As per Policy:Essays, BattleTech Essays are articles on the Sarna.net BattleTechWiki that approach a given aspect of the BattleTech franchise or universe in a broad manner, exploring or explaining issues that the authors feels cannot adequately be covered in another article.
Essays should be used sparingly. Policy:Notability in in full effect regarding Essays. Each article must be seen as relevant and providing substantial value to the BattleTech community in some fashion, and is open to requests for deletion.
Although Policy:Fanon does apply to Essay articles and Sarna BTW does not seek to publish fan fiction, it is permissible in Essays (and Essays only) to make assumptions, estimations and educated guesses about an in-universe subject matter to the point of fan theories and personal opinion, provided that such speculation is clearly marked as such, does not contradict established canon, and is plausible within the universe context.
By contrast, essays regarding real-world issues should refrain from promulgating rumors and possibly inaccurate real-world information.
Essay articles will usually be the work of a single author or cooperative group of authors; yet like all articles, they are basically open to being edited by anyone, at any time. It is recommended though to discuss changes on the article's talk page first, before implementing them (or not implementing them after all).
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