I'm posting on behalf of my wife who is a Stake Building scheduler. Obviously much has been covered on the forum - thank you everyone here. There appears to be a problem (where my wife has brought me in because I'm an IT guy for 20+ years, MCSE, etc) that she can't explain. I've reviewed it - it appears to be a bug:
Restrictions & Events - It appears that the website code when a Ward unit makes an Event in the system, does not HONOR underlying Restrictions. For example, say the Baptismal Font has a Restriction for Stake Children Event, no one should be able to "schedule" an Event for the Font with the same parameters as the Restriction.
I'm well aware of the manual here explaining this:
https://ue.ldschurch.org/ldsapphelp/cal ... licts.html
Where is says "it's not technically possible" - wrong, we had to rub our eyes looking at it multiple times.
Is there a permissions error or a recursive error, whereby the Event Scheduling function should dig down the tree/calendar to see if there is a conflict on the location/resource before allowing an Event to save, pushing an error back up the stack?
We're pretty frustrated as people are trying to "get around" the restriction by doing the fourth suggestion in bullet on the above link (which I wish they would remove as a suggestion):
"Leave the location for your event unselected. Then negotiate with the designated building scheduler to arbitrate rights to the room."
That is a totally ineffectual technique as it caused a problem just today where someone had an actual restriction on the font and another unit "claimed" to have an event scheduled. In effect, many people are "squeaking" at the Building Scheduler because they see their Ward "Event" without the location selected and not knowing how to use the calendar correctly, think they have it (the location/resource) on lock, when there is an underlying Restriction that is taking precedence.
All that said, we recognize that this is as much a people issue as technical. That said, having the technology not allow people to get "jicky" because they can't/don't/won't try to work out their issue by placing some large descriptive event title to stake claim (sorry about the pun) on a location/resource is wacky, all coming back to the Building Scheduler getting the blame.
BTW - In all my reading, is there a mechanism for the building scheduler to be notified by email on creation of ANY unit event where the time is overlapping another event (with or without resource restriction)? This might allow her to cut the trouble makers off at the pass.
She is also working with all unit Bishoprics and their respective auxiliaries to make sure they understand how to use it properly (which I see is a reoccurring theme around here) and NOT have to call her (unless they need help which she gives all the time).
Suggestions, critiques, flames, solutions...?