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Ilvermorny Shack Removal
Why the Ilvermorny "Shack" should not be removed.
I disagree with this deletion as a new image and description behind the "shack" currently exists. I do not believe this article is redundant and am sure will serve a great informative purpose to the Wiki.King Jaime E (talk) 17:09, June 28, 2016 (UTC)
Uhm... Your Mjesty? (Sorry, couldn't help myself. xD) we shouldn't just, like, make a page for Ilvermorny Castle and have the shack info pop up in the 'history' section? Ninclow (talk) 23:52, July 1, 2016 (UTC)
Large Unidentified Spellbook
This page must be deleted as the page Gilded-covered spellbook covers the same book, and existed prior to its creation.
Thanks -07:06, July 4, 2016 (UTC)
- I have redirected Large Unidentified Spellbook to Gilded-covered spellbook. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:12, December 16, 2016 (UTC)
Have Luna's custom hats ever been referred to by this name anywhere in canon? If not, the term seems to be a fan invention, and it's an unnecessary article that just repeats information from the articles on her individual hats. ★ Starstuff (Owl me!) 02:34, October 29, 2016 (UTC)
- They were referred to on Pottermore, on Rita Skeeter's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup final: "While Lovegood and Scamander appear to be holding hands in the VIP box, this might well be because Rolf is trying to prevent his wife from putting on one of her famous Special Event Hats." -- 23:09, October 30, 2016 (UTC)
- Deletion was requested by Ironyak1 for spelling error / mistype. But can't the page be moved? In Wikipedia moving/renaming an image file is easy. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:34, October 30, 2016 (UTC)
Things that appear at the Wizarding World theme parks are canon, but this, IMHO, is stretching it. The brand of jam/jelly served with meals at the park's version of the Three Broomsticks is mostly incidental. They could very well replace it with Smucker's if Dickinson's became unavailable or prohibitively expensive. It's not like the menu items or the candies at Honeydukes, which are more stayed, and thus more a part of the park's in-universey experience. ★ Starstuff (Owl me!) 03:04, December 16, 2016 (UTC)
- I agree. -- 03:10, December 16, 2016 (UTC)
Why shall this be deleted? I don't understand it.22:10, December 17, 2016 (UTC)
- I merged this info into a single "MACUSA" navbox template so it's redundant and no longer maintained. I figure it's best just to delete it out so it's not mistakenly used. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 22:17, December 17, 2016 (UTC)
- The same meaning for Template:Presidents of the MACUSA? 22:34, December 17, 2016 (UTC)
- Or move it to Template:MACUSA employees (spelling) Anthony Appleyard (talk) 10:30, January 2, 2017 (UTC)
I disagree with the deletion of the page about Thomas Sailer. I have updated this article a while ago and just noticed that it is up for deletion now. So I will explain why I took the time to update this existing article.
Thomas did much more than "making several HP fansites" Founding the Knight Bus in 2007, which admittedly is a digital ruin by now, he was connecting about 1.000 HP fan communities and gave especially those from more remote countries a better access to the core of the fandom! I have checked the visitors counter and the site still gets about 500 visits per day as a rule, even though there haven’t been any updates for ages. That does not seem like the site was never important.
The DA was definitely "a bit" more than a HP fan-site. It was a union of 57 fan communities from all continents. Members were for instance some huge sites from Brazil, India (e.g. LunaFans), Iraq (e.g. HP-fan.ir or Dementor.ir) or Indonesia (e.g. Muggle-V). And naturally a lot of fan sites from Europe, usually the most noteworthy one of a country (like Slovenia (Harry Potter Slovenia), Italy (Lumos.it), Serbia (HP Serbia.com), The Netherlands (Wizardzone.nl), etc. and naturally, many big HP actor communities, which were HP fan sites back then too. US members were Magical Menagerie, Love Unchained or BooksandWands.com for instance. So the DA made communities from Europe, the US, South America and even Asia communicate and work together.
Talking about CoaHPF, it is not about “being a fan” but about how meaningful fandom can be for the individual. There’s a little difference in these two things if you ask me.
Thomas is an Austrian author and his novels are written in German, so for understandable reasons there might be not many sources about him in the US. Searching him on Google in Germany gives a very different result however. You will find things like his website, fb, twitter, and CoaHPF as well as many articles like the following examples long before the link to the HP wiki.
I ask you to take all this into account before deciding to delete this article.
- I would agree that there is no need to delete this. Seems like a noteworthy piece of fandom history. --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:31, January 7, 2017 (UTC)
- I agree. Apart from one minor black joke at the very beginning of the canon, this has no relevance to the HP universe. I reverted the recent deletion nomination because it was done in a way that amounted to vandalism (blanking the page), not because I disagreed with it. — RobertATfm (talk) 15:19, January 10, 2017 (UTC)
- As noted, the page is not even a current a candidate for deletion; however, just in case, I would disagree with its deletion as it is a referenced mention from a canon source. Given banana, or sernik, or many other articles on little details from the series, I don't see why this one should be removed. What again is the argument against articles on minor details like these? --Ironyak1 (talk) 18:07, January 11, 2017 (UTC)
- Against deletion, per Ironyak's comment above. -- 13:33, January 12, 2017 (UTC)
- Unless there is a special magical version of a letter bomb, why not redirect to the Wikipedia article? Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:45, January 17, 2017 (UTC)
- There is no provision under our notability guidelines that would allow for the deletion of this article as trivial/non-notable. Basically, it's fine to have articles on things that are mentioned in passing in the Potter books, or appear only briefly or as background props in the Potter films. The point, of course, is to cover these passing mentions/appearances of real things within the context of the Harry Potter universe. The Wikipedia articles on bananas and letter bombs will give you basic facts about both of those things, but they won't tell you about the role, however trivial, that either of these things play in Potter canon.
- Not to mention the fact that articles on trivial subjects are often useful for delivering behind-the-scenes information which wouldn't fit elsewhere. Weasley family's coffee table has some info on the maker and ownership history of the real table featured in the films. ★ Starstuff (Owl me!) 06:36, January 17, 2017 (UTC)
- This sort of appeal for help is to be sympathized with; but this is not what articles should be written about. But, as is said on Wikipedia, "don't bite the newbies". Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:34, January 17, 2017 (UTC)
- No one is "biting the newbies", two users offered help one of which was myself. Zane T 69 (talk) 22:38, January 17, 2017 (UTC)