• Archive 1 (BCC - Before Cursed Child: AD2016)
  • Archive 2 (CC to FB: June 2016 - 18 November 2016)


:-) Starstuff (Owl me!) 09:54, November 20, 2016 (UTC)

Customs Official

Could you put a character template for the Customs Official, please? (Hobbiton777 (talk) 23:44, November 20, 2016 (UTC))

Yes, thank you! Just need to put in some references as well as a short history of him during the film. (Hobbiton777 (talk) 00:08, November 21, 2016 (UTC))


I don't recall a statement from Rowling that Credence has a large role to play in future films. All I can remember is this summary of an Entertainment Weekly article, where it's stated that Credence is "apparently a character that becomes notable in the Harry Potter universe," but it's from a year ago, when information on the film was just starting to come out. Chances are that the filmmakers decided to change Credence's fate after the article was written, or the article's author(s) simply got their facts incorrect. Every indication from the movie/script is that Credence is dead. Starstuff (Owl me!) 09:00, November 21, 2016 (UTC)

Talk Page

Can you give your two cents on the Theseus Scamander talk page?--HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 15:15, November 21, 2016 (UTC)

Fawley source

I was able to tell due to the face of the actor Richard Clothier. (Hobbiton777 (talk) 17:20, November 21, 2016 (UTC))

Here's the proof: (Hobbiton777 (talk) 22:36, November 21, 2016 (UTC))

Wanted posters

Actors known to have played criminals on the wanted posters in Beasts in case we want to try to put names to faces: Aileen Archer (profile with photos), Abigayle Honeywill, John Murray, Anick Wiget. Starstuff (Owl me!) 02:57, November 22, 2016 (UTC)

Actors Nationalities

Wikipedia nationality guidelines do not state that only English actors should be labeled as British. If we are to follow the same style across the whole wiki then all English actors should have their nationality listed as English and not British as have been done with Scottish actors.  Either change the English actors to English, or have all British actors listed as British. Continuing to have only some of the United Kingdom actors/actresses listed as British and the others as their respective Union nations is inconsistant, controversial and seen as very political. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Albion85 (talkcontribs).

Thanks for your thoughts on the issue. In my opinion I would prefer all British actors to be labeled as British. It certainly is a controversial issue, which is why I tend to stear towards the practice of one label, despite the recommendation of not enforcing uniformity. Due to conflicting opinions I would refer to official and legal definitions of nationality within the United Kingdom which is those who are a citizen of the UK are a British national. English, Welsh, Scottish and N Irish are seen as ethnicities and not nationalities, therefore labelling nationality as English or Scottish etc is, while perhaps satisfying some feelings of some groups, is not factually correct by official standards. It's using incorrect information to pander to one side of the issue, while ignoring those on the other. That being said, if it is indeed impossible to stick to the official nationality of British for UK citizens, then the second best option would be to use the individual countries for everyone i.e all English actors as English. I think the biggest issue here is having everyone from England labeled as British and everyone from Scotland labeled as Scottish appears to invoke a political statement, not to mention appears inconsistent with styling. Your thoughts? Albion85 (talk) 04:40, December 2, 2016 (UTC)

On the whole, I agree with Wikipedia's UK Nationality guidelines. I think specifying the consistency, when it's easily verifiable, is the best approach, but there's no need for 100% uniformity since enforcing that seems to only bring about counterproductive edit warring over something that's frankly trivial. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 12:55, December 2, 2016 (UTC)

HP/Hannah Montana

Have you gotten the chance to see Fantastic Beasts yet? I really want to. My brother said that they cast Johnny Depp as Grindelwald. I cant wait! Also, I don't know your age, or what you were like as a kid, but Hannah Montana is back on Disney Channel for the month of December! Please pass the Hannah Montana message on to everyone. Anyone that grew up watching it as I have, should get the chance to watch it again.Fenrirgreyback02 ~This love we have will never end. We're circles we begin again. 21:12, December 4, 2016 (UTC)

Unidentified individuals in Fantastic Beasts

Could you please create pages for all the credited unidentified individuals who appeared in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) as well as pics of them, please? (Hobbiton777 (talk) 19:14, December 6, 2016 (UTC))

3rd Slytherin Chaser in first movie

Can you Please made photo of him? --Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 11:07, June 5, 2016 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. --Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 10:13, June 6, 2016 (UTC)

Can you Please help me find him? --Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 18:32, December 11, 2016 (UTC)

hey! you havent answered me in awhile. has something come up? 

i look forward to hearing from you,

[User:Fenrirgreyback02|Fenrirgreyback02]]~This love we have will never end. We're circles we begin again. 19:32, December 14, 2016 (UTC)

Okay sorry i found it on a site that i thought was not lying thenn i found it on an image that was not linked to the sight. But i will stop i just thought it wasnt a lie cause i sw it on an image twice.Charmsking (talk) 01:47, December 22, 2016 (UTC)

This is the site i used Amino have a look and when or if you have determined please write back.Charmsking (talk) 02:05, December 22, 2016 (UTC)

We visited Chicago and came back yesterday night. My older sister is here and has to leave tomorrow. How was Fantastic Beasts? I'm assuming you have seen it. Who was your favorite character? [User:Fenrirgreyback02|Fenrirgreyback02]]~This love we have will never end. We're circles we begin again. 16:05, December 29, 2016 (UTC)

RE:FB Cases images

Yes, it's mostly because they're .png, so they ultimately look better even if they are of somewhat lower resolution. I don't have that many screenshots from Cases (mainly because taking screenshots on my tablet is a royal pain), especially of the blink-and-you-miss-it glimpses of the clues that you mend/clean-up/etc., so be my guest! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 03:05, December 30, 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year

Just wishing you a Happy New Year in advance. :) Starstuff (Owl me!) 05:01, December 31, 2016 (UTC)

The page function for {{CB}} doesn't seem to be working. Can you give it a look when you've the time? Thanks! Starstuff (Owl me!) 06:35, December 31, 2016 (UTC)
Good work on the Chocolate Frog Card revision so far. I hate to put more work on you after you've already gotten started, but could you alphabetize the character entries by surname? I might go in and do this myself when I have a bit more time. Starstuff (Owl me!) 03:51, January 2, 2017 (UTC)


Hello, I do see now that that was kind of pointless. Would you like me to go back and fix it or are you okay? Lasso, do you have any ideas to help my edit count as I cannot see anything to correct or add. Once again, sorry for putting in pointless information. Thank you, Harrypotterfreak233 (talk) 18:54, January 2, 2017 (UTC)

Re: Physical Descriptors

As far as I was aware, if the book doesn't say something, we will in with the film information, yes? Well, we know Lavender's description from the books, but we do not know any of Astoria's stuff due to her not appearing. So, per the tiers of canon that this wiki works on, we have to use the appearance of her from the film; brown hair and eyes, pale skin. There is no other possible information that was can use. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 03:33, January 6, 2017 (UTC)

Very well. I'll go and yell at Seth later; it's 04:32am here now!--HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 04:33, January 6, 2017 (UTC)


Hope you don't mind, but I added another reference to Ron's skin colour. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 21:01, January 6, 2017 (UTC)


Because I don't know how, I thought I'd tell you here. References 4 and 5 are the same. Can they be merged? --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 19:05, January 8, 2017 (UTC)

Sorry to meddle again... but 1 and 2 are the same too. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 19:10, January 8, 2017 (UTC)

Sorry about that. Seems, today at least, that I can't do anything right. I shouldn't've bothered you. Never mind. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 19:15, January 8, 2017 (UTC)

Quidditch Chocolate Frog Card


Primarily, sorry for my poor English.

I noticed that you were trying to re-organize national Quidditch teams articles because of Chocolate Frog Cards in HP6 DS/PSP. I just want warn you that some names and tiltes are different from Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup. For exemple, worst is Japanese team cards : the card Tamotsu Iwamoto shows in fact Ryotaro Tanaka, Ryotaro Tanaka's card shows Noriyuki Sato, Noriyuki Sato's card shows Keiko Takahashi and Keiko Takahashi's card shows Tamotsu Iwamoto. You can heard/see right names/characters in the Quidditch World Cup video game.
Shinra (parlotage) 21:33, January 8, 2017 (UTC)

Sadly, as you know, the names in this game can be only heard. If it can help you, I've already checked some teams for the French Wiki, the American and Nordic teams cards are right, but those of the Australian team seems to have some mistakes.
Shinra (parlotage) 14:20, January 9, 2017 (UTC)
I played with the Australian team, and there's also some mistakes :
Name according to
Half-Blood Prince
Image Name according to
Matthew Echunga
Matthew Echunga - card HBP-NDS
Kenneth Hastings
Kenneth Hastings
Kenneth Hastings - card HBP-NDS
Matthew Echunga
Lucy Karoonda
Lucy Karoonda - card HBP-NDS
Kelly Whakkaarangapawarau
Kelly Whakkaarangapawarau
Kelly Whakkaarangapawarau - card HBP-NDS
Lucy Karoonda
There's also something I wanted to ask you, do you know the name of the Australian Team Special Move ? I know it's "Déferlante de Farcing" in French ("Farcing's Surging" ? "Surging of Farcing" ?), but impossible to find the original name on the Web...
Shinra (parlotage) 15:01, January 15, 2017 (UTC)

Aliases & random deletes

How about just fixing the changes instead of deleting them? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by HasanHadzic006 (talkcontribs).

