FamilySearch Wiki:Technical Meeting Agenda 12 October 2010

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Listen to the recording, the ID is 2969

Purpose of the meeting

  • To forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • To discuss content, technical issues, workarounds, community, site design, and strategy.

Agenda[edit | edit source]

Recognition[edit | edit source]

Add your recognition items below

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Announcements[edit | edit source]

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  • Questions?
  • Comments?

Discussion Items[edit | edit source]

From previous meeting[edit | edit source]

Please note that I will not be able to attend the first half of this meeting. I hope to be able to join in for the last 30mins. --Steve 16:57, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, and we will save this discussion for the last half of the meeting. -Fran
  • Follow-up: Steve will add details that have reached concensus to the Manual of Style. Everyone, please continue to voice your opinions and ideas on the discussion page.

From the Community[edit | edit source]

From FamilySearch Staff[edit | edit source]

I was not able to attend the meeting, so I apologize. More details would be nice. Are you talking about the image captions being lost? If so, that is a bug that has been talked about for months. If I recall correctly, that is one of the editor bugs. Let me do a quick search. Searching the forums, I found a posting Image captions MIA, Parameters for images, and Rich editor stripped out text from image. The latter talks about it being discussed in the 02 Feb 2010 meeting. If it is something else, please let me know. If this is the subject, I think it is a shame that it appears this is another bug that has been forgotten or fell through the cracks. Thomas_Lerman 04:18, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Thomas for the links to the Forum threads. David was going to start one, but with three already posted, a new forum thread is not needed. If anyone has additional information to share about this bug, please do so on one of the forum threads. I have communicated all the details and links to the forum threads to our engineers. I really don't know if the bug was lost in the cracks somewhere. I just know that I had forgotten about it. -Fran 16:16, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  • New Common Taxonomy. It is proposed that the New Common Taxonomy be used as the way to structure topics on the Wiki. The main impact of this structure would be to significantly change the "Browse by Topic" page. Does anyone have any suggestions or objections before this change is made? DiltsGD 18:28, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Please add your thoughts and ideas to the New Common Taxonomy discussion page. This taxonomy will eventually be implemented in the wiki as topic categories. Currently, the majority of all categories in the wiki are for localities and maintenance. As a result, the implementation of this topic taxonomy will be a positive improvement. Note that the wiki currently has a few topic categories, but most will remain as they are today, with some slight changes to the hierarchy. --Fran 16:36, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Be bold! Post your agenda items!

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