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Contributor Support[[Image:Question Dice.jpg|right|130x130px]]
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== '''General Projects'''  ==
  
Do you enjoy meeting and communicating with others? &nbsp;Do you use Forums and Discussion pages? &nbsp;Then you could be a valuable asset to the Contributor Support committee. &nbsp;Good communication skills and a desire to help answer questions and connect with the community would be helpful qualities for members of this committee. <br>
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| Help to make the "Getting Started"&nbsp;pages for Wiki users work better for new users:<br>
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:*New Wiki Users/Researchers:&nbsp;Focus on HOW&nbsp;to use the Wiki
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:*Wiki Contributors:&nbsp;Focus on how to GET&nbsp;STARTED contributing to the Wiki
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:*Community:&nbsp;Give resources for how community users can connect more easily with each other; restrict links to only those that relate to community discussion and collaboration
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:*Especially:
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::*[[Help:Tour|Wiki Tour]]
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::*[[Help:Edit and Contribute|Edit and Contribute]]
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::*[[Community Center|Community Center]]
  
== Members of this committee could:  ==
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'''Is anything being done with this?'''
  
*Help implement better communication between Community members through the Discussion pages and Forums.
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*Assist in answering questions posted on Discussion pages and the Forums.
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| [[User:Jenson1|Jenson1]]<br>[[User:Evancol|evancol]]
*Help to interface and connect with the Community.
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| In progress - see talk pages of these links
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| Encourage use of citations '''or this?'''
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== See Also:  ==
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[[Community Center|Community Center]]
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== '''Community Involvement Projects'''  ==
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/ Forums]  
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Assistants
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| Create a Community Council<br>
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[[User:Evancol|evancol]]<br> [[User:Aberksan|aberksan]]
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| '''2'''
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| Evaluate Wiki Community Meetings<br>
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:*Name and functions of Tues 1pm contributor meetings&nbsp;
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:*Evaluate purpose and topics of Thurs 2pm contributor meetings '''(needs to be decided quickly)'''
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| <br>
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| [[User:Evancol|evancol]]
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| In progress<br>
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|-
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Dialogue Summary|Creation of Talk Digest]]/place to [[FamilySearch Wiki:Tech Support Suggestions|track community suggestions]]<br>
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:*Need to come to consensus and build - what is it supposed to be?<br>
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| [[User:Evancol|evancol]]<br>
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| '''1'''
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|}
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== '''Help Content'''  ==
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Info
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Leader(s)
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Assistants
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Status/<br>Priority<br>
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|-
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Improving the Help content|Improve the Help Content]]<br>
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:*Related links:
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::*[[:Category:Help]]
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::*[[:Category:How to articles]]
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::*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/index.php?title=Special%3AAllPages&from=&to=&namespace=12 All articles in the Help namespace]
  
[[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)|Help:Talk]]  
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| [[User:Evancol|evancol]]&nbsp;
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<br>[[User:Sbfunk|Sbfunk]]<br>[[User:Jenson1|Jenson1]]  
  
[[Help:Patrolling recent changes|Recent Changes]]
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'''Biggest part is done - needs to be maintained'''
  
== You can help  ==
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'''Help Content Comm.'''
  
If you would like to share your talents and knowledge by participating in this committee, sign up here by indicating:  
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| Create training/tutorial videos for contributors
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:*[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=5829 See Forum thread]<br>
  
:*'''Username''': Link to your User page and Discussion page in this column
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| [[User:Jenson1|Jenson1]]<br>
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| Under discussion<br>
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|-
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| Review [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Improving the Help content/Needed How To Articles|Needed How To Articles]] for possible creation
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| <br>
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| [[User:Jenson1|Jenson1]]<br>[[User:Sbfunk|Sbfunk]]<br>
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| <br>
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|-
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| Review Help&nbsp;Center Help vs. Wiki Help
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Waiting for Help to be loaded into Help Center '''(still in progress?)'''<br>
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:*'''Areas of Expertise:&nbsp;'''Add your area of expertise or any additional information &nbsp;you would like to include. &nbsp;Also, indicate if you would be willing to be a Chairman for this committee.
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== '''Administrative Maintenance'''  ==
  
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! width="90" | Username
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Info
! Areas of Expertise
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Leader(s)
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Assistants
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Status/<br>Priority
 
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| Adoptions
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:*Help determine and define how the adoption setup process works.&nbsp;
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:*Help new adoptors get started building their pages.<br>
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:*Contact adopters as needed.<br>
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| [[User:Jenson1|Jenson1]]
 
