MDN Community

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The Mozilla Developer Network is created primarily by a large group of dedicated volunteers who take care of everything from migrating old documentation to writing new content for the latest Firefox releases. You are more than welcome to join us. To help our community feel, well, more like a community, we have a number of communication and interaction methods that we make use of every day. This guide will help you learn to take advantage of them.

Discussing the MDN site and documentation

Most of the MDN project planning and discussion takes place on the dev-mdc mailing list and newsgroup.

Note: These forums and contacts are for questions and discussion related to the documentation itself, not to the Mozilla project, Firefox, or any other topics. Visit our mailing lists to find the best place to ask your questions.

View the MDN forums:

{{ DiscussionList("dev-mdc", "mozilla.dev.mdc") }}

Should you have any problems with the list, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Eric Shepherd.

Chatting about MDN

  • Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is our preferred method for day-to-day chat and real-time discussions among community members. We use a few channels for discussions related to MDN.

    #devmo
    This channel is our primary channel for discussing the documentation content itself. We talk about writing, organization of content, and so on. We also have "water cooler" conversations here—it's a way our community can keep in touch and just hang out.
    #mdn
    MDN is more than just documentation, and for that reason, we have a channel for talking about the broader MDN project. That's #mdn.
    #mdndev
    This channel is where our development team—the people that write the code that makes MDN work—hangs out and discusses their day-to-day work. You're welcome to join in and either participate in the development or simply ask questions about issues you see with the software.

Project lead

The MDN is overseen by Eric Shepherd. You can also view his user page.

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<p>The Mozilla Developer Network is created primarily by a large group of dedicated volunteers who take care of everything from migrating old documentation to writing new content for the latest Firefox releases. You are more than welcome to join us. To help our community feel, well, more like a community, we have a number of communication and interaction methods that we make use of every day. This guide will help you learn to take advantage of them.</p>
<h2 id="Discussing_the_MDN_site_and_documentation">Discussing the MDN site and documentation</h2>
<p>Most of the MDN project planning and discussion takes place on the dev-mdc mailing list and newsgroup.</p>
<div class="note">
  <strong>Note:</strong> These forums and contacts are for questions and discussion related to the documentation itself, not to the Mozilla project, Firefox, or any other topics. Visit <a class="external" href="http://www.mozilla.org/community/developer-forums.html">our mailing lists</a> to find the best place to ask your questions.</div>
<p>View the MDN forums:</p>
<p>{{ DiscussionList("dev-mdc", "mozilla.dev.mdc") }}</p>
<p>Should you have any problems with the list, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact <a href="/User:Sheppy" title="User:Sheppy">Eric Shepherd</a>.</p>
<h2 id="Chatting_about_MDN">Chatting about MDN</h2>
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  <li>
    <p><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/IRC" title="https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/IRC">Internet Relay Chat</a> (IRC) is our preferred method for day-to-day chat and real-time discussions among community members. We use a few channels for discussions related to MDN.</p>
    <dl>
      <dt>
        <a href="irc://irc.mozilla.org/devmo" title="irc://irc.mozilla.org/devmo">#devmo</a></dt>
      <dd>
        This channel is our primary channel for discussing the documentation content itself. We talk about writing, organization of content, and so on. We also have "water cooler" conversations here—it's a way our community can keep in touch and just hang out.</dd>
      <dt>
        <a href="irc://irc.mozilla.org/mdn" title="irc://irc.mozilla.org/mdn">#mdn</a></dt>
      <dd>
        MDN is more than just documentation, and for that reason, we have a channel for talking about the broader MDN project. That's #mdn.</dd>
      <dt>
        <a href="irc://irc.mozilla.org/mdndev" title="irc://irc.mozilla.org/mdndev">#mdndev</a></dt>
      <dd>
        This channel is where our development team—the people that write the code that makes MDN work—hangs out and discusses their day-to-day work. You're welcome to join in and either participate in the development or simply ask questions about issues you see with the software.</dd>
    </dl>
  </li>
</ul>
<h2 id="Project_lead">Project lead</h2>
<p>The MDN is overseen by <a class="link-mailto" href="mailto:eshepherd@mozilla.com">Eric Shepherd</a>. You can also view his <a href="/User:Sheppy" title="User:Sheppy">user page</a>.</p>
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