Publicity Team Project: Y! Group Recruitment

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The Y! Group Recruitment Team Project is an ongoing resource which aims to entice prospective members by the posting of announcements on specially designated Yahoo! Groups.

Basic overview

  1. Pick a list to visit;
  2. Review the list's terms and get to know the rules;
  3. Post the approved text;
  4. Check back frequently.

Currently known lists

Members are welcome to add appropriate lists below.

Before you post

Be sure to read any rules posted to the list, first. If the list requires membership and/or approval, be courteous in your introductory message and simply ask for membership to find new, interesting groups, and publicize your own. It's important to read any literature the moderator sends you, so that you don't post anything they don't approve of.

Before you drop a post on the list, review the archive for at least the last 20 posts. Look at how others are posting and consider whether or not our post is "in good company." If most of what you're seeing is adult-oriented, this might not be a good place to post our information. But if a lot of what you're seeing are low-quality, or very new groups, we'll do great! (Not because our group is of low-quality, of course, but because others will be impressed with the high quality of our site!)

One bad posting can do more damage than not posting at all, so always follow the rules.


Always maintain a respectful tone in any communications with other members and/or moderators. If an issue arises, do not become belligerent, and do not flame/argue with anyone. Simply thank them for the opportunity to post, apologize (even if you think you were in the right!) and bow out quickly. Remove yourself from the list if necessary. Remember that you're an ambassador for our community, and if a public argument arises, it can make us appear in an unsavory light.

Always follow the policies on frequency of posting. If they ask you to post no more than once a week, it's best to actually post no more than once every two weeks, and so-forth. While the practice of posting as often as possible may seem tempting, we want to present ourselves in a manner that suggests our community is both strong and active. We do not want to "flood" our advertisement. A practical approach would be to set up a schedule (i.e.- one member posts to a specific list say, every two weeks) that is workable and demonstrates we welcome one and all, but does not become ostentatious.

Approved Ad

Please post the text in entirety, unless otherwise instructed.

UFOP: StarBase 118 is a Star Trek Play-by-Email Role Playing Group, which was founded in June of 1994. Our base of operations is the mammoth StarBase 118, at the crux of Federation, Romulan, and Klingon space, making it an exciting place to live and work. But the fun doesn’t stop there – all of our seven vessels, both new and long-standing, regularly play out plots all over Federation space.
In UFOP: StarBase 118, you become a member of StarFleet, and are assigned to one of the fleet’s many starships which, among others, include the Akira, Prometheus, and Sovereign class vessels. Crewmembers play as part of a team in a wide range of missions, from science, to exploration, to full scale battles. Our group offers an extensive and complete training course upon acceptance that will acclimatize you to our rules and ways of simming. We also offer a very active forum and an online database to organize your character's information.
Our aim is to offer our members the most realistic and exciting Play-by-E-mail simulations that can be found on the internet today, while providing a friendly online community that we are proud to be a part of. In 1994, we were founded by Fleet Admiral Tristan Wolf, who has remained with the group since it’s inception. Indeed, many of our staff have been a part of the group for five or more years. Over time, everyone has a chance to become a staff member within our group, by showing leadership, dedication, and actively helping others to take part and enjoy our community!
We offer one of the highest quality Star Trek Role Playing experiences on the internet today. If you want to learn more, just head to our website and click on the "Prospective Members Entrance" link on our index page. Make UFOP: StarBase 118 your home on the internet. We’d love to have you to join our group – find new friends, improve your writing skills, revel in the Star Trek experience, and escape for a while from the real world. This is the adventure you've been waiting for!
See you soon!