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Don't Forget the Edit Summary!

Just enter a short description in the "Summary" box above the "Save Page" button when you're submitting changes to a page. It helps everyone see when specific changes were made to each page :) --Capt Nicholotti/talk page 03:09, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Hey, no NPC kidnapping!

Just kidding. :P I only regret not including Loupaz in a sim since you've been away from the Mercury... given her a new hobby or something.

Say hi to Dave/Tan for me! –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman/MCpt. Kadosh 20:20, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

LOAs on Roster Page

Hi there, Deliera! I put the LOAs back on the Avandar roster page because we want that information to be available when it is transcluded into the larger Fleet Roster for easier personnel tracking purposes (since the Fleet Roster now serves in the same capacity as the UPDS for the general membership). By having the LOA info on the main roster page (and thus the Fleet Roster page), members can easily verify their LOA remains current. –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman/MCpt. Kadosh 16:14, 2 December 2013 (CST)

Also, you or someone on your crew can help expand the functionality of this feature by noting when the LOA began for the individual member under "Status". Cheers! –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman/MCpt. Kadosh 16:37, 2 December 2013 (CST)

Face List

I can't claim all the credit. Someone else on the Garuda crew was keeping an eye on it, and I just updated some more names after they sent an OOC message. I think posting a thread about the Face List is a good idea! –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 13:43, 10 January 2014 (CST)


They really do look good! I saw the one on Sabor and had to have one for myself :) Lt. JG James (talk) 16:58, 10 January 2014 (CST)

Alternative method for 2 collars

USS Vigilant
Commander Sabor

05-Commander-Gold.jpg 00-Blank-Gold-Flip.jpg
  • Rank: Commander
  • Ship: USS Vigilant
  • Position: Armory Officer
  • Race: Vulcan/Human
  • Gender: Male
  • DoB: 236209.13 (33)
  • Birthplace: Unknown
  • Height: 5'11
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Skin: Only slightly pale
  • Build: Lean
  • Handedness: Both
Edit this nav

Perhaps an easier way to do the rest of the set would be to just make the blank version of the other side and then load the two graphics side by side. –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 17:15, 10 January 2014 (CST)

For instance, I've uploaded the gold version. Here it is with the Ensign pip:


You can put it into a table or side bar row and just set the background as black to get the same effect.

Here's Sabor as a commander for instance, by inserting the following table within the sidebar:

{|style="background:black; width:100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"
| style="background:black; height:25px"|[[File:05-Commander-Gold.jpg]]
| style="background:black; height:25px" align="right"|[[File:00-Blank-Gold-Flip.jpg]]
Once you make the rest of the blanks I can easily make some templates that people could insert into their sidebar. It'd be as easy to use as Template:Age and Template:USSRich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 22:37, 10 January 2014 (CST)
Yeah, I'm expanding the documentation right now, including a handy table of the pips... although it's frustrating that someone mislabeled the crewman pips and didn't name the marine rank pips in the same fashion, so until they get converted, we can't use them for now. Or unless I make another template, but... –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 00:09, 11 January 2014 (CST)
No, they're in the wrong file format. They are currently png's and need to be jpg's like the others. If we do convert them, we should make sure they follow the similar naming scheme and that the current mislabeled crewmen pips are also renamed.–Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 00:13, 11 January 2014 (CST)
By all means. –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 00:19, 11 January 2014 (CST)
Actually, use the same file names as these, just with jpg instead of png.–Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 00:27, 11 January 2014 (CST)
Before you convert any others, when you move the page or upload a new version, can you make sure to upload it to the new name format. Otherwise, we'll have to go back and fix all the double redirects. –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 00:50, 11 January 2014 (CST)
Sorry if I was unclear. I had meant use the same file name convention as the ones in that table. So:
  • M11-FldMrshl-Green.jpg
  • M10-Genl-Green.jpg
  • M09-LtGen-Green.jpg
  • M08-MjrGen-Green.jpg
  • M07-BrigGen-Green.jpg
  • M07-Brig-Green.jpg
  • M06-Col-Green.jpg
  • M05-LtCol-Green.jpg
  • M04-Mjr-Green.jpg
  • M03-Cpt-Green.jpg
  • M02-1Lt-Green.jpg
  • M01-2Lt-Green.jpg
  • MW4-CWO1-Green.jpg
  • MW3-CWO2-Green.jpg
  • MW2-CWO3-Green.jpg
  • MW1-WO-Green.jpg
  • ME9-SgtMjr-Green.jpg
  • ME8-MstrSgt-Green.jpg
  • ME7-GSgt-Green.jpg
  • ME6-SSgt-Green.jpg
  • ME5-Sgt-Green.jpg
  • ME4-Cpl-Green.jpg
  • ME3-LCpl-Green.jpg
  • ME2-Pvt1st-Green.jpg
  • ME1-Pvt-Green.jpg

