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Feedback How about adding a wiki section at the bottom of the official documentation?

Discussion in 'Documentation' started by Interjection, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Interjection

    Interjection

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    We've all been there. Hungry for information about something we check out Unity's documentation only to be disappointed by 1 line of text written by Mr Obvious and no code example. Or worse; incorrect and/or outdated information.

    Unity needs help with their docs. I think people would happily fill them to the brim with knowledge if they would just let us do it. Replacing the official docs completely with a community driven documentation would probably not be the smartest move, but how about letting people add information at the bottom of the pages?

    This would be only net positive. It's completely outside the official section of the docs and only text submission would be allowed. Check out this mockup image to see what I mean.
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  2. Interjection

    Interjection

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    If spam is a worry and you can't have an employee hang around the wiki log you can make moderation community driven as well. Forum posters the meet certain criteria would volunteer to become a wiki moderator and can then thumb up or down entries that go into the wiki (gets a special alert when logged into the forum).

    The wiki edits are displayed immediately (no "moderation pending" please) but if they receive 30 thumbs down by volunteers the post becomes hidden until an employee of Unity has had the final say whether to delete or show the wiki edit. If the wiki edit involves a URL only 10 thumbs down would be required to hide it.
     
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