FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 20 Sep 2011

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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]

  • Thank you from Parker family to the FmailySearch Wiki Community. Lise 18:27, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

  • Wikiproject New York (David Dilts)

Style Guide Discussions[edit | edit source]

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]

  • Which training page should we send new wiki contributors to?  The one under  Learn More  on the right side of the page, or the one under Contributor Help ?  The link for the 'view entire course here' under getting started with Wiki lessons on the Edit and Contribute page under Contributor help does not link anywhere. Lsgc 02:12, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Improve the Wiki[edit | edit source]

  • Wiki Project - Improving the Help Content ---  Should be ready to go by the end of this week.

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

  • Let's brainstorm a list of potential responsibilities a moderator could have. Let's not evaluate the ideas, but rather brainstorm any and all ideas. They can be evaluated later. Also, who should do the evaluation, and at what point are all current moderators brought into the discussion?
    Currently, some of the responsibilities are:
  • Help monitor wiki content within a subject area and guide others as they contribute
  • Add information and links to the pages you moderate.
  • Share best practices with others as they contribute.


  • Facilitator, catalyst, content development - Moderator role should be content neutral

Another idea - we have two roles (moderators could be one, the other, or both):

  • Governance Role where "moderating" and watching happens
  • Super-editor role where they look at adding content or recruiting and bringing in more people
Some of the rest of the responsibilities are about what they have to know, but do not state what they are supposed to do about that knowledge. Let's focus here on what the things are that they could do. -- janellv (talk| contribs) 13:27, 14 September 2011 (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.