Departmental Updates Board

The following are announcements and notifications from Outpost 10F's senior staff, departmental groups, and command staff. Read this board on a regular basis to remain informed as to what's happening at Outpost 10F.

Message priority is as follows:

  • Green = Normal
  • Yellow = Important
  • Red = Extremely Important
  • Blue = Message Re: End of the Month Procedures
  • Black = Time of tragedy and mourning

Log into Outpost 10F's discussion forum to post announcements and messages of your own or to join in discussions of interest.

OTF Slide Show

Cliftonian doesn't know why Demon Slayer and Cinnamon are taking pictures of trees. Lee is ignoring them all. [London, May 2009]
  • Current Outpost Status: Green
  • Status Last Changed By: Goose (CL7)
  • Last Altered: 2018-02-09 17:57:23 [UTC]
All is well.

Captioned Results!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Soka (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2018-02-22 02:20:10
  • Affiliation:
    Greetings All!

The last few days saw OTF making jokes at couples. Our local Cupid has complained that his arrows kept missing because he had to laugh whenever his ghost posted a picture. Those points you were awarded? They were turned into penalty points, yep!
However, since you were not aware of that, we have (hopefully) convinced him not to make the punishment too severe. What it is, we will all find out shortly.
A big Thank You to Pheeble for her assistance with this task!

  Here are the results:
Carol - 42
Nathalie - 26
Robert - 14
Shadow - 13.5
Wyvern - 11
Pat - 8
Hobbie - 7.5
Tanya - 5.5
Thom - 4
Goose - 3.5
Beth - 2
Deus - 3
Ryan - 3
Katrina - 2
Old Matt - 2
Arwen - 1
Keith - 1
Missy - 1
Mustard - 1

In case you are wondering how Carol and Nathalie managed to rack up this many points, it wasn't that they bribed us - they both got points for all but one of the pictures. In addition to being hliarious, of course.
We hope you took our recommendation and had some fun - possibly even more than Cupid did.

    Stray arrows to be reported!
   Your Spectre Remnant


Please read the posts below for job offers!

Don't worry ...

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Soka (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2018-02-19 01:09:01
  • Affiliation:

Cupid's ghost has just informed us that he refuses to stop posting pictures - he likes the mayhem it produces.
Please be patient and play along with him until we bribe blackmail him into stopping. Or until the Ghostbusters have arrived.

Thank you!


Happy Val.. Captioning!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Soka (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2018-02-15 18:39:21
  • Affiliation:
    Greetings All!

While you are all pondering what the rebuild will lead to and where you might fit in within it, Spectre would like to offer this Valentine's Day themed distraction.
To celebrate and/or mock this holiday, you will be given a chance to put words to a number of pictures from your favorite universes.

  As with our previous caption contest, the rules are the following:
  - At various times, pictures will be posted in the chat.
  - You will have a few minutes to come up with a line of text captioning it.
  - Points will be awarded for funny or creative responses.
  - It is possible to obtain multiple points for a single image.
  - Having fun is not mandatory, but we recommend it.

This Caption Contest will start immediately and end on Sunday, 6:00am UTC.

   Thanks,
   Your Spectre Remnant


Hiring Begins

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Tanya (CL12)
  • Posted On: 2018-02-15 06:57:14
  • Affiliation:

Hiring Begins

In line with the post on Departments yesterday, we will now begin hiring manager positions.

The positions available are

  • On-Site Operations

    We seek two Co-Managers to share in guiding the six teams of On-Site Operations. Must be CL5+ and have relevant leadership experience.
  • Off-Site Operations

    We seek two Co-Managers to lead our outreach projects. Must be CL5+ or have relevant experience.
  • Internal Security Administration

    We seek two Co-Managers with excellent conflict resolution skills. Must be CL5+ and have ISA experience.

All applicants are to email Tanya & Katrina (tanneffel@gmail.com, kschofill@gmail.com) with the following:

  • Name:
  • Position applying for:
  • Past work at the Outpost, and/or relevant experience:
  • Skills:
  • Statement of Interest:

If interested, please apply by Friday, February 23rd. We will follow up by email with further questions.

