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Welcome Aboard the USS Excelsior!

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Welcome to the official website of the USS Excelsior, NX-2000-C.
The Excelsior is a Star Trek simulation (a text-based RPG) that meets once a week in a webchat room to role-play.

If you've ever wished you could be on the bridge of the Enterprise with Data, Worf, and Picard, or maybe on an away mission with Sisko, Dax, and Bashir, or even exploring deep space with Janeway, Paris, and the Doctor, then simming is the thing for you. Instead of just watching the Star Trek action you get to be a part of it! You start out by creating your own unique character, an Ensign in any field including medical, science, engineering, or tactical/security, who works his or her (or its) way up through the ranks, so that one day you may even command your own ship!

We invite you to learn more about the Excelsior and what simming is by exploring this website. If you have any questions feel free to email the Commanding Officer (CO) or the Executive Officer (XO). And of course, once you're done taking a look around and you feel the itch to explore the final frontier, JOIN US!

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News and Updates

  • SD 201205.27 - Following the tearful resignation of Captain T'Ashal, USF High Command promoted Commander Joshua Trellis to Captain and Commanding Officer of the Excelsior!
  • SD 201209.10 - Please join us in congratulating Ravynn Phoenix, as she is promoted to Commander and Executive Officer of the Excelsior! Check out this log for details.
  • SD 201204.26 - Better late than never, right? ::sighs:: March's Log of the Month Award is coming just a tad late. Sorry. - But put your hands together for First Lieutenant Fox Bailey and his detailed medical log, "Petty Officer Smith". ::claps:: Nice job, Doc!
  • SD 201204.24 - The culmination of an exciting plot always brings about great logs. No different this week, as Lieutenant Commander(s) Zarian Lobren and Isato Dire, and First Lieutenant Fox Bailey snatch the Log Writing Awards. Great reads, gentlemen!
  • SD 201204.17 - A very confusing situation around the Captain keeps fueling the topics for logs. This week's Log Writing Awards go to Lieutenant Commander Zarian Lobren (writing for his alter ego, Commodore Fyrstk) and First Lieutenant Ian Kail (writing for his NPC, Mitch Kryer). Nice work, guys!
  • SD 201204.10 - Tragedy and drama prevailed this week in the theme of the logs that won the Log Writing Awards. Congrats go to First Lieutenant(s) Fox Bailey and Syvek Kail (and me) for their own twist on G(r)eek plays. LOL
  • SD 201204.03 - Three people got to celebrate a big milestone this week, and I feel privileged to be among them. The Gold Badge Attendance Award went to Commander Joshua Trellis, Lieutenant Commander Zarian Lobren, and myself, for 48 weeks of consistent sim attendance. Amazing! (FYI, despite what I wrote in the announcement, it's been 49 weeks of simming, but 50 weeks since Styre handed me the keys to the XL. ;-))
  • SD 201204.03 - There goes another week of special logs and the task of picking the outstanding ones. :-) It's always a pleasure cause there're never lacking. Lieutenant Commander Zarian Lobren and Mister Timir Traore (and me) had the privilege of receiving the Log Writing Awards this week. Nice jobs!
  • SD 201203.26 - Oh yes, and our newly appointed ACMO, Doctor Fox Bailey, also received an Attendance Award for his diligent participation. :-)
  • SD 201203.26 - And right on top of those promos goes the Log Writing Awards. The winners this week: Commander(s) Joshua Trellis and Stacey Harris, and First Lieutenant Jyran Tev. Yay!
  • SD 201203.26 - Uh oh... somebody caught the eye of the Command Staff, and it wasn't for bad behavior. ;-) Congratulations to First Lieutenant Fox Bailey for his appointment as Assistant Chief Medical Officer, and our beloved wolf, Maverick, for receiving the title of Deputy! Both well deserved. And yes, we have non-humanoid officers. LOL
  • SD 201203.22 - And we have yet another Engineer join our little nuthouse. ::chuckles:: A warm welcome goes to Ensign Newton Gram. Make yourself at home!
