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Shouldn't this redirect to Military Ranks??? --lordmutt 11:29, 4 November 2006 (EST)

No, because XO is a position and not a rank --Serenity 19:32, 3 November 2006 (EST)

Ah your right --lordmutt 11:37, 4 November 2006 (EST)


This article strikes me as rather weak. Along with other position articles such as the even-weaker CMO and ECM, this and other pages could use a looksie to determine if it would be better to combine these positions into one article, a la Military Ranks (RDM). --Spencerian 15:41, 17 March 2008 (CDT)

ECM has nothing whatsoever to do to with this. You might think of ECO, but that actually has some substance. I can see a general position article, but then there are so many trivial mini-articles about pointless things (like listing every single Raptor or Viper that was merely mentioned in chatter), that this one hardly matters. Instead of a new article, this one could maybe be merged with Senior Staff of Galactica, which already has position histories. However, this article has a history for Pegasus which includes some relevant notes about Lee Adama and Renner, whereas the other one would only be about Galactica. What would make more sense to me is a "position" category to link these articles about the staff a bit. -- Serenity 16:45, 17 March 2008 (CDT)
Yep, ECO was what I meant. Too little coffee. Maybe the shortest ones should be centralized and others lumped for simplicity, since the Chief Petty Officer, Communuications Officer, Tactical Officer and others aren't rank dependent? I guess it's probably not of great significance, but I tend to concise articles as well as text where possible. --Spencerian 12:10, 18 March 2008 (CDT)
CPO is a rank. Positions are things like commanding officer, tactical officer, ECO, Master-at-Arms, CMO and communications officer. The thing is that that some of these have enough information to warrant an own article. And as said, I don't see why should be consolidated and not things like the Vipers and Raptors. Seems rather random in light of many other short articles. I do see that there is an issue with awareness and navigation. But IMO that would be better solved with a category and maybe a "positions" disambiguation. -- Serenity 12:16, 18 March 2008 (CDT)


I wouldn't be adverse to a list of positions being created... Also, I wouldn't be adverse to creating a "List of Vipers" and "List of Raptors", since most of them are one to three sentences in length anyway. Although, if a subject is long enough, it should be worthy of an independent article. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 12:41, 18 March 2008 (CDT)

Position lists are kinda covered on Senior Staff of Galactica and and Pegasus (RDM)#Crew. -- Serenity 14:02, 18 March 2008 (CDT)