Encouraging Members to Use Unit Websites

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Thanks for answering. I look forward to it -and hope that it doesn't take for ever to do.

Please keep us up to date if there is a chance to participate in it. :D
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charly3358 wrote:and hope that it doesn't take for ever to do. :D
Well remember we have 1000 years in the mellinium to get it out before the end. :D
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thedqs wrote:Well remember we have 1000 years in the mellinium to get it out before the end. :D
I hope its "Perfect" and bug free by the end of the millenium! :confused:

But what are they doing though; they surely aren't putting up all LUWS world wide at the same time? Just inporting all the membership files would make it massive, and the languages? It seems to me that each county is using a local server for the CWS, wouldn't you just attach LUWS to that?

Do you know exactly how its working out? What stage they're at or if its on the backburner?
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charly3358 wrote:I hope its "Perfect" and bug free by the end of the millenium! :confused:

But what are they doing though; they surely aren't putting up all LUWS world wide at the same time? Just inporting all the membership files would make it massive, and the languages? It seems to me that each county is using a local server for the CWS, wouldn't you just attach LUWS to that?

Do you know exactly how its working out? What stage they're at or if its on the backburner?
We are still early in the planning phase so this type of input is very important.

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When members forget their username

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I thought I'd come across this before, and just verified it again. If members forget their username on LUWS, all they need to do is try to register a new account with their MRN and confirmation date, and the LUWS system will say "failed to active this account-- an account is already registered with the username 'unixguy'". (Or something along those lines.)
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unixguy wrote:I thought I'd come across this before, and just verified it again. If members forget their username on LUWS, all they need to do is try to register a new account with their MRN and confirmation date, and the LUWS system will say "failed to active this account-- an account is already registered with the username 'unixguy'". (Or something along those lines.)
I have this same problem, I cannot use the site due to the fact that my dad setup my account while I was out on my mission, and he forgot to write down all the information so I have no idea what my username and password is, and when I try to reregister I get that same "failed to active this account-- an account is already registered with the username"

Our ward membership clerk and website specialist don't know what to do, so I am currently stuck. I would love to be able to use the site.

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Did you try the forgot password page? That allows you to reset your password to something you know and use.

You just need the username that you're registered with, membership number and confermation date.
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Need to know the file sizes allowed in News and Information

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:confused: OK, I used the help feature in LUWS to try to determine the file size limits in the "News and Information section"...for PDF, Word docs, etc. There's nothing. The help section only addresses the size for pictures (and tells you to use your picture editing software to conform to the requirements). I tried to search through the forums because I seemed to have remembered a discussion on this before, BUT, I can't find it.

SO, can anyone tell me what the size requirements are on PDF and Word/WorkPerfect files that can be uploaded into the "News and Information" area of LUWS?

Thanking you in advance!

Phyl

BTW, how about the Church having some form of photo editing software on its site? (I don't have any photo editing software...$$$....and I'll bet that a lot of other Church members can't afford extras either.) When we get the error message that our photo doesn't meet the requirements, can it be uploaded onto the website anyway, hit a "conversion" button that sizes it to meet the requirements?

Another suggestion is that somewhere, on the
"News and Information" page there might be a button that you can click on to let you know what the size limit of the various files before you try loading the files. My experiences so far have been VERY frustrating.
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One tip that may not be obvious, when you see a Image on the page, that's context sensitive help. When I went into the LUWS admin mode (green) and got to the point of adding the attachment and clicking on the "?", I see that the size limit is 1MB and must be of type .doc, .pdf, or .xls

There are several free photo editing software packages out there. There's Irfranview, and some new ward computers are coming loaded with picasa from Google and PhotoFiltre. Or if you really want to get into the really heavy stuff, there's Gimp, there's All of them are free or free for personal use. If you've bought a camera or a scanner, there's an excellent chance that it came with some software.

I'm sure the reason the church doesn't have software on its site is that it doesn't want to endorse any particular package as well as different strokes for different folks and all that.
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There's also Paint.NET, it has many of the same advanced features as Gimp. It's pretty rare to find a free application designed on Microsoft's .NET Framework.
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