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The intent of this page is to give Wiki contributors and members of the genealogical community one easy place to see and link to Community discussions and decisions from meetings and forum threads.  
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The intent of this page is to give Wiki contributors and the genealogical community a doorway to ongoing Community discussions.  
  
For '''summaries by month''', see [[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Dialogue Chronological|Community Dialogue Chronological]]
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Conversations between Wiki contributors in meetings and forum threads are summarized here in order to:  
  
= Adopters/Moderators<br> =
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*Help the FamilySearch Wiki Community stay informed quickly and easily
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*Document decisions: When they were made, how they were implemented and by whom
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*Track the update of guidelines. This includes Help content, Manual of Style, Projects, Etiquette, and more
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*Call attention to ideas and concerns not yet decided, allowing the Community to prioritize action
  
==== Prerequisites for Moderators  ====
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For '''summaries by month''', see [[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Dialogue Chronological|Monthly Summaries]] <br>
  
{{Discussion
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Or click on a topic of interest below.  
| Discussion = Should we require substantial prerequisites for moderators
 
| Date = February 28, 2011
 
| Owner = MRitchey
 
| Links = [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6323 http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6323]
 
| Status = In discussion
 
| Next steps =
 
}}&nbsp;
 
  
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= Adopters/Moderators<br> =
  
==== Placing Adoption Signs ~ Poll  ====
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Dialogue Summary/Adoption And Moderation|Adoption And Moderation]]
  
{{Discussion
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= Content  =
| Discussion = Require Adopters to edit a page before Adoption Sign is posted
 
| Date = February 26, 2011
 
| Priority =
 
| Owner = MRitchey
 
| Links = [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6273 http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6273]
 
| Status = Poll closes March 5
 
| Next steps = pending poll results
 
}}&nbsp;
 
  
==== 3 Strikes ~&nbsp;Poll ====
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==== Proposed Modification to County Page Topics ====
  
{{Discussion  
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{{Discussion
| Discussion = Take action on an adopter/moderator if a user attempts to contact them 3 times with no response
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| Discussion = Changes to categories/topics on county pages
| Date = February 26, 2011
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| Links = https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7793
| Owner = MRitchey
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| Owner = lembley
| Links = [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6277 http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6277]
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| Date = June 8, 2011
| Status = Poll closes March 5
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| Status = in discussion
| Next steps = pending poll results
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| Resolution =  
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| Documentation =
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| Notification =
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}}  
 
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==== Adopter/Moderator Inactivity ~ Poll  ====
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<br>
  
{{Discussion
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==== Links from Wiki to Research Communities  ====
| Discussion = Maximum period of inactivity for adopters/moderators
 
| Date = February 26, 2011
 
| Priority =  
 
| Owner = MRitchey
 
| Links = [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6272 http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6272]
 
| Status = Poll closes March 5
 
| Next steps = pending poll results
 
}}&nbsp;
 
  
==== Link From Adoption Sign to User Page ~ Poll ====
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{{Discussion
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| Discussion = How should we link to the Facebook/skype communities from the Wiki
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| Links = https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7702
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| Owner = VasquezJL
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| Date June 1, 2011
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| Status = in discussion
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| Resolution =  
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| Documentation =  
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| Notification =
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| Discussion = Prior Poll ~ Link from Adoption Signs to adopter's user page
 
| Date = January 31, 2011
 
| Priority =  
 
| Owner = MRitchey
 
| Links = [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=5762 http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=5762]
 
| Status = Poll closed
 
| Next steps = discussion ongoing
 
}}
 
  
==== Multiple Adopters on a Page  ====
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==== Historical Record Page Connections ====
  
{{Discussion  
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{{Discussion
| Discussion = Should we allow multiple adopters on a page
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| Discussion = Connections Between Historical Records Pages and Rest of Wiki are not being made routinely
| Date = November 10, 2010
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| Links = https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7436
| Owner = MRitchey
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| Owner = James Tanner
| Links = http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=4696
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| Date = May 9, 2011
| Resolution = Discussion tabled per MRitchey
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| Status = In discussion.  F/U request made 6/19
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| Resolution =  
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| Documentation =
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| Notification =
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}}  
 
}}  
  
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==== Review Panel to Remove Moderators/Adopters ====
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==== Long Pages ====
  
