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Updating the Lexicon


Lately I’ve receieved a few emails along these lines:

hey, the lexicon is a great site and i love reading almost everything on it. however a lot of the stuff is outdated – there are questions and debates on stuff that has been answered in later books, details tht have been mentioned in the order of the phoenix and half blood prince. it would be brilliant if the pages were updated, as opposed to being like 3 years old. but its a great website. thanks

We completely agree that it would be brilliant if everything was updated. Trouble is, there are about a thousand pages in the Lexicon and a complete update will be a LOT of work. We don’t want to have to do it twice. So if you’ll forgive us, we’re waiting. In a couple of weeks, with the release of the last book, we’ll start a complete update and overhaul of the entire site. We’ll revise every page with the final details, we’ll flag essays that are out of date (although we will very likely leave them in our essay collection, since they provide a record of fan history which we don’t like to see disappear). We’ll update all the pages to the new format and work on databasing everything so that it integrates into the Portkey.

If you think about it, that’s the answer to another question I get quite often: What will happen to the Lexicon after the last book? Will it go away? No, it will just become more complete, more user-friendly, more integrated, and more the best Potter reference source on the planet.

So please be patient. I apologize for things which are out of date or incomplete. We’ll get to it in just a few weeks.


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