FamilySearch Wiki:2009 User Group Meeting Agenda and Minutes

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Beginning with the Jan 2009 Users Group Meetings, we have separated the Agenda and the Minutes for each meeting. Hopefully, it will make the minutes of the meeting easier and quicker to read.

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

Unportal page proposal; Search results in red for keywords used in search; Spammer attack on previous day; Use Portal:Idaho for training purposes when teaching others about state pages; New York portal page problem.
Geocities refugees; Misinformed FHC consultants.
No meeting; Agenda items included Potential editing problems reported by missionaries; The new Place Template; Category re-categorizing; Several suggestions for Home page improvements; Discussion suggestion for the Genealogical Glossary Terms. Were these items brought forward for discussion when meetings were resumed?
No meeting; PlaceOpedia introduced as a new discussion item. Note: also see the Discussion page.
No meeting; Agenda items included potential editing problems reported by missionaries; The new info box and populated places template; Request string function extension through Forum; Suggestion for Home page improvements; Comments on Glossary page improvements.
Doesn't appear the meeting took place due to Adobe Connect problems; Notes included a request for consensus on the new info box and populated places template; and the possible use of DimDim when staff are not present to run the meeting.
Discussions included: DimDim; Portal/UnPortal status; Consensus; Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge; Inappropriate contributions; WorldCat; Inter-Wiki Links.
Discussions included: Welcoming Committee; PlaceOpedia; WorldCat; String function extension; WWS Wiki questions missionaries cannot answer.
Portal/UnPortal status; Links in RecordSearch Pilot changed; Linking to maps (WikiMapia, PlaceOpedia and Wikipedia) and how they are now linking to "us" - FamilySearch Research Wiki; Categorization of towns and other small areas.
Discussions included: Creating links to FamilySearch; Maintenance regarding flagging & Continuous Maintenance Projects; Fate of the Portal Namespace (resolved yet???); PDF file naming - ease of use question (how to use the [[Media:]] link instead of the [[Image:]] link; Interwiki links - external vs. internal. Note the Discussion page has additional comments about Disambiguation and Categorization.
Possible editor bug; Interwiki links - external vs. internal; External links: keep status quo until 70% overturn; Disambiguation, Categorization; Linking Research Wiki to Maps on maps.familysearch.org; Geocities and Google Translate; WorldCat. Note the Discussion page has additional comments about Disambiguation and Categorization.

4th Quarter

Meeting held on 6 October 2009

Meeting held on 13 October 2009

Meeting held on 20 October 2009

Meeting held on 27 October 2009

Meeting held on 20 October 2009

Meeting held on 27 October 2009

Meeting held on 3 November 2009

Meeting held on 10 November 2009

  • agenda and recording, but it only recorded the first ten minutes of the meeting. I don't know what happened.

Meeting held on 17 November 2009

  • agenda (no audio)
  • We made the decision to test the Welcoming Committee feature for the next two weeks.

No Meeting held on 24 November 2009

  • agenda - canceled; please continue testing the Welcoming Committee feature

Meeting held on 1 December 2009

Meeting held on 8 December 2009

  • agenda (no audio):
  • Status of Portal page conversions
  • Diane coming to the meeting next week
  • Replace: functionality request status (StringFunctions with ParserFunctions)
  • Bug reported through Clarify #1262798 re: editing redirected pages

Meeting held on 15 December 2009

No Meeting held on 22 December 2009

  • agenda - canceled; Fran on vacation

No Meeting held on 29 December 2009

  • agenda - canceled; Fran on vacation