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Create Place Holder on Home page

Create Place Holder on Homepage (Done - Created Main_Page Portal)

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.

Thomas Lerman 01:03, 5 March 2008 (MST)

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. Molliewog 14:11, 6 March 2008 (MST)

Is there a training manual?

Currently, help articles can be found at Category:Help 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:

3: * Alaska State Archives<br />141 Willoughby Avenue <br ...
4: ...41<br />Internet:<br />
5: * Genealogical Society of Southeastern Alaska<br />P.O. Box 6313 <br />Ketchikan, AK 99901
6: ...<br />Fax: 907-276-1596<br />Internet:<br />
7: * Alaska State Library<br />Alaska Historical Collections<br />State Office Building... If you click on the Wikitext button (upper left corner of the tool bar)
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. Molliewog 14:54, 6 March 2008 (MST)

FamilySearch Wikis in other languages

For a discussion about this site and languages, please see FSWiki:Languages 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.

The Earl 14:58, 6 March 2008 (MST)

MediaWiki software does not have a folder structure. The main structure is that of 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. Molliewog 15:08, 6 March 2008 (MST)

Integrating Family History Library Internet favorites

Look and feel and navigation Searching for specific articles or topics

Comments on the Editor (FCKEditor)

Content from previous version is missing or links are missing