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)

Hi there, Kate! I'm like severely behind replying to you (def. felt like I wanted to continue some convo but was always caught up with yet another thing etc.) alas, one thing at a time. I feel like I talked about this with you, just not sure where else aside from our Talk pages (feels like on other article Talks as well.) I remember considering reviving an existing forum thread but never got a reply from the people previously involved, so scratched the idea in favor of the method non-notable articles are advised to use for discussion: Category talk:Non-notable articles#Various unidentified D.A. members from the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Would like to know your thoughts. =D

Writing in this past section on your Talk because I think the Susan matter is somewhat related.

Hope all is well.

P.S.: A time-limited event popped up for me on HM, so my responding time would not be timely, and I'll understand if other people are on the same boat. xDD --Sammm✦✧(talk) 01:56, 27 November 2020 (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.jpg(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)


on getting content moderator rights! MechQueste 13:42, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

Congratulations for the well deserved promotion! --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   14:16, October 15, 2020 (UTC)
Congrats! Use the rights well :)  Harrypotterexpert101  Talk       GDM.svg Council.svg Vanguard.svg 15:48, October 15, 2020 (UTC)
Congratulations! --      TheHacktivist42         talk       contribs     15:55, October 15, 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! I will definitely keep doing my best to help the wiki. - Kates39 (talk) 09:54, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

Content Moderator

As per your successful RFP, you now have Content Moderator rights on this wiki. Congratulations!--Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 18:33, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

Ah, now that it's official, congrats! With a couple of more-active content mods, it might be worth considering a "content moderation policy" which would mostly be having a discussion and finding some agreement about formats and processes to make sure content moderation changes are productive and consistent. Let me know if this makes sense to you and you might have some time in the near term to participate. Thanks and Welcome! Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:46, October 15, 2020 (UTC)
Sounds good! With MrSiriusBlack's Content Mod vote being in progress, I'll probably wait for a bit on starting this, but gathering up some ideas beforehand wouldn't hurt. I don't think the goal right off the bat will be to set new policy, but probably more of a review of tools and goals to figure out some best practices so all the content moderation (regardless if done by content mods, admins, or bureaucrats) has some consistency and we're not stomping on each other's work. I'm thinking of it more of a working group to discuss problems and share ideas, from which might arise some policies as needed. Anyhow, looking forward to working more together, and congrats again! Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 14:08, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

Well done

Well done for being appointed a content moderator. I am sure that you will do an excellent job.--RedWizard98 (talk) 19:01, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

What Red said; and congratulations! :-D Tfoc (talk) 02:18, October 16, 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for your support! - Kates39 (talk) 09:54, October 16, 2020 (UTC)
Many cangratulations, well deserved, and a fine addition to the team! -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  10:13, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

Category renaming

Hello Kates39, could you possibly change the name of this category I made yesterday, as I accidentally gave it a wrongly spelt name ( This one will probably need changing too ( Thank you --RedWizard98 (talk) 13:59, October 18, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for doing this. Good job.--RedWizard98 (talk) 04:05, October 20, 2020 (UTC)


Many Thanks! --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   04:48, October 19, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Dwarf category

This revision of your global.js is correct. Also, you will need to change your preferences by checking the box that says Enable personal JavaScript . MechQueste 18:40, October 19, 2020 (UTC)

London Zoo's Magizoology wing

Just found out from WU that this is a thing, but the London Zoo page isn't all that big, and I already addressed the existence of this section of the zoo on that page. Does its existence mean it merits an article, or does it suffice to mention it? Tfoc (talk) 20:21, October 21, 2020 (UTC)

RE Image Source Template

Yep, it's messed up for everyone. It was one of the first issues noted on the UCP test clone, but no one has found a fix for it yet last I heard. I will ping our content manager about it and see if there are any new ideas on what needs to be done. Cheers? --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:25, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Content moderation forum

Hello - just letting you know that I've started Forum:Content moderation practices so everyone can discuss related tools and topics as needed. Please take a look when you have a chance and weigh-in on any of the topics or add new ones as needed. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:10, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Re: Help

Hi there! Sorry for the late reply (about something that's resolved lol.) Pandemic-wise, my country is fairing rather well, but personal health-wise, I was recently told by my doctor that, optimistically, I'd likely only retain 70~80% of the strength of my left arm and hand, so I was rather depressed by the news (subsequently not particularly in the mood for editing.) Anyhow, a belated congratulation to your RFP application! =D

