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== Please vote on new name for Reviewer role  ==
 
== Please vote on new name for Reviewer role  ==
  
The wiki community is voting on a proposed renaming of the Reviewer role so that we can give the role to anyone we trust to upload their own images without review. If you care about the name of this role, please discuss the issue and cast your vote at [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer|FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer]]. [[User:Ritcheymt|Ritcheymt]] 16:47, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
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The wiki community is voting on a proposed renaming of the Reviewer role so that we can give the role to anyone we trust to upload their own images without review. If you care about the name of this role, please discuss the issue and cast your vote at [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer|FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer]]. [[User:Ritcheymt|Ritcheymt]] 16:47, 2 November 2009 (UTC)  
  
[[Category:Family_History_Library_Employees|User talk:Franjensen]]
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Hello, Franjensen, and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Welcoming committee/Welcome to FamilySearch Wiki|welcome to FamilySearch Wiki!]] Thank you for [[Special:Contributions/Franjensen|your contributions]]. I hope you like this place and decide to stay. {{#switch:{{{npov}}}|true=Unfortunately, one or more of your edits {{#if:|to the page [[:{{{article}}}]]|}} have not conformed to '''[[Policy:Neutral Point of View|FamilySearch Wiki's Neutral Point of View policy (NPOV)]]''', and have been reverted. FamilySearch Wiki articles should refer only to facts and interpretations that have been stated in print or on reputable websites or other forms of media. There's a page about the [[Policy:Neutral Point of View|NPOV policy]] that has tips on how to effectively write about disparate points of view without compromising the NPOV status of the article as a whole.</p><p>|}} Here are some {{#if:|other||}} pages that you might find helpful:  
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<p>Hello, Franjensen, and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Welcoming committee/Welcome to FamilySearch Wiki|welcome to FamilySearch Wiki!]] Thank you for [[Special:Contributions/Franjensen|your contributions]]. I hope you like this place and decide to stay. {{#switch:{{{npov}}}|true=Unfortunately, one or more of your edits {{#if:|to the page [[:{{{article}}}]]|}} have not conformed to '''[[Policy:Neutral Point of View|FamilySearch Wiki's Neutral Point of View policy (NPOV)]]''', and have been reverted. FamilySearch Wiki articles should refer only to facts and interpretations that have been stated in print or on reputable websites or other forms of media. There's a page about the [[Policy:Neutral Point of View|NPOV policy]] that has tips on how to effectively write about disparate points of view without compromising the NPOV status of the article as a whole.</p><p>|}} Here are some {{#if:|other||}} pages that you might find helpful:</p>
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Please [[FamilySearch Wiki:Sign your posts on talk pages|sign your name]] on [[Help:Talk pages|talk pages]] using four tildes (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or place <code><nowiki>{{helpme}}</nowiki></code> on your talk page and ask your question there. {{#if:It was decided at the community on November 17, that regular attendees at the meeting would be given an opportunity to review the welcome message and test out the {{tl|helpme}} template.|</p><p>It was decided at the community on November 17, that regular attendees at the meeting would be given an opportunity to review the welcome message and test out the {{tl|helpme}} template.</p><p>|&nbsp;}}{{#if:||Again, welcome!  
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{{#switch:|true=<p>I would recommend that you get a username by clicking '''<span class="plainlinksneverexpand">[{{fullurl:Special:Userlogin|type=signup}} sign up]</span>'''. You don't have to [[Special:Userlogin|log in]] to read or edit articles on FamilySearch Wiki, but creating an account is quick, free and non-intrusive, requires no personal information, and has many [[FamilySearch Wiki:Why create an account?|benefits]]. As a registered user, you gain the use of an [[FamilySearch Wiki:Username#Inappropriate usernames|appropriate]] [[FamilySearch Wiki:Username|username]] of your choice, a personal [[FamilySearch Wiki:Watchlist|watchlist]] to which you can add articles that interest you, the ability to [[Help:Starting a new page|start new pages]], and much more. Also, your [[IP address]], Franjensen, will no longer be visible to other users.</p>|}}
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<p>Please [[FamilySearch Wiki:Sign your posts on talk pages|sign your name]] on [[Help:Talk pages|talk pages]] using four tildes (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or place <code><nowiki>{{helpme}}</nowiki></code>
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[[Category:Family_History_Library_Employees|User talk:Franjensen]]
on your talk page and ask your question there. {{#if:It was decided at the community on November 17, that regular attendees at the meeting would be given an opportunity to review the welcome message and test out the {{tl|helpme}} template.|</p><p>It was decided at the community on November 17, that regular attendees at the meeting would be given an opportunity to review the welcome message and test out the {{tl|helpme}} template.</p><p>|&nbsp;}}{{#if:||Again, welcome!  
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Revision as of 22:26, 18 November 2009

