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Hello there! If you are still active, can you please update [[Harry_Potter_Wiki:Administrators]]? Always good to know who might be available to help as needed. Many thanks --[[User:Ironyak1|Ironyak1]] ([[User talk:Ironyak1|talk]]) 17:52, May 9, 2016 (UTC)
Hello there! If you are still active, can you please update [[Harry_Potter_Wiki:Administrators]]? Always good to know who might be available to help as needed. Many thanks --[[User:Ironyak1|Ironyak1]] ([[User talk:Ironyak1|talk]]) 17:52, May 9, 2016 (UTC)
: Ok doke - just wanted to make sure that the Admin pages matches the actual current status. Cheers --[[User:Ironyak1|Ironyak1]] ([[User talk:Ironyak1|talk]]) 00:46, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
: Ok doke - just wanted to make sure that the Admin pages matches the actual current status. Cheers --[[User:Ironyak1|Ironyak1]] ([[User talk:Ironyak1|talk]]) 00:46, May 10, 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Prof.! Is there a possibility to be chosen into an Ilvermorny House or have you chosen it yourself? <span style="border:1px solid #E56717;">[[User:Harry granger|<font style="background:#F75D59;color:gold;">&nbsp;'''Harry granger'''&nbsp;</font>]][[User talk:Harry granger|<font style="background:yellow;color:black;">&nbsp;''' Talk&nbsp;'''</font>]]<font style="background:yellow;color:;">&nbsp;[[Special:Contributions/Harry granger|<font style="background: #99CCFF;color:#993300;">&nbsp;'''contribs'''</font>]]<font style="background: #99CCFF;color:#993300;"> </font></font></span> 18:04, June 30, 2016 (UTC)

Revision as of 18:04, June 30, 2016


Hello, ProfessorTofty, and welcome to the Harry Potter Wiki (HPW). Thank you for your edit to the Poison page. I hope you enjoy it here and decide to stay.

Before editing, be sure to read the wiki's policies. Please sign your name on Talk and vote pages using four tildes (~~~~) to automatically produce your name and the current date. Be sure to verify your e-mail address in your preferences. Before attempting any major article rewrites please read the layout guide. If you have any questions, check out the policy and help pages (see here for editing help), add a question to the Community portal, view the forum or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome!

-- Seth Cooper (Talk) 02:13, September 25, 2011


RE:Pages for individual Daily Prophet articles

I don't think that it's going overboard myself, at least not considering we already have so many individual articles for letters and essays (some of which most minor indeed). To answer your question, yes, the articles are meant to supersede the Daily Prophet articles article (gosh, how many "articles" was I able to fit in one sentence!). As for their orphaned state, that can be arranged while the articles are being created. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 00:54, August 13, 2013 (UTC)

The layout guide advises against using links within a quote, "unless it is the only mention in the article of a certain subject". Personally, I'd try to mention the subject on the main article (and link it there) first, only linking within the quote as a last resort (to avoid awkward wording or something of the sort). --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:05, August 13, 2013 (UTC)

Fantasy Food Bracket Tournament

Hey, ProfessorTofty! We have a really fun bracket tournament coming up specifically for fantasy foods and we were hoping that you could help us promote it on the Harry Potter Wikia in a blog or something! You can find more information here but we basically would love if every community on Wikia submitted their best fictional foods (ie. butterbeer/chocolate frogs/etc.) to compete in our Fantasy Food Fight to see what comes out on top! The submission period is underway so people can submit as many foods as they want in the main blog now. It would be great if you could help us to promote, and we hope you'll participate too! Grace @fandom (profile)•(talk) 17:11, August 15, 2013 (UTC)

Collector's Edition

Hi Professor,

I contact you because i saw a discussion about the HP page to screen collector's edition and i just would like to know if the books will be available separately, if you've heard something about that?

I'm a huge fan of HP, but i can't afford this beautiful edition, i have the HP page to screen, but the whole collection is too expansive for me!!! So the possibility to buy them separately will be great!!!

Thank you in advance

Nhello (talk) 19:57, August 16, 2013 (UTC)NhelloNhello (talk) 19:57, August 16, 2013 (UTC)

re edition's collector

So i'll never see the contains of these books!!!

Thank you anyway!!!

Have a nice day!!!

