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Frequently Asked Questions


This page has been created to answer common questions that have arisen while using this web site.  We'll try and keep it up to date.

1.  Standard Website Questions
    a.  Is this an "Official" or "UN-Official" site for the mission?
    b.  Are you run by LDS.ORG (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
    c.  Is this site run by the mission?
    d.  So, what is this site for?

2.  Profile Questions
    a.  How do I add my profile?
    b.  How do I change my profile?
    c.  I added/edited my profile, why aren't the changes shown?
    d.  I can't upload my picture, what's up?
    e.  I lost my password, HELP!
    f.  How do I select my companions in the profile page?
    g.  But I was there when the mission split... what do I do?!?  Am I "East Side" or "West Side"?

3.  Mailing List Questions (Temporarily disabled)
    a.  How do I add myself to the mailing list?
    b.  How do I send a message through the mailing list?
    c.  How do I remove myself from the mailing list?
         (This one has never been asked, but I added it anyway.)
    d.  Why the mailing list?

4.  News/Messages Questions
    a.  I posted a message/news announcement, why isn't it showing up?
    b.  What can I post here?

5.  Comment Questions
    a.  Will my head be bitten off if I send a comment or suggest something?

6.  Other Questions
    a.  I'm getting married, what can you do for me?
    b.  Can I help?


 

1.  Standard Website Questions

    a.  Is this an "Official" or "UN-Official" site for the mission?

  Neither.  We're just a group of missionary alumni that have come together to create a web site where we can keep track of people.  Everyone knows how easy it is to loose track of companions.  We just want a way for people to know what's going on in the mission and let people know when there are will be "gatherings" of return missionaries.  Read 1.b as to why we are not officially or unofficially the website for the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission.

    b.  Are you run by LDS.ORG (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

  Nope.  We're not run by or directly affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The Church has it's own department for making official statements.  Anything read on this site is not to be construed as the official view of the Church.  Therefore, since we are not run by the church, and the missions are, we can not be an official site.  To call ourselves an un-official site, would cause the same problems.  This web site was only created as a place of common interests for people that have served as missionaries in the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission or will be serving in that mission.

    c.  Is this site run by the mission?

  Once again, we reply with a negative.  This site is not based in Uruguay and it not run by the mission or the Church in any way.  We are a few missionaries that have served in the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission and wanted to see that people didn't loose track of companions.  Gradually, that idea has expanded.  We're hoping that all missionaries (who have served and will serve) will be able to take advantage of the facilities as we create and add to them.

    d.  So, what is this site for?

  A very good question.  If you've read 1.a through 1.c, they you may have a general idea.  But, if you have decided to skip that, I'll reiterate.  As we all know, as time slips by, we loose track of the mission, companions, and others.  However, through this site, we are able to provide a remedy.  With this site, we can all keep in touch and be able to spread announcements as we see fit.

2.  Profile Questions

    a.  How do I add my profile?

  A great question.  We'd love to see your profile in here.  Okay, go to the Alumni link first.  This will pull up the Alumni Search form.  At the bottom of the page is the Add Profile link.  Click that and you'll know what to do.

    b.  How do I change my profile?

  An excellent question.  Everyone changes... addresses.  Go to the Alumni link and pull up your profile.  When you've done that, there's a link at the bottom that will bring you to the edit page.  You will need your username and password to enter and edit information.

    c.  I added/edited my profile, why aren't the changes shown?

  Okay, we don't wish to hurt anyone's feelings, but all profile additions and changes must be approved by the webmaster.  It's not that we don't trust you, we just want to make sure that no one tampers with the website to put data on that does not reflect the views of the mission or the Church.  (We remain un-affiliated with them, however, the views of the webmaster to coincide with those organizations.  So, we're not going to let material on here that would be of negative interests to the Church, the mission, or others.)

    d.  I can't upload my picture, what's up?

  Sorry about this one.  We run into problems all the time, and it's not completely our fault.  We're working on fixing it.  However, just a few suggestions.  Please make sure that there are no spaces found in the name of the picture you want to use.  Also, please make sure that all the letters in that file are lower case.  Numbers and letters are okay, but I would also refrain from using other characters and symbols.

    e.  I lost my password, HELP!

