User talk:Onewhoisseveral

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The character page is for the character, your user page is for you as a writer. Not sure if your NPC's should really be listed on your character page. See Creation and Upkeep of a Character Page (specifically Character Page vs. User Page) for more info. - JayTalk 10:23, 5 August 2007 (CDT)

Ah, thanks. Made the change. It didn't really seem to fit before; thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

Not a problem. Part of my role here. Need anything, feel free to drop me a note. And common practice is to sign comments such as these with 4 Tildes (eg ~~~~) which provides a date stamp with your username so we can see who comments and when without looking at the page log. Like so: JayTalk 13:00, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

Good to know! Let's see.... Yep, there it is! Onewhoisseveral 21:48, 7 August 2007 (CDT)

For the record, the system didn't inform you as it wasn't on your user talk page (that's this page). It'll only tell you of messages here ;) - Lt.JG SalakTalk 18:28, 16 December 2007 (CST)
Oh! Well, then, I'll have to pay more attention. There isn't a way to receive notifications of discussions on pages beside my talk page in the future, is there? Onewhoisseveral 18:31, 16 December 2007 (CST)
If there is, I don't know of it. You could keep track manually by watching the Talk page though, any edits will appear on "My Watchlist" which you can find top right of your screen, next to your username et al. I'd use it more myself but I watch so much of the wiki that Recent Changes is more useful for me, but I use the watchlist on wikipedia. I hadn't seen your reply on here myself so apologies for the very late response. - Lt.JG SalakTalk 10:43, 15 January 2008 (CST)

Just bringing Talk:USS Independence-A Master Crew List to your attention - Lt. SalakTalk 02:42, 29 January 2008 (CST)

External/Interwiki links

I've changed coding for a few of your links recently. I know you put the old coding in a while ago, but curious if you knew about interwiki links? To link to a page on Memory Alpha, just put ma: before the linked article title but otherwise link as normal. For wikipedia, it's wp instead of ma. For example, for the Defiants page on Memory alpha, see ma:USS Defiant. Also, for external links, no pipe is needed as the first space in the code for an external link serves the same purpose as a pipe in the code of an internal or interwiki link. Hope that makes sense :) - Lt. SalakUSS Independence-ATalk 20:53, 18 March 2008 (EDT)

I'd just figured it out when I noticed this message, actually! Thank you for letting me know, though - figuring it out was definitely a time-saver. I also hope you don't mind that I've been using your template. It's the best one I've seen, hence why I'm converting them all over. -Onewhoisseveral 20:57, 18 March 2008 (EDT)
Course I don't mind! It's quite encouraging actually, I've seen a few people using it recently. Case you couldn't tell, it actually started off as the ship nav menu template, think it was Template:Wallace to be exact, and I've tweaked it over time :) - Lt. SalakUSS Independence-ATalk 21:04, 18 March 2008 (EDT)

See note...

Talk:Ventu, Lily :) --Wolf /talk page 20:45, 22 April 2008 (EDT)

Possessive Apostrophes

They've never been a strong point of mine, lol! Thanks for fixing that one on Klakkr's Drift :) - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 15:51, 19 May 2008 (EDT)

  • No probs. They're kind of like scabs, you know? I see one and I can't help but pick it away (thank you, graphic analogies....) Onewhoisseveral 17:09, 19 May 2008 (EDT)

Previous Assignments

I used blue colours on my Medical History table which might work better for Ventus? Just my 2p. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 17:36, 24 May 2008 (EDT)

  • Oh, yeah, I like those a lot better. Thanks! Heh heh, I was working through a table of colors and values, just picking ones at random and seeing how they looked ^_^ Onewhoisseveral 21:32, 24 May 2008 (EDT)


Been adding [[Category:SIMs|V]] to the sims that you're putting up to add each to the relevent category. If there are going to be more sims posted on here for Ventu, might be worth setting up another category solely for Ventu sims, similar to Category:Salak SIMs. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 19:17, 31 July 2008 (EDT)