  • SD 201203.21 - A stressful week for me, but not for logs. ::grins:: Though everybody seemed to wait till the end of the week. ;-) This time, the Log Writing Awards go to Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire, First Lieutenant Fox Bailey, and Nina Dire. Nice work all around! :-)
  • SD 201203.12 - Another month passed by so fast, it's unbelievable. It was high time to choose the Log of the Month, and despite a close race we managed to do it in one shot. LOL. Congrats to Lieutenant Commander(s) Isato Dire and Zarian Lobren. Way to go guys!!
  • SD 201203.12 - All inspired by the local reptilian wildlife, the logs that won the Log Writing Awards were quite exciting. A round of applaus for the authors: Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire, First Lieutenant Ian Kail, and Mister Timir Traore (and me). This is action at its best. You'd think we're filming "Jurassic Park" or "Indiana Jones." :-)
  • SD 201203.09 - Lots of love in the air this time. ::smirks:: The Log Writing Awards are handed out to the quality work of Commander(s) Joshua Trellis and Stacey Harris, Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire, and First Lieutenant Ian Kail. Nice work, all!
  • SD 201203.02 - Short time lapse in between sims, but no shortage on logs. This week's Log Writing Awards are snatched by Lieutenant Commander Zarian Lobren, First Lieutenant Ian Kail, Lieutenant J.G. Sorel, and Mister Timir Traore (and me). Cool reads!
  • SD 201202.22 - A new crew member, with special circumstances. But hopefully that'll change soon. :-) Welcome to the crazy bunch, Ensign Tommy Trevor!
  • SD 201202.22 - One of those quirky weeks where we're only giving out one Log Writing Award, for the best duty log. The recipients? First Lieutenant Ian Kail and Lieutenant J.G. Kiri Arzin ( and me). Good detective work. :-)
  • SD 201202.14 - A lot of things were happening this week, and it wasn't easy to make a pick but we did anyways. Lieutenant Commander(s) Isato Dire and Zarian Lobren, and First Lieutenant Ian Kail received the weekly Log Writing Awards this time around. Nice!
  • SD 201202.10 - After another awesome month of logs, you would think it to be hard to pick one for the Log of the Month Award, but Josh and I made the exact same choice. Congratulations to Lieutenant Commander(s) Isato Dire and Zarian Lobren for their exciting log "Surprising Confrontation." Two thumbs up!
  • SD 201202.08 - Welcome to a new crew member! Lieutenant Michael Carrick will be joining our Engineerig staff. Watch out Scotty.
  • SD 201202.07 - Whoohoo! Power week. We've tied our standing log record at 26 for one week. Awesome to see. :-) And the Log Writing Awards go to just a couple of those awesome logs, and their great writers: Commander(s) Joshua Trellis and Stacey Harris, Lieutenant Commander Zarian Lobren, and First Lieutenant Jyran Tev (and me). Nice work!!
  • SD 201202.01 - Ohh, we had some exciting logs to award this time around. Can't get any better than space combat and flying an alien craft. :-) The Log Writing Awards go to Lieutenant Commander(s) Isato Dire and Zarian Lobren, and Lieutenant J.G. Sorel (and me).
  • SD 201201.25 - Lots of logs to choose from and a bit of back and forth, but we prevailed. The Log Writing Awards for this week go to Commander Joshua Trellis, Lieutenant Commander Zarian Lobren, and First Lieutenant N'Tazzia. Congrats all!!
  • SD 201201.16 - Well, what do you know... First Lieutenant N'Tazzia has been simming with the nutshouse for 24 weeks! That deserves an Attendance Award. ;-)
  • SD 201201.16 - Sometime Josh and I debate a bit over the Log Writing Awards, like this week for example. But we managed to make two strong picks nonetheless. :-) The recognition goes to: Lieutenant Commander Zarian Lobren, and First Lieutenant(s) N'Tazzia and Ian Kail. Yay!
  • SD 201201.10 - This was Ian's week for shining. ::snickers:: He was a participant in both of the logs that received the Low Writing Award this time. Put your hands together for First Lieutenant N'Tazzia, First Lieutenant Ian Kail, and Ensign TSara.