Thank you everyone for your patience as we go through this process. If you are seeking a team position instead of management, hang tight and we will have a post when the next phase begins.

CL12 Tanya
Commander-in-Chief

CL10 Katrina
Vice-Commander

Departments

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Tanya (CL12)
  • Posted On: 2018-02-14 05:35:57
  • Affiliation:

The new departmental structure is as follows.

The Bridge

Departmental Leaders
CiC & VC
Advisors

The new Bridge performs two functions here at the Outpost: we steer the 'ship' and guide us toward our community goals, and we form a 'bridge' between departments to facilitate communication and cooperation.

Off-Site Operations*

Marketing / Social Media
Social Gaming

Off-Site Operations offers ways for Outpost members to interact while off of our website. We maintain social media groups to keep connected with old friends, as well as to draw in new membership through outreach. We also participate in social gaming activities together, to explore fun pursuits while out of uniform, and further the friendships that started here.

On-Site Operations*

Blue Report
Historians (Yearbook & Archives)
Updates Board & Forums
Chat Games (Trivia+)
Community Led Events
Special Events (Spectre)

On-Site Operations are all the projects we work on within the Outpost. We maintain our history through the Yearbook & Archives, which are now a combined project as the goals are so similar. Blue Report continues to bring news, fiction, and humour to the community, while giving a wide variety of members a way to share their creative talents each month. The updates board & forums will seek a guardian, who will keep the Updates Board in order with good HTML and graphics, and can start and facilitate discussions in the forums.

Three different teams will put together events to keep the chat entertaining, and to give us all times to meet up and laugh together. Trivia & Chat Games are regularly scheduled events, a few times a month. Special Events continues along the lines of Spectre, where any irregular events occur: art contests, scavenger hunts, murder mystery, whatever the team likes. They will also work with the Bridge on bringing together each year's Anniversary events.

Lastly, we have something a little new. Community Led Events seeks a coordinator who can make things happen, and likes to work with a variety of membership. This person will help members work on their creative ideas for events, and give them the resources to make the ideas into reality.

Internal Security Administration

Chatroom Security
Community Welcome

The ISA is evolving to fit the Outpost of today. We are working to update the Prime Directives that they will continue to enforce. They will continue their function as peacekeepers in the chat. There will also be a proactive element to ISA, where new members are welcomed into our community and encouraged toward our community standards of behaviour.

Information Technology

Engineering
Development

As our IT department is vital to the Outpost's functions, there will not be too many changes here. InDev and Engineering are merging to be under one banner.


* On/Off Site Operations will seek creative names once hiring is complete. A few additional tweaks like this may occur as we find our best fits.

Our goal with the new departmental structure is to reduce friction, and increase fun. We hope to work more as a community and as friends, than as officers. There are still levels of positions out of necessity: some are organizers, some are doers. And we all work together to make things happen.

There will be a follow-up post soon to begin hiring.

Please take a careful look at all these groups, and think about your own talents, skill sets, and preferences. Where could you add the most value? Where would you find the most joy?

CL12 Tanya
Commander-in-Chief

CL10 Katrina
Vice-Commander

A New Era

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Tanya (CL12)
  • Posted On: 2018-02-12 18:25:58
  • Affiliation:

Outpost10F is entering a New Era.

At the 20th Anniversary, we had a change in Command. Tanya stepped up to CiC, and Katrina is now the VC. Our focus as Command is to keep the community strong through improving member interactions, and giving members opportunities to add value and give back to the community. But most of all, we want our officers to be able to relax and enjoy the time they spend with us, whether that's chatting or departmental contributions.

Now, the wave of change is travelling down through the departments.

First, we break it down. Everyone leaves their current position, and re-enters the job pool.

Next, we re-organize the departmental structure, rolling smaller groups together to combine their resources, reducing the number of overall positions, and streamlining our functions.

