Thursday 13 August 2015

Adobe ColdFusion Documentation Team: thanks!

As hopefully you all know, the latest implementation of the online ColdFusion docs is a wiki, meaning the user-base can edit it. It's not quite as free to edit as - say - Wikipedia, as one does need to contact Adobe for permissions to have editing rights, but that's fairly straight forward: it's just an email (I'm hitting Anit up as I type to get the best official way to contact them, and will update this article when I have it. Or as Mary-Jo points out in the comments below, there is this guidance page: "Moderator Guidelines", which suggests emailing

Anyway, I signed-up a while ago, and whenever I hear of something wrong with the docs, I'll fix 'em if I can. I probably average one change a month or something like that: I don't spend much time on it.

So you could knock me over with a feather when this email arrived yesterday:

Dear Adam,

Two years ago, we made a decision to move ColdFusion documentation to a wiki model so that we can open the documentation up to chosen ColdFusion experts to improve and add value to the content.

Today, we took stock and realized we received over 500 contributions from ColdFusion experts.

We received contributions of various kinds – better code samples, various usage scenarios, even a complete developer security guide and much more. We believe this is a good reason to celebrate and pass on our appreciation to you for all your contributions.

We value your contributions and here is a small token of appreciation in the form of an Amazon gift voucher to reciprocate our heartfelt thanks. Enjoy!

Your Amazon Claim Code is [redacted] for 50 dollars.


Thank you again,
ColdFusion Documentation Team
On the contrary, ColdFusion Documentation Team: thank you.

Wasn't that nice?

Anyhow, maybe go along and sign-up to be a documentation editor, and you can help the ColdFusion community too. Every small change we make improves things for everyone else.