- You just have to type "~~~~" (without the quotes, and without any spurious markup, such as a nowiki container, around them). — evilquoll (talk) 18:25, June 10, 2018 (UTC)
"conjectural" article title guideline
Hi there, Nick O'Demus! (Let me know if it's okay for me to call you Nick?)
I wanted to ask because of the following 2 articles, and 5 more that are likely to come:
- Unidentified 1984-1985 Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher
- Unidentified 1985-1986 Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher
I've raised the question at Talk: Unidentified 1984-1985 Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, but I actually thought about updating my opinion, and since no one has responded it thus far, I figured I'd just share it straight with an admin.
I originally proposed "Defence Against the Dark Arts professor (1984–1985)" and "Defence Against the Dark Arts professer (1985–1986)" and so forth, but I realized, since those pages would most likely be reworded when being linked to (such as:
[[Unidentified 1985-1986 Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher|Unnamed wizard]],) do we really need a super long article title that's just going to be hidden away anyway?
I'm wondering if "DADA professor (1984–1985)" etc. would be acceptable. That is the shortest I can come up with, and since in opening sentence of the Defence Against the Dark Arts article, it's stated to be "sometimes written as DADA," while looking less formal, being acronym and all, at least it's still canon?
So yeah, really wanted to know if it's okay to rename the existing two articles and name the upcoming ones in shorter fashion. Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 23:09, May 26, 2018 (UTC)
Roman numeral suffixes
Hello, I noticed that some page names (James Potter I, James Potter II) have Roman numeral suffixes, although these are used incorrectly. As James Potter (Harry's father) and James Potter (Harry's son) have different full names, it's incorrect for them to have suffixes. Donut4 | Talk page 16:18, June 10, 2018 (UTC)
- I don't know what makes this usage "incorrect" in real-world terms (for a start, bearers of suffixes don't need to have the exact same name down to middle names; King Henry VI of England was Henry Lancaster, but King Henry VII of England was Henry Tudor), but in terms of this wiki, suffixes are used to distinguish bearers of almost-identical names from one another. In this specific case it is not possible to use "James [middle initial] Potter" and "James S. Potter", because the first James has no known middle initial. — evilquoll (talk) 18:36, June 10, 2018 (UTC)
HI. We've had a message from Marcus Noble asking for the page and image removed from the wiki, as he ended up not being shown on camera in the movie. I've no reason to think this isn't the real actor, so I'll remove the page/image. Thanks -- Sannse (help forum | blog) 18:11, October 4, 2018 (UTC)
12:41, October 12, 2018 (UTC)
Hi Nick O'Demus
I’m doing a study about the motivations of Wikia contributors, and you’ve been contacted as you are listed as an active admin of this wiki. Would you be willing to fill out a survey to provide data for this study? Thanks for your consideration.
How to find new fantasy franchises to get into
Hello Nick O'Demus,
I am currently doing a study on the challenges fantasy fans face in finding the next fantasy franchise they would like to get into and where to get access to that content.
Given your role as an admin for the Harry Potter wiki, I would be keen to interview you to get your thought on this. What would be the best way to do this and would you have some availability to connect on this over the coming weeks?
15:02, October 12, 2019 (UTC)