RE:What Constitutes a Stub?

A stub, to quote the Wikipedia definition, is "an article containing only a few sentences of text which — though providing some useful information — is too short to provide encyclopedic coverage of a subject, and which is capable of expansion." Stubs are, thus, articles that are a little below the standards, and should be expanded a bit more. Of course, it is not always easy (and advisable) to do so, as many articles' subjects are only mentioned once or twice in passing in canon, so adding to them could be potentially deterring from its quality (i.e. adding speculation and/or fanon). So, in short, stubs are articles to which more canonical material should be added (NB: articles to which there is no more canonical information to add should not be marked as stubs, feel free to remove the stub tag if you see such articles). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Seth Cooper (talkcontribs).

RE:Stubs, Part Two

We consider J.K. Rowling's site a valid canon tier and, given the context in which these books appear (on the same shelf as books like Spell potions, Magical Studies and Wizards' Book), they are definitely depicted in an in-universe fashion (thus, deserving their own articles). "I was thinking maybe a brief line or two describing the plot of each one, along with a link to Wikipedia's entry for them." Yeah, we probably should do that. I'm against adding a category just for them, because there is no need to mark pages on minor aspects of the Harry Potter canon as irrelevant, as this is a comprehensive encyclopedia, working towards the recording of all information pertaining to the Harry Potter Universe. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:20, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

Just testing if I'm doing this correctly

Will this process produce an Owl to you? please let me know

and yes, sometimes i get those senior moments & forget the tildes (although I noticed Seth forgot on the stub conversation with you

this is all new to me; I hope to improve but mostly, I hope it continues to be fun because I believe I can contribute a bit. I also have years of writing/editing experience plus I was raised back in the days where we diagramed sentences and we learned correct grammar.Wonka2011 04:14, October 6, 2011 (UTC)


My proof that the Shield penetration spells incantation is Perfingo If you translate Penetrate Shield in latin it will give you Perfringo if i am wrong then my latin translateor is terrible. Darth Rishda 17:50, October 27, 2011 (UTC)


I updated the main page slider. Thanks for the heads up. Starstuff (Owl me!) 21:34, October 28, 2011 (UTC)

Re: Nanny McPhee

Yeah, I saw your edit summary. It was a good catch; I guess it was just a logical assumption that it was released under the same title in both countries. I thought it was vandalism. Shows what I know. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 04:32, October 29, 2011 (UTC)

Prefect badge

 Seth Cooper  has awarded you a Prefect Badge!
In recognition of your diligent efforts on the elimination of unnecessary stub tags and your overall enthusiasm in the improvement of the quality of the Wiki.

Keep up the good work! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 23:31, October 31, 2011 (UTC)

Custom Signature

Hi Professor Tofty, could you please tell me how to create a custom signature because i haven't a clue. I went through the policies but still can't do it, i just want the basic method. Thanks.Bellatrix nee black 22:24, December 3, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Professor Tofty, anything at all will do. The same as yours i don't mind just as long as people like you can touch my name and go into my user talk page. Thank you so much.Bellatrix nee black 23:01, December 3, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Professor Tofty im just after sending an owl to shorty 1982 about my signature and when i finished and signed it, it turned out black not 'blue' like yours and the others, can you please help, thanks. Bellatrix nee black 01:11, December 4, 2011 (UTC)

Hi Professor Tofty, thanks for the tip about the checkbox because i clicked it, now its undone i have my signature, thanks for your help. --((Bellatrix nee black)) 03:19, December 4, 2011 (UTC)

Chat Mod/Apologies

My apologies. I'm trying to become a chat mod here since I've noticed you only seem to have one that is consistently present on chat. Since the categorizing doesn't seem to be wanted is there anything I can do to help here? Windsword745pxSword of Hogwarts

Re:Human Category

Okay, the last I understand not to put in Humans, when there are other categories. But in the infobox is also mentioned under Species: Humans. Is that not clarification enough?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 19:33, January 1, 2012 (UTC)

Re:Image uploading

I apologize for the lack of image sourcing, I will figure out where I got those images and from now on I will make sure I have the correct sourcing information when I upload. Thanks for the reminder! :)

JSquish 02:05, January 5, 2012 (UTC)

Order of Merlin 3

Merlin Bronze Order of Merlin (Third Class)
The Order of Merlin is awarded to you by Harry granger for having over one-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki.

Hi, ProfessorTofty!

I saw your edit number and wanted to wish you "good luck for the 'future'!"
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 15:54, January 5, 2012 (UTC)

Then I wish you "happy user page editing"!!!  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 16:01, January 5, 2012 (UTC)


Sorry, i know it. It's just that, i forget about it. --Danniesen 19:31, January 5, 2012 (Denmark)

Winky Article

Thank you for the heads-up! I'm new to Harry Potter Wiki, so I appreciate this. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, so I've been eager to do a few edits, but I'm inexperienced with wiki posting.

Thanks again!

Ravenclaw witch 18:04, January 12, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, Thanks! I'll check out the sandbox, and go to the "Source" mode when I'm editing.

