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When content (text, pages, images, etc.) is [[FamilySearch Wiki:Deletion Process|deleted]], "[[FamilySearch Wiki:What FamilySearch Wiki is not|What FamilySearch Wiki is not]]" is commonly cited as explanation, and rightly so. Unfortunately, this is not particularly helpful or calming to the person(s) who put in time and effort to write the material. They often see it as their hard work being casually tossed away. The phrase "'''try another {{wpd|wiki}}'''" is also sometimes used, for similar intent.
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When content (text, pages, images, etc.) is [[FamilySearch Wiki:Deletion Process|deleted]], "[[FamilySearch Wiki:What FamilySearch Wiki is not|What FamilySearch Wiki is not]]" is commonly cited as explanation, and rightly so. Unfortunately, this is not particularly helpful or calming to the person(s) who put in time and effort to write the material. They often see it as their hard work being casually tossed away. The phrase "'''try another {{wpd|wiki}}'''" is also sometimes used, for similar intent.  
  
In an effort to foster a spirit of {{wpd|Wikipedia:WikiLove|WikiLove}}, this page provides some referrals to alternative outlets which '''do''' allow content that FamilySearch Wiki does not. Sometimes material is submitted that is perfectly factual and verifiable, but simply outside of the scope of FamilySearch Wiki. Just because the content does not belong here does not mean it does not have value.
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In an effort to foster a spirit of {{wpd|Wikipedia:WikiLove|WikiLove}}, this page provides some referrals to alternative outlets which '''do''' allow content that FamilySearch Wiki does not. Sometimes material is submitted that is perfectly factual and verifiable, but simply outside of the scope of FamilySearch Wiki. Just because the content does not belong here does not mean it does not have value.  
  
Please consider directing people to these sites (or this page), rather than simply telling them that their contributions are not wanted.
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Please consider directing people to these sites (or this page), rather than simply telling them that their contributions are not wanted.  
  
== Directory of alternatives ==
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== Directory of alternatives ==
{{notice|'''NOTICE:''' The presence of a third-party site does not constitute an endorsement by FamilySearch or the FamilySearch Wiki community.}}
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{{notice|'''NOTICE:''' The presence of a third-party site does not constitute an endorsement by FamilySearch or the FamilySearch Wiki community.}}  
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! FamilySearch Wiki is not a...
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! FamilySearch Wiki is not a...  
 
! ... so try these instead
 
! ... so try these instead
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| FamilySearch products directory
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| FamilySearch products directory  
 
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| Place for ancestor information
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| Place for ancestor information  
| [http://www.biographicalwiki.com/ Biographical Wiki], [http://familypedia.wikia.com Familypedia], [http://werelate.org WeRelate.org]
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| [http://www.biographicalwiki.com/ Biographical Wiki], [http://familypedia.wikia.com Familypedia], [http://about.generationstation.com/ GenerationStation], [http://werelate.org WeRelate.org]
 
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| Advertising site
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| Advertising site  
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| Collection of product reviews
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| Collection of product reviews  
 
| [http://www.productwiki.com/ ProductWiki]
 
| [http://www.productwiki.com/ ProductWiki]
 
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| Place for religious doctrine or practices
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| Place for religious doctrine or practices  
 
| [http://religion.wikia.com Religion-wiki], [http://www.mormonwiki.com Mormon Wiki]
 
| [http://religion.wikia.com Religion-wiki], [http://www.mormonwiki.com Mormon Wiki]
 
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| Place for image of LDS temples
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| Place for image of LDS temples  
 
| [http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/ LDS Temples]
 
| [http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/ LDS Temples]
 
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| Encyclopedia of holidays and family traditions of the world
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| Encyclopedia of holidays and family traditions of the world  
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| Place to post data sets and genealogical records
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| Place to post data sets and genealogical records  
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Revision as of 23:52, 17 March 2011

When content (text, pages, images, etc.) is deleted, "What FamilySearch Wiki is not" is commonly cited as explanation, and rightly so. Unfortunately, this is not particularly helpful or calming to the person(s) who put in time and effort to write the material. They often see it as their hard work being casually tossed away. The phrase "try another wiki" is also sometimes used, for similar intent.

In an effort to foster a spirit of WikiLove, this page provides some referrals to alternative outlets which do allow content that FamilySearch Wiki does not. Sometimes material is submitted that is perfectly factual and verifiable, but simply outside of the scope of FamilySearch Wiki. Just because the content does not belong here does not mean it does not have value.

Please consider directing people to these sites (or this page), rather than simply telling them that their contributions are not wanted.

Directory of alternatives

FamilySearch Wiki is not a... ... so try these instead
FamilySearch products directory
Place for ancestor information Biographical Wiki, Familypedia, GenerationStation, WeRelate.org
Advertising site
Collection of product reviews ProductWiki
Place for religious doctrine or practices Religion-wiki, Mormon Wiki
Place for image of LDS temples LDS Temples
Encyclopedia of holidays and family traditions of the world
Place to post data sets and genealogical records