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Ironyak1 (talk) 01:37, February 17, 2020 (UTC)

Jacob's sibling page

Hey there! I couldn't help but notice how highly knowledgeable you are in the game, Hogwarts Mystery, as proven by your edits to Dumbledore's page. I've also noticed the high quality in which you have edited the wizard's page, and I would be grateful if you could similarly lend your talents to Jacob's sibling page as well, as it is somewhat vacant and lacking in information. Thank you for reading this. Mite-Man16 (talk) 16:43, March 23, 2020 (UTC)

Hey there! I provided my reply to your query on my own talk page, so as to render it as a follow-up from your message, so please head over to my talk page should you wish to read it. Thank you. Mite-Man16 (talk) 21:16, March 23, 2020 (UTC)

Collating info on 'R'

I would be more than happy to! 😊 'R' has indeed become an intrinsic component of the whole story, with their threat as a malevolent terrorist cabal being solidified by their ruthless murder of Rowan Khanna. They, to me, appear as a reflection of the Death Eaters, and thus represent as much a menace to the protagonists as the latter.

Per your suggestion, we can comb through our respective Years (me: 1, 3, 5 and you: 2, 4, 6) for info related to 'R'. I personally think it prudent to periodically report and compare our findings after doing each year's review separately, rather than relay our findings after reviewing the years all at once. We can then note our findings on one user talk page, to make corresponding easier. We can categorise our individual findings with separate headers/sections for each year on that talk page. We can do this on my talk page or yours, I have no qualms. How does this all sound? Mite-Man16 (talk) 18:14, March 27, 2020 (UTC)

Sounds great! Let the "games" begin. 😁 Mite-Man16 (talk) 20:45, March 27, 2020 (UTC)

While you¨re at it, if a chapter takes place in the artefact room, check the dialouge for objects they're stumbling over not already listed on the wiki page, and I'll do the same. ^^' Tfoc (talk) 13:11, March 28, 2020 (UTC)

Will do. Oh, and by the way, does my partial entry below satisfy what you were requesting for? I'm only asking for this validation so that I'll know how to write the upcoming chapter details properly. Many thanks. Mite-Man16 (talk) 13:46, March 28, 2020 (UTC)

Not to worry, my comrade, I'm aware that there is another message in Year 2 and I'll be sure to record it on your wall. I agree with your suggestion regarding the unidentified Common Room; when creating the page for that first message, we can just write that, after deciphering the note, they attempted to trespass the Common Room other than their own, like how you worded it in your most recent message to me. Until then, good hunting! Mite-Man16 (talk) 14:40, March 28, 2020 (UTC)

Well, the letters already documented in this wiki are all distinctive and different. With regards to R's messages, I think we can compile them all in one page, and maybe title it 'R's messages', because they are all from R, just with different content in each of them, rendering the prospect of creating individual pages for each message rather unnecessary. What do you think? Mite-Man16 (talk) 16:26, March 28, 2020 (UTC)

No apology necessary, my friend. I quite understand your situation from yesterday, having encountered meddlesome sock puppets myself in the past. On another note, have you seen my message just above this one, which is a response to the message you sent before last? Mite-Man16 (talk) 14:23, March 29, 2020 (UTC)

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but wasn't that particular messenger a disguised Ben Copper? (in which case, we can just simply merge the R's messenger page with his page) And wasn't he the only Imperiused student to deliver R's message? (save for Rowan, but they weren't donning a crimson cloak) Mite-Man16 (talk) 15:58, March 29, 2020 (UTC)

Yes, I'm sorry, you're absolutely right. There was indeed another cloaked figure who attacked Ben and the MC. But there was also another incident where Rowan, under the Imperius Curse and without a red cloak, nearly attacked MC and their friends, before Ben dispatched Rowan. Forgive me again, but how do we know Rowan was that cloaked figure that immobilised Ben and the MC? Was it mentioned or revealed somewhere I might've missed? Mite-Man16 (talk) 16:28, March 29, 2020 (UTC)

Nicely reasoned judgement, I must say! I'm sorry, though, I didn't mean to make you explain yourself but thank you for doing so, anyway. Your 1st suggestion which sparked this discussion, regarding altering the contents of the R's messenger page, yes, I quite agree with it. I suggest that we rename the page to R's messengers plural as it's multiple individuals and then alter its contents to accomodate the title. How does that sound? Mite-Man16 (talk) 17:16, March 29, 2020 (UTC)


Hey, Tfoc. I just discovered a means of facilitating the progression of our project, though I don't know if you already know about it or not: a 'Sandbox'. If you already do know, then you don't have to read on but I hope you get where I'm going with it. If you don't, then please read on.

