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FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 30 Oct 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]

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

  • We will be adding "Projects" to our agenda. We could designate a week when those will be discussed. Would the "adopters and moderators" meeting (1st week) be a great time to discuss projects?
    • With that meeting we could invite project heads and others so we can have a larger discussion that week, and follow up on the other weeks.
    • Brainstorm possible projects that same week as well
    • Some may want to be the guest speaker re: their project
    • A spreadsheet of projects is being compiled. Jane will work with Danielle on this. It will be better for everybody.
    • Jeff Morris and Wilma Larson could be invited (Sweden) also England project
    • This may be the Forum discussion brought up by Judy: [1]
    • Most of the wanted pages are England oriented
  • Wilma will be gone next week: need someone to take charge of this meeting.
    • Danielle will have a spreadsheet of projects

Agenda items[edit | edit source]

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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.

  • Reminder: HTML class Wednesdays at 10 am MT. WebEx Meeting #0000.
  • Installing documentation for templates:
    • 1. For the template you are creating, create another page using the same title but add "/doc" at the end. Yesterday I created in my sandbox; User:Ccsmith/sandbox/navbox4 I then created the document article User:ccsmith/sandbox/navbox4/doc
    • Notice the /doc at the end of the title for that page. In this /doc page is where you put whatever instructions for use of the template.
    • 2. Next, install this template in the template you just created: {{Documentation}}. This will automatically refer to the article with the /doc ending in the title that goes with the template. So when you call up the template the documentation box with instructions appears just below the template. See User:Ccsmith/sandbox/navbox4 to see the documentation box.
  • Under Genealogy Fun:
    • I regretfully decline your offer to interact socially. I'm doing genealogy.
    • Genealogy: where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.
    • I'm not stuck, I'm ancestrally challenged.
    • And some really funny cartoons

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

  • Wilma did parameters Template:AR-sidebar co! So simple. Thanks Jane and Charles.
  • Next step: get documentation on the many templates I have created. Jane gave a suggestion in the 16 Oct meeting. Will review the recording, so these can be "transcluded" from one /doc page.
  • Society pages: and what category does it go to?
    • Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy group (formerly PAF Users)
    • See Sandra Pond as well. There is a template for a society page. Template:Societies

If time permits:

  • Give feedback on: User:AdkinsWH/Sandbox Co Home and related pages
    • 3 pages for a county seemed OK with everyone. Comment about mobile devices, this format is more succinct
    • Tabs suggested: "Research Facilities," "Places to Research" instead of "Courthouse and more." "Records to Research" rather than just "Records"
    • Comment was made that Websites would be in the "Research Facilities" tab, where Wilma had put it in the "Records" tab. Think about this.
    • Under "See Also" bar:
      • Include a link to FamilySearch Catalog for the county? Some complaints about our Wiki being too Family History Library centered. The link in the Introduction portion of the "Records" page is OK, because it mentions ACPL and WorldCat as well.
      • Linking to History Timeline and to Towns and Communities, although they are on the page but further down. Did not get comments, but may have been because not enough time allotted.
  • This will be posted on Yammer for suggestions to be discussed again in two weeks.

Wiki Support[edit | edit source]

Community Council Report[edit | edit source]

Items to pose to Community Council

Discussions and Proposals[edit | edit source]

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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)


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Meeting Notes/Minutes[edit | edit source]

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