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For a list of all current help documents, click on the category '''Help''' link at the bottom of this page.<br>
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= How-to Articles Coming Soon =
 
  
== Search<br> ==
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See the [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|discussion tab]] for the ongoing discussion about the need to have how-to articles written for each of the topics and features listed below:
  
# [[Search for an article or topic]] - This article describes the basic and advanced search features. In addition, the Search Tips will help you discover other ways to find the information you are seeking.<br>
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== Old Requests  ==
  
== Authoring<br> ==
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*Communicating with other wiki contributors
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*Undo, archive, or delete? &nbsp; [[Help:Archiving a talk page|Archiving]]&nbsp; [[Help:Deleting a page|Delete/Undo]]
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*How to Lock and Unlock Articles
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*Know where to start &nbsp; [[Help:Wiki Basics|Wiki Basics]]
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*Recategorize an article &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Help:Advanced categorization#Fixing_categories|Fixing Categories]]
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*Disambiguation of titles &nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Disambiguation|FSW Disambiguation]]
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*Quickly find disambiguation guidelines &nbsp; [[FamilySearch Wiki:Disambiguation|&nbsp;Disambiguation Guidelines]]
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*How non-image files are reviewed (''see the discussion tab'')
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*Redundancy: Finding and Merging Duplicate Articles
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*Merge pages
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*Quickly find guidelines for article merging
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*Explain permanent link &nbsp; [[Help:Archiving a talk page#Permanent_link_archives_method|Permanent Link Archiving Method]]
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*Create a subpage &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; [[Help:Subpages|Subpages]]
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*Define terms used on pages (''see the discussion tab'')
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*The Navigation Box; Toolbox; and Personal tools options &nbsp; [[Help:Navigation|Navigation]]
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*Communicate new issues (give feedback) &nbsp;<span style="white-space:pre" class="Apple-tab-span"> </span>[[Help:Questions|Questions]]
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*Join a discussion group
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*Add everything vs. highlight best sources: help contributors choose as well as inform users how to find additional sources.[[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 16:25, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
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*Simplify the [[Help:Adding Links]] page [[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 16:27, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
  
How to author is currently a requested page. This subject may be answered in part by the following articles:
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Note: For definitions of any of these functions, see Wikipedia.org
  
* <span id="1200435973045S">&nbsp;</span>[[How to author an article in the Wiki]]
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* <span>[[Create a page linked from an existing page]]</span>
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* <span>[[Create a page not linked from an existing page]]</span>[[Name a new article|<span></span>]]<br>
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* [[Name a new article|<span>How to Name a page</span>]]
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* [[Name a new article|<span></span>]][[Create an external link]]
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* [[Create an internal link]]<br>
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* [[How to write a|How to write a "Did You Know?" article for the Main Page]]
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* How to write a News and Events article
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<span></span><span>Articles being considered for inclusion in this topic of discussion are:</span>
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=== Requested Help Articles ===
  
* <span>How to Format an article</span><br>
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== Categories<br> ==
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{{Contributor help-navbox}}
  
# How to [[How to categorize an article|Categorize an article]]
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[[Category:Help|{{PAGENAME}}]]
# How to Create categories<br>
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# How to remove a category from a page
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# When should a category be removed from a page<br>
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== Images<br> ==
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# When does an image qualify to be added to ...
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# How to add sufficient metadata to images and submit for review.
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# How do I know when review is complete.
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== Miscellaneous<br> ==
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# How to add boxes to a portal page
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# How to write "Did you know?" and "News Items"
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= How-to Articles Already Written =
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# [[Edit a page]]
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# [[Upload a file or image]]
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# [[Delete or archive a page]]
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= Proposed How-to Articles =
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== Proposed How-to Articles Related to Portal Pages<br> ==
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# Edit a portal page
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# Add to the directory of portals
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== Proposed How-to Articles Related to Flagging<br> ==
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# <span>Flag duplicates</span><br>
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# <span></span><span>Flag title ambiguity</span>
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# <span>Flag an article that’s not in English</span>
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# <span>Flag a page needing expert attention</span>
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# <span>Flag bias</span>
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# <span>Flag a stub</span>
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# <span>Flag for verification</span><span></span><span></span>
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# <span>Build list of articles flagged as duplicates</span>
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# <span>Discuss merger of flagged articles</span>
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# <span>Merge the articles flagged as duplicates</span><span></span>
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# <span></span><span>Edit flagged titles</span>
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# <span></span><span>Adjudicate flagged articles based on policy</span>
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# <span>Build list of titles flagged for ambiguity</span>
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# <span>Libel or Copyright Infringement.</span><span></span>
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#* Flag for libel or copyright infringement<span></span><span>.</span>
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#* <span>Generate list of articles flagged</span><span></span>
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#* <span>Record research notes on articles flagged</span>
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# <span></span> <span>Speedy Deletion</span>
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#* <span>Flag for Speedy Deletion: Regular users can’t delete an article. (Only Administrators can.) Regular users need to be able to flag articles for speedy deletion.</span>
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#* <span>Find Speedy Deletion policy speedily.</span>
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#* <span>Discuss articles flagged for Speedy Deletion. (It may not be obvious whether the article should be deleted; discussion is sometimes necessary.)</span>
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#* <span>Adjudicate flagged articles according to policy.</span>
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#* <span>Delete articles flagged for Speedy Deletion.</span>
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== Additional Proposed How-to Articles<br> ==
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# Undo archive or delete
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# How non-image files are reviewed
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# Redundancy: Finding &amp; Merging Duplicate Articles
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# Recategorize an article
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# Quickly find guidelines for article merging
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# Print or copy an article or screen
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# Disambiguation of titles
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# Quickly find disambiguation guidelines
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# Page Blanking
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# Lock Pages
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# Know where to start
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# Communicate new issues (give feedback)
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# Define terms used on pages
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# Define tabs and what they are used for
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# Toolbox selections
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# Join a discussion group
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# Explain permanent link
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# Create a subpage
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# Communicate new issues (give feedback)
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# Nominate a good article
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# Apply for featured article status
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# Add a section
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# Merge pages
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# Move a page <br>
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Note: For definitions of any of these functions, see Wikipedia.org.<br>
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Revision as of 15:18, 16 May 2013

*Please add any new requests to the table below


See the discussion tab for the ongoing discussion about the need to have how-to articles written for each of the topics and features listed below:

Old Requests

  • Communicating with other wiki contributors
  • Undo, archive, or delete?   Archiving  Delete/Undo
  • How to Lock and Unlock Articles
  • Know where to start   Wiki Basics
  • Recategorize an article    Fixing Categories
  • Disambiguation of titles  FSW Disambiguation
  • Quickly find disambiguation guidelines    Disambiguation Guidelines
  • How non-image files are reviewed (see the discussion tab)
  • Redundancy: Finding and Merging Duplicate Articles
  • Merge pages
  • Quickly find guidelines for article merging
  • Explain permanent link   Permanent Link Archiving Method
  • Create a subpage       Subpages
  • Define terms used on pages (see the discussion tab)
  • The Navigation Box; Toolbox; and Personal tools options   Navigation
  • Communicate new issues (give feedback)   Questions
  • Join a discussion group
  • Add everything vs. highlight best sources: help contributors choose as well as inform users how to find additional sources.AdkinsWH 16:25, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Simplify the Help:Adding Links page AdkinsWH 16:27, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Note: For definitions of any of these functions, see Wikipedia.org


Requested Help Articles

Username Requested Article Status