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The [[Traveller Wiki Editorial Team]] is a group of authors, contributors, and fans of the [[Traveller]] RPG game and universe.
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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, leading, and policing the '''Traveller RPG Wiki'''.  
* 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]]) ==
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The wiki environment is highly [[Hiver]]-like; unregulated and permissiveness is the order of the day. Even the best of places requires a little regulation to avoid complete anarchy. The Wiki runs on consensus and by agreement of the contributors and users. Input from all users is always welcomed and encouraged.  
The team is part of a rather loose group of individuals involved in the day-to-day running of the Traveller RPG Wiki.
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== Team Member Roles & Privileges ==
=== Team Member Roles & Privileges ===
 
 
Involved individuals are grouped by [[Special:ListGroupRights|group rights]].
 
Involved individuals are grouped by [[Special:ListGroupRights|group rights]].
 
# Traveller:Administrators
 
# Traveller:Administrators
 
# Traveller:Bots
 
# Traveller:Bots
# Traveller:Bureaucrats
 
# Traveller:Mashkim
 
 
# Traveller:Referee
 
# Traveller:Referee
 
# Traveller:Users  
 
# Traveller:Users  
  
==== Administrators ====
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=== Administrators ===
Adminstrators oversee the day-to-day programming (coding) needs and database maintenance needs of the wiki.
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The administrators, also known as the Stewards of the Traveller Wiki, the serve as leadership for the wiki. Their responsibilities are assisting and encouraging the contributors with their editing, and updating articles as needed. Administrators are not imbued with any special authority, and are equal to everybody else in terms of editorial responsibility. They are members of the community and are looked to for advice and information. Stewards adjudicate disputes between members when necessary.
* 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. [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]]'''
 
** The Head Administrator is the lead executive leader for the wiki. That person has the final word on matters.
 
  
==== Bots ====
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The Stewards inform and educate editors to ensure the Wiki keeps within our guidelines for [[Copyright]] and other policies for article content. They monitor the [[Admin]] pages to ensure the wiki remains usable for everyone.  
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 ====
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The Stewards have been granted specific powers within the wiki to monitor the state of the wiki and serve as the [[Mashkim]], dealing with vandalism and spammers as needed.  
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 ====
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==== Current Stewards ====
[[Mashkim]] are the police, moderators, or ''gendarmerie'' of the wiki. They watch out for spammers, ban them, and adjudicate disputes between members when necessary.
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* [[User:Alagoric|Alagoric]]
* The wiki environment here is highly [[Hiver]]-like or unregulated, and permissiveness is the order of the day.
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* [[User:Bsycamore|Bsycamore]]
* This is primarily a site for the enjoyment of fans as designated by [[FFE]].
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* [[User:Rje|Rje]]
* 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.
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* [[User:Tjoneslo|Tjoneslo]]
* The Head Mashgik is the judicial lead for the wiki.
 
* Mashkim are a sort of [[Virushi]] bouncers for this fine establishment.
 
  
==== Referee ====
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=== Bots ===
[[Referee]]s are game masters using the wiki to run game campaigns.
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The Bots are users created to perform automated editing to the Wiki. The Stewards have several scripts and other automated processing to make changes to articles. If you have an idea for a simple change to multiple articles, please ask if one of the Bots can make the change for you.
  
==== Users ====
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=== Referee ===
[[Human]] users, who write and edit the articles at both the micro and macro levels.
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[[Referee]]s are game masters using the wiki to run Traveller campaigns. Please contact one of the Stewards if you interested in using the wiki for your Traveller campaign.  
* 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]]) ==
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=== Users ===
On the [[TML]], the ''Traveller Mail List'', the '''Head Administrator''' of the list is, and always was, known informally as the ''List Mom.''
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The user are referred to as the editors, contributors, or librarians. When you register at the wiki, you automatically become a user and granted rights to edit articles and be a part of the Wiki. In addition to editing and creating articles users present ideas and feedback on the contents of the wiki.
* In that tradition, the head administrator of the wiki is the ''wiki mom.''
 
  
=== Head Administrator Service Specifications ===
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=== Honorable Order of AAB Librarians ===
The office has few specifications or rules.  
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To recognize contributors who have made significant contributions to the Wiki these editors are inducted into the Honorable order of AAB Librarians. The current list:
* 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) ===
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# AAB Junior Librarian [[David Drazul]]
The ''Emperor's List of Wiki Moms'' have included the following individuals:
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# [[User:Enoki|Enoki]]
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# Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect [[User:Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|Ronald B. Kline, Jr.]] of the [[Imperial Navy]]
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# Lord (Marquis) and Captain [[User:Jmattera|J. Mattera]] of the [[Imperial Navy]]
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# [[IISS]] Junior Administrator and Master Astrographer [[User:Ensign Phillips|Ensign Phillips]]
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# Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]
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# [[User:Ssteve|Ssteve]]
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# Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus [[User: Alagoric|Adie Alegoric Stewart]] of the [[IISS]]
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# [[User:Tjoneslo|Tjoneslo]]
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# [[User:WHULorigan|WHULorigan]]
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=== Wiki Administrative Leaders ===
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The ''Emperor's List of Wiki Leaders'' have included the following individuals:
 