Re Malfoys = Slytherins

We can take it literally; it'd be something Draco would know and be proud of an, as we saw, boast about. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 18:32, January 9, 2017 (UTC)


I'm still learning the ropes at editing so I'll stumble a bit, thanks.--BlueKraid (talk) 19:42, January 10, 2017 (UTC)


Can you see the latest thing on the talk page? Cheers!--HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 23:50, January 11, 2017 (UTC)


Would it be possible to use your bot to replace instances of Category:Patronus Forms with Category:Patronus forms? The former is currently what's in use, but the capitalization is unnecessary, and inconsistent with existing categories. I'd normally just manually change instances if there were like 30 or so articles in the category, but there's over a hundred. X_X Starstuff (Owl me!) 01:39, January 17, 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! Can I also ask if it would be possible to get a higher-quality scan of File:AlbaniaMap.jpg? Not right now, obviously, but whenever you've got the chance. Issues related to the Macedonia naming dispute have popped up a couple of times on this wiki in the last couple of months. I think a higher-quality scan would more firmly establish that "Macedonia" is how the country has been referred to in a canon source. Starstuff (Owl me!) 02:13, January 17, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for moving everything. I don't think there's an issue. There were 121 pages listed in Category:Patronus Forms, and now there's 121 pages in Category:Patronus forms. So it looks like everything has been converted successfully. Starstuff (Owl me!) 02:36, January 17, 2017 (UTC)
Re:AlbaniaMap.jpg - It isn't in Film Wizardy, Page to Screen, or The Artifact Vault, as far as I can tell. Starstuff (Owl me!) 02:59, January 17, 2017 (UTC)

QWC - Australian / German Team

My bad, I confused them, Echunga is indeed the younger. I'll check twice in the future.

Unfortunately, Special Moves' names aren't listed and can be only heard when you do them - and it seems that some names are rarely said (like for the German or the Australian team).

By the way, I've also check the German team (this time, I'm pretty sure it's correct) :

German National Quidditch team 2

Shinra (parlotage) 21:25, January 18, 2017 (UTC)


In response to your question, I'm looking. I didn't add the original reference to it in, just the one for the 1953 d.o.b, because Sirius says the "Lestranges" were at Hogwarts with Snape and the group. This is either both brothers or Sirius, as he's talking about his married cousin at the time, I believe, means Bella and Rod. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 01:55, February 3, 2017 (UTC)


I know it's a little too late asking this, should I keep the Magical Congress of the United States of America departments cat page? I saw that there was a cat for the Ministry departments and separate cats for each department, so I figured I'd add it, but wanted to check in you to see if I should keep adding the cat to the MACUSA department pages or have it deleted. Andrewh7 (talk) 21:27, February 22, 2017 (UTC) Andrewh7

Errol Hawkworth

We can assume that children have the same surname as their father unless there's some evidence to suggest otherwise (e.g., the parents are conclusively known not to have been married, or they gave their children hyphenated surnames like we now know that Ron and Hermione did).

As for Emmett, unless he's explicitly identified in the game's text as Errol Hawkworth's father, it's possible that he was Ernest's maternal grandfather, and thus not a Hawkworth. In which case we'd just have the article on him located at Emmett. Starstuff (Owl me!) 19:19, March 8, 2017 (UTC)

Currently, Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World is handled under Template:FB, but I'm thinking it would be best to spin it off into its own appearance template, since the game has little to do with the film. Template:FBC? Starstuff (Owl me!) 20:29, March 8, 2017 (UTC)
A user made has made a complete muck of the birth categorization system, adding Category:20th century births to the articles of characters whose specific year, or at least decade, of birth is known. This, of course, is redundant and has made a mess of the century categories, which are reserved for characters whose century of birth, but not specific decade or year, is known. I could really use some help going through this and trying to put things back in order if you've got the time. Starstuff (Owl me!) 09:52, March 9, 2017 (UTC)
I manually cleaned up the "20th century births" category. Some of the other birth categories might need to be cleaned up, though, and it's looking like the Category:Individuals by year of Sorting and Category:Individuals by year of death and their children will need to be seen to as well.
I can't think of an instance where both higher- and lower-level birth/death/sorting categories (e.g. "Category:20th century births" and "Category:1970s births") would need to be included in an article. If we're able to pinpoint a specific character's birth to the late 1970s based on new information, for instance, then there's no longer a need to list them under "Category:20ths century births." That category is for when we only have enough info to pin a birth down to a specific century. Or where when a character was born at the turn of a decade and we can't pinpoint on which side they fall. Like many of the students in Harry's year. We don't know if Lavender Brown was born in 1979 or 1980, and it wouldn't be appropriate to categorize her under both "Category:1970s births" and "Category:1980s births," since someone cannot have been born in two decades (excepting, perhaps, the very rare baby born at 12AM on New Year's Day, which I doubt applies to Lavender). So she has to default to "20th century births," even though her birth falls in one of two specific years.
Nationality categories are a bit more complicated. It's possible for two child categories to apply to a character in the case of emigration (e.g., "Category:French individuals" and "Category:English individuals" for Fleur Delacour, who moved to England from France upon marriage).
I'd love to be able to delegate the job of removing redundant categories to a bot. My only concern is that the bot wouldn't be able to discern where to place a category within the alphabetic ordering used for to organize categories, and would just slap it onto the end like a lot of new editors do. Starstuff (Owl me!) 20:33, March 9, 2017 (UTC)
Would you be able to use your bot powers to change instances of Category:Second War casualties to Category:Second Wizarding War casualties? Thanks! Starstuff (Owl me!) 01:39, March 10, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks again! :) Starstuff (Owl me!) 03:02, March 10, 2017 (UTC)
I proposed cleaning up Category:Creatures a while back. I do think it could benefit from an effort to reduce redundancy, but, at the same time, I think there's a benefit to cross-listing articles in both parent and child cats that might not apply elsewhere. The Ministry of Magic divisions categories (Category:Beasts, Category:Beings, Category:Spirits) seem speculative in a lot of cases, i.e. we don't have official canon confirmation that certain creatures fall under certain categories, we're inferring their classifications based on their similarity or dissimilarity to known beasts, beings, and spirits. Thus I think it would be impossible to to completely empty the top-tier level Category:Creatures into the MoM division cats.
Might be better to try to impose an organization scheme similar to Category:Individuals, where there's various thematic container sub-categories. Like "Creatures by classification", "Creatures by species," "Creatures by range," etc. Starstuff (Owl me!) 07:10, March 10, 2017 (UTC)


My personal suggestion? Block her immediately. On the Harry Potter Fanon Wiki -- of which I am part of -- she had taken to stealing characters made by other editors (including mine!) and fitting her own characters around hers. We did ask her to stop, but in the end we had to get an admin to block her from editing to protect our pages. Just my two cents. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 22:00, March 26, 2017 (UTC)


Just thought I'd inform you that Hulleywood has vandalized multiple wikis and has been infinite banned on them. You might consider doing the same here, or informing VSTF. Zane T 69 (talk) 03:01, April 7, 2017 (UTC)

How do you become an admin on this wiki? I noticed that you do a lot of high-quality work here, thanks for that by the way, and the wiki has a major shortage of people who can guard the wiki against the threats. At least from what I have seen, anyway. Zane T 69 (talk) 03:16, April 7, 2017 (UTC)

Official Magical Secrets Act?

Hello, there. :-)

I recently lent my edition of the updated version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to a friend of mine, and thus can't check it myself, so I wondered if you got it too? If so, would you care to check wether I am remembering this correctly? Didn't Newt Scamander mention something along the line of an 'official magical secrets act', a law set down by the British Ministry of Magic forbidding those under their jurisdiction who was present in certain historically significant incidents from telling people about it as long as the files was classified? Ninclow (talk) 17:53, April 12, 2017 (UTC)

Wow, that was quick!  Good job! :-D 

Thanks. Hope we can continue to cooperate on maintaining the wikia like this without arguing all the time. ^^' Ninclow (talk) 21:20, April 12, 2017 (UTC)

Oh... Epic fail? ^^'

Well, even if we don't always see eye to eye, I honestly do think your dedication to accuracy and so fort makes you a valuable resource for the wikia. So thumbs up anyway! :-D Ninclow (talk) 11:43, April 13, 2017 (UTC)

Gellert Grindelwald main image

Can't the main picture in Gellert Grindelwald's page be changed to a batter version of it? This is too old. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by WaltDisneyIII (talkcontribs).

Movie vs Movie script: 

Hi, just wondered if I could pick your brain about this thing I'm pondering on. Any thoughts? Ninclow (talk) 22:31, April 19, 2017 (UTC)

Good point, I should have thought about that. :-)

Re: Fidelius Charm - UK vs US

Hey! I checked both the UK eBook and the hardcover edition and they both say complex as well so I'm not sure where challenging came from :) -- Kates39 (talk) 20:11, April 21, 2017 (UTC)

Re: Admin assistance

Yeah, no prob. That's what we're here for, right? Given him a warning; if he does it again, a block will be enforced. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 02:05, April 22, 2017 (UTC)


Hello, there! Do you think you can join me on chat for a moment? Thanks! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:01, April 23, 2017 (UTC)

Re: British expulsion

No problem! 

The UK government has the same approach as the American one. There are two kinds of exclusion / expulsion - fixed period meaning suspension and permanent meaning expelled. There are schools who have their own approach though. This link might help you. -- Kates39 (talk) 19:26, April 24, 2017 (UTC)

RE:Family categories

You know, I really don't know how to answer that. I would say, at a first glance, that listing just that characters' surnames seems to be the cleanest, most straightforward option — genealogical relationships could be given just on the family category page? (i.e. the "Potter family" page being under the "Peverell family" category? Though I can see this becoming a mess quite easily -- should Weasley be under Potter or Potter under Weasley?) This perhaps needs more thorough discussion; would you be willing to create a forum on this? --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 09:40, April 26, 2017 (UTC)

Re: Professor vs Teacher

I was removing all references of them being called professors from the page. I suppose their jobs could be said to be professors at Hogwarts, but given that they weren't called professors I changed it to teacher. -- Saxon 14:16, April 26, 2017 (UTC)

Re: Undo marathon

Thanks! - I am getting a bit tired of hitting the undo button today. Hopefully the problem will be sorted soon and we can get back to normal editing! -- Kates39 (talk) 23:03, April 30, 2017 (UTC)

No problem! I have to go now, but they appear to have given up for the time being. Hopefully an admin can intervene soon. -- Kates39 (talk) 11:23, May 10, 2017 (UTC)

Can you?

