Community Meeting Agenda 23 February 2010

Click here to join the meeting, the ID is 4513


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  • Add items you wish to cover during the meeting to this page, or post your suggestions to the [ Forum]. If your item requires details or feedback, post some details on the discussion page and link to the discussion from the agenda.



"Thank you" to our engineers and testers!

  • Change search result titles from red to black Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen!
  • The StringFunctions extension was installed. (See discussion item below)
  • Image map process broken? - this Forum thread was updated to "Installed" (don't know if there was a problem or not, but at least the extension has been updated!)
  • Cudos to our engineers, testers, and community members who helped prioritize these updates and get them done!
  • Research content recognition - please share with the group the research articles you are working on!

Discussion Items

External and Internal Links

Please see details related to this question on the Fourm: Internal links coded as external links

  • Suggestions for preventing this from happening in the future?
  • Suggestions for training or help content?
  • Please add your suggestions to the Forum thread instead of this page. This issue needs our attention.
  • Currently we have 445 External Links that need reviewing and possibly changed to internal links. (The link I created here is an external link only because I don't know how to create this type of internal link. So training is needed for this one :) Fran 20:32, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

StringFunction Extension

  • I'm hopeful that someone can report the details on the installation and testing of this extension.
  • How will the Wiki benefit from having this extension?
  • How has this extension been used so far? It's only been installed a few hours, but I know it's been used already. Please share!

I know of three templates that are now using the replace function.

  1. {{FHL}}: I created. It allows spaces in book call numbers.
  2. {{Wpd}}: Steve created. It allows links to Wikipedia articles to be an external link instead of an internal.
  3. {{Template:FamilySearch Collection}}: Steve created. Not sure what it does differently.

Thomas_Lerman 19:31, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Still pining for Collaspible string extension

I need it installed before I can install Luxembourg nav template to link entire country. dsammy 21:18, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Using Templates

The best way to learn how to use a template is to review the documentation that exists on the template page. Finding a template is another story. Here's a few links to category pages that list templates that were created for different purposes. The name of the category page describes the type of templates you will see listed on that page: