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Abbreviations and Acronyms

Here is a list of common acronyms and abbreviations used aboard the Hiroshima and what they mean.

  • PC - player character, the character you apply to the sim with and write most actively.
  • NPC - non-playing character, a support character you write in addition to your main character.
  • PNPC - protected non-playing character, the same as an NPC but restricted to the use of the player creating the character.
  • LOA - Leave of Absence, a declared period when you will be away from the sim and unable to post.
  • ELOA - Extended/Emergency Leave of Absence, either an LOA of an extended period or one requested at very short notice in an emergency.
  • CO - Commanding Officer, the officer in charge of the station.
  • XO - Executive Officer, the second-in-command of the station.
  • COO - Chief Operations Officer, in charge of the Operations department of the station.
  • CSTO - Chief Security and Tactical Officer, in charge of Security and Tactical.
  • CSciO - Chief Science Officer, the leader of the Science department.
  • CMO - Chief Medical Officer, the medical officer who runs the sickbays and hospitals of the station.
  • CCNS - Chief Counselor, the lead psychiatrist or psychologist aboard the Hiroshima.
  • <tag> - this is a phrase you put in joint posts when they are being written to indicate where you would like the person(s) you are writing with to respond to what you have written.
  • SP - solo post, a post written by one person.
  • JP - joint post, a post written by more than one writer.
  • CP - cross post, a post written by characters from more than one sim. Regular such writing requires the permission of the Command Staff.
  • IC - in-character, events or actions that happen within the storyline and not in real-life (i.e. a space battle).
  • OOC - out-of-character, events or actions that happen in real-life (i.e. an application).
  • JM - joint mission, a storyline in which more than one crew participates.
  • UOM - Unit of Merit Award. This can be either of the monthly type, which applies to the entire sim, or the quarterly type, which applies to a particular CO, XO or Character of the relevant Task Force.
  • JFC - Joint Fleet Command, the IC and OOC leaders of the Fleet.
  • JAG - Judge Advocate-General, the judicial review system of the Fleet.

Sim Awards

Sim of the Year (2008)Gold Unit Award of Merit (DEC 2008, JUL 2009, DEC 2012)Silver Unit Award of Merit (Jan 2006, Jan 2007, Jun 2008, Feb 2009, Mar 2011)Silver Unit Award of Merit (Sixth & Subsequent Awards - Feb 2012, October 2013, March 2017)Bronze Unit Award of Merit (March and September 2006, April 2007, July 2007, January 2008, March 2008, October 2008, June 2010)Bronze Unit Award of Merit (November 2014)
Obsidian Fleet Sim of the Month (Feb 2005)Joint Service Commendation Medal (Second Star for third Joint Mission) Tour of Duty: Romulan (Star for second award)Tour of Duty: KlingonTour of Duty: Deep SpaceTour of Duty: BreenTour of Duty: CardassianTour of Duty: Borg

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