User talk:HF22


Personal welcome[edit]

Hey HF22,

I am extremely excited that we uncovering some BT material that had slipped under the radar of us here at Sarna and almost into obscurity. I just wanted to say thank you for adding the new fiction to the LinkNet article hope you stay with us on this!--Dmon (talk) 15:58, 12 May 2019 (EDT)

I'll echo this. Thank you, and carry on! Frabby (talk) 16:13, 12 May 2019 (EDT)

Oliver/Ruger Nage[edit]

Hey HF22,

Great catch on this article, It has annoyed me for years nit being sure of the characters correct name.--Dmon (talk) 08:45, 6 November 2019 (EST)

Happy to help :) -- HF22 (talk) 06:16, 9 November 2019 (EST)

MWDA Scenarios[edit]

Man, you really took up the ball and ran with it there! I can't tell you how glad I am that someone who actually seems knowledgeable about the subject matter is covering this (MWDA basically happened during my BT hiatus and was over just as I came back to the hobby). Really really helpful - thanks a million! Award is definitely in order: Substantial Addition Award, 1st ribbon Frabby (talk) 02:21, 5 May 2020 (EDT)

No problem, always fun to recover these missing pieces of the lore. Now I just have to finish the remaining 80 or so :) HF22 (talk) 02:30, 5 May 2020 (EDT)

Articles recap[edit]

Can you send them to me please?--Pserratv (talk) 04:56, 3 May 2021 (EDT)

Did the email not come through? I'll DM you a cloud link on the official forums instead - Let me know if it doesn't work. HF22 (talk) 06:15, 3 May 2021 (EDT)

William Marik[edit]

Hey HF22, I don't want to get in the way of your editing, so are you on to move William Marik to William Marik (29th c.) and create a disambiguation or should I come back later and do it?--Dmon (talk) 02:11, 29 May 2021 (EDT)

I wasn't sure what the preference was on that (was actually about to ask on the Discord), but based on your confirmation I'll do that now. HF22 (talk) 02:15, 29 May 2021 (EDT)
All good then :-)--Dmon (talk) 02:21, 29 May 2021 (EDT)

Nice solid addition to the wiki, HF22. It's not often that a bio can be added/created with such substance, when present in previous sources. Thank you for that.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 06:09, 29 May 2021 (EDT)

Individual Spacecraft discussion[edit]

Good morning, HF22. I thought—with your interest in the genre—you might like to be aware of the call for discussion about updating the templates here. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 09:34, 4 June 2021 (EDT)

Baron of Mirach[edit]

Hey HF22,

Made an edit to the House Sandowski but I want to give you a heads up because I not have access to the source material so I could be wrong. I have changed the family title to just Baron because the wording in the article reads as such "Baroness Jade Sandowski was rewarded with a Barony on Mirach.", the on implies to me that it was not the entire world and likely just a fiefdom. However the Dark Age book Ruins of Power also has a Baron as Planetary Governor who is not expressly indicated to be Baron of Mirach, but the idea is not without merit.--Dmon (talk) 12:26, 3 July 2021 (EDT)

I'm ok with the change. I went back and forwards on this because the source has a pull quote on the first page which it attributes to "Jade Sandowski, Baroness of Mirach, to elements of the Seventh Crucis Lancers", but then the situation brief talks of her being "rewarded with a Barony on part of the Hegemony's part of Mirach". So the Barony certainly didn't cover the whole world, even though it may have been referred to as "of Mirach" informally. HF22 (talk) 21:35, 3 July 2021 (EDT)
All good then. I half did it as a safety precaution against myself, if it was left as a redlink there was the risk I might come back at some point in the future and create an article without noticing the exact wording!--Dmon (talk) 01:02, 4 July 2021 (EDT)


Hello. I made corrections to the Wolf's Dragoons characters that you have added so far. The current style guide is a little lacking at the moment, but a new one is being created. The short of it is that vehicles are not italicized (Pegasus, Saracen, Schrek...). VTOLs are not specifically mentioned in the guide (yet) but, judging by what I see in BT products, they should not italicized either. Regards.--Cache (talk) 17:34, 15 July 2021 (EDT)

Thanks, and noted for future reference. HF22 (talk) 18:42, 15 July 2021 (EDT)

Wolf's Dragoons Bios[edit]

Hey HF22! Quick question - Do you think its wise to have bios on every character mentioned in the Wolf's Dragoons sourcebook, given that the vast majority of them would never be mentioned in another BattleTech product, and our information on them is usually limited to their name and their assignment at the time? Thanks. ClanWolverine101 (talk) 11:16, 22 July 2021 (EDT)

For what it's worth, if you have the time and the willpower to get the job done, I'm all for it. There are a lot of other one-off characters from novels and other (non-phonebook-listing) sourcebooks with their own articles.--Cache (talk) 16:38, 22 July 2021 (EDT)
Agree. We're not afraid of very short or "stub" articles anymore. And you never know when a name might pop up again. Frabby (talk) 16:47, 22 July 2021 (EDT)
I agree they aren't the most valuable articles going around, but they are pretty easy to write and make entirely complete, and I think it would be cool if we could get coverage of every canonical character for whom we at least have a full name and some data (there is likely a bit under 30k of these, excluding your unblooded Clan MechWarrior Bobs, Aunt Mays or Lieutenant Smiths without full names, which I don't track). It has some value from an RPG perspective I think, as well as just because it is available lore.HF22 (talk) 19:10, 22 July 2021 (EDT)
It is worth creating articles for the purpose of crosslinking, too. If we have named people for a given military formation at a given point in time then that in and of itself is worth noting down. Major undertaking, but worth trying. Frabby (talk) 02:10, 23 July 2021 (EDT)
Good to know. Thanks. ClanWolverine101 (talk) 22:08, 25 July 2021 (EDT)

