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James: Looks like you put together the English page for the Utah South Hispanic FHC. I have created the Spanish page for this FHC at: https://wiki.familysearch.org/es/Utah_Sur_Hispanic_Centro_de_Historia_Familiar. Would you mind completing it in Spanish for Spanish readers to find out about the FHC. I have put a link in on the top of the English page for this FHC linking to the Spanish page. [[User:Ccsmith|ccsmith]]
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Use this page to discuss things with me about some of the topics below that I have an interest in seeing happen with the FamilySearch Research Wiki.  
 
Use this page to discuss things with me about some of the topics below that I have an interest in seeing happen with the FamilySearch Research Wiki.  
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== Soliciting your opinion  ==
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Hey James, will you weigh in on [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Manual of Style#.22Local_Histories.22_or_.22Histories.22_heading_on_county_pages.3F|"Local Histories" or "Histories" heading on county pages?]] I want to reach consensus on this quickly in order to get a big missionary team engaged in [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives|FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives]]. Thanks in advance! [[User:RitcheyMT|Ritcheymt]] 13:46, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  
 
== Search Engine Optimization and the FamilySearch Research Wiki  ==
 
== Search Engine Optimization and the FamilySearch Research Wiki  ==
  
Making sure that one can find content in the FamilySearch Wiki and having updates appear in search engines within a day or two after they are either first put on the Wiki or the page update has been made.&nbsp; There are some problems at the present, as I've heard a report that Google only spiders the site about once every 15 days at present.&nbsp; Given the frequency the site is updated, it should be happening at least every other day.&nbsp; What can be done to make that happen?<br>
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Making sure that one can find content in the FamilySearch Wiki and having updates appear in search engines within a day or two after they are either first put on the Wiki or the page update has been made.&nbsp; There are some problems at the present, as I've heard a report that Google only spiders the site about once every 15 days at present.&nbsp; Given the frequency the site is updated, it should be happening at least every other day.&nbsp; What can be done to make that happen?<br>  
  