On the Wiki Activity, I noticed that a user by the name of Yechezkelb had edited something called UserYechezkelb/Sandbox6. Out of sheer curiosity, I pressed on it and saw a wiki page related to Hogwarts Mystery on it. I searched up the page's name on the database but nothing came up because it hasn't been created yet. I then did more research on the Internet as to what exactly a 'Sandbox' is in regards to wiki editing. Please head over to this and have a quick look to familiarise yourself with it. I then put two and two together and realised this is just what we need. I think I've encountered this before (someone else's) but never really bothered to dig deeper. What a stroke of good luck this came our way now! Thoughts? Mite-Man16 (talk) 22:38, March 29, 2020 (UTC)

No, I don't as well. Maybe I can ask that user I mentioned for a few pointers and also do some of my own research into it. Mite-Man16 (talk) 23:23, March 29, 2020 (UTC)

Okay, user told me how to do it; turned out to be surprisingly easy. Would you rather the Sandbox was yours or mine? Mite-Man16 (talk)

This also means that the work we did here can be discarded but not before we copy it to modify and paste it on the Sandbox. We can still communicate via talk page though. Mite-Man16 (talk) 00:07, March 30, 2020 (UTC)

In that case, please head over to and let our project truly flourish. :) Mite-Man16 (talk) 00:45, March 30, 2020 (UTC)

Yes, I made a simple mistake there as I was just simply copying and pasting from the talk page to the sandbox, but it's now rectified so thanks for pointing that out. Regarding the letter from noone, yes, it does appear to be a warning about 'R'. Are you intending to create a separate page for that letter? If so, then I quite agree as it shouldn't be in the compilation page for R's letters as it doesn't seem to have been delivered from them. Mite-Man16 (talk) 14:27, March 30, 2020 (UTC)

The letter from no one

Apologies for the late reply; I was scouring some HM YouTube videos to try to discover the identity of the mysterious sender, but to no avail. I then proceeded to reach out to the YouTubers themselves, namely kc lovesgaming and iggames, both of whom had already played through that specific chapter, but haven't replied back yet. You mentioned you had a theory as to who the sender could possibly be. Is it by any chance Alastor Moody or Patricia Rakepick that you're thinking of? Mite-Man16 (talk) 19:31, March 30, 2020 (UTC)

Also, I seem to remember that you mentioned having Discord. How does corresponding through the app sound to you? Mite-Man16 (talk) 20:01, March 30, 2020 (UTC)

Finally, can you please watch this video but skip ahead to 7:28, and tell me whether you agree or not that Snape nonverbally performed the Vanishing Spell on the borrowed broom? Mite-Man16 (talk) 21:55, March 30, 2020 (UTC)

Fantastic. My name's my wiki username and code number is 4112. See you there! Mite-Man16 (talk) 23:17, March 30, 2020 (UTC)

Image attention

With regards to uploading images onto this wiki, please take good care to give them adequate file names, and provide them with all the necessary summary information that all images require. You didn't do this with your recent uploads, so you need to make sure you do follow image policy in the future. Thanks.--RedWizard98 (talk) 04:06, April 3, 2020 (UTC)

Hi there, the first image has an entirely usable title yes, but the second one does not really. Maybe a good idea to upload it again with a better title, so others can search for it easily in the image library. Kind regards, and feel free to ask me any questions, anytime.--RedWizard98 (talk) 04:24, April 3, 2020 (UTC)

Hi there, with regards to the character of Jacob's sibling, because the character is a customizable character in all aspects (name, gender, ethnicity, physical characteristics, hogwarts house), their article must be written with gender neutral language. Using gender neutral pronouns can be a little tricky when using them to address people, but you get used to using them eventually. However, you can feel free to discuss whatever you want on any article's talk page with other editors. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 04:49, April 3, 2020 (UTC)

Yeah, I totally agree with the desire to have things as in-universe as possible. I myself don't play Hogwarts Mystery (I play Wizards Unite), so it is possible that Jacob's sibling was originally imagined as a female, but I don't know exactly, so I would discuss this with others on the article's talk page, as I'm sure many will respond. Kind regards.--RedWizard98 (talk) 05:09, April 3, 2020 (UTC)

Yep, you are perfectly fine. --RedWizard98 (talk) 17:43, April 3, 2020 (UTC)

Dumbledore tabber

Hello there. I wanted to discuss your addition to the Dumbledore page with the tabber for the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery info as it raises a couple issues. 1 - All articles need to be written "In-universe" as if the events are true and we are simply recording past history. As such, there can't be any mention of the Harry Potter books, or movies, or players of the games in the main body of the article, only in the "Behind the scenes" section 2 - Generally, there can't be multiple versions of the same event or person (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child being the exception with its multiple timelines issue). Just because the HM player can be of any gender and appearance, we don't list them as these as being true of the character. As such the section would most likely need to be written to record the common elements of the event, with the variations listed out in the "Behind the scenes" section.

Please let me know your thoughts on this as I haven't played the game that far so am not aware of many of the details involved. I don't want to "fix" the article until it's clear how best to improve it. Thanks! --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:52, April 11, 2020 (UTC)

Recent post

Hello there, thank you for sending me those interesting links, I will have a good look into them. Well done for finding them. --RedWizard98 (talk) 17:33, April 15, 2020 (UTC)

Image summaries

Hi there, you seem to have forgotten to provide summaries for some of your recent uploads. It is policy to provide them, so always make sure you do so. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 18:34, April 22, 2020 (UTC)

Don't worry, I did them for you. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 21:26, April 22, 2020 (UTC)

Gilderoy Lockhart

Hello there, with regards to Lockhart's article, there has been much debate over this in the past, but we have to only assume his abilities are based on what is actually depicted. Because this character is a fraud, a lot of his claims were utterly fabricated for personal advancement. There isn't any hard proof he did any travelling in the wild, because he simply took credit for other's achievements. His abilities section really needs to be as concise as possible for it to be the most truthful, otherwise it would be speculative. I hope this helps, and feel free to use this talk page to discuss any new changes. --RedWizard98 (talk) 23:21, April 29, 2020 (UTC)

