My fingers

Sorry that was again on mobile accidentally pressing rollback. Sammm鯊 (talk) 11:19, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

That is okay, no harm done. RedWizard98 (talk) 11:23, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Hey there! Remember my fingers? lol. That really was an accident, but I remember you were trying to do a 2nd archive. I'm not sure why it ended up done manually, but I checked the history, the stuff you relocated and what's currently on this page is around 126K, if you'd like, I can do it again so your first one isn't super lengthy and prevent your hypothetical second to also end up over huge? If not, that's fine, too. No worries. Hope all is well. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 05:07, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Candidates for deletion

The description of the category says that three or more votes are needed for the deletion. I've contacted Ironyak and asked him for a third opinion.Rodolphus (talk) 11:31, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Okay. RedWizard98 (talk) 11:32, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Rakepick dates

I haven'T played the game in a long time. Snape says in the source that she was a fifth year when he started in 1971, which would place her Sorting in 1967, and her birth in 1955 - 1956. (If she didn't repeat any years. )Rodolphus (talk) 20:47, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Yeah, that makes sense. RedWizard98 (talk) 20:55, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

RE:Image replacements

If you wish to replace the images, that is perfectly alright, but please do not remove them unless you are replacing them with a better file. A low-quality image (within reason) is often preferable to none at all. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 02:39, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Talk page (tom riddle snr)

I don't understand what I did on the talk page of Tom Riddle Snr, and I seem to have done something wrong. Sorry about it, whatever it is; if you explain to me what I did and how to avoid it (assuming I'm not permabanned from this wiki or something) I'll try to fix it and avoid it in the future.Jonnesty (talk) 16:53, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

You removed an entire message left by myself on this talk page. Since this message did politely disagree with your views, it very much looked like you removed it out of spite. If was a honest mistake, then fine, but do not remove other user's messages from pages, unless they consist of vandalism. RedWizard98 (talk) 16:55, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Removal of the logo from PotterDome

Hello RedWizard98, thanks for editing the page from PotterDome ( Only you did not have to remove the logo of this website, because I'm the owner of this artwork and also from the website PotterDome. As the only owner, I give permission to use the PotterDome-logo at this page so I have replaced the logo.

Kind regards, Chris de Boer from Chrisdb83 (talk) 15:48, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Regarding Herpo the Foul's age

I am wondering about the speculation of Herpo the Foul's age, since I feel that his status of being unknown and his extreme notoriety of being the first user to ever create a Horcrux would make it worthy for me to note his potential age, and how he outlives all other known wizards by a large margin.

Is there a policy regarding speculative content? The only sources I used is that Herpo is of unknown status, he lived during Ancient Greece, and his Horcrux is also unknown, giving a possibility that he might still be alive. His minimum age of 1400 is an interesting fact to note and shoul d be present in the trivias. Nevertheless, I respect your decision of this trivia is never going to be valid.

a mulligan. (talk) 02:28, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi, I would probably use the talk page, because Herpo's exact birth date has never been given. It would probably be better to write that it isn't known how old Herpo was? RedWizard98 (talk) 02:29, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Yep, I am using the talk page. What it is true is that Herpo's actual age is unknown. However, we can lower bound his age if the assumption that he is still alive is true, which is quite possible and if so would be a notable entry among the oldest wizards. His potential age is a missed opportunity for him to be the contender as the oldest wizard. ⛧ a mulligan ⛧ 02:54, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Sonnets of a Sorcerer

Hello! It is in the third quest of Part 1 of the Welcome to Sphinx Club TLSQ, which is available upon reaching level 5 in the Sphinx Club. There's also a specific year I guess, but I don't know about that. But I think this information would suffice, right? Should I add a citation?

Hello Natalia, yes that would be great if you wanted to do that. RedWizard98 (talk) 18:27, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Content deletion

yes, that is understood, though i believe it is not needed to explain what faeces is, and we could just keep the uses section on.VoldyIsNowMoldy! 19:00, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Re:content deletions

thanks for the message on my talk page,I really appreciate it! From now on I will refrain from doing that, and if I have a doubt I will consult it with an admin. Enjoy your day VoldyIsNowMoldy! 20:04, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

That is fine, always happy to help. RedWizard98 (talk) 20:06, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Cover images

Sorry, I didn't do it on purpose. I didn't knew there was the image policy.== Image policy == Hello, could you please read our image upload policy (, because your two recent uploads failed to meet our required upload standards. Thank you RedWizard98 (talk) 16:15, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Categories sequence

Hi! I saw you moved around the categories in Wizard's Chess. Why this sequence? Are there some general rules about this? MalchonC (talk) 05:59, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Ah thanks, it should've been obvious but... it wasn't :O MalchonC (talk) 06:02, 20 January 2021 (UTC)


As noted in Harry Potter Wiki:Layout guide:

  • Images should be placed where they are most relevant and should not interrupt the flow or the aesthetics of the article.
  • Images should have some sort of description.
  • Images should be placed before or after paragraphs or sections of text, not right in the middle of them.

which means images should be integrated into the article text and not separated into galleries (especially as many articles galleries could potentially contains hundreds or thousands of images). As such please, do not convert images on articles into separate galleries as you did here. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:28, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Well that's fine, but I think they look much better, considering how cluttered and messy many articles look now. Also, what would be done when an article contains more images that what would normally fit? RedWizard98 (talk) 23:30, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

If you think an article looks messy with a couple images wait till the article contains hundreds or thousands of images in the gallery.
Firstmost, the images should be resized to see if they can fit into the sections of text (which should be done when adding the images to the article - just dumping them onto the article without any regard to layout is what makes the article messy to begin with). If the article still does not have enough space to fit all the images then a select few should be kept and the the others should be part of "Images of (Topic)" category used by {{Imagecat}} in the Appearances section.
See Dragon for an example of this long-established arrangement and imagine instead having 180+ images in a gallery on this page. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:59, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Card categories

Thank you for fixing. I overlooked the gold Cards category. Rodolphus (talk) 18:55, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

No problem, it was only a very minor fix :) RedWizard98 (talk) 20:04, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

First class?

I only have less than two-thousand edits man :) MalchonC (talk) 04:26, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Re: Gobstone to skunk spell

I don't remember HM giving a name like "Gobstone to Skunk", but perhaps I missed. I do know it isn't on the page where all spells are displayed. MalchonC (talk) 04:28, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Re: British English

Hi, thanks for the reminder. It takes some getting used to sometimes, what with being an American with an American spell checker. But thanks for remind me. :-) OneWeirdDude (talk) 04:55, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi, no problem :) RedWizard98 (talk) 04:55, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Re: Hogwarts Mystery images

Hi RedWizard98, sorry for answering so late, yes i have the images you are looking for, I can upload them to the gallery, but the description for each one and its categorization would be left to you, (because I'm not very good at writing in English XD) do you agree?. Kind regards AlanDS92 (talk) 12:11, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Hi, i thought the same about uploading the images to the Spanish HP wiki, mostly because of the name translations, I just uploaded all the missing creatures to the gallery, the Imp and Snidget uploaded them a long time ago, the spells in a moment I uploaded them.AlanDS92 (talk) 13:10, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Red, sorry for not answering you before, the image for the Extinguishing Charm is already uploaded to the Spanish HP wiki, is the most recent, Kind regards.AlanDS92 (talk) 23:18, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Red,I just uploaded the images of the Flying class in the Spanish HP wiki, the other images that you ask may be uploaded later, don't worry, I'll let you know here. Kind regards.AlanDS92 (talk) 15:02, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, I will upload them to this wiki. RedWizard98 (talk) 15:05, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Hi Red, i uploaded the images of the Transfiguration class in the Spanish HP wiki, In the course of the day I will upload the ones that are pending. Kind regards.AlanDS92 (talk) 11:33, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Hi Alan, I've seen them all. I will upload them as I go along. Thanks for doing this. RedWizard98 (talk) 11:37, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Hello Red, I uploaded the images of the Defence Against the Dark Arts class in the Spanish HP wiki, I had uploaded the image of the Kappa a while ago, but you can find it on its corresponding page.AlanDS92 (talk) 08:02, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Red,it's done, the image for the Gouging Spell is already in the Spanish HP wiki ;).AlanDS92 (talk) 03:01, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

Spell titles

Hey thank you for the link to the article! It's a strange one because they clearly haven't checked sources to see if any of the spells have a given, official name. But our canon policy just puts Pottermore (now Wizarding World) in Tier One: J.K. Rowling, and doesn't seperate content given by Rowling to any that didn't involve her or her word like we did for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child story vs. script. Could be worth setting up a forum to see if we need to update the policy and get a better understanding of what content can be used and how. I will look into doing that.

Yes, it has been annoying setting up any wanted pages still needed for Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World . They can't stay a wanted page forever, but very little of the game has been documented so I have been digging deep for any little detail that can be found. It feels like a waste for the company to just delete the content like that, but they will have to just be stub pages for now. - Kates39 (talk) 19:32, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

The website has definitely changed into a very trivial one. I think Rowling has stopped using it to put new content now that she has other projects, yet a better effort could be put into the articles for accuracy! - Kates39 (talk) 20:33, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
I agree. It is very trivial and lacking in accuracy; personally, I think it is utterly dreadful. RedWizard98 (talk) 06:05, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

Spell titles

I think that usually these would be considered canon two canon if JKR was involved in it. If not, they are tier three canon (JKR licenced). The spell names would only be used for the title if they are not contradicted by higher sources. In cases when a higher canon source gives another name, the names from the list can be listed in the opening paragraph of the article, and a redrect can be used. Also, I'm not sure if those names are not capitalised are names or descriptions. They should be mentioned in the BTS section, though.Rodolphus (talk) 08:24, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

About spell types, JKR has said on her website that the bounderies are flexible in-universe and that's why the same spell can be considered different types. (Reference in the spell article) At least when tier one contradicts itself, the newest information is considered canon. I'd probably sort such articles into both categories and put the explanation in the BTS section with a reference to her old website. Rodolphus (talk) 08:55, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

Gryffindor Lad

This is not fanon as it is clearly in the game and I am just specifying an obscure part of the game. Please remove the candidate for deletion stamp

He maybe canon but definitely doesn't meet the notability standard, just like Ravenclaw Lad. HM is full of these minor characters that only interact with the player once or twice. MalchonC (talk) 04:59, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Code Duello

