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Title: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: ѕησω on September 01, 2010, 06:48:08 PM
G'day mates :D,

The documentation help squad is a group of dedicated community members that work with the Documentation Team (http://www.simplemachines.org/about/smf/team.php#doc) as well as several other Team Members to produce the SMF Online Manual (http://wiki.simplemachines.org) (OM). The Online Manual is one of the largest viewed resources of the Simple Machines site, with a staggering 48 MILLION hits! The Doc Team and Doc Helpers work together to keep the OM updated to it's highest standard.

For some time, the Doc Helpers group was more exclusive because we shared ideas and plans that the community didn't need to know. Because of this, only a few people where around to support the OM, however the Doc Helpers group is now fully open to anybody wishing to join!

"What can the Doc Helpers do?" you ask. Simply put - anything! The Doc Helpers can create new documents, update older ones, or just proof read and help other members finalize their docs.

Is there anything BIG being worked on? Of course.  ;)

Currently, the Doc Helpers are working with the Doc and Site Teams, as well as several other Team Members and SMF friends to create a Wiki! We are currently porting all the documents from the Online Manual to the new wiki, to start updating them to be compatible with SMF 2.0 as it comes closer to gold.

If you wish to be apart of the doc helpers, just navigate to (Profile > Modify Profile > Group Membership) or use my shortcut (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;area=groupmembership).

Thanks,

ѕησω
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: Cassiel on September 02, 2010, 09:35:20 PM
Hey, good to see this being brought up again. :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: DoctorMalboro on September 02, 2010, 09:52:30 PM
What about an international OM?

Nice to see you in the Doc Team (at first i didn't even know who the hell you was :P ).
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: ѕησω on September 02, 2010, 10:06:03 PM
The Wiki being worked on WILL be international, with the option to select your language.

Because anybody will be able to edit the wiki, this means the translators or anybody who can translate or write documents in their native languages will be able too.

I'm not up-to-date on the international side of the wiki, Groundup or GravuTrad will know more about this.

(And yes, I changed my display name and avatar, however knowing me, I might change it back to Acans.)
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: DoctorMalboro on September 02, 2010, 10:25:50 PM
Nice, hope everything work out just fine. Best luck!! ;)
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: LHW on September 02, 2010, 10:40:22 PM
...Team Members to produce the SMF Online Manual (http://www.docs.simplemachines.org) (OM). ...

There's a typo in your link...you don't need the "www."

Also, on the OM page, there's a problem with the logos and the top menu...at least when viewed in FF v3.6.8.
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: ѕησω on September 02, 2010, 11:34:53 PM
Fixed the link issue.

The logo's look fine in Chrome, can you please post a screenshot as all as any additional information in the Site Comments (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=19.0) board.
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on September 03, 2010, 05:44:52 AM
Good luck but unfortunately I wont be joining in :).
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: ѕησω on September 03, 2010, 05:59:53 AM
Good luck but unfortunately I wont be joining in :).

Its ok, you've or ready done your fare share.
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: Ryan2320 on September 04, 2010, 06:42:06 PM
Alright I went ahead and joined the group!

Where can I start to help with SMF's Docs?

Thanks
Ryan

Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: ѕησω on September 04, 2010, 07:06:14 PM
In the Doc Helpers board, view the 4 sticky topics. They will tell you all you need to know :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on September 15, 2010, 10:25:49 AM
Good luck but unfortunately I wont be joining in :).

Its ok, you've or ready done your fare share.

Please don't take offense to this but you need to spell check before you reply publicly if you're going to be on the Documentation Team.

Its ok, you've or ready done your fare share.
Should be: It's ok, you've already done your fair share.

:)
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: ѕησω on September 15, 2010, 10:50:04 AM
Yeah it's a bad habit jumping the gun like that.

Thanks Jade. :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on September 20, 2010, 12:34:12 PM
No problem :).

You're probably thankful you don't have me as a leader anymore. I'm brutal in a loving way :P.
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: live627 on September 27, 2010, 01:14:32 AM
Forgot the apostrophe in your correction. its would be it's because it's a contraction.
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: ѕησω on September 27, 2010, 04:32:56 AM
Thanks Live627.

/me won't admit it was reviewed by groundup, B and GravuTrad first :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: live627 on September 27, 2010, 05:26:46 PM
lol it was directed to the eleventh reply :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: Akyhne on October 05, 2010, 05:54:05 AM
Mm.. I thought friends had access by default to the Doc Helpers board. Can't find that 1.
Title: Re: Simple Machines Documentation Help Squad
Post by: Joshua Dickerson on October 05, 2010, 04:10:04 PM
You request it through your profile.