User talk:Pserratv



Bloodname Project[edit]

Greetings again Pserratv, I am again back from the abyss and am continuing on the Clan Bloodnames as I see you are too. Do you wish to make it a project? (is make a project page for it?) as I'm sure over the last few years I and yourself haven't been the only ones getting the better idea about it. I posted this on my user page but what do you think of:

  • Bloodname Project
  • Particularly those absorbed/annihilated/abjured Clans indicate just how dead (or not) their Bloodnames are.
  • Finish any remaining tables, fix any linking issues and find refs for the narratives.
  • Taking out the tables in the Clan pages and linking them to the main List_of_Bloodnames for better control and editing function
  • Possibly create a project page, due to the scope of the entire project covering many different categories and pages
  • Link the Bloodnames to their individual pages (if created) and/or create the page using the template (that needs to be finalized)
  • Take out the little bit of narratives on the individual bloodnames in the sections parts and put them in those individual pages.
  • Category the Bloodnames to the Clans that hold them, no matter how they hold them.
  • Scour the Wiki for all the Clan Warriors of each Bloodname and add them to their individual pages (maybe....)
  • Use the Special:Concepts to assist users to understand what they are looking at
  • The idea sounds reasonable, though I've never created a Project myself, if you know how to do it, we can go for it.--Pserratv (talk) 04:10, 8 January 2021 (EST)

Aphros Security Corps[edit]

Hey PS,

Had an anonymous IP flag up an issue with the Aphros Security Corps article, the reference has the unit listed as being on page 95, but the The Fall of Terra book only has 72 pages. I have had a quick scan through the book but can't find the unit. Any chance you remember where the unit was mentioned.--Dmon (talk) 07:04, 29 January 2021 (EST)

Until now unable to find anything... and there is no scenario Defender... so from where did I take that information!? Still checking.--Pserratv (talk) 08:24, 29 January 2021 (EST)

Places on planets[edit]

Hi Pserratv, I saw your Bagera article. The entire Category:Places makes me uncomfortable. We don't normally create individual articles for places; instead, we cover notable places in the planet entry. Heck, we don't even have planet articles because planets are covered in their respective star system articles.

I am not sure if "place" articles are desirable. Not only because of the notability (or not) of most of those names, but also because because they are relevant only in the context of describing a planet (like, the names of a planet's continents or major cities). We have "places" sections in the planet sections in the sytem articles. Also, many names pop up over and over again on different worlds. It'd be a disambiguation nightmare. Do we really want to go down this route? Frabby (talk) 06:44, 12 February 2021 (EST)

Not sure, I create the article as it is on the wanted section. For me the section makes sense. The problem is the line. The Fox's Den for example it is a place that could well have its own article, but in most cases a place should be just in the planet section. Bagera most probably really does not deserve to be there.--Pserratv (talk) 06:55, 12 February 2021 (EST)
My thoughts on the places category is that it is something I would rather have than not, but it is so low on the priority list that it almost doesn't exist. The Places section on most planet/system articles has no room for more than a line of descriptive text per location. That is fine because most places in the BT universe are just a name. Places is not something I intend to actively persue in the next few years but if somebody wants to make place articles more detailed than the single line of text allowed in the system articles I do not think we should discourage them.--Dmon (talk) 08:40, 12 February 2021 (EST)
After thinking a bit more, Bagera does not deserve an article. What I've done is create the Bagera Training Facility, the sibko facility that Clan Some Jaguar has there, created under military academies, which makes a bit more sense. We have several names for clan facilities that are used to train sibkos, we could create its own sub-category, or kept them as military academies.--Pserratv (talk) 05:53, 16 February 2021 (EST)

"Image" vs. "Logo"[edit]

Hi Pere, you're categorizing company logos as "images" but I think that is the wrong word. I'm not a native speaker either but I think what you mean is "Company Logo"; an "image" would be a photo of the office building or something like that. Frabby (talk) 05:45, 8 March 2021 (EST)

