RussellHltn wrote:To add what Alan is saying, there's only a few ways a member's address can change. When they first move in, the system tries to place the marker at it's best guess and marks it "unverified". But all further changes to the address is done by a clerk at the MLS computer. If you have the discipline and office procedures in place, then you'd know when you have to move a verified marker. The trick here is to limit the number of people who can edit the member's address.
(And for the record, yes, I'd like to see the current way it works changed.)
I sure hope they end up changing it. I'm not a fan of the "apply discipline" approach:
1. DRY: We already changed it in one location, why do we need to change it in another?
2. Our clerk computers work fine for MLS but are slow browsing any modern website. If I am changing an address through the website, it is usually on my phone while I am moving the person or passing a leader in the hallway and a phone doesn't work all that well for updating the maps.
3. There isn't any kind of button in the maps to guess again at the new location. Instead you have to drag it around and hope you get close enough to where the house address is (which means you also need google maps up)
4. I'm always hoping this is a fluke that will end soon but for the last couple years we've not even kept a membership clerk for longer than 4 months (and our stake takes several months to respond to calling changes). Oddly as the executive secretary I end up picking up the slack. So (1)-(3) are more annoying when it isn't even your calling.