FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 10 Jan 2012

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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.

Introduce new members

Kudos go to ...

  • Jane working on FHC pages - see San Diego!
  • Lise - is going to be presenting at the FGS Radio show this Saturday
  • Showing them the Mentoring page
  • Introducing them to the contributor meeting
  • James is going to be presenting at multiple conferences and expos
  • UGA - 3rd Thursday meeting on the 19th will be about the Wiki

Updates and follow up

  • Business Card - Carol and Darris 
    Moderator business card.jpg

  • Lise was having a problem with emails in the "Share" feature and that is on the list of things to be fixed.  There is a Jira for it 1252
  • Report from Nathan - Brainstorm ideas for a Widget/Button/Badge for libraries, societies, organizations to include on their pages that identifes them as being mentioned/featured in the FamilySearch wiki. See Maureen Taylor's blog for a Wikipedia example. Thanks to Fran Jensen for pointing this out.


  • Live chat schedule:
  • Monday 8-5
    Tues 11-5
    Wed 8-5
    Thurs 8-5
    Friday 8-2
  • Survey results being addressed by Support missionaries - Lynda

Style Guide Discussions

Project Help Requests

Need help with your project? See a project that needs to be done? Add it here:

Training Requests

Improve the Wiki

  • When giving presentations, what are the two things that we want people to come away with? (brainstorm)
  • How to find the wiki
  • Excited about using it
  • It's for everyone - all levels
  • It tells you what's available in the area you're researching
  • We're here to help researchers find their ancestors.  
  • We welcome contributions large and small, and we'll help you learn how to do it.

Moderators and Adopters

Forums Overview

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New since last week

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Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post them on the discussion page and link to them from the agenda.