Nhello (talk) 08:51, August 17, 2013 (UTC)

Two categories with different spelling for the same thing

Hi, can you have a look here and tell me what you think about this? Thanks.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 20:26, August 17, 2013 (UTC)


Hey :) I have a little problem, so I really need your opinion please :) As you can see here, I found a screen in PoA PC version which says red salamanders are Amazonian salamanders. However, in PoA GBA version, Seth found that Amazonian salamanders are green. So, easy question: what do we do now? And, do you think we must create a page for each salamander? Thank you for your answer :) Lady Junky 02:20, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

XD Okay x) Sorry :P Lady Junky 02:31, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

Again :P

I will annoy you a bit more, sorry :) Category_talk:Candidates_for_renaming#Quidditch_Cup I know it is an old discussion, but do you think it could be closed now? :) Thank you again and sorry ^^' Lady Junky 02:38, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Hunter Mariner II

Fair enough. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 00:25, August 26, 2013 (UTC)

I went ahead and reported them (all of them) to the VSTF. Hopefully they can do a range block on their IP to keep them from doing this again. - Nick O'Demus 08:00, August 26, 2013 (UTC)

Will the REAL Charlie Weasley please stand up

I've noticed some incorrect content both here and in the HP fandom at large. The image used of from the Daily Prophet cutting from the Weasleys' trip to Egypt does have Charlie Weasley in it. However, the person people assume is Charlie is, in fact, Percy. Not only is it actually a picture of the actor playing Percy, but the book mentions Percy wearing a fez in the photo. Additionally, if you look to the right in the back row, you find an unidentified Weasley who is of a stockier build, as described in the books. This Weasley, being the only unidentified one, can only be the real Charlie Weasley. 

Alexweasley (talk) 13:13, August 27, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Image policy

Yes, I have a few questions :) Could you come on the tchat, please? :) Lady Junky 00:52, August 28, 2013 (UTC)


On which chapter is Quirinus Quirrell mentioned by Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? I can't find it. I have the Bloomsbury Publishing edition with Fawkes on the cover. --Station7 (talk) 08:32, August 28, 2013 (UTC)


I found a little information on the wiki: Slytherin_Quidditch_team#Members_of_Slytherin_team during 1991/1992 team. Crick Shabes. Who is that? Do we have a link or a source for him? I don't know that character :x Lady Junky 00:34, August 29, 2013 (UTC)

RE:Order of the Phoenix photograph

Yes check Done. I've been away for the last couple of days; how did we manage to identify him anyway? --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:25, August 29, 2013 (UTC)

Right. Thanks! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:46, August 29, 2013 (UTC)

Transparent images

I just want know if it will be good for you, if I upload a transparent version of Hogwarts houses's emblems :) Thank you :) Lady Junky 18:43, August 29, 2013 (UTC)

Well... Take the place of the white version x) Lady Junky 19:51, August 29, 2013 (UTC)


Are these considered canon? Hermione Granger has just had this added to Appearances. {{SUBST:User:Jiskran/Signature}} 19:46, August 29, 2013 (UTC)

Page and talk page of Edward Lupin

Hi, Professor! This user has moved the page and the talk page of "Edward" Lupin back to "Ted" Lupin. I thought I should tell someone.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 17:00, August 30, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, you can forget it. Seth Cooper was quicker.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 17:03, August 30, 2013 (UTC)
I've protected both Edward Lupin and Edward Tonks against moving, for good measure. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 17:06, August 30, 2013 (UTC)

Off-topic blog?

Is'nt this blog off-topic?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 22:04, August 30, 2013 (UTC)

With pleasure!  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 15:10, September 1, 2013 (UTC)

What is that?

Harry99Potter created Rubeus Hagrid's moleskin overcoat page. He does not seem to understand some rules about the wiki. Can you explain them to him, please? :) Lady Junky 10:46, September 6, 2013 (UTC)


Hello, me again :) Can you ban this user, please ? He deleted a lot of contents, as you can see here : Special:Contributions/Jojojojo98 Lady Junky 20:01, September 6, 2013 (UTC)


Thank you so much! :P I will continue my work here, of course ^^ Lady Junky 06:14, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Wikia Guided Tours: "Children's Fantasy"

My name’s Matt and I’m a community development associate for Wikia. I’m in charge of a monthly feature called “Guided Tours” where I interview experts on a given topic, asking questions about how they got into their area of expertise and how they recommend others do the same. Our next feature is going to be Children's Fantasy -- and Harry Potter definitely fits the bill! Personally, I think the best Children's Fantasy can and should be enjoyed by people of all ages and I'd like to get the word out about various quality series.