Can you see my comment on the talk page of "Pure-blood: round 2"? Thanks!--HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 02:09, May 6, 2017 (UTC)

Trivia - Behind the Scenes

Looking through the articles, I've noticed that some articles use Trivia sections. Is there any difference between a Trivia and a BTS section? If not, could we get permission to use your bot to rename all Trivia sections to BTS?--Rodolphus (talk) 18:14, May 6, 2017 (UTC)

RE: Rappapart's Law

True, it does not mention Muggleborns, but it's implied as all contact with Muggles is forbidden except for what they have to do to get on with their daily lived... and by marrying a Muggleborn, they're coming into contact with Muggles, which is forbidden, implying it's both that count. As for the ancestry, that backs up my point -- if Muggleborn are included, then at least one of Tina's ancestors has to, pre 1793, have become half-blood, meaning the ancestry is distant.--HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 03:01, May 9, 2017 (UTC)

Re: UK spelling check

Hi, no problem! Yes, it says "moonlight filters". -- Kates39 (talk) 19:30, May 9, 2017 (UTC)

switching to location as always stated as such


Sorry, that was not really a mocking laugh as an amused one. Kind of like CinemaSins? - Because... 

  1. YOU being the one to undo my edit is not exactly surprising.
  2. The reason for removing actual canonically confirmed information doesn't even make sense. Ninclow (talk) 07:29, May 10, 2017 (UTC)

Oh... Sorry, that was a bit pressumptious of me... :/ Ninclow (talk) 11:41, May 10, 2017 (UTC)

RE:"Inferi" articles

Oh, that's ok, I figured out as much. I meant to contact you about it the other day, but never got round to it. In the meantime -- as I am no Dumbledore -- I'll get a box of matches. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 17:34, May 11, 2017 (UTC)

Section header

Just curious; why did you undo my edit? The way it's published now, it makes it look like Quidditch is no longer played, since it's written about in the past tense.TennesseeTimeLord (talk) 15:55, May 12, 2017 (UTC)TennesseeTimeLord

Fleamont family

Hey. Could I ask for your thoughts on the blood status of the Fleamont family? You have a better understanding of blood status than I do at the moment! Henry Potter's mother is currently listed as pure-blood. The reference states she must be as her son, grandson and great-grandson are but in light of your sources, only James can be confirmed as pure-blood.

Judging by the no muggle / muggle-born grandparent rule, Henry could be half-blood. Therefore, so could his mother and her family. Have I got that right? -- Kates39 (talk) 22:45, May 12, 2017 (UTC)

Can you fix it?

While you are, right now, the last person I want to talk too and I am currently loathing every single thing about every micro-atom of your body, Seth seems to have vanished, so cannot fix it. I have added some references to Pandora Lovegood's page; as they're the same reference they need to go under a named ref, which I can never seem to get right. Can you put them under one? --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 00:56, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

I know that you know, but...

Are you okay, mate? I know I can get worked up and be a bit... Less embracing than I could be when that happens, but HarryPotterRules1 stepped out of line with that last comment. I'm sure you're just going to lift your head high and ignore it, but just wanted to ask, because no one should be accused of something like "screwing up the entire wikia" lest they're some troll who actually tries doing that or something. :/ Ninclow (talk) 01:17, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

Great! :-D Ninclow (talk) 01:27, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

BTW, may I congratulate you with having a exceedingly wise uncle and a most realistic view on British wizard-Muggle relations? Ever considered a job in Muggle Relations? :P Ninclow (talk) 01:39, May 13, 2017 (UTC)


You do know that was my page you posted on, not Seth's right? --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 01:40, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

I am as elegant as an elephant in a glass store...

Mind helping me with this this? Merlin, I'm useless. Ninclow (talk) 12:50, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

What's your conclusion? :-) Ninclow (talk) 17:03, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

Was that a question about whether we should be categorized by nationality or what I meant by American criminals? Ninclow (talk) 20:11, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

Never mind, I re-red it. :p

Yeah, I figured it'd be more organized and stuff if criminals were sorted into the nationalities from which they hailed. Ninclow (talk) 20:21, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

RE:Full Black Family tapestry

Not that I know of, I'm afraid! (and I never got to go to Leavesden! Last I was in London I went specifically to watch Cursed Child, so I only was there for the weekend, so I was rather limited on my sightseeing!) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 16:01, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

That's right! One thing I did stumble upon there was a tapestry at Victoria and Albert Museum from which they had clearly based some of the likenesses in the Black family tapestry prop (and I had never read about it, anywhere!) Imagine how surprised I was to look at a mid-fifteenth century Flemish tapestry and find Walburga Black staring back at me! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 16:17, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

Hogwarts Library 2017

Hello.... Unfortunately I do not have the ebooks, well I wanted ... It is very difficult to find ebooks now, especially in Brazil. I found the images on the internet and on the website of ebooks illustrator "Tomislav Tomic". --JoaoRavenclaw07 (talk) 01:22, May 14, 2017 (UTC)

Hogwarts Library 2017

I do not know how to do this, my English not so good and I'm kind of lost with so much information ..... To have an idea I'm translating and writing all these messages in Google Translator .... ops!!! Kkkkkkk But thanks for speaking this, I will look at the next time I put images and I'm sorry for my poor English.JoaoRavenclaw07 (talk) 01:34, May 14, 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your help! I'll try next time. Obrigado! (Means "thank you" in Portuguese)JoaoRavenclaw07 (talk) 03:19, May 14, 2017 (UTC)


Sorry, but it was kinda wrong to me for you to add a Fleamont Potter  sub-heading on the Potter family page! Tvurta (talk) 08:44 May 20, 2017 (UTC)

On the Images page, there are over several pictures of Credence that are the same and there is no need for more than one. Could you or have someone remove them? Tremewitch127 (talk) 18:51, May 22, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

In dept page

I understand your reasons for adding additional information to pages. I won't delete it again, but I am going to clean it up. Misskatniss1546 (talk) 20:05, May 24, 2017 (UTC)Misskatniss1546

School years

Could you stop deleting the information on Harry's first and second years! It's annoying me! Tvurta (talk) 3:22, May 26, 2017

Quidditch and school years

As you are currently working on the school year articles, perhaps you could also help me working on the articles on individual Quidditch matches I started creating a while ago? Its a bit hard for me, as I only have the audiobooks and don't have most Englisgh versions. I only created articles on the Gryffindor vs. Slytherin Quidditch match (1991) and the Gryffindor vs Ravenclaw Quidditch match. (1992) The infobox still has not been created as of now. Also, you have done good work on the school year articles! I wonder if there is enough information to create articles on earlier or later school years.--Rodolphus (talk) 18:04, May 26, 2017 (UTC)

Merlin's Beard

Merlin1 Merlin's Beard!
Ten-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki makes this user a

I've yet seen you should have gotten it a long time before. Now you get it. Congrats!  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 21:25, May 26, 2017 (UTC)


Hey. I was wondering what the policy is for removing things on talk pages? This user is making a very lengthy recap of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on the talk page of the film. There is some fanon within it as well. Since the talk page is not meant for that, would it be okay for me to just remove it? Thanks. -- Kates39 (talk) 20:17, June 2, 2017 (UTC)


Can you help me creating seperate articles on newspaper articles? We have a separate category and infobox, but not many individual articles yet.--Rodolphus (talk) 15:49, June 3, 2017 (UTC)

Re: Moving timetables

Great! I have made my way through the first few books. Do you know where the reference for Norberta's birthday of 24 April is from? I might be able to pinpoint a day of the week, but using the real world calendar places that on Friday. Norberta was hatched the same day Harry, Ron and Hermione skipped Herbology. However, it cannot be Friday as we know they only have double Potions and then the afternoon off. There is no reference for the date on Norberta's page.

I was wondering what your thoughts were on using real world calendars to find dates overall. It can be helpful, but sometimes Rowling gets the days of the week mixed up. Should we use real world calendars when it does not contradict anything else in the book? -- Kates39 (talk) 16:25, June 4, 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, that was my main worry when using real world calendars in the same way the HP Lexicon did - it won't always work out! We should probably stick to the days of the week given, and work around them. Unfortunately, the second CoS DVD with the extras is the only one I don't have. Hopefully we can find someone else to help out with that one, and I will have a look online in the meantime. - Kates39 (talk) 19:13, June 4, 2017 (UTC)
Good luck! I would love to have a look if you manage you upload it onto youtube. -- Kates39 (talk) 10:00, June 5, 2017 (UTC)
I have updated and added references to the timetable on the 1992–1993 school year page. A lot of what was in them were errors or guesswork based on the real world calendar which as usual, didn't match up with the book's timeline! I put everything we can determine for certain in the actual timetable, as the book gives an actual day for them, but moved/put everything we don't know under a new heading called "Notes". -- Kates39 (talk) 19:06, June 5, 2017 (UTC)
Looks great - thanks for doing that! You have picked up most of the mistakes, but I have noticed a few more. For example, they have 31 October 1981 as the date Harry arrived at Privet Drive, but he arrived on 1 November. They also have the 3 September as the date of Lockhart's lesson on Cornish pixies, but it happened the first day back at Hogwarts on 2 September. I look forward to seeing the other ones if you have the time, but no worries if you can't! -- Kates39 (talk) 18:03, June 10, 2017 (UTC)


For the Ilvermorny page, could some of the unnamed Native American students be added to the list or because they're unnamed they can't? Also, hypothetically if my first account was blocked, but I proved I created the second one after the block, could he still block the second one? Tremewitch127 (talk) 19:35, June 25, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Oh yeah I made a typo before; I said second one after the block, I meant before. Also, I was wondering if you knew how I might say it on the Ilvermorny page?  Should I start off with unnamed or just say Wampanog/Narangassett and whatever after that? Tremewitch127 (talk) 03:47, June 26, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Wouldn't Gregory Goyle's mother be a pure-blood considering a pure-blood and a half-blood makes a half-blood like Delphini and if Goyle's mother was a half-blood, so would be? Tremewitch127 (talk) 14:44, June 28, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

I removed the references because I feel they weren't needed, imo most of the ones that did have references were either already stated in the movies or they just weren't needed. Tremewitch127 (talk) 18:02, July 6, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Okay, but are they/most of them really necessary? Also are Tina and Queenie's parents Americans seeing as how Tina and Queenie both went to Ilvermorny? Tremewitch127 (talk) 19:02, July 6, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch12

Wouldn't Draco and Delphini be blood relatives of the House of Black seeing as how both of their mothers are blood relatives of the HOB? Also, why should I not blank a page that's just going to gen deleted anyways? Why should I also let others review the page when it's fanon and it's complete nonsense? Tremewitch127 (talk) 18:42, July 7, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

