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  1. Lucien M. Durand

    Lucien M. Durand Even angels have their wicked schemes.... Member

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      I think by this point it would be "any means necessary". There certainly are areas more under control than others. The way I foresee it working is when Martial Law goes in full swing, they partition off sections of the city; it's like they are divvying up the 5 Boroughs of New York and trying to segregate the sick from those afflicted which adds fuel to that funeral pyre.


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      I'm gonna take a gander and say you mean the JTF or Joint Task Force, the use Military essential which has strong points all over the 5 Boroughs. In any case, let me make it clear: once you enter the Dark Zone be it Manhattan, or Brooklyn its kill or be killed. Rioters vs SHD, Rioters vs JTF, Rioters vs Police, Rioters vs Cleaners. You mine as well be stepping blindfolded through a god damn minefield. The SHD and JTF have a shake allegiance to one another, seeing how SHD uses highly trained, everyday citizens taken from the dwindling pool of those not affected by the virus. The SHD is often seen as disposable assets.
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      The SHD will be the primary source of 'protagonists' my character will be a rogue agent, however, one who's highly intelligent and resourceful. Remember, SHD members are just everyday people trained for catastrophe and the break down of civilization. He was taught at M.I.T as a technical engineer. He was trained as an excellent soldier, receiving high marks in marksmanship, reconnaissance, and traps making makeshift claymore mines and other improvised explosive devices.

    • Basic Information

      Name: The full name of your character in this story.
      Age: How old your character is at the start of the story--not the start of the epidemic.
      Date of Birth: The full birth date of your character.
      Gender: The sex of your character.
      Sexual Preference: (if any-optional):
      Religion/Spirituality: (if any-optional)
      Height: How tall your character is. Ft/In or Cm
      Weight: How much a character weighs, approximately. Lbs / Kg.
      Body Type: (Lean, muscular, athletic, thin, flat-chested, voluptuous, etc)
      General Description: Overall, a basic description of your character that may include, but is not limited to distinguishing features like scars, moles, freckles, etc.

      Equipment: The tools, gear, survival essentials, and weapons a character is in possession of or has access to. (Weapons and gear will be posted once I make a proper Table to account for them.)​

      Mental Characteristics

      Likes: A few things your character prefers such as pastel colors, sushi, or a 69' Dodge 'Charger'.
      Dislikes: Several things that your character has disgust to such as spider webs, laziness, or 'Twilight'.
      Strengths: What are things your character is particularly qualified for? Are they virtuous, open-minded, and Careful?
      Weaknesses: What are the qualities of your character that really show their flaws? Are they rigid, timid, or arrogant?
      Fears: What frightens, unnerves, or generally worries your character? These features don't have to be phobia specific--but can include phobias. (Arachnophobia, total anarchy, being all alone.)
      Aspirations: An aspiration is a character's strong hope, dream, or goal. (Attaining personal wealth, getting that promotion you've been seeking--or finally getting revenge on the person who killed your wife.) Aspirations can be noble, however, they can also carry a lot of 'weight' for a character. Either mental, emotional, or even spiritual.
      Hobbies/ Pasttimes: This one's pretty straight forward: What does or did your character do as an activity that they enjoyed? Did they love to read before bed? Do a crossword puzzle in the morning--or piece together a jig-saw puzzle?
      Habits (Good or bad): St. Augustine once said "Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes a necessity."

      Stats:
      • Strength:
      • Dexterity:
      • Stamina:
      • Appearance:
      • Wits:
      • Intelligence:
      Skills:
      • Athletics
      • Brawl
      • Drive
      • Firearms
      • Larceny
      • Stealth
      • Survival
      • Weaponry
      • Academics
      • Computer
      • Crafts
      • Investigation
      • Medicine
      • Politics
      • Science
      • Empathy
      • Expression
      • Intimidation
      • Persuasion
      • Socialize
      • Streetwise
      • Subterfuge


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      As a member of the Strategic Homeland Division (SHD) you are not the only one who is familiar with your task. Also, other players out there have the same goal in mind – taking back New York. While this perfectly could happen in the Dark Zone, that agents turn away from the organization and become a Rogue Agent.

