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'''Arhet''' is the name of a planet.
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'''Arhet''' is the name of a planet. And the name of a geofiction project. Tag-line: ''"Imaginary real estate doesn't need to be a scarce resource."''
  
The planet Arhet is the planet currently hosted on the map portion of the Geofictician site (see link to left, "Geofictician map", or window below).
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Alternate tag-line: ''"Sometimes you want to just toss verisimilitude out the window and map something crazy!"''
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The planet Arhet is the planet currently hosted on the map portion of the Geofictician site.
  
 
{{#multimaps: | center = -0.1,0.1 | width = 100% | height = 700px | zoom = 3 | maxzoom = 19 | minzoom = 1 | layer = Arhet }}
 
{{#multimaps: | center = -0.1,0.1 | width = 100% | height = 700px | zoom = 3 | maxzoom = 19 | minzoom = 1 | layer = Arhet }}
  
 
The server structure is similar to, but not identical to, that found at OpenGeofiction.
 
The server structure is similar to, but not identical to, that found at OpenGeofiction.
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==Project==
  
I have decided to try an experiment. I am intending to open Arhet to a limited number of other mappers. In principle, this is no different from the OpenGeofiction model. However, in implementation, I plan to take a different route. Here is a first draft of planned rules.
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I have decided to try an experiment. I have opened Arhet to other mappers. In principle, this is no different from the OpenGeofiction model. However, in implementation, I plan to take a different route. Below is a draft of current rules. The project is live, now. Contact me via email for membership. My email is not hard to figure out - consider your ability guess my email as a kind of ''qualification test'' for participation in the project.
 
 
''This project is "live", now. I have set added my first user. I'm hoping for feedback about the proposed ideas, below, and to gauge interest.''
 
  
 
==Rules==
 
==Rules==
 
# Luciano is god in Arhet. My word is law. Period.
 
# Luciano is god in Arhet. My word is law. Period.
# Arhet is not "open" in the way that OpenGeofiction is "open." Participation is by invitation. If you wish to request an invitation, you should contact me via email. If you can't figure out my email, you probably don't deserve to participate. Hint: my name, at my domain.
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# Arhet is not "open" in the way that OpenGeofiction is "open." Participation is by invitation. If you wish to request an invitation, you should contact me via email. My email is easy to figure out. Hint: my name, at my domain.
 
# For now, invites will only be offered to OGF participants in good standing. Anyone with a history of sockpuppetry, disrespectful mapping, etc., on that site will not be considered.
 
# For now, invites will only be offered to OGF participants in good standing. Anyone with a history of sockpuppetry, disrespectful mapping, etc., on that site will not be considered.
#* For now, I will ask users to use the same username as on OGF. This just makes it easier for me to decide if you're a decent person or not.
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# For now, I will ask users to use the same username as on OGF. This just makes it easier for me to decide if you're a decent person or not. (This might change in the future.)
#* This might change in the future.
 
 
# Arhet is not to be the same kind of planet as OGF, however. I currently expect it will be quite a bit more chaotic. That's because...
 
# Arhet is not to be the same kind of planet as OGF, however. I currently expect it will be quite a bit more chaotic. That's because...
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#* There are no assigned territories - map where you want, what you want
 
#* There will be no wiki. This wiki, that you are reading, is mine. For my projects. If you want to wikify your mapping on Arhet, find or build your own wiki elsewhere.
 
#* There will be no wiki. This wiki, that you are reading, is mine. For my projects. If you want to wikify your mapping on Arhet, find or build your own wiki elsewhere.
#* There will be no verisimilitude rule. Map what you like - in your assigned area.
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#* There is no "verisimilitude rule" - map fantasy or alien things, if you want
 
#* There will be no plan for a planet-wide coherent geology, ecology, history, culture, or language. Those things were neglected on OGF at the beginning, and efforts to retcon them later are depressing. We avoid the problem by stating at the outset that these things are irrelevant.  
 
#* There will be no plan for a planet-wide coherent geology, ecology, history, culture, or language. Those things were neglected on OGF at the beginning, and efforts to retcon them later are depressing. We avoid the problem by stating at the outset that these things are irrelevant.  
 
#* There will be no user diaries. If you want to write about your mapping, start a blog or something.
 
#* There will be no user diaries. If you want to write about your mapping, start a blog or something.
# There aren't that many rules, but there is zero tolerance for rule violations. Immediate banning, no discussion. Period.
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# In general, if your map is interesting, I won't object. There aren't that many rules, but there is zero tolerance for rule violations. Immediate banning, no discussion. Period. Mappers can be asked to leave for any reason, or for no reason.  
# Mappers can be asked to leave for any reason, or for no reason. In general, if your map is interesting and you keep in your assigned area, I won't object.
 
