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Re: what to do about typoes in online docs?



On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 11:38 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> Note:  bouncing this to f-docs-l for larger audience and comments.
> 
> On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 13:21 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >   is anyone interested in minor typoes in the online docs?  and i mean
> > "minor" in the sense that, yes, they should be fixed but, no, i'm not
> > about to go thru bugzilla to report them.  life's way too short for
> > that.
> 
> Thanks for noticing and caring. :)
> 
> Reporting of typos via email is more likely to get dropped or forgotten
> than if they are in a bug.  Because of the amount of bugs, changes, and
> feature requests that can come in for a document, we use bugzilla as a
> tracking tool with some workflow processes.
> 
> To alleviate the pain a bit, here are a few ideas:
> 
> * Many docs use a prefilled bugzilla report.  You click on the link,
> fill out two fields and submit.  Much less pain.  If a document does not
> have such a link, it should.

Last November I proposed some standard boilerplate entities for this,
and promptly forgot to implement them.  Sorry.

It's in bugzilla here
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=139931

If someone else could get this implemented, that would be great.

> 
> * Gather a number of typos and include them in a single report,
> minimizing time spent in bugzilla.  Use a prefilled template, where
> possible.
> 
> * Get CVS access and fix them yourself.
> 
> I think the point is this:  if you find typos in a document, you are
> likely to group them together into one email already.  You won't send a
> separate email for every typo, right?  Once you've gone that far, it
> only takes a few extra, short steps to make a bug report.
> 
> Because we can have bugzilla do dependency tracking, properly reported
> bugs cannot fall through the cracks.
> 
> thx - Karsten
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