FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 10 April 2014

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Welcome[edit | edit source]

Kudos go to[edit | edit source]

Updates and follow up[edit | edit source]

'Discussions on Yammer"

  • Yammer will be used for now until Salesforce is up and running for us.
  • Warren will monitor Yammer and if he sees a need in the engineering department, only then will he attend this meeting.
  • Previous meeting summary was posted on Yammer - that will continue.

Communicate through Yammer during the week to keep this meeting within the hour timeslot

Wiki Support Update Charles has one lesson to go (of 7). He will then start the class again on HTML. Prior to the class, feel free to review the lessons. Search for HTML in our Wiki search box and the lessons come right up. They start very basic and conclude with being able to produce your own web page.

Followup of what went on this week:

  • Wilma- Yammer allowing much more feedback, which is great. Very preferable to have multiple voices chiming in and the fact that the suggestions are written down helps to keep track of what the suggestions are. Makes for meeting like this one to be more focused.
  • Our right sidebar has a change in the [current] grey box. (We don't like the color but we are dealing with it). "WE WANT YOUR OPINION" - some verbage suggestions, ie - we know it's feedback for two states, but for the average use, that could seem confusing. Also "click here" is not very friendly - perhaps change to -Opinions Wanted. or Give Feedback

Joy Bogar's photos for main page - are being worked on. The chick/egg needs to be more distinct and the binocular boy needs a better outline (not so noticeable).

Main page discussion Finding my Family - discussion: needs various levels - i.e. Beginner, intermediate, advanced

Illinois pages: Lise brought up the Topics sidebar on the right. Discussion followed regarding scroll-able table, Charles showed tab/hover capability we don't have here on the Wiki at this time. Link discussion - currently four places on same page takes you to same place. Tab to county, clickable map, Illinois links and go to county in script. PLEASE ask FS User Testing group to see which clicks are used the most.

Catagories - ugg. Too many.

Projects - we need to move beyond discussion and into action. We have

  • Format Issues
  • Content Issues
  • Visual Issues

There is a need to fix our project pages too. Pages are seriously out of date

Summary for Yammer:

  • Change in Grey box on right sidebar
  • FS User testing of Illinois pages (to link) and Grey opinion box
    • Invite others to give feedback on Yammer and the Wiki

To be discussed next week

  • Actionable items- what can we do and how to break it down to get things done

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

  • Conversation in the call:

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]


Community Council Report[edit | edit source]

Items to pose to Community Council[edit | edit source]

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

New Agenda Items[edit | edit source]

Be bold, post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post them on the discussion page and link to them from the agenda. Possible topics include:
  • Moderator and Adopters
  • Style Guide Discussions
  • Project Help Requests
  • Training Requests
  • Improve the Wiki

Purpose of the meeting

Improve the Wiki

  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and content.
  • Discuss current issues, community matters, and strategies.
  • Move issues to decision.