but on other official sites, there's more. Unsure why I'm particularly unsure about this lmao... probably because I find them so stunning that reposting them makes me feel like I'm stealing the art, ahaha.)

(I know! I know! I'm super late! I see info when I see them lol.) --Sammm✦✧(talk) 09:04, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

Hey there! Sorry, meant to followup on this sooner. Thanks for the confirmation! That said, after I stopped being so awestruck by the art and took a closer look at the details for both Exploring books, I'm like slightly disappointed lmao. They appear to follow the film's depiction instead of the book's. I mean, I did recognize some illustrations fairly closely resembling specific scenes from the films, but didn't think much of it at the time, definitely didn't immediately associate it to be "in favor of the films", until actually seeing it doing just that when the films played out differently to the books.
So my question is, where exactly do those books rank in canon tier? If they are pretty much following the film's continuity, would it make them to be placed in the same tier? Or still lower, representing other licensed stuff? Does text in them hold any value? My device is still running super slow so I can't grab the link and exact wording ATM, but basically, while still conjectural, there's a passage on sound-producing sweets; would the name in the book be usable?
Also, where do Jim Kay's Illustrated Editions place in canon? Both canon pages do not seem to have specified this. I'm asking because Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour is between Quality Quidditch Supplies (which is next to Krakens) and another shop in COSIE, but next to Second-Hand Bookshop in the films (according to the article anyways). (Updated to add: Because that other shop is mostly blocked by Vietch's Leeches, I couldn't identify what it was, but now looking at it and thinking about Second-Hand Bookshop, I supposed the sign could pass off as saying "Books"?) Also want to know if Kay's depiction of a Harpy (as a statue) can be counted as how Harpies are in fact supposed to look like in the Harry Potter universe.
Hope all is well! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 03:26, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

FB categories

Hey, I keep encountering situations in which files keep getting put into two categories, one being a subCat of the other. They don't need to be in the two. I posted about it earlier today at File:Graves-Profile.PNG if you want to check it out. Could a parameter be put in the template to stop that happening? Thank you! - Kates39 (talk) 18:40, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Oh yeah, of course! I thought I had talked about it, but I couldn't pinpoint on what page. Things have been so busy lately. Thank you for the link, hopefully that will be sorted out soon. - Kates39 (talk) 19:37, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

New categories

I noticed that all Unidentified Hogwarts students go on the same category and for some of them, you can't tell what house they're in without going on the page. What if there were subcategories for each of the four houses to organize them and only be for those of that house? It would save some time and be more efficient that way. Andrewh7 (talk) 01:07, 1 June 2021 (UTC) Andrewh7

RE: FANDOM Desktop Preview

Hello Ironyak, apologies for the delay, there've been quite a few such reports. I can resolve the table issue with some CSS, but it may unduly affect some other templates, so you’ll have to be on the lookout. I’ll alert you when I make the change — if you’re curious, <table> attributes like cellpadding="" stopped working for some strange reason. I’ve ticketed this bug so that it’ll hopefully be fixed, but it may take some time, so later this evening I’ll try to make time to implement a hotfix; including fixing for the image overlapping. I’ll also ticket the issue with the file page table overflow not scrolling as it should.

In general, I advise you to check out Special:ThemeDesigner in FandomDesktop (it shall not affect Oasis) so you can set up HP Wiki’s theme properly, along with dark mode. As for switching quickly between skins, ?useskin=<oasis/fandomdesktop> can be appended to the URL, before any anchors (i.e. anything that starts with #, so Harry_Potter#Section would be Harry_Potter?useskin=oasis#Section).

Hope that helps! Let me know if you need any particular assistance.
-Ursuul (talk) 17:12, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

Hello, hopefully this CSS will fix the issues you've listed to me. Again, I do strongly encourage you to set up a basic theme at your earliest convenience in order to ensure that FandomDesktop respects the Oasis theming as much as possible. If you notice any other issues, by all means let me know!
-Ursuul (talk) 19:31, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

Users can indeed choose dark mode at any time, including right this moment, so it shall be crucial to support dark mode as well. If you wish, you can send me a list of templates & I can prioritize prepping them for dark mode with CSS classes & the like, along with your main page & other crucial areas I identify, when I get some time. Unfortunately since the skin's release it's been hard to dedicate time to any particular wiki, so it may be awhile before I can start attacking some of the wiki's problems in earnest. I recommend sending the most crucial templates that need fixing first, organized by your highest priority first.

