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Reviewing Documentation Issues

This page explains how documentation issues are reviewed and prioritized for the kubernetes/website repository. The purpose is to provide a way to organize issues and make it easier to contribute to Kubernetes documentation. The following should be used as the standard way of prioritizing, labeling, and interacting with issues.

Categorizing issues

Issues should be sorted into different buckets of work using the following labels and definitions. If an issue doesn’t have enough information to identify a problem that can be researched, reviewed, or worked on (i.e. the issue doesn’t fit into any of the categories below) you should close the issue with a comment explaining why it is being closed.

Needs Clarification


Needs Tech Review

Needs Docs Review

Needs UX Review

Prioritizing Issues

The following labels and definitions should be used to prioritize issues. If you change the priority of an issues, please comment on the issue with your reasoning for the change.




Handling special issue types

Duplicate issues

If a single problem has one or more issues open for it, the problem should be consolidated into a single issue. You should decide which issue to keep open (or open a new issue), port over all relevant information, link related issues, and close all the other issues that describe the same problem. Only having a single issue to work on will help reduce confusion and avoid duplicating work on the same problem.

Depending on where the dead link is reported, different actions are required to resolve the issue. Dead links in the API and Kubectl docs are automation issues and should be assigned a P1 until the problem can be fully understood. All other dead links are issues that need to be manually fixed and can be assigned a P3.

Support requests or code bug reports

Some issues opened for docs are instead issues with the underlying code, or requests for assistance when something (like a tutorial) didn’t work. For issues unrelated to docs, close the issue with a comment directing the requester to support venues (Slack, Stack Overflow) and, if relevant, where to file an issue for bugs with features (kubernetes/kubernetes is a great place to start).

Sample response to a request for support:

This issue sounds more like a request for support and less
like an issue specifically for docs. I encourage you to bring
your question to the `#kubernetes-users` channel in
[Kubernetes slack]( You can also search
resources like
[Stack Overflow](
for answers  to similar questions.

You can also open issues for Kubernetes functionality in

If this is a documentation issue, please re-open this issue.

Sample code bug report response:

This sounds more like an issue with the code than an issue with
the documentation. Please open an issue at

If this is a documentation issue, please re-open this issue.

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