"...it is possible that they are nice people, regardless of being sorted into Slytherin."
I find this a dubious statement. The defining characteristic of Slytherin House is supposed to be "ambition", not "evil"; Horace Slughorn, Head of Slytherin House before his retirement and again during the 1997 school year, though not a very pleasant person isn't remotely evil. One thing about Book 6 is that it finally tore away from the simplistic "Gryffindor good, Slytherin bad" nonsense. -- RobertATfm (talk) 02:05, October 22, 2012 (UTC)
I agree with Robert ATfm , so I removed the "regardless of being Sorted into Slytherin" statement. At least half of the traits mentioned on the page for Slytherin House are not qualities that most of us would consider to be bad. There is nothing wrong with being clever, ambitious, determined, or resourceful. -- UnicornWolf (talk) 00:28, March 3, 2014 (UTC)