We've gotten quite a few new members in the past few days, so I'd like to come out and say some things before the next game starts:
BEFORE ALL ELSE. RULES. READ THEM, REMEMBER THEM, LOVE THEM.
1) On characters:
-A lot of characters we tend to dredge up here are outside of the core 7/bridge crew. If you see a name you don't recognize, chances are they're on Memory Alpha in the TOS crew. The exception to this is our interpretation of McKenna as being some kind of kick-ass chick named Caroline.
-Just because someone has been made something in a game doesn't make it "canon." Hell, if the next game started and McKenna was a dude, Giotto was dead and Kirk was Klingon, that would just be a fun new adventure.
-Even though I know some people (myself included!) have special attachments to characters, we don't own them. Anyone can jump in. If there's something you want to do, do it. The worst that happens is it doesn't work.
2) On playing:
-If you want to express love for a particular post, DE-ANON and love on it. A username means that you're you, not a character. And love is cool.
-There are times when the comm is slow and times when it exits, pursued by bear. When we're warping along, you'll get doubleposts. I'm changing the way we deal with these! From now on, unless there are CLEARLY meant to be two posts in a row, you should ignore the second one. If that's unclear, ask me and I'll explain.
-We don't claim characters here, we just jump in. So don't be afraid to change the course a character is going!
-On that note, try not to snipe characters. If you need an explanation of that, ask.
3) On me:
-I'm a first time mod, and am probably doing things wrong. If you have suggestions, I'd love to hear them. I'm not scary or mean, and will gladly explain why things are happening the way they are.
-I know the captcha is annoying, but LJ doesn't seem to want to turn it all the way off. If any of you have a suggestion, please let me know.
-I'm moving this weekend and won't have internets at my new place until the 27th unless I can pirate from my neighbors. This means that I'll only have access at work, and won't be able to be quite so active as I have been. If anyone wants to volunteer to help out during this period, let me know. Things I need: keeping order in posts (IE, deleting doubleposts, paying attention to the game) posting alt.enterprise.gossip on Sunday/Monday, being awesome. I pay in rocket ship underoos, of course.
Finally, I love you all and your crack. Get to playing!