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Just wanted to say that I'm very happy you took my criticism in stride, maintained a level-headed and positive attitude, and turned the InfoBox into a useful tool. I was afraid that perhaps I was being too harsh on you. Keep going! Frabby (talk) 17:07, 8 June 2018 (EDT)

Preise der deutschen RomaneEdit

Da bin ich schon drüber gestolpert, als ich die Liste erstmals machen wollte (und danach liegengelassen habe): Offenbar wurden die deutschen Romane alle in mehreren Auflagen gedruckt und irgendwann mittendrin die Preise erhöht, auch für Neuauflagen. Z.B. glaube ich nicht, daß Der Söldnerstern schon von Anfang an 16,90 DM kostete und die anderen Bücher erstmal 14,90 DM. In die Liste gehört aber (nur) der ursprüngliche Preis der Erstauflagen. Gibt es irgendwo ein öffentlich zugängliches deutsches Verzeichnis für sowas? Frabby (talk) 10:58, 8 May 2019 (EDT)

Hallo, ja das stimmt tatsächlich. Ich sehe hier gerade, dass auf der Original-Ausgabe von "Das Schwert und der Dolch" von 1990 ein Preis von 12,80 DM steht... in der Liste sind 14,90 DM angegeben. Ich habe spontan auch nur vage Ideen, wie man das recherchieren kann. Man könnte direkt Heyne anfrage, die müssten das ja verzeichnet haben. Eine andere Möglichkeit wäre über die Buchpreisbindung zu gehen. Beschaffenheit, Umfang und Ersterscheinungsjahr sind ja bekannt, dann müsste der Preis an sich über eine Verlaufstabelle der Buchpreisbindung einfach herauszufinden sein.... aber wo gibt es eine solche Tabelle? Phasis (talk) 16:52, 16 May 2019 (EDT)

German products back cover blurbsEdit

Hi, I don't think it's worth having the German edition back cover blurbs in product articles. The original (english language) product is what's being covered here, and the German edition is relevant only insofar as there may be certain differences in content. Frabby (talk) 08:52, 20 March 2020 (EDT)

ok, good to know, I will leave it out. saves dull typing :) thanks and best regards Phasis (talk) 18:53, 23 March 2020 (EDT)

Clangründer: Abkehr categoriesEdit

Hi, may I inquire why you removed categories 'Foreign language products' and 'German language products' from the Clangründer: Abkehr redirect? The redirect stands for the German print edition which clearly does fall into both categories, no? The english BC serial, on the other hand, doesn't belong into either category. Which is why I categorized the redirect but not the main article. Frabby (talk) 10:15, 22 April 2020 (EDT)

Hi, I did this, because I created a new "Category:German edition"... which I plainly forgot to attach to the article Fall from Glory. I did this a moment ago. I thought it would be good to have a separate category to tag products, that exist both in english and german. I guess though, Clangründer: Abkehr is a special case, because it's the only product I know of, where the english edition derives from the german one. If you think the new category is rubbish for Fall of Glory, feel free to revert it. best regards Phasis (talk) 07:45, 23 April 2020 (EDT)

List of German BattleTech novelsEdit

Many thanks for taking up this old project of mine that basically fell by the wayside, and hammering it into shape. Much appreciated!   Frabby (talk) 02:26, 5 May 2020 (EDT)

BattleTech Names in GermanEdit

Hi Phasis, I really wanted to thank you for adding the German names of BattleMechs and other units. The BattleTech universe is multilingual and I always thought it would be would be characterful to use foreign-language names to hint at that wonderful aspect. For your work, please accept this ribbon:   --S.gage (talk) 19:18, 19 May 2020 (EDT)

Manual of Style (Italics)Edit

Hi! I wanted to drop a note, since I assume you will be updating a lot more article galleries with sources, to point out that book titles should be in italics. (Policy:Manual_of_Style#Italics #4) This is one of the smaller items that I try to correct as I go, but there obviously are fewer corrections if everyone knows a policy exists. Thank you for all of your hard work!--Cache (talk) 14:18, 15 June 2020 (EDT)

Ok, thanks for the hint! I will try to think on it, best regrads Phasis (talk) 03:12, 16 June 2020 (EDT)

Gallery projectEdit

Hey Phasis,

With you adding stuff like book and TRO covers to unit articles I am wondering how far you plan to go with the galleries. I am thinking the gallery for things like the Mad Cat could potentially be rather large.--Dmon (talk) 18:47, 30 June 2020 (EDT)

Hey, that's right. Frankly I have no final idea on this. At the moment I am just sourcing and sorting all images of a unit already included in the article. The only exception was me adding cover images of TRO's and rulebooks where appropiate. I think it would be nice to include such very prominent presentations, but I am far from adamant on this. Anyway the goal can clearly not be to have a "complete" gallery of images. Is there a place in this wiki where we two and interested others could try to formulate a policy on this? best regards Phasis (talk) 06:02, 1 July 2020 (EDT)
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