FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 30 January 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.

Welcome [edit | edit source]

Kudos go to
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David and the User Guidance team for the new blog on the Wiki

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Updates and follow up[edit | edit source]

  • No meeting next week on Feb 6th. 15 sessions are being made available for live viewing online.
    • Katherine and Wilma attending Root Tech
    • Dorothy Horan would like to know if anyone going to RootsTech would like to join her for breakfast at the Nauvoo Cafe, Thursday at 7:15 am
    • RootsTech is Th/F/S
  • How did Usability Testing go?
    • searching / page layout - how would it help FH Consultant help patron (Wilma patron) Danielle/Janell planned test. Wilma and Katherine role played. It was recorded. Started on state pages and moved from there.
  • Thanks to Diana Ornstead for putting us in touch with an adopter. We have received our first contact with from an adopter.
  • Historical Record Pages okay to edit. - David's team monitors those changes

Moderators and Adopters
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  • Conversation in the call:

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

Any feedback or report on projects?
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From our discussion about the wiki main page, I’ve listed questions that I’m not sure we’ve answered (and some possible answers), and below those I’ve listed some possible objectives (in primary and secondary levels).

Questions to Address

  • Who accesses the main page?
    • Experienced wiki users? Novice wiki users?
    • Experienced researchers? Novice researchers?
  • What is the primary goal of the main page?
    • Help people learn how to do research?
    • Help people search for articles?
    • Help people actually do research (versus learning how to do research)?
  • When/Why do people access the main page?
    • When they have a particular purpose (such as looking for a specific article or category)?
    • When they stumble across it from a Google search?
  • Where/How do people access the main page?
    • From a desktop/laptop?
    • From a mobile device?


  • Be appealing
    • Be visually attractive
    • Be inviting
    • Be encouraging
  • Be helpful
    • Help people learn how to research
    • Help people actually do research
    • Help people get involved in wiki editing
  • Be proper
    • Have a professional look
    • Conform to FamilySearch requirements

Dwsmith2 22:05, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

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.