Talk:Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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American cover[edit]

Are we allowed, or can we put a picture of the American cover in this article?-Mbatman72 20:46, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

As the books author is from U.K its more appropriate to use the U.K cover Robin 06:04, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Title Hoax Section[edit]

I propose that we add a section on all of the title hoaxes that sprouted shortly before the release of the book's real, or, at least, create a seperate article that will be linked to this one.--Dark Green 23:47, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

and what encyclopedic use would that be? Robin 06:05, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Ambiguity: closing the school[edit]

Toward the end the plot summary says the teachers vote to "close the school", which sounds permanent. Actually they debated closing the school permanently, but ended up only terminating the current school year early. The next novel shows the school still open the next year, though with numerous changes. CharlesTheBold (talk) 04:01, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: ~ Don4of4 [Talk] 01:43, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Criteria[edit]

Review[edit]

  1. Well-written:
    Criteria Notes Result
    (a) (prose) Truly great writing. I have no issue here. Pass Pass
    (b) (MoS) The reviewer has no notes here. Pass Pass
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    Criteria Notes Result
    (a) (references) The reviewer has no notes here. Pass Pass
    (b) (citations to reliable sources) The reviewer has no notes here. Pass Pass
    (c) (original research) The reviewer has no notes here. Pass Pass
  3. Broad in its coverage:
    Criteria Notes Result
    (a) (major aspects) The reviewer has no notes here. Pass Pass
    (b) (focused) The reviewer has no notes here. Pass Pass
  4. Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without bias, giving due weight to each.
    Notes Result
    The reviewer has no notes here. Pass Pass
  5. Stable: it does not change significantly from day to day because of an ongoing edit war or content dispute.
    Notes Result
    The reviewer has no notes here. Pass Pass
  6. Illustrated, if possible, by images:
    Criteria Notes Result
    (a) (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales) The reviewer has no notes here. Pass Pass
    (b) (appropriate use with suitable captions) Please try to add some images or other elements. Pass Pass

Result[edit]

Result Notes
Pass Pass Overall this article is VERY GOOD. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. That said, it lacks visual appeal. Please try to add some images or other elements.

Discussion[edit]

Thank you for the review and I am pleased you enjoyed reading the article. An editor has added a picture of J.K. Rowling for the "Background" section and I have added another of the illustrator. Is there anything specific you had in mind? Thanks, Glimmer721 talk 22:39, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Since the image issues have been fixed and the reviewer seems to be on wikibreak currently, I'll go ahead and pass the article. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 20:38, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

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