When I first started on this stack last year I quickly learned three things about Harry Potter:
- The Harry Potter wiki is complete garbage. Anyone caught citing it in an answer would be burned at the stake.
- The Harry Potter movies are complete garbage. Anyone caught citing them in an answer would be burned at the stake.
- Unless the films were listed as an okay backup by the OP. Then you were only heavily criticized and downvoted at the stake.
- Pottermore is the next best thing to the books for tidbits and trivia
But today I came across this comment on this answer (emphasis mine):
I know that Pottermore is no longer the reliable site that it once was, but it still isn't HP wiki. Please try quoting from the original sources if you can find them. – ibid
As of this writing that comment has two upvotes, so at least three users think this is true. Now I'm really confused. Is there no online database for non-book owners like myself to learn about the HP universe that won't cause us to lose rep if we mention it here? Recently I've been going to Pottermore for smaller questions I had and now I'm not sure if what I learned was accurate or not.
Could someone fill me in on what is now considered the main reliable source for Harry Potter information besides the books and JKR interviews?