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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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= Suggested How-to Articles<br> =
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<br> 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<br> ==
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== Old Requests  ==
  
Suggestions for search-related articles are included below:  
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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]] <font color="red">Edited</font>
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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 [[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance/General Cleanup|FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance/General Cleanup]]
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*Explain permanent link &nbsp; [[Help:Archiving a talk page#Permanent_link_archives_method|Permanent Link Archiving Method]]&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;[[Help:Navigation|Navigation]]
  
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*Create a subpage &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; [[Help:Subpages|Subpages]]&nbsp; &nbsp; <font color="red">Edited</font>
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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]] <font color="red">Edited</font>
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*Communicate new issues (give feedback) &nbsp;<span style="white-space:pre" class="Apple-tab-span"> </span>[[Help:Questions|Questions]] <font color="red">Edited</font>
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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) [[Citation Baby Steps|Citation Baby Steps]]
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*Simplify the [[Help:Adding Links]] page [[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 16:27, 27 September 2011 (UTC) <font color="red">Edited</font>
  
== Authoring<br> ==
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Note: For definitions of any of these functions, see Wikipedia.org
  
How to author is currently a requested page. This subject may be answered in part by the following articles:
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<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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{{Contributor help-navbox}}  
  
== Categories  ==
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[[Category:Help|{{PAGENAME}}]]
 
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#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><!--{12076046384841} -->
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== Images<br> ==
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#When does an image qualify to be added to a page?<br>
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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 of an image 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" articles<br>
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#[[How to write a News and Events article for the Main Page|How to write a&nbsp;News and Events article for the Main Page]]
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= How-to Articles Already Written  =
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<span style="text-decoration: underline"></span>Please visit "[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Getting_Started Getting Started]" to view existing articles. <!--{12076047989370} -->
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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  ==
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Flagging is a feature not yet added to FamilySearch Wiki. When various flagging features are added, instructional articles that may be needed include the following:
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#Flag duplicates
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#Build list of articles flagged as duplicates
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#Merge the articles flagged as duplicates
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#Flag a page needing expert attention
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#Flag bias
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#Flag for verification
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#Discuss merger of flagged articles
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#Edit flagged titles
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#Adjudicate flagged articles based on policy
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#Flag for libel or copyright infringement
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#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.
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#Discuss articles flagged for Speedy Deletion. (It may not be obvious whether the article should be deleted; discussion is sometimes necessary.)
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#Delete articles flagged for Speedy Deletion.
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== Additional Proposed How-to Articles<br> ==
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#Register ... and why.
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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 23:12, 4 July 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

  • Create a subpage       Subpages    Edited
  • Define terms used on pages (see the discussion tab)
  • The Navigation Box; Toolbox; and Personal tools options   Navigation Edited
  • Communicate new issues (give feedback)   Questions Edited
  • 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) Citation Baby Steps
  • Simplify the Help:Adding Links page AdkinsWH 16:27, 27 September 2011 (UTC) Edited

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


Requested Help Articles

Username Requested Article Status