User talk:Will9761

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Creating Command Articles[edit]

Good morning, Will9761. You'll find this template useful in making your new articles on commands: Help:CreateCommandArticle.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 08:09, 27 May 2018 (EDT)

Hey Will9761 just want to repeat Revs push for your articles to use the templates, your content is good but you need to wikifi it!--Dmon (talk) 17:53, 3 June 2018 (EDT)

Creating Character Articles[edit]

Will, please take a look at this Character template. This should help bring Ren Posavatz up to the standards of similar articles. Let me know if you have any questions. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 21:58, 29 May 2018 (EDT)

References[edit]

This section should help your references become useful to readers: Help:References#Specific_References. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 18:03, 12 June 2018 (EDT)

Aurigan Directorate[edit]

Hey Will9761, I have restored the Directorate article as a redirect as the nation is not really a different nation to the Coalation, it is simply a change of government for a short three years, and resultant civil war. I have however incorporated what you wrote into the Directorate section of the Coalation article as it is very good.--Dmon (talk) 04:11, 22 June 2018 (EDT)

Article name and scope[edit]

Hi Will9761. I appreciate your work on expanding our coverage of the extra content from the HBS game. I've put some comments on Talk:Arms Dealer and Talk:Lord, and I apologize if they come across as a bit harsh. But these articles do have problems that need to be adressed. Hope I'm helpful and not discouraging. :) Frabby (talk) 07:02, 23 June 2018 (EDT)

I left the characters of the arms dealer and Captain Haust blank on purpose due to not having full names for them--Dmon (talk) 07:46, 23 June 2018 (EDT)
I've remade the Lord and Lady articles into redirects to Nobility. As for the Arms Dealer character, still no good idea. This should perhaps all be covered in Samuel Ostergaard's article, and/or in the Storyline section of the BattleTech (Video Game) article. Frabby (talk) 04:06, 26 June 2018 (EDT)

Hi again. I see you've been creating articles for numerous computer game characters. That's good, but I am a bit unhappy about the article names in some cases - namely those cases where the full name isn't known, like the Arms Dealer already mentioned above. Newer examples would be Baxter (Character) or Ambassador Yee. The articles as such are fine, but I feel they should contain a note to the effect that the character's full name isn't known, and that the article name is therefore conjecture. Perhaps we should create a template for articles with arguable article names because the subject doesn't have a proper known name or description? Frabby (talk) 06:24, 14 August 2018 (EDT)

Good work[edit]

Good work on the Iberia article! :) Frabby (talk) 04:06, 26 June 2018 (EDT)

Merging articles[edit]

Will, since I cannot rationalize how any user of Sarna might search for "RAF - Uniforms" with exactly that term, and since it seems extremely unlikely that anyone would be looking for uniform articles for a limited faction, I think it's best the article gets pasted directly into Republic Armed Forces. I'll let you make an argument as to why it should be kept as it's own article, but you should also suggest a title in line with Policy:Article Naming, to strengthen your stance.

If you choose to not defend the article as a separate entity, I'll make the merge following your next edit session.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 12:32, 27 June 2018 (EDT)

To be honest with you, I actually welcome the change. It helps to get the info across easier. - Will9761
Excellent. In reviewing the Republic Armed Forces page, I saw where it was set-up by the creator to link to "specialty" articles, which did not help the primary article at all. I'll make the change.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 15:56, 27 June 2018 (EDT)

Of Foxes and Sharks[edit]

Hi, Revanche asked me to weigh in on your suggestion (as if my opinion was somehow more valuable than anyone elses'). For what it's worth, you've got my complete support: All Clan Diamond Shark articles should redirect to Clan Sea Fox. It's the virtual same Clan under an alias name.

That said, remember to keep it short. We want to write articles for Sarna, not sourcebooks that steal CGL's thunder. ;) Frabby (talk) 04:42, 3 July 2018 (EDT)

Character affiliations[edit]

Good evening Will, I have changed the affiliations of the character articles you created for the MechCommander 2 characters towards their nation states rather than the ruling house. I am actively trying to steer the wiki in the direction of nation states being the go-to affiliation unless the character is born of a noble family (and thus would have a familial loyalty that potentially outshines national loyalty), I would appreciate it if you would assist in this huge task by adopting this system for future articles.--Dmon (talk) 19:55, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

Ok, will do.
-Will9761
Thanks, and thank you for diving into the video game characters. It has been on my list of things that need doing for what feels like forever!--Dmon (talk) 04:14, 14 August 2018 (EDT)

You’re welcome, I am glad to help. I also took liberty in making a separate page to direct people to both Baxter the planet and the person.
-Will9761

Too specific or too broad[edit]

Hey Will, I expressed encouragement for you doing the Video Game Characters last time I spoke to you but I am starting to grow concerned about phrases like "the player" and "the game". As I am sure you are aware the vast majority of stuff on the wiki is based on table top stuff and novels, as a result stuff like Category:Playable Characters really is either too specific to the video games or way way to broad as pretty much EVERYBODY is a playable character in the TT version. I do not have a sure fire recommendation as to how to get around using these phrases, but I do think it is something you should take into consideration when writing.--Dmon (talk) 17:19, 23 August 2018 (EDT)

Sure, I will see what I can do about the phrasing and the Playable Characters section to be a bit more specific. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

--Will9761

Thank you, as with the Character affiliations I am just trying to nudge people in roughly the same direction. The BattleTech Universe being a multi-media franchise means people come in from different directions and want different things to be included so I do my best to try avoid letting too much content become bogged down in one place!--Dmon (talk) 17:53, 23 August 2018 (EDT)

That is understandable. So far I made a category to be a bit more specific called "Playable Characters (Video Games)" so it would be less confusing. I also made sure to remove "the player" and replace the wording with the respective character's names instead.
-- Will9761

Thoughts[edit]

Morning Will9761 (or what ever time it is where you are),

As one of a crop of new editors on the wiki I would like your thoughts on something that has knock on effects about handling future new products. How we handle new products.--Dmon (talk) 05:46, 28 November 2018 (EST)

Image Summary Template & Apocryphal Images[edit]

Hi Will, Can you please add the source of images when you upload: Policy:Images. I am adding Template:Image_summary to all images that I can, and any help is appreciated. If you add the template and the information is unknown, leave the line blank. The image will show up in the [Images Missing Copyright Information] category and someone else may be able to add the info. But, obviously, the more you can add the better. If there is no template on the image, it does not appear in the category, and can only be found by chance. Also, apocryphal images also need to be tagged, not just articles. There's an easier tag for them that goes on top of the images page: {{ApocryphalImage}}. I added the template and apoc tag to the two most recent images that you uploaded if you'd like to reference them: File:Bogdan Tubbs.png‎‎ and File:Cameron Coyne.png‎ Thank you!--Cache (talk) 21:18, 22 March 2019 (EDT)

Ok, sorry about that. It slipped my mind. Thanks for reminding me. - Will9761