We use to have an option that we could check our quality of the batches we would indexed, and now I am unable to find it. Can you please tell me how to find it.
@Tina-Marie Kaleopa-Ayaad . I miss that feature too. I and others have suggested various ways to help Indexers (and Reviewers) conveniently confirm that they are correctly understanding and correctly applying the Project Instructions to their batches. Direct feedback (opt-in on both sides) is one. But other “indirect” ideas include FAQs, a Subgroup or “Home Page” for each Project to allow for concentration of and easy access to information on particular projects. The Related Resources section of this Q&A Forum is empty and could be put to good use for example to host an FAQ Section, training tools, videos and other resources. As @J C Bingham has wisely pointed out, a Help facility is only as good as your ability to pose a good question - I’m paraphrasing.
I have a feeling that you have a particular concern in mind. Please ask about it. Currently, one of the best ways you can calibrate the quality of your work is to pose a question about a specific batch here on the Indexing Q&A Forum. General questions are welcome too, but without context are likely to get squishier answers. You can even private message if you feel uncomfortable asking a question “out loud.”
One general guiding principle is to always, even for projects that you’ve worked on before, read and understand all three sections of the current Project Instructions. The answers to 80% of the Indexing questions are found right there. So cut out the “middle man” and study those PIs (Project Instructions). But ask for clarification whenever you need to.
This is where it is really helpful to work with others in your family/friends doing indexing. Also you can work with your ward Temple and Family History Consultant to help see where you can improve your indexing.
Just so you know. If your indexing is really really bad it gets reported. If you hear nothing you are probably doing fine. Just keep up on reading the Project Instructions and Field help which do vary by project and sometimes even within the project the instructions can change. AND remember that help is always available here or by calling support.
@Tina-Marie Kaleopa-Ayaad . You posed a question at the end of your comment:
In saying this, it further poses a question as to who contacts who if the batches had serious errors because I just finished a batch where I had reviewed and it had the wrong entry type and had to index the whole batch again, so who does the contacting of the person who indexed this incorrectly?
There is an "experimental" option under Help>Labs to Return a Batch for Re-Indexing "with Reasons." If you turn on that option, then instead of the brief Reindex Batch form that asks if you want to keep or delete the indexed data, you get the form below. This alternative Reindex Batch form allows you to deliver feedback to Family Search Support and ultimately to the Indexer who poorly indexed the batch you checked out. FS Support will make sure the Indexer gets the necessary advice and help. Reserve using that option for the worst cases.
Sadly there is no longer that function. I liked it too because otherwise you feel like you are working in a vacuum, never sure that you are doing it right.
You might want to suggest it as an "Idea"
@John Empoliti has suggested an opt-in system
You can also ask for someone to review your work before you send it in.
Thanks for all the responses, moving forward, I guess it is what it is, and understand there are other options available if further help needed. This question was brought up during my indexing workshop and I was aware of the option of arbitrators before the new updated version, and realised it was not available. However, as previously mentioned, indexing have instructions of how to index batches and that 80 percent indexed is presumed correct, and if there has been no contact relating to the batches then all must be good. In saying this, it further poses a question as to who contacts who if the batches had serious of errors, because I just finished a batch where I had reviewed and it had the wrong entry type and had to index the whole batch again, so who does the contacting of the person who indexed this incorrectly. Once again thanks everyone for their response.