FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 31 Jan 2012

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MeetingPlace ID: 0000; Join the meeting; Dial-in number: 877-453-7266  1 p.m. Mountain time on Tuesdays

  • You can join up to 10 minutes early. If you try to join the meeting at any other time, you will get an error that the meeting doesn't exist.
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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

  • Dave Clair - works with Darris, technical writer, investigating our style guide, gathering information so that items can be prioritized

Kudos go to ...

Updates and follow up

  • Business Card - Carol and Darris (availability?)
  • Final version is back.  Carol is getting some printed.  Contact Carol to get a copy of the file to print or attendees at Rootstech, contact Darris or Carol to get personal information added.  If you don't have them before Friday, they could be obtained at the breakfast Friday morning
    • Cards were made available for download in meeting
    • They will give Nathan a foundation for the badges.
    • Rootstech Breakfast Friday at 7:15 in the lower level of the JSMB (lunchroom).  Light breakfast will be provided - also anyone who wants to could meet during the lunch time on Thurs. in the lunch area at the conference.  The breakfast might be broadcast, using Google +, but if you have a better idea, let Darris know.
  • Open slots for volunteering for the Wiki booth (Wiki booth at Rootstech 2012 - wiki page):*


  • Template being created to alert Historical Records team to Talk pages that need help.  
  • Steve is working on the Helpme template 
  • We need to check the foreign wiki's to see if they need these
  • Unconferencing sessions - check Forums for suggested topics 

Style Guide Discussions

Project Help Requests

Need help with your project? See a project that needs to be done? Add it here:
  • The Utah Wiki project is moving forward. Wednesday morning meetings (starting Feb 1) at 9:00 a.m. to pique interest, gather ideas and opinions, report accomplishments.

Training Requests

Improve the Wiki

Moderators and Adopters

Forums Overview

Be part of the solution! Make your opinions known! Post comments to an existing thread or start a new discussion at Wiki Contributors Corner forum.
Current forum threads of interest:


New since last week

Comments added since last week

Decisions made since last week

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.