FamilySearch Wiki talk:Improving the Help content/Needed How To Articles

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Should there be a short explanation included which explains what MediaWiki is, to distinguish from FamilySearchWiki? Non-tech people will find this confusing at first.

The word "Instance" will mean nothing to users. Should this word be changed to "Maintenance" to express what is really means in terms of MediaWiki, i.e. how to make changes, etc. Palmerj 09:28, 27 December 2007 (MST)

Discussion about proprosed How-To articles

Proposed How-to Articles Related to Portal Pages

  • Edit a portal page - I think we already have this how-to document.
  • Add to the directory of portals - I do not know what the "directory of portals" is. Does anyone know?
  • Add a section - Originally this was listed in the list below, but I believe the "section" is in reference to the different boxes on a portal page. If not, then what is a section? If this does refer to adding a new box to a portal page, I believe this is already covered in the article about editing portal pages.

Additional Proposed How-to Articles

  • Undo archive or delete
  • Lock Pages
  • How to lock and unlock an article
  • Page Blanking
  • Register ... and why
  • Know where to start
  • Disambiguation of titles
  • Quickly find disambiguation guidelines
  • How non-image files are reviewed (the image submission, upload, and approval process covers this)
  • Print or copy an article or screen
  • Explain permanent link
  • Create a subpage
  • Move a page
  • Define terms used on pages
  • Define tabs and what they are used for
  • Toolbox selections
  • Communicate new issues (give feedback)
  • Join a discussion group

How-to Articles Not Needed Because the Function is Not Yet Available

  • Apply for featured article status
  • Nominate a good article
  • Recategorize an article (Symantic would replace this)
  • Redundancy: Finding and Merging Duplicate Articles
  • Merge pages
  • Quickly find guidelines for article merging