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A '''WikiProject''' is a collection of pages devoted to the management of a specific topic or family of topics within FamilySearch Wiki; and, simultaneously, a group of editors who use those pages to collaborate.
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{{Start tab
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|Tab-1=About WikiProjects
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|URL-1=FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject
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|Tab-2=Create a project
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|URL-2=Help:Creating a new WikiProject
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|Tab-3=Promote a project
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|URL-3=FamilySearch Wiki:Promoting a WikiProject
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|Tab-4=Manage a project
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|URL-4=Help:How to Run or Manage a Wiki Project
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:*The project pages are not a place to write articles directly, but a resource to help coordinate and organize the writing and editing of those articles.  
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[[Image:Icon project.png|right|200px]]
:*The discussion pages attached to a project page are a convenient forum for those interested in that project.
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One of the best ways to help get a lot of similar pages filled out in the wiki is to start a '''WikiProject'''.  
:*All project pages should reside within the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Namespace|FamilySearch Wiki namespace]]. (Also see [[Help:Namespaces]] for more details about all the namespaces in the FamilySearch Wiki.
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:*See [[FamilySearch Wiki:Naming Conventions for Project Pages]] for details about the correct way to name a project page.
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A WikiProject is a collection of pages devoted to helping to update or add content to a specific topic within FamilySearch Wiki.
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'''With a WikiProject, you can:'''
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*Bring groups of people together to work on a project
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*Separate out the work that needs to be done
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*Give instructions that can always be updated within the wiki
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*Find the best ways to communicate with each other
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:For a good example of one successful WikiProject, see the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Idaho|Idaho WikiProject]].
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'''Project Features:'''
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*Projects have project pages where ideas are generated, tasks are assigned, and progress is tracked.
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*All known WikiProjects should be listed at [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject/Projects Seeking Contributors|Projects Seeking Contributors]].
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*The discussion page attached to a project page is a convenient place to discuss ideas for the project.
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*All project pages should reside within the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Namespace|FamilySearch Wiki namespace]]. (Also see [[Help:Namespaces]] for more details about all the namespaces in the FamilySearch Wiki.)
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{{End tab
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|Tab-1=About WikiProjects
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|URL-1=FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject
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|Tab-2=Create a project
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|URL-2=Help:Creating a new WikiProject
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|Tab-3=Promote a project
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|URL-3=FamilySearch Wiki:Promoting a WikiProject
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|Tab-4=Manage a project
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|URL-4=Help:How to Run or Manage a Wiki Project
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}}
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{{featured article}}
 
[[Category:WikiProjects]]
 
[[Category:WikiProjects]]

Revision as of 18:11, 9 September 2011

About WikiProjects Create a project Promote a project Manage a project
Icon project.png

One of the best ways to help get a lot of similar pages filled out in the wiki is to start a WikiProject.

A WikiProject is a collection of pages devoted to helping to update or add content to a specific topic within FamilySearch Wiki.

With a WikiProject, you can:

  • Bring groups of people together to work on a project
  • Separate out the work that needs to be done
  • Give instructions that can always be updated within the wiki
  • Find the best ways to communicate with each other
For a good example of one successful WikiProject, see the Idaho WikiProject.


Project Features:

  • Projects have project pages where ideas are generated, tasks are assigned, and progress is tracked.
  • All known WikiProjects should be listed at Projects Seeking Contributors.
  • The discussion page attached to a project page is a convenient place to discuss ideas for the project.
  • All project pages should reside within the FamilySearch Wiki namespace. (Also see Help:Namespaces for more details about all the namespaces in the FamilySearch Wiki.)
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