LUWS Missing?

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LUWS Missing?

Postby mwgbell » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:29 am

Our stake is still using the classic calendar through the end of 2011; and the new calendar for 2012. I logged on the system tonight, and planned to go to the Classic calendar; but the drop-down for the LUWS is missing (see attachment)? Any ideas?
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Postby russellhltn » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:34 am

I've always used lds.org/units.

I think wards.lds.org also works.
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 russellhltn » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:37 am

It also still seems to be there if you go "all tools"
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 jdlessley » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:48 am

RussellHltn wrote:It also still seems to be there if you go "all tools"
Not for me.

Edit: They moved it from the right side to the left side menu.
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Postby mwgbell » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:57 am

jdlessley wrote: Edit: They moved it from the right side to the left side menu.


If I go to Tools / See All Tools; it is there. Too bad they moved it and didn't tell anyone ...
(I had never used ward.lds.org or lds.org/units -- both of which also work.)

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Postby AileneRHerrick » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:32 am

I noticed that this morning too. I use units.lds.org to get there. Are they going to start phasing out the LUWS?

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Removal of link to Classic Ward and Stake Web Sites

Postby sjhovey » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:32 am

I speak not only for myself but also for our Agent Bishop in our concern about the Church trying to "wean us away" from using the site by removing easy access to the LUWS. We rely heavily on the ability to post informational documents for ward members (Ward Mission Plan, Ward Emergency Plan, Scount Committee plans, etc.) as well as the ability to do broadcast email blasts to the entire ward. Other functionality that the Church does not provide elsewhere are the Sunday School lesson schedule and the Priesthood/Relief Society Lesson schedule. Elsewhere on LDSTech.org a posting already stated that they have absolutely no plans to do anything with the Classic Ward and Stake Web Sites in the forseeable future due to a lack of resources. That said, it is alarming that they have removed the link from the menu. We are getting panicked calls from members.:(

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Postby AileneRHerrick » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:53 am

sjhovey wrote:We are getting panicked calls from members.:(


Nice! Well, sort of... it's good that they notice! I bet my ward didn't even notice it was missing! Sounds like you've done well at promoting your website! Feel free to private message me with some tips. :)

Here's what I would suggest. Post a link to the website in your upcoming ward bulletin, and just leave it there. I usually put it in big letters in mine. I use units.lds.org, but wards.lds.org also works! It's short and fairly easy to remember. I hope that helps!

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Response from lds.org product manager

Postby aebrown » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:17 am

I have just heard back from the product manager for lds.org regarding this issue, and this is what he said:
We removed the classic link from Tools but we'll keep the classic links available on the LDS.org left navigation bar shown below until all the replacement applications are released. We have a number of people getting confused thinking the new and classic.lds.org applications are synced and sending questions in why information entered in one isn't displayed in the other.
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Note that although people might not see this because they are looking on the Tools menu, it's actually easier to get to from the home page of lds.org than the Tools menu -- it's just one click.
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Postby jdlessley » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:45 pm

aebrown wrote:Note that although people might not see this because they are looking on the Tools menu, it's actually easier to get to from the home page of lds.org than the Tools menu -- it's just one click.
It is just one click. But if a member is not expecting it to be there because of the previous location ,there is still going to be panic that access to the site has disappeared. And to some people, if the access link has disappeared (from a familiar location) so has the site itself.

For those using bookmarks this is not an issue.
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