Hiya Archlords and welcome to the Forgotten Realms wiki. I saw you and DW having a sort of conversation in the commit summaries so I thought I'd drop you a line here and save you some trouble. Please take a few minutes to look at the policy guidelines. I wish someone had told me this before I jumped in and started editing because I still have some things to fix that I didn't do right the first time. You asked specifically about past tense and yes, with few exceptions, we try to write everything in past tense as if it occurred 1,000 years ago. Eventually everything will be in the past and there's no use going back and rewriting it again. Plus, not everyone uses the same edition of D&D (I'm primarily a 2nd edition player) and so I think it is helpful to write most things as a history so when new editions come out with new information we can just add it to the history. DMs and players can place their characters at any point in history and have an adventure. Have fun!—Moviesign 16:21, June 30, 2012 (UTC)

Arc, no hard feelings :) Just be careful to not delete sourced material... if there is not source and you have a sourced bit of info... that is different... over the last year, editors have been talking about having the editions work together, for example, in the Thunderbeast Tribe page, there is a new leader of the tribe in 1472 DR, but if you remove an old leader, just make sure to move this info into the history section, particularly if it is referenced :) It is great to see an older gamer on board, especially someone from my home state!!! Welcome to the wiki :) Darkwynters 18:56, June 30, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, guys. I appreciate the sentiment of improving information. —Archlords 19:14, June 30, 2012 (UTC)

Welcome and hope to see more Edit

Hello there Archlords, good to see you getting stuck in. I really like the very well cited work you've done on House Jaelre. Remember don't feel shy about putting exact dates in articles after figuring out where events fit in the timeline, it will makes things clearer than 'a century later' for future editors and readers. I'm looking forward to seeing you do more.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 06:30, October 23, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. That actually was one of the questions I was going to ask about not just D&D Encounters but 4th-Edition Realms stuff in general. Now that they have a living campaign again, they appear to be advancing things a year at a time (making the DR date about 530 smaller than the year Anno Domini), but is there anywhere that they've officially stated that? 'Cuz I'd like to cite it on virtually every edit I make. —Archlords (talk) 03:38, October 24, 2012 (UTC)
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