Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Participate.
There are many ways to help participate in Moodle documentation. Here are a few roles models to get you thinking.
Clean Up Crew
The Clean Up Crew helps by picking up litter. For example: making pages look consistent, fixing spelling and grammatical errors, updating broken links, double redirects. adding internal links to relevant pages and rolling back inadvertent edits. Many of this crew "watch" specific pages and view their personalized "my watchlist" to see which pages have changed recently.
The Promotion Gang helps promote documentation with links to specific pages in forums. They may also announce new pages to the forum, encourage others to contribute to the documentation. Some may copy parts of especially good forum answers and put them in the appropriate documentation page. Or encourage and work with a forum subject expert to generate documentation materials.
Some members like to adopt a specific page (or pages) that they regularly monitor, improve, and advocate for. They often choose pages on topics related to their own expertise or interests. Page Advocates are often members of the Promotional Crew because they link to their pages when related discussions come up. They may request comments from the community on the topic via the page comment tab or in a forum. Then compile and synthesize them into "their" page. They also have flagged a page with the watch tab and check their "my watchlist" on a regular basis.
The documentation group is a way of recognizing people who contribute time and energy to Moodle documentation. Generally speaking, these people are respectful of others work and help anyone who asks.
Helen Foster is the Moodle Community Manager and primary administrator for Moodle documentation. In keeping with Moodle.org traditions, there are a few other people who have some administrative rights. Most requests to delete, move or protect a page should be noted in the page talk and in the summary before saving the page.
This page came from an idea found at GIST Support wiki