Difference between revisions of "FamilySearch Wiki:Patrolling"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(moved how-to steps to the Help:Patrolling new pages article and kept policy instructions)
(added section for patrolling recent changes)
Line 1: Line 1:
When we “patrol” an article, it means that we read it to see if it contains appropriate content. We are not looking to see if subject matter is correct or if it is well written. We expect the contributor to do this. The following explains more about patrolling and its policies.<br>
 
 
 
== Patrolling New Pages  ==
 
== Patrolling New Pages  ==
  
==== All Namespaces<br> ====
+
:When we “patrol” an article, it means that we read it to see if it contains appropriate content. We are not looking to see if subject matter is correct or if it is well written. We expect the contributor to do this. Patrolling is done on new pages added to the wiki in '''all '''namespaces.<br>
  
While patrolling, it is important to be aware that the content is in line with the following:<br>  
+
:We review the content to ensure that it is in line with the following:<br>
  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guidelines]] <br>  
+
::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guidelines]] <br>  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]]<br>  
+
::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]]<br>  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|Purpose and Appropriate Topics]]
+
::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|Purpose and Appropriate Topics]]
 +
 
 +
==== Instructions  ====
 +
 
 +
:'''[[Help:Patrolling new pages|See Help:Patrolling new pages]]''' for instructions regarding how to patrol articles.<br>
  
 
==== Common Problems<br>  ====
 
==== Common Problems<br>  ====
  
The most common problems relate to pages with:<br>  
+
:The most common problems relate to pages with:<br>
  
*Content on a person's own genealogy, or biographies about specific individuals. <br>  
+
::*Content on a person's own genealogy, or biographies about specific individuals. <br>  
*LDS-specific doctrine or information that is not research related.  
+
::*LDS-specific doctrine or information that is not research related.  
*Inappropriate content, such as offensive language.  
+
::*Inappropriate content, such as offensive language.  
*Derogatory statements about people, things, etc.
+
::*Derogatory statements about people, things, etc.
  
 
==== Handling problematic content  ====
 
==== Handling problematic content  ====
  
Problems with the content will be:<br>  
+
:Problems with the content will be:<br>
  
#Tagged by adding the appropriate [[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance Templates|Maintenance Template]] to the page<br>  
+
::#Tagged by adding the appropriate [[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance Templates|Maintenance Template]] to the page<br>  
#Resolved by working with the contributors to help them become successful in the wiki. <br>
+
::#Resolved by working with the contributors to help them become successful in the wiki. <br>
  
[[Help:Patrolling new pages|See Help:Patrolling new pages]] for additional instructions.<br>
+
:'''Small pieces of inappropriate content within an article'''
  
<br>  
+
::*If there is a concern about small bits of text within an article - a sentence or even a paragraph - it can be deleted with an explanation in the summary. <br>
 +
::*If the information to be deleted is more extensive, it would be good to put an explanation on the discussion page.<br>
  
'''Small pieces of inappropriate content within an article'''  
+
:'''Entire articles outside the scope of the Wiki'''
  
:*If there is a concern about small bits of text within an article - a sentence or even a paragraph - it can be deleted with an explanation in the summary. <br>
+
::*If the entire article is about a topic related to genealogy but is outside the scope of the Wiki, such as an article or page about a specific ancestor, or LDS-specific doctrinal information, it will be vitally important to work with the individual to help them understand the purpose and scope of the Wiki, and to help them in the future be able to make valuable contributions to the Wiki.
:*If the information to be deleted is more extensive, it would be good to put an explanation on the discussion page.<br>
+
  
'''Entire articles outside the scope of the Wiki'''
+
==== Patrolling Discussion/Talk Pages  ====
  
:*If the article is about a topic related to genealogy but is outside the scope of the Wiki, such as an article or page about a specific ancestor, or LDS-specific doctrinal information, it will be vitally important to work with the individual to help them understand the purpose and scope of the Wiki, and to help them in the future be able to make valuable contributions to the Wiki.
+
:On Talk/Discussion pages, we are looking for something different. We are looking for:
  
