FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 17 May 2011

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=== Business/Announcements  ===
 
=== Business/Announcements  ===
  
:*Don't edit the wiki in IE9 - see the following edit problem caused by IE9:<br>https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/index.php?title=Main_Page&amp;oldid=632866 [[User:VasquezJL|janellv]]
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:*Don't edit the wiki in IE9 - see the following edit problem caused by IE9:<br>https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/index.php?title=Main_Page&amp;oldid=632866 [[User:VasquezJL|janellv]]  
 
:*Research Communities - capturing good info?&nbsp; [[User:VasquezJL|janellv]]<br> <br>
 
:*Research Communities - capturing good info?&nbsp; [[User:VasquezJL|janellv]]<br> <br>
  
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:Be part of the solution! Make your opinions known! Post comments to an existing thread or start a new discussion at [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Wiki Contributors Corner forum]. <br>
 
:Be part of the solution! Make your opinions known! Post comments to an existing thread or start a new discussion at [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Wiki Contributors Corner forum]. <br>
  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7460 FlagPage extension makes it EASY to add templates] Have you ever wanted to add a template like the Delete template to an article and just didn't because you didn't want to have to slog through the wiki to look it up or remember what its code is? If so, take a look at [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:FlagPage Extension:FlagPage].
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7460 FlagPage extension makes it EASY to add templates] Have you ever wanted to add a template like the Delete template to an article and just didn't because you didn't want to have to slog through the wiki to look it up or remember what its code is? If so, take a look at [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:FlagPage Extension:FlagPage].
  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7436 Connections between Historical Record Collections pages and the rest of the Wiki] Suggest links from other pages in the Wiki to the appropriate Hist Rec Coll pages.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7436 Connections between Historical Record Collections pages and the rest of the Wiki] Suggest links from other pages in the Wiki to the appropriate Hist Rec Coll pages.
  
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'''Decisions made since last week'''  
 
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=== Project Help Requests  ===
 
=== Project Help Requests  ===
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=== Improve the Wiki  ===
 
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:*How to tell the world about book collections or other unique genealogical materials in the possession of small FHCs that are not in the main FHL catalog. I know we don't normally allow lists in the Wiki but what about separate pages listing these materials linked to the FHC that have collections. Bookcat, for example, cost $17 to about $30 or more to set up collections in their date base. Considering how many FHC there are that could run into some money. Maybe there could be some way to get this stuff into the FHL catalog so it could be search from there. I'm sure that the volunteers from these centers would be glad to input this material into the FHL catalog if a way could be set up for it.<br>
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:*How to tell the world about book collections or other unique genealogical materials in the possession of small FHCs that are not in the main FHL catalog. I know we don't normally allow lists in the Wiki but what about separate pages listing these materials linked to the FHC that have collections. Bookcat, for example, cost $17 to about $30 or more to set up collections in their date base. Considering how many FHC there are that could run into some money. Maybe there could be some way to get this stuff into the FHL catalog so it could be search from there. I'm sure that the volunteers from these centers would be glad to input this material into the FHL catalog if a way could be set up for it.<br>  
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:*Welcome messages - for those whose posts are on talk pages - how to format when there is a question rather than a contribution:
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  • How to tell the world about book collections or other unique genealogical materials in the possession of small FHCs that are not in the main FHL catalog. I know we don't normally allow lists in the Wiki but what about separate pages listing these materials linked to the FHC that have collections. Bookcat, for example, cost $17 to about $30 or more to set up collections in their date base. Considering how many FHC there are that could run into some money. Maybe there could be some way to get this stuff into the FHL catalog so it could be search from there. I'm sure that the volunteers from these centers would be glad to input this material into the FHL catalog if a way could be set up for it.
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