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An editor is anyone who makes changes of any kind to Ballotpedia. "User", "writer" and "content contributor" are used interchangeably with the word "editor." Ballotpedia has 10,678 registered users/editors/contributors.
Timothy Virkalla was the founding editor of Ballotpedia, helping install it and get it running, as well as providing significant content and editorial oversight/guidance.
From March 2008-June 2009, the Sam Adams Alliance employed a small staff of project writers who contributed content to Ballotpedia.
If you have any questions about Ballotpedia, please e-mail Ballotpedia's editor and assistant editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrators are editors who have been given special administrative privileges because they have a history of making reliable, positive contributions to Ballotpedia over time. Administrators can:
- Protect and un-protect pages.
- Block and un-block users.
- Delete pages.
A list of administrators can be found at Special:Listusers/sysop.
A content contributor/editor is anyone who registers with Ballotpedia and edits an article, to however small or large an extent. Anyone who can follow the policies is welcome to become an editor/contributor.
Ballotpedia's community of users, editors and readers
- The number of registered users automatically updates whenever a new user registers. The number provided is automatically generated by the MediaWiki software that Ballotpedia runs on.