If you go on the SOS Task Force Training page and look up Code Duello on the Advanced Adversary Combat. Figured that "Code Duello" was an alternative name on the exam given how its the name of the lesson where the exam is brought up. Tfoc (talk) 19:23, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Re: Patricia Rakepick's fate

I'm curious of how the player's choice can affect (or even contradict, is that what you mean?) the canon storyline? I want to experience the story chronologically so I haven't gotten to that part yet, but I can enjoy a spoiler or two :) There may still be weeks before I get to the end of Year 6, sorry! MalchonC (talk) 15:41, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Yeah I think right now it's the best approach. There're still very few chapters after Year 6 Chapter 42, but I'm not sure whether the game will tell more about her, because even if it doesn't it won't cause any serious problem, either way she would be isolated from the world and it seems a well-deserved ending for her :) MalchonC (talk) 15:50, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
Really, in the BTS section? MalchonC (talk) 15:55, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Constant edit war

Next time you disagree with someone, can you please first discuss about the other person's edit instead being counterproductive by arbitrarily undoing it? Remember when 1/2 years ago you constantly kept undoing all my edits about character's nationality and in the end an admin said that I was right and you wrong. RogueOwner (talk) 20:45, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

That is quite a hostile response - all I did was recommend proving an explanation for a page deletion on an article, otherwise it is not apparent to why it should be deleted. Regarding this page, I've also asked Fandom central to look into this page's existence, as I know they have deleted actor pages before that were based on incorrect information. I have seen this page's inclusion on the deletions discussion page, but I myself know little of the subject, but if this actress did not actually play in the films, I would agree with its deletion entirely. And simply removing an aspect of someone else's edit does not constitute edit warring, in any way. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 21:25, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

I didn't mean it in a hostile way. I especially used the word "please" and a question mark to express my message in a polite way. I'm just saying that your opinion isn't always the same as the others'. You have removed lots of my edits recently. When I (justly) did that to you, you called it edit warring too. RogueOwner (talk) 13:49, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

About the actress' page: You could have added the explanation to the template instead of removing the whole template. RogueOwner (talk) 22:00, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

Transfiguration spell's appearance

Hi! For the paper to quill spell, only the Transfigured quills appear, not the Transfiguration process itself, does that still mean it's an appearance, not a mention? MalchonC (talk) 18:00, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

Thanks! Are there any other spells that are in the same situation? Should we make a template for the "effects seen only" comment? MalchonC (talk) 18:07, 13 February 2021 (UTC)


But the condition is passed down from mother to daughter, so it's genetics in some way. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Patrice123 (talkcontribs).


Hey, yes I do. The user was Epsonet2720. Hopefully they can be blocked by SOAP Wiki. - Kates39 (talk)

Death Eater 2 (Olivia Higginbottom)

Hello, I asked Olivia Higginbottom who was the Death Eater which she portrayed and she said she was Carrow. I intentionally asked in public tweet so it could be used as evidence. Here's a link:

Best Wishes


Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 19:31, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Re:Image source

Yes, that is one of the menus in the Special Features DVD of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film). --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 21:11, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Re:Year Seven images

Hi Red, it's done, the images are already in the Spanish HP wiki ;).

AlanDS92 (talk) 20:41, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Re:Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them images

My best advice would be to buy it as an e-book or, alternatively, to get the physical book and than scan the picture. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 01:08, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Loud 'bang' spell

Hi again, hope you're well! I've noticed a few characters, principally Voldemort and McGonagall, using a spell that sounds like a loud bang, to gain either control or silence. McGonagall uses it in the second book, chapter 11, "Professor McGonagall came running, followed by her own class, one of whom still had black-and-white striped hair. She used her wand to set off a loud bang, which restored silence".

Voldemort uses it in the final book, "SILENCE!" cried Voldemort, and there was a bang and a flash of bright light, and silence was forced upon them all", Chapter 36.

What do you suppose this is, and do you think it merits a new spell page, if it's not already been covered? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jack Pease (talkcontribs).

I think this is just the Silencing Charm. MalchonC (talk) 04:19, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Hi Jack Pease, I would agree with the above, these spells are the Silencing Charm, especially in "The Flaw in the Plan".RedWizard98 (talk) 13:51, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Thank you both, I've updated the Silencing Charm to add McGonagall's use. WimborneWizard1999 (talk) 14:01, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

O.W.L. Page

The O.W.L. page needs extensive cleaning up, some sentences not even grammatically correct, I have done what I can there but I believe there is still a large amount of errors there, I will be leaving for another place shortly and will not return for about a week, that is why I am messaging you Albusnotdumbledore (talk) 06:17, 25 February 2021 (UTC)


Per the infobox policy, identities used to refer to a character will be applicable to "Also known as" field only if...

  1. ...the identity is singular to the character.
  2. not a description. The identity must be capitalised as though addressed as a proper name or title.
  3. not mispronunciations or mix-ups. The identity must be deliberately and knowingly applied to the character.
  4. ...the identity is used to reference the character more than once.

