sammythesm wrote:That's easy. It's because no one wants to offend anyone else. It's the same reason why, in Sunday School, when the crazy brother opens his mouth and starts spouting false doctrine, the teacher is supposed to say "thank you for your thoughts" and move on, rather than saying "that's just wrong and you are crazy."
But back on a technological note, for me, maintaining secrecy around the WiFi password is just a losing battle. We rotate out clerks, bishopric counselors, and ward council members (people with a legitimate need to know the password) so frequently that after a year or two, more than half the ward would have the "secret" password.
I haven't observed any real detriment to our building connectivity, or any new obsession with checking handheld devices during Sacrament Meeting. I think most members have a good sense of what is appropriate use and what is not.
Also - there's a real benefit to the non technical user with being able to walk into any church building anywhere and have your mobile just link right up to the wireless.
This password thing will resolve itself once we have the captive portal/LDSAccount authentication later this year, so I don't think it's really worth worrying about.
THANK YOU! Finally someone with a real answer! I guess I was raised by parents who would tell me when something I was about to do or was doing was wrong and/or told me "no". I really feel that sometimes we all need to be told no as part of our journey thru life and its learning experiences. As for the Wifi password... I have gotten to the point of indifference these days. We tech people cannot become the building "internet police". I have asked, begged my leadership for direction regarding the church internet resources with no direction given period. ( not a yes or no, just ignored) I am guessing so as not to offend me... Little do they know, this would not offend me, I was looking for honest to goodness help and direction my skin is pretty thick so to speak. It would seem that persons who proceeded me in the IT calling, pretty much did nothing and let everyone tinker, configure and use the Church computers for everything imaginable. I honestly see why, no one gets told no. When my calling was explained to me, I was told that people had prayed to see if I was the person for the calling or not. So, with that said, I have taken this calling pretty seriously and because of that, have met with some who now just don't like me at all. Thank heavens, this is just in one of my buildings. These same people are into everything, IT cabinet, computers, rather than tell him "NO" he received $8500 worth of new equipment for his family history center, that seldome gets used. (for family history work anyway.) (4 new Lenovo all in ones) I asked the Salt Lake networking people to check on this FHC's internet usage. The History files on these machines showed they were being used for everything under the sun.... rather than saying "no", the Salt lake people told me, "they were seeing exactly what they expect to see"...that is what they expect to see... I find that really sad. Your kidding me, this is what we expect our FHC's to get used for?
As for the new login system, it really does not matter to me either way. We can always just call and get another 100 or so allowed connections added and everything is fine again, right?..lol..remember, they won't tell me no. My personal opinion... I have so many hours, my own money and travel time involved here in installing all the new equipment, troubleshooting and making sure my buildings have excellent Wifi coverage, the greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is to see the system getting used to the fullest! Problem is, no one ever says anything unless it don't work.
I hope I don't get banned from this forum because of this... If this is a problem, just feel free to remove this post. Feel free to just say no.