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Need to update 1st presidency photo

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:46 am
by atticusewig
I was updating my ward website and noticed that the
photo for the first presidency hasn't been updated
to include the new counselor.

A quick look around the websites in our stake
showed that one of our wards is using the old
1st presidency photo on their main page.

Could you pass along a request to update
the photo in the pick list, and if possible,
to ensure any website using the old
photo have it automatically updated to the
new one.

Thanks,
Atticus Ewig

MLS sustaining sheet

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:55 pm
by kennard
We had ward conference a few weeks ago and the changes to the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve were not up to date on the sustaining sheet printed from MLS. I'm not the one who printed it, so I don't know if that is something that the clerk could have edited at the local level or if it comes pre-filled out. If it is pre-filled out, someone in the group responsible for MLS may want to look into updating it as well if it hasn't been updated yet.

-Doug

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:24 pm
by McDanielCA
I saw in the Distribution Center that they do have updated photos of the First Presidency. They're out there, they just need to be put into place.

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:19 pm
by russellhltn
dougk wrote:We had ward conference a few weeks ago and the changes to the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve were not up to date on the sustaining sheet printed from MLS. I'm not the one who printed it, so I don't know if that is something that the clerk could have edited at the local level or if it comes pre-filled out.


It's pre-filled. I'm not sure if it can be overridden. It's a template that's in the MLS system. Perhaps that's one of the changes in 2.7.1.

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:35 pm
by opee
RussellHltn wrote:Perhaps that's one of the changes in 2.7.1.


You have to be using 2.7.1 to have the updated Officers Sustained Form.

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:49 am
by thedqs
So all that information is hardcoded into MLS? Wouldn't it be easier to have that as dynamic information (albeit doesn't change very often) but then you wouldn't have to push through a version upgrade.

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:44 am
by mkmurray
thedqs wrote:So all that information is hardcoded into MLS? Wouldn't it be easier to have that as dynamic information (albeit doesn't change very often) but then you wouldn't have to push through a version upgrade.

Don't forget, everyone's still on dial-up. Dynamic web update stuff is really only useful when you've got some kind of broadband connection, especially if it can be always connected (doesn't have to be though).

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:07 am
by thedqs
Well similar to how the membership information is updated. You only receive an update when something has changed. Not that each time you connect you download the same information over and over.

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:33 am
by mkmurray
thedqs wrote:Well similar to how the membership information is updated. You only receive an update when something has changed. Not that each time you connect you download the same information over and over.

Whether you hit Send & Receive or you hit Update MLS, it's all the same to me. Not what I thought you meant by "dynamic".

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:24 am
by thedqs
I meant dynamic in the form of the program generating the report. For example, the Java probabily has a declaration like this:

String firstPres = "Gordon B. Hinckley President\nThomas S. Monson 1st Counselor\nHenry B. Eyring 2nd Counselor";

and I was saying that it might be better to have something similar to
String firstPres = getFromMLSDatabase("FirstPresidency");

and then you could update the MLS Database instead of the program.