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New wiki page designs ready for feedback

Two new screen shots for the wiki pages on beta FamilySearch are available for viewing and feedback on the Forum.

Skin options on beta FamilySearch - 30 June 2010

As we move forward with the integration of the wiki into beta FamilySearch, we wanted to express our thanks for all the feedback received regarding the new page designs for wiki content. In addition, we wanted to let you know that when the integration is finalized there will be two options to choose from in the preferences for the default skin of the wiki pages. This preference choice will be available for a period of time to help all community members transition to the new look of our wiki content. Currently that "period of time" is undetermined, but we will let you know. If you have any questions or comments, please add them to the discussion page. Thanks!

Testing the Wiki on FamilySearch - 7 June 2010

Your feedback is critical: There are new page content designs on FamilySearch Beta for the Wiki content. Please take a few minutes to review the design changes for the Wiki on FamilySearch Beta. The details about the design changes are on the page: Moving the Wiki to FamilySearch. Add your comments to that discussion page or on the Forum thread.

  • Item 1: Revised home page for states and countries
  • Item 2: New spot for the search box
  • Item 3: New spot for the table of contents
  • Item 4: New spot for the navigational links
  • Item 5: Other content styles that were fixed.

NGS 2010 - 27 May 2010

Combining Wiki Accounts - 20 April 2010

The ability to automatically combine multiple Wiki accounts is now a manual process. If you would like to have your accounts combined, please post your request in the forums. You will be notified when the process is complete.
Using Twitter to promote the Wiki

New Look on the Homepage - 11 April 2010

Check out the new look on the homepage. Feed back may be given on the discussion page or on a thread in the forums.


James Anderson posted a Forum thread about how to use Twitter to promote the Wiki.

Nominate Community Members for Recognition - 30 Mar 2010

We wish to extend sincere appreciation to all of you for your participation in the Wiki and Forums Community. This is a pioneering effort and all of you are pioneers.  We are planning a Wiki/Forums Recognition Dinner on Tuesday, April 27th at 5:30 p.m. and would like our community members to nominate contributors that have made significant contributions to our Wiki and Forums efforts. Each member may nominate up to a total of 10 individuals.  Please email your nominations to by April 7th.

The following categories have been created for your convenience. If you think of another great category, please feel free to add it. Remember, we are a community!

Helping Hands - Individuals who have been exceptionally helpful to others.
Coding Guru – Technical individuals that made the Wiki and Forums possible.
Top Content Contenders – Individuals that contributed significant amounts of content to the Wiki.
Easier & Friendlier – Individuals that have made the Wiki easier to use and understand, especially for newcomers.
Morale Builder – Individuals in the Wiki and Forums that have a talent for showing appreciation for fellow community members.
Landscaping the Wiki – Individuals who made the Wiki more attractive.
Article Design – Individuals who designed interesting articles.
Wiki Janitors – Individuals who engaged in clean up and maintenance of the wiki.
Pioneering Award – Individuals who have been long-term work horses in making the Wiki what it is today.

Feedback for redesign of Home Page submitted

Engineering now has the feedback gathered from the community and staff. 

CK Whipple 18:21, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Feedback Requested: Proposed changes to the Home Page

A mock up of a proposed home page design has been posted on the Home Page Discussion page.  Feedback is being gathered untl March 18th. Leave your comments on the discussion page or in the forums.

Feedback Requested: Proposed changes to the FamilySearch wiki license

The FamilySearch wiki uses a creative commons non-commercial license vs. the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license which is used by (as well as many other well known wikis). As the host of the wiki, we are proposing a change in the licensing of our content in order to allow our community at large greater flexibility for legitimate use of wiki content. Prior to doing so, we want to solicit community input on this planned change...CONTINUE

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