Community Wiki Support Meeting 15 August 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 ...

Priority items for this meeting:

Updates and follow up

  • Needed training: Namespaces, input about what training is wanted
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra
  • Tech Tip - Lee
  • Google Site Search (space) term
site: broom

Patrolling and Amdocs Review

  • Did you see anything while patrolling this past week that would be interesting to discuss with the team?
  • New Feature - How To Find boxes and articles being added....
Example: Pennsylvania


  • 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
Dennis -   Moderators & Adopters County Maps
Howard - Moderators & Adopter, Welcoming Committee
Janell - 
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
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


  1. Follow To do as scheduled.
  2. Be sure to cover your shifts and the assignments associated with your shift
  3. Patrolling recent changes: Short pages under priortized categories (check the ones with zero bytes up to 30-40 bytes ).
  • Check for duplicates
  • Check for redirects
  • Check for misspells
  • Do not patrol indexing articles
  • Notify people that are blanking pages on best practices.
4. Issues that arise when someone changes username.
5. Clean up talk pages
6. Recent changes
  • Hide patrolled edits
  • Click to see 500
  • Check page
  • Mark as patrolled
  • Use back button to go back to recent changes
7. Cleaning up &amp and &nbsp (non break space)
8. Change preferences to display 500 recent changes by default.
9. Maintenance templates that we use.  See also Maintenance

Improve the Wiki

Wiki Project