      The Strategic Homeland Division (SHD), referred to as 'The Division', is a classified unit of highly trained, self-supported tactical agents. They are fully autonomous field operatives trained to restore order to communities suffering from catastrophic events, institutional collapse, and societal breakdown. Division agents are embedded in society, leading ordinary lives until they are activated. The Division is not an elite unit in the traditional military sense. They are a civilian agency whose members do not train or deploy like military units. Elite military forces are trained for specific tasks with a completely different mission specification than that of The Division.

      The Division is made unique by its connection to Directive 51 and its interconnected but autonomous networked organization. It is The Division as a whole that is special, not necessarily each individual agent. Officially, agents of The Division are counted as federal agents, in direct service of the United States federal government.

      The main objective of The Division is to ensure the continuity of government in the case of a catastrophic emergency. There is a possibility their jurisdiction is worldwide as they are brought in when society falls. Released in waves, Division agents are activated when all other forms of public protection have failed and the President signs Directive 51 in order to activate The Division. Having complete executive authority, Division agents must work with both civilians and remaining public authorities to restore order and prevent a total collapse of the government.

      Following the completion of the mission and averting the crisis, The Division agents are deactivated and return to their daily lives.

      Agents are hand-picked from various aspects of society. Commonly they have a background in military, law enforcement, intelligence community, rescue services, or engineering. They are approached and recruited based on a set of criteria. Which includes as following:

      Loyalty
      Mental Resilience
      Judgment and Decision making
      Adaptability
      Problem-solving and Ability to improvise
      Technical skills /aptitude
      Commitment to peak physical fitness
      Immune-system health
      Raw survival instincts
      Such recruitment can take a long time to make sure the candidate fits the profile and is suited for this type of job, and often, candidates are recommended by word of mouth from existing members. Once the Strategic Homeland Division has determined a candidate has adequately fulfilled requirements, candidates are offered to join.
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      After joining, members are trained by other top tier operatives. Due to the need of maintaining the anonymity of the agency, the Strategic Homeland Division employs training covers. For example, lethal combat instruction may be billed as an exclusive "black-belt-only class" at a local gym with "special instructors".

      When candidates successfully complete their training, they return to their daily lives. A key component of The Division is that members exist in the "shadows" and function as a normal member of society. Their own families don't even know about their appointment with the agency.

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      The Joint Task Force (JTF) is a coalition of police officers, firefighters, civil volunteers, army national guardsmen, and other civil and military services formed in the aftermath of the 'Red Death' outbreak on Black Friday in New York City. These men and women were the first lines of defense against the ensuing pandemic.

      What remains of the JTF is led by NYPD Captain Roy Benitez in New York City and Manny Ortega in Washington, D.C. and by working in tandem with CERA, the group was initially chartered with the purpose of curbing the spread of the virus, efficiently distributing aid supplies, and maintaining law and order.; however, the organization's control quickly disintegrated as the disease continued to spread and panic took hold in both cities.

      Since then, the JTF has been considerably weakened and decentralized due to the incessant threat of several hostile factions, having been relegated to a small handful of safe houses and bases throughout the cities.

      The JTF was formed by the order of President Waller; it consists of local, state, and federal emergency services and military agencies including the NYPD, FDNY, and the National Guard. Understaffed and overworked with meager resources, they have been stretched thin, to say the least. As ensuing unrest decimated their ranks, the JTF lost control, leaving the cities to turn into lawless death-traps for all its citizens.

      Unable to effectively coordinate and manage the response, the JTF now puts their hope in the members of the Division to lead the way. As such, all Division agents are strongly encouraged to assist the JTF, wherever possible, whether it's protecting supply drops or aiding civilians in need. Troops are scattered around New York and are ready to assist Division agents or be assisted by them. Most men and women are tasked to protect the Base of Operations and any remaining secure locations like Camp Hudson while few of them are in charge of gathering information and reconnaissance and sending this data to SHD.

