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Society Webmasters pages

Hi Tony, I like what you've done with the Genealogy Society Webmaster pages, those are going to be a good resource for people. We have a suggestion for how these could be named a little differently to help people as they are searching in the wiki. The wiki is broken up into "Namespaces" which is a lot like the major categories or types of pages we have. You might be familiar with what they are already, you are pretty wiki savvy, but if not, when you do a search you will see a list of all the namespaces on the right under "Advanced Search." The Webmaster pages in the wiki are currently in the "Main" namespace which is reserved for Research Help content. However, we don't really have a good "Namespace" for project-type pages currently. So we have a compromise - we'd like to have these pages all start with "Genealogy Society Webmasters:(pagetitle)" and then finish with the page name as it is currently. That way researchers will be able to tell that these pages are relating to the societies, and not to general research help. What do you think? -- janellv (talk| contribs) 22:30, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

I would like to offer an alternative suggestion - rather than rename the pages, why not create a header template that could be added to each article identifying as part of this "project". --Steve (talk| contribs) 13:58, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
That would be good as well - the reason I see renaming might be a good idea is for one example, if someone searches on "Facebook" to find this page on the GRCs, they see this page in the results first. That's the main example I'm aware of, there may or may not be more.... thoughts? -- janellv (talk| contribs) 16:37, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
Tony, Steve, Fran and I have created a Wiki Project for Social Media. We have some admin training content and general user content about Social Media that we are working on putting on the Wiki. Because you already have wonderful pages with very simple titles such as "Facebook" and "Twitter" we would like to create sub-sections of these pages. Please let us know if you have any suggestions regarding this matter. I will also check to see if I can get in touch with you through your webmasters group or site as we look forward to having our content intertwined.--McCormickMW 20:39, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
First of all I would like to apologize for not responding for so long... my job has this irritating habit of intruding on my hobby now and then :-) I am totally open to either approach suggested... renaming the pages seems a little more straightforward to me but I'm good either way. I'll stay on top of this discussion until we reach a concensus on the best way.Thanks so much for all your support! -- Tony 2 April 2012
No problem - I think we all know how that goes. The first question I would have is, will the information on those pages be applicable for the general public? Or, Tony, do you think that these pages should stand on their own and be directly related to the webmasters? -- janellv (talk| contribs) 16:32, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
My hope is that the focus will be on information for and about webmasters . But... pages like this usually benefit from a good overview of the particular area under consideration (i.e., an intro of some kind). So, it would seem to me that we could have the best of both worlds by creating two pages where appropriate: one can be the intro that would be very applicable to anybody who is interested in general information, and a more technical one that can just have a link to that page in the intro. Tony  10 April 2012
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