FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 13 Nov 2014

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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.

Welcome[edit | edit source]

Kudos go to[edit | edit source]

Giuseppe, Caleb, Danielle, and also Charles and Jane. They are shaking things up, for sure, and it's sometimes a bit uncomfortable. But everything is becoming much clearer.

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

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.

Next Week[edit | edit source]

  • this week
  • suggestions
  • Overview of the wiki; (Azores, etc.) Training and support available for new potential contributors; how to adopt; how to edit; things so they can learn at their own pace; or a mentor, teacher; Lessons by Sandra Pond?; variety; projects
    • Point to Help data on the wiki, but not an overwhelm

Then the next meeting on what they would like to know. Encourage them to adopt

Summary of Yammer[edit | edit source]

FS Wiki Contributors group.

  • Interesting article posted by Jane: The Decline of Wikipedia: Even as more people than every rely on it, fewer people create...
  • Posted by LaVera: For those who are wondering why external links to Wiki pages should be changed to internal links this is what Steve Cottrell wrote in a Forum on the subject in 2010: "As long as the page exists, following an external link to a page within the wiki will not seem any different. However some pages will be listed as orphaned pages if all links to it are only coded as external. Another benefit of using internal links is that pages will be listed under the What links here menu item of the target page. If a page is being moved/deleted, then pages linking to it will be missed if they are linking via an external link."
  • Wiki projects are being handled in a new way. Last Thursday's contributors meeting was focused on this.
  • It looks like now the rich editor of the wiki also works in Chrome!
  • Feedback has been given, only some implemented on the User:AdkinsWH/Sandbox Co Home page.

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

Wiki Support[edit | edit source]

Governance Council Report[edit | edit source]

  • Items to pose to Governance Council

Community Council Report[edit | edit source]

  • Items to pose to Community Council

Discussions and Proposals Follow-up[edit | edit source]

To access this table click here

FamilySearch Wiki - Contributor's Meeting


Discussions, Proposals, Follow-up



Insert most recent at the top of list

News to be publicized[edit | edit source]

To access this table click here.

  News to be publicized (on the "Community News" page)


News Item (draft)
Everyone should add items to discuss.
Anyone can post to Community News.



Insert most recent at the top of list
access Community News
(New, Review, Final, Rejected, or Posted)

Link to Community News

Meeting Notes/Minutes[edit | edit source]

  • please post below this header