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I think its so everything rolls together better and mostly because we've read it so its already happened. Gryffindor1991 21:53, August 16, 2011 (UTC)
 
I think its so everything rolls together better and mostly because we've read it so its already happened. Gryffindor1991 21:53, August 16, 2011 (UTC)
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:See [[HPW:POLICY#Style]]. It's to keep the way articles are written uniform and avoid jarring tenses switches. The Wiki is essentially written from the perspective of historians looking back on things in the distant past. <font color="Green">&#x2605;</font color> [[User:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="green">S</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">a</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">r</font color><font face="Times" color="green">s</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">t</font color><font face="Times" color="green">u</font color><font face="Times" color="dimgrey">f</font color><font face="Times" color="green">f</font color>]] <sup>[[User talk:Starstuff|<font face="Times" color="darkgreen">(Owl me!)</font>]]</sup> 22:44, August 16, 2011 (UTC)

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I mean for exaple "Harry Potter WAS an ..." "Ron WAS.." - they still live, who knows, but saying that they were is weird..


I think its so everything rolls together better and mostly because we've read it so its already happened. Gryffindor1991 21:53, August 16, 2011 (UTC)

See HPW:POLICY#Style. It's to keep the way articles are written uniform and avoid jarring tenses switches. The Wiki is essentially written from the perspective of historians looking back on things in the distant past. Starstuff (Owl me!) 22:44, August 16, 2011 (UTC)

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