--RogueOwner (talk) 22:03, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Yes thank you, I do understand the infobox policy.RedWizard98 (talk) 22:05, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

No problem. :) I hope that next time you read the policies before starting another edit war. --RogueOwner (talk) 22:08, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

I have been on this wiki for sometime - I do not need some snotty response from another user, as I have done over 60,000 edits, something most people have not achieved. Instead use the talk pages instead for article debates - because I shall revert it again if you remove content from Stubby's article.RedWizard98 (talk) 22:13, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Most of your edits are about removing correct information, adding false references and empty sections into infoboxes. --RogueOwner (talk) 22:21, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

They are? Maybe better read my contributions history - it is rather long.RedWizard98 (talk) 22:24, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

I just did and noticed that I've been there longer than you. --RogueOwner (talk) 22:38, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Your point being? Maybe give the snide, bitter remarks a rest and return to editing articles. RedWizard98 (talk) 22:41, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

My point is that I've had more time to get acquainted about the policies than you. In no way I haven't meant to hurt anyone's feelings - As a veteran wiki user I'm only wanting to help you by informing you about the policies and showing a example how things are done here by correcting your edits. I'm sorry if you feel like it is an insult towards you. --RogueOwner (talk) 23:03, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Wiki experience is not always purely defined by how long it has been since a user's first edit. The large difference in edit counts makes it extremely obvious that RedWizard is the more experienced editor here. And informing RedWizard about the policies isn't helpful when he wasn't violating them. -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  23:08, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
My understanding of wiki policies are in fact perfectly adequate. I also well aware of policies involving personal attacks. If I need more information about a wiki feature, I will probably inquire this information myself, thanks. RedWizard98 (talk) 23:10, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

It's not personal. I'm willing to help anyone in need. --RogueOwner (talk) 23:12, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Well, if you say so. But we are very unconvinced, to say the least. RedWizard98 (talk) 23:14, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

RE: Lavender Brown

When Lavender Brown stands next to Harry Potter during their Herbology lesson in the 1992-1993 school year. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 22:39, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Okay, thanks, I hadn't noticed that. RedWizard98 (talk) 22:41, 25 February 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I think the following user has a most inappropiate name, JaredDaPedo and probably should be blocked Valeyard12.5 (talk) 10:56, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

RE: "Why do you not like the idea of places being British?"

I don't dislike the idea places being British.
I known that they live in Great Britain, but the Deathly Hallows film reference should not be put after that information because it isn't mentioned in that film. --RogueOwner (talk) 23:22, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Eulalie Hicks

You need a source for Eulalie Hicks' physical characteristics? Her photo is sufficient for skin and hair color even with the sepia tone. -- PresidentHoneybell (talk) 04:00, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi there PresidentHoneybell, I've left a response to this message on your talk page :) RedWizard98 (talk) 04:04, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Unnecessary epty space

Just to explain what happened there, because as a fellow editor, stuff like that must be really annoying: I was elaborating on the first meeting between Dumbledore and Riddle, and then I got sidetracked after I remembered more details from Hogwarts Mystery, and wanted to add it. Once I did, I realized that I had forgotten all about that unfinished paragraph on the Tom Riddle meeting, so I tried to delete it so I could start over and finish another time, but then you had seen it and there was this editing conflict, so correcting it wasn't as easy I'd hoped. My sincere apologies for the inconvinience. ^^' Tfoc (talk) 04:58, 4 March 2021 (UTC)


Hello, that was an accident. I was to quick that I accidentally clicked on upload button before renaming it. And I also contacted Rodolphus on his talk page about the issue immediately after that.


Matthew --Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 12:48, 8 March 2021 (UTC)


Maybe the best way would be altering the unfoboxes so it is not Sorted automaticly. I have never coded an infobox, but I will ask Ironyak what he thinks.Rodolphus (talk) 13:02, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Re:Vandalism/spam alert on talk page of Rodolphus

Hi, Redwizard98, I saw your message on the talk page of Rodolphus and had a look on this page, but it said: There is currently no text in this page. You can search for this page title in other pages, search the related logs, or create this page. So there's no possibility of deleting because the article does not already exist on this wiki.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 21:37, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Ah okay, I understand. I didn't see this in the history, of course. I also didn't find it in the log. Thanks for the explanation.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 00:58, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Re: Fake panacea

I think so, there really isn't any other explanation, is there? MalchonC (talk) 11:25, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

I can see it in the Achievements list. Do you want me to screenshot, cut and upload it? It'll not be very good quality... MalchonC (talk) 11:35, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Re:New category

Hi RedWizard98,

ooh, the pictures in the category irritated me, so I thought there would be already pages in. So I think I should delete it again. What do you think?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 16:08, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Now I'm a little bit irritated. That you spoke from the Ollivander category I have understood. Images of boats is from 2020. When I understand you right now, you wish the deletion of the Ollivander category and the Images of watercraft/boats. I have no problem to do this. Only the pages in watercraft/boats must be new categorized. So I want to be sure what you want before I do this.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 16:51, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay, now I understand. Ollivander to stay but with other name. That I can do, no problem. I only renamed it because I thought it actually exists. I thought by this name that there were people who belonged to the category. When there are none, than it's not necessary. With your new name suggestion there should be items who belong to this category. I don't know for this this time if there are such items. If yes - okay, if no, why such a category.
But I yet see the Category: Images of watercraft/boats is not created yet, so it must not be deleted.
 Harry granger   Talk   contribs 17:09, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
PS: Sorry, I delete Category:Images of watercraft.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 17:13, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
PPS: We could put Garrick Ollivander in the new category with the new name. What would you think?  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 17:18, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Magical Theory - not "Magical Theory"

