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Finding a project to work on
- There are a wide variety of projects to get involved in. Find one you enjoy or feel confident doing. Feel free to switch to a different project whenever you need a change.
- Project lists show several project charts, which then show many projects you can choose from.
Here is a sample of a project chart:
|Checking for Broken Links||Online Record Pages||Beginner||completed|
|U.S. County Pages||Beginner|| active|
- Notice that a skill level is shown.
- Practice: Click on one of these links to locate a project in the lists. Find an "active" project.
The task list
- From the project chart, you can click on the link to the project to see detailed instructions.
- Within the instructions, you will find a link to a Task List like this shortened sample:
|Locality||Link to Main Locality Page||Spreadsheet||Your Name||Date Completed|
|Alabama||State Page||Spreadsheet|| Peterson
|Alaska||State Page||Spreadsheet|| Bartlett
|| 23 Dec 2014|
|Arizona||State Page||Spreadsheet|| Seirup
|| 13 Jan 2015|
Practice: Click on the link "U.S. County Pages" in the above project chart. Find the link for the "Task List", and click on it for practice to see a full length task list. Stay calm!
Signing up for a task
- To sign up for a task, open the chart by clicking the section edit icon.
- In the appropriate field, you can sign your name by typing three "tilde" marks (~) or just type your name. Save the chart by scrolling to the bottom of the edit box to click "Save".
- All the other links you need are in the Task List page. One link leads to the page you will work on. There is a Task List page for each project.
- In some projects, there is an additional link such as "Spreadsheet," which leads to a spreadsheet where you will record the changes you have made. Not all projects have spreadsheets.
- When you have finished the task, return to edit the task list page to add the completion date.
- Click on the links in the sample task list page to see how they work.
- Practice: Click on the links in the sample task list to see how they work. Click on "Spreadsheet" and see a typical spreadsheet.
- Before your training is finished, we will spend a whole class, as a lab, practicing all these steps to find a project, sign up, and complete tasks.
- Also, there is a weekly project meeting you can attend to ask questions and get help:The Wiki Community Projects Meeting will present and provide training on new content and maintenance projects on the Wiki.
- Time: Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 PM Mountain Time (1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern)
- WebEx ID: 0000; Join the meeting;
- Dial-in number: Local / International: 1-801-240-9700 U.S. Toll-Free: 1-855-537-4000;
- Finally, remember that the Wiki is very forgiving--easy to correct. If you make a mistake on a project, it can be fixed! Your mentor and other missionaries will support you as you enter the exciting new world of helping with Wiki projects!