The "Perform Next" filter option is not working - AGAIN!
I have reviewed the answers to this and similarly-phrased questions but the official responses can be summarized into on of the following 3 classes:
- It's working like it is supposed to work; please don't bother us anymore with this question.
- There is a reason for the option to work the way that it does but we're not telling you why.
- We have no plans on making it work like you want. (e.e., the system is perfect.)
These responses are ridiculous at best. The phrase itself, 'Perform Next', in both linguistic and common sense interpretations, implies that I can print off the selected ordinances, complete them in the temple on my next trip and the work would be effective immediately. As it is now defined, the option does not radically affect which ordinance I can select. There are no checks performed by the software to see if the filtered ordinance can even be performed. I still have to manually investigate each ordinance to see if I can indeed perform it next in the temple legally. (e.g., for a Couple Sealing, I have to check the ordinance records for both the husband and the wife to ensure that all ordinances through and including endowment for both people have been completed. This verification process sometimes takes over 2 hours to validate and select just 10 names.)
In discussing this problem with both FamilySearch Help representatives as well as sealers in the local temple, they have all stated that under the new system the ordinances no longer have to be done in order. A couple can be sealed now, even though neither person has even been baptized. You are simply perform the ordinance which will only become effective when the ordinance for both persons has been completed. (One sealer even used the phrase "we're just banking ordinances".)
This new "attitude" is contrary to every related doctrinal principle, lesson, conference talk and seminar address on the subject that I've heard or read about since being a member. When did this attitude change occur? The former teaching of doing the ordinances in correct order helped you identify with the ancestor as they were progressing with the completed ordinance. Under this philosophy, you were treating them as a true brother / sister who was spiritually advancing. You helped them along their spiritual journey and really earned the title of :Savior on Mount Zion". The new definition turns temple ordinance work into simply "get-them-over-with" tasks.
Since the church's "Holy Programming Corps of the Wasatch" has no desire to improve things, I don't know why I'm writing this request. Since the first request in on this topic has been submitted, no improvement has been done (See above classes of responses.) Until both attitudes and spiritual vision improves, the normal users will have to continue to struggle with software inadequacy and wasted time.