I'm looking at this, and I'm kind of not convinced this is 100% relevant to Harry Potter. Looking through, it just seems a collection fo books that have some tangential connection due to themes. — MechQueste talk 17:48, March 16, 2019 (UTC)
- "The stories [...] have been compared to J. K. Rowling's franchise but she never mentioned them as inspirations or favourite books that she read before writing Harry Potter." Quite; put another way, these "analogues" are just a bunch of coincidences, nothing else. Probably the only thing these stories have in common with the Wizarding World™ (or each other) is that they all drew from the same folk sources.
- Particularly absurd is the claim that the Discworld stories somehow resemble HP: there are many different story arcs running through the series, with wildly differing protagonists (one arc has Death as its protagonist; in Hogfather, Death has to stand-in for the Discworld's equivalent of Santa Claus), only a few of them feature Unseen University and only a few of those have Ponder Stibbons (the closest to a Harry Potter figure those stories have, but he's a young adult) as protagonist.
- I admit, when the page was first created, I misread the Username and actually thought the page was created by evilquoll. (facepalm) Just took another look and at the "not exactly valid source", and found there's the part for "Acknowledged influences" with actual sources. Is there a page on HPW covering the matter? Because if not, rather than delete, the page can perhaps be repurposed to focus on that instead of the other part (what the current article is doing). --Sammm✦✧(talk) 18:55, March 16, 2019 (UTC)
- Keep An analogue may well be a coincidence; nobody is claiming those aren't (with a few exceptions, perhaps). This list is just a piece of curiosity showing how themes in the HP franchise were already observed in previous works. As some of you guessed, I found the WP article "Harry Potter influences and analogues" and thought it would be interesting to bring this off-universe subject here. Perhaps we should expand the page to include the influences and favourites as well?
- As to Discworld, the WP article has a sourced section detailing how some have compared it to HP, with another one for each of the analogues in this list. I don't know enough about it, but the absurdity of the claim seems like a matter of opinion, provided that the section is sourced and does not contain original research. - Esbonl (talk) 10:49, March 20, 2019 (UTC)
Deletion of Mafalda Prewett
Why are you deleting this page? Prewett COULD be her surname since she is from Molly Weasley’s side of the family and Prewett is her maiden name. I also can’t change the name of the article Mafalda. Unless you guys know how to. Beverlyjones (talk) 16:32, May 19, 2020 (UTC)
Katherine of Aragon
I think the page could be worth keeping because her daughter, Mary I was a witch in the HP universe indicating that Catherine herself could be a witch. Henry VIII has a page just for having connections to the wizarding world, and I think Catherine could too. It was a wanted page before today, but it just needed to be worded better to connect her to the wizarding world properly (which I will do). - Kates39 (talk) 13:42, May 29, 2020 (UTC)
- I cannot find ant mention or painting of her in HP canon so far, despite her having been a wanted page on many articles. I couldn't find anything in the Notability guidelines to suggest she cannot have her own page, but perhaps the page actually should be deleted on ground of not being in it herself, and the possibility of her being a witch be included on Mary's page? - Kates39 (talk) 18:24, May 29, 2020 (UTC)
- Hi, I'm the one who placed the delete tag, and yes I have since learned that Artemis appears in Hogwarts Mystery, as mentioned in the Eagle owl and Chiara Lobosca articles. My bad. - 10:21, July 7, 2020 (UTC)
- No. It is nonsense, and completely of your creation. This wiki has strict rules against Fanon. Your contributions may be more welcome at the Harry Potter Fanon Wiki or at the Dumbledore's Army Roleplay Wiki. - 01:36, July 10, 2020 (UTC)
Fat Ghost (Fourth book back cover)
While I agree the article needs to be rewritten in-universe, otherwise it just seems to just be documenting a character with a minor appearance. As we have hundreds, if not thousands, of such articles, I would suggest that this article is handled in a similar fashion.:
- This Fat ghost was seen in the stairwell ...
- BTS note about who it might possibly represent and why none of these are 100% convincing
- Single Appearance and Ref with see image
Article is of exceptionally poor quality, is written in such an unprofessional and out of universe style (that also no one else has sought to change or currently seems interested in doing). It is almost certain that this "fat ghost" is an illustration of Nearly Headless Nick, and this kind of low quality content has no place on a wiki with such high standards.--RedWizard98 (talk) 04:07, July 12, 2020 (UTC)
- Article rewritten based on extended discussions and analysis from elsewhere - now at Fat ghost in stairwell. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 05:49, July 12, 2020 (UTC)
Harry potter full characters by book
Hermione Granger's time turner?
Is this article (Hermione Granger’s Time Turner) necessary at all? The article currently on Time Turners covers all known time turners, including the generic one that Hermione used very comprehensively. Also, this article has no layout or even any references, meaning it is very low quality in comparison to articles which have full layouts and proper sourced references.--RedWizard98 (talk) 20:17, July 20, 2020 (UTC)
Is this article necessary? There is already an article covering Time-Turners which of course covers the one used by Hermione and the use of these devices by others.--RedWizard98 (talk) 22:17, July 25, 2020 (UTC)
- If you think it isn't, Red, then believe it or not, I think we're in agreement for once. Had Hermione's been home-made or otherwise one of a kind, then, sure, I'd guess it'd be different, but since it's just a standard issue, one-of-several that Hermione happened to be allowed to borrow, then no, I don't think it's necessary. Tfoc (talk) 15:01, July 26, 2020 (UTC)
I'm not sure I understand the question as no article is necessary and could always be covered by another more general article (until you reach the one uber article that is the entire franchise in a single page ;) Is this article notable? Yes, by all measures and at least as important as many other articles on personal possessions like Neville Longbottom's first wand, or Porpentina Goldstein's admonitor bracelet. Could there be some value in having it separate - sure, as you can more easily note Appearances for just this Time-Turner and also make articles on the Theodore Nott's Time-Turners and then a Category for all known individual Time-Turners. Does this information need to be in a separate article? No, of course not, it's more just a stylistic choice that has some benefits and some drawbacks. Not that any of this leads to an answer as what to do with this article, but hopefully might point the way to different questions of importance. Cheers --Ironyak1 (talk) 16:11, July 26, 2020 (UTC)
- To be fair, Neville's wand is fairly unique, as no wands are truly alike and there are some personal history attached to it. In the case of Tina's admonitor braclet, we'd pretty much have to have an article to cover it, since we only ever see the one and we know so little about it, but - Hermione's just a generic object that belongs to a collection. It might not be entirely fair, but it sort of feels like making a page on the coffee cup Ron drinks from when the Death Eaters finds them when they trigger the taboo, or "Arthur Weasley's Muggle money" for when he paid Robertson in the fourth book. Tfoc (talk) 01:10, July 27, 2020 (UTC)
I spent forever on that page, researching and the like! why would secret the spyer do such a thing! they are soooo mean! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Delphibellatrix (talk • contribs).
- The pages you have created are unacceptable in the main namespace. They would be better off in your personal User Blog space. - 21:27, July 30, 2020 (UTC)
Your articles are not welcome here as they are both duplicates of already existing articles; probably best use your personal user blog space or alternatively the Harry Potter Fanon Wiki. --RedWizard98 (talk) 21:36, July 30, 2020 (UTC) Sorry for you hard work on The Carrow, But your pages already exist, and therefore I believe that Sirius mention it wasn’t acceptable, So If you want to keep that page, I will ask a content mod or admin to move into your blog post.Secret the Spyer (talk) 23:19, July 30, 2020 (UTC)Secret the Spyer