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explain how to contribute to the documentation. [ci skip]

Follow-up to #11934


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senny committed Aug 19, 2013
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@@ -184,7 +184,13 @@ Ruby on Rails has two main sets of documentation: the guides help you in learnin
You can help improve the Rails guides by making them more coherent, consistent or readable, adding missing information, correcting factual errors, fixing typos, or bringing it up to date with the latest edge Rails. To get involved in the translation of Rails guides, please see [Translating Rails Guides](
-If you're confident about your changes, you can push them directly yourself via [docrails]( Docrails is a branch with an **open commit policy** and public write access. Commits to docrails are still reviewed, but this happens after they are pushed. Docrails is merged with master regularly, so you are effectively editing the Ruby on Rails documentation.
+You can either open a pull request to [Rails]( or
+ask the [Rails core team]( for commit access on
+[docrails]( if you contribute regularly.
+Please do not open pull requests in docrails, if you'd like to get feedback on your
+change, ask for it in [Rails]( instead.
+Docrails is merged with master regularly, so you are effectively editing the Ruby on Rails documentation.
If you are unsure of the documentation changes, you can create an issue in the [Rails]( issues tracker on GitHub.
@@ -101,12 +101,8 @@
You're encouraged to help improve the quality of this guide.
- If you see any typos or factual errors you are confident to
- patch, please clone the <%= link_to 'rails', '' %>
- repository and open a new pull request. You can also ask for commit rights on
- <%= link_to 'docrails', '' %> if you plan to submit
- several patches. Commits are reviewed, but that happens after you've submitted your
- contribution. This repository is cross-merged with master periodically.
+ Please contribute if you see any typos or factual errors.
+ To get started, you can read our <%= link_to 'documentation contributions', '' %> section.
You may also find incomplete content, or stuff that is not up to date.

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