What are you talking about? The Adobe docs are a wiki: of course one can edit 'em. One does need to sign-up to do so, but I edit them all the time (well: that’s overstating things. I update 'em whenever the need arises, but I made an update last week).
But what does happen is that people can’t be bothered going through the sign-up process, so they add a comment. From there one of the content editors deals with it.
And, I hasten to add, whilst far (far) from perfect, they’re a helluva lot easier to edit that what you guys have done.
This is even a reasonable orange flag for your community approach, perhaps. If people can’t even be bothered to create an account and simply press “edit” to make changes, they’re less likely to jump through SCM hoops I think. That said… the Lucee community is slightly more “let’s participate” than ColdFusion’s, I think. So let’s see.
Speaking for myself - and I like helping with documentation (Adobe, Wikipedia) - unless I can just press “edit” and do the edit, I’m not going to. I don’t like maintaining other people’s documentation that much. I’m not gonna say this is the way it works for everyone, but when I’ve observed to very capable and participatory people in the CFML community before that they could help out, and the only barrier is a sign-up, they’ve gone “nah, can’t be arsed”. But they will take the time to quickly jot something down in an inline note to advise someone else needs to do the work for them.
Dunno. That’d be something to be discussed and planned. It’s not the basis for not considering the idea as a whole.
I don’t think that makes a great deal of sense. IE: I don’t see the correlation between writing docs and allowing the community to easily annotate them.
I also am not sure that Lucee changes sufficiently frequently for there to be much of an update burden once the initial - monstrous! - job to put them in place is done. I actually think it’ll be a fairly lightweight job after the initial content load and kinks (which will likely need to come from the community) are ironed out.
No-one said “do it now”, Geoff. TBH, most of what you say above is a bit specious (and/or straw-man-ish) to boot. Can you please try to keep input here factually-based, and without relying on fictitious predictions of problems.
This is just a plea to authority. Just because Luis has been noted to write a lot (and “a lot” does not at all equate to “good”, btw) doesn’t mean he has any particular insight into how to community-based annotations & additions might work. And what he says kinda bears-out that perhaps he didn’t.
It’s worth saying again: can you please keep your input on-track and on-target, and actually offer points rather that rhetoric. It’s not helpful to the discussion.