FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 8 Jan 2015

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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.

Welcome[edit | edit source]

Kudos go to[edit | edit source]

Several have "reupped" or extended their time of service. Charles, Linda, Bob Heder, Rick Long

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

Agenda items[edit | edit source]

Be bold, post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting.

Guest Speaker[edit | edit source]

  • this week
  • suggestions

Summary of Yammer[edit | edit source]

FS Wiki Contributors group.

  • Trick of the trade (an alternative when creating image maps) posted by Jim Landucci
    • Are you tired of going back and forth between the page you are editing and the image map template just to adjust the image size?
    • Do you want to avoid making multiple copies of the same template in order to use the same image map on different pages with different image sizes?
    • If so, check out the new “Trick of the Trade” on the help article for Image map creation.
  • Lately the wiki links often go to the FamilySearch main page. This is wasting a lot of time and energy. Can the problem be fixed?
    • It is not fixed yet. Seems to happen when not logged in and they think it is happening with the Google browser (Chrome) Giuseppe has contacted warren of the support team
    • Since many users are not logged in, they will be sidetracked away from the Wiki. this is a BIG concern

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

  • Lise: non-conferencing meeting with others at RootsTech for a brainstorm, content review, interaction in person. For Wednesday of the RootsTech. Danielle is arranging for a room. Bring your laptop.
  • LaVera and Jane are working really hard to clean up the moderator list. Kudos. She inherited a mess and is working through it.

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

Prep for updating counties in a state:

  • Create county pattern - mostly completed
    • Create Excel program to keep manual efforts to a bare minimum (Wilma)
    • FYI: it will also create a stats page for the state to see which topics and counties are strong/weak
  • Create Intro templates that will be posted (automatically) on county pages. Wilma is creating a project page for this, so:
    • Naming pattern is consistent
    • There is a blank intro for each county topic
    • Format of blank ones is consistent
  • Clickable maps of neighboring counties should be done for a state before updating its counties to new format

Wiki Support[edit | edit source]

Governance Council Report[edit | edit source]

  • Items to pose to Governance Council

Community Council Report[edit | edit source]

  • Items to pose to Community Council

Discussions and Proposals Follow-up[edit | edit source]

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FamilySearch Wiki - Contributor's Meeting


Discussions, Proposals, Follow-up



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News to be publicized[edit | edit source]

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  News to be publicized (on the "Community News" page)


News Item (draft)
Everyone should add items to discuss.
Anyone can post to Community News.



Insert most recent at the top of list
access Community News
(New, Review, Final, Rejected, or Posted)

Link to Community News

Meeting Notes/Minutes[edit | edit source]

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