How to Edit TarValon.Net Pages

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The TarValon.Net histories and official information is recorded and updated by the Historians. The Historians keep track of all this information, so it's advisable to not edit any official records, without the knowledge of the Historians.

The Director of Research and Records supplements the Historians' work and duties where needed.

Historians

There are three Historian positions at TarValon.Net currently.

Awards Historian

The Awards Historian edits merits and awards-related pages. The Awards Historian will put new merit badges in Who's Who profiles after each awarding period. They will edit all individual merit pages with the names of the people who have been awarded them. Then, the Awards page for the corresponding year will be edited.

There are other pages that the Awards Historian is responsible for updating as well, however the Awards Historian is not responsible for awarding merits. They only keep the histories up to date.

A guide how to maintain awards pages can be found here: Maintaining Award Pages.

Events Historian

The Events Historian edits all real-life events related pages. After a real-life event, the Events Historian will edit each attendee's Who's Who profile with the event they've attended, they will edit that event's page with the available information about the event and they will add a page, listing all the attendants.

A guide on how to maintain events pages can be found here: Maintaining Events Pages.

Tower Historian

The Tower Historian handles many pages and updates. While the Awards Historian and the Events Historian generally need to update pages after merits have been awarded, or an event has been held, the Tower Historian's duties are constant throughout the year. In general, the Tower Historian updates all "official Tower histories". This might include, but is not limited to, position changes, bonds, and raisings.

A guide on how to maintain Who's Who profile pages can be found here: Maintaining Who's Who Pages.

A guide on how to maintain Staff pages can be found here: Maintaining Staff Pages.

How to Help not as Historian

In general, please avoid updating any official Tower information yourselves, but instead reach out to the appropriate Historian.

To request edits about any of the Historians' duties, go to this thread on the forums.

However, in cases where you notice typos, broken links or templates, or text not formatted after TarValon.Net Library Manual of Style, you are allowed to edit those if you have an account. Be wary though, because some pages might be exempt from following the Manual of Style.

Other edits you might help with, include the following:

  • Editing a Who's Who profile - outside of the Historians' scope of duties, the Who's Who profiles are free for other updates. You may add previous avatars, or icons related to an Ajah or Company. Any real-life information must be asked for consent before adding to a Who's Who profile.
  • Headquarters pages and the Community Group pages inside them - each community group has a Headquarters page in the Library. These headquarters are left to each community group to edit as they wish and add whatever information that they want to add. They are required to follow the Manual of Style.
  • Online Events pages - a page is created after each of our official free weeks – Bel Tine and Shaoman. For some older events, information might be missing or incorrect. If you have avatars, signatures, or other information that is not included for a particular free week, please add it to the appropriate page. Also, if your community group's theme is not included, or is incorrect, you may also update that information. See Category:Event Themes and Category:Community Group Event Themes.

If you need to learn about the Library's layout, check out How to Navigate the Library. If you wish to learn some basic wiki code, please see How to MediaWiki Code to get started helping us with editing.

For more information or questions, feel free to contact the Director of Research and Records at library@tarvalon.net.