Talk:Vampire

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Vampire is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community. Even so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.
This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on July 13, 2004, and on May 22, 2017.
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November 4, 2003Featured article candidatePromoted
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July 17, 2006Good article nomineeListed
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A reference; perhaps of use?Edit

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/magazine/2019/09-10/vampire-mania-in-eastern-europe/ --K.Nevelsteen (talk) 09:00, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks (belatedly) K.Nevelsteen, I think we have all that in the article Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 02:35, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Better belated, then never =) --K.Nevelsteen (talk) 11:15, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Theresa Bane's Encyclopedia of Vampire MythologyEdit

Bane, Theresa (2010) Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology McFarland is effectively the reference work on vampires and vampire myths around the world and should be a references for this page. Especially as it lists 600 (yes that is six hundred) types of vampires and vampire like creatures.

There is a digital version of the book at Internet Archive as well as a totally digital version at enacademic.com.--174.99.238.22 (talk) 23:00, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Some of the entries are pretty brief but if gives some leads for material to chase up in scholarly journals Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 02:42, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Another jumbled article that's excruciating to readEdit

How on earth as this a featured article? It's atrocious! It's just a jumbled up collection of anecdotes that doesn't have an narrative sense. It starts by going through what are the modern views of a vampire, then it jumps back to its origins, then it jumps to how these beliefs might have started, then it jumps to how the Vampire is treated in fiction.

The whole article sucks. But as usual, another crap article is protected.

The article should follow like this:

  • History/origins/Earliest
  • theories as to why peoples believed in them
  • modern period/modern interpretations and myths
  • modern usage in literature

The story of the vampire, is just that, a story, not a random series of facts copy pasted together. Impossible to read article because it's so garbled. Simple as. 81.153.37.0 (talk) 08:29, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Impossible to read article
Straight to the hyperbole, eh? Frankly, "narrative sense" doesn't really apply to an encyclopedic article. We want to provide the most relevant information to the reader first, which in this case is the modern information. Fewer people are coming here for the historic/theoretical information. — The Hand That Feeds You:Bite 13:17, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
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