FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 16 January 2014

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Welcome[edit | edit source]

Kudos go to[edit | edit source]

Lavera- for being so helpful

Charles - HTML/Wiki text class (Mondays); and Wiki Fix page

Overview of Prior Meeting[edit | edit source]

Summary Jan 9th Community Meeting

  • 1. David Smith -User Guidance- started Nov 2013 replaces Sylvia
  • 2. Wilma involved with user testing (formats) with Katherine Grant
  • 3. Robin wants news articles - let her know
  • 4. New HTML learning class will start in a few weeks - see agenda for links to prior classes
  • 5. Comm. Council report-
discussion of UK pages (unweildy Nav Boxes)
Nat. Gen. Society is assigned projects - leave alone
  • 6. (Wilma) Continue work on WA pgs - trying for a pattern workable for all states
pattern for maintenance
Inviting local expertise
  • 7.Ancestry collections FS/Anc been trading for yrs. Images coming in digitalized. Doubling cameras in the field. Having to pull back on some images due to privacy issues.
  • 8. Caleb (and Charles) - watching multiple wikis across the web - seeing different uses and ways to display info (tabs/clickable images). Ways to make things easier to search. Service Learning Council meets Mon (13th). ex. Judgepedia.org; wikihow.com

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

  • Conversation in the call:

Webex not allowing some to access recordings Jan 9 meeting

Useful Info[edit | edit source]

  • How to create a Google Alert to receive notices about new content
google.com/alerts

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

  • Share information about your Wiki project

Updates and follow up[edit | edit source]

  • Our meetings are going to be getting more participants.  We need to manage the noise that comes from that.  We ask that everyone go on mute and go off mute to ask a question or give feedback. 
  • Wiki text class (HTML 5)  given by Charles 12:00 Mountain every Monday. 

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.