The terms page and article will be use interchangeably. When we “patrol” a new page, it means that we read it to see if it contains appropriate content. We are not looking to see if subject matter is correct or if it is well written. We expect the contributor to do this. Patrolling is done on new pages added to the wiki in all namespaces.
We review the content to ensure that it is in line with the following:
Resolved by working with the contributors to help them become successful in the wiki.
Small pieces of inappropriate content within an article
If there is a concern about small bits of text within an article - a sentence or even a paragraph - it can be deleted with an explanation in the summary.
If the information to be deleted is more extensive, it would be good to put an explanation on the talk page.
Entire articles outside the scope of the Wiki
If the entire article is about a topic related to genealogy but is outside the scope of the Wiki, such as an article or page about a specific ancestor, or LDS-specific doctrinal information, it will be vitally important to work with the individual to help them understand the purpose and scope of the Wiki, and to help them in the future be able to make valuable contributions to the Wiki.
Patrolling Talk Pages
On Talk pages, after ensuring that the policies and guidelines are followed, we are also looking for:
Questions that patrons ask
Problems, concerns, or other issues that may need to be resolved
Trends that may indicate larger concerns or issues to resolve