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:

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  • Yellow = Important
  • Red = Extremely Important
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  • Black = Time of tragedy and mourning

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Mezoti looks in her element at last - with a child's toy. [Illinois, May 2006].
  • Current Outpost Status: Green
  • Status Last Changed By: DeBoe (CL5)
  • Last Altered: 2017-11-20 15:05:30 [UTC]
Everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

Wookiee Life Day Results

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Spectre (CL3)
  • Posted On: 2017-11-18 15:36:07
  • Affiliation:

In a fun event that featured much imagination - most of it dirty minded - from all of you, Nathalie missed only a single picture over the course of the whole day and came out on top.

The scores were the following:

Nathalie - 46
Keith - 32
Shadow - 32
DeBoe - 32
Carol - 30
Beth - 18
Robert - 14
Tanya - 12
7of24 - 10
Jade - 10
Goose - 6
Elladora - 4
Matt - 2
Ayanna - 2
Sirch - 1
JD - 1

We hope you enjoyed Wookiee Life Day!

Wookiee Life Day Event Rules

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Spectre (CL3)
  • Posted On: 2017-11-17 00:05:39
  • Affiliation:
Hi everyone,

As previously announced, we put together a special event to commemorate Wookiee Life Day tomorrow.
This will be a caption contest, and the rules will be the following:

- At various times throughout the day, Spectre's resident Wookiee1 will pop up and post a picture in the main chatroom.

- Over the following few minutes, you can post captions that you feel best describe the picture or could be a good quote for some one(s) in the picture to be saying at that time.

- Submissions can be made via posting in the chat or using the armory, provided you identify yourself using your regular handle, from the chat or the spycam.

- If your submission made the ghosts laugh, you will earn a point.

- You can obtain points multiple times for the same picture.

- Submissions made while using the Wookiee affiliation in the CCC or preferably in the Classic CCC will earn double points.

- Any points earned will also count towards your ghostly squad's total. If you haven't asked to be assigned to one, it will be done automatically as soon as you obtain a point.

We hope you have fun. If anything is unclear or if you have additional questions, feel free to ask your nearest friendly Spectre!


1 perhaps we rented one for the occasion, perhaps one of us will be wearing a disguise, we'll never tell.

PS: Remember, droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that. If I may suggest a strategy: Let the Wookiee win.

Wookiee Life Day 2017

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Spectre (CL3)
  • Posted On: 2017-11-14 22:12:15
  • Affiliation:
Spectre invites you to commemorate Wookiee life day with a special and we hope laughter-filled event happening in the chatroom throughout the day this Friday, November 17.

Wookiees are a very accepting people and everyone regardless of affiliation will be welcome, but those of you showing up in traditional Wookiee garb will definitely score some extra points with the chieftain!

PS: If you are not yet part of a ghostly squad, don't forget to ask to be assigned to one.

Blue Report 201711

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: R. K. Wigal (CL6)
  • Posted On: 2017-11-13 05:35:05
  • Affiliation:

The Blue Report
November 2017's is Now Here!

HIGHLIGHTS
...from the Editor
Promotions and Awards
Sad Adieu
News in Brief: Twitter Edition
Review of Alien Covenant (2017)"
Classic sci-fi book review of
"The Time Traders (Andre Norton)"
A Few words...
Star Trek Secret Voyage Part 2 of 2
Fiction: "The Alfore Encounter"
Fiction: "Star Wars - Ashi's Shame"
by Daniel Peyton
Doctor Who Meets Harry Potter
Friend or Foe?
Which Harry Potter Witch or Wizard are you?
Puzzles
Classifieds

CL6 R. K. Wigal
Blue Report Team Leader

Riddled out!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Spectre (CL3)
  • Posted On: 2017-11-10 14:41:20
  • Affiliation:
  The Riddle-event is now over!

Thank you to all participants! Had trouble finding the answer?
Highlight to find out: Trick or Treat, or anything involving these words!

  What was it all about?
The purpose of this was to form three teams, for a series of events we are planning to host in the next few months.
Anyone who wants to participate in those events will still be assigned teams of course - just ask one of the Team Captains (Hobbie, Shadow and Soka) to be assigned to one.

Each team has its picture, lovingly designed by our Spectre November:



~ Your Spooky/Friendly Neighbourhood Spectre Agency

Carol Brent Tiny Trivia!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Shadow Jedi (CL6)
  • Posted On: 2017-11-09 22:03:34
  • Affiliation:
Thank you all for a wonderful Carol Brent Tiny Trivia! We had a Brentastic time!
Team Carol started off strong, with Carol Keith getting out to an early lead, and with some help from Carol Tanya, it looked like they might take the Carol! But, with the tiebreakers, Brent DeBoe took the lead and Brented his way to a win!

