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Brockdale Bridge

Your change to the page Brockdale Bridge was determined to be unhelpful and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks. See also our Policies}} --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 03:03, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

I advise you to have a look on the Canon Policy. On this wiki, facts from the films can be considered canon, unless directly denied by an higher source of canon (the books or JKR herself) --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 03:10, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
The London Millenium Footbridge is NOT the same bridge as Brockdale Bridge. So, one cannot assume if the bridge in the film is pedestrian-only or not; there can be specific hours for cars to go across it and specific times for people to go across it... The fact that the bridge collapsed with no cars on it is, indeed, non-canon, but that doesn't make any other facts on the article non-canon. It is not stated in the entire article whether the bridge is pedestrian-only or not.
I don't ever recall being stated in the article (or by me) that the Millenium Bridge and the Brockdale Bridge are the same (and ACCORDING TO CANON, as you put it, they are not the same); HOWEVER the fact that they are not the same doesn't exclude that they could be similar in architecture and have stood on the same spot but in different time periods (Brockdale from c. 1986 to 1996 and Millenium from 1998 to 2009). We can certainly state that the bridge was in London: check out this screenshot. The Tower Bridge is clearly visible on the background, placing the scene (and the Bridge) in London, crossing the Thames. The fact the bridge is in London doesn't contradict higher sources of canon, AT ALL, since the location of the bridge is NEVER specified. We can also check if the two bridges stood on the same place on this screenshot, which clearly shows St. Paul's Cathedral on the upper-left corner. By this we can determine the city, river and exact place of the Brockdale Bridge.
I did not ever say I was "all knowing", as you put it. That information (discrepancies, as you called them) was not there without first thinking and analising the movie pictures. So, if the information is true and not IMPROVABLE, you can't improve it. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 04:08, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Also, do not erase comments from your talk page. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 04:09, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm not trying to harass you or anything, I'm not trying to use my status as an Administrator to insert false information on articles; I'm just following this wiki's guidelines. The movie simply fills the gaps left in the book, like location, architecture, etc. Full stop. Now, I ask you to calm down and not do any more personal attacks, or else you will be blocked from editing the wiki. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 04:33, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Our Canon Policy states that information from the movies can be considered Canon if not directly contradicting information from J.K. Rowling. Rowling never told us where the bridge was nor how did it look like. So we consider those things from the movie. You can point out all the time discrepancies you want, because those would be NON-CANON, whereas the appearance and location of the bridge are specifically shown in a canon tier (the movie), and do not contradict any higher source of canon --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 10:23, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

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