RE: Your edit

Hi there. I think you've mistaken me for someone else.--Approved Trash Sabine Starbird.svg(Comlink) 12:52, April 30, 2020 (UTC)

Image summaries

Hello there, you have not provided any summary information or licenses for your recent image uploads. Please ensure all your image uploads contain this needed information. Thank you --RedWizard98 (talk) 18:33, May 7, 2020 (UTC)

That is no problem, and I hope your computer is working now. Keep up the great work. --RedWizard98 (talk) 21:31, May 7, 2020 (UTC)

Tank of Brains

Hi there, the image for the Tank of Brains foundable found in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has already been uploaded by Seth Cooper. Kind regards. --RedWizard98 (talk) 01:40, May 8, 2020 (UTC)

RE: Hello!

Hey there Tfoc, I hope you are doing well,
Regarding your question, yes, I took the generic photo of Jacob's sibling, changed the lighting a bit, and put it into another picture. I used Adobe Photoshop 2020, but I'm sure there are alternatives to Photoshop out there that are free. Regarding other images, I might message a few people and ask them for their opinion whether itis necessary to put the generic pic on other images. I hope this answers your questions.
I hope you are staying safe and healthy,
Yechezkelb sig.pngOwl.png(owl post)

Seryna Rosier

The Rosier family page had a redlink to Seryna Rosier that you added last month. Is there information available to stub in this character or it is correct to remove this redlink? Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:42, May 11, 2020 (UTC)

The page was copied from here and the image is of a Spanish model Ester Expósito. MechQueste 21:34, May 11, 2020 (UTC)


Hello, with regards to your new article, you need to make sure you always give an appearances and notes and references section to an article, and you also need to properly create a category rather than just adding it to articles. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 11:54, May 21, 2020 (UTC)

British spelling

Hi there, a very minor thing, but in British English, "Duellist" or "Duelling" is always spelt with a double L, not one (that is the American spelling). Thanks --RedWizard98 (talk) 02:06, June 12, 2020 (UTC)


I don't want to decide that alone. That's why I asked a colleague.  Harry granger   Talk   contribs 16:58, June 14, 2020 (UTC)

Bewitched sleep/ Sleep-related spells

I really hate to have removed a lot of your information from the Bewitched Sleep article, but this is a specific spell (as confirmed in HM), not a general article which discusses every single sleep-related spell in existence. Such articles, like the Sleeping Charm and Gormlaith Gaunt's curse, all have separate pages. Spell articles should only really be about the spell the article is about, not for any spell that is similar (these can be mentioned in "See also" sections however). I really hope this isn't taken badly, but articles need to be concise, not confusing. If you want to discuss this article further, it would be best to use the article's talk page. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 01:58, June 19, 2020 (UTC)

The bewitched sleep is a separate charm which has its own provided wand movement, which is similar to but not the same as the "Sleeping Charm". This current article is overlong and generalist, lacks citations in places and is now a confusion for all sleep related spells. Even if Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire doesn't precisely call it by an own spell, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery does, even if the game has somewhat questionable writing. Is there an exact piece of information which confirms that the icon and wand movement provided in HM for the "Bewitched Sleep" is for a spell that has been deleted from the game or been merged with another spell, or renamed? Otherwise, I'm really unconvinced. --RedWizard98 (talk) 01:29, June 20, 2020 (UTC)

It is not really my opinion that matters, I am interested in accuracy. I'm still very unconvinced, so I will be messaging some content moderators/admins to review this article.--RedWizard98 (talk) 02:30, June 20, 2020 (UTC)

Indeed I have. --RedWizard98 (talk) 02:49, June 20, 2020 (UTC)

Please do not remove infoboxes from articles to your own liking, as that is actually vandalism.--RedWizard98 (talk) 04:30, June 20, 2020 (UTC)


In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows or in any other media, no other Undesirables are given, although we know they existed. Also, please do not revert my edits which effectively remove all the references I have provided, as I go to great efforts to provide these.--RedWizard98 (talk) 03:00, June 20, 2020 (UTC)

RE Documents

I have thanks! The dialog screenshots are really useful and hopefully should end up here as Category:Reference images for facts in the articles based on them. Luna Scamander confirmed at last! :) Any other highlights that need to be captured in the wiki? Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 06:03, July 7, 2020 (UTC)

Yeah, was just interested in highlights from the story. I've found that Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World , Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite all tend to have some interesting writing, just buried behind repetitive mobile gameplay mechanics. Hopefully these screenshots will keeps coming out so we can follow along and keep articles up to date (but without having to wait for "energy" to recover ;) Thanks for sharing! --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:28, July 8, 2020 (UTC)

File information

Hi there, please make sure you add all the necessary file information to your image uploads, as your recent Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was empty of any of this needed information. Thanks --RedWizard98 (talk) 14:08, July 8, 2020 (UTC)

Non-existent categories

Hello, please do not add non-existent categories to articles. Thank you --RedWizard98 (talk) 00:58, July 11, 2020 (UTC)

Well the said category you add does not exist, as it has never been created. It is policy that should only add a category to an article if it actually exists as a category page, and if it does not, you must create it yourself. --RedWizard98 (talk) 01:08, July 11, 2020 (UTC)

