rannthal wrote:Do any of you know actually what happened that weekend? Its called growing pains. Any company out there to make money would be jumping up and down, thrilled to have this problem.
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Please don't be so dismissive. We know exactly what happened in each of our stakes.
Before we did broadcasts we would just hold two sessions of stake conference instead. This isn't due to growth, since we'd been too big to fit in one building for decades. It's due to a mandate to stop holding multiple sessions of stake conference. The stake presidents and stake technology specialists are not thrilled about the prospect of disappointing thousands of people leading to decreased future attendance of stake conference.
I just want our members to be able to participate in stake conference using the systems designed for them to do so. Reliability of the broadcast has been my stake president's #1 concern for years, ever since we stopped holding multiple sessions of conference. Our previous stake technology specialist did not have the time nor expertise required to make the broadcasts reliable. He was 100% reliant on Church Technology solutions. If those fail, then the conference failed. I put in an inordinate amount of time testing and retesting official systems only to have them fail when we really need them. Something has to change. Many stakes don't have the resources to work around the official solutions.
We aren't here to make money. We can't reach 99% and say it's good enough, because we made enough money from the people who weren't excluded. Local problems are local, but when the broadcast system itself fails in our stake, that's three buildings full of disgusted people. I'm not going to lower my expectations.
So forgive me for not jumping up and down, thrilled that tens of thousands of members across many stakes were let down and those who worked the hardest to make it a good experience were left holding the bag.