FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance

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Maintenance work is a vital part of keeping the Research Wiki running optimally. Be careful to avoid creating more maintenance work through [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Instruction_creep instruction creep]. Organize when you can, but always keep [[The Vision: Why We Built FamilySearch Wiki|the big picture]] in sight: we are here to create a resource for family history researchers. If you wish to contribute to FamilySearch Wiki in ways other than maintenance, please consider some suggestions of [[FamilySearch Wiki:things you can do|things you can do]].
 
Maintenance work is a vital part of keeping the Research Wiki running optimally. Be careful to avoid creating more maintenance work through [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Instruction_creep instruction creep]. Organize when you can, but always keep [[The Vision: Why We Built FamilySearch Wiki|the big picture]] in sight: we are here to create a resource for family history researchers. If you wish to contribute to FamilySearch Wiki in ways other than maintenance, please consider some suggestions of [[FamilySearch Wiki:things you can do|things you can do]].
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=== Things to watch ===
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*[[Special:Recentchanges]] – Patrol for vandals and other bad edits
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*[[Special:Newpages|New pages]] – Patrol for vandals and redundancy with existing articles
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=== Reports ===
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Special pages are updated either automatically or on request by the developers.
  
  
 
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As well as editing, users are invited to become involved in maintenance tasks. Most of these tasks can be done by any user, not just administrators.

Resources for maintenance and collaboration
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Cleanup Ambiguous page title
Citations needed (statements)
Citations needed (articles)
Dead links
Outdated links
Duplication/merging
External links that should be internal
Neutrality disputes
Out-of-date information
Requested moves
Miscellaneous
Categorization Too many exp. calls
To be determined
Uncategorized categories
Uncategorized files
Uncategorized pages
Uncategorized templates
Very large categories
Wanted categories
Stubs Stub sorting
Stub articles
Short pages
Redirects Broken redirects
Double redirects
Deletion Deletion requests
Urgent requests
Copyright problems


Maintenance work is a vital part of keeping the Research Wiki running optimally. Be careful to avoid creating more maintenance work through instruction creep. Organize when you can, but always keep the big picture in sight: we are here to create a resource for family history researchers. If you wish to contribute to FamilySearch Wiki in ways other than maintenance, please consider some suggestions of things you can do.

Things to watch

Reports

Special pages
See also Maintenance Reports

Special pages are updated either automatically or on request by the developers.