Okay, you're a bit ahead of me on that one, hehe :) - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 19:18, 31 July 2008 (EDT)
  • Ha ha, I must've been doing it just as you were typing this. Done and done! Great minds, I guess.... ^_^ Onewhoisseveral 19:20, 31 July 2008 (EDT)
Hehe, yup :D By the way, have you considered splitting sections off from Ventu, Lily onto new pages? Lily's is the second largest 1-page bio on the whole wiki. (Only Tel-ar, Tal is larger) - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 19:24, 31 July 2008 (EDT)
  • I *was* just thinking about it, actually. Salak's, for example, is a lot more streamlined, and there are definitely enough sub-headings under Lily's that I could do that. I think I'll look into that.... Onewhoisseveral 20:17, 31 July 2008 (EDT)
That's the first time anyone's tried basing a nav on Salak's new one, lol. If you're having trouble anywhere at all, feel free to ask :) - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 07:33, 1 August 2008 (EDT)

USS Galaxy Profiles

Just double checking that you want USS Galaxy Profiles deleted? It can be restored if you want to retrieve the information for some reason in the future. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 15:58, 1 August 2008 (EDT)

  • Yeah, it's fine to go. I have all the information saved on my computer, and nothing ever really came of it, so it's pretty much just taking up space now. Thanks for checking, though ^_^ Onewhoisseveral 16:03, 1 August 2008 (EDT)
Well it's quite a long article compared to those usually deleted, just wanted to be sure that you'd finished with it. Has been deleted now. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 16:22, 1 August 2008 (EDT)

Ventu Nav

Had a quick play about with your new Ventu nav, trying to break the central block up a tad, but haven't changed the coding of the actual nav. Came up with the following;

Lilyventu.jpg Lt. Commander Lily Ventu
Executive Officer, USS Tiger
CompletedTiger Crest.png
Medical Records   ·   Working & Living Spaces   ·   Sim Archive

Lily's Life
Before Starfleet   ·   Early Career   ·   Later Career
Father Jarin   ·   Mother Matilda   ·   Sister Alexa
Notable Relationships

Edit this nav

...would have tried to add a background colour on the right, but the patch isn't on a transparant background so it'd have a big white square behind it anyway. I've chopped a load of bolden/unbolden tags out too, a lot of them are redundant (even some I left in quite prob). Tried moving the "Edit this nav" over to the right, below the patch, but not satisfied with any of my attempts at that so far. If you don't like the changes, don't feel you have to use it; just trying to give a few options - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 19:29, 4 August 2008 (EDT)

  • I think I like this one better, actually. Especially the background color, which I was having trouble with before (so, of course, I just left out :P). Thanks! Onewhoisseveral 20:38, 4 August 2008 (EDT)
I'll copy it across then. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 22:00, 4 August 2008 (EDT)
Ah, thank you! I thought you'd been experimenting on the Nav directly, otherwise I would've copied. ...But, as I think of that, I guess that wouldn't've made much sense. Well! Either way, thank you ^_^ Onewhoisseveral 23:46, 4 August 2008 (EDT)
No problem at all. Any time - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 23:51, 4 August 2008 (EDT)


I've got every pip of these sets on my PC, I'm uploading the ones that are needed on our roster at the sec. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 00:57, 12 August 2008 (EDT)

Sorted it. The pips haven't been uploaded in every colour for every rank, Only adding more now when the need for them pops up. Given that the pips of that style on my PC total nearly 2000 images... ;) - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 01:03, 12 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Awesome. Also, I think that we must've been updating the NPC roster at exactly the same time last night ... I, for one, am awed by your lightning-fast reflexes. And massive pip collection.... ^_^ Onewhoisseveral 13:03, 12 August 2008 (EDT)
Did look like we were editing simultaneously, yeah. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 18:05, 12 August 2008 (EDT)

Nav again

I've made a change to Salak's nav to incorporate the ships crest, dunno if it might be of interest to you. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 03:29, 13 August 2008 (EDT)

  • Hmm. I like it, but my only reservation is that I would have nothing on the right side of the nav. Any ideas? Onewhoisseveral 20:09, 13 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Well if the block on the left is like mine; the text currently at the top of yours, then you'd have the pic of Lily on the right? - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 20:50, 13 August 2008 (EDT)

Something like....

