Jittery logo

Jittery guide: editor rank

What are editor ranks?

Editors on Jittery are granted increased privileges based on an assigned rank. That rank is acquired through contributions made to the site. Ranks range from 0 to 5. Editors start with a rank of 1 (one) when they initially sign up.

Typically an editor rank is referred to on the site with an "E" in front of the number for clarity purposes, for example: E1 or E3.

How do editors increase their rank?

The simple answer is: by contributing positively to the site.

That can include, for example, creating new topics, adding new Q&As to existing topics, contributing useful / helpful discussions, and so on.

Editor rank upgrades are not automatically earned. There is no way to manipulate the rank upgrades. Jittery admins review editor contributions from time to time and boost editor ranks when it makes sense.

Ultimately editor ranks and the privileges that go along with them, are about trust earned through helping improve Jittery.

It's quite easy to move from the initial E1 rank to an E2. Contributing some content, demonstrating that you can follow the Jittery guidelines and that you're not a troll, is usually enough.

Is it possible to lose rank?

Yes. Repeated abuse of privileges can result in the loss of one or more tiers of rank. For example, an E2 editor frequently vouching for obviously low quality content (including commercial spam), will likely result in a down ranking to an E1 or E0 (which removes the ability to vouch for content).

A downrank can also occur in cases where an editor is abusing the system, breaking the etiquette rules, posting spam, repeatedly posting low quality content or discussions and other similar behavior.

What is the topic draft limit?

Each editor rank has a limit to how many topic drafts may be in progress at a given time. The draft limit refers to topic drafts that have not yet been approved. Formally, after approval, topics are considered to be "live" and are no longer drafts. Live topics do not count against the limit. Drafts in proposal status (submitted for approval) still count against the limit. Deleted drafts do not count against the limit.

What is an E1 editor rank?

E1 is the default rank that all editors start from when they initially sign up.

The E1 editor rank provides the following capabilities:

- Create new topic drafts.
- May have three active topic drafts at a time.
- Start new topic discussion threads.
- Add comments to discussion threads.
- Propose new Q&As for live topics.
- Propose a new sort order for live topics.

E1 editors can't vouch for proposals or report (flag) content.

What is an E2 editor rank?

The E2 editor rank provides the following capabilities:

- Create new topic drafts.
- May have five active topic drafts at a time.
- Start new topic discussion threads.
- Add comments to discussion threads.
- Propose new Q&As for live topics.
- Propose Q&A improvements.
- Propose a new sort order for live topics.
- Propose a topic title change.
- Vouch for topic drafts.
- Vouch for new Q&A proposals.
- Vouch for Q&A improvement proposals.
- Vouch for new topic sort order proposals.
- Vouch for topic title changes.
- Report (flag) content.

What is an E3 editor rank?

The E3 editor rank provides the following capabilities:

- Create new topic drafts.
- May have ten active topic drafts at a time.
- Start new topic discussion threads.
- Add comments to discussion threads.
- Create all proposal types.
- Vouch for all proposal types.
- Report (flag) content.
- Change permissions for a topic.
- Revert topic versions.

An E3 editor has more vouch influence than an E2 editor (their vouch counts for more than an E2 editor).

What is an E4 editor rank?

The E4 editor rank provides the following capabilities:

- Create new topic drafts.
- May have 20 active topic drafts at a time.
- Start new topic discussion threads.
- Add comments to discussion threads.
- Create all proposal types.
- Vouch for all proposal types.
- Receives instant approval for all proposals.
- Vouches instantly approve all proposal types.
- Report (flag) all types of content.
- Change permissions for a topic.
- Revert topic versions.

What is an E5 editor rank?

The E5 rank is reserved for Jittery moderators / admins. It grants maximum privileges across the site.

What is an E0 (zero) editor rank?

A zero editor rank can occur in cases where an editor is abusing the system, breaking the etiquette rules, posting spam, repeatedly posting low quality content or discussions and other similar behavior.

The zero rank turns the account into a read-only account, removing all active editor privileges other than the ability to view content in the editor section of Jittery. That means the editor can't create topics, can't edit topics, can't post new comments or threads and so on.

An E0 designation can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the context.

What is the relationship between topic permissions and editor rank?

Each topic has its own set of permissions, which may either be left at their defaults or may be changed.

Topic permissions designate an editor rank restriction for a given action on the site. For example, it's possible to set a topic permission for commenting to E3, which would mean that only an E3 rank or higher may comment in discussion threads for the topic.

It is possible to set topic permissions such that they remove privileges that would normally be available to an editor. For example, normally an E3 editor can comment on all topics. However, if a topic's permission for commenting is set to E4, then E3 editors will not be able to comment on that topic.

You can view the current permissions for a topic by navigating to the topic controls (linked under both the topic "View / Preview" tab and topic "Activity" tab) section under a given topic, and then to "Change / View permissions".
Last edited July 14, 2020 12:15 UTC
About  ·  Community  ·  Guides  ·  Terms  ·  Privacy  ·  Contact  ·  Sitemap
Site ©2020 Jittery. User contributions licensed under cc by-sa 4.0.