Indeed we are aware of preview issues, I have added your concerns to the ticket — it's already been bumped up in priority. As for fixed background that covers the full height of the screen, that is no longer natively supported by the skin but you may, if you desire, re-implement a fixed background with CSS. If you would like me to do so when I come round to hitting your templates, let me know, just be aware there've been reports of issues with pure-CSS backgrounds on tablets.
-Ursuul (talk) 19:48, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

RE:FANDOM Desktop Theme Designer

My experience with the theme designer has been limited to tweaking it somewhat for Halloween or Valentine's Day in the past. But thanks for pointing it out, I'll be sure to look into it when I have the time. Cheers! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 14:51, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Silvanus Kettleburn COS edit

Heyo! I put COS there because in one of the paragraphs it says that Fred and George stole a lizard or something from his class. But maybe it was just the Care of magical creatures class?

Thank you - ShawONWIKI 0921 6/5/21

The WIKI mentions them feeding the fire-dwelling lizard fire works in "his" class? And it was in Silvanus Kettleburn's page.

"During the 1992–1993 school year, his final year at Hogwarts, Fred and George Weasley stole a salamander from his class and fed it fireworks."

Am I confused or was this a typo?

ShawONWIKI 17:14, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

Have an amazing rest of your day :)

ShawONWIKI (talk) 19:04, 5 June 2021 (UTC)ShawONWIKI

Poll question

Hi, Ironyak1!

I got a question on my talk page:

Are private polls allowed on this wiki? I searched but I only could find the poll archive and that didn't helped me.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 22:04, 5 June 2021 (UTC)


Hello. You can unblock this user or give him a block according to your rules. I reacted to the support message and found these images to be inappropriate. If you disagree with me, that is your right. As I said, you can unblock the user. --Kuzura;Talk 19:45, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

RE: Staff banning users on first contribution

I will make inquiries & get back to you.
-Ursuul (talk) 07:25, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Following up, as Kuzura already wrote, this was in accordance with a Zendesk ticket (particularly related to cross-wiki spam, which Staff & SOAP members routinely clean up & place local or global blocks for, as required). Also as mentioned, you're most welcome to remove the block if you believe it to be overzealous, but given that he had been spamming on other wikis as well, this was not a one-edit-block situation, but a global Fandom concern.
-Ursuul (talk) 19:50, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

I understand your frustration, but these were unrelated to stated local policies because spam & vandalism is a Terms of Use violation, & Staff (along with SOAP in the case of spam/vandalism) members are empowered to enforce the Terms of Use, as it is applicable universally across the entire network, with blocks that are deemed appropriate. However, I completely agree with you that as this was cross-wiki, it should have been a global block from the start rather than the less-appropriate local block, so I will ask that the Staff member in question to not issue local blocks related to global spam or vandalism, instead opting for global bans, & as he himself said, you are more than welcome to undo such local blocks as you see fit. There is no intention to say that there is one standard for local Admins & another standard for Fandom, only to say that ToU standards are universal, and we apply the bar against spam as a good faith attempt to help our communities deal with abuse as we discover it, not to cause any offense.
-Ursuul (talk) 01:52, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Making sure that local Administrators are notified is definitely a top priority of mine, & I am going to bat internally to try & make it so, but unfortunately because Fandom is an international, departmentalized company, communication isn't always the best even when we talk amongst ourselves, much less to Administrators. I will do everything I can to make sure that communication comes from me to you (or at least that action is communicated by someone) regarding any local decisions that must be made. Just keep in mind that not everything is in my control or the control of any Staff member, and sometimes mistakes simply happen — sometimes twice, or more, as employees come & go or just as people are put into different roles. I also agree that appropriate cross-wiki actions, e.g. global blocks, are preferable if it isn't entirely localized. Whatever may come, just remember you can always reach out to me or any assigned Wiki Representatives who may succeed me regarding Fandom issues, & we'll be happy to listen.
-Ursuul (talk) 02:39, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Dark mode fixes

As mentioned, I intend to make a few critical areas of HP wiki dark-mode ready. You may see some edits to templates or CSS files as I prep them — the changes should only affect dark mode, & make things like white, illegible tables or infoboxes more legible & hopefully more attuned to the theme. I only intent to hit a handful of criticals today, but again if you have a particular list of items you want me to fix up for dark mode (or just help with in general), by all means let me know.
-Ursuul (talk) 22:47, 12 June 2021 (UTC)


I am pretty sure you already know this but I was wondering when a fix of the background is gonna be fixed? (Albus Dumbledore on the left and Newt Scamander on the right) If you don't know abotu it's like on the Desktop skin the background is hidden above the tabs.