Discussion Conventions

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Soliciting your opinion

Hey Fran, will you weigh in on "Local Histories" or "Histories" heading on county pages? I want to reach consensus on this quickly in order to get a big missionary team engaged in FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives. Thanks in advance! Ritcheymt 13:46, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Canada

Hi Fran, I noticed you were adding the provinces of Canada into the Browse by Country. Is that what we are really wanting to do? I would think we would only have countries in that article and no lower juristiction. The country should have the lower juristiction, like the states in the USA. Thomas Lerman 16:18, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the note about the changes to the list of countries. I was given the task this sprint to make the browse by locality more intuitive, especially for Canada. In fact that was the only suggestion for changes to the browse by locality. Now that Canada is done, I'm not sure what other improvements are needed. Anyway, the task was added to our backlog of work to be done. The task was also prioritized and high enough on the list of things to do that I was able to pick it up and get it done this sprint (Nov 13-Dec 9). Franjensen 19:42, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I am not sure that adding the Canadian provinces to the country browsing is the best things. It can open a can of worms. Maybe that should be discussed in the forum and/or users' group. This is obviously just my opinion at this time. Sorry, I forgot to add my signature to my previous post. I have added it in. Thomas Lerman 19:57, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
Fran, if you wish to delete this old subject that I brought up, please feel free. Thomas Lerman 03:37, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Maryland Cemeteries links.

Saw you had taken the cemeteries area for the barn raising.  Found that Google has quite a few links related to Maryland and its cemeteries.

Some links are to rootsweb.com and intermen.net, but there is one to the state office that handles some Government oversight of them.  There's an African-American cemeteries in Maryland page as well that will work for other parts of the wiki, not just Maryland.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=maryland+cemeteries+online&aq=0&oq=Maryland+Cemeteries

  • Thanks. This information will be helpful. Franjensen
  • Found some more links to cemeteries on idreamof.com.  For an example, see the Dorcester County MD page, I found one, but when I found it was on the idreamof.com aggregator page, I replaced that with the page with all the cemetery transcription links to Dorcester County.  Most are from the USGenweb archives, but there may be some that are not.   JamesAnderson 03:25, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Transferring old FHL documents task page.

Typo found in one of the task document links, was missing the second ] in it, once fixed it is red so you'll see it, might be that the linked to page is not up yet?

Impressive! Update?

I am impressed with what you've done to Maryland Cemeteries, Fran! As the barn raising winds down, I want to get a feel for how each article on the Maryland Barn Raising Tasks is coming along so I can tell where to allocate any help that contributors can give for a last push. Could you either send me a message by editing my User Discussion page or go to the Maryland Barn Raising Tasks page and update the column on the % of "doneness" the article is at now?

