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by vernondcole
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Social networks - especially for youth
Replies: 5
Views: 2727

The difference here would be a safety factor. If I am communicating with someone who has a Church login ID, there is much less chance that the "15 year old girl" is really a 50 year old child molester. Facebook has no real knowledge about who a person is -- the bishop does. While not perfect (thinki...
by vernondcole
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: VHS tapes to DVDs
Replies: 26
Views: 8510

The last factory on earth which manufactured VHS record heads closed about a year ago, I am told. The company I was working for at the time had to spend millions of dollars to convert their video recording (surveillance) systems from VHS to digital. Neither the Church nor anybody else should be inve...
by vernondcole
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Announcements & Policies
Topic: 2009 LDSTech Talk feedback
Replies: 22
Views: 17230

I missed most of the session. I was a bit late getting home, so I booted my computer using Ubuntu Linux, since it starts up so much faster than Windoze. Guess what? Firefox and Linux does not work, and no meaningful error message is given, no matter how many times I retry. Finally shut down and rebo...
by vernondcole
Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Simplified HT Reporting Site
Replies: 46
Views: 8820

This is a good idea. We often get "channelized" into only one way of thinking (set up a web site to...) and forget that there may be other answers. As the old saying goes: "if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." I already have the member's email address in both MLS ...
by vernondcole
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Tracking stake budget and expenses and allotment
Replies: 20
Views: 8082

Can we make this a Feature Request for MLS? By the time the Stake President's report comes in, the information is getting pretty stale. Then I would have to hand-enter the data into a spreadsheet to make much use of it. It would be wonderful if each unit budget showed as a line item on the Stake bud...
by vernondcole
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Deleting users
Replies: 52
Views: 18306

Good point. As District Clerk I am both the technology specialist, and the acting clerk in a small branch who has not had a clerk for several years. I often print checks and authorize donation batches in that branch where I am not a member. I don't think using the position title as a user name is a ...
by vernondcole
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: MLS Is Deleting People
Replies: 15
Views: 3481

Hmmm. One wonders how they "verify" who the Bishop is. They can look up his name on the COI directory, but how do they know that the person on the phone is actually that individual? The Church has no information about the Bishop which I (as clerk) do not also have. I can say "my name is Jeff Wright"...
by vernondcole
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Multiple Cell Phone Support in MLS?
Replies: 40
Views: 10505

"Not Listed" means, basically, the member does not wish to have his number published. This is especially common to medical professionals, such as my Branch President. Perhaps "unknown" or "Needed" or "Please Supply" would serve better for what you have in mind. I LOVE the "|" idea and will try to im...
by vernondcole
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Enter Weekly Attendance
Replies: 10
Views: 4292

You say "we have been asked" in passive voice. Someone did the asking. It is possible that the individual who did the asking failed to consider that it might place an undue burden on the secretaries or clerks in question. I am sure that the brother (or sister) had the best of outcomes in mind, but t...
by vernondcole
Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: 64-bits vs 32-bits
Replies: 77
Views: 13403

That same Windows code "to send/receive information" needs to be reworked anyway. If I remember correctly, that code is the reason clerks must be logged in with administrator privileges. I would sleep more soundly if only I (the local "tech specialist") and the Church Staff knew an administrator pas...

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