Talk:SB118 Starfleet Intelligence OOC Information
Info to integrate
The following was from the SB118 Intel article, but it seems more OOC:
In review, a large portion was dedicated to what’s defined now as Field Operations, which the bulk of the mission departments can be assigned to. Equating information also equally falls into Director of Intelligence, which in this case, the information contained within the Tower structure was more flushed out.
They have different names, but we can apply the same principles of how Starfleet Intelligence works today as it did prior. Field Operations here had a greater emphasis, Tower Ops (which is technically classified as Analyst) isn’t persay a training ground anymore as it’s a vital component of any intelligence agency, and Command, which does have its own chain structure.
The Core Issue
The principles behind the Tower when it was an active sim were actually well designed. Some, if not most, can be applied to how Starfleet Intelligence works today, five years later.
The right kind of simmer is able to play an Intelligence Officer without circumventing the Flag Officer’s ship chain of command and can be both a team player and contributor. However, when improperly played, Intelligence Agents have shown historically to ignore chain of command and instead operate the Black Tower as a completely separate entity they answer to first and only, which in actuality, was never supported by the core mission statement.
There was a mandate that specified that SFI can and does operate independently of the SB118 Fleet, however, that is the fundamental difference of what Starfleet Intelligence was at one point.
It does not operate with that mandate today.
This page is for StarBase 118 Operations
This page and it's category seem to indicate that this was for the simmers of Ops specifically back in the day, rather than guidelines for all (ie, in a similar manner as simmers treat their individual ships simming guides). Intelligence (Duty Post) covers the guidelines put in this page so that they apply to all.
Given that there are about three different pages repeating the same information, is it possible that we can move this page out of the Intel duty post template? Deliera 20px Veritas ▪ talk 08:12, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
Ops isn't currently using this either, and given the age of this I intend to just start from scratch with working on a new Ops intel reference. I can also confirm that having this in the intel stuff confused me as a new player. I'd be happy to see it go.
- I've moved it down to the SB118Ops section of Template:SFI and relabelled it as SB118 Intelligence notes. It'd be worth moving the history information from this page to StarBase 118 Intelligence, but I believe this is up to the Ops crew. Otherwise, everything else covered on the page is already on the dutypost guide. Deliera 20px Veritas ▪ talk 03:23, 4 January 2018 (UTC)