Carrie: she tampered in God's domain (coffeechica) wrote in lj_userdoc,
Carrie: she tampered in God's domain
coffeechica
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recruiting and directing new documentation volunteers

As soon as RT comes back up today, I'm placing in a ticket to have the following text placed in the bottom of each FAQ:

Our FAQs are maintained by a team of volunteers. Found an error? Want to help? See lj_userdoc for details.

This addition is in the hopes that it will bring in quality people who don't know that this community existed. Right now, we do not have enough new people coming into userdoc to sustain this community into the future, and we need to get more hands on deck.

This should go without saying, but please do not bite the newbies. Instead, we need to be working to bring people into the fold. Something related that was brought up in the "what sucks" discussion a few weeks ago was that there is no newbie guide for getting started in documentation.

I'd like to see how much information we can put together informally in comments. Once we have a bunch of comments here, we can compile this all Somewhere and link to it in the profile page and in the FAQ on volunteering. So! What are your suggestions for new people getting started in lj_userdoc? Where can people find things to do and find ways to improve their writing? What's the best way to propose a change to an existing FAQ? How does someone become a docadmin? [insert more questions here]
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