Feedback on new fleet report form

Posted May 7, 2021, 6:42 p.m. by Fleet Captain Melissa Aragon (Fleet Commander, Foremost Fleet) (Melissa Aragon)

Posted by Fleet Captain Silke Fahl (APDir) in Feedback on new fleet report form

Posted by Commodore Sharon Miller (Supervisor of Experiments) in Feedback on new fleet report form

Posted by Commodore Russell Watt (Public Nuisance for Life) in Feedback on new fleet report form
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I’ve just submitted my first CO report using the new form and, while I’ve been a fan of these new and more structured questions from the start, I am slightly disappointed to see the personal spotlight section now removed (for CO’s at least, anyway. I haven’t seen the format for anyone else).

I realise the CO form includes a “favorite moment/post on the ship” section, but in my opinion this is completely different to spotlighting a specific player or players (although they’re both equally important opportunities for a captain to sing the praises of their crew).

I therefore request that we consider adding the spotlight section back in, alongside the other, existing sections on the new form.


  • Sharon

I completely agree. The spotlight section has been a great way to encourage saying positive things about the members of our crews.

Adam W.

While I agree with this, conversely I also took the favorite moment section to be used for the spotlighting purpose. Just thinking aloud here but does it not seem redundant to have both? Not saying its a problem per say or a big one needing immediate fixing just something to ponder I guess?

Robert Archer

Yes; the intent when we came up with the questions was for COs to utilize that spot for a spotlight, but hopefully with a little more specificity — “this post is just one amazing one player X produced this month” or so on. It’s nice to be able to go read all of the talented work!

  • Sarah

I agree that it’s definitely nice to include a link for others to read, but then I also think that a thread is usually the work of more than one person. So I maintain that choosing a ‘moment/thread’ and choosing to spotlight a player are two very different things.
But since the XO / GM questions now ask for more person-centric feedback, I shall just continue to complete my form as I did this month, which is to include both a thread highlight AND a personal highlight in the same section :P

- Sharon

I was underwhelmed by the changed GM report form. Especially the removal of the send private note to the fcomm/afcomm part of it. I mostly always used that in the past. If only to say something for the ears of the fcomm/afcomm but not for the wider club.
But I no longer have to fill them in, so yay me.


Yeah, that’s a good point Russell, I used to use the private note field to nominate people for the fleet awards, which I can just do via email/discord now, but it was nice to have it all in the one place.

  • Sharon

I generally like the new form (XO in my case). I like the questions better than giving a more or less arbitrary number regarding ship health. At the same time there is one thing I’m really missing: A place to give a general overview. There were a few things I wanted to write in my report that fitted in neither of the three questions in the XO form. So I put them at the beginning of the first question. Of course I can just continue doing it that way and yet I’m wondering if it might be possible to add an overview/general comments section to the form? Or am the only one who struggles with the fact that such a section doesn’t exist in the XO form?


As a CO I miss the difference between “moment to mention” and “person to mention”. But I am willing to put both in the same box. And an ‘overall’ comment I merely placed in the first box because, as mentioned above, didn’t seem any other place to put it.
As FC I miss the private message box. There is at least one XO I cannot connect with on Discord and having that message box for them to reach out without an email was very convenient.


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