On Sat, Nov 20, 2021 13:00:52 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
I often want to send people to Join Fedora, to, you know, Join
But I'm actually a little confused where to start.
Héctor is re-doing https://whatcanidoforfedora.org/
, and that's going to be
nice, but I don't think it's ready and also I don't necessarily think
the right path for everyone.
The first google hit that comes up is https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join
but ... that's pretty old, not very well maintained, and doesn't really
represent current activities in the project very well. Plus, I do not want
to send new folks into the minefield that is the wiki right away.
Also, "join.fedoraproject.org" currently links there.
Then, there's this: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-join/
which I _think_ is helpful, but I find somewhat confusing because it mixes
up the business of the Join SIG (that is, all the helpful people working to
provide a nice onboarding process) with the onboarding process itself.
That page points to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Welcome
1. Is frighteningly bare-bones.
2. Has the "it's the wiki" problem again
3. Points to Telegram — I don't have a problem with that as a platform to
bring people on, but as a service outside of project control, shouldn't
be where we start. (If people are on and comfortable with Telegram, cool,
let's meet them there. But I don't want to give the impression that
signing up for telegram is a first step to
4. Also IRC; that's a temporary problem until we get chat.fedoraproject.org
officially launched, though.
Anyway, in short, what's the link I should use for someone who wants to get
I tend to send people here, which sends them to the Fedora Join
channels. More often than not, folks that come in get a Welcome to
Fedora ticket opened for them, and then there's quite a bit of info
there for them to go on:
And, leading question: should we have a user-focused "Join
section on docs.fedoraproject.org
that is separate from the Join SIG docs?
We could, but I fear it'll end up outdated like the wiki page or another
docs page. I don't know if we have the resources to keep another set of
docs up to date. (The page linked above probably needs to be updated to
put in links to chat.fp.o for example.)
That's sort of why I tend to nudge people to chat to folks on the
channels---we may not have time to update all the docs with each change
in the community, but we tend to know what's up collectively and can
pass on the info when we speak to newcomers.
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