On the SP side, it was a close race, with a tiebreaker point also needed to decide it, but Brent Ray ended up being the funniest Brent who ever Brented.

This looks like a clear win for Team Brent! Resistance is futile. We are Brent

The final scores are as follows!

RP
Brent DeBoe: 4
Carol Keith: 3
Carol Tanya: 2
Beth: 1

SP
Brent Ray: 4
Brent DeBoe: 3
Brent JD: 2
Carol Keith: 1
Beth: 1

On behalf of the Trivia team, and all of Entertainment, we thank you all for attending and hope to see you at our next event!

CL6 Shadow Brent

October Promotion and Awards

  • Priority: Blue
  • Posted By: Katrina (CL10)
  • Posted On: 2017-11-03 20:58:40
  • Affiliation:

The following member has been promoted for the month of October 2017. Your records have been updated accordingly.

Promotions

To CL3

Awards

Unsung Hero
Soka

Soka has worked tirelessly for Spectre ever since the team was created. She has been the biggest contributor to our events, is generating countless new ideas and being a tremendous help in keeping others on track, and is always stepping up to cover when someone else is unable to do their part due to life events. While she prefers to stay away from the spotlight and her work isn't always easily identifiable from the outside, she has so far proven herself to be Spectre's most valuable member and is deserving of recognition for that alone.

Top Geek
Destiny

Destiny has been ever present this past month!

George Lucas Award
Al

This award is given out very rarely, but Al's regular contributions to the improvement of the chat experience caused this to come up. His name has been on everyone's lips quite often this past month, for the Halloween chat effects and all the fun we've had with those. But even before that, Al's tireless work has created something that is better and more enjoyable than he found it. So, for regularly giving us something to talk about and tirelessly working to make our elderly hangout space a fun and functional place to be, thank you, Al.

Congratulations and thank 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 (CL10)
On behalf of the Executive Council

Spectral Riddle

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Spectre (CL3)
  • Posted On: 2017-11-02 17:32:23
  • Affiliation:
    Greetings, Ghouls and Goblins!

Because having you invent a story wasn't enough, we Spectres invite you to participate in a little game with us.

As with everything we do, all will be revealed in time, but the first step is solving this riddle that relates to a common childhood activity - which naturally makes it a perfect fit here at the Outpost.


Imagine the following scenario:
You are an American child.
It is the evening of October 31st.
You and your friends are dressed as your favorite characters.
The house ahead is decorated with spiderwebs, monsters, and glowing eyes.
Friends push you to the front.
You knock, or ring the doorbell and wait with collection bag in hand.
The door opens.
  What happens next?

If you know the answer, send us the spoil(er)s to otfspectre@gmail.com!

  ~ Your Spooky/Friendly Neighbourhood Spectre Agency

Scary Stories to Tell...

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Soka (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-29 02:33:05
  • Affiliation:

Thanks to everyone who participated in our chain-story event!

While we had dubbed this event "Scary Stories to Tell in the Outpost", in the end it turned out to be only one story, and ... well, it was more funny than scary.
Actually what it fast turned into was a wibbly wobbly ... it got complicated. Which of course is not the same as boring. Somehow it always just barely managed to be nearly connected to our starting-point.
A summary of the story, which was continuously expanded as the story evolved, and some more information can be found on our Event-page.

While we did not announce so in advance, it was possible to earn points during the event.

Final standings:
  Carol 8
  Tanya 7
  Pheebs 7
  Leslie 6
  Goose 6
  Nathalie 3
  Arwen 2
  Michiel 2


Despite what you may believe, points weren't handed out based on bribes however - here are the criteria we were looking for:
  • Continuing the story, after a few others failed to do so
  • Interesting plot twists
  • Hilarious posts
  • 2 or 3 points for unplanned stuff

  ~ Your not-so-spooky Spectre Agency


Halloween Trivia Results

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Goose (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-28 21:20:18
  • Affiliation:


HALLOWEEN TRIVIA RESULTS!


In the spirit of Halloween Trivia was back today with a Halloween theme! Although things got a little fruity they quickly got spooky with Nathalie and Wyvern tying at the start!

