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Broken Link Images[edit]

Hiya, you removed a number of broken (i.e., non-existant, redlink) image links from TCI Model Sets and BattleTech boxed set, among others. Normally, I would agree with that but in these two cases the redlinks were placeholders for images that absolutely need to be found and uploaded eventually. For this reason, I'd like to revert your edits but wanted to to raise the issue with you here first. Frabby (talk) 13:03, 6 January 2022 (EST)

Errors vs. requests. I thought about that after I'd removed them, so I put the articles in my queue to research. I may have some of those kits. I'll undo the edits myself later, if you don't beat me to it. Thanks for the note.--Cache (talk) 16:37, 6 January 2022 (EST)
Cheers mate! Would be great if you can fill in the blanks. Frabby (talk) 16:49, 7 January 2022 (EST)

RE: References[edit]

Thank you! I was just about to send you a message asking where to look up how to properly format those, the way I was doing it was clogging up the references at the bottom of the page ridiculously. Appreciate your help! Mage (talk) 17:33, 10 January 2022 (EST)

Marguerita Bourkova[edit]

Hey! It's hard to tell from the book, I legitimately had to research each of the artists listed and hers, out of all of them, is the style most like that of the particular portraits I've uploaded. Mage (talk) 17:08, 6 February 2022 (EST)

Direction Appreciated Award[edit]

For helping me figure out the Princess DropShip thing. Direction Appreciated Award, 1st ribbon Talvin (talk) 20:33, 8 February 2022 (EST)

Images-as-references test case[edit]

Discord go boom, major outage. When you have a chance, discussing practical concerns at Talk:Bull Shark.

Images by Artists/Unknown[edit]

Okay, Cache, got the message. I'm still not used to the new template used for image references. I will be sure to leave it blank next time. -- Wrangler (talk) 17:25, 26 March 2022 (EDT)

Filename breaking things?[edit]

File:LAAF + JF 3059.png and File:LAAF + JF 3067.png Are the filenames the reason the images don't show up for me?--Talvin (talk) 21:35, 10 April 2022 (EDT)

That appears to have been the problem. Fixed.--Cache (talk) 00:06, 11 April 2022 (EDT)

Citations on 'See also' sections[edit]

Just saw the Royal Divisions page today. Given that links in that section generally go to other articles and pages in the wiki, isn't requesting citations on those links a bit of overkill? (I did add citations on that note which seemed to concern you the most, since the Talon article itself is rather vague on things like the issue of Royal and Regular Army usage. I might do some work on that one tomorrow, too tired right now.) Echo Mirage (talk) 12:26, 21 May 2022 (EDT)

No, it is not overkill. For example, when I follow the link to the MAD-1R and MAD-2R, I see nothing in the Marauder article that states those variants were exclusive to the Royals. When I follow-up with the references on the Marauder article, I still see nothing that states those variants were exclusive to the Royals. I did not bother wasting my limited time tracking down the references on the others. 1) The user should not have to run down links to find references. They should be provided within the article. 2) You need to vet your information. Judging by the lack of references, you are making assumptions based on memory. That is bad for the reputation of this wiki. Put down hard facts only--WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCES. NO ASSUMPTIONS.--Cache (talk) 17:58, 21 May 2022 (EDT)
• MAD-1R The earliest version of the Marauder, used by the Royal brigades of the SLDF, the 1R utilized CASE to protect the autocannon ammunition and carried eleven tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor. It was introduced in 2612.[18] BV (2.0) = 1,420[19][20]
• MAD-2R This upgrade of the 1R eventually replaced it in 2760. The PPCs were upgraded to ER PPCs, necessitating a similar upgrade of the heat sinks to double heat sinks.[18] BV (2.0) = 1,630[21][22] Link
You were saying? Echo Mirage (talk) 14:42, 23 May 2022 (EDT)
I was saying you are making assumptions. Drawing connections where none are referenced. How does "used by" equate to "exclusive to"? You are also ignoring my statement that users should not have to chase references across multiple articles. They should be provided in the first article.--Cache (talk) 17:40, 23 May 2022 (EDT)

Image Categories (Foreign Language)[edit]

Hello Cache. As some context, I have been working on foreign editions/products recently and have encountered several novel cover images and product images in these other languages. Some of the approaches to image management differ between the languages. For instance, the German product images are often tagged with the product image subcategory based on product type (like Category: Novel Cover Images) and one of the German product categories (Category: German Editions or Category: German Language Products), while product images for other languages were simply tagged with the product image subcategory. So I am working to uniformize the approach across the different languages.

The approach that seems apt (at least to me) is tagging a foreign product image with an product image subcategory (in addition to and independent of what image categories it posesses). See Category:Spanish Product Images and Category:Hungarian Product Images for examples of this model. I plan to extend this in parallel to German Product Images and French Product Images. Given your work with images and knowledge of the image categories, do you see any obvious problems with this approach? --Dude RB (talk) 22:46, 30 May 2022 (EDT)

Just a quick note to let you know that I'm not ignoring your question. I hope to be able to sit down and answer you some time this weekend. --Cache (talk) 14:25, 2 June 2022 (EDT)
Thanks for the note. No worries. I understand that things are busy. I got a helpful second opinion from User:Frabby in Category talk:German Editions. So I have begun the transition. If there is anything that 'breaks' the structure of product image categories/subcategories, please feel free to give a holler. --Dude RB (talk) 20:03, 2 June 2022 (EDT)