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=== Future Meetings  ===
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*6 March 2014 [[FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 6 March 2014|Meeting]]
*13 March 2014 [[FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 13 March 2014|Meeting]]
*20 March 2014 [[FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 20 March 2014|Meeting]]
*27 March 2014 [[FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 27 March 2014|Meeting]];
*6 February 2014 No Meeting (Roots Tech)
*6 February 2014 No Meeting (Roots Tech)

Revision as of 19:28, 4 March 2014

Welcome to the Wiki Contributors Meeting
Join the discussion, ask questions, and share
The Wiki currently has 84,891 articles in English

Purpose and Time

Come forge solutions with other community contributors. We discuss content, best practices, community, and strategy. This is a conference call meeting every Thursday from 1:00-2:00 PM (mountain time). Community members are welcome to suggest topics for the agenda by adding to the weekly agenda discussion pages.

For New Contributors and Moderators

2011   2012
You are invited to attend this weekly meeting where you can discuss what you are working on, ways to improve the wiki and your experience, and connect to others who can assist you. The first meeting of each month is mostly devoted to collaborating with moderators, however, all are invited.  Please see the instructions on how to join this meeting below.  Each meeting is recorded for those who cannot attend.

Upcoming Meetings

Click meeting agenda below for a meeting date. Please add what you would like to discuss and see what is planned. You can join the meeting from there.

Or join now:

We are no longer using Meeting Place.  All meetings are held using WebEx

  1. Go to WebEx to join the meeting.
  2. Enter the meeting number: 990 733 804.
  3. Enter your name and e-mail address.
  4. Click "Join."

Once you join the meeting, a box will appear for you to enter a telephone number to have the system call you.  You may choose to use a headset connected to you computer instead of using your telephone.

If any challenges arise in joining the meeting, call in and enter the following access code to establish an audio connection:
Local / International: 1-801-240-9700 U.S. Toll-Free: 1-855-537-4000
Access Code: 990 733 804

Ask the host to sent an e-mail invitation to you from WebEx.

Future Meetings

Past Meetings

To review the recording of a previous meeting, click MeetingPlace Select Find a Meeting (ID 7770), enter the date (or date range -- such as Jan 1, 2011), and click Search. Scroll down and select the meeting.

  • 7 November 2013 Meeting
  • 14 November 2013 Meeting
  • 21 November 2013 Meeting (First meeting using new site, WebEx)
  • 28 November 2013 Thanksgiving, no meeting held.
  • 7 March 2013 Meeting  
  • 14 March 2013 Meeting  
  • 21 March 2013 Cancelled for RootsTech 
  • 28 March 2013 Meeting 

Discussion and Proposal page

A page has been created to list ongoing suggestions and ideas that evolve from these meetings. It is hoped that possible changes and projects will not be forgotten, and will eventually reach a resolution. See Community Discussions and Proposals for the list.

Purpose of the meeting

  • To forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • To discuss content, community, best practices, current issues, and strategy.

First half of meeting:

  • Introduce new members
  • Outstanding discussion items that need resolution (Forum issues, Policies/Manual of Style)
  • What are you working on? Do you need people to come in and help?
  • Ratings from Thumbs up/down

Second half of meeting: Rotation of topics

  1. Moderators and adopters: Learn from one another. What are you doing? Obstacles and getting the help to move beyond them. Collaborating.
  2. Training wanted: Add to the agenda early so experts and interested parties can be specifically invited
  3. Projects needing volunteers:
  4. Improve the Wiki: Resolve current issues and pending decisions
  5. Open: add your own agenda items

Historical Perspective

The Contributor's meeting was spurred by discussions from the Contributor's Corner Forum, including:

  • Define the roles of moderators and adopters and the impact upon other contributors
  • Discuss content isssues, such as the manual of style, creating informative links, and more.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and suggestions
  • Move from talk to decision and implementation

The Technical Meeting previously handled many of these issues. It has recently evolved into technical issues that may not interest all contributors.

Stay Informed

Stay informed by visiting and adding your comments to the Wiki Contributor's Corner forum. Discussions in the forum are not just talking to be talking. You will be a vital part of making community decisions that affect the FamilySearch Wiki and its users.

Instructions for Attending the Web Meeting

The link to join the weekly meeting appears on both the agenda page and also this home page for the Community Meeting. (See above)
  • Select the desired "Connect Me" option and enter the phone number for MeetingPlace reach you.
  • Click the Connect button

You can also attend the meeting without using your computer.

  • Dial into 801-240-2663 (Local/International) or 877-453-7266 (US Toll-free)
  • Follow the prompts to enter the Meeting ID

Prior to joining the meeting for the first time, please run the MeetingPlace Test to verify you can participate in a web meeting.