Hidden callings?

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Hidden callings?

Postby dkarbuckle » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:16 am

I was looking at some of the options for viewing callings, and see that there is a filter for "hidden callings". However, I don't see a way to hide a calling. Am I overlooking something? How do you hide a calling?

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Re: Hidden callings?

Postby eblood66 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:26 am

After some experimentation it appears that 'hidden callings' are vacant standard callings where the vacant calling will not be shown by default. For example, in our ward we do not have any YW Assistant Advisers and those callings are hidden and don't show on the Callings by Organization list unless the 'hidden callings' filter is turned on. On the other hand, our HP Secretary position is currently unfilled and it does show up on the report even without the 'hidden callings' filter.

Basically some callings are strictly optional and are used only when circumstances need them. Others are generally supposed to be filled to have a fully functioning unit. The former are hidden when vacant, the later are not.

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Re: Hidden callings?

Postby dkarbuckle » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:20 am

Thanks for the explanation. This is not very intuitive and the are times when I would like to hide a calling. For example, in order for a high councilor to access a particular website, I've had to give them a calling in this area, and I'd like to hide this since they aren't actually called to that position.

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Re: Hidden callings?

Postby drepouille » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:33 am

I just discovered this today. I hid several standard callings we don't use, and I deleted several custom callings we no longer use.
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Re: Hidden callings?

Postby lajackson » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:05 pm

dkarbuckle wrote:This is not very intuitive and the are times when I would like to hide a calling. For example, in order for a high councilor to access a particular website, I've had to give them a calling in this area, and I'd like to hide this since they aren't actually called to that position.

I don't think that will work. I don't believe you can hide a calling with someone in it, and the high councilor has to have a calling to have access. You can try, and if it works let us know, but don't hold your breath.

I think the option probably should say Hide Vacant Calling, not Hide Calling.

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Re: Hidden callings?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:07 pm

dkarbuckle wrote:For example, in order for a high councilor to access a particular website, I've had to give them a calling in this area, and I'd like to hide this since they aren't actually called to that position.

I'd discuss this situation with the stake. Odds are the HC is asking for access that isn't consistent with the church's view of his calling.
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Re: Hidden callings?

Postby scgallafent » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:37 pm

dkarbuckle wrote:Thanks for the explanation. This is not very intuitive and the are times when I would like to hide a calling. For example, in order for a high councilor to access a particular website, I've had to give them a calling in this area, and I'd like to hide this since they aren't actually called to that position.

There is no option to "hide" a filled calling. As eblood66 described, this option is for hiding unused vacant positions.

lajackson wrote:I think the option probably should say Hide Vacant Calling, not Hide Calling.

The option is just a "(hide)" link that is visible when a calling is not filled. The link doesn't appear if the calling is filled.


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