If you want to create that category, that is fine. Perhaps stop with the snotty attitude too, as I am only trying to help. --RedWizard98 (talk) 01:21, July 11, 2020 (UTC)

American English

Hi, can you please try to avoid using American English whilst writing articles, as this is a British English only wiki. Duelling is always spelt with a double L in British English, so try and stick to this preferred spelling. Thank you --RedWizard98 (talk) 03:02, July 13, 2020 (UTC)

Dedalus Diggle/Lucius Malfoy

Dedalus Diggle is never seen in actual combat, nor is this discussed, but only something we can assume considering his role. Also, Lucius did very much misuse and neglect Riddle's diary, using it for personal gain rather than protect it for Voldemort, with him being held responsible by Voldemort for its destruction, who was furious to say the least at him. I really want to cut down on speculation on articles, particularly regarding information which isn't fully confirmed so it would be good if we could keep this stuff to a minimum, rather than start potentially unhelpful edit wars which I don't want to do. You also made quite a few spelling errors in both articles, and speculated too much about Lucius' abilities - he isn't proven to have used the other two Unforgivables, although it is possible. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 15:48, July 13, 2020 (UTC)

Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire accused Lucius of having neglected and misused his diary for selfish gain, as this ultimately led to it being destroyed as opposed to it being kept safe and secure in Malfoy Manor, something Voldemort was particularly furious about. You only made a few spelling mistakes, like "ehen" instead of "when" and "Duelliing". That's all --RedWizard98 (talk) 18:36, July 13, 2020 (UTC)

Duelling is mentioned in his abilities section, but only speculatively, since we don't know of his combative abilities really as we haven't ever seen him in battle. --RedWizard98 (talk) 18:49, July 13, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Closure of Hogwarts HM

Hi there! (BTW, is there a way you preferred to be referred as? I tried pronouncing your User name but it unfortunately came out kind of like a swear word. D; If that's preferred though, I'll use it, no worries!) Thanks for potentially narrowing down the search! It's been a while since I played the SQ you mentioned (or HM in general TBH =/,) I'll keep it in mind when opportunities come. There's Rita Skeeter#Book researcher that looks to be the summary of that SQ; from the wording, I'm not sure firing Albus can equate to Closure of Hogwarts, but like I said, my memory is hazy so perhaps such talk also was mentioned, and will look into it when time allows, though feel free to beat me to it, should you want! xD Thanks again for sharing the info! --Sammm✦✧(talk) 02:00, July 15, 2020 (UTC)

RE Another WU resource

Hi there - thanks for the link, although gamepress was one I had seen before. I'm not sure if your method for organizing story content would work to record on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, but by adding links there for new articles that are needed this can help establish a list of items, characters, events, and such for others to work on. Unfortunately I don't have time to fully document the game (always trying to finish up Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World and my character in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is still being strangled by devil's snare, no joke) but can probably help get screenshots and create initial articles for topics listed on WU. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 08:21, July 15, 2020 (UTC)

RE Policy request

Hello! Let me take a closer look to see if there is a pattern, but I believe I ran into something similar where the reply was posted above mine although it was replying to the same person but came at a later date. It would help everyone with readability though if everyone used some indents with : when making replies.

As you probably know, we're doing a large Forum:Policy Review and Harry Potter Wiki:Talk Page Policy is pretty bare so this might be a good opportunity to review how to make sure Talk pages are being used in a productive manner. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 15:40, July 17, 2020 (UTC)

Record Officer

If it's capitalised in-game, I'd say that we should create a page. We have many articles on Ministry positions. Alternatively, we could add it to the Officer article.--Rodolphus (talk) 14:43, July 18, 2020 (UTC)

I´d also say that Record Officers are specialised.--Rodolphus (talk) 15:46, July 18, 2020 (UTC)

RE Idea for new category

Makes sense - Category:Kits created. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 08:06, July 20, 2020 (UTC)

RE Could you help me out?

While you can always add a new category to an article, you have to click on it and the choose Create to make the page for the category: Anyhow, Category:Statute of Secrecy Task Force has been made and is ready to add to articles. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 08:06, July 20, 2020 (UTC)

When I go to other pages and click "category" and write "Statute of Secrecy Task Force", it don't come up, though? Tfoc (talk) 08:56, July 20, 2020 (UTC)

As you noticed, it can take some time for the category to be added to the list of available categories. You can still add it to articles and such in the meantime, although sometimes it helps to cut and paste it as needed to keep it consistent.

In the future, feel free to add new categories as needed - there is not the need for administration approval, although if you have questions or need help, feel free to ask.

