Hey - about your edit to wiki "skills" - I've ~never~ seen a dwarf with the profession "Trader"* - but I have seen many with the profession "Administrator". Those are not casual headings - they are very specific, from the in-game code.
(* The one exception might be for a short time when dealing with merchants. It's more an appointed function than a profession, like Sheriff.)
When a dwarf gets enough of those 4 skills (Appraiser, Building designer, Organizer, Record keeper), they are given the professional title "Administrator" - like a Woodworker or WoodCrafter or Bowyer, depending on their skill mix. If you've noticed something diff, then you should post that in the forums, because it's new. For now, until it's confirmed, I've reverted the page with comment re same.
(Your addition about gaining skills not listed is a good call. That was needed imo.)
Not a bad plan to post your intent of any significant change before making it, either in forums or on wiki discussion page.--Albedo 20:08, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Edit - I'm wracking my memory, and digging thru old games - I may have spoken too soon. "Trader" may be a valid profession (at times?), just not the umbrella profession for all those. I've also seen "Clerk". When have you seen "Trader"?--Albedo 20:22, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I could have sworn it said "Trader". Let me see if I can get a screenshot. Arathanar 21:25, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
EDIT: Mobuz Rootedtraded, Trader. His highest proffesion is Appraisal, which is currently under the "Administrator" category. Arathanar 21:30, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Agreed - my bad. I've never had a dwarf who had "Appraiser" greater than any other skill, only seen it referred to in the Trade Depot ("Trader requested at Depot"). But altho' that's the profession for that one skill, it's ~not~ the umbrella profession for that category of skills, in the way that "Woodworker" is for Bowyer, Carpenter, and Wood Cutter (each of which can, on their own, be individual professions.)
"Professions" needs it's own page - it's NOT the same as "Skills", tho' it's related. That page is misleading as presented, no doubt. --Albedo 23:38, 8 May 2009 (UTC)