  • SD 201201.05 - The pick for the Log of the Month Award was a quick and unanimous one this time. Congrats go to First Lieutenant Jyran Tev for his log "In Plain Sight"! That was a great read. :-)
  • SD 201201.03 - First sim of the new year is over, and what a sim it was! LOL And to top it all off, First Lieutenant Ian Kail and Lieutenant J.G. Sorel earned Sim Attendance Awards for 24 and 8 weeks respectively. Congratulations, guys!
  • SD 201201.03 - The last week of 2011, but certainly not the least one. We broke our record of logs, posting a mighty 26 this week! ::big smiles:: And what great logs they were. Not easy to pick winners, but in the end Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire and First Lieutenant Fox Bailey (and me) received the Log Writing Awards.
  • SD 201112.27 - Even with taking a week break, we still had great logs. And this week First Lieutenant Ian Kail, Ensign Julio Mancuso, and Timir Traore (and I) were the Log Writing Award winners.
  • SD 201112.27 - Shame on me. I totally missed having Josh and I pick the Log of the Month for December 2011. Yes. I'm disorganized right now, it seems. But not to fear. Better late then never, right? This month's winner is: "Resourcefulness: Worth Its Weight in Latinum", by Timir Traore. Congrats! ;-)
  • SD 201112.20 - A heartfelt "thanks you" and congrats to go Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire for reaching 24 weeks of Sim Attendance this week. Glad to have you with us. :-)
  • SD 201112.20 - Two great logs and four great writers to bestow with the weekly Log Writing Awards. :-) Give a hand to: Lieutenant Commanders Isato Dire and Zarian Lobren, and First Lieutenants N'Tazzia and Ian Kail!
  • SD 201112.13 - Two of our crew members have reached personal milestones this week and earned Attendance Awards. Congrats to Lieutenant J.G. Kiri Arzin for 8 weeks, and Lieutenant Peter McMillian for 24 weeks of conistent sim attendance. Looking foward to many more. :-)
  • SD 201112.12 - This week's Log Writing Awards go to Commander Joshua Trellis, First Lieutenant Jyran Tev, and First Lieutenant Ian Kail. Very intriguing and action-packed logs. Nice job!
  • SD 201112.07 - Welcome to our newest crew member, Ensign Derek Johnsun, who will be serving as a medical officer. - Just stay clear of our CMO. ;-)
  • SD 201112.06 - In a week that had 24 logs posted again, two of the stood out and were bestowed with the Log Writing Awards. Their authors: Commander Stacey Harris, Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire, First Lieutenant N'Tazzia, and Timir Traore. Awesome stuff!
  • SD 201111.30 - Give a big hand to two of our manly men for winning this week's Log Writing Awards. ;-) Congrats, Lieutenant Commander Zarian Lobren and Timir Traore. Nice work, guys!
  • SD 201111.30 - It gives me much delight to announce the promotions of Ian Kail to First Lieutenant and Sorel to Lieutenant Junior Grade. I'm proud to say that you belong to my crew, and thank you both for your consistent and enjoyable participation.
  • SD 201111.24 - Congrats and a big thanks goes out to our two Attendance Award recipients: Commander Stacey Harris for 24 weeks and Mister Timir Traore for 8 weeks of consistent sim participation!
  • SD 201111.23 - A short time lapse again, but no shortness of logs, I'm happy to say. This week, the Log Writing Awards go to Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire, Lieutenant Ian Kail, Ensign Julio Mancuso, and Ensign TSara (and me). Awesome job, all!
  • SD 201111.15 - Despite the shortness of time lapse in between sims, we had very nice logs to choose from again. This week's Log Writing Awards were won by First Lieutenant N'Tazzia, Lieutenant Ian Kail, Ensign Julio Mancuso, and Ensign Sorel (and me). Congrats!
  • SD 201111.12 - Yeah yeah, I know. We've been late with this again. I want to really get it out in the first week of the month, but as it happens so many times, my memory fails me. (Yes, don't blame Josh. ;-)) The special Log of the Month Award goes to the PL "To Catch a Spook" by Lieutenant Commanders Zarian Lobren and Isato Dire, who played the SFI spy Trillian for this story.
