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Revision as of 22:11, 21 May 2019

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Specifications are used in the description portion of an AAB entry.

  • They are used to describe mostly objective data, typically vehicle or ship performance data or hard scientific data such as astrography or planetology.
  • Information data blocks are often featured in this area, especially universal codes.
  • More subjective or sophontilogical data is described in the Dossier.

Description (Specifications)

Specifications describe the astronomical, physical, or other scientific data related to relatively unchanging facts. Hard data is filed under this category. It is part of the description of an AAB entry.[1]

Dossiers in the AAB typically describe history or background relating to sophontic matters, which is to say the knowledge relating to technologically sophisticated species typically apply to personnel and events in a conventional sense. They typically describe history or background relating to sophontic matters, which is to say the knowledge relating to technologically sophisticated species.[2]

Detailed Specifications Breakdown

AAB Library Data Article Type
Specifications Sections
Article Type Remarks
Army TBD
Base The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • The base's function and its domain (...civilian, paramilitary, military, etc.) should be mentioned.
  • Typical base components might also be mentioned among other options.
  • Please see Naval Base for an example.
Corporation or Megacorporation The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • The specifications section of a corporation article is typically known as its Portfolio.
Creature The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • Physiology & Ecology
  • Life Cycle & Reproduction
  • Diet & Trophics
Facility The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • The facility's function and its domain (...civilian, paramilitary, military, etc.) should be mentioned.
  • Typical facility components might also be mentioned among other options.
  • Please see Starport for an example.
Goods The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • Basic technical ability and dimensions of the good.
  • Basic pricing or availability data.
Language The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • Linguistic characteristics
  • Usage profiles
Periodical The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • A high level synopsis of the product, often straight from a product blurb.
  • A table of contents
  • A Library Data Entries (Public) section that details in-universe terms even if a full Library Data isn't available.
    • This section is important because it allows tracking of ideas over 40 years and nearly 2,000 publications. Very important for researchers, fan, and those interested. The What links here function on the left sidebar makes this invaluable.
  • A possibly more detailed breakdown of library data entries into specific categories such as Selected Ships, which details spaceships or starships ….or any of many other possible selections.
Personage (VIP) The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • A high level overview of the VIP.
  • A biography and basic character observations.
  • The specifications section of a personage article is typically known as its Biography.
Polity The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • Basic high level overview of the polity.
  • Goals, symbols, etc.
Publication The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • A high level synopsis of the product, often straight from a product blurb.
  • A table of contents
  • A Library Data Entries (Public) section that details in-universe terms even if a full Library Data isn't available.
    • This section is important because it allows tracking of ideas over 40 years and nearly 2,000 publications. Very important for researchers, fan, and those interested. The What links here function on the left sidebar makes this invaluable.
  • A possibly more detailed breakdown of library data entries into specific categories such as Selected Ships, which details spaceships or starships ….or any of many other possible selections.
Sector The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • A high level overview of the sector.
  • Toponyms, linguistics typography, and related data.
Ship or Smallcraft The specifications section of this kind of file details:

Two basic approaches are suggested for ship specifications:

  • Ship's Papers formatting or...
  • 1. Ship Performance specs 2. Armament & Defenses 3. Subcraft & other data and... 4. Crew Specs.
Sophont The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • A high level overview of this sophont.
  • Physiology, anatomy, body plan, environment, breathing, and related data.
Subsector The specifications section of this kind of file details:
  • An autogenerated summary of subsector data
  • An autogenerated summary of polity data.
  • A listing of Astrographic Features & Trade Routes dated to 1105 unless another data is specifically needed.
  • A world listing dated to 1105 unless another data is specifically needed.

History & Background (Dossier)

The AAB adopted the specifications system early in the time of the Vilani Imperium, and all of its succeeding empires have kept the system. It has a relatively standard format although many administrators over the millennia have modified or otherwise edited the files and databases, leaving a not perfectly standard set of data.

The Library Data used on Ship’s Computers at and starport libraries may diverge from the data collections at AAB Data Repository installations. [3]

References & Contributors (Sources)

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak