Community Wiki Support Meeting 17 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 ...

Kudos to the whole team for keeping things caught up.  We could not do this without you. (Lee & Sandra).

Priority items for this meeting:

  1. Choose a county/parish to focus on if you have reviewed the larger area.  Delve a little deeper on localities to identify items for Help Wanted pages.  Researchers rely heavily on county/parish resources.  We can identify needs on these pages.  See: locality.

         Example:  Georgia > Effingham

         Many topics are blank.  This can be added to the Help Wanted page for Georgia.

     2.   Review items across spreadsheet (ex. breadcrumbs).

     3.    Discussion:  How do we handle links that we determine are routing to a site and the actual resource could be directly linked?

Updates and follow up

  • Needed training:  Namespaces, input about what training is wanted
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra
    Working on FS Wiki external link page. Discuss terms and need to create policies for the following: consensus, and possible maintenance templates for Template:External links template for providing notice that the list of links may have grown to an inappropriate length and Template:Cleanup-spam warns of suspected non-compliant links.
  • Discuss the pro and con of merging help pages (Ex: the create a page pages)
  • Tech updates- Lee
  • Organization Change - Lee
  • Shon Watkins - new supervisor - Org chart

New Helper Function is live on FamilySearch

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
Linda New Volunteers
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
Rorie New Missionary Training, Special Projects Idaho & Native American Moderator
Sandra Maintenance


  • Contact the moderator assigned to your locality/topic.  Introduce yourself and share the locality spreadsheet.  Invite them to help you review the pages in their locality or topic.  Answer questions they have any in general about being a moderator or concerns they would like addressed. Report back so we can assist them.

Improve the Wiki

Wiki Project