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LX CorpsEdit

Hi, i removed the image it is wrong, i uploade the correct.--Doneve (talk) 11:42, 26 January 2016 (PST)

Davion Assault GuardsEdit

Hey Mbear, noticed somebody edited your Davion Assault Guards page, I am going to assume that the user thought it was the "main article" as it where. Since you have not touched the article since 2013 do you think we could possibly retire it to avoid confusion? Cheers --Dmon (talk) 13:01, 4 February 2016 (PST)

Jade Falcon unitsEdit

Mbear - yeah, i get the issue. The units in question fought the Kell Hounds, resulting in the death of Daniel Allard. Unfortunately, they weren't mentioned by name. Nevertheless, other sources clear state their presence. ClanWolverine101 (talk) 17:40, 2 June 2016 (PDT)

Victroy Ranger unitsEdit

Hi, i see you removed the update needed tags, i dont want to add tags for Field Manual: 3145 the pages need to update by this source, can you do this when you found time, cheers.--Doneve (talk) 07:11, 7 June 2016 (PDT)

SLDF UnitsEdit

Hi, started to add some updates to the SLDF units, but I see it is one of your pet projects. I don't want to step on anyone's toes, but if you need any help just let me know. Dark Jaguar (talk) 08:17, 13 June 2016 (PDT)

St. Ives SentinelsEdit

Hello. The Armored Infantry and Mounted Fusiliers are the 1st and 2nd St. Ives Sentinels. You listed them as dead and created new pages for the 1st and 2nd. What do you want me to do about them? Henryjones000 (talk) 12:44, 13 April 2017 (EDT)


I saw your efforts to delete all the spambots earlier, just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work as an admin. It's really appreciated, you deserve this award.   Dark Jaguar (talk) 17:00, 9 May 2017 (EDT)

In the same vein, thank you for standing in the trenches and fighting off the soulless spambots with me and BrokenMnemonic. Have another Vandal Cop award on me. (4th ribbon, right?) Frabby (talk) 03:21, 13 July 2017 (EDT)

Don't admin tired (or angry)Edit

I was going thru the motions of dealing with the spambot when I saw you had already done some deletions. I blocked, but wondered if you had merged it with anonymous; when I saw you hadn't I went to do so, but because I was thinking of you, I copied your name into the merge command. Thank Nic you were in the protected group! As the protected group warning popped up, I was still in disblief: "No! Did I just delete Mbear?!" --Revanche (talk|contribs) 10:04, 2 October 2017 (EDT)

sigh I knew it. Everyone IS out to get me. ;)--Mbear(talk) 06:56, 3 October 2017 (EDT)
Nic is in your corner (for the moment), so you've got that going for you. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 14:55, 3 October 2017 (EDT)

BattleCorp's Battletech style guideEdit

Not sure if you wanted to update your link on your userpage to [this one] as your old link doesn't go anywhere anymore.--Deadfire (talk) 16:46, 4 January 2018 (EST)

Mechwarrior 1Edit

Hello. As of now, the site has a number of download links for all Mechwarrior games on various platforms and so on. I'd like to ask you guys to consider giving a link to the Sharp X68000 and PC-9801 versions of Mechwarrior 1. They're abandonware and it's quite hard to track the ROMs down nowadays. It could very well become impossible in the not so distant future which would be a shame as they've made a bigger mark on Battletech than any version of MW2, MW3 or MC could ever dream of. Plus, the PC-98 version of the game is practically the only one playable by today's standards which is quite an issue when it comes to people trying out MW1. As of now, there's functional links to download floppy images for the games:
X68000 floppies - (as in the upper right corner)
PC-9801 floppies -!F59WkSqQ!quGKSFIswBgv0rxAAaF8Pg!ctEDjaKL (Under は, find 【PC98】バトルテック.rar) Adridos (talk) 20:25, 14 February 2018 (EST)

The right person to ask about this would be our site bureaucrat User:Nicjansma. Nobody else can add stuff to the download section (which has been in need of a workover for a decade now anyways). :) I've dropped a note in Nic's talk page to perhaps look into this. Frabby (talk) 05:38, 15 February 2018 (EST)
Wow, awesome find. Added to: Nicjansma (talk) 20:33, 26 March 2018 (EDT)

WIP tagEdit

Morning, Mbear. I just stumbled across your question regarding pages under construction ("Is there a way to list all pages with the underconstruction tag on them?" - on your profile page). I just happened to do exactly that a few days back. This can also be found on the To Do List (on the Sidebar).--Revanche (talk|contribs) 09:51, 25 May 2018 (EDT)

Advanced Technology YearEdit

It may seem like a stupid question but what is an "Advanced Technology Year"? Is it different in universe from year available?--Dmon (talk) 08:37, 21 February 2019 (EST)

The idea is to track what year technologies move from Experimental Rules to Advanced Rules to Tournament Legal rules. Obviously I need to re-write that for clarity. --Mbear(talk) 08:39, 21 February 2019 (EST)
Ah ok... To me the prototype/year introduced seemed to essentially have it covered but I had not thught about all the rules stuff as I tend to think in universe terms.--Dmon (talk) 12:13, 21 February 2019 (EST)

Star League commands orderEdit

Hi Mbear,

I've seen that the Star League commands order is different from the rest. Units assigned in sub-level commands do appear also in the root (something that does not happen in other Military Commands Categories. Am I right if I consider this Category incorrectly done?

