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    I understand that certain pages on the 'Pedia are protected to avoid people spamming about speculation and duplicate information for Gen V and I assume that the Archives are locked for the same reason but I was wondering if it would be possible to unlock some of these features for users who have been good editors for a long time and who should be trusted to know not to speculate on pages... or at least understand the serious consequences they could incur by screwing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterE13 View Post
    I understand that certain pages on the 'Pedia are protected to avoid people spamming about speculation and duplicate information for Gen V and I assume that the Archives are locked for the same reason but I was wondering if it would be possible to unlock some of these features for users who have been good editors for a long time and who should be trusted to know not to speculate on pages... or at least understand the serious consequences they could incur by screwing up.
    We have a rank for those types of people... it's called Junior Admins.
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    There's like 6 of them. Besides... I just want to edit the archives :'(

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterE13 View Post
    There's like 6 of them. Besides... I just want to edit the archives :'(
    So do I, but I guess we'll just have to wait it out...

    ...or you can ask about it. I do believe that the Archives accept applications year round.

    Nope, that's Bulbanews, the Library & Content, and the Roleplay District. Sorry.

    I'm also trying to upload a picture of an experience point graph onto the Archives, but that's no good either.
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    In regards to that, only Bulbanews accepts applications year round. :B
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    Quote Originally Posted by AiedailEclipsed View Post
    In regards to that, only Bulbanews accepts applications year round. :B
    According to the 2010 Staff Recruitment Drive thread, the Roleplay District also accepts them year round.

    I wasn't here for it, but I did read it.

    They're planning to set up the Library again, according to this post. If that does happen, you can bet I'll pounce on the opportunity. :P
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    Things change, I do believe Aie knows what he's talking about.

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    I know for a fact that the RPG stuff doesn't (*waves* Hi. RPG Head = Me.), but I'm pretty sure the L&C head doesn't want anymore applications for now.
    "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it."
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    Bulbanews doesn't accept applications... if you want to be a writer you have to write for it and if you want to write a column you have to start out by writing a column. If you ask we'll help you out (like some of our newer columnists) but we don't award powers based on an application saying "can I be staff?"

    ...I could have sworn I told Archaic to take that out of the notice when we were hiring.

    In other news, anyone wanna help write for Bulbanews? D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by $aturn¥oshi View Post
    Things change, I do believe Aie knows what he's talking about.
    I believe so too. I was just pointing out where I got my own information from.

    Quote Originally Posted by AiedailEclipsed View Post
    I know for a fact that the RPG stuff doesn't (*waves* Hi. RPG Head = Me.), but I'm pretty sure the L&C head doesn't want anymore applications for now.
    Who is the L&C head, anyway? It didn't appear on the recruitment post - it just said "???".

    Quote Originally Posted by RexRacer View Post
    ...I could have sworn I told Archaic to take that out of the notice when we were hiring.
    Okay, gotcha. So it's not actually true.

    In other news, anyone wanna help write for Bulbanews? D:
    Sorry, I don't have any connections D:
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    I'm pretty sure Archaic doesn't want the L&C head being revealed quite yet for some reason or another.
    "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it."
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    -- Victoria, Freedom Writers
    "N's heart is pure and innocent. But there is nothing more beautiful and terrifying than innocence."
    -- Concordia, Pokémon Black/White 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by AiedailEclipsed View Post
    I'm pretty sure Archaic doesn't want the L&C head being revealed quite yet for some reason or another.
    Oh. I just thought there wasn't one yet.
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RexRacer View Post
    In other news, anyone wanna help write for Bulbanews? D:
    Sure! When do I start? :D

    ...anyways, I think some of the protection is overdone, but it is better than being underdone.

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    Yeah, I wish I could edit a few things as well...

    But for now, maybe you could just report some of the things you want to edit to the suggestion/idea/problem thread if they're a bit serious. Or if they're just small ones, just wait until editing is open again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazaking EX View Post
    Yeah, I wish I could edit a few things as well...

    But for now, maybe you could just report some of the things you want to edit to the suggestion/idea/problem thread if they're a bit serious. Or if they're just small ones, just wait until editing is open again.
    Given that editing is currently unlocked, then we have talk pages for a reason. If anyone thinks that they deserve the privilege of being a Junior Admin then they need to show they deserve it. If you're seen as consistently being a good nut, then you've got a chance. Otherwise, you'll probably get incinerated or something.

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