User talk:Julia Harden

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Don't forget categories!

Julia, I'm glad to see you taking an interest in helping to catalog in-sim creations, like the USS Horizon. However, I'd like to ask that you please make sure to format pages properly, including the addition of categories to each and every page you create. For more information, see 118Wiki:Using Categories. --Wolf /talk page 01:03, 6 January 2008 (CST)


Just curious if you altered the wrong template by mistake? The triumphant template is for that ship, the info you changed it to seemed to be a combination of character info and info relating to StarBase 118 Ops (which has templates at Template:Sb118Ops & Template:SB118, former for the crew, latter for the facility) - Lt. SalakTalk 02:16, 28 January 2008 (CST)

Accident. I meant only to update the character to the current ship: SB118 OPS. Can you fix it for me? I think I know how I should have done it. Plus, I don't think I'll run into this again. Julia Harden 09:01, 30 January 2008 (CST)

*scratches head* Is there anything that still needs fixing? I've already reverted the Triumphant template. - Lt. SalakTalk 09:54, 30 January 2008 (CST)
I didn't go to look at it. Thank you for the fix. (learning alla time!) Julia Harden 10:37, 30 January 2008 (CST)
Good to see! If you want help at all, at any time, I'm always willing to try and see what I can do. User:Varaan and Flt.Adm Wolf are admins too so you can ask any of us. :) - Lt. SalakTalk 11:43, 30 January 2008 (CST)

USS Horizon

Hi there. Records say you created a page about the Akira class USS Horizon in early January. Where has the ship come from? Has it been mentioned in sim? The article has very little information. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 08:14, 12 June 2008 (EDT)

Ah, fair enough. It hadn't been clear where the ship had come from, hence it being flagged up. By the way, looking at your user page, I'll take the opportunity to direct you to Usage of Character pages vs. User pages. I look forward to reading about the Horizon :) - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 00:01, 25 June 2008 (EDT)

USS Horizon & Trekmania.

I've deleted the page; I assume that was an attempt to make an external link? Also, each ship class has a category for ship images. For the Akira class, see Category:Akira class images - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 12:28, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

Pips in Sidebar Templates

Lt.Cmdr. Harden/ Lt. Geeva/ Lt. Jg Ramirez ~ if one of you has some spare time this week could we possibly update all of the SB118 crew's sidebar templates to include the correct rank pip below their pictures? Please see Lt Geeva or/and my character page's side templates for exampls of what I mean and where to place the pip.

"Fleet Captain Rocar Drawoh | Talk" 21:35, 3 August 2008 (EDT)

Mission Archive

Lt.Cmdr. Harden/ Lt. Geeva/ Lt. Jg Ramirez ~ I'm very concerned with the lack of info that has been recorded in our mission archives:

Could you (and any other officers from Ops that you encourage to get involved with the wiki) make this one of your top wiki projects for Ops please? At a minimum the info from the monthly ship reports (published on ' s news) could be added here where applicable. We need our current mision and info on past missions worked into this page if possible.

Cheers guys!

"Fleet Captain Rocar Drawoh | Talk"

Crew's Character Pages/ NPC Pages/ OOCs to the crew

Lt.Cmdr Harden, Lt Geeva, Lt Ramirez:

Could you three, also:

1) Check that all Starbase 118 crew do have the sidebar template (as is standard on most of our pages). I think its probably easier if one of you three make the template for them and add it to their page as the coding is quite ambitious for a new wiki user.

2) Check that all our crew members have a character page on here? If not, could you send them a Direct OOC encouraging them to use the wiki and refer them to the link that shows them "How to create a character page" -offer them some help and encouragement in this area. I'd like to see a character page for everybody serving on Ops... that way it is recorded in for prosperity and linked to our crew history page too.

3) Somewhere connected to the Ops template sidebar (with links to mision archive/ crew profiles etc) we ought really to create a list of NPC characters that feature in our sims. Similar to point 2, could you send OOCs to players who play NPCs and ask them to record their NPC on the wiki. Our two visiting Deltans for example... if we had a page on Laela it would be helpful now and in future years if we wanted a return guest appearance. We ought at least to have a feature on our most recurring visiting villans (for example Armeni as she has been a central character in our sims... similar to Gul Dukat in DS9). I believe this requires a new page to list them? What do you think?

Something similar to:

The same ought to go for any Starfleet NPCs we have (to be logged on our Master crewlist:

Moreover, can we get a page listing NPC civillians and shopkeepers, criminals etc. Check with Lt.Webb and Ens. Moon as they sim them a lot... so if you three could (again) take care of sending them OOCs and encourage them to record these NPC characters with pages of their own on the wiki. I think it would help us all when these sims come in if we can find quick info on the NPC... because with them featuring regularly but often after long periods of absence (due to missions) one often forgets smaller details about these NPCs.

