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== changing the Main Page? ==
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== See some great changes ==
  
Today we changed the Main Page, instead of putting a new Featured Article up we put up a WikiProject, what do you think about that? We like the idea because then the project isn't buried. What if we had Featured Articles and one WikiProject each week on the Main Page? [[User:HoleDL|Dawne]] 17:32, 15 August 2011 (UTC) [[FamilySearch Wiki:Featured Article Committee|Featured Article Committee Member]]
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 Hope we can help make it even better. THANKS SO MUCH!
  
== Search criteria ==
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[[User:HoleDL|Dawne]] 18:16, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
  
A guide on how to get the best results from a search would be appreciated, i.e., is order importent, what triggers the search, how are the words searched for prioritized? I ask this as I searched for LDS membership records in England in the 1800s. All I got was various demoninations in the USA. I just don't understand how the algorithm works. {{unsigned|Laytonr1|04:37, October 28, 2011 (UTC)}}
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:Hi, I'm guessing your question is not specifically about searching in the wiki, but the main search of [[FamilySearch.org]]. Your question would therefore be better directed to one of the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=82 FamilySearch.org forums] as it is likely there to attract more attention to the people in the know. That being said I recently found a blog post, ''[http://britishheritage4um.blogspot.com/2011/08/ten-powerful-search-features-in.html TEN POWERFUL “SEARCH” FEATURES IN THE FAMILYSEARCH.ORG SEARCH ENGINE!]'' which you may find useful. --[[User:Cottrells|Steve]] {{toolbar|[[User talk:Cottrells|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/Cottrells|contribs]]}} 20:00, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
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The photo of the Family History Library on the Main page is badly in need of optimization. A photo that size should be 20kb max, but it weighs in over 650kb, which makes it very slow to load.  
  
== Viewing Images on FHC Computers ==
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[[User:NelsonMC|/mark]] 21:04, 20 January 2013
  
I read somewhere an article about a new imaging program the church is using when viewing records. It only showed a protion of a page rather then the whole page. I can't find that information again. Can someone tell me where I can find that info. I want all of our consultants to become familiar with it. {{unsigned|Hoosier1|20:02, November 2, 2011 (UTC)}}
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== Changes to the Main Page  ==
  
== Changing images on the Main Page ==
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Today we added sections with additional links to the home page. The plan is also to change the purple box at the top of the screen at some point as well. [[User:WikiSupport/Home Example|See the plans here]]. Let us know what you think! What links would you like to see on the home page? This is not set in stone, it will be a work in progress. -- [[User:VasquezJL|janellv]] {{toolbar|[[User talk:VasquezJL|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/VasquezJL|contribs]]}} 19:15, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
  
Images are often changed on the Main Page, which is good. However often the image that is added to the Main Page has only recently been uploaded to the wiki. The problem with this is that due to the wiki using a number of servers, the image when uploaded is not immediately available on all the possible servers. This results in some users finding the newly added image missing and rather than the picture they see a redlink to where the picture has been loaded except that it is not available on the particular server they've connected to. As the Main Page is a high visibility page I suggest that images should only be added to the Main Page only after they have been uploaded to the wiki for a day or so, just to be sure that all servers have been updated with the image. --[[User:Cottrells|Steve]] {{toolbar|[[User talk:Cottrells|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/Cottrells|contribs]]}} 14:54, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
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:It's looking great! [[User:Murphynw|Murphynw]] 20:13, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
  
== Thank YOU / YOUR Article is Selected  ==
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The Main Page is so nicely done!&nbsp; I did find that under Beginning Genealogy, Select Computer Software is a sandbox page, and there is no specific help for Mac users.&nbsp; Thanks so much for your hard work.
 
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The [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Research_Wiki FamilySearch Research Wiki] is delighted to let you know that the “'''Nebraska in the Civil Wa'''r” article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Main_Page Main page] of the Wiki on '''February 17, 2012'''. It will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researchers important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!
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'''Please note''':
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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 '''February 17, 2012'''. 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! <br> <br>[[:Category:Featured Article Committee members|Featured Article Committee members]] -<br>
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Revision as of 04:04, 21 January 2013

See some great changes

 Hope we can help make it even better. THANKS SO MUCH!

Dawne 18:16, 4 December 2012 (UTC)


The photo of the Family History Library on the Main page is badly in need of optimization. A photo that size should be 20kb max, but it weighs in over 650kb, which makes it very slow to load.

/mark 21:04, 20 January 2013

Changes to the Main Page

Today we added sections with additional links to the home page. The plan is also to change the purple box at the top of the screen at some point as well. See the plans here. Let us know what you think! What links would you like to see on the home page? This is not set in stone, it will be a work in progress. -- janellv (talk| contribs) 19:15, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

It's looking great! Murphynw 20:13, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

The Main Page is so nicely done!  I did find that under Beginning Genealogy, Select Computer Software is a sandbox page, and there is no specific help for Mac users.  Thanks so much for your hard work.