Lastly, we re-hire into the new structure. Some officers may move up a position, others may move down and return to getting their hands dirty. Maybe you'll make a parallel move from one team to another. Or you can re-apply for your old job, aiming to continue on as before. There will be new positions that may pique your interest. We may see officers join departmental work from the outside, others may decide that they would like a break after years of service. The only right answer here is the one that will both make you happy and add value to the community.

We do ask that everyone take a break, and think about what they enjoy about the Outpost, and where their talents are best used.

Soon, there will be another announcement, and you will see our new departmental structure.

Personally, I’m excited to see where these changes will take us.

CL12 Tanya
Commander-in-Chief

CL10 Katrina
Vice-Commander

Blue Report 201802

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: R. K. Wigal (CL6)
  • Posted On: 2018-02-11 08:48:11
  • Affiliation:

The Blue Report
February 2018's is Now Here!

HIGHLIGHTS
...from the Editor
Twitter Edition
Promotions and Awards
OTF to Undergo Refit
Selfies from the Death Star
Review of "Blade Runner 2049"
Nintendo Switch
Inside Chewbacca's "Wonderful Wookiee Recipes"
Launch Party
Star Trek Secret Voyage - Mo Stones
Fiction: "The Alfore Encounter"
Fiction: "Star Wars - Ashi's Shame"
by Daniel Peyton
The "real" movie we want...
Which Star Wars character Is Your Best Friend?
Puzzles
Classifieds

CL6 R. K. Wigal
Blue Report Team Leader

LOTR Trivia Results!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Navi (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2018-02-10 21:00:48
  • Affiliation:




DWARVES VS. ELVES TRIVIA RESULTS

Today's Team Trivia saw a staggering difference in team numbers! We had Deus, Robert, Soka, Cleo, and Carol all batting for Team Dwarves, while Tanya, Beth, and Arwen had to hold their own as the sole members of Team Elves! While several chatters tried to keep up with their Tolkien knowledge, Deus left everyone in the dust with his encyclopedic expertise! With Deus as their captain, Team Dwarves finished strong with a total of 11 RP's to the Elves' 6! Deus wasn't the only top performer on his team, however. Robert brought his A-game to the SP table, rivaled only by Beth on Team Elves! Ultimately, the Dwarves took that prize, too, racking up 20 SP's, while the Elves managed to score only 13. Final tallies are as follows!

RPs:

Deus - 10
Tanya - 3
Beth - 2
Arwen - 1
Robert - 1

SPs:

Robert - 8
Beth - 8
Tanya - 5
Soka - 4
Deus - 4
Carol - 2
Michiel - 2

Additionally, Robert wanted to ensure that I received an Awesome Time Management Point for managing to post the winners immediately before a chat reset. :D He also receives one Gross Point for talking about feet. :(

Congratulations to Team Dwarves, led by Deus and Robert, for winning the event and to Beth for tying the top SP score, and thank you to everyone for participating in this event! We'll be back again soon with another fun Trivia for you!


Regards,
CL7 Navi
Trivia Team

Dwarves vs. Elves Trivia!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Navi (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2018-02-05 17:17:19
  • Affiliation:


ARE YOU READY?
The Trivia Team proudly presents this weekend's




LORD OF THE RINGS TEAM TRIVIA
DWARVES VS. ELVES EDITION


This Saturday, February 10th
1900 UTC (Chat Time) / 2PM EST / 1PM CST / 11AM PST


Will the Dwarves mine out the win, or will the Elves' ears point the way to domination?
Be sure to log in with the affiliation of the team you choose!


See you there!
CL7 Navi
Trivia Team

January 2018 Promotions/Awards

  • Priority: Blue
  • Posted By: Katrina (CL10)
  • Posted On: 2018-02-01 19:01:23
  • Affiliation:

The following officers have been promoted for the month of January 2018. Your records have been updated accordingly.

