For Summer Coding 2010 this is the process to follow when commenting on student proposals.
- Conversations and especially decisions should happen on the Talk: page of the proposal.
- When commenting on a student's proposal, click on the discussion tab.
- The first time the Talk: page is used, it comes up as an empty page.
- Use a second-level section block to give the subject of your comment:
== Subject of comment ==
- Make your comments throughout the section
- At the bottom of your comments, sign and date the block using the special tag for this: ~~~~. Convention is to precede the tildes with two dashes:
... blah blah blah, and so there. --~~~~
- Makes this: "... blah blah blah, and so there. --Quaid 15:34, 9 April 2010 (UTC)"
- To reply to a comment, use the edit link for that comment. When it is open for editing, go to the bottom to add your reply, adding it as a nested sub-section of the section you are commenting on. If the section is a second-level section block, use a third-level:
=== Subject of reply to another comment ===
- Be sure to sign your section with ~~~~.
- If you are adding a new section, you can edit the page, or use the + symbol that appears next to edit when you are viewing the Talk:... page.
- If you do a straight edit, add your new comment on the bottom as a new section.
- If you use the + to edit, the contents of the Subject/headline are the second-level section name. Fill out the body with your comments, and be sure to sign your section with ~~~~.
- For any discussions about proposals that happens on the summer-coding-discuss list, make sure to create a new section on the talk page. List any decisions made and link back to the thread(s) in the mailing list archives.
- Save all changes. For anyone who has a watch on this page, the discussion tab should show when there are new, unread discussion points for the viewer.