Community Wiki Support Meeting 03 October 2013

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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.

Kudos go to ...

  • Mark and the team who are fixing the &amp issues.  They are making real headway! 

Priority items for this meeting:

Each member of the team will be assigned a locality llocality on the Wiki to review to access needs and other information:

  •  moderator needed
  • strong contributors if no moderator
  • page needs
  • current adopter
  1. Please choose an area in blue, those not chosen will be assigned.
  2. Add appropriate pages beneath localities in blue in alphabetical order
  3. Begin to review localities and complete spreadsheet

Updates and follow up

  • Needed training:  Namespaces, input about what training is wanted
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra
    Working on FS Wiki external link page.  Preparing for group discussion.
  • Tech updates- Lee
  • Google Calendar Tweaks
Calendar Settings > Google Labs.
Turn on:
  1. Background Image - add your favorite background image
  2. Jump-to-date
  3. World clock
  • Google Photos and Google Tools enhancements
New Apps Icon
Photos - Auto enhanced - i.e. multi-photos smile from one to another
Apps Tray - Icon Click

  • New Helper Function is live on FamilySearch

1. Suggestion that we invite moderators to work with us.

2. Should we add the following items  to track? 

Wikipedia link so that users can learn more about geograhical areas that went through redistricting. (example: {{Wikipedia|Alpine, Utah}} See: Alpine, Utah.  For US localities, use Atlas of Historical Boundaries
Breadcrumbs - Do not put breadcrumbs to countries
Categories - Discuss how categories work
SEO text at top - May not display.  More on this later. 
Basic BMD resources

3. Support Team has access to Moderator info.

Please help determine moderators in each area.
Please feel free to reach out to active and experienced contributors that would make good moderators.
See Moderator Responsibilities.

4. Begin to introduce yourself to Moderators in your area as a member of the Wiki Support Team, and find out how they are doing (talk pages). If there is no Moderator in an area, reach out to active contributors. Work with existing moderators to choose a contributor(s) to receive recognition, or review contributors in your area where there is no moderator. Submit username and reason for recognition to Robin. Please feel free to reach out to active and experienced contributors that would make good moderators. See Moderator Responsibilities. Do we have a badge to recognize active contributors yet?

Patrolling and Amdocs Review

  • Did you see anything while patrolling this past week that would be interesting to discuss with the team?

Thank you for working on recent changes and collaborating together. It helps us to

  1. See what is being touched.
  2. Catch potenial attacks


  • What did you learn this week that you want to share?
  • What do you need help with?
  • Do you have questions or suggestions regarding others are working on?

Team Member Support Assignments Content Project
Blake Volunteers, Overviews, Graphics
Charles Non-English wiki, FHC Pages Thurston County - FamilySearch Catalog, York County
The Boss

LaVera Welcoming Committe new people, Forum Transfer down Help pages project-slow but steady.
Lee Developing Training - Non-English, Tech Non-English, Tech Training, SF Development
Mark Volunteers England Articles
Rick Volunteers
Robin Volunteers, Moderators, Training Lessons for New Volunteers
South Carolina Moderator, contributing to African American Research and Columbia, South Carolina
Rorie New Missionary Training, Special Projects Idaho & Native American Moderator
Sandra Maintenance


Improve the Wiki

Wiki Project