  • SD 201111.11 - We warmly welcome a writing assistant to Lieutenant Kail gone solo... sort of. LOL Ensign TSara has participated in the sim by writing JLs with Ian for a while, but now she wants in on the real fun. ;-) Great to have you on the roster!
  • SD 201111.11 - Ensign Julio Mancuso received the Bronze Badge for 8 weeks of sim attendance. And he's only a part time simmer right now. If he can do it, anyone can! ;-)
  • SD 201111.07 - Even when the ship is at rest for repairs it seems the problems never stop. ;-) Especially when you figure our ever elusive Chief Engineer into the recipe. Low Writing Awards for this week were handed to Commander Joshua Trellis, Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire, and Timir Traore (and me). Nice going!
  • SD 201111.02 - We also have another attendance award to hand out early this month already. Ensign Nadia Romanov received the Bronze Badge for 8 weeks of sim attendance.
  • SD 201111.01 - Starting off the new month with a bang. 20 logs, and we had to toss a coin to make the final decision. ;-) First Lieutenant Jyran Tev and Lieutenant Ian Kai (and me) nabbed this weeks Log Writing Awards by the tail of a frog. LOL (Ask Josh about that sometime.)
  • SD 201110.25 - It seems a lot of weird things happen on the XL. This week's logs captured a fraction of all the happenings, and what happenings they are. Wow! Log Writing Awards go to Lieutenant Commanders Zarian Lobren and Isato Dire, and Lieutenant Ian Kail (and his alter ego ;-)).
  • SD 201110.19 - This time I didn't forget the image. ;-) Applause and the Silver Badge for First Lieutenant Tev for reaching 24 weeks or sim attendance!
  • SD 201110.18 - We reached a new log record for one week, 28 posts!! Pat yourselves on the back. That was just awesome! With it comes the Low Writing Awards for the two most outstanding ones, though the choice was not easy by any means. Winner are: Commander Joshua Trellis, Lieutenant Commaders Isato Dire and Zaria Lobren, Lieutenant Rawlings, and Timir Traore. A cheer for our male crew! YAY!
  • SD 201110.12 - Attendance is being awarded again. This time we had three crew members that made the sim 24 times weeks; one of which was me. LOL No suprise, the CO needs to be at the sim, right? Plus, Commander Trellis and Lieutenant Commander Lobren are the other constants that received the Silver Badge. Glad to be able to count on you guys. (And yes, I'm getting horrid with not making the links to the images before the editing rights to the post expire. ::sighs::)
  • SD 201110.12 - As the plot thickens so do the logs. This week's Log Writing Awards go to Commander Harris, Lieutenant Kail, and Ensign Kryer (and me). It's getting to be a sticky situation. ;-)
  • SD 201110.10 - Another week, another new batch of crew members. We're happy to welcome Lieutenant Junior Grade Kiri Arzin and Ensign Sorel to our crazy fold! :-)
  • SD 201110.03 - We're actually on the ball this month. ::gives Josh a thumbs up:: The Log of the Month Awards for September 2011 goes to: "Deciding What's Best", by Commander Joshua Trellis and Commander Stacey Harris. Romance is blooming!! LOL
  • SD 201110.03 - Troubles a brewing inside and outside the ship. Leave it up to some of our DHs to cause a mess. ::winks:: And it earns them the Log Writing Awards for this week. Congrats go to Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire, First Lieutenant Fox Bailey, Lieutenant Ian Kail, and Ensign Julio Mancuso!
  • SD 201110.03 - A very warm welcome to our newest crew member, Ensign Michael Bayne (formerly announced as James Wolf). He will be serving under our esteemed Chief Engineer. ::glances at Dire:: Who will be nothing but nice to him, I'm sure. ;-)
  • SD 201109.27 - I'm happy to bestow Lieutenant Jack Striker with the 8 Weeks Attendance award. ::hands him the Bronze Badge:: Nice you're still with us, Jack.