==== Discussion/Talk Pages<br> ====
+
:*Questions that patrons ask
 +
:*Problems, concerns, or other issues that may need to be resolved
 +
:*Trends that may indicate larger concerns or issues to resolve<br>
  
On Talk/Discussion pages, we are looking for something different. We are looking for:  
+
:'''[[Help:Patrolling new pages|See Help:Patrolling new pages]]''' for additional instructions. <br>
 
+
*Questions that patrons ask
+
*Problems, concerns, or other issues that may need to be resolved
+
*Trends that may indicate larger concerns or issues to resolve<br>Each of these items may be handled differently. When you see them, bring them up to the patrolling team to discuss.
+
 
+
[[Help:Patrolling new pages|See Help:Patrolling new pages]] for additional instructions. <br>  
+
  
 
<br>  
 
<br>  
Line 55: Line 53:
  
 
== Patrolling Recent Changes  ==
 
== Patrolling Recent Changes  ==
 +
 +
:Recent Changes are patrolled for the same reasons as patrolling new pages. However, with the quantity of edits made to the Wiki, patrolling is only done for recent changes to Discussion pages. Again, we are looking for:
 +
 +
::*Questions that patrons ask
 +
::*Problems, concerns, or other issues that may need to be resolved
 +
::*Trends that may indicate larger concerns or issues to resolve
 +
 +
==== Instructions  ====
 +
 +
:'''[[Help:Patrolling recent changes|See Help:Patrolling recent changes]]''' for instructions on how to patrol recent changes.
  
 
<br>  
 
<br>  
  
 
[[Category:FamilySearch_Wiki_maintenance]]
 
[[Category:FamilySearch_Wiki_maintenance]]

Revision as of 14:28, 14 July 2011

Patrolling New Pages

When we “patrol” an article, it means that we read it to see if it contains appropriate content. We are not looking to see if subject matter is correct or if it is well written. We expect the contributor to do this. Patrolling is done on new pages added to the wiki in all namespaces.
We review the content to ensure that it is in line with the following:

Instructions

See Help:Patrolling new pages for instructions regarding how to patrol articles.

Common Problems

The most common problems relate to pages with:
  • Content on a person's own genealogy, or biographies about specific individuals.
  • LDS-specific doctrine or information that is not research related.
  • Inappropriate content, such as offensive language.
  • Derogatory statements about people, things, etc.

Handling problematic content

Problems with the content will be:
  1. Tagged by adding the appropriate Maintenance Template to the page
  2. Resolved by working with the contributors to help them become successful in the wiki.
Small pieces of inappropriate content within an article
  • If there is a concern about small bits of text within an article - a sentence or even a paragraph - it can be deleted with an explanation in the summary.
  • If the information to be deleted is more extensive, it would be good to put an explanation on the discussion page.
Entire articles outside the scope of the Wiki
  • If the entire article is about a topic related to genealogy but is outside the scope of the Wiki, such as an article or page about a specific ancestor, or LDS-specific doctrinal information, it will be vitally important to work with the individual to help them understand the purpose and scope of the Wiki, and to help them in the future be able to make valuable contributions to the Wiki.

Patrolling Discussion/Talk Pages

On Talk/Discussion pages, we are looking for something different. We are looking for:
  • Questions that patrons ask
  • Problems, concerns, or other issues that may need to be resolved
  • Trends that may indicate larger concerns or issues to resolve
See Help:Patrolling new pages for additional instructions.



Patrolling Recent Changes

Recent Changes are patrolled for the same reasons as patrolling new pages. However, with the quantity of edits made to the Wiki, patrolling is only done for recent changes to Discussion pages. Again, we are looking for:
  • Questions that patrons ask
  • Problems, concerns, or other issues that may need to be resolved
  • Trends that may indicate larger concerns or issues to resolve

Instructions

See Help:Patrolling recent changes for instructions on how to patrol recent changes.