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#1 2014-03-16 21:36:00

VanillaFunk
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Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

So I have been around here almost a year and this is my first forum I have been consistently active on.  There are some things I don't understand I would like to clear up.

1) forum titles (ranks?) admin moderator make sense but things like trusted user and forum fellow I am not fully grasping... i looked through the topics here and didnt see any titles that might explain this.

2) The wiki... I see here and there references from other members saying <create or update it> is this something any of us can do if we have a good reason to?

3) I would like to be able to chip in where I can here as I really like this distro but besides helping with the few questions I can, which isn't always my strong point is there any other things a member can do?  The distro has been great to me as well as the community so I just am trying to find ways to pay it back in ways I am able to.

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#2 2014-03-16 21:46:19

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

VanillaFunk wrote:

1) forum titles (ranks?) admin moderator make sense but things like trusted user and forum fellow I am not fully grasping... i looked through the topics here and didnt see any titles that might explain this

Trusted users maintain the AUR and get the acknowledgement here.  I don't think there is any special forum power/priviledge for TUs in general (though there are some moderator/TUs that may have the TU title and moderator powers).  There are also titles for developers.

Forum fellows are "retired" moderators/admins.  Then there are a couple other special titles for titles only (e.g. Karol's "archivist").

(minor edit for clarity)

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#3 2014-03-16 21:46:46

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

VanillaFunk wrote:

1) forum titles (ranks?) admin moderator make sense but things like trusted user and forum fellow I am not fully grasping...

See the Wiki about Trusted Users and, I believe (though I am not sure) that forum fellows are former BBS moderators/administrators that have "cashed in for their taco pensions". tongue

2) The wiki... I see here and there references from other members saying <create or update it> is this something any of us can do if we have a good reason to?

Yes, just make a Wiki account; then update it. If your changes are problematic for some reason, they'll be reverted; and if you want to avoid that, you can discuss possible changes on the talk page before adding them.

3) I would like to be able to chip in where I can here as I really like this distro but besides helping with the few questions I can, which isn't always my strong point is there any other things a member can do?  The distro has been great to me as well as the community so I just am trying to find ways to pay it back in ways I am able to.

See ArchWiki: Contributing and Getting Involved

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#4 2014-03-16 21:47:17

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

1.
https://www.archlinux.org/fellows/
https://www.archlinux.org/trustedusers/
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ar … usted_User
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ar … ntributing

2.
Some wiki pages are protected and only admins can edit them, but for the most of them all you need to do is create a wiki account (it's separate from the forum one) and log in.

3.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ar … ntributing

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#5 2014-03-16 21:47:46

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

I like the title "daddy" for Judd Vinet.  I laughed balls when I saw that for the first time.


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#6 2014-03-16 22:00:32

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

Just to clarify the fellows link karol posted: that wiki page is former developers. The title Forum Fellow used on the boards is for people who have been on the staff here in some capacity. In some cases, like tomk for example, their contribution has been such that they carry both titles (with aplomb!*).




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#7 2014-03-16 22:06:55

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

jasonwryan wrote:

Just to clarify the fellows link karol posted: that wiki page is former developers.

Ah, indeed.
https://www.archlinux.org/fellows/ is for project fellows (ex-developers) and https://bbs.archlinux.org/userlist.php? … rch=Submit is for forum fellows (e.g. ex-moderators).

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#8 2014-03-16 22:50:11

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

Thank you all for the information.  I guess for now I can help with double redirects smile cheers


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#9 2014-03-17 16:14:25

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

Trilby wrote:

....  I don't think there is any special forum power/priviledge (though there are some moderator/TUs that may have the TU title and moderator powers).

We have our own hidden forums where we plot World Domination !!!!

Access by invitation only !


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#10 2014-03-17 16:17:34

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

And another one with the taco grill.


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#11 2014-03-17 16:54:15

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

Trilby wrote:

taco grill

That sounds like a mystical device, not unlike the fountain of youth…

All the best,

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#12 2014-03-17 17:07:12

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

do the tacos need to stay there or can admins deliver them to the ooh nice thread?


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#13 2014-03-17 17:27:40

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Re: Forum / wiki... trying to better understand

ewaller eats all the tacos; the rest of us are lucky to get a look in... tongue


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