Talk:User group meeting agenda & minutes 12 Mar 2008

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Please add suggestions for the agenda here. We welcome your contributions! Please remember to add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your entry to "sign" it with your name. That'll help us contact you if we need clarification on the item you'd like to address in the meeting. Ritcheymt 09:38, 7 February 2008 (MST)

At some point, we probably should have a discussion of minimal templates for subjects that cross wide boundaries. For example, there are over 3000 counties in the United States. If we are going to have information about each county on the Wiki (and I think we should), perhaps there should be some general suggestions made to contributors as to the minimum amount of information for each county. There are also over 600 Indian tribes. Shouldn't there be some suggestions available for contributors regarding minimal information and format for information fro each tribe.

If we don't have some kind of guideline in place, we will end up with county pages, tribal pages, etc. looking like the pages on USGenWeb -- some very creative, some very well done, some with meaningful content, some with meaningless content, some appealing, some not so appealing, etc., etc. Jbparker 15:07, 11 March 2008 (MDT)

Weigh in at Talk:Meta:US_Structure. Oh, and if you use the + icon next to edit, it gives you a nice edit box that will put the box frame around your comment. Thanks The Earl 15:21, 11 March 2008 (MDT)

Sooner, rather than later, could we also have a discussion and instructions on the value and use of Wiki Commons, along with the way you want us to cite any downloads from that source? Also, the value of other Wiki pages available "out there." Jbparker 23:21, 11 March 2008 (MDT)

I'll see if Jim Greene can address image uploads and legal issues this week. Ritcheymt 10:16, 12 March 2008 (MDT)


How long do these meetings usually last? I can probably make it 3/12, but I need to know how much time to block out. Thanks The Earl 15:20, 11 March 2008 (MDT)

The meeting lasts one hour, from 2-3PM. Molliewog 15:23, 11 March 2008 (MDT)
Good question. I just updated the meeting page to reflect this. Ritcheymt 10:16, 12 March 2008 (MDT)