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I've tried to creat a page for Caldwell, Idaho Churches.  Would you look it over and see whether this is going to work.  There are still innumerable churches to add.  And I don't seem to have finished it off as I should.  I would appreciate any input.   
 
I've tried to creat a page for Caldwell, Idaho Churches.  Would you look it over and see whether this is going to work.  There are still innumerable churches to add.  And I don't seem to have finished it off as I should.  I would appreciate any input.   
  
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:Very well done! I've added only two minor things -- I've linked the tracings at the top of the page so a used could go back to the town, county, or state pages directly from the church page; and I've added a category at the bottom of the page. Generally, the category of any of the pages for towns or cities, or for subject subdivision pages under the county would be the name of the county, followed by a comma, and then the name of the state. It is added by typing two square brackets, then the name of the county page, followed by closing the square brackets. We can show this at the next project meeting if you would like. [[User:Jbparker|Jimmy B. Parker]] 16:12, 11 September 2010 (UTC)<br>
 
:Very well done! I've added only two minor things -- I've linked the tracings at the top of the page so a used could go back to the town, county, or state pages directly from the church page; and I've added a category at the bottom of the page. Generally, the category of any of the pages for towns or cities, or for subject subdivision pages under the county would be the name of the county, followed by a comma, and then the name of the state. It is added by typing two square brackets, then the name of the county page, followed by closing the square brackets. We can show this at the next project meeting if you would like. [[User:Jbparker|Jimmy B. Parker]] 16:12, 11 September 2010 (UTC)<br>
  
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Hey Jimmy, I love the great organization you've created within the Idaho project! It's so good that I'm using it as a model for other project teams. (Don'tcha love being in the spotlight?)&nbsp;
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Hey Jimmy, I love the great organization you've created within the Idaho project! It's so good that I'm using it as a model for other project teams. (Don'tcha love being in the spotlight?)&nbsp;  
  
I wanted to give you some feedback that made it hard for me to find the Idaho project pages, though, and also find the main project page. When I did a search to find the Idaho project, I ended up on [[FamilySearch_Wiki_Idaho_Project_Page|FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page]]. That was confusing&nbsp;for several&nbsp;reasons.&nbsp;First, the page&nbsp;is titled&nbsp;as if it were the main Idaho&nbsp;project page, whereas&nbsp;instead&nbsp;its content is mostly links to meetings. Second,&nbsp;the main project page is actually&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Idaho|FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Idaho]], and finding FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page kept me from finding the true project page until much later. So FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page actually distracted me from finding the main project page.&nbsp;Also, FamilySearch&nbsp;Wiki Idaho Project Page doesn't link to the main project page or any of the several other pages that the real project page&nbsp;links to. So when I came across&nbsp;FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page, I thought "So&nbsp;there really is no organization or sub pages for the Idaho project yet?"&nbsp;
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I wanted to give you some feedback that made it hard for me to find the Idaho project pages, though, and also find the main project page. When I did a search to find the Idaho project, I ended up on [[FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page|FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page]]. That was confusing&nbsp;for several&nbsp;reasons.&nbsp;First, the page&nbsp;is titled&nbsp;as if it were the main Idaho&nbsp;project page, whereas&nbsp;instead&nbsp;its content is mostly links to meetings. Second,&nbsp;the main project page is actually&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Idaho|FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Idaho]], and finding FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page kept me from finding the true project page until much later. So FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page actually distracted me from finding the main project page.&nbsp;Also, FamilySearch&nbsp;Wiki Idaho Project Page doesn't link to the main project page or any of the several other pages that the real project page&nbsp;links to. So when I came across&nbsp;FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page, I thought "So&nbsp;there really is no organization or sub pages for the Idaho project yet?"&nbsp;  
  
