Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:28 pm
I agree that once you go there it is easy to do... but it isn't easy to get there. I tried talking my wife through the process: Login to LUWS, which she is comfortable doing), click "Update Profile", ignore that email address, click "Update password and other options", sign in again, then click edit.I would disagree with that claim [regarding the easiness of updating the LDS Account profile] -- it's quite easy to do. Yes, it is one additional place to go, but it's easy to update once you go there.
I felt silly trying to explain the process:
"I have to login again?"
"I can't just update my email address on the 'Update Profile' screen on the LUWS?"
-- No, you have two "profiles"... the website profile and the LDS Account Profile.
"Why are there two profiles?"
-- Well, they're working on making one profile (I hope) so that you'll just have your new LDS Account profile and a new web site called "My Directory". I know it is confusing right now but they're working on making it better.
I think trying to explain this to a member while at church is going to be painful, and thus I made the statement, "There is no easy way to update your LDS Account profile".
You're right... I don't have a source for that statement... instead I just assumed that with the new "My Directory" that the Church would go away from the current LUWS profile and use the LDS Account as the master online profile.You speak of this as if it is a certainty. What is your source for the claim that the LDS Account will be the source of the LUWS email address at some point? Don't get me wrong -- I'd love to see this -- but the current version of the directory on labs.lds.org doesn't do this at this point, so I'm curious who is saying this is how it will work.Originally Posted by coloradotechie
It is unknown when the new LUWS features will be rolled out (specifically directory of members) which use the LDS Account as the primary profile and get rid of the extra LUWS email address.
Moving forward, if they decided to keep separate profiles, I'd probably be confused... it just seems natural to only have one online profile, the LDS Account profile... and have info from the LDS Account profile feed into the "My Directory" where possible.
Anywho, THANK YOU for reading through my long post... it seems like all of this is heading in the right direction and for now I think I have a gameplan. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP IN THIS! I'd be way lost without this forum.