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I was planning on merging to Starbase not StarBase 118 Ops Alumni, but if you want to do the other way, I'm cool with that. Just wanted to drop a line so I could get your thoughts Ceciri (talk) 01:41, 29 March 2015 (CDT)

No worries and you didn't step on my toes. I'll go with that. Just wanted to make sure I didn't make it harder on anyone by going against the flow :) Ceciri (talk) 01:47, 29 March 2015 (CDT)

I've been tagging NPC/PNPCs as Alumni. They technically served on board the ship, so it fits. I'm using a very generous definition too. That said, if they have a NPC category I'm ambivalent about keeping them there. I'd say PNPC's for sure, NPC's up to you. Ceciri (talk) 02:23, 29 March 2015 (CDT)


Hmmm, they're aligned on my end and checked on a few browsers/devices. Can you show me the code you're using? The about box needs to be two lines. ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 09:59, 1 April 2015 (CDT)

Hmm... what browser and OS may I ask? ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 10:03, 1 April 2015 (CDT)
Also, does this card for Ceciri look off as well? ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 10:07, 1 April 2015 (CDT)
Send me a link to one that looks off. ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 10:07, 1 April 2015 (CDT):::
Hmmm, according to this site, it looks fine, which of course isn't helpful on your end. Hmmm... I'll think of something. ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 10:31, 1 April 2015 (CDT)
How's it look on your end now? You might need to refresh the pages. ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 11:17, 1 April 2015 (CDT)
Haha, no apologies needed. Ah, why can't all browsers work the same! DX ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 11:25, 1 April 2015 (CDT)

Mission Renaming

That's alright. :) thank you for letting me know and feel free to move our current missions to. Nugra (talk) Commanding Officer of the USS Victory 12:07, 2 April 2015 (CDT)

Mission index pages

In regards to Garuda Mission History, I think it's easier to the general reader to have an index page for each year with TV Guide-like 1-sentence summary blurbs and links to the individual episodes rather than just a link to a category with no real organization about the order of the missions. I'd like this model to be used for other ship's as well as otherwise the category of episodes, while useful if you know which mission you want, makes for poor browsing to the general reader. ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 01:34, 3 April 2015 (CDT)

I'm making a template to make those TV guide listings... I'll let you know when I'm done. ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 01:40, 3 April 2015 (CDT)

New episode listing template

Here we go! Template:Episode YAY! It will also force everyone to switch to the episode naming convention you used. ;) ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 02:02, 3 April 2015 (CDT)

I made a typo. ;) hit refresh. It should be fixed.♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 02:08, 3 April 2015 (CDT)
We could, but then it would lose its ease of use and be a pain to code. It'd be far easier just to have an optional NUMBER= option that people manually enter.
I've gone ahead and added it Template:Episode#Add_an_Optional_Episode_Number ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 02:33, 3 April 2015 (CDT)
Added a new feature where if you leave the image= blank, it will show the default gray sb118 logo automatically. ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 04:34, 3 April 2015 (CDT)

Apollo Prison Break

Hi - just to let you know, Commander Akeelah D'Sena (Jalana) wanted the Apollo Prison Break page to be returned to where it was. She is using it as an information page rather than a mission/episode page for the current mission. Wanted to let you know rather than just making changes without explaining! Chen (talk) 16:31, 6 April 2015 (CDT)

PersonalHistoryListing template

Intel and Intelligence will now display in white. Hopefully that fixes it~ Ceciri (talk)

Yeah, that didn't work. I added an optional call instead. At the end of the listing add |white or the color you prefer to change the post color. Ceciri (talk) 18:42, 8 April 2015 (CDT)


Probably best to contact User:Canreb, SDC facilitator. ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 05:28, 9 April 2015 (CDT)

Hi Varaan. If you notice the Caraadian are still under construction. They have not yet been placed in front of the SDC to review and approve. That is my first draft as I want to update all of the Partha Expanse species and ensure that all of their new wiki pages work together to form a cohesive and hopefully enjoyable region that will entice more people to use and further develop it. Your participation is more than welcome as you are the original creator of this species. I always try to contact the original creators to try and ensure that when I update a species it meets with both their approval and with their original concept.

I Just ask that you keep me in the loop as you tweak the page so that I know when your done and if any changes you make will affect the other Partha Expanse species. Also I am always available to chat and bounce ideas off. Canreb (talk) 08:43, 11 April 2015 (CDT)

I have a yet to be approved version of the Valcarians that you created. You might want to take a look at them as well. i am going to make 1 slight change to the Caraadian page. Check it out and let me know what you think. Canreb (talk) 23:46, 12 April 2015 (CDT)

By the way I thought I would just mention that I also live in Ontario and I work in Toronto. Talk about a small world. Canreb (talk) 00:01, 13 April 2015 (CDT)

unique plurals to ILI

Hi there! You can add a unique plural designation for a species if it's not just adding an s by using "plural = X" such as plural = Balivarii. ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 22:20, 12 April 2015 (CDT)

It's an optional variable that only needs to be added when you actually need a different plural from the usual. I've added it to Balivari for instance.
{{ILI Forbidden
|image = [[File:Balivari.jpg|250px]]
|4letter = BLVI
|fedstatus = Unknown
|origin = [[Seccora Ia]], [[Par'tha Expanse]], Alpha Quadrant
|encountered = Members of this species have yet to be encountered by Federation personnel
|techlevel = C
|plural = Balivarii

♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 22:26, 12 April 2015 (CDT)

Mission renaming

Hey there! In reviewing some of the old mission pages marked for deletion, I see a lot of people still have links to them, so when you rename them, please make sure to check the box that says leave a redirect behind at the old page name. Thanks! ♫ Richtalk118Wiki Administrator 21:28, 14 April 2015 (CDT)

Academy courses

Person to ask would be FltAdm Wolf/Jordan. He wrote most of the current courses. Main issue with using LUG's stuff is it's probably copyrighted, so yeah, check with Jordan first and see what he says. We can always add new courses of course inspired by whatever you've found as well. So new course descriptions, etc. ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 18:10, 17 April 2015 (CDT)

I think Rich has the right idea -- just use your source as inspiration! (Although I do object to the idea that we don't already have enough courses to constitute a full transcript. But that doesn't mean we can't add more, I guess!) --Wolf /talk page 14:26, 18 April 2015 (CDT)

Niagara class scale image

Here ya go: File:Niagara-scale.png :) ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 16:00, 22 April 2015 (CDT)

ship patches

Actually, I make them myself. :) ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 16:44, 26 April 2015 (CDT)

I'm out of town this week but will keep it in mind for when I get back. As for the individual ship patches like one for USS Paladin, those indeed are from the Image Collective. Just leave a message in the forum or graphics request thread. ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 07:04, 27 April 2015 (CDT)

Bajoran name template

Hi, I saw you created variants of the N template for Bajoran names. What are the plans for this template? Since Bajoran names don't require rearranging of last name first in the URL/page title, they can simply be linked to like this [[Anora Manar]]: Anora Manar. Likewise, Template:Nrank (and all other N template variants including Template:N itself) can still link to Bajoran names by just treating the entire name as a single name: {{nrank|Lieuteant|Anora Manar}}: Lieuteant Anora Manar♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 15:22, 14 May 2015 (CDT)

Likewise, templates such as Template:Roster and Template:Crew can use Bajoran names by just ensuring that the entire name is treated as single name (i.e., placed in the first name field) and the last name field left blank. Ex:
|SHIP = USS Atlantis
|ROSTER PAGE = Atlantis Master Crew List
|NPC PAGE = Atlantis Personal NPCs
|HISTORY PAGE = Atlantis Cumulative Crew History}}
|{{Tile|Raj|Blueheart|Red|Commanding Ofc.|Cmdr Raj Blueheart1.png}}
|{{Tile|Tracey|Townson|Red|Intelligence, XO|Traceyred.png|0|20|1.5}}
|{{Tile|Anora Manar||Red|Mission Spec.|Anora.png|5|0|0.9}}
|{{Logotile|USS Atlantis}}

NPC Listing   ·   USS Atlantis Crew Manifest   ·   Crew History
Cmdr Raj Blueheart1.png
Commanding Ofc.
Raj Blueheart
Intelligence, XO
Tracey Townson
Mission Spec.
Anora Manar
USS Atlantis-logo.png
Edit This Nav

♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 15:26, 14 May 2015 (CDT)

Ah, no worries. I'll take care of it. Thanks for innovating though. Would you be interested in joining the Wiki Ops Team?♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 15:31, 14 May 2015 (CDT)
All right, send a PM to Deliera, the team facilitator, and she'll hook you up. Also, feel free to contact the EC to become an admin again! ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 15:38, 14 May 2015 (CDT)
Further instructions: 118Wiki:Administrators#How to Become an Admin ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 15:39, 14 May 2015 (CDT)

Wiki Ops

Send me a forums message with your email address so I can add you to the group. :) ♣ Deliera talk 20:15, 15 May 2015 (CDT)

Character page

Hey, just wanted to let you know I saw your message. Since I'm also on the Featured Bio Contest team, I'm going to ask them to also provide some feedback. I'll forward it to you when we're done! :) ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 12:31, 28 May 2015 (CDT)

Dropping In

Good to see you again, Varaan. :) DCody (talk) 03:58, 1 June 2015 (CDT)

Template: Par'tha Races

Are you still planning on using this template? (noticed only placed linked to was your archive.) If not - do you mind if I place <nowiki> on the link in your template as part of cleaning it up? - Ceciri (talk) 04:56, 7 June 2015 (CDT)

Alex Blake template

You've put in code for a template that is calling for parameters. Thus, on your template page, you've had it display again in the "noinclude" section with the full parameters listed, but then on your character page, you haven't specified any of those parameters. You either need to put

|FirstName = Alex
|LastName = Blake
|Posting = Starfleet Academy
|UserName = Varaan
|Rank = Cadet 1st Class
|Style = DS9
|Post = Cadet
|Color = Grey
|Color2 = Grey
|Color3 = Grey
|Species = [[Human]]
|Gender = Male
|Serial = RQ - 352 - 787
|BirthMonth = 01
|BirthDate = 06
|BirthYear = 2371
|BirthPlace = [[Whilton's Folly]]
|Extra =
|Image = BlakeAlex.png

on your character's page itself or have Template:AlexBlake specify parameters for another template like Template:LCARS-Navbar. For instance, see Template:Skyfirenav. ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 01:58, 8 June 2015 (CDT)

Re: Star and Planet Updates

I was actually thinking about that, or maybe that and splitting to Star/StarAdv templates as well, so people can choose which one they want Ceciri (talk) 08:08, 11 June 2015 (CDT)

Yeah, I tried that. I also failed. I might want to test that out on a testing template so I don't break back planets.. I think I'll look into that and see if we can make it optional. Ceciri (talk) 16:49, 11 June 2015 (CDT)
Okay, so I've got one that will display almost anything optionally. I'm going to see if I can create a test template to propose. Ceciri (talk) 06:27, 12 June 2015 (CDT)

I've got an alternate system template- tell me what you think? User:Ceciri/SandboxThree Ceciri (talk) 08:15, 14 June 2015 (CDT)

I can configure for unused fields not to show up. But yes, I'd just replace the existing one. Ceciri (talk) 19:37, 14 June 2015 (CDT)

Unnamed humanoids (24th century)

Is this a still in progress page? Kinda curious as to your thoughts about this page. Ceciri (talk) 04:45, 11 July 2015 (CDT)

Orphaned Page

Howdy Varaan, this page was orphaned. Are you planning to link, or is it okay to delete? Cheers, Ashley Roy (talk) 11:46, 12 July 2015 (CDT)

Thanks! Ashley Roy (talk) 18:28, 14 July 2015 (CDT)

Re: CHEntry Template Question

Hey Varaan, I'm sorry it took so long for me to see your question. I was on LOA after the birth of my second child. You've probably figured this out already, but to add notes in the CHEntry Template, you just add something like this:

|Note=transferred from Science

anywhere in the template code. So, for instance, if the entry you want to add a note to looks like this:


You just pop in the above line like this:

{{CHEntry|Ensign|Bob|Dylan|239202.18-Present|Gold|Style=DS9|Note=Transferred from Science}}

I hope that helps...

Well, no, I hope you did figure it out in my absence, because I'd hate to think you've been lacking the ability to use these kinds of notes in some important crew history for all these months while I've been away, but in case you have, here's how. =/\= James T. Kolk =/\= (talk) 01:03, 12 September 2015 (CDT)

RE: LCARS-Navbar

This should be no problem :) Honestly, I just forgot to do it myself when I added the station option :D ~James(Talk) aka Lt. Aigle Phos 11:56, 23 September 2015 (CDT)

It should not be fixed :) ~James(Talk) aka Lt. Aigle Phos 14:49, 23 September 2015 (CDT)

Just as a heads up

Since I was moving one of my card pages, I just updated the link here to make sure it points to the current page. Ceciri (talk) 16:36, 8 October 2015 (CDT)