Thanks and sorry to pile such a big "wiki to do list" on you three! Hopefully its starting to make sense as to why I assigned three of you to the OOC responsibility of the wiki. I know its a lot of work... but hopefully fun too and will look good once we build up the archive relating to Ops.

You've all done sterling work updating the crew lists etc. If you encourage your crewmates to all become more wiki active and offer them a little help, advice and guidance then I think you'll find all this gets done much easierly (is easierly a word?) and will start to look good fast. So please do feel free to start actively sending oocs to crewmates encouraging them to update these things (particularly character pages, npc page and the mission archive) on the wiki. [If the oocs are Direct oocs please CC the First Officer and myself]

Cheers guys and hope I've not given you too much of a pile there! {between three of you it should be manageable}

"Fleet Captain Rocar Drawoh | Talk" 06:53, 4 August 2008 (EDT)

Thoughts regarding above

(Cross-posted from Nerreht's talk page)

  • NPC Listings: Different ships take different approaches. The norm is probably the layout found on Indy, with Tiger and Ronin having variants to the same theme. Embassy's old NPC Listing is good, easy to edit, but the newer ones may be a bit easier to the eye, easier to see a list of who is in what department without scrolling.
  • General Advice: Look through the Ship Histories section at what ships have done over the years; might give some ideas. Bear in mind though; how willing will people be to update it? As useful as it may be to have both an NPC Listing and a Master Crew List, there can be a lot of duplication, which means more editing, which means more time taken.
  • Parting Comment: If you need any help with coding or anything, there's always the Admins. We can get quite busy around the fleet, but we'll help if we can. I'll try not to moan about the black and yellow too much... ;)
- Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 22:57, 6 August 2008 (EDT)

Interwiki links

To link to a Memory Alpha page, e.g. the one about Tactical officers, add ma: in front of the page title in a link, e.g. [[ma:Tactical officer|Tactical officer]]. The vertical line changes how the link appears; if there is text after the line then the link will appear as that text, with the text before the line being the page title linked to. To link to wikipedia, replace ma: with wp: - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 23:44, 7 August 2008 (EDT)

MA is shorthand for Memory Alpha. WP is shorthand for Wikipedia. They don't need to be italicised, I was trying to make the relevent text stand out. Basically, if the page title is Tactical officer, if you're linking within this wiki then the text would be [[Tactical officer]] (Resultant link: Tactical officer).
If you're linking to Memory Alpha, add ma: to the start of the link, so it becomes [[ma:Tactical officer]] (Resultant link: ma:Tactical officer).
For wikipedia, replace the ma: bit with wp: so it becomes [[wp:Tactical officer]] (Resultant link: wp:Tactical officer).
Now, to change the appearance of a link... If you look at a roster, you'll see that the names are laid out in the spoken style, e.g. Julia Harden. However, page titles are in a formal style, e.g. Harden, Julia. If you look at the coding for the link on the roster, it would appear as [[Harden, Julia|Julia Harden]]. The vertical bar is key here; the text before it is the article title (Harden, Julia), while the text after it is what the link appears as on the page (Julia Harden).
The same principle works with interwiki links too. To make either of the above "Tactical officer" interwiki links appear simply as "Tactical officer" on the page, add the vertical bar and the relevent text after the line. e.g. [[ma:Tactical officer|Tactical officer]] appears as Tactical officer (notice the ma: has vanished) and links to Memory Alpha.
Is that any clearer? My fault if it isn't making sense, I am typing pretty quickly. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 00:55, 8 August 2008 (EDT)

Start the line with a colon to indent;


Appears as...


-Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 20:00, 10 August 2008 (EDT)

Link to Slideshow

It is possible to embed the show on the ship's website (look at the file size to make sure it won't eat up the space). Assuming you're using a tables site, you're going to be creating a table for the show where it will be viewed, or as a page of itself (which is easier). You caught me just coming back from leave. :P DCody 23:11, 12 December 2008 (EST)

As Cody said, it can go on a ships website fine. As for onto the wiki, it wouldn't be of a file type that the wiki'd allow to be uploaded, and I just had a look in the sandbox to see if it was possible to embed a youtube vid. Seems not I'm afraid. No reason why it can't be linked from the ship nav or something though. - Lt Cmdr. SalakUSS TigerTalk 23:59, 12 December 2008 (EST)
It's essentially your native flash file you'll house on the site. Either as a .flv or a .swf. DCody 00:27, 13 December 2008 (EST)