Community Meeting Agenda 6 October 2009

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Administrative items

  1. Assignment of time keeper and note taker
  2. Introduction of new members: 10 seconds for name and desired takeaways.
  3. Review of Minutes
  4. Today's agenda preview


Information items

Discussion items

Articles about Record Search Collections

Moved item to community meeting agenda 13 October. I am unable to attend the community meeting on October 6. --Steve 19:16, 5 October 2009 (UTC)


At the end of the 08Sep2009 meeting, we came up with a proposed solution for the question on Worldwide vs. Regional libraries. I believe we wanted Dsammy's input to make sure it satisfies his needs. I have posted to his talk page, but maybe it should be discussed here. The proposed solution may be viewed at this link. Thomas Lerman 18:38, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

MEETING NOTES from 29Sep: We briefly discussed this, but Sammy asked for it to be moved to next week. Password 17:48, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
This one is giving me fits because there are three issues, one giving the patron the list of nearest libraries having such item,  the libraries having inter-library loan program, meaning it will not always be the nearest library and special portions of WorldCat having more information on access to the items like because the regions may have better collections than others. I know of one library having a huge collection of materials related to that area not listed in standard WorldCat at all. One solution would be to list both standard and special if found. dsammy 16:23, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Deleting Portal Pages

My name is Eduardo H Seoane I have been migrating the Portal pages to the Un-Portal, (New Pages) pages. At first I wanted to delete the Portal pages right away but saw a need for their continued existence, at least for the time being. Currently, Portal pages are being redirected to the New Pages and not deleted. However, this causes a problem when one wants to edit the New Page, by not allowing one to edit all of the content of the New Page. If one enters the new page directly without being redirected the problem does not exist. One would think that deleting the Portal page would solve the problem, but this is not so. Many wiki Users have added the URL of the Portal page to their Favorites list and automatically go to the Portal; once the Portal is deleted they will lose that link to the New Page and might not find it (they might get frustrated and play somewhere else). So, In hopes of resolving this issue, I have a proposal:

  • Do not delete the Portals for the time-being
  • Delete the redirect to the New Page
  • Add a hyperlink to the Portal page directing the user to the New Page
  • Give instruction to add the New Page to the users Favorites
  • Give indication as to when the Portal will be deleted
  • Lastly, after the allotted time has expired, delete the Portals

I hope we can discuss this soon before I get too far along in the migration process.

I wish that problem was fixed in the first place (edit a redirected page). It was talked about a while back, but never fixed. If I remember correctly, this does not happen in Wikipedia. Maybe we can get this fixed because other redirects will still exist. The saved URL extends more than just Favorites . . . anywhere someone has saved a URL such as possibly Facebook, Twitter, or anything added through the AddThis widget on the bottom of each page. With all of this said, I can see it would be nice to eventually get rid of the Portal namespace. Password 15:07, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

"~~~~" seems to not work right

I thought I added this somewhere, but cannot seem to find it. Relatively recently, I have noticed that "~~~~" has started to put "Password" as the link text instead of my name. Since this is a substitution that happens on the server & not the browser, it seems that this has to be a problem there. It happens whether in the Editor or Wikitext. Are others experiencing the same problem? I would guess so. Password 15:16, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

It's your browser's cache of user/password and/or settings in your "My preferences". I am having a major issue with logging in ever since the upgrade was made last week. It used to be automatic whenever I click into the FSWiki on my home computer. dsammy 16:17, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
I have reset the cache and cookies. If this fixes the problem, then something still has changed on the server side to break it. I have not changed my preferences for quite a while and double checked it. It is all fine. It sounds like your other issue may be related to the same upgrade. I would suggest you delete at least your cache and cookies as well. Password 16:47, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, that did not do it. I have ended up clearing all history, cache, cookies, everything . . . exit the browser completely, restart it, etc. and it still does not fix it. I also looked at the source of the page and see that "Save page" just submits the form without altering anything. This tells me, as I brought up in the original posting, that the substitution happens on the server, not the browser. I triple checked my preferences and found my "Signature" set to "Password". I have never done that, so am curious where that occurred and what else may have happened when that happened. Thomas Lerman 17:01, 6 October 2009 (UTC)