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Fanon content

Hello there, the newly created article "Katherine of Aragon" is in fact not a legitimate article, but a piece of fanon. Therefore, fanon articles should not be linked into other articles, as this content does not belong on this wiki. I keep an eye for this kind of content, as this wiki is not the place for it.--RedWizard98 (talk) 13:33, May 29, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback, I really dislike fanon, the main reason being is that there are so many other sites for fan-fiction, but not this one. Kind regards and stay safe --RedWizard98 (talk) 14:11, May 29, 2020 (UTC)


Thank You for the clarification on my talk page VoldyIsNowMoldy! (talk) 18:35, June 5, 2020 (UTC)

Positive feedback

This might sound random, but I think the work you are doing is very good on this wiki; you are doing a great job of making sure policies are well-enforced and reverting any problematic edits to articles. Keep up the good work and happy editing. --RedWizard98 (talk) 21:38, June 7, 2020 (UTC)

Thank you --RedWizard98 (talk) 22:03, June 7, 2020 (UTC)

FB Images

Thanks for letting me know, as that clears up any suspicions I had beforehand. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 17:44, June 9, 2020 (UTC)

Fleamont Potter

Hi, there, I am sure is 1920, On biology, it says Fleamont Potterattend Hogwarts when he is eleven, is 1920 calculate eleven years from his birthSecretSpyer (talk) 00:15, June 10, 2020 (UTC)Secretspyer

Remus Lupen

Since you couldn't ask for a third set of eyes, I did; stop here and wait for the intervention of User:MechQueste. Or, if this pleases you better, start a thread on RL's talk page. User talk:Tazenda 10:36, June 15, 2020 (UTC)

Birthplace issue

Just because someone is British, it doesn't automatically mean he/she was born in Britain. --RogueOwner (talk) 20:01, June 16, 2020 (UTC)


Thanks for also trying to stop the vandalism. I've contacted fandom central staff about this suspicious account trying to impersonate me, as I strongly suspect who is behind them. We must remain vigilant and keep up the good work. --RedWizard98 (talk) 23:35, June 16, 2020 (UTC)

I could not agree with you more. Some people really have nothing better to do other than cause trouble and give other people trouble, which is their problem and not ours. Hopefully fandom central will put a stop to this soon. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 23:46, June 16, 2020 (UTC)

Article renaming

The template notice you edited (begat Voldemort's fall) specifically says "If you disagree with this proposal, please explain why at Category talk:Candidates for renaming." This implicitly discourages changing the proposal to your own. Cheers. --SWLover2 (talk) 22:35, June 18, 2020 (UTC)

Order of Merlin

Merlin Bronze Order of Merlin (Third Class)
The Order of Merlin is awarded to you by MechQueste for having over one-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki.
-- Well done. MechQueste 21:56, June 26, 2020 (UTC)
Many thanks :D -- MrSiriusBlack  Talk  22:09, June 26, 2020 (UTC)

RE 'Magical abilities and skills' sections Headers in sentence case

Thanks for the message - I have started a Forum topic to explain the conventions used historically in this section and open a discussion on formalizing or updating them as part of the Harry Potter Wiki:Layout guide. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 15:09, June 29, 2020 (UTC)

RE Article tense

Hi there - yes, per the Harry Potter Wiki:Policy#Style, all in-universe articles should be written in past-tense for consistancy. Real world subjects and Out of Universe articles are generally exempt so the articles avoid odd phrasing like "London was a city" or "Eddie Redmayne was an actor". This was discussed somewhat recently in the Forum if you want to see more of the reasonings for and against this approach.

Some editors are either unaware of the policy or don't agree with it, so there are many articles that have been shifted to present-tense over time. Any help you can lend to correct them and make them consistent is appreciated! Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:28, June 30, 2020 (UTC)

Happy birthday!

Hope you have a good day. - Xanderen signature 14:09, July 1, 2020 (UTC)

Congrats! Cheers (literally ;) --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:34, July 1, 2020 (UTC)

Wanted Files and Wanted Pages

Can we please hold off on removing red links to Wanted Files? There is a good chance that these links should be restored when we fix the missing redirects so having them show up in Wanted Files helps hunt down what Files that were renamed with a redirect but served a purpose for some page.

However the Wanted Pages definitely needs some attention so if you want to do some similar work, I'm sure Kates39 and others would appreciate the help. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:20, July 1, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation as to which files you were focused on. The trouble also remains however as Files may have been deleted that actually served a purpose on various pages (or their version history) so they may need to be restored and the red links again provide clues as to what Files need to be reviewed. The situation has uncovered a tangled mess that needs to be worked through slowly and with some deliberation. The Wanted Pages on the other hand are free and clear to fix as needed. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:34, July 1, 2020 (UTC)

Thank you!

