Talk:Community Center

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Community Center is under construction

Moved old Community Portal Content

The old community portal content needs to be sorted and put on appropriate pages.  Until that is completed. the content has been moved to "Old Community Portal Content." I hope this doesn't cause problems for anyone! Kara aka CK Whipple 04:35, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Moved discussion from the old Community Portal page

When the Community Portal page was moved to the new Community Center page, the discussion page content was not automatically moved. To preserve the content of the discussion page, I have copied the content here:

Redesign Community Page

Anyone interested in helping redesign the community page?  Lots of suggestions have been gather from feedback. This is an opportunity to help create the heart and soul of the wiki - a Community Center for genealogists to connect with each other as we research and contribute to the genealogy community.  What will it take to make the Community Center an example of a welcoming place that is clear, simple and attractive? Kara aka CK Whipple 15:42, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

I remember reading some of the feedback and a lot of the design comments were about a lack of color. I think the use of appropriate pictures/graphics would improve the look and feel of the Community Portal/Center and other pages/articles. The wiki is currently dominated by text. The majority of the web, that people are used to seeing these days, is more media rich. --Steve 17:24, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
Thank you Steve. I agree but don't know a work around. The problem with graphics etc is that something is broken that used to allow images to contain links therefore I was told I have to use text. If you know a work around I would sure like to polish up the Community Center and make it warm and inviting - the heart and soul of the wiki! Users also indicated a desire for a very simple format - not paragraphs. I created "Community Center" where I'm working on ideas and would appreciate your input. I am going to move the portal page and put the chart I created at the top of the old community portal page. Kara aka CK Whipple 20:19, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
If something is broken, then I think all the click-able image maps in the Wiki would not be working. As far as I know, the clickable-maps are still working. I'm not aware of anything that is broken. If something is broken, we need to get it reported asap. Fran 06:11, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
I found that the general images of maps are OK, you can click and view the larger image. However, what may be broken is the map where you can click on a smaller locality in the larger map (British Isles, see the User Group archives back in December 2008 for some more details) JamesAnderson 17:20, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
James, I did a quite check of the Dec2008 archives and did not find it. I also tried finding the British Isles, but did not see where you were talking about. However, I went to England where a clickable map exists and it is working fine for me. Is it not working for you or is some other page not working? Thomas Lerman 17:35, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Count me in. I have not heard about problems with images either. I can help you resolve problems if you are having them. Thomas Lerman 06:33, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks everyone! I checked with Anne and Mollie and the problem I had heard about weeks ago has been taken care of. Kara aka CK Whipple 07:01, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Thomas, the clickable map for England works OK, so the issue appears to be moot unless there's an isolated problem with a couple that I'm not aware of. Thanks Thomas for the information. JamesAnderson 18:46, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

That is good to know. I could be wrong, but it sounds like you do not know of a broken example at this time. Thomas Lerman 19:47, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Comments on Design

I just saw the new look of the "Community Center." As a user and wiki contributer, I thank you! I find the main page welcoming and easy to use. Charlene Genguide 08:20, 16 December 2009 (UTC)


Based on previous feedback, it would be nice to have an FAQ page for this Wiki that is linked from the main page of the Community Center. --Fran 04:44, 12 December 2009 (UTC) 

I believe it is part of this sprint! :) Kara aka CK Whipple 04:48, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
FYI: The Welcoming Committee page already has a link to the FAQ page, although no content exists on the page right now. I created a page for the FAQ technical questions and added it to the Welcoming Committee links. The FAQ technical question page will be incorporated with the Technical Discussion page (not yet created). --Fran 08:20, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
I have created a navigational template for the FAQ pages {{FamilySearch Wiki FAQ}} and made a start on the main FamilySearch Wiki:FAQ for the most common questions. Future disussion about FAQ related issues should now be carried out in their associated talk pages. --Steve 10:46, 12 December 2009 (UTC)