Its been a very busy quarter for the wiki moderation and community services team. We’ve made numerous organisational improvements to make articles easier to find, and content improvements to make them easier to read. We’ve also made it easier to create and edit content.
The biggest content change was the merge of the 1200+ article Knowledgebase into the wiki. We’ve renamed and unprotected the articles so that anyone can now edit them. We’ve also done a basic review and archived articles that we think aren’t relevant to developers on today’s devices.
We’ve continued to add ArticleMetaData to articles make it easier to work out how useful they might be “at a glance”. To help you work out relevance of an article before you open it (for example, when you see it in a category, as link text, or when searching) all archived articles now have the “Archived:” prefix in their name.
In terms of organisation we’ve reviewed many hundreds of articles and added the correct categories, created more portal pages to organise them better, and improved many of our more important category pages (including those for Windows Phone and Series 40).
For article creators and editors we’ve made one very minor but significant change – the editor window is now taller so you can see a lot more of the text you’re editing without having to scroll. On Firefox and Chrome it can also be expanded should you need an even bigger window.
For a more detailed view on the changes made, please check out the milestone report.
On behalf of the Wiki Moderators and Community Service team