BattleTechWiki:Project Planets

Project Planets
Project Information
Type In universe
Area(s) Planetary Locations
Planetary Biomes
Discord Sarna Discord Community
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Help Planet Article template
Related Projects Project Systems

Project: Planets

This project aims to foster better articles for planetary (and other relevant) systems on BattleTechWiki. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on formatting and layout of articles, which can be discussed on the project's various talk pages.

Project: Planets is in the midst of a major overhaul to all the (approximately 2,900) planet articles. Each article is being 'upgraded' in a manner intended a) to present planets within the context of star systems, b) highlight the text information provided for each planet within the canon and c) ensure the factual nature of the information presented. This effort is anticipated to require a large number of dedicated and task-driven team members or a small number of team members working over years. While we intend to strike out with whom ever provides us with their time and initiative, we hope to enjoy the assistance of numbers.

To participate or express interest, simply add your name in the To Join section.

To do list

  1. Add new planetary articles as they are added to the canon (and pass the moratorium period)
  2. Proceed with the Overhaul effort
  3. Add additional information to existing articles as canon material becomes available
  4. Ensure categorizations of planets meet post-Overhaul standards
  5. Additional taskings as they develop post-Overhaul

New articles needed (edit)

To be added as they become available, meeting Overhaul template standards (rather than the auto-template standards)

Team Members

  1. BobTheZombie
  2. BrokenMnemonic
  3. Dark Jaguar
  4. Doneve
  5. Harry
  6. Moonsword
  7. Revanche
  8. S.gage
  9. Shadrak
  10. Snaga Dance
  11. Volt

Active Overhaul Missions

News (edit)

December 2014 (BrokenMnemonic)/(Doneve
New project phases defined to reflect order of work
New article format agreed
Update and revamp of the Nearby Systems table
February 2013 (Doneve
Added Star System and Planet infoboxes
August 2011 (Doneve/(Revanche
Preparations for the forthcoming Planet Overhaul effort have begun, to include:
Faction categorization (Doneve/(Revanche)
Project mainpage updating & cleanup, including refreshing the membership (Revanche)
New template development (Mbear)
Discussion of new article template (all concerned)
2010 (Doneve
Y: Coordinate cleanup finished
December 8 2007 (Nicjansma
I re-generated all of the "nearby planets" images for the planets. Changes include:
Changing the X values of nearby planets to be their correct values -- previously, the nearby planet's X values were reversed, so it was like looking into a mirror.
Decreasing the font size and line-weight of nearby planets to make the image less crowded.
Coloring planet names for factions in specific colors to show friendly/hostile neighbors.
December 8 2007 (Nicjansma
Formalizing this page a bit more
November 2006 (Revanche
Initial mock-up done: Project:Planets is now open. Please sign up.

Helpful Links (edit)


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{{WikiProject Planets}}
This article is within the scope of the Planets WikiProject, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of planets. 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.This template is misplaced. It belongs on the talk page: BattleTechWiki talk:Project Planets.
This is placed on a new article's talk page, to help identify the caretaking of the article by this project.
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Placed after extrapolated coordinates (not coordinates cited from other sources).
Introduced for the Overhaul, this primary box for all system articles is placed as the top object in the article, and provides details on system-wide data. See the template for proper usage.
{{InfoBoxPlanet}} Placed for each notable planet within a system article (in the planet's section), this infobox provides details regarding the physical (and generally unchanging) attributes of the planet. See the template for proper usage.


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