# Lord (Count) and Chief Marshall [[User:Dcorrin|Dan Corrin]] of the [[Office of the Emperor]] (2006 to 2012)
 
# Lord (Count) and Chief Marshall [[User:Dcorrin|Dan Corrin]] of the [[Office of the Emperor]] (2006 to 2012)
 
# Mr. [[User:Tjoneslo|Thomas Jones-Low]] (2012 to 2017)
 
# Mr. [[User:Tjoneslo|Thomas Jones-Low]] (2012 to 2017)
# Mr. [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] (Current holder of position 2017 to Present)
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# Mr. [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] (2017 to 2019)
 
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# The current leadership of the wiki is managed by the [[Stewards]] (2019 to present)
=== Honorable Order of AAB Librarians ===
 
Many fine creative and disciplined minds have poured their hearts into the [[AAB]]. These ranks include:
 
# Author & Contributor: AAB Junior Librarian [[David Drazul]]
 
# Author & Contributor: [[User:Enoki|Enoki]]
 
# Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect [[User:Ronald B. Kline, Jr.|Ronald B. Kline, Jr.]] of the [[Imperial Navy]]
 
# Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Captain [[User:Jmattera|J. Mattera]] of the [[Imperial Navy]]
 
# Author & Contributor: [[IISS]] Junior Administrator and Master Astrographer [[User:Ensign Phillips|Ensign Phillips]]
 
# Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]
 
# Author & Contributor: [[User:Ssteve|Ssteve]]
 
# Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus [[User: Alagoric|Adie Alegoric Stewart]] of the [[IISS]]
 
# Author & Contributor: [[User:Tjoneslo|Tjoneslo]]
 
# Author & Contributor: [[User:WHULorigan|WHULorigan]]
 
  
 
== References & Contributors ([[Sources]]) ==
 
== References & Contributors ([[Sources]]) ==
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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, leading, and policing the Traveller RPG Wiki.

The wiki environment is highly Hiver-like; unregulated and permissiveness is the order of the day. Even the best of places requires a little regulation to avoid complete anarchy. The Wiki runs on consensus and by agreement of the contributors and users. Input from all users is always welcomed and encouraged.

Team Member Roles & Privileges[edit]

Involved individuals are grouped by group rights.

  1. Traveller:Administrators
  2. Traveller:Bots
  3. Traveller:Referee
  4. Traveller:Users

Administrators[edit]

The administrators, also known as the Stewards of the Traveller Wiki, the serve as leadership for the wiki. Their responsibilities are assisting and encouraging the contributors with their editing, and updating articles as needed. Administrators are not imbued with any special authority, and are equal to everybody else in terms of editorial responsibility. They are members of the community and are looked to for advice and information. Stewards adjudicate disputes between members when necessary.

The Stewards inform and educate editors to ensure the Wiki keeps within our guidelines for Copyright and other policies for article content. They monitor the Admin pages to ensure the wiki remains usable for everyone.

The Stewards have been granted specific powers within the wiki to monitor the state of the wiki and serve as the Mashkim, dealing with vandalism and spammers as needed.

Current Stewards[edit]

Bots[edit]

The Bots are users created to perform automated editing to the Wiki. The Stewards have several scripts and other automated processing to make changes to articles. If you have an idea for a simple change to multiple articles, please ask if one of the Bots can make the change for you.

Referee[edit]

Referees are game masters using the wiki to run Traveller campaigns. Please contact one of the Stewards if you interested in using the wiki for your Traveller campaign.

Users[edit]

The user are referred to as the editors, contributors, or librarians. When you register at the wiki, you automatically become a user and granted rights to edit articles and be a part of the Wiki. In addition to editing and creating articles users present ideas and feedback on the contents of the wiki.

Honorable Order of AAB Librarians[edit]

To recognize contributors who have made significant contributions to the Wiki these editors are inducted into the Honorable order of AAB Librarians. The current list:

  1. AAB Junior Librarian David Drazul
  2. Enoki
  3. Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
  4. Lord (Marquis) and Captain J. Mattera of the Imperial Navy
  5. IISS Junior Administrator and Master Astrographer Ensign Phillips
  6. Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science
  7. Ssteve
  8. Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
  9. Tjoneslo
  10. WHULorigan

Wiki Administrative Leaders[edit]

The Emperor's List of Wiki Leaders 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 (2012 to 2017)
  3. Mr. Maksim-Smelchak (2017 to 2019)
  4. The current leadership of the wiki is managed by the Stewards (2019 to present)

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.