Archiving done

Your archive is now at User talk:RedWizard98/Archive1. How you want to display it here is up to you. =D --Sammm✦✧(talk) 10:43, September 21, 2020 (UTC)

The history should have stayed on the talk page. MechQueste 11:41, September 21, 2020 (UTC)
On the contrary, it's not about "if it should have" but rather "if one prefers so," since Harry Potter Wiki:User Policy#Method #2 clearly allows how the archive was done here to be done. All history is preserved on the archive itself so it's viewable to see how it became the way it did, and not just a big chunk of stuff added in one go. Some people like Method 1, that's cool, too, but it doesn't make Method 2 any less legit. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 14:09, September 21, 2020 (UTC)
Anyways, for the archive navigation, I went placing what I've seen other people using; in case some people missed the link and thought all previous history were wiped out or something. Feel free to customize it to your liking. =D --Sammm✦✧(talk) 00:49, September 22, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Article deletion

Hey there! The reason I'm hesitant to delete "Amy Kim Kibuishi," is because previously I had also felt the same for Jason Caffoe, but it turns out he might actually have something to do with HP (found like one source, will have to re-find the link though,) so IDK if I missed something for Amy, too. I'll put {{Talk}} on the page to hopefully gain more attention and see if anyone else has a clue.

--Sammm✦✧(talk) 00:49, September 22, 2020 (UTC)

Hi, there! Please remember there's the specific CAT Talk page Category talk:Candidates for deletion for deletion discussion, and not the HPW:RAA. Please remember to leave messages accordingly.
I am not caught up with all canon (I only play Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery and Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World , and are not up with date for those, either,) so for in-universe "terms" and "descriptions," I myself am not comfortable for being the judge of whether something should be kept. It's not that I'm unwilling to help, but we all have areas of expertise and this isn't mine. I understand you'd like things to be dealt with ASAP, so my only advise is that for this type of deletion, contact a different person for the matter; they likely would have better insight than I, and thus perform the actions you seek. Good luck! =] --Sammm✦✧(talk) 00:40, September 23, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Actor roles

I thought the CATs are great! Well done! :3 I will go through the ones that currently have CATs created and add CATs when applicable. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 00:40, September 23, 2020 (UTC)


What irony that I make a person’s mistakes resurface and that you threaten me-you’ll have to complain more to yourself that has erased the files. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Studiogamerwiki (talkcontribs) 07:23, September 24, 2020.

This is an English language site, not French, and you should keep that in mind. Also, there were no threats ever made on the site toward you. MechQueste 11:39, September 24, 2020 (UTC)

Capture d’écran 2020-09-24 à 13.37.09

What I’m trying to explain to you in this picture is that there was a mistake, but I’m tired of convincing you, I’m letting it go.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Studiogamerwiki (talkcontribs) 07:49, September 24, 2020‎.

Re: HM chapter references

Hi there, for handling of specific templates, it may be best discussed on their respective Talk pages. I'm not saying this to discourage you from asking me, but because in this specific case, I'm only at the very start of Year 6 (not even started first chapter, I think; I finished Year 5 and the loading took forever for what comes next, even missing the chapter titles and stuff; was just not in a good environment to play the game,) and likely won't be able to judge how to treat things correctly. As for how to update, you can compare revisions to see how others have updated the template in the past, though I believe you'd get the hang of it soon. =]

If you have suggestions or concerns for the template, Template talk:HM really is a place to consider bringing them up; after all, I think chances of HM player noticing it is higher than them just so happened to come across my talk page lol. They likely can provide more helpful insight, for example, I really don't know anything about Divination as I haven't gone to even one class. =/ I can try to understand, but you'd have to elaborate a little more about what you are unsure about. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 02:45, September 25, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Broken TCG image

Hi there! Thanks for letting me know! Just want to double check, is file:Charms TCG.jpg a similar image to File:Charms-TCG.jpg? Right now, I'm clueless as to why it suddenly is broken; seeing that it got renamed this year, I assume at least as of this June it was still visible. I know there's quite a couple of dupes in TCG, so if it is indeed a similar one to the latter, I'll merge it and see if it can prompt it to display properly again. Very doubtful for it to work, but at least taking care of a task along the way. The other image has watermark, so if after merge the broken image remains that way, one would have to resort in replacing the file.