Just as an FYI, per the Harry Potter Wiki:Talk Page Policy and Harry Potter Wiki:User Policy#Editing, messages on Talk pages should generally not be removed. It would better just to add a follow-up message that the category has appeared in the list and there is no need for a reply. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:23, July 20, 2020 (UTC)

I expected that you had misplaced the Talk page message, but then you never placed it somewhere else, so it looked like it just got removed. Not a big deal, just wanted to bring it to your attention so you are aware.
I'll keep an eye out for issues with editors removing categories. The best workflow is often to add a category to a page and then after saving, click on it, and Create the Category making sure to give it a parent category so it is part of the Category hierarchy. If you run into issues, let us know. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 17:45, July 20, 2020 (UTC)
When you Create the category page, you'll need to add a category to it which acts as it's parent category. For instance, when I made Category:Kits, I gave simply it the category of Category:Objects as Kits are a collection of Objects. Similarly when I made the Category:Statute of Secrecy Task Force I gave it two parent categories Category:International Confederation of Wizards and Category:British Ministry of Magic as it is part of both this Organisation and this Magical Government. It might help just to click on one of these examples and explore around the Category system to see how it is arranged from general parent categories down to very specific ones. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:02, July 20, 2020 (UTC)

Adding categories

When you add new categories, it is required to be in alphabetical order according to the wiki’s policy not just put at the end of the list. You actually have to put in alphabetical order if it isn’t already even if you have to readd the categories after it first. Andrewh7 (talk) 20:13, July 20, 2020 (UTC) Andrewh7

Empty image files

All users are expected to provide full summary information into all image files they upload; these two file ( & did not contain even a copyright license which you uploaded. Everyone has to follow these rules when they upload images, including you. Other users like myself also shouldn't have to fill in the summary information for these files for you.--RedWizard98 (talk) 20:42, July 20, 2020 (UTC)

Please see Harry Potter Wiki:Image policy and Special:Upload for the Summary information and block that should be added to images,including copyright info needed (generally {{Screenshot}} or {{Fairuse}} for games depending on how the image was obtained). Images without this Summary info may end up being deleted. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:52, July 20, 2020 (UTC)

RE More WU content

Hello - I did see the message, thanks! Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is looking like a treasure trove of content that could be added to articles. Unfortunately for me, most of my time currently is tied up with Policy discussions and other clean-up tasks, but I'm guessing other editors will be help tackle the material (or it'll still be available in the weeks and months to come :) Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 21:39, July 22, 2020 (UTC)

RE Undocumented Dark Detector

Having not kept up with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, I'm not sure how their Dark Detectors differ, but a conjectural title needs to be more of a plain description such as "Dark detector with eyes" or something. See Unidentified giant in the Blind Pig as an example. Unless there is a canon mention, terms like "The Evil Eye" should be avoided as they sound like an official title. Hope this helps! Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 05:29, July 23, 2020 (UTC)

Re: WU question

In this case, I'd use the general wizard one I guess.--Rodolphus (talk) 15:00, July 24, 2020 (UTC)

RE Officer talk page

Hello! No that comment is my edit summary - I expanded the Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World ref to include a an image that shows the term Officer being used in canon (the same image as the first link you gave actually). If you want to include that second link as an additional ref for "Officer" that wouldn't hurt either. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:42, July 24, 2020 (UTC)

WU document

Hello, yes I should be able to read the document and discern all the information I can get from it. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 01:11, July 28, 2020 (UTC)

Wizarding Orphanage

Hi, I not entirely sure what would go down at a wizarding orphanage, although I could guess that the orphanage could contain magical toys for the children, help tutor them in magical and non-magical learning, with the staff using magic and spells to help run the orphanage, I suppose. Kind regards--RedWizard98 (talk) 05:11, July 30, 2020 (UTC)

RE WU posters

Hello - if you want to upload one image I can add the Summary block to it to show what it should look like and then you can use that as an example to add to the others. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:04, August 1, 2020 (UTC)

Sure - feel free to post them. I'll be around for a bit and can keep an eye out for them. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:13, August 1, 2020 (UTC)
I added the Summary block to one of the letters and the poster. Pretty much the same, just a slightly different Descriptions and one has Category:Images of letters and the other Category:Images of posters. Should be able to use that info for other similar images. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 23:39, August 1, 2020 (UTC)


Hello, I don't want to sound rude, but I do not appreciate being accused of "mini-modding". Unless you are of the opinion that damaging book quotes and writing speculative or biased commentary in articles is acceptable, then fine, but working hard to uphold wiki standards and helping admins and content moderators run the wiki is in fact very admirable, something which I'm proud to do. It is also isn't against any rules to do this. I also find it very impertinent to ask me for help on an article when at the same time you have left a negative message about me on an admin's talk page, so I'm afraid you will have to research any information yourself. --RedWizard98 (talk) 14:02, September 30, 2020 (UTC)

The Grindelwald article was not only altered incorrectly, it was also vandalised, either intentionally or unintentionally. It is well-established that Voldemort surpassed Grindelwald, meaning it is something which really isn't up for much debate. I shall not hesitate to remove incorrect content from this wiki and I intend to keep doing so.--RedWizard98 (talk) 17:35, September 30, 2020 (UTC)

There may be no actual compiled list which ranks the power of dark wizards, but generally it is established that Voldemort succeeded Grindelwald in both magical power and evil. And people not should generally not express their own opinions about topics in articles, as this is biased.--RedWizard98 (talk) 21:19, September 30, 2020 (UTC)

Fianto Duri

Fianto Duri is shown in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to harden or enhance magical shields surrounding an area; there is no mention that this spell can apply to human's individually, nor that it is the "Protection Charm" in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, which has a distinctly different effect. Speculation really belongs on talk pages as opposed to articles.--RedWizard98 (talk) 21:19, September 30, 2020 (UTC)


Unfortunately, I don't. --Rodolphus (talk) 08:24, October 5, 2020 (UTC)


Can you pls leave your opinion on this page? Thnx.

