FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 15 May 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 ...

  • Re-wording of Stub template (Massachussets) 
  • Jane Colmenares - Ohio & Alabama

Updates and follow up

  • Is anyone clicking through to Forums from the Wiki? Nathan has Site Catalyst results. Murphynw 17:14, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Forums pages were recently moved and the new pages don't have the catalyst code on them so  we need to have the engineers replace that code.
  • Elder Meyers and Elder Riggs did look at pages with links to Fourms on them in the Wiki, but only one page showed up.  
  • We don't have a firm answer on whether the link is being used and could be eliminated from the Nav box


  • 1000 Link Limit --- Linkpendium. Is this a problem? Murphynw 17:56, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
  • If you go directly to the link, it doesn't link to Linkpendium.  
  • Should we have a  style guide that says to not harvest links from Linkpendium.
  • It might be good to create an article about Linkpendium and have links to larger categories.
  • Wholesale harvesting of links from Linkpendium should be noted as being unethical.
  • Style Guide- how we use link aggregators - deep linking, harvesting
  • Template:Linkpendium has resources for this county (example)?  Then the researcher finds the link there, himself.
  • There should be verbage with links, that gives information, not just a list of links.
  • Our main objective is to help the researcher.  If we don't have the information, links to other sites that do have it, could be used.  There should be a purpose for sending them from the Wiki.
  • Migration pages could be good models.
  • The fewer clicks, the better.
  • Nathan volunteered to write this up.
  • We need to have more discussion on "ethical" versus "legal" (Wilma)
  • Approach Linkpendium about extending the 1,000 limit - Darris or the library (Nathan, Danielle)

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