I want to add that Ilvermorny was mentioned in one or two of the articles of Ilvermorny; not that they were mentioned, but was in the articles, but I don't know how to say it. Should I saw in the New York Ghost or just go straight to it? Also, on the Potter family page, should I say that the American branch is loyal/affiliated with MACUSA (in the infobox)? Tremewitch127 (talk) 05:31, July 12, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Could I add a description of the castle on the Ilvermorny Castle page kinda like the description of the Hogwarts Castle, but shorter? Is there a rule about no gifs on the wiki? I found an image of the duel between Isolt Sayre and the boys vs. Gormlaith, could I add it to the Ilvermorny Castle page despite it not being the castle yet? Tremewitch127 (talk) 19:17, September 2, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Could J. Ward and the others from the Rat memo have second floor sorcery staff put on their pages?  The memo was for the staff and directed to them.  Tremewitch127 (talk) 00:35, September 8, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Is the edict that made Thunderbirds and the North American magical beasts named the Protective Order on Thunderbirds or just what they called it? Tremewitch127 (talk) 06:13, September 24, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

I want to add a page for the duel between the Boot Boys and Isolt vs. Gormlaith, but don't know how to name it. Do I have one page for the Boot boys vs. Gormlaith and another one for the one with Isolt and her aunt? Tremewitch127 (talk) 20:20, October 29, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

When adding images of the individual articles and ads in the New York Ghost, how do you make it bigger/much more closer and clearer than in the movie? I tried and only got a really small image unlike the others. Tremewitch127 (talk) 22:12, November 3, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

What about the ads though because some of them like the Man-Hat-On Milliners for Wizards ad is really clear and the ad is barely shown, or shown to fast, in the movie? Tremewitch127 (talk) 08:22, November 7, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Quick question, wouldn't the Death Eaters unsupported flight not be considered Apparition? I mean they have been shown to be able to fly unsupported and that certainly looks like it. I mean they aren't apparating like the Golden Trio/Dumbledore and Newt did, they appear to be flying using black smoke. I noticed that the Wand Collection book doesn't appear to be on this wiki and was curious as to why. Tremewitch127 (talk) 19:37, November 23, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Since it was never actually stated to be Apparition, can the images of the black/white smoke flying be removed from the Images of Apparition category page? I mean if it was never stated to actually be Apparition, it can't exactly be considered Apparition.  Some of the Unsupported Flight images also show black smoke.

Could the Wizards category page be split into two separate category pages: one for wizards and another for witches so it isn't so extremely long? IlvermornyWizard (talk) 07:19, January 17, 2018 (UTC) IlvermornyWizard

Re:Dragon eggs

It's in the first case, when you find the nest in the bell tower. Mathilda comments something like "at least we know it's not a dragon". But, yes, an image reference for that statement would be useful; I wasn't thinking of it at the time. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 21:02, July 13, 2017 (UTC)


Hey, are you available for chat? Starstuff (Owl me!) 00:15, August 23, 2017 (UTC)

Has this issue become unmanageable? Starstuff (Owl me!) 01:10, August 25, 2017 (UTC)

Creature categories

One issue I noticed with the bot cleanup is that it's sometimes leaving a sub-sub-category as the only category on an article. For example, the bot has removed Category:Creatures from a number of animal articles, leaving only Category:Patronus forms, as the Category:Patronus forms is sub-sub-category of Category:Creatures. This means that a number of creature articles are now effectively buried in an obscure corner: Category:Creatures -> Category:Creatures by trait - > Category:Patronus forms. I think the solution here is to create a number of categories for creature types (reptiles, birds, whales, etc.) and then add those to creature articles, so that they'll be more readily accessible from the top-level Category:Creatures. Starstuff (Owl me!) 22:20, August 24, 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, there definitely needs to be exceptions to the bot's category-pruning parameters. It's a useful tool, but sometimes what's needed is not the efficiency of a hammer, but the precision of a scalpel.
I definitely think there needs to be exceptions for actors and Hogwarts students. Having them all applicable articles listed in the root category is useful, because someone may remember part of an actor's name, without remembering specifically in what movie(s) that actor has appeared. So being able to browse through lists of every known Potter actor and Hogwarts student can be useful for readers.
I noticed some issues with Category:Humans too. Remus Lupin isn't listed in Category:Werewolves any more, I guess because the bot saw he was already in Category:Wizards. And I think it's also removed some people from the root-level too. I don't know why. I just know I've had to re-add Category:Humans to a few articles where it apparently got removed.
The issue with creatures is probably something that a bot can't fix. I think we need to work that one out manually, and I'm giving it a shot right now: something like Category:Creatures -> Category:Creatures by type -> Category:Mammals -> Category:Horses. I don't know if "Creatures by type" is a good name. A bit too close to "Creatures by classification." Maybe "Creatures by taxonomy?" But that's a bit too jargon-y. Starstuff (Owl me!) 23:37, August 24, 2017 (UTC)
Another issue I've found is that the bot seemingly disallows cross-listing a category in two subcategories of the same parent category because it's been programmed to look for "redundant" categories. There's plenty of cases where an article could legitimately fall under two categories that fall under the same parent category. I'm finding this now as I try to sort out Category:Creatures. Take Category:Vampires. The bot automatically removed Category:Beings, even though that's a valid category, and left Category:Living dead, because both are some degree of sub-category of Category:Creatures. If we try to better organize Category:Creatures, there will naturally be cases in which multiple subcategories apply to a creature article. Taxonomical categories, MoM danger classification categories, range/region categories if we decide to go there. I can also imagine the bot mucking up Category:Individuals. Because there's so many different categories, and they're all children of that one giant parent. Starstuff (Owl me!) 01:27, August 25, 2017 (UTC)
Question: is the bot constantly active or does it only operate on command? Like will it automatically scan through articles/categories for redundant additions? Because I suppose if you've already run it on Category:Creatures, and it's done it's job, it's not such a big issue. We can just smooth out the kinks mentioned above by manually re-adding categories the bot accidentally removed as redundant. Starstuff (Owl me!) 01:42, August 25, 2017 (UTC)

Rune Credit

The term "Rune credit" appears on the bank form I just made a page for that you edited. Any theories of what that might be? Ninclow (talk) 19:29, September 3, 2017 (UTC)

Skender's Circus - it is indeed Circus Arcanus

Hi. I have insider information on the circus in the upcoming film as I've recently been in correspondence with the actor Henry Douthwaite, who actually played Skender in the original film before his part was cut. Here's what I gleaned:

-Skender is Russian. -When I inquired about the enchanting snake girl, he confirmed she was there. -He said that the circus is a freak show. -He apparently influences Credence to join the circus to Europe. When Credence has a moments pause, he tells him, if he stays, "they'll kill you!"

This means that Skender's Wizarding Circus is in fact Circus Arcanus. Can we change the articles, now?


Someone recently added Category:Wands to a number of character wand articles. Can you run the bot to remove this category? It's a bit too much work to do manually, I think. Can you also target it so it only removes the Wands category, but doesn't remove false-positive redundant categories? Thanks! Starstuff (Owl me!) 00:28, September 7, 2017 (UTC)

By "false-positives" I basically meant how the bot sometimes removes individually relevant categories as redundant simply because they are both nested under the same parent category. For example, I mean the bot would see Category:Poplar wands, Category:Unicorn hair wands, and Category:Wands crafted by Garrick Ollivander on the same article, and remove two of them because they're subcategories of Category:Wands. Starstuff (Owl me!) 03:35, September 8, 2017 (UTC)


You might notice a little something different next time you edit. :) Starstuff (Owl me!) 00:47, September 7, 2017 (UTC)

Re:Please not again

Stop and rethink it? I haven't done anything else since the admins said no and brushed off my real life unhappiness as if it meant nothing.I know you don't know this or have any reason to care, because why would you possibly do, but - I am going through a depression and is these days in a rather dark, gloomy place. I really, REALLY don't need stuff like that taining my life right now. The wikia loses nothing by removing it without childlishly arguing about it. It is insesnetive, disrespectful, cavil, demoralizing, there is literary NO benefit of it being there AT ALL, and the only concivable reason for ANYONE to make a problem out of it is that they're a) such a stickler for rules that it clouds their moral judgement or 2) Enjoy seeing me misreable. Do you have ANY idea of how degrading it is to see that crap on the talk page, to know it's there, displaying on a silver plate whant an ass I can be when I lose my temper? That's the only two things I am capable of getting out from this situation. Ninclow (talk) 19:43, September 10, 2017 (UTC)

I agree with Ironyak. If you're going to be negatively affected by situations like this, then the internet is not the best place to be. Also it doesn't allow you to bend wiki policies as you please, just because you don't like them. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 10:47, September 11, 2017 (UTC)

US vs UK spelling

Just wanted to point out that just because Harry Potter was filmed and takes place in the UK and the UK spelling is still the same word as the US one doesn't mean that the spelling always has to be U.K. spelling, especially on any pages about the US or pages about people or places in the US, and that words should be changed on a page just because it's the US spelling rather than the U.K. one. Tremewitch127 (talk) 19:50, September 25, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127


Just to be sure, but if there is a cat like Wizard families and has subcats to individual wizard families, is it safe to add to the cat or should it remain a subcategory? Tremewitch127 (talk) 03:55, September 28, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Why is it that categories have be subcategories to other categories? Take the Malfoy family for instance, the Malloy family cat has to be a subcat of the Sacred Twenty-Eight families cat which is a subcategory of pure-blood families and that to Wizard families and the Malfoy family cat can't be added to the Wizard families and Sacred Twenty-Eight families cat? Tremewitch127 (talk) 21:03, September 28, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Event articles, FB...

I´m just think about something: Could we create more event articles on FB events? We already have the fund-raising dinner article.

I don't think we have any canon names, so I think we could use titles like:

  • Attempted arrest of Gellert Grindelwald near a chateau in Europe (quite long title, I know.)
  • Obscurus manifestation in New York
  • Newton Scamander's break of the International statute of Secrecy
  • First arrest of Gellert Grindelwald. (Doesn't Newt refer to himself in the foreword as the the first person to arrest him)

Unless we already have those.

