Community Wiki Support Meeting 7 November 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 ...


Priority items for this meeting:

Updates and follow up

  • Needed training:  Namespaces, input about what training is wanted
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra

  • Tech updates- Lee
  • Gmail Tech Tips
  • Email Name Variations
If you want to have multiple versions of your email address, you can just add in a full stop to your email address. Google will send the same emails to to
If Sam wanted even more aliases, he could be or any other variation.
Handy tip if you want to use multiple email aliases to sign up to different web services or newsletters.

  • Email Stars - Priorities
Gmail has a star system so you can 'star' your most important emails and come back to them later. The standard star is a yellow one - but you can upgrade to add a selection of stars.
Go to the Gear box > Settings > Stars. You can now add in different colored stars, for 1*, 2* and so on. If you make 2* red, then when you go back to your inbox and star a message it will still go yellow for 1*. But then, you can click for a second time and it will turn red!
Keep going so you can add in a selection of colors and then search your inbox for colored stars later. If you want to search for 2* messages that are red, go to the search bar and type in: has:red-star This will bring up any emails with red stars on them.

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

Supervisor Training or Updates



Improve the Wiki

Wiki Project