jdlessley wrote:Information, this includes linked documents, for a calling should be found in one location. This may not always be possible for various reasons but a link to the source should be provided, especially when the information or document is Church owned.
I agree with this. 99% of the information should be in one place. I had thought that clerk.lds.org would be the spot, but after a flurry of activity initially, it seems to be quite stagnant as of late.
is looking for information on the Internet Use Policy, which is currently only on mls.lds.org, which requires a password for entry. Why isn't it posted on clerk.lds.org? For that matter, almost every bit of documentation on mls.lds.org should be on clerk.lds.org, as it is not particularly confidential. There is a password in one of the documents, but that can be scrubbed from the document with an appropriate reference as to how authorized individuals may obtain the password.
Then there's some information on this forum, such as the Meetinghouse Internet FAQ
, that should also be posted on clerk.lds.org, but is not.
I agree with RussellHltn that there could be a use for a mechanism in LUWS that allows people with specific callings to have access to confidential information. But any information stored in this way should consider three points:
- Not every stake participates in the LUWS program, so such information must be made available some other way;
- Only information that must have controlled access should be stored there. All other content should be placed in a more broadly accessible, searchable, consistent place.
- Public, searchable sites should contain references to that information so that someone who is looking for helpful information can either find the information or find a reference that tells them how to find it and whom they may need to ask for permission or assistance in finding it.
Currently the information in the RecordKeeping Information section of LUWS doesn't properly consider any of these points.
It really wouldn't be that hard to pull this information together into one place; there's only a handful of documents on mls.lds.org, and another handful on LUWS. Some of us with enough experience have found all these locations, but for a new clerk, or even an experienced clerk who is new to the online clerk resources, the haphazard locations of relevant documents must be quite bewildering.