User talk:Ckwahlquist

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Pocatello, Idaho

Kara's Discussion Page 

  • Skype is the quickest way to reach me - username is karawiki
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  • Please use section headings to separate conversation topics.

See: Community Center, Wikiquette, Be nice, and Talk page guidelines.

Underlined text and wiki-signiture

Hi, I had a look for the underlined text you mentioned for Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records. There was one phrase "do not list the name of the child", that was underlined. Looking at the wikitext it looks like the intention was just to underline the do not, so that is what I have done.

Where should wikiproject contributors communicate?

People who work on writing projects on the wiki are asking for an online venue they can use to talk about...

  • how to organize projects,
  • how and where to recruit contributors
  • how to motivate project members
  • how to track progress on projects
  • Manual of Style issues that we need to settle to avoid rework
  • ...and other stuff.

Could you go to the wiki feedback forum and give your opinion as to what tool(s) we should choose to communicate? The thread where we will discuss this is Which tools for wikiproject contributors to communicate? Ritcheymt 16:24, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Please vote on new name for Reviewer role

The wiki community is voting on a proposed renaming of the Reviewer role so that we can give the role to anyone we trust to upload their own images without review. If you care about the name of this role, please discuss the issue and cast your vote at FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer. Ritcheymt 16:46, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Call for Feedback Re: Making Wiki Easier for New Users/Contributors

We need your feedback! Our goal is for to be a friendly, welcoming place that is easy for you to use and make contributions. Please share your comments. What is your experience? What challenges do you face in using and contributing to the wiki? Where do you find help? When you notice problems, please go to Challenges Facing New Users. This is the page for making comments on challenges you have encountered. If you wish to be anonymous, you may send comments to me and I will post them.

Please post your comments and ideas for the solutions at What New Users and Contributors Want to Make Wiki Easier. Then, come add your "Vote" by listing and prioritizing those solutions that are most urgent and important for the entire community at Newbies Priorities. This is not only for newbies, we also need experienced user/contributor feedback on your early, new user experiences. Thank you!

Kara aka CK Whipple 12:24, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for keeping this discussion off of the forums. Charlene Genguide 02:14, 9 November 2009 (UTC

Forum message

I am not sure if you saw my forum message or not. I know you said you do not get there very often, but I was a little unsure about a couple of things you requested. Also, you should have got an e-mail alerting you to my reply. Has the problem been taken care of? Thomas Lerman 15:05, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Posted another two. Thomas Lerman 06:55, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Community Center

Hello CK Whipple, I hope you do not mind . . . I saw the new Community Center and saw some minor formatting issues. I went into Wikitext and did some cleanup so it looks a bit better. I also did some other minor cleanup. I am not 100% sure of the direction you are going with that page. If you would like me to help you with more, please let me know.  Oh yes, I also some some of the links to anchors (headings) on articles need to be updated. I was going to do that, but got distracted. Thomas Lerman 17:50, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Weigh in on FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project?

Project pages are getting hard to find because people are putting them in multiple namespaces and using all kinds of naming conventions. Would you mind weighing in on FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project? Thanks! Ritcheymt 00:08, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

My Welcome Message

Hi Kara, I have converted the welcome message that you have put together into a template {{Welcome}}. To use it, type {{subst:Welcome}} on a users talk page. --Steve 15:15, 5 January 2010 (UTC)



The Welcoming Committee is here to support you and offer you a warm welcome to a Community that loves Family History. We thank you for your contributions! Please continue editing and consider joining the Welcoming Committee or Projects Seeking Contributors where you may work with experienced users who will help you feel comfortable. This message is posted on your Talk Page which is associated with your personal User Page. You may practice editing on the Wiki by creating a User Page about yourself. We hope you like this place and decide to join in.

There are a few pages you may find helpful:

You may find additional editing assistance from experienced contributors in the forums at We have groups for Newbies to the Wiki, Help for Wiki Contributors and Wiki Tech Power Users. Please sign your name only on discussion/talk pages. If you need personal assistance, feel free to contact the Welcoming Committee Members.

Again, welcome! CK Whipple 00:00, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Please vote on search result title link color

Some users have reported that the red color of the article title links in search results are confusing because in a Mediawiki site, a red link means a link to a page that has no content. There is a poll on the forums as to whether to make the links blue instead, which would also conform to what Google and Bing do. Please read the thread/explanation and vote. RitcheyMT 16:17, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

To all FamilySearch Wiki Contributors: An apology is in order...

By way of introduction, my name is Ben Bennett and I’ve recently joined the FamilySearch team as the product manager for the Wiki and Forums. Put simply, my job is to ensure that your experience, as contributors and users of the Wiki and Forums is excellent. To this end, an apology is in order. CONTINUE

Genealogists Helping Genealogists meeting

Thanks for putting up that meeting. I know how you can record it for an archive, I use it for some other things. It's called 'Ask and Record Toolbar', and it will record Skype conversations. Google for it, and install it, then when the meeting is ready, hit the 'Record Audio' button, and stop it at the end.

You might want to test it with someone while using Skype first to be sure there are no glitches. JamesAnderson 20:00, 16 February 2010 (UTC)