FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 11 July 2013

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Kudos go to ...

  • There is a team of missionaries in the JSMB who has been helping Wilma with various things, Joy and Bo, Claudia Heaston, Jeff & Kathy Stevens. Thank you!!
  • Janell, kind leader 

Moderators and Adopters

We are looking forward to your feedback on how things are going as well as:
  • hints or tips you have to share that may benefit other moderators or adopters
  • ways to resolve problems that arise
  • areas that you may need assistance

Conversation in the call

Jamie and Rorie are here as moderators (Jamie is also part of an adoption group too)

  • Jamie - As a new moderator, it would have been nice to have someone tell me what I needed to do as a moderator
  • Jamie - Started off contacting everyone who did anything on the county pages, they were all missionaries, so they weren't available to become a group.
  • Rorie - has herself and a committee of 3 others. They are so busy they haven't been able to do much. Lots of people tend to express interest, but when you write them back they don't follow up. 
  • Jamie - lots of people simply don't know what to do. I started because I really wanted to do it. Went to RootsTech, attended classes, looked at code on different pages, just got started. Some people aren't willing to put that much time into it because there wasn't structured training.
  • Rorie has been working on getting pages created from the Wanted Pages in Idaho.

  • Moderators need more guidance on how to help:
  1. Find new contributors
    There needs to be a different form for sign-ups!
  2. Determine what needs to be done
  3. Engage contributors, give them something specific to do 
  4. Follow up, checking that it was done well, giving guidance 
  5. How Moderators, Project Leaders, and Adopters can work together

Questions submitted by Adopters:

"Would like more specifics about SEO ideas/guidelines for the wiki."

~Ran out of time, postponed until August meeting

Updates and follow up

Priority Items

Community Council Report


New Agenda Items

Be bold, post your agenda items!

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. Possible topics include:
  • Moderator and Adopters
  • Style Guide Discussions
  • Project Help Requests
  • Training Requests
  • Improve the Wiki

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.