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Postby cottrells » Mon May 16, 2011 12:47 am

2012 will be the 175th anniversary of the restored gospel being preached in the UK. It will also be the 30th anniversary of our stake being organised. As part of a project to celebrate these anniversaries our stake leaders would like to have a way to collect member submitted material about the history of the church in our local area. Once submitted the material would then be compiled and made available for other members of the stake to read/view.

Would it be possible to create a website using LDS Account authentication, via which members can upload photos/videos, write down reminiscences etc. The uploaded content then be available for the assigned specialists to review and compile ready for publication via the same website that would be accessible either to all or via LDS Account.

We have looked at what kind of tools are already available to achieve this, but the question has been asked whether it would be possible to tie this in to LDS Account. We would be interested in hearing how easy or difficult this would be. Alternatively can anyone recommend an online tool/site that has the features that would best match with what we are trying to achieve?

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Postby russellhltn » Mon May 16, 2011 9:56 am

I think the more difficult part is the permissions issue. I'd suggest your stake president talk with your area authorities about getting permission to set up a website. (See Handbook 2, 21.1.22) Once that approval is obtained, then you can move forward with the technical aspects.
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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Postby Mikerowaved » Mon May 16, 2011 11:27 am

cottrells wrote:Would it be possible to create a website using LDS Account authentication...

The church has not given out the tools to do this, and I haven't seen any indication they will.
So we can better help you, please edit your Profile to include your general location.

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Postby cottrells » Tue May 17, 2011 4:48 am

Thanks for the initial feedback. The stake presidency will be seeking approval from the Area Presidency before we move ahead.

At this stage we are seeking to "study this out in our mind", investigating the possibilities and wanted to use this forum, which is described as: "Have the BIG idea that the Church or community needs to develop. Discuss that idea here.". We are hopeful that by seeking a wider community view on the technical and/or other aspects we may not have considered, we can come up with a solution that would be given favourable consideration.


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