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[edit] "Here there may be Entwives"

Is there any further information that can corroborate the claims made by Pip Willis about the Entwives' location, or that he is a qualified source? The best I can surmise is that he is somehow related to map-maker Didier Willis, but that's a guess. Is Pip recognized as a Tolkien scholar who I'm unaware of? Either way, with all respect to Pip, I find it hard to view him as an authority on Arda's geography when he has used David Day's terribly inaccurate map of Arda in response to another Quora question [1].

I guess my broader question is this: does citing this Quora post, without any further corroboration demonstrating the credibility of either the claim itself or the person making the claim, satisfy Tolkien Gateway's requirements of a reliable source? Protospace 17:14, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

I found the article at Quora noteworthy, as obviously Michael Martinez did as well. It could naturally be an elaborate hoax, and we will probably see more discussion about Willis' article in the future.--Morgan 22:09, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
I think the claim can be reported, as we have done, but we can't regard it as canon, of course. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 08:21, 17 June 2017 (UTC)