Service Ribbons are in character (IC) decorations presented to characters for acts of heroism and participation in plots and campaigns. Ribbons can be received at any time, but are generally presented alongside crew promotions. It is not uncommon for all members of a crew to receive campaign ribbons.
There are five categories of service ribbons:
IC vs. OOC
The difference between awards, badges, and service ribbons:
- awards and badges: Presented for OOC accomplishments by an individual simmer/writer. Awards and badges can be displayed on any and all characters' pages of that simmer/writer.
- service ribbons: Presented for IC performed by a specific character. Service ribbons can only be displayed on that specific character's page.
Specific Character Policy
Because service ribbons are In Character decorations (unlike awards), they are NOT to be shared across characters and can only be displayed on the wiki profile of the specific character to whom they were presented.
Multiple Citations Policy
Any general ribbon, milestone ribbon, ribbon of gallantry & heroism, or lifesaving ribbon may be awarded multiple times, but any campaign ribbon may only be awarded once. A gold star represents each repeated citation, and a silver star represents five additional citations (and therefore five gold stars).
Displaying Service Ribbons
To display all of your collected awards and service ribbons in a display case for your bio, use Template:Ribbons Display.