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Introducing the Taskforce Facilitator

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been laying the groundwork for a new role that will help our myriad of taskforces to focus on the goals we set each year in our State of the Federation Address. This new role is the Taskforce Facilitator, the purpose of which is to help our taskforce leaders.

There are lots of teams that help to provide depth to our fleet and through the work done by their members, our experience is enriched. Each team has a different directive, pursued by the members of that specific team, but the results of their efforts ripple outwards and have an impact on the rest of the fleet regardless of how small that impact may seem. From our monthly fleet-wide chats, to our Training Team, and even our Graphics Team, it’s certain that our experience here at 118 would not be the same if it were not for the hard work of our team members.

But with so many taskforces, there are lots of things — like those goals we set every year — that can fall through the cracks when people get busy. The Taskforce Facilitator will work with team leaders to track membership, goals, and keep records so they are readily available to the EC, CC, and leaders looking to get a picture of where a team stands. By working in conjunction with the Promotion Coordinator, the Taskforce Facilitator will also help by finding appropriate leadership roles for up and coming command officers.

Often, we find that our time is limited and our goals seem so far away. To make things easier on our leaders throughout the fleet, it is hoped that the creation of this role will take some of the stress from those leaders so that they can refocus on their team’s goals with renewed fervor. With direct support (from me!), team leaders will have a better chance of attaining the goals they’ve set for themselves at the beginning of the year, and moving on to bigger things.

Have questions or want to know more? Stop by my corner of the forums and say hello or ask a question.


The (Image) Collective: Assimilate Yourself into the Realm of StarBase 118!

By using photo manipulation, we are able to put the faces of our characters into Starfleet uniforms in order to make our fantasy world that much more realistic. Now, those members of the fleet who wish to join have a place to share their skills and get input and help from other members who also enjoy creating photos for their characters and ships.

The (Image) Collective is a new team that debuts this month. The goal of the team will be to provide images for any member of the fleet who wants one as well as providing a creative outlet for those who enjoy ‘assimilating’ themselves into the StarBase 118 realm. With so much talent in one place, those who simply have an interest in the creation of such photos can also come to ask questions, get advice, and improve their own photo manipulation skills.

Not only will the team have a place to gather on the StarBase 118 Forums, but they will also have an area of the wiki where they will be able to upload and share some of their best works. There are already officers expressing excitement over the team and what kind of images they will produce.

The idea for the team was conceived by Lt. Commander Kalianna Nicholotti, who enjoys making avatars and signature banners for her crew and any other members of the fleet who ask for one. Those who wish to join should contact her via e-mail, or via YM, kaidasuyuki.