Say you have a forum only a select group of people have access to contribute to - what would you call those people?

Or, more accurately to my domain, say you have a file on a shared computer drive that any user can read but only certain users can write to - what would you call those certain users?

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    Generally, I would call them contributors or editors. Sep 10, 2014 at 17:52
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    – bib
    Sep 10, 2014 at 18:00

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  • authors
  • contributors
  • writers
  • editors

Your choice may depend on how many levels of access you will have in total.

  • "Editors" is probably the most general of these in application.
    – chapka
    Sep 10, 2014 at 18:11
  • yes, but if there are to be multiple levels of access then editors tells us that they have access to make changes to things already written, while the other choices might simply have access to write things.
    – KnightHawk
    Sep 10, 2014 at 18:13

Taking a cue from classic pub-sub terminology, I'd call such people "publishers".

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