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Editor, formerly [[Moderator]], is the main type of user who contributes changes, called [[Edit|edits]] into the MusicBrainz [[Database]]. In the [[Database Schema/Editors|database schema]], editors are still internally called moderators through the names of the tables holding the data on editors.
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An editor (previously called moderator) is user who contributes to MusicBrainz by entering [[Edit|edits]] into the [[MusicBrainz Database|database]]. All editors are expected to follow the MusicBrainz [[Code of Conduct]].
  
A registered user who has been given additional privileges (through a vote) is called an [[Auto-Editor|auto-editor]] (see that page for the extent of those privileges).
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Some editors have special privileges which are discussed below. There is a [[mb:privileged|list of these editors]] available on the server.
  
[[Image:Alert.png]] All Editors and [[Auto-Editor]]s are expected to follow the MusicBrainz [[Code Of Conduct|CodeOfConduct]].
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==Auto-editors==
  
Bots are programs that are able to do automated [[Edit|edit]]ing of the [[database]]. An example of this is the [[ModBot]], which is strongly involved in the daily flow of [[Edit|edit]]s. See [[ModBot]] for its duties; most users/editors will come into contact with it through their regular editing.
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Auto-editors are trusted users who have been given "auto-editor" privileges. These privileges allow them to make select edits that are automatically approved without going through the normal [[How Voting Works|voting process]], as well as the ability to instantly approve other users' edits.
  
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===Obligations of an auto-editor===
  
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:"''With great power comes great responsibility''" - Uncle Ben (of Spider Man fame)
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While auto-editors can be thought of as having more "power" than other users, they should always align themselves to the [[Code Of Conduct|Code of Conduct]]. Furthermore, they should be able to look beyond their nose and take an objective point of view regarding the data they edit. Being familiar with the various editing aspects of the site is important, as well as having a clear grasp of the [[Style Guidelines|style guidelines]].
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Additionally, while it is good to be an expert in certain areas of the database (e.g. certain musical genres or specific artists), every auto-editor should be comfortable enough with the basic editing fundamentals that they are able to edit outside their realm of expertise.
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===Becoming an auto-editor===
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In order to become an auto-editor, you must first be nominated by an existing auto-editor and then have your nomination put to a vote. See [[Auto-Editor Election|auto-editor election]] for more information.
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==Relationship editors==
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Relationship editors are users who have the ability to modify [[Relationships|relationship types and attributes]] on the server.
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In general, these changes are decided and implemented through the [[Proposals|style process]]. If you feel that a relationship should be added or changed, please follow [[Proposals|said process]].
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==Transclusion editors==
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Transclusion editors are users who have the permission to change the version of the transcluded [[WikiDocs]] documents, and thus update the documentation shown in the MusicBrainz /doc area.
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==Location editors==
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Location editors are users who have the ability to edit and add [[Area|areas]].
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Latest revision as of 21:11, 27 April 2020

An editor (previously called moderator) is user who contributes to MusicBrainz by entering edits into the database. All editors are expected to follow the MusicBrainz Code of Conduct.

Some editors have special privileges which are discussed below. There is a list of these editors available on the server.

Auto-editors

Auto-editors are trusted users who have been given "auto-editor" privileges. These privileges allow them to make select edits that are automatically approved without going through the normal voting process, as well as the ability to instantly approve other users' edits.

Obligations of an auto-editor

"With great power comes great responsibility" - Uncle Ben (of Spider Man fame)

While auto-editors can be thought of as having more "power" than other users, they should always align themselves to the Code of Conduct. Furthermore, they should be able to look beyond their nose and take an objective point of view regarding the data they edit. Being familiar with the various editing aspects of the site is important, as well as having a clear grasp of the style guidelines.

Additionally, while it is good to be an expert in certain areas of the database (e.g. certain musical genres or specific artists), every auto-editor should be comfortable enough with the basic editing fundamentals that they are able to edit outside their realm of expertise.

Becoming an auto-editor

In order to become an auto-editor, you must first be nominated by an existing auto-editor and then have your nomination put to a vote. See auto-editor election for more information.

Relationship editors

Relationship editors are users who have the ability to modify relationship types and attributes on the server.

In general, these changes are decided and implemented through the style process. If you feel that a relationship should be added or changed, please follow said process.

Transclusion editors

Transclusion editors are users who have the permission to change the version of the transcluded WikiDocs documents, and thus update the documentation shown in the MusicBrainz /doc area.

Location editors

Location editors are users who have the ability to edit and add areas.