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In light of the recent creation of many articles concerning fights and other battles, I think we should have a policy in order to uniformize the naming of said articles. It would define the usage of the words used to caracterize the degree of seriousness of the cronfontation (like duel, affray, skirmish, struggle, battle, war, etc.). What do you think? -- Seth Cooper Moon (Owl Post) 00:07, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

I agree that we need to set a standard for how confrontation articles should be titled. "Affray" is a synonym of "skirmish," so I'm not going to take it into consideration, but here's how I think the other words should be defined:
  • Duel: A single confrontation between two people.
  • Skirmish: A single, short confrontation between a small group of people.
  • Battle: A single, prolonged confrontation between a large group of people.
  • War: A series of confrontations between large groups of people over a significant period of time.
Starstuff (Owl me!) 00:36, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

And, as you well put it in your move summary of Skirmish at Godric's Hollow to Attack at Godric's Hollow (1980)

  • Attack: A single confrontation, where only side attacks and the other does not.

-- Seth Cooper Moon (Owl Post) 00:58, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Also, the fall of the Ministy of Magic would've been a Siege because Voldemort and the Death Eaters succeded by forcibly taking control. 16:35, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes. so that would be
Siege: A confrontation when one party surrounds the other and forcibly take control.

ShirleyALuna Lovegood(The Quibbler) 10:28, 5 July 2009 (UTC)