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The news is of the people, by the people, for the people. Urban Dictionary is of the people, by the people, for the editors.
This definition, however, is by an editor, for editors... and for anyone else who cares.

Editors, in a general sense, are individuals that check and double-check the works of other people, to make sure those people don't come off as sounding like complete fools.

Editors on Urban Dictionary are an interesting breed. There are a number of things that separate them from the generic editor:

1) UD editors cannot actually edit the content of definitions that people submit--they only have the power to accept or reject.

- This means, unfortunately, that many definitions will be a little bit incoherent because they otherwise adhere to editing guidelines. There is nothing that can be done about this. They probably hate this fact as much as you do.

2) UD editors have ABSOLUTELY NO MEANS of contacting people who submit definitions.

- This means you have no right to feel miffed when your definition is rejected 'for no reason'--there IS a reason, we just don't have the means to tell you.

3) UD editors unconditionally hate it when people use full names when not referring to popular culture. This is something that you won't find with editors of other things.

- This means that when you submit a definition that solely consists of how much you hate someone or how awesome somebody is, the editors want to kill you. Being an editor does not change this. Disguising it as a legitimate definition does not change this. JAMieE IS BeIGN A FAGGGGOEt does not change this. GTFO.

4) UD editors get a sizable amount of hate for doing what they do. The very idea of this is absurdly hilarious, because it is the editors that keep this website from degenerating into a cesspool of interpersonal issues.

- This means (to keep it simple) that editors do NOT hate you... unless you write your definition like you're on fifty narcotics.

5) UD editors do not have absolute power.

- This means that a submission must go through MULTIPLE EDITORS before it is finally accepted and published! We are not lazy bums, we are not overworked--we just require consensus to do anything. Don't be pissed because it takes a few days for your submission to be reviewed.

6) UD editors are not perfect. Some are worse than others.

- This means that YES, there are stupid editors who will not publish for equally stupid reasons. See number 5, and keep in mind that the good ones hate them as much as you do.

tl;dr version:
UD editors know what it's like. If you are not a UD editor, you don't know what it's like. I am a UD editor trying to get you to understand what it's like. I will probably fail.

In other words, this is my attempt to get non-editors to get what editors are and what they do, and (for the most part) what they think about YOU. Whether it is effective or not is entirely my fault--so don't hate the editors.
Prima: "My editor must hate me or something. I'm on the sixth draft and he still isn't happy with the manuscript."
Secunda: "Haha, I know the feeling man."
Prima: "Well, I guess it IS their job..."
Secunda: "Truth."

Prima: "OMG those dumb editors rejected my definition again! i hate those guys! WTF!"
Secunda: "...I'm sure they hate you too. Write better definitions."

Prima: "I'm an Urban Dictionary editor!"
Secunda (et al.): "FLAAAAAAMED!"
by ReySquared May 05, 2009
 
1.
Some of them are noobs that just reject every submission that comes their way. Others are actually intelligient and choose the right definitions to go in and reject the absolutely stupid definitions.
The editors edit urbandictionary.com. What more could I say?
by Freakin' Sweet! October 15, 2006
 
2.
A person who helps maintain this site by weeding out bad definitions. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. These brave men and women donate many hours of their time to better the Urban Dictionary with getting anything in return other than the satisfaction received from helping.
Thanks to the editors, this site will be a better place.
by hello March 31, 2005
 
3.
1) The hard-working folks entrusted with reviewing all submissions to Urban Dictionary. They're not perfect, but bless their hearts, they do a darn good job at the end of the day. We should all thank the editors by buying them beer and sex.

2) The dickholes who thought they were too good to publish your definition. Hopefully their skin will fall off.
Did the editors approve your submission yet?
by Calico Kitsune November 26, 2006
 
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Cocksucking assholes who choose to let words in that mean absolutley jack shit but when given an actual definition used by society in a rural town they piss on it.
"Your submission has been reviewed by editors. Editors chose to not publish your submission."

"Fuck'n Editors"
by Fuck Editors January 31, 2006
 
5.
a bunch of stuck up assholes
those editors are just assholes
by Angry somoan August 21, 2006
 
6.
A bunch of fuck heads that decide whether or not words are published on UD. They take several weeks to "review" a word, and most likely just "chose to not publish your word" without telling you why. Just like they "chose to not publish" this word.

urban dictionary: "Define your world"...lol ok.

This word will not get published, Yea I know.
Users: Can you publish my word?
Editors: Yea if you give me your credit card number.
by Yea Fuck You Too January 10, 2008
 
7.
Great indie band from the UK.

Gorgeous melodies. Soul-stirring lyrics.

Admirable lead singer.
Editors is the light of my glommy days.
by Moiraa April 15, 2008