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I'd like to discuss the contents of the "Sexuality" section of the article. It appears it has been written strictly from the point of view of Americans, even though two of its sources are actually BBC News.

Let's take a look at File:World laws pertaining to homosexual relationships and expression.svg. What's the point of view on this matter in countries colored   brown,   dark orange,   light orange and   yellow?


Extremecia (talk) 22:04, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Cites for "Appearances" and "Characterisation" sections?Edit

Hello, I am going to tag the "Appearances" section with a {{RefImprove section}} since it is missing references to specific pages of the HP book series. Before this causes a mini-storm (or potential edit war), I thought I'd make my intentions clear. :) -MayureshK 11:20, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 March 2018Edit

Please replace "Jude Law will be playing the role of a less older Dumbledore..." with "Jude Law will be playing the role of a younger Dumbledore...". "less older" is an awkward and clumsy construction. Thank you. (talk) 17:47, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Actually there are contexts where "less older" would be appropriate, but this is not one of them; it should be "less younger" as the immediately preceding sentence concerns the portrayal of an even younger version of the character. (talk) 17:51, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
I agree.   Done PS: Keep those inputs coming :) -MayureshK 18:47, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Dumbledore's ageEdit

This page states that Dumbledore is somewhere between the ages of 115 (seemingly evidenced by the books) and 150 (stated by Rowling), but in The Goblet of Fire, we see: "...'the Heads of the participating schools [Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang] are always on the panel [of the Triwizard Tournament],' said Hermione, and everyone looked around at her, rather surprised, 'because all three of them were injured during the Tournament of 1792, when a cockatrice the champions were supposed to be catching went on the rampage.' She noticed them all looking at her and said, with her usual air of impatience that nobody else had read all the books she had, 'It’s all in Hogwarts: A History'..."

If we assume that the champions were all in school during the Triwizard Tournament (seeing as the competition is between schools), that would put Dumbledore (and Karkaroff and Madame Maxime) between the ages of 11 and 17 in 1792, meaning that in 2005 (assuming the books take place during the same year in which they were published), Dumbledore would have been between 224 and 230 years old when he passed away.

The Wits and Wagers game we have states that he's 115. Is my math or understanding of the text incorrect? ReiterWriter (talk) 01:29, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Nothing you have stated there shows Dumbledore, Karkaroff or Maxime were alive in 1792. You seem to have a very serious misunderstanding of what the words you quoted mean. Kylesenior (talk) 05:52, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

about who replaced whoEdit

the names are backwards for who took over after one died Kelseakay91 (talk) 14:57, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 November 2019Edit

At the end of the third sentence, please change "...Lord Voldemort." to "...Lord Voldemort, the chief antagonist in the series." (Later-revealed backstory elements are less important in some cases, so it ought to be explained that this is a critical aspect of the general story.) Also, please link the word "headmaster" in the first sentence. (talk) 19:11, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

 Y Partly done. I added the text, but not the link. Per MOS:OVERLINK, "Everyday words understood by most readers in context ..." are usually not linked. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 02:18, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
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