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User talk:Aldous


Welcome to BattleTechWiki and Project Military Commands! Thanks for signing up. I look forward to seeing your contributions. --Scaletail 08:34, 15 March 2009 (PDT)

I will be focused on Capellan topics. --Aldous 08:34, 20 March 2009 (PDT)

Feng Huang[edit]

Hey, good, quality work. Great job. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 15:37, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Operation Thunderstrike[edit]

Thanks for the catch the Impavido was going by Jihid Secrets source book and their bit vague about what happened in the ships. -- Wrangler 20:44, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

   ---- I am planning to completely revamp the articles. Its very confusing. -- Aldous

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--Scaletail 23:01, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Talk pages[edit]

Morning, Aldous. Please keep discussions on talk/discussion pages. There are several reasons why, but the two major reasons are 1) because the recipient has no idea you've reached out to him unless he sees the history page (discussion pages give the reader a notice whenever he logs on when someone has written on his page, just you did when I wrote here), 2) The User Page is his personal space and the only one (generally) allowed to write on it is the User. Thanks. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 11:46, 10 April 2010 (UTC)


Hy, i notice you add info from Field Manual: 3145, keep in mind this source falls under moratorium, you can stard to add info on 10 November 2013.--Doneve (talk) 22:29, 20 October 2013 (PDT)

Actually that's incorrect. When a product is PDF and hardcopy, the moratorium expires two months (60 days) after the hardcopy is released. Since FM3145 isn't out as a hardcopy yet, we can't use it as a source. (Frustrating I know.) So please hold off on using FM3145 as a source for now.--Mbear(talk) 10:29, 13 November 2013 (PST)

Overlors A3[edit]

Ugh, you are right, sorry that i undo your revision, i overread this.--Doneve (talk) 19:16, 26 October 2013 (PDT)


Hi Aldous,
I'm afraid your recent edit to the Chesterton page covering the conquest of the world during the Dark Age was re-edited by Desaints because it appeared to stray out of the neutral point of view that all the editors here are supposed to adhere to, as per the Policy on the Neutral Point of View. If you were quoting an in-character statement, then it's better to do that as an actual quote within the article, although those are best used sparingly to avoid each article simply becoming a mass of in-character quotes. It's important that we stay impartial here as editors BrokenMnemonic (talk) 00:59, 12 November 2013 (PST)

1st Tikonov Guards[edit]

Aldous, i deleted the content, all was wrong and copyd and past from the 2nd Tikonov Guards article, and please dont plagiarize content from sources, as exampel it was the colors and scheme section you write word for word from the sourcebook, we dont need trouble with plagiraized stuff.--Doneve (talk) 05:32, 13 November 2013 (PST)

I think FM:3145 is still under moratorium, too - that's what the book article says, which I'm guessing is because we don't have a release date for the hard copy yet - so it's against the Sarna policy for any edits to be made using FM:3145 as a source at the moment. 06:04, 13 November 2013 (PST)
It is still under moratorium at this time. (Sorry for doubling up on the posts.) But Aldous, if you want to copy your Tikonov Guards articles to your local hard drive and populate them with info from FM3145 and upload them after the moratorium expires, that would work (and nobody will mess up your work before you're ready!).--Mbear(talk) 10:31, 13 November 2013 (PST)


(copy talk from Revanche's talk page he is at time semi active)

He, iam confused, the source links are added to the variant! You found the info in Objective Raids.--Doneve (talk) 18:44, 13 November 2013 (PST)
I've moved this discussion to Talk:Blackjack (BattleMech)#BJ-3 issue to continue there. Frabby (talk) 03:40, 14 November 2013 (PST)


Hy Aldous why you don't add ref. notes with page numbers to your edits, ass example Capellan-St. Ives War or Pirates War.--Doneve (talk) 20:48, 16 November 2013 (PST)

They're not finished yet. Also, do you know where I can find the FM: Periphery Errata? Aldous (talk) 20:53, 16 November 2013 (PST)
I found only this Index, but i dont found one for FM:Periphery.--Doneve (talk) 20:59, 16 November 2013 (PST)
That's unfortunate. There's an obvious mistake in p.70 that makes the timeline nonsense. Aldous (talk) 21:17, 16 November 2013 (PST)
Hey, if you're going to be editing Pirates War a bunch then putting the {{inuse}} tag on the page would keep others from editing the page while you're trying to (and thus preventing edit conflicts). -BobTheZombie (talk) 21:25, 16 November 2013 (PST)
When you found a mistake and there is no errata talk to a line developer or writer on teh BT Forum.--Doneve (talk) 21:49, 16 November 2013 (PST)
I no longer have access to the BT Forum. Could you do it? Aldous (talk) 22:18, 16 November 2013 (PST)
Why? You are banned? I dont like the forum, some questions and responses are ok, but the most is shit, i diss like the handle of user questions, the best example is Bad Syntax in the past if you interestest he is his blog page [1].--Doneve (talk) 22:32, 16 November 2013 (PST)
Yup! Ridiculous thought police and hyper-sensitive feelings got me some strikes. Technical problems that caused me to create a second account at the office got me a permanent ban. I will check Bad Syntax out. Aldous (talk) 22:46, 16 November 2013 (PST)
Go to the older post link on his page and you where surprised why CGL where pissed of so many people.--Doneve (talk) 22:48, 16 November 2013 (PST)

