Category:BattleTech Essays

BattleTech Essays are articles on the BattleTechWiki that approach a given aspect of the BattleTech franchise or universe in a broad manner, exploring or explaining issues that the authors feels cannot adequately be covered in another article. They are usually added to this category via {{BattleTech Essay}} and essays in the User namespace are normally edited only by the user that hosts the page and are categorized with Category:User essays, usually via {{user essay}}. User essays may be moved categorically into the BattleTechWiki namespace and this category if they are frequently referenced, as evidenced by becoming an evolving expression of multiple editors. Essays can also be moved into userspace (or deleted) if they are found to be unhelpful or to contradict a settled point of policy.

Although Policy:Fanon does apply to Essay articles and Sarna BTW does not seek to publish fan fiction, it is permissible in Essays (and Essays only) to make assumptions, estimations and educated guesses about an in-universe subject matter to the point of fan theories and personal opinion, provided that such speculation is clearly marked as such, does not contradict established canon, and is plausible within the universe context.
By contrast, essays regarding real-world issues should refrain from promulgating rumors and possibly inaccurate real-world information.

Essay articles will usually be the work of a single author or cooperative group of authors; yet like all articles, they are basically open to being edited by anyone, at any time. It is recommended though to discuss changes on the article's talk page first, before implementing them (or not implementing them after all).