FamilySearch Wiki:Editing

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Don’t wait for perfection to enter content. Community monitoring and involvement have been proven to improve content quality. Explain major changes you make using the summary window after each edit.


Use Discussion Pages

All contributions are appreciated. Edit wars are not tolerated. If an author feels that another author is targeting their contributions in any way, the Discussion Requested template should be added to the user's Talk Page to begin an online discussion about the potential problem. In addition, if any Wiki user feels a contributor's efforts are not up to speed, it is best to handle it through the user's Talk page in a civil way. By following suggestions listed in the Etiquette guidelines and both the Dispute Resolution and Civility and Polite Discourse policies, most edit wars and civility issues can be resolved between users.

The "Inuse" Template

The Inuse template can be used by authors who are currently editing a page. See the Inuse Category page instructions on how to add the template to a page. By adding the Inuse template authors will help avoid edit wars. The Inuse template should only be left on a page for a 24 hour time period. Authors should avoid editing pages when another author has added the Inuse template to the page. Understanding the Civility and Polite Discourse policy and also the Etiquette guidelines will benefit all authors and users of the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

The "Under Construction" Template

The Under Construction template is currently being developed. This template should be added to a page when the needs between 24-72 hours to complete the edits. After the 72 hours has lapsed, the template should be removed by the author. When the template is available for use, additional instructions can be found on the Under Construction category page.