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Are you missing sims? Let’s fix it!

Have you ever sat down to read through the day’s sims only to scratch your head wondering how your crewmates are writing in such a disjointed way? Has “missing sim syndrome” left you with the desperate feeling that you have to check the Google Group archive every day to make sure you’re not left out of the loop?

Email is the best way to get sims – they come right to you! – but sometimes technology fails us by trying to be “too helpful,” filtering sims into junk folders or not even delivering them at all. Luckily, there’s a way you can make sure to get nearly every sim, without fail: Whitelisting.

Whitelisting is the simple and quick process of adding to your “Contacts” list the email addresses from which you’ll receive sims, and/or OOC messages to ensure that every email from these lists is delivered directly to your inbox without fail.

AWeber, an email marketing tool, has put together a remarkable page with tutorials for whitelisting on nearly every email client. Click here to check it out.

Make sure to whitelist your ship’s sim list, OOC list, as well as the email address from which our newsletters are received from, which is our announcements email list.

Have questions? Head to the forums to ask.


We Support Equality

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Wiki Featured Article

As you may have noticed, we’ve updated our “Featured Content” box, on the right-hand side of the page. This box will now highlight Articles of the Month from the wiki. If you’d like to nominate an article (including your own!), be sure to head to the wiki to learn more.


What features would you like to see?

Are there any features you’d like to see added to our website? Anything cool/new on the web that you think would benefit our members and draw in new cadets? Join the discussion on the forums!


Do you care about the ship banner?

On the right-side of the main menu, we have a rotating ship banner that displays a random ship each time the page is loaded. We’re considering replacing it with something more useful. Be sure to give your input on the forums!


New Poll: How do you like your chat?

Fried, grilled, boiled? Er… nevermind, wrong subject. We’re actually wanting to know how you like to chat when it comes to UFOP: SB118. Do you prefer a “pretty” interface with few features? Or an interface with a lot of features that may not look as great? Pop-up window, or embedded? Help us make our chat room more accessible for you — vote in the poll!


New form for returning members

We now have a form that returning members can use, as opposed to our regular application. This should expedite the process for those members who want to get back into simming.


Domain name renewed

Due to the generous contributions of select members, we have renewed our main domain name, starbase118.net, for two more years. It now will not expire until at least 2009!


What HostDeal.com Did to Us

The problem started on Tues., June 28th. I received an e-mail that evening from a few people saying that the website was down.


January TDR

Added January TDR to TDR Archive.


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