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 14:53, October 8, 2020 (UTC)

Nothing in particular. But do you like others really feel that way? Do you really think my intentions were bad there when I asked for mod rights on wikis? Just here and there...

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 16:53, October 8, 2020 (UTC)

I completely agree with you that those who don't sought power are more fit for the job. But sometimes when you work hard and don't get what you deserve then it makes you sought the position. I hope someone will see the good in me and the changes I can bring to Discussion.

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 18:39, October 8, 2020 (UTC)

I guess I have already done that on my nomination page. I seek admin rights to help out the Discussion and the main site as well. See my work here and you will know why I deserve it. The three year in depth contributions is enough to convince anyone as why I'm fit for the job. But anyway if you don't trust me and believe what others has said then there is no need to share your opinion with us though it's appreciated. Thnx.

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 18:55, October 8, 2020 (UTC)

The links display my query to admins of wikis to promote me as local mod. This shows how passionate I'm for Discussion and to work on them. But because users have personal grudges with me they are presenting them in a wrong light. But even though I apologise for that but it donot tell anything about my work on here. You did notice that all the concerns are from other wikis but not a single of them on this one.

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 19:47, October 8, 2020 (UTC)

I can just tell you that the allegations on me are wrong. I have never disrespected or personally attacked any user on fandom. Thnx.

 Newt Strike   Talk   Contribs 11:35, October 9, 2020 (UTC)


Thank you for the links! I'll take a look at it.--Rodolphus (talk) 13:43, October 9, 2020 (UTC)

As far as I know, any named book from a canon source deserves it's own article. I think this applies here as well.--Rodolphus (talk) 13:48, October 9, 2020 (UTC)

Yes, especially since I rarely play the game myself. Writing long texts can be a bit difficult for me at times, so I'll probably only add short tidbits myself. Thanks again.--Rodolphus (talk) 18:18, October 10, 2020 (UTC)


Hi, per your comment on the Requests for permissions page, I wanted to let you know that when you added it, you added <nowiki> to it. It is because you are using visual editor. To resolve this, I suggest you go into special:preferences and change it to source editor by default. Thanks. MechQueste 21:39, October 10, 2020 (UTC)

WU memos


  • memo regarding Ministry appointments,
  • Gareth Greengrass's memo regarding Grim Fawley's promotion
  • Grim Fawley's evaluation report (I)
  • Grim Fawley's evaluation report (II)
  • Department of Magical Law Enforcement inciedent report invoöving Penelope Padgett
  • The Unspeakables Expand in Secret (Quibbler articles Category)--Rodolphus (talk) 10:17, October 11, 2020 (UTC)

Maybe this way:

"This memo was written by an unuidentified individual in the early 21st century. It was addressed to an unidentified individual or department It regarded...". In the infobox, just leave the field blank. This would be only way I can think of.--Rodolphus (talk) 10:40, October 11, 2020 (UTC)


So a couple notes - one, your links to the script don't seem to be working, which would need to be fixed to start, so everyone can check the reference. Secondly, if I am understanding this right, just because there is a Minister of Transportation doesn't mean every department would also have a Minister as some departments may be under others, etc, and have lower level functionaries as their Head of Department. I don't believe we have an org chart for the British Ministry to detail who reports to whom although we might have enough information for some individuals that could be handled on a case-by-case basis. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 04:02, October 12, 2020 (UTC)

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Thank you. I'm a big fan of Penny so I'm mostly adding a ton to her page, feels like a bit of a shame that I don't have the time or energy to do that to all the pages related to the game. I hope they all find their big fans to contribute. --Atheist723 (talk) 15:56, October 12, 2020 (UTC)

Ah, I'm watching a playthrough on YouTube. It'd be weird to copy from another site's writeup. --Atheist723 (talk) 18:45, October 12, 2020 (UTC)

Order of Merlin

Merlin Bronze.jpg 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!--latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   01:34, October 13, 2020 (UTC)

WU training

We could make in-universe articles on each training, but they was I understand stood, every WU player portrays a diferent member of the task force, so creating articles on the individuals wouldn't make sense to me---Rodolphus (talk) 08:39, October 13, 2020 (UTC)

Your vote on RFP

Hey there! I just wanted to point out that you haven't added # just prior to your vote. It helps the OA of the vote take a note of how many users have signed the vote. If you would like, take a look at how I have signed just below your vote. Good day! --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   11:13, October 13, 2020 (UTC)

Basically this --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   13:11, October 13, 2020 (UTC)
You will have to do it via sourve mode. I would do it myself but since it's a vote, only 2 people are technically allowed to make such kinds of organizing changes, the user who casts the vote and the Organizing admin. Since it's Rudo's very first vote and he is usually busy actively looking after the wiki and I have already reached him quite a few times today, so I thought I should reach you and request you to make the necessary changes. --latest?cb=20200717054417  Reverb frost   13:25, October 13, 2020 (UTC)

RE Newt Strike vote

Hey - sorry for the delay in reply. The Harry_Potter_Wiki:Voting_policy has the requirements for eligible voters which allows for either a minimum of wiki edits or Discussion posts to qualify for site-wide issues or admin nominations so the Discussions community is also able to participate in matters that affect them. Feel free to ask if there are specific questions. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 03:49, October 14, 2020 (UTC)

