Telling if a user is LDS
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Brett said: Brianna
Firstly, "Welcome" to this "FamilySearch" ("GetStaisfaction") 'Feedback' Forum.
Secondly, "Official 'FamilySearch' Representatives", do monitor; and, sometimes, participate in, this Forum.
Thirdly, I am just another User/Patron, just like yourself (and, happen to be a Member of the Church).
Many Users/Patrons who regularly participate in this Forum who have a great deal of knowledge and experience with "FamilySearch", like to assist/help other Users/Patrons like yourself.
Finally, short answer: Except IN the "Ordinances" 'Tab', 'NO'.
One of the reasons for this is to do with "Privacy".
There are a myriad of "Privacy"Laws in the different "Countries" and "Unions" throughout the World - "FamilySearch" must try to navigate through them, not an easy task.
I know that this does not help; but, I do hope this puts things into perspective,
ps: Personally, I would love that User/Patrons were identified as to whether or not they were Members of the Church - it would make communicating/collaborating so much easier.
A van Helsdingen said: I'm not a Latter Day Saint, but once or twice I've had messages from LDS members asking about ordinances and other LDS-related topics. So I can see that this might be useful, but it would have to be a voluntary opt-in system to comply with privacy laws.0
joe martel said: No there is no way to know if another user is LDS or not. When first contacting other users, LDS users should not assume the other user is LDS.0
Brett said: Joe
That is a 'Given' as expressed in the original post.
And, also, goes without saying; but, unfortunately, NOT all Member Users/Patrons understand that; as, evidenced by 'A van Helsdingen' response.
I certainly like the suggestion by 'A van Helsdingen' of "... a voluntary opt-in system to comply with privacy laws ...", great thought.
Brianna Marie Burnett said: Thanks all!0