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Claims needing verification, TMR's Horcrux research

Hi, there, Kate! Hope all is well! Because you seem to have a great eye for "things not quite right" (I still can't believe the whole Spellotape thing went undiscussed for so long lol), I figured I'd throw this out as well. Comparing to GOF and OOTP, I'm relatively less familiar with HBP and DH, but unfortunately I currently am not in a position to indulge in things (not sure if it's a Buddhist custom or a general curtesy for people having deaths in their family), anyhow, in both articles Hogwarts Library and Restricted Section, there's the somewhat meaty paragraph about TMR gaining his info via researching the Restricted Section. I've used text-search and the only time "restricted" appeared in HBP was when Hermione mentioned it. So I'm just like, was everything just assumption etc. (and therefore should be removed?). Just thought another opinion of the matter would be helpful. =D --Sammm✦✧(talk) 05:40, April 7, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks so much for the help! It's super odd because when I text-search "restric" (not even completing the word) in my 2012 UK DH epub, there's no result, so I have not (re)viewed Hermione's statement. I honestly thought the whole thing was speculation because the few times I glanced at the convo between TMR and Sluggy, I just didn't get what the paragraphs were claiming, so it's really good to know that it didn't come from nowhere. I'm glad I asked because on a bad day I might have considered removing them entirely (or at most relocating and heavily edited to be at BTS section instead) since the text-search was not picking up a critical factor. This reminded me how incredulous I had been when I at one point saw the phrasing of TMR's reasoning of using the Lestrange Vault for Hufflepuff's Cup; I thought it was completely elitism and somewhat rude, but it turns out there was basis of why it was worded that way, only, it was Harry's speculation on the matter, not like, an actual fact. I guess some people really do take Harry's opinion super serious. lol
Thanks again for the input! Since the text-search for me isn't enabling me to narrow down and view all related statements, if I do work on it, it likely won't be anytime soon. (I feel super weird for saying this, but I think it'll also be a little awkward that after the acknowledgment, I made no move to edit, so just letting you know why lol. And obviously, anyone who's up to tackling it would be appreciated. I'm pretty awful at wording things. xP) --Sammm✦✧(talk) 12:10, April 7, 2019 (UTC)
Sorry for bringing this back; I did actually mean to followup this topic but just didn't have time to do so (well, until I saw it got moved to the archive lol. Felt like better late than never.) I've seen the modification you made on the subject matter, and would like to know your thoughts on still relocating them to BTS? Since it's only a possibility, it feels like it shouldn't be under the "History" section as technically it's only theorized that "it could have happened", and not "this is what happened," if that makes any sense. The one similar issue I can think of off the top of my head is Orchideous, where the last 2 bulletpoints in BTS used to be included in the main article, but were relocated due to "not 100% sure it's actually the case". --Sammm✦✧(talk) 06:35, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

Rionach O'Neal's POA scene confirmation

Sup Kate! Just dropping by to let you know (with the bunch of WU info, it can be overlooked) that Marianne Chase confirmed via Twitter that the Chaser in POA was indeed played by her (source provided in the Talk page, figured if continuing the discussion, it'd be best stay there xP); unsure, but it seems like that'd make Rionach's POA film appearance non-canon. (Only POA; the rest should be fine?)

--Sammm✦✧(talk) 09:09, April 30, 2019 (UTC)

