Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Alexander Brodie and Ghant Xerix!
Every year, we take time to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of our members. This is a core tradition that was started in 1996, just two years after our group was founded, and has continued every year since then.
Here’s how it works: You nominate your fellow community members for awards that will honor their hard work and achievements in simming and OOC participation over the last year. Members of the staff will review your nominations and select the best ones for the ceremony. In late June, we’ll start our annual awards ceremony, a multi-day event to present the awards to the winners and recognize all of their hard work.
Here are a few things to keep in mind about nominations:
- Duty Post, Special, and Staff awards are given to only one officer per year in the entire fleet.
- Only one person per crew can receive each of the General awards in each ceremony.
- You can find a list of past recipients on the wiki in the Hall of Honor. Remember that some awards were created just last year, so there may be no previous recipients for those awards.
- Don’t forget that your Commanding Officer also does a lot of hard work behind the scenes to keep the fleet and the community running. Our staff are not paid for their work, and it is their endless hours of devotion that keep things going smoothing. Keep this in mind as you are submitting your nominations and consider nominating your Commanding Officer for an award as well!
We rely on each and every member of the fleet to submit nominations so we can recognize the best members of our community who are putting in the time and effort to make this a fun place to be. So we need your help! If you don’t nominate your peers and mentors for awards, they won’t get recognized. We want to encourage everyone to be really free with their nominations – there’s no penalty in putting in a nomination that doesn’t ultimately get the award. But ships that have fewer nominations tend to end up having fewer award winners – so don’t be shy! Multiple nominations from members of a ship for any given award can help send a signal to reviewers that a certain person is really deserving, but also one really great nomination can be the deciding factor for someone to win an award.
If you have any questions, talk to your Commanding Officer or First Officer, or post in the thread on our forums.
Please welcome our newest Academy graduate to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Lilith Seir!
I’m happy to report that two more people have joined our 2019 website funding campaign this month. Many thanks to Valin Dermont and Yito Seja for their generosity! This is in addition to our regular recurring donors Jocelyn Marshall and Trel’lis, for whom we have great appreciation.
Our extensive wiki requires a web server capable of managing the software, alongside the forums, and this site that hosts our news and application. We also have nearly a dozen domains and other software support costs. But all the costs required are entirely covered by members like you and me!
Please welcome back to the fleet our newest Academy graduate, and returning member: Yai’enek Kortar!
STARBASE 118 – In the wake of the Devidian incident, the Starbase 118 Operations crew settled back to throw a baby shower, meet with family, and welcome new officers.
We first brought our wiki online in 2004 and since then have been building out a vast store of knowledge both about the In Character universe we write, but also about the Out Of Character community that we’re building. Nearly any question you have about how our group works can be answered somewhere on the wiki, as long as you know where to find it!
If you’re looking to improve your writing when it comes to how your character performs their job in Starfleet, the duty post area of the wiki is your first stop. Over the past 15 years we’ve built an incredible resource for each duty post that members can play, providing detailed information about what characters in each role do, the courses characters would take at the Academy to end up in this role, and much more.
You’ll even find a list of the officers in each duty post who are currently playing in the fleet, as well as links to the Memory-Alpha pages of characters from each Star Trek series who played those duty posts, so you can read more about what their characters were like, what their backgrounds were, and anything notable they did on the show that could help inform your own character’s growth and development.
Learning how to play your character’s duty post is an important part of the promotion process, so take a few minutes today to browse the duty post area relating to your character!
ARNDALL – As the crew of the USS Blackwell work with the leaders of local Par’tha Expanse governments in towards peace, the ground beneath Arndall shakes as an ancient horror returns.
We have an active and engaged community that’s always pitching in to help maintain and grow what we have going on here. But we’re always looking for members who want to join in and lend a hand at our most important tasks. Check out the list of our primary teams below and learn more about how you can help:
This team works to grow our number of new recruits. Working together to brainstorm new ideas and chase down potential places to advertise, they put together campaigns, update our social media, and more. Without this team, our number of new recruits would drop significantly, making it harder for us to staff each ship in our fleet and keep as active as we are.
This team writes articles for our website’s blog, which is critical for a number of reasons. First, it helps to show prospective members that we’re highly active, a key metric in converting site visitors. Second, it helps to show search engines that we’re active and regularly updated, a signal that helps us keep our ranking healthy. And third, it provides social media content that keeps those channels active. Members of this team either select from a list of suggested articles, or create their own ideas, and put together the feature before submitting it for editing and posting on the news.
Federation News Service
This team helps to edit the monthly ship report summaries which get posted on our Community News each month, while also working on other content for our spinoff site, which acts as another recruiting channel for us. By writing “ripped from the headline” satire, we can grow interest in our RPG on social media!
This team puts together a new podcast every other month or so, giving our community members a way to hear all the news and interesting stories about what’s going on around here via voice. No technical knowledge is required – you can help read news stories, write news stories, or even edit the audio file if you’re inclined to learn!
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Please welcome our newest Academy graduate to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Wallace Williams!