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=== Will you help me (help you?) ===
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=== Professional Genealogists ===
  
Hi Don. As you know, I'm designing a new type of wiki page that would list all the professional genealogists for a locality and link to their user pages for more information. These pages will be linked from many other pages in the wiki, so they should draw significant traffic to pages like yours. I need some help, though, because I need to build an example page for one locality that lists a few researchers and has live links to their user pages. However, there aren't very many professionals listed on the wiki, and most are not specific about which U.S. states they'd like  to be listed for, so I'm having trouble choosing a locality where I can list several researchers. Could you tell me whether you'd be comfortable being listed under any U.S. state, or if not, which ones you'd like to be listed under? Thanks! The example I'm building is at [[Talk:Professional Genealogists Who Specialize in Ohio Research|Talk:Professional Genealogists Who Specialize in Ohio Research]].
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Don, I understand that you have been adding information about professional genealogists on many pages of the wiki. I understand that this is part of a test project for adding professional genealogist information to the wiki. However, I haven't been notified that the guidelines of the project include adding the sentence that has been added in multiple places on pages, or that referring people to a professional genealogist should be the first option that people see when going to a page. I am researching this further, but please discontinue adding the sentence on these pages until we have had a chance to discuss the guidelines about how this should go on pages, and how far this test should reach. Thanks. -- [[User:VasquezJL|janellv]] {{toolbar|[[User talk:VasquezJL|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/VasquezJL|contribs]]}} 13:56, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
 
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Also, as you look at the table there, it'd help a great deal if you would fill it out with your hours of experience in the various areas it displays. It doesn't have to be exact for this example -- we're just using this to show the contributor community what we intend to do in listing pros here. (Wiki communities are sensitive to commercialization, so we're managing this discussion so that everyone's expectations are set correctly around the idea that this project is intended to help patrons find their ancestors.) [[User:RitcheyMT|RitcheyMT]] 11:23, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
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It seems to me that the user pages could be by-passed and link directly from Research pages to Company website. If the user pages are not searched by search engines, they don't seem to have that much value in the equation, or am I missing something? For the Alliance members the choice of where to be listed will be fairly easy, since they have assigned areas for which they are primarily reponsible. I have added a column that will help people decide which person to choose: residence. Making these post is fairly easy and should not be difficult for most people. There will need to be instructions for sure.  [[User:Donchallis|Donchallis]]
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Professional Genealogists

Don, I understand that you have been adding information about professional genealogists on many pages of the wiki. I understand that this is part of a test project for adding professional genealogist information to the wiki. However, I haven't been notified that the guidelines of the project include adding the sentence that has been added in multiple places on pages, or that referring people to a professional genealogist should be the first option that people see when going to a page. I am researching this further, but please discontinue adding the sentence on these pages until we have had a chance to discuss the guidelines about how this should go on pages, and how far this test should reach. Thanks. -- janellv (talk| contribs) 13:56, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

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