As for the deletion request; have you considered replacing the file to make it work? You do plan to upload the image, right? Rather than deleting it for you to upload it under the same file name, you could just replace the not showing revision with what you intend to upload, and hopefully this time it'd display? If the second time still doesn't work, let me know. Fandom seems glitchy. =/ --Sammm✦✧(talk) 02:29, September 27, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Categories

Oops, I didn't realize that! Thanks so much for pointing that out! But in that case, shouldn't they at least go in the British Isles category or Scotland category? For that matter, what about places like 4 Privet Drive or 12 Grimmauld Place? Should they have categories that relate to their physical locations?

ARoyalPrincess (talk) 21:12, September 27, 2020 (UTC)

Ok, so for example, I could put Hogwarts under the "Scotland" category, but Hogsmeade couldn't go there because there is a "Hogsmeade" category under "Scotland?" And for that matter, is it ok to put the "Hogwarts" category into the "Scotland" category?

ARoyalPrincess (talk) 21:27, September 27, 2020 (UTC)

Please have patience with me if I'm missing something here, but I don't see how the pates I added to the "Passwords" category was incorrect... The character pages I added had their names used as passwords in the Potterwatch broadcast - they are listed on the "Passwords" wiki page. Dumbledore's names are listed as passwords there too, and his page is part of the "Passwords" category...

ARoyalPrincess (talk) 22:17, September 27, 2020 (UTC)

Orb of Light Spell

I actually tend to agree with you about it probably being Lumos Maxima but before I added the information earlier, there was nothing on that page at all to suggest a connection between the two spells or Dumbledore even using it.--WarGrowlmon18 (talk) 21:43, September 29, 2020 (UTC)

My edit on 'R'

I tried to elaborate on the page of 'R', and I was just wondering if perhaps you think some of the stuff I wrote at the top of the page might be better suited for the History section? Tfoc (talk) 10:32, September 30, 2020 (UTC)


I am of the opinion that if you want to seek redress for an infringement of wiki policy, you should notify those whose job it is to actually enforce them. I see where you are coming from, but you went about it the wrong way. Neither of us are in a position to make the dmeands you made, in the manner you made them, because we're not mods. That said, it was not at the same time, I believe my question to you were posed a couple of days prior to me becoming aware of this edit war between you and Wizard No 2956. Also, who is the more dangerous wizard, Grindelwald or Voldemort, is open for debate. I agree that him reverting your attempt to restore the article wasn't the right way to have that discussion, but to be fair, I didn't see anyone going out of their way to direct him to the talk page either. Tfoc (talk) 17:32, September 30, 2020 (UTC)

It isn't very well established, it's asserted. There are no actual list of Most Dangerous Wizards of All Time, that's a hypotetical list Rita Skeeter made up to give her readers a rough idea of who and what Grindelwald was. If you recall, however, just after Skeeter made the claim that "in a list of Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time, he
would miss out on the top spot only because You-Know-Who arrived, a generation later, to steal his
", she added that "As Grindelwald never extended his campaign of terror to Britain, however, the details of his rise to power are not widely known here", showing that the former conclusion is a merely conjecture on her part. So it is true from a in-universe perspective that there are people who think they know Voldemort surpassed Grindelwald, without actually having any basis for saying so except their own failure to conceptualize an equally or more dangerous wizard because they have this image of Voldemort as evil incarnate. And since people seem to think Voldemort definitively is worse than Grindelwald, we add it to article to document the general view of the average British wizard as depicted in the books. From a fandom's point of view, however, yes, there is indeed a topic open to debate. That said, however, I got the impression that Wizard No 2956 might have missed the memo about the in-universe perspective the articles are supposed to be written in. 

Bottom line, I don't disagree with you correcting them, all I am saying is that you went about it the wrong way. Tfoc (talk) 18:59, September 30, 2020 (UTC)

Even if there is no actual list of the most dangerous dark wizards of all time, and even if Rita is one of those british citizens who doesn't have details on his rise to power, don't forget that there is one other who said the same thing about Voldemort:

“Did you know — then?” asked Harry. “Did I know that I had just met the most dangerous Dark wizard of all time?” said Dumbledore. “No, I had no idea that he was to grow up to be what he is.

