User talk:Doneve


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User talk:Doneve/Archive1
User talk:Doneve/Archive2 April 2010-January 2011
User talk:Doneve/Archive3 January 2011-December 2011
User talk:Doneve/Archive4 January 2012-December 2012
User talk:Doneve/Archive5 January 2013-January 2014
User talk:Doneve/Archive6 January 2014-January 2015

Merry CHristmas[edit]

Hi Doneve,
I hope you and your family hae a great and stress-free Christmas and New Year - preferably involving lots of the best things in life, like all the stollen you can eat ;) BrokenMnemonic (talk) 08:36, 23 December 2014 (PST)

Happy Holidays, Doneve! By the way, left you a message on Aries. ClanWolverine101 (talk) 11:59, 1 January 2015 (PST)
Thanks guys :).--Doneve (talk) 13:07, 1 January 2015 (PST)
Doneve - Got your message. Thanks! ClanWolverine101 (talk) 21:37, 2 January 2015 (PST)

Planet Co-ordinates[edit]

Hy Doneve,

I hope you had a good time over the holidays? I'm trying to adjust to the idea that it's 2015 already, and I have to go back to work on Monday. Where did the holiday go?

Volt's left an updated link for the systems/distance spreadsheet on my talk page - because the overall map got updated, it looks like the planet coordinates have shifted slightly, which has caused knock-on changes in which systems are nearest. I think we're going to have to start again at the beginning, but the sheet does have all of the Combine planets in, so it should be complete, and I don't think we'll have to change again once this one's done. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 04:05, 3 January 2015 (PST)

Hi BM, yep i got the spreadsheet, i start to work this day from it. But grml i start again from [A] and double check the info.--Doneve (talk) 04:34, 3 January 2015 (PST)
Hi Doneve,
I just came across Attenbrooks, a system with no systems within 60 light years. Rather than leave the Nearby systems section blank, I listed the four nearest systems - and specifically annotated them as being the four nearest systems - so that those browsing can get an idea of how far away the system is from anything else of note. Does that seem like a good idea to you? BrokenMnemonic (talk) 13:26, 16 February 2015 (PST)


You're going into hospital again? I understand that nurses are cute, what with the uniforms and all, but surely it would be more convenient for you if we had a whip-round here and got you a subscription to instead, to cut down on the travelling?
I hope you're out of hospital soon, and not just so that I don't have to do all of these planets myself... BrokenMnemonic (talk) 23:53, 5 January 2015 (PST)

Don't worry, my laptop go with me and i can use wlan, iam in work to prepar the spreadshett, then i can quickly update 50 planet pages on one day. Yes yes the nurses, but my wife is the best nurse ;)--Doneve (talk) 10:31, 6 January 2015 (PST)
Heavy hit, those nurses are really calling you back. Rather have you get better than worry about working on the wiki! Feel well, my friend. -- Wrangler (talk) 13:23, 6 January 2015 (PST)
Thanks my friends, i come better prepared and we will rock sarna. But when i known it comes to end, i want to manage that User: BrokenMnemonic, User:ClanWolverine101, User: Wrangler, Mbear, Frabby, i hope User: Revanche found time to a last lunch and party. Ya ya some lives on america, england and germany but dont worry i love all of you, money is not the problem, i send all or my wife to you some infos etc. etc. via sarna email, how we can do this, when the time comes. Its a crazy idea but i want this and do this.--Doneve (talk) 13:55, 6 January 2015 (PST)
I think you've got years left in you yet - unless your wife catches you with two or three of those nurses... BrokenMnemonic (talk) 11:40, 7 January 2015 (PST)


Hy Doneve
I hope you're feeling well, and aren't too tired from chasing all those nurses around the hospital...
I've just added a short article on the Finmark Air and Space Academy, based on the detail in Field Report 2765: Periphery. I included in the notes a section on how the Academy and its abbreviation, FASA, are almost certainly homages to the company FASA and the source of FASA's name, the Freedonian Aeronautics and Space Administration. I know that's at least the second FASA homage I've seen in recent products, because Historical: Op KLONDIKE also has a planet named Fasa in it. Do you think it's worth noting those homages in a notes section in the article on FASA here on Sarna? I've not done much with the articles based on real life here, so I'm not sure if that'd count as too much extraneous detail or not. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 02:13, 13 January 2015 (PST)

