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Setup instructions have been moved

Click for instructions to set up a new adopter

Need to Automate Some of the Steps

If there is any way to automate some of the steps for processing an adoption request, we welcome your thoughts and ideas!

NOTE: Thanks to Janell and the Support team, most of the issues presented by Fran have been resolved.

Items resolved

  • We need an easier way to create a new request and add it to the list.
    • Resolution: Cases come into Amdocs
  • We need a way to see that there are requests that someone could "claim" as one they will process.
    • Resolution: Cases come into Amdocs
  • We need an easier way to check off the the different steps as they are completed, including a date the step was finished.
    • Resolution: By adding the information we need from potential adopters to the page where they submit their initial request, several steps were eliminated and most requests can be completed immediately. Janell and AdkinsWH
  • We need an easier way to create the links to the template page when one was created for a request
    • Resolution: Since it is now done in one process, the person has the links when needed
  • A link to the logo page that was submitted for use on the template.
    • Resolution: The person does not have to go find the logo, since it is now done in one process.
  • We also need a way to see the overall status of requests
    • % complete
      • Resolution: most are completed the same day they are added.
    • number of requests that need to be claimed for processing
      • Resolution: Amdocs keeps track of it

Items not yet resolved

List of adopters

We need a list of approved adopters. One reason is that it'll help us communicate with them by quickly navigating a link from the adopter list to their user talk page where we can leave them messages. We could do this easily by adding [[Category:Page_adopters]] to the user page of anyone who is approved. A second reason to add the category is that later, Engineering will be creating a way for us to send messages to different classes of users, such as Moderators or Adopters. The easiest way for them to do create such functionality is to have Adopters' user pages tagged somehow (with a specific category, for instance). Adding the category to Adopters' Talk pages might be something the TAM team could do. Or maybe Dsammy would be willing to do it. Later, we could have an Adopter template which would not only automatically add the category to the adopter's user page but also add an Adopter badge. RitcheyMT 18:58, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Good idea with valid points. I have amended the {{adoption sign}} base template, so that when a specific adoption sign is added to a user page rather than the normal adoption sign for an article it will display an adopters userbox and auto-add the user to the Category:Page Adopters. As an example I have added an adoption sign to Jane's page --Steve 12:41, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

  • Number of new requests

We will be turning this process over to missionary staff, so any simplification that can be done will be helpful. -Fran 22:52, 15 September 2010 (UTC) Turned over to Support by next week AdkinsWH 00:24, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Setup instructions have been moved

Click for instructions to set up a new adopter

Working on main page

Now that we are keeping this information on a separate spreadsheet (to keep personal contact information private), the main page could be used instead for tracking what is available.  We have started a table under Pages Available for Adoption in the United States. Will that work for everyones' needs, to only track what is still available to be adopted? Or is there something else that needs to be tracked on this page? There are some questions about how to track California, since only 4 counties are taken so far....any ideas?  janellv 18:34, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

We are going to go ahead and remove the individual tables for specific localities and replace them with the table. The information on each adoption will be stored in Amdocs. You can see the edit as of 7/6/2011 for the history on the tables. janellv 18:01, 6 July 2011 (UTC)