  Don't worry, no one is perfect.  Simply look for your profile.  When you view it, down at the bottom is a link for those of us that have yet receive our perfect minds.  Click on the link that corresponds to forgotten passwords, and it will be e-mailed to you.  If you have changed e-mail addresses since updating your profile, you will need to have the webmaster help you with this one.  Just go to the comments page and ask for help.

    f.  How do I select my companions in the profile page?

  To select multiple companions, and you don't need to do this in order of companions, click one of them and them hold down the Ctrl button as you select the others.

    g.  But I was there when the mission split... what do I do?!?  Am I "East Side" or "West Side"?

  Well, you probably know about the other website for the Uruguay Montevideo Alumni.  After "long negotiations" we feel the best way to handle this is have you on both sites.  We figure you've had companions on both sides of the line.  Therefore, it only makes sense to have you in both databases.  This way, you will be able to keep up with post-mission events for both missions.

3.  Mailing List Questions

The mailing list has been disabled.  Yahoo has been adding advertisements to the messages that I feel are not appropriate in some cases.  Until they decide to change their policies or I can find a new mailing list server, I will not be using this function.

    a.  How do I add myself to the mailing list?

  Simply send an e-mail to uruguayoeste-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.  When you do, it will send an e-mail asking for verification.  Just follow the instructions.

    b.  How do I send a message through the mailing list?

  That's a good question too.  Make sure you send the e-mail to uruguayoeste@yahoogroups.com.  Then your mail will be sent to everyone on the list.

    c.  How do I remove myself from the mailing list?
         (This one has never been asked, but I added it anyway.)

  In the event that you choose this option, please send an e-mail to uruguayoeste-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.  Once again you will get an e-mail and will need to follow the instructions there.

    d.  Why a mailing list?

  With the web site, there is no way to send mass mail to everyone on the list, except for the Webmaster.  However, the webmaster does not have enough time to mass-mail everyone on every subject.  The message board is nice too, but it's limited to the time it takes to authorize those posts.  With the mailing list, you can send mass mail as you'd like and there's no authorization time.  This will remain a free post board as long as it is not misused.  The mailing list is not to be used for slander and gossip but for edifying messages.  It also a great way to find out if any of the RMs want to get together to do something

4.  News/Messages Questions

    a.  I posted a message/news announcement, why isn't it showing up?

  All posts must be authorized by the Webmaster before they are viewable on the web site.  Read the following (4.b) to understand why.

    b.  What can I post here?

  Since all data that is found on this web site is not limited to the eyes of alumni,  the webmaster is morally responsible for all data found on it.  We wish to keep this area clean of slander and negative gossip.  Please do not be offended, we are very sure that none of the alumni would do this, however, the web site does allow anonymous posting.  (This means that not only mission alumni can post messages.)  This is why it moderated so.

5.  Comment Questions

    a.  Will my head be bitten off if I send a comment or suggest something?

  Worse.  We'll delete you from the database.  Just kidding.  We want feedback.  If you have something to say, then say it.  We're not perfect.  We want to find the problems and fix them.  If you'd like, you can see the List of Improvements that we are planning to implement.

6.  Other Questions

    a.  I'm getting married, what can you do for me?

  Nothing.  Too late.  You're hooked.  (Throwing the hook is possible, but very costly.)  Just kidding, CONGRATULATIONS!  If you send us your wedding information, we'll post it.  Don't feel obligated to invite the entire mission to the reception, but if you decide to, we can put that information there as well.  At no additional charge, we'll even put the wedding announcement picture on the site.  Due to a lack of time, I am no longer able to scan pictures.  If you'd like the picture to be posted, it needs to be e-mailed to me.  What's the catch?  You need to notify us.

    b.  Can I help?

  We thought you'd never ask.  Keeping a web page up to date takes a lot of time.  We could really use someone who knows both English and Spanish fluently to translate the pages from English to Spanish.  If you're interested, just send us an e-mail.

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