FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Improving the Help content

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The Help content in the Wiki is in need of evaluation and improvement. Help articles in the Wiki are all those articles that help contributors to the wiki know how to do all aspects of editing and contributing.

If you are interested in helping with this project, add your name to this list.

Help Content Tasks[edit | edit source]

Task Assigned Status
Reorganize "Entrance" page for all help Jane Complete!
Rename "Help:Edit and Contribute" to "Help:Contributor Help" and fix redirects Complete!
Change links that go to this old portal page to the Tour? and fix the "what links here" - work with Steve Cottrell to do global find and replace. Can we delete that old portal page?  Complete!
Review and reorganize the Help category of links LaVera
Fix Help articles so that they are all in the correct namespace Jane Complete!
Ensure all articles in the Help namespace are categorized correctly in accordance to #3 above LaVera
Fix Help page: Help:Navigation LaVera Complete!
Review this page for potential additional help information

Support Content Needs[edit | edit source]

Task  Assigned  Status
Create Moderator Setup page Averyld Done
Update Help Pages Parrisl


Current Help Content[edit | edit source]

Topic Articles relating to this topic
Main Help Page Help Edit and Contribute
Help:Navigation Help:Navigation
Tour Help:Tour
- Basic Editing Help:Editing the Wiki   (replaced)
- Copy and Paste into a Wiki Page Help:Copying and Pasting into a Wiki Page
- Simple Edits You Can Make Help:Simple Edits You Can Make
- Practice in Your Sandbox Help:Practice Editing in Your Sandbox
- Edit Summarry Help:Edit summary
- Edit Summary Legend Help:Edit summary legend
- Editing Pages Help:Editing a Page   (replaced)
- The Editing Tool Help:The Editing Tool (FCK Editor)
- Formatting Help:Formatting
- Advanced Editing Help:Editing a Page
- Advanced Editing with Wikitext Help:Wiki markup
- Advanced: Copy Documents Into the Wiki Help:How to Convert a Microsoft Office Document into Wiki Format
- Magic Words Help:Magic words
- Links Help:Links
- Adding Links Help:Links
- Linking to Wiki Pages Help:Create an Internal Link
- Linking to Wiki Pages Help:Create an Internal Link
- External Link Help:Create an external link
- Advanded Linking Help:Advanced Linking

How to Add Citations Help:How to Add Citations
Sources Consulted but not Referenced Help:Sources Consulted but Not Referenced
- Source Citations Help:How to Add Citations

- Submitting Images Help:Submitting Images for Approval
- Images Help:Images
- Adding images to Articles Help:Adding Images to Articles
- How to Edit and Resize Images Help:How to Edit and Resize Images
- Using FHL Images Help:Getting approval for Family History Library collection images to be used on FamilySearch Wiki
- Image Maps Help:Image maps
Creating Pages

- Basic Page Naming Help:Name a New Article
- Creating a Page Help:How to Create an Article
- Creating a Page Help:Creating a Page
- Creating a New Linked Page Help:Create a Page Linked From an Existing Page
- Creating a New Unlinked Page Help:Create a Page Not Linked From an Existing Page
- Creating a Society Page Help:Creating a society page
- Starting a New Page Help:How to Create an Article
- Starting a New Article Help:How to Create an Article
- How to Create Unportal Page Help:How to Create an Un-Portal Page
Watching Pages

- Watch Page Changes Help:Recent changes
- Watchlist Help:Watchlist
- How to Turn Notifications On Help:How to Turn Notifications On

- Categories Help:Categorization
- How to Categorize Pages Help:Categorization
- Advanced Categorization Help:Advanced Categorization[1]
- Namespaces Help:Namespaces

Basic Tables Help:Adding Basic Tables to an Article
Advanced Tables Help:Tables
- Historical Population Chart Help:Historical Population Chart
- Infoboxes Help:Infobox
- Navboxes Help:Navboxes

- Quick Date Box

Help:Quick Date Box

- Renaming a Page Help:Renaming a page
- Redirecting a page Help:Redirects
- Adding a Page to the Correct Namespace Help:Namespaces
- Creating an UnPortal Page Help:How to Create an Un-Portal Page
- Splitting Articles Help:How to Split Articles
- Quick Guide to Templates Help:Quick Guide to Templates
- Templates Help:Templates
- Maintenance Templates FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance Templates
- Contributor Userboxes FamilySearch Wiki:Userboxes
- Record Type Help:Record Type Template
New User Instructions
- How to Register with the Wiki Help:Registering with the Wiki
- User Pages Help:User Page
- Navigation Help:Navigation
- Preferences Help:Preferences
- Page History Help:Page History
- Random Page Help:Random page
- Recent Changes Help:Recent changes
- Signatures Help:Signatures
- Skins Help:Skins
- New Users Help:Contributor Help
- Notifications Help:How to Turn Notifications On
- Special Page Help:Special pages
- Talk Pages Help:Talk Pages
- Adopt A Page
- Getting Started
Getting Started
- Quick Start Links
Quick Start Links
- Archiving a Talk Page
Help:Archiving a Talk Page
- Basic Searches Help:Search the Wiki
- Searching Help:Search the Wiki

