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Nav box

Hi, I replaced the Nav box on Aurora's page. The one you edited is actually a generic model made by User:Sky Blake for you and others to copy the code and paste when you make a NEW Nav box template for your character. The new Nav box is Template:JamesAuroraNav. I also changed the colors to match science blue. –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman/MCpt. Kadosh 19:50, 11 December 2013 (CST)

No worries! It's the only way to learn. In general, though, just be cautious about editing a very generically named page or template as chances are it's named that way because it's being used generically/widely by others as well. Also, you can sign your messages on talk pages by adding four tildes ~~~~ at the end. –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman/MCpt. Kadosh 19:58, 11 December 2013 (CST)

On a different note, I'm happy that someone's found it and decided to use the templates! XD Sky Blake (talk) 19:49, 21 January 2014 (CST)

User Page

Sure thing. The plan to follow I'd say is to just start small and work from there. I started my user page as if it were a character page (thus, the stats section and the service record table). I slowly then modified tables and sections as needed to fit me the writer rather than one of my characters.

An easy way you could start is just copy and past your character's bio into your user page but then just edit it for you now instead of Skyfire. –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 14:30, 9 February 2014 (CST)

NPC Roster Template

I can't seem to recreate the problem: User:Rich/Sandbox

Can you describe the problem in more detail? –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 16:52, 3 March 2014 (CST)


That looks great. I'll be able to customize it As i choose - Thank you Sky :) Lieutenant Alexander Richards (talk) 08:35, 8 March 2014 (CST)

Just to say, taking the templates from your sandbox, I've gotten them onto both my character page and my user page. Thank you again for your help - Rob (aka Alex Richards) Lieutenant Alexander Richards (talk) 11:48, 8 March 2014 (CST)

LOA listing

Hi there! Saw that you added a LOA listing for the Excalibur. To change the style of the roster for LOA listings, simply add LOA before the officer listing and the person will become a LOA listing with a darker background. Put these LOA officers under the new division labeled LOA.:

|{{LOA|Lieutenant JG|Alden|Cuthbert|Gold|LOA began 239103.26|CuthbertAvatar.jpg|STYLE=Slanted}}
Insignia Rank/Title Portrait Character Name Duty Post
Leave of Absence

Lieutenant JG


LOA began 239103.26

When the officer returns, simply remove LOA before their rank and put them back up in the division (command, medical, science, etc) that they belong. You can also change their assignment posting to instead a note of when their LOA began as seen above. More instructions on how to use Template:Roster are available here.

Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 19:16, 26 March 2014 (CDT)

Done. Thanks, Rich. I don't know how I missed that the first time. Chythar Daniel Skyfire (talk) 19:49, 26 March 2014 (CDT)

No worries. Remember, though, you need to reply to messages on the other person's talk page, not your own, for them to get a notice that you sent them a message. :) Unless of course they stalk the recent changes page like me. –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 21:01, 26 March 2014 (CDT)
I'd like to weigh in here (just quickly), but stalking the Recent Changes page is both fun and educational. Just like to point that out. ;D Sky Blake (talk) 22:09, 26 March 2014 (CDT)

Re: Recent Changes Stalking

I just edit the page and complain about what I had to do or get annoyed with something in the summary. :P I still don't know why I do that to this day. Sky Blake (talk) 22:26, 26 March 2014 (CDT)


Ah, I think that's because it's not been enabled (yet) on the wiki. We'll need to send a note to Jordan aka Fleet Admiral Wolf to follow these instructions under install: Cite Extension.Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 00:36, 26 April 2014 (CDT)

Extended transcript

I've received a request from someone else for an extended transcript beyond 60 credits. When it's finished, I'll send you the link. Is this person basically adding on an additional year? –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 13:26, 28 May 2014 (CDT)

