Permanently unsubscribing from another ward's calendar

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Permanently unsubscribing from another ward's calendar

Postby gshosford » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:08 pm

For some reason another ward's calendar mysteriously appeared as a stake calendar. I unsubscribed once, but it has reappeared an now I am having difficulty unsubscribing from it.


  1. How does this happen?
  2. What can the Stake Administrator do to prevent it from happening?
  3. How can I stay permanently unsubscribed from the other ward's calendar

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Postby aebrown » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:58 am

gshosford wrote:For some reason another ward's calendar mysteriously appeared as a stake calendar. I unsubscribed once, but it has reappeared an now I am having difficulty unsubscribing from it.


If this mysterious calendar is now a stake calendar, then it's no longer accurate to describe it as a ward calendar. You were most likely subscribed to it because it became a new stake calendar, and your Settings are configured to auto-subscribe to new calendars (that's the default setting).

gshosford wrote:1. How does this happen?


The most likely scenario is that some administrator changed the calendar from a ward calendar to a stake calendar. This is done by going into Settings > Calendars, clicking on a calendar, then changing the radio button labeled "This calendar is for" from the ward to the stake. The most likely suspect would be someone who is both a stake administrator and a ward administrator for the ward in question.

gshosford wrote:2. What can the Stake Administrator do to prevent it from happening?


Nothing -- that is a built in feature that is useful. But once it happens, the calendar can be made a ward calendar once again. But you need a stake administrator who is also a member of that ward to do it.

gshosford wrote:3. How can I stay permanently unsubscribed from the other ward's calendar


Like I said, it's no longer that ward's calendar. So the best fix is to make it a ward calendar again; then you'll automatically be unsubscribed.

I'm not sure why your attempt to unsubscribe didn't stick. My only theory is that someone was playing with the calendar, perhaps disabling or removing it and then enabling or restoring it, which could trigger the auto-subscribe feature again.

For the short term, I'd recommend that you simply go into Settings > Subscriptions and try again to unsubscribe. That really should work.
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Postby gshosford » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:46 pm

Thank you for responding.

When I try to unsubscribe, I get the message: "Sorry, data is temporarily not available for this application. Please try again later." I have gotten that message for two days now

Neither the none of the members of the stake presidency, nor the stake executive secretary nor the stake clerk, nor the assistant stake clerks are members of the ward whose calendar has become a stake calendar. Both the stake executive secretary and the stake clerk are members of the ward of which I am a member.


There is a new stake technology specialist. Unfortunately, his name is not listed on the stake directory of leaders yet. However, he is probably not a member of the ward whose calendar has become a stake calendar. The previous stake technology specialist is not a member of the ward in-question either.

However, I will check with both the stake executive secretary and the stake clerk regarding the matter.

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:52 pm

gshosford wrote:When I try to unsubscribe, I get the message: "Sorry, data is temporarily not available for this application. Please try again later." I have gotten that message for two days now


There's been some problems in the calendar relating to deleting events, calendars, etc. I'm guessing this is the same problem. They should have that fixed shortly. You may want to follow this thread to know when to try again.
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Postby kyleq » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:32 am

RussellHltn wrote:There's been some problems in the calendar relating to deleting events, calendars, etc. I'm guessing this is the same problem. They should have that fixed shortly. You may want to follow this thread to know when to try again.


Looking more closely this issue is definitely related to the network issues we have been experiencing with deleting events and calendars. We are simply waiting for the fix to put in place at this point. I'll post to this thread when it is resolved.


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