User group meeting agenda & minutes 12 Mar 2008

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Proposing ideas for this agenda

To propose or discuss ideas for this agenda, please use the Discussion tab above. As the meeting draws near, we will review the items proposed on the Discussions page and decide which ones should get highest priority on the agenda.


Administrative items

  1. Assignment of time keeper, note taker, and facilitator
  2. Introduction of members: 10 seconds for name and desired takeaways.
  3. Today's agenda preview
  4. Where we'll look for initial ideas to cover (feedback page and agenda discussion page)
  5. Where to propose items for next agenda: Michael

Information items

  1. Iteration planning and the requested features/policies/instructions backlog: Kip Enger, Jim Greene, and Michael Ritchey
  2. Adding images: Jim Greene
  3. Categorization: Michael Ritchey
  4. Naming standards for places: Michael Ritchey

Discussion items


Facilitator was Michael Ritchey (Ritcheymt). Note taker was [David Perry]. Time keeper was [name here].


Fran Jensen, Jim Greene, Barrie Campbell (The Earl), Jake Gehring, Jimmy Parker, Barbara Baker, David Dilts, Jim Anderson, Karen Greenwell, Giknny Acheson, kara Wahlquist, Darris Williams, Jim Ison, David Perry, Phill Dunn.

Action items

1.  Iteration planning and the requested features/policies/instructions backlog: Kip Enger, Jim Greene, and Michael Ritchey

a.  Michael explained the new process of receiving case stories and posting them on the white board with color codes based on priority.  These are then assigned to the appropriate team (engineering or Wiki staff) for development.  Suggestion:  have Wiki community help develop some of these, based on their interest.  Michael said this is being considered, and would be possible, but with controls from the Wiki staff.

b.  The backlog is large, so we need to be patient.  Each scrum iteration (sprint) takes  3 weeks, and the scrum teams can only handle a limited number of the case stories.

2.  Adding images: Jim Greene

Jim discussed his recent meeting with Legal Services.  They requested that we place a Disclaimer page on the FS Wiki regarding copyright and also malicious issues.  We want to post images, but they must be patrolled by the Wiki staff before they even appear, unlike text, which may appear and later be changed.  We will conform to the standards of our Creative Commons license, which allows unlimited use as long as an image is not copyrighted elsewhere and not to be used for commercial purposes.

3.  Categorization: Michael Ritchey

The complex issue of categories was introduced but will be discussed in detail, along with place standards, in our meeting next week.  Michael explained several ways to search in the Wiki, including the Search box (our default), Exact match (called "Go" in Wikipedia, which is their default), Browsing, and Categories.  Suggestions:  perhaps use the categories  that already exist in FHL Catalog.  Michael explained that is a possibility, but with some problems they are still discussing. 

4.  Naming standards for places: Michael Ritchey

As with the Categories topic discussed above, Michael explained that the place name standards that have been developed by the FCH Department may be used on the Wiki, but some problems exist that are still under discussion. 

These two topics were held over until next week, at which time Jake Gehring will facilitate the discussion.