Community Wiki Support Meeting 5 September 2013

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0000; Join the meeting; Dial-in number: 877-453-7266  '9:30' am. Mountain time on Thursdays

  • 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.
  • Prior to joining the meeting for the first time, run the MeetingPlace Test to verify that you can participate in a web meeting.

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.

Kudos go to ...

Priority items for this meeting:

Updates and follow up

  • Needed training:  Namespaces, input about what training is wanted
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra

Working on second page of to dos, Working on guidelines and making sure not in conflict with contributor help.  Only a few catagories left.  Enjoyed working on categories and wanted pages.

  • Tech updates- Lee

Patrolling and Amdocs Review

  • Did you see anything while patrolling this past week that would be interesting to discuss with the team?

When you are patrolling, do not edit &nbsb's go into the newer revision or you will destroy newest revision.  It is safer to do the patrolling and go back to edit.  Start at the top of the day's edits. When you go to the patroll page, highlight the older page and put it in the search page and it wil take you to the most recent page.

  • To see the most recent version of a page, right click on Page tab.
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Thank you for working on recent changes and collaborating together. It helps us to

  1. See what is being touched.
  2. Catch potenial attacks


  • What did you learn this week that you want to share?
  • What do you need help with?
  • Do you have questions or suggestions regarding others are working on?

Charles:  German and Chinese Main Pages are up. de, zh

Rorie:  New missionaries start core training next week.  They will then have a review with Rorie.

Mark:  Added Wiki Trainers to Yammer.  Has been in contact with two of them.

Team Member Support Assignments Content Project
Blake -  Volunteers, Overviews, Graphics
Charles -   Non-English wiki, FHC Pages Thurston County - FamilySearch Catalog, York County
Dennis -   Moderators & Adopters County Maps
Howard - Moderators & Adopter, Welcoming Committee
Janell - 
The Boss!
LaVera -  Welcoming Committe new people, Forum Transfer down Help pages project-slow but steady.
Lee -  Developing Training - Non-English, Tech Non-English, Tech Training
Mark -  Volunteers England Articles
Rick -  Volunteers
Robin -  Volunteers, Moderators, Training Lessons for New Volunteers
South Carolina Moderator, contributing to African American Research and Columbia, South Carolina
Rorie -  New Missionary Training, Special Projects Idaho & Native American Moderator
Sandra -  Maintenance


  1. Follow To do as scheduled.
  2. Be sure to cover your shifts and the assignments associated with your shift
  3. Patrolling recent changes: Short pages under priortized categories (check the ones with zero bytes up to 30-40 bytes ).
  • Check for duplicates
  • Check for redirects
  • Check for misspells
  • Do not patrol indexing articles
  • Notify people that are blanking pages on best practices.
4. Issues that arise when someone changes username.
5. Clean up talk pages
6. Recent changes
  • Hide patrolled edits
  • Click to see 500
  • Check page
  • Mark as patrolled
  • Use back button to go back to recent changes
7. Cleaning up &amp and &nbsp (non break space)
8. Change preferences to display 500 recent changes by default.
9. Maintenance templates that we use.  See also Maintenance

Improve the Wiki

Janell:  Wiki News - It is currently outdated.  Charles will take on adding featured articles, news items.  We will eventually go back to having Featured articles.  News items can be contributed here:

Wilma, Janell, and Charles will submit articles. (Utah project, photo policy, Germany & China).

We may decide to change this section to Featured if we have trouble coming up with news items.

We will briefly make mention/request ideas for news in the support and community meetings.

Will no longer have the Liasion meeting.  Wilma will attend this support meeting as a member of the Council.

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