Posting Format

Created by Captain Alexander Gunning on Mon Apr 30th, 2012 @ 10:21am

332 uses a standard past-tense novel (... "Commander Von stood from her chair at the centre of the bridge and called out; "Open fire! Fry those marshmellows!"" ...) posting format. This ensures that our crew members all have a posting method that is easy to follow and depict when reading. Please adhere to the following posting format whenever you post a Mission Entry. Doing so will make things easier for the CO as well as the entire crew.

Time and Location Stamps

When you go to post a mission entry, you will notice the location and timeline fields, below the field for post title, and above that for the mission post itself. Please fill both fields in with where your character is as well as the time and day of the post. If you are onboard the station, you do not need to put "Starbase 332" in the location field - however, if you're in another location then please end with that location. Below are some samples:

  • CO's Ready Room [Deck __]
  • Main Bridge [Deck __]
  • Admiral's Office [Starfleet Headquarters, San Francisco]
  • 1500 Hours, Day 1
  • 1000 Hours, MD1

If you switch locations in the middle of a post, please use a location stamp to tell the crew you are in a different location. You do not need to put all the locations of the post in the location field, only the starting location. Below are a few examples of mid-post location stamps:

  • [Observation Lounge, 1200 Hours]
    The time stamp is not vitally necessary but it is expected that you will use square brackets and the HTML bold command.


Tags are an essential element in the game. When you tag someone during a joint post, use the convention listed above for mid-post location and time changes. You must use spaces between the greater than or less than indicator and the words. Below are several examples of tagging someone:

  • [ tag Byrne ] (with or without spaces)
  • { tag Taylor } (with or without spaces)
  • = tag = (with or without spaces)
  • Please do not use < > tags on 332 as they do not show up in emails, making it impossible to distribute tags.

Closing Your Posts

When you are closing a post, you should attach a signature to the bottom of it. Although both the email that's sent and the site identify who is making the post, it does not tell the reader what position the poster holds onboard the ship. Below are some examples of post signatures:

Captain Alexander Gunning
Commanding Officer
Starbase 332

Donovan Badoer [NPC - Gunning]
Flight Instructor
Archanis Flight Training School
Starbase 332

This database entry was shamelessly purloined from the USS Endeavour.

Content of this Database Entry was inspired by the USS Nimitz, OF

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