With the prospect of several new contributors coming on board in the next few days or weeks, I’m thinking we need to write a more user-friendly supplement to our style manual. What do you guys think? I’d like to hear what the users think, and hopefully someone who is already a veteran contributor will step up and help me put this together.
Edit: The official page for this guide is here:
The unofficial but more currently updated page for this guide is here:
and has just been updated again.
It will be a week or so before the official page catches up with the unofficial version. Until then, you should visit and comment on the unofficial version. Thanks.
The style manual isn’t easy to find, but it’s here:
It’s got everything you need in it, but it’s somewhat dated and not written in a user-friendly manner. Me, I like the whole “for dummies” concept, with an easier, more informal approach than the style manual. Anything we write would be wholly reliant on the manual as a touchstone and reference guide, but would use a real-world approach that isn’t as forbidding as the style manual itself.
I’m thinking, “If I were a new contributor, I’d like to see something that walks me through the process of writing an entry.” Like a walkthrough of The Legend of Zelda, maybe, though I never played Zelda or much of anything….
Ideas? Responses? Suggestions? Let’s hear about it.