I'm glad there were no problems and it sounds like the worked hard to minimize risk. However, when dealing in large numbers. even small risks will manifest themselves. I'll never forget the time early in my network career that I thought I could make a quick and simple change to a firewall and ended up taking down several thousand user's access to key systems. The firewall just froze up. I'd never heard of that happening to anyone else, but it happened to me that once so I always assume it can happen again and weigh the impact that it will cause.
In this case, a simple email to all of the Stake Technology Specials would probably have been sufficient to completely mitigate the risk. We would be able to ensure that if we have an event scheduled during or right after a maintenance window, to take extra precautions or rescheduling the event.
There should be a permanent email address alias associated with the STS calling tied in via the CDOL and forwarded automatically to the email address associated with my LDS account. Something like UnitNumber_STS@ldschurch.net
. I know, I only want the world! For that matter, there should be permanent email alias for all leadership positions allowing me to hit the AVS or YMP at any unit without knowing who they are or wondering if distribution list is up to date. The Stake Clerk can do that for some callings like Bishops, but not for others like AVS. Okay, I'll come out of my dreamland back to reality.
Can't HQ send an email to all STS now though?