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Unfilled custom callings

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:24 pm
by EricAlvey
If a custom calling no longer has a member associated with it; an unfilled calling, what is the effect of deleting that custom calling? I am an assistant stake clerk, the clerk is very wary of what effect this may have. MLS has hundreds of these on the stake computer. Please advise...

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:28 pm
by russellhltn
As far as I know, it just means you can't easily stick a new member into the calling, you'd have to recreate it.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:53 pm
by Mikerowaved
EricAlvey wrote:...the clerk is very wary of what effect this may have.

Russell's correct. Because MLS doesn't keep any history of callings, there's no adverse affect in pruning unoccupied custom positions.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:15 pm
by EricAlvey
Thanks for the replies. I'll prune away the excess custom callings along with some superstions on the part of some not very "tech" MLS users. Thanks for being there.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:47 pm
by russellhltn
The only other thing I can think of is if you want to keep a list of "open callings". That is callings that the stake wants to fill. But being custom callings, I'd think that would only be a handful, not "hundreds".