Community Wiki Support Meeting 12 December 2013

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WebEx ID: 0000; Join the meeting; Dial-in number: Local / International: 1-801-240-9700 U.S. Toll-Free: 1-855-537-4000; ''9:00' am. Mountain time on Thursdays

  • You can join up to 10 minutes early. If you try to join the meeting at any other time, you will get an error that the meeting doesn't exist.

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 ...

.Lee & Giuseppe for getting SalesForce going.  

Priority items for this meeting:

Updates and follow up

  • Needed training:  Namespaces, input about what training is wanted
    WebEx Training links:
Training/new missionaries & Volunteers
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra
  • Tech updates- Lee
  •  WikiText training - Charles

For all who are interested in Wikitext training, we will start classes on Monday Dec 23 at 11am MT in WebEx. Meeting number 0000.

Try to get a book on html5 and look it over. It is not as intimidating as it may look. He will answer any questions on it and wikitext as well as the training continues.

  • Robin - Roots Tech Feb 6-8, 2013 - Listen online to some sessions.  Get the app!

Roots Tech main page - for registration/ information

   New missionaries coming in next week, Barbara (AZ) and Diana.  There is a possibility that Ruth Heeder will be transferring from phones to the Wiki as well.  She will only need Wiki training.  (Sandra to start a new class, thanks Sandra).

  • Sandra Pond: Please leave all the New Pages for the New Missionaries through next week. And please leave 40 + on the Recent Changes through next week also

Patrolling and Amdocs Review

  • Did you see anything while patrolling this past week that would be interesting to discuss with the team?
   Too many changes are being submitted without summaries.  Is it possible to put into the template at the bottom of the page (near the blue lettering "Please note" a reference to why we need a Summary, OR... would it be better to set the preferences for any user to the field requiring a Summary.  Those of us familiar with Wiki editing can change our preference as desired.  Robin will go over this with Lee.
  1. See what is being touched.
  2. Catch potenial attacks


  • What did you learn this week that you want to share?

Charles working with Google Site. example

Google Site - Requests feedback as he continues.

    • What do you need help with?

Linda - now that Salesforce is up and running... Should Submit Wiki Content responses be funneled through Salesforce in lieu of the email. (Yes, per Giuseppe).

  • Do you have questions or suggestions regarding others are working on?

For next week:
Please look over moderators in your area and select ones that are active. Give usernames to Myra.
She is creating a thank you template that we want to post on their user pages.

  • New Contributor Support report:  


Locality & topics

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, Categories Help pages project-slow but steady.
Lee Developing Training - Non-English, Tech Non-English, Tech Training, SF Development
Linda New volunteers/Content Submits
Mark Volunteers England Articles
Myra Moderators
Rick Volunteers
Robin Volunteers, Moderators, Training Lessons for New Volunteers
South Carolina Moderator, contributing to African American Research and Columbia, South Carolina
Marilyn Gardner

Sandra Maintenance

Supervisor Training or Updates


  • Missionary Yearbook. Need a passport type photo of all staff members and missionaries in your teams, with their name, country and city.

It would also be nice to include some uplifting FamilySearch Support related experiences that anyone may like to share.



Improve the Wiki

Wiki Project