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Advanced Contributors and Corpus Maintainers

Briefly, this is how to become an advanced contributor.

If you have been contributing on the website for a while and you feel the need to either link indirect translations or to add tags to sentences, you should write and ask for "advanced contributor" status.

This is not really a "promotion" based on ability, but a change in what you can do on the website, so you should not apply for this status if you do not need to do one or both of these things.

Write to alexmarcelo first. If after a few days you don't get a reply, then try one of these two admins: Pfirsichbaeumchen or Shishir

Read the rest of the page for further details.

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What can advanced contributors and corpus maintainers do?

Advanced contributors currently have access to two permissions not granted to regular contributors. They can:

  1. link/unlink sentences
  2. tag sentences

Corpus maintainers, in addition to the permissions granted to advanced contributors, can:

  1. modify owned sentences
  2. delete sentences

Procedure to become an advanced contributor or corpus maintainer

Before applying to become a corpus maintainer, you must prove your worth as an advanced contributor. Otherwise, the same procedure applies.

If you want to become an advanced contributor

Step 1. Contact alexmarcelo to inform him of your wish. In your message, please explain why you have decided to apply.

Step 2. The admins will have their own opinion on whether or not to grant you the new status, but the opinion of the rest of the community matters. So once alexmarcelo has made sure your application is a serious application, he will announce it on the Wall and ask for opinions.

By default, the announcement will state that these opinions should be sent only by private message to alexmarcelo. Any post on the Wall stating an opinion about you as a candidate will be deleted. You can, however, indicate in your application that you are okay with people replying publicly to the announcement. In that case, the announcement will state that contributors can give their opinions either publicly or by private message.

Step 3. You will be informed by private message of the decision. If the decision was positive, there will also be an announcement on the Wall to inform the rest of the community that you are now an advanced contributor. If the decision is negative, there will be no public announcement, but you will be given the reasons why the decision was negative in the private message. If you feel the request was unfairly denied or ignored, contact Note that alexmarcelo is part of the team, so he will receive your e-mail.

If you want someone else to become an advanced contributor

Step 1. Talk to them to make sure they're interested, and encourage them to apply. We will NOT grant the status of advanced contributor to someone who doesn't want it.

Step 2. You should also contact alexmarcelo and indicate that you support that person's becoming an advanced contributor. This way, admins will know that there is a demand for a specific contributor to become an advanced contributor, and if they do apply, their application will be more likely to be accepted.

Admin in charge of requests

alexmarcelo is the admin in charge of requests to grant advanced contributor status.

Conditions to become an advanced contributor

This status is given to users who are fairly familiar with the project and have made sufficient contributions to it.

First, make sure you have read and understood the ENTIRE guide to being a good contributor.

The decision to grant you the status of advanced contributor depends on:

  • how long you have been a member (in general we would wait until you've been a member for at least two weeks)
  • how much you have contributed (which is not limited to adding sentences and translations; comments on sentences also count)
  • how well you understand Tatoeba (especially the concepts of "linking" and "tagging")
  • how many other members support your candidacy