Being strong with the power of Google Wyvern took the lead rather quickly like a Pumpkin King! Elladora snuck in there and gave it her best shot but Wyvern reigned supreme this time around. The final RP scores are:

RPs:
Wyvern - 12
Nathalie - 3
Elladora - 1

Giving us some spooky and pumpkin spiced laughter Elladora took home SP title! The final SP scores are:

SPs:
Ella - 6
Hobbie - 5
Fail - 4
Goose - 4
Nathalie - 4
Wyvern - 3
Keith - 1
Tanya - 1
cliftonian - 1

Thanks for coming out to participate everyone! And a special thank you to Soka for offering to assist on short notice. We hope to see your bones at our next event!


Amazing Trivia Minion
CL4 Destiny

Halloween Trivia

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Goose (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-25 07:43:25
  • Affiliation:


HALLOWEEN TRIVIA!


Come on down for a treat and enjoy our annual Halloween trivia!



Saturday 28th October
1900 UTC (Chat Time) / 3pm EST / 2pm CST / 12pm PST

Be there!!

Goose
AM Entertainment

A little bit of warmth ...

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Soka (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-25 01:09:15
  • Affiliation:
Hello Marshmellows!

Since we are sure all of you exSpectred us to do something for Halloween, we of course cannot fail you.
Did you ever miss some warmth in the Outpost? No? Some kind of madness, then? This is your chance!

Join us for some Story-Time on Saturday 28th at 22:00 UTC at the nice little campfire someone will light (with or without permission). Some hard deck-plating to sit on also will be supplied.

What the story will be about ... we can't tell you that. And not because we're Spectres this time. We simply don't know it!

This is a chain-story event, in which all of you will help weave a story of ghosts and ghouls - or as such it'll start off. What direction it'll head in - this depends on the warped minds of your fellow OTFers - and yours??

~ Your Spooky/Friendly Neighbourhood Spectre Agency


Disclaimer I: We don't want to say that you can't get a glimpse of their oddity in the daily life at OTF. This is just an opportunity for more than a glimpse.
Disclaimer II: This has no similarity whatsoever with a Spectre planning session.
Disclaimer III: Whiskey and other flammables are not allowed!

Ghost Trivia Results!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Navi (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-21 22:24:34
  • Affiliation:




GHOST TRIVIA RESULTS!

Today's Ghost Trivia started out slow, but picked up about halfway through! Things seemed neck and neck between Robert and Beth, but dark horse Tanya showed up and swept the competition! Ray stepped up to the plate and guest assisted today, and was equally entertained by a handful of chatters until Nathalie eventually sneaked into the lead! Final score tallies are as follows:

RPs:

Tanya - 5
Robert - 4
Beth - 4
Nathalie - 2

SPs:

Nathalie - 8
Beth - 7
Doug - 7
Soka - 6
Tanya - 5
Robert - 4
Michiel - 1

Special Points:

Disquieting Point - Robert

Congratulations to Tanya and Nathalie, and thank you to everyone for participating in this event! We'll be back again soon to haunt test your knowledge once more!


Regards,
CL7 Navi
Trivia Team

Ghost Trivia!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Navi (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-20 01:34:55
  • Affiliation:


Please join us for our rescheduled



GHOST TRIVIA!!!

This Saturday, 21st October
2000 UTC (Chat Time) / 4PM EST / 3PM CST / 1PM PDT


Be there or be forever haunted.


Regards,
CL7 Navi
Trivia Team

Ghostly Trivia Postponed

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Navi (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-14 17:03:35
  • Affiliation:


In light of recent events and to allow for proper recognition of the loss of a valued member of the Outpost community, our Ghostly Trivia has been postponed until next weekend. Please stay tuned for specifics, and we thank you for your understanding.


Regards,
CL7 Navi
Trivia Team

Remembering Ruth (Monkeymoker)

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Phill (CL6)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-14 07:18:09
  • Affiliation:


Ruth Wang

April 16th, 1979 ~ August 26th, 2017



I've been trying to bring myself to post this message for the last two months, but it has been incredibly hard for me to do, and I hope that you understand.



On August 26th, 2017, I was saddened and devastated to learn that my Fiancée and fellow OTF member, Ruth (Monkeymocker, or Roop) had passed away, and a service for her was held on September 8th, 2017.



Out of respect for the family, I cannot go into specifics, and I ask that the privacy of the family and myself be respected as we deal with our loss.



In accordance with her wishes, donations in memory of Ruth can be made for the benefit of the Marie Curie Cancer Charity C/O the following funeral director:



Leadbetter & Murphy Funeral Directors
274a Smithdown Road
Liverpool, UK
L15 5AJ
Tel 0151 733 3323

CL6 Phill

Blue Report 201710

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: R. K. Wigal (CL6)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-12 07:23:23
  • Affiliation:

The Blue Report
October 2017's is Now Here!