Have replied to the respective Talk page. TBH, I didn't actually think the actress would respond lmao; it's nice that she did! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 06:35, May 11, 2019 (UTC)
Wow, after all those months, I'm still onto this lmao. So, this time not in POA but in DH1; I was actually trying to get a better screenshot for another character, ended up taking a look at all crowds scenes in DH2, didn't find enough of what I want, so thought might as well check out DH1 while I was at it. I think I may have found Marianne Chase (assuming she's playing Rionach?) in the Hogwarts Express confrontation scene, though quite blurry, here: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]; she looks like she could be the one next to the blonde. This is just me thinking said girl (due to angle towards the camera) happened to look similar to Chase's photos on her Spotlight profile. There's a similar image for some of the latter screenshots on HPW at File:Neville on Hogwarts Express.jpg but less clear. Figured I'm not going to jump to conclusion and ask for a second opinion lol.
--Sammm✦✧(talk) 08:22, December 4, 2019 (UTC)
I mean, if wanting to be 100% sure, you can always try Tweeting Chase and see if she'd confirm it lol. IDK, I feel that considering no one acted on to investigate the shadiness of the article's previous content, likely this isn't something people would fuss over? I'm fine with both ways though I'm more up for just adding it to the main article if asking the actress and not getting a reply for a year or something lmao.
Oh, btw, compiled Talk:Rionach O'Neal#A recap on how this article became so messed up when recovering deleted edit history. I feel bad for what happened because the pages could have been made for someone else entirely. Also recovered Talk:Rionach O'Neal#She isn't a recast of Fay Dunbar and interested to know your thoughts on the matter. I don't particularly think Chase looks like anyone in the image, but that could be an angle issue. Also couldn't find that scene on the screenshot site (or just missed seeing it) and couldn't see other frames for comparison. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 00:36, December 5, 2019 (UTC)

RE Short links

Hi there - I think Category:Appearance templates has examples of all the short links available, and clicking on each, such as Template:QTA should provide examples of the options for each (such as {{QTA|R|F}} = Quidditch Through the Ages, Foreword by Albus Dumbledore. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:38, May 10, 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I'm sorry about putting "co-" the thing is that's another way to call somebody's spouse's sibling's spouse (User:Matipereira)

Invisibility cloak

Nice work on the invisibility cloak. If I could give you a biscuit, I would.

Oerk (talk) 23:46, May 14, 2019 (UTC)

More input

Sup Kate! =D Curious about your thoughts regarding to Talk:Crystal Stewart! Like, I'm seriously not trusting any deductions happening on HPW lol --Sammm✦✧(talk) 19:13, May 16, 2019 (UTC)

This actually has more to do with User talk:Kates39/Archive1#The girl who helped Ron but I figured instead of creating a new section, this actually still falls under needing "more input," so lol. While I was gone, a user created Cho Chang's posse... Would like your opinion on the title... Do people describe other people like that? The word "posse" unfortunately is something IDK how to use and am unsure if that's just me being super ill-informed. Is it more fitting than "Cho Chang's friends"?
Also, previously... I was for some reason pretty sure the light skinned girl next to Cho is the same as the one unsmiling on the right, but now, only a few months later, I'm no longer certain... Your thoughts? I'm asking this because I was also previously confident that I located the actress, but I dunno what happened because now I'm just like... they don't look that much alike... o__O Serves to show how unreliable my judgments are, apparently lol.
Thoughts on Talk:Susan Bones#Film appearance(s) would be appreciated as well. =D
--Sammm✦✧(talk) 04:20, December 6, 2019 (UTC)
Awwww, thank you for your kind words! I hope what I'm about to share can live up to the praise. (If not, owells lol. I'll comfort myself by knowing I'm probably not the worst on this wiki when it comes to crediting actors lmao.) The actress I previously thought I recognized was Sarah Harrison, especially for the first screenshot I linked; however, that judgement was solely based on that one infobox image, which does seem legit and professionally taken, but IDK if it's the wonder of makeup or maturity, when trying to look up more images of this entertainer, (I used this term because she appears to be more active in music related fields?) the similarities look a lot less to me. =/ --Sammm✦✧(talk) 02:27, December 9, 2019 (UTC)
I know... Lighting and angles can be so deceiving o__O. I didn't realize the skin complexion seems quite different. I saw the similarity mainly from the drooping eyes, high cheekbone, and prominent jaw, which, to me, reflects on the infobox image used for Harrison, and it's so weird that I don't think her other images highlight those features at all lmao. I'm not going to search for the actress though. Previously I just thought "jackpot" after viewing the batch of actresses, and if Harrison was the one that stood out to me, I doubt I'll find someone else unless new images of actresses are uploaded. For Cho's other friends, I know one is Anna McGarahan, and I believe some other can be identified in file:Ravenclaw winter.jpg (see "Other versions";) I've glimpsed some but didn't memorize it because back then there wasn't a page for it. (I'm just saying this because there's always the chance that the girl we were talking about is just an extra and isn't credited anywhere hence could not be found regardless of how hard we try to.)
Saw the reply for Susan. There's nothing else I could add because my stance is pretty much written, just waiting for other input. If no one joins the convo in like a month, I'll probably take it as a sign for okay to proceed since there's at least you who agreed to making adjustments. =D
--Sammm✦✧(talk) 00:49, December 10, 2019 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you very much for your lovely message. I am so glad this repulsive behaviour has stopped and I agree, it is still repulsive to see the images appear on the adverts on other pages. Luckily, these will soon vanish and the ordinary images will start appearing again. I despise any attempts to destroy or undermine the cleanliness of this amazing wiki. You too, are doing a superb job with maintaining this wiki. It is warming to know your work is appreciated by others and to have friends on this Wiki. Enjoy the rest of your day and happy editing. RedWizard98 (talk) 20:29, May 16, 2019 (UTC) 