Thank you ShawONWIKI (talk) 01:34, 14 June 2021 (UTC) :)

Maintaining Rights

It was recently noted that many of the discussion moderators have not been active in years. As per the maintaining rights clause they are supposed to loose their rights Mid-May of 2021. But according to the policy, "Notices will be given on a regular basis during this time" under the unexplained leave section. There has been no attempts by the admin team and since I am the Discussions focused Admin this sort of was my job. In such conditions, even after the time has passed, should we still make attempts of communication as specified in the policy or just 1 attempt and strip off rights in case of continued inactivity or just strip off rights? I am a bit confused and could use an expert 2nd opinion. Thanks! --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   03:56, 19 June 2021 (UTC)

Oh. No worries. You usually have your hands full with a lot of wiki work. And sure, that would be great. Thanks! Here are the Dmods that have been inactive/failed to meet the minimum requirements:
Good day! --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   03:54, 21 June 2021 (UTC)


Hey! Would it be okay to archive completed topics over at Category talk:Candidates for renaming? The page has been getting very long. I don't know if content moderators can do that, or if an admin has to do it (I think I saw a conversation saying that once). I think it would be useful to archive the page based on dates like Category talk:Candidates for deletion too. - Kates39 (talk) 12:07, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

Hey, hope you are keeping well. The wiki has been busy so I think the above has been lost in the post. I was still wondering if it would be okay to archive a few topics at the above pages. Thank you! - Kates39 (talk) 11:07, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

FandomDesktop launch date

Hey Ironyak, I wanted to let you know that on the 29th this month, FandomDesktop will become the default skin for all traffic. I offered some time ago to prep a few critical templates if desired, & I mentioned that I could restore the full background with CSS — if you want to take me up on any of these items, please let me know. Further, if you could, at your earliest convenience please mark this wiki as FadnomDesktop-ready (if you haven’t yet done so). It helps us to identify wikis to receive priority support if anything absolutely critical occurs, so we can resolve those issues.

In any event, as we get closer to release, I will be increasingly reprioritized to such high-impact bugs, so any smaller issues should be brought up ASAP — eventually I’ll have to postpone all small-scale issue assistance until we’re out of the migration crunch, at which point I can circle back to provide support as needed. During that time, I recommend attempting to fix smaller issues yourselves, and let me know later of any you could not resolve.

Let me know if you have any questions.
-Ursuul (talk) 04:29, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

Bot help

Hi there Yak! Hope all is well! I know you are busy, but if the Bot can help, that'd be wonderful. So like in the past 24hrs there are some mass changes done to Navbox templates that turned out to be basically due to miscommunication (or rather, the lack of communication prior to the deed being done). To avoid RecentChanges being once again populated with... the action of someone rectifying one's mistake; could your Bot take care of this? I am asking this as just any other contributor who has no wish of seeing mass edits flooding RecentChanges, especially when the whole thing could have been easily avoided from the start. This message may not reach you in time, which isn't something that could be helped, and that's fine, too, but at least I tried. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 15:06, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