  • SD 201109.27 - Reflecting on some of the crew's changing relationships, this weeks Log Writing Awards winners say it all. Congrats to Commander Joshua Trellis, Commander Stacey Harris, and Lieutenant Commander Zarian Lobren (and me). :-)
  • SD 201109.27 - I'm proud to announce the promotion of Zarian Lobren to Lieutenant Commander, and the appointment of our new Chief of Science, Lieutenant Ian Kail. Congrat!!
  • SD 201109.21 - Two logs stood out in this week's awesome 24-log postings. Almost tying out best count so far. ;-) And the Log Writing Award winners are Commander Joshua Trellis, Commander Stacey Harris, First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren, and First Lieutenant N'Tazzia. Nice work, all!
  • SD 201109.17 - I finally lit a fire under mine and Josh's but to get the Log of the Month Award decided for August. Yes, we're really on the ball. ::rolls eyes at self:: The award for August 2011 goes to: "Through the Muck and the Mire", by First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren and Damon Sevarik. Awesome job, guys!
  • SD 201109.13 - On with the crazy adventure filled with Waka's and Dindi. LOL Everybody really got into the swing of things on the alien planet. Awesome! Log Writing Awards this week went to: Commander Joshua Trellis, First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren, Lieutenant Ian Kail, and Damon Sevarik. The guys took it all!
  • SD 201109.06 - Comedy Central has nothing to us. ::smirks:: This week's Log Writing Award winners were just awesome laughs. Congrats to First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren, Lieutenant Ian Kail, Ensign Mich Kryer, and Damon Sevarik (and me) on their wonderfully entertaining logs.
  • SD 201109.01 - Starting off the month with a bang, though the announcement had to wait in line for me getting finished with the USF PADD release. Better late than never! ;-) The Low Writing Award winners for this week are: Rear Admiral John Styre and First Lieutenant N'Tazzia (and me). Great job!
  • SD 201108.24 - A warm Excelsior welcome was given to First Lieutenant Fox Bailey, who is joining our Medical Department. Watch our for the grumpy CMO, Lieutenant! LOL
  • SD 201108.24 - My bad. Due to some wrong accounting I had completely missed to award First Lieutenant Jyran Tev with the Bronze Badge for 8 consecutive weeks of simming with the XL.
  • SD 201108.23 - Unbelievably awesome week with logwriting. Some 20+ logs!! And the winners, after much consideration, for this week's Log Writing Awards were: Commander Stacey Harris, Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire, and First Lieutenant Jyran Tev (and me). Yay! Absolutely amazing! I'm so thrilled over this week. :-)
  • SD 201108.17 - Better a day... or two late, than never, right? I had a couple of very busy days working, and the 100+ degree weather didn't help either. So, here is the Log Writing Award annoucement. Finally! This week the Gold Pen for Best DL goes to: First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren. Nice job!
  • SD 201108.09 - Drumroll! ... Suspense. ... It's time to announce the winning log for the Log of the Month Award. For July 2011 it is: "Getting Some Answers", a joint DL by Commander Joshua Trellis and First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren. CONGRATS!!
  • SD 201108.09 - A round of applause for guy power this week. Yay! Awesome job by our male members. Lieutenant Ian Kail and Ensign Ghimsohk have nabbed the coveted Log Writing Awards this time.
  • SD 201108.04 - We finally have someone to fly this ship... aside from an NPC that is. Welcome to our new Helmsman, Ensign Ghimsohk! (Yes yes, don't tell him it's a strange name. ;-) I think he enjoys the attention he gets from us chuckling over it. ::big grin::)
  • SD 201108.02 - Glad to see the logs have not ceased yet. They're only getting better! This week's Log Writing Awards are being presented to: First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren and Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire (and me). Awesome job, guys!
  • SD 201107.26 - It's girl power week! This time the Log Writing Awards all go to the female crew members. ::smirks:: Congrats to First Lieutenant N'Tazzia and Commander Stacey Harris (and me). Go girls!!
  • SD 201107.20 - We're pleased to present Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire with the Log of the Month Award for June 2011 for his PL "Holding On To What I Haven't Got". ::claps::
  • SD 201107.16 - Put your hands together for the winners of this week's Log Writing Awards: First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren and Lieutenant Ian Kail!
