Greetings Project Leader, Sir,
I do see your points and I agree that it's all a bit of a confusion as to
where new users should be directed to.
Actually, I myself joined only a month ago and I must admit the Fedora Join
SIG did actually get me confused at first.
The link to the Fedora Join SIG Docs:
instead which may ease the confusion a bit.
Finallly, I am all for having a user-focused "Join Fedora '' docs
that is separate from the Join SIG docs.
Maybe we could rename the Fedora Join SIG, "Fedora Mentors" as it is
essentially what they do. When helping out new contributors. This will
allow us to further avoid confusion.
Also I felt a little nervous writing an email to the big project leader.
He / Him / His
On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 at 18:01, Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>
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
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,
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
officially launched, though.
Anyway, in short, what's the link I should use for someone who wants to get
And, leading question: should we have a user-focused "Join Fedora" docs
section on docs.fedoraproject.org
that is separate from the Join SIG docs?
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