Ubuntu documentation in shreds | The Register

It appears my earlier posts have stirred up a bit of publicity for Ubuntu, and not necessarily good publicity at that. I had made some simple musings on the less than stellar success of the initiative started by a small group of folks on the Ubuntu Forums beginner team. To make a long story short, my tiny blog seems to have been targeted by the Linux hatersblog and I’m guessing someone at The Register found it there and ran with it.

In any event, my apologies to any members of the Ubuntu Community that may be upset over the Register article title, we all know the docs are not in shreds. I can only hope that after the dust settles and the trolls go back under their bridges, we get a few folks from the community interested in working on improving the wiki.

Ubuntu documentation in shreds | The Register.

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4 Responses to “Ubuntu documentation in shreds | The Register”


  1. 1 Vadi September 5, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Ignore the lazy trolls.

  2. 2 Old Soldier September 5, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Vadi:I’ve heard people say any publicity is good publicity. As far as the trolls, they are a fact of life and I geerally don’t let them bother me too much. It takes too much energy to feed trolls when you have other projects as well.

    Cheers!

  3. 3 diggs808 September 5, 2008 at 11:52 am

    I submitted this as an idea on brainstorm way back in July, only 100 votes.

    http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/10638/

    Most people don’t realize that there is documentation out there. Perhaps its because the documentation needs to be updated. There needs to be direction from Canonical on this.

  4. 4 Old Soldier September 5, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    diggs, There is absolutely no doubt the the community documentation ( Wiki) needs some love. The biggest issue is getting folks to contribute. Its not as glamorous as getting involved in the art team or coding, but it is something that pays dividends in usability for new users and helps the distro grow.

    The documentation team does a good job on the official docs, but there is just so much more to do when you add in the wiki. All help is gratefully accepted from any source.


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