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Re: Last call for Volunteers! Re: The June 2014 WebPlatform Quality Assurance Sprint

From: Emerson Veenstra <emerson@emersonveenstra.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:25:00 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKmveHpk_wSd5EGOv8ZrNBg8RQt=q7fpxPRpk+2iuhgi1y5=FA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>
Cc: List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
I just signed up as well. I'll be on vacation the rest of this week, but
I'll be back Monday and can spend a few hours each week doing the QA sprint.



On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 1:33 AM, Amelia Bellamy-Royds <
amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com> wrote:

> We're almost ready to get rolling on the massive blitz to assign readiness
> states to every article in the wiki.
> I've updated the project page (
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Projects/June2014_QA_Sprint ), and
> will be sending all the volunteers a link to a search page with their
> assigned articles on Thursday.  We'll be trying to get everything done by
> the end of June.
> But we've got 4400+ articles and only 10 volunteers so far, so if you
> think you can spend a few hours this month madly skimming through web
> platform articles, PLEASE SIGN UP on the project page.  The more people we
> have, the fewer articles we have to do each.
> These are the names I've currently got on the list:
>    1. shepazu
>    2. renoirb
>    3. jensimmons
>    4. julee
>    5. eliot
>    6. AmeliaBR
>    7. eliezerb
>    8. garbee
>    9. frozenice
>    10. Michaela
> To everyone who has volunteered, please
>    - Review the Decision Tree and To-Do lists I posted on the project
>    page and reply if anything is unclear.
>    - Indicate next to your name which subject areas
>    (HTML/DOM/CSS/Javascript/SVG) you're most comfortable with; I'll try to
>    make most of your articles in those sections
> P.S.  If anyone wants to turn the decision tree into a proper flow chart,
> that would be great.  The list format isn't very easy to read at a glance.
> Best,
> Amelia
> On 27 May 2014 14:25, Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> If you read these emails regularly, you know that there have been a
>> number of infrastructure activities going on in order to get
>> webplatform.org looking professional and ready for public consumption,
>> so that we can remove the big purple "*Web Platform Docs is in alpha
>> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:FAQ>*" warning that is currently
>> on the top of every page.
>> A key part of this is the new article-by-article readiness marker system,
>> so that we can clearly indicate to readers which individual pages still
>> need work and which are ready to use.  We currently have the templates in
>> place [1], and Jen Simmons is working on adding some style to make the
>> information part of the layout instead of a warning box [2].
>> However, for all that to mean anything we need to assign a readiness
>> state to each an every article.  Currently there are 4408 articles showing
>> up in my search of pages that use the readiness template [3], of which 4405
>> are "Unreviewed".
>> In the weekly teleconferences, it was agreed that the best approach was
>> to do this was to divide the articles up among regular contributors (people
>> who are familiar with the content expectations and the structure of the
>> site), and assign readiness states manually.
>> *If you can participate, please add your name to the list on the QA
>> Sprint project page:*
>> *http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Projects/June2014_QA_Sprint
>> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Projects/June2014_QA_Sprint>*
>> (Note that I've already signed up the "usual suspects", so you might want
>> to check and remove your name if you're busy all June!)
>> At the same time as the readiness review, since we don't want to do this
>> again any time soon, we would also want to take care of any other clean-up
>> tasks that need to be done manually by someone familiar with the site.
>> We therefore need to decide on a checklist of Quality Assurance tasks.
>>  These have to be simple, quick assignments that someone can do without any
>> additional research, and which will make a meaningful improvement to the
>> consistency and reliability of the site content.  So far we have:
>> *The QA Checklist for June 2014 QA Sprint:*
>> 1. Assign a readiness state. More about readiness states (requires
>> clean-up)
>> 2. Add any details about readiness/what is required to the editorial
>> notes box.
>> 3. For DOM method pages, assign index values to the parameter entries in
>> order to get the correct syntax to display, as described in this email post.
>> 4. Confirm that the new compatibility tables are pulling in the correct
>> data (Doug Schepers is going to give us more information about this once
>> the import from MDN happens later this week).
>> Possible additions (if we have enough volunteers that we can afford to
>> spend more time per page):
>> 1. Ensure that every page has a summary section.
>> I've added a couple other sections and ideas to that project page [4],
>> but everything else is still pretty tentative.  Ideas and initiative
>> welcome -- I'm not going to have time to do much extra work on this myself,
>> but we wanted to get the ball rolling sooner rather than later.
>> Best,
>> Amelia
>> [1]:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2014May/0061.html
>> [2]:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2014May/0056.html
>> [3]: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Property:State
>> [4]: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Projects/June2014_QA_Sprint
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