  • SD 201107.12 - A round of applause goes to this week's Log Writing Award winners: Commander Joshua Trellis, First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren, and Lieutenant Ian Kail. Congrat to all!!
  • SD 201107.05 - Picked from all the great logs this week, Commander Joshua Trellis, Commander Stacey Harris, and Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire (and me) received the Log Writing Awards this time around.
  • SD 201107.04 - A friendly welcome goes to our newest crewmember, Ensign Pohl Fursida, who is joining our capable (::coughs::) medical staff. Let's just hope Bones won't slam his fingers into her "medical breakthrough door". :-P
  • SD 201106.27 - Let's put your hands together for some great writing. It's my pleasure to present Commander Harris and Lieutenant Commander Dire (and me) with the Low Writing Awards for this week. Nicely done!
  • SD 201106.22 - Extending a warm welcome to Lieutenant Ian Kail who will join our crew in the Science Department. (A Human raised by Vulcans. Who has ever heard of something like that?! ::shakes head with a smirk::)
  • SD 201106.22 - It's amazing how these things come around so quickly. Weeks just fly by, and we're once again handing out a Log Writing Award. This time it goes to First Lieutenant Tev. Congrats!
  • SD 201106.13 - There is another award besides the one for logwriting! And I'm pleased to hand that one out to several people. For 8 weeks of consistent and consecutive sim attendance the Bronze Badge for the Weekly Attendance Award goes to Commander Trellis, First Lieutenant Lobren, Lieutenant McMillian, and me.
  • SD 201106.13 - The well earned Log Writig Awards for this week go to Commander Trellis, Commander Harris, and Lieutenant Commander Dire. ::applauds vigorously::
  • SD 201106.11 - It gives me great pleasure to present the first Log of the Month Award to the Joint Log "Rise", by Lieutenant Commander Dire and myself.
  • SD 201106.06 - Congrats go out to Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire (and myself) and First Lieutenant N'Tazzia for receiving the Log Writing Awards this time around. ::applauds vigorously::
  • SD 201105.30 - This week's winners for the Log Writing Awards are: First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren, Lieutenant Peter McMillian, Lieutenant Commander Isato Dire, and Lieutenant Commander Zlar. Give them a hand!
  • SD 201105.29 - I am pleased to announced that Mister Keisuke Isato Dire has been re-promoted to Lieutenant Commander. He is slowly but certainly making his way up the rank ladder again (despite being a thorn in the Captain's side ::winks::). Congratulations!!
  • SD 201105.24 - Yay! Congratulations to Commander Stacey Harris (and me) and First Lieutenant Isato Dire for earning the Log Writing Awards.
  • SD 201105.17 - Extending congrats to Commander Joshua Trellis, First Lieutenant Zarian Lobren, and Ensign Caleb Corywn for receiving the coveted Log Writing Awards this week.
  • SD 201105.10 - A round of applause for First Lieutenant Isato Dire and Ensign Caleb Corywn whose logs were chosen this time for the weekly Log Writing Awards. (Yeah, yeah, and me, too.)
  • SD 201105.02 - Congratulations to First Lieutenant Lobren and First Lieutenant Tev for receiving this weeks Log Writing Awards.
  • SD 201104.28 - Please welcome our newest member, Ensign Caleb Corywn. He will take up the Ops Officer post on the bridge.
  • SD 201104.25 - A warm welcome to First Lieutenant Tev, who will be serving in our Science department.
  • SD 201104.24 - Captain T'Ashal takes over the reins of the Excelsior from Rear Admiral Styre together with a new XO, Commander Trellis. Watch out universe!
  • SD 201104.10 - The USS Excelsior's website is finished aside from a few small pieces of information that will be entered come April 24th. Yay! - Please report if you see any errors.
  • SD 201104.08 - The XL's website is being remodeled! Things are starting to look pretty good. A few little issues, but nothing major. All in good time.
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Sim Name: USS Excelsior
Sim Day/Time: Sunday @ 9:00 pm ET
Chatroom: USF Webchat Room
CO: Captain Joshua Trellis
XO: Commander Ravynn Phoenix
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