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This task is part of a project to establish a formal review process and set of standards for Wikimedia technical documentation. For more information, visit the project page on



Content review

What is the topic of the page?

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Does the page fit into to a defined content type?

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What information is included on the page?

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Who is the audience (or audiences) of the page? Is the content of the page suitable for that audience?

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Are there any duplicate pages or overlapping content that needs to be merged or marked as obsolete?

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How is the page linked to related pages? What categories does the page belong to? Is it part of a clearly defined collection of pages? Check Special:PrefixIndex for subpages.

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Content checklist

  • Title style: Uses sentence case for titles. The title should be descriptive and specific. This helps visitors decide whether they would want to use the page. For example: "Accessing Instances on Cloud VPS" is much better than "Instances".
  • Introduction: For search optimization and page previews, include a short introduction as the first text on the page following the title. This should briefly introduce the content type, purpose of the page, general audience, and topic with the goal of providing enough information to be meaningful in a set of search results.
  • Table of contents: MediaWiki automatically creates a table of contents when a page has more than three headings.[1] Use template:TOC to limit the heading levels displayed in the table of contents so that it is meaningful and concise. To save space, a table of contents can be opposite the title (right-aligned in LTR languages).
  • Section headings: Section headings use sentence case. Headings should use h2, h3, and h4 styles.
  • Code samples: Code samples should use template:Codesample and include a filename if appropriate.
  • Links: Links on the page go to existing, non-obsolete pages (unless for historical reasons). Link text is descriptive and does not include any wiki prefixes. Special:MyLanguage links are used whenever possible.
  • Lists: Do not use bulleted list items to complete an introductory sentence fragment.
  • Status: No draft or outdated banners are present.
  • Feedback and communication: The page prompts readers to share feedback or ask a question. It indicates where readers can go to get updates or connect with others, if appropriate. A talk page exists (or redirects to a central talk page) with at least a welcome post.
  • Translation: If translation is available and the content of the page is stable, the page is marked for translation.
  • Mobile: The page is readable on mobile, with all important information visible.
  • Accessibility: The page complies with the accessibility guide for developers. (You can use the WAVE tool to check for critical issues.)
  • Date format: Either write out the complete date (September 1, 2021) or use YYYY-MM-DD format (2021-09-01).

If the page is a landing page, add these lines to the checklist, otherwise delete

  • Descriptive title: Because landing pages help organize and contextualize other pages, the title of a landing page should be descriptive enough to make sense when viewed directly from a search engine.
  • Image: If possible, include an image relevant to the topic, such as a project logo. The image can be centered or aligned opposite the title (right-aligned in LTR languages) using [[File:Example|{{dir|{{pagelang}}|left|right}}|30x30px]] (source)
  • Topic overview: To provide context, a landing page should include a section that introduces the topic or theme of the page. For example, a landing page for Toolforge should include a section that describes what Toolforge is, what is does, and who uses it. This can be under an "About Toolforge" section or, if it makes sense with the layout of the page, in the first section under the title.
  • Small groups: When linking to other documentation pages, a landing page should organize links into groups of no more than six.
  • Link hub layout: When linking to other documentation pages, present groups of links in a way that is easy to navigate, such as Template:ContentGrid, Template:Colored box, Template:Contribution, Template:Portal list item on Wikitech, or a sidebar. Avoid organizing links with tables or headings.
  • Maintainer resources: Landing pages help facilitate the maintenance of a set of documentation. If possible, include ways for people to participate by subscribing to updates, watching pages, joining editathons, etc. Be explicit about which pages to watch to help answer questions and monitor edits.
  • Navigation between subpages: A landing page should include a navigation element that allows readers to move between pages within the collection, such as a sidebar, navigation box, or set of tabs. If the collection is organized using subpages, include a prefix search box.


In addition to addressing any outstanding items in the checklist, what are the most impactful changes that can be made to improve the page? If the page is part of a collection, what are the most impactful changes that can be made to improve the collection as a whole?

Maintainer outreach

Is there anything notable in the recent activity? Check page views, talk page posts, and recent edits.

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Who seems to be active on or knowledgeable about the page?

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Do the recommendations from this review include changes to the page title or other significant content changes and should be discussed with a maintainer?

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Writing style review

Review the style of the page for compliance with the [[Documentation/Style guide|Wikimedia technical documentation style guide]]. Using a writing analysis tool (like [ Expresso]) can help you identify ways to improve readability, sentence length, and other aspects of plain language.

  • Plain language: The language used on the page is clear and concise. It is free of jargon, idioms, and other ambiguous or confusing elements. Sentences are not more than 30 words in length.
  • Positive language: Avoid using negative sentence constructions.
  • Inclusive language: Use non-gendered language, and avoid the terms listed in the inclusive language guide.
  • Active voice: Use active voice, except when diplomacy calls for passive voice.
  • Second person point of view: Uses second person ("You" or assumed "You") when addressing your audience. Avoid first person ("I", "we", "our"), unless the page is an FAQ with questions asked from the first person perspective.
  • Imperative mood: Uses an imperative mood for most documentation focused on goals or process. Avoid future tense ("will").
  • Typos: The page has been reviewed for typos.
  • (Optional) Grade level check: Use a writing analysis tool (like Expresso) to check the grade level of the page (sometimes called a readability score). Strive to keep documentation under an eighth grade reading level.

Event Timeline

TBurmeister changed the task status from Open to In Progress.Mar 26 2022, 1:28 AM
KBach changed the task status from Open to In Progress.Jul 18 2022, 4:52 PM

Review done, a few small problems reported in T317090. The page fulfills its role well but we might come back to make some changes in the future as T312992 progresses.