FamilySearch Wiki:Technical Meeting Agenda 11 May 2010

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Purpose of the meeting

  • To forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • To discuss content, technical issues, workarounds, community, site design, and strategy.



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Discussion Items

From the Community

  • Submitted a QR code image for review 20 April 2010, look for file FSWikiMainPageQRCode.png to find it once it is. Insert it here, (relates to 20 April discussion).

From FamilySearch Staff

Category:Articles using the table template incorrectly

Currently this category has three pages in the wiki with this category. The category page is completely void of any documentation. Instructions related to why the category was created, how the category should be used, and how the category will be managed. This is a maintenance process that should be documented and should have been vetted with the community prior to implementation. Therefore, the addition of documentation is critical. Thanks! --Fran 15:29, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

The ISBN Feature [Carried over from 20 April meeting]

  • It appears the ISBN search feature might be working properly, at least in part. If anyone would like to help verify the feature is functioning as expected, that would be nice. Pages you might want to refer to while testing this feature include:
  • FamilySearch Wiki:Book sources
  • Template:WorldCat - how does this template affect the ISBN search feature that is default in MediaWiki?
  • Russia Periodicals has several ISBN links on the page. Clicking on any of the links takes you to the "Book sources" page but includes the ISBN search field with the word "Go" to conduct a search. Unfortunately when I click on "Go" nothing happens. In order to conduct a search I have to scroll down to the list of book sources and click on each option of interest to me. Example: "Find this book at WorldCat free online catalog of the world's libraries"
  • The MediaWiki page about the ISBN feature helps to understand the intended functionality of this feature.

Proposal to rename the Dispute Resolution Process

[Carried over from 20 April meeting]

We're in the process of updating the content related to the governance and dispute resolution process in the wiki. One concern voiced in the recent past was related to the title of "Dispute Resolution." The concern is that the title itself has a negative overtone and we were looking for ideas to communicate something more positive. One suggestion that was shared with me is "Agreement Process." I really like the suggestion and welcome your opinion on this and other ideas. The pages in the wiki that would be impacted by this change include:

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Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to cover during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post some details on the discussion page and link to the discussion from the agenda.