More Discussions for this daf
1. The Time Of Kerias Shema of the Morning 2. Kerias Shema after midnight 3. Hash-m sefasei tiftach
4. The time for reading Shema 5. Be'chipazon - 6. Burning Kodshim on Yom Tov?
7. Vatikin versus Daf Yomi shiur 8. Contradiction within Rashi 9. Hanetz Hachamah
10. Sharp questions 11. Time the Malchei Umos ha'Olam Arise in the Morning 12. Lo Sechanim and Paskening Like Your Rebbi
13. Following the Ruling of your Rebbi 14. Earliest Time To Daven Shacharis 15. Saying Shema with Sunrise
16. Makas Bechoros 17. Vatikin and Acherim 18. Oso Tzadik
19. They "borrowed" from the Egyptians 20. Zman Krias Shema 21. Various questions (Leaving Egypt, Eliyahu, Ge'ulah l'Tefilah)
22. The sons of Raban Gamliel and their question 23. Achilas Korban Pesach 24. Vasikin
25. כדאי הוא ר' פלוני לסמוך עליו בשעת הדחק

Max Preschel asked:

What is meant by "vatikim" and "acherim?"

The Kollel replies:

"Vatikin" literally means "the ancients," and refers to devout and humble people who cherish the Mitzvos (Rashi), or to outstanding scholars noted for deep analysis and sharp reasoning (Talmidei Rabeinu Yonah). See Background to 25:23a.

"Acherim" refers to a Tana, whom the Gemara at the end of Horiyos (14a) says is the Tana Rebbi Me'ir. See there as to why exactly was he refered to by the title "Acherim" ("others") and not by his name.