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This user prefers Classic Traveller.
This user prefers MegaTraveller.
This user prefers GURPS Traveller.
This user prefers Marc Miller's Traveller (T4).
This user is a Hiver.
This user is a member of the Hive Federation.

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I chose the red on black to meet the design of the books, perhaps the other versions would be better in the colours of their books. Dcorrin 20:35, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Indeed, Dan - except that the MT and TNE don't have a set cover colour LOL. The HF one could be mauve/purple, but the MT one will be tricky - I'll have a think about it. Thanks for the feedback, Dan :D Gruffty 09:04, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
The T4 thumbnail could do with being rsized to a bit smaller, too. Gruffty 09:05, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
Black on Red seems usual for MT, TNE Yellow on Black, and Silver on Black for T4. (Looking at mainly the first books in each series. Dcorrin 12:23, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Hiver Sector Naming[edit]

I remember while creating the sector name cross reference charts e.g. Sectors_A1, that the Hivers do not have their own "names" for the sectors, rather they use whatever nomenclature that the group that they dealing with. (This is from one of the Hiver modules). Where are these Hiver names coming from? Dcorrin 13:06, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

OK .... so, I have no idea what you're referring to .... I've looked at the list on the link in your entry - I haven't contributed to that list, so I can't vouch for where any of the Hiver sector names came from. The only Hiver related sector I've had anything to do with here is Spica (cos it's what I know best). But what I can do is to check CT AM7 for the sector names and double check then reference them in the Sectors_A1 list. Would that be helpful? Gruffty 08:49, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
So I wasn't coherent. First of all it is not any changes that you made anywhere. If you look at Sectors_A1 you will note that there are columns for Imperial (and being an imperial library that is where the main sectors articles should be stored), Aslan, K'kree, Vargr and Zhodani. Note that Hiver is missing from the list. So when I was first researching the sector names to put into the cross-reference chart, I noted from somewhere that the Hivers do not have their own names for sectors (ignoring the absurd notion that any empire other than possibly the Solomani would use the exact same grid system as the Imperium). So being a self-appointed Hiver expert, I would like you to confirm this and/or discover why there is data on Hiver names for the sectors. Dcorrin 12:40, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
"a self appointed Hiver expert" - thanks Dan, I like that :D "Note that Hiver is missing from the list." - yup. OK, so now I'm clear - 1) research why Hivers don't have their own names for sectors, cite references/sources, etc, 2) try to identify sources of names for Hiver sectors (canon or not). No problem, Dan :D Gruffty 16:57, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
I know that Leroy Guatney did a great deal of work in the Hiver area during the HIWG era. Some of that work has made it into the wiki which may be the source of some of new material. Tjoneslo 12:56, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I've seen those before - from my communications with MWM I suspect strongly that those names are *non-canon*; however, that shouldn't stop us from including them, as long as they're clearly labelled as "non-canon". Gruffty 16:57, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Note to Self about Sources[edit]

Template: Sources if the source is a book include a link to the book Hivers (Alien Module).

I see you found the information you needed...Sstefan 15:14, 25 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, thanks anyway! :D Gruffty 20:40, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

BFB or Paperback[edit]

I would prefer not to use the term BFB for every single book in the bibliography. With three exceptions, all of the Traveller books have been paperbacks (T20 book, GT core book, GURPS IW core book). To my mind, the only BFB are the reprint books.

To be techniclly precise we should be using the terms "hardback", "perfect bound softcover" or "saddle-stitched softcover". We also used "digest" to indicate the smaller books.

Tjoneslo 10:40, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for that - I can see where you're coming from. My preference then would be to use the technical terms, including "digest". Gruffty 12:04, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Infobox Books not working correctly[edit]

Your problem with the GDW books and "ass books" categories are due to the categories being automatically included by the Template: InfoboxBook. This was a addition User: Dcorrin made a few days ago to allow creating author's lists of books by category.

What it means is that you need to follow the (currently unwritten) rules for inputing the publisher and version of the book. In this case, use the full spelling [[Game Designers Workshop]] and [[Classic Traveller]] respectively. This will fix both problems.

Dan did this without going through all the entries to fix them properly. We will be finding these little tweaks for a year. Tjoneslo 21:52, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your help! :D Gruffty 22:00, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
fixing canon listing: use "canon=yes", not "canonical=yes". Tjoneslo 22:02, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
Going though all the entries is a lot of work. I added some additional code a day after to handle some of the common variaitons originally it would only handle [[text]], so I added support for [[text|alt]]. This means the templates such as {{GDW}} should work as well. However they need to all be links, if people think that it is necessary, I can support non reference entries too... Dcorrin 16:20, 17 December 2007 (UTC)


Hi Gruffty! Proxima Centauri 20:45, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Hiver evolution[edit]

Glad to see you Grufty. I’ve been working on Hiver evolution. See Serious exobiology:How Hivers could have evolved Proxima Centauri 12:38, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Please don't post copyrighted material or links to it.[edit]

Marc has specifically asked that you don't post free copies of the PDFs from the CT CD-ROM. I've removed the links. Please remove the PDF from the public website. Thanks Tjoneslo 03:32, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Some others would like the book. I don't know if its copyrighted. Proxima Centauri 07:31, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
It is copyrighted and is available on the CT CDROM. Gruffty Hivers: If you tolerate us, then your children will be next... 07:39, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

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Tjoneslo (talk) 13:12, December 3, 2012 (UTC)