Can a Stake opt out of new calendar?

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Can a Stake opt out of new calendar?

Postby skiptaylor » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:27 pm

Is there any way to opt out of the new calendar and use the old one until the new one is ready for prime time?

We've had a lot of confusion with people not being able to get to the right calendars and such.

Would make life a tad easier around here.
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Postby kd7mha » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:39 pm

The only thing I can think of is to place a repeating event on the calendar you don't use letting everyone know to use the other one
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Postby russellhltn » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:48 pm

skiptaylor wrote:Is there any way to opt out of the new calendar and use the old one until the new one is ready for prime time?


Seems like it should be easy. Just delete all the calendars. If there's no data, they'll look elsewhere.
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Postby kisaac » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:55 pm

Obviously you could stay as you are until the old one, "classic LUWS," goes away, which I think the help files now say will be near the end of 2011. The question then arises, do you mandate each ward stay with "classic" for their own ward use? (Because the word is out that it is available.) If you just don't make any new stake calendars on the new system, you're not really opting out, your just not opting in....

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Postby skiptaylor » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:27 pm

Since the default calendar for those entering via lds.org is the new one, it gives the impression that our calendars are all blank (far from it). Perhaps a repeating entry will be the only way... now to figure out how to propagate that through all calendars. Somehow I feel I've been asked to staple jello to a tree..
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Postby russellhltn » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:33 pm

skiptaylor wrote:now to figure out how to propagate that through all calendars.


For that I'd suggest deleting all but one calendar.
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Postby tortdog » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:18 am

skiptaylor wrote:Somehow I feel I've been asked to staple jello to a tree..


If you add enough carrots and stick with green, it attaches easier.

In our units, the stake has moved slow, along with several wards, but a few wards have marched forward full steam. The wards that have done that don't seem to mind as it keeps the focus on the ward level. I imagine that the wards will ultimately force the stake to catch up as members forget to check the "classic" site.

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Postby aebrown » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:49 am

tortdog wrote:In our units, the stake has moved slow, along with several wards, but a few wards have marched forward full steam. The wards that have done that don't seem to mind as it keeps the focus on the ward level. I imagine that the wards will ultimately force the stake to catch up as members forget to check the "classic" site.


I can see how that might happen, but still, there has to be a notion of the "official" calendar, particularly for resource scheduling. You can't have a ward schedule one building with the new site and the stake schedule that same building with the classic site. So firm decisions do have to get made with clear communication.
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Postby tortdog » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:08 am

aebrown wrote:You can't have a ward schedule one building with the new site and the stake schedule that same building with the classic site.


Absolutely true in that case. Our SPcy is currently grappling with what assignment to give the person who traditionally scheduled the stake center's resources with the new system, which is one reason the stake is holding back. It knows how the old one works, but even the most tech savvy SP member is not certain he likes how the new system assigns rights and responsibilities. He was discussing the issue with me in the course of setting up our ward's resources at a ward building, but I did not understand his concern.

If the wards that have moved forward start losing track of the stake events, I assume that we will start to get some pull back from the stake in some form.

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Postby skiptaylor » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:12 pm

Is there any real training in place for the new calendar system? I'm not quite sure what to do with it. I can only imagine what less experienced users will experience. It appears I'm stuck at my Ward level yet I'm an Admin but I can't do anything it appears but create calendars. The existing ones I'm apparently not authorized for. On the old system, I'm the Stake Administrator. Guess that doesn't count in this new thing.

*sigh* Too much change, way too fast.
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