McCarron's Trading Company[edit]

Hi, I'm slightly confused by you edit of McCarron's Trading Company. You have removed the Stub marker but provided no new information. Is there evidence for the classification of the company as interstellar? As the information provided only lists BattleMechs as produced why change prime product to varied? --Dark Jaguar (talk) 11:26, 30 November 2013 (PST)

I am currently editing it. When finished, it will provide all that is required.--Aldous (talk) 11:38, 30 November 2013 (PST)
Fair enough, I look forward to seeing the final version. --Dark Jaguar (talk) 11:48, 30 November 2013 (PST)
The Primary Products filed in the infobox is driven by the list of manufactured items and components in terms of categorization on the wiki - it was set to BattleMechs by Doneve because that was the only listed finished product in the manufactured items section at the time. Rather than using "varied", to be consistent with the other manufacturers pages, can you list the major category types definitively please? Something like Defiance Industries is a good example of how a completed table for a manufacturer that makes more than one major product line should look. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 12:20, 30 November 2013 (PST)
Please add refnotes from which source the info comes.--Doneve (talk) 12:28, 30 November 2013 (PST)
It's not finished yet.--Aldous (talk) 12:30, 30 November 2013 (PST)
Now it is done.--Aldous (talk) 13:32, 30 November 2013 (PST)

Capellan-St. Ives War[edit]

I like what you have done/are doing with the article. It makes a lot more sense now in many fewer words. Please accept a substantial addition award. Substantial Addition Award, 1st ribbon --Scaletail (talk) 16:17, 9 December 2013 (PST)

Operation Guerrero Unit Deployment Tables[edit]

Hey, I noticed your edit on the page and thought that since I am lacking in the sources to confirm the info under the Liao section, I was wondering if you could help out and add references to those parts? That would be a big help, and I'd appreciate it a lot. -BobTheZombie (talk) 15:32, 20 January 2014 (PST)

Sure. Be advised there isn't much and I doubt there ever will be. Frankly, the CCAF simply doesn't have the troops to do that 3-1 attack the books say they did even with Merc help.--Aldous (talk) 15:41, 20 January 2014 (PST)
Well, if you want, you can take over working on the page itself, as long as you keep the planet links and include refs. I'm not at all an expert on Operation Guerrero, so feel free to change whatever you want. -BobTheZombie (talk) 18:11, 21 January 2014 (PST)

St. Ives Academy of Martial Sciences Training Group[edit]

Good morning Aldous,
I had a read through your article on the St. Ives Academy of Martial Sciences Training Group, and I think that as your first effort at creating a unit article from scratch it's definitely worthy of an award, and I'd like to present you with your first All Purpose Award ribbon: All Purpose Award, 1st ribbon. I particularly like the format you used for references, and I'm going to datamine some of your references to update other articles.
I went through the article and made a few formatting edits, most of which I think resulted from you just not being familiar with some of the formatting quirks here. Mbear has a good style guide linked on his user page, which pays particular attention to things like formatting unit names; in general, we try and keep to the formatting used by the BattleCorps writers for consistency both on here and with canon sources, although there are a few exceptions. I've listed a few formatting conventions that it's worth you knowing for future unit articles - I hope they help, and I look forward to seeing more unit articles from you.

  • Battle armor is two words, not one - so battle armor, not battlearmor.
  • The correct formatting for BattleMech and OmniMech is as shown here - FASA established a convention of odd capitalisations for certain key equipments (another being WarShip rather than Warship, JumpShip vs Jumpship, etc).
  • The formatting for operation names has changed recently; CGL (and by extension, us) are now following the NATO convention of capitalising op names, so the new format is Operation CELESTIAL REWARD rather than Operation Celestial Reward.
  • The names of WarShips, JumpShips and DropShips are always in italics, but the service prefixes aren't - so the Perdition would be WoBS Perdition or WBS Perdition rather than WoBS Perdition. If possible, can you include the class of the ship as well the first time a ship is named in an article - Dante-class frigate WoBS Perdition, for example - as it gives casual readers more information on ships if they want to follow up.
  • If you mention the name of a canon book somewhere like the notes page, can you spell out the full name of the book; not all of the readers will be familiar with the shorthand abbreviations.
  • Bibliographies should be sorted alphabetically.

I'm guessing BobTheZombie will do a more comprehensive check than I did as he's a good editor that way, but I think that for your first unit article you made a very good effort - particularly as training units affiliated to academies are bit odd to begin with. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 00:58, 20 February 2014 (PST)