Cheers for the nice feedback Kate. RedWizard98 (talk) 09:49, May 17, 2019 (UTC)

Just to let you know Kate, as I sure you very well do, I am not "RedWizard92". This is a sock puppet account of that pervert we dealt with last night. Some people are very unintelligent, miserable losers with nothing better to do in their lives but cause problems for clever people, like ourselves. Happy editing and keep fighting vandalism. RedWizard98 (talk) 12:07, May 17, 2019 (UTC)

Hello Kate, thank you for your friendly response. It is very alarming that someone has had the unfiltered right to vandalise our wiki for so long, without any administrator attention, I think it is rather lazy on their part, to supposedly uphold community rules and regulations, yet are nowhere to be seen. Sometime, I think I would like to myself apply for administration rights, so I can help enforce community rules, and block vandals when other admins do not notice them. Hopefully, this appalling situation will be done and dusted soon, and I know Fandom central will soon get things sorted, so, just remember, "Constant Vigilance!"RedWizard98 (talk) 16:15, May 17, 2019 (UTC)

Good work Kate, for stopping the same brain dead, low-life scumbag who keeps on trying to vandalise articles. Clearly, by copying my username, he is evidently jealous of my style and reputation, and probably even my profile picture. Just keep up with the great work, and hopefully, this utterly unintelligent crap will end soon. You are a true editor and HP fan, happy editing. RedWizard98 (talk) 20:23, May 18, 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I found some new pieces to the puzzle that is HP Wizards Unite, and tried to put them together on the game's talk page. Of course, I'm waiting for a staff to make a decision as to whether the source is valid, I only wanted to hear what your thoughts were? Maester Martin (talk) 13:26, May 18, 2019 (UTC)


Hi Kates39; the wordmark was created using photoshop. Lettering was taken from a Fantastic Beasts font and the scrollwork was cut from promotional posters, scaled down in size and then manually placed. - Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest(Wizarding Wireless Network) 10:51, June 3, 2019 (UTC)

Order of Merlin

Order of Merlin 1 - I think this reward is long deserved. Well done Kate.

My pleasure, we need more people like you active on this wikia. RedWizard98 (talk) 20:12, August 20, 2019 (UTC)

Dark Lord

Nice edit!

So, I made a mistake. The only time I remember Grindelwald being called "Dark Lord" is here on FANDOM - "following his defeat at Dumbledore's hands and subsequent arrest, the inmates of Nurmengard were released at the ex-Dark Lord's behest". My bad.