Wow, what an honour! Thank you so much! :) Mite-Man16 (talk) 11:41, July 5, 2020 (UTC)

WantedPages Edit Summaries

Hi there - just trying to figure out why you're going out of your way to highlight who left the redlink behind and when in your edit summaries. Having edited more of these than anyone else lately, it seems I've found an example from pretty much anyone that has ever deleted a File here, from Rhea to Kirkburn to Cav to myself. Seems like we need a better process figured out and possible codified when acting as a Content Moderator so this isn't such a persistent occurrence. Thoughts on a better method to avoid this issue in the future? Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 12:47, July 8, 2020 (UTC)

Well you're clearly skilled and motivated, so just trying to understand what the point of the extra effort was. Like I said, I've seen the name of every Content Moderator, Admin, and Bureaucrat here from over the years, plus some Staff, go by while getting this cleaned up. Any insights you have on how these broken links might be avoided going forward so this backlog doesn't happen again is appreciated! Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 13:07, July 8, 2020 (UTC)

Peppery breath

Hi, I did check Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire just, and it doesn't actually call the Peppery breath spell the "Pepper Breath Hex", but instead mentions as a hex with this effect; Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery simply calls it "Pepper Breath", which is a formal name. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 18:18, July 8, 2020 (UTC)

Sorry for plant confusion

Hi, no yes you are right about baked beans, so I've decided to use both categories, since they are seeds but also considered to be part of one's fruit and vegetable intake. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 19:25, July 8, 2020 (UTC)

Thomas Angle

Hi, sorry about trying to post fanfic. I was unaware of the rules. Can you delete the discussion of that page off of the "candidates for deletion" page please? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Harryboot12 (talkcontribs).

Lucius Malfoy page

This could be just me, but - it would seem I messed up the code somehow, because I think there are two or three paragraphs in the "First Wizarding War" section with no space between them, (I am using google chrome, by the way), but when I go on the visual mode in editing, it looks perfectly normal, with space between them. Do you happen to know how to add space throguh code in the source mode so we can try to rectify it? Tfoc (talk) 15:32, July 12, 2020 (UTC) 

Gordon Horton

Mr Sirius black what Gordon Horton the chudley cannons keeper sorted in hogwarts —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Winner95 (talkcontribs).

Maybe Gordon Horton went to hogwarts and sorted into gryffindor —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Winner95 (talkcontribs).

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 my part, do appreciate all the work you've put in on the WantedPages, the family Appearances, some missing Redirects, the Past Tense fixes, and your other contributions. Hopefully we can get to the other side of the Mediation process soon and the community can return to nominating, discussing, and voting on possible candidates like yourself as we have done consistently and reliably in years past. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 14:19, July 14, 2020 (UTC)

No worries - everything is just a bit up in the air currently so not a lot of solid ground to move forward on. Once TimeShade clarifies the path to resolution that'll help so we all can find some clarity and reassurance in how things are handled here and can focus again on community tasks like nominations. I appreciate the enthusiasm and interest! Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:18, July 14, 2020 (UTC)

Order of Merlin

Merlin Silver Order of Merlin (Second Class)
The Order of Merlin is awarded to you by Reverb frost for having over two-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki.
--Reverb frost (talk) 05:03, July 16, 2020 (UTC)

Harry Potter profile picture vote

(Kmax12649 (talk) 23:19, July 19, 2020 (UTC)Ok, well then how does vote workKmax12649 (talk) 23:19, July 19, 2020 (UTC))

(Kmax12649 (talk) 23:46, July 19, 2020 (UTC)Since I don’t know how to vote or change characters infobox images, can you change Lord Voldemort’s profile picture for me, with the book picture.Kmax12649 (talk) 23:46, July 19, 2020 (UTC))

(Kmax12649 (talk) 02:58, July 20, 2020 (UTC)How do I add pictures of the characters from the illustrated novels?Kmax12649 (talk) 02:58, July 20, 2020 (UTC))

Deceased individuals

Sorry about adding articles to this category. I've flagged it for deletion.

Helloyoungchaps (talk) 22:31, July 20, 2020 (UTC)


Thank you for the clarification regarding the Deceased individuals category. I understand what you meant now.

Helloyoungchaps (talk) 22:40, July 20, 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) 15:08, 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) 16:33, July 29, 2020 (UTC)

RE A quick question about murder

Hello - yeah there are several entries in Category:Murder victims that are probably worth reviewing. While the real-world dictionary doesn't include goblins in the definition obviously, would they have the same claims to human-like personhood in the Wizarding world? Probably? What about house-elfs? Maybe? Then there are cases like Krall and Leta Lestrange - no one made them walk into the Protego Diabolica fire so was it murder? If there are articles that clearly stick out as probably not falling under the definition they might be worth changing with a note in the Edit Summary or raising the question on the related Talk page. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 02:37, August 4, 2020 (UTC)

Leta's birth year

I've further explained in Talk:Leta_Lestrange page the 1896 error about Leta Lestrange's birth year.

Thebossd (talk) 11:04, August 5, 2020 (UTC)

RE: Leta's birth year

I'm sorry to bother you another time, but I've further explained in the Talk:Leta_Lestrange page why 1896 is not correct in Leta Lestrange's birth year.

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