I am not, in fact, removing the tags you apply aggressively. I am removing them in a exhausted sort of exasperation, because you keep unhelpfully and counterproductively adding them and asserting your opinion onto an article before a decision has been made. You think the article isn't notable, this one other guy don't think the article isn't notable, and a mod is undecided on whether it should be merged or not. And to be fair, I am trying to convince literally everyone but you, as I have long since lost hope of seeing an unbiased opinion from you. Tfoc (talk) 17:44, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Me removing them is no more edit warring than you adding them. If you really have a problem with edit warring, then stop, and leave the article alone until we're done talking; stop imposing your view on stuff before a decision is made. Tfoc (talk) 18:20, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

I am utterly disregarding your view. Not anyone elses. Get it right. Tfoc (talk) 18:37, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

The tag leading to that talk page shouldn't be there in the first place. The talk page is there to discuss the article, stop complicating things. Tfoc (talk) 18:59, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

RE: Foundables

Done. Гилли (talk) 19:05, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Your message

Thank you for your kind words. I've already thought about this decision for quite some time now. While I feel honored by your trust, I've often found that it is very difficult for me, especially when it comes to discussions and more complicated matters. There are also things in my personal life that I would like not to share. I will continue to work on here on here. Again, thank you.Rodolphus (talk) 11:24, 18 March 2021 (UTC)


I asked the same on the Seer talk page a while ago, and Ironyak agreed that it should probably be removed, given it is not a separate species.Rodolphus (talk) 16:11, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Re:Article tense

Mini-modding again, are we? Tfoc (talk) 02:07, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

The problem isn't that you noticed, corrected and told me I'd used the wrong tense; I can appreciate that. The problem, Red, is how you do it. The message was not only phrased and framed as though you were a member of the moderation team and were supervising me, but also included the exact same wording that the HP wiki staff use to greet newcomers upon their first ever edit. Criticising me, constructively or otherwise, in the manner you just did is fifty shades of condescending. I suggest that the next time you feel like "reminding me" of "frequent mistakes", you say; "Hey T., saw your edit on the [name of page] article, and just wanted to say you used the wrong tense." At least then you wouldn't be talking down to me. As for the incomplete sentence: No idea how that even happened. I was going to write about the likely connection between the ancient cult of dark witches and wizards that Greengrass referred to in the "Darkness Rising" event since The Unforgivable went after those ominous masks that the cult was said to have worn way back when, when it occurred to me that we don't know if the cult evovled into the cabal known as The Unforgivable, or if The Unforgivable is a seperate organisation just honouring what the cult stood for, and that I should wait until we have a more definitive answer. Then I cancelled the edit, and yes, while the buttons are right next to one another, they differ in colour and text, so I do know in fact that I clicked on the right one, as I was instantly transported back to the article and not had to wait for it to work on saving the edit, and then somehow my edit was saved anyway. A bug, probably. Also - if my "frequent mistakes" becomes an actual problem, the actual staff will tell me as much. Don't worry about it. Tfoc (talk) 16:32, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Because my objections has nothing to do with wiki policy and everything to do with attitude? More specifically yours? Oh, and if the wiki "doesn't have a staff", I will make sure to stop appealing to admins, content moderators, etc, on user or content related issues. Thank you for notifying me those guys don't exist, I hadn't noticed. :'D Tfoc (talk) 19:47, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

This is a reminder to everyone involved with this conversation of Harry Potter Wiki:No personal attacks policy. When the commentary shifts from focusing on the content or style of an edit to the editors involved then it is probably off-track and more likely to result in personal attacks. Should this sort of conversation continue then those involved may be blocked or banned for their actions. "Discuss the facts and how to express them, not the attributes of the other party." Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:33, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Re: Redundant categories

I hadn't thought about that, but it makes total sense & I'll do my best to abide by it. Thanks for the help and have a good day.

RE: User Images

Yep, I know. I accidentally uploaded it in the wrong place. CheeseUnicorn (talk) 21:40, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

RE:Kingsley Shacklebolt

He can be briefly seen at least once in the OOTP video game, in the cutscene when Fudge and Umbridge come to try and arrest Dumbledore in his office after Dumbledore's Army is discovered. I forget if he makes any more brief appearances (say, in the Grimmauld Place levels), but I'm sure he is there then. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 15:17, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Re:Article for deletion

Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for pointing it out! --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 18:30, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Harry informs the DA that they are searching for a Horcrux.png

Why is the "Harry informs the DA that they are searching for a Horcrux.png" being deleted? Thats the exact scene where Harry tells the DA that a Horcux is hidden in Hogwarts and they are looking for it.

Nevermind, found it

Unidentified Gryffindor member of Dumbledore's Army.png

Got it, thank you.

