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Glad to see you're adding to the wiki! 

I am delighted to see all the ways you are contributing!  Stop by the FHC some evening if you get a chance.  I have a couple of wiki questions that I think you could answer pretty easily! Eirebrain 01:49, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Infobox Template

Gregory -- I saw your note added to the Talk Page for the User Group Meeting for 24 February 2009 in which you suggest the addition of an infobox. Do you know how to do one as a sample of what you would like to see? Or can you provide a link to one you like? It would be great if you feel like you would like to create one as a discussion point for our Community Meeting of 21 July.Jbparker 06:21, 20 July 2009 (UTC) Idaho Moderator

I appreciate your efforts. Unfortunately, I'm probably not as knowledgeable as you on the creation of templates. However, I know people who are more experienced at it. I'll work on getting us a template for a county infobox, but it may take me a day or two (or maybe more). But I'll try to get it very soon.Jbparker 14:21, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

I will be most happy to create the county infobox for you within minutes of request, having been doing it for New York and Oregon already (check out Baker County, Oregon). I see there are enough information and maps necessary for it. Even locality template to replace larger Populated Places section, can even include the cemeteries in it with ease. Also, can you find more churches in York County outside the proper of Independent City of Poquoson, by all means add to the list, it is getting larger and soon to warrant a new page just for the Church History and Records alone. dsammy 04:43, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Where should wikiproject contributors communicate?

People who work on writing projects on the wiki are asking for an online venue they can use to talk about...

  • how to organize projects,
  • how and where to recruit contributors
  • how to motivate project members
  • how to track progress on projects
  • Manual of Style issues that we need to settle to avoid rework
  • ...and other stuff.

Could you go to the wiki feedback forum and give your opinion as to what tool(s) we should choose to communicate? The thread where we will discuss this is Which tools for wikiproject contributors to communicate? Ritcheymt 16:24, 16 October 2009 (UTC)


What should the Manual of Style include and how should it look?

I have moved the discussion items from the Manual of Style page to the discussion page, and begun an outline for items to be covered in the MOS.  It is kind of a dramatic (read: VERY "bold") change, and I would appreciate feedback, contributions, suggestions, discussion. Lise 14:23, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Please vote on new name for Reviewer role

The wiki community is voting on a proposed renaming of the Reviewer role so that we can give the role to anyone we trust to upload their own images without review. If you care about the name of this role, please discuss the issue and cast your vote at FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer. Ritcheymt 16:47, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Weigh in on FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project?

Project pages are getting hard to find because people are putting them in multiple namespaces and using all kinds of naming conventions. Would you mind weighing in on FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project? Thanks! Ritcheymt 00:14, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Please vote on search result title link color

Some users have reported that the red color of the article title links in search results are confusing because in a Mediawiki site, a red link means a link to a page that has no content. There is a poll on the forums as to whether to make the links blue instead, which would also conform to what Google and Bing do. Please read the thread/explanation and vote. RitcheyMT 16:22, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

To all FamilySearch Wiki Contributors: An apology is in order...

By way of introduction, my name is Ben Bennett and I’ve recently joined the FamilySearch team as the product manager for the Wiki and Forums. Put simply, my job is to ensure that your experience, as contributors and users of the Wiki and Forums is excellent. To this end, an apology is in order.
As you know, we recently implemented a new user ID/sign in process for the FamilySearch Wiki. As we implemented this new system, I personally heard from many of you. You shared with me problems that were occurring for you as you tried to sign in, edit or do other things that resulted in lost work, lost time and frustration for you, our key contributors and users. Please accept my sincere apology for the poor performance and poor experience associated with the Wiki during the past few weeks. Please also accept my commitment that the FamilySearch team will learn from this experience and do all that we can to prevent situations like this in the future. To this end, I wanted to share with you ...CONTINUE

Moderator/Adopter issues coming to a vote

As you probably already know, FamilySearch launched an Adopt-a-Page program at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference over the summer. Many groups are signing up to adopt a page. We need your help in order to resolve some important questions about the relative roles that Moderators and Adopters ought to play and how they can work together. These questions and discussions are on the new FamilySearch Wiki Contributors' Corner forum. We are going to hold a vote on these issues by year's end, and the resolutions will change the roles Moderators and Adopters play, so please visit the forum and add your thoughts. Thanks! RitcheyMT 17:42, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

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