Where exactly are they planning to put the extra classes if not in an additional year? Right now, it's following the Academy "rules" of a max of 5 credits a semester/15 credits max a year. Can you find out what they mean exactly? –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 13:41, 28 May 2014 (CDT)
Sure, I don't see why not. I think that's what Wesley Crusher and Icheb did. How many credits? –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 23:05, 2 June 2014 (CDT)
I'm fine with setting up a custom template to give an extra 12 credit hours or however many, but I don't want to open the door to going beyond the "rules" that were already laid out for the Academy course load in terms of the maximum amount per semester. It was previously 4 before the expansion to 5. If we allow it to 6 or more, it
a) involves a lot of recoding of the templates and
b) makes it unfair to the other simmers in our fleet who've set up their characters within those rules so as not to create an overpowered (or "overeducated") character. Like I said, more education is fine, but they would either need to accept laying it out across the required time constraints (so if 12 credits, then maybe 4 credits across 3 semesters either before their official start or as I suggested earlier, a fifth year). –Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman 00:42, 3 June 2014 (CDT)
All right, here you go: Template:Transcript - Preentry 12Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman ♫ 14:44, 8 June 2014 (CDT)


USS Excalibur-A
Ltjgskyfire.jpg Nocrew.jpg
Lieutenant JG Blank
Chythar Skyfire

Medical Officer

(I was in the neighborhood with nothing to do, so . . . yeah. Sorry to rain on your parade, Chen... :S )

May end up having to crop Skyfire's image though. But since I don't have a clue how to work that, I'll leave you to it. :P Sky Blake (talk) 04:30, 6 June 2014 (CDT)

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 ♫ 05:02, 6 June 2014 (CDT)

Glad you like the design - quite happy for you to use it and yes it does work with 2 characters! :) Chen (talk) 15:51, 6 June 2014 (CDT)

Message left for you

Reply for you at Template_talk:RosterRich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman ♫ 03:07, 12 June 2014 (CDT)

Discovery-B crew history

It appears the Discovery-B crew history along with several other pages were inappropriately moved to become the new Discovery-C crew history page, etc... grrr... I have restored them to their last state as Discovery-B pages, although they are a bit messy since the wiki software updates since then have made some of the coding for the tables obsolete. You are welcome to clean them up if you wish. ◄ Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman ♫ 15:48, 23 June 2014 (CDT)

Word of caution - I'm under the impression that the Discovery-B's crew history also includes that of the original Discovery and the Disc-A. (I don't believe the Disc-B was commissioned in 2380, and I was under the impression that Waltas was it's first and only captain, not including that Mitchell as Acting CO, but I could be very wrong). Anyway, thought I'd give you the heads up. Deliera (talk) 18:39, 23 June 2014 (CDT)

Generic shiplogo tile

Hey Kat! I've changed the "USS Oracle" tiles to go to the Main Page (although any page on the wiki can be specified) rather than have it be a broken link to a non-existent ship. The template simply puts the generic UFOP logo if the link does not have a specific ship logo specified.


{{Logotile|Main Page}}

You could also make it link to the ship's roster.

{{Logotile|StarBase 118 Ops Crew}}

♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 17:33, 16 April 2015 (CDT)

Moved Community History Team to its formal name

Hey Kat, just wanted to give you a heads up I moved the Community History Team to its formal name to conform with the other teams. Wiki Admins and Operations are exceptions to remain in the 118Wiki namespace, but the other teams should be in the main/default namespace. ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 03:28, 12 May 2015 (CDT)

No worries. I also removed the "must be approved by the majority of the team" rule for the facilitator that was copied over from wiki ops, unless that's how the history team is operating. Unlike wiki ops, most teams operate by direct appointment to the Leadership Roster. ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 03:31, 12 May 2015 (CDT)

Calderan, Nia/Personal History & Family

Howdy Sky, I cannot delete this page until all the pages Special:WhatLinksHere/Calderan, Nia/Personal History & Family to it are updated. Let me know when this is done and I will happily delete it. Cheers, Ashley Roy (talk) 11:41, 16 June 2015 (CDT)

USS Sasser-A/Ballard-A

Hi Sky, thanks for the heads up on the ship link on Teyvion's page. I've updated the name but, in answer to your question, the USS Ballard will be an NPC ship in the upcoming mission for the USS Doyle. An intrepid class (refit) acting as a planetary landing capable rescue ship. Teyvion Kesaan (talk) 10:51, 21 June 2015 (CDT)

Thanks, I'm glad there's folk like you around keeping folk like me right with these things - I'd only foul them up. Once the mission get's underway I'll make the page up properly. Just drafting some text for it. Also, totally down for some medical stuff once Teyvion is back on active duty. Teyvion Kesaan (talk) 11:04, 21 June 2015 (CDT)

No link template

Hey Zephyr! Just wanted to let you know the "no link" version for the PC roster is simply Template:No Link. Template:No Link New is for the history pages (thus why it has a slightly different colored background and didn't work at first for you and took away Dunross). ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 23:33, 16 July 2015 (CDT)

Main Character Page categories

Just letting you know I took off the main character page categories from Skyfire's subpages so that they don't end up being listed among other characters in the general Category:Characters page as well as others like Category:Featured Bios and Category:Invicta PCs. This main character categories only need to go on the main character page itself. Feel free to help clean up similar redundant categories if you see them on other people's subpages. ♫ Rich118Wiki AdministratorSend Message 00:22, 17 July 2015 (CDT)

Sandbox2 Talk Archive


Heya! As an old Challenger Alum, I'm letting you know we were all transferred in 2388 (Reid took an LOA before he was placed on the Drake, and he was placed there because there was no Challenger to go back to).

Also: Theo Casey and Hannah Martinez were/are PNPCs (Martinez is still active).

Officers off the top of my head (but there's probably a heap more that I don't remember/know about):

Sky Blake (talk) 01:25, 7 June 2014 (CDT)

Re: Nav Bar Alternative designs

You are so awesome! I didn't even know there was an LCARS template! I may switch to that when I'm feeling more adventurous, but since it's currently pretty darn late and I should probably be in bed (or catching up on my SIMs, I used the KISS method and added it to the extra on my nav. Thank you for suggesting that! I didn't think I'd like the look of it at first, but I totally do! Strangely, I decided it wasn't too late to change all of the links on my nav bar to teal... Megan ★ (talk) 23:45, 17 July 2014 (CDT)

Scrolly box thingy


Add text here

IT'S JUST SO GREAT. ♣ Deliera talk Wiki Ops 21:12, 1 August 2014 (CDT)

So this ( </div></td><td style="width:5px;"></td></tr></table> ) is the code you forgot to put at the bottom of the sandbox . . . to, you know, tell the scroll box to stop being scrolly . . . and all that . . . :D ♣ Deliera talk Wiki Ops 23:20, 2 August 2014 (CDT)
An . . . edit link? . . . I assume you mean a link that'll take you to a specific heading on a page? ♣ Deliera talk Wiki Ops 00:47, 3 August 2014 (CDT)
I was ridiculously confused about what you were going on about for a few seconds, but now I think I understand. You were looking for a totally different thing than what I thought you were looking for! XD ♣ Deliera talk Wiki Ops 00:53, 3 August 2014 (CDT)

engineering course

I left a reply to you on the components courses talk page. ◄ Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman ♫ 06:27, 3 August 2014 (CDT)

Re: Template: KolkFI & Template:LCARS-Sidebar

Those were left out because they weren't part of the original sidebar I based it off of (the one I made for my own pages before I learned all this cool variable-based wiki coding), but they could certainly be added if you'd like them on there. So, if you're wanting to use these Sidebars with that info, I have a question for you: Where would you want that info to show up? Would you want it in the white middle box? in the top section? in the bottom section? I can put it wherever you like. I won't get to it tonight, but I should have time tomorrow afternoon. -Jack of All Treks (talk) 17:35, 7 August 2014 (CDT)

Turns out I did have time tonight, so I added them to the white section. You can see an example on the Template:LCARS-Sidebar page, but it works for both. Hope you like it! -Jack of All Treks (talk) 18:33, 7 August 2014 (CDT)I know. I was applying a switch to make the ship and character images match the size of the pips so the DS9 ones don't look weird and I mistyped something. It's all set now. -Jack of All Treks (talk) 00:31, 10 August 2014 (CDT)For the {{Crop}} functionality, I can, now that you ask for it. I'm just trying to figure out how best to do it. Would you want to put in the whole {{Crop|ImageName.png|width|height|vert|horiz|zoom|link}} yourself, or do you want me to try to find someway to simplify that... which may just end up complicating it... ? -James T. Kolk (talk) 08:45, 25 November 2014 (CST)
Okay, I think I have that working properly now. Just put "|ImageCrop = {{Crop..." instead of "|Image = ...". Let me know if it's messed up in any way. =/\= James T. Kolk =/\= (talk) 09:40, 25 November 2014 (CST)
You forgot to use the {{Crop|...}} coding. I fixed it in your sandbox, so have a look at what I did. =/\= James T. Kolk =/\= (talk) 17:50, 25 November 2014 (CST)


No, it doesn't automatically add itself to all your sims; you'd have to add it to each page individually, sorry. You could put them into whatever order you want, I suppose. I designed it to simplify the nav I'd put on the bottom of my sims before, and I try to put Stardates on the top of my sims when putting them on the wiki so that I can put them into chronological. If you wanted to put them in alphabetical order, you could do that too; it just seems to me that chronological would make the most sense to the reader. -Jack of All Treks (talk) 07:46, 8 August 2014 (CDT)

Absolutely! That's the beauty of all of these templates: you can easily use the same template repeatedly for the same character while reflecting changes in rank, position, ship, etc. between each sim. -Jack of All Treks (talk) 23:53, 9 August 2014 (CDT)
As it stands right now, the sim would have to be on the wiki to work with the nav because the coding for links to outside pages is quite different. I might, theoretically, be able to finagle a way to make it work, but it would be rather complicated and there's no guarantee that the outside link(s) would be or remain reachable to our wiki users, so it would be best to put whatever sims you want saved for posterity onto the wiki. -Jack of All Treks (talk) 18:22, 10 August 2014 (CDT)

ribbons rack

You forgot the 1. Every ribbon needs to have the number of times awarded because the template is paying attention to the order of the variables when building the rack:

{{Ribbons Rack|Bio Team|1|Gateway Ribbon|1|Medical Science Ribbon|1|Joint Meritorious Unit Award|1|Lifesaving Ribbon|1|Legion of Merit|1|Genesis Award|1|First Contact Ribbon|1|Explorer's Ribbon|1|Silver Lifesaving Ribbon|1|Diplomacy Ribbon|1|Featured Bio|1}}
Awards & Service Ribbons
Awards ServiceRibbons medicalscience 2013.jpg
Awards ServiceRibbons JointMeritoriousUnit 2011.jpg
Awards ServiceRibbons LifesavingBasic 2011.jpg
Awards ServiceRibbons LegionOfMerit 2011.jpg
Awards General GenesisAward 2011.jpg
Awards ServiceRibbons FirstContact 2011.jpg
Awards ServiceRibbons Explorers 2011.jpg
Awards ServiceRibbons LifesavingSilver 2011.jpg
Awards ServiceRibbons diplomacyribbon 2014.jpg

Bio Team
Gateway Ribbon
Medical Science Ribbon
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Lifesaving Ribbon
Legion of Merit
Genesis Award
First Contact Ribbon
Explorer's Ribbon
Silver Lifesaving Ribbon
Diplomacy Ribbon
Featured Bio

Rich(talk page) aka Lt.Cmdr. Rahman, Chief of Wiki Operations 03:29, 7 October 2014 (CDT)

First Contact Cadet Pips

Hey, I uploaded the Cadet 2nd-4th class pips in Red, Gold, and Blue. Sorry it took so long. Let me know if you need any others.... That particular set actually even has Cadet half-pips and can have anything from just one lone half-pip to five full pips for cadets, though I wouldn't know what to call those... -James T. Kolk (talk) 09:01, 25 November 2014 (CST)

Orphaned Image Files

No need to keep 'em around. Go ahead and delete. Thanks for checking! --T (Onewhoisseveral (talk) 14:26, 4 March 2016 (CST))

New crew history templates for officers with no ID page

Hey, Zephyr. To ensure all templates within crew history, roster, etc. use the same input format where | is no longer needed between first and last names, the previous "new" and "old" templates are replaced by New Officer, Old Officer, etc. For those that don't have an ID subpage, you can use "No ID New Officer" and "No ID Old Officer." See here for full details:

Adding a character with no ID subpage

If you have any questions, let me know. ♫ Rich (Capt. Roshanara Rahman)REPLYWiki Ops TeamVeterans Affairs 21:07, 9 September 2016 (CDT)

floating/fixed TOC/sidebar

The code is just setting up tables with html and using a special TOCfixed class.

See User:Rich/Sandbox7 for the bare bones layout. ♫ Rich (Capt. Roshanara Rahman)REPLYWiki Ops TeamVeterans Affairs 03:00, 19 November 2016 (CST)