Yeah, I think it unfortunately happened in the span of me writing to you lol. Hope the en mass thing won't be regularly occurring. =/
BTW, meant to do this sooner but got caught up with... stuff lol. I've replied to #Need help identifying the actual book title. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 03:26, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi there, Yak! Hope all is well! A different Bot help but a Bot help nonetheless, so here goes.
I don't remember if I've talked to you about this or actually pitched this outside edit summary, first seen here. The gist is that both Irish and Bulgaria have "Team" capitalized for their full name, as in "Irish National Quidditch Team" and "Bulgarian National Quidditch Team", this is true in the UK edition and the IE by Jim Kay (most recent edition I can think of). I've brought this up to Kate (as seen here; look for what's stated after "##"), she replied and confirmed it's the same in her copy (as seen here; skip to the 3rd paragraph).
Like, either just rename specifically these 2 since they are directly confirmed, or everything in Category:National Quidditch teams should be renamed, if people wanted consistency, and that would affect a lot of pages. The one I'm uncertain is Armenian Junior Nationals Quidditch team; I just don't understand Harry Potter Lexicon and cannot tell if what's there (it's under "Match Information" and said to be featured on DP3, but on that page I couldn't find anything) is direct transcript or their own compilation. Don't know if the "change all" option should be further discussed but feel like if not, really should bring this up for Bot help.
The second thing, how is rolling out what's discussed on Category talk:Appearance templates going? Asking this because Kate has readdressed an idea about having more specific subCATs for IEs; not exactly sure how it's working, but right now, placing say PS|IE would still CAT the images for PS right? Are you able to tweak it so it'd have this hypothetical new subCAT for PSIE and not PS both showing up?
Really hope all is well! Missed talking to you! When you see someone like me creating instead of expanding articles... you know we are lacking the usual traffic... o__O --Sammm✦✧(talk) 03:14, 5 November 2021 (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply, only just realized we only have all of 2 b-crats? Since I've piled up quite a few answers for Seth, I went asking Mike this round. Will let you know if I ever hear back from either of them lol.
Not bot-help, but since I'm replying to this section, I hope to get your quick opinion on Category talk:Articles to be merged#Anti-witchcraft leaflets and Witches Live Among Us!; a little confused about the practice; I honestly thought distinctive names trumps conjectural ones, and they aren't even on the same level, one is specific and the other is the group that included the specified one. ---Sammm✦✧(talk) 01:12, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
No word from Mike yet, but potential Bot-help, again. Apparently I've felt iffy about the whole thing at least since late 2019 and was bothered by it enough to finally ask about it, only to completely forget about doing so as years passed. I readdressed my concern at Forum:Loyalty, it's about how to handle that parameter in {{Individual infobox}}. A User has been happily adding stuff to that field en mass and there's no guideline on the matter. Would really, really, really appreciate your input. Thanks! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 07:56, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Box around character infoboxes

Hello Ironyak1,

just a friendly warning that to remove that box around character infoboxes you need to add the following to the MediaWiki:Fandomdesktop.css page:

/* Removing outline of infoboxes */
.page-content .info-box,
.page-content .infobox,
.page-content .portable-infobox {
	border: 0px;

- ColovianHastur (talk) 04:55, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

Tfoc‎ and RedWizard98‎‎

Hiya, how have you been? I thought you ought to know, since you managed previous paroxysms of the Tfoc‎ and RedWizard98‎‎ discussions, that I've issued both a final zero-tolerance warning: further personal attacks or uncivil behaviour are to result on long-term blocks or permanent bans on sight. Your previous warnings were fairly lenient, but seemed not to produce the desired effect. Repeatedly so. Just a heads-up. Cheers! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 00:51, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Input / help

Hey, how are you? Hope you are having a nice summer! If you have a chance, could you check out a couple of things for me? Over at Category talk:Candidates for deletion#The Original Twelve Aurors, it was agreed that the page should be a category. However, content moderators can't move a page to a category page. If you could try it or provide your own input, that would be helpful.

I have been wondering what to do about a couple of duplicated pages too: Albus Dumbledore's letter to Mr and Mrs Dursley (1981) and Albus Dumbledore's letter to Petunia Dursley. I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic. Thank you! - Kates39 (talk) 10:43, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Unidentified individual pages

There are many unidentified Hogwarts students that have very little information and etc., so I was thinking; what if the pages could be added for unidentified students from each of the four houses? I noticed that there are a bunch of actors who played students, Death Eaters and etc. with no page for them. Should individual pages be made for them or be put on a some kind of list? There is one Durmstrang student on the Unidentified Durmstrang students that should/could get their own page as opposed to on the list: the first one (the one that conjured the fiery bird in GoF. There is plenty of information on him that is enough to warrant a page being made for him. Andrewh7 (talk) 01:55, 23 July 2021 (UTC) Andrewh7

Oasis sunsetting

Hey Ironyak. In case you are using or know anyone on the wiki still using the Oasis skin, be advised that the skin will be retired sometime next week, with the ?useskin=oasis parameter remaining for some weeks afterward before the skin is irretrievably removed. Let me know if you have any questions!
-Ursuul (talk) 20:31, 2 August 2021 (UTC)


Just as an FYI, following up on my promise from last June to inform you of interventions, I’ve deleted User:Ian Guy as a regular enforcement of Terms of Use. In the future I may just leave another thorough edit summary to explain to anyone why I've taken a given action.
-Ursuul (talk) 16:28, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

