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Introduction

The MDC is working to provide a new service where, once (and only once) per week, volunteers construct and publish a summary of each Mozilla newsgroup's major discussions and decisions. I've created an example summary here.

The purpose of these summaries is to make it easier for everyone to stay aware of the major happenings in all groups without having to read all of the groups themselves.

These summaries would be initially created in this wiki, and then posted to the MDC DevNews weblog. These summaries will not be syndicated to Planet Mozilla at this time.

Getting started

If you would like to help create a newsgroup summaries, the process is very simple:

  1. Pick the newsgroup you would like to summarize.
  2. Find that newsgroup's page on the Groups page.
  3. On the newsgroup's page, create a new page for this week's summary, like the example on each page.
  4. Create the summary so it looks something like this. Summaries should cover a period of Monday through Sunday, but some overlap is ok.
  5. When the summary is complete, ***SOMETHING HERE***

And that's it!

Notes

Technical questions and answers should not be included in these summaries -- these are for project discussions, decisions, announcements, and meeting notices. If there is a technical question in a newsgroup that you think should be in the MDC documentation, please write it up as a new article in this wiki. That sort of work is also very much appreciated.

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<h3 name="Introduction"> Introduction </h3>
<p>The MDC is working to provide a new service where, once (and
only once) per week, volunteers construct and publish a summary of each Mozilla newsgroup's major discussions and decisions.  I've created an example summary <a href="en/Newsgroup_summaries/Format">here</a>.
</p><p>The purpose of these summaries is to make it easier for everyone to stay aware of the major happenings in all groups without having to read all of the groups themselves.
</p><p>These summaries would be initially created in this wiki, and then posted to the <a class="external" href="http://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/">MDC DevNews</a> weblog.  These summaries will <i>not</i> be syndicated to <a class="external" href="http://planet.mozilla.org">Planet Mozilla</a> at this time.
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<h3 name="Getting_started"> Getting started </h3>
<p>If you would like to help create a newsgroup summaries, the process is very simple:
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<ol><li> Pick the newsgroup you would like to summarize.
</li><li> Find that newsgroup's page on the <a href="en/Newsgroup_summaries/Groups">Groups</a> page.
</li><li> On the newsgroup's page, create a new page for this week's summary, like the example on each page.
</li><li> Create the summary so it looks something like <a href="en/Newsgroup_summaries/Format">this</a>.  Summaries should cover a period of Monday through Sunday, but some overlap is ok.
</li><li> When the summary is complete, ***SOMETHING HERE***
</li></ol>
<p>And that's it!
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<h3 name="Notes"> Notes </h3>
<p>Technical questions and answers should <i>not</i> be included in these summaries -- these are for project discussions, decisions, announcements, and meeting notices.  If there is a technical question in a newsgroup that you think should be in the MDC documentation, please write it up as a new article in this wiki.  That sort of work is also very much appreciated.
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