Wiki Cleanup

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Why are you here? Because you are one of the brave souls who wants to help clean up the OWASP wiki. This not a task for the mild mannered or the weak hearted. This task is for the intellectual juggernaut, the mentally brave, and those who only grunt their teeth and dig in when faced with a mountain of outdated and disorganized wiki pages.

  1. Please start by reading some of the wiki-editors archive to see our conversations and how our decisions evolved.
  2. First, check out the template from Torsten this tag will let you flag "dead" content in a variety of ways for archival purposes. Some content will need to be tagged as historical, inactiveDraft, merge, old, partialOld. We are still evolving this categories. This will be resolved very soon.
  3. As you move forward and work on content, some wiki pages just need to be tagged in some way, some wiki pages will need to REDIRECTED to other more relevant content, some wiki pages content great but incomplete work and will need to be finished or updated in some way.
  4. Also consider just grinding through the FixME pages - lots of deprecated content here that needs tagging.
  5. Anther approach is to hit google for different OWASP projects and see what pops up first, and update or deprecate those pages so we can clean up more higher priority items.
  6. Another approach is to pick a topic (like XSS, or SQL Injection) and search for all pages on those items, and see if anything can be merged. Post anything you find to the owasp-wiki-editors list.
  7. If you see duplicate content, consider merging into one page and redirect one to the other. Redirecting is better than deleting since it preserves search engine points of entry.
  8. This is still a work in progress, so please any other advice here is appreciated. Join us at !

1) What's the problem (describe a few google searches that lead to out of date OWASP wiki pages) 2) What's some good ways to keep an eye on this better moving forward (like tagging popular pages for more careful review) 3) Describe the tagging system for legacy, dead or good content content that needs updating, etc... 4) Describe a few search mechanisms to find content that needs review and tagging 5) Leverage the community to help us update the wiki!