Traveller Wiki Editorial Team

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The Traveller Wiki Editorial Team is a group of authors, contributors, and fans of the Traveller RPG game and universe.

  • They are tasked with developing, overseeing, leading, heading, and policing the Traveller RPG Wiki here, also known as the AAB Vilani Galactic Encyclopedia, and now the AAB Imperial Encyclopedia.
  • The Traveller Wiki Editorial Team is always looking for new members. Please message Thomas Jones-Low or Maksim-Smelchak at CotI or here in the forums for more information.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The team is part of a rather loose group of individuals involved in the day-to-day running of the Traveller RPG Wiki.

Team Member Roles & Privileges[edit]

Involved individuals are grouped by group rights.

  1. Traveller:Administrators
  2. Traveller:Bots
  3. Traveller:Bureaucrats
  4. Traveller:Mashkim
  5. Traveller:Referee
  6. Traveller:Users

Administrators[edit]

Adminstrators oversee the day-to-day programming (coding) needs and database maintenance needs of the wiki.

  • Administrators' primary job however is as leadership of the wiki and its associated community.
  • They keep records and monitor the wiki.
  • They also help keep content within Fair Use Policy (FUP), copyright, and other content restrictions and regulations.
  • They work with FFE and legal assets to keep everything kosher.
  • The Head Administrator, a sort of right hand to the Emperor, is known informally as the Wiki Mom and the current title holder is: Mr. Thomas Jones-Low
    • The Head Administrator is the lead executive leader for the wiki. That person has the final word on matters.

Bots[edit]

Nonhuman users used to check articles and files at the macro level.

  • They are programs designed to mass-check and update files.
  • Bots often have names referring back to the greater body of Traveller literature such as AB-101.
  • Bots of part of the Imperial Bureaucracy of the wiki.

Bureaucrats[edit]

Bureaucrats help to standardize the wiki, update it to the latest formats, and otherwise keep the show rolling...

  • They help with content and organization.
  • For those familiar with the Traveller OTU, these individuals are really "Bwap-o-crats."
  • The head bureaucrat is the legislative leader of the wiki.

Mashkim[edit]

Mashkim are the police, moderators, or gendarmie of the wiki. They watch out for spammers, ban them, and adjudicate disputes between members when necessary.

  • The wiki environment here is highly Hiver-like or unregulated, and permissiveness is the order of the day.
  • This is primarily a site for the enjoyment of fans as designated by FFE.
  • It is not designated as a source of Canon or final word. Users and fans should consult published primary sources for that determination. "Officially speaking," all content on the wiki is designated as non-canon. FFE and designated licensees designate canon.
  • The Head Mashik is the judicial lead for the wiki.
  • Mashkim are a sort of Virushi bouncers for this fine establishment.

Referee[edit]

Referees are game masters using the wiki to run game campaigns.

Users[edit]

Human users, who write and edit the articles at both the micro and macro levels.

  • This is the largest body of users and many of the members are part time or sporadic users... Some are even one-time users.
  • They are the bread and butter of the wiki, the Citizens of the Imperium, for all practical purposes.
  • The official FFE Traveller forum also goes by the same name.
  • Users form an important part of the Imperial Bureaucracy of the wiki.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

On the TML, the Traveller Mail List, the Head Administrator of the list is, and always was, known informally as the List Mom.

  • In that tradition, the head administrator of the wiki is the wiki mom.

Head Administrator Service Specifications[edit]

The office has few specifications or rules.

  • The title could be extended by gender, i.e. list dad, or other preference, i.e. list person, if the holder prefers it.
  • There is no designated term of service.
  • Title holders are designated by FFE.

Wiki Mom (Head Adminstrator)[edit]

The Emperor's List of Wiki Moms have included the following individuals:

  1. Lord (Count) and Chief Marshall Dan Corrin of the Office of the Emperor (2006 to 2012)
  2. Mr. Thomas Jones-Low (Current holder of position (2012 to Present)

Honorable Order of AAB Librarians[edit]

Many fine creative and disciplined minds have poured their hearts into the AAB. These ranks include:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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.