Talk:User group meeting agenda & minutes 18 June 2008

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A consolidated genealogy events list?[edit source]

I was putting in two notices in different portals about an event, and now wonder if there could be some sort of list or page where one could go to look for events regardless of portal or page it was found on, but  also link to the page or portal for more details?

Dick Eastman puts a listing of events up on his blog each week or thereabouts, so what should we do and how should we go about putting together a page or pages that would help people find genealogy events without having to guess what page to go to, and go right to the portal or other page once they have found the event of interest to them? JamesAnderson 13:50, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Here's the Dick Eastman page that tells what he does and how he does it, and how to get to the page he creates each month on his blog.

JamesAnderson 00:07, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Increasing Traffic to the Wiki -- Stephen Bobowski[edit source]

How to use the Temple Schedule to bring people to the Wiki.  But it must be understood that one does not have to have one to work on the wiki or anything within, nor do they have to be a member to do so.

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How the Wiki can be a resource to help LDS members get motivated to get their Temple Recommend and start using the Wiki, and others who are not LDS to be enthused about helping genealogists and family historians worldwide through their use and content input into the wiki.

Using Family History Centers to increase traffic to the Wiki.
     Look at the Mesa Arizona Regional Family History Center Website
     to see how the Wiki could be added.

Portal Page Forums -- Stephen Bobowski[edit source]

Should each portal page have it own forum and user group page.

Making the - How to build a Portal Page - easier with templates.

As I understand it, there are plans to have forum pages on each locality, broken down first by country, then state/province, etc., then county or similar jurisdiction then city level.  That will happen as the forums get more traffic.  Look in the wiki-specific forums below the research forums for the threads that have discussed this already.

There are some 'user groups' already doing things now, the Wales portal has had a group meeting regularly and talking about things they are adding to that.  I never thought of a user group page for these groups, so what is the best way to work through this idea?  JamesAnderson 03:19, 18 June 2008 (UTC)