Dumbledore may be a british wizard, but he aleast knew both dark wizards at the height of their power and shoulld atleast know who was the most dangerous of the two.

And throughout the book series Rowling has used these statements to describe Voldemort:

greatest Dark sorcerer of all time(Chamber of Secrets)

the most feared Dark wizard for a hundred years,(Prisoner of Azkaban).

the most powerful Dark wizard for a century,(Goblet of Fire).

The most powerful Dark wizard of all time (The Voldemort page on Pottermore)

And since these statements come from the narrator (rowling), pottermore and not from a character they are considered to be unbiased which is why the wiki states voldemort to be currently the most powerful dark wizard in Rowling's wizarding world.

Freddy1428 (talk) 21:38, September 30, 2020 (UTC)

That is very accurate indeed Freddy. A very good assessment of the facts.--RedWizard98 (talk) 21:40, September 30, 2020 (UTC)
As noted above, the correct place to hold these discussions is on Talk:Gellert Grindelwald instead of spread across several User Talk pages. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 21:42, September 30, 2020 (UTC)
Yes, but this can also be discussed on user talk pages as well. I welcome the debate.--RedWizard98 (talk) 21:43, September 30, 2020 (UTC)

Re: HM article help

Said character has not appeared yet where I'm at in the game, so I think asking User:Gingerslytherin at what point did they encounter this character, would likely have a better chance of getting an answer. (Unless said character appears in a SQ or Achievement, the only thing I can rule out is that she appeared after Year 5; but if her first appearance is in fact in one of the two, then I really don't know.) Sorry I couldn't be of more help. =/ --Sammm✦✧(talk) 14:18, October 1, 2020 (UTC)

The Gellert Grindelwald debate

Thank you Freddy1428 (talk) 20:06, October 1, 2020 (UTC)

Offal definition

As given on the Category:Offal page, this category is based on the primary definition of "The entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food" so potion ingredients and the like wouldn't count as they are not being used as food. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:24, October 2, 2020 (UTC)

So can you please fix these mistaken changes? Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:39, October 2, 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I think I shall.--RedWizard98 (talk) 19:40, October 2, 2020 (UTC)


In Harry Potter, both Bellatrix and Sirius were regarded as having very aristrocratic looks (handsome and beautiful) before their trip to Azkaban. Sirius was in his early thirties in the books while Bellatrix was in her mid forties, but it had been established that wizards age much more slowly than ordinary humans. Passages in the books, however, described how their lengthy stay in Azkaban surrounded by Dementors 24/7 took a great toll on them physically and mentally. Sirius looked well passed what a man in his thirties was supposed to look like. Heck, there's a passage in the books that describes how much younger looks like after his spirit was beckoned tall and handsome, and younger by far than Harry had ever seen him in life.

If that doesn't indicate prolonged exposure at Azkaban prematurely ages a person then I recommend you read the books again. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Michma14 (talkcontribs) 03:19, October 15, 2020 (UTC).


With all due respect, I don't much care if you think or otherwise view it as speculation, because it isn't. Tfoc (talk) 16:19, October 15, 2020 (UTC) 

A "source" of the sort you are asking for would, for obvious reasons, be such a redundancy that it'd be comparable to those in a position to influence canon walking up to members of the fandom and spitting us in the face. Tfoc (talk) 16:23, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

Furthermore, randomly undoing a ton of edits on a whim that I'll have to redo afterwards is kind of unnecessary. Next time, just take it up on the talk page, and we can talk it out there. If we don't reach an agreement, get a staff involved, and if they agree it's not a valid change, then undo it. Don't just undo it out of nowhere like this, you're just giving me extra work I shouldn't have to do based on a supposition. Tfoc (talk) 16:29, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

"That is not how titles are given in this series."

I haven't said anything about how titles are given in the series, so you are currently refuting a strawman. 

