The Editor rank is not really a rank anymore. It has no benefits asides from a shiny blue name. I think the requirement was around 1000 but yes this is based on the quality of edits. It was previously required to have if you wanted to apply for a moderator position but this was dropped.
Moderator and Admin aren't attained by edits. Becoming a moderator and or admin depends on if the staff team on the wiki are looking for new moderators. We base our choices on what and how someone contributes to the wiki, as well as their behaviour. If they are improving the wiki and increasing the quality of articles and pages with helpful edits, suggesting good ideas, able to take constructive criticism, as well as follow the rules and display maturity, then they would be a good choice for moderator. But it isn't guaranteed. From experience, most people who become moderator have been on the wiki for a decent amount of time, so for example a year prior to being promoted.
Oh and make sure to read our Manual of Style which contains information about how we do things around here. Language, writing style, etc. It's all there.
I hope this information helps in regards to your questions :D
This is the official, correct spelling of the ministry. Think of it like mentioning the name of a foreign asset with differentiating spelling standards (e.g: "Traveller's Guide"); it would be impolite (and potentially confusing) to use local preference.
There are somewhat hidden differences like "per cent" and "artefact". You wouldn't want to see "Department of Defence" in your American headlines, correct?
Conclusively, if the context is simply using the word in a sentence (i.e: "Thursday is my favourite day."), then it is fine.
Glad to see you replied in response to my earlier post!
To start, I am aware it is the correct spelling of the ministry itself. I do not know if I mentioned it directly to you, but I am Australian myself so I use the 'c' in defence rather than 's'. I am aware of the slight differences in both variations of the English language, which still baffle me to this day.
The reasoning it remains the American spelling is to keep consistency on the wiki regarding language. I do appreciate your concern regarding this and I have passed this on to other admins in order to settle this matter more conclusively.
Im so confused, so apparently someone posted graphic content on my message wall? if so thank you for removing it, would hate to see that someone random person who has issues use my message wall to post these pics (PS i was not on when it was still up)
I'll ask the other moderators and admins on how we update the article. Issue is with weapons in the test place is that they are highly subjected to change, and therefore require careful editing. Thank you for the update!
No you were mostly fine, given nothing much was added. It was deleted because after having discussed with some of the other moderators, it was deemed unneccessary. The only futuristic weapon to have ever been in Phantom Forces was the Railgun, which was removed from the game ages ago. Although it is possibe for a "futuristic" weapon to be added into the game so the category might be recreated at some point.