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[edit] Images

While I think that Howe's Glaurung is stunningly beautiful, perhaps we should use JRRT's own picture of Glaurung as the main pic? (see Category:Images of Glaurung). If more people agree on this, then we could use Howe's pic for the section "The Fall of Nargothrond" instead. --Morgan 23:11, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Here I've changed to JRRT's pic.--Morgan 23:17, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
I agree, we don't often get the opportunity to use one of the JRRT's own pictures, so we might as well exploit every opportunity we have! --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 23:28, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
Tolkien's drawings are always best. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  23:40, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

[I've removed this section as it seems to be an echo of a note on the wikipedia article (note 4, as of 27 August 2010) - I haven't found any reference to this in any authorative work]

[Original TG text:] "It is likely that he is the dragon that appears in Tolkien's poem "The Hoard" in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, which seems to be based on the events at Nargothrond." --Morgan 00:47, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Good call. If you read the poem it's pretty clear that it's not referring to the story of Glaurung and the Nauglamir. —Aulë the Smith (Tk·Cb) 22:12, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Category order

Do categories always turn up in alphabetical order (except for the articles generated by templates - which seem to go first)? Is there an (easy) way to change this? --Morgan 08:27, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

I try to put them in alphabetical order because then it's easier for people to find a category they might be looking for. (In contradistiction to Wikipedia policy which is to put them in any old order with the "most important" first, however that's defined.) I don't think there's a way to automatically alphabetise them, but I'll look into it! --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 09:34, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Etymology

I moved Morgan's list of the different iterations of Glaurung to the Other Versions of the Legendarium section, it seemed to fit better there.

Regarding the actual in-universe etymology of Glaurung I'm having the same problem I had with Tuor. Namely I've found the relevant entries in HoME v5 The Etymologies: GLAWAR-, LAWAR- and UNG; but not being a 'linguist' or having much experience editing our linguistic articles I don't know how to treat that information, canonically speaking. Could someone help me out? —Aulë the Smith (Tk·Cb) 16:14, 29 August 2010 (UTC)