Hi Ilmari

Em 02/08/2017 09:14, Ilmari Lauhakangas escreveu:
> The recent influx of new doc team contributors and Kenneth's wiki work
> caused something to click in my brain. I started thinking about the
> specific role of quality tech documentation in attracting and retaining
> contributors.
> I would like to establish an image of the documentation team as one of
> the highest providers of value to the project. We can express this idea
> with a simple formula: in FOSS projects contributors equal money. A
> documentation team that provides excellent copywriting and tech docs is
> equal to an investor. Contributors keep flowing in as long as the doc
> team is strong in this area.

Good documentation is an asset of the project and a invaluable companion
product of LO (IMHO).

> Now for something concrete, based on feedback received recently. I would
> like you to take a look at the main LibO website
> https://www.libreoffice.org/
> In the menu bar, do you agree that "Events" should be exchanged with
> "Get involved" that is currently hiding as a submenu item under
> "Community"?

Makes sense. Precious page real state.

> Could the intention be conveyed better by changing "Get involved" to
> something else? "How can I help?" was proposed, but I think we need to
> be careful not to mislead people seeking help files (and consider
> translatability).


> In the "Get involved" page itself
> http://www.libreoffice.org/community/get-involved/ should we have a
> short piece that sells the idea of contributing? Ie. make everything as
> explicit as possible instead of "here are our teams, you know the rest,
> right?". There could be a general bit to draw the visitor in and then
> the individual team entries could be finessed until they are at the
> absolute peak of comprehensibility.

What about a 30 sec video on each topic of the page?

> I am able to edit the page contents and if something in the layout needs
> changing I can handle it with the admin.

The liberOffice website contents changes should, IMHO, be in synch with
the Marketing group as well as with connections to the National
Languages projects.

Olivier Hallot
LibreOffice Documentation Coordinator
Comunidade LibreOffice
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - Local Time: UTC-03:00

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