Community Wiki Support Meeting 27 March 2014

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  • 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 ...

Marilyn for work on Welcoming committee


Priority items for this meeting:

  • Welcome to Jim Landucci who joins us today
  • Ruth Heeder's husband starting training soon
  • Charles: Yammer notes has our thought and prayer list - also links to Charles' lessons, etc
  • Yammer- be sure you are a member of FamilySearch Wiki and Contributors group
training on Yammer chat and desktop app, email, etc
  • Training on Yammer (For technical issues - Skype, Contributors - Yammer)
  • How are County Seat pages going?
  • Explain the reason for updating the Main page.
Rick fixing red links and others are making pages to avoid them being red links, yet they have no content. - we have lost content missionaries as they were assigned to other projects (per Giuseppe). Sandra has been sending out letters (see Yammer for letter to Genealogy Societies)
Danielle Batson is our content strategist
Right sidebar, some changes have gone live(see below) - in anticipation of main page change
  • World map discussion
  • Help page - possibly using scrollbars as in Jim's page

  • SalesForce uploads needing to be approved as soon as they submit ( emails):

   Updates and follow up

Training/new missionaries & Volunteers
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra
  • Contact to Genealogical and Historical Societies in County Seat Project
  • Tech updates

Patrolling and Salesforce Review

  • Did you see anything while patrolling this past week that would be interesting to discuss with the team?
  1. See what is being touched.

Right sidebar is looking different to me (Linda) - is someone changing it or is it that I am just noticing it?

Right sidebar - Under VOLUNTEER:
has "Family History Centers" - as a patron I would think this would help me find a FHC, but goes to this page FamilySearch Wiki:Using the Wiki in FamilySearch Centers - Question? Would it be appropriate to put a link on that page, with some sort of wording - such as To find a FHC near you, go to or the the actual web page (link found on FS main page)?
Now has Personal Sandbox - KUDOS
Right sidebar - VIEWS - the item "Protect" - does that lock the page or what does it do?
  1. Catch potential 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?
  • Moderator Support report

For next week:

  • New Contributor Support report:  

Locality & topics

Team Member Support Assignments Content Project User Name
Barbara Welcoming Committee RogersBA
Blake Volunteers, Overviews, Graphics
Charles Non-English wiki, FHC Pages Thurston County - FamilySearch Catalog, York County Ccsmith
Diana Adoption Committee Colorado, Kentucky Diana47judy
LaVera Welcoming Committe new people, Categories Help pages project-slow but steady. Parrisl
Lee Developing Training - Non-English, Tech Non-English, Tech Training, SF Development Ldrew
Linda New volunteers Submit Wiki Content Lindachappell
Marilyn Welcoming Committee
Mark Volunteers England Articles Mlyandle
Myra Moderators Myrasueharris
Rick Volunteers
Robin Volunteers, Moderators, Training Lessons for New Volunteers South Carolina Moderator, contributing to African American Research and Columbia, South Carolina SavingStories
Sandra Maintenance Training Categorization Sandralpond

Supervisor Training or Updates



Improve the Wiki

Wiki Project