FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 9 May 2013

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Introduce new members

Kudos go to ... 

  • Nathan for being willing to lead the meeting today
  • Steve for repairing the collapsable boxes

Updates and follow up

  • Notice the wiki links on the home page, and on the Search box!

Community Council Report

  • Wilma will add a link to the community council report for future meetings.


  • Nathan shared stats that showed the difference beteen the visits to the wiki after the design change, and then after the Wiki link was added to the search page.
  • Visits increased quite a bit after the Wiki link was added to Search
  • We shared the Wiki Dashboard that shows wiki visitor graphs over the last few years. Wiki visits are up a large amount this year. Total page views per visit are down, which good be good because people are learning how to use the wiki better and becoming more efficient, visiting less pages.
  • 100,000 return visitors each month
  • 600,000 total visitors

New Agenda Items

  • News - we are going to work harder to keep the News item on the home page more up-to-date. We invite others to add news to the Community News page. Let Charles know and he can add it to the home page as well.

Priority items for this meeting:

  • Item:  Collapsible Nav Boxes  See Example on Mike Kehoe's Sandbox 
  • Goal for this item: Do we want to use them on the wiki?
  • Steps to achieve this goal:
  • Assignments and dates of completion:
  • Evaluation date:
  • We aren't sure what the exact discussion points were for this item, so we will postpone discussion until the next meeting.

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.