I'm not experienced with writing event articles, so maybe you start them of you like. Thanks.--Rodolphus (talk) 22:04, October 2, 2017 (UTC)

I just noticed that on the MACUSA page, under Personnel section and Presidents subsection, the years can't be seen. Could you see if you can fix it as soon as you can? Tremewitch127 (talk) 03:36, October 8, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

Cirque Arcanus Confirmed

Hi! I was the one who left the message about Skender and the Wizarding Circus a while ago?

We have a new featured extra listed on IMDb who plays a "Cirque Arcanus Worker". We should probably sync up the pages at this point. Do you think we should?

Gif Images

Just to be sure, are gifs allowed on the wiki? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tremewitch127 (talkcontribs).

Re:Admins please LOCK?

Yeah, because nothing has ever been resolved through conversation before... Ninclow (talk) 23:26, October 15, 2017 (UTC)

The basilisk debate

Would you be OK with some random real life creature having completely unlimited magic in the harry potter universe?

Opdagon (talk) 18:33, October 16, 2017 (UTC)

RE: RE: The basilisk debate

So, we should use Occam's Razor, and assume that basilisks come from natural processes in the developing bird, rather than saying toads / chicken embryos are more powerful than the elder wand. Good, lets just leave the page alone once I recatergorize it.

RE:RE:RE: The basilisk debate

There is a problem in your logic, that being that a normal desk does not have the ability to transform into a pig without a wizard casting a spell. So, here is an argument ad absurdum to end the debate:

Basilisks are made with a spell. All spells must be learnt before casting.

Therefore, you must learn to make a basilisk.

Basilisk creation must be learnt. Salazar Slytherin made a basilisk.

Therefore, Salazar Slytherin learnt to make a basilisk.

Basilisk creation must be learnt. Leaders wanted to avoid basilisk creation.

Therefore, Leaders wanted to avoid basilisk creation being learnt.

Leaders wanted to avoid basilisk creation being learnt. Leaders can prevent learning things.

Therefore, basilisk creation learning was prevented.

Salazar Slytherin learnt to make a basilisk. Basilisk creation learning was prevented.

Therefore, contradiction.

Opdagon (talk) 19:11, October 17, 2017 (UTC)

Page request

Could a page be created for Isolt's and Gormlaith's duel? Tremewitch127 (talk) 19:04, October 17, 2017 (UTC) Tremewitch127

We should be more concerned about the certainty of information rather than seeking into others productiveness.


SeerLeviosa (talk) 16:03, October 23, 2017 (UTC) Seer Leviosa

Narcissa Malfoy - Death Eater relations?

So apparently Narcissa didn't betray the Death Eaters?

She literally lied to Voldemort saying that Harry was dead, even though he was alive. She indirectly caused the downfall of Voldemort. And you're telling me, with a straight face that she didn't betray the Death Eaters? 

Yeah, bullshit.

Aequanimus3 (talk) 16:43, October 26, 2017 (UTC)

Please do not swear.
Just because Narcissa had pro-pureblood views and agreed on SOME of the Death Eater ideals does not mean she was part of the organisation. I do believe that Ironyak1 wasn't suggesting Narcissa had nothing to do with Voldemort's downfall, nor were they saying Narcissa didn't betray them. All Ironyak did was revert an edit that said Narcissa was previously a Death Eater. She wasn't, as J.K. Rowling said. Her sister Bellatrix, and husband and son Lucius and Draco were, but Narcissa herself was not.
TheTARDISLegilimens (talk) 17:57, October 26, 2017 (UTC)
Narcissa was not a Death Eater so could not defect from the group: See this interview with JKR:
Abjoppotter: Is narcissa malfoy really a death eater
J.K. Rowling: No, she never had the Dark Mark and was never a fully paid-up member. However, her views were identical to those of her husband until Voldemort planned the death of her son.
I'll owl this to the OP as well. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:55, October 26, 2017 (UTC)

Do we add?

Do we add these images from Pottermore - - into the Death Eater articles they coincide with? Some of the images, Regulus's for example, is better than the image we actually have. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 00:00, November 1, 2017 (UTC)

So, will you be adding them? HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 02:20, November 1, 2017 (UTC)

Nevermind - I am instead. HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 02:43, November 1, 2017 (UTC)

Lucius Malfoy dates

Hey! I was hoping to get your thoughts on my post added to your dicussion on Lucius Malfoy’s talk page. I spent a bit of time going through that part of the book to try and work out dates to narrow down his date of birth better and I would appreciate feedback. Thank you! —� RoseKate13 (talk) 13:29, November 9, 2017 (UTC)

Great! I just had a look at the timeline pages and I think you’ve done great work putting that together. Hopefully the OP will reply. — RoseKate13 (talk) 16:04, November 9, 2017 (UTC)

Harfang Longbottom

Please see the talk page. His name may be wrong...--HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 15:48, November 9, 2017 (UTC)

Walburga Black

It's mentioned three times in the Series that "the whole Black Family were in Slytherin (once by Slughorn in DH book, once by him in the film and BY WALBURGA'S SON ON THE TRAIN TO JAMES.). Sirius WOULD know his family's houses (after all, we use the same logic for Abraxas Malfoy because of Draco saying his whole family were in Slytherin) and he was seen as being a traitor for not being in Slytherin to Walburga CANNOT HAVE BEEN ANYTHING ELSE!!!!!!!!!. So, that, to me, is enough canon information that she WAS undeniably, in Slytherin. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 16:55, November 9, 2017 (UTC) <-- direct quote from discussion: "The issue with both of these quotes is that it is unclear whether "whole family" literally refers to every Black from Phineas Nigellus down, excepting Sirius, or just to Sirius' immediate relatives. We can conclude from Slughorn's wish to have a complete "set" that Bellatrix, Andromeda, and Narcissa were in Slytherin (although Bellatrix and Narcissa's Houses were known previously from Goblet of Fire, Ch. 27 and Chamber of Secrets, Ch. 9, respectively). Sirius' comment about "break[ing] the tradition" would seem to indicate that his father Orion and mother Walburga, at least, were in Slytherin. Broadly intepreted, the comment includes both Sirius' grandfathers and great-grandfathers, and possibly all the Blacks in Orion and Walburga's lines (i.e., those descended from Sirius II and Cygnus I)." and "We know for certain that Phineas Nigellus, Regulus, Bellatrix, Andromeda, and Narcissa were Slytherins, and I think we can reasonably say that Orion and Walburga were as well." and "From Slughorn's Pensieve memory in HBP23, we can determine he taught from at least the beginning of Tom Riddle's sixth year in 1943, and thus we know he definitely taught the following older Blacks for at least part of their time at Hogwarts: Walburga (Hogwarts years c. 1936-1943), Alphard (first year presumably 1937 to 1939, given that he was a middle child), Cygnus II (c.1940-1947), and Orion (c.1940-1947)." as posted by Starstuff (at the time, we didn't know Slughorn started teaching even earlier, but that was later revealed). Will A CONSENSUS FROM THE FORUM make you stop editing the information to make it incorrect now, SINCE THE FORUM ITSELF decided that Walburga and Orion were Slytherins? --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 17:08, November 9, 2017 (UTC)

Canon information proves you entirely and completely wrong as does the forum stuff (which I have quoted above.) --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 17:20, November 9, 2017 (UTC)

I'm done with you. I absolutely hate your entire existence right now, so I shall be stepping away from the Wiki until Seth or another admin has stepped in and dealt with it because if I keep dealing with you, I will start using bad language and say stuff I regret.
Until you're proven wrong,
--HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 17:29, November 9, 2017 (UTC)

Canon question

So would that mean the statement "the most powerful dark wizard of all time" on voldemort's pottermore page can be considered tier one canon?

Freddy1428 (talk) 21:32, November 9, 2017 (UTC)

would the quotes "the greatest dark sorcerer of all time" from book 2 chap 1 and "the most powerful dark wizard for a century" from book 2 chap 2 qualify. I've been trying find evidence that JK Rowling considers voldemort more powerful than grindelwald (which I personally consider to be true) but can't find anything totally concrete yet, while some people only consider "Voldemort most powerful" to be only british wizards opinion, what do you think?  

would the quotes "the greatest dark sorcerer of all time" from book 2 chap 1 and "the most powerful dark wizard for a century" from book 2 chap 2 qualify. I've been trying find evidence that JK Rowling considers voldemort more powerful than grindelwald (which I personally consider to be true) but can't find anything totally concrete yet, while some people only consider "Voldemort most powerful" to be only british wizards opinion, what do you think?  

Freddy1428 (talk) 22:35, November 9, 2017 (UTC)

RE:Talk template

I think it's better to judge talk pages on a case-by-case basis, since some of the "active" discussions are worthy of being kept open (case in point, Talk:Fay Dunbar#Canon, redux, which I just re-read, and that has been waiting for a major correction since -- gasp -- 2014). --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:29, November 11, 2017 (UTC)

Re:All caps = shouting

To just assume I was shouting based on that wikipedia article would be to committ a base rate fallacy on your part. In the section in which one writes the reasons and/or comments upon the changes done to an article in the course of your edit have, at least to the best of my knowelge, no way of adding either emphasize or emphasize of text, meaning that to assume the use of caps lock, the only way left to me through which this can be accomplished, is short-sighted at best if not outright pressumptious. Now, had I used caps lock on your talk page where those tools for emphasize is available, I would be more inclined to agree with you. That being said, if this is the general interpretation, I shall keep it in mind and take it into account when I present counter-arguments in the future. Ninclow (talk) 17:32, November 21, 2017 (UTC)

The need to put emphasize in a sentence or lack thereof is completely subjective, but even if we assume it isn't, I already mentioned in my previous post that I would take heed. So what exactly are you complaining about? Ninclow (talk) 05:36, November 22, 2017 (UTC)

Amycus Carrow's wand

Thanks for your help on the Amycus Carrow's wand page. I went ahead and put a reference for the Harry Potter: The Wand Collection for the Infobox image.--Professor Ambrius (talk) 19:47, December 7, 2017 (UTC)


