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Welcome to Wiki-style support.
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We are eager to hear input and feedback from you because the FamilySearch Research Wiki is a community driven, community maintained site. In the spirit of honoring a community environment, we encourage you to use the FamilySearch Forums to ask research questions, help others locate answers to research questions, and post your feedback and suggestions.  
Known issues are reported below. Don't see your issue? Add the topic to this page to create it. Support people are watching this page. But if anyone knows the answer just jump in.....Wiki-style!!
 
  
== Create Place Holder on Home page ==
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Create Place Holder on Homepage (Done - Created [[Main Page|Main_Page]] Portal)
 
  
== Deleting or archiving pages ==
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== Survey  ==
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.
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We have some questions we'd like to ask you about your experience using the Wiki. [http://ldschurch.inquisiteasp.com/cgi-bin/qwebcorporate.dll?idx=BXZJ9Z Tell Us What You Think]
  
[[User:Thomas Lerman|Thomas Lerman]] 01:03, 5 March 2008 (MST)
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== Feedback or suggestions  ==
  
== Editing existing pages ==
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'''If you'd like to give feedback or suggestions''' about this site, please:
See discussion at [[Edit a page]]
 
  
== How do I upload files or images? ==
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#Go to the [http://forums.familysearch.org/forumdisplay.php?f=1 FamilySearch Wiki Feedback &amp; Suggestions] forum.
The article [[Uploading files or images]] has minimal information. We need additional instructions.
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#Log on to the forum. At this time, it is a separate registration and sign-in than this Wiki. It may be a good idea to still use the same user name and password when you register.
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#Post your feedback or suggestion.
  
== Creating and Populating Tables ==
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== Bugs or technical problems  ==
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)
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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 send an email] to tell us what is going wrong. We troubleshoot bugs every day, and we're very interested in hearing about any problem you are having.  
  
== Is there a training manual? ==
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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 ==
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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:
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<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...
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[[Category:Contact us|{{PAGENAME}}]]
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 ==
 
Is there a general guideline for structure of articles here?
 
For instance, I would like to start building out New York. New York exists at Portal:New_York, from Portal:United_States. I added the counties at Portal:New_York/New_York (for NY County).
 
 
 
It seems to me that there are a LOT of articles being build off of the root, and this may lead to a lot of moved articles as things more ahead.
 
 
 
[[User:The Earl|The Earl]] 14:58, 6 March 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
MediaWiki software does not have a folder structure. The main structure is that of [[Help:Namespaces|namespaces]]. The great majority of articles on this site reside in the main namespace which is essentially the root. Pages (articles) are only moved if they need to be renamed or moved to another namepspace. [[User:Molliewog|Molliewog]] 15:08, 6 March 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
Portals are unique in their structure. They use sub-pages to populate each box. There is some basic information at [[FamilySearchWiki:Portal Instructions]]. Please feel free to ask any questions about the portal stuff on the portal instruction discussion page! [[User:Molliewog|Molliewog]] 15:17, 6 March 2008 (MST)
 
 
 
:: I understand the structure of MediaWiki, and appreciate the namespaces. Please meet me 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]]
 
 
 
[[Searching for specific articles or topics]]
 
 
 
[[Comments on the FCK Editor|Comments on the Editor (FCKEditor)]]
 
 
 
[[Content from previous version is missing or links are missing]]
 
 
 
== 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)
 

Revision as of 15:38, 20 December 2011

We are eager to hear input and feedback from you because the FamilySearch Research Wiki is a community driven, community maintained site. In the spirit of honoring a community environment, we encourage you to use the FamilySearch Forums to ask research questions, help others locate answers to research questions, and post your feedback and suggestions.


Survey

We have some questions we'd like to ask you about your experience using the Wiki. Tell Us What You Think

Feedback or suggestions

If you'd like to give feedback or suggestions about this site, please:

  1. Go to the FamilySearch Wiki Feedback & Suggestions forum.
  2. Log on to the forum. At this time, it is a separate registration and sign-in than this Wiki. It may be a good idea to still use the same user name and password when you register.
  3. Post your feedback or suggestion.

Bugs or technical problems

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


This Feedback page has changed. If you're looking for the old Feedback page, see FamilySearch Wiki:Known Issues.