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Have fun!-- Sarah Manley
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You edited Quirell?
Spotlight Request Edit
Hi. Lego Harry Potter Wiki looks like a lot of fun, and congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! Unfortunately it does not meet all of the requested spotlight criteria. In order to be spotlighted you would need to drop the protection on the main page to only block unregistered users and new accounts from editing. You would also need to customize the Community Corner. There are about 80 pages that need to be categorized.
Finally you would need to strengthen your content a bit. The spotlight criteria is to have 200 non-stub articles. You have 217 articles, so that means an allowed 17 stubs. While you only have 4 pages under 300 bytes in length, which is the typical "stub-length", you have about 50 pages which are completely empty except for a 336 byte placeholder template. So you would need to fill in real content for about 40 of those 50 pages in order to meet the 200 non-stub pages requirement for a spotlight.
Please let me know on my talk page when the wiki can meet all the spotlight criteria, or, if it has been awhile, make a new request at that time.
Incidentally, the text on your main page (the grey on grey) is almost impossible to read; you might want to consider a lighter shade of grey that would show up better. -- Wendy (talk) 04:23, December 16, 2011 (UTC)