About a month ago, I blogged about the 11g R1 documentation’s Easter Egg feature, comments. At the time, I recall thinking this was a great, easy way to engage people, but wondered if anyone would a) comment or b) reply to comments.
Color me surprised. Today, Steeve Bisson blogged about comments he made to the 11g doc, and the subsequent response from the documentation team. They fixed the errors he found and will release an updated version.
I hope he gets official credit for finding the errors. Imagine how clean the doc would be if it were user-edited, similar to the Wikipedia model, with more controls. What if people could add SQL examples? I’ve always thought there weren’t enough examples.
What about giving users points toward levels, like ACE Directors? How sweet would that be?
As many of you may know, Applications (at least the E-Business Suite) documentation is produced in pdf only. That said, here’s to hoping we can follow this model, jumping straight into HTML doc with comments.