[Members] XEPs needing proofreading

Simon Tennant simon at buddycloud.com
Wed Dec 3 18:17:20 UTC 2014


You slave driver! Very nice. I'm not familiar with XEPs that need proofing.
But...

What would be really useful is having non-XSF people that are kinda
interested in XSF things, compile a list of questions they have about XMPP.
This could be as simple as "What is it?" or "How does it work?". We've been
doing something similar for the Buddycloud.com pages and we kept
discovering that there's a huge differece between what you think people
know and what they would like to know.

Having a list of questions about XMPP.org would mean that we can make sure
we address them all with the new xmpp.org site. And having a bunch of
people outside the XSF help with this would mean we get good questions that
should be addressed.

S.

On 3 December 2014 at 16:07, Arc Riley <arcriley at gmail.com> wrote:

> TLDR;
>
> *Please nominate XEPs you think could use proofreading or which, by
> proofreading, would make a good introduction to XMPP.*
>
>
> WHY;
>
> We're starting day 3 of Google Code-in 2014, which is a 7 week contest for
> students ages 13-17.  The students have so far completed 25 tasks.
>
> Tasks are "bite-sized" FOSS-related projects which may include code,
> documentation, graphic design, research, user interface design.. even
> helping other students learn something.  We include in our task list a
> pretty broad range of tasks related to our work -
> http://gci.copyleftgames.org/tasks/
>
> I would like to include XEP proofreading as a set of documentation tasks.
> Finding and identifying grammatical mistakes, examples which could be
> clearer or added, sections which are confusing and may need to be explained
> better.
>
> The XEPs need not have anything to do with Copyleft Games, by proofreading
> they'll be learning more about XML and XMPP which will help them take on
> more challenging projects.
>
> The XSF is also under absolutely no obligation to actually use their work
> in any way, though it'd be quite awesome to do so and perhaps recruit a
> long-term contributor this way.
>
> I'll post the first batch of 5 XEP tasks by Friday and, if the students
> show interest in them, we can post more.
>
> If you'd like to help further by reviewing their proofreading work, it'd
> also be great to get more XMPP mentors signed up.  Reviewing generally
> takes 10-15 minutes per task.  Google will even send you a "Mentor" tshirt
> as thanks.
>
>


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