Promotions

To CL5

  • Carol

  • Carol has been working hard in trivia and has earned this senior promotion through much time spent organizing and hosting/assisting trivia.

Awards

  • Top Geek ALSO goes to Carol

  • CL2 with honors Lexi

    Lexi has received an inordinate amount of promotion recommendations this month, despite only having been here a few days. She can't be promoted yet but we can give her this shiny award!
  • Unsung Hero Ray

    Ray has been working to herd Spectres along and has exhibited constant patience with them, as well as allowing slack where needed. Spectre has been his baby and it's been a lovely addition to our community.

    In addition, he was the main force behind the pretty new Star Wars affiliations. Outpost10F is lucky to have Hobbie toiling along behind its scenes.


  • Congratulations and thanks to all of you for your contributions to Outpost 10F! If you have questions, comments, complaints and/or compliments about this month's promotions, you may send a polite inquiry to the Executive Council: execs@lists.outpost10f.com.

    Katrina
    On behalf of the Executive Council

The Last Jedi Art Contest

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: DeBoe (CL5)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-28 19:36:39
  • Affiliation:

Greetings All,

The results are in!

After a long and hard thought judging process the final results have been tallied. We decided to judge submissions based on Quality, Creativity and Humor. Below are the winners in each category. Congrats to CL4 Wyvern for winning the overall contest!

We also had one more award for Tanya's Daughter, Hannah, Who sent us her own submission. Here you go, Hannah!

Hannah's submission

Thank you to all who participated!

Villains Trivia Results!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Navi (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-27 23:03:56
  • Affiliation:




STAR TREK VILLAINS TRIVIA RESULTS!

Today's Villains Trivia saw a nice turnout, with most participants showing up in their true colors - as villains! Michiel took the lead right off the bat and maintained his pace throughout, leaving everyone else in the dust! Tanya and Nathalie battled it out for SP's, but Tanya ended up sprinting to the finish to clinch the title at the end. Final scores are below!

RPs:

Michiel - 10
Robert - 2
Tanya - 1
Brent - 1
Comics - 1

SPs:

Tanya - 10
Nathalie - 8
Brent - 6
Deus - 5
Robert - 3
Michiel - 3
Cleo - 2

Additionally, we had a special quickfire event following the Trivia to see who could come up with the wackiest, most ridiculous names for Britishman Funnyname - you know who he is! Points were tallied for funniest submissions. Chatters will also be recognized for showing up in their evil costumes! Special point tallies are below!

Babybrick Cummerbund Points:

Brent - 5
Nathalie - 4
Tanya - 3
Deus - 2
Michiel -2
Robert 1

Villain Points:

Tanya
Nathalie
Cleo
Deus
Michiel

Congratulations to Michiel and Tanya for winning the event and to Brent for his Brandywine Creamypuff hilarity, kudos to Soka for being a fabulous Assistant, and thank you to everyone for participating in this event! We'll be back again soon with another fun Trivia for you!


Regards,
CL7 Navi
Trivia Team

Resistance / First Order ranks

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Hobbie (CL9)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-27 14:35:04
  • Affiliation:



Have you ever wanted to pretend to be Kylo Ren pretending to be a Radar Technician? Do you think of yourself as short, cute and possibly tasting like chicken? Do you long for the stability and order that the galaxy enjoyed under Imperial rule, or would you rather join a small group of idealists hopelessly fighting tyranny?

Why don't you head down to the Classic CCC and try a brand new First Order or Resistance uniform on for size!


Star Trek Villains Trivia

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Goose (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-23 00:11:28
  • Affiliation:


STAR TREK VILLAINS TRIVIA!


Are you a villain or are you just an imitator? Join us for our latest Star Trek Trivia!



Thanks to our lovely friends over in Engineering, the Special Login page will be available all day! Special points will be awarded to those who log in as their favourite villain and show a bit of creativeness. So come on down and enjoy our latest event!

Saturday 27th January
2000 UTC (Chat Time) / 3pm EST / 2pm CST / 12pm PST

Be there!!

