Hello. Please start bashing or complementing me right away. By the way, I do prefer compliments!
- Hello KevinSSr. Welcome to this wiki, and thank you for your contributions so far! Some advice below, please do not take it as "bashing" but rather as guidance. We are glad that you are helping out. Frabby 08:11, 7 December 2008 (PST)
The descriptions you added for Hesperus II, Rahne and Port Moseby look like direct citations from the respecite sources. This could be regarded as plagiarism, and is discouraged on this wikia. Citing a single line or sentence may be okay if the exact wording is relevant, but citing entire paragraphs is problematic. If you copied the text verbatim (I did not check the sources), I suggest you re-write it with your own words. Please do not let this put you off! It's just a potential problem for the wiki that we should seek to avoid. Frabby 08:11, 7 December 2008 (PST)
Ok... I went back and rewrote these articles to take them out of the quotes. They are not direct citations, but reworded as much as possible. KevinSSr 10:51, 7 December 2008 (PST)
From the "References" note it seems your description is entirely made up, and not supported by Canon. This is not a problem per se, but this Wiki's Policy:Canon states that fan-made information should be segregated from information based on official sources. While your note already points out that there are no known sources of information on the world, I suggest that you apply the note directly to the parts you made up; it is currently a little vague on the subject of what was made up and what not.
I guess I figured a placeholder with some kind of information would be better than nothing. To me NOT having information about a particular planet is worse than having fan-created information.
This frustrates me. Because 80% - 90% of planets in Battletech do NOT have information, it means that these planets will NOT be found in the BattleTech Wiki, but will be found in the Fanon wiki. Since there are no cross-links, no one will know that someone has created information about this in the other wiki.
Because I want only canon information, but would rather have a section marked "UNOFFICIAL INFORMATION" or something in the article that shows that I am attempting to fill in this information with something that is not found anywhere in Battletech, but gives it some kind of flavor. This allows me to look at the information as something that is unoffical, but still fits into the system as a whole. KevinSSr 10:56, 7 December 2008 (PST)
Welcome to the wiki and congrats on just jumping in!! It took me at least a day...lol...before I was an editing mad man. Don't forget to link to stuff in your articles. Just put the "[ [" and "] ]" around stuff. Also, I'm a stickler for canon vs. non-canon so I also lean towards only canon and sourceable material on this side of the fence. But welcome and "Be Bold!" Locis 14:05, 7 December 2008 (PST)