Most sims are using websites to post logs (see below), however some do not and it is always good to know what sim lists to use. We employ three listservs on a sim:</p>
- (sim name)@ucip.org - ie: firstname.lastname@example.org for the Starbase Zetari
This is the In Character list. (sim name)@ is where all logs are sent be the mission or personal. This list is restricted to current (active) sim Crewmembers only, and again, is for whatever you care to send to it. If you don't think that you are currently subscribed to this list, and are an active sim Crewmember, get a hold of the Command Team, (possibly, by using the following lists...)
- (sim name)-email@example.com - ie: firstname.lastname@example.org for the USS Archer
This is the Out of Character list. (sim name)-ooc@ is where LOA Notices, log revisions/retractions, vote announcements, fleet announcements and general discussions on anything that anyone would care to comment on would be both welcome, and encouraged. This list is restricted to current (active) sim Crewmembers only, and again, is for whatever you care to send to it. If you don't think that you are currently subscribed to this list, and are an active sim Crewmember, get a hold of the Command Team, (possibly, by using the following list...)
- (sim name)-email@example.com - ie: firstname.lastname@example.org for the USS Vindicator
This is the sim Command Team Listserv. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, complaints, Academy Completion notices or (sub)plot suggestions, this would be the place to send it. Basically, if any member of the Command Team needs to see it, this would be the place to send it.
If you are unsure what to write, please contact your department head, or the Command Team. You can speak for other characters in your log, but please do bear in mind how you do this so that you portray their character correctly. It is always best to err on the side of caution and when on duty to keep it simple and business like.
When writing a log there are a few structural things to keep in mind. Most noticeable is that logs are posted from quite a few of the sim web sites. Simply log in with your chosen username and password and chose to one of the two logging possibilities in the top right corner.
If you are new to UCIP you will have to goto the UCIP website you will have to sign up first by going to a sim web site and fill in your biography before you can log.
Also please keep the following in mind as well:
- The title follow the 'standard' UCIP format:
Type of Log - Position(s) - Rank(s) & Name(s)s - (Optional Log title)
Joint Duty Log - AEO & CO - Lt. JG Dustin Shea & Capt Lavine
Duty Log - CO - RAdm Jason Roberts
Personal Log - CO - RAdm Jason Roberts - The Mighty "Duck"
- Start the log with a location identifier and end it with your characters signature.
- It is possible to save log drafts on the website as well. Do know that when saving a joint log, a message will be sent to each of the Authors saying it has been saved. This also means you can collaborate on joint logs over the site. So when you save your entry to the joint, the other authors are notified and they can add their entry and so on until someone clicks 'Post'
Note: the feature for saving and working on a joint log on the website is not bulletproof. Avoid pressing 'Post' before you really have finished the log and have added both location identifier and signatures and an appropriate title (see above). Often it is easier to work on a log over email and then paste it into the website interface once it's done. Also note that the time you can be idly logged into the site is control ed by the server and there doesn't seem to be any apparent 'rule' as to when you will be logged out. Hence also Avoid writing whole logs on the site. Write them locally on your computer and copy them into the website. It may happen that after you wrote a killer log, once you post it you will be logged out and your hard work lost.
Also check out the advanced Simming Techniques page.