Community Wiki Support Meeting 16 January 2014

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

WebEx ID: 0000; Join the meeting; Dial-in number: Local / International: 1-801-240-9700 U.S. Toll-Free: 1-855-537-4000; 9:00' am. Mountain time on Thursdays'

  • 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.

Kudos go to ...

To Ruth Heeder, and laVera Parris for Coming to training and helping to make it enjoyable.


Priority items for this meeting:

Requested training on images:

  • What specifically to cover: 

Active support for new users: (All active users without user page or talk page)

  • Process - Welcoming Committee checks to make sure everyone is welcomed - see all tabs
  •  New users are added regularly from active users list
  • Assignments are given to new users - Robin (User page, talk page, and contributions reviewed)
  • New user developed user page                    
  • New user found to be spammer                    
  • Example pages under notes:  (NorwayNapa Family History Center                  
  • We need volunteers to use the items under notes as teaching opportunities.
  • Explain on talk pages of each page what you did and why.

Updates and follow up

Summary of last week's meeting:

Summary of January 9th (9am) Support Meeting
1. Suggest news articles to Robin
2. Report any community projects we hear of to Robin
3. Wiki Resolutions- tell Charles
4. Reword timesheets to include Salesforce
5. Devotional link - tabled
6. Skype LaVera with email for Google Doc (Help pages)
7. Tenative meeting Feb 10th (coordinate efforts-new contributors)
8. Tech meetings (Thurs 2pm) -welcome to attend
9. Flipboard app available @ RootsTech link
10. Clean computer cookies daily
11. UK one word titles - Community Council dealing with
12. Common Wiki fixes page (currently in Charles' sandbox)
13 (Linda only) Email patron re:father/son issue
14. Google doc Localities page- add all related pages to watchlist
15. (Everyone, particularly new members) Update table at end of agenda with projects currently working on

Our meetings

Monday  HTML noon MST   0000
Thurs Support (90 min)  9:00 MST   0000
Contributors 1:00 MST   0000
Tech 2:00 MST   0000
  • Needed training: 
Training/new missionaries & Volunteers

Requesting training for Public domain images (Linda and Diane)
  • Maintenance Report - Sandra
  • Tech updates
Questions from HTML 5 Class (Mondays at 12PM Mountain):

Patrolling and Amdocs Review

  • Did you see anything while patrolling this past week that would be interesting to discuss with the team?
  1. See what is being touched.
  2. Catch potenial attacks
  • FHC pages - Robin was to meet with Guiseppe on Jan 13th.  We had been asked to not touch Family History center pages and just let the FH directors.  Please update team.


  • What did you learn this week that you want to share?
  • What do you need help with?
  • Do you have questions or suggestions regarding others are working on?
  • Moderator Support report - 

For next week:

  • New Contributor Support report:  

Locality & topics

Team Member Support Assignments Content Project User Name
Barbara Welcoming Committee RogersBA
Blake Volunteers, Overviews, Graphics
Charles Non-English wiki, FHC Pages HTML training, Creating Non-English Wikis, Ccsmith
Diana Colorado, Kentucky Diana47judy
LaVera Welcoming Committe new people, Categories Help pages project-slow but steady. Parrisl
Lee Developing Training - Non-English, Tech Non-English, Tech Training, SF Development Ldrew
Linda New volunteers Submit Content to the Wiki Lindachappell
Marilyn Welcoming Committee
Mark Volunteers England Articles Mlyandle
Myra Moderators Myrasueharris
Rick Volunteers
Robin Volunteers, Moderators, Training Lessons for New Volunteers
South Carolina Moderator, contributing to African American Research and Columbia, South Carolina SavingStories
Rorie New Missionary Training, Special Projects Idaho & Native American Moderator Jenson1
Sandra Maintenance Uncategorized and Unused Images Sandralpond

Supervisor Training or Updates



Improve the Wiki

Wiki Project