Vote at Candidates For Deletion

Hello. Since some time has elapsed since, I'm notifying every participant in the discussion at Category talk:Candidates for deletion#Category:Individuals with shortened names that I've just opened a formal vote on whether to delete or not the category in question. If you so wish, please do cast a vote for or against deletion. Cheers. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:13, 22 August 2021 (UTC)

Community Roundtable + Theme concerns

Hello, I saw your message to Seth Cooper, you're still open to ping me regarding any issues as I'm your main point of contact with Fandom. Further, if you'd like to take your feedback directly to Fandom, you've been recently invited to Fandom's Community Roundtable next Monday — there should be an email to the email account you've associated with your Fandom account in preferences, where you can RSVP. Either way, I'm open to modifying the dark mode however you wish in order to improve it, although I won't be readily available until next week.
-Ursuul (talk) 13:37, 23 August 2021 (UTC)

As to the welcome & archive tables on Seth Cooper’s talk page (& indeed on your talk page as well), these aren’t actually templates. They’re raw copy-pasted table code embedded in the page, so I cannot simply edit a template page & have them be fixed everywhere. Furthermore, the wikitext on each page is slightly different in the case of the archive code, & this is likely to be the case elsewhere, ruling out fixing them all with a bot.

What I can do is fix individual instances of the archive code on a case by case basis as they are reported to me, & run a bot to update the welcome messages. However, given that there are 79,257 pages to check & potentially run the bot on, I’d want your permission first before I run a bot at that scale. If you’re ok with it, I’ll proceed with the bot run & also fix the archive codes on your page & Seth’s.
-Ursuul (talk) 23:02, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Readding the Wiki's Favicon to the Wiki

Please readd the wiki's favicon by going into Special:ThemeDesigner. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 11:18, 3 September 2021 (UTC)

Forwarding a user report

Hello, I received a user report that User:Faux Floo is a sockpuppet of User:Tfoc, which I confirmed is the case via CheckUser — they share IP addresses. You may wish to block this user for ban evasion — they're not active on any other wikis, so this is a local issue.

As an aside, I haven’t implemented fixes for the bot or talk page table issues you brought up earlier as I haven’t heard any approval for implementing those. If you want me to go ahead with those solutions, please let me know.
-Ursuul (talk) 16:55, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

Re:Comment templates

Sorry for taking this long to reply to either of your latest messages; lots of issues to take care of popping up at the same time on my talk page (and in real life, I suppose) meant I ended up bumping you down my to-do list for longer than I should have. Everything's fine; as always, nice to talk to you.

You pulled a laugh from me with the "classic MySpace vibe" observation, you're definitely on to something there. I hadn't really noticed it yet, since I normally don't use Dark Mode. We still are pinging Ursuul, yes, and replying to this feels somewhat redundant since I see you already did!

As for the {{Comment}} and {{C}} link colours, I don't think I was involved with that. But I do seem to vaguely remember that, at one point when we changed themes (and 2016 makes sense, since that was when FB came out and it must've been when we did away with the old Marauder's Map-esque theme), they caused some issues and had to be changed -- I think Comment links had stopped matching regular links at that point, but I can't be sure. Anyway, it seems to have survived as a relic as everyone forgot and/or ignored them (mea culpa) until now. Cheers --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 22:23, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

Gemma Sandzer

Hello. We received legal notice from the actress that it is false information that she was playing Alice. So I deleted Gemma Sandzer page. Kuzura;Talk 16:44, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

RE: User:Ascender2457

Hey Ironyak. Obviously I wouldn’t expect local users to do the work of SOAP/Staff, they cannot global block & this is a global vandal who has been hitting cross-wiki for most of a month after all. My thought process is that for an hour or so while we at Staff are unable to address the issue, regular active users are bogged down in edit wars & viewers may be exposed to this vandalism in the high-impact images on the site, & as I’m sure you are aware Harry Potter has a great deal of views & the core books can reasonably be described as childrens’ books, so even a short window of time can be alarming for some. I don’t mean to demean or demand that your local team be 24/7 watch dogs, I only meant to suggest a way to better enable the folks who are already incredibly active & trusted users to more quickly put a halt to the problem until Staff &/or SOAP can come in to intervene more permanently. I only wish to make the lives of the folks who are responding to this vandalism easier. You are all welcome to discard my advice also, & are under no obligation to follow it; I am merely trying to be helpful.
-Ursuul (talk) 01:18, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