Congratulations on becoming an administrator! I always thought you were worthy of being an admin here! I guess you won't need the rollback user-right anymore! :D ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 23:19, December 7, 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations from me, too! (y)  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 21:19, December 8, 2017 (UTC)
Which color issue do you mean? Perhaps I can help.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 22:24, December 8, 2017 (UTC)
Ooh, a code problem. I asked my co-admin in the German Harry-Potter-Lexikon, Agent Zuri if he has an idea. He's good in such things. Let's hope the best.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 22:42, December 8, 2017 (UTC)
Hi, Ironyak, I left a message for Agent Zuri on his talk page to draw his attention to your new question. I just wanted to tell you.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 14:08, December 9, 2017 (UTC)
Hi, Agent Zuri has answered to your last question on my talk page.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 16:09, December 9, 2017 (UTC)


Someone should have a nice new set of tools. 😊 Sorry to spring this on you unexpectedly. I know it's not the usual procedure, but you've proven a diligent, judicious editor, and frankly it's long overdue. The wiki needs more active hands on deck. Unfortunately, for reasons of both time and conscience, I don't foresee myself contributing in the future. Best of luck and thanks for everything you've done around here! Starstuff (Owl me!) 23:30, December 7, 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to you as well! Starstuff (Owl me!) 00:03, December 8, 2017 (UTC)
I had talked with Starstuff about this some time ago, and I'm glad to see this (I blame myself mostly for having taken so long to promote you to adminship). Welcome to our over-glorified team of custodians! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 21:42, December 13, 2017 (UTC)

Edit war is going on

Please have a look at the history version of Veela. There we have an edit war.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 14:33, December 9, 2017 (UTC)

Re: Your answer to the code problem

Yeah, it's consistent, but nonetheless it would be have Special:CSSPages like Special:JSPages to have a proper overview. Otherwise you can't even cleanup or the like... Agent Zuri Profile Message Wall Blog 18:30, December 9, 2017 (UTC)

Merge idea

Hey! I was hoping you could give your input on my idea of merging the page Twelve Christmas Trees with the page Christmas tree. I think that the subject needs only to be written about on the general page for what they are. The same information is on both, making the need for two kind of redundant. The name of the page Twelve Christmas Trees is not the given name for them in the book - they are not capitalised, they are simply just twelve trees. I looked at the rules of the wiki, and the wikia writes things as they are written in the books meaning the page is wrong already, hence the redirect to the proper page. Thank you! - RoseKate13 (talk) 18:41, December 10, 2017 (UTC)

Hey! Just bringing this back to your attention if you have the time - or not, let me know and I will forget about it! Thank you :) - RoseKate13 (talk)

My Own Words 

Okay sorry, I'll be careful next time - Galileoflat  (talk) 14:52, December 18, 2017 (UTC)


Hi, just thought I ought to pop by and congratulate you on being made an admin. I've been a bit absent the past week, the stresses of Christmas preperations and whatnot and only on the wiki very sporadically, so I didn't notice before now. So... Kudos, Ironyak1! :-D

Also, btw, do you happen to know what candy Harry and the other Griffyndors eat in the third movie that allows them to mimic animal sounds? Ninclow (talk) 04:41, December 19, 2017 (UTC)

Hey! I know I'm late to say this (real life took over and I couldn't spare time to edit unfortunately), but better late than never! congratulations on becoming an admin, you deserve it after years of great work on the wikia. - Kates39 (talk) 20:58, January 5, 2018 (UTC)


congratulations on becoming an admin.

Freddy1428 (talk) 16:14, January 1, 2018 (UTC)


hi ironyak I was wondering if it would be ok to edit the grindelwald page to say one of the most dangerous dark wizards of all time. Ninclow insists that only british wizards call voldemort the most dangerous and that foreign wizards would have a different opinion but no such characters have appeared to confirm this theory, please let me know.

Freddy1428 (talk) 20:26, January 1, 2018 (UTC)

Your undo of my edit of the Newton Scammander page was uncalled for, as your reasoning is that he is a book character. Newt is not, and has never been, a character discussed in one of Rowlings novels. The book 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', focuses on the beasts he documented, and not the life of Newt Scammander. Any information released from J.K. Rowling, including the Fantastic Beast screenplays or films is now canon. Therefore, he is first and formest, a film character, not a book character, as you said.


AECOATES (talk) 01:51, January 3, 2018 (UTC)

As Newt is not characterised, or developed on in the fantastic beasts and where to find them book, it would not be fair to call him a book character, based on his brief appearance. Also, the fantastic beasts films are not 'lower canon', as you call it, as they are written by the creator of the harry potter univirse, making them the higest form of canon there is! The screenplays do not make Newt a book character, as they serve on as reference as a creation for the films, and its publication was therefore not necessary. As Eddie Redymayne was handpicked by J.K. Rowling, it is safe to assume that his portrayal of the character is one she is satisfied suits Newts form, as 'no one else was ever considered'. Also, following your logic, pictures should also not be displayed on characters pages, as many characters in the film are not as Rowling describes them in the books. Keep in mind, that the screenplays are a blueprint for filmakers, not a detailed description of characters and their development. Physical description would be necessary, if the fantastic beasts films were 'lower canon', however in this instance, they are not.


AECOATES (talk) 06:36, January 3, 2018 (UTC)   

Hi ironyak I was wondering if it would be ok to edit the grindelwald page to say one of the most dangerous dark wizards of all time. Ninclow insists that only british wizards call voldemort the most dangerous and that foreign wizards would have a different opinion but no such characters have appeared to confirm this theory, please let me know.

Freddy1428 (talk) 22:13, January 4, 2018 (UTC)

Inappropriate edit on Hermione's Talk page

The most recent edit to Hermione's talk page is inappropriate for a wikia, calling Harry Potter a White Supremecist. I don't feel that behavior or attitude belongs here. Goofyd00d (talk) 17:18, January 15, 2018 (UTC)

Heads up!

The userCady.Ann keeps spamming the page of Madam Hooch. Mind giving them a warning if they don't stop or something? Ninclow (talk) 01:36, January 21, 2018 (UTC)

Bone in Category:Wand cores

Hi, Ironyak! I've seen that the article Bone is in the Category:Wand cores. Do you know in which wand bone is used as core?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 19:39, January 22, 2018 (UTC)

No problem, but is it correct then to put Bone into the Category:Wand cores?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 18:10, January 25, 2018 (UTC)

Newt wand

I just thought you would like to know that Newt Samander's wand is ashwood. Eddie redmayne (newt) said so in his interveiw with Jimmy Fallon.

Inforleigh (talk) 08:00, January 24, 2018 (UTC)

That's interesting, but I fear that's not canon. But thanks nonetheless for this really interesting information.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 22:33, January 24, 2018 (UTC)

OK, I understand that

Thank you very much for informing me.Kintobor (talk) 18:04, January 29, 2018 (UTC)Kintobor

Walburga and Orion Black page

We can't decide on the image for the Walburga and Orion Black pages. The images of Walburga and Orion Black from the Black family portrait is more updated and appropriate but Seth Cooper says that those pages are the only places the image can be and both images can't be on the same page at once. What should we do? IlvermornyWizard (talk) 23:17, February 2, 2018 (UTC) IlvermornyWizard

Mr. and Mrs. Snyde Death Eaters?

Could you take a look on the Snyde family talk page when you get the time, please? Want to hear your take on it. ^^' Ninclow (talk) 03:11, February 10, 2018 (UTC)

Re:Edit warring

I can't see how I've been given much of a choice, really. Ninclow (talk) 04:17, February 23, 2018 (UTC)

It is outright baffeling how often you guys have mistaken one thing for another lately. First mistaken context for conjecture, then Potter-trivia for irrelevant to a web-based potter encyclopedia. And now you're confusing a figure of speech for something akin to a philosophical question. Might I ask how you would prefer me to phrase sentences so they're actually understood in the future? Ninclow (talk) 21:55, February 23, 2018 (UTC)

RE:Google indexing

Does it still show that? I just checked, and in my browser it looks right. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 22:21, February 23, 2018 (UTC)

Everything seems in order on my end ("Harry James Potter (b. 31 July 1980) is a half-blood wizard, one of the most famous wizards of..."), which is weird. At any rate, I sent them a message via Special:Contact. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 23:15, February 23, 2018 (UTC)

Am I missing someth- I just suck at math!

I already posted this at Seth's talk page, but I figured I might benefit from you throwing in your two cents too. ^^' If the character's fist year in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mysteries takes place in 1984, it would mean that he/she was born around 1973, but there is something that don't seem quite right to me here. This would mean, unless we are to assume Merula Snyde lied about the rumors of Jacob working for Voldemort, that Jacob, at the latest, would have to have been born ca 1964, because he must have been at least sixteen or seventeen years old in at the time of his expulsion and subsequent running away from home for people to even consider the possibility that Jacob mgiht have joined Voldemort. On top of that, if he was born in 1964, he would have been 14 when his younger sibling was born, meaning around the time of his expulsion at 16 or 17, his sibling would be only two or three years old, and by the time he/she began attending school, Jacob's expulsion would be such old news that it is completely absurd for Jacob's sibling to get a hard time over it. Not to mention strange that people would still be talking about it, about eight, nine years after the fact. I mgiht have committed a logical fallacy somewhere here but - what do you think? Ninclow (talk) 18:43, February 28, 2018 (UTC)

Jacob joining Voldemort was only ever claimed once, and by Merula Snyde while mocking the player. I'd say Rowan's reasearch into Merula during which he discovered her parents were both imprisoned in Azkaban for "being loyal to Voldemort" and having "chosen evil" is more reliable than an off-hand comment of her supposedly having checked out Jacob's background. Sounds from the context more like she was lying to make life difficult for Jacob's sibling.Any other time his expulsion comes up, it is relating to the Cursed Vaults. And wouldn't that be old history? Ninclow (talk) 08:26, March 1, 2018 (UTC)

Possible vandal?

Hi, just thought I’d bring to your attention this user, I’ve looked at his edits, and all he’s done is vandalise a person’s own page by adding needlessly vulgar images and fake info. Should he be banned? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheTARDISLegilimens (talkcontribs).

I replaced the two obscene images he uploaded with SFW ones, and also tagged them for deletion; but this has not yet been done. — evilquoll (talk) 17:40, March 21, 2018 (UTC)


Hi ironyak

I was wondering if you could have a look at the grindelwald page, I think that the current edits right now are starting to border on speculation and exaggeration and was wondering would it be alright to change it.

