The Trek Creative FAQ List
How do I get my site and/or bio on the TrekCreative Website?
How is this updated?
Do you promote websites any other way?
What format should my e-mail be in?
Is picture posting allowed?
What 'rating' of pictures is allowed to be posted to the group via email attachment, or in the Files/Photos Sections? 'G'? 'PG'? 'R'? 'X'???
Why can't I post more adult pictures or stories?
What does YBYW mean?
Trekcreative is a mailing list for the discussion and creation of Star Trek fan fiction. We discuss stories in progress, your views on the Star Trek universe at large, and other issues and questions related to Star Trek and/or other Science Fiction and Fantasy subjects. Members are encouraged to post both finished stories and stories in progress they are looking for feedback on. You can also post web addresses and bios on the Trekcreative web site.
You to can list your bio (if you wish) and Photo (Again only if you wish) And even if you don't want either I will list your website and stories. Usually only the latest effort. Take a look and if you want to add yourself feel free.
friendly neighborhood webmaster. The TrekCreative Mailing List site is
part of the massive Olde Phoenix Inn
website. run by Garry Stahl, AKA the list owner of TrekCreative. Your
humble servant is pretty good about getting updates posted in a timely
We also now have the Star Trek Creative Ring. "Star
Trek, by the Fans, for the fans. Herein is a place for Star Trek as we
see it, and as we write it. Be it Series Characters, Original
Characters, or Treknical Papers. This is Star Trek as we enWhat does YBYW mean?vision and create it. We invited you to explore within."
E-mail should be in plain text without colored backgrounds or font settings. HTML e-mail is enabled for the rare and unusual times you must place extra complexity into your posts. Blatant abuse of this will cause me to turn off HTML mail for the whole group. You will then be castigated by your fellows.
Yes. However, not everyone can see the pictures. Digest mode doesn't preserve attachments, and we have meembers who prefer digest mode. It is better to post a link to the picture, or place it in the files section.
With the problems anything vaugly adult has been having, and the fact TrekCreative is not an 'adult' group in the Yahoo sense, the picture rating is PG for attachments or the file section on yahoo groups. You can link to anything you want, but warn people.
and sweet is that TrekCreative is not an "adult list" in the
YahooGroups sense of the word. It means we do not have to deal with
special restrictions as to who can or cannot join, but it does impose
it's own set of rules. There is no prudishness involved.
"YBYW" is short for "Your Board, Your Wave". It is the signal to agree to disagree. Under the guiding Principle of "Your-Trek/My-Trek" we do not endlessly argue points to "win". We discuss our differences to help clarify in our own minds how things work, or look, to us. YBYW is a polite way to say "we are not agreeing on this, so let's stop before we argue". It is considered the height of rudeness to press a point that has been YBYWed.