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A thing that I always viewed as a problem:

Whenever a new page on a character is created, people generally assume that they are human. Who tells as that people like, for example, Poppy Caxton could not be part-humans? It's simply unknown and nothing should be added. Even film and video game portrayals sre not neccessarily evidence, as Fleur, a part-veela, greatly resembles a human. --Rodolphus 18:25, October 8, 2011 (UTC)

Bumping--Rodolphus 09:33, November 20, 2011 (UTC)

It's not as bad as some of the other ridiculous speculation on this wiki-especially when it comes to blood purity. Despite the fact that one of the main points of the book is that blood purity is completely arbitrary and doesn't matter at all, people still seem to go to ridiculous lengths to work out people's blood purity. Saying that Hermione is muggleborn and that Ron is pureblood is fine, but then people go and assume that anyone who attended Hogwarts in book 7 is pureblood etc. Almost every wizarding character also has something along the lines of "at the age of eleven this character presumably purchased a wand at Ollivander's," despite the fact that for all we know they may have inherited a wand, purchased a wand from another wandmaker, waited until they were older to attend Hogwarts, purchased their first wand when they were younger, etc. Then, every character who is in Harry's year is listed as appearing in the Sorcerer's Stone movie since they would theoretically have been in the crowd of students waiting to be sorted, even though there was obviously no actor in Sorcerer's Stone playing characters who didn't make their debut until later, and it's possible that any one of them could have been sick and missed their first day of school, or something. For characters who we do not know much about, people generally try to fill in the blanks with speculation which is why characters are generally assumed to be human, but we really shouldn't make assumptions and should only state known facts.Icecreamdif 19:43, November 22, 2011 (UTC)

A part-human is still human, it's just a less specific term. Since half-breeds are so rare, it's more speculative to say they aren't necessarily human than it is to say they are. -- 1337star (talk) 19:47, November 22, 2011 (UTC)