RussellHltn wrote:For those of you have have published your policy, can you also tell us what access has been set up? I wouldn't mind giving everyone access if the available sites were restricted to LDS only. That way every quorum and auxiliary has access to the ward and stake websites during their meetings.
We are just piggybacking on the LDS Extended Access from the FHC CCN. And by the way - LDS Extended Access does not prevent access from known pornography sites. I just finished investigating an incident where an individual used a FHC computer to browse 62 known pornography sites over a 181 minute period.
The only building permitted to use the available wireless access is the stake center which hosts 3 resident wards. Two other ward buildings have CCN but are currently not allowed general access.
Mikerowaved wrote:Don't put too much faith in MAC address filtering as it's not very difficult to circumvent.
It is better than doing nothing. A large percentage of the people in our stake boundaries who would gain access in the first place would not have the expertise to circumvent it. Just as locking your car will not keep out a determined thief - but it will discourage the casual thief.
...stake president's choice of words. But I am sure he was thinking of anything that would further the work of the Lord - quite broad. I think he is thinking about placing bounds that would restrict casual use but not limit necessary work to accomplish faith promoting use of technology - just as you mentioned.Alan_Brown wrote:The term "ecclesiastic" seems a bit unusual -- it could be restricted to administration by leaders, but I think you simply mean "Church work."
Alan_Brown wrote: I think it will start slowly, but as people catch the vision of the resources available online, it will accelerate.
The use of technology is quite limited in our stake. I don't know the reason for this. But the stake president does not want to unnecessarily restrict a resource that could further faith promoting work. If past experience is an indicator, only a handful of people will want to take advantage of the availability of the wireless access. Only 23.5% of our stake membership is registered to use the LUWS. Of those, only 89% keep their e-mail address up to date. This is even after several concerted efforts to inform the membership of what is available. I don't think we will be overwhelmed by requests for access.
The stake president is not so concerned about the general membership in following guidance that is known (published).