Wiki LDSClerks.com Status

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Kent Larsen-p40
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Wiki LDSClerks.com Status

Postby Kent Larsen-p40 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:48 pm

The LDSClerks.com wiki represents the combined experience of clerks who have participated on the LDSClerks discussion list during its 10 years of existence. It is one of the most thorough and useful resources for helping clerks get their work done. More information about the discussion list is available at: http://lists.mormonstoday.com/listinfo/ldsclerks. You can visit the wiki at http://www.ldsclerks.com.


Wiki LDSClerks Status:

Editing slowed down a bit since my last update (last Thursday). I think the
wiki looks great and is very, very useful, thanks to the hard work of Alan
Brown, Steve Cotrell and Rob Smith.

Their updates this week include including 2 new pages, 2 new talk pages,
and 2 word documents.

38 edits were made since the last report.

I'm sure they could use some help, so take a minute and read the
suggestions at the bottom of this message so that you can lend a hand.



Statistics:

Total Pages: 118
Categories: 19

The most viewed pages are:
* Main Page (13,899)
* Ward Clerk (1,722)
* Member and Leader Services (1,174)
* Talk:Main Page (1,147)
* Maps and Boundaries (1,085)
* LDSClerks:Community Portal (873)
* Financial Clerk (872)
* Local Unit Website (778)
* Talk:Membership Records (737)
* Stake Clerk (605)



Suggestions for improvements:

If you are not sure how to help, please consider doing one of the following:

* Cleanup
You can get a list of pages needing cleanup, by visiting the following
category pages:
Category:Pages to be edited
Category:Pages to be merged

* Harvest Information from the LDSClerks Mailing List

* Harvest Information from the Yahoo Files Area

* Harvest Information from the LDSTech site

* Add categories to improve navigation

* Add templates where appropriate
o Add a {{Edit}} to flag articles or sections that need to be rewritten
(useful for the harvesting project)
o Add a {{Merge}} to flag articles that need to be merged (if an
article duplicates information found in another article)
o Add a {{Delete}} to flag articles that need to be deleted (generally
this would only be needed if more than one article covers the same topic)

* Expand the style guide

* The Lingo page (a glossary of clerical terms) includes only acronyms. I'm
sure there are a few additional terms that could be added!!

* Review the following tasks for things you can do:
* Wikify: Follow the guidelines to make articles use links, headings,
sources, templates, and categories in a standard way.

* Create: If there is a topic you think needs to be addressed, create a
new article. Also, a red link anywhere on this wiki indicates that
someone thought an article should exist, but they didn't have the
time or expertise to write it themselves. If you can, get that topic
started by writing the first draft yourself.

* Copyedit: Fix grammar, punctuation, style to be more accurate, and in
accordance with the LDSClerks Style Guide.

* Source: Although opinions and personal ideas can be helpful,
statements purported to be official Church policy will be more
effective if backed up by an official source. Use the Cite extension
to add <ref> tags to list your sources

* See Also: Adding "See Also" sections to the end of articles can
improve navigation

* LDSClerks:Searching: Write/Edit this page, which is linked to from
the Search Results page

* Project:Copyrights: Write/Edit this page, which is linked to from the
Editing page that appears whenever you edit a page; this should briefly
explain Public Domain, Fair Use, and improper use of copyrighted
materials.

* User Page: Add your own user page to give people some idea of your
background and experience.



Please see the following page for more information on how to help out:

http://www.ldsclerks.org/index.php?title=LDSClerks:Community_Portal


And if you need to know how to edit pages, please see;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page
Owner, LDSClerks

Kent Larsen-p40
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Posts: 30
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:06 pm
Location: New York City (aka Zion)

Wiki LDSClerks.com Status 18 June 2008

Postby Kent Larsen-p40 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:43 am

Wiki LDSClerks Status:

Editing seems to have found a slower, but steady rhythm. We continue to add new documents and make progress on getting more information into the wiki. The wiki is robust, useful and looks great and is very, very useful, thanks to the hard work of Alan Brown and Rob Smith this past week.

The updates this week include 1 new page and 4 new documents uploaded.

The project to incorporate files from the Yahoo email list's file area saw 7 files there completed.

36 edits were made since the last report.

I'm sure they could use some help, so take a minute and read the
suggestions at the bottom of this message so that you can lend a hand.



