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Community Wiki Support Meeting 31 October 2013

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0000; Join the meeting; Dial-in number: 877-453-7266  '9:30' 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.
  • Prior to joining the meeting for the first time, run the MeetingPlace Test to verify that you can participate in a web meeting.

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 ...[edit | edit source]

  • Charles for improving sidebars so they can be edited easily.

Priority items for this meeting:[edit | edit source]

  • Please send your monthly report to Rorie by Friday.
  • Any updates on Localities & Topics spreadsheet?  Charles has put sidebars on all the countries.  Need sidebars on counties and states and provinces.  Has anyone been in touch with the moderator in their area?  If not please touch bases.  Ask if they need assistance and invite them to help with spreadsheet or add items to Help Wanted Pages.
  • Please give feedback on new contributor assigments.  (Linda's project)  We are in the process of making sure the articles they link to are clear and concise. These will be placed on the talk pages to help new contributors get started (some are on active users list):
  1. Create your user page
  2. Create your sandbox page
  3. Join the Community (meetings, Yammer, Skype)
  4. Talk to another contributor - look at a page you would like to add to. Click the History tab. 
  5. Add a volunteer userbox.
  6. Set your preferences.
  7. Watch your favorite pages (see Tracking changes).

Updates and follow up[edit | edit source]

  • Needed training:  Namespaces, input about what training is wanted
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra
    Working on FS Wiki external link page.  Preparing for group discussion.
  • Issue with new user 
  • Tech updates- Lee
  • Documents can now be added to Family Tree:  (in Beta) Currently we support JPG, PNG, and PDF files.
  • SalesForce:  Caleb and Giuseppe will be setting up training for our team when it is time.

Patrolling and Amdocs Review[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Assignments[edit | edit source]

  • 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
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

Supervisor Updates[edit | edit source]

Improve the Wiki[edit | edit source]

Wiki Project[edit | edit source]