FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 1 May 2012

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Purpose of the meeting

Improve the Wiki

  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and content.
  • Discuss current issues, community matters, and strategies.
  • Move issues to decision.

Introduce new members[edit | edit source]

  • Jacqueline Baucom - new member of Historical Records team (intern).  Chelsie will be leaving in June.

Kudos go to ...[edit | edit source]

  • Support team

  • Would you like a monthly Omniture Site Catalyst report on the Wiki? Examples of types of information:
  • Most visited pages for the month
  • How visitors find the Wiki
  • Google keywords that lead to the Wiki
  • What browsers visitors use
  • Percentage of visitors using mobile devices
  • Number of editors each day
  • Referrals from other websites & the widgets

Google keywords  could be a problem with Google.

It would be good to add a section to this agenda to review the reports, perhaps on the first meeting of the month.

Creative Commons - which are acceptable for the Wiki and which are not?

  • Updates and follow up
    • Business/Announcements

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

  • For those wanting to become a new moderator, I suggest that we have a Moderator Application, following the guidelines at the Moderator page, which is then automatically e-mailed with the correct subject heading to FamilySearch Support.  --Judy 18:51, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • There is a section in the page that could be re-worded to show that the information could be copied and pasted and then e-mailed.  Judy could change the wording. (Request to become a Wiki Moderator)
  • Address the person who could be a good moderator (referral) and also people who might be interested.
  • Automatic message requesting a person be a moderator after a certain number of contributions, or manually from the reports that will be generated.  Send a thank you for contributions.
  • Reports need to take into consideration minor edits versus major.
  • Can we be of help in the changing of the name for "Community" by gathering metrics on the current name and where visitors go and come from? Carol B. Moss 19:01, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Janell is looking at changing title to "Building the Wiki" (heading in Nav Bar).
  • Does Research Forums belong with Building the Wiki?  It could be included with a section that is specifically for researchers.
  • Java can interfere with some metrics,  but this should not be a problem with our reporting.
Current forum threads of interest:


New since last week

Comments added since last week

  • Refining the Moderators role now that we have the moderator responsibilities clarified, there is a group who is working on the dispute resolution documentation in the wiki. They will work out how the moderators will be able to escalate issues, etc.

Decisions made since last week

  • Focus for first meeting of month
    • Style Guide Discussions
    • Project Help Requests
    Need help with your project? See a project that needs to be done? Add it here:
  • Training Requests
    • Improve the Wiki
    • Forums Overview
    Be part of the solution! Make your opinions known! Post comments to an existing thread or start a new discussion at Wiki Contributors Corner forum.

Be bold! Post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post them on the discussion page and link to them from the agenda.