User group meeting agenda & minutes 25 June 2008

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Proposing ideas for this agenda

To propose or discuss ideas for this agenda, please use the Discussion tab above. As the meeting draws near, we will review the items proposed on the Discussions page and decide which ones should get highest priority on the agenda.


Administrative items

  1. Assignment of time keeper and note taker (Fran Jensen has agreed to accept this assignment)
  2. Introduction of new members: 10 seconds for name and desired takeaways.
  3. Prayer --
  4. Review of Minutes -- Thanks to David Dilts for last week's minutes.
  5. Today's agenda preview

Information items

  • Update on Mollie
  • The image process -- Anne Roach

Discussion items

Carryover from Last Week

  • Events Page -- James Anderson
  • Increasing Traffic to the Wiki (see the Discussion tab for a suggested website to review) -- Stephen Bobowski

New Items

  • Where to Add Agenda Item Suggestions -- Thomas Lerman and/or James Anderson
  • Dividing of User Group into Beginners and More Technically Oriented -- Jimmy Parker


Facilitator was Jimmy Parker, Note taker and time keeper was Fran Jensen.

Prayer by Joan Healey


Jimmy Parker, Anne Roach, Fran Jensen, David Dilts, James Anderson, Stephen Bobowski, Lise Embley (Williamsburg, VA), Geoff Morris, Joan Healey, David Samuelsen, Raeone Steuart

Items Discussed

  • Dividing of User Group into Beginners and More Technically Oriented - We are evaluating the need to have meetings for beginners and a separate meeting for the more technical items.
  • The image process: We have our missionaries who will be helping with the image approval process. The help document titled Request authorization to upload a document or image explains the process of submitting an image for approval. Questions: what about replacing an image? You still need to submit the image for approval. What about images that are already in the Wiki, do they need to be resubmitted? No. Clicking on the link to upload a file will not work. You will receive an error message instead. If you personally took the picture and want to submit it for approval and use within the Wiki, that is perfectly fine.
  • Events Page: Many times family history and genealogical events need to be added to multiple locality pages throughout the wiki. See the discussion item notes at LINK What does everyone think about having a separate page for news & event items, then subdivde it by region? no comments or opinions were shared. Anne mentioned at we are looking at removing the news and events from the main page and having the news and events on each of the respective portal pages. Jimmy mentioned that we are dealing with a mindset that tells us to do things one way. The beauty of the wiki is that we can try it one way, and if that doesn't work, we can try another way. It seems that too many people don't notice the event in the Wiki simply because of where the event was added in the wiki.

Action Items