Is this just for time spent doing administrator tasks (patrolling edits, etc.), or time spent simply using the site? --Joeljkp 21:45, 27 September 2007 (EDT)
How does the information on this page vs. other types of information influence the fate of WeRelate.org? Are we any where near statistics sufficient to maintain tax-exempt status? --Ceyockey 08:49, 13 October 2008 (EDT)
Statistics page [7 November 2008]
I have created a sub-page at WeRelate:Volunteer log/Statistics and started a discussion point on this page's talk page about storing the data for accessibility. I've not consulted our admins prior to setting up this page, but am quite amenable to modifications or retirement based on their needs. --ceyockey 10:26, 7 November 2008 (EST)
Header formatting discussion
see User talk:Ceyockey#Blue color on administrator log .5B6 December 2008.5D --ceyockey 14:25, 6 December 2008 (EST)
Volunteer question [14 January 2009]
I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I am still a little confused about this subject and do not see it mentioned anywhere. When is it volunteering for Werelate? When is it doing your personal work? What is it considered when you are working on your ancestors pages? I assume volunteering is only volunteering when you work on a community page?
Thank You, Debbie Freeman--DFree 15:11, 10 January 2009 (EST)
My sense is that volunteering for werelate is when we are *not* working on our own personal pages-- on our own ancestors. I donate many hours a week doing "match and merge" towards the goal of having no duplicates. But if I'm working on my own records, my own family, I do not record those hours. A GREY area, for me, is when I am posting information that is of interest to a broader group of people-- for example, I have done a fair amount of research into the early Taylors of Massachusetts. I've engaged in this research in order to determine the origins of my husband's ancestor. However, because of the number of people descended of these early colonial Taylors of Massachusetts, one could say that my putting this information online here is of broader interest to the werelate community and should therefore be recorded as volunteer time. I haven't done that yet, but I wonder if I should... jillaine 23:20, 12 January 2009 (EST)
Step by Step instructions [26 March 2009]
Could someone give me a step by step instruction on how to enter the information on the volunteer page. I tried to input my volunteer time but it did not work. It did not look the same in preview when I tried.
Thank You Debbie Freeman DFree--DFree 08:29, 26 March 2009 (EDT)
Hi there Debbie,
For right now, go ahead and save it, even if you think it looks a bit wrong. I'll check it and provide feedback.
--Jennifer (JBS66) 08:39, 26 March 2009 (EDT)
Thank You so much for your help. With a little trial and error it looks right. Gratefully, Debbie Freeman --DFree 09:33, 26 March 2009 (EDT)
It looks good!--Jennifer (JBS66) 09:33, 26 March 2009 (EDT)
Step-by-Step: GEDCOM Review [13 August 2009]
What are the specific things required for reviewing recently uploaded GEDCOMs (for approval)? I'd like to work on that. Thanks. jillaine 21:31, 11 August 2009 (EDT)
Hi. We check the warnings and the matches. If the matches seem to be OK and the not matches are OK, and the warnings are not too serious, it is uploaded. If you think they really need to do a better job on these, then send it back to user review and send them a very nice email explaining your concerns. I usually just upload admin's and people I trust. Thanks for helping out. We really appreciate it. Jlanoux has been doing a lot of this, though she might need some help. We should ask her. Would you be interested in taking on Sources or Places?
On place pages I make sure the name hierarchy is correct. Sometimes people create a duplicate page with a creative title, like they leave out the commas or the county or they put in Co. or City of or ... you get the idea. On those pages I redirect to the existing page if one exists or rename it appropriately.
For source pages, I check the titles to make sure they conform to our standards. If they don't I rename them.
In both namespaces I check infrequent users to make sure they are not vandalizing pages.
That's it. Thank you for all your help on so many other things. Please put your name by the namespaces if you want to do this. :) --sq 21:37, 13 August 2009 (EDT)
Reviewing Places [1 September 2009]
Okay, Solveig asked me to consider reviewing PLACE namespace. SO I thought I'd take a look to see what's involved. And I already need help.
I followed the instructions at Help:Administrators'_guide. Specifically, I went to Admin:Review Changes, set the drop-down to PLACE namepsace. And clicked on "Hide patrolled edits". My understanding of the instructions is that if a bold "N" is listed on the line, then it's a new page.
Problem #1: There was a bold "N" on the line for Place:Schönau,_Schwetz,_Westpreußen,_Preußen,_Germany. But upon examination I found that this was NOT a new page at all. So not sure why there was a bold N by it.
Problem #2: I didn't recognize all the places listed in that place name so I started doing some research and found out that this place is actually the old, pre-1918 (or pre-1945) name for what is now Przechowo%2C_Bydgoszcz%2C_Poland. Ah... the mess that is German kingdoms, states, etc.
If you look (now) at those pages, you'll see I edited them with things like "former name of what is now..." and "current name of what was formerly..." BUT should I just be using a redirect instead?
I think I'm quickly being able to see why vol. admins don't want to sign up for monitoring the Place space!
Please advise. Thanks!
-- jillaine 13:07, 15 August 2009 (EDT)
The red Exclamation mark means the page was modified but not patrolled. I was monitoring recent changes for the Famil namespace while Solveig was on vacation, but suddenly the patrol links vanished and I didn't know why. I just realized it was because I hadn't logged in.--Scot 14:07, 15 August 2009 (EDT)
Reviewing Places, Part Deux [1 September 2009]
Went to Place:SALISBURY, Wiltshire England (a new page) to try to fix the upper case bit. Edited it, but no place to change the Place name. Also the "Located in" is missing a comma, hence a red link. But I could not see how to edit that either. jillaine 15:02, 15 August 2009 (EDT)
To fix the upper case, rename the page with lower case letters also including the comma. doing so will add Salisbury as a contained place on the page Place:Wiltshire, England. Did you create Place:SALISBURY, Wiltshire England as a new, duplicate page? I think renaming it to an existing page name redirects it. In my case as was adding a level of hierarchy so did not encounter that situation.--Scot 15:22, 15 August 2009 (EDT)