[OWASP-wiki-editors] Next Steps....

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Thu Jun 26 12:22:05 UTC 2014

- I think we should explicitly state how we want questions to come to us.

I'll field them directly for now as triage. I'll default to CC'ing in 
the list.

- Do you think a help page that we'll keep updated would be helpful?

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Wiki_Cleanup - can you give it a look? 
What needs updating here?

- Not really sure but it seems that we may want a page that is updated 
to always have the newest status.

Yea, I think something like "last updated X" or "last reviewed X" ? 
Hmmm. Thoughts?

- Do we have a way of marking a page as having been reviewed and not 
needing further review? If not, I think we'll have lots of duplicated 

I understand, for now I want to focus on "phase 1" and just get the top 
200 pages reviewed. I'm hoping folks we "check out " 10 or so pages at a 
time for review. After we get through this and see if anyone will play, 
we can all work to fine tune the process. Cool?

But I agree, a "last reviewed" stamp is helpful, but I am hoping he wiki 
history will cover that. Hmmm.

Your feedback here is appreciated. :)


> Thanks for orchestrating this rodeo Jim,
> Neil
> PS: The wording is brilliant "There is some incredible gold in the 
> wiki but there is also a significant amount of information that needs 
> to be managed better."
> Neil Smithline
> 408-634-5764
> http://www.neilsmithline.com
> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 1:44 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org 
> <mailto:jim.manico at owasp.org>> wrote:
>     Below is version 1 of a letter I'd like to send to the community.
>     Can you help me make this better? There are a few TODO's below
>     that need to be fleshed out.
>     I'm really excited about Torsten's template and fact that folks
>     care about making the wiki better.
>     Can you help me make this letter letter before we propose this to
>     the board?
>     I'm on heavy travel and am very burnt out right now. I promise to
>     see this through, but I really need your help to make it all a
>     reality.
>     Thank you very much everyone,
>     Jim
>     ****
>     Hello Folks,
>     Thanks to all of you for caring about making the wiki more inline
>     with our mission at OWASP.  Our main goal of this time-sensitive
>     working group is to make the OWASP wiki a more "honest" location
>     for information. There is some incredible gold in the wiki but
>     there is also a significant amount of information that needs to be
>     managed better.
>     We need your volunteerism and application security expertise to
>     help make the wiki a more updated and accurate resource.
>     There are two things you will need to be able to do to help us
>     update the wiki.
>     1) Help us search for and identify content that needs better
>     management. Then label that wiki page with our new template (whose
>     categories we will discuss below)
>     2) Help us update content that has been labeled as a "wiki page
>     worth saving".
>     What can you do as a volunteer to make this need a reality?
>     a) First of all, search for troubled wiki pages. Many pages have
>     been labeled as "FixMe"
>     https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:FIXME (TODO: ADD MORE ON
>     b) Next, label old content using Torsten Gigler "Tagged content"
>     template. https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Template:TaggedDocument
>     These two steps will help us label existing out of date pages and
>     identify what wiki pages need "saving" via content updates.
>     c) Finally, if you have expertise in a specific area, search for
>     all wiki pages that need updating by selecting (TODO). Once you
>     are done, you may remove the tag if you are certain your updates
>     were sound, or you can request a review by adding the
>     {{taggedDocument| type=pls_review| comment=Some definitions are
>     updated}} tag to your updated wiki page.
>     Thank you for helping up update the OWASP wiki for the greater
>     community.
>     Regards,
>     The OWASP Wiki Editors Working Group

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