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Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:18 pm
by Mikerowaved
LDS1dotOrg wrote:With the recent emphasis on cyber missionary work by Elder Ballard, I'm curious to know if an official website specifically for online missionary work is in the works. Does anyone know?
I believe mormon.org is filling that role. It has a very nice layout of our basic beliefs and a place to ask questions to a live missionary online.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:19 am
by WelchTC
Mikerowaved wrote:I believe mormon.org is filling that role. It has a very nice layout of our basic beliefs and a place to ask questions to a live missionary online.
This is correct. Mormon.org is "owned" by the missionary department of the Church.

Tom

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:22 pm
by Kent Larsen-p40
Mikerowaved wrote:I believe mormon.org is filling that role. It has a very nice layout of our basic beliefs and a place to ask questions to a live missionary online.
I think this misses the point of Elder Ballard's speech.

The idea wasn't just to support resources created by the Church, but to also create your own sites and participate in other forums in a way that represents the Church well.

Many members have done this already, and I think more will in the future.

It would be nice to see more support from the Church for these sites (off the top of my head: images that can be used without license problems, tools that can be easily added to a website to enhance those websites, and even Church-run websites that allow members to support each other -- exchange links, pass-around materials, promote each other, etc.)

Kent

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:28 pm
by Thomas_Lerman
The following were talked about at the LDS Tech Talks;

http://clerk.lds.org (firewall, filtering of unit sites and other clerk info)
http://maps.lds.org
http://tech.lds.org
Winner of LDS Tech Award (not official site): http://ReturnAndReport.org

Need LDS account, all will use in future
- http://ldsaccount.lds.org
- http://tech.lds.org/volunteer
http://tech.lds.org/wiki
http://tech.lds.org/forum
Jira - issue management (coming soon)
http://tech.lds.org/svn (subversion)
sandbox -> http://labs.lds.org -> http://beta.lds.org -> http://www.lds.org

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:28 am
by daddy-o-p40
Thomas, thanks for posting the list of sites from the tech talk.

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:36 am
by Thomas_Lerman
No problem . . . and another that I found today: http://www.LDSChurchNews.com

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:03 pm
by lajackson
Thomas_Lerman wrote:http://www.LDSChurchNews.com
Normally, you have to be a paid subscriber to access the LDS Church News. Every so often they open it up to everyone, such as around conference time and while they solve problems when the account numbers from the Distribution Center get scrambled every now and then. [grin]

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:20 pm
by Thomas_Lerman
And more:
http://www.LDSBSA.org/ - Boy Scouts of America LDS Relations
http://ABrandNewYear.lds.org/ - A youth-oriented website arriving 01 Jan 2009.

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:27 pm
by lajackson
lajackson wrote:Normally, you have to be a paid subscriber to access the LDS Church News.
LDS Church News now appears to be an open site with no payment required.

Family History Sites

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:30 am
by garysturn