If you could provide answers, as short or long as you see fit, to the questions below, your responses will be featured in the article. Check out the last Guided Tours article for an example. If you don't have time for this at the moment, please let me know if another admin on your wiki is better suited for the interview.


1. Tell me a bit about yourself and your involvement with the Harry Potter wiki.

2. How did you get into children's fantasy? Into Harry Potter?

3. How would you recommend a beginner get into Children's Fantasy? Any particular books/movies/comics/TV shows/games/etc. that would serve as a good starting point?

4. Anything you wouldn’t recommend?

5. Any additional advice you’d give to someone new to Children's Fantasy?

6. What resources on your wiki might be useful to an aspiring Children's Fantasy fan?

Thanks again,
Mhadick (talk) 21:36, September 19, 2013 (UTC)

Featured article

So, what do you think should we do with our FAs? I think the article about the baron has been featured for months now. I will also send a massege to Seth Cooper.--Rodolphus (talk) 13:32, October 5, 2013 (UTC)

User Helgen

As you can see from his talk page and his comment to a warning of mine, Mr Helgen is not interested in becoming a helpful member of this community; I think therefore that a block is warranted.

If approved, it is of course the operating admin's privilege to determine the block's length, but having met the likes of him on other wikis, and found them very hard to deal with, I'll take the liberty of recommending to start with a 1-to-3 months period.

MinorStoop 17:28, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

P.S. The pages Whisky and Firewhisky need to be moved back to their original spelling - I can't do it myself I can't delete Whiskey and Firewhiskey, now redirects that stand in the way. Thanks.

RE:Me being a possible Troll or Vandal.

Look, I mean no harm and I mean nothing bad on the wiki, so sorry if I do anything wrong. I do not mean to vandalise the wiki, which people like Seth Cooper and Hunnie Bunn think, Helgen. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Helgen (talkcontribs).

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, ProfessorTofty!
Hope this year's a good one for you!
Nick O'Demus

A very happy birthday, from all of us here at the Wiki! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 18:09, October 29, 2013 (UTC)

Oh, shame on me. I missed your birthday on the 27th, too. Very happy belated birthday from me, too.
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 18:20, October 29, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks much, everyone, for the birthday wishes, and no worries on it being belated! ProfessorTofty (talk) 21:28, October 29, 2013 (UTC)

More articles bthat should be deleted

Only contain one member

Shaklebolt family Travers family Slughorn family Moody family Parkinson family Rowle family

Harry Potter Wishlists

Hey, ProfessorTofty! I just put up this blog asking users to share what items they would put on a Harry Potter wishlist (blog found here). It's part of a fun project we're doing so I was wondering if you could promote/highlight the blog on the community just so people will see it? Hope that's alright! Grace @fandom (profile)•(talk) 17:55, November 11, 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

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We wish you a

Harry Christmas

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Happy New Year!

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 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 22:27, December 24, 2013 (UTC)

Season's Greetings! The very best of holidays for you! Cheers. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 22:30, December 24, 2013 (UTC)

Wikia Gothic Takeover

To celebrate the upcoming release of I, Frankenstein, between the dates of 1/20 and 1/24, Wikia is inviting our premier communities to utilize some custom CSS to make their website appear “Gothic.” From old style fonts to dark color configurations, there are going to be a number of visual flourishes for our users to employ. Is this something you think your community will be interested in taking part in? Can you think of anything specific you’d like to add? Let me know!

Mhadick (talk) 00:57, January 4, 2014 (UTC)

Wikia's Gothic Community Takeover

Hey there! You might already be aware of this, but Wikia is currently running a contest where we're asking communities to Gothify their Wikias, similar to how Wikias changed up their look for Halloween, and we think it's something that your community will find interesting. Head over here for details! If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message.

Mhadick (talk) 19:13, January 17, 2014 (UTC)

General Spiff

Hey, ProfessorTofty! I am reaching out to see what you think about maybe giving the Harry Potter Wikia a small makeover. I've also reached out to Seth Cooper about this, but I haven't heard back yet so I wanted to know what your opinion was! This community has grown a lot since it was first founded, but the look of the wikia hasn't changed that much (aside from the switches to the theme during holidays). We were wondering if you and the rest of the Harry Potter community would like the idea of refreshing the wikia's look with maybe a new skin and wordmark, and maybe even redesigning the main page a little bit so all the same information is still displayed but in a more visually pleasing way?