Lt. Cmdr. Lily Ventu
Executive Officer
USS Tiger
CompletedTiger Crest.png
CompletedTiger Crest.png
Medical Records   ·   Sim Archive
Working & Living Spaces

Lily's Life
Before Starfleet   ·   Early Career   ·   Later Career
Father Jarin   ·   Mother Matilda   ·   Sister Alexa
Notable Relationships

04-LtCmdr-Red.png Edit this nav
Course, dunno if you changed the design due to not liking the left block or something... - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 20:57, 13 August 2008 (EDT)
I played around with it just a little and got the below. It solves the problems I was having with it, in the main - feeling unbalanced left to right, the "Edit Nav" thing feeling off - I quite like this one, though ... a definite improvement! *copies over* Onewhoisseveral 12:49, 14 August 2008 (EDT)
Lt. Cmdr. Lily Ventu
Executive Officer
USS Tiger
CompletedTiger Crest.png
CompletedTiger Crest.png

Lily's Life
Before Starfleet   ·   Early Career
Later Career

Father Jarin   ·   Mother Matilda   ·   Sister Alexa
Notable Relationships
Medical Records   ·   Sim Archive
Working & Living Spaces

04-LtCmdr-Red.png Edit this nav

You are allowed to hate my ideas sometimes ya know ;P Anyway, glad you like it. Salak's nav went through a few intermediate stages before I settled on the current incarnation, much as Lily's has done. Just look at the Sandbox edit log and you'll see my experiments with various things. Slight change of topic, but something that Cmdr Riley asked me to try; Riley, Sidney. Note the title line. Not sure bout it myself, think the blue background drops down too far, but can understand the idea, wouldn't mind trying to fine tune it with an eye to rolling it out. - Lt. SalakUSS TigerTalk 13:50, 14 August 2008 (EDT)


I tried fiddling with the code a bit, but what appears to be the problem is that the pictures are in the left column, so the center tag is working, just only for one side. I can try looking at it again tomorrow, but I would suggest trying to make the column your pictures are in to act as a single column? Lance 02:40, 3 September 2009 (EDT)

New Garuda Template

I've converted our crew nav to a new "Easy Template" version. Full instructions are available here: Template:Crew.

Among the New Features:

Simplified format to add officers

No more messy code! Makes it easier to edit position names and preview them to see if they fit correctly!


For example, just add:

{{Tile|Andrus|Jaxx|Red|Commanding Officer|JaxxSmall.jpg}}

to get the next officer's tile added to the nav.

Commanding Officer
Andrus Jaxx


If an officer only has a single name, be sure to still put an extra "pipe" character | after their name.

|{{Tile|Mei'konda||Gold|Chief of Operations|Roster-meikonda.jpg}}
Chief of Operations

Automatic placement of blank portrait

Places the blank portrait roster image if no roster image specified. Example:

{{Tile|M'Wash||Blue|Science Officer}}
Science Officer

Automatic resize of roster image

If an officer's roster image is too large for the nav, it will automatically crop and resize it to fit. Note that while this is a handy feature, it may not produce as nice an image as a properly prepared roster image.

Commanding Officer
Andrus Jaxx

Support for Nicknames/Abbreviations

If an officer's name is too long for the nav. Example:

{{Tile|Cassandra|Egan Manno|NICKNAME=C. Egan Manno|Red|Commanding Officer|Roster-eganmanno.jpg}}
Commanding Officer
C. Egan Manno

Simplified color names

Red, Gold, Blue, Teal, Violet, Black, Silver, Green

No need to change colspan

Table automatically keeps header and footer centered.

Ship placeholder image

Can be easily specified if there is an odd number of officers.

{{Shiptile|USS Apollo|Achilles.jpg}}

NPC Listing   ·   USS Garuda Crew Manifest   ·   Crew History
Commanding Officer
C. Egan Manno
Chief Engineer & 2O
Roshanara Rahman
Chief of Operations
Chief of Sec/Tac
Leo Handley-Page
Dir. of Intelligence
Quinn Reynolds
Chief Medical Officer
Head Counselor
Rune Jolara
Science Officer
Alora DeVeau
Executive Officer
Harrison Ross
Engineering Officer
Kyle Dracht
Helm/Com/Ops Ofc.
Evan Delano
Asst. Sec/Tac Chief
Jade Shryker
Sec-Tac Liaison
Asst. CMO
Kotir Arith
Manuel Calavera
Civ. Med. Specialist
John Mackellar
Edit This Nav