I also think there are categories missing that should help reorganize this a bit better? The level of sub commands can be huge, and I do not even know which is the best way to order them.

I tried to make this a general query, but have no idea on how to do it.--Pserratv (talk) 10:31, 18 July 2019 (EDT)

I wouldn't say "incorrectly done" exactly, but I see your point. I think what happened was the original SLDF commands category was created before FM:SLDF and other Star League era sourcebooks were published. Going by the limited information available in The Star League, this original category was probably enough.
Now that we have more info, you're probably right about a reorganization. By "sub commands" I assume you're talking about something like a category for units that are part of 1st Army (Star League), then a category for I Corps (Star League)'s constituent commands, etc. I see no problem with that. (In fact I think we started a category for Army and Corps level organizations: (Category:Star League Defense Force Commands - Army and Category:Star League Defense Force Corps) but frankly my job picked up and I haven't had a lot of time to keep working on Sarna.)
I also just created a new category as an example: Category:Star League Defense Force Auxiliary Corps which lists the various Auxiliary Corps used in the Reunification War.
However, I wouldn't recommend removing any existing specialist categories, like Category:Star League Defense Force Commands - Infantry Division.
Does that help at all or have I just confused the issue even more?--Mbear(talk) 09:06, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
Thanks for the tip. That was my idea, and delete existing categories was not in my mind :).--Pserratv (talk) 11:44, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
my problem with including units in say 1st Army is that if a casual user does not know it is part of 1st Army we have just made finding it exponentially harder not easier. 1st Sword of Light will always be easy to find because it shares the name of the next command level up.--Dmon (talk) 11:54, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
OK. That's a valid concern. How about we add the subcommand categories as described, but keep the giant list that Pserratv is complaining about? (Sorry Pserratv.) That way it's still broken down in a more manageable size, but the list is still there for casual users.--Mbear(talk) 11:56, 22 July 2019 (EDT)
If we do this, and I accept any ruling and I understand also why you are worried, we need to do first something on the commands now in General as... well, otherwise they'll be flooded and never be seen again. I accept suggestions. As per returning also some of them to both general and subcategories, which is the ruling? We are taling on more than 800 commands, not an easy decision to take on what should be at Category General level and what not.--Pserratv (talk) 15:31, 22 July 2019 (EDT)

Proposed Organization of the Star League Forces (final)Edit

I've created and explained a proposal here: Category talk:Star League Defense Force Commands, could you review and share your insights?--Pserratv (talk) 08:55, 7 August 2019 (EDT)

Image CategoriesEdit

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)

Discord addedEdit

If you pop onto the Discord, give a shout out to Deadfire, me, or one of the other admins and we'll "promote" you.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 12:27, 10 June 2021 (EDT)

Thank you.Edit

Hey mbear,

Thank you for having a look at the Template:InfoBoxMilitaryCommand, I had told Pserratv I was going to ask you to look at it but I had real life stuff to do. When I came back you had done it on your own. Massively appreciated. Have an award  . --Dmon (talk) 11:08, 28 June 2021 (EDT)

Charts for BattletechEdit

Hello mbear, can you please take a look at the following site: and tell me your opinion about it. My goal is to greate a chart to see the expierence difference of an Brigade during a specific time. The next chart shows the strucure of the FWL navy in 2765. I had more chart about the different structures within an military organisation like the Republic of the Inner Sphere and even the loses of the SLDF from 264 to 2784. With best regards neuling.

I think my request wil not get a response. My goal was not to include the charts in the wiki. But you have your reasons, which are unknown to me, for not communicating about that topic. I hope you can help me that time. Can we include anchor in that wiki or is that something for Nic to discuss. neuling

Units infobox templateEdit

I see that you are updating some of them. Are you folowing some process to select which to upgraqe? I see a bit of ecery thing so I asked.--Pserratv (talk) 15:18, 13 July 2021 (EDT)

Not really. I'm going by the "What Links Here" link from the template. Starting at the end of the list and moving forward so I can see the list shrinking.--Mbear(talk) 07:59, 14 July 2021 (EDT)
Although now that I've done some, I've decided to focus on brigade/organization levels. For example, the Protectorate Militia, and then the Dieron Regulars.--Mbear(talk)
I've done several of them already (see my page). We should try to coordinate :).--Pserratv (talk) 03:44, 24 August 2021 (EDT)

Nigel SortekEdit

Hey Mbear, just so you know, I removed your addition of Nigel Sortek to the House Sortek page. The reason why is because he is already in the family tree, and I am slowly trying to switch over the "Known family members" to "Other known family members" as I figure out how various people are related. Dmon (talk) 12:26, 30 August 2021 (EDT)

Community Service Award, 3rd ribbonEdit

Thank you very much for crafting/researching/conjuring this bit of much-wanted media-wiki code. This is going to be extremely helpful. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 10:59, 31 August 2021 (EDT)

My RedlinksEdit

Hiya, saw that you purged my redlinks - specifically, the BattleTech rulebooks. That's a summary article I intend to write yet, to show how the BT rules evolved over time. In this sense, it's going to be a companion article to the Boxed set article that shows how the basic boxed set product evolved over time. I've taken the liberty to revert your cleanup and restore my messy redlinks, as a reminder to myself to get that article up and running. If nothing happens in a few months' time, feel free to kick me in the shins about it (or delete the links again, in which case I won't object anymore). :) Frabby (talk) 14:37, 16 September 2021 (EDT)

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