Lots of information travels through the Ubuntu forums each day, and it’s vital that as much of that information as possible is harnessed and used to improve the official Ubuntu documentation, so that users can quickly find solutions which other people have provided. The main means that we use to increase the flow of documentation and encourage user participation is via a wiki that everybody can contribute to. Once the information is in the wiki, it can be channelled into the system documentation that we provide with Ubuntu.
Many Ubuntu users have found out that the wealth of knowledge available on the Ubuntu Forums is almost endless, as it seems there is an answer for almost every question. There are also a lot of forum users who contribute amazing guides to the howto section of the forum.
Until now most of this information hasn’t found its way into the documentation that is made available in Ubuntu systems and on the Ubuntu documentation website.
Now, Matthew East has announced a new team to pull the information from the forums and channel it into the documentation.
This team will provide a vital bridge between the mountain of information on the Ubuntu forums and the official Ubuntu documentation.
To find out more details on the new project, including how to contribute, visit https://help.ubuntu.com/community/forum.
In my humble opinion this is a great development!