FamilySearch Wiki:Technical Meeting Agenda 31 May 2011

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Purpose of the meeting

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

Agenda[edit | edit source]

Recognition[edit | edit source]

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Announcements[edit | edit source]

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Discussion Items[edit | edit source]

Technical Issues & Workarounds[edit | edit source]

  • Blocking users Warren Jones
    Do you want a general discussion about this topic or do you have a specific question. There is a policy and a help page about blocking. --Steve 09:41, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Update, please, on the status of the broken "Thumbs up" ratings on the Forums? Lise 19:39, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Site Design[edit | edit source]

  • The wiki main page is being redesigned. Blair would like to receive the communities input on it. Let us setup a communication path with Diane Loosle or Ben Bennett to feed them your ideas. I think Janelle could help with this. -- Don 31 May 2011

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • When adding a the delete template to a page we would like to have deleted we need to make sure that the Watch checkbox is checked so that we can make sure that the request or the delete template isn't deleted and then the page is lost until it is found again. Warren Jones
  • Is it possible to have the "Watch this page" check box automatically checked when we are adding the delete template? Warren Jones
    You can set a preference to watch all pages that you edit (Watchlist section), but I don't believe you can make it specific to a certain kind of edit. --Steve 09:45, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • When we add the delete template maybe we should protect the page so that someone cannot remove the delete template. What priviledges are needed to protect a Wiki Page? Warren Jones
    Moderators and admins can protect a page and only admins can delete a page (see Special:ListGroupRights}. The {{Delete}} template template can be added any user to call it to the attention of the admins. Why protect the page if deletion is the right option? Only if the template was added and then removed without explanation, should the template be re-added by a moderator and then the page protected. Using the talk pages is always helpful. Protecting pages is more about protecting content. It is useful to prevent changes to pages/templates that would produce a high impact (ie the FamilySearch Research Wiki and templates like {{RecordSearch}} that are used on hundreds of pages). --Steve 10:01, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • During the meeting a reminder was made of the separate template {{tl|DeleteASAP}} that can be used if the page deletion is urgent. This place the page in a separate category that should be checked at least daily or more frequently if possible. --Steve 08:48, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

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