Also, congrats on earning your 1st Class Order of Merlin! --SWLover2 (talk) 01:17, October 9, 2019 (UTC)

Dark Lord (2)

All good! --SWLover2 (talk) 18:01, October 9, 2019 (UTC)

RE Mafalda

Sorry for the delay, but have made a reply on Talk:Mafalda#Blood status. The issue you raised is on point (as always ;) Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 04:58, May 28, 2020 (UTC)

Katherine of Aragon

Hello Kate39, I saw your message about the above article I understood exactly your point. The reason I deleted it was that its creator has uploaded lots of fanon onto this wiki and has even been blocked for it, which I think shows disrespect towards our rules. If you want to clean up the article I've put up for deletion and remove the tag, that sounds great, but my only concern is whether or not she has any appearance or mention in a HP source (if you can do it, that would be brilliant). Kind regards and stay safe, --RedWizard98 (talk) 13:48, May 29, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the good feedback, and good luck with your Harry Potter Tudor research. --RedWizard98 (talk) 14:10, May 29, 2020 (UTC)

Hi again, I also couldn't find any canon reference of her, so she definitely does not fit notability standards. The articles has been deleted anyway, but good work for researching anyway.--RedWizard98 (talk) 13:33, May 30, 2020 (UTC)


Dolohov's age isn't the issue. The word "bully" doesn't accurately describe him, or his actions. Umbridge is certainly a good example of an adult bully, due to her sustained campaign of abuse against Harry, and other students she didn't like... that is bullying. Dolohov was a remorseless killer who murdered in the name of Voldemort but he nevered 'bullied' anyone... Not that's depicted in canon, anyway. - Malveux (talk) 11:28, June 20, 2020 (UTC)

UK spelling bee

Hello there! When you have a chance, could you please check your UK version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 15 (Beauxbatons and Durmstrang) to see how this line is spelled: "Or A Highly Biased and Selective History of Hogwarts, Which Glosses Over the Nastier Aspects of the School." The line is about 11 pages into the chapter in the US hardback 1st edition. I'm curious if the UK version aligns with this Cambridge entry or this OED entry. This will help figure out which form the bot should generally use as the dictionary sources obviously don't agree. Hope all is well with you and, as always, many thanks! --Ironyak1 (talk) 08:08, June 23, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! That spelling has been a bit of a sticking point for sometime, so was happy to see the bot trip across that line from GOF to finally provide some clarity, Rowling's word being law and all. Much appreciated! --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:42, June 23, 2020 (UTC)

Celestial Ball

Hey there, I was watching a video of the Celestial Ball on YouTube, and it got me thinking... If you check out this link and look at what Dumbledore says, could you drop by the Celestial Ball talk page and give me your thoughts on my question there, if you got the time? Tfoc (talk) 15:53, June 25, 2020 (UTC)

Category for area served by Hogwarts

Hello again. When you have a chance, could you please weigh-in on this discussion? Trying to figure out what's the best term to use for the area that Hogwarts serves, so we can create a category for all those students that attend, but we don't know if they are British or Irish. Figured you might have some experienced insight. Thanks as always --Ironyak1 (talk) 22:18, June 26, 2020 (UTC)

RE:Wanted pages

I agree that if Special:Wantedpages is to be at all useful, we need to do away with the unnecessary redlinks that litter it. In the past I have engaged in removing quite a few of those stray, useless redlinks from talk pages, but it's not something I have done in a while (as you noted, they are so many they can become a bit overwhelming).

Talk-pages and archives should not be edited, that's right, but it doesn't mean they can't be! If all you're doing is cleaning stuff up, it is necessary to edit them! Just make sure you explain what you're doing on the edit summary to avoid any misunderstandings, and it should be perfectly alright. (When doing it in the past, I usually bolded the linked word just to signal where the redlink used to be; it's not required to do so, since there are no guidelines for it, but it's something I usually did.) Cheers --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 20:23, June 30, 2020 (UTC)

