aebrown wrote:We're talking about Leader and Clerk resources here. I don't see why people who are neither clerks nor leaders need to know what specific things they can't access on a site that they have absolutely no access to.
Yes, I know what site or tool we are talking about. And My comment was not focusing on access to the site but rather having access to the table of access. The information in that table is information that has a broader applicability to more than just those who have access to the site.
It is common in many units that the website administrator is given the responsibility to train others, to include unit leaders, on church websites. The tools on LDS.org typically are included. Just providing the information in the table of access goes a long way in adding to providing better trainging, even if it is just to let a new leader know what is available on leader and clerk resources.
There is no policy I have found that solely gives responsibility for training other unit leaders on websites and online tools to the clerks. In fact there is no mention about training for those tools in any documentation that I can find. There may be an assumption that because much of the information on LDS.org tools is an extension of MLS capabilities that the training responsibility belongs to the clerks. My bishop, and I guess many other bishops and branch presidents, see the website administrator as a logical choice in filling this training need for various reasons.
aebrown wrote: This seems to me to be clearly in the responsibility of the ward and stake clerks -- a website administrator has no need to know any details about this site.
I agree there is no need to know how to use those tools. But there is a need for some leaders who do not have access to the tools there to know who does have access. We're only talking about having some of the information in the table.