UPDATE July 2012: If you want to be a Community Documentation Moderator, you can get started without reading this whole discussion! The instructions are now at:
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In an issue from late in 2011, we made it possible for anyone to upload images and use IMG and TABLE tags in their doc pages and comments on Drupal.org. Today, in a follow-up issue, we took away the old Documentation input format, and made all of the book pages that had that input format have Filtered HTML instead, meaning anyone can edit them. Hooray! This also meant that we didn't really need the Docs Admin role that we had formerly granted to 367 people on Drupal.org, mostly so they could edit pages with images, so we got rid of that role.
So... We now want to create a much smaller list of about 20 people who would like to volunteer to be Community Documentation Moderators. These brave souls will take on the job of:
- Monitoring the Documentation issue queue.
- Deleting comments when requested on an issue to do so or when inappropriate comments are found (e.g., comments rolled into the text a page, irrelevant, innacurate, etc.).
- Making edits on the few pages we have on Drupal.org that are locked by being Full HTML input format, when requested on an issue.
- Locking pages that need to be locked, and unlocking pages that should not be locked, when requested on an issue.
- Publishing and unpublishing pages, if that should become necessary, when requested on an issue.
- Creating URL aliases as needed, and redirects when duplicate pages are deleted or aliases are changed
- Generally doing what you would expect a "moderator" or "maintainer" to do: mediating content disputes, making decisions on major docs changes, moving pages around to make the organization more appropriate, etc. And asking for help from the Docs Team Lead if there is any question about it.
We are looking for about 20 people who are willing to take on this responsibility, who have demonstrated that they will not abuse the elevated permissions they will have on Drupal.org, and who have recently been active Documentation editors.
If you'd like to volunteer, please contact me via my Drupal.org comment form, or if you prefer to have it out in public, you can also volunteer by commenting here. (And please... don't be offended if I ask for more details about what you've been doing lately in the Documentation, or if we don't end up adding you to the list right now. We really do need to be careful, and I'm not necessarily familiar with everything that happens in the Community Docs.)
Questions? Ask them here... I'm looking forward to hearing from you!