Bodybeak Crumpetpatch really is the inferior Khan. :(

Goose
SM Trivia

Entertainment/Trivia

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Katrina (CL10)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-19 17:23:25
  • Affiliation:
Hi, everyone. Just a bit of news to share. Trivia has really been a powerhouse lately, and as such we're going to let it spin off into its own department, under the leadership of Goose.

Entertainment will have a bit of a reshuffle, but everything should flow along smoothly enough. For most people this won't change anything at all, but organizationally speaking it should make things easier.

I hope you are all gearing up for using the special logins this weekend!

Katrina


Happy new year!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Katrina (CL10)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-17 18:15:20
  • Affiliation:








Happy 2018, OTFers! I know the month is half over, but that's where our year really begins.

We'd like to remind everyone that new people are the way we keep going - please make an effort to make them feel welcome and included when they come.

And to make everyone who is already here feel welcome and included, we'll be having an event this weekend! Ever wondered why Andrew Maxwell keeps accidentally being Sarah Michelle Gellar from the 90s? This is your chance to find out!

From Friday night, January 19th, until Sunday night, January 21st (PST), the special logins will be available for all members to use. Rev your engines and get your avatars and IP ideas ready! We look forward to seeing everyone's best face forward.

This event brought to you by Engineering and InDev
Katrina


Which SW Last Jedi character?

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Goose (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-16 16:58:17
  • Affiliation:


Which "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" character are you?


Click on the image below and answer series of short questions in this quiz to find out. Come on! We all are really interested to know!





Once completed simply log into chat using your allocated character and chit-chat away!

Let us all get on board and make this last all week - it'll be great fun!


A special thanks goes to Tanya for this brilliant idea, let's show our support by keeping it going!

Goose
AM Entertainment

Star Wars Trivia Results

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Goose (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-14 13:15:42
  • Affiliation:


Star Wars Trivia Results

After a little hiatus the Trivia Team was back today in full swing! We brought out all the stops! Including a lovely ten minute bleep allowing the participants (and hosts) a small intermission. 

After nearly two hours we crowned our first winner of the year! Our glorious Commander-In-Cheif, Tanya, took home the trophy! The trophy may or may not require some assembly.


RP Results:
Tanya - 9
Nathalie - 4
Tyler - 3
Ayanna - 2
Robert - 1
Leslie - 1


Somehow our CiC Tanya managed to not only walk away with ONE but TWO titles! Woah! Nice work boss lady! But hold on... She shares the Silly Point Champion title with Nathalie! Everyone was absolutely hilarious and I'm surprised there weren't more ties.

SP Results:
Tanya - 6
Nathalie - 6
Leslie - 5
Ayanna - 3
Robert - 2
Tyler - 1


Special Points:
No Spoilers Slipped - Tanya, Nathalie, Robert, Leslie, Ayanna, Tyler, Beth

Indifference Point - Nathalia for hilariously not caring!

Two For One Deal - Robert for guessing both answers to a 2 part question at once!

Momma - Nathalie and Leslie for laughing it up like fuzzballs with momma jokes.

Spookyfish - Tyler for a last minute Spookyfish.

Congratulations to our two winners and to everyone for making our first event of 2018 a huge success, you were all winners! And a big round of applause to our hosting team, Carol and Soka, for an amazing event!

Stay tuned for our next trivia!

Goose
AM Entertainment

Blue Report 201801

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: R. K. Wigal (CL6)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-12 04:00:18
  • Affiliation:

The Blue Report
January 2018's is Now Here!

HIGHLIGHTS
...from the Editor
New to the Blue Report
Promotions and Awards
Twitter Edition
Classic sci-fi book review of
"Foundation and Empire" by Isaac Asimov
Review of "The Last jedi"
Hoth?
Star Trek Secret Voyage - Tyrone Loukas
Fiction: "The Alfore Encounter"
Fiction: "Star Wars - Ashi's Shame"
by Daniel Peyton
Still No Ginger
Which "Star Wars: the last Jedi" character are?
Puzzles
Classifieds

CL6 R. K. Wigal
Blue Report Team Leader

Star Wars Trivia

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Goose (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-09 12:18:16
  • Affiliation:


STAR WARS TRIVIA!


