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Given the latest on 4th edition in the Realms, I think we're going to have to be more specific with our dates. The timeline is being advanced by around a hundred years, so any 1st/2nd/3rd edition information will need to have a date on it. For example, "Alusair Nacacia Obarskyr (the Steel Regent) is the princess and regent of the kingdom of Cormyr" will have to have "as of 1374 DR" added to it, because this is very unlikely to still be true 100 years later. Likewise, any 4th edition information will need to be accompanied by a date (even if it's rough) to distinguish it on the timeline.
Fw190a8 01:19, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
How come your post is fubared?
Zerak talk 16:17, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
I have no idea. I can't find anything wrong with it. If you want to read it, you'll have to go into edit mode. Sorry about that.
20:04, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
It has something to do with the external link. If you edit the post and remove the link it should show up fine. I tried it and it showed up in the post preview at least. BTW I've tried to implement this in a few places where I could, but it's tricky to insert it into the text without it sticking out like a sore thumb.
Johnnyriot999 21:14, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
Maybe we can do a similar thing to the age parameter in the {{Person}} template, where you can specify a year when this information is correct, and the label in bold on the left of the template will say, for example, Leader as of 1375 DR. However, this doesn't solve the problem of how to display two different entries if, for example, the leader changes in 4th edition. Maybe we could display the most recent (ie 4th edition, if available) leader in the template, and give the 3rd edition one(s) in the article text?
Fw190a8 00:54, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
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