FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 21 November 2013

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MeetingPlace ID: 0000; Join the meeting; Dial-in number: 877-453-7266  1 p.m. 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.
  • Prior to joining the meeting for the first time, run the MeetingPlace Test to verify that you can participate in a web meeting.


Kudos go to

  • Wilma wants to give Kudos to her team:  Joy, Bo, "Radar,"  Dawne for helping us  practice on the Washington pages.  
  • Kudos to Wiki Contributors for giving feedback.
  • Kudos to Kathryn for giving feedback and efforts toward usability testing.

Moderators and Adopters

Conversation in the call:

Wiki Content

As suggested by Steve Cottrell last week, the Wiki Support Team members will post a message on the talk pages of the localities or topics that they oversee.  Example:  Ghana

Updates and follow up

  • Thank you to Linda (Wiki Support Team) who has taken on the responsibility of adding information that comes in through "Submit Wiki Content."  She is also contacting submitters to let them know when she adds the content.  She has made great progress in one week.
  • There has been no official date given, but Meeting Place will be replaced by WebEx for all meetings.
  • Linda - New Contributor's will get help setting up on Wiki (user page, talk page, etc.) 
  • Myra - Working on Moderator pages to make them more clear; creating a template to go on user pages to say thank you to Moderators. Also making sure moderator list is up to date.  See: Moderators
  • Wilma would like feedback on Okanogan County, Washington (Land and Property records).  Will this be useful for consultants? 

Community Council Report

Items to pose to Community Council


New Agenda Items

Be bold, post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post them on the discussion page and link to them from the agenda. Possible topics include:
  • Moderator and Adopters
  • Style Guide Discussions
  • Project Help Requests
  • Training Requests
  • Improve the Wiki

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.