Talk:User group meeting agenda & minutes 16 Apr 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. Molliewog 16:20, 12 March 2008 (MDT)

Anyone here understand and read German?  Might be worth showing what this genealogy wiki that is entirely in German is doing, might give the rest of us some ideas.

JamesAnderson 20:27, 12 April 2008 (MDT)

Just found the English version of the above link, took some doing to discover it. 

| May have less content than the German one but will be easier for most to see site structures and other things that will give us some ideas maybe. JamesAnderson 20:41, 12 April 2008 (MDT)

For anyone finding this on 15 or 16 April, looks like we'll be meeting at 2pm instead of 130pm due to a room double-booking issue.  (from post on the contributor discussion forum) JamesAnderson 19:06, 15 April 2008 (MDT).

We need a 'recent changes' link on the left-side toolbar.  There is a 'related changes' that only mentions changes related to the specific page you are viewing.  I've used 'recent changes' on other wikis to find articles that people are working on.  

Usually this shows new articles and flags them as new, and also flags minor edits so people can see if the edit was only for style or to fix spelling or other minor editing or entry errors.

JamesAnderson 19:10, 15 April 2008 (MDT)

James, do you mean like Special:Recent Changes? Ritcheymt 13:33, 16 April 2008 (MDT)

security/moderator teams?  I received some comments about FamilySearch Wiki from the public. They are becoming aware of it now, but I am concerned about the hacking in false articles and worse. dsammy 13:46, 13 April 2008 (MDT)W David Samuelsen

Sometime (preferably sooner, rather than later) we need a discussion on the intended design of the Wiki to help the user navigate through multiple levels of records jurisdictions. This is a part of the "drill-down" discussion on one of the forums. But it's more than that, too. How do we instruct the users that records are kept on a variety of jurisdictions, and then help them move among those various levels in a transparent way, regardless of what level from which they enter the Wiki? I think the "Jurisdictions" box on portal pages in part of the answer, as are "Categories" and the "Portal Pages" themselves, but it requires that contributors (or at least the Wiki designers) understand how the Navigation through those jurisdictions is intended to work.Jbparker 02:46, 16 April 2008 (MDT)

Demo of discussion pages showing how to use them to vette an idea Jbparker 14:36, 2 April 2008 (MDT)

Yes, I do mean that Michael.  Many wikis place that in the navigation/toolbar on the left side of most pages.  JamesAnderson 14:06, 16 April 2008 (MDT). 

Jimmy, thanks for the comments on the jurisdictions.  I have been adding some very basic content to some Arizona and Michigan county pages, yet in Utah I see portal pages for almost all of the 29 counties.  What should we do for consistency?  I'm OK with whatever ends up being the agreed-on solution.  JamesAnderson 14:09, 16 April 2008 (MDT)