Reference problem

After you and I discovered the bug in the IE browser, I decided to go one step further, getting home to check Firefox browser. It has same problem so it is not unique to one browser but apply to others browsers. dsammy 03:06, 8 March 2009 (UTC) (Thanks for the additional testing. I will report this as well. Franjensen 03:09, 8 March 2009 (UTC) )

Vital records project

Hey, I know you're buried with the policies and procedures project, but wanted to let you know I went ahead and created FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject U.S. Vital Records. I linked this project page from the Community Portal. I'm going to try to define some of the sub-tasks we listed on FamilySearch Wiki:Sources of Information for a United States Record Type Article and get the FHL vital records project employee team working on them. Ritcheymt 01:02, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Potential layout glitch - US Census Years table

Saw your usual excellent work on getting the portals changed to regular but well-formatted pages.  I noticed that the 'US Census Years' table has a glitch and it does not look quite right.  May be just a matter of reformatting the table so it will have a more symmetrical look in context with the rest of the page.  JamesAnderson 04:18, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

New York State Censuses

Saw the format to be good idea for the state censuses but can I suggest a change since it is county level?

Delete "County name" in first county, and in the place, line by line, "FHL", "FamilySearch" and "NYSL" and under each subsequent column, mark yes or no with Yes being linked? There is possibility of another site having the images, too, making it easier to go this way of format instead of current one, with one simple step of quick adding line. dsammy 21:35, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

I am sorry to jump in on this conversation. Would the discussion page for that article be a good place to discuss this? I think a sample would be a good idea. Is this the page you are referring to? Thomas Lerman 21:52, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
I am in the middle of helping someone who is working on that page. She wanted to learn how to do a few things in the Wiki, and we were using that section of the New York Census page to train. She is actually working on developing the content on in that section and we were discussing some ideas for improving the table. Thanks Dsammy for pointing out a few ideas for improvement - that's exactly what we were talking about. I also agree this discussion should have gone on the Discussion page - that way anyone who has another idea can also join in on the conversation. Any objections to copying these comments to the Discussion page for the article? Franjensen 22:02, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

We need your opinion

In order to help the community arrive at consensus on some issues impacting most of the pages on FamilySearch Wiki, I'd like to invite you to add your opinions to the following discussions:

Thanks! Ritcheymt 12:13, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

What's your best work? And your favorites from others?

Hey there Fran! I'm searching for the wiki's best content to highlight it during a presentation I'm doing soon. Will you link me to a couple articles you've contributed to that you are most pleased with? Also, could you link me to your favorite article(s) written by others? Thanks! Ritcheymt 17:06, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Location (namespace) for policies

I ask you the question as you seem to have been involved in both. On November 24, 2008 you seemed to be involved in a sprint task to move policy pages to the policy namespace, but then on June 15, 2009 you created the article FamilySearch Wiki:Policies quoting moving policies content to the familysearch wiki namespace. Do you know, has it been decided to do away with the Policy namespace? --Steve 16:25, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, we will be moving the policy and guideline pages to the FamilySearch Wiki namespace. I've only started the process and have a long way to go. As far as doing away with the Policy namespace, I believe the namespace will be removed, but I'm not positive right now. Franjensen 17:52, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Where should wikiproject contributors communicate?

People who work on writing projects on the wiki are asking for an online venue they can use to talk about...

  • how to organize projects,
  • how and where to recruit contributors
  • how to motivate project members
  • how to track progress on projects
  • Manual of Style issues that we need to settle to avoid rework
  • ...and other stuff.

Could you go to the wiki feedback forum and give your opinion as to what tool(s) we should choose to communicate? The thread where we will discuss this is Which tools for wikiproject contributors to communicate? Ritcheymt 16:24, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Please vote on new name for Reviewer role

The wiki community is voting on a proposed renaming of the Reviewer role so that we can give the role to anyone we trust to upload their own images without review. If you care about the name of this role, please discuss the issue and cast your vote at FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer. Ritcheymt 16:47, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Welcome!

 Welcome...  

Hello, Franjensen, and welcome to FamilySearch Wiki! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like this place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there.

It was decided at the community on November 17, that regular attendees at the meeting would be given an opportunity to review the welcome message and test out the {{helpme}} template.

Again, welcome!

Steve 10:10, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

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