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Concern over user behaviour

This user Zarza3 is consistently editing articles in an out of universe style, inserting images into articles badly and uploading them without file info, removing sourced content from articles and seemingly not responding to any advice I have given them on their talk page. I've noticed this quite a few times now. RedWizard98 (talk) 09:00, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

Article deletion

Hello Rodolphus, as I know general guidelines state that family articles cannot be made purely on the basis of a single member, this rule would surely warrant this newly created article for deletion (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Hitchens_family), since it only has one member, whose name appears on the Black Family Tree. I would imagine this article does not qualify for notability for this reason. RedWizard98 (talk) 18:27, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Replacement Wiki Representative (née Wiki Manager)

Hey Rodolphus, I'm Alex, the new Wiki Manager (now Wiki Representative) for Harry Potter Wiki — I'm here to replace TimeShade. If you ever need technical or social help on the wiki, or if you ever just have a question for Fandom or maybe need help with a new release coming up, let me know & I can either assist you directly or get you any help you might need on Fandom. You can reach out to me here or on Ursuul#0575, cheers!
-Ursuul (talk) 04:10, 10 February 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I would place an indefinite protection on the creation of the fanon article "Ana Riddle", which should prevent anyone from creating it in the future, as I've noticed this article has been deleted thrice now. I also strongly suspect sock puppetry in this case as well. RedWizard98 (talk) 09:55, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Fanon/Irrelevant articles

Hi there, this user (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/PotterHead2010G) has created three totally irrelevant articles about fanon/shipping which have absolutely no place on this wiki, which I think all need deleting. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 21:55, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Report vandalism

This user (SuperGeneric9072) has vandalised the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone article with references to pornography. This is totally unacceptable and warrants an immediate block, considering this is a family friendly wiki. RedWizard98 (talk) 19:25, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

Talk page violation

Hello, this user (BloxMyRoxa) has twice violation talk policy by removing messages from their talk page, despite having been warned before by MrSiriusBlack about doing this. Official talk policy states that this behaviour warrants an immediate block for two days for this user, as they were warned before completely blanking their talk page. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 17:08, 14 February 2021 (UTC)


This user (100%Sarcastic) is destructively vandalising real world book articles by removing huge chunks of content from their pages. They have done this to three pages so far and I believe they need to be blocked for this bad behaviour. RedWizard98 (talk) 18:05, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Extreme vandalism

This user (Poooooooooooooooooooo0000000000p) is an extreme vandal and troll who has blanked several pages and replaced them with obscene/nonsensical content. I've reverted the damage, but block them indefinitely for this appalling vandalism. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 01:41, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Move images

Hi! Would you please move the images [[File:HM643HelpingLyrics.jpg]] and [[File:HM643AttendingParty.jpg]] to [[File:HM644HelpingLyrics.jpg]] and [[File:HM644AttendingParty.jpg]] respectively? I was not being careful :( MalchonC (talk) 12:15, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Thanks! MalchonC (talk) 12:24, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Blocking of user

This user (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/User:Shadow%27;;%27.%27085-%3D%27) definitely needs blocking for repeat vandalism on several articles, including the use of foul language in edit summaries, displaying appalling audacity and disrespect for this wiki. RedWizard98 (talk) 16:25, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

More vandalism

This user (Punishedschizo) created a vandal article titled the "Department of Magical Sex Crimes", which is extremely vulgar and offensive, and for this, they should be blocked indefinitely for spamming our otherwise clean wiki with such muck. RedWizard98 (talk) 23:46, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Unacceptable article

Hi, this article here is unacceptable as it resembles either a discussion or blog post (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/After_the_battle_of_Hogwarts._What_really_happened%3F); it should either be deleted or moved, depending on what you see fit. Thanks RedWizard98 (talk) 04:28, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Incorrectly spelt category

Hi, I've noticed this category's name (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Books_by_Kenilworthy_Whisp) contains an incorrect spelling of "Kennilworthy", which would need fixing. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 00:21, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Fanon alert

Hi, this article (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Margaret_Beaufort) is indeed fanon, with no basis in HP canon. This user (17BanyonN) has been warned before a few times about fanon on the wiki, but they don't seem to get the memo on our wiki rules (maybe a short block about fanon)? This article does need deleting again. I find fanon really annoying, because it does not belong on this website, and those who write it on this website seem to have no respect for our rules. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 19:29, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Slytherins/House of Black

Hi, me and another user added the category "Slytherins" to several articles on House of Black members, but quite old ones. I just added the category because the infobox information was already there, but I just saw your comment on some of this information potentially being unproven. RedWizard98 (talk) 07:00, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Talk page policy violation

