FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 12 June 2012

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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 ...

  • Darris & Alan & Steve - great suggestions for the coverage tables
  • Jamie - Had a table at the SoCal Jamboree (JamboFree), gave ribbons to wiki contributors, and recruited volunteers for a California project
  • Nathan's wife - congratulations to the Murphy's on a new little girl! Lily Marie Murphy, born June 3.

Updates and follow up


  • Issues with the servers - sometimes when saving it's timing out, 401 errors

Moderators and Adopters

  • We have a list of consultants who have contributed to the wiki, or who are interested in learning how to contribute. This list could be used to help recruit potential moderators, or individuals who can help with specific projects.

Style Guide Discussions

  • Digital collections can be the shortest path to an answer for a patron. How do we do a better job of highlighting and calling out those resources to patrons?
  • Consistent style will help make it easier to use
  • "See more" links to help people dig deeper, if they don't find what they are looking for in the easiest places
  • How do we categorize the information better, even at the top?

Project Help Requests

Need help with your project? See a project that needs to be done? Add it here:
  • Idaho and Indian Projects update - Rorie Jensen
  • Ulster/Northern Ireland project is now underway

Training Requests

Improve the Wiki

  • Should old agenda's for this meeting be archived or deleted?Lynda
  • Archive them, perhaps by year.

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


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.