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The intent of this page is to give Wiki contributors and the genealogical community a doorway to ongoing Community discussions.

Conversations between Wiki contributors in meetings and forum threads are summarized here in order to:

  • Help the FamilySearch Wiki Community stay informed quickly and easily
  • Document decisions: When they were made, how they were implemented and by whom
  • Track the update of guidelines. This includes Help content, Manual of Style, Projects, Etiquette, and more
  • Call attention to ideas and concerns not yet decided, allowing the Community to prioritize action

For summaries by month, see Monthly Summaries

Or click on a topic of interest below.

Contents

Adopters/Moderators

Adoption And Moderation

Content

Proposed Modification to County Page Topics

Discussion:

Changes to categories/topics on county pages

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7793

Owner:

lembley

Date:

June 8, 2011

Status:

in discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:


Links from Wiki to Research Communities

Discussion:

How should we link to the Facebook/skype communities from the Wiki

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7702

Owner:

VasquezJL

Date:

June 1, 2011

Status:

in discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

Historical Record Page Connections

Discussion:

Connections Between Historical Records Pages and Rest of Wiki are not being made routinely

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7436

Owner:

James Tanner

Date:

May 9, 2011

Status:

In discussion. F/U request made 6/19

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:


Long Pages

Discussion:

Content page length, should subpages be created when the original page becomes too long.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7068

Owner:

James Tanner

Date:

April 12, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

More Information on Uploaded Photos

Discussion:

Sometimes insufficient information with photo to categorize. Can a field be added to ask where the photo is to be used or where site is located.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6427

Owner:

Fran Jenson

Date:

March 7, 2011

Status:

Open for discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 


Purpose and Appropriate Topics

Discussion:

Do we need to review this page and evaluate against current Wiki content.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6403

Owner:

James Tanner

Date:

March 6, 2011

Status: No status specified.
Resolution:

S. Cottrells created a new template, "content," that can be used to flag a page and subsequently begin discussion of appropriateness.

Documentation:
Notification:
 

Updated Moderator Pages Needed

Discussion:

A page that shows both the states and countries that have moderators and those that still need a moderator

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6304

Owner:

Fran Jensen

Date:

March 3, 2011

Status:

discussion of best way to organize these lists. Fran Jenson to create pages and Jane Colmenares to start work on U.S.

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 

Remove Sandboxes from Search Results

Discussion:

Sandboxes currently appear in default search results. Should this be removed to avoid them appearing in genealogical results.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6026

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

February 15, 2011

Status:

in discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 

Contributors

How Best to Add Help for Contributors CLOSED

Discussion:

How best to add a place in the forums for basic contributor help.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6981

Owner:

JVasquez

Date:

April 8, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:

Help Forum for contributors added to forums

Documentation:
Notification:

Contributor Recognition


Discussion:

How can we recognize accomplishments on the Wiki and the Forums

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6377

Owner:

Holed

Date:

March 4, 2011

Status:

Discussion ongoing

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

End Users

Recognition/Badges Users Can Earn

Discussion:

Creating a series of badges users can earn based on milestones.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6904

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

April 3, 2011

Status:

discussion ongoing

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

Policies/Guidelines/Procedures

Call to Action - Policies

Discussion:

Family Search Policy pages should be made parallel with pages on the Wiki (example, Editing page)

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7203

Owner:

randyhoffman

Date:

April 20, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:



CLOSED Proposed Edit to "Free"  area in Guiding Principles

Discussion:

First sentence could be misleading if not read carefully, proposed change to wording.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6849

Owner:

WHAdkins

Date:

March 30, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:

documentation to be changed.

Documentation:

all necessary documentation changed as of 4/27 per SCottrells

Notification:

None required

CLOSED Working Reference Citation Proposal

Discussion:

Proposed amendment to reference citation documentation.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6847

Owner:

Randy Hoffman

Date:

March 30, 2011

Status: No status specified.
Resolution:

April 4, poll created. Poll closed, 9/3 in favor of proposed guideline.

Documentation:

Requested documentation update 4/27 ~ Documentation changed per Randy Hoffman 5/5/2011

Notification:


User Pages

Discussion:

Do we need to formulate a policy that outlines importance of the User Page and information it should contain

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6384

Owner:

LEmbley

Date:

March 4, 2011

Status:

discussion ongoing - Discuss in Contributor's Meeting

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:


Discussion:

FS Affiliates logo ~ do we currently have one ?

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=5363

Owner:

NMurphy

Date:

December 30, 2010

Status:

discussion ongoing

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 

Support

Wiki Goals or Targets

Discussion:

How about setting goals or targets?

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7498

Owner:

jamestanner

Date:

May 15, 2011

Status:

in discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
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