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Introducing Wiki Wednesdays

The Mozilla Developer Network web site has a ton of documentation. A lot of it is really good. However, we have a significant number of articles that could use some help from the experts. To that end, we’re introducing Wiki Wednesday. Each Wednesday, we’ll post a very short list of articles that need technical help. The list will be posted here on the Hacks blog, as well as to the relevant Mozilla developer mailing lists.

There are three key things you can do to help:

  1. Technical review. Read the article, and make sure it’s factually accurate and makes sense.
  2. Fill in the blanks. Make sure the article is complete; we have lots of articles that are missing key details, or are simply frameworks. This is particularly common with documentation about older technologies, where the source code isn’t well commented.
  3. Add examples. Many topics need examples or code snippets to show how they work. Make sure that we have examples where they’d be useful, and that existing examples are correct.

If you have a few minutes to spare, and can look over an article or two covering a topic you’re familiar with, you can help make our documentation better. You can either edit the wiki directly, or you can send your notes by email to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Even if you can’t do all the work needed on a given article, that’s still a valuable contribution! In exchange for your help, you’ll get recognition in the following week’s Wiki Wednesday announcement.

The first Wiki Wednesday article lists will be posted tomorrow (February 9). We hope to see your contributions!

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  1. David Bruant wrote on February 8th, 2011 at 14:15:

    Awesome initiative. Totally down for it!!

  2. Ken Saunders wrote on February 8th, 2011 at 18:27:

    “Add examples. Many topics need examples or code snippets to show how they work”

    That would be cool and very helpful for someone as green as me.

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