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Communication Systems

The USS Dauntless employs a number of different communication systems, both internal and external. This gives our members, passengers and friends a number of options when it comes to interacting with each other on board ship.

Official Communication Channels

There are two official communication channels that are used for official internal communications. These are for crew-members only, and are the appropriate place for all ship-wide announcements and discussions relating to official Dauntless business, as well as other content.

Primary:
Google Groups

 Google Groups are a social networking tool that can be used as either an email list, a web-based forum or a combination of the two. This is the system through which all the most important announcements are made.

All crew-members are required to maintain an active subscription to our Google Group in order to be considered members of the crew.

Secondary:
Slack

Slack is a private chatroom-style environment which facilitates either mass conversations, smaller groups or one-on-one chats. All announcements are made in Slack, and it is the primary location for discussions, reporting and coordinating ship activities.

Non-official communication is also allowed (and encouraged) in Slack, provided it is held in the appropriate channels.

Ancillary Channels


Members are invited to participate in ship activities through these other channels:

External Channels

In addition to this website, the Dauntless maintains several channels through which we make announcements to the outside world:

Sanctioned Groups

As new social media sites are created and changed, the USS Dauntless will either establish or discontinue authorised groups on those platforms. There are a number of special-interest groups relating to Dauntless activities that have been established on various online platforms. If they are not listed below, then they are accessible via one of the channels listed below. If you have any questions about this, make a post in either the Google Group or Slack Workspace, or get in touch with your direct superior.

Communications Policy

The Dauntless currently has no official policy with regards to behaviour on our communication channels. We hope that we will never need one. 

As long as our crew-members remain somewhat respectful and reasonably polite, refraining from any particularly objectionable behaviour, we will continue to uphold an 'anything goes' philosophy and a commitment to freedom of speech and the 'free market of ideas'. Please don't be the one who forces us to change that policy.

If you think you've seen someone behaving in a way that should be dealt with by moderators, please bring that to the moderators' attention.

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Blizzard (aka Battle.net) USS Dauntless Holodeck Member chat via the Blizzard/Battle.net game distribution system. Click to join 
Discord USS Dauntless NCC-74214 Discord is a text, voice and video communication platform designed for gamers. We use it for in-game voice comms for online gaming. Click to join 
Duolingo USS Dauntless NCC-74214 Linguistics-based social network. Private for Dauntless members to participate in discussions and the Linguistics Challenge. Click to join 
Facebook Group USS Dauntless NCC-74214 For casual chatting and content sharing. Click to join 
Goodreads USS Dauntless NCC-74214 Reading-based social network. Private for Dauntless members to participate in discussions. Click to join 
Guilded USS Dauntless | Omega Squadron Planning and coordination around Star Trek Online and Pokemon GO activities. Click to join 
LinkedIn USS Dauntless NCC-74214 For members wishing to list their Dauntless affiliation on their professional, civilian resumes Click to join 
Player.me Ussdauntless Gaming-based social network Click to join 
Star Trek: Adversaries USS DAUNTLESS In-game chat and cooperation in Star Trek: Adversaries Contact Moderator for access 
Star Trek Online USS Dauntless In-game chat, collaboration within Star Trek Online. Facilitates Omega Squadron operations. Contact Squadron Commander for access 
Star Trek: Timelines NCC-74214 In-game chat and cooperation in Star Trek: Timelines Contact Moderator for access 
Steam USS Dauntless NCC-74214 Member chat on the Steam game distribution platform Click to join 
Twitch USS Dauntless NCC-74214 Member chat on the Twitch platform Contact Moderator for access 
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