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Again, welcome! CK Whipple 00:00, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Call for Feedback Re: Making Wiki Easier for New Users/Contributors[edit source]
We need your feedback! Our goal is to make wiki.familysearch.org a friendly, welcoming place that is easy for you to use and make contributions. Please leave your comments regarding the ease of use and/or contributing to the wiki. What is your experience? What challenges do you face in doing what you want to do? Where do you find help? FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Feedback/What New Users and Contributors Want to Make Wiki Easier is the page for making comments on the problems.
To post comments for the answers you recommend, please go to FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Feedback/What New Users and Contributors Want to Make Wiki Easier. Then, please add your "Vote" for those solutions you feel are most urgent and important at FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Feedback/Newbies Priorities. Experienced user/contributor feedback on early user experiences is also needed. Thank you! Kara aka CK Whipple 16:35, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
To all FamilySearch Wiki Contributors: An apology is in order...[edit source]
By way of introduction, my name is Ben Bennett and I’ve recently joined the FamilySearch team as the product manager for the Wiki and Forums. Put simply, my job is to ensure that your experience, as contributors and users of the Wiki and Forums is excellent. To this end, an apology is in order.
As you know, we recently implemented a new user ID/sign in process for the FamilySearch Wiki. As we implemented this new system, I personally heard from many of you. You shared with me problems that were occurring for you as you tried to sign in, edit or do other things that resulted in lost work, lost time and frustration for you, our key contributors and users. Please accept my sincere apology for the poor performance and poor experience associated with the Wiki during the past few weeks. Please also accept my commitment that the FamilySearch team will learn from this experience and do all that we can to prevent situations like this in the future. To this end, I wanted to share with you ...CONTINUE