Community Wiki Support Meeting 19 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 ...

Kudos from Sandra to Robin. Have had a problem giving rights to New Missionaries for 2 years. Everyone just did it for me. Robin found the problem and corrected it.
Kudos to Diana and Barbara our new missionaries. They are calm and ask questions when they need to and are learning well.


Priority items for this meeting:

Welcome to Diana and Barbara

Updates and follow up

  • Needed training:  Namespaces, input about what training is wanted
    WebEx Training links:
Training/new missionaries & Volunteers 
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra All are down to 0 except for the Unresolved discussion page, some of the uncategorized pages, and template pages. Great work everybody.
  • Tech updates- Lee

   Robin-  Known Issues on some collections that were updated.  Find them linked to the HR Wiki page of the collection.


Patrolling and Amdocs Review

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

Many pages about {{:Category:Professional Genealogists|Professional Genealogists]] have had tables created and prices of service are included. The User doing the additions is link). This external site is on many of these tables. Example: Professional Genealogists who specialize in Indiana Research seen on many of these Professional Genealogists USA state pages. There are 104 pages. See last comment on the following page. FamilySearch Wiki talk:WikiProject Professional Genealogists

  •  We will add a disclaimer to all pages that have a fee table. Charles will create the template.  Marilyn found 475 pages that use the term Professional Genealogists.  She will add the template to these pages.
  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?

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
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 Welcoming Committee
Sandra Maintenance, Categorization New Missionary Training,

Supervisor Training or Updates

  • HTML and Wikitext training starting Monday December 23, 2013 at 12 noon. Meeting number 0000. Learn how to program like the geeks.



Improve the Wiki

Wiki Project