No access to newsletter

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rdpiepgrass
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No access to newsletter

Postby rdpiepgrass » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:36 am

For more than 3 weeks, I have had no access to the newsletter. Other people in our branch in the France Paris stake have also have tried unsuccessfully to access the page. We get a message that an error has occurred and to try again.

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Re: No access to newsletter

Postby russellhltn » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:58 am

What is the error you're getting?
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

rdpiepgrass
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Re: No access to newsletter

Postby rdpiepgrass » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:04 pm

The message I get is: An error has occurred. Please try your request again or return to the home page. The page is unstable - elements of the newsletter page go on/off and the page itself also goes on/off.

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Re: No access to newsletter

Postby mevans » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:46 am

Which web browser are you using? Have you tried different web browsers to see if you get the same behavior?

Mentioning that the page is "unstable" makes me think of at least trying this. Many of the browsers auto-update themselves. You may not even realize you have a new version. I doubt that's the problem, but occasionally I've seen these updates cause problems.

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Re: No access to newsletter

Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:40 am

You said that other members of the branch have the same problem. What about other members of other wards/branches? I'm trying to figure out if it's something specific to your unit or more global to the country.
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: No access to newsletter

Postby rdpiepgrass » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:56 pm

I appreciate your interest in this problem. I am using Google Chrome, but on your suggestion, I also tried FireFox and Explorer. Results are similar with all three - Newsletter will not open. The page is more "unstable" with Explorer and less with FireFox. As for other units in the stake, as far as I know our unit is the only one using the Newsletter. Has anyone else experienced such a problem?

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Re: No access to newsletter

Postby mevans » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:41 am

See if you can get someone in another unit to try publishing an article and reading it. Or maybe you can get the stake to publish an article. It would be helpful to see if it's just your unit, or if others in the stake are having a problem.

Another thought: I wonder if there's a problem with the French localization? Can you try switching your language to English to see if it works in English?

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Re: No access to newsletter

Postby rdpiepgrass » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:21 am

I will revise my previous comment. In turns out that other people in my unit do have access to the newsletter, at least to open it, however no one has been able to post new articles. When attempting to post articles, the same error message appears. There must be something in my account preventing my access. Any suggestions?

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Re: No access to newsletter

Postby jdlessley » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:11 am

I feel inclined to add a post to add additional perspective to a possibly global issue with Newsletter.

I am also having problems with Newsletter. My problems were first experienced a month or more ago. That first experience involved the error message coming up in Spanish. Changing the language identifier in the URL only changed the error message language and did nothing to bring up the page. The message presented in English is "An error has occurred. Please try your request again or return to the homepage."

For a few days about two weeks ago the site came up, in English, and I was able to add an article. But I could not attach documents. For days I continued to return to see what, or if anything, had changed. I eventually was able to add attachments.

I never thought much of returning to the site until today. I now cannot access the site again. The error message now comes up in Portuguese.

My calling is as an out of unit clerk in a young single adult branch. I had assumed originally that the site does not handle out of unit leaders well. But I cannot confirm that. I do know that when I can access the site that only the Newsletter for the unit in which I am serving is available. Unlike the other LDS.org tools, the Newsletter does not support multiple units. As such I cannot access my home ward Newsletter when I do have access.
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Re: No access to newsletter

Postby gregbishop » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:25 pm

I'm having similar problems as well as several are having errors in our ward (yet some have no problems). After clearing cache and cookies, I can start the process of editing or creating an article but I have errors and then I lose admin access.
The rest of LDS.org continues to operate normally.
I'll submit feedback on the page to help with troubleshooting but it seems to be fairly universal problem.


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