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Changes to wiki page naming conventions

In an effort to simplify administration of the wiki, the Wiki Ops Team is implementing a change to the page naming conventions. We’re ditching the long-standing “backwards” page names for characters, like “Wolf, Tristan” in favor of a clearer and more straightforward format that more closely matches other wiki.

The Wiki Ops Team will slowly be making this change to existing character pages over the next two months. New characters should be named this way going forward. Characters that are currently inactive in the fleet do not need to be renamed, but can be on a case-by-case basis as time and desire permits.

The new guidelines are as follows:

  • Title characters “First Name Last Name,” like: “Tristan Wolf“.
  • If your character is a Bajoran, such as Kira Neyrs, even though Kira is the last name, you would title it Kira Neyrs. The same goes for any culture where last name first name is written. Like so: “Ishikawa Keiko“.
  • Of note, you should probably not include middle names. It is exceeding unlikely they will be commonly referred by it.
  • For characters that have more specificity in the name add it in parenthesis:
    • Mirror universe characters get (mirror)
    • Alternate universe characters get (alternate)
    • Clones get (clone x), where x is the number. Try to resist putting descriptors there – for example, if you have Tristan Wolf (good clone), and the clone becomes evil, that name may become confusing!
    • Double characters (such as Bynar) should get something like 11001010 (01010111) to indicate they are a double character.

For more information on our page-naming convention, see the “naming pages properly” article on our wiki.

About Tristan Wolf

FltAdml. Tristan Wolf, real name Jordan, founded UFOP: StarBase 118 – a Star Trek Play By Email RPG – in June of 1994. He previously served as the Commanding Officer for a number of simming installations, notably the first of StarBase 118 Operations. He currently lives in San Francisco with his partner and their Humane Society rescue dog named Baxter. Jordan works in politics, loves scifi (natch), fantasy, and new technologies.
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