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 ====== Nova ====== ====== Nova ======
-Nova is a software produced by [[http://www.anodyne-productions.com/nova|Anodyne]], built specifically for role playing and simming. A wide variety of game styles are possible with Nova, and it is fairly easy to learn. Anodyne originally developed the Simm Management System (SMS) for //Star Trek// role playing simulations in 2005. The first release of Nova was in 2010 with Nova 1. The current version available for release via the Anodyne website is Nova 2.4, with Nova NextGen currently in production. However, most of the simulations in the Alliance use version 2.3.2-AZ1 (which was modified by Webmistress Azmaria).+Nova is a software produced by [[http://www.anodyne-productions.com/nova|Anodyne]], built specifically for role playing and simming. A wide variety of game styles are possible with Nova, and it is fairly easy to learn. Anodyne originally developed the Simm Management System (SMS) for //Star Trek// role playing simulations in 2005. The first release of Nova was in 2010 with Nova 1. The current version available for release via the Anodyne website is Nova 2.6.1, with Nova currently in production. However, most of the simulations in the Alliance use version 2.7.1-AZ1 (which was modified by Webmistress Azmaria).
  
 Like the original SMS, Nova takes the clutter that form-based simulations often generate and eliminates it. Where before a story topic became unwieldy with unwanted interruptions, stories can now be told in compact "joint posts" in which only the writers who have been added as authors are able to write. There is, of course, a trade off in that Nova sends you emails every time a post is updated (but you can turn that off if you want). Like the original SMS, Nova takes the clutter that form-based simulations often generate and eliminates it. Where before a story topic became unwieldy with unwanted interruptions, stories can now be told in compact "joint posts" in which only the writers who have been added as authors are able to write. There is, of course, a trade off in that Nova sends you emails every time a post is updated (but you can turn that off if you want).
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 The Writing Control Panel is where you'll find your saved posts and recently published posts. Some simulations also have a modification that allows you to read all saved posts. There are options for both reading and editing your saved posts. To read a post without locking it for editing, click the magnifying glass (shown below in a light purple box). To edit, click either the title of the post or the pencil (both shown below in hot pink boxes). Please do not lock a post for editing //unless you are editing it//. Similarly, do not save a post unless you have //added something to it//. The Writing Control Panel is where you'll find your saved posts and recently published posts. Some simulations also have a modification that allows you to read all saved posts. There are options for both reading and editing your saved posts. To read a post without locking it for editing, click the magnifying glass (shown below in a light purple box). To edit, click either the title of the post or the pencil (both shown below in hot pink boxes). Please do not lock a post for editing //unless you are editing it//. Similarly, do not save a post unless you have //added something to it//.
  
-Please note that a post that has new replies is denoted by a green bubble next to its title. Posts that do not have new replies will not have a bubble at all. You'll also find that if you have posts with new replies, the bubble in the top right corner of the screen will be green. If all your posts are updated, it will be yellow. If you have no posts in progress, it will be grey (get a post started!).+Please note that a post that has new replies is denoted by a green bubble next to its title. Posts that do not have new replies will not have a bubble at all, and posts that have been locked for editing will have a little gold padlock. You'll also find that if you have posts with new replies, the bubble in the top right corner of the screen will be green. If all your posts are updated, it will be yellow. If you have no posts in progress, it will be grey (get a post started!).
  
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   * Location (pink box) - wherever the post is taking place.   * Location (pink box) - wherever the post is taking place.
   * Timeline (grey box) - this part can be tricky. Some simulations require an exact time while others are okay with saying it comes before or after another post. Use your simulation's guidelines for that.   * Timeline (grey box) - this part can be tricky. Some simulations require an exact time while others are okay with saying it comes before or after another post. Use your simulation's guidelines for that.
-  * Content (green box) - where the body of your post is written. This box accepts [[HTML|]] for styling, but we'll cover that on another page. If you want to tag someone to write next, do it in the content box.+  * Content (green box) - where the body of your post is written. This box accepts [[HTML|HTML]] for styling, but we'll cover that on another page. If you want to tag someone to write next, do it in the content box.
   * Tags - (white box) this is not where you tag people to write. This is for metatags, which are used to search for your post. Don't put anything here unless your game managers tell you to because it's pretty much unnecessary.   * Tags - (white box) this is not where you tag people to write. This is for metatags, which are used to search for your post. Don't put anything here unless your game managers tell you to because it's pretty much unnecessary.
   * Save button (hot pink box) - saves the post so others can write to it.   * Save button (hot pink box) - saves the post so others can write to it.
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