## Helpful Hints

### Measurements

In Star Trek, Starfleet uses the metric scale (meters/cm/km, grams/kg, liters, etc) like most of the world today instead of the imperial scale (inches/feet/miles, pounds, pints/quarts/gallons, etc) that the US and some other places use today. So when posting, try to remember to refer to all units of measurement using the metric scale. To help, here are a couple basic conversions:
• Distance: 1 inch (in) = 2.54 centimeters (cm), therefore 1 yard (yd) = .9144 meters (m), and 1 mile (mi) = 1.61 kilometers (km)
• Volume: 1 fluid ounce (fl.oz.) = 29.5 milliliters (ml), therefore 1 gallon (gal) = 3.78 liters (L)
• Mass/Weight: 1 ounce (oz) = 28.35 grams (gr), therefore 1 pound (lb) = 453.6 gr = .4536 kilograms (kg), and 1 ton = 907.2 kg
**Due to grams being a measure of mass and pounds being a measure of weight, and weight being relavent to the mass of an object and the force of gravity acting on the object, this conversion between grams and pounds is only valid in Earth-like gravities.

### When Posting

In every post you write you should attempt to do one of the following two things:
- Move the story along -
- Develop your character, or a relationship between your character and another -
If you can do both, more power to you!

Here are some questions that you may find helpful when trying to write a post. Just try to describe your answer to the following in your post:
• What do you think your character feels about recent events in the sim?
• What would your character think about what's going on in the mission?
• How would your character react to the current situation?
• What do you think your character could do to help fix/solve the problem(s) in the mission?

And here are some things you should avoid doing:
• Using extensive profanity or sexual content (This is a very BIG no no)
• Using "&" instead of writing the word "and"
• Using numbers instead of writing out the numbers in words (meaning, use the word "twenty" instead of "20") when characters are speaking
• Abbriviating ranks when characters are speaking

Remember to spell check your post before sending!