Arkab Lgeions[edit]

Hi! As you suggested, I've added a Notes section to the Arkab Legion page, adding back in the reference from the DC sourcebook along with explanatory text. I didn't provide external references for the real-world info, though; I'm not sure of the policy on external source links. Edit: I am apparently also bad at using the Talk feature... Wunjilau (talk) 09:42, 27 January 2022 (EDT)

Thanks! Looks good to me now. --HF22 (talk) 17:40, 27 January 2022 (EST)

My User Page[edit]

Why did you revert my User Page to a much older version? I have fixed it.--Talvin (talk) 09:13, 26 May 2022 (EDT)

I didn't realize I did - Not sure how that happened! Sorry for the inconvenience. --HF22 (talk) 09:42, 26 May 2022 (EDT)
Thing is, I am wondering if it was some weird glitch, because you reverted it to something that you can't even find unless you go *weeks* back in my history. Might want to take a look at whatever you tagged "Rollback" in an edit recently.--Talvin (talk) 10:30, 26 May 2022 (EDT)
Yeah, must be something odd going on, since I have no idea how I could have even done it accidentally. I'll look into it, and if I can find what's happened, I'll report to Nic for further investigation.
Every time I get involved in a Technical Writing/Documentation job, I end up finding some weird bug that has the Devs giving me the stink-eye and saying, "Of course it is you." I once brought down a roughly half-million dollar supercomputer cluster like that while trying to document the user interface. I suspect I have been a little too smug about my very long (for me) run of no such here, and the Deities of Technology have decided to issue a caution.--Talvin (talk) 10:52, 26 May 2022 (EDT)

Hour of the Wolf Characters[edit]

User:Talvin/HotW Characters, I just got done making sure all the Bloodnamed were added to the appropriate Bloodname pages. Thought you might find it useful as well. (Eventually it will go away, once there is far less red there.)--Talvin (talk) 20:37, 6 June 2022 (EDT)

Thanks. I will start working through them at some point, so that should be helpful.--HF22 (talk) 22:13, 6 June 2022 (EDT)

Articles that need to be renamed[edit]

The majority of articles that need to be renamed have a surname of Wolf ( With the exception of Jaime, Joshua and Alaric, these articles only have the Wolf surname to disambiguate them from other Clan warrior articles that happen to share the same first name, sometimes even the same Clan and phenotype.

As per, Clan character article titles have a pretty well defined disambiguation process that does not include adding a non canon surname.

For articles with Wolf surnames that are properly disambiguated per above policy, the parent article with no surname may also need to be properly disambiguated as well.

  • An example of an article that has a non canon surname attached would be Zasser Wolf.
  • Examples of articles with no surname that needs to be properly disambiguated Zasser and Zasser (Clan Wolf)

All three articles are for Clan Wolf warriors that served at roughly the same time, but are not the same character.

  • First one should have article title of "Zasser (279th Battle)"
  • Second one should have article title of "Zasser (aerospace pilot)"
  • Third one should have article title of "Zasser (3rd Battle)"

There are of course other articles with the Wolf surname that need to be retitled, Zasser was just picked out as an example of what needs to be changed. Due to the volume of articles impacted, it will be challenging to come up with a definitive list of impacted articles, and what their names should be changed to.

As an aside, I wouldn't be surprised if the same problem crops up when the Jade Falcon Sourcebook is mined for data. 12:09, 31 August 2022 (EDT)

Noted. I'll work through them on the weekend.--HF22 (talk) 05:50, 1 September 2022 (EDT)
Ok, all the Wolf Surnamed ones are done now.--HF22 (talk) 07:36, 2 September 2022 (EDT)

DA Governors[edit]

Hey HF22,

Just a quick one as I am in work, just wanted to give you a heads up to be extra careful doing the DA governors as the sources sometimes get the governor and legate switched.--Dmon (talk) 08:13, 28 February 2023 (EST)

Noted. I think I have most of the references to them on hand and indexed, so I should be able to catch where there is confusion, but I'll keep an extra eye out for it.--HF22 (talk) 03:26, 1 March 2023 (EST)
All good, It has been on my to do list for some time to compare the two primary sources but it kept slipping down the list. I think I have done all the DA governors that show up in the novels and later sourcebooks but I have not done the legates at all.--Dmon (talk) 07:08, 1 March 2023 (EST)


Thank you for your willingness to always help. I couldn't have contributed nearly as much with the wiki without your assistance. Direction Appreciated Award, 1st ribbon --Csdavis715 (talk) 22:00, 30 June 2023 (EDT)

Oh wow, thanks man, I appreciate the kind words! --HF22 (talk) 22:38, 30 June 2023 (EDT)


From one minor character page author to another, I greatly appreciate your assistance with deleting that junk page that I inadvertently created! You absolutely earned this for helping a new user fix his mess and learn more about the way the site works :) Assistance Appreciated Award, 1st ribbon --Fish (talk) 1:03, 6 November (PST)