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Hi Jane, I noticed that you have done a lot of work adding the {{tl|Contributor Help badge}} to the help pages. I understand the reason behind it, to increase awareness of the forums as a place to ask questions, but I think there might be a better solution. The badge template was created so that it could be placed within an article with text wrapping to the left or right. Your recent edits have placed the template at the top of articles and this creates a lot of white space. As an alternative I have created a new header article template {{tl|Help article}} which I think is better suited for this purpose. I have added it to the article [[Help:Images]] as an example of how it look. I can use the find/replace function to build on the work you have already done to swap the badges for this new template. Before I do that, I wanted to solicit your [[Template_talk:Help_article|feedback on the new template]], is there anything that you would change about it? Thanks --[[User:Cottrells|Steve]] 08:44, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

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WikiProject Illinois

Hi Jane --

Here's the link to the WikiProject Illinois. We'll have to get one going for Louisiana too. Murphynw 23:52, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Welcome...

Hello Evancol!

The Welcoming Committee is here to support you and offer you a warm welcome to a Community that loves Family History. We thank you for your contributions! Please continue editing and consider joining in Projects Seeking Contributors or a live Community Meeting where you may meet other experienced users and contributors.

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Again, welcome! Kara 00:07, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Page adopters

Hi Jane, Just letting you know that I have added a Userbox to your User page as an example of a new feature that I have built in to the adoption templates, whereby if added to a user page a userbox will be displayed. If you would rather not have this userbox on your page, then please go ahead and remove it. --Steve 12:40, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Getting Started pages project

Thanks for volunteering to help with the Getting Started pages project! I have been working on the Help:Tour page and was wondering if you could come share your thoughts - what concepts are needed for a "Tour" of the wiki?  Here is a Sandbox page with the general idea. Feel free to add your own edits/thoughts. 

Also, thanks for the changes to the Edit and Contribute page. I moved things back over into a 2-column format. But...the formatting might make it harder to edit. Thoughts? Also, was thinking that those little edit boxes all over the page are a little annoying and maybe we should turn those into bold text instead of headings. Thoughts? Anyway, the page needs more but I am very happy with it so far!

Community Center is next..... --janellv 23:51, 24 February 2011 (UTC)


Help/Wiki Forum badges

Hi Jane, I noticed that you have done a lot of work adding the {{Contributor Help badge}} to the help pages. I understand the reason behind it, to increase awareness of the forums as a place to ask questions, but I think there might be a better solution. The badge template was created so that it could be placed within an article with text wrapping to the left or right. Your recent edits have placed the template at the top of articles and this creates a lot of white space. As an alternative I have created a new header article template {{Help article}} which I think is better suited for this purpose. I have added it to the article Help:Images as an example of how it look. I can use the find/replace function to build on the work you have already done to swap the badges for this new template. Before I do that, I wanted to solicit your feedback on the new template, is there anything that you would change about it? Thanks --Steve 08:44, 22 April 2011 (UTC)