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*'''Recognize Contributions''' - Introduce themselves to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognize contributors for great work<br>  
 
*'''Recognize Contributions''' - Introduce themselves to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognize contributors for great work<br>  
 
*'''Help Resolve Problems''' - Generally a very minor part of these responsibilities, it will be important to respond when Wiki Guidelines and Policies are broken by contributors, and help when two or more contributors are in an editing dispute by supporting the Dispute Resolution guidelines.  
 
*'''Help Resolve Problems''' - Generally a very minor part of these responsibilities, it will be important to respond when Wiki Guidelines and Policies are broken by contributors, and help when two or more contributors are in an editing dispute by supporting the Dispute Resolution guidelines.  
*For more detailed information on the responsibilities, see the [[FamilySearch_Wiki:Moderator_Responsibilities|Moderator Responsibilities]] page.
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*For more detailed information on the responsibilities, see the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator Responsibilities|Moderator Responsibilities]] page.
  
 
== Who are the Moderators?  ==
 
== Who are the Moderators?  ==
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*[[Austria|Austria]] is [[User:SugdenHG|SugdenHG]]  
 
*[[Austria|Austria]] is [[User:SugdenHG|SugdenHG]]  
 
*[[British Columbia|British Columbia, Canada]] is [[User:MDianeRogers]]  
 
*[[British Columbia|British Columbia, Canada]] is [[User:MDianeRogers]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/pt/Brasil Brazil] and the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/pt/P%C3%A1gina_principal Portuguese Wiki] is [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/pt/Utilizador:Rodrigosette Rodrigo Sette]
 
*[[China|China]] is [[User:Twlisa|Twlisa]] and [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
 
*[[China|China]] is [[User:Twlisa|Twlisa]] and [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic|Czech Republic]] is [[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]]  
 
*[[Czech Republic|Czech Republic]] is [[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]]  
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*[[Panama|Panama]] is [[User:Anelson|Anelson]]  
 
*[[Panama|Panama]] is [[User:Anelson|Anelson]]  
 
*[[Italy|Italy]]  
 
*[[Italy|Italy]]  
*[[Luxembourg|Luxembourg]] is [[User:Dsammy|dsammy]]
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*[[Luxembourg|Luxembourg]]&nbsp;
 
*[[Norway]] is [[User:Rcsteuart|Rcsteuart]] and/or [[User:SteuartRC|SteuartRC]]  
 
*[[Norway]] is [[User:Rcsteuart|Rcsteuart]] and/or [[User:SteuartRC|SteuartRC]]  
 
*[[Poland|Poland]] is [[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]] and [[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
 
*[[Poland|Poland]] is [[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]] and [[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
 
*[[Singapore]] is [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
 
*[[Singapore]] is [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
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*[[Sweden]] is [[User:MorrisGF|MorrisGF]] and [[User:LarsonW|Larson]]
 
*[[Switzerland]] is [[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
 
*[[Switzerland]] is [[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
 
*[[Taiwan]] is [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
 
*[[Taiwan]] is [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
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*[[California]] is&nbsp; [[User:Jamiemayhew|jamiemayhew]]  
 
*[[California]] is&nbsp; [[User:Jamiemayhew|jamiemayhew]]  
 
*[[Colorado]] is  
 
*[[Colorado]] is  
*[[Connecticut]] is [[User:Dsammy|dsammy]]
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*[[Delaware]] is  
 
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*[[District of Columbia]] is  
 
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*[[Maine]] is  
 
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*[[Maryland]] is  
 
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*[[Massachusetts]] is [[User:Dsammy|dsammy]]
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*[[Massachusetts]] is&nbsp;
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*[[Michigan]] is [[User:Sallyrose1|Sallyrose1]]
 
*[[Minnesota]] is  
 
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*[[Mississippi]] is  
 
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*[[New Jersey]] is  
 
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*[[New Mexico]] is [[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
 
*[[New Mexico]] is [[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
*[[New York|New York]] is [[User:Dsammy|dsammy]]
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*[[New York|New York]] is&nbsp;
 
*[[North Carolina]] is  
 
*[[North Carolina]] is  
 
*[[North Dakota]] is  
 
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*[[Ohio]] is [[User:Familyjournals|Familyjournals]]  
 
*[[Ohio]] is [[User:Familyjournals|Familyjournals]]  
 
*[[Oklahoma]] is  
 
*[[Oklahoma]] is  
*[[Oregon]] is [[User:Dsammy|dsammy]]
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*[[Oregon]] is&nbsp;
 
*[[Pennsylvania]] is  
 
*[[Pennsylvania]] is  
*[[Rhode Island]] is [[User:Dsammy|dsammy]]
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*[[Rhode Island]] is&nbsp;
*[[South Carolina]] is  
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*[[South Carolina]] is [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User:SavingStories SavingStories]
 
*[[South Dakota|South Dakota]] is  
 
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*[[Tennessee]] is [[User:Evancol|Evancol]]  
 
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'''Historical Records''' <br>  
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'''Historical Records''' <br>
  
 
== Things you can do  ==
 
== Things you can do  ==
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*Review and edit content as needed  
 
*Review and edit content as needed  
*Populate the "Help Wanted" page for your locality
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*Populate the "Help Wanted" page for your locality  
 
*[[How moderators upload images|Upload images]]  
 
*[[How moderators upload images|Upload images]]  
 
*Encourage the creation of new pages  
 
*Encourage the creation of new pages  

Revision as of 02:20, 30 May 2013

Policies of FamilySearch Wiki
Tools for Moderators
  • The moderator user box added to your user page will communicate to other wiki users that you are the moderator for the content.
  • Add the box by typing {{User Moderator}}
    to your user page.
  • You might want to add the name of the localities and/or subjects you are moderating to your user page along with the user box.
Return to Help:Moderators

Contents

What is a moderator?

Moderators are volunteer administrators of the FamilySearch Wiki who help encourage contribution within a subject area on the wiki, monitor its content, and guide others as they contribute. If you are interested in being a moderator for a specific locality or research subject, please fill out this form to let us know of your interest.

Your request will be reviewed, and you will be contacted in a short period of time.

Responsibilities

The Moderator Job Description includes the following items:

  • Build Community - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.
  • Recognize Contributions - Introduce themselves to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognize contributors for great work
  • Help Resolve Problems - Generally a very minor part of these responsibilities, it will be important to respond when Wiki Guidelines and Policies are broken by contributors, and help when two or more contributors are in an editing dispute by supporting the Dispute Resolution guidelines.
  • For more detailed information on the responsibilities, see the Moderator Responsibilities page.

Who are the Moderators?

Our current moderators include:

Countries

United States

Focused Research

Historical Records

Things you can do

The following items are things that a moderator can do to help improve the content in their area of expertise and also grow the community of volunteers authors and editors:

  • Review and edit content as needed
  • Populate the "Help Wanted" page for your locality
  • Upload images
  • Encourage the creation of new pages
  • Encourage users to clarify ambiguous page titles
  • Discuss, approve, interpret, and clarify policies
  • Get good ideas from other moderators and areas of the wiki and lead contributors in your area to implement them
  • Communicate important issues to other contributors in your subject area
  • Organize and lead wikiprojects
  • Identify and invite knowledgeable people to help with the wiki

See also