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Old 09-14-2020, 09:44 AM   #1
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Slackware Docs (volunteer)


I am creating an account today on https://docs.slackware.com. I am not familiar with how these wiki's work atm, though it shouldn't take very long. I will spend some time on here learning how the logistics work. The reason I am doing this is because:
  1. It's something to do.

  2. If opportunities are available for tweaking/tuning pages up, then I would be glad to do that.

  3. Just having additional experience in other areas for the community in contributing.

Mainly the 2nd/3rd reasons are the primary influence for me. There are a few pages I'm sure could use some more cosmetic tailoring. I haven't really noticed anything yet, but I also haven't been on there long enough to notice anything. I'm not talking about editing, I am specifically talking about potential errata/typos/punctuation/etc. I'm sure the core team is working diligently on their jobs, so the least I can do is maybe learn some skills to fix the piddly things they don't have time for. That way, they can focus on what's important. I really would like to know more details about how we can contribute on the wiki, if possible. If I have the wrong idea on this, please let me know. I just remember clicking on the "getting involved link," so I read the pages on that and it seemed like this type of volunteer opportunity was for anyone.

Skills I have:
  • English (college level)

  • Technical Writing

I do know a bit of Japanese/Spanish, but it's not enough to mention above. I am diligently learning Japanese a couple hours a day, so maybe when I am able to get my JLPT exams finished I will add that to a potential opportunity for future elements.

Thanks,

-ul7
 
Old 09-14-2020, 12:11 PM   #2
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A few words of advice: read the articles linked on the front page under "Write a HOWTO" before you start. That will give you a good idea about our "Netiquette", as well as the style guidelines and Wiki syntax help.

Do not randomly edit pages for which you are not the author, instead use the "Talk" page of that article to suggest modifications to the text, layout or otherwise.
If you want to write an all-new page, the howtos section is where you can create such a page.
Follow the directions in the template text with which your new page is automatically filled.
 
Old 09-14-2020, 01:41 PM   #3
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A few words of advice: read the articles linked on the front page under "Write a HOWTO" before you start. That will give you a good idea about our "Netiquette", as well as the style guidelines and Wiki syntax help.

Do not randomly edit pages for which you are not the author, instead use the "Talk" page of that article to suggest modifications to the text, layout or otherwise.
If you want to write an all-new page, the howtos section is where you can create such a page.
Follow the directions in the template text with which your new page is automatically filled.
Thanks for the getting started part, AlienBob. I went ahead and re-posted this in it's appropriate thread (thanks to elcore), and reported this one to be moved or locked. I apologize for making this thread for something that already had a sticky.

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