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BattleTechWiki:Project Unfinished Book

Welcome to the Unfinished Book WikiProject. The purpose of this project is to fully incorporate the contents of FASA/FanPro/CGL titles into BattleTechWiki, through multiple-Editor collaboration and coordination. See the Current Missions section for the latest discussions.



Scope

The Unfinished Book WikiProject (UBWP) intends to choose one book from the extensive 25-year library of the BattleTech gaming universe and divide the contents of the book into manageable sections for the inclusion into BattleTechWiki, through the efforts of individual Editors. Once one book is considered fully incorporated into BTW, it will be marked as 'complete' and the project will then move onto another title.

For example, if the book FedCom Civil War was the focus of the Unfinished Book WikiProject, the project would have progressively smaller sections assigned to volunteer Editors, who would work exclusively (in regards to the Project) on that section, incorporating each fact (people, events, dates, names, etc.) into the appropriate articles, until it was completed.

Example Sections:

Countdown to War [completed]
Pre-Flashpoint Battles [in progress]
Nashuar [completed]
Skye [assigned:Member A]
Ko [assigned:Member B]
Imbros III & Yorii [assigned:Member C]
Solaris VII [assigned:Member D]
Robinson [assigned:Member E]
Markab & Dobeval II [unassigned]
War Within the Federated Suns [to be broken down]
War Within the Lyran Alliance [to be broken down]



Inspiration

Various faiths' religious leaders examine a volume of the Unfinished Book

The project is named after the Unfinished Book Movement (UBM), a continuous project from within the Federated Inter-Faith Congress, a Federated Suns council of religious leaders comprised of that state's various faiths. The comparison between the two projects comes from the desire to document all that is known from a library of tomes, as compiled by a disparate group of scholars from all walks of life, interests and philosophies (i.e., the editing staff of BattleTechWiki). Whereas the members of the UBM seek to bring peace to the Inner Sphere through the promulgation of all known spiritual wisdom, the members of UBWP seek to bring knowledge of the BattleTech universe to all of its fans, including themselves.



Goals

  • To document each fact presented in the current title of focus,
  • To create new & relevant articles,
  • To expand and update existing articles,
  • To incorporate each fact into BattleTechWiki in a method in sync with the policies of the site,
  • To enlarge the database of knowledge of BattleTechWiki with canon facts from the BattleTech universe,

and in the process, help to define and refine the policies of the site that help guide article creation and expansion.



News

Mission Jihad Turning Points: Luthien is completed.
The second project, Mission Jihad Turning Points: New Avalon, is started.
The Project has launched, with Jihad Turning Points: Luthien the target of the first mission.
The Project is unveiled; discussions begin regarding the first targeted book.
Project Unfinished Book is under development.

Current Missions

Current Status: 4% complete (23March2012)

Completed Missions

completed: 13Mar2012



Members

Please feel free to join up to work on the Project by adding your name to one or both Project groups (below). The current Mission Lead will contact you with further information.

Research Writers

Research Writers are the driving force of the project, incorporating the facts of their assigned sections into BattleTechWiki. They should be familiar with the Specific References method for citations and understand Sarna's policies regarding manual of style, such as past-tense writing and page formatting. As they're heading off into the 'wilds' of BTW, they are often correcting mistakes to pre-exisitng articles, in order to make PUB's efforts more relevant and the article itself more valuable. (Additional Information)

  1. ClanWolverine101 (in training)
  2. Revanche



Fact Checkers

Fact Checkers both lead and follow Research Writers. Prior to the writer's first entry in regards to the assignment, the Fact Checker generates a list of articles that are relevant to the assignment, which the writer follows. Then, when the writer indicates the assignment is completed, the Fact Checker ensures each related article has been addressed and tackled. They start off by reviewing each article they assigned the writer and then check to see that the Researcher provided data to the associated articles. If some articles are found to be neglected, the Writer is informed. The Fact Checker could be seen as the Research Writer's 'assignment editor' and 'article grader'.

  1. ClanWolverine101 (training hold)
  2. Doneve (training hold)
  3. Revanche
  4. Wrangler (training hold)

Copy-editors

Copy-editors double-check the associated articles for the currently assigned book sections, to ensure they each meet BattleTechWiki's Manual of Style. They should also be familiar with the first method of Detailed References for citations, so as best to assist Research Writers who chose to use that method for their assignments. Copy-editors also ensure that each article hit by the writer has been tagged as belonging to Project: Unfinished Book. If Fact Checkers are the vanguard of the project and Research Writers the riflemen, Copy-editors are the Rear Guard, ensuring the project has completed its mission to the best of the team's efforts :

  1. Revanche
  2. Doneve



Mission Lead

Mission Leads head up specific projects, aimed at one title. They may not lead more than one mission at a time, though they may perform other roles within other missions. They oversee the efforts, provide assignments to the team members and -basically- ensure that the project is moving forward within the goals of Project: Unfinished Book.

  1. Revanche (Mission Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, Mission Jihad Turning Points: New Avalon)

Project Lead

The Project Lead coordinates the various missions of Project: Unfinished Book, such as determining the next mission, assigning team members to the mission and providing guidance to Mission Leads. He also reports to the general population of BattleTechWiki the status of each project. The current project lead is Revanche.

Tools

Tags

  • Place the following tag on article talkpages needing peer review: {{WikiProject UnfinishedBook|tr=new}} or {{WikiProject UnfinishedBook|tr=mod}}
Displays:
This article is within the scope of the Unfinished Book WikiProject, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki through the data-mining of official BattleTech publications. 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.
See the template for usage documentation.
Displays:
This article's subject is currently within the scope of the Unfinished Book WikiProject, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki through the incorporation of complete BattleTech publications. 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.
Displays:
This article's subject was once within the scope of the Unfinished Book WikiProject, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki through the incorporation of complete BattleTech publications, and is now considered completed or fully incorporated into the wiki. 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.



  • Place the following tag on articles that can & need to be expanded: {{Stub}}
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Relevant Policies

How to use italics
How to cite references

Articles: Another Look

Members and non-members alike, the following categories list articles needing peer review (see the template for instructions on how to remove from the category once peer review is complete):