HIGHLIGHTS
...from the Editor
Promotions and Awards
Celebrate! Discovery is Here!
Interview with a Duck
The Big Spectre Hunt
Review of "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol.2 (2017)"
Classic sci-fi book review of
"At the Mountains of Madness"
by H.P. Lovecraft
Star Trek: Discovery in Review
Star Trek Secret Voyage Part 1 of 2
Diablo III Necromancer
Fiction: "The Alfore Encounter"
Fiction: "Star Wars - Ashi's Shame"
by Daniel Peyton
Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Friend or Foe?
Which "Star Trek" Species Do You Belong To?
Puzzles
Classifieds

CL6 R. K. Wigal
Blue Report Team Leader

Ghostly Trivia

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Goose (CL7)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-11 19:06:27
  • Affiliation:


GHOST TRIVIA!


Step away from the light and join in on our latest Ghostly trivia!



Saturday 14th October
2000 UTC (Chat Time) / 4pm EST / 3pm CST / 1pm PST

Be there!!
We all float down here...

Goose
AM Entertainment

Spectre Hunt Results

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Hobbie (CL9)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-08 20:20:33
  • Affiliation:





In an event that we hope was a fun introduction of our new team to the Outpost, our two leaders have shown that if you hide files on the site they will find them and you, correctly identify who you are and then ki.. um.. and then they will hopefully thank you for providing a challenge?

The point system we used was based on speed and accuracy. Those of you who were the first ones to find a hidden file were rewarded with more points, and those of you who correctly guessed that our newest and unannounced addition was Thom got more points than identifying any of the rest of us was worth. I won't get into any mathematical details here, but if you would like to find out more or ask for a recount, feel free to ask one of us. The top 5 of our best detectives, and the amount of points they obtained, is as follows:

Katrina - 151
Tanya - 127
DeBoe - 100
Destiny - 95
Goose - 86


And the list of awards:

Spectrebuster (first place) - Katrina
Spectrebuster Jr. (second place) - Tanya
Bloodhound (first to identify all spectres) - Tanya
Top Codebreaker (first to find all locations) - Katrina
Early Start (found a location with no clue) - DeBoe
Practicing Stormtrooper (most wrong guesses) - Goose
Blue Lady (cracked the live clue) - Beth

Congratulations to the winners. You may collect your awards here!

We hope that you enjoyed this event and look forward to seeing you at our next one!


- Spectre One, as most of you guessed far too easily

Simming Event

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Ayanna (CL6)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-07 02:33:47
  • Affiliation:

The Simming team is proud to announce it's next Simming event. October 8th, 1600 UTC / 12:00 EDT / 11:00 CDT / 9:00 PDT

In this installment (Set in an alternate timeline) The USS Voyager, commanded by Captain Chakotay has been ordered to the Vulcan system, at the request of the Vulcan High Command. To inquire about a Marquis uprising. Tune in to the chat time listed above to find out more.

Roles:

USS Voyager
Captain Chakotay
Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres
Lieutenant Commander Tuvok
Lieutenant Junior Grade Tom Paris (optional)

Marquis
John Rudikoff
Mark Farrell
Andrew Mckinley (optional)
Lacey Delattre
Kendra Ledford (optional)

Vulcan
Tavilk (optional)
Lonar (optional)
Jarick (optional)
T'presar (optional)
Vala (optional)

CL6 Ayanna
Simming ATL

Hunt Update

  • Priority: Yellow
  • Posted By: Rogue Spectre Agent (CL3)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-04 23:00:54
  • Affiliation:



ATTENTION RECRUITS:


All files pertaining to Spectre whereabouts have been decoded and made public here. This vault is set up with safeguards that prevent Spectre agents from accessing or otherwise altering the information enclosed.

I have also discovered additional pieces of information that I am working to reveal to you in the next few days. Keep an eye on those you suspect may be Agents - they might get sloppy and let things slip themselves! The largest file, when cracked, should uncover every agent. Even with the submissions so far, this will probably take a few days, so please continue to recruit other counteragents and assist me with solving the cryptic messages the Spectres created. Every guess helps!

I hope to have completed my reconnaissance by Saturday, at which time I will uncover all Spectre agents and announce the best of you recruits.

Please join me Saturday at 1930 UTC for our one and only counteragency meeting.

Ghosts in the Outpost

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Al (CL10)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-03 14:18:21
  • Affiliation:

Ghosts in the Outpost

Everyone knows we have Spectres about, but now we have ghouls, too! Chatters have started noticing some very spooky things happening to the chat lately. Reports vary with different individuals experiencing different hauntings at different moments...so beware!

