Community Meeting Agenda 28 July 2009

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NO USER GROUP TODAY!!![edit | edit source]

The staff is involved in meetings.

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Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to cover during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post some details on the discussion page and link to the discussion from the agenda.

Agenda[edit | edit source]

Administrative items[edit | edit source]

  1. Assignment of time keeper and note taker
  2. Introduction of new members: 10 seconds for name and desired takeaways.
  3. Review of Minutes
  4. Today's agenda preview

Recognition[edit | edit source]

Information items[edit | edit source]

Editing Problems[edit | edit source]

Potential editing problems as reported by some Research Support Missionaries. Jbparker 17:48, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Place Template[edit | edit source]

Thanks should be due to Steve Cottrell for getting Place template up and running and working like it should be. You can see the result mostly in England as well as beginning to show up in United States (Pennsylvania, New York) and Germany. They're at the bottom above the Category. Insert the template just a line above Category template.

However this create a problem involving the Indians.  Can't have "Indians of New York", has to be "New York Indians" to be included in the Place Template listing. The key is the first part of the url. dsammy 16:45, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

I already brought up the problem of 3 different names for the Indians of North America. Asked the workgroup doing the Indians to decide on one. American Indians? Native Races? Native Americans? I rather it be decided by the workgroup doing the Indians. This is necessary in order to be steamlined within the Place Template. dsammy 17:15, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

I have started a discussion of this issue in the template talk page. --Steve 20:36, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Sorry! I neglected to mention HOW to write it. Place|<place name> dsammy 17:18, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Category recategorizing[edit | edit source]

Due to a pesky category problem, Steve Cottrell came up with better way to display list of topics in categories. See New York's category (sorry I can't link this one or it shift to bottom!). dsammy 16:45, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Here is a link to the category Category:New York --Steve 19:35, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Sorry! I neglected to mention HOW to do it.. Category:<place name>|topic and it has to match the last part of url. It can not be listed Naturalization when it shows Naturalization and Citizenship in the url so the category has to be Category:<place name>|Naturalization and Citizenship. dsammy 17:19, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

The text after a category pipe does not have to match the last part of the URL but it makes sense if if does. For a full explanation about category sorting see Wikipedia:Categorization#Using_sort_keys --Steve 19:35, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Discussion items[edit | edit source]

Carryover from Last Week[edit | edit source]

Idea for interim change to home page above "find articles by country" put "find articles by topic ... glossary, beginners, table of contents, about wiki, etc.... BryceFifield

New Items[edit | edit source]

Gregory Bean's comment under #1 on FamilySearch Wiki Talk:Site Design FamilySearch_Wiki User_Group Jbparker 17:32, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Input on content of Glossary (see ---- A Glossary of Genealogical Terms ----for example of how it looks with content from FamilySearch glossary with foreign words -- note that formatting is still a work in progress).  Is it unwieldy?  Are there too many entries to be useful?  Should foreign words be moved to a different part of glossary?  Who else ought to give feedback? BryceFifield