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The intent of this page is to give Wiki contributors and the genealogical community a doorway to ongoing Community discussions.

Conversations between Wiki contributors in meetings and forum threads are summarized here in order to:

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

For summaries by month, see Monthly Summaries

Or click on a topic of interest below.

Contents

Adopters/Moderators

CLOSED Poll-Should Adoption Sign be Placed on Top or Bottom of Page

Discussion:

Should adoption signs be left on top of page or moved to bottom (below content).

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6812

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

March 27, 2011

Status:

Poll Closed

Resolution:

12/5 in favor of top of page

Documentation:

No further action at this time.

Notification:


Poll - Should New Adopters/Moderators Be Subscribed to Contributor's Corner

Discussion:

We still have many adopters/moderators who are not involved, maybe because they don't know where to start. Should new A/M be subscribed to Contributor's Corner by default to help with this.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6815

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

March 27, 2011

Status:

Poll closed

Resolution:

4/0 vote in favor of subscription by default.

Documentation:

Update requested 04/27

Notification:



Prerequisites for Moderators

Discussion:

Should we require substantial prerequisites for moderators

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6323

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

February 28, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 


Placing Adoption Signs ~ Poll

Discussion:

Require Adopters to edit a page before Adoption Sign is posted

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6273

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

February 26, 2011

Status:

poll closed

Resolution:

11/9 in favor of requiring adopters to edit page before sign is placed

Documentation:

updated requested 4/27

Notification:

3 Strikes ~ Poll

Discussion:

Take action on an adopter/moderator if a user attempts to contact them 3 times with no response

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6277

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

February 26, 2011

Status:

Poll closed March 5 Results: Remove them after -- 40% voted 4 weeks. 26% each to 2 weeks and 6 weeks. Additional comments were made after polls closed.

Resolution:

vote was to remove after 4 weeks.

Documentation:

updated requested 4/27

Notification:

Adopter/Moderator Inactivity ~ Poll

Discussion:

Maximum period of inactivity for adopters/moderators

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6272

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

February 26, 2011

Status:

Poll closed March 5

Resolution:

3 voted 60 days, 6 voted 90 days, 1 voted 120 days, 8 voted 180 days

Documentation:

update requested 4/27

Notification:
 

Link From Adoption Sign to User Page ~ Poll


Discussion:

Prior Poll ~ Link from Adoption Signs to adopter's user page

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=5762

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

January 31, 2011

Status:

Poll closed

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

CLOSED Multiple Adopters on a Page

Discussion:

Should we allow multiple adopters on a page

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=4696

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

November 10, 2010

Status: No status specified.
Resolution:

Discussion tabled per MRitchey

Documentation:

None required

Notification:

None required


Review Panel to Remove Moderators/Adopters

Discussion:

Create a panel comprised of 1 FS representative, 1 moderator and 1 adopter to review non-performance

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=4696

Owner:

Evancol

Date:

March 3, 2011

Status:

Discussion ongoing

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:



Content

Long Pages

Discussion:

Content page length, should subpages be created when the original page becomes too long.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7068

Owner:

James Tanner

Date:

April 12, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

More Information on Uploaded Photos

Discussion:

Sometimes insufficient information with photo to categorize. Can a field be added to ask where the photo is to be used or where site is located.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6427

Owner:

Fran Jenson

Date:

March 7, 2011

Status:

Open for discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 


Purpose and Appropriate Topics

Discussion:

Do we need to review this page and evaluate against current Wiki content.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6403

Owner:

James Tanner

Date:

March 6, 2011

Status: No status specified.
Resolution:

S. Cottrells created a new template, "content," that can be used to flag a page and subsequently begin discussion of appropriateness.

Documentation:
Notification:
 

Updated Moderator Pages Needed

Discussion:

A page that shows both the states and countries that have moderators and those that still need a moderator

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6304

Owner:

Fran Jensen

Date:

March 3, 2011

Status:

discussion of best way to organize these lists. Fran Jenson to create pages and Jane Colmenares to start work on U.S.

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 

Remove Sandboxes from Search Results

Discussion:

Sandboxes currently appear in default search results. Should this be removed to avoid them appearing in genealogical results.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6026

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

February 15, 2011

Status:

in discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 

Contributors

How Best to Add Help for Contributors

Discussion:

How best to add a place in the forums for basic contributor help.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6981

Owner:

JVasquez

Date:

April 8, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

Contributor Recognition


Discussion:

How can we recognize accomplishments on the Wiki and the Forums

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6377

Owner:

Holed

Date:

March 4, 2011

Status:

Discussion ongoing

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

End Users

Recognition/Badges Users Can Earn

Discussion:

Creating a series of badges users can earn based on milestones.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6904

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

April 3, 2011

Status:

discussion ongoing

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

Policies/Guidelines/Procedures

Call to Action - Policies

Discussion:

Family Search Policy pages should be made parallel with pages on the Wiki (example, Editing page)

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7203

Owner:

randyhoffman

Date:

April 20, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:



CLOSED Proposed Edit to "Free"  area in Guiding Principles

Discussion:

First sentence could be misleading if not read carefully, proposed change to wording.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6849

Owner:

WHAdkins

Date:

March 30, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:

documentation to be changed.

Documentation:

all necessary documentation changed as of 4/27 per SCottrells

Notification:

None required

Working Reference Citation Proposal

Discussion:

Proposed amendment to reference citation documentation.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6847

Owner:

Randy Hoffman

Date:

March 30, 2011

Status: No status specified.
Resolution:

April 4, poll created. Poll closed, 9/3 in favor of proposed guideline.

Documentation:

Requested documentation update 4/27 ~ Documentation changed per Randy Hoffman 5/5/2011

Notification:


User Pages

Discussion:

Do we need to formulate a policy that outlines importance of the User Page and information it should contain

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6384

Owner:

LEmbley

Date:

March 4, 2011

Status:

discussion ongoing - Discuss in Contributor's Meeting

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:


Discussion:

FS Affiliates logo ~ do we currently have one ?

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=5363

Owner:

NMurphy

Date:

December 30, 2010

Status:

discussion ongoing

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification: