Community Wiki Support Meeting 3 January 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.

Meeting Agenda

Introduce new members

Kudos go to ...

Updates and follow up

  • Maintenance report - Sandra
  • How did we do in 2012?
  • What do we need to focus on in 2013?
  1. Out of date articles
  2. Articles needing citations
  3. Wanted pages
  4. Stub articles
  • Evaluation of goals set from previous meetings:
  • Blogs to follow, etc. - Lee
  • Look at ASAN for setting up projects


Improve the Wiki

Priority items for this meeting:

Sections on the right side of the page - Research Help & Contributor Help (Janell)

  • What should go under the Research section? (new box on new main page on the right)
  • Under the Community section, where do we point the Forums link?

Goals achieved for 2012

  • Moderators and Adopters - decision on role and responsibilities
  • More content for beginners
  • New Main page that is more user friendly, along with new landing pages
  • New committee's created
  • BYU book links corrected
  • Community Council created and up and running

Goals for 2013:

  • More visibility for the Wiki
  • Goal for this item:
  • Steps to achieve this goal:
  1. Unconferencing sessions at Rootstech (agenda 20 Dec. 2012
  • Assignments and dates of completion: 
  • Caroline will write an article for the newsletter asking for topic ideas
  • Evaluation date: 31 Jan. 2013

Wiki Project

  • Volunteer Project
  • Goal: Bring in volunteers and let them see what they can do in a single location or topic that they're interested in.
  • Steps to Achieve:
  1. Make it easier to find pages that need help, such as Stub articles and "Wanted" pages. Suggestions:
  • Add a link to the Stub types articles and the Wanted Pages article on the "Things to do" page
  • Find a way to get all the needs for one locality or topic on the same page
  • Bring in moderators - make it one of their responsibilities to create a "Things to Do" page for each locality
  • Assignments:
  • Caroline - look for a way to link to the "Wanted" page or Stub page for a specific locality (State)
  • Lee - work with reporting in this area
  • Team - We all need to experiment with how to identify the pages and get them where they can be found easily.  This is going to take more brainstorming and experimenting