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Does anyone else feel the asterisk for Aragorn's being a member of the Fellowship a bit irrelevant? I'm gonna delete it, someone can revert it if I'm wrong. --Quidon88 01:30, 5 January 2007 (EST)

I also find it unneccessary. I'll go ahead and remove it (as I have several other minor edits I would like to perform on the page). --Narfil Palùrfalas 07:35, 5 January 2007 (EST)

Where the death date comes from?

As far as I know, Galadriel is immortal. So where can you conclude her date of death? 23:02, 22 June 2007 (EDT)

The infobox says "Passed into the West" and the article states "aged approx. 8,370 years when she took the Straight Road to Valinor". There is no statement of death. --fleela 23:12, 22 June 2007 (EDT)
But the infobox says that :"Date of death" and "Age at death", those look like she died already, if my eyes don't betray me.
The infobox is a standard template used in many articles, hence the descriptive parenthetical phrase. --fleela 23:58, 22 June 2007 (EDT)
I think we should clear out the information from infobox since it can mislead the readers about her "death". Also, there's an asynchronism here when the lead section state she's aged approx. 8,370 years when she took the Straight Road to Valinor while the infobox says "approximately 7114 years". To have it out, I favor the information of 7114 rather than the number 8370 (in wikipedia version they calculate that "500 (FA) + 3400 (SA) + 3300 (TA) = apx. 7000". Merge the infomation in infobox to lead section is my solution. 00:09, 23 June 2007 (EDT)
Actually it's 8374. Most people forget that Years of the Trees are 9.582 years of the Sun in lenght. There are several other errors in the quoted (wikipedia) calculation. -- Mithrennaith 19:18, 21 May 2008 (EDT)
Right now Galadriel is using a Royalty infobox, but I think we should change it to be an Elf-specific infobox. As most Elves passed on to the Undying lands and did not die, we can use that in place of death. I'll double check the dates and fix the article, thanks for your input. --Hyarion 00:30, 23 June 2007 (EDT)
Galadriel should be using the Noldor infobox, which I'll put up after a rewrite (or someone can change it before the rewrite). Most of the Noldor Tolkien writes about did die at one point or another (almost the entire House of Finwë, for instance); I'd say about 9/10. For Elves I suppose we could put Died/Passed West, but it's rather more annoying to have to explain on every article which they did (whereas here the few that survived to pass west are explained as such). On the other hand, since the elves that died in Middle-earth were usually reborn in Aman, we could probably think up a variation on "departed mortal lands", etc. Personally, I'm contented with the way it is. --Narfil Palùrfalas 06:17, 23 June 2007 (EDT)
I believe I put down the age. That was based on the dates calculated for the ages plus a hundred or so years to make her old enough for what she did during the Exile of the Noldor. I'm not sure why I added "14". Also, I was thinking, for the Elves passing west is very much like death (only they don't. . . die. They skip the step of being disembodied and going through Mandos). With proper word choice we might be able to work out something. --Narfil Palùrfalas 06:21, 23 June 2007 (EDT)

Going East

The article fails in elaborating all the differences in the story of Galadriel. When did she leave Aman, how did she leave, where did she meet Celeborn? Also it completely lacks information about Galadriel and Celeborn passing east into Eriador before the end of the FA. --Thalion 14:36, 9 September 2011 (UTC)