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- 1 Harry Potter
- 2 Images
- 3 Your edits
- 4 RE Question
- 5 Image policy
- 6 RE Related families
- 7 RE Sam Hermione nomination
- 8 Sorting Hat image
- 9 British English
- 10 Duplicate files
- 11 Article standards
- 12 Scott Lewis
- 13 Artist articles
- 14 References
- 15 Images
- 16 Grammar/syntax of words
- 17 Redundant categories
- 18 RE:Fleamont Potter
- 19 Please stop editing and take a break
- 20 Duplicate images
- 21 Order of Merlin
- 22 Re: Categories
- 23 Duplicate images
- 24 Re: References
- 25 Re: Discord.
Please do not remove large chunks of content without a good reason. Also, your image lacks copyright status, and will therefore be deleted unless one is provided. AdamPlenty (talk) 01:37, May 12, 2020 (UTC)
Please read our image policy, and make sure all image uploads contain all the needed summary information (description, source, license, author and relevant categories). Furthermore, do not alter profile images simply to your liking, when it clearly states that these images are not to be changed unless a community wide vote is held. --RedWizard98 (talk) 04:59, May 12, 2020 (UTC)
Please do not change the main image of a major page without the community agreeing first. Also, the main image on a character page should be his most recent portrayal in canon, as recently you edited the Luna Lovegood page to show an image from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Thanks, stay safe and healthy,
(owl post) 04:12, May 12, 2020 (UTC)
Please take a few days off to read and understand the requirements for uploading images and the community processes for discussing infobox images changes for major characters. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:01, May 15, 2020 (UTC)
Sorry abou that Ironyak1, I promice all of you i wil not edit agfains the rules, Can I have my aceess back? Please.
- Furthermore, none of your image uploads contain any of the appropriate summary information required for all images on this wiki. Therefore, also read our strict image policy to properly understand how we upload and use images on this wiki.--RedWizard98 (talk) 16:13, May 16, 2020 (UTC)
Your access will return in a couple days automatically. In the meantime you can read the full requirements for Uploading images as well as the general Policies to better understand the rules. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:54, May 16, 2020 (UTC)
Infobox images for major characters usually require discussion on the article Talk page and possibly need a vote. Pretty much all other edits to the articles can just be done as needed. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:40, May 19, 2020 (UTC)
- Again, almost all articles can be edited without any discussion. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:03, May 20, 2020 (UTC)
Whenever you upload a new image onto this wiki, you must provide it with full summary information in its file, and not just leave it as an empty file. This includes a description, source, license, author (if needed), and relevant categories. --RedWizard98 (talk) 16:42, May 20, 2020 (UTC)
I will include what you say, Did I upload new imagines, can you show me the link that I upload it, ThanksSecretSpyer (talk) 20:13, May 20, 2020 (UTC)Secretspyer
You recently uploaded an image of Ginny Weasley for your profile page, which is acceptable, but you did not provide any summary information in its image file. I've provided full information in this image file, so you can read its file to see how information is provided. This page tells users all the details they need to know about image policy, which is here (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Harry_Potter_Wiki:Image_policy). Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 20:49, May 20, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your informationSecretSpyer (talk) 21:18, May 20, 2020 (UTC) Secretspyer
You are still not uploading images correctly. You need to provide full summary information, and your recent upload of a Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) poster did not even have a copyright tag. Please read our image policy again so you can fully understand how to upload images here.--RedWizard98 (talk) 09:30, May 21, 2020 (UTC)
RE Related families
All the pure-blood families are inter-related due to marriage so we just note the most immediate related familes, not ones that are removed by multiple steps or historical. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:05, May 22, 2020 (UTC)
RE Sam Hermione nomination
Sam Herminone is nominated for a Discussions Moderator so her vote is held over there. Note you'll need 20 Discussion posts in order for your vote to count (you are a couple short currently) but the nomination will still be open for another handful of days. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 01:08, May 22, 2020 (UTC)
I have 108 discussion post now and will be expanding more in minutes, so can vote and I already vote yesterday-For!SecretSpyer (talk) 19:36, May 22, 2020 (UTC)Secretspyer
Sorting Hat image
Hello there, is the recent image you uploaded showing a sorting hat song, actually taken from the first novel or is it fan-made? Also, do not apply article categories to image files ("Sorting Hat songs", for example); only use image categories. Thanks --RedWizard98 (talk) 13:39, May 23, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know,SecretSpyer (talk) 18:20, May 23, 2020 (UTC)Secretspyer
Hello! And yes, I'm a Ravenclaw
On this wiki, we only allow British English to be used in articles, as other forms of English (in particular American English) violates our language policy. That is why your recent edit was reverted by a fellow editor; we use spellings such as "colour" (UK English) instead of "color" (US English), and "artefact" (UK English) instead of "artifact" (US English). --RedWizard98 (talk) 17:07, May 25, 2020 (UTC)
Hi SecretSpyer yes I am from the Wings of Fire wiki.
