LDSJournal Terminology‌

Commonly Used Terms
  • Afterthoughts™ - a text-based entry that can be added to any journal entry.  Most commonly used to make comments about past entries OR to include further details about an entry without breaking the journal seal.

  • Answered - used when referring to the 'All About Me' section.  The 'Answered' tab will display all questions in a particular category that have been completed.  If any answered question is 'cleared' the question will be re-inserted in the 'Unanswered' questions list.

  • Auto-Save - a feature built into LDSJournal, 'Auto-Save' is used for journal entries, Afterthoughts™, and answers to 'All About Me' questions. The Auto-Save function takes place after a certain number of characters have been entered or after a period of inactivity when typing. The Auto-Save function is very useful in the event your browser crashes, your computer freezes, or any other unexpected event that would cause you to lose your session with LDSJournal. NOTE: the Auto-Save feature will only restore your text entries to the last auto-saved time-stamp.

  • Beta - In the context of LDSJournal, it is the step in the software development process where completed software is tested by "real-life" users to find bugs or design issues that may have been overlooked in the formal testing.

  • Categories - the groups of questions in the 'All About Me' section are divided into specific categories.

  • Day View - the 'My Journal' section of LDSJournal offers three (3) views.  The Day View allows users to read their journal in full-day view instead of one of the other two (2) summary-based views.

  • Footnotes™ - are photos, videos, sound files, or reference links that you might want to associate with a specific journal entry. Once a Footnote is added, you can easily use the Manage Footnotes section to review the files or links in your journal. From there, you can quickly jump to the journal entry associated with any Footnote.

  • Invitations - members of LDSJournal are given an opportunity to invite friends and family members to join the site.  Each invitation has a unique URL that can only be used once.

  • Jump or Jump To Date - allows users to select a specific day from an easy-to-use calendar view and immediately view, edit, or create an entry on that specific day.  The 'Jump' feature is also great when users want to quickly identify how many entries have been created in a given month. For each journal entry, LDSJournal places a quill icon on the specific day.

  • Message Center - LDSJournal will communicate with members through this section of the site.  All support communication will also take place through the Message Center.

  • Mobile Entries - text-based entries typically sent via mobile phone, but sometimes transmitted by any device that supports SMS messaging.  Mobile entries are used as starting points for full entries in LDSJournal.  While LDSJournal does not charge a fee to receive mobile entries, mobile phone carrier fees may apply, so be sure to check with your mobile provider.

  • Month View - the 'My Journal' section of LDSJournal offers three (3) views. The Month View is quickest way to view all entries in a given month.  Days with no entries will not be displayed in Month View.

  • Mood - when creating an entry, users can apply a mood to the entry that best represents how they were feeling that day.  The moods can be accessed via drop-down menu when creating or editing an entry.

  • My Journal - the section of the site where users can review the entries that have been created.

  • Previous & Next - the Previous and Next links are located in 'My Journal' and are very important when browsing entries.  In Day View, the previous and next links will allow users to jump from entry to entry, rather than day to day.  Days with no entry are not listed.  The same functionality applies to Week View and Month View.  The previous and next views will only jump to weeks or months with entries.

  • Quick Calendar - located in the left-hand navigation, the Quick Calendar allows you to jump to a specific date quickly.  Days with an entry are easily identifiable by the blue tab in the top-left corner of the day.

  • Reference - a specific type of Footnote that can be associated with a journal entry.  A Reference can be a hyperlink to any site, or an LDSJournal generated link to a specific scripture.

  • Reset - a function specific to the Quick Calendar, which is located in the left-hand navigation, will automatically change the calendar view to the current month and year.

  • Sealed Entries - an entry that is created on the present day.  It is one way in which LDSJournal attempts to provide journal integrity for members.  This is most significant in the event users wish to use LDSJournal as a reference to validate that an event took place during a specific time period.

  • Tags - keywords which can be added to a journal entry to help users when searching through their journal. Tags are most often used for family names and make it much easier to find all entries related to a specific family member.

  • Unanswered - used when referring to the 'All About Me' section.  The Unanswered tab will display all questions in a particular category that have not been completed.  Any question answered from the Unanswered tab will be automatically removed and placed under the Answered tab.

  • Week View - the 'My Journal' section of LDSJournal offers three (3) views.  The Week View allows users to read their journal on a week-by-week basis.  Only weeks with existing entries will be displayed. summary-based views.
Last Updated: 4/5/2008 10:36:44 AM GMT
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