Another issue is that FamilySearch Wiki Idaho is in the Main namespace, as are the many project pages linked from the main project page, such as&nbsp;[[Wiki_Project_--_Idaho_--_Tasks_--_Town_Halls|Wiki Project -- Idaho -- Tasks -- Town Halls]]. If project&nbsp;pages appear in the Main namespace -- that is, if their titles don't begin with the string "FamilySearch Wiki:" -- they&nbsp;will appear in search results when users are trying to find genealogical information about Idaho.&nbsp;I don't think&nbsp;you intended for project pages to spam Idaho search results, so I've asked Darris to contact&nbsp;you about&nbsp;how these&nbsp;pages might be moved into the FamilySearch Wiki namespace.  
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Another issue is that FamilySearch Wiki Idaho is in the Main namespace, as are the many project pages linked from the main project page, such as&nbsp;[[Wiki Project -- Idaho -- Tasks -- Town Halls|Wiki Project -- Idaho -- Tasks -- Town Halls]]. If project&nbsp;pages appear in the Main namespace -- that is, if their titles don't begin with the string "FamilySearch Wiki:" -- they&nbsp;will appear in search results when users are trying to find genealogical information about Idaho.&nbsp;I don't think&nbsp;you intended for project pages to spam Idaho search results, so I've asked Darris to contact&nbsp;you about&nbsp;how these&nbsp;pages might be moved into the FamilySearch Wiki namespace.  
  
Thanks again for all you're doing to lead projects on the wiki, Jimmy. Your&nbsp;well-organized project pages&nbsp;make it easy for us to direct other project teams to great examples of how a project should be done.[[User:RitcheyMT|RitcheyMT]] 12:09, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
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Thanks again for all you're doing to lead projects on the wiki, Jimmy. Your&nbsp;well-organized project pages&nbsp;make it easy for us to direct other project teams to great examples of how a project should be done.[[User:RitcheyMT|RitcheyMT]] 12:09, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
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Thanks for your kind words, Michael. And you're right, I don't want to spam the research results for Idaho. I welcome any input from Darris or anyone else on how to better organize my (anti-) organization of the project pages. And NO, I don't love the spotlight!&nbsp; :) As you know! [[User:Jbparker|Jimmy B. Parker]] 16:28, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

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I've tried to creat a page for Caldwell, Idaho Churches.  Would you look it over and see whether this is going to work.  There are still innumerable churches to add.  And I don't seem to have finished it off as I should.  I would appreciate any input. 


Very well done! I've added only two minor things -- I've linked the tracings at the top of the page so a used could go back to the town, county, or state pages directly from the church page; and I've added a category at the bottom of the page. Generally, the category of any of the pages for towns or cities, or for subject subdivision pages under the county would be the name of the county, followed by a comma, and then the name of the state. It is added by typing two square brackets, then the name of the county page, followed by closing the square brackets. We can show this at the next project meeting if you would like. Jimmy B. Parker 16:12, 11 September 2010 (UTC)


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Hey Jimmy, I love the great organization you've created within the Idaho project! It's so good that I'm using it as a model for other project teams. (Don'tcha love being in the spotlight?) 

I wanted to give you some feedback that made it hard for me to find the Idaho project pages, though, and also find the main project page. When I did a search to find the Idaho project, I ended up on FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page. That was confusing for several reasons. First, the page is titled as if it were the main Idaho project page, whereas instead its content is mostly links to meetings. Second, the main project page is actually FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Idaho, and finding FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page kept me from finding the true project page until much later. So FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page actually distracted me from finding the main project page. Also, FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page doesn't link to the main project page or any of the several other pages that the real project page links to. So when I came across FamilySearch Wiki Idaho Project Page, I thought "So there really is no organization or sub pages for the Idaho project yet?" 

Another issue is that FamilySearch Wiki Idaho is in the Main namespace, as are the many project pages linked from the main project page, such as Wiki Project -- Idaho -- Tasks -- Town Halls. If project pages appear in the Main namespace -- that is, if their titles don't begin with the string "FamilySearch Wiki:" -- they will appear in search results when users are trying to find genealogical information about Idaho. I don't think you intended for project pages to spam Idaho search results, so I've asked Darris to contact you about how these pages might be moved into the FamilySearch Wiki namespace.

Thanks again for all you're doing to lead projects on the wiki, Jimmy. Your well-organized project pages make it easy for us to direct other project teams to great examples of how a project should be done.RitcheyMT 12:09, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind words, Michael. And you're right, I don't want to spam the research results for Idaho. I welcome any input from Darris or anyone else on how to better organize my (anti-) organization of the project pages. And NO, I don't love the spotlight!  :) As you know! Jimmy B. Parker 16:28, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

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