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  • To forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • To discuss content, community, best practices, current issues, and strategy.



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  • What are the "committees" that are needed to fulfill various tasks in the wiki? (Not that we are ready or need to create all of these comittees, we just want to brainstorm a list.) Here are a couple of examples, what else:
  • Suggested additional content projects
  • Civil War project
  • Design committee - searching out and adding good images to pages (work with active project leaders as a resource)
  • Split the foreign language words out of the Glossary and into separate foreign word lists
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-- janellv (talk | contribs) 15:34, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Well organised and established WikiProjects should be the driving force behind various tasks. These projects could be grouped by locality such as FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Idaho or around a specific topic. Examples of the kind of topics that could be improved by a WikiProjects are 1) Census records, 2) a specific period in history, or 3) a specific wiki policy. Where articles fall within the scope of more than one WikiProjects, they should work together and not at cross purposes.
    • I've thought for a long time that it would be helpful for page adoptors to also take the lead in running WikiProjects.
    • Tasks within these projects could include searching out and adding good: 1) content, 2) images. I think a project or committee that was organised just to add images could work as long as they didn't tread on the toes of an already active WikiProject.
  • In addition to these content/improvement WikiProjects, mentioned above (those that at operate at a grass-roots level), I do feel that there is a need for one or more strategic level committee(s), that would look at issues of governance, policy, guidelines, arbitration, community proposals and the like. Of course the members of these various committees/projects will be somewhat fluid and overlap, but it would be useful to document how these groups are organised and what each covers in terms of scope. For example the recent discussions held about the layout of US county pages, in my opinion fell under the scope of policy/guideline - the outcome of which is documented for the content/improvement projects to adopt. This point of documenting decisions and processes in the wiki is particularly important to engage with community members that are not able to participate via MeetingPlace.
--Steve (talk | contribs) 14:04, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

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