User talk:Mage

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Again, welcome to Sarna's BattleTechWiki!

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-- New user message (talk) 13:07, 2 January 2022 (EST)

References[edit]

Hi Mage, welcome to Sarna! I wanted to point out the changes I made to your latest updates, to make it easier for you when editing in the future. First, when putting product titles in references, they should be in italics (surrounded by two apostrophes) and not bold (three apostrophes). E.g. Use ''Field Report: AFFS'' = Field Report: AFFS, and not '''Field Report: AFFS''' = Field Report: AFFS. Next, including page numbers in references is important. Others may need verify the data, and having the search narrowed to the page is helpful. Also, I switched repeated references over to a more advanced method that only lists the ref once in the references section. That's something other editors can do if you don't quite understand how, but details are here: Help:References#Second_Detailed_Method. Listing the source is the important part. Thank you! --Cache (talk) 17:22, 10 January 2022 (EST)

Battles[edit]

Hey Mage, Just looking through your work on the First Federated Suns Lancers article, nice work! I am not a writer myself so I love to see people do things I can't. Depending on your specific area of interest with your writing, I thought I would also point you in the direction of Category:Fourth Succession War Era Military Operations, we do not currently have a Battle of Nashira (3039), but it could be the perfect place to go into more detail on the battle as Military Command articles already have a lot wedged into them.--Dmon (talk) 09:21, 25 January 2022 (EST)

Fantastic work on the Nashira article, I have done some minor changes, Mostly taking out the commands listed next to the commanders names, I think it just clutters up the infobox. The other minor one was moving the (attacker / defender) tags to above the faction list just to bring it into line with the other articles.--Dmon (talk) 10:00, 26 January 2022 (EST)

BT: Legends Artists[edit]

Hi Mage, I'm curious how you identified Margarita Bourkova as the artist on the BT: Legends portraits that you uploaded? I am trying to identify artists for other portraits and 'Mechs and haven't found many so far. Thanks!--Cache (talk) 13:08, 5 February 2022 (EST)