4
$\begingroup$

Is https://blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/ask a good place to get second opinions on changes being made to documentation?

||||||
$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Also note that part of the reason patches go through a "review" process on phabricator (developer.blender.org) is for exactly this purpose. You'll likely receive some feedback there as well. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Aug 2 '16 at 21:55
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ But that is if you are new and submit patches. I have access to push the .diff files myself without external permission. Besides, I have a feeling that the developers have better stuff to worry about than grammer/ minor documentation edits. $\endgroup$ – eromod Aug 2 '16 at 21:59
  • $\begingroup$ Even with push rights, it can be a good idea to put large/potentially controversial changes through review anyway. Anyone can pitch in with the review process, and there is a special "documentation team" (with a number of non-developers) who look at submitted patches. For smaller stuff of course, a quick question in #blenderwiki on IRC or in B.SE chat can't go amiss.. There's also the bf-docboard mailing list, which is useful for calling attention to something or to get an authoritative opinion, e.g. if you have a proposal for drastically changing the structure of the docs or something. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Aug 2 '16 at 23:07
8
$\begingroup$

No.

BSE and our meta has no connection (aside from whatever users contribute to both) to blender's official docs. Posting a change to blender's doc on the meta here will never make it into a change.

Instead if you found something that needs fixing, just edit it yourself.

Gandalf wrote up a great post on how to get started Improving the Blender manual.

Even if you don't want to go through the whole process to edit the manual yourself you still should not post your changes on the meta here. You can report problems here: https://developer.blender.org/project/board/53/


If you just want a quick second opinion to a change (not too large) I would recommend you head over to our site's main chat room or more appropriately the Manual Project room (the reason I say the renderfarm first is because there is always somebody there); and post your change in there.

||||||
$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ im looking for a place to get feedback for things im changing in the manual. I know how to make the changes, but im not always sure that they are good changes. $\endgroup$ – eromod Aug 2 '16 at 21:35
  • $\begingroup$ @eromod take a look at my edit $\endgroup$ – David Aug 2 '16 at 21:40
  • $\begingroup$ just what I was looking for, ty $\endgroup$ – eromod Aug 2 '16 at 21:41
  • $\begingroup$ I would say one of the main places to contact those in charge of documentation is via the bf-docboard mailing list $\endgroup$ – Ray Mairlot Aug 3 '16 at 21:51

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .