I had this idea cross my mind earlier today, but I got so tied up
in meetings that I couldn't sit down and write out a proper e-mail
until this evening. I was curious as to whether we think FlaggedRevs
might be of use to Mediawiki.org
, and if so, how exactly would
we use it?
The idea crossed my mind after the past several days noticing
quite a bit of information on Mediawiki.org
is either poorly worded,
outdated or just plain wrong. Now, MW.org
doesn't suffer from most
of the issues that are seen on other projects: we're small, we don't
really have anything to edit war over, and we don't seem to get (as
much :) spam and vandalism. I was curious as to whether we could
use FlaggedRevs as a quality control over our documentation.
A lot of the docs have been written by people other than developers,
and a lot of the docs have never been read by a developer. That being
said, using FlaggedRevs we might be able to deliver more solid docs
by flagging docs at like two levels. One could be like a basic
"has been looked over for glaring errors and basic readability" and
a second could be "has been thoroughly reviewed and is considered
the doc on the given subject."
Hopefully we can improve the overall quality of the docs on MW.org
I'm certainly open to other ideas too.