FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 11 Oct 2011

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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


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:


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.