- Search for Article or Topic

Help:Search the Wiki
- Search Tips Help:Search the Wiki
- Boolean Searches Help:Search the Wiki
- External Searches Help:External searches
- Contact FS Contact FamilySearch
- Directory Contact FamilySearch
- Contents Help:Contributor Help
- Developing a US County Page Help:Developing A U.S. County Page
- Diff Help:Diff
- Did You Know Article [[]]
- Finding ISBN Number Help:Finding the ISBN Number of a Book

- Managing Files Help:Uploading Images and Files with Moderator Rights

- Protected Pages Help:Protected pages
- Section Help:Section
- Deleting a Page Help:Deleting a page

Advanced Instructions
- How to Run/Manage a Wiki Project Help:How to Run or Manage a Wiki Project
- Wiki Trainer Help:Wiki_trainers
- Patrolled Edits Help:Sysop patrolled edits
- Protecting and Unprotecting Pages Help:Protected pages
- Range Blocks Help:Range blocks
- Assigning Permissions Help:Assigning Permissions
- Sysops and Permissions Help:Sysops and permissions
Wiki Support/Foundation/Additional Notes
- Blocking Users Help:Blocking users
-Bots Help:Bots

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While we will not be revising the following FSW articles, we will be reviewing them, looking for:

  1. Information of a how-to nature that actually belongs in a Help article
    • When this is found, it will be noted on the talk page, and then after discussion (or after a week if there is no discussion) it will be removed to a Help article).
  2. Help articles related to these articles
    • If Help articles are found, we will do interlinking between the articles
    • If Help articles are NOT found, they will be created as needed and then interlinking will be done.
  3. Mirrored Maintenance Templates for the various policies.
    • The policies should be reviewed for whether or not a maintenance template should be created to go on articles to notify when policies are broken.
Topic Articles Relating to Topic Assigned
- Support Responsibilities Responsibilities and Projects
- Support Notes Foundation/Additional Notes
- Contributor Guidelines FamilySearch Wiki:Contributor guidelines
- Attack Pages FamilySearch Wiki:Attack pages
- Proper Content FamilySearch Wiki:Proper Content
- Image Use FamilySearch Wiki:Image use
- Verifiable FamilySearch Wiki:Verifiable
- Sandbox FamilySearch Wiki:About the Sandbox
- New Users Help:Contributor Help
- Signatures FamilySearch Wiki:Signatures
- Talk Page Guidelines FamilySearch Wiki:Talk Page Guidelines
- User Page FamilySearch Wiki:User Page
- Civility FamilySearch Wiki:Civility and Polite Discourse
- Be Kind FamilySearch Wiki:Be Kind to Newcomers
- Personal Attacks FamilySearch Wiki:No personal attacks
Governance / TOS
- Conditions of Use FamilySearch Wiki:Terms of Use
- Image Approval Policies FamilySearch Wiki:Image use
- Policies FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose, Policies, and Procedures
- Consensus FamilySearch Wiki:Consensus
- Copyright FamilySearch Wiki:Copyrights
- Disambiguation FamilySearch Wiki:Disambiguation
- Guiding Principles FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose, Policies, and Procedures
- Moderator FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator
- Libel FamilySearch Wiki:Libel
- Ownership FamilySearch Wiki:Ownership of articles
- Policies FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose, Policies, and Procedures
- Purpose FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose, Policies, and Procedures
- Vandalism FamilySearch Wiki:Vandalism
- Help Namespace FamilySearch Wiki:Help namespace
- Namespace FamilySearch Wiki:Namespace
- Non English Wiki FamilySearch Wiki:Non-English versions of the wiki



Topic Articles Relating to This Topic Assigned
- Minor Edit Help:Minor Edit
- Reverting Help:Reverting Content to Previous Version
- Dummy Edit Help:Dummy edit
- Quick Start Overview 1 Quick Start Overview 1: Major Features of the Wiki
- Quick Start Overview 3 Quick Start Overview 3: Registering with FamilySearch Research Wiki

NEW HELP PAGES DEVELOPED[edit | edit source]

Topic Articles Relating to This Topic
- Wiki Cheatsheet Help:Wikitext Cheatsheet
- Edit Summary Legend Help:Edit summary legend
- New User Quickstart Help:Wiki Basics
- Wiki Terminology Help:Wiki Terminology
- Infobox Help:Infobox
- Quick Date Box Help:Quick Date Box
- Historical Population Chart Help:Historical Population Chart
- Random Page Admin Settings Help:Random Page Admin Settings