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Re: [opensuse] opeSUSE wiki needs editors
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 15:38:52 -0500
  • Message-id: <200910111538.52571.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 11 October 2009 13:03:46 Clayton wrote:
There is often complaint that there is hard to find information on
openSUSE wiki, that information is not up to date, or articles are hard
to read and understand, and that is to some extent truth.

It's the classic problem with technical docs on a Wiki. The experts
already know the answers, so don't go to the Wiki to read it, and the
new users don't have the technical background to fill in the gaps.
I'm forever chasing down the devs for updates to the

It seems as good idea, to have one or more persons on openSUSE wiki that will
do exactly the same. It means, having a lot of lists with contact information,
tasks and comments on execution, but that is the only way to keep docs up to

One question... do confirmed Wiki Team members get admin/sysop rights
on the wiki? (so they can move/delete pages etc.) or is this
concentrated to a few admins?

Currently we don't have process where new editors should pass, be confirmed
and get sysop rights. It is on case by case basis and currently only

Shayon has made a good point... a semi regular posting to the mailing
list here to remind people about Wiki maintenance might be a good
thing - not so much so that it would be considered noise by the
grumpier members here, but say every couple weeks, the team could send
a status/reminder.



Regards, Rajko

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