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I just wanted to say that I love the Current Clack updates. They are the first thing I check on Monday morning, and I definitely look forward to it all week. The way the entries are written really adds a nice flavor to what everyone is working on. Keep up the great work!
Artemaz (talk) 14:11, May 23, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I have to say, you inspired me with your Ra-Khati suggestion: "Artemaz is visiting with the Dalai Lama, unraveling some of the mysteries of the Hidden Kingdom of Ra-Khati." Putting it in-universe, making it part of the story, was just the thing to make the Clack stand out and give the wiki character. The Forgotten Realms has always blurred the lines between setting and writers, so it's good for us to follow that tradition. We are sages and explorers of the Realms after all. :)

I have to keep up on these a bit more, though, some of our projects change faster than weekly. It's also a bit hard for me to glean the main focus of everyone's work each time, to pick it out from regular wiki-work and cruft, and I don't know what your favourite articles might be to highlight (I usually pick out the biggest or those that interest me). Maybe all of you could post a few key project points here regularly?
— BadCatMan (talk) 15:39, May 23, 2016 (UTC)

Awesome, I'm glad I could get some inspiration started with that first note about Ra-Khati. I agree completely that phrasing the updates like that really adds a nice flavor.

I'll gladly start adding my current project ideas here for the Current Clack. Hopefully some of the other regulars will pick this thread up as well.

Artemaz (talk) 16:48, May 23, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll try to update these biweekly, though other admins can get on it. I should also retrieve old Clacks to create an archive at some point.

Plus, this is also a role-playing thing, making it doubly relevant. :)
— BadCatMan (talk) 01:17, May 24, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks.Guys, the only thing i have to say is ... awesome! I definetely love this feature. I hope to both improve my english writing and translation skills and to become a good contributor. I'm so pleased to help you growing this "Well of Knowledge". Cheers from Italy !! :)
ItalianDM (talk) 12:14, June 15, 2016 (UTC)

Another great addition, it really helps illustrate the great community that has built up here. Hopefully it will entice even more new editors like ItalianDM to join the cause.
--Eli the Tanner (talk) 21:31, June 15, 2016 (UTC)

And it is fun to write, when I have the opportunity, anyway. Welcome back, Eli, I look forward to posting a Clack for you. :)
— BadCatMan (talk) 00:38, June 16, 2016 (UTC)

They sure are fun to write. This week's entry was especially fun because I had the chance to blend some of my new pages with older ones.

ItalianDM- Keep up the good work! I hope you decide to stick around. :)

Artemaz (talk) 03:31, June 16, 2016 (UTC)

Nice first post Dark! Remember: once you clack, you never go back...
Artemaz (talk) 01:12, July 1, 2016 (UTC)

These clacks are getting longer... I need to keep them more up to date.

BTW, please focus on pages you've worked on, only making links to them, so we can better highlight our recent developments.

Lhynard, I put the genealogy notice up before. I don't want an ad to sit there constantly, else it looks stagnant, so I'll put it up and take it down when I have the whim. :)
— BadCatMan (talk) 11:21, July 2, 2016 (UTC)

Makes sense; thanks.
~ Lhynard (talk) 15:55, July 2, 2016 (UTC)

Trivia time: According to Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms (page 44), "the current clack is always... current". (Because news move so slow in some regions of the Realms, that the current clack of Cormyr in 1372 DR can be still considered current in the Waterdeep of 1479 DR).
Zero (talk) 00:47, March 16, 2018 (UTC)

That's just a patch for the new hazy timeline. :) It used to be dated to the month back in 1st edition. It seems that if I drag my heels long enough, you lot will come up with your own clacks. :D
— BadCatMan (talk) 08:41, March 17, 2018 (UTC)

I just wanted to say thanks for the warm welcome on the Clack. I think that's a great feature and it makes me feel like part of the Realms. This is a wonderful community and I'm glad to be a part of it. :)
Sturma (talk) 23:52, October 9, 2018 (UTC)

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Please update us on your current projects by posting them below. These can be in-universe content, wikification of sources, and development of templates, policies, and guides, and important discussions. Feel free to link to any pages you're particularly pleased with. However, don't link to things you've haven't worked on, to focus these on recent developments. These will be mined for posting on the Main Page in {{Current Clack}}. Also feel free to put an in-universe spin on it. :)

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