If you just can't handle the creep-factor, it's possible you can find a way to make them stop (see your chat settings).

Your hellish InDev host,
Al

P.S.
Chrome, Firefox & Safari browsers only

Promotions & Awards

  • Priority: Blue
  • Posted By: Katrina (CL10)
  • Posted On: 2017-10-01 19:06:07
  • Affiliation:

The following members have been promoted for the month of September 2017. Your records have been updated accordingly.

This month we have two long-term CL2s who've moved up to CL3. Thanks for coming back to us! Norm's been at CL2 for 15 years, and Wyvern for a whopping sixteen years. Congratulations to you both!

Promotions

To CL3

To CL7

Awards

Senior Officer of the Month
Navi

This month, Navi has been a whirlwind of positive energy for the entire community. Engaging chatter, a storm of ideas and effort in many different areas, and Trivia. Thanks so much for this wonderful month, Navi!

Junior Officer of the Month
Destiny

Destiny is a consistently positive presence in chat and is showing great promise as a new member of the Trivia team as one of the sharpest crayons in the box. Thanks for being regularly delightful, Destiny!

Outstanding Citizenship
Ayanna

Ayanna has been going above and beyond this month to help out as much as possible, committing untold hours to chat improvement, while also doing her darndest to keep conversations going. We see you, Ayanna!

CL2 With Honors
Wyvern

Wyvern has returned from who-knows-where this month to amuse and enchant us all with her particular brand of humor. We're glad to have you, Wyvern!

Top Geek
Nathalie

Thanks to the Outpost's mobile-friendly chats, Nathalie is seriously here all the time. Good thing she's funny. Here's to being geeky, Nathalie!

Congratulations and thank 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 (CL10)
On behalf of the Executive Council

GoT Trivia!

  • Priority: Green
  • Posted By: Shadow Jedi (CL6)
  • Posted On: 2017-09-30 20:55:30
  • Affiliation:
Thank you all for coming out to GoT Trivia today! We had a blast! (including but not limited to Goose's thermal detonator). Nathalie started off strong, but a sudden Tanya appeared that tried to take over! But, in the end, Nathalie held on to her lead and took the title!
On the SP side, it was a close race, with Navi barely making Destiny laugh harder than everyone else!
The final scores are as follows!

RP
Nathalie: 10
Tanya: 8
Naberrie: 6
Wyvern: 4
Katrina: 2
Goose: 1

SP
Navi: 13
Goose: 12
Elladora: 11
Ray: 10
Nathalie: 8
Wyvern: 7
Isurith: 6
Naberrie: 5
Tanya: 4
Katrina: 4
Obi-To': 4

SpookyFish points
Goose: 2
Navi: 1

Nice Try points
Ray: 2
Nathalie: 1

Twin points
Nathalie: 1
Elladora: 1

On behalf of the Trivia team, and all of Entertainment, we thank you all for attending and hope to see you at our next event!

CL6 Shadow Jedi

ATTENTION RECRUITS

  • Priority: Yellow
  • Posted By: Rogue Spectre Agent (CL3)
  • Posted On: 2017-09-30 04:44:16
  • Affiliation:



ATTENTION RECRUITS:


Recently, as you may have noticed, a new so-called team has emerged calling themselves "Spectre". These individuals are not your friends; rather, they have been sent to spy on you! I pretended to join them to learn their true purpose, but they sensed my motives and never so much as revealed their identities to me. When I attempted to hack their database, they intercepted me and shut me out - but not before I was able to steal some chunks of data!

I am currently working to decrypt what I managed to obtain. It appears that these files are introductions using their codenames, detailing their current whereabouts. Spectre is nothing if not complicated bureaucracy... At current speed, I will most likely crack around 3-4 files per day, which I will make available to you.

I need your help to figure out where these files point to and just who is hiding behind those codenames. Submit your suspicions to me, using the form Spectre has inexplicably attached to their personnel pages. However, if you submit more than one identity guess for one codename, only the most recent will count - my memory is not good enough to remember everything. Besides, randomly guessing is something I can do myself. Since I don't know the answer yet, I of course cannot confirm the validity of your guess until we crack the whole case.

What will you get for all of this effort? Helping to save OTF from those Spectres, of course! Maybe something else, too, but that depends. I will be keeping track of which of you recruits were the fastest to locate and uncover these agents and award points accordingly. But remember - only your last guess counts!

After posting the newly cracked data in chat twice, it will also be added to the archives (Spectre Hunt Thread), clearing my memory and allowing me to get started on new files.

Hunt Leader