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== What is a moderator?  ==
 
== 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 '''[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rSkd45VM4BDzvL3HSF33xLbN2ooIPKF0sNlIKkmetEI/viewform form] '''to let us know of your interest.  
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Moderators are volunteer administrators of the FamilySearch Wiki who encourage contribution within a subject area on the wiki, monitor its content, and guide contributors. If you are interested in becoming a moderator for a specific locality or research subject, please fill out this '''[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rSkd45VM4BDzvL3HSF33xLbN2ooIPKF0sNlIKkmetEI/viewform form] '''to let us know of your interest.  If you have any further questions, please contact LaVera Parris at parrisl@familysearch.org.  
  
Your request will be reviewed, and you will be contacted in a short period of time.  
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Your request will be reviewed, and you will be contacted in a short period of time.
  
 
== Responsibilities  ==
 
== Responsibilities  ==
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*'''Build Community''' - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.<br>  
 
*'''Build Community''' - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.<br>  
*'''Recognize Contributions''' - Introduce themselves to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognize contributors for great work<br>
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*'''Recognize Contributions''' - Introduce themselves to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognizing those contributors whose work is particularly valuable.
*'''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.  
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*'''Help Resolve Problems''' - Generally a very minor part of these responsibilities, it will be important to respond when Wiki Guidelines and Policies are not observed by contributors, and assist when two or more contributors have 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.
 
*For more detailed information on the responsibilities, see the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator Responsibilities|Moderator Responsibilities]] page.
  
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'''Countries'''  
 
'''Countries'''  
  
*[[Austria|Austria]] is [[User:SugdenHG|SugdenHG]]  
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*[[Austria]] ........................................................ [[User:SugdenHG|SugdenHG]]  
*[[British Columbia|British Columbia, Canada]] is [[User:MDianeRogers]]  
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*[[British Columbia|British Columbia, Canada]]................. [[User:MDianeRogers|MDianeRogers]]  
*[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]  
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*[[Brazil]] and the A1gina principal Portuguese Wiki ................................[[User:rodrigosette| Rodrigo Sette]]  
*[[China|China]] is [[User:Twlisa|Twlisa]] and [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
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*Central America ([[Belize]], [[Costa Rica]], [[El Salvador]], [[Guatemala]], [[Honduras]], [[Mexico]], [[Nicaragua]], [[Panama]]) ...........[[User:Dwsmith2|Dwsmith2]]
*[[Czech Republic|Czech Republic]] is [[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]]  
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*[[China]].................................[[User:Twlisa|Twlisa]] and [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
*[[France|France]] is [[User:SugdenHG|SugdenHG]]  
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*[[Czech Republic]] .........................................[[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]]  
*[[Germany|Germany]] is [[User:Baerbel|Baerbel]]
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*[[France]] .........................................................[[User:SugdenHG|SugdenHG]]  
*[[Panama|Panama]] is [[User:Anelson|Anelson]]  
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*[[Germany]] ..........................................................[[User:Baerbel|Baerbel]]  
*[[Italy|Italy]]  
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*[[Italy]]
*[[Luxembourg|Luxembourg]]&nbsp;
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*[[Luxembourg]]
*[[Norway]] is [[User:Rcsteuart|Rcsteuart]] and/or [[User:SteuartRC|SteuartRC]]  
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*[[Aker, Norway|Norway]] ....................[[User:Rcsteuart|Rcsteuart]] and/or [[User:SteuartRC|SteuartRC]]  
*[[Poland|Poland]] is [[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]] and [[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
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*[[Panama]] ................................................ [[User:Anelson|Anelson]]
*[[Singapore]] is [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
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*[[Poland]] ..................................[[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]] and [[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
*[[Sweden]] is [[User:MorrisGF|MorrisGF]] and [[User:LarsonW|Larson]]  
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*[[Singapore]] ......................................................[[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
*[[Switzerland]] is [[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
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*[[Sweden]] ......................................[[User:MorrisGF|MorrisGF]] and [[User:LarsonW|Larson]]  
*[[Taiwan]] is [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
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*[[Switzerland]] ..........................................................[[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
*[[Wales]] is [[User:Bromaelor|Bromaelor]]
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*[[Taiwan]] ...............................................................[[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
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*[[Wales]] ...........................................................[[User:Bromaelor|Bromaelor]]
  
