[Mono-list] Monodoc, Submitting Documentation Changes

Chad Kittel chad.kittel at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 17:20:32 EDT 2008


On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 1:34 PM, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com> wrote:
>> I assume someone has to scrutinize the submissions to be sure someone
>> isn't tampering with them, and I understand that can take some time.
>> But I need to be sure that there actually is someone on the other end
>> of that WebService actually acknowledging the submitted changes before
>> I commit time and effort into helping out the project in this fashion.
> It is usually me, but I would love if other people wanted to become
> "reviewers" to ensure that text is not copy pasted from MSDN.

I'd be glad to help in this role, keeping plagiarism out and quality,
original documentation in.

> The bad news is that many contributions for the documentation have a
> high rated of copy-pasting from MSDN, so at some point I started
> ignoring most of the contributions to .NET class library documentation,
> hoping to one day have some time to do it all in one go.

That's kinda what I was afraid of.  At this point, unless the
reviewing process changes, it sounds like I should not invest my time
in writing original documentation for the class libraries as they
might very well just sit around collecting dust, instead of being
published for the masses to consume.

> I am open to giving other people access to the tool to admin things, if
> someone wants to step up.

I would not at all mind helping out on this front.  IMO, the
documentation part of the mono project is a very important piece to
help mono adoption and retention rates.  At this point, MSDN is
invaluable and I hope one day MonoDoc is just as invaluable for us
mono developers (and maybe even for the developers on the other side
of the fence!)

(\o/) Chad 'v3rt1g0' Kittel <chad.kittel at gmail.com>
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