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by The_Earl
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Emergency Prep Software
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Option 2

Thanks for your 2 cents. I actually tried to figure out how we could administer this through the home teaching program. But there are a few problems with this model: 1. We don't assign families geographically. Our ward is about 20 minutes driving from one end to the other. This is fine for a once a...
by The_Earl
Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Place naming conventions: ascending vs. descending order
Replies: 30
Views: 22285

Fork

The original purpose of this thread was to discuss names in ascending or descending order. The question of what to do with places that change over time is an important one as well. I forked this thread to http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1250 to continue the discussion of time changes. Ple...
by The_Earl
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Multiple forums?
Replies: 18
Views: 11299

<snip> All of this won't solve the problem you and I have discussed before -- the problem of when to discuss issues in a forum and when to discuss them on a wiki page -- but at least we can smudge the line between the wiki and the forum a bit and lift the barriers preventing genealogists from leavi...
by The_Earl
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Multiple forums?
Replies: 18
Views: 11299

I think putting this information on the Forum would further fragment the wiki user base. These should be areas of the wiki. There is a lot of energy around the gazeteer / portals on the wiki, but there is a lot of other things that need attention. The Earl I guess I should clarify.... I do not thin...
by The_Earl
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Multiple forums?
Replies: 18
Views: 11299

I feel we may be losing some of our users who may want help with research guidance because the forums are not touching this critical area for the Wiki at this point. I suggest a new forum which has a list of thread categories on the main page broken up into groups. For example, "Beginning Researche...
by The_Earl
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 3rd party Church content distribution service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2454

I came across ifyeareprepared.org today. It is a really cool idea. This site doesn't have an about us and it's whois registry is private. Looking by the design it does not appear to be a church site. So my question is how is this site able to distribute church content (aka copyrighted material)? I ...
by The_Earl
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Help with this forum
Topic: Limiting discussion to official statements
Replies: 14
Views: 4257

Occasionally a post on this forum will request that responses be limited to official sources. <snip> I agree whole heartedly. If you need an official answer from an official source, I would encourage you to follow up with your leadership. Often the official source for your question is your Stake Pr...
by The_Earl
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who polices wikipedia.org articles about the church?
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

I know that www.moregoodfoundation.org , which is independent of the church, manages www.mormonwiki.com Does anyone know if church members or employees are currently policing the information about the church put in wikipedia.org ? Based on my readings of the Wikipedia pages, there are some brave so...
by The_Earl
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Include country in county titles?
Replies: 21
Views: 12890

<snip> If we include the country name in a title of an article dealing with a county, users doing a search for articles on United States will receive search results spammed with 60,000 articles relating to various counties of the U.S. (That's 3,000 U.S. counties times 20 articles per county, which ...
by The_Earl
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: MLS Backup Location
Replies: 35
Views: 8309

These files are barely 500k so no caching issues. <snip> That is a bit misleading. The flash controller on the thumb drive stores the information in volatile memory, then uses a fancy algorithm to write the data to non-volatile memory. Caching occurs in the OS as well as on the drive itself. The fl...

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