 
 
==Implementation==
 
 
# Users are expected to connect to Arhet using JOSM. I have seen very little evidence that high-quality geofiction is possible using iD or Potlatch. So deal with it.
 
# Users are expected to connect to Arhet using JOSM. I have seen very little evidence that high-quality geofiction is possible using iD or Potlatch. So deal with it.
 
# For now, because I can't be bothered, there will be no automated map update. I'll set a job to run updates a few times through the day. I may get organized and implement something if things go well and the site becomes popular. So you won't get immediate feedback on the map for your work.
 
# For now, because I can't be bothered, there will be no automated map update. I'll set a job to run updates a few times through the day. I may get organized and implement something if things go well and the site becomes popular. So you won't get immediate feedback on the map for your work.
# Users will be assigned territory by "degree square." This means exactly one degree of width, longitude, by one degree of height, latitude. You get open ocean. Build islands, collaborate with neighbors to build continents, whatever. If you map outside your assigned degree square (except with permission in one owned by another person), that's instant banning.
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#* I will happily kick off the update manually on a request basis, if you ask politely and I'm not busy with something else. But I am often busy with something else...  
# Currently users will be granted any open degree square in Southern Hemisphere. I'm keeping the Northern Hemisphere in reserve.
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# Respect other people's creations - do NOT map on top of other people's work. This doesn't mean that Luciano will be your "enforcer." People getting into edit wars are likely to be both banned.
# That's a lot of degree squares. Between 0 and 80 south, and from 180 west to 180 east, that's 28800 possible squares. So... additional degree squares will be granted to users who do something interesting to their first ones.
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# No megalomaniacs. Creating a large continent doesn't give you a right to it. The world is big, but focus on detailed mapping, and large objects and spaces should be collaborative.
# The above doesn't mean I have tolerance for grandiose or megalomaniacal projects ("Hey can I have 2000 degree squares I wanna build a continent"). My own experience shows that we geoficticians generally bite off more than we can chew.
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# '''A note on copyright and trademark violations.''' Personally I don't care if you copy or use "real-world" places/names/etc. ''However'', I don't want to get sued. Therefore copyright and trademark violations on the Arhet map are grounds for immediate banning. Note that OSM is ''copyrighted'', and using OSM data or tracing any copyrighted map without attribution is '''against the law'''! Note that putting a Starbucks or McDonalds in your imaginary town is using a trademark without permission, and is '''against the law'''. 'Nuff said.
  
==Territory List==
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==Member List==
''Territories below are specified (for the most part) by coordinates: southwest corner to northeast corner.''
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Current members (users) in Arhet.
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
!Area
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!User ID
 
!User
 
!User
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!Status
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!Type
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!Note
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|-
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| 1
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/mapadmin/history mapadmin]
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| inactive
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| set-up account, not for use
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|
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|-
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| 2
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/luciano/history luciano]
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| active
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| administrator
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|
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|-
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| 3
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/sockpuppet/history sockpuppet]
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| probation
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| current test account
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|
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|-
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| 4
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/MrJones/history MrJones]
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| banned
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| temporary test account
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|
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|-
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| 5
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/Troll/history Troll]
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| banned
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| temporary test account
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|
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|-
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| 6
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/Infrarrojo/history Infrarrojo]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
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|-
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| 7
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/Tito_zz/history Tito_zz]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
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|-
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| 8
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/Rhiney%20boi/history Rhiney boi]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
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|-
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| 9
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/plainoldbread/history plainoldbread]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
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|-
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| 10
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/JoJoBa/history JoJoBa]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
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|-
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| 11
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/Trombonist2003/history Trombonist2003]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
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|-
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| 12
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/diamantschiff/history diamantschiff]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
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|-
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| 13
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/Moskva/history Moskva]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| Northern hemisphere
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| 14
| luciano
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/lars/history lars]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|  
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://test.geofictician.net/#map=7/-1.00/151.50&layers=H 2°S 148°E to 0°S 155°E]
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| 15
| luciano
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/iiEarth/history iiEarth]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://test.geofictician.net/#map=9/10.5/150.5&layers=H 10°N 150°E to 11°N 151°E]
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| 16
| sockpuppet
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/CartographerKing/history CartographerKing]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://test.geofictician.net/#map=9/-4.5/150.5&layers=H 5°S 150°E to 4°S 151°E]
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| 17
| Infrarrojo
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/theruler/history theruler]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://test.geofictician.net/#map=9/-0.5/-0.5&layers=H 1°S 1°W to 0°S 0°W]
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| 18
| yours!
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/Rustem%20Pasha/history Rustem Pasha]
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| active
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| ogf user
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|
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|-
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| 19
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/Mapping%20Expert/history Mapping Expert]
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| active
 +
| ogf user
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|
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|-
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| 20
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| [http://test.geofictician.net/user/newnw/history newnw]
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| active
 +
| ogf user
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|
 
|}
 
|}
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==Discussion Channel (Discord)==
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There is a an #Arhet channel on the "unofficial" OGF Central server hosted by austinhuang. Contact Luciano for an invite. Most Arhet discussion takes place there.

