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delete?

This article consists mostly of speculation and conjecture. Should this be deleted until we have official information on this? --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 16:51, September 14, 2009 (UTC)

Maybe some of it should be merged into the larger Magic article. Should Spell family and Spell resistance be merged as well? They seem to be just as speculative. - Nick O'Demus 18:46, September 14, 2009 (UTC)

Name

As with sacrificial protection, we know enough about this topic for it to warrant an article, but we don't know its real name. The convention in such cases is to use an article title that is just a neutral description of the article's subject. We want to avoid using title that sounds like it could be an actual made-up term for that subject.

For example, if the term "wandlore" were never used in canon, the article on that subject wouldn't be titled "wandology," but something generic and descriptive like "study of wands." "Wandlore" and "wandology" are both invented compound words, but since the latter isn't ever used in the HP series, it counts as fanon.

"Spellcraft" is a simple, elegant-sounding name, but real-world names for things don't always carry over to the HP universe. Thus we shouldn't use that word for this article's title unless it's used somewhere in canon. Starstuff (Owl me!) 02:57, August 6, 2011 (UTC)

Fair enough Green Zubat 04:21, August 6, 2011 (UTC).

Dumbledore's Army parchment spell

How do we know this spell was created by Hermione? 24.226.107.213 02:41, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

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