I don't have any personal objections to that & can absolutely pass this on as feedback to the company, but speaking candidly with you I am doubtful that Fandom would move on such a thing (it would certainly be nice if Fandom did!), & I myself have issued almost all of the global blocks for this particular vandal & will continue doing my best to react as quickly as humanly possible so that your local community doesn't have to. That being said, knowing that I am fallible, I also don't really see the harm in taking reasonable steps to ensure that there is a robust Admin team of active users to protect a community locally whenever I, Staff, or SOAP happen not to be available, hence my recommendation for the improved safety of the community from vandalism. I guess I just don't really see the reasoning against promoting an Admin also, especially since the wiki is blessed with plentiful active users who I imagine would be glad to help.
-Ursuul (talk) 02:48, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

Understood. As mentioned there is no requirement to heed this recommendation if not desired, as no notion that every single wiki needs or is required by Fandom to have 24/7 moderation was ever posited, only a suggestion of what seemed a simple solution for this particular wiki in response to a particular problem, which I would expect this community has just as much of a vested interest in tackling when it affects said community. I will pass on your feedback also. As for Newt, if I recall correctly Fandom globally blocked that user for some time, although I am unaware of all the particulars of that incident.
-Ursuul (talk) 13:17, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

RE: UCP bugs continue

Apologies, but unfortunately I am no longer a Wiki Representative at Fandom & cannot assist you. A new Wiki Representative should be assigned at some point, however for the time being I recommend you use Zendesk for all inquiries. I'm sorry I wasn't able to help you.
-Ursuul (talk) 02:16, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

Aye, the irony is certainly not lost on me :P Thanks for the well wishes, & good luck with the wiki.
-Ursuul (talk) 01:47, 19 October 2021 (UTC)


Hey Ironyak, how have you been? I was hoping you could help mediate a situation which has popped up again over at Atlas of Celestial Anomalies and Spell Energy. A user keeps having their contributions undone, and I'm hoping to find a solution to it. I know that Ursuul has done a usercheck for sockpuppetry and didn't find a connection. If you could help out, I would be grateful. Thank you. - Kates39 (talk) 17:18, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

There aren't really that much to mediate, as far as I'm concerned. I made an edit I think is supported by canon, and RedWizard89 took issue with it, so I left it to others to determine if my edit should be restored, restored partially, or omitted outright. In any case, I don't trust RedWizard89's judgement to be objective, but I'm also disinterested in quarrelling. Figured I could just bring up the edits and just let RedWizard89 think whatever he want to think. WeaseleyIsOurKing89 (talk) 22:01, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

New Wiki Representative

Hey Ironyak! I'm Lostris, the Wiki Representative who will be taking over from Ursuul. Like him, I am here to support this community in any way that I can, so don't hesitate to reach out to me for anything relating to this community or Fandom. You can easily reach me on my wall or on Discord (Lostris#4280), whichever you prefer. I look forward to hearing back from you and working together! Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 22:34, 30 October 2021 (UTC)

Magical mastery

Hi, Ironyak1! Can you have a look here. I'm not sure how to decide.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 21:37, 7 December 2021 (UTC)

Thank you very much. I told the user of your answer. We will see how he reacts.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 19:49, 10 December 2021 (UTC)

Harry Potter Limited Edition

Hello, Ironyak. It is a pleasure to write you.

The purpose of this message is to request you if there is any posibility to scan the portraits of your copy of The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets. I am trying looking and uploading the best images that I can find. For instance, I contributed uploading a gif of this portrait from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Now I am updating all the entries of the portraits from the videogame. Could you please upload the book or do you need a list of those which I need?

Thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas!.

--LeFences Owlery 00:54, 26 December 2021 (UTC)


A belated happy new year! I realized I haven't informed many people here about the RL changes to me that'd affect my activities here on HPW; figured it's time. I've started a full-time job.

Perhaps a lot of you are already in that position (and I respect you guys even more for managing both your RL jobs and contribution towards HPW) so would be puzzled as to why I'm making a big deal out of this.

If it wasn't obvious, I was only able to contribute in a way that's rather obsessedly, precisely because, as a newbie freelancer, I previously could make time accordingly, something I no longer can, at least not to the same degree if I want to spare time for my other interests.

I'm just writing to let you (and others) know that, when it's subjects of my intense interests, I'd definitely still be eager to come back editing given the first opportunity, but in general I don't think I can be as such a heavy lurker as I was before. Not dropping the community, just have a new priority, but please still message me if need be. Hope all is well! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 01:54, 5 January 2022 (UTC)