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<br>[[User:Evancol|evancol]]
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'''ongoing?'''
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Mentoring comm.
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<br>
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== '''General Maintenance'''  ==
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|-
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Info
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Leader(s)
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Assistants
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Status/<br>Priority
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|-
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| Discuss file types - should doc and xls files be banned because they allow potentially harmful macros?<br>
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:*Note:&nbsp;search for the file type in [[Special:ListFiles]]
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| <br>
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| <br>[[User:Sbfunk|Sbfunk]]
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| <br>
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|-
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| Need to align the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance Templates|Maintenance Templates]] and the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]] so that there are templates for the various policies, and vice versa.'''(is anything happening?)'''
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| [[User:Jenson1|Jenson1]]<br>[[User:Sbfunk|Sbfunk]]<br>
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| '''2'''
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== '''Roles and Responsibilities'''  ==
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Assistants
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Status/<br>Priority
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| Determine procedures for tracking who has what roles, work with '''sysop''' to ensure follow-up
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| '''?'''
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|-
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| Discuss with community procedures for requesting an additional role of Reviewer or Moderator. Document in necessary pages.
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| <br>
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| [[User:Jenson1|Jenson1]]<br>
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| <br>
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|-
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| Ensure pages about roles and responsibilities and rights are well interlinked with necessary pages. <br>
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| '''2'''
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== '''Policies and Guidelines (needs improvement)'''  ==
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Leader(s)
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Assistants
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Status/<br>Priority
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies/Proposed enhancements|Proposed Enhancements to Policies]]'''&nbsp;(nclude length of time before content article is deleted'''
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| Integration
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| Links &amp; Content Editing Needed
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| [[:Category:FamilySearch Wiki policies and guidelines]] <br>should equal: <br>[[:Category:FamilySearch Wiki policy]]
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| <br>
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| Review of [[User:JensenFA/Policies and Procedures|this page regarding ongoing policy discussions]]<br>
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== '''Governance Procedures (need creation)'''  ==
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Info
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Leader(s)
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Project Assistants
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! bgcolor="#ffcc99" scope="col" | Status/<br>Priority
 
|-
 
|-
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| What is the process for bringing a suggestion up for a proposal, then through discussion, to a decision, and through implementation?
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| <br>
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| <br>[[User:Evancol|evancol]]
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| '''1'''
 
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| What are the procedures for requesting Reviewer or Moderator rights? '''(What are responsibilities for Moderator?)'''
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| <br>
 
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== '''Additional potential projects'''  ==
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:*[[Community Meeting Agenda 19 January 2010#Join_Wiki_Community_Maintenance_Projects|Meeting notes with list of potential maintenance projects]]<br>
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Topics needed by new wiki contributors|Topics needed by new wiki contributors]] (integrate specifics in this section into the projects above)
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== '''<br>''' ==

Revision as of 20:20, 12 October 2011

Sandbox2  

General Projects

Project Info Project Leader(s) Project Assistants Status/
Priority
Help to make the "Getting Started" pages for Wiki users work better for new users:
  • New Wiki Users/Researchers: Focus on HOW to use the Wiki
  • Wiki Contributors: Focus on how to GET STARTED contributing to the Wiki
  • Community: Give resources for how community users can connect more easily with each other; restrict links to only those that relate to community discussion and collaboration
  • Especially:

Is anything being done with this?


Jenson1
evancol
In progress - see talk pages of these links
Encourage use of citations or this?



Community Involvement Projects

Project Info Project Leader(s) Project Assistants Status/
Priority
Create a Community Council

evancol
aberksan


2
Evaluate Wiki Community Meetings
  • Name and functions of Tues 1pm contributor meetings 
  • Evaluate purpose and topics of Thurs 2pm contributor meetings (needs to be decided quickly)

evancol In progress
Creation of Talk Digest/place to track community suggestions
  • Need to come to consensus and build - what is it supposed to be?

evancol
1



Help Content

Project Info Project Leader(s) Project Assistants Status/
Priority
Improve the Help Content
  • Related links:
evancol 


Sbfunk
Jenson1

Biggest part is done - needs to be maintained

Help Content Comm.

Create training/tutorial videos for contributors

Jenson1
Under discussion
Review Needed How To Articles for possible creation
Jenson1
Sbfunk

Review Help Center Help vs. Wiki Help

Waiting for Help to be loaded into Help Center (still in progress?)



[[|]]

Administrative Maintenance

Project Info Project Leader(s) Project Assistants Status/
Priority
Adoptions
  • Help determine and define how the adoption setup process works. 
  • Help new adoptors get started building their pages.
  • Contact adopters as needed.
Jenson1


evancol


ongoing? Mentoring comm.


General Maintenance

Project Info Project Leader(s) Project Assistants Status/
Priority
Discuss file types - should doc and xls files be banned because they allow potentially harmful macros?


Sbfunk

Need to align the Maintenance Templates and the Policies so that there are templates for the various policies, and vice versa.(is anything happening?)
Jenson1
Sbfunk
2


Roles and Responsibilities

Project Info Project Leader(s) Project Assistants Status/
Priority
Determine procedures for tracking who has what roles, work with sysop to ensure follow-up

?
Discuss with community procedures for requesting an additional role of Reviewer or Moderator. Document in necessary pages.
Jenson1

Ensure pages about roles and responsibilities and rights are well interlinked with necessary pages.


2



Policies and Guidelines (needs improvement)

Project Info Project Leader(s) Project Assistants Status/
Priority
Proposed Enhancements to Policies (nclude length of time before content article is deleted


Integration


Links & Content Editing Needed


Category:FamilySearch Wiki policies and guidelines
should equal:
Category:FamilySearch Wiki policy



Review of this page regarding ongoing policy discussions





Governance Procedures (need creation)

Project Info Project Leader(s) Project Assistants Status/
Priority
What is the process for bringing a suggestion up for a proposal, then through discussion, to a decision, and through implementation?

evancol
1
What are the procedures for requesting Reviewer or Moderator rights? (What are responsibilities for Moderator?)



Additional potential projects