Ordinance Record Form won't look up 11-year-olds

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Ordinance Record Form won't look up 11-year-olds

Postby geek » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:16 am

Have an 11yo becoming a deacon in December. Trying to create an ordinance record form for the bishop to sign. MLS won't "look up" any members younger than 12. This used to work at one time, it really did...

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Re: Ordinance Record Form won't look up 11-year-olds

Postby scgallafent » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:32 am

The chooser age check is for age greater than 11 years and 11 months. Today is November 18, so you should see anyone who turns 12 on or before December 18. If they turn 12 on December 21, check back in three days.

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Re: Ordinance Record Form won't look up 11-year-olds

Postby geek » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:01 pm

Ah, so I wasn't crazy; I was just being ambitiously early. Thanks.

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Re: Ordinance Record Form won't look up 11-year-olds

Postby johnshaw » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:50 pm

I did these all quarterly in my time as a ward clerk, this change would've driven me crazy also
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Re: Ordinance Record Form won't look up 11-year-olds

Postby lajackson » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:01 pm

With some youth from separated families coming to Church only every other week, it seems that one month is not quite enough time to plan ahead. A quarter seems to me to be more reasonable.

Besides, by the time October rolled around, we always tried to have everything lined up for the rest of the year, so we didn't have to worry about it through Thanksgiving, tithing settlement, and Christmas.

Then again, back in those days we didn't have a form to print out anyway, and we managed just fine.

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Re: Ordinance Record Form won't look up 11-year-olds

Postby scgallafent » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:26 pm

The current behavior (11 years, 11 months) was implemented in January 2006.

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Re: Ordinance Record Form won't look up 11-year-olds

Postby scgallafent » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:13 am

I brought this up as a potential change in MLS. We're going to leave it as is in MLS and revisit the question when that functionality is added to LCR.


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