While my answer is no longer useful (HPW now converted to UCP,) in the chances of the scripts may one day be readied for UCP, I figured I'd still share it, even if it's too late for the specific cause that raised the question. When it comes to CAT renames, the one I used is w:c:dev:CategoryRenameAuto-update, which is unfortunately super unmaintained but works fine with non-UCP wikis. What it does is to simultaneously recategorize items to the new CAT name. If enough people voice the need of it, perhaps someone may take pity on us all and look into converting it to be UCP-friendly.

The other CAT-related script I love (MassCategorization) is also unfortunately not working, which I've known for some time (reached out back in early September) and tried to take advantage of the old interface as much as possible previously, and smh when I realized HPW converted before the script got converted but owells. It at least have quite a lot of people asking after, but feel free to add sentiments to its talk page to make the petition for it more obvious in bulk lol.

While both those handy scripts are down, there's MassEdit that's still applicable for similar changes needed.

BTW, do we have a confirmation that the plural isn't Dwarves? It'd be nice if a reference can be displayed on the article page. Also, previously there's the whole "rename without redirect" mess, even if the old CAT is (now apparently) not correctly named, it has been used before (as seen here,) so a redirect of it technically should have been kept. The reasoning behind it was left somewhere on my talk page (or its latest archive,) I'm just passing on the message I was informed.

Hope all is well. Sammm✦✧(talk) 02:30, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for the kind words. I hope I'd be out of the editing slump soon (so I can be a part of the team lol.) Also not exactly a fan of UCP, it runs slow for me, making even simple edits take up more time needed than before, hopefully it'd eventually improve.
Sorry for being unclear, I meant where in canon that it was specified "Dwarfs" being the correct in-universe plural. From your statement, it looks like, in the real world, that's how it actually should be spelled, which may not be the case for JKR's book. I currently don't have my copy of COS, so couldn't verify, but belatedly reread and found on DISASTROUS OPENING CEREMONY LEADS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP SECURITY, "dwarves" was definitely the word used, though not capitalized. That should warrant the redirect to be kept, since it was used in canon at least once? Sammm✦✧(talk) 08:13, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

File renaming

Hello, I just I thought I let you know, that I think it is brilliant that you and Mr Sirius Black are doing such a great job of renaming badly titled image files. I think it is a very important and worthwhile thing to do on this wiki; we need more hard-workers on this wiki. Well done and keep it up! RedWizard98 (talk) 16:57, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

I'm glad to hear. I've put lots of badly named image files in the renaming pile lately, so I hope you will find these useful. RedWizard98 (talk) 19:12, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Content question:

I have some misgivings about how a content related question was handled by another mod, and I almost feel a bit whiny for bringing it up again, (I know I probably could probably have tried not to let it get to me as much mid-discussion), and I was wondering if you'd be willing - even though another mod has already thrown in their ten cents - to hear me out on this - well, let's call it 'predicament', for a lack of better words, and perhaps give your take on it? Tfoc (talk) 12:44, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

Fay Dunbar issue

Hello Kates39, I was wondering if you would like to help me with the Fay Dunbar debate (you might want to read the talk page discussion as it is quite long). This girl, who actually only appears in the third and sixth video games, was mistakenly believed to be an unnamed dark haired girl in the third film, and also a dark haired girl in the Gryffindor common room in the third game (she is listed on that game's list of students, but she's not said to be that girl in the console versions). I've saved all the content from Fay's article which I cut, so it can used to create separate articles for unidentified students - how do you propose we name such articles? Also, lots of image files from the third film will need renaming as they aren't confirmed appearances of Fay, and the "Fay" incorrectly said to be in the third video game also has a category called "Fay Dunbar's possessions"; except that girl isn't confirmed to be Fay, so it probably needs deleting (along with its three articles inside it for being completely not notable). Also, her friend article will need renaming, in particular with her image category, which I could do myself but I could need a bit of assistance if needed, particularly when moving images into a correctly titled new category. I know this a lot to read but I would appreciate your help, as you are a very knowledgeable and skilled editor yourself. Thanks RedWizard98 (talk) 19:14, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the support and help. I've put some files in the deletion bin also for not being notable, so perhaps give them a look too, as we usually don't have articles for possessions owned by unidentified girls (there is nothing noteworthy about said items too, and Fay Dunbar has no confirmed possessions in canon). Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 20:25, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Fantastic! We should have this all sorted soon. RedWizard98 (talk) 20:37, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Yeah sure, no worries.RedWizard98 (talk) 20:57, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Inflatus spell

Hello, whilst editing the article for the "Inflating Charm", through checking the page's history and by using my own knowledge of the fourth video game (this spell's only confirmed appearance), that this spell is never called the "Inflating Charm" in canon (or even a charm for that matter), but is in fact called a jinx, in the fourth video game. However, due to old re-directs, I was unable to move this page to its correct title, which would simply be its incantation. Do you think you could fix this for me? Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 03:43, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

I've managed to move the said page to a barely acceptable title, but I still think it needs fixing. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 07:05, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

RE Image advice

Hi Kates! I would still go ahead and use {{User image}} as the image is for a page in the User_ namespaces, even if not for the main User: page. Hope all is well & Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:33, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Hex re-directs

Hello again, I've spotted some unnecessary re-directs on two different hex articles, which gives them unneeded entries in the "Hexes" category. The two spells are Anteoculatia (which is not confirmed as a hex, yet a re-direct incorrectly calls it the "horn-growing hex"), and the Stinging Jinx (the main article itself is sorted under Hexes, so it doesn't need to be there in the same category twice). I hope this isn't an unreasonable request, kind regards. RedWizard98 (talk) 04:09, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

"Freezing charms"

Hi, I think I have spotted potentially an article which is not notable, and possibly in need of deletion. However, before this is done, I think it needs to be properly discussed and agreed upon first. If you see my comment I recent posted on the article's talk page (Freezing charms), and also by reading its history, I believe it to be based on non-existent information. What do you think about this? RedWizard98 (talk) 05:02, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Multiple topics

Hey there! I saw your reply for the unIDed individuals! Thanks for the input! Hopefully more people can chip in their thoughts.

Urgh. Not related to COVID-19 but other weird stuff was recently discovered in my head (oh boy, like that didn't come out supremely awkward lmao,) had to do MRI both yesterday and today to figure out what's going on. Trying to stay optimistic because (as of now) what's found isn't cancer.

But yeah, ATM I'm relatively more stressed than usual, and I'm more easily frustrated by certain things I could usually ignore here. If I have negative feelings towards certain situations, I likely would not participate in their respective discussions for the time being, due to the effort it'd take for maintaining a neutral tone lol. It's not fun but I think on the long run that's better for my sanity. =P

If you have time, am interested to know your views on Category talk:Candidates for deletion#Hermione Granger's time turner?, Talk: Friendships, Talk:Magical Creatures Reserve#Content, and Talk:Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery#Split proposal; those I think are ones I'm still handling alright haha. Are you still playing HM? I took a break from it for over 4 months and when I got back, it took me some time to get used to the updated interface and features.

Hope you are fairing well! <3 --Sammm✦✧(talk) 08:16, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

Thank you so much for the vibes! Really needed it! <3
For me, keeping up with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is difficult enough, and if the game itself is concluded in the near future, I even wanted to start from scratch in the hopes of experiencing it (theoretically) in a chronological order lol. Dunno if or when it'll happen but that's my goal, haha. I completely ruled out playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite but I do play Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells; I think it's a shame that it's not like CandyCrush where you can revisit past levels you've beat though. I'll wait and see how it goes for Hogwarts Legacy.
Oh, other not-so-recent topics that got buried due to the remarkable amount of activities on HPW:
  1. Talk:Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll#Who's on first?
  2. Talk:Olaf Andersen
  3. Talk:Pottermore#Moments
  4. Talk:Lyuben Zidarov
    1. File talk:Liuben Zidarov.jpg
  5. Talk:Wizengamot letter to Harry Potter
  6. Talk:Mervyn Fenwick
They aren't in any particular order, and please don't feel pressured to reply to any of them if you don't feel like doing so; I'm just hoping to gain awareness for those topics from a trusted user muahaha. =D --Sammm✦✧(talk) 03:27, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
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