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[[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|< Back to Moderator page]]  
 
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'''As a Research Wiki Moderator, you 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.  
 
:*'''Build Community''' - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.  
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:#*Wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guidelines]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]], "How the wiki works"  
 
:#*Wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guidelines]] and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]], "How the wiki works"  
 
:#*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|The Manual of Style]]<br>  
 
:#*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|The Manual of Style]]<br>  
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:#*The [[FamilySearch Wiki:Dispute Resolution|dispute resolution]] process<br>&nbsp;
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:#*[https://help.familysearch.org/help/viewdocument?documentId=109787&sliceId=SAL_Public&userQuery=subscribe+to+a+forum Subscribe]&nbsp;to the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Contributor's Corner]&nbsp;forum to stay updated on ongonig conversations, and chime in as needed  
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== Ongoing, you will: ==
:#*[[Help:Watchlist|Watch important Wiki pages]]  
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:#:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]]&nbsp;  
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Stay updated by doing the following:  
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:#:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|The Manual of Style]]  
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:*[https://help.familysearch.org/help/viewdocument?documentId=109787&sliceId=SAL_Public&userQuery=subscribe+to+a+forum Subscribe]&nbsp;to the&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Contributor's Corner]&nbsp;forum to stay updated on ongonig conversations, and chime in as needed  
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:*[[Help:Watchlist|Watch important Wiki pages]]:
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]]&nbsp;  
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|The Manual of Style]]  
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== Best Practices  ==
 
== Best Practices  ==
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:*There can be a single moderator for a topic/location, or a team of moderators that work together.<br>  
 
:*There can be a single moderator for a topic/location, or a team of moderators that work together.<br>  
 
:*These responsibilities can take anywhere from a few hours here and there to as much time as the moderator will allow.
 
:*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 16:15, 8 May 2012

< 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:

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.