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changing the Main Page?

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? Dawne 17:32, 15 August 2011 (UTC) Featured Article Committee Member

Search criteria

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. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Laytonr1 (talk | contribs) 04:37, October 28, 2011 (UTC)

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 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, TEN POWERFUL “SEARCH” FEATURES IN THE FAMILYSEARCH.ORG SEARCH ENGINE! which you may find useful. --Steve (talk| contribs) 20:00, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Viewing Images on FHC Computers

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. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hoosier1 (talk | contribs) 20:02, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

Changing images on the Main Page

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. --Steve (talk| contribs) 14:54, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank YOU / YOUR Article is Selected

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the “Nebraska in the Civil War” article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the 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!

Please note:

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!

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