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There needs to be a history of the Dwarves on here.

Yes. I suggest you register and help create it. Dwarvish history is large enough it deserves its own article, yet small enough that it wouldn't be so long as, say, an Elvish history article, which would practically be an article on the First Age, and a little on the Second and Third ages. We should probably write a chronological article and then place a timeline at the bottom. I don't have time at the moment, but I hope to get to it tomorrow. --Narfil Pal├╣rfalas 22:49, 18 August 2006 (EDT)

Lifespan 250 years is particularly closely adhered to in the timeline/genealogies (and sons born at father's age either 101 or 102!), but this is for the Longbeards who we are told to be the longest-lived of the Houses.--Osric 12:43, 14 November 2006 (EST)

[edit] Uncited Quotations

Just wanted to mention that the later half of the Nature section (first 4 of the last 5 paragraphs in the section) contain verbatim quotations from "Appendix A, Durin's Folk" without being placed in quotations, block quotes or appropriately cited as being written by Tolkien (as opposed to being written by a wiki user). While I realize citing a source is generally sufficient with paraphrased, or short duplicated material, entire paragraphs seems another matter. I'm not sure if this is intentional or desirable, but thought I should raise the question at least. (Sorry, but I am not interested in editing any more wikis.) -- 15:32, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Notice the "Sources" tag at the top. It needs work. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 16:23, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

So the article is fine the way its structured ? Just need to go in and find citations for unsorced works?? Throrin Longbeard 09:18, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Height

"They were 4.5 - 5 feet (1.35 - 1.52 m) tall" -- I would like to know the source for this information. --Tik 20:22, 1 November 2017 (UTC)