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Meeting tomorrow? - copyright

Hi Steve, do you think you'll be at the meeting tomorrow? I have some questions about copyrights that I hope you'll be able to be there for, because I am confused. :) Thanks! -- janellv (talk| contribs) 21:57, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Janell, all being well I plan to attend the meeting today.The question you raise about copyright is similar to a question I posted in the forum thread Uploading non-free or copyrighted images. The license templates currently used in the wiki are less restrictive or more open than the general wiki license, but I know that some contributors wish to use images that are non-free or permission has been granted by the rights holder to use in the wiki, but only the wiki or perhaps even just a particular article. This is not a straight forward issue. --Steve (talk| contribs) 06:45, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for being there! We really do need to get this figured out. -- janellv (talk| contribs) 11:46, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
Ok, question - what's the purpose of the GNU license as being separate from the CC license? Are we just using that on things that are being pulled over from Wikipedia? Is there a reason for using it in other areas? And what does "You may select the license of your choice" mean? -- janellv (talk| contribs) 18:18, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi Janell, the reason they are separate is that the licenses were drawn up by different bodies the Free Software Foundation and Creative Commons respectively. If an author has licensed their work using one or the other then that is the license that we must display in the wiki (also note that there are different versions of each). In today's wiki-world Creative Commons is the most popular but the GNU Project predates the current era (back to 1980's). Authors can publish their work using more than one license and if this is the case they may invite other to "select the license of your choice". --Steve (talk| contribs) 19:03, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank YOU for helping on the FA of Italy

Hi Steve,

Steve, I hope I get to meet you someday, you are such a wonderful person and so sharp.  I just wanted to give you this "thank you" so you can see that my skills are getting better.  Thank YOU again for all that you do.

joy

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the Italy page you helped create has become a Featured Article, highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki, and will remain there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work to help others quickly access records. Your contributions are appreciated and will help others find their ancestors.<br>'You have made a difference in research!'

joy Wyzer17 15:34, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Media Wanted template

Hi Steve,

I was wondering if creating a Media Wanted or Photo Wanted template could be created for users that create a page or come across a page that they believe could be improved with an image but cannot upload a file them-self due to inability to find one or for whatever reason. This could help to put them all in one category where users that enjoy seeking out photos and uploading them can go to see what pages need photos or other media. Let me know what you think.

Larry0011 00:06, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Larry, I think you raise a worthwhile need. Following your request I have created the template {{image requested}} that can be placed on an article talk page to indicate that an image is requested. This template includes parameters that allows contributors to group requests relating to location and or subject together into distinct categories. --Steve (talk| contribs) 07:25, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Steve. This is exactly what I had on mind. It's amazing how fast you get things done. Thanks, Larry0011 15:50, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank YOU / YOUR Article is Selected

England Archives and Libraries

Hi Steve,

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the England Archives and Libraries article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki. It will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researcher important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by October 26, 2011. Within a few days of this date this article will post. If you feel that you do not want your article up as yet as a Featured Article please let me know. Thank you for your time and effort!

joy Wyzer17 19:25, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Joy, thanks for the note, but I do not regard the England Archives and Libraries article (or any other article in the wiki) as belonging to me. It's good to know that you plan to feature the article later this month. --Steve (talk| contribs) 19:33, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

United States Naturalization and Citizenship

Hi Steve,

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the United States Naturalization and Citizenship article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki. It will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researcher important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by October 26, 2011. Within a few days of this date this article will post. If you feel that you do not want your article up as yet as a Featured Article please let me know. Thank you for your time and effort!

joy Wyzer17 19:53, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

British Sources for Previous Research

Hi Steve,

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that British Sources for Previous Research article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki. It will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researcher important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by October 28, 2011. Within a few days of this date this article will post. If you feel that you do not want your article up as yet as a Featured Article please let me know. Thank you for your time and effort!

joy Wyzer17 19:17, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Wales Societies

Hi Steve,

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that Wales Societies article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki. It will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researcher important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by October 30, 2011. Within a few days of this date this article will post. If you feel that you do not want your article up as yet as a Featured Article please let me know. Thank you for your time and effort!

joy Wyzer17 19:32, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank YOU - fixing main page

Steve,

Thank YOU for fixing the Main page of the Wiki!!!! 

joy

Please Help - FA archive page

Steve,

I thought I had it right on the archive page - I archived the first four and then I have made a mess. Please Fix!  Thank YOU.

joy

Disambiguation

Steve,

We have some questions about the Special page for disambiguation. We're concerned about the wording at the top of the page, "The following pages link to a disambiguation page. They should link to the appropriate topic instead." This tends to cause a contradiction with the Disambiguation information page. Fran was concerned that we had pages on this list. It had 37 pages listed on 10/14 and then all of a sudden, there are over 400 - most of them are involved with the Civil War project, linking with Georgia. We need to know your take on this. The first pages listed on this list seem to have been done correctly. Lynda 20:46, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Lynda, my view is that the message on the Special:Disambiguations page needed amending. I have made an amendment by changing the MediaWiki:Disambiguations-text message page. The Special:Disambiguations page does list all the pages in the wiki that link to a Disambiguation page, but in many cases this is the intention. The reason that the number jumped up from 37 to over 600 was because until October 14, only one of the disambiguation templates was listed on MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage. Now pages marked with both {{geodis}} and {{disambig}} are listed. --Steve (talk| contribs) 02:03, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Steve.  This clears it up and the text change makes a lot more sense. Appreciate your help, again. Lynda 20:45, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article Archive page

