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MeetingPlace ID: 7770; Join the meeting; Dial-in number: 877-453-7266  1 p.m. Mountain time on Thursdays

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Introduce new members


Kudos go to ... 

Lee Drew and Steve Cottrells for all their contributions

Updates and follow up

  • Volunteer program - we have had 9 volunteers so far. They will be working with family history library consultants for the areas of their interest and we will give them any help they need for editing in the wiki.
  • Follow up on removing News box from locality pages - reports will be given next Thurs.
  • New FS.org main page - there have been comments that people don't like the revolving subject area and people are not happy with not being able to access the Wiki from there easily. All of the Learn resources need to be more visible.
  • Colors are bad for color blind people
  • New things will be announced at RootsTech, but new programs will probably not be ready - target date is April 15th
  • Online Collection badges - change to (state or country) Online genealogy collections (change testing of digital vs. online and collections vs records) This change could help with the SEO and help people realize what this resource is. We need to know what is most searched on.The change will be made to "Online Genealogy Records". Report any comments on this change.

Community Council Report

Business/Announcements

  • Family History catalog is supposed to be included in Worldcat. It could be some time before the whole process is done. Links to the catalog are being left off historical records pages, to avoid confusion. 

New Agenda Items

  • Welcome message on Talk pages for new users - this task will be  transitioned to others. Would this be the time to look at changing that message? Segment into boxes that would be of interest See Wikipedia 
  • Use the message to introduce them to their Talk page and how to use, with instructions for creating user page. Make it welcoming but not overwhelming
  • Volunteers to help craft a new message: Steve[1]
  • Featured Articles - issue with message when asking for permission to use the page as a featured article. It denotes ownership, which is not a wiki option. We don't "own" pages. Janell will talk to them about changing that verbage.

Be bold, post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post them on the discussion page and link to them from the agenda. Possible topics include:
  • Moderator and Adopters
  • Style Guide Discussions
  • Project Help Requests
  • Training Requests
  • Improve the Wiki


Purpose of the meeting

Improve the Wiki

  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and content.
  • Discuss current issues, community matters, and strategies.
  • Move issues to decision.