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Cubs Fan2007 (talk) 19:34, April 16, 2018 (UTC)

Re: Moving images

Hi there; um not to sound ungrateful, but you seem to have missed what those edits you are referring to were about; renaming images wasn't the main point, "merge" is, as in, "delete to make way". That script does not allow people to move an image to a filename already being occupied, which is what that needs to happen for a merge.

Other scripts I've been using (relating to the matter) is listed at User blog:Sammm鯊/Duplicate images; or I guess, w:User:Sammm鯊/global.js. If there is a script that could make merge easier, I'm all ears, as I've asked about it and there doesn't seem to be one (yet). Anyways, thanks for sharing your observation, but I'm afraid in this case, the script isn't of the use I need for the act. Happy editing! =D

--Sammm✦✧(talk) 18:11, February 13, 2019 (UTC)


Hi there, Mech! Hope all is well. Given that last time I wrote to you, not only did I not get a response, the message ended up archived, I can only hope this time the correspondence would be better, (if there is one) and not lead to the creation of your second talk page archive. Just saying. =D

So, I saw your message to Seth, and I think it's absolutely fabulous that someone else is also noticing this and finding it concerning, and even having sought out a way to solve the issue! I'm here to ask, do you mind if I rename User:MechQueste/Orphanage into something like "Harry Potter Wiki:Unused images" so that it's in the Project namespace instead of the User namespace? I'm assuming you might be updating the page whenever it gives a new set of 1k files? I really think the idea is great and by putting it under a not-specific-user associated page, it may have a higher chance for people to look into, and potentially grabbing the images within to use accordingly.

That said, I will completely understand if you want to keep the page personally yours. Let me know if that's the case, but I'll still run the idea with Admins and likely set up a similar page under the project namespace should you wish to keep yours unmoved. Happy editing! Thanks for creating the page! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 23:16, February 23, 2019 (UTC)

I'm sorry. The past message felt in-actionable. Didn't feel like there needed a response.
I appreciate the fact that you had noticed, as I want to clean this palce up. For my orphanage, up to you to decide. If a public list could be shown, it would be awesome for more people to work on it to, and make the wiki awesome. MechQueste talk 03:30, February 24, 2019 (UTC)
Hey there! So glad to hear from you! =D I see. I was actually very excited to hear potential solutions cuz not a lot of people talked about scripts, which was why I almost felt a bit hurt when the message got archived lol. No worries, was overthinking bahaha. And great! I'll get back to you with how it goes! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 20:30, February 24, 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure you saw my reply in Discussions, but the list of Unused Files is not completely accurate, as many pages use images for references, but cannot put the image on the page often because of Out of Universe elements (e.g. R._Amorim_(British)). As such, every file needs to be checked against Special:WhatLinksHere in the least to eliminate the chance of deleting key reference images.
This isn't to say that there aren't many images that could be cleaned up, just noting that it has to be carefully handled and not just done automatically in large batches. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:42, February 24, 2019 (UTC)
Oh wow, hi Yak! I'm actually a little freaked out that I was mentioned in a thread I had no idea existing lol; kinda wish FANDOM actually had a proper "@" function like Twitter so people could be aware if they were mentioned, then again, that'd probably be too much trouble.
Anyways, to the topic. I'm aware Special:UnusedFiles isn't completely accurate; however, by using what it determined as "unused", will effectively removed their appearances on the Special page, allowing a new batch of 1K to surface, which is kind of the point of the action, to suss out images in that status. Yes, reference images technically are in-used, they just weren't on display, but that's something that can be then filtered. It's going to be work anyways, so I'm not opposed to Mech's method. It really is the quickest way to move forward. And honestly it's a bit long overdue, imo.
If thinking that landing reference images onto the hypothetical "Harry Potter Wiki:Unused images" is unjust (they are after all, actually being used) then perhaps another project page like "Harry Potter Wiki:Reference images" wouldn't be uncalled for, and basically contains content in Category:Reference images. Yes, one can argue, that's literally what a category is for; however, by not doing it, those images that are only linked to, would populate Special:UnusedFiles, and yeah, not ideal. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 21:01, February 24, 2019 (UTC)
I agree that there are ways to separate them out, I just want to make sure everyone looking at this topic understands the complexities involved. Here is another example just added to the "orphanage" that does not belong there, which I just happened to know was a reference image. In short this is not an easy task and I would strongly suggest Seth Cooper weighs in on it so everyone has the long view on the issue. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:30, February 25, 2019 (UTC)

RE AutoWikiBrowser

Hi there. Why exactly do you want to move Category:Images_of_Bartemius_Crouch_Snr to Category:Images of Bartemius Crouch Sr? Snr is the British abbreviation for Senior so it was changed to follow the Spelling Policy.

As it seems Category:Images of Pottermore only has a dozen or so images in it so editing them by hand is pretty simple and doesn't really need automation to tackle. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:26, February 24, 2019 (UTC)

Hey there! Saw your message to Ironyak1. (Gawd, this feel a bit stalker-ish but it really isn't, was on their talk page for other reason and happened to see other comments) Anyhow, not sure, but would it then qualify you to apply for Harry Potter Wiki:Requests for permissions#Bot? Because I think the listed Users on the page you provided at least all have certain User Rights and aren't regular Users. Not sure.
Also, about Category:Images of Pottermore, I don't think I was aware of this category, (and technically it hasn't been created at this point) however, I see a potential for it, namely for old Pottermore interface, which I currently cannot find since there's a lot of files in Category:Images from Pottermore lol. I'll come back to provide examples when I locate them lol. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 20:30, February 24, 2019 (UTC)
Examples: file:Chapter six intro.jpeg, file:ChessboardChamberPottermore.png, file:Confirmationemail.jpg, and file:CursesCounterCursesPottermore.jpg just to name a few. I agree that currently the category does not have the content that could make it a valid category to keep, but I think, it could be used beneficially, and even if not by much, it'd still lessen the load of files in Category:Images from Pottermore. Hope this is okay. =D --Sammm✦✧(talk) 20:37, February 24, 2019 (UTC)

re:Whats your thought

Hi! When you encounter this type of image, feel absolutely free to place {{delete|/ brief reason /}} onto those files; I'm currently in the process of merging a batch of files, but when I'm done, I can do batch delete on those. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 19:45, February 27, 2019 (UTC)

Still don't have time to make a detail reply, but in short:
  1. If the image you want to tag previously had any sort of information (including the use of {{ information}}), kindly do not remove said info and replace it with your tag; the info, if present, often shed light as to why they were uploaded, as seen at file:Frank gorshin riddler1.jpg where you've wrongfully removed the info then marked it for deletion for no legit reason.
  2. Please refrain from making statements like "Irrelevant to Harry Potter" unless you are absolutely sure that is the case; I think 90~99% of the time, you are correct, which is fabulous, however, there are times where the notion was false; even changing it to the less absolute statement "Does not appear to be relevant to harry potter" does not necessarily help the matter, and could get images wrongfully deleted if the reviewer didn't double check and just take the assumption to be true.
The reason why no mass delete have been made, on my part, aside from personal RL crisis, is in fact because I'm double checking some of images you've tagged and found some that ought to be kept. Just wanted to let you know, your effort is known and appreciated, and not just ignored even though it may seem like that. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 19:44, March 12, 2019 (UTC)
ok then. MechQueste talk 19:47, March 12, 2019 (UTC)

re:Some categories

Hi there, Mech! First of all, just wanted to let you know that I do plan to reply to the section above, just that RL got really hectic. Hopefully will get to that no later than next month (moving countries + 10 years of stuff to pack)

Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I actually thought that particular category was created quite ingeniously specific. Unlike Category:Spells with Incantations of Latin Origin, where another User (though now banned) has expressed doubts on the legitimacy of the claim, Category:Spells with Modifiers seemed like there's way less arguing room, since spells with incantations having more than one component would seem to fit to be categorized.

I wasn't even aware of the modifier article. That said, perhaps it makes sense (that I didn't even know to search for it) as another User pointed out there seems to be no canon appearance of the actual term "modifier", and that the concept/definition of modifier the page is using, is assumingely applying real-life concept (From Google: "GRAMMAR: a word, especially an adjective or noun used attributively, that restricts or adds to the sense of a head noun (e.g. good and family in a good family house).") (BTW, sorry if this seems like a super long reply, I myself is just digesting the info, as like I said, I wasn't even aware of modifiers lol.)

I did very briefly wonder if this could be a problem, but I think the real-life grammatical concept is so simple that it'd be almost silly to not just use it, like saying "Spells with incantations that have more than one word and one of them is used to describe the rest" (wow, such a mouthful!). That said, I do have 2 problems with the name of the category, 1 is the random uppercase (the "M"), 2 is the clarity. I think, to make the meaning clearer, it probably should be something like "Spells with incantations consisting modifiers". Personally, I don't particularly have a problem with the "idea" of this category, just how it was named, and I'll ask an Admin about the naming while forwarding your concerns about whether or not this category ought to be created. (Again, thanks for letting me know about this! But I think the termination of something needs more people to weigh in on the matter.)

As for Category:Cleaning spells, I think it was a logical creation, similar to the use of Category:Healing spells‎. This one I remember witnessing its creation, and at the time briefly wondered if creating a broader CAT using the term household magic would be better, but after seeing 7 pages in said CAT, I figured it doesn't hurt to be specific. I do think perhaps it and Healing spells could be a subcategory of a subcategory like Protective Spells‎ (why the cap? sighs), so I'll also ask about this.

I think the reason why CAT Cleaning spells is relatively a smaller subCAT comparing to some others, really is because some of those others are covering way broader basis, like a spell either has a known incantation or it doesn't, so those 2 CATs ought to be of big numbers. Being more specific thus having a smaller number, doesn't necessarily mean it's covering too small a range? That's just my personal opinion though. If anything... There's stuff like Category:Pride of Portree supporters that as of now only has one known case, and that CAT is created by B-crat Seth lol. I think, as long as the purpose of a category is justifiable, it probably would be kept.

