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Welcome to Wiki-style support.
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<span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span>If you'd like to give '''feedback or suggestions''' about this site, please do so on [http://tech.lds.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=56 the FamilySearch Wiki forum] on LDS Tech Forums. We are using that forum tool because it's the one we could deploy fastest. Currently you will have to create an account there to leave feedback, but we will soon add forums to this wiki which will not require you to have separate accounts.<br>
Known issues are reported below. Don't see your issue? Add the topic to this page to create it. Please add your topic to the top of this page, so older topics are pushed to the bottom of the page. Support people are watching this page. But if anyone knows the answer just jump in.....Wiki-style!!
 
  
== Help Copying ==
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If you are '''experiencing a bug or technical problem''' with the site, please [mailto:support@familysearch.org?subject=FamilySearch%20Wiki%20Support click here] to tell us what is going wrong. We work bugs every day, and we're very interested in hearing about any problem you're having.
It seems there is a large section of the Help files from Mediawiki explicitly for inclusion in new wikimedia installs. Can we get these help files copied over? http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Copying Thanks, [[User:The Earl|The Earl]] 10:55, 17 March 2008 (MDT)
 
  
== Create Place Holder on Home page ==
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== Deleting or archiving pages ==
 
My first thoughts on this would be to allow pages to be deleted or archived for future deletion. It seems like the number of pages would get out of control after a while. However, broken links could then be a problem unless the task of fixing links is somehow made automatic. Maybe this can be taken care of by not allowing a page to be deleted/archived if other pages are linked to it.
 
 
 
The other problem could occur if someone does not like what someone else wrote. They can just delete the page. Problems could occur if a battle starts up. Maybe only the author can delete? I am curious how Wikipedia handles all of this.
 
 
 
[[User:Thomas Lerman|Thomas Lerman]] 01:03, 5 March 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
:: Wikipedia marks pages for deletion, then has an admin actually perform the deletion. Controversial pages are often tagged as such, so admins can know if a page is contested. Currently on this wiki, only admins can actually delete a page, users should mark pages for deletion by replacing the text of the page with 'Deleted'. [[User:The Earl|The Earl]] 15:16, 13 March 2008 (MDT)
 
 
 
== Editing existing pages ==
 
See discussion at [[Edit a page]]
 
 
 
== How do I upload files or images? ==
 
The article [[Uploading files or images]] has minimal information. We need additional instructions.
 
 
 
== Creating and Populating Tables ==
 
I seem to be able to create a table, specify the number of rows and columns, size of cell, etc. But I couldn't get the table centered. I used the centering feature but the table remained on the left side of the page. What am I doing wrong. Also, how do I populate the cells of the table. As I started to type in a cell, the sizes of the columns changed.
 
Jbparker 11:14, 14 February 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
Go to [[Help:Tables]] for more information about working with tables. [[User:Molliewog|Molliewog]] 14:11, 6 March 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
== Is there a training manual? ==
 
Currently, help articles can be found at [[:Category:Help]] [[User:Molliewog|Molliewog]] 14:26, 6 March 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
== HTML and other unusual characters in Search Results ==
 
We have documented an issue with HTML and other Wiki syntax showing up in the search results. For example, if you search on Alaska, the following items will be included in the results:
 
 
 
<br>3: * Alaska State Archives&lt;br /&gt;141 Willoughby Avenue &lt;br ... <br>4: ...41&lt;br /&gt;Internet: http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/anchorage/&lt;br /&gt; <br>5: * Genealogical Society of Southeastern Alaska&lt;br /&gt;P.O. Box 6313 &lt;br /&gt;Ketchikan, AK 99901 <br>6: ...&lt;br /&gt;Fax: 907-276-1596&lt;br /&gt;Internet: http://www.alaskahistoricalsociety.org/&lt;br /&gt; <br>7: * Alaska State Library&lt;br /&gt;Alaska Historical Collections&lt;br /&gt;State Office Building...
 
If you click on the Wikitext button (upper left corner of the tool bar)<br>while you are in the edit mode and delete the HTML language it will disappear from the final saved page--usually.
 
 
 
This appears to no longer be an issue. [[User:Molliewog|Molliewog]] 14:54, 6 March 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
== FamilySearch Wikis in other languages ==
 
For a discussion about this site and languages, please see [[FSWiki: Languages]] [[User:Molliewog|Molliewog]] 15:14, 6 March 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
== General Structure ==
 
Please join the discussion at [[Talk:Meta:US_Structure]]. [[User:The Earl|The Earl]] 17:24, 7 March 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
== Integrating Family History Library Internet favorites ==
 
See discussion at [[Talk:Feedback:_Integrating_Family_History_Library_Internet_favorites]]
 
 
 
== Look and feel and navigation ==
 
See discussion at [[Talk:Look and feel and navigation]]
 
 
 
== Search problems ==
 
See discussion at [[Searching for specific articles or topics]]
 
 
 
== Editor bugs ==
 
See discussion at [[Comments on the FCK Editor]]
 
 
 
== Missing content ==
 
 
 
See discussion at [[Content from previous version is missing or links are missing]]
 
 
 
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== foreach ==
 
 
 
Could you install #FOREACH for me? http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LoopFunctions Thanks [[User:The Earl|The Earl]] 18:00, 7 March 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
If you have a new feature or process you'd like to suggest -- or if you feel an existing plugin/extension fills a customer need -- please submit a proposal to the wiki forum. (It's also a good idea to attach a poll to your post.) This allows the community to discuss and refine the idea. If the community agrees that the idea should be deployed, our development team will prioritize the request against the others in the queue. When we are planning an iteration (or a release), we add features/ideas/use cases to it using the requests as they are prioritized in the queue. Thanks. [[User:Molliewog|Molliewog]] 10:01, 11 March 2008 (MDT)
 
 
 
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:I have started a forum topic as to why the forum is a bad place to discuss wiki issues. Please comment there. http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1091 That said, if the above is the preferred way to submit requests, I will do so there. <br>Thanks [[User:The Earl|The Earl]] 13:53, 11 March 2008 (MDT)
 
 
 
::I have started a forum topic about extensions since I had a request as well. You may find it at:&nbsp;http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1106<br>Thank you, [[User:Thomas Lerman|Thomas Lerman]] 15:36, 13 March 2008 (MDT)
 
::: Poll for Parser functions and #foreach is at http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1126. Thanks [[User:The Earl|The Earl]] 10:53, 17 March 2008 (MDT)
 
 
 
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Revision as of 15:10, 6 April 2008

If you'd like to give feedback or suggestions about this site, please do so on the FamilySearch Wiki forum on LDS Tech Forums. We are using that forum tool because it's the one we could deploy fastest. Currently you will have to create an account there to leave feedback, but we will soon add forums to this wiki which will not require you to have separate accounts.

If you are experiencing a bug or technical problem with the site, please click here to tell us what is going wrong. We work bugs every day, and we're very interested in hearing about any problem you're having.