Community Wiki Support Meeting 28 February 2013

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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.

Meeting Agenda

Introduce new members

Kudos go to ...

Updates and follow up

  • Maintenance report - Sandra
  • Evaluation of goals set from previous meetings:
  • Blogs to follow, etc. - Lee ( Mailto: )


  • Patrolling - Recent Changes
  • Look at more than the Talk pages - Sandra saw a lot of information boxes being added, as well as large edits. English and Scottish pages are being worked on quite a bit. Many needed categorization.
  • Looking at recent changes can help us see how we can work with the priorities below.
  • We can see who is making a lot of contributions
  • We can help new users create talk pages
  • Watch for contributors with a lot of edits and then give them some kind of award as they cross certain thresholds


Welcoming/helping new volunteers
Usability of the Wiki for researchers - maintenance
Supporting existing volunteers
Recruiting volunteers
Supporting International Wikis
    • Family History Center Locator - Site links being changed to the wiki

Improve the Wiki

  • Nav  bar intro's
  • Uploading and documenting images

Priority items for this meeting:

  • Item:
  • Goal for this item:
  • Steps to achieve this goal:
  • Assignments and dates of completion:
  • Evaluation date:

Wiki Project

  • Volunteer project - we have had 9 people respond to our volunteer form. We will need missionary help to give these people some basic editing training when they respond with times that are good for them. They vary in their experience with the Wiki.