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Introduction

This is a month-by-month listing or summary of conversations between Wiki contributors which take place in meetings and forum threads. The purposes of this list include:

  • Help the Community stay informed quickly and easily
  • Document decisions: When they were made, how they were implemented and by whom
  • Track the updating of guidelines. This includes Help content, Manual of Style, Projects, and more
  • Call attention to ideas and concerns not yet decided, allowing the Community to prioritize action


Contents

October 2011

11 Oct 2011 New since last week

  • Off site links Concern about outside links that end up costing money. Yet people need to know what exists when it may be helpful. Convention is to put ($) next to the link to inform the user.

Comments added since last week

4 Oct 2011 New since last week

Comments added since last week

September 2011

27 Sep 2011 New since last week

- Facilitator, catalyst, content development role - add and recruit others to do content development to bring in more people and get information added. (Related to the Project Leader role)
- Governance Role - watching pages and working with contributors to edit and refine what they do, and sometimes moderate disagreements between people, etc.

Comments added since last week

20 Sep 2011 New since last week

Comments added since last week

13 Sep 2011 New since last week

6 Sep 2011 New since last week

Comments added since last week

August 2011

30 Aug 2011 Comments added since last week

23 Aug 2011 New since last week

Comments added since last week

  • Wiki Projects & Committees
    • One committee could examine current content for duplication (several pages mentioned) One page about a resource, other pages link. One page to update.
    • Perhaps "new" catalog (FHLC) will allow Centers to list their collections and the Wiki point to them
  • WikiProject Asia on the main page Responders all like the idea of featuring project pages.

16 Aug 2011 Comments added since last week

9 Aug 2011 New since last week

Comments added since last week

2 Aug 2011 Comments added since last week

July 2011

26 July 2011 None mentioned in meeting forum box. May have only been overlooked.

19 July 2011 New since last week


12 July 2011 Comments added since last week

Decisions made since last week

  • Family History Center Pages Links to Other Pages The majority seem to agree that a change be made in the policy verbiage regarding links to Family History Centers from county and other pages within the Wiki. The issue has been given to the Community Catalyst Team (Mike Ritchey's) for final decision and implementation.
  • Proposed Modification to County Page categories/topics Smaller groups hash out different examples, share with the larger group to get additional input and then do some “usability testing.” The notes taken from the discussions, along with links to the three different mockups that are being created are in FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject U.S. counties.
    • For everyone, from this point on, please keep the comments and questions regarding these pages on that talk pages and talk pages for the mockups it links to. Everyone is welcome in those discussions, as that will help us to be more informed as we discuss these matters in the meetings.
    • On the page above with our meeting notes, the questions that are still outstanding are listed. If you have questions that don't seem to have an answer or haven't been discussed yet, you can add to the list. Your opinion on the questions should go on the talk page.


5 July 2011 Comments added since last week

June 2011


14 June 2011 New since last week

Comments added since last week

Actions taken this week


7 June 2011 New since last week

Comments added since last week

  • Citation Proposal Asking for the citation proposal to be less US-centric. Is Elizabeth Shown Mills recognized as the citation expert in other countries?
  • Wiki goals or targets "... a few internal goals that we look at within FamilySearch:
    • Givers - Those giving help to others (For the wiki - contributors) Target 866, actual 766 by April
    • Receivers - Those receiving help from others (For the wiki - researchers) Target 2.2 million, actual 1.4 million.
    • Another suggestion was made about quality goals

Items for future meetings

May 2011


24 May 2011 New since last week

  • Copyright issue? Noticed some copyrighted information in our wiki. The issue includes attribution, when to link and when to copy to assure no copyright infringement.

Comments added since last week

Do these need attention?


17 May 2011 New since last week

Comments added since last week

10 May 2011 New since last week

Comments added since last week

Decisions made or items resolved during the week

3 May 2011

Have these decisions been acted upon?

April 2011

Polls

Forum threads started
April 13 - 19

Added comments on existing threads


April 6 - 12

From the Feedback Forum

March 30 - April 5

March 2011

Polls

Forum Threads Started
March 23 - 29

March 16 - 22

  • Wiki Talk — Dialogue summary: Need for your input
    • Creating a summary of the dialogue from Forums and meetings. Need your ideas and suggestions
  • Question of procedure and policy
    • Question arose about procedures when much information may be wrong or offensive (Using American Indian example)
    • Suggestion: contact the project manager (Jimmy Parker in this case)
    • The Wiki is all about making additions/corrections
    • User decided to make changes (did not mention contacting the project leader
  • Citations
    • Wants Community guidelines for citing sources in the Wiki
    • A person is digesting what is written and needs updating
    • The Utah page has a good example. So does State of Franklin
    • Comment: There are quite a few different citation styles.... subsequent users can edit the citations if necessary. Don't make it an issue
    • Comment: it should be clear that the form of the citation is not as important as the content
    • Comment: Advanced professionals need great citation guidelines
    • Suggestion: Inform writers of purpose, where guidelines are found, at least type out the basics that others can fix
  • Weekly Thumbs up, Thumbs Down Report
  • English Contributors
    • Who is being invited to submit? Few contributors for England.
    • Suggested the person and others in England start
    • Suggested that they start with digitized records for England on FamilySearch.org


March 9 - 15


March 1 - 8


February 2011

Polls

Forum Threads Started

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January 2011

Note: This is the month the Wiki Contributor's meeting began. It was an outgrowth of the Tech meeting.


December 2010

Forum Threads Started

Moderators and Adopters

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Technical problems

November 2010

Note: This is the month the Wiki Contributor's Corner forum began.

Forum threads started:

Moderators and adopters

All contributors


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