Don't bother with the Marine pip

Meh, you really don't need to convert them all and rename them if it's too much trouble. The whole idea of the template was to reduce your workload after all! :D If a marine really wants to do the 2 collar thing, they can just do it the long way as I originally posted above. That is:

{|style="background:black; width:100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"
| style="background:black; height:25px"|[[File:G2-e8.png]]
| style="background:black; height:25px" align="right"|[[File:00-Blank-Green-Flip.jpg]]

Which would give:

ME8-MstrSgt-Green.jpg 00-Blank-Green-Flip.jpg

It might just be worth it to fix the crewman pips though. –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 01:13, 11 January 2014 (CST)

Yay! Okay, I'm off to bed... take a look at the template documentation now: Template:2collar See if it makes sense and feel free to add whatever notes you want. –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 01:36, 11 January 2014 (CST)

Personnel Page Template

These templates are amazing, and yes: they are very awesome. Thank you again. Chythar Daniel Skyfire (talk) 00:43, 22 January 2014 (CST)

FL Updates

I think there's a way we could make it so you'd only have to update the main roster, including adding avatar information, and then have it so it only shows up on the face list and not the ship roster page or fleet roster. Just gotta figure out the code. :P –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 03:19, 6 March 2014 (CST)

Recent Changes Stalking

I don't do it on purpose, but I do it. A lot of the time, I forget to add the summary if it is one of my pages. If it's someone else's, I try to add one before I touch the code. Chythar Daniel Skyfire (talk) 22:16, 26 March 2014 (CDT)

HTML and CSS references

I have found this site a godsend:

Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 22:32, 13 April 2014 (CDT)

The magic of CSS and wiki

Don't ever say I don't like making you happy. :)


It's a new template: Template:Flag2collar

Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 00:21, 15 April 2014 (CDT)

And if you're curious how it's done, it uses the transform CSS property as documented here:

{|style="background:black; width:100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"
| style="background:black; height:25px"|{{Pips|{{{1}}}|Red|Slanted}}
| style="background:black; height:25px; transform:scaleX(-1);-webkit-transform:scaleX(-1);"|{{Pips|{{{1}}}|Red|Slanted}}


Yeah, I'd say it'd go under programming. You should jump in and give a shot at adding it! :D

As for counselors, yeah... Maybe they should take something like

  • ADMIN200: Starfleet Starships
    • Discusses the logistics of starship personnel administration

since they do crew evals and such?–Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 18:31, 6 May 2014 (CDT)

Thumbs up on 323 –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 19:01, 6 May 2014 (CDT)

How to crop

Cropped with Template:Crop, i.e., {{Crop|Ltjgskyfire.jpg|120|120|link=Skyfire, Chythar}}:

USS Excalibur-A
Lieutenant JG Blank
Chythar Skyfire

Medical Officer

Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman ♫ 05:03, 6 June 2014 (CDT)

Step by step how to crop

1. Find your image. Example: File:TristamCore3.jpg.

Normally, if we put in [[File:TristamCore3.jpg|150px]], we get
However, what if I want to make a perfect square 150x150 crop of this image? Use Template:Crop.

2. Type {{Crop|Name of File|New Width|New Height}}

So, we'd put in {{Crop|TristamCore3.jpg|150|150}}, to get

You can further adjust the position of the crop or the zoom as outlined in the instructions for Template:Crop or add a link= to the image.

For instance, if we type in


it gives you


which is a cropped image of Tristan 150 px in width x 150 px in height with an adjustment of 10 pixels up and 30 pixels to the left to center his head and 2x zoom of the original cropped image.

