Commit 60e40007 authored by Victor Wu's avatar Victor Wu
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Merge branch 'accepting-merge-requests-ux' into 'master'

Tell community members to ping PM when working on an issue

See merge request gitlab-org/gitlab-ce!14571
......@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ _This notice should stay as the first item in the file._
Thank you for your interest in contributing to GitLab. This guide details how
to contribute to GitLab in a way that is efficient for everyone.
Looking for something to work on? Look for the label [Accepting Merge Requests](#i-want-to-contribute).
Looking for something to work on? Look for issues with the label [Accepting Merge Requests](#i-want-to-contribute).
GitLab comes into two flavors, GitLab Community Edition (CE) our free and open
source edition, and GitLab Enterprise Edition (EE) which is our commercial
......@@ -101,7 +101,7 @@ the remaining issues on the GitHub issue tracker.
## I want to contribute!
If you want to contribute to GitLab, but are not sure where to start,
look for [issues with the label `Accepting Merge Requests` and weight < 5][accepting-mrs-weight].
look for [issues with the label `Accepting Merge Requests` and small weight][accepting-mrs-weight].
These issues will be of reasonable size and challenge, for anyone to start
contributing to GitLab.
......@@ -209,8 +209,7 @@ We add the ~"Accepting Merge Requests" label to:
- Low priority ~bug issues (i.e. we do not add it to the bugs that we want to
solve in the ~"Next Patch Release")
- Small ~"feature proposal" that do not need ~UX / ~"Product work", or for which
the ~UX / ~"Product work" is already done
- Small ~"feature proposal"
- Small ~"technical debt" issues
After adding the ~"Accepting Merge Requests" label, we try to estimate the
......@@ -223,6 +222,13 @@ know how difficult the issue is. Additionally:
- We encourage people that have never contributed to any open source project to
look for ["Accepting Merge Requests" issues with a weight of 1][firt-timers]
If you've decided that you would like to work on an issue, please @-mention
the [appropriate product manager](
as soon as possible. The product manager will then pull in appropriate GitLab team
members to further discuss scope, design, and technical considerations. This will
ensure that that your contribution is aligned with the GitLab product and minimize
any rework and delay in getting it merged into master.
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