BattleTechWiki:Project BattleMechs

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Welcome to the BattleMech WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving BattleTechWiki's coverage of BattleMechs. Feel free to join in by adding your name to the group, grabbing an article to complete or weighing in on the discussion.

Goals
  • Catalog every BattleMech used in BattleTech
    • Classic BattleTech [underway]
      • Add Solaris VII 'Mechs [better descriptions and images are needed]
      • Ensure all variants for all 'Mechs are present
    • MechWarrior: Dark Age [started]
    • Computer/Video Game Systems [awaiting action]
  • Categorize the BattleMechs (via the Portal) into:
    • Tech Base (Inner Sphere, Clan) [awaiting action]
    • Factions (Capellan, Clan Wolf, etc.) [awaiting action]
    • Mass (by Weight Categories) [stalled]
    • Roles (Brawler, Skirmisher, etc) [awaiting action]
      • Change the section title from "Armament" to "Weapons and Equipment" for all BattleMech articles
Scope
  • A little vague right now, but we'll need to discuss the differences between CBT, MWDA & video game entries.


Contents

[edit] News

Project: BattleMech messagebox for article discussion pages is now available. See Tags below for details.
Project:BattleMech is now open. Please sign up.
All mainstream Inner Sphere 'Mechs have been added to the Wiki.
All canon Clan 'Mechs now have articles.
Variants section revamp done.

[edit] Guidelines

  • CJKeys developed the current format used for BattleMechs (and adapted for every other unit type). The current concept for BattleMechs has that there are five sections:
    • Description : a basic description of the 'Mech
    • Weapons and Equipment: what does it carry and some notes on the same; not to be a simple list, but a narrative [This section title was changed on 12/17/2013, per community consensus. If you see this section with another name, please change it.]
    • Variants : list each type of variant seen. Any variants that have not been provided official CBT stats are to be given their own sections. This includes, but it not limited to, 'Mech and variants from video games and MechWarrior: Dark Age/Age of Destruction.
    • Notable Pilots: if any of the major characters pilot this 'Mech, then include a short description of the unit/pilot history and custom modifications. If possible, include how the character obtained the 'Mech and when he or she stopped using it. In order to be considered notable, a character must have a linked article written about them.
    • References : links to the books or other source material used in any way to contribute to the article
    • Infobox : created with pre-established fields that need to be filled in with the relevant info
  • One thing to consider is that the articles tend towards to an in-character (IC) role, though there are some obvious out-of-character (OOC) bits included (ex: BV). In the text, if going OOC, use italics.
  • Link everything, at least once. If the term is Star League, link to it. If House Marik is referenced in the text, link to it. Link to other unit types, like DropShips. If the same term is used a lot, especially in the same paragraph, feel free to link only once. But link, even if the linked article does not yet exist: it will someday!
  • Italicize the name of the 'Mech being written about (don't link to it!). Do this for each mention.
  • In the variants section, list the whole designation again. For example, if the HCT-3F Hatchetman is the primary article, in the variant section, use a semicolon (;) followed by the bullet. It should look like *; variant name : data. As an example:
    HCT-4M 
    The variant entry looks like this...

[edit] Open tasks

  • Discuss what categories, outside those limited to BattleMechs, should be attached to each 'mech article. (See talk page.)
  • Edit for mis-spellings, grammatical and formatting mistakes for current articles.
  • Place the Project BattleMech messagebox (see Tags below) on each 'Mech discussion page.

[edit] Members

Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. CJKeys, adding initial entries and cleanup of new entries
  2. Revanche: basic editing, ensuring listed in proper categories
  3. Jimmy the Tulip: basic editing, ensuring listed in proper categories
  4. Xoid: copy editing, general maintenance, adding some spit 'n' polish
  5. ~Malithion~: starting entries when possible, minor editing, adding redirect-pages
  6. Scaletail: adding entries, basic cleanup, not copying things directly from sourcebooks
  7. BDeVoe: redux of Scaletail's :)
  8. DragonoftheRust: Mostly basic cleanup and cosmetic alterations
  9. Reuban: Working on starting out clan 'Mech pages
  10. FIVE-one: Writing empty Clan 'Mechs entries and creating Clan Dark Age and Age of Destruction 'Mech entries
  11. MEC: adding new Dark Age 'Mechs.
  12. MajorTom: Adding new articles, writing new fluff
  13. Woodearth: Adding Dark Age 'Mechs and information to the blank Dark Age entries
  14. Quicksilver Kalasa: Adding 'Mechs missing from the TRO 3075 and correct any clan variants from various books.
  15. Onisuzume: Adding 'Mechs from the BattleTechnology magazines.
  16. Wrangler: Add files that are missing, such as new XTROs, sourcebooks, and trying to make sure I don't screw up in the process!
  17. Longi: Updating BattleMech database, re-writing and basic cleanup.
  18. Mbear: Creating new category: C3 Equipped BattleMechs General variant updates
  19. ClanWolverine101: General cleanup, plus editing the portals
  20. Citizen Erased: Making things shiny, enforcer of proper comma usage, fact-checking ad nauseum.
  21. Doneve: Updating the BV by Master unit list, revamp variants section.
  22. Neufeld: Misc fixes.
  23. Mattiator: Upgrading articles to interface with the BattleMech Timetable, occasionally adding missing articles and fluff.
  24. BobTheZombie: Grammatical editing, adding finishing touches
  25. Nuclear-Fridge: Grammatical and Miscellaneous fixes.

[edit] Articles

[edit] Collaboration and review

Note: Editors, please remove the article from the list once you have weighed in. Please add new articles to the list from the bottom.


New Articles Needed
Please add articles that need to be written.
  • Ostscout IIC from Experimental Technical Readout: Boondoggles. I've already begun work on this page, but I would appreciate any help in fleshing it out. Mattiator (talk) 19:37, 22 April 2013 (PDT)


New Articles Review
See Template:WikiProject BattleMechs for instructions on how to both flag new articles for review, and flag that you have reviewed them.
If you wish to review new articles, a listing may be found in the New articles needing to be reviewed tracking category.


Peer Review
See Template:WikiProject BattleMechs for instructions on how to both flag articles for peer review, and flag that you have reviewed them.
If you wish to peer review articles, a listing may be found in the Articles needing to be peer reviewed tracking category.


Team Assessment
Add an article that you would like to see graded by a Project:BattleMech team member [grading system yet to be introduced].

[edit] Featured Articles

[edit] Previously Featured

  • None yet, but as soon as we start creating Featured Articles here, 'Mechs will probably be the first ones displayed.

[edit] Candidates

  • Also none yet, but we definitely could use some candidates here.

[edit] Templates

[edit] Tags

[edit] Talk Page Banner

This article is within the scope of the BattleMechs WikiProject, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of BattleMechs. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.

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[edit] Categories

In order to make the BattleTechWiki as accessible as possible, proper categorization is paramount. Since this is Project BattleMechs, one of our tasks will be focusing on categorizing 'Mechs. A list of subcategories for BattleMechs is found at the top of Category:BattleMechs.


  • Right Now — categorization that is meant be already underway:
    • Currently, the only 'required' category is Category:BattleMechs. All BattleMechs should be in this category upon article creation.


  • On the Back Burner — categorization that is slated to begin when the previous task is, at a minimum, near-complete:


Note: 'Official' categories you can add 'Mechs to may be found at the BattleMech Portal.

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