Policy:Moratorium

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The Sarna BattleTechWiki is an unofficial fan site. It has no official relationship with the owners or licensees of the intellectual property rights (FASA, FanPro, Wizkids, InMediaRes, Catalyst Game Labs, and others) or any individuals employed by those companies.

We also recognize that the IP owners and licensees depend on selling their products. As such, it is deemed inappropriate for this wiki to compete with official products released by those companies, or even to give the impression of doing so.

Therefore, BTW asks its editors to please refrain from adding content information from official titles for two months after the date of publication.

In order to facilitate this process, please place the moratorium tag on the article pertaining to the product in question.

Usage

Cut and paste {{moratorium|the ending date of the moratorium}} into the top of the article.

For example:

{{moratorium|July 2, 3025}}

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Exceptions

Free products 
The moratorium concept does not apply to free products (free downloads, promotional material, etc.). Its sole purpose is to protect the publisher's interest in selling a new product for money, which is inherently not applicable to free products.
Creating an article for the source 
This policy applies to the content of new products, not to the products themselves. Editors are encouraged to create new articles about new products (with the moratorium notification in place), both so that other editors can be informed that it is under the moratorium period and to increase awareness of new products. Please remember to tag the subject as being under moratorium, and refrain from providing detailed content information such as plot summaries for the duration of the moratorium.
Clarifications 
Sometimes information in a new source corrects or clarifies information previously published elsewhere. In this case, please fix the outdated information as quickly as possible, as Sarna BTW does not wish to be a source of misinformation.
Reprints 
In a few rare instances, books were essentially reprinted with a different title (eg. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, Classic BattleTech RPG, etc.). It is not necessary to put them under a moratorium as sources if they only contain identical or virtually identical information to what is already past the moratorium period. Be careful, however, to make sure that no new information is included that could be subject to the moratorium.

Products Presently Under Moratorium

The following tables (visible only when populated) provide an accurate status—via auto-generated data—of each product presently labeled as under moratorium.

Article (Active Moratoriums)Moratorium Date
Shrapnel (magazine)/Issue 1712 August 2024
100mm Timber Wolf (Mad Cat)1 September 2024
BattleTech Battlefield Support: Assault & Cavalry1 September 2024
BattleTech Battlefield Support: Battle & Fire1 September 2024
BattleTech Battlefield Support: Heavy Battle & Sweep Lance1 September 2024
BattleTech Battlefield Support: Objectives1 September 2024
BattleTech Battlefield Support: Recon & Hunter1 September 2024
BattleTech Battlefield Support: Rifle & Command1 September 2024
BattleTech Salvage Box: Battlefield Support1 September 2024
BattleTech Salvage Box: Blood Asp1 September 2024
BattleTech Salvage Box: Legendary II & III1 September 2024
BattleTech Salvage Box: Mercenaries1 September 2024
BattleTech Salvage Box: Savannah Master1 September 2024
BattleTech Salvage Box: Visigoth1 September 2024
BattleTech Universe (sourcebook)1 September 2024
BattleTech: Clan Cavalry Star1 September 2024
BattleTech: Clan Direct Fire Star1 September 2024
BattleTech: Inner Sphere Assault Lance1 September 2024
BattleTech: Inner Sphere Battle Armor Platoon1 September 2024
BattleTech: Inner Sphere Heavy Recon Lance1 September 2024
BattleTech: Inner Sphere Pursuit Lance1 September 2024
BattleTech: Inner Sphere Recon Lance1 September 2024
BattleTech: Inner Sphere Security Lance1 September 2024
BattleTech: Legendary MechWarriors II Pack1 September 2024
BattleTech: Legendary MechWarriors III Pack1 September 2024
BattleTech: Legends II1 September 2024
BattleTech: Mercenaries1 September 2024
BattleTech: Somerset Strikers ForcePack1 September 2024
Chandrasekhar Kurita's The Art of Food1 September 2024
No One Left Behind1 September 2024
Sun Tzu's The Art of War1 September 2024
Isolde's War4 September 2024
In the Shadow of the Dragon15 September 2024
A Skulk of Foxes30 August 3024


Notes for Admins

Administrators, if somebody violates the moratorium policy, do not ban or block them. Simply inform them of the policy and ask them to respect it. Remember to assume good faith. To facilitate this, you can use the pre-generated moratorium violation warning.

Rather than removing the content, text and images may also disabled by placing the "<!---- ---->" code around them. When the moratorium has been lifted, the code is removed, once again allowing the content to be visible.