 
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'''United States'''  
 
'''United States'''  
  
*[[Alabama|Alabama]] is
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*[[Alabama]] .............................................[[User:Dwsmith2|Dwsmith2]]  
*[[Alaska]] is
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*[[Alaska]]  
*[[Arizona|Arizona]] is [[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
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*[[Arizona]] .............................................[[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
*[[Arkansas]] is
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*[[Arkansas]]
*[[California]] is&nbsp; [[User:Jamiemayhew|jamiemayhew]]  
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*[[California]]................................................[[User:Jamiemayhew|jamiemayhew]]  
*[[Colorado]] is
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*[[Colorado]]  
*[[Connecticut]] is
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*[[Connecticut]]  
*[[Delaware]] is
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*[[Delaware]]  
*[[District of Columbia]] is
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*[[District of Columbia]]
*[[Florida]] is
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*[[Florida]]
*[[Georgia (state)]] is
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*[[Georgia (state)]]  
*[[Hawaii]] is
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*[[Hawaii]]
*[[Idaho|Idaho]] is&nbsp; jenson1  
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*[[Idaho]] ...............................................................[[User:Jenson1|jenson1]]
*[[Illinois]] is [[User:Lembley|Lembley]]  
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*[[Illinois]] ..............................................................[[User:Lembley|Lembley]]  
*[[Indiana]] is
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*[[Indiana]]
*[[Iowa]] is [[User:Familyjournals|Familyjournals]]  
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*[[Iowa]] ........................................................[[User:Familyjournals|Familyjournals]]  
*[[Kansas]] is SAErickson (need wiki username)
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*[[Kansas]]  
*[[Kentucky]] is
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*[[Kentucky]]
*[[Louisiana]] is [[User:Aberksan|Aberksan]]  
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*[[Louisiana]] ........................................................[[User:Aberksan|Aberksan]]  
*[[Maine]] is
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*[[Maine]]  
*[[Maryland]] is
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*[[Maryland]]  
*[[Massachusetts]] is&nbsp;
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*[[Massachusetts]]:....................................................[[User:Ldrew|Ldrew]]
*[[Michigan]] is [[User:Sallyrose1|Sallyrose1]]  
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*[[Michigan]] ......................................................[[User:Sallyrose1|Sallyrose1]]  
*[[Minnesota]] is
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*[[Minnesota]]  
*[[Mississippi]] is
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*[[Mississippi]]  
*[[Missouri]] is [[User:86woo|86woo]]
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*[[Missouri]]
*[[Montana]] is
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*[[Montana]]
*[[Nebraska]] is&nbsp;
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*[[Nebraska]]
*[[Nevada]] is
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*[[Nevada]]
*[[New Hampshire]] is [[User:Jabhammons|Jabhammons]]  
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*[[New Hampshire]] .........................................[[User:Jabhammons|Jabhammons]]  
*[[New Jersey]] is
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*[[New Jersey]]  
*[[New Mexico]] is [[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
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*[[New Mexico]] .............................................[[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
*[[New York|New York]] is&nbsp;
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*[[New York]]  
*[[North Carolina]] is
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*[[North Carolina]]  
*[[North Dakota]] is
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*[[North Dakota]]
*[[Ohio]] is [[User:Familyjournals|Familyjournals]]  
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*[[Ohio]]......................................................[[User:Familyjournals|Familyjournals]]  
*[[Oklahoma]] is
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*[[Oklahoma]]  
*[[Oregon]] is&nbsp;
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*[[Oregon]]  
*[[Pennsylvania]] is
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*[[Pennsylvania]]  
*[[Rhode Island]] is&nbsp;
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*[[Rhode Island]]
*[[South Carolina]] is [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User:SavingStories SavingStories]
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*[[South Carolina]] .....................................[[User:SavingStories|SavingStories]]  
*[[South Dakota|South Dakota]] is
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*[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]  
*[[Tennessee]] is [[User:Evancol|Evancol]]  
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*[[Tennessee]] ........................................................[[User:Evancol|Evancol]]  
*[[Texas]]&nbsp;is&nbsp;[[User:Oldnews|OldNews]]&nbsp;
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*[[Texas]].............................................................[[User:Oldnews|OldNews]]  
*[[Utah|Utah]] is [[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
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*[[Utah]]................................................[[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
*[[Vermont]] is
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*[[Vermont]]
*[[Virginia]] is
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*[[Virginia]]  
*[[Washington]] is
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*[[Washington]] ....................................................[[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]]
*[[West Virginia]] is
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*[[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] is
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*[[Wisconsin]]
*[[Wyoming|Wyoming]] is
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'''Focused Research'''  
 
