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Talk:Middle-earth

Revision as of 21:10, 4 September 2006 by Jasca Ducato (Talk | contribs)

I've deleted the reference to the Mediterranean, as 'mediterraneus' in Latin doesn't mean 'Middle-earth', but "midland, inland, remote from the sea". So, Mare Mediterraneum means 'inland sea'.

- Earendilyon

Major Overhaul

I've deleted much infor from the article, which shouldn't have been in it in the first place. Perhaps some of it could be put in seperate articles, if those aren't written yet. --Earendilyon 02:48, 6 March 2006 (EST)

One thing I'm still debating in instances such as this is creating 'sub articles', such as Middle-earth/History or creating a page like Middle-earth History. But I do think separation into more detailed articles is a must. --Hyarion 10:44, 6 March 2006 (EST)

Two Maps

Hyarion, as it necessary for this article to have two (virtually identical) maps? I'm asking you, 'cause you placed the second one last night. --Earendilyon 01:59, 2 May 2006 (EDT)

Virtually identical to the untrained eye! I suppose we could look for some different maps, I was just on my uploading spree and that happened to be one of the images so I threw it in there. I know Tolkien Enterprises has a thing for maps but I wonder if John Howe's violates whatever they dislike about them... --Hyarion 10:36, 2 May 2006 (EDT)

Region or Realm?

I think we hardly can call Middle-earth a Realm. Realm means Kingdom, and M-e never had a King, as far as I can tell. Peoples in it did, and certain parts of it did, but not the whole. So, why change the Category:Regions to Category:Realms? --Earendilyon 16:55, 4 September 2006 (EDT)

If you check the information correctly you will notice i have written [[Category:Realm|*]]. The * donates that is is not a region or realm but is heavily associated with them. Jasca Ducato 16:58, 4 September 2006 (EDT)
Well, I didn't know that was the meaning of the asterisk. But it isn't seen on the page anyway, only in the source code, so I still think it's incorrect, or (at best) giving an incorrect impression. --Earendilyon 17:06, 4 September 2006 (EDT)
  • It is not incorrect. I know how to use wiki codes! 17:10, 4 September 2006 (EDT)