And it's not ill-mannered, it's ill-tempered. And right now, I am. I'm having a rough day, and you just inconvinienced me by undoing a bunch of edits I'll have to re-do later. That's an annoyance I could have done without, even if it had been a good day. But more to the point, occupational titles apply to individuals, but "officer" is a generic term not specifying a particular rank; it refers to a person who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization, in this case, the British Ministy of Magic, and are ​​​​charged with the apprehension of suspects and/or the prevention, detection, and reporting of crime, protection and assistance of the general public, and the maintenance of public order. Which is true for anyone employed in the DMLE to uphold the law, either you are a Hit Wizard, an Auror, or work in the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office. In other words, if one Auror is given the designation Magical Law Enforcement Officer, all Aurors has it, regardless of whether or not it's mentioned prior. (And of course it isn't, the inclusion of the term 'Officer' in this way first became a thing with the WU game, so it literally can't and won't be a source for it prior. It's equivalent to demanding me to cite a reference to the Chamber of Secrets in the first book, before it's even introduced in the first place.) If Myra Curio is an officer, as in, a Magical Law Enforcement Officer by working for the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office, all who works in that office is an officer, because they have the same responsibility, function and duties; upholding wizarding law by keeping magically misused Muggle artefacts out of Muggle hands. Tfoc (talk) 16:50, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

"If any user disagrees with an edit, they do have the right to revert it and discuss it if wanted." And yet, I myself only ever excrecise that right if its demonstrably the case that an edit made is factually inaccurate, I don't undo edits and put extra work on other editors just because I can, because I think; "Uh, this sounds off to me." When that happens, I do this thing where I look for verification for the validity of the edit, so I don't undo it needlessly. Tfoc (talk) 16:55, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

And I'm sorry to say this, but digressing onto something not relevant to the actual discussion at hand when you know that the chap you are talking to is struggling with a short fuse that day, is not a good practise to follow, at all, The next time you feel all insulted under such circumstances, I suggest you just let it go, and instead waits and sees if the annoyed party in the dialogue don't feel less out of sorts the next day, and perhpas gets back to you with an apology then, instead of pusing it when they're already in a bad mood. Tfoc (talk) 17:02, October 15, 2020 (UTC) 

Officer and games

Please leave comments on Forum:What is this "officer" role?. It would be easier to follow for both of you, and everyone else. Thank you. MechQueste 17:25, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

Malfoy Manor Portrait

Looks like it could be from the films or video games, but I haven't seen it before.--Rodolphus (talk) 16:43, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

I've asked the question on the talk page. If no source is found, I will delete it.--Rodolphus (talk) 21:22, October 17, 2020 (UTC)


) was thinking of making a history section on the Statute of Secrecy Task Force page, and to account for the professions, I was thinking of a tabber template thingy, sort of the one on the training page, but you know, a blank one. Could you help me with that? Not sure how to set one up without messing up the code. Tfoc (talk) 04:41, October 17, 2020 (UTC)


Hey Redwizard question, do you think this picture:

can be considered a canon source for the full extent of the forces under Voldemort's comand during both the first and second wars. I'm not sure how reliable it is though (if it even actually shows the full number of combatants of the battle,) when sirius said that he had huge numbers back in the first war, from witches and wizards who served him both willing and unwilling to dark creatures like inferi (which dumbledore said he made enough to make up an army by themselves), and later in the second war with dementors, which according to pottermore were said to number in the thousands.

But do you think it qualifies as a canon source on the size of Voldemort's army, or proof as to say whether Grindelwald's Aliance did or did not the greater number of followers? hope to hear from you.

Freddy1428 (talk) 10:57, October 19, 2020 (UTC)


Hey, unfortunately I'm having trouble using the script I need to change the category names for you. I have contacted Sammm鯊 to see if she can do it for you instead. If she can't, hopefully another user can. Hoping I will find a solution soon, so I can do things like that again. - Kates39 (talk) 15:53, October 19, 2020 (UTC)

Re:Broken gif

Odd, it worked fine when I first uploaded it, and works fine on the other wikis. Have you tried looking up a different version? Tfoc (talk) 03:53, October 20, 2020 (UTC)

Seems like there is only the one. Can't make gifs either. We could ask around, though? Tfoc (talk) 04:11, October 20, 2020 (UTC)

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