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A registered user who has been given additional privileges (after a vote) is called an [[Auto-Editor|auto-editor]] (see that page for the extent of those privileges).
 
A registered user who has been given additional privileges (after a vote) is called an [[Auto-Editor|auto-editor]] (see that page for the extent of those privileges).
  
Certain editors (users) are affiliated with other organizations. A prominent example of these are the [[BBC Teams Editing MusicBrainz]] (see that page for their usernames). As part of the ongoing collaboration Between MusicBrainz and the BBC, in which BBC is for example using the [[Live Data Feed|live data feed]] to improve the music pages on their websites, employees of the [[BBC]] are tasked with improving the MusicBrainz [[Database|database]]. They are mainly adding [[:Category:URL|URL relationships]] to improve the linking between different sources of music [[Metadata|metadata]].
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To keep track of the [[Edit|edit]]s an editor performs, other users/editors can [[Editor Subscription|subscribe to editors]]. All edits by editors one has subscribed to can then be reviewed at the [http://musicbrainz.org/edit/subscribed_editors subscribed editors] page. Those edits, however, are not listed in the daily digest mail you receive for your [[Artist Subscription|subscribed artists]] (see also [[Label Subscription|label subscriptions]]).
  
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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Certain editors (users) are affiliated with other organizations. A prominent example of these are the [[BBC Teams Editing MusicBrainz]] (see that page for their usernames). As part of the ongoing collaboration Between MusicBrainz and the BBC, in which BBC is for example using the [[Live Data Feed|live data feed]] to improve the music pages on their websites, employees of the [[BBC]] are tasked with improving the MusicBrainz [[Database|database]]. They are mainly adding [[:Category:URL|URL relationships]] to improve the linking between different sources of music [[Metadata|metadata]]. Especially in the beginning of this arrangement, other editors were encouraged to [[Editor Subscription|keep track of their edits]] to the database. This was to account for the fact that 'BBC editors' have to conform both to their employer's wishes and to the [[MusicBrainz Documentation|MusicBrainz standards and guidelines]], and the obvious mismatches that could occur between these two.
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[[Bot]]s 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.
  
 
[[Image:Alert.png]] All Editors, [[Auto-Editor]]s and [[Bot]]s are expected to follow the MusicBrainz [[Code Of Conduct|CodeOfConduct]].  
 
[[Image:Alert.png]] All Editors, [[Auto-Editor]]s and [[Bot]]s are expected to follow the MusicBrainz [[Code Of Conduct|CodeOfConduct]].  

Revision as of 10:51, 4 June 2011

An editor, formerly called a moderator, is the main type of user who contributes changes, called edits into the MusicBrainz Database. In the database schema, editors are still internally called moderators through the names of the tables holding the data on editors.

A registered user who has been given additional privileges (after a vote) is called an auto-editor (see that page for the extent of those privileges).

To keep track of the edits an editor performs, other users/editors can subscribe to editors. All edits by editors one has subscribed to can then be reviewed at the subscribed editors page. Those edits, however, are not listed in the daily digest mail you receive for your subscribed artists (see also label subscriptions).

Certain editors (users) are affiliated with other organizations. A prominent example of these are the BBC Teams Editing MusicBrainz (see that page for their usernames). As part of the ongoing collaboration Between MusicBrainz and the BBC, in which BBC is for example using the live data feed to improve the music pages on their websites, employees of the BBC are tasked with improving the MusicBrainz database. They are mainly adding URL relationships to improve the linking between different sources of music metadata. Especially in the beginning of this arrangement, other editors were encouraged to keep track of their edits to the database. This was to account for the fact that 'BBC editors' have to conform both to their employer's wishes and to the MusicBrainz standards and guidelines, and the obvious mismatches that could occur between these two.

Bots are programs that are able to do automated editing of the database. An example of this is the ModBot, which is strongly involved in the daily flow of edits. See ModBot for its duties; most users/editors will come into contact with it through their regular editing.

Alert.png All Editors, Auto-Editors and Bots are expected to follow the MusicBrainz CodeOfConduct.

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