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Auto-editors are [[Editor]]s who have been trusted to make edits that are automatically approved ([[Auto-Edit]]s) without going through the normal voting process, as well as approve other editors' edits. There is a [http://musicbrainz.org/mod/automodlist.html list of all auto-editors].
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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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For a list of Auto-Editors, [http://musicbrainz.org/mod/automodlist.html see here].
[[Image:Attention.png]] All [[Editor]]s and auto-editors are expected to follow the [[MusicBrainz]] [[Code Of Conduct]].
 
   
 
== Obligations of an Auto-Editor ==
If you are an auto-editor, you can participate in the [http://musicbrainz.org/user/election/ auto-editor elections].
 
   
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'''"''With great power comes great responsibility''" - Uncle Ben (of Spider Man fame)
==Privileges of Auto-Editors==
 
   
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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]].
Auto-editors can make some types of edits without going to a vote. See the page about [[Edit Type]]s for a more detailed description.
 
   
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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.
==Obligations of an Auto-Editor==
 
   
 
==Becoming an Auto-Editor==
Auto-editors should always align themselves to the [[Code Of Conduct|CodeOfConduct]]. Furthermore they should be able to look beyond their own nose regarding the data they edit. It is good to have experts in certain areas but every auto-editor should at least know the basic rules for editing data in every music area and be familiar with all kinds of structural edits and processes. Additionally it is always good if they show some interest in the [[MusicBrainz Forum|community]], the [[Future Work]] and general issues.
 
   
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In order to become an Auto-Editor, you must first be nominated by an existing Auto-Editor. Once nominated, all existing Auto-Editors will have an opportunity to vote on your nomination. See the [[Auto-Editor Election]] documentation for more information.
Subscription to the [[Automods Mailing List|auto-editors mailing list]] is mandatory for all auto-editors and they are encouraged to participate in nomination discussions there.
 
 
==Becoming an Auto-Editor==
 
   
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Once elected, you will be automatically subscribed to the [[Mailing_List#Auto-Editors_Mailing_List|Auto-Editors mailing list]]; this is a mandatory subscription for all Auto-Editors. The list is very low traffic and is primarily used to coordinate [http://musicbrainz.org/user/election/ Auto-Editor Elections] on the site.
In order to become an auto-editor, another auto-editor has to nominate you (see [[Auto-Editor Election]]). If your nomination receives two seconders, and a simple majority of votes, you will be promoted to auto-editor status (this may require you to logout, and login again to be activated).
 
   
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Revision as of 07:39, 16 May 2010

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.

For a list of Auto-Editors, see here.

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. Once nominated, all existing Auto-Editors will have an opportunity to vote on your nomination. See the Auto-Editor Election documentation for more information.

Once elected, you will be automatically subscribed to the Auto-Editors mailing list; this is a mandatory subscription for all Auto-Editors. The list is very low traffic and is primarily used to coordinate Auto-Editor Elections on the site.