Comments on: NEW Ancestry.com Wiki Makes Updating The Source and Red Book More Frequent http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/04/30/ancestry-wiki/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ancestry-wiki The official blog of Ancestry.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:44:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Jadehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/04/30/ancestry-wiki/#comment-45863 Jade Sun, 09 May 2010 15:45:08 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3736#comment-45863 Where are the footnotes to /The Source/?

Why are all the “references” omitted?

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By: Heather Ericksonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/04/30/ancestry-wiki/#comment-45813 Heather Erickson Thu, 06 May 2010 21:01:47 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3736#comment-45813 Currently, the wiki is in beta and anyone can contribute without registering. Submitted content and changes are being monitored and moderated in-house to prevent spam and other inappropriate material. One of the reasons we’ve done it this way is to give us a sense of how our community is going to contribute to and use the wiki. Every wiki is different and is susceptible to different kinds of abuse and we want to set up the best possible system of moderation to make sure our wiki is as useful and reliable as possible.

As the wiki moves out of beta, however, you can expect for sure a rigorous system of moderation to prevent inappropriate and useless content and to maintain the quality and accuracy of the Ancestry.com Wiki. Thanks for your interest and your question and we’d love to see your contributions on the wiki.

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By: Mike Bronnerhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/04/30/ancestry-wiki/#comment-45762 Mike Bronner Tue, 04 May 2010 22:36:04 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3736#comment-45762 Heya Andy! I’m wondering the same … are the contributors going to be vetted, or is the contributed material going to go through a vetting process, similar to Wikipedia?

The potential for trash contributions is just too enormous. One thing I HATE about public wikis is all the spam.

Heather, can you comment on how these will be regulated / moderated?

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By: bromaelorhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/04/30/ancestry-wiki/#comment-45739 bromaelor Mon, 03 May 2010 13:47:48 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3736#comment-45739 Yes Andy. I think I’m going to keep well away from this Pandora’s Box. Are Ancestry totally naive about what happens on open-access wikis??? Even if the contributors are “vibrant community of passionate genealogists”!!!

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By: Jadehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/04/30/ancestry-wiki/#comment-45728 Jade Sun, 02 May 2010 17:01:25 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3736#comment-45728 One thing I noticed is that in the Church Records article, the list of resources, the Lutheran Church items’ indentation and orthography indicate that they are within the category of Unitarian and Universalist organizsations. This really is not so :( .

There is no way in the Wiki setup extensively to revise such formatting.

Can y’all please look into this?

Thank you,
Jade

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By: Genealogy Database News: FamilySearch.org Adds 300 Million Names; Ancestry.com Provides Free Access to Two Major Reference Books « ResourceShelfhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/04/30/ancestry-wiki/#comment-45715 Genealogy Database News: FamilySearch.org Adds 300 Million Names; Ancestry.com Provides Free Access to Two Major Reference Books « ResourceShelf Sun, 02 May 2010 02:11:27 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3736#comment-45715 [...] From a Blog Post: What if the respected genealogical resources The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources could be updated on a more regular basis? With all of the information these two books provide us in our family history research, the details can easily become outdated. Well now these two exhaustive guides to American genealogy can be updated regularly with the launch of the beta version of the Ancestry.com Wiki. [...]

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By: Kellyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/04/30/ancestry-wiki/#comment-45687 Kelly Sat, 01 May 2010 01:56:21 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3736#comment-45687 Love it,Love it,Love it..For us Geny-Nuts,this will help with those brick walls we all hit.It’s also nice to have pics w/articles to give you a better perspective.

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By: Andy Hatchetthttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/04/30/ancestry-wiki/#comment-45677 Andy Hatchett Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:34:16 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3736#comment-45677 Welcome to WikiWars!
Let the Games begin!
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By: Lynnhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/04/30/ancestry-wiki/#comment-45675 Lynn Fri, 30 Apr 2010 19:09:14 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3736#comment-45675 Heather, thank you for the update.

I took a quick look at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki and it looks like it has some nice potential. Are there future plans to offer something similiar for countries other than America?

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