{{Discussion  
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{{Discussion
| Discussion = Create a panel comprised of 1 FS representative, 1 moderator and 1 adopter to review non-performance
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| Discussion = Content page length, should subpages be created when the original page becomes too long.
| Date = March 3, 2011
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| Links = https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7068
| Owner = Evancol
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| Owner = James Tanner
| Links = http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=4696
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| Date = April 12, 2011
| Status = Discussion ongoing
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| Status = In discussion
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| Resolution =
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| Documentation =
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| Notification =
 
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= Content  =
 
  
 
==== More Information on Uploaded Photos  ====
 
==== More Information on Uploaded Photos  ====
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==== Purpose and Appropriate Topics  ====
 
==== Purpose and Appropriate Topics  ====
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| Owner = James Tanner
 
| Owner = James Tanner
 
| Links = http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6403
 
| Links = http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6403
| Status = Open for discussion
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| Resolution = S. Cottrells created a new template, "content," that can be used to flag a page and subsequently begin discussion of appropriateness.
 
| Next steps =  
 
| Next steps =  
 
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= Contributors  =
 
= Contributors  =
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==== How Best to Add Help for Contributors CLOSED  ====
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{{Discussion
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| Discussion = How best to add a place in the forums for basic contributor help.
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| Links = https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6981
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| Owner = JVasquez
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| Date = April 8, 2011
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| Status = In discussion
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| Resolution = Help Forum for contributors added to forums
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| Documentation =
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| Notification =
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}}
  
 
==== Contributor Recognition  ====
 
==== Contributor Recognition  ====
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| Links = [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6377 http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6377]
 
| Links = [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6377 http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6377]
 
| Status = Discussion ongoing
 
| Status = Discussion ongoing
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= End Users  =
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==== Recognition/Badges Users Can Earn  ====
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{{Discussion
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| Discussion = Creating a series of badges users can earn based on milestones.
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| Date = April 3, 2011
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| Owner = MRitchey
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| Links = http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6904
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| Status = discussion ongoing
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}}  
 
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= Policies/Guidelines/Procedures  =
 
= Policies/Guidelines/Procedures  =
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==== Call to Action - Policies  ====
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{{Discussion
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| Discussion = Family Search Policy pages should be made parallel with pages on the Wiki (example, Editing page)
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| Links = https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7203
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| Owner = randyhoffman
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| Date = April 20, 2011
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| Status = In discussion
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| Resolution =
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| Documentation =
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| Notification =
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==== CLOSED Proposed Edit to "Free"&nbsp; area in Guiding Principles  ====
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{{Discussion|
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| Discussion = First sentence could be misleading if not read carefully, proposed change to wording.
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| Links = https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6849
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| Owner = WHAdkins
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| Date = March 30, 2011
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| Status = In discussion
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| Resolution = documentation to be changed.
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| Documentation = all necessary documentation changed as of 4/27 per SCottrells
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| Notification = None required
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}}
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==== CLOSED Working Reference Citation Proposal  ====
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{{Discussion
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| Discussion = Proposed amendment to reference citation documentation.
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| Links = https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6847
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| Owner = Randy Hoffman
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| Date = March 30, 2011
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| Status =
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| Resolution = April 4, poll created. Poll closed, 9/3 in favor of proposed guideline.
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| Documentation = Requested documentation update 4/27 ~ Documentation changed per Randy Hoffman 5/5/2011
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| Notification =
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==== User Pages  ====
 
==== User Pages  ====
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==== Create Affiliate Logo  ====
 
==== Create Affiliate Logo  ====
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| Status = discussion ongoing
 
| Status = discussion ongoing
 
| Next steps = February 22 ~ J. Anderson gave Nathan several points of contact to follow up with who had been involved with prior logos.  
 
| Next steps = February 22 ~ J. Anderson gave Nathan several points of contact to follow up with who had been involved with prior logos.  
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== Support  ==
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==== Wiki Goals or Targets  ====
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{{Discussion
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| Discussion = How about setting goals or targets?
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| Links = https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7498
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| Owner = jamestanner
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| Date =  May 15, 2011
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| Status =  in discussion
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| Resolution =
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| Documentation =
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| Notification =
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[[Category:FamilySearch Wiki]]

Revision as of 14:58, 26 March 2013

The intent of this page is to give Wiki contributors and the genealogical community a doorway to ongoing Community discussions.

Conversations between Wiki contributors in meetings and forum threads are summarized here in order to:

  • Help the FamilySearch Wiki Community stay informed quickly and easily
  • Document decisions: When they were made, how they were implemented and by whom
  • Track the update of guidelines. This includes Help content, Manual of Style, Projects, Etiquette, and more
  • Call attention to ideas and concerns not yet decided, allowing the Community to prioritize action

For summaries by month, see Monthly Summaries

Or click on a topic of interest below.