Freddy1428 (talk) 09:27, March 9, 2018 (UTC)

Can you see my IP?

I have no recollection of making that deletion to Bill Weasley's page. I haven't, I think, edited that page at all today. Last thing I did was adding Bill's practicing of defensive spells in the training grounds to the Magical Abilities and Skills section. Can you see if any other IP have appeared on my user account? If yes, I need to change my password or something, because then it'd appear I have been hacked. Ninclow (talk) 07:41, March 10, 2018 (UTC)

RE:Lestrange family

Pages like Corvus Lestrange II and etc. were recently renamed and the pages of their family members need to be fixed so that the links are fixed to include the change.  Also, the C. Lestrange I and II pages need to be deleted since, I believe, the C. Lestrange page was once a redirect and you created the Corvus Lestrange III page from the redirect rather than renaming the C. Lestrange II page as well as the C. Lestrange disambiguation page since there are no more C. Lestranges. IlvermornyWizard (talk) 18:41, March 15, 2018 (UTC) IlvermornyWizard

Re:Crimes of Grindelwald Category

Hi, that's easy. You made a template and you have put the category into it. Change the name of the cat in the template and the template will itself put the pages into the new cat. You must only create the new cat and then can delete the old cat. The change will not happen at once, it needs time but the template will do it itself.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 22:15, March 16, 2018 (UTC)

The hurry up would be too much work. Open the page and save again. But when you have many pages that's too much work.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 22:20, March 16, 2018 (UTC)

FB spoiler templates

Would it be possible for the bot or by other means to automatically add the FB2 spoiler template? Or does the bot do it already? And how long will the FB1 spoiler template stay? The film has been released almost 1 1/2 years ago. Will it stay until CG is released?--Rodolphus (talk) 18:42, March 17, 2018 (UTC)

Deleting Flowertje's duplicate images

I was wondering if you could delete all of Flowertje's most recent duplicate images she uploaded for no apparent reason which is highly unnecessary? IlvermornyWizard (talk) 22:53, March 17, 2018 (UTC) IlvermornyWizard

Verb agreement?

What on EARTH are you on about now? Ninclow (talk) 11:40, March 18, 2018 (UTC)

Ah, right, were...

Fist off, why is Tonks naturally an accomplished duelist and just likely for Dawlish when both have had the same training, and if they weren't at the very least on pair with one another because of it, one of them wouldn't been able to become an Auror in the first place?  Secondly, just because you disagree with me, doesn't mean that it magically becomes "non-productive" or "disruptive" for me to explain myself on the talk page. And thirdly - will you STOP trying to pull the admin card on me? Being an admin don't mean you won't be wrong every now and again, and when I see you being wrong, as an editor, I have every right to do something about it. Especially if I feel the complete backwards, non-sensical way in which words such as "hyperbole", "speculation" and "conjecture" are being used as of late might compromise the integrity of the content by removing perfectly valid pieces of information out of what appear to be an occassional inability to look at a text in its entirety and just at the words. That being said, however, I shall use talk pages more and undo buttons less. Cheers. Ninclow (talk) 12:43, March 18, 2018 (UTC)

RE Overlinking

I'm so sorry!

Thanks for tellin' me! TheSonofCharlusPotter (talk) Always Active (talk) 00:26, March 20, 2018 (UTC)

Caitlin Malfoy??? This page has no cites and looks to be entirely fanon? Can this be deleted? Estrildis (talk) 21:15, March 21, 2018 (UTC)

Yes! Me and another user have out this in ‘’’Candidates for deletion’’’ 3 Times but she keeps on deleting it...

This page was created by

 TheSonofCharlusPotter   Talk   contribs 21:46, March 21, 2018 (UTC)

Hogwarts Myster

Hello there, chief, just got a quick question from a guestie here if you got the time:

I usually use the Harry Potter Lexicon when I want to look stuff up, since I don't have to register and can just sort of send them a mail and wait for them to get around to me. But kudos to you for making an enclypedia that's like - a hundred times more detailed. Never thought I would see this much stuff in one place, I never pay attention to props and whatnot, so like - two minutes here is kind of a wakeup call about how much lore I've missed out on. *Clap, clap*! :)

Aaaaaanyway, I just happened to be trying to bleed google dry the other day looking for for news about the new update for Hogwarts Mystery, and stumbled accross the wiki page you got for the game here. Just started playing the new beta, when I noticed that - yeah, you can pick you own name, all right, but there's loads of default names to choose from too, and some of them are the same as names in the books/movies. At the top of my head, surenames like Jenkins, Davis and Thomas comes to mind. You seem to record everything, but I dunno if you would say default game names are official or not, but since I am at the start of the game, I could restart it, spam the "random" button on choosing names and slap together a list of (wizard?) familiy names for you, if you like? Don't know about you, but I think that a possible connection between the families we know the name of from the books and movies and the one the player can choose to stem from in the game by choosing one of the default ones is a fun bit of trivia. Don't think the Lexicon would be very interested in it though. =P 

Cheers! Covic (talk) 13:20, March 22, 2018 (UTC)

Stop Getting Rid of my Posts

Are you telling me that you are above J.K. Rowling? She even says that Ron is a drunk in later years and that Hermione never should have been with Ron. I find that I am completely in the right with my post. I find this site and Wikipedia to be a cult of Ron Weasley fans and I will not be bullied into silence. J.K Rowling’s message will be made known to the Harry Potter Fandom! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Snapefan1998 (talkcontribs).

@Snapefan1998, Two things to think about for when your block expires:
  1. Ironyak1 is an admin of this wiki, a long-term contributor, and a highly-valued editor; you are none of these things. It is not for you to tell Ironyak1 what to do; it's not quite the other way around, but that would be more accurate.
  2. You claim that "[JKR] says that Ron is a drunk in later years"; where does she say that? Give us a link, otherwise we only have your unsupported word for it. I have seen this (the fallacy / dishonest arguing trick of Appeal to Bogus Authority) numerous times, on this wiki and elsewhere.
evilquoll (talk) 01:33, March 24, 2018 (UTC)

Hey there! has continued to vandalise and please see the history of the Hermione Granger page because he/she has continued to spam the Harry Potter Wiki even after your warning...  TheSonofCharlusPotter   Talk   contribs 23:27, March 23, 2018 (UTC)

Bot Ignore for "Steve Gray'"

Hello. I have tried to revert a couple of edits made by your bot regarding the name "Steve Gray" on the Witchita Banana page. However, it does not appear that your bot has a Botignore template nor a list of commands. The name should be Steve Gray, not Grey. UpgradeTech (talk) 03:51, March 24, 2018 (UTC)

FB 2 roles

Can you give advice on what to do with the Cassius Bell and Carrow (1920s) articles? It appears that the role names were changed to just Auror and Acolyte. Should the articles still be kept?--Rodolphus (talk) 16:51, March 24, 2018 (UTC)

RE:Creature infobox - Sentience

Hello, hello! The sentience field has been in infoboxes since -- well, since I can remember infoboxes. I think the original point was to distinguish between things like Onion and Mandrake, but I'll agree it's a prickly term: it is not necessarily easy to establish that, say, a Flobberworm is able to feel, perceive or experience subjectively without being outright told that. So, I wouldn't oppose getting rid of it.

About your previous message, which I never got round to answer (sorry!), I think the list of surnames is, if anything, best left at Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. At least, I can't think of anything else to do with it. Cheers! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:33, March 27, 2018 (UTC)

Hi Ironyak!

User:Caairo11 has continued to translate the English text to another language... I gave him/her a ‘warning’ on his/her talk page on 26 March and recently he/she has done it twice again... also you have undone one of his/her edits because this problem...

 TheSonofCharlusPotter   Talk   Contribs 22:41, March 29, 2018 (UTC)

What part of the information I'm adding to the dinosaur page is not from an in universe source???

Is it:

  • Bird feather colours
  • Bird foot scales
  • Bird eye colour
  • Where birds live
  • Bird sizes

Whichever you chose, I will keep the rest on the dinosaur page, and pull them from any other page I find them in. Opdagon (talk) 19:08, April 3, 2018 (UTC)


Opdagon (talk) 19:14, April 3, 2018 (UTC)

Stop ignoring my questions

How on earth are all the sources valid on the pages for individual birds, but invalid when used to describe dinosaurs? If you have no answer for that questionUNPROTECT THE DINOSAUR ARTICLE. All the information in that infobox was based on the information for the pages for the birds (DINOSAURS) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Opdagon (talkcontribs).

I'll put it simply

Birds are dinosaurs. We have information on birds that is okay. Therefore, we have information on dinosaurs that is okay. I want to know how this information on dinosaurs become bad and OOU when collated and put on the dinosaur page.

Opdagon (talk) 19:49, April 3, 2018 (UTC)

So, should we just outright remove the dinosaur page?

Because, accord to what you said, we have no idea what the word dinosaur refers to? What else, should we remove primates from mammals, I'm quite sure they were never called mammals in-universe. What about removing that any characters are human, It probably wasn't said in any of the books. How about deleting vertabrates, vertabrates weren't mention in universe, right? What about scrapping the entire wiki because we have literally NO CLUE about what ANY word in the book means, because it wasn't explained in universe?

Opdagon (talk) 20:30, April 3, 2018 (UTC)

So, the bare amount includes the real life definiton

Therefore, it must state that birds are dinosaurs, as they are a top node. Therefore, bird traits are dinosaur traits. So, logic says we should have no wiki, or my version of the infobox.

Opdagon (talk) 20:55, April 3, 2018 (UTC)

Here is the definiton of dinosaur, pulled straight from one source on that page

"TriceratopsNeornithes, their most recent common ancestor, and all descendants."

So, we don't know about every shark, yet we have an infobox on the shark page. ITS THE EXACT SAME WITH DINOSAURS. We don't know about any non-avian dinosaurs, but we have plenty of information of the avian dinosaurs (BIRDS)

Opdagon (talk) 06:48, April 4, 2018 (UTC)


Is it possible for a normal user to move an article? If you check the history of the God Save the Queen article, 1337star moved the page from National anthem of United Kingdom to God Save the Queen. If possible, could you tell me how to move pages? Thanks :}  TheSonofCharlusPotter   Talk   Contribs 08:36, April 8, 2018 (UTC)

RE: Imageless tag

Hi there, Ironyak! I’m so sorry for doing that! I will discontinue to do so! Thanks for the heads up! -- TheSonofCharlusPotter   Talk   Contribs 04:10, April 20, 2018 (UTC)

Image policy concerns?