 
== Messages from others  ==
 
== Messages from others  ==
  
Hey James, thanks for the message on my User Talk page about the Maryland Maps search results from Google! You're awesome! [[User:Ritcheymt|Ritcheymt]] 15:14, 8 January 2009 (UTC)  
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Hey James, thanks for the message on my User Talk page about the Maryland Maps search results from Google! You're awesome! [[User:RitcheyMT|Ritcheymt]] 15:14, 8 January 2009 (UTC)  
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James, thanks for the message about the ISBN glitch! [[User:RitcheyMT|Ritcheymt]] 21:31, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
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Thank you James! I had actually already used that interment.net information on the Washington County page. Those cemeteries on that page are from various transcriptions, most are from findagrave but there are a few surprises in there. I appreciate your interest! Thank you. Michael's right! You're awesome!<br>[[User:Familyjournals|Familyjournals]] 03:19, 9 February 2009 (UTC
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Thank you for placing the LDS forms topic on the agenda for today.&nbsp; It is a small matter, but one of sensitivity.&nbsp; Having only LDS ordinance-specific forms inadvertently sends an inaccurate message about the focus of the wiki.&nbsp; There ARE tools that are designed specifically for use by Latter-day Saints, but (as I understand it anyway) this tool is meant to be very universal.
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Thanks also for the domain name search idea you mentioned in last week's meeting.&nbsp; I would never have thought of that, but am better prepared for an event this weekend as a result. [[User:Lembley|Eirebrain]] 19:27, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
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Our society is the adoptor of the Orange County, California wikipage. I recently did a major overhall of the site. Since you have been a contributor to the page in the past, I thought I would ask you to take a look. It is not done but I've been making changes to it since RootsTech.&nbsp; I finally decided to put it up and see what people thought.--[[User:Jamiemayhew|Jamiemayhew]] 01:49, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
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== To all FamilySearch Wiki Contributors: An apology is in order...  ==
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By way of introduction, my name is Ben Bennett and I’ve recently joined the FamilySearch team as the product manager for the Wiki and Forums. Put simply, my job is to ensure that your experience, as contributors and users of the Wiki and Forums is excellent. To this end, an apology is in order.
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As you know, we recently implemented a new user ID/sign in process for the FamilySearch Wiki. As we implemented this new system, I personally heard from many of you. You shared with me problems that were occurring for you as you tried to sign in, edit or do other things that resulted in lost work, lost time and frustration for you, our key contributors and users. Please accept my sincere apology for the poor performance and poor experience associated with the Wiki during the past few weeks. Please also accept my commitment that the FamilySearch team will learn from this experience and do all that we can to prevent situations like this in the future. To this end, I wanted to share with you ...[[User talk:Benrbennett|CONTINUE]]
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== Headings on County Pages for Utah  ==
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Hi JamesAnderson,
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We appreciate the discussions and decisions made by a community of experts and interested parties regarding headings on the county pages especially for New York and Illinois, We want to adopt many of those changes and adapt some specifically for Utah. Will you please review the page for [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:WikiProject_Utah_Tasks_County_Headings FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah County Headings county headings in Utah] and make comments on its discussion page?
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Some volunteers for WikiProject Utah have already begun adapting the county pages. Your great suggestions will be implemented later, and we need to move now to prepare for a big push in January 2012.
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Making your comments on the discussion page will allow for transparency, progress and improvement.
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Thank you Wilma Adkins, WikiProject Utah manager; Marilyn Markham and Patsy Hendrickson, content specialists; and Dawne Hole and (Joy) Wyzer17, communications and volunteers liaisons.
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joy&nbsp; [[User:Wyzer17|Wyzer17]] 16:35, 25 November 2011 (UTC)<br>
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== &nbsp;Wiki Pass-along Cards  ==
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James - Here are the pass-along cards that you requested:
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== '''Douglas County, Nebraska'''  ==
  
James, thanks for the message about the ISBN glitch! [[User:Ritcheymt|Ritcheymt]] 21:31, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
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The featured article committee has been revisiting some articles that have been used as featured articles in the past to see if we could use them again.&nbsp; We have found in the Douglas County, Nebraska article that at least 3 of the links are no longer good, namely, under "Railroads"&nbsp; the links for "Railroad Museum" and "&nbsp;American Memory".&nbsp; Also no longer working is a link under "Land", "DoGIS".&nbsp; Could you take a look at these?&nbsp; Thank you,&nbsp;&nbsp; the Committee
  
Thank you James! I had actually already used that interment.net information on the Washington County page. Those cemeteries on that page are from various transcriptions, most are from findagrave but there are a few surprises in there. I appreciate your interest! Thank you. Michael's right! You're awesome!<br>
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PS&nbsp; This article has not been used before but has only been on the candidates list .
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James: Looks like you put together the English page for the Utah South Hispanic FHC. I have created the Spanish page for this FHC at: https://wiki.familysearch.org/es/Utah_Sur_Hispanic_Centro_de_Historia_Familiar. Would you mind completing it in Spanish for Spanish readers to find out about the FHC. I have put a link in on the top of the English page for this FHC linking to the Spanish page. ccsmith

Use this page to discuss things with me about some of the topics below that I have an interest in seeing happen with the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

Contents

Soliciting your opinion

Hey James, will you weigh in on "Local Histories" or "Histories" heading on county pages? I want to reach consensus on this quickly in order to get a big missionary team engaged in FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives. Thanks in advance! Ritcheymt 13:46, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Search Engine Optimization and the FamilySearch Research Wiki

Making sure that one can find content in the FamilySearch Wiki and having updates appear in search engines within a day or two after they are either first put on the Wiki or the page update has been made.  There are some problems at the present, as I've heard a report that Google only spiders the site about once every 15 days at present.  Given the frequency the site is updated, it should be happening at least every other day.  What can be done to make that happen?