For reference, this is the code generating the current version of the nav above:

|SHIP = USS Garuda
|ROSTER PAGE = Garuda Master Crew List
|NPC PAGE = Garuda NPCs
|HISTORY PAGE = Garuda Crew History}}
|{{Tile|Cassandra|Egan Manno|NICKNAME=C. Egan Manno|Red|Commanding Officer|Roster-eganmanno.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Roshanara|Rahman|Gold|Chief Engineer & 2O|Roster-rahman.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Mei'konda||Gold|Chief of Operations|Roster-meikonda.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Leo|Handley-Page|Gold|Chief of Sec/Tac|Roster-handleypage.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Quinn|Reynolds|Black|Dir. of Intelligence|Roster-reynolds.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Saveron||Teal|Chief Medical Officer|Roster-saveron.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Rune|Jolara|Teal|Head Counselor|Roster-jolara.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Alora|DeVeau|Blue|Science Officer|Roster-deveau.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Harrison|Ross|Red|Executive Officer|Roster-ross.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Kyle|Dracht|Gold|Engineering Officer|Roster-dracht.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Evan|Delano|Gold|Helm/Com/Ops Ofc.|Roster-delano.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Jade|Shryker|Gold|Asst. Sec/Tac Chief|Roster-jadematthews.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Trel'lis||Gold|Sec-Tac Liaison|Roster-trellis.jpg}}
|{{Tile|Kotir Arith||Teal|Asst. CMO|Roster-kotir.jpg}}
|{{Tile|John|Mackellar|Silver|Civ. Med. Specialist|Roster-mackellar.jpg}}

If you have any questions, let me know! –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 14:00, 29 January 2014 (CST)

NEW UPDATE! User Correctioning of Automatic Resize and Crop

You can now tell the template to zoom into your image and change positioning! Check out the image guide for the roster template as the basic principle is the same. Just add the extra numbers for your corrections to the end of the officer's code, with the first number being how far you want the image to move up (i.e., how far do you want to see more downward), the second number being how far to move the image left (see more to the right), and the third number being how many times to zoom the image. 1.2x is a good place to start.

Example Original:

TraceyIntel uni.jpg
Intelligence Officer
Tracey Townson

Raw code for corrections:

{{Tile|Tracey|Townson|Black|Intelligence Officer|TraceyIntel uni.jpg|0|40|1.7}}

TraceyIntel uni.jpg
Intelligence Officer
Tracey Townson

Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 20:14, 31 January 2014 (CST)

Roster images

Hi Tony, I just wanted to let you know that with the roster template we're now using, the template actually can make any image a "roster image" :D

Here's an in-depth guide if you're wondering how it works, but baiscally, it resizes and crops. You can then add additional variables if you want to fine tune the crop. Let me know if you have any questions! –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 19:12, 30 April 2014 (CDT)

Re: Ventu

Rich suggested I ask you for a stance about the pirate raid/inability to stop them, since you're the writer for Ventu. Should I ask over e-mail..? Ceciri (talk) 03:39, 6 April 2015 (CDT)

NPC Page

Howdy Tony. I am midst of cleaning up the orphaned pages and wanted to know what the status of this page is? If it is still being used, could you link it? If not, I can happily delete it for you. Cheers, Ashley Roy (talk) 10:25, 18 June 2015 (CDT)

And deleted. Thanks! Cheers, Ashley Roy (talk) 10:46, 21 June 2015 (CDT)

Orphaned Page

Howdy again Tony! Once more I have found an orphaned page, Ventu/Late Career. Is it okay to delete? Thanks! Ashley Roy (talk) 04:20, 14 August 2015 (CDT)

Uncategorized Files

Hey, Tony! Cleaned up broken links and categorized ones. Dr. Skyfire (talk) 19:39, 18 February 2016 (CST)

Found another image that you uploaded which I don't know what to do with. Dr. Skyfire (talk) 10:48, 18 February 2016 (CST)
And again. image. Dr. Skyfire (talk) 11:43, 18 February 2016 (CST)
Another image. Dr. Skyfire (talk) 23:41, 18 February 2016 (CST)
Found another one. Commanderventu2.jpgZephyr • History Team (talk) 20:25, 14 July 2017 (UTC)