Collaboration Pool

Started by Private User on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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2/24/2013 at 7:06 AM

Cynthia Watts

There are different project-pages ment to meet others to collaborate with in a specific field of genealogy, f.i. a topografical area or a language in common. Here I will give you some examples, but as soon you are familiar with the way profiles, projects and users are linkable with each other and you have experienced some search-functions for either projects or profile-sur-names you will be able to find your own interests, I think. Besides those two inputs, profiles & projects, geni offers you also a wealth of information by the possibility to link documentation like interesting internet-url's or photographs a/o video's to your 'personal' part of the big tree. So, take some time to experience, learn and search for co-operarion and collaborating friendly users, and you will become 'addicted' like me!

* http://www.geni.com/projects/UK-Portal-England/8416
* http://www.geni.com/projects/Portal-Latinoamérica/5882
* http://www.geni.com/projects/Portal-Index/5878
* http://www.geni.com/projects/Irish-portal/8351

And a complete network of 'Coffee Corners' can help you find others in different languages too to have a virtual break for digital collaborate:

* http://www.geni.com/projects/Bulgarian-Coffee-Corner/10834http://www.geni.com/projects/Spanish-Coffee-Corner/11771http://www.geni.com/projects/Danish-Coffee-Corner/7466http://www.geni.com/projects/Irish-Coffee-Corner-pub/8375http://www.geni.com/projects/Italian-Coffee-Corner/12118http://www.geni.com/projects/Norwegian-Coffee-Corner/7863http://www.geni.com/projects/Greek-Coffee-Corner/12303http://www.geni.com/projects/Australian-Coffee-Corner/5163http://www.geni.com/projects/British-Coffee-Corner/7361http://www.geni.com/projects/Austrian-Coffee-Corner/11777 —http://www.geni.com/projects/Finnish-Coffee-Corner/7432http://www.geni.com/projects/Canadian-Coffee-Corner/5209

And... FEEL FREE to ask to be invited there, for it is the purpose of these 'locations' to be open, hospitable and friendly for new users too ! Good luck and enjoy your genealogy journey! —Jeannette—

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2/24/2013 at 7:19 AM

We have a well functioning Norwegian portal so I ask everyone to stay away from the Coffee corner project because it is run by someone that don't even manage the language, and no Norwegians are active there.

I recommend you to delete that project because it is confusing the Norwegian users, and we have by the way we also have a parallel Englisg project for people with Norwegian ancestors.

We are NOT going to change anything on our project, regardless of what suggestions and decisions us made in the Language portal.
Norwegian and Estionians have well functional language projects.

2/24/2013 at 7:30 AM

Ok, Private User, I do NOT mean to be a concurrent, all users make their own choices and it's good to communicate here about your Nothern European Portals too. Thanks for that ! The Corners are ment for people that do NOT manage your language enough to be part of your Norwegian poral, but are searching for Norwegian information to complete their family-information, harmless as it might be.... And then its nice to discover a place to find others to ask your questions, f.i. by using a discussion thread.

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2/25/2013 at 1:36 PM

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4/14/2013 at 7:58 PM

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4/15/2013 at 3:16 AM

@Jeannette Marina Verroen Uilenreef, ir. I agree with you, the more collaborative groups - particularly those like the Coffee Corners which offer new resources not always known to newcomers to genealogy - the better our chances of achieving the already huge task of building a world-tree.

In fact, I am really surprised that a curator has discouraged us not to support such collaborative efforts; there clearly aren't enough hours in the day for Curators to cover all of the request for assistance that they receive. They do an excellent and vital job but the Geni project as a whole can only get better if ordinary users have multiple opportunities to share experiences and knowledge with each other and Coffee Corners seem to me a feature of Geni that should be encouraged.

4/15/2013 at 4:25 PM

I don't think Bjørn is saying that the "coffee corners" Jeannette runs are a "bad" thing or anything like that. I think he's saying that in these two particular cases -- the Norwegian one and the Estonian one -- they are duplicating something that's already naturally occurring in much larger, more active groups, so they may not be worth her effort. I think Bjørn is simply trying to direct people to the resource that will help them the most, which seems to me to be a kind thing to do.

I think I can safely speak for all curators when I say that we *love* it when users take initiative and create projects, work together on portals, and so forth. No, we definitely do not want to do all the work. :) But we do want to help you use your own time most effectively, which is what I think Bjørn is getting at. If you have a question about ancestors from a particular region, it makes sense to work with the largest existing group of Geni users who work on that area's genealogy and speak its language.

4/16/2013 at 7:57 PM

@Ashley Oden My apologies if I misunderstood when Bjorn asked everyone to stay away from the Coffee Corner project. However, as I misunderstood there is a chance that others would too so my comments stand as is: that is that I believe we ought to support all projects that encourage collaboration and/or help other users how to use Geni and genealogical resources in general.

6/26/2013 at 1:09 AM
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