Rank Graphic in Profile

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Here on Federation Space, we have a particular way of formatting our forum profiles. This article will walk you through how to update the profile and make sure the rank pips display properly, as per our guidelines.

Access Editing Area

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The first step is to access the editing area.

  • Go to the forum.
  • Top right of the board, click on the Edit Profile link.
  • Enter your username and password for the account you're editing.
  • You will be taken to the editing area. This will also allow you to update your email address, MSN information, and add the link to your character's bio.

Character's Name

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Under the "Information About You" section you'll find the Full Name field. Your Full Name is the name that will display next to your posts. This should reflect your rank and character's last name.

  • Enter your rank.
    • Star Fleet ranks are abbreviated, see see here.
    • Romulan ranks will be full rank title, see here.
  • Do not put a period following the rank.
  • Enter your character's last name.

Example: If your character's rank and name are Lieutenant Jamie Smith...
Full Name: Lt Smith

Example: If your character's rank and name are Arrain S'Tev Tal...
Full Name: Arrain Tal

Assignment

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Under the "Additional Personal Information" section you'll find Assignment. This is the ship or station that you are assigned to. You will want to include your ship's designation, the name, and the registry. Note that Romulan vessels don't have registry.

Example: If your character's assignment is the USS Galileo, GEC-9015...
Additional Personal Information: USS Galileo, GEC-9015

Example: If your character's assignment is the RIS Bloodwing...
Additional Personal Information: RIS Bloodwing

Rank Graphic and Position

The next step is to add in your rank graphic and your position. Both of these go under the "Position" section.

Star Fleet

  • In the Position line, write \ch{br}\clipart2{DEP-@##}\ch{br}\ch{br}POSITION
  • DEP will become the first three letters of your department. Example: Engineering becomes eng
  • @ determines if you are an Officer or an Enlisted. Mark o for officer, and e for enlisted.
  • ## is a set of numbers that determines your rank pip.
Midshipman - 01
Ensign - 02
Lieutenant Junior Grade - 03
Lieutenant - 04
Lieutenant Commander - 05
Commander - 06
Captain - 07
Commodore - 08
Rear Admiral - 09
Vice Admiral - 10
Admiral - 11
Fleet Admiral - 12
  • Next, POSITION becomes your positional title (ie: Engineer, security officer, Chief Medical Officer).

Example: If your character's rank, name, and department are Lieutenant Jamie Smith, Engineering...
Position: \ch{br}\clipart2{eng-o04}\ch{br}\ch{br}Engineer


Romulan

  • In the Position line, write \ch{br}\clipart2{Rom-RANK}\ch{br}\ch{br}POSITION
  • RANK is a set of numbers and letters that determines your rank pip.
erei'Erein - 01-SubLt
Erein - 02-Lt
Arrain - 03-Cent
erei'Riov - 04-SubComd
Riov - 05-Comd
Enriov - 06-Adm
  • Next, POSITION becomes your positional title (ie: Operations Officer, Science Officer).

Example: If your character's rank, name, and department are Arrain S'Tev Tal, Operations...
Position: \ch{br}\clipart2{Rom-03-Cent}\ch{br}\ch{br}Operations Officer

Save it!

Next make sure you save the information! Any of the Save Profile Changes buttons will do the trick.

Preview

Finally, double check to make sure you have everything correct. You don't actually have to make a full post to do this, simply previewing your post will let you see your updated profile.

And here's what they should look like:

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If you need any further help formatting your profile and rank graphic, don't hesitate to email one of the Academy Admins or your Commanding Officer.