Please do not upload duplicate images to the wiki. This means that an image already exists under another name, and a second one is uploaded. This violates the Image Policy of the Harry Potter Wiki.
Thanks, stay safe and healthy,
(owl post) 06:50, May 28, 2020 (UTC)
Hello, I'm a little concerned with some of the standards in your newly made articles. None of your articles contain outside links or references, meaning the information in them cannot be verified. Also, none of the images you have uploaded have adequate source links, and the image you uploaded of "Owen Davey" I found is of a Canadian YouTuber, not the HP illustrator. You need to ensure all images you upload are actually related the franchise, not just random ones taken found on Google. Furthermore, an article you created titled "Cave", was deleted yesterday as it failed to meet notability standards. --RedWizard98 (talk) 19:05, May 28, 2020 (UTC)
What about Neal Murren, It didn't get good quality?SecretSpyer (talk) 19:08, May 28, 2020 (UTC) Secretspyer
I don't want to sound mean, but I'm sorry no, it needs improvement. You provided no links or references, and failed to provide enough information, including a real person infobox. You also failed to categorise the articles you created as well. --RedWizard98 (talk) 19:10, May 28, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for Enlighten me, I tried would create article the way that you just did.SecretSpyer (talk) 20:03, May 28, 2020 (UTC)Secretspyer
Ok, I will try to make some qualified article and learn more, and sorry to bother you, can I check with you to see is all right to publish?SecretSpyer (talk) 20:09, May 28, 2020 (UTC)Secretspyer
The article proposition is okay, but you need to provide outside references to properly source the article. When you create out of universe articles, you need to place an out of universe template at the top of the article. The infobox template you need to use for real people is the "person infobox", which is grey in colour. You also need to add proper real world categories as well, but the article should be fine to create. Also, is the image you uploaded of Hogwarts castle at night from a verified source, is it fan-made? Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 21:31, May 28, 2020 (UTC)
I can't be sure, I find it online somewhere.SecretSpyer (talk) 21:42, May 28, 2020 (UTC)Secretspyer
When writing an article, for it not to be deleted or at least considered for such, it would be appreciated to include a source. You use Harry Potter Trading Card Game as your source for all your articles, but that isn't sufficient. That doesn't justify the labeling of American, or other specifications. All you have to do is research the artist a bit before writing the article. Takes 10 minutes to get the sufficient information. Watch out to properly format the pages as well. Always cross-reference your layout to other pages to see that your work is consistent with the rest of the wiki. Cheers, CosmicChronos (Owl Messaging Service) 00:09, May 29, 2020 (UTC)
I would recommend reading this (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Harry_Potter_Wiki:Layout_guide), so you can understand how to arrange articles in the correct way. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 00:18, May 29, 2020 (UTC)
The infobox is also placed at the top of the article, while biographies go below. References go bottom, and you do need to give outside sources of the said illustrator, with a reference tag. Sorry to sound strict, but this wiki has very strict editing policies. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 01:44, May 29, 2020 (UTC)
When you write content, you need to reference it, that's all. Furthermore, "Harry Potter Trading Card Game illustrators" is a sub-category of "Illustrators (real world). Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 02:24, May 29, 2020 (UTC)
Hello there, you need to provide references to the bios you are providing for several Harry Potter Trading Card Game artists. References are important in all in-universe and out of universe articles, in order to verify their content. References are very easy to add to articles, so please do so. In addition, a "Reflist" always needs adding under the references heading, in order for references to actually show in the article. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 16:40, May 29, 2020 (UTC)
Hi, if you find images that are lacking in information, do check first to see if they are used anywhere first, and then add the information yourself if it is apparent (for example, images clearly from a specific film or book), but if not, then feel free to add the deletion tag. The image in question will be assessed as well before deletion, so yes, that would be brilliant if you were to help clean the wiki of bad images. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 12:46, May 30, 2020 (UTC)
Hi, if an image is a user image, do not delete it, as these are allowed for private usage on profile pages. If they lack information, simply add the license template "User image" instead. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 18:39, May 30, 2020 (UTC)
Grammar/syntax of words
Please improve your command of grammar and syntax. Some of your edits are concerning and easily considered disruptive. I am talking about this edit, this edit, and special:diff/1305777. They are not the most ancient and that is made up. Please avoid doing such things. Thank you. MechQueste 13:28, June 8, 2020 (UTC)
Hello, many of your edits have been reverted by other users because they have contained grammatical errors, repeated words or just general mistakes, so it would be recommended that you fix these yourself and try to stop making these mistakes. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 14:03, June 9, 2020 (UTC)
Categorisation works on this wiki through a very specific ordering of categories, which contain sub-categories and the articles in them. For example "Death Eaters" are all under "Dark Wizards", so adding the category "Dark Wizards" to a Death Eater is redundant as it is already under said category through a sub-category. Active bots will also remove redundant categories. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 23:09, June 9, 2020 (UTC)
Please stop editing and take a break
Hello there. I can see that you are quite the ardent fan of Harry Potter, but I feel that your edits just aren't adequate. You have already received multiple complaints from other users, who are urging you to be more considerate with your edits. Seeing as how you are continuing with your current course of publishing inadequate edits despite numerous protests and ceaseless undoings of your work by others, I have to put my foot down to give you some advice which I hope you will take: Please stop editing and take a timeout for a couple of months. During that break, I recommend that you scour through the many works established in this wiki. Read articles, get inspired, hone your editing skills, etc. Just please take a break so that when you do return (having followed my advice), you are a rejuvenated editor who knows what they're doing. If you choose to, I'm sorry, continue marring the quality and standards of this wiki rather than heed my advice, then I will have to take further action. I apologise if I sound condescending and supercilious, but I sincerely hope you can take my tips which I believe will help you in the long run. Thank you for reading all this. Kind regards Mite-Man16 (talk) 22:20, June 11, 2020 (UTC)
Please try not to upload duplicate image files to the wiki, and you must give full summary information to all images in their files as well, which you didn't do with your recent Harry Potter Trading Card Game upload which already exists on this wiki. --RedWizard98 (talk) 20:15, August 3, 2020 (UTC)
Can you give a link, I don't which image are you referr to, also please sign your username after you publish your owl, SecretSpyer (talk) 20:11, August 3, 2020 (UTC)SecretSpyer
This image (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/File:Forgotten_Password.jpg) wasn't given any summary information and it is duplicate of this file here (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/File:Forgotten_Password_(Harry_Potter_Trading_Card).jpg). Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 20:15, August 3, 2020 (UTC)
Hi, I would really recommend searching for an image first when wanting to use one in a gallery, as we have other 30,000 images on this wiki, instead of uploading duplicates with no summary information, as this does go against our image policy. I also won't delete them myself, as I'm not a content moderator yet. I hope this helps
Order of Merlin
|Order of Merlin (Third Class)|
|The Order of Merlin is awarded to you by Reverb frost for having over one-thousand edits on the Harry Potter Wiki.|
Congratulations! --17:11, September 24, 2020 (UTC)
Where do I find these biographies?
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...
Ok, I understand. Thanks!
Hi there, if you have a higher quality of an existing image on HPW, please directly replace the file instead of uploading a separate file. You should be replacing File:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.png instead of uploading the thing at File:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)(Movie Poster) .jpg; yes, it's a different file format, but changing it to match is doable. In the future, please keep that in mind when uploading. Please do the above; the new file should be the one to go, not the other way around. Thanks. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 01:15, September 28, 2020 (UTC)
- Please carefully reread what was written above, as many times as needed. The file you requested to be deleted? It is to be kept. You are suppose to directly replace it. Please do that. Your new file is the one that needs to go. If you are for some reason not comprehending, I will even delete that for you first, just to eliminate possible confusion. The .png one is the one you need to update, period.
- --Sammm✦✧(talk) 02:38, September 28, 2020 (UTC)
Hey. I saw your message on my talk. I knew the reference thing. Actually, I couldn't add it in the Rakie Ayola page (which is what I think you're talking about), because of two reasons:
- At that moment, I wasn't able to find a good reference.
- Moreover, I had to go offline abruptly, so I forgot to add it when I returned.
Hope you understand. Thank you very much for your concern.
-- 16:41, October 6, 2020 (UTC)
- Alright. Hope you're doing well too.
- P.S: I just created a page from a redlink, along with the references :)
- -- 17:03, October 6, 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, but I don't really use Discord. --03:14, October 7, 2020 (UTC)