Hi there. Just for clarity, please don't adjust/remove any File links that show up in Wanted Pages as those are a separate issue we're working on. Thanks for helping out with some of the housekeeping that has piled up! Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:41, July 1, 2020 (UTC)
Something just occurred to me - if the vast majority of Wanted Pages are just text that needs to be removed from various pages, I could have the bot handle most of the drudgery work updating the pages. What I would need is help reviewing a set of Wanted Pages to highlight those that are valid requests for Articles, or can be easily fixed like the Lily L Potter situation you updated, and should not be touched. Everything remaining I think the bot can figure out what links to that request, and update the text of the page the same as you are doing.
Is this something you want me to look more into? --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:48, July 1, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the extra info - I had no idea you were familiar with AWB?!? Given the circumstances it's probably not a good time to pursue such a Request for permissions, but could be again in the future. Also with all the Mass editing scripts available now, there is going need to be a review of how these tools get authorized and used so insights you have on AWB or other related tools could help guide those new Policies for adoption and use.
If a big chunk of the Wanted Pages is just the nowiki issue you mentioned, the bot can do that easily. Can you give me a quick example to check out? Be nice to be able to have the house-elf tackle a large portion of that mess.
If you're looking for stuff to do, do want to handle the "British or Irish" category changes that were discussed? I think we're all in agreement on the Structure needed and was just getting ready to close that discussion up as we can think through the GBorIE embedded category as needed afterwards. Let me know if you are interested. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:34, July 1, 2020 (UTC)
I do hope you stick around and stay active when you have the time. I've always appreciated your feedback and keen eye on the topics. With all this focus on policies and tools it'll probably be an interesting time of change for the wiki that could use the input from long-time members in the community.
I'll poke at the Wanted Pages a bit as well and see if some clear sets of low-hanging fruit emerge for the bot to tackle. Looks like there are hundreds of single mentions so they'll need to have some common formatting for the bot to handle. There is also the Category:British individuals that need reviewing and updating. Maybe I'll talk to Seth about making that a community project as there are about 2000 articles involved but the edits needed are pretty simple. It's been quite a while since we had a formal community project - could be fun! (yes, an unbridled optimist :) Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:44, July 1, 2020 (UTC)

Order of Merlin


Order of Merlin 3 / Order of Merlin 2 / Order of Merlin 1

--Reverb frost (talk) 10:31, July 4, 2020 (UTC)

I mean, she's already received all three of these awards, but alright President Borusa (talk) 10:45, July 4, 2020 (UTC)
Oh I am absolutely sorry! I might have missed them. Feel free to remove this @Kates39 --Reverb frost (talk) 10:52, July 4, 2020 (UTC)
That's okay, thank you for the recognition! I appreciate it. I will transfer my Orders over to my profile page instead of in my archive so people can see. - Kates39 (talk) 11:46, July 4, 2020 (UTC)

RE Chocolate Frog categories

Thanks for the heads-up! I thought I had that fixed, but found some more buried in the Sandbox. See it that's all of them or if I need to get an excavator. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 11:55, July 5, 2020 (UTC)

Fat Ghost

Hi there, I was wondering what you think of this article (Fat Ghost (Fourth book back cover)), as I believe it to be of extremely poor quality and worthy of deletion, with the relevant information being given to "behind the scenes" sections of other articles. Thanks --RedWizard98 (talk) 18:13, July 11, 2020 (UTC)

RE Content Moderator

Hello again. While I agree that it would be very helpful to the community to be able to have some additional knowledgeable and dedicated contributors such as yourself nominated for additional permissions, I do not feel this is possible given the open Mediation process as it involves questions surrounding my actions as an administrator, current content moderators, and the Voting Policies and procedures here. Until this Mediation is complete, these topics are not on solid enough ground to proceed forward with the usual confidence in the process and its outcomes. To that end I will see if TimeShade can define a path and time frame for reaching a resolution.

