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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.
 
 
-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 07:18, 14 March 2012 (EDT)
 
 
:Another option: merging with [[ArchWiki:About]]? -- [[User:Pointone|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.
 
::-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 05:56, 16 March 2012 (EDT)
 
::Another option could be merging this article entirely with [[ArchWiki:Requests]], using [[ArchWiki talk:Requests]] for discussing requests and the main page for just a quick summary of what's requested in the talk page; this idea is inspired from what we discussed in [[ArchWiki_talk:Maintenance_Team#Quick Reports vs. Reports]]. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 08:38, 17 March 2012 (EDT)
 
::: +1 for Rename it to [[ArchWiki:Contributing]]. The meaning of Contributing and request are too far away. Often '''request''' means user request a change and then just leave. So I think we can keep the two seperate. But we can make a conclusion in [[ArchWiki talk:Requests]] and make out what is changed and what should be done. Something like a junior job section can list easy jobs there. Anyway, the current state of this page (stub,move flag) may scare some new comers away. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 04:44, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
 
::::Thanks Fengchao for taking care of this article! I haven't understood well your reply from ''"But we can make..."'' to ''"list easy jobs there"'', however I withdraw my proposal of merging with [[ArchWiki:Requests]]. I hope I can find some time soon to help you here :) -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 14:55, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
 
 
== Todo ==
 
Content must be expanded and rationally organized so as to answer the most common questions of aspiring contributors.
 
* <s> Add prerequest. Such as reading [[Help:Editing]],[[Help:Style]]. </s>
 
* <s> Add short introduction to doucment list. </s>
 
* <s> Introduction to existing translation team. </s>
 
* Add simple tasks as junior job section
 
-- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 00:02, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
 

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