Welcome to the Gramps Project! and thank you for deciding to become a contributor,
Help us improve! First impressions are important... and, as a new account holder, we want to make it easier for you to become a productive member of the Gramps community.
You recently requested a new account to allow editing of the Gramps-Project.org online documentation. (Did you know that was the purpose of this account? Or did you think it was needed to download the program? Or to get access to the documentation? Or to ask for help or report an issue? Or to use one of the support or development resources? This account is not useful for any of those other reasons.)
Maybe some of the following introductory pages for new Gramps WikiContributors would have been more helpful?:
- Gramps WikiContributor help
- Editing existing pages
- Starting a new page
- Writing a “How Do I…?” (tutorial-style) article
- Translating a page to another language
Again, welcome and have fun!
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Thank you for welcoming me to the Gramps wiki. I requested an account to be able to contribute to the Swedish translation of pages.
My first reaction is that the wiki seems to have several entrances, depending on from where you came (program intro, help manual, first pages and so on) It will take some time to find my way around. Probably this can be attributed to several target groups and purposes.
I also notice that it is not easy to establish if a page (or group of pages) are out of date. With some research I found that the Swedish editor mentioned on some page stopped working 10 years ago. I guess this is a problem to all voluntary wiki project, but some tool or function (like coloring?) would be nice to signal how "fresh" some material is.
Also, I'm still looking at all other "areas" of communication (i e Discord, r/gramps, Facebook etc) to get a general view on how Gramps users and community member interact.
As about myself, I have used Gramps for 15+ years and love it :) I have recently retired (from being a software developer for 40 years) and would like to spend some time getting more people to use Gramps in Sweden.