Adding a link= to that can make the image link to his profile:

{{Crop|TristamCore3.jpg|150|150|10|30|2|link=Core, Tristam}}

Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman ♫ 05:36, 6 June 2014 (CDT)

Challenger A Alumni

As you could tell by the recent activity, I was very bored. I took it as a personal challenge, and I intend to continue. Thanks for the names. Stay tuned for further developments on the Challenger-A crew history. Chythar Daniel Skyfire (talk) 02:40, 7 June 2014 (CDT)

More Genius For You

I'm glad I could be of service! Here, here, and here--if you have the time patience to read, they can be very helpful! Megan ★ (talk)

DEFINITELY will consider joining Wiki Ops (and probably SDC, too) once I gain a little more experience! Never would've thought to do it, thank you! Megan ★ (talk)

Re: Minor Edits

Sorry, I always forget to change that... plus I'm never really sure what constitutes a major edit. -Kit Kizito (talk) 16:29, 25 July 2014 (CDT)

Wiki Edits

Hello, I have updated my setting about minor edits.

Scrolly box thing

Hey! I saw your scroll box thingie in your starfleet history, and I was wondering did you do that? Chythar Daniel Skyfire (talk) 21:06, 1 August 2014 (CDT)

Tried doing this for my PNPC Carter Greyson. Works fine in my sandbox but for some reason when I previewed the changes it threw the entire bottom half out of whack regardless of what I did. Used the code based off what was in Tristam's page, and thought it should work. But it doesn't seem to for me. Am I doing it wrong? Chythar Daniel Skyfire (talk) 22:44, 2 August 2014 (CDT)
I feel like such a derp...thanks for sorting it out for me. Chythar Daniel Skyfire (talk) 23:22, 2 August 2014 (CDT)
D'oh. Now I have another dumb question I should've asked before -- how do you force an edit link to appear next to a name? I noticed you have that feature in your relationships thingie and I haven't figured out how to put it there. Chythar Daniel Skyfire (talk) 23:30, 2 August 2014 (CDT)
That's what I meant, yeah. I think I figured out the problem, though -- I was only viewing it in preview mode which doesn't allow for an edit of a specific heading. Derp 2 of the evening. Chythar Daniel Skyfire (talk) 00:50, 3 August 2014 (CDT)

Bajoran naming conventions

I don't think I quite understand. Varu is my characters last name and the comma is commonly used on this wiki to seperate first and last name. Anora Manar, for example, has the comma on her page too although she's Bajoran. However, If I misunderstood anything and I am indeed mistaken, I'm sorry for inconveniencing you and I'm gonna get right to placing a 'queued for deletion'-notice on the 'Varu,Novin'-page, as I would like to avoid there to be an empty page floating around the wiki. Varu Novin (talk) 20:49, 12 August 2014 (CDT)


Shhhhh, the people watching at home are so confused... ♫ Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman, Chief of Wiki Operations 00:36, 20 August 2014 (CDT)

Re: Face List update for September

Excalibur has been decommissioned and I've been transferred to Apollo. Things are chaotic at the moment with half the crew being moved to the Apollo and the other half to the new Constitution. Will figure out the FL when I figure out which way is up. :p Rune Jolara (talk) 18:08, 7 September 2014 (CDT)

Maybe it's been handled already? I've been at a 3-day LARP event (live action roleplaying) and had no technology at all. Didn't know about the decommissioning of the Excalibur until I got back. I lost track of who was supposed to do the FL updates for the Garuda, whether it was me, you or Rich. Chythar Daniel Skyfire (talk) 03:00, 8 September 2014 (CDT)

No images on FL

Ah, I must have missed that one :p Correcting now!

James(Talk) aka Lt. Commander James 18:43, 7 September 2014 (CDT)

ID Numbers

Actually, both were in the Academy at the same time. I assumed their numbers were given then, hence their use on Academy transcripts (see theirs (even for those who fail to graduate, I'd imagine). James, before he was James, lived the exact same life as Jack up until the latter part of their Academy cruises, which is why I believe they would've been given the same ID Number when they entered the Academy in September of 2379. -Jack of All Treks (talk) 04:54, 11 September 2014 (CDT)

Staff Roster not updating

Hiya, not sure where or to whom to ask this question, but I thought you might be able to help. I have edited the Embassy Staff Roster to update it. On the page where I can actually edit it, it shows the changes. However, when I go back to see the list it doesn't show the changes. Any thoughts/ideas? -Jorey

Update: Not sure if I cleared the cache, but when I looked today it had updated. Thanks for getting back. This is my first wiki experience. I'm pretty good at figuring it out by looking at what other people have done, but every once in a while I am likely to have a super newb question. :-)


I was thinking I was forgetting something. I'll fix it now, and remember it for whenever I start updating old PCs.! Ceciri (talk) 00:37, 25 January 2015 (CST)


Ta-da! Also, where's my pasta? 𝄢 RichtalkChief of Wiki Operations 01:02, 25 January 2015 (CST)

$25.30?! Is that in Australian or real money? This better be some good pasta... ♫ RichtalkChief of Wiki Operations 01:14, 25 January 2015 (CST)

Wiki Ops Team

So apparently I need to ask here? Ceciri (talk) 04:50, 25 January 2015 (CST)

Duronis Wiki Ops Team Member

Hi, I'm Sal aka Toni Lupo and I'm applying for the position. Sorry forgot to sign my message. Antoinette (talk) 21:22, 30 March 2015 (CDT)

Category Update

Actually, yeah, saying it out loud does make it MUCH more funnier. Ceciri (talk) 03:34, 6 April 2015 (CDT)

Re: Narala

Rich suggested I ask you for a stance about the pirate raid/inability to stop them, since you're the writer for Narala. Should I ask over IRC or e-mail..? Ceciri (talk) 03:38, 6 April 2015 (CDT)

Wiki Ops

Howdy! I was hoping to join the wiki ops team, let me know what i need to do to apply. Ashley Roy (talk) 15:22, 1 May 2015 (CDT)

Wiki Ops, as well

Rich invited me to join the wiki ops team, but told me you're the person with the "power"...that I should talk to you. -Varaan (talk) 07:42, 15 May 2015 (CDT)

Hi, I'd like to rejoin!

Work has stablized, so I'd like to formally rejoin the list, if you'd let me help out Ceciri (talk) 21:35, 5 June 2015 (CDT)

About Template:Blake SSO

Are you still using this template? If so, do you mind if I fix the broken file link? Ceciri (talk) 13:40, 6 June 2015 (CDT)

Hugs Welcome

Glad I could help. It was born out of a discussion and I do like a bit of concrete with my ambiguity of canon. :D Nugra (talk) Commanding Officer of the USS Victory 21:03, 12 June 2015 (CDT)


Yeah, it's hard unfortunately to find a shade that works with every color. I've lightened it a bit. But I think that's the best compromise for the overall Face List. ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 18:14, 19 July 2015 (CDT)


LOL... agh... I thought it was all done but for some reason the picture links aren't working... grrr....

Yeah, figured it out. Stupid variables. Also, SO MANY PROBLEMS would be eliminated if we just got rid of this Last Name, First name naming system... wikipedia, memory alpha, etc. all just use the standard [[First Name Last Name]] style. :P♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 18:47, 19 July 2015 (CDT)

External CSS Styling / Customizing Skins

Hey there! I was looking on MediaWiki and I noticed that you could edit your user skin with a CSS File if that feature was enabled. Is this featured enabled for our wiki?

Joining Wiki Ops

Hey! I was wondering if you would be able to allow me to join the wiki ops team. I am fluent in HTML and CSS, and have studied the MediaWiki software to where I am about intermediate. I am sure that I can continue to learn. Let me know :)

~Kody / Lt.JG. Adam Haase

Re: SIM namespace

It's the general namespace SIM: <>. Rich posted about it here Ceciri (talk) 00:31, 27 July 2015 (CDT)

Wiki Operations Team

I would like to Request to be added to the Wiki Operations team. Thank you.

Jansen (talk) 10:08, 7 August 2015 (CDT)

Featured Bio

Hi there! I noticed that you participated in the Wiki Bio Contest as a Team Member, and I had a few questions about it. If you would, please email me as soon as possible at Thanks for your time, and I await your email :)

Edited your page

Hi! Just a brief note, I removed an invoke to the T template, since it was redlinked and showed up in the wanted templates. Just so you were aware Ceciri (talk) 00:57, 4 November 2015 (CST)

Wiki Ops Team

I wanted to drop by and ask about joining the team? Baylen (talk)

Orphaned Images

Hello. Noticed there was an orphaned image, which I thought looked like an early Sky Blake that I was curious what to do with. What would you like to do with it? 100pxDr. Skyfire (talk) 10:30, 18 February 2016 (CST)