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2. PRIVATE WERELATE WIKI: We allow people to create private family wikis. The interface would be the same as WeRelate, but you control who gets to create accounts to view and update the pages. Furthermore, you could "publish" certain pages (all or some of the deceased people in your tree) from your private wiki to the WeRelate public wiki, and you could automatically or selectively copy changes from the public wiki back into your private wiki. If I were to provide this, I would probably want to make it available to people who have donated a modest amount (say $10-20) to cover the costs of hosting a separate database. This approach has the benefit that as new features are added to the public WeRelate site, they would also be added to the private sites. This approach is also a medium amount of effort programming-wise.
3. NEW COLLABORATIVE SITE: We create a new genealogy program (possibly using http://wave.google.com extensions) with sharing and publish/subscribe capabilities. The goal would be that this program would replace your desktop genealogy program. It would run online so you could access it from your iPhone or Mac or Netbook or Windows machine, but it would be your private database. You could use this program to share your complete genealogy with your close family members, publish certain people in your tree to WR or Geni or Ancestry or where-ever, and automatically or selectively copy changes from those other websites back into your program. If I were to provide this, I would probably want to charge say $20-30 so that I could hire another programmer and a support person, so the program could be developed to have the same capabilities as the desktop programs it would be competing with. This approach entails the most effort programming-wise, but may have the capacity to result in the nicest solution ultimately.
4. PHPGEDVIEW APP: We modify the open-source PhpGedView and add publish-subscribe capabilities to it, so that you could publish people from your PhpGedView database to WeRelate. If I did this, I would also add PhpGedView hosting for people who don't want to set up their own PhpGedView server for say $20/year. This approach entails the least amount of effort programming-wise, but you have to be comfortable with using the PhpGedView interface. (See SourceForge review and Wikipedia article on PhpGedView application.)
5. STATUS QUO: Basically do nothing to support the interest of WeRelate users wanting to incorporate living people within their databases, and continue with the policy of including no living people on WeRelate or any other supported subsidiary site.
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Featured Page Test Format
Have you discovered a fascinating page? Did it make you laugh or cry? Please take some time to nominate that page. Why nominate a page? Because, it's like a virtual pat on the back, a way to recognize hard work. Also, featured pages are a wonderful example to those just starting out with WeRelate. A page from the list will be featured on the Main Page each week.
So, let your voice be heard, nominate a great page today!
Next week's featured page candidates
Here are some of the criteria previously established for Genealogy Well Done Status.
In short, "genealogy-well-done" criteria includes the following factors:
Additional factors may boost the "genealogy-well-done" qualification:
'Admins: Please add any new nominated pages to this nomination long list, then review those listed here, and rate the top three pages by points:
Close Out Date: Sunday, 15 Aug 2010
Settlement of Gravesend, Long Island -- Well-presented, interesting, good use of wiki features. --BobC 08:52, 24 August 2010 (EDT) Person:William Smith (640) -- Well-researched, good use of photos, good follow-on research in the The Problem of William H. Smith page. --BobC 09:03, 24 August 2010 (EDT) Analysis:Tuckahoe Place Name Frequency -- Good exploration of a placename. --BobC 09:07, 24 August 2010 (EDT) Person:Charles Addams (3) -- Compilation of facts, sources and references for Addams Family creator. --BobC 09:12, 24 August 2010 (EDT)
'Admins: These are the three best pages rated by you for last week. Pleaser review and write your comments, both pro and con, for and against, best features and shortcomings. On Saturday I will review and select which page will be the Featured Page for next week. Thank you.
1. Page Title (5 pts.)
2. Page Title (4 pts.)
3. Page Title (3 pts.)
Moved to WeRelate:Featured pages
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