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Proposal: Ship Spotlight of the Month

Posted Feb. 26, 2021, 4:43 a.m. by J Ridgley

Posted by Captain Katy Darrah (AFComm, Meridian Fleet) in Proposal: Ship Spotlight of the Month

Posted by Vice Admiral Daniel Lerner (Vice President / Procedures Guru / Personnel Director) in Proposal: Ship Spotlight of the Month
I’ve been playing around with this idea for the last few years - maybe even during my last term as prez, but I think we’re are a good point to see if we can put some legs on it.

I have an idea that I’ve been calling Ship Spotlight of the Month.

I’ll start with what it might look like, and then why I think its a good idea, and then some discussion questions.

Each month, we would spotlight a specific ship in the club (not including the Academy ship(s), as that might be too disruptive/inconsistent with the training program, nor would it be useful for the goals of this proposal). There would be a set schedule that COs and FComms/QDirs/EAs would know. While that schedule can change, ships should have at least 2-3 months notice before they are the spotlighted ship so they can get ready. If a ship is too unhealthy for that month, we can skip/delay the spotlight while we work on those issues.

When the ship is spotlighted, the following will happen:
-The front page will have blub about the ship and an invitation to check it out
-Our social media (FB, Twitter) will make multiple references to that ship and/or events on that ship during the month.
-Characters from the ship might be spotlighted and/or referenced in-character on other ships.
-Something special in the newsletter
-Optional: the CO could allow people to RP guest characters on the ship for the month
—If this is done, maybe a side-sim where the ship is docked to allow for those guest characters during the month.
-If needed, the PDept will help with recruitment drives for that ship during the month
-Anything else that makes sense

This will accomplish a few things:
-Give members a chance to see what is happening on other ships in the club
-Maybe drive up interest in that ship if needed
-Allow different in-character interactions that may generate more fun/interest in the ship
-By focusing on some of our specific ships, potentially generate outside interest in the club
-Have fun!

Some some discussion points:
1) Is there general support for this idea or, conversely, a strong reason not to do it?
2) If we went ahead, who would be responsible for organizing it (keeping the schedule, making sure ships are ready, announcements, coordinating with CMM and other departments, etc.)? A new position? The PDept? CMM?
3)If we went ahead, are there other aspects of the ship spotlight that should be considered?
4) Have I missed anything with this proposal?

Daniel

Love the idea in general. Maybe have 2 or 3 options for a month’s spotlight, just shifting them around as needed, so if one isn’t healthy enough for it, you still have a spotlight? Just throwing out an idea

Katy

Absolutely love this idea and honestly it should already be a thing, I think Katy hit the nail on the head with having a backup or by just saying its USS X this month, but if its unhealthy or the CO for whatever reason can’t do it then the ship from the next month be bumped up. I think as well if a CO is busy that the XO can step up and do it, they should know the ship just as much.

I think the person responsible should be the CMM however know they already do a lot, so maybe having a Asst. CCM? No OOC rank increase but someone who is willing to help out particularly with this spotlight.

I love the idea of perhaps doing it as a sort of IC thing , kind of similar to how Kat does her questions corner.

Overall and simply, Yes and if you need ships to trial on I have the names of two!

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