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Does everything and everyone in the series drop dead after the final book or something? I noticed almost every article begins with something like, "Harry Potter was a half blood wizard." From my knowledge of the English language, in articles like these it should be "Harry Potter is a half blood wizard." unless the person or thing ceased to exist. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

It was done for simplicity. See:Forum:Past/Present tense? --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 14:38, July 4, 2010 (UTC)

In short, it was decided that all "in-universe" articles would be perceived as a historical record. - Nick O'Demus 10:34, July 7, 2010 (UTC)

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