User talk:Phasis


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Just wanted to say that I'm very happy you took my criticism in stride, maintained a level-headed and positive attitude, and turned the InfoBox into a useful tool. I was afraid that perhaps I was being too harsh on you. Keep going! Frabby (talk) 17:07, 8 June 2018 (EDT)

Preise der deutschen Romane[edit]

Da bin ich schon drüber gestolpert, als ich die Liste erstmals machen wollte (und danach liegengelassen habe): Offenbar wurden die deutschen Romane alle in mehreren Auflagen gedruckt und irgendwann mittendrin die Preise erhöht, auch für Neuauflagen. Z.B. glaube ich nicht, daß Der Söldnerstern schon von Anfang an 16,90 DM kostete und die anderen Bücher erstmal 14,90 DM. In die Liste gehört aber (nur) der ursprüngliche Preis der Erstauflagen. Gibt es irgendwo ein öffentlich zugängliches deutsches Verzeichnis für sowas? Frabby (talk) 10:58, 8 May 2019 (EDT)

Hallo, ja das stimmt tatsächlich. Ich sehe hier gerade, dass auf der Original-Ausgabe von "Das Schwert und der Dolch" von 1990 ein Preis von 12,80 DM steht... in der Liste sind 14,90 DM angegeben. Ich habe spontan auch nur vage Ideen, wie man das recherchieren kann. Man könnte direkt Heyne anfrage, die müssten das ja verzeichnet haben. Eine andere Möglichkeit wäre über die Buchpreisbindung zu gehen. Beschaffenheit, Umfang und Ersterscheinungsjahr sind ja bekannt, dann müsste der Preis an sich über eine Verlaufstabelle der Buchpreisbindung einfach herauszufinden sein.... aber wo gibt es eine solche Tabelle? Phasis (talk) 16:52, 16 May 2019 (EDT)

German products back cover blurbs[edit]

Hi, I don't think it's worth having the German edition back cover blurbs in product articles. The original (english language) product is what's being covered here, and the German edition is relevant only insofar as there may be certain differences in content. Frabby (talk) 08:52, 20 March 2020 (EDT)

ok, good to know, I will leave it out. saves dull typing :) thanks and best regards Phasis (talk) 18:53, 23 March 2020 (EDT)

Clangründer: Abkehr categories[edit]

Hi, may I inquire why you removed categories 'Foreign language products' and 'German language products' from the Clangründer: Abkehr redirect? The redirect stands for the German print edition which clearly does fall into both categories, no? The english BC serial, on the other hand, doesn't belong into either category. Which is why I categorized the redirect but not the main article. Frabby (talk) 10:15, 22 April 2020 (EDT)

Hi, I did this, because I created a new "Category:German edition"... which I plainly forgot to attach to the article Fall from Glory. I did this a moment ago. I thought it would be good to have a separate category to tag products, that exist both in english and german. I guess though, Clangründer: Abkehr is a special case, because it's the only product I know of, where the english edition derives from the german one. If you think the new category is rubbish for Fall of Glory, feel free to revert it. best regards Phasis (talk) 07:45, 23 April 2020 (EDT)

List of German BattleTech novels[edit]

Many thanks for taking up this old project of mine that basically fell by the wayside, and hammering it into shape. Much appreciated! Substantial Addition Award, 1st ribbon Frabby (talk) 02:26, 5 May 2020 (EDT)

Hey Phasis, once you are done with your gallery project do you think you could get back to the List of German BattleTech novels and help flesh out the huge section of redlinks at the bottom. I think this section of the wiki would be of a lot of interest to english speaking BT fans (I know I am very interested).--Dmon (talk) 17:04, 10 August 2020 (EDT)
Hey Dmon, yes I am planning to :) Right now I am hoarding all German Dark Age novels for scanning and expanding. But it will still take some weeks before I get to it. The rest might take some more time. best regards Phasis (talk) 17:13, 10 August 2020 (EDT)
Great stuff :-)--Dmon (talk) 06:51, 11 August 2020 (EDT)

BattleTech Names in German[edit]

Hi Phasis, I really wanted to thank you for adding the German names of BattleMechs and other units. The BattleTech universe is multilingual and I always thought it would be would be characterful to use foreign-language names to hint at that wonderful aspect. For your work, please accept this ribbon: Substantial Addition Award, 2nd ribbon --S.gage (talk) 19:18, 19 May 2020 (EDT)

Manual of Style (Italics)[edit]

Hi! I wanted to drop a note, since I assume you will be updating a lot more article galleries with sources, to point out that book titles should be in italics. (Policy:Manual_of_Style#Italics #4) This is one of the smaller items that I try to correct as I go, but there obviously are fewer corrections if everyone knows a policy exists. Thank you for all of your hard work!--Cache (talk) 14:18, 15 June 2020 (EDT)

Ok, thanks for the hint! I will try to think on it, best regrads Phasis (talk) 03:12, 16 June 2020 (EDT)

Gallery project[edit]

Hey Phasis,

With you adding stuff like book and TRO covers to unit articles I am wondering how far you plan to go with the galleries. I am thinking the gallery for things like the Mad Cat could potentially be rather large.--Dmon (talk) 18:47, 30 June 2020 (EDT)

Hey, that's right. Frankly I have no final idea on this. At the moment I am just sourcing and sorting all images of a unit already included in the article. The only exception was me adding cover images of TRO's and rulebooks where appropiate. I think it would be nice to include such very prominent presentations, but I am far from adamant on this. Anyway the goal can clearly not be to have a "complete" gallery of images. Is there a place in this wiki where we two and interested others could try to formulate a policy on this? best regards Phasis (talk) 06:02, 1 July 2020 (EDT)
There is an image policy with a little bit of information on galleries. The discussion page there is likely the best place to discuss galleries.--Cache (talk) 18:19, 25 July 2020 (EDT)
As Cache said, the Image policy discussion tab is the best place. Aslo I apologise for not getting back to you, I had not noticed you had replied.--Dmon (talk) 20:24, 25 July 2020 (EDT)


I have gotta hand it to you Phasis, according to the Active users list you have knocked out almost a thousand edits in the last month bringing your total upto just over two thousand. This means that you have earned a campaign ribbon Edit Count (2,000). Whilst we are at it I am going to award you a special ribbon for the dedication to improving the visual aspects of BattleTechWiki. Image Import Award, 1st ribbon. I have never given one of these out before! Well done.

P.S. I installed an awards board on your user page.--Dmon (talk) 18:58, 27 July 2020 (EDT)

Image republication tagging[edit]

Not sure if I agree with the additional sources you inserted into image files. In my opinion, the stated source should be the (single) one specific source of the image in questions, i.e. the specific book from which it was scanned or the specific file from which it was taken. Images get re-used all the time, but sometimes there are changes to the image and for this reason I prefer to see in the article what exact source a given image was taken from. Frabby (talk) 04:43, 12 August 2020 (EDT)

Hi, with every image where I insert a source I do check, if actually exactly this image was used. If there are any alterations to the image (other than size), I scan the altered image and upload it as an extra file. You can find examples for this in Packrat and Stuka, where Fanpro slightly altered the original images for the German edition of TRO:3025, whilst all other unit images in the book were left unchanged. By adding more sources, it is easier to see, where and how often an image has been (re)used. I think that's an informational plus. Phasis (talk) 07:25, 12 August 2020 (EDT)