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The Judge Wiki is a wiki-based tool for documenting policies, practices, and history of the international Magic: the Gathering Judge Program.

Everyone is invited to contribute. You do not need to be a certified judge to contribute; you simply need to create an account and follow the guidelines.

The Judge Wiki is written collaboratively. You do not need permission to edit pages, with the exception of a handful of pages that have been protected to preserve the core of the project.

About Judge Wiki (English)

Judge Wiki history

The Judge Wiki has existed in several incarnations. The InternationalMagicJudges.net revision is the second major server installation, having been migrated from DCIFamily.org in December, 2011.

Trademarks and copyrights

Magic: the Gathering is a registered trademark of Wizards of the Coast, a Hasbro subsidiary. The Magic Judge logo, all Magic card images, and related content remain the intellectual property of Wizards of the Coast. No infringement is intended; material is linked here for educational purposes and no profit is derived from advertising or other revenue sources.

Judge Wiki contributors

Anyone who registers for an account is welcome to contribute to the Judge Wiki. Any area of the wiki can be improved by further development. Mechanisms provided by the wiki format enable editors to ensure that erroneous or malicious edits do not persist. Please follow the guidelines for contributing.

Making the best use of the Judge Wiki

The Judge Wiki is a collection of living documents. As such, it aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information about judge program policies and practices. You can simply browse the Judge Wiki for the materials you'd like for your tournaments or community development. However, as with many things in the Judge Program, it's improved by the work of other volunteers. If you feel that an article is out of date or incomplete, log in (or create an account) and update it. Many incremental improvements will result in a better resource for everybody.

Exploring the Judge Wiki

Content in the Judge Wiki is all linked, or cross-referenced. When text is highlighted, it links to another page. Use the Random Page link in the navigation bar to see a random article. If a page does not have links to related content, you can add links by clicking the Edit tab at the top of the page and following advice for linking pages.

Contributing to the Judge Wiki

Any registered user is welcome to contribute. It's recommended that new users browse the help pages and contribution guidelines to familiarize themselves with the basics of editing a wiki. You do not need to use your real name, although many contributors choose to do so.

Administering the Judge Wiki

Wikis require administrators to ensure that content is managed appropriately. Levels 4 and 5 judges, as well as Regional Coordinators, receive Administrator and Bureaucrat privileges upon confirmation of their accounts. In addition, users who have contributed significant work to the Judge Wiki are granted administrative privileges on an as-needed basis. Administrators are encouraged to subscribe to the Project Administration page. If you are not an administrator but have a request, please submit it to the discussion page of the Project Administration page.

Managing projects in the Judge Wiki

Judge Program projects can be managed on the Judge Wiki. Doing so provides a public platform for the project, which allows new judges to be added to a project easily. Please use the Project: namespace for this.

Technical attributes

The Judge Wiki uses MediaWiki software, the open-source software used for many wiki projects, including those hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. For further details on Judge Wiki (English)'s installation, refer to Special:Version.

The Judge Wiki does not place cookies on its users' computers, with the exception of cookies associated with logging in to an account.

Feedback and questions

The Judge Wiki is a communal effort. Please keep in mind that all contributors are volunteers and keep all feedback civil and constructive.

Discussion pages

If you have a question or comment on an article, the discussion tab should be your first stop. Simply note your question or comment and sign it, and other editors will respond at their convenience. If you would like to monitor changes, you can select "Watch this page" before saving your changes, or click the "Watch" tab at the top of the page.

Contacting a specific editor

If you have a question or comment that doesn't relate to a specific article, leave a comment on their talk page. You may also choose to contact them via Judge Center, IRC, or email.