Quick question, since I'm somewhat new to this, where do I go to do the Photo/screenshot template?

information template

Ok, thank you.Ech2000 (talk) 20:02, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Keeping redirects

Hey, just a head's up to why I kept the redirect for the pages I renamed. Due to Forum:Content moderation practices, Ironyak suggested it was better to set up/keep redirects for older files just in case they have ever been used in articles, talk-pages etc. so that older versions of pages still connect via links. We only tend to delete redirects for newer files that we know have never been put into an article. - Kates39 (talk) 10:38, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Yeah, that's fair, I just though to add delete to that re-direct as it wasn't used on any article. Thanks for letting me know. RedWizard98 (talk) 10:54, 3 April 2021 (UTC)


Good morning, I just reverted vandalism on your userpage. The user has already been blocked.Rodolphus (talk) 06:15, 6 April 2021 (UTC)


Hi shouldn't that username be banned due to the username alone. Valeyard12.5 (talk) 06:00, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Hi, I've reported them to Fandom for their unacceptable user name, along with their sock. RedWizard98 (talk) 10:03, 8 April 2021 (UTC)


Just because most people don't care about plagiarism on the wiki don't mean that it isn't plagiarism. And in any case, as I also pointed out, the portion I removed did not tell us anything that wasn't being immediately repeated further down the same paragraph. Tfoc (talk) 18:30, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Lucius Malfoy's article however contains no plagiarism, since it is entirely referenced and attributed to its source of origin. Merely sourced content being copied from articles isn't plagiarism, since it is always given a source of reference. If it isn't, or if more sources are needed, add them. RedWizard98 (talk) 19:13, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Plagiarism / Copyright

In response to your message, this wiki has a No Copy Policy that "All text must be original". This is particularly true with copyrighted materials such as from Pottermore or Wizarding World. FANDOM's Terms of Use also has requirements: "Not to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party."

As such, article text needs to be original writing or properly sourced quotations that fit the Fair Use standards. In no case is plagiarism or block copying of content allowed, welcomed, or condoned. --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:42, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

This wiki does not contain plagiarism, since all information on it is correctly attributed to its source of creation, including its author. All Pottermore or Wizarding World information is attributed to its source of origin, and if it isn't, said information should be added, which is what I do with unlicensed/unsourced images from Pottermore, along with article statements. RedWizard98 (talk) 19:10, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Having a reference for a statement still does not permit the use of copyrighted text. Such direct quotations need to have quotes around them to identify them as such in addition to a reference to its source, and should be used sparingly, in accordance both with the wiki's "No Copying Policy", Fair Use, and FANDOM's Terms of Use. Hopefully the repeated and overlapping policies make this point clear and users should not be told that "the copying of information on this wiki, is not disallowed - in fact it is welcomed" as you stated. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:27, 8 April 2021 (UTC)


ok —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Raging Bahamut Cat (talkcontribs).

Okay what? Your articles are terrible and shall be deleted soon.RedWizard98 (talk) 15:38, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Yo, Red.

I know this probably won't mean much coming from me seen as we typically don't get along and so on, but I just wanted to say good job on the Grim Fawley Ministry record page. :-) Tfoc (talk) 15:43, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

Minor edit? Did I misread the history page, I thought you made the thing? :O

Anyway; should we make a page for Bill Weasley's office at Gringotts? Tfoc (talk) 08:36, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

It could possibly be a good idea, with references and canon mentions/appearances of course. RedWizard98 (talk) 18:34, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

In which canon work does Bill's office appear or is mentioned? MalchonC (talk) 09:06, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Image Policy

There is no policy that "film screenshots need to be taken from video recordings" as you stated here. Please be sure to provide a link to relevant policies when messaging users so they can review the actual rules and requirements for themselves and avoid stating personal opinions being as official policies. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 07:20, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

You are of course welcome to recommend that a poor quality file be deleted (which may or may not happen). What you are not welcome to do is make up rules and try to pass them off as official policy when talking to other users. So, again, please provide links to actual policy when discussing requirements with other users instead of making up requirements based on your personal opinions. If you continue to misrepresent site policies, your editing rights may be restricted or revoked. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 07:32, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
You directly stated to a user that "film screenshots need to be taken from video recordings" which is not true, not part of any policy, and not just "recommending good image practise". It really is simple - do not present your opinion as site policy. As for you nominating files to be deleted, that is fine, but is not an obligation on anyone to do so. Again, your expectations are not requirements to be fulfilled. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 07:44, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
The message got reverted accidently when scrolling through on the mobile interface (which is still a mess IMHO). I was in the process of starting up the desktop to fix things but you got to it first. --Ironyak1 (talk) 07:53, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
I see, thank you. RedWizard98 (talk) 07:55, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Better Quality Images from Chocolate Frog Cards

Hi RedWizard98. I have come across higher quality images of characters such as Gulliver Pokeby and Herpo The Foul sourced from an archive of assets and official artwork for the Philosopher's Stone video game. I'm not very confident about making major edits and adding/replacing image files, so I was wondering if maybe you could handle it? You seem like one of the most experienced and active editors. The images are all available here. When the images are opened in a new tab and given enough time to load, their resolution is far better than that of the images already on the wiki. CaptainKaibyo (talk) 22:11, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Re:Neville as Head of Gryffindor

The camera pans over each Head of House in turn with a close-up of their face as the Sorting Hat sings about which house the students belong in; this perceived ambiguity you don't exist. I hope you don't mind if I ignore the rest of your message, though? The anecdotal version of your biases against me is of little interest to me. Tfoc (talk) 17:42, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

