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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ganner, Oct 16, 2000.

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  1. Spiderdevil

    Spiderdevil Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Just seeing what I missed yesterday before I'm officially gone for the weekend. Restructuring, eh? Well, so long as I'm not left out in the cold, where's the harm in it? :p I wish everyone well in whatever skirmishes may arise between now and Sunday evening. Null out.
     
  2. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    *Jedi Merkurian adopts Thoughtful Jedi Pose*

    Great going so far...just make sure were not too "militant" or turn into EUvangelists. Our goal is defense, not attack. That includes NOT provoking an attack so that we can storm in to someone's defense.

    Let's be clear: we're not out to defend the EU itself. We're out to defend the rights of Fans to speculate without persecution for their opinions about EU.

    We're doing awesome so far.
     
  3. Ganner

    Ganner Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I was just thinking...

    Instead of EU Wing, we can just be known as the EU DEFENSE FORCE.

    Whataya think?
     
  4. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ok, Ganner.
     
  5. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I like it as well.
     
  6. JediLord

    JediLord Jedi Master star 4

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    sounds like a great idea to me
     
  7. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Sums up our mission, I think...
     
  8. Ganner

    Ganner Jedi Padawan star 4

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    OK, cool, it will stay then!

    Alright, now for rank. I've been looking at different rank names in both the American and British Air force so I could get an idea of order of rank and the names of different ranks.

    I think the fairest and easiest way to designate ranks is to base it on the star system. Here's what I worked out:

    no stars = Private
    1 star = Corporal
    2 stars = Lieutenant
    3 stars = Captain
    4 stars = Lieutenant Colonel
    5 stars = Colonel

    That's the general system of rank. However, there will be additional designations that are necessary to set up a proper chain of command:

    First, As leader of the defense force, I will take on the designation of 'Commodore'. I think that sounds better than 'Admiral' or 'General' or 'Air Marshall'.

    Secondly, Squadron Leaders will have the designation of 'Commander'. That is in line with the Xwing books.

    It's important to note that 'Commodore' and 'Commander' are TITLES, rather than RANKS. Ranks remain the same.

    And I don't think that we should necessarily change people around based on these new ranks. That would be confusing and probably upset some people.

    OK, now what do ya think about all that?
     
  9. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That sounds fair. As we get more stars, our ranks increase, right?
     
  10. Ganner

    Ganner Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Exactly.
     
  11. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    [clicks heels together, gives snappy salute]

    Captain Gandolf Grey reporting for duty sir!

    [beside me a Ewok wearing a white uniform gives a much more casual salute]

    ...And this is Grand Admiral Ketch. I nominate Ketch as the unit mascot and spokesEwok.
     
  12. Jagged_Fel

    Jagged_Fel Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Commodore Brand, I agree that you should be leader. Do you decide promotion of ranks or is that left up to Squadron/Wing/Flight/Whatever-they-are-called leaders like Lord Bane?
    Alert me of any new threads that we need to defend. I think that after we do missions that we should have a briefing.

    Also, I like the idea of a webpage for us. I wouldn't mind helping out with that.
     
  13. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    Gandolf can help too! He's good with that sort of stuff when he's not speaking in third person!
     
  14. Belvana

    Belvana Jedi Padawan star 4

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    red 3 here:
    LOL i agree with GtG.

    I think the rank system is fair.

    One request: I started a thread in the JC lit forum called "Lit. Forum Vote: Just ...." and I'd be glad if all of you would vote. :) lots of thanks in advance :)

    See you all
    red 3 out.
     
  15. Ganner

    Ganner Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Great, I'm glad you like it!


    Who's Commodore 'Brand', Jagged_Fel?
     
  16. Ganner

    Ganner Jedi Padawan star 4

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    OK team, here's the deal:

    I'm going to start an entirely new thread for our EU DEFENSE FORCE. It will be our Home Base and will have, in the first post, all the data on our squadron and how we operate. I will also have our new name appended to the new picture we have for our force.

    At that point I will post a beacon in this thread telling people to let this thread sink and to use the new one as our home.

    Until then, continue to use this thread.

    (Oh, and I also have an idea for a web page. More about that later.)

    Commodore, out
     
  17. Jagged_Fel

    Jagged_Fel Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Sorry Commodore Ganner, after reading Agents of Chaos, Brand just follows Commodore but I will make a better effort. Maybe I should make less visits to the cantinas on Tatooine...
    <Black 11 out>
     
  18. Thrawn McEwok

    Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare star 6 VIP

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    'Commodore' Brand is a continuity ****up in the NJO books...

    "Commodore Brand" was the captain of a NR cruiser attached to the Fifth Fleet in the BFC, commander of the squadron which destroyed the Black Nine shipyard at Prildaz.

    Note to all Americans and anyone who puts too much faith in the WEG rank tables for SW: the *rank* of Commodore comes between Captain and Rear-Admiral (or, in the UK and some other countries, their air-force analogues).

    - The Imperial Ewok
     
  19. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Red 9 to all wings:

    I just posted a "compromise" thread:

    http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=1154490&replies=0

    Look sharp!
     
  20. Ganner

    Ganner Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Seems like apretty reasonable thread, JM.


    Now I must get back to creating our new thread...
     
  21. Art_Core

    Art_Core Jedi Knight star 5

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    Art Core here. A lot has happened since I signed off yesterday.
     
  22. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Here's one which may require a flyby or two... "Will the Empire Ever be Seen Positively"

    http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=1154518&replies=5
     
  23. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ...And another...
    "10 Years Between EpI /Ep II - What Are They Doing the Whole Time"

    http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=1154273&start=1154793#1154793
     
  24. JediLord

    JediLord Jedi Master star 4

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    i am willing to serve in anyway possible
     
  25. JediLord

    JediLord Jedi Master star 4

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    by the way...
    look for the thread "who will win in a fight between..." and vote ,please.
     
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