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)

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

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


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. Maksim-Smelchak
    • The Head Administrator is the lead executive leader for the wiki. That person has the final word on matters.


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 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 are the police, moderators, or gendarmerie 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 Mashgik is the judicial lead for the wiki.
  • Mashkim are a sort of Virushi bouncers for this fine establishment.


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


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)

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

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)

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 (2012 to 2017)
  3. Mr. Maksim-Smelchak (Current holder of position 2017 to Present)

Honorable Order of AAB Librarians

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

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

References & Contributors (Sources)

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