That's right, Red. I got zero proof from that video that Neville was appointed the Head of Gryffindor - except for the sequence where the camera pans over each Head of House in turn with a close-up of their face as the Sorting Hat sings about which of their Houses the students might end up in. The fact that you choose to stick your fingers in your ears, close your eyes and go "la, la, la, la, la" when I point to bits and bobs of canon you have a problem with for whatever arbitrary reason, is no less annoying or unhelpful than my insistence on adding information to articles you fail to recognise is lacking and overdue an update. Tfoc (talk) 18:39, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Well, at least that sort of settles it. If if proofs Neville as the Head of Gryffindor, I would actually quite like it, but my views on franchise content don't actually matter. RedWizard98 (talk) 18:51, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Which is why I appeal to a canon source recognised as being a third tier one by this wiki and not to your views. Tfoc (talk) 01:45, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

But the problem is, is that the third-tier canon source you reference does not prove your claim. RedWizard98 (talk) 11:28, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Duplicate page

Hey, hope you're doing well. I came across two separate pages and, not being 100% familiar with the books, I'm not sure if they are describing the same location or were just given the same titles — first & second — any ideas? Bella775 (talk) 22:38, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

I'm actually not sure what articles you're referring to, I've never created any pages so it's possible you're thinking of someone with a similar username. And thanks for the quick response. I'm not too used to using talk pages yet so for next time I will keep in mind to sign at the end. I read on the community fandom to just put four of these "~" at the end, but please do let me know if I should be doing something else with the signature as well as any other formatting. Thanks again. Bella775 (talk) 22:38, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Don't worry about it, and I'm glad we were able to fix the titles. Bella775 (talk) 22:51, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

No Personal Attack Policy

Despite repeated warnings, you've continued to disregard the Harry Potter Wiki:No personal attacks policy and the requirement to "Discuss the facts and how to express them, not the attributes of the other party." As such please take a break for couple days to cool off and think about how to converse with other editors that doesn't include criticizing their writing style or that they are whining. --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:38, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

To be honest Ironyak, if that rule applies to everyone equally, then you have done nothing to criticise the tone of Tfoc who has actually repeated directed very personalised criticism towards me and others, along with having sworn at me in the past (which you chose not to penalise), which you appeared to take little notice of, oddly enough. Free speech is allowed in discussions and you have not once criticised the conduct of Tfoc which many believe falls under the category personal attacks. Which comes across as very biased and strange, to be quite frank. But I think If I chose to swear at someone, which I never would and never have done, you would probably block me, but oddly, not others. That raises questions in my mind. RedWizard98 (talk) 17:45, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

The rule does apply equally to everyone, which is why Tfoc was also given a block after also being warned repeatedly (the notion that their conduct, like yours, hasn't been repeatedly admonished is highly inaccurate). It would be best for all those involved with this ongoing feud to drop the personal attacks or else the consequences will continue to mount. None of these personal criticisms or attacks have any place here, period. --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:57, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
I do see that you did block Tfoc as well, but I do not believe I violated the guidelines and I believe overall my conduct was decent. That is just my opinion though and I will accept being blocked. I found problems with many of Tfoc's statements and I wished to peacefully question them.RedWizard98 (talk) 18:00, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
I will strongly suggest you take this opportunity to learn from this situation as if you continue to criticize or attack other editors, the future blocks will be much longer and may include a permanent ban, especially as you have an ongoing history with this issue. While you may not believe your conduct is problematic, policy says otherwise and will be upheld. --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:23, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Cursed Child

How familiar are you with the play? I am trying to update McGonagall's page, and I am trying to make sense of the timeline in Harry Potter: Cursed Child I know the play jumps from one school year to the next quite rapidly, but I don't have the screenplay myself. If you skim the summary of the plot on the article, would you be able to tell me what parts of the story occurs in what school year? Tfoc (talk) 17:02, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Re:Minerva McGonagall

I see your point regarding the second edit you made, and I revised my "preferred version" to encompassing the shortening down of the Back at Hogwarts part. The first one, however, I'd like to discuss further before we change it, source fixing not withstanding. If that's all right with you? Tfoc (talk) 21:04, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Yes, if you want to discuss article changes, do it freely, but please only on her talk page. Thanks RedWizard98 (talk) 21:06, 27 April 2021 (UTC)


I'm sorry I had mistaken but did. Patrice123 (talk 07:51, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

But, the name you gave that spell is not even provided in this source. You invented it yourself. RedWizard98 (talk) 11:29, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Assume Good Faith

All editors are required to Assume Good Faith - not every odd edit is vandalism and if there are questions about the source of some information then politely ask for reference, instead of assuming malicious intent and warning & reporting them for vandalism. If this "claim vandalism and ask questions later" approach continues, it may be considered user harassment and result in a block or ban. Assume the best and ask questions. --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:23, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

