Talk:Tom Bombadil

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This article is soooo long, detailed and boring. It's a good example of how you can drown out the relevant facts with waffle. I came here to find out who Tom Bombadil was, and I still don't know. Isn't that something to put in the introduction, and not some irrelevant details like where he met Frodo, or when the books were published? Issue313 (talk) 16:54, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

The lede looks fine to me. It explains who Tom Bombadil is, from an encyclopaedic point of view: "a supporting character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium". If you're looking for a thorough in-universe explanation that doesn't burden itself with the requirement for reliable secondary sources, you may want to try a fan site like Tolkien Gateway, instead. Indrek (talk) 13:19, 4 March 2015 (UTC)