Statistics:

Total Pages: 119
Categories: 19

The most viewed pages are:
* Main Page (14,421) +306
* Ward Clerk (1,762) +29
* Member and Leader Services (1,250) +51
* Talk:Main Page (1,152) +3
* Maps and Boundaries (1,134) +40
* LDSClerks:Community Portal (924) +19
* Financial Clerk (918) +25
* Local Unit Website (807) +21
* Talk:Membership Records (742) +4
* Stake Clerk (619) +9


Suggestions for improvements:

If you are not sure how to help, please consider doing one of the following:

* Promotion
We could use help putting links to ldsclerks.com in relevant places. We
need announcements drafted, need links submitted to search engines, and
we need important LDS-oriented sites to add links to LDSClerks to their
lists of links.

* Cleanup
You can get a list of pages needing cleanup, by visiting the following
category pages:
Category:Pages to be edited
Category:Pages to be merged

* Harvest Information from the LDSClerks Mailing List

* Harvest Information from the Yahoo Files Area

* Harvest Information from the LDSTech site

* Add categories to improve navigation

* Add templates where appropriate
o Add a {{Edit}} to flag articles or sections that need to be rewritten
(useful for the harvesting project)
o Add a {{Merge}} to flag articles that need to be merged (if an
article duplicates information found in another article)
o Add a {{Delete}} to flag articles that need to be deleted (generally
this would only be needed if more than one article covers the same topic)

* Expand the style guide

* The Lingo page (a glossary of clerical terms) includes only acronyms. I'm
sure there are a few additional terms that could be added!!

* Review the following tasks for things you can do:
* Wikify: Follow the guidelines to make articles use links, headings,
sources, templates, and categories in a standard way.

* Create: If there is a topic you think needs to be addressed, create a
new article. Also, a red link anywhere on this wiki indicates that
someone thought an article should exist, but they didn't have the
time or expertise to write it themselves. If you can, get that topic
started by writing the first draft yourself.

* Copyedit: Fix grammar, punctuation, style to be more accurate, and in
accordance with the LDSClerks Style Guide.

* Source: Although opinions and personal ideas can be helpful,
statements purported to be official Church policy will be more
effective if backed up by an official source. Use the Cite extension
to add <ref> tags to list your sources

* See Also: Adding "See Also" sections to the end of articles can
improve navigation

* LDSClerks:Searching: Write/Edit this page, which is linked to from
the Search Results page

* Project:Copyrights: Write/Edit this page, which is linked to from the
Editing page that appears whenever you edit a page; this should briefly
explain Public Domain, Fair Use, and improper use of copyrighted
materials.

* User Page: Add your own user page to give people some idea of your
background and experience.



Please see the following page for more information on how to help out:

http://www.ldsclerks.org/index.php?title=LDSClerks:Community_Portal


And if you need to know how to edit pages, please see;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page
Owner, LDSClerks

Kent Larsen-p40
New Member
Posts: 30
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:06 pm
Location: New York City (aka Zion)

Wiki LDSClerks Status Update

Postby Kent Larsen-p40 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:20 pm

Wiki LDSClerks Status:

The LDS Clerks wiki is an growing compendium of knowledge about how to do the Clerk's job. The site is a comprehensive guide not only to the job, but also to practical ideas about how to implement the instructions from Church headquarters.

In the past 2 months, as far as I can tell, editing has been fairly steady, thanks principally to the work of Alan Brown and Rob Smith. A number of others have also registered on the wiki and made some tentative changes, including at least one user from one of the Church departments that work with Clerks.

This past week, we've seen an uptick in editing, as a few new users have come on line and as those working on the wiki have redoubled efforts. I'm pleased to report that the wiki is better than ever, thanks especially to the hard work of Alan Brown and Rob Smith this past week.


The updates this week include 4 new pages and 1 new documents uploaded.

The project to incorporate files from the Yahoo email list's file area was completed.

77 edits were made in the last week.

I'm sure they could use some help, so take a minute and read the suggestions at the bottom of this message so that you can lend a hand.


