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2nd May '18 7:28:56 PM Traveler123
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** The observation about there being no magical barrier or fence to keep the students out of the Forbidden Forest is a very good one. Hogwarts has enchantments that prevent boys from going to the girls dormitories, so why is the staff just relying on telling the students not to go into the Forbidden Forest, given how many dangerous creatures live there? If you look at adolescent behavior, warning the students not to go into the Forbidden Forest would only be really effective for younger students. Older students -think Fred and George- would quickly make venturing into the Forbidden Forest an I-Dare-You game.
** And let's not think too much on why the Hogwarts staff allowed a colony of highly dangerous Acromantulas to set up shop in the Forbidden Forest ''within easy walking distance of Hogwarts.''
21st Dec '17 11:38:24 PM Luppercus
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*** My point exactly.
20th Dec '17 10:49:06 AM Dere
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*** We have only seen ''one'' cleaning wizard, squib or otherwise.
19th Dec '17 4:57:17 AM Luppercus
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*** Occam's razor: the only wizard we see working in cleaning is a squib.
17th Dec '17 11:23:01 PM Dere
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*** In real life, many people dedicate themselves to lowly jobs like cleaning when they could be doing something much better. What makes you think it's any different for wizards?
16th Dec '17 5:25:44 PM Luppercus
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*** And how many wizards go into the cleaning business? If you're a wizard you most likely would choose other careres like... I don't know, study dragons or making potions, not something is made by a race of slaves. Even the more humble jobs like Mr. Weasley's work at the Ministry seem to be pretty confortable. So is not likely that wizards would choose to go cleaning for other people when they have magic that allowes them to do something much more interesting. Thus, that's why is the kind of job only a squib would do, squibs do not really have much job options in the wizard world if any.

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*** And how many wizards go into the cleaning business? If you're a wizard you most likely would choose other careres like... I don't know, study dragons or making potions, not something is made by a race of slaves. Even the more humble jobs like Mr. Weasley's work at the Ministry seem to be pretty confortable. So is not likely that wizards would choose to go cleaning for other people when they have magic that allowes allows them to do something much more interesting. Thus, that's why is the kind of job only a squib would do, squibs do not really have much job options in the wizard world if any.
16th Dec '17 5:24:24 PM Luppercus
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*** And how many wizards go into the cleaning business? If you're a wizard you most likely would choose other careres like... I don't know, study dragons or making potions, not something is made by a race of slaves. Even the more humble jobs like Mr. Weasley's work at the Ministry seem to be pretty confortable. So is not likely that wizards would choose to go cleaning for other people when they have magic that allowes them to do something much more interesting. Thus, that's why is the kind of job only a squib would do, squibs do not really have much job options in the wizard world if any.
15th Dec '17 2:38:44 PM Dere
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**** Why not appoint an actual wizard to do that kind of work then? It should be much easier and faster than for a squib who can't use magic.
14th Dec '17 7:55:07 PM RandomReader
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**You're forgetting skill. The absolute best Quidditch equipment in the world means nothing if it's being used by a baboon. I don't recall exactly which book, but there was one match (I want to say when Malfoy was on a Nimbus 2001 but Harry still had his inferior Nimbus 2000) where Malfoy failed to notice the Snitch fluttering right next to his ear and Harry ended up getting it. Equipment quality had nothing to do with that. Also recall the World Cup, where Krum got the Snitch, but Ireland's Chasers were so good that even the bonus 150 points wasn't enough for his team to win.
3rd Dec '17 12:43:59 PM sugaricequeen
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** Correlation does not imply causation. The majority of Slytherins don't turn out evil because they were sorted into Slytherin; they're sorted into Slytherin because they have the qualities represented by the house. They're ambitious, but also cunning and pragmatic. Draco was already shown to be a bully before he even donned the Sorting Hat. And people don't hate Slytherins for being in Slytherin; they hate the ones who are downright dirty cheaters. If Slytherins were actual decent people, like Slughorn, Albus and Scorpius, I'd bet other people would have no problem liking them.
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