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  • July 02, 2020 23:35
    Bruce Wilkinson, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • July 02, 2020 23:12
    Bruce Wilkinson, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • July 02, 2020 00:13
    Bonnie Weech Stanger, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • July 02, 2020 00:09
    Bonnie Weech Stanger, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • July 01, 2020 18:50
    Willard Josef Arscott, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • June 29, 2020 21:46
    Don M Thomas, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • June 29, 2020 02:39
    FamilySearch Moderator Dispute this change
  • June 29, 2020 01:17
    FamilySearch Moderator
    Changed reply in topic of Puzzled by recent color changes to icons. by FamilySearch Moderator to See your email. Please provide documentation as to the size of the user population that requires this..
  • June 27, 2020 22:06
    Bret Leifson, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • June 27, 2020 05:39
    Don M Thomas, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • June 26, 2020 22:37
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  • June 26, 2020 22:37
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  • June 26, 2020 22:37
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  • June 26, 2020 22:36
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  • June 26, 2020 20:31
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  • June 25, 2020 16:04
    Jim Greene
    Changed reply in topic of temple icon color change. by Jim Greene to It is not a question of whether you are disabled or not, the ability to share an ordinance with the temple was provided for those who could not do all of the ordinances they had found. Sharing an ordinance with the Temple does no more to ensure it will be done than not sharing it. The purpose of the reservation list is to provide a way for patrons to organize the names and ordinances for those family members for whom they will be doing the work. The temple list was designed to be a fallback for those who want to attend the temple but do not have any family names. With the FamilySearch system we are devising ways to make it so that every member can come into the tree and find names whenever they want to go to the temple, in a sense we are trying to make it easy to find family names, and to prepare for the temple when you are going so that you know who you are going for before you go. It is our desire that over time the need for a temple list goes away. If you are unable to attend the temple personally there is no need to add names to the temple list, finding names that do not have ordinances that are ready to perform (green temple), and doing the work that is needed in order for the green temple to appear, is accomplishing a great thing and is helping your ancestors. Taking the extra step to share the ordinance with the temple is extraneous at this point. It simply does not need to be done. The ability to be able to share with the temple is still there because there are still people who have reserved more names than they can handle and like that option.  The temples still depend on having lists from sharing..
  • June 25, 2020 04:28
    Jim Greene
    Changed reply in topic of temple icon color change. by Jim Greene to I would like for you all to know that we have heard you and your reasons for wanting us to go back to the prior colors. The reasons that make sense and blend in well to our future directions, we are doing those. We have changed the hue of the blue Icon indicating an ordinance is In Progress, so that it is not as close to the blue for hints. We are working on and will be releasing changes to the filtering and sorting of the reservation list so that printing of cards for those ordinances that you sort on will be easier. However, the green temple was never meant to be used as a way to sweep the tree and share names with the temple, it was intended originally to be a way to easily see ordinances that were ready that you could take to the temple. Ordinances that have been shared with the temple are now still available and ready to do until the time comes that the temple actually prints the card--something that may take years, depending on the ordinance. If it has been shared it is still available. I understand the argument that if a name has been shared then it gives you a feeling of completeness because it will be tracked until it is done, and you can rest easy. We developed Ordinances Ready to not only provide names for anyone going to the temple, but also to provide the feeling of completeness on any green temple. Each and every green temple icon will be done, sooner or later, and how soon depends on the number of people going to the temple performing ordinances, and on the number of people using Ordinances Ready. &nbsp;Again, let me repeat. You can rest assured that if there is a green temple icon the work will be done, and over time much more quickly and efficiently--and done by family if at all possible. You now do not have to include reserving and sharing as steps in your workflow. We eliminated the need for those steps. And we allowed family members to find more family names through Ordinances Ready. &nbsp;You can still go in and verify the information, complete the record, add sources and memories if they exist, merge duplicates if applicable--you can do all of those things, but you do not have to reserve and share. &nbsp;A Green temple means it is available for temple work, and if you are not doing temple work yourself it means done, move on. &nbsp;If you want a bigger challenge, look for Orange temple icons. Some of them are orange because they are restricted and the work cannot be done, but most of the orange temples mean that there is some piece of data missing so that they do not currently qualify to be green&nbsp;(cannot request), supply that missing data and they will be green and available.<br /><br />Now some of you are saying, I want to find the green temples that need to be verified, and in so doing you are making the assumption that if they have already been shared then they have already been verified. Verified to whose standards? Your standards? The answer is most likely they are not verified. Verified to the temple qualification standard? &nbsp;All green temples have been verified to the temple qualification standard. If you want to apply a higher standard you may, and the chances are that <u>all</u> green temples, whether previously shared or not, have not been qualified to your higher standard. So again, all green temples should be treated the same according to your workflow, just don't reserve and share at the end.<br /><br />Thanks to all for sending in your feedback, please don't be discouraged, we are all on the same team..