Hi Steve,
When you have a minute could you please fix Featured Article Archive page in the Wiki. I spent the greater part of yesterday trying to learn how to fix my mess-up and never achieved fixing the page.
I thank you for all that you have helped me with. You are fantastic. Thank you so much!!!!


joy

Hi Joy, the page is now fixed. --Steve (talk| contribs) 18:37, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

York Trinity in Goodramgate with St John Delpike and St Maurice without Monkbar

Steve, the above page has been marked for deletion with no reason listed.  I see you worked on it and want to be sure it's ok to delete this page. Lynda 21:21, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi Lynda, I looked at the history for the page York Trinity in Goodramgate with St John Delpike and St Maurice without Monkbar and before the {{delete}} template was added a {{merge}} template was in place requesting that the page be merged with York Trinity in Goodramgate with St John Delpike and St Maurice without Monkbar, Yorkshire. In my opinion once a merge has been completed, unless the old page has a misspelled title, rather than deleting the page I would convert it to a redirect. See FamilySearch Wiki:Deletion guidelines for administrators#Redirecting. --Steve (talk| contribs) 05:53, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

SDFHC

Steve,

I added the new SDFHC directors names and made a minor comment about being across the street from Penske. Then the picture formating with crazy. And the editor is not allowing me to edit the pictures for sizing.

I tried redo but that did not work. Any help appreciated. Jrcrin001 21:28, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I have fix the image used at the top of the article for the San Diego California Large Multi-stake Family History Center. Unfortunately this is a know issue that has started manifesting since mid-October after the recent update. It appears that when contributors use the Rich Text Editor to edit an article, images get resized without the users doing anything. The way I fixed it was to edit the page without using the editor. --Steve (talk| contribs) 15:30, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Table oddity

Steve, on this page, it shows a problem we have been having with tables for a little while. If there is an image in one column, the info in the 2nd column justifies itself to the bottom of the image, even though it's in a different cell. Do you know what's happening here? Thanks! -- janellv (talk| contribs) 21:52, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi Janell, this is due to the default style for text within a table to be vertically aligned to the baseline. I have added some code to change the first line so that the text is aligned to the top of the cell. --Steve (talk| contribs) 22:13, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Flagarticle mediawiki page

Steve, do you know how this MediaWiki page is or was created: Flagarticle-templatelist? The history only shows one edit on the page, so it's a little confusing. Is this page used anywhere in the wiki? No pages are linked to it, so I'm not sure of it's purpose or usage in the wiki. Thanks, --Fran (talk| contribs) 18:19, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi Fran, interesting I had not seen this page before. I guess Rick would be the one person who could confirm, but my guess is that it was added in association with looking at the Mediawiki Extension:FlagPage. --Steve (talk| contribs) 06:03, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Translation Templates

Steve: Like the translation templates you have created. They will be useful to put them on the “research” articles in the English Wiki to be placed into the appropriate foreign wiki.

Now, for the approximately 165 “help” articles that need to be translated into ALL the core languages, I think we might need a template for each language. I’m thinking I will have to move the English language “help” pages into each of the foreign wikis with a template at the top in the language of that foreign wiki for someone to translate them.

Check out the ones I’ve created in my sandbox: User:Ccsmith/Sandbox. Any suggestions?

I had another thought as well. Because the US is a land of immigrants from all over the world, I think it might be a good idea to translate the “research” articles in the various foreign wikis into the English Wiki? Your template for translating into English would be the one to use in these instants.

Does your templates create categories that one can check out, to see a list of articles that need to be translated into whatever language the template is applicable. In this way, one does not have to check out “new pages” to see if any articles have been created that might need translating into anther language.

How would we make so that this list of articles needing translation would also show up in a similar category in the other wikis automatically so that those folks in the foreign wiki could also see these article which need translating?

Say a linguist professor at BYU suggested that I use TRADUKKA to translate rather than Google. He thought it was a better translating site. Charles………….

Hi Charles, the template that I have created {{translation needed}} can be customised to request a translation into one of the languages used in the other versions of the wiki. I can create a new option that could be used to request a translation into all the other languages. This option could then be used on the core help articles that you have identified. I suggest that these templates are added at the bottom of the help articles, but could be placed more prominent on the main research articles.
Yes the template does categorise the articles that are tagged with an appropriate category. They can all be found as subcategories of Category:Translation requests.
Yes in addition to translating articles, templates will need to be translated too. I'm not a language expert but I'm sure that the versions you are working on in your sandbox are good.
As far as creating lists of articles to be translated in the other wikis, I don't know of a way to do this automatically. I think you will need to create the list manually.
--Steve (talk| contribs) 21:08, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you so much!

For creating the userbox for the support team.  It looks great. Lynda 17:03, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

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