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'''Research Wiki Moderators are responsible to:'''
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|< Back to Moderator page]]
  
*'''Build Community''' - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.
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== As a Research Wiki Moderator, you are responsible to:  ==
*'''Recognize Contributions''' - Introduce themselves to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognize contributors for great work
 
*'''Help Resolve Problems''' - Generally a very minor part of these responsibilities, it will be important to respond when Wiki Guidelines and Policies are broken by contributors, and help when two contributors are in an editing dispute by supporting the Dispute Resolution guidelines.<br>
 
  
<br>'''New moderators will:'''  
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:*'''Build Community''' - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.
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:*'''Recognize Contributions''' - Introduce yourself to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognize contributors for great work
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:*'''Help Resolve Problems''' - Generally a very minor part of these responsibilities, it will be important to respond when Wiki Guidelines and Policies are broken by contributors, and help when two contributors are in an editing dispute by supporting the Dispute Resolution guidelines.<br>
  
#Click to watch the pages in the locality to be aware of the work being done on them. This will help the moderator know when others are contributing to these pages and give them information they need to reach out to contributors - specifically the following, though there may be more:  
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== As a new moderator, you will: ==
#*The main locality page (e.g. the [[Missouri|Missouri]] page)
 
#*Sub-locality pages (e.g. the [[Jackson County, Missouri|counties in Missouri]])
 
#*The locality topic pages (e.g. [[Missouri Bible Records|Missouri Bible Records]], etc.)
 
#Learn about each of the following, so that they know what to do or where to refer people when they get questions:
 
#*Wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guidelines]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]], "How the wiki works"
 
#*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|The Manual of Style]]
 
#*How to use Talk/Discussion pages to communicate with other contributors
 
#*How to use the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]
 
#*How to find [[Help:Contributor Help|help information]] in the wiki
 
#*The [[FamilySearch Wiki:Dispute Resolution|dispute resolution]] process
 
#Once they feel they understand the above concepts, they will continue to keep updated in two areas:
 
#*Follow the discussions in the Contributor's Corner on the forums.
 
#*Watch the Wiki pages of note – the Guidelines &amp; Policy pages, the Moderator pages, and any other pages they feel are important.<br>
 
  
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:#'''[[Help:Watchlist|Watch the pages]]''' in the locality to be aware of the work being done on them. This will: 1. Help you know when others are contributing to these pages, and 2. Give you information you need to reach out to contributors. You'll watch at least:
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:#*The main locality page (e.g. the [[Missouri|Missouri]] page)
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:#*Sub-locality pages (e.g. the [[Jackson County, Missouri|counties in Missouri]])
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:#*The locality topic pages (e.g. [[Missouri Bible Records|Missouri Bible Records]], etc.)
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:#'''Learn about the following''', so that you know what to do or where to refer people when they have questions:
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:#*How to use Talk/Discussion pages to communicate with other contributors
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:#*How to use the&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]
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:#*How to find&nbsp;[[Help:Contributor Help|help information]]&nbsp;in the wiki
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:#*Wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guidelines]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]], "How the wiki works"
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:#*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|The Manual of Style]]<br>  
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:#*The [[FamilySearch Wiki:Dispute Resolution|dispute resolution]] process
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:#'''Populate the "Help Wanted" page for your locality'''
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:#*Add Stubs, Beginner projects, and Wanted links to the page for volunteers to work on
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:#*Update the links as the pages are completed
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:#*Work with the volunteers so that they know the criteria being used for the locality
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:#*See [[FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Ohio_pages|Help wanted on the Ohio pages]] &nbsp;for an example.
  
'''Notes:'''
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The Dispute Resolution Guidelines are outlined on the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Dispute resolution]] page and the links from that page.
  
*There can be a single moderator for a topic/location, or a team of moderators that work together.<br>
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== Ongoing, you will:  ==
*These responsibilities can take anywhere from a few hours here and there to as much time as the moderator will allow.
 
