Community Wiki Support Meeting 15 May 2014

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  • You can join up to 10 minutes early. If you try to join the meeting at any other time, you will get an error that the meeting doesn't exist.

Purpose of the meeting

Improve the Wiki

  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and content.
  • Discuss current issues, community matters, and strategies.
  • Move issues to decision.


New Attendees:
Kudos go to: Jim Landucci for working with Linda

Training Spotlight

  • Sandra: Uncategorized pages
  • duplication - add {delete} template (two brackets on either side). Keep the one with the best detail.
  • Given a choice - pick the most specific category so as not to fill up the major category.
  • Categories cannot be moved.
  • Once a name is given a page, and then deleted, the name cannot be used again
  • photos placed with name of file between double braces. Size in px comes after a pipe (pica)
  • Find pages to place photos
  • Demonstration of working in Wikitext - changing external links to internal links
  • Myra: Taught how to write short articles for red links
File:Icon-warning spoken of - similar to
The Etobicoke Family History Portal is getting a facelift. Please bear with us whilst this process evolves, and stay tuned for loads of great content to assist with your Family Research.

Please add any comments to the talk page.

Priority items for this meeting:

New items to discuss

Charles to review
Discussion regarding legality of screenshots with new editor - Caleb to check with legal department. James Tanner may also know the answer. It might also vary by vendor.

Supervisor Input

  • Giuseppe:on vacation
  • Caleb:learned about gradien coloring. Shared his mock-up again
  • Support Mission Lead - Charles:

Team Lead Update/Followup

  • Technical Lead - Charles
  • Training Lead - Sandra
  • Community Lead- Robin
  • Content Missionary Lead- Wilma/Bo
  • Secretary-Linda
Uncategorized pages under 4600

Recent changes - more team members need to spend time on
Charles <--- can you fix the licensing of this page

Other Reports

  • Welcoming Committee - LaVera
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra
  • Moderator Report - Myra-
  • New Contributors Report - Robin

Patrolling and SalesForce Review

1: Did you see anything while patrolling this past week that would be interesting to discuss with the team?

2: What has been seen being touched/worked on.

3: Any potential attacks?


1: What did you learn this week that you want to share?

2: What do you need help with?

3: Needed training?

  • I have been finding more than a few links that could be internal, yet are coded as external.

We need training again on turning an external link to an internal link. Please show in Wikitext how to make the change.

Here's a page to demonstrate - it's one Robin did WAY BACK WHEN. Look for Robin Foster's name FamilySearch Wiki:Reviewer Approval Procedures

and another - to see the differences I placed an internal below the external Community Wiki Support Meeting 17 April 2014#Other_Reports 4: Do you have questions or suggestions regarding what others are working on?

Improve the Wiki

Current Wiki Projects we are focusing on

Suggestions for Other Focus Projects

Additional Suggestions for Wiki Improvement

  • More workers needed on recent changes

Followup For Next Week:

Team Member Support Assignments Content Project User Name
Barbara Welcoming Committee
Bob Heeder

Bald Eagle
Charles Non-English wiki, FHC Pages Thurston County - FamilySearch Catalog, York County Ccsmith
Diana Adoption Committee Colorado, Kentucky Diana47judy
LaVera Welcoming Committe new people, Categories Help pages project Parrisl
Linda New volunteers Submit Wiki Content Lindachappell
Marilyn Welcoming Committee
Myra Moderators
Rick Volunteers
Robin Volunteers, Moderators, Training Lessons for New Volunteers South Carolina Moderator, contributing to African American Research and Columbia, South Carolina SavingStories
Ruth Heeder

Bob heeder or Clanheeder
Sandra Maintenance Training Categorization Sandralpond