Since we are a community of Blender users who spend time writing about how to use Blender, I thought it would be a good idea to organize an event to contribute en mass to the official manual project.
Having a good manual is not only beneficial to Blender and it's users, but also can directly enhance SE content by providing a consistent and easily-linked reference for answerers and questioners alike — provided it's complete and up to date.
But wait! I thought the devs were supposed to do this?
Well, yes, developers do write documentation. But a lot of documentation from the old wiki ended up mostly disorganized, not very consistent, and over time became out of date.
To fix this, a switch was made to Sphinx (the same system used for the python API docs). Hopefully this system will provide a more controlled and organized platform for managing the manual once the docs which were imported from the old wiki are cleaned up. There is are large amounts of still out-of-date and incomplete documentation, and cleaning all of it up is a monumental task for only a few people. Developer time is precious, and naturally it's in the interest of blender users to ensure that they have as much time as possible to make blender more awesome ;)
Alright then, what's the idea?
I suggest putting on a site event for a week and creating a dedicated chat room where fellow documenters can exchange ideas and ask questions.
Perhaps we could set some kind of goal for the end of the week, e.g. clear 10 tasks from the to-do list.
I want to start right now! Where do I go?
Well, we aren't starting just yet..
See this meta post for details!