Checking into the matter, the affected individuals appear to qualify under the Discussions clause since this is a vote for an administrator. --Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 13:03, October 14, 2020 (UTC)
Depends on your definition of outsiderI suppose; Discussions is still part of the HPW, even if they are self-contained. Admins and mod elections would affect them as well.--Cavalier OneGryffindorcrest.jpg(Wizarding Wireless Network) 18:49, October 15, 2020 (UTC)


I'm not an exact expert on this subject, but I have reviewed the title of Officer, and it is onlt given officially to two characters in Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World ; I can't find any use of it elsewhere. This means that the Aurors who have claimed were given this title I don't think is canon, because thes exact people are never given such a title in canon. You can discuss this, but I do believe this to be speculative.--RedWizard98 (talk) 16:14, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

But where are the sources that give this title to these individuals? I currently don't see them. These titles only appear to be used in those games, not anything else.--RedWizard98 (talk) 16:20, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

That is not how titles are given in this series. They only apply to exact individuals, and if they were not given exactly, they are not proven. If you take an individual like Bob Ogden, he is not given a title in the sixth book, so it is not known if he even had one. Exact sources do matter, because each character in the franchise is different. I also don't appreciate references being made to "spitting in the faces" of people, as this is very ill-mannered and poor taste in my opinion. --RedWizard98 (talk) 16:29, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

If any user disagrees with an edit, they do have the right to revert it and discuss it if wanted. --RedWizard98 (talk) 16:31, October 15, 2020 (UTC)

I'm sorry to say this, but taking out your temper out on people online is not a good practise to follow, at all. It comes across as belligerent to others and is counterproductive to establishing good conversations and discussions.--RedWizard98 (talk) 16:53, 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)

RE:Script vs Movie

Hi, sorry for taking a bit too long to respond. Yes, the original scripts do outrank the movies as they are tier-one and tier-two canon respectively, as detailed in the canon policy. If there's any contradiction between the two, the scripts take precedence.

(Note, also, that strictly speaking, the Entrance Hall opens up to a long, sloping lawn and drive that leads to the Entrance Gates — as described in the books — and not to a courtyard or viaduct. The drive mentioned in the COG script might be a reference to it, although I do know that the viaduct is mentioned later on in the closing scenes.) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 00:40, October 16, 2020 (UTC)

WU training

I'd love to help, but I#m not very expereienced with codes either. Sorry.--Rodolphus (talk) 11:23, October 17, 2020 (UTC)

Re: WU

How big do you want the table? 10x10? MechQueste 15:03, October 17, 2020 (UTC)

I've created a duplicate table here. MechQueste 03:10, October 19, 2020 (UTC)
actually, you can find it here. This help page could help. MechQueste 13:15, October 19, 2020 (UTC)

MechQueste 13:27, October 19, 2020 (UTC)

Fanfiction nomination

Considering that both suggestions have a lot of views, a lot of subtitles available and there even some dubs in other languages, I'd say that they would qualify under the widespread popularity guideline.--Rodolphus (talk) 07:38, October 18, 2020 (UTC)

Broken GIF

Hello, the recent GIF you uploaded of the Ventus Jinx for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is broken, meaning it fails to replay itself. I think a user called Harry91 uploaded this same broken GIF a while back. I've replaced it with an old GIF from the fifth video game for the time being, but if you could produce the same GIF which actually replays itself, that would be great. Kind regards --RedWizard98 (talk) 03:45, October 20, 2020 (UTC)

No, I haven't been able to find a working GIF for this scene. I'm personally not skilled with creating GIFS, but if you find or create a better one, please upload it.--RedWizard98 (talk) 04:07, October 20, 2020 (UTC)

Yes definitely, feel free to ask other users about it.--RedWizard98 (talk) 04:19, October 20, 2020 (UTC)

Ministry library

We have Ministry Munchies, which is also specific to the British Ministry. I'd personally call it Ministry library.--Rodolphus (talk) 17:47, October 21, 2020 (UTC)

The London Zoo? Didn't know that. Very interesting addition to the London Zoo article. Good work.--Rodolphus (talk) 17:56, October 21, 2020 (UTC)

London Zoo wing

Yes, I would say that it warrants an article. We have notable details about it, and we have pages that have even less details than that. If Harry Potter: Wizards Unite adds any other details about the location, then it would be nice to have a specific page to put that on too. So, I think you should go for it if you want a page for it. - Kates39 (talk) 20:32, October 21, 2020 (UTC)

Wizards Unite

Hello, I personally do not play Harry Potter: Wizards Unite anymore, so I only know of what other people write about the game, which means I also can't upload any screenshots directly from the game. Sorry I can't be of much assistance.--RedWizard98 (talk) 04:20, October 23, 2020 (UTC)

Research detachment

I've never heard of that term. Could it be a research group that has split itself from the original group, and is now working indepedently? --Rodolphus (talk) 15:13, October 23, 2020 (UTC)

I've found a mention of a ministry team studying the Hyslop sisters. Calamity Essentials 1, Level 5: "Pario Vestigius."--Rodolphus (talk) 15:43, October 23, 2020 (UTC)

I rewatched the scene and had a similar impresion of Rowan's death, though I'm not sure if either is confirmed. We could change the wording to a more neutral one--Rodolphus (talk) 17:40, October 23, 2020 (UTC)

