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I'd like to change the paragraph under the guiding principle "Free." The first sentence can be misinterpreted by someone who does not read it carefully. The current paragraph:  
 
I'd like to change the paragraph under the guiding principle "Free." The first sentence can be misinterpreted by someone who does not read it carefully. The current paragraph:  
  
As a not for profit entity, FamilySearch fundamentally requires that all products and services be free of charge to everyone. All content on the Research Wiki is covered under a Creative Commons license, which states that anyone can use this content, with proper citations, on any other creative commons site. Additionally, there will never be a charge to the user to have access to any of the content on the Research Wiki. However, articles in the Research Wiki can include links to records and other sources on the Internet that may charge an access or registration fee, as long as the user has a clear choice whether to pay it or not. <br>
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:As a not for profit entity, FamilySearch fundamentally requires that all products and services be free of charge to everyone. All content on the Research Wiki is covered under a Creative Commons license, which states that anyone can use this content, with proper citations, on any other creative commons site. Additionally, there will never be a charge to the user to have access to any of the content on the Research Wiki. However, articles in the Research Wiki can include links to records and other sources on the Internet that may charge an access or registration fee, as long as the user has a clear choice whether to pay it or not. <br>
  
 
The proposed revision, which also separates the major thoughts into separate paragraphs:<br>
 
The proposed revision, which also separates the major thoughts into separate paragraphs:<br>
As a not-for-profit entity, FamilySearch fundamentally requires that all its products and services be free of charge to everyone.  
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:As a not-for-profit entity, FamilySearch fundamentally requires that all its products and services be free of charge to everyone.  
  
All content on the Research Wiki is covered under a Creative Commons license, which states that anyone can use this content, with proper citations, on any other creative commons site.  
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:All content on the Research Wiki is covered under a Creative Commons license, which states that anyone can use this content, with proper citations, on any other creative commons site.  
  
Additionally, there will never be a charge to the user to have access to any of the content on the Research Wiki.  
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:Additionally, there will never be a charge to the user to have access to any of the content on the Research Wiki.  
  
However, articles in the Research Wiki can include links to records and other sources on the Internet that may charge an access or registration fee, as long as the user has a clear choice whether to pay it or not. <br>
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:However, articles in the Research Wiki can include links to records and other sources on the Internet that may charge an access or registration fee, as long as the user has a clear choice whether to pay it or not. <br>
  
 
'''Please comment''' After a reasonable time for comments, they will be incorporated into the project page.[[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 18:47, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
 
'''Please comment''' After a reasonable time for comments, they will be incorporated into the project page.[[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 18:47, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
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:Hi Wilma, I've gone ahead and made the changes you suggested. The change in wording was minor and helped clarify the section, as does separating the sentences into separate paragraphs. --[[User:Cottrells|Steve]] 10:01, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
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== Mis-use of the term spam ==
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The heading "Spam-free" is really talking about incorporating advertising into the Wiki. Spam is defined as unsolicited email broadcast to email addresses. I am not sure how the "Spam" could apply to the problem described in the paragraph. I would suggest the heading be changed to read, Freedom from Promotional Content and Advertising, or something like that.
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[[User:Jamestanner|James L. Tanner]] 23:12, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 23:12, 27 September 2011

I'd like to change the paragraph under the guiding principle "Free." The first sentence can be misinterpreted by someone who does not read it carefully. The current paragraph:

As a not for profit entity, FamilySearch fundamentally requires that all products and services be free of charge to everyone. All content on the Research Wiki is covered under a Creative Commons license, which states that anyone can use this content, with proper citations, on any other creative commons site. Additionally, there will never be a charge to the user to have access to any of the content on the Research Wiki. However, articles in the Research Wiki can include links to records and other sources on the Internet that may charge an access or registration fee, as long as the user has a clear choice whether to pay it or not.

The proposed revision, which also separates the major thoughts into separate paragraphs:

As a not-for-profit entity, FamilySearch fundamentally requires that all its products and services be free of charge to everyone.
All content on the Research Wiki is covered under a Creative Commons license, which states that anyone can use this content, with proper citations, on any other creative commons site.
Additionally, there will never be a charge to the user to have access to any of the content on the Research Wiki.
However, articles in the Research Wiki can include links to records and other sources on the Internet that may charge an access or registration fee, as long as the user has a clear choice whether to pay it or not.

Please comment After a reasonable time for comments, they will be incorporated into the project page.AdkinsWH 18:47, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi Wilma, I've gone ahead and made the changes you suggested. The change in wording was minor and helped clarify the section, as does separating the sentences into separate paragraphs. --Steve 10:01, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Mis-use of the term spam

The heading "Spam-free" is really talking about incorporating advertising into the Wiki. Spam is defined as unsolicited email broadcast to email addresses. I am not sure how the "Spam" could apply to the problem described in the paragraph. I would suggest the heading be changed to read, Freedom from Promotional Content and Advertising, or something like that. James L. Tanner 23:12, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

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