Latest revision as of 14:17, 14 February 2020

Arhet is the name of a planet. And the name of a geofiction project. Tag-line: "Imaginary real estate doesn't need to be a scarce resource."

Alternate tag-line: "Sometimes you want to just toss verisimilitude out the window and map something crazy!"

The planet Arhet is the planet currently hosted on the map portion of the Geofictician site.

Loading map...

The server structure is similar to, but not identical to, that found at OpenGeofiction.

Project

I have decided to try an experiment. I have opened Arhet to other mappers. In principle, this is no different from the OpenGeofiction model. However, in implementation, I plan to take a different route. Below is a draft of current rules. The project is live, now. Contact me via email for membership. My email is not hard to figure out - consider your ability guess my email as a kind of qualification test for participation in the project.

Rules

  1. Luciano is god in Arhet. My word is law. Period.
  2. Arhet is not "open" in the way that OpenGeofiction is "open." Participation is by invitation. If you wish to request an invitation, you should contact me via email. My email is easy to figure out. Hint: my name, at my domain.
  3. For now, invites will only be offered to OGF participants in good standing. Anyone with a history of sockpuppetry, disrespectful mapping, etc., on that site will not be considered.
  4. For now, I will ask users to use the same username as on OGF. This just makes it easier for me to decide if you're a decent person or not. (This might change in the future.)
  5. Arhet is not to be the same kind of planet as OGF, however. I currently expect it will be quite a bit more chaotic. That's because...
    • There are no assigned territories - map where you want, what you want
    • There will be no wiki. This wiki, that you are reading, is mine. For my projects. If you want to wikify your mapping on Arhet, find or build your own wiki elsewhere.
    • There is no "verisimilitude rule" - map fantasy or alien things, if you want
    • There will be no plan for a planet-wide coherent geology, ecology, history, culture, or language. Those things were neglected on OGF at the beginning, and efforts to retcon them later are depressing. We avoid the problem by stating at the outset that these things are irrelevant.
    • There will be no user diaries. If you want to write about your mapping, start a blog or something.
  6. In general, if your map is interesting, I won't object. There aren't that many rules, but there is zero tolerance for rule violations. Immediate banning, no discussion. Period. Mappers can be asked to leave for any reason, or for no reason.
  7. Users are expected to connect to Arhet using JOSM. I have seen very little evidence that high-quality geofiction is possible using iD or Potlatch. So deal with it.
  8. For now, because I can't be bothered, there will be no automated map update. I'll set a job to run updates a few times through the day. I may get organized and implement something if things go well and the site becomes popular. So you won't get immediate feedback on the map for your work.
    • I will happily kick off the update manually on a request basis, if you ask politely and I'm not busy with something else. But I am often busy with something else...
  9. Respect other people's creations - do NOT map on top of other people's work. This doesn't mean that Luciano will be your "enforcer." People getting into edit wars are likely to be both banned.
  10. No megalomaniacs. Creating a large continent doesn't give you a right to it. The world is big, but focus on detailed mapping, and large objects and spaces should be collaborative.
  11. A note on copyright and trademark violations. Personally I don't care if you copy or use "real-world" places/names/etc. However, I don't want to get sued. Therefore copyright and trademark violations on the Arhet map are grounds for immediate banning. Note that OSM is copyrighted, and using OSM data or tracing any copyrighted map without attribution is against the law! Note that putting a Starbucks or McDonalds in your imaginary town is using a trademark without permission, and is against the law. 'Nuff said.

Member List

Current members (users) in Arhet.

User ID User Status Type Note
1 mapadmin inactive set-up account, not for use
2 luciano active administrator
3 sockpuppet probation current test account
4 MrJones banned temporary test account
5 Troll banned temporary test account
6 Infrarrojo active ogf user
7 Tito_zz active ogf user
8 Rhiney boi active ogf user
9 plainoldbread active ogf user
10 JoJoBa active ogf user
11 Trombonist2003 active ogf user
12 diamantschiff active ogf user
13 Moskva active ogf user
14 lars active ogf user
15 iiEarth active ogf user
16 CartographerKing active ogf user
17 theruler active ogf user
18 Rustem Pasha active ogf user
19 Mapping Expert active ogf user
20 newnw active ogf user

Discussion Channel (Discord)

There is a an #Arhet channel on the "unofficial" OGF Central server hosted by austinhuang. Contact Luciano for an invite. Most Arhet discussion takes place there.