  
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Stay updated by doing the following:
  
*Be familiar with the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]] of the Wiki.
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:*[[Help:Watchlist|Watch important Wiki pages]]:
*Be familiar with the content in the subject area you moderate.
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]]&nbsp;
*Add information and links to the pages you moderate.
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]]  
*Share best practices with others as they contribute.
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|The Manual of Style]]  
*Know how to contact other users through their [[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)|user discussion&nbsp;pages]] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:E-mailing_users E-mail this user] feature.&nbsp;
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|Moderators]]  
*Be familiar with [[FamilySearch Wiki:Administrators#How_to_Contact_Administrators|how to contact administrators]] when needed.
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::*Moderator Responsibilities (this page)
*Add this page to your [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Watchlist Watchlist] to be notified of any&nbsp;changes to the Moderator role.  
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::*Other pages you feel are important.
*[https://help.familysearch.org/help/viewdocument?documentId=109787&sliceId=SAL_Public&userQuery=subscribe+to+a+forum Subscribe] to the&nbsp;[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Contributors' Corner forum] so you can be aware of changes in policies, governance, stylistic issues, and templates.&nbsp;
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::*The Help Wanted page for your locality<br>&nbsp;
  
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== Best Practices  ==
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:'''Build Community'''<br>
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::*Share best practices with others as they contribute.
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::*Recruit those who you know have good knowledge about the area
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:::*[[Help:Adopt-a-page|Adoption]] of pages by organizations is a great recruiting tool
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:::*Social media is also a great way to spread the word
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:::*Starting a [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject|WikiProject]] can help you recruit those who need a specific focus to know how to help
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:'''Recognize contributions'''<br>
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::*Know how to contact other users through their&nbsp;[[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)|user discussion&nbsp;pages]]&nbsp;and the&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:E-mailing_users E-mail this user]&nbsp;feature.
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::*Visit the [[Special:Contributions|User Contributions]] page of contributors to see what they have been working on to know what to recognize.
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:'''Help Resolve Problems'''
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::*Be familiar with the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]] of the Wiki.
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::*Be familiar with the content in the subject area you moderate.
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::*Be familiar with [[FamilySearch Wiki:Administrators#How_to_Contact_Administrators|how to contact administrators]] when needed.<br>&nbsp;
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== Notes  ==
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:*There can be a single moderator for a topic/location, or a team of moderators that work together.<br>
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:*These responsibilities can take anywhere from a few hours here and there to as much time as the moderator will allow.
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Revision as of 22:36, 6 February 2013

< Back to Moderator page

As a Research Wiki Moderator, you are responsible to:

  • Build Community - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.
  • Recognize Contributions - Introduce yourself to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognize contributors for great work
  • Help Resolve Problems - Generally a very minor part of these responsibilities, it will be important to respond when Wiki Guidelines and Policies are broken by contributors, and help when two contributors are in an editing dispute by supporting the Dispute Resolution guidelines.

As a new moderator, you will:

  1. Watch the pages in the locality to be aware of the work being done on them. This will: 1. Help you know when others are contributing to these pages, and 2. Give you information you need to reach out to contributors. You'll watch at least:
  2. Learn about the following, so that you know what to do or where to refer people when they have questions:
  3. Populate the "Help Wanted" page for your locality
    • Add Stubs, Beginner projects, and Wanted links to the page for volunteers to work on
    • Update the links as the pages are completed
    • Work with the volunteers so that they know the criteria being used for the locality
    • See Help wanted on the Ohio pages  for an example.

The Dispute Resolution Guidelines are outlined on the FamilySearch Wiki:Dispute resolution page and the links from that page.

Ongoing, you will:

Stay updated by doing the following:

Best Practices

Build Community
  • Share best practices with others as they contribute.
  • Recruit those who you know have good knowledge about the area
  • Adoption of pages by organizations is a great recruiting tool
  • Social media is also a great way to spread the word
  • Starting a WikiProject can help you recruit those who need a specific focus to know how to help
Recognize contributions
Help Resolve Problems

Notes

  • There can be a single moderator for a topic/location, or a team of moderators that work together.
  • These responsibilities can take anywhere from a few hours here and there to as much time as the moderator will allow.