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Welcome to the BattleMech WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving BattleTechWiki's coverage of BattleMechs. Feel free to join in by adding your name to the group, grabbing an article to complete or weighing in on the discussion.

Goals
  • Catalogue every BattleMech used in BattleTech
    • Classic BattleTech [underway]
    • MechWarrior: Dark Age [awaiting action]
    • Computer/Video Game Systems [awaiting action]
  • Categorize the BattleMechs (via the Portal) into:
    • Tech Base (Inner Sphere, Clan) [awaiting action]
    • Factions (Capellan, Clan Wolf, etc.) [awaiting action]
    • Battle Values (ranges of 500 each) [awaiting action]
    • Mass (by Weight Categories) [stalled]
    • Roles (Brawler, Skirmisher, etc) [awaiting action]
      • …etc.
Scope
  • A little vague right now, but we'll need to discuss the differences between CBT, MWDA & video game entries.


News

Project: BattleMech messagebox for article discussion pages is now available. See Tags below for details.
Project:BattleMech is now open. Please sign up.

Guidelines

  • CJKeys developed the current format used for BattleMechs (and adapted for every other unit type). The current concept for BattleMechs has that there are five sections:
    • Description : a basic description of the 'Mech
    • Armament : what does it carry and some notes on the same; not to be a simple list, but a narrative
    • Variants : list each type of variant seen, and if not from CBT, indicate so, in italics.
    • References : links to the books or other source material used in any way to contribute to the article
    • Infobox : created with pre-established fields that need to be filled in with the relevant info
  • One thing to consider is that the articles tend towards to an in-character (IC) role, though there are some obvious out-of-character (OOC) bits included (ex: BV). In the text, if going OOC, use italics.
  • Link everything, at least once. If the term is Star League, link to it. If House Marik is referenced in the text, link to it. Link to other unit types, like DropShips. If the same term is used a lot, especially in the same paragraph, feel free to link only once. But link, even if the linked article does not yet exist: it will someday!
  • Italicize the name of the 'Mech being written about (don't link to it!). Do this for each mention.
  • In the variants section, don't list the whole designation again. For example, if the HCT-3F Hatchetman is the primary article, in the variatnt section, start off each entry from the hyphen, followed by a space, another hyphen and one more space. For example:
    • -4M - The variant entry looks like this...

Open tasks

  • Discuss what categories, outside those limited to BattleMechs, should be attached to each 'mech article. (See talk page.)
  • Edit for mis-spellings, grammatical and formatting mistakes for current articles.
  • Place the Project BattleMech messagebox (see Tags below) on each 'Mech discussion page.

Members

Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. CJKeys, adding initial entries and cleanup of new entries
  2. Revanche: basic editing, ensuring listed in proper categories
  3. Jimmy the Tulip: basic editing, ensuring listed in proper categories
  4. Xoid: copy editing, general maintenance, adding some spit 'n' polish

Articles

Collaboration and review

Note: Editors, please remove the article from the list once you have weighed in. Please add new articles to the list from the bottom.


New Articles Needed
Please add articles that need to be written.
New Articles Review
Please add new articles for review to this list.


Peer Review
Creators, feel free to add an article to this list, if it would benefit from having Project membership take a critical look at it. Please indicate what your concerns may be or how a member may help.


Team Assessment
Add an article that you would like to see graded by a Project:BattleMech team member [grading system to be introduced].

Featured Articles

Previously Featured

  • None yet, but as soon as we start creating Featured Articles here, 'Mechs will probably be the first ones displayed.

Candidates

  • Also none yet, but we definitely could use some candidates here.

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This article is within the scope of the BattleMechs WikiProject, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of BattleMechs. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.


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