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== What help could a beginner give to Support the Wiki?  ==
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== Love the wiki? Help make it better ==
  
[[Image:Janitor.png|right|100x100px|Janitor.png]] If you're not ready to contribute yet, there are many tasks that need to be done on an on-going basis to keep the Wiki up-to-date, clean, and accurate.  You might want to venture into some of the Support tasks, or work on one of the committees.    
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[[Image:Janitor.png|right|100x100px|Janitor.png]]As you learn what a great tool the wiki is, you are invited to help keep the Wiki up-to-date, clean, and accurate.   
  
*There are several opportunities to help, listed on the [[Help:Wiki care and support|Wiki Care and Support]] page.<br>
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There are several opportunities to help, listed on the [[Help:Wiki care and support|Wiki Care and Support]] page.  
  
:*For instance, [[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintaining the Help Content Committee|Maintaining the Help Content]]&nbsp;insures that the Help content is a valuable asset to anyone who uses the Wiki. &nbsp;  
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintaining the Help Content Committee|Maintaining the Help Content]]&nbsp;insures that the Help content is a valuable asset to anyone who uses the Wiki. &nbsp;  
 
:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance and Patrolling Committee|Maintenance and Patrolling]]&nbsp;is necessary to keep links working correctly, ascertain whether articles are in the Scope of the Wiki, make sure that questions get answered on the Discussion pages, etc.  
 
:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance and Patrolling Committee|Maintenance and Patrolling]]&nbsp;is necessary to keep links working correctly, ascertain whether articles are in the Scope of the Wiki, make sure that questions get answered on the Discussion pages, etc.  
:*Perhaps, you would prefer to work with people. &nbsp;The [[FamilySearch Wiki:Contributor Support Committee|Wiki Contributor Support Committee]] might be just the thing for you.  
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:*Perhaps, you would prefer to work with people. Help others learn to use and contribute to the wiki by joining the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Contributor Support Committee|Wiki Contributor Support Committee]].  
 
:*The Wiki&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Welcoming Committee|Welcoming Committee]]&nbsp;might be your niche. &nbsp;Volunteers are always needed to help newcomers feel welcome and give them some helpful beginning information.  
 
:*The Wiki&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Welcoming Committee|Welcoming Committee]]&nbsp;might be your niche. &nbsp;Volunteers are always needed to help newcomers feel welcome and give them some helpful beginning information.  
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:*Help [[Categorization|Categorize]] articles in the appropriate areas
  
== Help ==
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== Learn more about the above opportunities ==
  
*[[Image:Support help.png|left|50x50px|Support help.png]]&nbsp;Help is available for any of these Support opportunities, as listed on the pages.
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[[Image:Support help.png|left|50x50px|Support help.png]]Learn more about these ways to help through:  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Meetings|Wiki Support meetings]] are a great way to communicate with others and get a better understanding of what's needed, and how to help.
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Mentors|Mentoring]] is available for one-on-one help.
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=== Group Communication and Actions  ===
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Meetings|Wiki Support meetings]]&nbsp;- they are a great way to communicate with others and get a better understanding of what's needed, and how to help.
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Mentors|Mentoring]]&nbsp;- sign up to get one-on-one assistance.
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== Group Communication and Actions  ==
  
 
[[Image:Old telephone.jpg|right|50x100px|Old telephone.jpg]]We can work together and communication is a main part of that work.  
 
[[Image:Old telephone.jpg|right|50x100px|Old telephone.jpg]]We can work together and communication is a main part of that work.  
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*We have Forums that help us work with each other. The link below is to the three forums that are specifically for the Wiki. By reading the posts and posting our own ideas and questions we can help ourselves and others understand the goals and work on the Wiki.
 
*We have Forums that help us work with each other. The link below is to the three forums that are specifically for the Wiki. By reading the posts and posting our own ideas and questions we can help ourselves and others understand the goals and work on the Wiki.
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums] As of 31 Dec 2012, the FamilySearch Forums have been suspended.
  
We also can communicate with each other in several other ways both on the discussion pages for each article and page and on the User discussion pages.  
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We also can communicate with each other in several other ways, both on the discussion pages for each article and page, and on the User discussion pages.  
  
 
*We can discuss each of the pages and items on these pages by putting our comments on the discussion page connected to each page.  
 
*We can discuss each of the pages and items on these pages by putting our comments on the discussion page connected to each page.  
 
**[[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)]]
 
**[[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)]]
  
*We can also talk to each of the User in the Wiki that are registered.  
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*We can also talk to each of the registered Users in the Wiki.  
**[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Discussion_Pages_%28Talk_Pages%29#User_Talk_pages%7CUser Talk pages]
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**[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Discussion_Pages_%28Talk_Pages%29#User_Talk_pages Talk pages]
  
 
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Love the wiki? Help make it better

Janitor.png
As you learn what a great tool the wiki is, you are invited to help keep the Wiki up-to-date, clean, and accurate. 

There are several opportunities to help, listed on the Wiki Care and Support page.

  • Maintaining the Help Content insures that the Help content is a valuable asset to anyone who uses the Wiki.  
  • Maintenance and Patrolling is necessary to keep links working correctly, ascertain whether articles are in the Scope of the Wiki, make sure that questions get answered on the Discussion pages, etc.
  • Perhaps, you would prefer to work with people. Help others learn to use and contribute to the wiki by joining the Wiki Contributor Support Committee.
  • The Wiki Welcoming Committee might be your niche.  Volunteers are always needed to help newcomers feel welcome and give them some helpful beginning information.
  • Help Categorize articles in the appropriate areas

Learn more about the above opportunities

Support help.png
Learn more about these ways to help through:
  • Wiki Support meetings - they are a great way to communicate with others and get a better understanding of what's needed, and how to help.
  • Mentoring - sign up to get one-on-one assistance.

Group Communication and Actions

Old telephone.jpg
We can work together and communication is a main part of that work.
  • We have Forums that help us work with each other. The link below is to the three forums that are specifically for the Wiki. By reading the posts and posting our own ideas and questions we can help ourselves and others understand the goals and work on the Wiki.
  • Wiki Forums As of 31 Dec 2012, the FamilySearch Forums have been suspended.

We also can communicate with each other in several other ways, both on the discussion pages for each article and page, and on the User discussion pages.

  • We can also talk to each of the registered Users in the Wiki.