Hy BM, iam feeling so lala! I like this little homage note on FASA and its not worth to add this tid bit of info.--Doneve (talk) 03:58, 13 January 2015 (PST)


If you could check this talk page, that'd be great! -BobTheZombie (talk) 20:08, 16 January 2015 (PST)

Feeling Better?[edit]

Hi Doneve, i noticed you changed wikibreak status. Are you feeling better I hope? -- Wrangler (talk) 04:32, 23 January 2015 (PST)

Hidden Worlds[edit]

Hy Doneve,
I just hit a system with one of the Hidden Worlds in the nearest systems table, and it made me think about which names should be used for them. Given that we've had the locations of the Ruins of Gabriel, Jardine and Mayadi canonised through publications, but Obeedah and Taussen were confirmed by Herb on the forum. As it wasn't in the official Ask the Writer/Ask the Developer forum, and it specifically caveated by him as something that could change, I think we should stick to using Sharpe and Versailles, even though in most other situations I'd use the more recent name. Does that sound reasonable to you? The redirects are all set up so anyone specifically searching for the worlds will find them, but it means we don't have to run around changing system tables all over the place if a future developer changes the location of the last two worlds. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 13:31, 26 January 2015 (PST)

This make sense, thanks to point out this.--Doneve (talk) 23:28, 26 January 2015 (PST)

Ranks and Italics[edit]

Doneve - I gotta ask, when did we decide to italicize every single rank in an article? Thanks. ClanWolverine101 (talk) 21:11, 2 February 2015 (PST)

Never, in the past i built this error in unit articles, only Draconis Combine and Lyran Commonwealth/Lyran Alliance ranks shut be italicize, take a look on the BattleCorps: Style Guide.--Doneve (talk) 05:39, 6 February 2015 (PST)

Random Act of Appreciation[edit]

Noticing that you corrected a typo and added some italics where appropriate in the middle of one of my rather long essays (Interpolated Autocannons), shows me that someone actually READ that bit of pondering. While Sarna is no longer a place for Fanon, the Fanon is what drew me here in the first place, so seeing someone actually read something there tickles me. : ) So, have your 10th random act of appreciation award. -- LRichardson 19:59, 19 February 2015 (PST)

Retired Award[edit]

Hi Doneve,
We passed a milestone yesterday or the day before - more than 10% of the planets have been updated to the new article format with the co-ordinates and nearby systems updated. I wouldn't have been able to get as much done as I have without your help - I would've lost the will to live somewhere around the 200th planet beginning with the letter "A" if it was just me working on the update. So, I've retired your 10th All Purpose Award so that I can give you your 11th. You rock. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 13:24, 3 March 2015 (PST)

Hey Doneve[edit]

Hey - That link you sent me seems to be dead. Can you send me a new one via Aries? Thanks! ClanWolverine101 (talk) 22:06, 21 March 2015 (PDT)

Doneve - Hey you okay? ClanWolverine101 (talk) 18:19, 25 April 2015 (PDT)

Hope Your Feeling Well[edit]

Hi Doneve, i was thinking of you today. I hope your doing well. I silly me play Minecraft sometimes, I was on a Navy themed server in germany. Just wanted to say hi. -- Wrangler (talk) 04:27, 8 April 2015 (PDT)


Hi Doneve. I'm not sure how to update the source of XTROList we use in XTRO books. Do you know where I can add XTRO: Republic 2's entry into the list? - Wrangler (talk) 08:30, 5 June 2015 (PDT)

Marialle Radick Pic[edit]

Doneve - Hey can you upload the pic of Marialle Radick for me? Its in The Falcon and the Wolf. Thanks! ClanWolverine101 (talk) 19:38, 18 July 2015 (PDT)

Interstellar Operations[edit]

Stop what you're doing and go and get the IO beta from DriveThru-RPG. Seriously. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 09:11, 24 July 2015 (PDT)

Thanks for the info, but i wait for the final version, but Combat Manual Mercenaries comes and i got it.--Doneve (talk) 09:31, 24 July 2015 (PDT)
If you buy the beta version of IO now for $10 via DriveThru-RPG, you get an automatic upgrade to the full version (which has an RRP of $25 for the PDF) when it comes out - so you're saving $15. I hadn't spotted Combat Manual: Mercenaries is out - is it good? BrokenMnemonic (talk) 11:13, 24 July 2015 (PDT)
Ah ha i overread this, IO beta is buyed :), ähm i mean i pre orderd Combat Manual: Mercenaires.--Doneve (talk) 17:14, 24 July 2015 (PDT)

