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The vibrating Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 Broom toy for 8-12 year-olds is somewhat controversial. It has been taken off the market.

I deleted that because I don't think it's a good idea to list every toy or sold product in the shape of a broomstick, there are hundreds of them, and I think it is also offtopic.

You can write "there are many toys sold with a broomstick theme, one of them is the vibrating Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 Broom toy (tm)" -- Rotem Dan 09:56 3 Jun 2003 (UTC)

It is worth mentioning because of the controversy. - Patrick 10:21 3 Jun 2003 (UTC)
I added something similar to what you suggested.

It desperately needs clarification of what the nature of the controversy is; if the controversy is notable, so is its subject!
--Jerzy·t 10:04, 2005 August 9 (UTC)

Polk County book[edit]

_ _ I removed

See also: Wicca and Appalacian Mountain Charms of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Polk County, North Carolina US (1923) privately published.

Besides being improperly formatted (is "Wicca" the first word of the book's title or not? Does the title include the word "Appalachian, or does it need a "[sic]" notation?), it reeks of unverifiability at best, and non-existence or creation with fraudulent intent at worst, and perhaps most important, unavailability to our readers. If we don't have a credible & economical place to lay hands on it, it can't be a "see" of any kind, tho it could appear as a report of claims that the book exists. (And the existence and notability of the claims of the book's existence must be verifiable, even if nothing else about the book is.)
_ _ I'd like to see this in the article -- provided it doesn't make us look like suckers.
--Jerzy·t 10:04, 2005 August 9 (UTC)

Proposed move[edit]

broom (tool) to broom. Broom already redirects here, so the article can be at broom. 21:49, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Sure. —Nightstallion (?) Seen this already? 18:40, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

The History of the Broom vs Witchcraft.[edit]

Why is the section on Witchcraft so much longer than the section on the history of the Broom? Where is the archeaological evidence of early uses of the broom?

Surely there is more to know about this ubiquitous tool than Harry Potter references and its imagined use by witches?

Possibly add a link to Brush, because a broom might be considered an example of a brush. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 01:18, 7 May 2007 (UTC).

Most of this section has no references and just sounds silly. If the information can not be documented then it should be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Unicornforge (talkcontribs) 02:03, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Brooms in wider culture[edit]

Unsure if it is the right place to place it or if it is of any importance, but Halmstads BK supporters are called The Brooms and thougth it might should be mentiond. --> Halmstad, Talk to me 22:54, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Adding video content[edit]

Hey, I am working with the Global Lives Project, a nonprofit working to create an open video library of human experience. GLP has footage of an active project participant sweeping outside his convenience store with a large broom, could this footage of brooming enhance the broom article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by ClaireRedwood (talkcontribs) 20:15, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

About 1 1/2 minutes into the clip! :) -ClaireRedwood (talk) 20:24, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
Here's an additional video of the same man using a modern broom (as opposed to the one made of wooden sticks). The video of the sweeping is roughly 1/8 of the way in the video. -FefeGong (talk) 21:32, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Possible source[edit] might make a decent source for the history and manufacturing of brooms. WhatamIdoing (talk) 14:53, 10 June 2012 (UTC)