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I'm grateful to see that the "What's New" box replaced the "Featured author" box. Since you have the ability to make changes to this page and I don't, I have 2 requests:

  1. Please note in the "news" box that there is an incomplete announcement about "Guided Practice." I suggest that it either be completed or deleted.
  2. We were looking at the "Events" box and saw several out-of-date items. We thought that we edited them out, but don't have power to remove them from the Main Page. Please remove these outdated items.


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Article names

In the guidelines for naming a new article could you add some examples to each of the categories? I'm not certain what is meant is several cases and I suspect that someone whose first language is not English might struggle here?

The guideline on capitalisation is likely to be contentious as this would require renaming the majority of the articles on the wiki! Ironically, even the article Criteria for Writing Good Articles in Wiki would need changing!!! bromaelor 14:02, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Maryland Court Records

Hey there nixiao! Thanks for signing up to revise Maryland Court Records! As the barn raising winds down, I want to get a feel for how each article on the Maryland Barn Raising Tasks is coming along so I can tell where to allocate any help that contributors can give for a last push. Could you either send me a message by editing my User Discussion page or go to the Maryland Barn Raising Tasks page and update the column on the % of "doneness" the article is at now? Ritcheymt 16:25, 16 February 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)

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)

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 16:27, 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

Great class at BYU CGC this week. I actually went back and edited "Early East Tennessee Tax Lists" and created a new category "Uses" for how to actually use the resources described in Wiki articles. Barbara Barbzr 18:54, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Internet Resources for Finding 19th Century Emigrants page

It looks like you created this page in 2008 and nothing has been added to it.  I'm wondering if it would be appropriate to delete this page.  It's marked as a Stub right now. Lynda 18:26, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Moved Page

We found Sandbox Begin Genealogy Research and Sandbox Getting Started Landing in the Maintenance-Requested Moves and have moved them to User:RoachA/Sandbox Begin Genealogy ResearchUser:RoachA/Secret Sandbox , and User:RoachA/Sandbox Getting Started Landing Also User:RoachA/Sandbox 21. If not needed use the delete template. Sandralpond 15:24, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

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