Community Meeting Agenda 27 October 2009

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Be bold! Post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to cover during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post some details on the discussion page and link to the discussion from the agenda.


Administrative items

  1. Assignment of time keeper and note taker
  2. Introduction of new members: 10 seconds for name and desired takeaways.
  3. Review of Minutes
  4. Today's agenda preview


Information items

Communication tools for contributors of wikiprojects

There's a great discussion about this topic occurring in the FamilySearch Wiki feedback forum. Come weigh in! Ritcheymt 14:16, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Welcoming committee

At the Community meeting held on 8 September 2009 the topic of welcoming new contributors was discussed. It was decided that the community needed to be more welcoming and friendly. Starting with Wikipedia's WP:WC as a basic model, it was felt that we needed to adopt something like this, but more detailed and hand-holding. A FamilySearch Wiki:Welcoming committee has now been created. Rather than discuss the project during the community meeting, this is for information and also an invitation to for all to drop by and help develop the guidance and tools. --Steve 18:42, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Discussion items

Vote now or forever....

During the 20 October Community Meeting, we discussed a proposal to rename the Reviewer role so we could give it to all the people who should be able to upload their own multimedia (especially images). A text discussion ensued on the agenda, but it grew so large I moved it to the Reviewer Discussion page. Many suggestions were given for the new name of the Reviewer role with no consensus. So today, I'm adding a table by which we can vote.  Ritcheymt 15:06, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

The Krispy Kreme Conveyor -- fresh out of the oven

How can our wiki automagically show our customers a conveyor belt full of well-written articles — a list of articles which are pretty engaging and which have reached that threshold within the last few hours or minutes? For background, see my blog post Adding Hot-off-the-Line Freshness to a Wiki. Ritcheymt 16:49, 19 October 2009 (UTC)