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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Use of Ricardo's Status page.
Date Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:01:16 GMT
2013/3/19 Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>

> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Keith N. McKenna
> <keith.mckenna@comcast.net> wrote:
> > RGB ES wrote:
> >>
> >> 2013/3/7 Keith N. McKenna <keith.mckenna@comcast.net>
> >>
> >>> Evening All;
> >>>
> >>> With the recent call for volunteers starting to attract new people it
> is
> >>> time that we start keeping closer tabs on what has been done on the
> User
> >>> Guides.
> >>>
> >>> Ricardo put together a page a while back to help with this (thank you
> >>> Ricardo) and  think it is time we start making better use of it. I have
> >>> added most of what I have done so far to it and I see a few others have
> >>> also. If others can also fill in what the have done we will be further
> >>> along on understanding where we are and what needs to be done.
> >>>
> >>> If this is not done, I see no other alternative then to have to redo
> work
> >>> that ma have already been done, thus slowing down the overall effort.
> >>>
> >>> I thank you for taking the time to update the page with your work. The
> >>> page can be found here: http://wiki.openoffice.org/**
> >>>
> >>> wiki/Documentation/UserGuide/**Status<
> http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/UserGuide/Status>
> >>>
> >>>
> >> Hi, Keith,
> >>
> >> Thanks to you and to all the others for the proof reading!
> >>
> >> To make it more accessible I just added a small link to the status page
> on
> >> the index page.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >> Ricardo
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Regards
> >>> Keith
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
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> >>
> > Hi Ricardo;
> >
> > I appreciate the link and hopefully it will prompt people to start using
> it
> > more. I have been wracking my brains trying to think of ways to get more
> > people interested. We seem to have had a flurry after the initial
> > announcement, but except for a few entries in the status document I see
> > nothing except your excellent work. We need to figure out some way to
> > attract people with the skill and knowledge to start on the other
> > applications.
> >
>
> I think we need more "hand holding" and guidance for new volunteers.
> Just pointing them to wiki is not enough.  With QA new volunteers I
> gave them specific assignments at first, e.g., review these 10 bug
> reports.  I know it sounds odd to "assign" tasks to volunteers, but
> until they find their way around and self-assign tasks, this is a good
> way for them to get started.  In return, with QA, I promised to review
> their early work and give them feedback.
>
> So I wonder if we can come up with set of specific tasks, of various
> sizes, from 1 to 8 hours, and specifically asked new volunteers to
> pick from that list?  It might work better.
>

That's a good idea. The tasks I can think of are two:

- Proofreading of still not checked pages
- Accuracy / clarity: ask the volunteer to follow the steps described to
see if they work or not.

Regards
Ricardo



>
> -Rob
>
> > Regards
> > Keith
> >
> >
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