Hello, this user (Cutepiggy2000) recently violated talk page policy by removing part of a perfectly reasonable message I left on their talk page, regarding a disruptive edit they carried out. RedWizard98 (talk) 01:38, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Love Room/Chamber

Hello, this article has an incorrect name (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Love_Chamber), since this has only ever been called the "Love Room", never the "Love Chamber". The current name appears to have originated from fanon, and I tried moving it, but was somehow unable to, do so you think could you remedy this mistake? Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 09:11, 6 March 2021 (UTC)


I believe the user (Addisonrae.sx) who created the fanon article "Rachel Johnson" should be blocked for a short while for fanon violations, since they have recreated their fanon twice now, which is totally unacceptable. Their fanon image upload also needs deleting. RedWizard98 (talk) 10:42, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Sirius Black Fanon/Vandalism

Hello, a recent vandal today called BriannaCox12 has been the latest "editor" to vandalise Sirius Black's article with more of the same terrible shipping. Considering the severity and frequency of this vandalism, I think this account should be blocked for at least a month, which should act as an effective deterrent for copycats. I also suspect sock-puppetry, so I also will be contacting Fandom Central to detect any possibly sock puppetry. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 06:07, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

File rename

Hello, Would you Please rename "Kopie č.(4) - Kopie č.(2) - vlcsnap-2021-03-05-18h51m59s650.png" to "Xorael Harrison as Choir Member.png"? I was too quick with upload that I didn't renamed it unlike previous ones. I apologize.

Best Wishes

--Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 12:17, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

removal of link

yes i understand that, I thought it was a draft space, because you can edit that on wikipedia, but i stand corrected

User pages sorted with canon articles

Hello, since the "Wand" infobox automatically adds the category "wands" to articles, how should we remove this user page, which is not a canon wand but simply a user invention, from this category (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/User:Red_Duel/Wand)? Also, many pages in the category "Hogwarts Employees" are not canon articles, but unofficial drafts created by one single user (Jack "BtR" Saxon). This user is the only author of a claimed "wiki project" called "Redefine the Faculty", but these articles do not belong in canon categories under any regard - however, me and MrSiriusBlack have been unable to remove categories from these pages. Should all these pages just be deleted or altered so these categories are removed? RedWizard98 (talk) 12:41, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Female Death Eater at the Graveyard Identity

Hello again, I contacted Olivia Higginbottom before some time (purposely in public tweet so it can be used as evidence) and she said she was Carrow.

Here is the link to the tweet I posted:https://twitter.com/fan_bowyer/status/1354480166450434055

Best Wishes

Matthew --Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 17:40, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

RE Infoboxes and categories

The {{Wand infobox}} and {{Hogwarts_staff_individual_infobox}} templates have been modified to only add the categories in question when they are in the main article namespace (and not while in the User namespace). Let me know if there are any example articles that are not fixed as some of them can be a bit stubborn to force an update / purge / null edit. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:10, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

I would like my posts deleted

If you could delete the posts ive made on this wiki I would appreciate it a lot. the mods say that they aren't allowed to but that the admins could. It would take you no time at all to do this and it would mean a huge amount to my life. please click the button that deletes my posts. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hufflebuddy13 (talkcontribs).

Vandalism/spam alert

Hi, this article is vandalism/spam and needs deleting (Red square a platformer.). Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 05:20, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi, this article (Sneha Thekkethil) is also fanon and also needs deleting. RedWizard98 (talk) 07:55, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello, more fanon was created today, and rather crude fanon at that (AK-47), that needs speedily deleting. RedWizard98 (talk) 15:44, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Quote template

Hi! Could you lift the protection on Template:Quote? If you cannot, then it's fine, I just want to add a space between the dash and the caption, see Template talk:Quote. Thanks! MalchonC (talk) 16:32, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Thanks again! Actually, could you perhaps consider lifting the protection on Template:Video game infobox too? See the talk page of that template for the changes I want to add. MalchonC (talk) 17:07, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Dumbledore talk page

Could you take a look on my post, please? Do I remember correctly, or does that edit recquire a vote? Tfoc (talk) 21:33, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

"Magical Theory"

Hi, whilst I am unsure of the necessity of such article (in my mind it is simply a regurgitation of general concepts and ideas about magic mashed into one article as opposed to being anything unique in itself), it also has no appearances, as it looks like no one nor its author seemed to think them necessary, whereas they are fundamental to articles. Do you think you could help me formulate a basic appearances list and maybe debate this article's existence on its talk page? Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 14:22, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi, me and MalchonC think this category should be merged or made into a user blog; do you agree with us, and if you do, when shall it be done? Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 16:45, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
With regards to this page, since Tfoc yet again insists on disregarding the opinions of others viewers and removing tags that oppose their viewpoint, I would seriously do something to retain the tags "Notability" and "Merge", since three of us (me, you and MalchonC) would like these tags to remain. I think edit warring over pages is really unhelpful, hostile and counter-productive. RedWizard98 (talk) 18:13, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

