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:Another option: merging with [[ArchWiki:About]]? -- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 13:06, 15 March 2012 (EDT)
 
:Another option: merging with [[ArchWiki:About]]? -- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 13:06, 15 March 2012 (EDT)
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::Um... I think they have quite different scopes, About answers ''the questions "Who?", "What?", "Why?", and "How?"'' (quoted from its summary) while Tasks should answer the more specific questions ''What can I do to contribute?'', ''Where does ArchWiki need my help?'', thus making it useful only for aspiring contributors.
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::Then let's remember that [[ArchWiki:About]] is the page linked from the "About ArchWiki" link in the footer of every page, which represents the standard "about" link that almost every website has, also being the place where people mainly go looking for contact information: I think its content should be kept to a very minimal amount.
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::Honestly I was instead thinking of merging here [[ArchWiki:Requests#General requests]] thus using this page to list the tasks (and also some requests, since the meaning can overlap a bit) schematically without discussions, and using Requests only for specific requests and for discussing new ones.
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::-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 05:56, 16 March 2012 (EDT)

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More generic title?

How about renaming this article to a more generic title like ArchWiki:Contributing, ArchWiki:Contributions, ArchWiki:Welcome or similar? We can expand this article and make it become the reference page for new contributors.

Please share your thoughts here.

-- Kynikos 07:18, 14 March 2012 (EDT)

Another option: merging with ArchWiki:About? -- pointone 13:06, 15 March 2012 (EDT)
Um... I think they have quite different scopes, About answers the questions "Who?", "What?", "Why?", and "How?" (quoted from its summary) while Tasks should answer the more specific questions What can I do to contribute?, Where does ArchWiki need my help?, thus making it useful only for aspiring contributors.
Then let's remember that ArchWiki:About is the page linked from the "About ArchWiki" link in the footer of every page, which represents the standard "about" link that almost every website has, also being the place where people mainly go looking for contact information: I think its content should be kept to a very minimal amount.
Honestly I was instead thinking of merging here ArchWiki:Requests#General requests thus using this page to list the tasks (and also some requests, since the meaning can overlap a bit) schematically without discussions, and using Requests only for specific requests and for discussing new ones.
-- Kynikos 05:56, 16 March 2012 (EDT)