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:*What is the process for selecting feature articles?&nbsp; How do we emphasize the best?&nbsp; How do we make sure less-than-best or less-than-ready don't end up featured? [[User:Lembley|Lise]] 14:07, 11 October 2011 (UTC)  
 
:*What is the process for selecting feature articles?&nbsp; How do we emphasize the best?&nbsp; How do we make sure less-than-best or less-than-ready don't end up featured? [[User:Lembley|Lise]] 14:07, 11 October 2011 (UTC)  
 
:*Copyrights.... -- [[User:VasquezJL|janellv]] {{toolbar|[[User talk:VasquezJL|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/VasquezJL|contribs]]}}  
 
:*Copyrights.... -- [[User:VasquezJL|janellv]] {{toolbar|[[User talk:VasquezJL|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/VasquezJL|contribs]]}}  
:*Subpages – Clarification and possible policy change. [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Subpages Help:Subpages] says: “By default, MediaWiki's subpage feature is turned off in the main namespace, but can be used on [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Talk_pages talk pages] and [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:User_page user pages]. See [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Namespaces Help:Namespaces]. In namespaces where the feature is switched off, any slashes (/) within a page name are simply part of the page name and do nothing special.”
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:*Subpages – Clarification and possible policy change. [[Help:Subpages|Help:Subpages]] says: “By default, MediaWiki's subpage feature is turned off in the main namespace, but can be used on [[Help:Talk pages|talk pages]] and [[Help:User page|user pages]]. See [[Help:Namespaces|Help:Namespaces]]. In namespaces where the feature is switched off, any slashes (/) within a page name are simply part of the page name and do nothing special.”
  
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=9707 Off site links] Concern about outside links that end up costing money. Yet people need to know what exists when it may be helpful. Convention is to put ($) next to the link to inform the user.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=9707 Off site links] Concern about outside links that end up costing money. Yet people need to know what exists when it may be helpful. Convention is to put ($) next to the link to inform the user.
  
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Revision as of 20:55, 11 October 2011

MeetingPlace ID: 7770; 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


Kudos go to ...

Updates and follow up


Business/Announcements


Style Guide Discussions

  • Let's talk about stubs...  This post on a user's talk page raised some questions about whether there were guidelines that were discussed but never added to the wiki about stub pages. -- janellv (talk| contribs) 21:26, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
  • When we copy a title from the Family History Library Catalog it copies with only a capital on the first word.  To make the citiation correct, should we edit the title to reflect conventional title capitalization?McBrideLW

Project Help Requests

Need help with your project? See a project that needs to be done? Add it here:

Training Requests


         Improve the Wiki

  • What are all the FCK editor bugs? Can someone volunteer to add them added to the Known Issues page and/or the Editing Tool page?
  • What is the process for selecting feature articles?  How do we emphasize the best?  How do we make sure less-than-best or less-than-ready don't end up featured? Lise 14:07, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Copyrights.... -- janellv (talk| contribs)
  • Subpages – Clarification and possible policy change. Help:Subpages says: “By default, MediaWiki's subpage feature is turned off in the main namespace, but can be used on talk pages and user pages. See Help:Namespaces. In namespaces where the feature is switched off, any slashes (/) within a page name are simply part of the page name and do nothing special.”
The above paragraph seems to talk about two different things.
  1. Where subpages can be used.  This seems to imply that subpages are only for talk and user pages.
  2. The breadcrumb trail that can be automatically generated.  Should this be turned on for other types of pages? Judy 19:39, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

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:


Polls


New since last week

  • Off site links Concern about outside links that end up costing money. Yet people need to know what exists when it may be helpful. Convention is to put ($) next to the link to inform the user.


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.