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Welcome to the Wiki Maintenance and Cleanup Project. Everyone is invited to help keep the wiki clean through doing maintenance tasks.

Maintenance work is a vital part of keeping the Research Wiki user friendly for its researchers. While helping with the maintenance tasks, remember two things:

  • Take the appropriate tag(s) off the page when you have completed cleaning an article.
  • Document what you have done on the article's talk page for the reference of other editors.

Be careful to avoid creating more maintenance work through instruction creep (bloating of instructions due to numerous edits/additions). Organize when you can, but always keep the big picture in sight: we are here to create a resource for family history researchers. If you wish to contribute to FamilySearch Wiki in ways other than maintenance, please consider some suggestions of things you can do.

See also:


General Maintenance & Cleanup

Work that can be done by anyone, regardless of their knowledge about the subject matter of the articles in question.

 v  d  e            Resources for general maintenance and collaboration
Type
Title (click for report)
Priority
#
How
to fix

Cleanup

(About
Cleanup)

Dead links 2
2
How to
Ambiguous page title 2
2 How to
Requested moves 2
0
How to
Duplication/merging 3
3
How to
Archive Requests 3
0 How to
External links that should be internal
4

How to
Miscellaneous 2-4
7
How to

Redirects

(About
Redirects)

Broken redirects 2

How to
Double redirects 2

How to
All redirects **
**
How to

Stub Sorting

(About
Stub Sorting)

Stub articles to sort 2
8 How to
Short pages
("0 byte" pages - priority 2
All others - priority not set)
2/**
**
How to
Pages with the fewest revisions **
**
How to

Content Maintenance

Work that needs some knowledge about or research into the subject matter of the articles in question.

 v  d  e            Resources for content maintenance and collaboration
(requiring some knowledge or study about the subject matter)
Type
Title (click for report)
Priority
#
How
to fix

Cleanup

Out-of-date information 2
12 How to
Citations needed (statements) 3
2
How to
Citations needed (articles) 3
0
How to
Orphaned Pages 3
**
How to
Oldest Pages 4
**
How to
Long Pages 4
**
How to
Dead-end Pages 4
**
How to

Categorization

(About Categorization)

To be determined 2 1 How to
Uncategorized pages 2
How to
Uncategorized categories
3

How to
Very large categories 4
0 How to
Uncategorized files 5

How to
Uncategorized templates
5

How to
Wanted categories
5

How to
Unused categories
5

How to
Content Needed
Stub articles by region
2

How to
Wanted Pages 2-4

How to
Wanted Files 5

How to
Wanted Templates 5

How to
Other
Unused Files 4

How to
Unused Templates 4

How to

Administrative Maintenance

Work that needs additional rights or specialized knowledge to fix.

 v  d  e        Resources for admininistrative maintenance & collaboration
(requiring additional rights or specialized knowledge)
Type
Title (click for report)
Priority
#
How
to fix
Governance Patrolling new pages 1
How to
Patrolling recent changes 
(Talk page changes - priority 2;
Other changes - priority 3)
2-3
How to
Contributors looking for help 1 2
Unresolved discussions 2 5
Articles with content outside wiki scope 2 0 How to
Neutrality disputes 2 0 How to
Copyright problems 2 0 How to

Deletion

(About Deletion)

Urgent requests 1 0 How to
Deletion requests 3-4 1 How to
Other Too many expensive parser function calls  ? 8 How to