FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 20 Dec 2011
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Updates and follow up
Style Guide Discussions
- County pages - suggestion for "Key facts" instead of "quick facts"?
- Suggestion to add this above TOC in that space and possibly not even label it.
Project Help Requests
- Need help with your project? See a project that needs to be done? Add it here:
Improve the Wiki
- Currently the Main_Page features the article Family History for Beginners which in turn prominently links to a series of articles with the term "Guessing a...". When news of this featured article was posted in the forums, one contributor AnthonyJCamp raised the point about using the word "guessing" in relation to Genealogy. This same user had previously posted on the talk page of How to Guess Where to Start about the same concern. Can we as a community agree that these articles should be renamed and reworded to better reflect the process of good research? --Steve 14:20, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
- Beginning researchers would expect to do some guessing
- "Educated" guess might be more appropriate in the title
- Stylistic issue with the word in all of the titles - wasted space and repetitive - adds to concept of a "wild" guess.
- Replace "Featured Content" with the following paragraph
- Possible working with name variations
- "theory" might be substituted or added
- For beginners, we need to be simple and non-repetitive and avoid misunderstanding
- Suggested title - How to Decide Where to Start
- Talk page could be used to discuss some possible changes. Dawne had talked to David Dilts, who didn't want to make any changes. Lise will make some suggestions on the Talk page.
- We need to make better use of the Talk page. The more transparent, the better
Moderators and Adopters
- Recruiting - a "business card" type item that could have information about meetings, content, etc. Very simple, but informative - especially after a live presentation that could be handed out. (Lise) a QR code could be added - scannabale bar code for URL.
- Community could collaborate on how the card should look and then cards could be distributed to moderators and adopters (possibly disseminate at RootsTech)
- Cards would be personalized with name of moderator or adopter
- It was also suggested that a template could be designed and printed individually by user (pdf) (could be downloaded and printed). This seemed to be the most popular alternative.
- FamilySearch logo use would require approval and possibly validate
- Darris will find out if we need clearance - will check to see if they can be printed on personal computers
- use Create team to have a contest to help design?
- If handed out at RootsTech, use Avery templates and print them there and hand out as needed
- We should have a standard form, not have everyone designing their own.
- Carol Moss would be willing to help with the design and the Avery templates have some graphics, etc.
- Pass-along cards could be adapted to have more white space for name and phone number.
- We need to make it an easy process to get these - remove barriers
- Possibility of using Pass-along cards, as well as personalized ones.
- Use of getting them printed on-line from Office Depot, etc. is a good thing to look at. Economical and easy
- Look at results in two weeks - Jan. 3rd
- Meet on Dec. 27th? Cancel,due to probability of slow agenda
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