FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 20 Mar 2012

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Purpose of the meeting

Improve the Wiki

  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and content.
  • Discuss current issues, community matters, and strategies.
  • Move issues to decision.

Introduce new members[edit | edit source]

Kudos go to ...[edit | edit source]

Updates and follow up[edit | edit source]

Stub - definition, placement. [edit | edit source]

Follow up on March 13 meeting. Lembley 19:03, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Proposed definition  "Minimal information, needs/needing  expansion" Lise will add to the Stub definition page and to the MOS.
  • Placement of maintenance or administrative templates - put at end of article to leave space at the top of the page for content directed at readers (not contributors).
  • Could we have moderators and adopters move these templates?  Ask them to do this through the monthly newsletter?  Contact individually - we are lacking contact information on many of them and the majority are not responding to recent contacts.  Darris may have contact information that we don't have.
  • Historical records pages have some sectional invitations to expand the section. These templates are not categorized as "stubs".
  • Dorthy Horan's team will take care of Historical records pages
  • Once an article is no longer a stub, will people understand that they can still contribute?   The percentage of people adding is minimal.
  • Where do we have discussions about topics such as this?  Post on Talk page for Stubs - link to forums -   Forums -  Community news page.  Site messages on pages that can be deleted when it's been viewed? Steve thinks there's an extension for that. 

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

Style Guide Discussions[edit | edit source]

  • For major changes to the wiki, we should get input from a  wide range of contributors, but for smaller changes, the "leadership" group of this meeting can make decisions.  Then it should be communicated to the general public.  It then needs to be changed in the Manual of Style.  That is Darris' team's resonsibility, but anyone can add to it.  His team should keep track of changes to be sure they are correct.   

Project Help Requests[edit | edit source]

Need help with your project? See a project that needs to be done? Add it here:

Training Requests[edit | edit source]

Improve the Wiki[edit | edit source]

  • If all meetings are open to everyone then there needs to be a page describing each meeting and a calendar to find meetings. Jamiemayhew 18:07, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Forums Overview[edit | edit source]

Be part of the solution! Make your opinions known! Post comments to an existing thread or start a new discussion at Wiki Contributors Corner forum.
Current forum threads of interest:


New since last week

Comments added since last week

Decisions made since last week

Be bold! Post your agenda items!

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