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Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:07 pm
by russellhltn
atticusewig wrote:Why is that?
Why not? :D

It's just a pattern I've noticed. I don't know why it's done that way.

I would guess that if it were required to have everything in place before it's rolled out to beta, it would be longer before it reached beta and before they got feedback from real users.

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:34 am
by aebrown
aebrown wrote:A couple of days ago I sent feedback to the store.lds.org site explaining that the CHI (2006 Book 1 p. 141) actually specifically mentions that an assistant clerk is typically given this responsibility, so the site permissions should conform to policy (and common practice). It seems to me that adding a whole new mechanism for giving explicit authorization might be more work than the development team wants to devote to it, but simply allowing all assistant clerks to order unit materials seems reasonable.
I haven't visited store.lds.org in a while, but when I visited the site this morning I happily noticed that as an assistant clerk I can now order administrative materials at the stake level, including the Staples link for office supplies. I can even order the Cisco ASA 5505 Firewall; I don't know if all assistant stake clerks can order that or just those who are stake technology specialists, but that's a good change.
GreenwoodKL wrote:It would be interesting to know if the upcoming CHI (2010 Book 1) will be changing any related policies regarding these duties and delegation.
The new Handbook still mentions that an assistant stake clerk can be designated to help with Church materials (see 13.3.3 in Handbook 1).

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:09 pm
by davesudweeks
aebrown wrote:So I'm curious -- were you able to order the material over the phone that you couldn't order online? Are the policies for who can order materials different for online vs phone orders?
I haven't checked in the past few weeks, but when I tried to order Bishop's Storehouse orders as requested by my bishop, I was informed that if there was anything I could not order online as a Clerk, I could call and order. So the rules are different between online and via telephone orders. This strikes me as exactly backwards to what it should be since when I am online, the system verifies my identity via my login yet I could call and pretend to be anyone and order anything.