Ugh, I have no idea why this reply turns out this long. Hope this doesn't put you off asking for my opinion about stuff in the future. Dx Again, thanks for letting me know about this!

--Sammm✦✧(talk) 20:40, March 5, 2019 (UTC)

RE Message Walls

They have been brought up in the past, but never adopted (... obviously ;). They then got put aside when FANDOM announced that the plans were to replace Message Walls with a Discussions-like posting system. Apparently those plans are taking awhile? --Ironyak1 (talk) 22:32, March 7, 2019 (UTC)

If you read the link above, staff at the time said "much further down the line, we plan to phase out Message Wall and Comments and replace them with analogous features that are based on Discussions." Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:19, March 7, 2019 (UTC)

RE Spoiler templates

A strict timeline has never been formalized, but one year from the release date has been mentioned and the bot would just remove them all at the same time. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:09, March 12, 2019 (UTC)

Re About your comments on User_talk:Tomhumphreys123

While your hypothesis may be the case (we don't know since the User made no further comment); if it's not, it still ought to be reported should it be a technical issue, and even if it is in fact an oversight on the Users part, then that's on the User to adjust? Especially after it was made aware that they were missing the messages for whatever reasons. To be honest, what's "a little more obvious" really is up to personal preference, you (and many) may feel message wall notifications are more noticeable, while others deemed vise versa.

(Just to be clear, I'm not particularly against MWs as I have used it to discuss codes before with Staff, and since it generates just fine, it wasn't a problem for me. I'm fine either way.)

--Sammm✦✧(talk) 18:43, March 16, 2019 (UTC)

COG Spoiler notice

FYI, one year (or more) has been the timeframe for spoiler notices to be active. At that time they are taken down at once using automation so it's best to leave them alone for now. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:50, April 16, 2019 (UTC)

RE Articles with info from FB

No particular reason the Category:Articles with information from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them page wasn't made - just overlooked at the time. It's made now. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:25, June 6, 2019 (UTC)


Hey there. Yeah I have discord.


Reverb frost (talk) 03:46, August 6, 2019 (UTC)

RE Forums

While possible to tag the posts, it's unclear what the intent is. There are lots of historical discussions throughout the wiki (talk pages, archived user talk pages, etc) so what would be the point of tagging the Forums posts in particular?

Also, Discussions has not replaced the Forums as Discussions is for casual conversation about Harry Potter topics and the Forums is still where any official wiki business is held, even though there has been very little in the recent months. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 04:51, August 6, 2019 (UTC)

RE Hogwarts Librarian

From Quidditch Through the Ages, we know that the name of the post is capitalised: "A warning: If you rip, tear, shred, bend, fold, deface, disfigure, smear, smudge, throw, drop, or in any other manner damage, mistreat, or show lack of respect towards this book, the consequences will be as awful as it is within my power to make them. Irma Pince, Hogwarts Librarian"

This has been fixed on the article. In the future, please raise these sorts of questions on the Talk page for the article so everyone is aware of the question and can help answer it. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 04:12, August 14, 2019 (UTC)

RE- Template:VideoFooter

Hi there - thanks for bringing this to my attention. I went ahead and added it to the other old templates the bot cleans up and it has been removed from all the articles. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:49, August 23, 2019 (UTC)

Order of Merlin

Merlin Bronze Order of Merlin (Third Class)
The Order of Merlin is awarded to you by RedWizard98 for having over one-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki.
- Well done. RedWizard98 (talk) 18:49, August 26, 2019 (UTC)
OMG. I really got 1,000 edits? Thank you so much. haha MechQueste 19:07, August 26, 2019 (UTC)


Hello MechQueste, please remove the videos, as the only reason I reverted your edit was so I could revert the edit before it, as it was concerning some edit warring. Kind regards.RedWizard98 (talk) 16:30, August 28, 2019 (UTC)

Thank you

Well thank you very much for the appreciation. You yourself are doing a very good job yourself, so keep it up. Happy spell casting! - User:RedWizard98

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Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:15, September 12, 2019 (UTC)

Yes, as noted on Special:Upload, all files need to have the Summary information block that lists the Description, Source, Licensing, and Category information. Sources need to be specific URLs, not just a general website like, and Licensing info should include a status such as {{fairuse}} where you, the uploader, asserts the Licensing that applies to this file. Without this information, the files lack the information needed to be used on the site and will likely be deleted. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:51, September 12, 2019 (UTC)
I'll get started too. MechQueste 16:00, September 24, 2019 (UTC)
Done for all of them. and some tagged for deletion due to being privatized. MechQueste 15:54, February 22, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Your signature

Thanks for telling me that my signature creates missing files. I have just modified my signature, so that it appears in both my wiki and this one.


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