User talk:CK Whipple

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New Assignment :
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Beginning 2 Nov 2009, I will be working with Fran Jensen! I'm excited to help her with governance and welcoming newcomers etc. I joined Steve on the welcoming committee today and am working on learning wikitext and templates. If you have any suggestions, they are most welcome!  Kara aka CK Whipple 23:19, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Vital Records Team[edit source]

5 June 2009   As a consultant in the US/Canada Reference Unit of the Family History Library, was assigned to the vital records team which creates pages and content for finding birth, marriage and death records for each state.

Our goal is to create a format that is useful, informative and invites contribution from the community to enrich the content.  Eventually, we would like the wiki pages to be THE PLACE to go for genealogical information.

A general format for vital records pages was first created for Alabama.  We began working on pages in alphabetical order, but other states have been addressed as new members have joined our team with an interest in a particular state. We encouraged your contributions in the areas you have studied and researched. Many contributors have gone before us and added content to the wiki.  We are most grateful and hope to integrate content from all sources in such a way as to enhance the wiki users experience.

Underlined text and wiki-signiture[edit source]

Hi, I had a look for the underlined text you mentioned for Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records. There was one phrase "do not list the name of the child", that was underlined. Looking at the wikitext it looks like the intention was just to underline the do not, so that is what I have done.

Where should wikiproject contributors communicate?[edit source]

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[edit source]

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 16:46, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Call for Feedback Re: Making Wiki Easier for New Users/Contributors[edit source]

We need your feedback! Our goal is for to be a friendly, welcoming place that is easy for you to use and make contributions. Please share your comments. What is your experience? What challenges do you face in using and contributing to the wiki? Where do you find help? When you notice problems, please go to Challenges Facing New Users. This is the page for making comments on challenges you have encountered. If you wish to be anonymous, you may send comments to me and I will post them.

Please post your comments and ideas for the solutions at What New Users and Contributors Want to Make Wiki Easier. Then, come add your "Vote" by listing and prioritizing those solutions that are most urgent and important for the entire community at Newbies Priorities. This is not only for newbies, we also need experienced user/contributor feedback on your early, new user experiences. Thank you!

Kara aka CK Whipple 12:24, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for keeping this discussion off of the forums. Recognize that comments can't be anonymous as long as users have access to a page's history. Charlene Genguide 02:14, 9 November 2009 (UTC) Individuals that wanted to be anonymous gave their comments to me personally and I posted them. Kara aka CK Whipple 16:56, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Welcome![edit source]


Hello, CK Whipple, 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 10:07, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

{{helpme}} where do we put our comments for testing the welcome message? 

This test is a great idea!

Forum message[edit source]

I am not sure if you saw my forum message or not. I know you said you do not get there very often, but I was a little unsure about a couple of things you requested. Also, you should have got an e-mail alerting you to my reply. Has the problem been taken care of? Thomas Lerman 15:05, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Posted another two. Thomas Lerman 06:55, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Community Center[edit source]

Hello CK Whipple, I hope you do not mind . . . I saw the new Community Center and saw some minor formatting issues. I went into Wikitext and did some cleanup so it looks a bit better. I also did some other minor cleanup. I am not 100% sure of the direction you are going with that page. If you would like me to help you with more, please let me know.  Oh yes, I also some some of the links to anchors (headings) on articles need to be updated. I was going to do that, but got distracted. Thomas Lerman 17:50, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Weigh in on FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project?[edit source]

Project pages are getting hard to find because people are putting them in multiple namespaces and using all kinds of naming conventions. Would you mind weighing in on FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project? Thanks! Ritcheymt 00:08, 15 December 2009 (UTC)