Talk:User group meeting & agenda 11 November 2008

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I tried to edit the current page "Indians of Alabama." The edit tab in the navigation bar sent me to "Editing Alabama Native Races," which is a Redirect page. I could not get to "Indians of Alabama" to edit without clicking on the "Redirect" at the top of the "Indians of Alabama" page, going to "Alabama Native Races," then clicking on "Indian of Alabama" as a redirect, and then on edit. The same thing happens for any state where there is a redirect from Native Races to Indians of ______.

Is that the was it's supposed to work? It seems like a convoluted way to get to edit a re-directed page.

Jbparker 15:49, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

In light of the current controversy with the Jewish community, and perhaps with others as well, do we want images of our temples on the Research Wiki site? (See Hawaii's portal page.) Or do they belong on another portion of the Church's web presence?

Jbparker 15:52, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

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The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.

We aren't going to limit ourselves to photos of LDS Temples. There are already some photos of Catholic Church parish/Cathedral churches as well as we are going to add photos of historic and current synogogues to link to the specific records whereever possible. And as for that ongoing problem with that particular Holocaust Jewish group, it will never go away no matter how the Jewish LDS converts try with their own specific families. dsammy 18:57, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

I can understand a church or synogogue of genealogical significance. As I believe the policy covers, we do not get into doctrine on the wiki. As I recall in the policies, even Family History Centers should have limited coverage (no address, hours, or general holdings). Even though temples mean quite a bit, I am not so sure that we want to include that information here either. Thomas Lerman 20:43, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

There are many other places elsewhere that discuss the temples, including those owned by the sponsor of this wiki, so there is no need to place pictures of temples, or include other data about them.  I see this effort, the Research Wiki, as a place to disseminate information on how to do research.  The temples are not record repositories nor do they house data, and neither do you go there to get a copy of any particular item of data, so they are not germane to the focus of this wiki.  However, other houses of worship (e. g. cathedrals},  are often where the records are kept as has been stated, so placing a picture of the building where the records are physically being kept is OK.  If it is not a place where records are kept or where one goes to obtain a copy, then we should just leave it out. 

For anything on LDS records, perhaps a picture of the vault serves the intended purpose when  discussing LDS-specific records.  Is that a good one to use in these cases? JamesAnderson 02:41, 12 November 2008 (UTC)