Community Meeting Agenda 17 November 2009

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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.

Agenda[edit | edit source]

Administrative items[edit | edit source]

  1. Assignment of time keeper and note taker
  2. Introduction of new members: 10 seconds for name and desired takeaways.
  3. Review of Minutes
  4. Today's agenda preview

Recognition[edit | edit source]

Information items[edit | edit source]

Why do we still have lines of code still appearing, as in the information on this page? Jbparker 20:43, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

<input type="hidden" id="gwProxy"></input><input type="hidden" id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();"></input>

This bug has been traced back to the Browser Highlighter Firefox plug-in. See the thread Weird gwProxy code is inserted in WYSIWYG textareas from the Mozilla support forum. --Steve 20:57, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
FamilySearch Wiki:Known Issues Follow-up: add issue to this list. Done! I added this known issue to the list. Fran 05:02, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. I removed the offending add-on and that seems to have fixed the problem. Jbparker 17:11, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Discussion items[edit | edit source]

Multi-linking to FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Concerns about mass linking to FamilySearch Catalog on single page (see Yorkshire Census). Earlier last month the supervisor (I forgot his name) dropped a bombshell on few of us including Michael, Mollie, Jim, Jimmy and Steve) about the plans to use different url format(s).

I decided against multiple linking and went for a single line in the new pages created since the bombshell (see Cohoes, New York) (question added by Laralee)

  • We need a clear understanding of the future for the FamilySearch Catalog - specifically the URLs for each entry in the catalog. If the URL changes for every record in the catalog... resulting in a ton of needed edits.
  • May need a Manual of Style instructions sheet for FHL (
  • Steve investigated the possibility of creating a template to help with changing FamilySearch Catalog URLs. He said it was possible, based upon the instructions that dsammy gave us, (cut off the rest of the URL after the number.) - all notes were taken by Fran during the meeting
As discussed in multiple meetings a while back, I already started a template . . . {{FHL}}. I have not been able to complete it due to the need to an extension upgrade to get the #replace: functionality. This functionality is achieved through the StringFunctions within the ParserFunctions . . . may need an upgrade to ParserFunctions and definitely enable them. I have requested this a while back as well as Steve more recently in relation to the {{Wpd}} or {{Wikipedia}} templates. This really is not a bombshell as far as I am concerned, we have known about it probably for almost a year. Is there a possibility of knowing the timeline of when the URLs will change and what their formats may be? Instead of a single line entry as Laralee mentioned, I would rather see the needed changes be put in the Wiki, have me finish the template, and the template be used. Similarly, I would rather see people use the {{RecordSearch}} template because we all know that URL will change as well. Thomas Lerman 15:33, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

CID numbers[edit | edit source]

Since Chris is here any info on the status of the CID links in wiki pages about FS collections? Laralee 21:12, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Please share your thoughts and ideas here:
Background[edit | edit source]

This issue was raised in the Community Meeting Agenda 13 October 2009. The question being asked was whether the CID reference number required to link Record Search collections to the wiki could be formatted differently and also possibly by using a template be used to link from the wiki to Record Search. Similar questions that had been previously raised and discussed at Talk:Collection ID and after being added to the agenda for the meeting solutions had been suggested.

As a result of the meeting on October 13 it was decided that these needed to be brought to the attention of Dorothy Horan and thereafter comments were posted to Dorothy's talk page. --Steve 09:58, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

And the status is?[edit | edit source]

Last I heard is that Dorothy Horan was looking into the possibility with engineering. Do we have an update from Chris (who is this?) or Dorothy? Is this another subject that has fallen into a crack? What happened to the taking of notes in the meeting decision we came up with? Thomas Lerman 15:47, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

  • I don't believe the subject has fallen into the crack, I am currently working with Diane to resolve the questions I have about the CID.
  • I don't know what the decision was about the notes. But this week I forgot to ask someone to take notes.

I am glad that this has not fallen through the cracks! The decision on meeting notes may be found in . Thank you. Thomas Lerman 17:53, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Chat From Meeting[edit | edit source]

dsammy: yow! up and running but no screen yet

dsammy: audio not on - still music

Fran Jensen: just a minute

Fran Jensen: physically call in - I can't get the system to call for you

Laralee: ok

dsammy: needs to list alternative call in number and access to update the community page

dsammy: screen is off now

cottrells: FamilySearch_Wiki:Known_Issues

Laralee: I added an agenda item because Chris was here but he appears to have disappeared so the question can be ignored.

Fran Jensen: ok

dsammy: i need to clarify as how it got started

cottrells: Talk:Collection_ID

Laralee: awww :)

cottrells: User_talk:Horandm

Laralee: my cover is blown

cottrells: Category:Contributors_looking_for_help

Laralee: If we can solve the communication issue so that people can connect fairly easily (text chat, voip, meetings like this) then I expect there will be a lot of people that will be able to help

Laralee: maybe a page w/ various options to communicate with someone (example:

Laralee: ok

Laralee: wiki, chat, etc, allows for distributed helper - they can be all over the world

Laralee: yes

Laralee: thanks - off to another meting

Follow-Up[edit | edit source]

  • The Welcoming Committee message will be added to the regular meeting attendees' userpage. During the next two weeks, we will use the features in place as a test amongst ourselves. We will not have a Community Meeting next week, but the following week we will report on the text. Everyone please take time to actually use the options and features provided by the Welcoming Committee. Use it as if you were actually a new user in the Wiki. Have fun!! I look forward to hearing from everyone about their experience and your ideas for improving and maintaining the functions of the Committee. Fran 22:18, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Add comments about your experience with the features of the Welcoming Committee to the 1 Dec 2009 Agenda