Statistics: (+ is increase since last report in June)

Total Pages: 138 +19 - 4 new in the last week
Categories: 19 + 0

The most viewed pages are:

  • Main Page (17,893) +3,472
  • Ward Clerk (2,109) +347
  • Member and Leader Services (1,718) +468
  • Financial Clerk (1,443) +525
  • Maps and Boundaries (1,323) +189
  • Talk:Main Page (1,255) +103
  • LDSClerks:Community Portal (1,162) +238
  • Local Unit Website (1,029) +222
  • Membership Records (922)
  • Stake Clerk (833) +214

Suggestions for improvements:

If you are not sure how to help, please consider doing one of the following:

* Promotion
We could use help putting links to ldsclerks.com in relevant places. We
need announcements drafted, need links submitted to search engines, and
we need important LDS-oriented sites to add links to LDSClerks to their
lists of links.

* Cleanup
You can get a list of pages needing cleanup, by visiting the following
category pages:
Category:Pages to be edited
Category:Pages to be merged

* Harvest Information from the LDSClerks Mailing List

* Harvest Information from the LDSTech site

* Add categories to improve navigation

* Add templates where appropriate
o Add a {{Edit}} to flag articles or sections that need to be rewritten
(useful for the harvesting project)
o Add a {{Merge}} to flag articles that need to be merged (if an
article duplicates information found in another article)
o Add a {{Delete}} to flag articles that need to be deleted (generally
this would only be needed if more than one article covers the same topic)

* Expand the style guide

* The Lingo page (a glossary of clerical terms) includes only acronyms. I'm
sure there are a few additional terms that could be added!!

* Review the following tasks for things you can do:
* Wikify: Follow the guidelines to make articles use links, headings,
sources, templates, and categories in a standard way.

* Create: If there is a topic you think needs to be addressed, create a
new article. Also, a red link anywhere on this wiki indicates that
someone thought an article should exist, but they didn't have the
time or expertise to write it themselves. If you can, get that topic
started by writing the first draft yourself.

* Copyedit: Fix grammar, punctuation, style to be more accurate, and in
accordance with the LDSClerks Style Guide.

* Source: Although opinions and personal ideas can be helpful,
statements purported to be official Church policy will be more
effective if backed up by an official source. Use the Cite extension
to add <ref> tags to list your sources

* See Also: Adding "See Also" sections to the end of articles can
improve navigation

* LDSClerks:Searching: Write/Edit this page, which is linked to from
the Search Results page

* Project:Copyrights: Write/Edit this page, which is linked to from the
Editing page that appears whenever you edit a page; this should briefly
explain Public Domain, Fair Use, and improper use of copyrighted
materials.

* User Page: Add your own user page to give people some idea of your
background and experience.



Please see the following page for more information on how to help out:

http://www.ldsclerks.org/index.php?title=LDSClerks:Community_Portal


And if you need to know how to edit pages, please see;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page
Owner, LDSClerks

gmolleda7
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http://www.ldsclerks.com/ link broken

Postby gmolleda7 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:31 pm

Kent Larsen-p40 wrote:The LDSClerks.com wiki represents the combined experience of clerks ....You can visit the wiki at http://www.ldsclerks.com. ...


Currenlty, The following message is seen when trying to acess the link:http://www.ldsclerks.com/


Any update??


ImageImage
This is the default page for ldsclerks.com. This page was generated automatically via ispCP Omega. Please upload your own index.html file.
If you are the Administrator of this domain, please login here.
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http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer

russellhltn
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Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:09 pm

Ldsclerks was a prior, private effort that became tech.LDS.org/wiki.

But that prior web page is no more.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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aebrown
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Postby aebrown » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:19 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Ldsclerks was a prior, private effort that became tech.LDS.org/wiki.


That's not really accurate. Yes, LDSClerks was a prior private effort on a site owned by Kent Larsen. But although much of the LDSClerks wiki content was copied to the LDSTech wiki, it was never the case that LDSClerks "became" the LDSTech wiki. The two wikis coexisted for quite a while, but the LDSClerks wiki eventually had zero activity, which I'm sure led to the owner's decision to take it down.
Questions that can benefit the larger community should be asked in a public forum, not a private message.

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Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:07 pm

I'm a man of few words when working from my smartphone. ;)

It appears the site is operational, just not the top level page. The deeper links still seem to work.

However, given the shift of activity, I would not recommend it's use beyond sheer curiosity.

Perhaps we should archive this thread since it's presence seems to be more confusion then information.
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.


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