      The JTF also man various checkpoints throughout the city and sends out patrols whenever possible in order to increase stability and security all around New York City.
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    I'm trying to get all the tabs on the same frame; I have two Character Stats and Skills I only need one?​
     
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  2. Nevermind

    Nevermind paint me as a villain. Administrator

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    You didn't actually post a question, but I'm going to assume we're still talking about why your tabs aren't showing as you wish, so I'll pinpoint below. I recommend taking a good look at the following screenshots so that you'll be able to learn and troubleshoot code on your own in the future. Understanding where your mistakes occur is a great way to know where to go to fix things when they inevitably mess up in the future (I've been using the tab code for years and I still mess up now and again.)

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  3. Candi Cosmo

    Candi Cosmo Omnipotent Robot Unicorn Moderator

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    I'm messing with the coding a bit below to see what's happening. Give me a moment.
     
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    Candi Cosmo Omnipotent Robot Unicorn Moderator

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    Ok here's my take. This is very messy coding and if you are wanting to try coding for a thread, start small. There is such a thing as biting off more than you can chew, and that's kind of what this looks like to me.



    Where to start? Add maybe three tabs. Keep it simple. Add place holder text for now until you know you have your coding down. For instance: Do not put in a full profile sheet, instead add something like:

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

    text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text

    Either one you choose is fine, it's whatever is easier for you.



    What is clean coding? Simple. Keep your coding simple. Here is an example of my own coding.

    Code:
    [Tabs][tab=Dossier][B][U]Basic Info[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Full Name: [/b]John Doe[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Nickname(s): [/b]Johnny[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Codename(s): [/b]Who-The-Fuck[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Age: [/b]52[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Gender: [/b]Neutral[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Species: [/b]Void-Creature[/size][/indent]
     
    [B][U]Appearance[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Height: [/b][/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Build: [/b][/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Hair Color: [/b][/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Eye Color: [/b][/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Identifying traits: [/b][/size][/indent]
     
    [B][U]Misc[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Sexual Orientation: [/b][/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Occupation: [/b][/size][/indent]
     
    [B][U]Personality[/U][/B]
    [indent=2][size=3][i]Alignment[/i][/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3]Personality written here[/size][/indent]
    
    [B][U]History[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3]History will be written here.[/size][/indent]
     
    [/tab]
    [size=3][tab=Abilities][B][U]Attributes[/U][/B]
    [size=3][xtable=162x155]
    {tbody}
    {tr}
    {td=72x@}Strength{/td} 
    {td=74x@}■■■■■□□□□□{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td=72x@}Dexterity{/td} 
    {td=74x@}■■■■■□□□□□{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td=72x@}Constitution{/td} 
    {td=74x@}■■■■■□□□□□{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td=72x@}Intelligence{/td} 
    {td=74x@}■■■■■□□□□□{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td=72x@}Wisdom{/td} 
    {td=74x@}■■■■■□□□□□{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td=72x@}Charisma{/td} 
    {td=74x@}■■■■■□□□□□{/td}
    {/tr}
    {/tbody}
    [/xtable][/size]
    [B][U]Basic Skills[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Skill: [/b]Description of any non-magical/mental/paranormal/etc skill. Add as many as needed[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Skill: [/b]Description of any non-magical/mental/paranormal/etc skill. Add as many as needed[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Skill: [/b]Description of any non-magical/mental/paranormal/etc skill. Add as many as needed[/size][/indent]
    
    [B][U]Special Skills[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Skill: [/b]Description of any magical/mental/paranormal/etc skill. Add as many as needed[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Skill: [/b]Description of any magical/mental/paranormal/etc skill. Add as many as needed[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Skill: [/b]Description of any magical/mental/paranormal/etc skill. Add as many as needed[/size][/indent]
    
    [/tab]
    [tab=Equipment][B][U]Clothing Style[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3]General description of what the character likes to wear.[/size][/indent]
    
    [B][U]Accessories[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3]Jewelry, sashes, bandages, eyepatches, etc.[/size][/indent]
    
    [B][U]Armor[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3]Any wearable equipment that has status/sheet benefits.[/size][/indent]
    
    [B][U]Weapons[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3]Weapons listed here.[/size][/indent]
    
    [B][U]Misc[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3]Anything else like tools, utility, trinkets, etc.[/size][/indent]
    
    [/tab]
    [tab=Faceclaims][B][U]Art[/U][/B]
    
    [indent][img]https://i.imgur.com/p0PV3vS.png[/img][/indent]
    
    [B][U]Real Life[/U][/B]
    
    [indent][img]https://i.imgur.com/p0PV3vS.png[/img][/indent]
    
    [/tab]
    [tab=Misc][B][U]Music[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Theme Song: [/b]Link[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Playlist: [/b]Link[/size][/indent]
    
    [B][U]Header[/U][/B]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Sub-Header: [/b]Text[/size][/indent]
    [indent=1][size=3][b]Sub-Header: [/b]Text[/size][/indent]
    
    [/tab]
    [/size][/Tabs]

    As you can see, things are clearly separated. All opened BBCodes, have a closed code for it. I don't stack code on top of code.



    My suggestion: Start Over from scratch. Do one or two tabs at a time. You can use my coding as a reference if you like. At this point, digging through your coding will be a headache even for someone advanced and knowledgeable with BBCode.

    When you start over, make sure to follow these rules:
    • Keep it simple
    • Keep it clean
    • Have an open and close for every code you have.
    • Take your time.

    It is okay to mess up. Learning how to code is not fun. It takes failure and pulling your hair out. But the best way to do it is just doing it. It's OKAY to start over sometimes when you get too messed up.
     
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  5. Lucien M. Durand

    Lucien M. Durand Even angels have their wicked schemes.... Member

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    Is there a field set Code?
     
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  7. Lucien M. Durand

    Lucien M. Durand Even angels have their wicked schemes.... Member

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    How did you get the tabs that small, Never?
     
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    Rei Emotional Support Frog Moderator

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    @Lucien M. Durand - As a reminder, he goes by Nev.

    Which tabs are you asking about??
     
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    Lucien M. Durand Even angels have their wicked schemes.... Member

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    Never edited my coding for me (I'm thankful) But the tabs in the post that say JTF, LMB, etc seem smaller as does the font.
     
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    Rei Emotional Support Frog Moderator

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    @Lucien M. Durand
    Again, his name is Nev. Not Never. There's been no point that he's gone by Never. If the site allows username changes and we expect them to be respected for members - please follow through with people's names, there is an understanding for a mistake here or there, but it has been mentioned repeatedly at this point, and isn't fair to Nev that it's been ignored when multiple people have mentioned it.


    Additionally - There is no difference in the fonts - the tabs scale based on the amount of text in them, so to fit the large number of characters, it may be that the system has scaled them. It's nothing Nev has done on his end. If you click the 'edit' option on your post, it will show you the code, where there is nothing documenting font size in the tabs.
     
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    Lucien M. Durand Even angels have their wicked schemes.... Member

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    Sorry, I thought it was the other way around; I have a TBI so things slip my mind. I mean no disrespect to them. But like I have said I had a traumatic brain injury That makes me forget things. So you will have the exceuse me if I get it mixed up--I can't help what I can't help. My brains had multiple surgeries as well, so that doesn't say excellent memory when you look at me. But getting upset because I dont stop at Nev when Im used to saying Never or Nevermind I think is a little unkind. :/
     
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    Rei Emotional Support Frog Moderator

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    Explaining those things and coming to an understanding with the individual youre disrespecting is one thing.

    I understand not remembering. Having issues with memory. I get that. However, I made the reminder in my last post and you responded to that post while continuing the behavior with the reminder right there in front of you.

    But relying on memory isn't the issue here. It was reading what I said and putting that into action.

    I'm not getting upset. I'm not being unkind. If you call someone a name they don't like and continue to do so after explicitly being asked to stop and redirect, thats where a lack of kindness reflects.
     

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