Adopters/Moderators

Adoption And Moderation

Content

Proposed Modification to County Page Topics

Discussion:

Changes to categories/topics on county pages

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7793

Owner:

lembley

Date:

June 8, 2011

Status:

in discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:


Links from Wiki to Research Communities

Discussion:

How should we link to the Facebook/skype communities from the Wiki

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7702

Owner:

VasquezJL

Date:

June 1, 2011

Status:

in discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

Historical Record Page Connections

Discussion:

Connections Between Historical Records Pages and Rest of Wiki are not being made routinely

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7436

Owner:

James Tanner

Date:

May 9, 2011

Status:

In discussion. F/U request made 6/19

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:


Long Pages

Discussion:

Content page length, should subpages be created when the original page becomes too long.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7068

Owner:

James Tanner

Date:

April 12, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

More Information on Uploaded Photos

Discussion:

Sometimes insufficient information with photo to categorize. Can a field be added to ask where the photo is to be used or where site is located.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6427

Owner:

Fran Jenson

Date:

March 7, 2011

Status:

Open for discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 


Purpose and Appropriate Topics

Discussion:

Do we need to review this page and evaluate against current Wiki content.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6403

Owner:

James Tanner

Date:

March 6, 2011

Status:

No status specified.

Resolution:

S. Cottrells created a new template, "content," that can be used to flag a page and subsequently begin discussion of appropriateness.

Documentation:
Notification:
 

Updated Moderator Pages Needed

Discussion:

A page that shows both the states and countries that have moderators and those that still need a moderator

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6304

Owner:

Fran Jensen

Date:

March 3, 2011

Status:

discussion of best way to organize these lists. Fran Jenson to create pages and Jane Colmenares to start work on U.S.

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 

Remove Sandboxes from Search Results

Discussion:

Sandboxes currently appear in default search results. Should this be removed to avoid them appearing in genealogical results.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6026

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

February 15, 2011

Status:

in discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 

Contributors

How Best to Add Help for Contributors CLOSED

Discussion:

How best to add a place in the forums for basic contributor help.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6981

Owner:

JVasquez

Date:

April 8, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:

Help Forum for contributors added to forums

Documentation:
Notification:

Contributor Recognition


Discussion:

How can we recognize accomplishments on the Wiki and the Forums

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6377

Owner:

Holed

Date:

March 4, 2011

Status:

Discussion ongoing

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

End Users

Recognition/Badges Users Can Earn

Discussion:

Creating a series of badges users can earn based on milestones.

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6904

Owner:

MRitchey

Date:

April 3, 2011

Status:

discussion ongoing

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:

Policies/Guidelines/Procedures

Call to Action - Policies

Discussion:

Family Search Policy pages should be made parallel with pages on the Wiki (example, Editing page)

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7203

Owner:

randyhoffman

Date:

April 20, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:



CLOSED Proposed Edit to "Free"  area in Guiding Principles

Discussion:

First sentence could be misleading if not read carefully, proposed change to wording.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6849

Owner:

WHAdkins

Date:

March 30, 2011

Status:

In discussion

Resolution:

documentation to be changed.

Documentation:

all necessary documentation changed as of 4/27 per SCottrells

Notification:

None required

CLOSED Working Reference Citation Proposal

Discussion:

Proposed amendment to reference citation documentation.

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=6847

Owner:

Randy Hoffman

Date:

March 30, 2011

Status:

No status specified.

Resolution:

April 4, poll created. Poll closed, 9/3 in favor of proposed guideline.

Documentation:

Requested documentation update 4/27 ~ Documentation changed per Randy Hoffman 5/5/2011

Notification:


User Pages

Discussion:

Do we need to formulate a policy that outlines importance of the User Page and information it should contain

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=6384

Owner:

LEmbley

Date:

March 4, 2011

Status:

discussion ongoing - Discuss in Contributor's Meeting

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:


Discussion:

FS Affiliates logo ~ do we currently have one ?

Links:

http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=5363

Owner:

NMurphy

Date:

December 30, 2010

Status:

discussion ongoing

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification:
 

Support

Wiki Goals or Targets

Discussion:

How about setting goals or targets?

Links:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=7498

Owner:

jamestanner

Date:

May 15, 2011

Status:

in discussion

Resolution:
Documentation:
Notification: