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Marilynbgardner49 12:15, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Help:Guiding Principles and Policies - getting the tabs on all pages[edit source]

We appreciate your offer to improve the FamilySearch Wiki. However, please do not change the formatting of the pages without first contacting us, explaining the changes you wish to make and getting permission to make the change. Formatting has been decided by the consensus of employees and volunteers who are assigned to the FamilySearch Wiki. Parrisl (talk) 21:52, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Ireland Taxation page[edit source]

Hello Ryan --

I noticed that you reverted the changes I made on the Ireland Taxation page and tagged them as 'Vandalism'. I would appreciate it if you would contact a contributor, such as myself, before reverting the changes, in order to collaborate and discuss your thoughts. Are you a FamilySearch employee? I'd like to understand your reasoning.

I am a specifically assigned Wiki Support worker, and the work I did on that page is according to Wiki guidelines and format standards. I will be reverting my changes back. Please contact me if you want to discuss particular entries and we can go from there.


psleavens, Wiki Support Team (talk) 14:50, 20 November 2019 (MST)

Ireland Taxation page[edit source]

Hello, again --

First, I made some additional changes to the Ireland Taxation page to more clearly identify online records in the two sections in question (Tithe Applotments) and (Griffith's Primary Valuation).

Then I noticed that other Ireland pages still have the same format as the Ireland Taxation page did before my changes - i.e., with Online Databases at the top and information/entries under that heading sometimes repeated in other sections of the page. This is something I generally change, to organize and remove unneeded duplicates. However, since my changes are different from the other Ireland pages, I have asked the content manager to advise. Please stand by...


psleavens, Wiki Support Team (talk) 15:37, 20 November 2019 (MST)

OK. The last edit you made seemed a bit aggressive relative to your edit explanation. I see now that you work for familysearch wiki, so vandalism assumption was probably misplaced. I do a fair amount of editing on Wikipedia, which perhaps has a bit of a different style of etiquette. To me it seemed rather odd to delete all the material under the subheading but then leaving the subheading ("databases") intact and give rationale for large deletion as "some links broken". Most of the links were intact. I updated the one I found that was needing updating.

Asparagus (talk) 19:39, 20 November 2019 (MST)

Ireland Taxation page[edit source]

Hi Ryan,

I've talked this over with content manager. As sometimes happens in our world, there are differing opinions about page organization, which may be different for certain pages. It is decided to maintain the Online Databases at the top and repeat some of those links in other areas of the page. So I've reverted the page back to its previous version. My original changes were notated as: "Updated URLs; removed obsolete links; edits to correct dates; removed institutional Ancestry link (does not work for personal accounts); rearranged to remove duplicate entries)." So, I thought it was pretty clear what I was doing. Part of the project I'm working on is to update or remove obsolete links, which are reported to the Wiki team by users. So, I will replace this link: (Institutional versions of ancestry and not available to personal accounts) with this one: (this is the "" link under Griffith's Primary Evaluation). Also, I will be updating links to include the complete title, rather than just "", which is one of the Wiki link format standards. I will be checking all other links again.

Thank you!

psleavens, Wiki Support Team (talk) 13:06, 21 November 2019 (MST)

Sounds like a good plan. Asparagus (talk) 15:05, 21 November 2019 (MST)