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[edit] Religion in Tolkien's works

  • An article detailing all the religious similarities in Middle-earth while keeping a non-allegorical standpoint. --Hyarion

[edit] Tengwar Unicode Standard

  • A petition to get Tengwar into the standard Unicode.
  • For the wiki, possibly setup an extension so if Tengwar fonts are installed, the visitors sees Tengwar text, if not the Tengwar text is replaced with Tengwar images of the text. --Hyarion

[edit] F.A.Q.

[edit] Why is J.R.R. Tolkien so popular?

  • An article which lists reasons why J.R.R. Tolkien and his works are so popular and entertaining. --Hyarion

[edit] Middle-earth Year articles

  • This may be me being anal but what about having a page for "T.A. 2,567" and "S.A. 35" etc. Most years would be empty or simply contain one entry, but I think it would be worth it. --Hyarion 02:00, 21 April 2006 (EDT)
    • If this is too much we could always slowly separate them. For example converting First Age, Second Age, etc. Then taking another step and maybe "F.A. 1,000" "F.A. 2,000", etc. then another step, "F.A. 500", "F.A. 1500", then another, and another, etc. --Hyarion 02:00, 21 April 2006 (EDT)
      • One thing that may be a problem is that not all Tolkien scholars agree on the dates, and in the different works they are often conflicting. According to the most common timeline used Eärendil was born in 503 of the First Age and his famous voyage was in 583. This is impossible, as Elves did not marry this young, and he would hardly have time for all his famous voyages. This is an example of the problems with pinpointing exact dates. --Narfil Palùrfalas 14:51, 22 April 2006 (EDT)
        • Good point, it becomes especially difficult when dealing with time frames as well. I still think its a good idea though, as long as we are careful to put "possible date" and to list where the dates came from. --Hyarion 14:59, 22 April 2006 (EDT)

Just a side suggestion. I find the name format "First Age XXX" quite tedious. To make the articles readable, we are forced to write [[First Age XXX|F.A. XXX]] in the text for no reason. I see in other works they use the format I XXX, II XXX etc. I suggest we use this format. Sage 12:24, 15 August 2008 (EDT)

There's been a couple of other discussions on this which I'm unable to find at the moment, but the consensus was "First Age XXX" as this is what JRRT and Christopher Tolkien use. As we were unable to find any instances of them using roman numerals we decided against them, "I XXX" is also less meaningful for an article title. It is rather tedious to type however, which is why we plan on creating redirects for "F.A. XXX" to "First Age XXX". The other issue is the abbreviation for Fourth Age, I believe we settled on "Fo.A. XXX" --Hyarion 04:53, 16 August 2008 (EDT)
I see. I'd add that the abbreviations should be as simple as possible, even without periods. It's a real pain while we are writing an article and come up with the dates, then search for the . key, press by mistake the , key (which is next to it), delete it, press . again etc etc... happens to me all the time you know. Therefore I suggest we be less formal and as simple as possible and prefer FA, SA, TA instead of F.A. etc. Btw Robert Foster used FO for the Fourth Age. Sage 10:00, 16 August 2008 (EDT)

[edit] Criticism on Tolkien

Racist stuff, religious accusation from fundamentalists, plagiarism etc Sage 12:24, 15 August 2008 (EDT)