'''Focused Research'''  
  
*[[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]] is
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*[[African American Research]] .................[[User:SavingStories|SavingStories]]
*[[Indians of North America|Indians of North America]] is&nbsp;
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*[[Germans from Russia]]
*[[Tracing LDS Ancestors|LDS Research]] is [[User:BanksCB|cbb]]  
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*[[Indians of North America]]
*[[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]] is
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*[[Tracing LDS Ancestors|LDS Research]] ............................................[[User:BanksCB|cbb]]  
*[[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] is [[User:McBrideLW|McBrideLW]]
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*[[Tracing Immigrant Origins]]  
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*[[United States Military Records]] .....................[[User:McBrideLW|McBrideLW]]
  
 
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'''Historical Records''' <br>
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'''Historical Records''' <br>  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records|WikiProject FamilySearch Records]]................................[[User:HoranDM|HoranDM]] [[User:chickitalie|chickitalie]] [[User:rashby3|rashby3]] [[User:robertmcall|robertmcall]] [[User:TimothyNB|TimothyNB]] [[User:hardybe|hardybe]]
  
 
== Things you can do  ==
 
== Things you can do  ==
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*Encourage users to clarify [[FamilySearch Wiki:Disambiguation|ambiguous]] page titles  
 
*Encourage users to clarify [[FamilySearch Wiki:Disambiguation|ambiguous]] page titles  
 
*Discuss, approve, interpret, and clarify [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|policies]]  
 
*Discuss, approve, interpret, and clarify [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|policies]]  
*Get good ideas from other moderators and areas of the wiki and lead contributors in your area to implement them  
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*Get good ideas from other moderators and areas of the wiki and assist contributors in your area to implement them  
*Communicate important issues&nbsp;to other contributors in your subject area  
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*Communicate important issues to other contributors in your subject area  
*Organize and lead [[How to Run or Manage a Wiki Project|wikiprojects]]  
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*Organize and lead [[How to Run or Manage a Wiki Project|WikiProjects]]  
 
*Identify and invite knowledgeable people to help with the wiki
 
*Identify and invite knowledgeable people to help with the wiki
  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator/Getting Started|FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator/Getting Started]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator/Getting Started|FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator/Getting Started]]
 
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[[Category:Moderators]]

Latest revision as of 02:56, 22 August 2015

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 encourage contribution within a subject area on the wiki, monitor its content, and guide contributors. If you are interested in becoming a moderator for a specific locality or research subject, please fill out this form to let us know of your interest.  If you have any further questions, please contact LaVera Parris at parrisl@familysearch.org.

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 recognizing those contributors whose work is particularly valuable.
  • Help Resolve Problems - Generally a very minor part of these responsibilities, it will be important to respond when Wiki Guidelines and Policies are not observed by contributors, and assist when two or more contributors have 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 assist 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

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