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'''Research Wiki Moderators are responsible to:'''
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== As a Research Wiki Moderator, you are responsible to: ==
  
*'''Build Community''' - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.  
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:*'''Build Community''' - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.  
*'''Recognize Contributions''' - Introduce themselves to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognize contributors for great work  
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:*'''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.<br>
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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>
  
<br>'''New moderators will:'''
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== As a new moderator, you will: ==
  
#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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:#'''[[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:  
#*The main locality page (e.g. the [[Missouri|Missouri]] page)  
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:#*The main locality page (e.g. the [[Missouri|Missouri]] page)  
#*Sub-locality pages (e.g. the [[Jackson County, Missouri|counties in Missouri]])  
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:#*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.)  
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:#*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:  
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:#'''Learn about the following''', so that you know what to do or where to refer people when they have questions:  
#*Wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guidelines]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]], "How the wiki works"
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:#*How to use Talk/Discussion pages to communicate with other contributors  
#*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|The Manual of Style]]
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:#*How to use the&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]  
#*How to use Talk/Discussion pages to communicate with other contributors  
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:#*How to find&nbsp;[[Help:Contributor Help|help information]]&nbsp;in the wiki  
#*How to use the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]  
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:#*Wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guidelines]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]], "How the wiki works"
#*How to find [[Help:Contributor Help|help information]] in the wiki  
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:#*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|The Manual of Style]]<br>
#*The [[FamilySearch Wiki:Dispute Resolution|dispute resolution]] process  
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:#*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:  
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:#'''Populate the "Help Wanted" page for your locality'''
#*Follow the discussions in the Contributor's Corner on the forums.
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:#*Add Stubs, Beginner projects, and Wanted links to the page for volunteers to work on
#*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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:#*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.
  
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The Dispute Resolution Guidelines are outlined on the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Dispute resolution]] page and the links from that page.
  
'''Notes:'''
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== Ongoing, you will: ==
  
*There can be a single moderator for a topic/location, or a team of moderators that work together.<br>
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Stay updated by doing the following:
*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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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]]&nbsp;
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]]
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|The Manual of Style]]
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|Moderators]]
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::*Moderator Responsibilities (this page)
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::*Other pages you feel are important.
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::*The Help Wanted page for your locality<br>&nbsp;
  
*Be familiar with the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]] of the Wiki.
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== Best Practices  ==
*Be familiar with the content in the subject area you moderate.
 
*Add information and links to the pages you moderate.
 
*Share best practices with others as they contribute.
 
*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;
 
*Be familiar with [[FamilySearch Wiki:Administrators#How_to_Contact_Administrators|how to contact administrators]] when needed.
 
*Add this page to your [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Watchlist Watchlist] to be notified of any&nbsp;changes to the Moderator role.
 
*[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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:'''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.