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Discord App

Postby trishaloubrown » Mon May 25, 2020 6:56 pm

Hello,
I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this, but here it goes..
Recently our Stake has been using the Discord App to communicate, and hold virtual video meetings. It is an amazing app where we can have private council rooms to hold Ward Council meetings, ministering meetings, etc.
How do I go about getting permission for our missionaries to join us on Discord for our meetings?
They are approved to use Zoom, Facebook and such. Which are similar but not as good as Discord in my opinion.
Thank you for the help.
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Re: Discord App

Postby rmrichesjr » Mon May 25, 2020 7:31 pm

Have you discussed the question with your mission president? I would think he would be the best place to start.

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Re: Discord App

Postby trishaloubrown » Tue May 26, 2020 5:11 pm

I thought so too, but the local Elders told me I had to have approval from Salt Lake.
I know they mean well, but I doubt the First Presidency needs to be involved. Figured I could find my answer here.
I will email the mission President. Thank you.

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Re: Discord App

Postby russellhltn » Tue May 26, 2020 6:15 pm

I'm pretty sure the missionaries' devices are controlled by the IT in SLC. But you stand a far better chance of getting it changed if you get the Mission President involved.
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Re: Discord App

Postby trishaloubrown » Wed May 27, 2020 5:00 pm

Hi, The mission pres. said he is not part of the approval process. Any ideas on how to proceed or who to contact?

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Re: Discord App

Postby russellhltn » Wed May 27, 2020 5:28 pm

trishaloubrown wrote:Hi, The mission pres. said he is not part of the approval process.

Probably not a formal part. But if he goes to his presiding authority, and makes some inquiries, it's more likely to happen.

The people in SLC are polite enough to answer the phone, but doubt if they'd do much more than that for just a ward leader making a request to the missionary department. If they won't consider the mission president's inputs, they're not going to consider yours.
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Re: Discord App

Postby lajackson » Wed May 27, 2020 8:37 pm

If your stake president feels strongly that Discord is the way to go, he would be able to pass that information up through his area seventy who would then forward it to those at headquarters who make these decisions. Your stake president might also authorize someone such as a counselor, clerk, or executive secretary to contact the missionary department directly and ask if they would consider allowing the software.

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Re: Discord App

Postby johnshaw » Thu May 28, 2020 11:58 am

setup a zoom meeting for them. There is NO WAY in all the world that the discord app is going to be approved for Missionary use. It's a mega community and once you give access to the app, it's open for full-scale usage. Any missionary that is into gaming likely was using discord before and you can't just limit discord to the 'ward discord server'


On a personal note, we set one up for our family and it's great. With a couple of kids in school now, it's nice to have family meetings and share information. Kinda cool idea
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