Talk:Adamant

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Wiktionary[edit]

Should be moved to Wiktionary, in my opinion. Jwrosenzweig 20:59 23 Jul 2003 (UTC)

There's the fictional stuff in X-men, which probably isn't worth an article to itself. -- Tarquin 21:16 23 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Relevant information[edit]

There's some relevant discussion about this hard stuff over at talk:adamantine. --Qole 18:59, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Topic of discussion moved to Talk:Adamantine Spar. --Cast (talk) 02:38, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Paladin-Sir-Meed?[edit]

What is with the mention of 'Paladin-Sir-Meed, a famous Sherwood Dungeon player' in the Examples of use section? Google search for Paladin-Sir-Meed and variations came up with only this very article, and a youtube video about 'Sherwood Dungeon' (which doesn't really seem notable at all itself, it doesn't even have a wiki page.) I'm going to remove it. 67.160.142.194 (talk) 03:47, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Examples of Use[edit]

Couldn't the "Examples of Use" section be considered a trivia section? -- Sikovin (talk) 01:11, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Seperation from Adamantium[edit]

People have seperated adamantium from adamantine, this smacks of fanboyism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.19.155.125 (talk) 19:01, 9 June 2009 (UTC) The point is, which one comes form adamantine, and which use from Marvel's adamantium. Artcile on adamantium claims, that metal in Warhammer 40K and DnD comes from Marvel's metal, and here is claimed otherwise. The border blends especially, when we add that many people use word "adamantine" as substitute of "adamantium" and vice versa. Its really hard to tell. 178.37.169.99 (talk) 17:38, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

"In fantasy" section[edit]

There was an "In fantasy" section that someone had already tagged with "citation needed", but I decided to just be bold and remove it, since, well, it was pretty much nonsense. For the record, this is what the section said:

"Adamant is a spell-forged metal, harder than any other substance in existence. It is almost weightless, and can only be destroyed by powerful magic of unmaking."

Now, I've little doubt that this is true of "adamant" in some particular game or line of fiction. But to put this under the heading "in fantasy" implies that this is what adamant is in all fantasy settings, which is patently untrue. As is very clear from the "In fiction and popular culture" setting, different fantasy games and stories have had very different concepts of what "adamant" is in their settings; this description of adamant by no means applies across the board. If whoever put in that section wants to re-add this description of adamant (I guess according to the edit history that would be D arckangel), I suggest he not put it in its own section, but put it in the "In fiction and popular culture" setting, specifying exactly which fantasy setting this description applies to. (I made a brief attempt to figure out which setting that would be using a Google search, but didn't have any luck.) ----Smeazel (talk) 08:13, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

the "in Mythology" and "In pop culture sections need a bit of reorganizing. I will do my best, but if any Mythology experts can say if Alexander Romance and Paradise lost are better described as mythology or pop culture/fiction, feel free to rearrange again. IthinkIwannaLeia (talk) 05:59, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Prose vs. List[edit]

I've removed the template message about lists/prose at the head of the In fiction and popular culture section. If this section needs to be re-ordered, then this whole article needs to be overhauled.

Really, I think this article should deal with and only with the mythological material. It appears in a huge number of areas that could reasonably be dubbed "popular culture" and the enormous list this article has just detracts from the actual encyclopedic value of the article.

Perhaps a list-only page could be made for it, to which a theoretically unlimited amount of references could be added, but I don't think it belongs here.

Also, why is this a part of WP:METALS? I thought the WikiProject for metalworking was primarily about the actual craft/industry of metalwork, not fiction? Kierkkadon (talk) 20:50, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Adamant old fashioned urinals[edit]

In past decades old fashioned British gent's public toilets dating from Victorian times often had Adamant brand urinals. I expect nearly all of them have been demolished or modernised by now. See http://www.nothingtoseehere.net/2009/10/victorian_toilets_rothesay.html I thought that was the source of the punk/new romantic pop singer Adam Ant's name. 92.24.136.226 (talk) 13:28, 12 July 2013 (UTC)