In openpolitics, editors who wish to adopt the title of senior editor may do so by applying it to their profile or user page. If the title sticks they may wear it. If not they can be a regular editor:
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Being a regular editor does not imply any specific responsibility other than an intent to learn the senior editor skills listed below. Being a senior editor implies one can successfully do these most of the time. It also signifies a user who can assist less experienced editors and who actively contributes to senior editor guidelines and to all best practices.
A senior editor knows how to:
- spell English - use a spellcheck
- conserve capitals for use only in proper nouns and acronyms, and as the very first letter in a complete sentence - which means, not the page name unless that page name is itself a complete sentence and can only be used in that context (almost never)
- maintains and tracks wiki best practice - if they argue a best practice is not best, then, they are using examples from other large public wikis not their own "feelings"
- choose the appropriate name for a list, including the plural list of" and "all".
- create pages to disambiguate plurals
- update naming conventions with new emerging conventions
- understand and issue notices - and respect them when correctly issued.
- can assist others in adherence to editor guidelines and wiki etiquette
- turn a bad edit into a good edit to make the corpus better.
Those who are interested in more rigorous professional certification of professional wiki editors, open politics administrators, and editors of contentious policy and technical material, should contact Efficient Civics Guild.