Ravenclaw witch 21:43, January 12, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry! You were right

Hey there, sorry about the incorrect edit on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. I just looked back at that scene in the movie, and it turns out that you are right.

HaydenStudios 18:56, January 13, 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter link! If you don't mind my asking, how did you fix it? I'm still trying to find out this editing stuff! Thank you, you've been a huge help in me getting involved in this amazing wiki! Ravenclaw witch 05:21, January 16, 2012 (UTC)


Yes check Done Thank you for the heads-up. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 02:14, January 22, 2012 (UTC)

Im To Sexy For My Shirt

i c u h8 me.

i c u not admin

i c u not beurocrat

i c u cant do jack ****

i c u old

Meaning: I DONT ****ING CARE WHAT U SAY - —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sqodwurd (talkcontribs).

Re: Wrock bands

Oh, right. Regarding Potter Noyz, I didn't realise there were other wrock bands as well. I just thought that it would also fall under the catagory of fanon, seeing as they don't have any appearances in official Harry Potter media, and aren't official Harry Potter media themselves. aaronsclee (talk) 10:15, February 11, 2012 (UTC)

RE:The Point of Vandalism

Mostly just showing that I'm indifferent to the fact that it was vandalized. Though it also has the practical purpose of the fact that a page cannot be vandalized if it is already in a vandalized state, making it one less page that needed to be reverted, as the vandal in question was more or less attacking the same pages every time. -- 1337star (Owl Post) 22:52, February 25, 2012 (UTC)


Thank you so much! I'll try to enjoy the smooshed cake, although I do hope it's better than Hagrid's rock cakes! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 12:50, March 4, 2012 (UTC)

RE:Pottermore Opening

Great news! I've sent you a friend request (FlameChaser5), Ravenclaw -- although I do hope we won't quarrel over Bridget Wenlock's House! ^^ --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 22:24, April 14, 2012 (UTC)

Order of Merlin

Merlin Silver Order of Merlin (Second Class)
The Order of Merlin is awarded to you by Nick O'Demus for having over two-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki.


Thanks for the Birthday greeting :-) Cheers

 BachLynn23  Send me an Owl!  The worst failure, is the failure to try.  17:16,4/24/2012 

Re: Photos

Thank you for your answer. But the greatest problem is: When you find an image on another Wiki or any other site in the internet, what's then with the copyright?  Harry granger   Talk  contribs 07:07, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your answer. When I find something I find suitable I give you a link to it. Hope that helps. Until then.  Harry granger   Talk  contribs 17:36, May 9, 2012 (UTC)


Hey, I think this policy is a good idea, since we have a lot of unneeded/unnecessary articles. This policy would help clean it up, perhaps we can make a vote.  Speedysnitch   Talk  contribs  00:45, May 17, 2012 (UTC)

Sure, I think that'd be alright.  Speedysnitch   Talk  contribs  20:32, May 17, 2012 (UTC)

RE Fanfic

Okay. Thanks for telling me. :) Henryjh98 12:00, May 23, 2012 (UTC)

List of wrock bands

Hi, ProfessorTofty! I just read this list and only wanted to say to you: Great work!  Harry granger   Talk  contribs 07:48, June 11, 2012 (UTC)

RE: Councilor?

Hey, sorry for taking a while to get back to you, I had to make sure what I could say about it. This page explains a bit about what that is. I've also been told that you can ask Sarah Manley or another Wikia staff member if you have further questions. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 18:15, June 11, 2012 (UTC)

Wand notability

I saw that you said Kingsley Shacklebolt's wand had a unique design. I also read that in the Notability guidelines, but when reading the wand article, there is no mention of a design. So I won't make the same mistake again, I'd appreciate it if you could explain this to me. Am I to assume that if the wand has a picture, the wand is considered to have a "unique design"? Thanks for your time in advance. --Rowan SalazarTalk 03:46, June 16, 2012 (UTC)

Alright, thanks again. --Rowan SalazarTalk 18:44, June 16, 2012 (UTC)

Re: Hi there!

Oh, hiya. I think I remember seeing your name a couple of times on FFWiki. I *love* Vanille—I can decently mimic her and Lightning's voices, I do love Fang as well, but I can't get the speaking way she does correctly (I freakin' fell in love with Australian accent because of Vanille and Fang!). Yet, I think we should to concentrate a bit more on HP universe than FF on this Wiki, don't you think? ^_^ —Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) 23:34, June 18, 2012 (UTC)


Hi, ProfessorTofty/Archive 1. It has been determined that you are a trusted member of this community and that we benefit from your contributions. Upon request or through my own discretion, I have granted you rollback privileges. This tool can be used to quickly revert vandalism and maintain the quality of this wiki. Please remember to use this tool with discretion and never in a content dispute. You should now see a "rollback" link when viewing a user's contributions. Thanks, and happy editing. grunny@talk:~$ 04:15, June 24, 2012 (UTC)

Hi, congrats for your new rollback. Welcome in the club!  Harry granger   Talk  contribs 12:15, June 24, 2012 (UTC)
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