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lab elf

Public domain image from Wikimedia,
illustrating The Elves and the Shoemaker.

Sometimes, late at night, when everyone is asleep, the lab elves come by and clean up the wiki. They add links from one page to another, fix the formatting, debug the iTeX. (If things get really bad, they can even reboot reality.) You can help them by proofreading your material and fixing it (if you can) or making a note of what's wrong (if you can't). But don't worry about it very much; the lab elves will come by and make everything all right.

Anybody can be a lab elf, and most lab elves sign their own names. Edits attributed to ‘lab elf’ are usually done by Andrew Stacey (I think), but who knows?

Some lab elves have handy superpowers to edit the options on webs and create new ones; at the moment, these are Andrew Stacey, Toby Bartels, and Urs Schreiber.

category: meta

Revised on October 9, 2010 09:01:16 by Urs Schreiber (89.204.137.107)