So what do you not consider vandalism? I recall the only thing I called vandalism recently was a joke article written by a blocked user, which has been deleted for being unacceptable. RedWizard98 (talk) 17:25, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Undoing edits, warning a user, and reporting them for vandalism because you are unaware of the source for their edits is not Assuming Good Faith of other editors. Again, if there is a question of sources, then ask that those be provided, not assume other editors are acting maliciously to damage the wiki. This "assume the worst" approach is part of why there are so many complaints about your tone from your fellow editors and it cannot continue to happen. It takes less time and is infinitely more productive to just ask for a source than constantly assuming and attributing malicious motives to others. --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:41, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

I have seen that there was some source to these edits, however, they were done in a way without providing any references to the material that was written, so to a editor who was unaware of the edits, these edits could have been seen as vandalism due to their rather peculiar nature, and also without a written summary. Rodolphus has thankfully acknowledged this content in these articles with the correct source added, so I'm happy thankfully that it now makes sense. RedWizard98 (talk) 18:01, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Again, it is non-productive, and against both general and specific wiki policies, to assume malicious intent and moreover to accuse another editor of such. Asking for a source for unfamiliar content is reasonable; accusing an editor of vandalism and reporting them for such is not. For clarity, if you continue to do this, your account may be blocked or banned. Everyone is required to Assume Good Faith --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:17, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

The Cave

Thank you, it had been unnoticed for so long! I think MalchonC was right to set up a redirect instead of deletion. The Crystal Cave article has been one since it was switched over to The Cave. Behind the scenes says that a promotion labelled it "Crystal Cave", while Pottermore and other sources called it "The Cave". I hope that was ok for you too. I agree that Ollivander's image category should be using the full name too, so I will take a look into that for you. I don't know why it wasn't, since Ollivander could be used for a number of known characters. - Kates39 (talk) 14:02, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Requesting images be deleted then uploading them yourself?

Can I ask why you are requesting images be deleted, but then are uploading a near duplicate instead of just updating the Summary and uploading a new version to correct any possible formatting issues with the original upload? There doesn't seem to be any need to remove and replace the file? Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:34, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Thoughts on this? A reply would be appreciated. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:30, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Forum:Rapid deletion issues

As you have been brought up several times in the Forum:Rapid deletion issues discussion, I would suggest you read through the conversation and contribute.

Regardless of if you choose to do so or not, please be aware that "low" quality, or the unused status of an image are not valid reasons for images to be deleted per the Harry Potter Wiki:Image policy so please stop nominating images for deletion based on these reasons, or others not based on site policies. If you continue to do so, it may be considered abusive use of the delete template causing a disruption and may result in a block or ban on your account. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 13:51, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Re: Acromantulas

Ok, thanks for clarifying! Ragnuk the First (talk) 16:04, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Re:Past tense

Past tense is used on character pages and so on; things relating to the in-universe history and ways of life in the WW. Concrete information found in articles aimed at introducing and informing the reader on a concept in isolation of biographical purposes, however, such as spells, aura, and yes, Spell Energy, are written in present tense. Tfoc (talk) 18:26, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

According to what?! Spells and aura are in-universe topics, and therefore must be written in the past tense. Please don't fabricate adjustments to wiki policy to suit your own opinions. -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  18:44, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Your views on this wiki's tense policy are very wrong, to say the very least. RedWizard98 (talk) 20:43, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

I didn't say a word about wiki policy; please don't put words in my mouth. I said "such and such was the case with a given type of article." If that was incorrect, I still can't really be faulted for continuing a recurring trend on the wiki that has been happening and not fixed by either admins or moderators for years on end after the edit was made; those articles were misleading. Tfoc (talk) 21:35, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Not misleading intentionally, just a work in progress. Lots of articles have mistakes or need updating, everything doesn't happen at once when we have seventeen thousand pages. That is the purpose of editing, after all. -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  21:44, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
I didn't say that it was intentionally misleading, I just said; "don't hold this misconception against me; the pages with present-tense pages was sort of misleading" Tfoc (talk) 02:07, 10 May 2021 (UTC)


Hi RedWizard! I'm Cheese or Ivy, and this is my alt. I was looking at the User Policy when I saw a phrasing which I didn't understand. "Your user page should not your primary contribution to this wiki." What's that meant to say, or is it right already? Thanks! CheesePegasus (talk) 19:46, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

That makes sense, thank you! I felt like the grammar was wrong but maybe that's just me. CheesePegasus (talk) 19:53, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Re: "Richard Horne"

Hi there, Red! Thank you so, so much for bringing me attention to this! I see that multiple people have since then worked together on bringing up the quality of the article, what a great showcase for collaboration! =D

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire happens to be the only UK edition I own, and due to previously checking for credits, I wasn't totally surprised to see the statement on his website (his name being vaguely familiar to me, but cover designers a lot of times aren't the actual person who made the cover art, so I never bothered looking him up before this), I am however pleasantly surprised about the FB and QTA credits, and consider this a lovely find, for I've been wondering about it ever since I became aware of these books. I only own them in another language (which uses the same cover art), but it didn't mention the cover artist, only how JKR did the interior art and lettering, as you've noted. Dunno if Horne has been credited in English editions. (That said, I'm trusting the artist's website on this, and his involvement are seemingly mentioned more often than not, such as on HarperCollins' site, so I think it's safe to assume the info to be true lol.)

Again, thank you so much for informing me about this! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 01:03, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

I'm glad you are pleased about this. RedWizard98 (talk) 01:35, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

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