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Award Nominations Open for 2018 Ceremony

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.

Ready to get started? Click here to open the award nomination panel. You’ll find full instructions, including a link to a list of all the awards and their descriptions.

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.

Click here to start your award nominations now! Nominations close on Monday, June 11 at 11:45pm Pacific time.


April 2018 post counts

Besides April showers, last month the fleet reached a new high total for 2018 at 1,349 sims written across the fleet. The average number of sims per ship for April was 193!

USS Atlantis led with 291 sims followed by USS Gorkon with 216. Coming in third was Duronis II Embassy with 211 sims.

Check out some of the highlights of this past month’s simming through our Appreciations forum, where you and your fellow members can nominate sims, great quotes, and other memorable moments for the rest of the fleet to enjoy!


Promotions for April

The staff of UFOP: StarBase 118 would like to take a moment and recognize the following officers on their recent promotions! Please be sure to say congratulations if you see them around the forums!

ATLANTIS

  • Toryn Raga to Lieutenant
  • Serala to Lieutenant JG
  • Brell to Captain

STARBASE 118 OPS

  • Ishani Kasun to Lieutenant Commander

DURONIS II EMBASSY

  • Gogigobo Fairhug to Lieutenant
  • Delan Han to Lieutenant

Promotions for March

The staff of UFOP: StarBase 118 would like to take a moment and recognize the following officer on his recent promotions! Please be sure to say congratulations if you see him around the forums!

DURONIS II EMBASSY

  • Gogigobo Fairhug to Lieutenant JG

GORKON

  • Tasha MacFarlane to Lieutenant JG
  • Elias Burke to Lieutenant JG
  • Sera zh’Aella to Lieutenant

VERITAS

  • Mei’konda to Commander

Brell promoted to the rank of captain

The Executive Council of UFOP: StarBase 118 is pleased to announce that Brell has completed the requirements for promotion to the rank of captain!

Brell is currently the commanding officer of the USS Atlantis, having been a member for a number of years serving on the Duronis II Embassy, Constitution, StarBase 118, and the Andaris Task Force. This prolific writer has had much success developing the little seen Bolian race into something incredibly rich. He has brought the Bolian species to life and crew members frequently comment on this aspect of his writing. His writing skills have earned him a number of awards, including the Barclay Bead, TOSMA, Nebula Bar, Lwaxana Troi Medallion, Russ Bar, and Voyager Medallion.

Out of Character, Brell is Deputy Commandant of the Academy Training Team, and has participated in other teams like the Image Collective and the Publicity Team. His other contributions across the fleet, and cheerful disposition, have made him a welcome sight on the forums and wiki and we’re honored to have his dedication to our community. You can read more about him in these interviews:

Cheers to Brell, and here’s to many more years of simming with UFOP: SB118.

Please head to the forums and add your congratulations on this promotion.


More donations toward our 2019 goal

We have two more donations to give thanks for from Cory Stoyer and Trel’lis, which are helping us drive toward our next year’s donation drive goal of $1,455! We’re already 17% of the way there, once we add in these two contributions.

Our community is only able to maintain our robust website architecture – which includes an incredibly large wiki, our forums, website, and a number of domain names – with the help of members like you, who donate small amounts a few times a year to get us to minimum cost. We’re all very appreciative of the continued support!

Click here to join these members in donating to our 2019 goal. It only takes a few minutes and we never see your credit card information.


March 2018 post counts

March 2018 was an eventful month in the StarBase 118 universe with a total of 1,295 sims written across the fleet and an average of 185 sims written per ship!

StarBase 118 Ops led the fleet with 222 sims in March, followed by the USS Veritas with 207 sims and the USS Atlantis with 205 sims.

Check out some of the highlights of this past month’s simming through our Appreciations forum, where you and your fellow members can nominate sims, great quotes, and other memorable moments for the rest of the fleet to enjoy!


Capt. Nugra honored with the Simming Prize

We’re so very proud to announce that Capt. Nugra has been awarded the Simming Prize, also known as the Seth Cotis Medal of Honor, for “exemplifying service, quality, and dedication within the Simming and play-by-post role-playing community.”

This is our community’s third winner of the prize, with previous recipients being including Ed Brown in 2012, our community as a whole in 2011 and our website in 2006.

Nugra was promoted to captain in December of 2014, but has been a member since 2003, having served on a number of ships – including CO of the Victory – and a number of OOC teams. He currently heads the Publicity Team as facilitator, and was recently the Captains Council Magistrate. You can read more about him in recent interviews:

Click here to join us in congratulating him for all of his years of dedication and loyalty to our community, and thanking him for bringing this honor back to UFOP: SB118.


Mei’konda promoted to Commander

The Captains Council is pleased to announce that Mei’konda, First Officer of the USS Veritas, has been promoted to the rank of Commander!

Mei’konda joined the fleet in 2013, serving as helmsman for the USS Mercury before moving into operations officer roles on the Garuda, Invicta, and finally the Veritas. He was promoted to First Officer last April and has served in the role since then.

The writer behind Mei’konda, Aaron, has been highly decorated with awards, including: the Russ Bar, the Genesis Award, Nebula Bar, and B-Plot Award. His enjoyable portrayal of a Caitian character has developed the species among our community. He’s also a member of the Training Team, and the Advanced Starship Design Bureau.

Many thanks to him for his long years of service and dedication. Here’s to many more!

Head to the forums now to congratulate Cmdr. Mei’konda on the promotion!


With a donor avalanche, we crushed our 2018 fundraising goal!

Huge appreciation to the members who joined in donating in the past few weeks to help us reach our 2018 fundraising goal: Quinn Reynolds, Alex Blair, Mei’konda, Rune Jolara, Thayon Jann, Randal Shayne, and Ferier Lanta!

Thanks to their help, we’re able to fully fund our website, domain names, and software licenses through April 2019. Our community has always been incredibly generous in ensuring that we have the resources necessary to maintain our extensive wiki, website, and active forums – we’re so grateful for all their support.

If you can join these and our other donors in jump-starting our 2019 fundraising, click here to contribute. It only takes a few minutes and we never see your credit card information.


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