There appears to be no way to contact FamilySearch to give feedback and make requests to improve the its function, so I am leaving it here.
Dear Family Search:
There are several essential functions on FamilySearch Temple that very much need to be improved. While I think that heritage recipes and finding relatives in the room and other such options are entertaining functions, they are not essential functions, and do not deserve to get time and attention from programmers when more important matters need work.
First, FamilyTree needs a better way than Ordinance Ready to determine what ordinances exist to be done on any given family tree:
Second, the Temple section in general needs updating now that cards are no longer returned to temple patrons. I spend about 20 to 40 hours organizing cards and information before I begin a series of ancestors' ordinances. Almost all of this could and should be automated.
I hope this reaches someone who has some authority to create a group of programmers dedicated to improving these issues. Since the change to collecting cards after individual ordinances, FamilySearch has not done what needs to be done to support those of us who submit family names to do temple work. We have become heavily bogged down in manual sorts while noticing that silly and superficial functions seem to get precedence.
This is coupled with the difficulty of obtaining temple appointments. I spend many hours trying to arrange appointments for the limited hours in which my husband, who still works, and I can attend the temple. These limitations have been an awful challenge. Our temple, Manti, has closed for renovations, and we must travel to other temples. There are five that are reasonable to travel to given their proximity and my husband's work schedule: Payson, Provo, Provo City Center, Timpanogos, Jordan River. Draper and Oquirrh Mountain would be reasonable, but I can almost never get appointments there.
a.) if the temples would schedule more people for each session and
b.) if we could schedule more than one endowment session per person per temple
c.) if temples would schedule more sessions per hour.
Jordan River schedules endowment sessions every twenty minutes, which makes it a great temple to attend. Can't a few other temples increase the number of sessions per hour even a little? Please allow more people per session so that temple worship is more easily accessed for people with normal working hours who can only attend before 9:00 after 5:00, especially for those whose temples are closed.
I am having a hard time navigating Family Search. Today I received 3 hints. I was very excited. I clicked on the first name and was able to see that Indexing had found a marriage I was not aware of. When I went back to look up the 2nd and 3rd notifications hints, they were gone. Why? I should have written down the id numbers of those new people . I will do it in the future.
I believe that the IT people who create those programs don't think the way normal and older people like me and my husband think. They should use a common language, a common sense language that everybody understands instead of high tech talk. They are much younger, they do that everyday, they are engineers but they don't realize that most people and especially older people like us don't have a clue as to what to do . People who do Temple work and Genealogy are from a much different generation and are not IT people. It is hard for us to understand . And the Family Search professionals change things all the time, thinking they are improving and making things easier and better but THEY DON'T. in fact it's just the opposite! I feel very frustrated and discouraged to do genealogy. We, older people are the ones who have the time and the desire to do the research and attend the Temple very regularly. Those engineers work full time, and are raising their families. They don't have much time to do the work.
Suggestion: make things easier for the older generation!