Got your point. I'm also not a native speaker. Let me check and take action if needed.--Pserratv (talk) 05:49, 8 March 2021 (EST)
Hey guys, As a sort of native speaker (UK vs American english) Frabby has the right idea with Company or Corporate logo being the correct term.--Dmon (talk) 06:10, 8 March 2021 (EST)
Checked already and category renamed and all logos correctly directed :). Thanks!--Pserratv (talk) 06:10, 8 March 2021 (EST)

Hi, Can you add image summary templates to the company logos you uploaded? I don't know what to list as the source for them. Thank you!--Cache (talk) 09:12, 10 March 2021 (EST)

OK, I'll do it today.--Pserratv (talk) 09:28, 10 March 2021 (EST)

Image Categories[edit]

Hi Mbear,

Do you know how the system maps are generated? All those images don't have a category and this makes the Uncategorized files not very useful as from the first 1000 thousand maybe 95% images as these ones. And I do not want to put them in a category as this might affect the "program" that generates them. Do you know who can help? Maybe when the image is generated it can be put in a category like "System Images". I'm asking more people, but do you have any idea?--Pserratv (talk) 04:24, 8 March 2021 (EST)

Sorry but I don't have any idea how those are generated. Maybe someone from the Project Planets team would have the info you need. --Mbear(talk) 10:19, 10 March 2021 (EST)
I believe the person making is the owner himself, Nicjansma. He the one who been doing heavy lifting on the maps and such. I suggest you contacting him directly. -- Wrangler (talk) 20:00, 10 March 2021 (EST)
I've contacted Nic. Let's see now.--Pserratv (talk) 04:47, 11 March 2021 (EST)

Deletion requests[edit]

Hi Pere,

instead of launching a new Talk page for articles that are going to be deleted, it will usually be enough to put a {{deletion}} tag at the top of the article proper. No point in creating a Talk page for the purpose of deleting it again. ;) Frabby (talk) 02:10, 24 March 2021 (EDT)

Didn't know that one. I'll do from now onwards.--Pserratv (talk) 05:05, 24 March 2021 (EDT)


Hey Ps,

I want to ward you with a new ribbon Random Act of Appreciation Award, 3rd ribbon to show my appreciation for the MechWarrior Personnel File articles, these have long been an item that interests me but I have found very little information about them. So thank you for helping teach new things about BattleTech to a guy who has been doing BattleTech for 30 years! Wink.gif--Dmon (talk) 09:51, 30 March 2021 (EDT)

Thanks!--Pserratv (talk) 09:56, 30 March 2021 (EDT)


Hey PS,

The BT forums appear to be down, so just checking if you got the link I sent you?--Dmon (talk) 07:23, 13 April 2021 (EDT)

HI Dmon, no, I did get no link.--Pserratv (talk) 07:27, 13 April 2021 (EDT)
If it is not back up working later today I wil find a different way to send it to you.--Dmon (talk) 08:11, 13 April 2021 (EDT)

BT Forum is live again so have a quick check for that link please!--Dmon (talk) 09:52, 13 April 2021 (EDT)

Got it.--Pserratv (talk) 11:28, 13 April 2021 (EDT)


Noticed you removed the categorization as Individual 'Mech. Why? It is one particular, named, individual 'Mech but since it only features in that one story it doesn't make sense to create two distinct articles for the story and the 'Mech. (See also: Cargo Queen, which is both a scenario title and the name of the eponymous JumpShip). Frabby (talk) 08:22, 15 April 2021 (EDT)

The category was linked to the short history Thirteen, not to an article on the battlemech. I would expect an specific article like this: Drizella (FrankenMech); called Thirteen (Zeus BattleMech) or something like this. At least, that is my feeling.--Pserratv (talk) 08:25, 15 April 2021 (EDT)
Also the 'Mech features in the story Laws are Silent not just the self-titled story.--Dmon (talk) 08:38, 15 April 2021 (EDT)