Community Wiki Support Meeting 10 July 2014

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Welcome to the Community Wiki Support Meeting
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The Wiki currently has 87,925 articles in English

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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.


New Attendees: Sandra Kennedy (glad you could come)

Kudos go to: Marilyn, for all she gets done ( from LaVera)

                   All working on red state links (Charles)

Follow-up and Priority items for this meeting:

Improve the Wiki

Current Wiki Projects we are focusing on

*Red Link Pages: Suggestion to help on these pages.

1. History and background are necessary on many of these page just make it short or use a link to cover most of it.
2. A section about the genealogical records relating to the main subject.
3. Links to other pages in the Wiki may help on 2 and are done in many ways including Crumb trails, templates for the State, and subheading that cover this.
4. Please put on a category and there are ones on Migration trails, railroads and rivers that are great.
5. A very good example to see many of the possibilities is:

*Suggestions for next projects:

1. Work on Another layer of red links: Counties, or Other Countries.
2. Create Wanted Files
3. Work on updating Outdated_articles

Training Spotlight

Improvements, give suggestions and list future items that need discussion on the future agenda pages. Thanks so much.

Suggestions for Other Focus Projects

  • Black (non) links. Write pages for those found on state pages

Supervisor Input

  • Giuseppe: Historical Records sent list of missionaries. Now found on our tool box page. (Tool Box page is moved via a redirect). Jane Colemares sent a list of missionaries/people working on England project and Civil War project. That spreadsheet is available on Yammer. Please use Yammer. Salesforce has a new director and it will be some time before that is what we will use.
  • Caleb:

Team Leads

  • Mission and Technical Lead - Charles - image map no longer working to make clickable maps. No upgrade forthcoming until engineers know other programs won't interfere with our wiki
  • Training and Maintenance - Sandra Sandra Kennedy is doing well.
  • Content Missionary Lead and Community update- Wilma/Bo -- AncestryInstitution is working again. It's been an on and off issue now for a few weeks.

Other Reports

  • Welcoming Committee - LaVera/Marilyn
  • Moderator Report - Myra

Patrolling and Sales Force Review

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

2: What has been seen being touched/worked on.

3: Any potential attacks?


1: What did you learn this week that you want to share?

2: What do you need help with?

  • (Myra) duplicate names for the same item - how best to deal with these? Suggestion, lists under both names with a redirect from one to the other. That way both come up on searches
  • (Linda) Learning Center wiki articles need rewriting. These are accessed through salesforce, but can be rewritten from the public URLs
  • (Linda) Someone to take meeting notes while her hand is recovering from injury.

3: Needed training?

  • (Blake, et al) Refresher course to be offered to Historical Records, can any of us attend? Yes - and perhaps have a refresher course in this meeting.

4: Do you have questions or suggestions regarding what others are working on?

  • (In Skype) Charles would like to use Zulu time. Also proposes only to skim on the patrolling (several edits per user)

Additional Suggestions for Wiki Improvement

Followup For Next Week:

Current Team Members and Assignments

Team Member Support Assignments Content Project User Name
Barbara Patron requests Uncategorized files RogersBA
Blake patrolling Tbreynaud
Bob Heeder Translation HTML training class Bald eagle
Charles Non-English wiki, Technical Uncategorized files, Caleb's project Ccsmith
Diana formerly Adopters Colorado, Kentucky, California Diana47judy
LaVera Patron Requests, Welcoming Committee Uncategorized files, Help page project, Categorization, Red Link articles Parrisl
Linda Patron Requests, Secretary Uncategorized files, Support hub Lindachappell
Marilyn Welcoming Committee Uncategorized files Marilynbgardner49
Myra Moderators Red link articles, Uncategorized files Myrasueharris
Rick Patrol King Red link articles fritty
Robin Welcoming New to the Wiki Hub, South Carolina, African American SavingStories
Ruth Heeder Translation HTML training class Clanheeder
Sandra Maintenance Training Queen of the Wiki Sandralpond
Sandra Kennedy