The wiki for our end users (located at userbase.kde.org) is feeling outdated in various aspects. Current problems:
- Most screenshots from applications are very old (> 2 years), and give a bad first impression towards a potential user
- There are still many references to unmaintained versions ( "KDE 4" appears ~2000 times)
- The Glossary site misses important terms (such as Breeze) but includes ancient things (e.g. aRts)
- We assume that all our users run Linux as their operating system; this is clearly no longer correct. We therefore need to include more information targeted at Windows/Mac OS users
- Application pages are often nearly empty (e.g. the one from KDevelop)
The Userbase is an important part of the user experience: they can find answers and "Getting Started" pages there and expect to find correct and polished information. It is therefore also important that we as KDE can stand up to those expectations as to ensure the satisfaction of our users.
We should consider doing a general cleanup of the whole wiki content which could for example be done like this:
- Flag every page/image that is outdated or a stub
- Remove unnecessary pages if needed
- Assign people who will update application screenshots when needed (maybe twice a year)
- Make sure that prominent pages (https://userbase.kde.org/What_is_KDE, https://userbase.kde.org/Tutorials, etc...) are up-to-date, rewrite if needed
- Coordinate effort with translators to ensure a quick rollout for other languages
I do have a lot of free time in the next month and would be willing to spearhead this effort if this is wanted.
Feedback is greatly appreciated!