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Re: Stub content on KB?
I used to subscribe to the view that stubs are "an easy way for
contributors to cherry pick work".
About four years ago as a MySQL employee I was involved in setting up and
contributing to the 'MySQL User Guide' at
http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQL_User_Guide. I just did a quick review of
that wiki and don't see a single element added to the original content. Not
In defence of stubs, I don't think the 'MySQL User Guide' was very well
promoted--it's hard to find, not immediately clear that contributions are
welcome and perhaps the size of the project is overly ambitious.
On 28 November 2011 16:14, Shaun McCance <shaunm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> What are your thoughts on adding stub articles/sections to the KB?
> For example, adding an article for how to specify account names
> without actually writing the content, along with a note to whoever
> comes along about what the article should contain.
> I've seen stubs work well in other docs efforts. They're an easy
> way for contributors to cherry pick work. But with the "everything
> is always published" model of a wiki-like KB, stubs can be annoying
> to average readers, like a 90s-esque "under construction" banner.
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