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Editors come in all shapes, sizes and powers; from the bureaucrat, to the admin, to the standard editor, to the unlogged IP address. It's also possible that although you do not know it, the editor you're talking to is a Player Moderator, Forum Moderator or even a Jagex staff member. In addition, a member may have very high levels in some skills, and specialises in them a lot. An editor's status, popularity, attitude, demeanour, or in-game experience may influence the way we think about them. However, there is no person on this wiki that has more authority than another, no matter what, because all editors are equal.

Appealing to a higher authorityEdit

Stellar Dawn authoritiesEdit

Although the figures of authority around Stellar Dawn generally know the rules better, player moderators and the members of Jagex staff who normally reply to customer support queries do not know any more or less about the game than any knowledgeable player. For this reason, customer service reports and the words of player moderators do not have more authority than those of normal players; anything that can be quoted from them can also be quoted from the Stellar Dawn rules.

Wiki authoritiesEdit

Wikis are not based on any form of hierarchy. Administrators and bureaucrats are trusted members of the wiki community who are recognised for reliable edits and fairness in dealing with discussions or arguments. This does not give them authority over other players in overruling decisions; all major decisions of this kind (such as requesting adminship) must be made by the community, and not by an individual. Editors should also not claim "Admin name here said that we shouldn't do this, so we shouldn't" if there isn't already a clear rule or policy on this. Don't actively ignore it either, though; discuss it. Discussion is a major part of wikis.

In-game experienceEdit

Many players are well-rounded and have much experience within the game. Their edits may be considered more weighted in a dispute because of their levels, quests, and may think their edits have more value and trump others because they know more. However, on the wiki, this does not matter. A beginner has as much weight in their edits as a player with, for example (add example later of whatever is in Stellar Dawn). Still, in the case of no prior experience, having solid knowledge of the subject before making large changes its article can be beneficial, preventing some forms of confusion and editor conflict.

RememberEdit

Everyone on this wiki is equal. Stay cool, don't get frustrated with other users, and be polite. We're all equal, and with equality comes equal importance.

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