FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 2 Oct 2014

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  • You can join up to 10 minutes early. If you try to join the meeting at any other time, you will get an error that the meeting doesn't exist.

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]

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

  • Upgrade info?

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.

Guest Speaker[edit | edit source]

Summary of Yammer[edit | edit source]

FS Wiki Contributors group.

  • Tip: HOT Keys: Having a hard time placing your cursor in the exact spot to highlight something for copying and pasting? Try this.
    • Put your cursor near to the material you want to copy and paste. Then use the right or left arrow keys to get to the place you want to start highlighting.
    • When you arrive at that spot, PRESS the SHIFT KEY and then press the arrow key again. As you keep the SHIFT KEY depressed and hit the arrow keys, you will notice that it will be begin highlighting letters. Keep pressing the arrow key to highlight all you want.
    • By using the Up and Down arrow keys, you highlight sentences.
    • For a complete list of other hot keys see: autohotkey
  • New HTML training started yesterday. Meeting # 994-799-300 for those who wish to join next week
  • Tip: <div> and </div>: "Missing
    tags were the “bane of her existence.” She was referring to the difficulty of finding missing
    tags in articles that can really mess up page.
    • You can use Ctr F to find all the div tags but it will not help you find matching pairs opening and closing
    • Here is a suggestion to try that might help you find them a little easier:
      • 1) Download a free software program called Notepad++. I works just like Notepad which comes with your windows program. Put these four lines of code on a new page in Notepad++. Then save this page with a name you can remember with a “html” extension like so: “some name.html.” You will use it more than once.
      • <html><body></body></html>
      • 2) Next, download the page in Wikitext code you are having problems with between the <body> tags . Then, highlight the <div> you think might have a missing </div> tag. If it’s counterpart exists, you will notice that the it will be highlighted at the same time. If it counterpart is way down the page you may have to scroll down the page to find it.
      • If you don’t find one, that is the <div> tag that is missing its </div>. The same procedure can be used for all tags.
  • Don't forget that you can bring a page that needs to be fixed to the Contributors meeting on this Thursday and the group will help you fix it!
    • How did that meeting go???

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

  • Please bring subjects you want discussed:
  • Categories: moving forward with Sandra Pond. They will make a proposal after looking at different ways to do it, then will get our feedback.

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

  • New look on FamilySearch - increases prominence of Wiki

Next week: Caleb, Danielle, perhaps Jane will show documentation page for templates.

Wiki Support[edit | edit source]

Community Council Report[edit | edit source]

Items to pose to Community Council

Discussions and Proposals[edit | edit source]

To access this table click here.

FamilySearch Wiki - Contributor's Meeting


Discussions, Proposals, Follow-up



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News to be publicized[edit | edit source]

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


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



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access Community News
(New, Review, Final, Rejected, or Posted)

Link to Community News

Meeting Notes/Minutes[edit | edit source]

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