Doctor Géné Lyndon[edit]

Hello Doneve. About that article you posted named "Doctor Géné Lyndon". It shouldn't have the person's title in the name of the article. It should be just "Géné Lyndon", perhap have redirect to using the Doctor in the name. We don't name article about for example: Hanse Davion, Prince Hanse Davion for example. -- Wrangler (talk) 09:47, 7 August 2015 (PDT)

So is this a person or a company? I'm confused... -BobTheZombie (talk) 10:42, 7 August 2015 (PDT)
Hm, this is a good question, iam using the Manufacturer name from TRO:3055U and understand this as company and this is Doctor Géné Lyndon, but i move the page to Géné Lyndon.--Doneve (talk) 15:44, 7 August 2015 (PDT)
You may want ask the Writers on the Battletech Forums. I'll look at my book see what it is. Do you have name who producing whatever it is? I didn't look at the article. -- Wrangler (talk) 17:36, 7 August 2015 (PDT)
Hmmm, Reading the book. This is the individual who built the mech with team of engineers. I'm sorry Doneve, i'd go back to the original "company" name with the Doctor in it. I greatly doubt there will be a feature article about Géné Lyndon the person, she a throwaway name in the article who has no-name company. I would name it "Doctor Géné Lyndo (Solaris VII Company)", so the reader won't think it's about a person. - Wrangler (talk) 17:43, 7 August 2015 (PDT)

Spacecraft naming conventions[edit]

Hi Doneve, thanks for joining the work here. However, two things:
1. We only change the names which are ambiguous, i.e. those which had some disambiguation appendix in brackets (like "(vessel)" or "(Union)"). Unambiguous names, i.e. those which have no other article or topic associated with them and thus no appendix, need not have their name altered.
2. When moving a mainspace article, I usually also move the talk page but I then go back and delete the Talk Page redirect from the old article, as it's not needed for anything. Frabby (talk) 12:44, 25 August 2015 (PDT)

Pic from Highlander Sourcebook[edit]

Doneve - There's a pic on page 19 of the Northwind Highlander sourcebook. Its a big full page job. Might you be able to upload it for me? ClanWolverine101 (talk) 07:27, 5 September 2015 (PDT)

Lucian Carns Pics[edit]

Doneve - do you have the pics of Lucian Carns from the Luthien Scenario Pack and Era Report 3052? Thanks. ClanWolverine101 (talk) 19:17, 9 November 2015 (PST)

Yep, i uploade the pics.--Doneve (talk) 05:02, 10 November 2015 (PST)

Draconis Combine Maps[edit]

Hiya Doneve,

I hope you're well? I seem to be tired a lot of the time these days, but hopefully the crazy work demands will slow down closer to Christmas. I just saw all of the maps you've posted up for the Draconis Combine - thank you for doing that, it's really helpful. I'm a little frustrated that I haven't been able to do a lot with Handbook: House Kurita yet, but I'm really looking forward to getting the chance to update more of the planet histories comprehensively, now that we can actually use it as source. Although I've also been wanting to add the remaining worlds and systems from Interstellar Expeditions since the book came out, and that hasn't happened yet. Arg. Anyway, I was wondering if you could add in the Rasalhague Principality map from 2319 as well? It's the first map of the Principality that's ever been presented, so it's one of my favourite bits of the book Smiley.gif BrokenMnemonic (talk) 07:20, 15 November 2015 (PST)

Hi BM,

Yeah, all works well. I can go to work :), go to the fitness studio etc. etc. Iam in work with the other missing DC maps after i finished that i go to the prefectures and so on in my spare time, this weekend and tomorrow i have time ;) cheers.--Doneve (talk) 07:52, 15 November 2015 (PST)

Intelligence Secretariat[edit]

Doneve - there's an emblem on page 41 of the Intelligence Operations Handbook. Do you have a clean upload of it, by any chance? Thanks. ClanWolverine101 (talk) 23:34, 20 November 2015 (PST)

Ok, i look what i can do.--Doneve (talk) 23:39, 20 November 2015 (PST)