I wanted to get your opinion on this before reaching out to the rest of the community, so let me know what you think! Grace @fandom (profile)•(talk) 15:57, May 2, 2014 (UTC)


I hoped it could be resolved through discussion but now that seems not likely. I feel that User:MinorStoop is giving me a hard time about editing without fully explaining what it is that is upsetting him.

Could I have assistance in resolving this matter?

Jdogno7 (talk) 03:43, June 26, 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

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We wish you a

Harry Christmas

and a

Happy New Year!

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 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 12:20, December 24, 2014 (UTC)

Hi there. Thanks for the welcome. It seems my general wiki identity was logged in automatically somehow, as I never logged in. I simply proceeded to correct grammatical errors here and there and have been going over page after page ever since, fixing everything from small grammar problems to run-on sentences to redundant paragraph structure. I haven't actually added any new content, just improved overall readability. A common recurrence on some pages is that someone keeps adding the letter "U" to many words with an "OR" at the end, such as Colour instead of color, decour instead of decor, and a large number of other blemishes, some of which are flagged by spell-check and some which are not. Run-on sentences, sentences that repeat or directly contradict the previous sentence due to poor structure, and simple incorrect word choices seem rather common in the longer articles. I would guess this is just because nobody has the time to go over and micro-manage the long ones - most of the short articles are completely flawless. Let me know if you see an article in particular need of grammatical and sentence structure work, I enjoy it! Nokota (talk) 10:03, January 30, 2015 (UTC)

Hi there!

Fandom's Y.A. Society (the home for Young Adult books) created an exclusive Y.A. footer for our top Young Adult book communities. Would you consider adding the footer to your wiki? Your community might already have the Book Wiki template, but this new footer can replace it because it links to it at the bottom. You can add the new footer by adding the code {{YABookWikis}}.

Let me know if you have ANY questions or concerns. Thanks!


Asnow89 @@fandom (profile)•(talk) 00:09, March 4, 2015 (UTC)

Young Adult Literature

Go to these sites for info or for help with your own wiki!

Artemis FowlDivergentGoneThe Hunger GamesLorien LegaciesMaximum RideThe Maze RunnerThe Perfectionists - Pretty Little LiarsRed QueenThe SelectionThe Shadowhunter Chronicles

Want your community included? See how!

Literature Wordmark

Thanks for letting me know :)! Asnow89 @@fandom (profile)•(talk) 00:39, March 4, 2015 (UTC)

I'm sorry --Ginnyharry4ever (talk) 17:27, June 17, 2015 (UTC)


I'm not sure if you're the admin who handles the technical stuff on this wiki, but I just wanted to mention that it is slightly distressing how the infoboxes appear inconsistent (this one does not look like this one). I suggest following Wookieepedia's example (who use the same infoboxes as HPW does). Star Wars Wiki has managed to make a uniform infobox that resembles the only you have perfectly in the form on Wikia's new portable infoboxes. Please consider it, because this is just too big of a distraction for me (not that I really matter; hah!) OWL 05:03, January 30, 2016 (UTC)

Meet Me in Chat

Hey Professor Tofty, I tried sending you an email, but the email address I had for you has been deactivated. Let's meet in chat today (or whatever day works for you) and I'll explain everything that's been going on in private messaging. I can meet anytime today from 11am - 8pm (EST), so let me know what time/day would work for you. Thanks! CDCB2 (talk) 08:07, February 1, 2016 (UTC)

Permissions request

Hi there! I recently posted a request for Content Moderator rights, but only Seth Cooper has posted yet. Just wondering if you may be able to wade into the discussion as well? Thanks! --Sajuuk 19:42, February 9, 2016 (UTC)

No worries! I just saw the admins list and noticed you were marked as a semi-active/inactive sysop. :) --Sajuuk 19:49, February 9, 2016 (UTC)

Eagle hat

Oh, yes indeed. Unfortunately, this little image is the only canon image of it, at least as of now.

We have used these kind of graphics--Rodolphus (talk) 20:29, February 9, 2016 (UTC) before, for example on artickes like "Enchanted razor" or "Cadogan's wand". Of course we would replace it should a better image ever become available. I´ve also noticed there was a little image of Binky on the Lavender Brown feature, though it looks very generic.--Rodolphus (talk) 20:29, February 9, 2016 (UTC)

Help. Now. Before I end up hitting someone.

