Database: Posting Format

Captain Boston requests that all officers and crew on board the USS Tigris adhere to the following format with submitting posts.

When starting a post please give it a creative title and if possible keep the current time line, for example:

Mission Post: Sample Post.
Location: Bridge, USS Tigris
Timeline: 0940 Hours, MD-01
Tag: Boston, Smith

The location doesn't need to have the Deck listed unless it's relevant, like:
"Corridor, Deck 5 - USS Tigris".
The timeline should always be in military time and be followed by the mission day. Lastly, if you think your post should be followed up on by someone else, please include them in the Tag field. Please use tag to let others know its there turn. For example:

Joe sat working at his desk while waiting for Mr. Smith to enter for they’re meeting.

tag Smith

In the event a player needs to finish a post before the other player can, or you have more then two people in a Joint Post, it is acceptable to go forward and leave the tag empty so that the player knows he or she needs to fill it in. Example:

Joe sat working at his desk while waiting for Mr. Smith to enter for there status meeting.

tag Smith

"It is quite all right I was just catching up on some work." Joe said.

tag Smith

The doors opened again and Mr. Doe rushed in. "Captain there is a problem, your needed on the bridge right away!”

Joe nodded. “Lets go.”

Sometimes for the post to make sense a player may have to go back and re-write an entry or another player may have to add-in. Please leave a note for that player letting them know a change is needed or has happened. Example:

Joe sat working at his desk while waiting for Mr. Smith to enter for there status meeting.

tag Smith

"It is quite all right I was just catching up on some work." Joe said.

tag Smith

The doors opened again and Mr. Doe rushed in. "Captain there is a problem, your needed on the bridge right away!

“Looks like that meeting will have to wait.” Smith said with a smile.(added no changes needed.)

Joe nodded. “Lets go.”


When writing a post, or participating in a Joint Post (JP), stick with the story line.
Respond how you think your character would. If you choose to write a post that will affect the ship, crew, or Mission please get your CO's or XO's approval first.
Keep the post length to about a page, if you need a part one and part two please to do so when possible. Also post should have some detail, one paragraph is good for a personal log but not a mission post. Be creative!

**The deleting or changing of another player’s responses is NOT/NEVER allowed.**

Personal Logs:

Title: Captain’s log
Stardate 61502.7

For the sake of appearance, I would like all officers to use the current Stardate at the title of their Personal Logs. It looks better when listed on each person's bio page and when e-mails are sent out, and helps differentiate Personal Logs and Mission Posts. Subsequent personal logs submitted on the same Mission Day should be titled "Supplemental."

In-Character/Out-Of-Character Notifications:

When working on a post or sending it out, you can add additional information "Out-of-Character." For instance, if you are working on a Joint Post, you can start it with "OOC:" or "OFF:" leave a note for the people you're working on a post with, and then either put a line of dashes in or start the post with "ON" (or both).
You can also add notes to a post at the end. Simply insert a line of dashes and put "OOC:" or "OFF:". Example:


OOC: This is a note for the people I'm working on a JP with.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Today we started working on repairs...

OR

... And we lived happily ever after.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OFF:
I'll be sending out plot notes soon so everyone knows what's going to happen next :-)

Notes are usually deleted before the post is sent out, although if the note is for everyone, then it can be left in place.

Comm System:

The only time combadges need to be included in posts is when somebody (or the computer voice) is talking over the Comm System. ONLY lines of dialogue by the computer voice or those coming OUT OF the Comm System require combadges. There are two standard combadges used in posts, and there is no functional difference between them, it is simply a matter of preference. Here is an example of how they should be used (both are used in this example, but you should stick with one for consistency):

Smith tapped his combadge. "Smith to Captain Boston"

=/\=Go ahead.=/\= Joe replied.

"Your presence is required in the Main Lab at once." Smith said.

=^=On my way.=^= Joe said.

No other formatting rules are in place at this time. Subject to change.




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