Non-baptized asterisk

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opee
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Non-baptized asterisk

Postby opee » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:02 am

Can anyone tell me why the "asterisk" shows on some reports and not on others for individuals who are older than 8 and unbaptized?

Which ones does it show on? Why?
Which ones does it not show on? Why?

What is the logic/reasoning?

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Postby aebrown » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:27 am

opee wrote:Can anyone tell me why the "asterisk" shows on some reports and not on others for individuals who are older than 8 and unbaptized?

Which ones does it show on? Why?
Which ones does it not show on? Why?

What is the logic/reasoning?


It appears that the asterisk does not appear on class rolls or birthday lists, but it appears in other places.

See Identification of unbaptized individuals (over 8) on MLS reports for some additional thoughts.

As for the reasoning, I can only speculate that rolls are often passed around among class members, so to preserve privacy, the asterisk is not included there. Other lists would be intended for the teacher or for leaders, who in their shepherding of the child might well find that piece of information helpful.

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Postby ericb » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:04 pm

Alan_Brown wrote:As for the reasoning, I can only speculate that rolls are often passed around among class members, so to preserve privacy, the asterisk is not included there. Other lists would be intended for the teacher or for leaders, who in their shepherding of the child might well find that piece of information helpful.


I think Alan's reasoning makes sense. However, my experience has been that most individuals are unsure of what the '*' means (particularly secretaries, which need to know for accurate attendance reporting). I think it's interesting that an '*' next to a name on a report is considered acceptable, but apparently a footnote of what it means is not.


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