I for one do appreciate all the effort you've put forth, especially in spearheading the WantedPages project which is not the most enjoyable or glorious of editing tasks. I remain hopeful that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that the community recognizes the hard work done by some like yourself and shows their appreciation by offering opportunities to tackle yet more difficult tasks, but with some new rights and responsibilities. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 14:18, July 14, 2020 (UTC)

I agree and hope we can move forward soon - let's see what TimeShade can do to help achieve that goal. Many thanks for all the hard work and let me know if you see any other sticky widgets in the WantedPages list that might need some house-elf magic to resolve. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:10, July 14, 2020 (UTC)

Voting requirements

Hello - for your proposed 50 edits needed to cast a vote, do you mean 50 main space edits (new proposal replacing 20 main space edits currently), 50 edits across main + file + template (endorsing Sammm鯊's suggestion), 50 total edits in any namespace (new proposal) , or something else. Just trying to keep an eye on the devils & details :) Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:15, July 22, 2020 (UTC)

Your 50 minimum edit suggestion has been added. Also, are you attached to the 7 weeks needed to wait and apply again? I'm thinking I may have gotten a bit carried away with that rule of seven suggestion and that 1 month works well enough for any sort of second attempts and is much easier to check.
Thanks for all the hard work and support with this task! I've always thought the Policies needed some improvements but considered it more the realm for Bureaucrats especially as many of these Policies go back a decade and so have lots of context and history. However, I think we're doing all right so far and making some progress. A couple more days and we should be ready to take some votes on the proposals and see what we have to work with for making a new draft. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:15, July 22, 2020 (UTC)

Policy Review & Proposals

As you have participated in the Forum:Policy Review process, I am notifying you of the goal to finalize any suggestions on these proposals in the next couple days in preparation for a series of votes to help choose between varying options.

While this timeline need not be a strict one, and more time of course will be allocated for further discussion as needed, my hope is that some attention on these proposals can bring us closer to clarifying suggestions, finding agreement where possible, and improving the wording to help facilitate any potential voting.

Many thanks for your time and effort on helping to make these improvements! --Ironyak1 (talk) 15:07, July 23, 2020 (UTC)

As a reminder, Voting on the Forum:Voting Policy proposed changes closes in a few days. If you haven't had a chance to review the proposals and vote, please do so while there is still time. Thanks! --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:32, July 29, 2020 (UTC)

Hello again! I am checking in with everyone who has a made a User Right proposal to see if we can begin to wrap up work on any or all of the Gaining Rights, Maintaining Rights, & Removing Rights sections in the hopes of beginning to vote on one or more of them sometime this weekend.

Again, this is not a strict timeline so if extra time is needed it is of course available - just trying to focus again on achieving tangible movement forward for these proposals. I've replied to your points about Removing Rights (sorry for the delay - your message got lost in the shuffle) and I've made a reply to you about Maintaining Rights that awaits your perusal. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 07:31, August 6, 2020 (UTC)

I would like to move the User Rights proposal forward for voting. Please wrap up any remaining changes to your proposals within the next 48 hours. Thanks! --Ironyak1 (talk) 05:37, August 10, 2020 (UTC)

Please note that the User Rights Gaining Rights, Maintaining Rights, and Removing Rights proposals are open for voting. Also, Forum:Voting Policy - final draft is available for review and final minor revisions before it heads to a final vote for adoption in the next few days. Any input on these items is appreciated. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:42, August 15, 2020 (UTC)

Just as an FYI, the Vote for the new Maintaining Rights proposals opened a couple days ago. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:03, September 12, 2020 (UTC)

Recent message

Hello there, I am sorry if you feel that way, those messages I know were very blunt, although they were not directed at anyone in particular, especially not you. The articles themselves are very, very good in quality, so I just though that someone would have added all the categories sooner, like the gender categories for instance. Overall I thought the articles you created are very high quality and informative, so well done with those. I hope this helps, kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 22:30, August 8, 2020 (UTC)

RE Wanted Pages

Good to hear that it's under 1000 now! The bot was able to stub in some of the self-referenced Talk page links just to clear them from the list. The Templates generally look to be more complicated and will need to be looked at individually to figure out the best fix. Personally, it seems more productive now to focus on adding missing articles as that both clears items from the WantedPages list and creates new content for the wiki. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:20, September 2, 2020 (UTC)

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