Suggesting content improvements
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If you notice an issue with the United Manufacturing Hub documentation or have an idea for new content, then open an issue. All you need is a GitHub account and a web browser.
In most cases, new work on the United Manufacturing Hub documentation begins with an issue in GitHub. UMH contributors then review, categorize and tag issues as needed. Next, you or another member of the United Manufacturing Hub community open a pull request with changes to resolve the issue.
Opening an issue
If you want to suggest improvements to existing content or notice an error, then open an issue.
- Click the Create an issue link on the right sidebar. This redirects you to a GitHub issue page pre-populated with some headers.
- Describe the issue or suggestion for improvement. Provide as many details as you can.
- Click Submit new issue.
After submitting, check in on your issue occasionally or turn on GitHub notifications. Reviewers and other community members might ask questions before they can take action on your issue.
Suggesting new content
If you have an idea for new content, but you aren’t sure where it should go, you can still file an issue. Either:
- Choose an existing page in the section you think the content belongs in and click Create an issue.
- Go to GitHub and file the issue directly.
How to file great issues
Keep the following in mind when filing an issue:
- Provide a clear issue description. Describe what specifically is missing, out of date, wrong, or needs improvement.
- Explain the specific impact the issue has on users.
- Limit the scope of a given issue to a reasonable unit of work. For problems with a large scope, break them down into smaller issues. For example, “Fix the security docs” is too broad, but “Add details to the ‘Restricting network access’ topic” is specific enough to be actionable.
- Search the existing issues to see if there’s anything related or similar to the new issue.
- If the new issue relates to another issue or pull request, refer to it
either by its full URL or by the issue or pull request number prefixed
#character. For example,
Introduced by #987654.
- Follow the Code of Conduct. Respect your fellow contributors. For example, “The docs are terrible” is not helpful or polite feedback.