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Nice idea, but I wonder about labelling the spells as positive or negative. I would consider all spells the same (except obvious Dark Magic), and only the employment of them would make them positive or negative. Perhaps defensive and offensive magic?

Also, since we are treating the films and games as canon (although not as high as the books) I would scrub the non-canon section and put it in the main article. Tag each spell with a reference stating its source so we know where it comes from. i can help with that if you want. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 17:53, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

I was considering Curses, Hexes and Jinxes to be degrees of dark magic because they cause harm, you know? On the games and films, i didn't know they were canon, that's interesting. I took the info from our category of the same name. Should the category "Non-Canonical Spells" be removed from the wikia? Mafalda Hopkirk 17:56, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
I see where you're going on the positive/ negative issue, but would they be taught if they were considered "Dark Magic"?
As for Canon, DarkJedi613 is working on a Canon guide (User:DarkJedi613/Canon). We discussed it a while back and we thought that unless something from the films or games explicitedly contradicts the book canon, then it should be treated as canon. The non-canon categories would probably be purged at some point, but not just yet. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 18:08, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
About canon - that sounds good, I'll keep it categorized like this till we change DJ finishes his guide so everything is uniform. About dark magic - maybe certain dark magic is ok to be taught since it isn't "forbidden", i mean most of Snape's stuff is awfully dark. He teaches hardly anything positive, and it isn't until Slughorn takes over that the students learn potions that aren't basically poison or sulfuric acid, know what i mean? Mafalda Hopkirk 18:21, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
You do have a point there. Still, the connotation is that Harry and co. use negative magic throughout the series. Snape has a reason to use dark magic since it seems to be part of who he is. Defensive magic and offensive magic roughly mean the same thing but without the good/bad divide. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 18:40, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
I think you have a point. I'll see how i can reword it to be less black and white and biased. Mafalda Hopkirk 18:43, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

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