C.Syde wrote to me "User rights are not status symbols. But in situations like this, you should leave the bigger problems to those that have the faith in the community. And if you disagree, don't edit war. Talk it out with other editors, and if that doesn't work, just accept what has been decided and move on. I suggest you just drop the subject and accept that you've made a miscalculation. Your evidence that Umbridge was older than Sirius is not nearly sufficient enough to be used in the article as proof. I know that you're probably feeling disappointed that your input to this page has been rejected out of hand, but other editors have been in this boat and they've felt the same way"

Now, he (or she) mentions -- AND I QUOTE -- "talk it out with other editors". Yet, in undoing my edit they caused an edit war. The only reason the edit war even began is because they didn't "talk it out with me" before undoing the edit. If they had, we could, maybe (unlikely, given my conversations with he/she) have come to an agreement on Umbridge. Unfortunately, they did not.

I accept my part in the edit war -- they won't accept theirs. Make them... or I WILL swing for them because I am more than <explicative deleted> off with them. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 23:29, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

I have written my side of the issue here. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 23:35, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

RE: HarryPotterRules

I've done what you requested, and stopped responding to their messages directly. It's obvious that they are either incapable of understanding what I've tried to explain to them, or they are refusing to understand. Given their record I'd say it's the latter. I am at a bit of a loss as to why they think it was my fault this happened when I had valid reasons for undoing their edit.

And they're saying that just because it's not up to them to decide who contacts them on their talk page, that I shouldn't have a right to remove nonconstructive messages from my talk page. When I said that it wasn't up to them to decide who undoes their edits and who leaves messages on their talk page, I meant myself as well.

But I had reasons for undoing their edit and I had reasons for leaving messages on their talk page. They on the other hand did not undo my edits and leave messages on my talk page in good faith, so I undid them. If they had been done in good faith, then I would have reconsidered. But since the issue is resolved, and I'm no longer responding to their complaints directly, that's pretty much all I have to say about it. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 21:21, February 19, 2016 (UTC)

Portable infoboxes

Heya! Wikia has hand-coded new versions of your existing infoboxes so that they work on a wide range of portable devices. We'd like to go ahead and implement these changes, but of course we'd want your input before proceeding much further. Please stop by this forum thread and give your views. And if you know of any of your fellow Harry Potter community members who'd be interested in this changeover, please invite them along, too! Thanks! — CzechOut @fandom 08:41, March 2, 2016 (UTC)

Discussion on forums

Hey there ProfessorTofty! I'm sending this post out to a number of active contributors of the HPW. I'm looking to find out your opinions on this proposal, which could help to improve the community aspect of the HPW and bring in more editors to the wiki. Please leave your opinions on that topic when you get the chance. Thanks! --Sajuuk 15:08, March 24, 2016 (UTC)


Can I ask you for something?--AlexHoskins (talk) 22:21, April 2, 2016 (UTC)

When you are not busy, can you send an PNG photo (jjba-asb-lisalisa.png) in the Heroes Wiki ( I tried to do it myself, but I couldn't because of my iPad. Sorry.--AlexHoskins (talk) 01:21, April 3, 2016 (UTC)
Let me know that you got my message.--AlexHoskins (talk) 02:50, April 11, 2016 (UTC)
I'm sorry. It just that my fellow contributors are very busy. Please forgive me.--AlexHoskins (talk) 03:27, April 11, 2016 (UTC)
The user above goes around a lot of wiki's on Wikia asking users to upload specific pics to his wiki. Just putting that there. --Sajuuk 08:26, April 11, 2016 (UTC)


I know you have very little chance to make an edit on the wiki and have already indicated to me that you don't want to participate in discussions, but I've been asked to point you towards this forum post as part of courtesy since you are "active". Please ignore the part about "sysop" and focus only on the bot request. Thank you. --Sajuuk 13:18, May 9, 2016 (UTC)

There are some concerns that were raised, but the main concern ("Would I just use the bot to go around making whatever edits I wanted?") was already addressed by me saying that I would only use the bot for things that have been approved in a discussion. As far as I can see, this is the only actual concern about the bot and some contributions feel more like personal attacks against me. But I won't force you to post if you don't feel comfortable doing so. --Sajuuk 17:09, May 9, 2016 (UTC)

Active Admin list

Hello there! If you are still active, can you please update Harry_Potter_Wiki:Administrators? Always good to know who might be available to help as needed. Many thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:52, May 9, 2016 (UTC)

Ok doke - just wanted to make sure that the Admin pages matches the actual current status. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 00:46, May 10, 2016 (UTC)


Hi, Prof.! Is there a possibility to be chosen into an Ilvermorny House or have you chosen it yourself?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 18:04, June 30, 2016 (UTC)

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