Agreed.--Rodolphus (talk) 20:16, October 23, 2020 (UTC)

Image deletions

Hello, just curiously, why did you remove all of the images from the Behind the Scenes section of Gilderoy Lockhart's article? --RedWizard98 (talk) 03:37, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

Just because you dislike their appearance, it is not good practise to remove images from articles. They show outside appearances of the character to readers, and others go to great efforts (like myself) to upload these kinds of images, so removing these (or similar content) without good reason (vandalism, fanon images) really is not considerate or recommended.--RedWizard98 (talk) 06:16, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

Stop being so belligerent. Deleting content on articles generally isn't recommended across the wiki without clear reasons, so that is all I can say really.--RedWizard98 (talk) 06:44, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

RE: For a second time, I'd like you to look up the word 'vandalism' in the dictionary, because you're using it incorrectly. - it's pretty clear to me that he was using 'vandalism' as an example of a good reason to remove an image from a page, so it's a pretty correct use of the word in my book. -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  12:34, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

Not at all. It just may be best to discuss it on the article's talk page first, that's all. - MrSiriusBlack  Talk  12:51, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

British English

Please remember to use British English when writing in articles - "duelling" is always spelt with a double L in British English (your spelling of it is American English), and "movie" is also American vocabulary. Thank you --RedWizard98 (talk) 17:24, October 24, 2020 (UTC)

New pages

You're adding way too much useless, irrelevant information to pages you create like Sao Paulo and Copacabana. What are you doing, copying and pasting from Wikipedia? The fact that Copacabana is famous for its beach and the fact that Sao Paulo is the most populous and wealthiest state in Brazil as well as the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world is irrelevant to the page and useless, nobody cares about all that. Stick to the simple, basic facts without doing too much. You also forgot the l outside the link which makes the link look bad/weird, and WU is set in the 2010s not today's year (2020) unless it says it. Andrewh7 (talk) 17:46, October 24, 2020 (UTC) Andrewh7

I didn't say that it was against wiki policies, just that it is irrelevant and nobody cares about all that extra stuff, so it would save time to not add it. Andrewh7 (talk) 18:31, October 24, 2020 (UTC) Andrewh7

RE:WU Timeline

From every WU page on this wiki that says 2010s not what ever it was when it was created that's where. I could ask the same of you, you know. Andrewh7 (talk) 19:08, October 24, 2020 (UTC) Andrewh7

RE:Apparition licence

The Apparition (class) page seems to cover it, though if the license itself is a separate enough thing from the class then maybe, I guess. -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  13:36, October 25, 2020 (UTC)

Stuart Cragg

That's very interesting. If it is his work, we can definitely can create articles.--Rodolphus (talk) 15:53, October 26, 2020 (UTC)

As far as I know, Dermot Power has worked on the films, so I'd agree that this seems legit. It seems to be his official homepage.Rodolphus (talk) 08:53, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

RE What happened?

As the warning notice has been saying for several weeks, the wiki has now been "upgraded" to UCP ("Unified Community Platform") which includes a new version of the Mediawiki software which handles how articles are displayed and edited. While there are some improvements in the areas of mobile editing, there are many changes that take getting used to as well as several bugs that still need to be addressed. If you run into issues, please report them here so our Wiki Manager TimeShade and FANDOM Staff can help address them. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 19:33, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

UCP has been in the works for several months and EVERY wiki is being moved over to UCP regardless of what anyone wanted - see this for more history and context. If you want to complain to Staff about it, please feel free, but understand you are one of thousands of users that objected to this change to no avail. FANDOM insists that with this upgrade they can better fix issues and make improvements that benefit all wikis in the future - we'll have to see if that turns out to be true. Sorry for your frustration with the forced change - I understand completely where you are coming from. Thanks --Ironyak1 (talk) 20:46, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

RE Can we restore WikiActivity with this?

These customizations give some semblance of the old WikiActivity page but have their own limitations. If you want to give them a try you can:

    type: 'script',
    articles: [
@import "/load.php?mode=articles&articles=u:dev:MediaWiki:ModernizedChanges.css&only=styles";
  • Then Refresh the Cache by hitting Ctrl-F5 (or whatever is the equivalent on your system - see instructions on the top of the JS or CSS pages you just edited)

After this Special:WikiActivity should have a list of changes (although it lacks diff sizes and some other useful info IMO) and Special:Recentchanges will have each edit in an easier "card in a list" mobile-type layout. Give it a try and if enough people like the WikiActivity script we can add it site-wide for everyone, but the Recent Changes customization can only been done individually, not as the default for the site because of FANDOM's Terms of Use. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 15:26, 27 October 2020 (UTC)


"Duelling", is not spelt with a single L in British English; your spelling of it is the American spelling, which goes against the wiki's British only spelling policy. "Skilful" is also not spelt "skillful" in British English either. Please use the correct British spellings instead, as I've noticed you use the wrong spellings very frequently whilst editing. Everyone has to follow this language policy even if it isn't their preferred language.RedWizard98 (talk) 02:37, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


I type the the ref manually now- Have to get used to that as well . Rodolphus (talk) 12:14, 7 November 2020 (UTC)

I don't know if it can be readded. You can contact our wikimanager Timeshade.Rodolphus (talk) 16:38, 7 November 2020 (UTC)

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