Having been stymied on that front, I decided to spend the rest of my day pawing through the NeedsEditorialReview category on MDC. Got three or four entries revised before coming up on some stuff I need to research more fully.
In particular, I haven’t spent any time in the past looking at the plugin API. At a quick glance (the most I felt like giving it at midnight!), it looks like there are two APIs, the older of which is deprecated. But I’m not sure, since the docs that are currently in place seem to merge the two together in what would be quite the unholy union were that the case.
Which of course leads me to suspect that my first quick glance is misguided. I’ll have to look into that some more.
I’ve sort of taken it on as my mission to clean up and clear out everything that’s currently tagged as needing editorial review, whether by fixing what needs fixing or removing articles that are unneeded (or obsolete).
People are starting to go, “Oh yeah, we have a guy around to do this now,” and are now asking me to do editorial passes or rewrites of material. That’s fantastic! Makes me feel like I’m earning my keep. Keep the requests coming!
For folks that might notice me futzing around with text they wrote — sometimes I’ll make really minor editorial changes because I think they’ll improve the use flow of text. Don’t take it personally. I’m picky about grammar, style, and the quirks of punctuation. Fortunately, that’s part of my job. Hopefully we can make our documentation really shine, both in terms of thoroughness and accuracy as well as readability.