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Project: Planets

This project aims to foster better articles for planetary (and other relevant) systems on BattleTechWiki. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on formatting and layout of articles, which can be discussed on the project's various talk pages.

Project: Planets is in the midst of a major overhaul to all the (approximately 2,900) planet articles. Each article is being 'upgraded' in a manner intended a) to present planets within the context of star systems, b) highlight the text information provided for each planet within the canon and c) ensure the factual nature of the information presented. This effort is anticipated to require a large number of dedicated and task-driven team members or a small number of team members working over years. While we intend to strike out with whom ever provides us with their time and initiative, we hope to enjoy the assistance of numbers.

To participate or express interest, simply add your name in the To Join section.

To do list

  1. Add new planetary articles as they are added to the canon (and pass the moratorium period)
  2. Proceed with the Overhaul effort
  3. Add additional information to existing articles as canon material becomes available
  4. Ensure categorizations of planets meet post-Overhaul standards
  5. Additional taskings as they develop post-Overhaul

New articles needed (edit)

To be added as they become available, meeting Overhaul template standards (rather than the auto-template standards)


Team Members

  1. BrokenMnemonic
  2. Doneve
  3. Harry
  4. Moonsword
  5. Revanche
  6. S.gage


Active Overhaul Missions


News (edit)

February 2013 (Doneve
Added Star System and Planet infoboxes
August 2011 (Doneve/(Revanche
Preparations for the forthcoming Planet Overhaul effort have begun, to include:
Faction categorization (Doneve/(Revanche)
Project mainpage updating & cleanup, including refreshing the membership (Revanche)
New template development (Mbear)
Discussion of new article template (all concerned)
2010 (Doneve
Y: Coordinate cleanup finished
December 8 2007 (Nicjansma
I re-generated all of the "nearby planets" images for the planets. Changes include:
Changing the X values of nearby planets to be their correct values -- previously, the nearby planet's X values were reversed, so it was like looking into a mirror.
Decreasing the font size and line-weight of nearby planets to make the image less crowded.
Coloring planet names for factions in specific colors to show friendly/hostile neighbors.
December 8 2007 (Nicjansma
Formalizing this page a bit more
November 2006 (Revanche
Initial mock-up done: Project:Planets is now open. Please sign up.



Helpful Links (edit)



Templates

What to type What it makes How to use
{{PlanetOverhaul|phase=0}}
see {{PlanetOverhaul}}
This article is undergoing revision as part of Project: Planets, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of planets and systems. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can add your name to the list of volunteers.


This article has completed Phase 0 of the Overhaul effort.


This is placed on article pages (not talk pages) to allow team members to track an article's progress. More details can be found on the Overhaul Main Page.
{{WikiProject Planets}}
This article is within the scope of the Planets WikiProject, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of planets. 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.
This is placed on a new article's talk page, to help identify the caretaking of the article by this project.
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Placed after extrapolated coordinates (not coordinates cited from other sources).
{{InfoBoxSystem}}
Project Planets
System information
Introduced for the Overhaul, this primary box for all system articles is placed as the top object in the article, and provides details on system-wide data. See the template for proper usage.
{{InfoBoxPlanetStandard}}
Project Planets
Geophysical
Infrastructure
Placed for each notable planet within a system article (in the planet's section), this infobox provides details regarding the physical (and generally unchanging) attributes of the planet. See the template for proper usage.
{{InfoBoxPlanetUpdate}} Template:InfoBoxPlanetUpdate This infobox is placed directly under a notable planet's InfoBoxStandard template and provides information regarding human attributes regarding the planet. See the template for proper usage.

Userbars

BTW PMPlanets.jpg

To Join

If you're interested in joining this project, please place your name here and we'll be in contact with you shortly.

Arthinas 16:46, 11 October 2011 (PST)

Volt 16:05, 28 February 2012 (PST)

Captainbuccaneer 17:49, July 3 2012 (EST)

Weylund 16:55, August 2, 2012 (CST)