Hi there! (not quite sure how to address you...) Um, I feel like I'm ratting out on other users, so I feel the need to clarify that what I find concerning is just a very, VERY minor part of the overall edits from this particular user, and I think the said user did do a hella lot of great contributions; I am in no way trying to get this person blocked or anything.

So, it started off when I finally discover who was behind those "Moments" images from Pottermore. Shortly afterwards, I also belatedly found out Pottermore has "/image/" (I was only aware of "/explore-the-story/," "/writing-by-jk-rowling/" ..etc) that provides the official images people used to have to screenshot to get. Thus I went adding the additional info, giving the artists' company the credits due, along with the exact source of the image, rather than the very general Pottermore link (some were even the Pottermore article on this wiki, and not the actual sit.)

In doing so, I also went uploading the official versions found on Pottermore, if the existing images on this wiki were of a lower quality; that was when I realized User:Misskatniss1546 has been sometimes replacing images that were clearly altered. Examples:

Please look at their File Histories to compare the tempered versions; some of them, I haven't even needed to see the original art work to be able to tell they were messed with; namely the previous versions of File:PM B7C14M1 RonSplinched.png and File:DOffice.png. Depending on the software used, they just looked like the curves/levels/exposure/contrast were adjusted.

I can only say, I understand the need of cropping if it's to highlight a small portion of a big picture; that kind of adjustments seemed regrettably necessary. What I don't find necessary, and am slightly offended to see, are the alterations of other people's artwork.

That being said, I don't believe it was done with ill intentions, but who are we to decide "this image needs to be brighter"? Shouldn't authenticity matter? Alas, I'm a nobody, I don't think it's my place to directly talk to the user, because I'm aware that I'm not good with writing and even when I'm just trying to lay out the facts to be logical and neutral, my words often come across as condescending and hostile. Which is why I'm writing to you instead. Hopefully you'd be able to give out a much abbreviated and friendly warning as to why the action shouldn't be done. That, or to let me know why it is acceptable to disregard the original art work.

Thanks for reading this! I'm horrible at being concise.

P.S.: If you have time, can you also take a look at User talk:Seth Cooper#Potter's kids' page name consistency? and the section beneath it? I don't know if there's a point of badgering the same person when they are busy, so I figured I'd reach out different people as well.

--Sammm✦✧(talk) 23:56, April 23, 2018 (UTC)

Etymology section

I believe you're making a mistake, here. While I see that you intend to keep out-of-universe information separate from the main body of the articles, the Etymology section is itself separate from such, as it's supposed to explain meanings that are rarely, if ever, elaborated in-universe. You may see in nearly every major article (just to name a few, Dudley Dursley, Antonin Dolohov, and Gilderoy Lockhart) that it's standard practise of the Wiki to use this section to take note of the known details of how the names of the subjects were chosen by Rowling. Loon Wolf (talk) 05:30, April 24, 2018 (UTC)

Andromeda Tonks Image Debate

Shouldn't her infobox image show her as an older woman since she currently is an older woman now rather than as a young girl when she isn't a young girl anymore? IlvermornyWizard (talk) 18:14, May 2, 2018 (UTC) IlvermornyWizard

Jacob's sibling a Seer

Can we add to Jacob's sibling's page that they used Divination (had visions that came true and might be a Seer)? IlvermornyWizard (talk) 03:47, May 9, 2018 (UTC) IlvermornyWizard

Walburga Black Image

Since the Andromeda Tonks image is on the same image, could the Walburga Black image be too? IlvermornyWizard (talk) 16:50, May 13, 2018 (UTC) IlvermornyWizard


Saw that you haven't been active since May 2. Hope that you and yours are all right. Take care. Starstuff (Owl me!) 10:51, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

Jacob's sibling a Seer?

Is it safe to say Jacob's sibling is a Seer since he had two visions of the future that has come true; first with the Cursed ice and then the Vault of Fear I think? IlvermornyWizard (talk) 15:01, June 9, 2018 (UTC) IlvermornyWizard

Adding all residents to dorms

Could all students who have ever been at Hogwarts, in a specific house, be added to their house's dorm pages? IlvermornyWizard (talk) 21:19, June 28, 2018 (UTC) IlvermornyWizard

I never thought of it like that. However, there are a list of Known residents on the dorm pages and as Hogwarts students, they were residents of those houses. We don't have to do all residents, maybe just the ones with an exact school year/term like 1991-1998 so it isn't as long and difficult to maintain. IlvermornyWizard (talk) 16:15, June 29, 2018 (UTC) IlvermornyWizard

Lethifold Image

So there's a new image in the Lethifold page, a gif from the FBCoG trailer, and it's replaced the old, definitely-confirmed-as-a-lethifold image from the recent FB book. So far as I can find and tell, the the black cloaklike things in the trailer hasn't been confirmed as lethifolds, and given the size and the lethifold draped over buildings, its not acting like one either? I don't know if the image should be reverted, and asking for sources in addition to my own searches has garnered no response from the person who altered the image - or anyone else for that matter - so... I don't know what to do and you always seem to know what to do, so is it ok if I leave this problem in your capable hands? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Estrildis (talkcontribs).

Apologies for forgetting to sign. Thank you for sorting this. Estrildis (talk) 17:10, July 30, 2018 (UTC)

The Crimes of Grindelwald Extras

Could you help me find more extras who appeared in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on who have not had any pages, please? (Hobbiton777 (talk) 19:30, July 30, 2018 (UTC))

Perenelle Flamel

I cannot seem to find a source for the image used on the page. Should I go ahead and delete it or... Estrildis (talk) 20:29, July 30, 2018 (UTC)

Bot help?

Hi there! You are the only admin I remember seeing with a bot, so I hope it's alright to ask this. I was in the process of writing the following to the talk page of w:c:dev:MassEdit, only to belatedly realize the statement "the script can only be used by high-level local staff (i.e. admins, content-moderators, and bots).", so there's no point posting it there as the script likely functions fine.

Would you be able to perform-mass changes of specifically "[[Quidditch]] team" to "[[Quidditch team]]"? Previously Quidditch team was in-ideally used as a redirect, so any article mentioning "Quidditch team", if linked, is styled as "[[Quidditch]] team". Since the situation is recently rectified and "Quidditch team" now being its own page, I've manually changed a few "[[Quidditch]] team" to "[[Quidditch team]]", but after a few edits, that's when I feel like, there must be a script for this kind of things! Which led me to the script, and finding out I couldn't use it due to the user group.

I hope the desired changes isn't unreasonable? Special:WhatLinksHere/Quidditch team is quite short, no doubt cuz of the former circumstances. Thanks! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 19:36, August 29, 2018 (UTC)


Hi Ironyak1 -- I left a similar message on Talk:Nagini but wanted to make sure you saw this: I am sorry if my message there seemed to infer my being an administrator for longer than you gave me special consideration or as you called it "pulling rank." That was not my intention at all; I was trying to show that I was acting in the best interests of the wiki since I have been an administrator here for longer than I have been a FANDOM employee. I apologise unreservedly for the misunderstanding and my bad choice of words in the thread. - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest(Wizarding Wireless Network) 18:36, September 25, 2018 (UTC)

Certainly, I can try and shed some more light on this. Yesterday, the Maledictus article and the Nagini article were the most visited article pages across the FANDOM network. Not just the most visited pages on the HPW, but every wiki. As you can imagine, this traffic increase is almost entirely because of the trailer and Nagini reveal (I think there was more on Pottermore as well, but the trailer is the main focus). People were actively searching for Nagini because of this, so in my view at least the article should be updated as much possible for the benefit of the visitors/readers. Certainly, the article was very much updated (I merged the outstanding articles into one to avoid confusion) except for the image which, due to the policy obviously remains as the snake. The article though is that people are coming here specifically because of that reveal, and not having the current human form/COG image in the infobox kinda seems like we are not giving them what they have come to look for. With this spike in traffic for just the trailer, that gives us some indication that Nagini will be a huge search term during the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald release (and the run-up) so positioning the "current" image front and center can only be a boon to us. Most of the other sites competing for the COG Nagini traffic will most likely use the Claudia Kim image in their articles, so for us not to use it might lead people to assume we are not as updated as we should be. I hope that information helps! - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest(Wizarding Wireless Network) 17:19, September 26, 2018 (UTC)

Nagin image discussiom

Hi Ironyak1

Was just reading your discussion regards the Nagini image and was reminded of the recent StarWars FANDOM guideline discussion as laid out by FANDOM.

The whole guideline can be found here:

but specifically I refer you the following paragraph where FANDOM discuss Spoiler lock downs.

In short- Spoilers lock downs are innappropriate for the Discussions area, which is specifically refered to as being 'unlike wikis'

Not sure if this actually clarifies anything, but makes for a recent FANDOM clarification regards Spoilers (and where to find them..)

"Other heavy-handed policies have included the spoiler lockdown for the most recent Star Wars movies, including Solo, in which users were told they couldn’t post spoilers outside of dedicated threads until one week after the film’s release. This is directly counter to the spirit and intentions of the Discussions platform. When Discussions was conceived and developed, FANDOM recognized that we had an opportunity to do something that wikis can’t: capture pre-release hype and post-release buzz in a conversational way. That’s unlike wikis, which captures information and a ton of traffic after a release but doesn’t generate conversations beyond talking about editing pages. By having a spoiler lockdown and only allowing one thread, in a time when people want to rush to social media platforms —and Discussions is much more of a social media platform than a message board, which we’ll touch on more in a moment—to talk about the movie, you are effectively telling fans that they are not welcome to contribute and that the Wookieepedia Discussions community is closed to everyone but a small handful of users who have dominated the conversation about what the policies should look like"

The Dark Marc(talk) 06:26, September 26, 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your insight regards this issue. I'd agree that FANDOM intent for Discussion to capture Hype does run at odds to the difficulty in finding specific Discussion via a Search Engine. Perhaps this will be part of the updates due to be rolled out in the near future. The Dark Marc 07:12, September 26, 2018 (UTC)

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