  • June 25, 2020 03:01
    Jim Greene
    Changed reply in topic of When is an ordinance really available to be assigned by Jim Greene to See other posts, green means it is available to perform. Ordinances Ready will pick up any and all green temples, you do not need to worry about it being assigned or not. If it is green it will be done. Either by you if you reserve it, or by someone else if you don't. We are automatically "assigning" ordinances, you no longer need to do that..
  • June 25, 2020 02:57
    Jim Greene
    Changed reply in topic of temple icon color change. by Jim Greene to I would like for you all to know that we have heard you and your reasons for wanting us to go back to the prior colors. The reasons that make sense and blend in well to our future directions, we are doing those. We have changed the hue of the blue Icon indicating an ordinance is In Progress, so that it is not as close to the blue for hints. We are working on and will be releasing changes to the filtering and sorting of the reservation list so that printing of cards for those ordinances that you sort on will be easier. However, the green temple was never meant to be used as a way to sweep the tree and share names with the temple, it was intended originally to be a way to easily see ordinances that were ready that you could take to the temple. Ordinances that have been shared with the temple are now still available and ready to do until the time comes that the temple actually prints the card--something that may take years, depending on the ordinance. If it has been shared it is still available. I understand the argument that if a name has been shared then it gives you a feeling of completeness because it will be tracked until it is done, and you can rest easy. We developed Ordinances Ready to not only provide names for anyone going to the temple, but also to provide the feeling of completeness on any green temple. Each and every green temple icon will be done, sooner or later, and how soon depends on the number of people going to the temple performing ordinances, and on the number of people using Ordinances Ready. &nbsp;Again, let me repeat. You can rest assured that if there is a green temple icon the work will be done, and over time much more quickly and efficiently--and done by family if at all possible. You now do not have to include reserving and sharing as steps in your workflow. We eliminated the need for those steps. And we allowed family members to find more family names through Ordinances Ready. &nbsp;You can still go in and verify the information, complete the record, add sources and memories if they exist, merge duplicates if applicable--you can do all of those things, but you do not have to reserve and share. &nbsp;A Green temple means it is available for temple work, and if you are not doing temple work yourself it means done, move on. &nbsp;If you want a bigger challenge, look for Orange temple icons. Some of them are orange because they are restricted and the work cannot be done, but most of the orange temples mean that there is some piece of data missing so that they do not currently qualify to be green&nbsp;(cannot request), supply that missing data and they will be green and available.<br /><br />Now some of you are saying, I want to find the green temples that need to be verified, and in so doing you are making the assumption that if they have already been shared then they have already been verified. Verified to whose standards? Your standards? The the answer is most likely they are not verified. Verified to the temple qualification standard? &nbsp;All green temples have been verified to the temple qualification standard. If you want to apply a higher standard you may, and the chances are that <u>all</u> green temples, whether previously shared or not, have not been qualified to your higher standard. So again, all green temples should be treated the same according to your workflow, just don't reserve and share at the end.<br /><br />Thanks to all for sending in your feedback, please don't be discouraged, we are all on the same team..
  • June 25, 2020 02:49
    FamilySearch Moderator Dispute this change
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