Join us for our first (non spoilery) Star Wars Trivia of 2018!



Saturday 13th January
2000 UTC (Chat Time) / 3pm EST / 2pm CST / 12pm PST

Be there!!

NB: You may or may not receive special points for non spoilery answers!

Goose
AM Entertainment

The Last Jedi Art Contest

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: DeBoe (CL5)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-08 00:35:17
  • Affiliation:


Greetings All!

Just a reminder, this contest closes in one week. Please have your submissions in by January 14th!


Thanks,
Your lovely Spectre Agents




Promotions: January 2018

  • Priority: Blue
  • Posted By: Tanya (CL12)
  • Posted On: 2018-01-05 05:10:40
  • Affiliation:

The following officers have been promoted for the month of January 2018. Your records have been updated accordingly.

Promotions

To CL4

To CL5

Awards

Top Geek goes to Michiel
and December 2017's Top Geek was Shadow aka Brent

Congratulations and thanks to all of you for your contributions to Outpost 10F! If you have questions, comments, complaints and/or compliments about this month's promotions, you may send a polite inquiry to the Executive Council: execs@lists.outpost10f.com.

Tanya (CL12)
On behalf of the Executive Council

Secret Santa Closing!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Navi (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2017-12-23 23:21:23
  • Affiliation:

Thank you to everyone for participating in our Secret Santa event this year! The gifts we've seen so far have been inventive and fun, and I am sure the recipients loved them all! To see what you missed if you weren't able to attend today's in-chat event, make your way down to the forums to check out all the submissions! We are still waiting on a couple of participants to present theirs, and they will be added as soon as I receive them. If you are one of those participants, please email me your gift as soon as possible.

Thank you again, and have a fabulous Holiday Season!

Regards,
CL7 Navi
Spectre

The Last Jedi Art Contest

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: DeBoe (CL5)
  • Posted On: 2017-12-14 15:18:07
  • Affiliation:


Greetings All!

Today, a brand new episode has been added to the Star Wars universe, and along with it a completely new type of creature, the lovable fuzzy wuzzy Porgs.

To celebrate this event, we want to invite you to help these Porgs explore the Fandom multiverse in Spectre's first official art contest! Take them anywhere - Azkaban prison, the Shire, the Promenade aboard Deep Space Nine, Raxacaricofallapatorius ... We just want to see how creative you can get!
Don't like these annoying things? You still can participate. You can show them the less pleasant corners of your favourite universe after all.

This contest's Format is totally open - draw a hand-sketch and scan it in, use your mad MS Paint skills, wow us with Photoshop, take a picture of your porg-potato, anything goes!

How to participate? Just send all your masterpieces to DeBoe, maximum of 3 submissions per chatter. Artwork will be judged among other things on creativity and humor. This contest will close on January 14th, and we'll reveal the winners shortly after!

May the Force be with you, and may the best Porg win!


Thanks,
Your lovely Spectre Agents




Blue Report 201712

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: R. K. Wigal (CL6)
  • Posted On: 2017-12-12 16:18:11
  • Affiliation:

The Blue Report
December 2017's is Now Here!

HIGHLIGHTS
...from the Editor
News Brief: Twitter Edition
Classic sci-fi book review of
"Foundation" by Isaac Asimov
Review of Thor: Ragnarok
"A Visit from St. Nicholas"
by Clement Clarke Moore
Star Trek Secret Voyage - Blooper Reel
Fiction: "The Alfore Encounter"
Fiction: "Star Wars - Ashi's Shame"
by Daniel Peyton
Picard vs Christmas Lights
Which GOT Lady are you?
Puzzles
Classifieds

CL6 R. K. Wigal
Blue Report Team Leader