I am removing the tags because they are added prematurely. We are still discussing the matter, and to add the tags now makes it look like as if we weren't. And again, it's two of you, one neutral, and one opposed, me. Also, if you think edit warring over pages is really unhelpful, hostile and counter-productive, then stop doing it then. I have no problem with people opposed to my viewpoint; Rodolphus is skeptical to my position, and I'm fine with him. Stop insinuating that I have a problem with opposition, when you know perfectly well that it is you I am taking with a grain of salt here. Tfoc (talk) 18:17, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Duplicate/empty category for speedy deletion

Hi, this category (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Category:HarryPotter_Merchandise) is largely a duplicate category of "Merchandise (real world)", so it definitely needs deleting, as it serves no purpose, since there is already a category for official HP merchandise. It was also added to an in-universe category initially, so I think it was incorrect from the beginning. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 11:58, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Your admin rights

Hello Rodolphus, I am sad to see you wish to give up your admin rights. I personally think you are doing a superb job of keeping this wiki great, so I would be extremely disappointed to see you lose your special rights. You take no time in upholding canon policies by removing fanon and vandalism instantly, and have also blocked users for problematic behaviour when necessary in a calm and professional manner. Many other admins and content moderators are infrequently online as well, so I often find they can't be practically relied upon for this reason, but you are often online and do a very good job. Admins also don't have to take a huge role in editing their wikis, so you could step back for a while and retain your rights, and instead focus on other things. However, I can't make this decision for you, but I can hope this message might persuade you to think otherwise. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 08:40, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Hey Rodolphus - It sounds like you've made up your mind as to what you need to do, and I personally understand how real-life matters have to take priority over wiki work. I can't adjust the rights of another Admin so you'll need to do it or talk to Seth Cooper. Thanks for all your Admin help & Best Wishes! --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:02, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Hey, I just noticed what you wrote on Seth's page. I just wanted to apologize for the poo-storm on the Maigcal Theory talk page: I can get a bit passionate about attempted contribrutions to the wiki and so forth, and throughout our discussion, I don't think I made your job any easier. I hope I didn't make things worse in any way, and as for whatever it is you're dealing with, I just wanted to say: Good luck, mate. Tfoc (talk) 18:03, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

I'm sad to learn you have decided to step down as admin. Thank you for all of your hard work, your adminship will be missed. Best wishes -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  01:33, 22 March 2021 (UTC)


This user (LouisaSR) is continuing to insert large amounts of fanon into articles (such as the Gryffindor article) despite having been blocked for a short time before. RedWizard98 (talk) 11:41, 20 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi, should we remove the comment "Seer" next to the species infobox field for all known Seer wizards and witches, as it is not really a sub-species but merely a special hereditary ability some wizards and witches are born with. RedWizard98 (talk) 16:01, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

RE:Admin request

Hi, Rodolphus, sorry to have taken a bit long to reply, but I have been away from home this past week. You are, of course, under no obligation to stay on as an admin if you decide to step down; you have final say over it and absolutely have no need to explain yourself (real life comes first!). I have now changed your user rights; if you change your mind at any point, please contact me again and I'm sure it can be sorted out if there is no opposition. Be sure to know, however, that we recognise all your awesome work as an admin, and that we count ourselves lucky to have you around! :) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 00:37, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

My request for becoming content moderator

Hi! As you may know I've requested permission for becoming a content moderator. Would you be so kind as to review it and leave a comment on that page? Thanks! MalchonC (talk) 05:00, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Thanks!! MalchonC (talk) 07:35, 26 March 2021 (UTC)


Thank you Rodolphus for having reverted vandalism to my talk page; I have now applied the blocked tag to that user's profile page, ironically. Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 10:07, 6 April 2021 (UTC)


Hi! I don't think I've seen you around much! I'm Cheese, but you can call me Ivy as well. I would really like to know how you make the boxes on your page, such as the Germany one with the flag or one of the other ones with your patronus. Thanks for your time! CheeseUnicorn (talk) 21:04, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Disappearing-step staircase

Hi Rodolphus, seen as you were usually very knowledgeable about most things, do you know what the citation is, that says that Neville Longbottom often forgot to jump these steps? Kind regards RedWizard98 (talk) 15:33, 30 May 2021 (UTC)