edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Sydney Jean McLeod Young said: I understand the new Temple color system - yellow, more info/not available/cannot request and blue for those one has personly added to Temple File. However, the new green, for anything I can request including ordinances someone else has submitted to Temple File, makes for a very time consuming search. For instance, when I do a descendancy search, I must check every last green temple to see if ordinances need to be submitted even though someone else has already done so. I realize this helps others find a name to take to the temple which is a very a good thing. But, please, please, please add a new color so I can easily tell that someone else has already submitted the ordinances to Temple File, so I don't have to spend hours checking green temples only to find someone else has already submitted them. Of late, I've been very tempted to completely ignore green temples because it is so tedious and frustrating and thus defeat the primary purpose of this awesome program.
Tom Huber said: This issue of using the Green icon for descendancy searching has been repeatedly brought up. Look back through the discussions over the past two weeks and you'll find a lot of discussions about the issue, most of which have to do with using temple icons for descendancy research. The icon was never intended for that purpose but many members found it easy to use it for researching the descendants of ancestors.
Consider that non-members also do descendancy research, but do not have the temple icons to guide them because they are not members.
There has been some consideration given in the council led by Elder Bednar about using two shades of green, but we do not know what that council, which has two other members of the Council of the Twelve Apostles on it, has decided, or if they are still praying for what the Lord would have them do.
One shade would be for when there is at least one available ordinance that has not been reserved, and the other would be for when all ordinances are shared. The same shades would exist for individual ordinances when the summary card is displayed.0
Misty Ann Lindsey said: YES!!! I too would love the other color, or a different shade of green, to help distinguish those who have already been found and shared with the temple from those who have yet to be reserved. I spend so much time now going into people's records just to find that they've already been reserved and shared. I too am starting to think I should just ignore the green temples, but my great fear is that someone is going to be overlooked. They may not have another descendant looking for them.0