wiki:GCI/Outreach/WikiTBR

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Resolve TBR Pages

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  1. Resolve TBR Pages

This set of tasks may be instantiated many times until we resolve all of the TBR pages in our wiki. These pages have been slated as "to be removed" for over a year now, and the confusion that users face when they see this acronym causes problems. Resolving the status of these pages will help to improve the user experience when browsing the wiki.

Task Description

These tasks ask students to investigate pages in TBR, especially the Delete and Review categories.

Directions for Students

For the page assigned, suggest what should be done with that page. For example, perhaps the content is irrelevant and the page can be deleted, or maybe it is redundant and should be merged with another page, or maybe the page belongs in another category somewhere else in the Wiki. Justify your recommendation with sufficient details in your submission to GCI. For pages that should be deleted, find the links to that page and remove them when confirmed.

Directions for Mentors

Read the recommendations, add your own comments if you like. Ask for more details or justification if the decision is not clearly warranted.

  • Create a new task to implement the recommendation if sensible.
  • If unsure, file a ticket with the recommendation and URL and assign it to someone who might be better able to make a ruling. #2487 is an example of filing a ticket so someone else can rule.

Do your best to take the student's recommendation and act on it before closing the task. This could mean deleting or renaming the page. Or it could mean filing a ticket to get a second opinion. If the suggestion is to merge two pages, create a new GCI task to do this.

WARNING: Only a subset of people on the RTEMS Project have permission to delete a page. This is because a vandalous edit or addition can be reverted but deleting a page is permanent and irreversible. If you and the GCI mentor(s) decide a page should really be deleted, contact Gedare Bloom (US), Joel Sherrill (US), Chris Johns (AU), or Amar Takhar (CA) to perform the deletion. Country noted to give a hint of when each might be available. Try to ask on IRC first. Usually one is around.