Messages from others

Hey James, thanks for the message on my User Talk page about the Maryland Maps search results from Google! You're awesome! Ritcheymt 15:14, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

James, thanks for the message about the ISBN glitch! Ritcheymt 21:31, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you James! I had actually already used that interment.net information on the Washington County page. Those cemeteries on that page are from various transcriptions, most are from findagrave but there are a few surprises in there. I appreciate your interest! Thank you. Michael's right! You're awesome!
Familyjournals 03:19, 9 February 2009 (UTC


Thank you for placing the LDS forms topic on the agenda for today.  It is a small matter, but one of sensitivity.  Having only LDS ordinance-specific forms inadvertently sends an inaccurate message about the focus of the wiki.  There ARE tools that are designed specifically for use by Latter-day Saints, but (as I understand it anyway) this tool is meant to be very universal.


Thanks also for the domain name search idea you mentioned in last week's meeting.  I would never have thought of that, but am better prepared for an event this weekend as a result. Eirebrain 19:27, 9 June 2009 (UTC)


Our society is the adoptor of the Orange County, California wikipage. I recently did a major overhall of the site. Since you have been a contributor to the page in the past, I thought I would ask you to take a look. It is not done but I've been making changes to it since RootsTech.  I finally decided to put it up and see what people thought.--Jamiemayhew 01:49, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Welcome!

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Hello, JamesAnderson, and welcome to FamilySearch Wiki! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like this place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there.

It was decided at the community on November 17, that regular attendees at the meeting would be given an opportunity to review the welcome message and test out the {{helpme}} template.

Again, welcome!

Steve 10:05, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

To all FamilySearch Wiki Contributors: An apology is in order...

By way of introduction, my name is Ben Bennett and I’ve recently joined the FamilySearch team as the product manager for the Wiki and Forums. Put simply, my job is to ensure that your experience, as contributors and users of the Wiki and Forums is excellent. To this end, an apology is in order.

As you know, we recently implemented a new user ID/sign in process for the FamilySearch Wiki. As we implemented this new system, I personally heard from many of you. You shared with me problems that were occurring for you as you tried to sign in, edit or do other things that resulted in lost work, lost time and frustration for you, our key contributors and users. Please accept my sincere apology for the poor performance and poor experience associated with the Wiki during the past few weeks. Please also accept my commitment that the FamilySearch team will learn from this experience and do all that we can to prevent situations like this in the future. To this end, I wanted to share with you ...CONTINUE

Headings on County Pages for Utah

Hi JamesAnderson,

We appreciate the discussions and decisions made by a community of experts and interested parties regarding headings on the county pages especially for New York and Illinois, We want to adopt many of those changes and adapt some specifically for Utah. Will you please review the page for FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah County Headings county headings in Utah and make comments on its discussion page?

Some volunteers for WikiProject Utah have already begun adapting the county pages. Your great suggestions will be implemented later, and we need to move now to prepare for a big push in January 2012.

Making your comments on the discussion page will allow for transparency, progress and improvement.

Thank you Wilma Adkins, WikiProject Utah manager; Marilyn Markham and Patsy Hendrickson, content specialists; and Dawne Hole and (Joy) Wyzer17, communications and volunteers liaisons.

joy  Wyzer17 16:35, 25 November 2011 (UTC)


 Wiki Pass-along Cards

James - Here are the pass-along cards that you requested:


Douglas County, Nebraska

The featured article committee has been revisiting some articles that have been used as featured articles in the past to see if we could use them again.  We have found in the Douglas County, Nebraska article that at least 3 of the links are no longer good, namely, under "Railroads"  the links for "Railroad Museum" and " American Memory".  Also no longer working is a link under "Land", "DoGIS".  Could you take a look at these?  Thank you,   the Committee

PS  This article has not been used before but has only been on the candidates list .