FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 13 Mar 2012

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  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
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Moderators and Adopters

  • Discussion of proposed definition of a stub: "An article that does not completely cover the subject matter, and which could be expanded."  Lise 15:43, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
    • I think that definition is too broad. Even a developed page could be said not to cover a subject completely. Rather than define what a stub is not, I feel that we should be defining a stub by what it is. "Minimal information, capable of expansion" --Steve (talk| contribs) 16:30, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Discussion of proposed placement of stub template.  County pages currently display the stub at the top.  I would propose that we establish a consistent pattern of placing stub templates at the bottom. Lise 15:43, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Depending on the outcome of discussion, I would propose that moderators and page adopters be encouraged to review all stub articles within their geography/subject, remove the stub designation for any article that does not fit the description, and move stub templates to the bottom of any articles that are stubs. Lise 15:43, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Style Guide Discussions

  • See "Pay Sites Allowed?" forum thread.  Lise 15:56, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

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