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PistonsChick 02-15-2010 12:52 AM

Two Calendars for Events?
 
How much longer are we going to have to update TWO calendars with event information?

Is there anyway we can get rid of the old calendar and have the link on the front page point to the new calendar that is accessed from the forum?

The old calendar software "SUCKS" and the new calendar software "ROCKS" (just in case you wanted or needed my opinion).

:wave:

Thanks,

Crystal

JeepNirvana 02-15-2010 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PistonsChick (Post 11321)
How much longer are we going to have to update TWO calendars with event information?

Is there anyway we can get rid of the old calendar and have the link on the front page point to the new calendar that is accessed from the forum?

The old calendar software "SUCKS" and the new calendar software "ROCKS" (just in case you wanted or needed my opinion).

:wave:

Thanks,

Crystal


Off course we want your opinion...:nod:

Edward is working on making them both compatible.

ADragoo 02-15-2010 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PistonsChick (Post 11321)
How much longer are we going to have to update TWO calendars with event information?

Is there anyway we can get rid of the old calendar and have the link on the front page point to the new calendar that is accessed from the forum?

The old calendar software "SUCKS" and the new calendar software "ROCKS" (just in case you wanted or needed my opinion).

Now you've gone and hurt my feelings. :NewCry:
I wrote the calendar that "SUCKS" and would be interested in what you (or anyone else) likes/dislikes about either calendar.
(Assuming the old calendar was not broken. :BANGHEAD2: It currently seems to be ignoring dates when trying to display the next/previous month, etc.) :comp1:

I have worked on integrating the new calendar with the front page and sent some stuff to Edward back in September:

Quote:

OK, I have something set up that can display the VBulletin calendar on the home page.
You can see it at http://www.pnw4wda.org/index_aed.php

I'm still not sure whether this is the right thing to do.

The main argument against it is that the old calendar can automatically list selected (by you) events on the home page, under the Coming Events and Work Parties headings in the left and right columns.
You could work around that by hand coding those sections of the home page.
Or, we could try to come up with some way for you to mark events in the VB calendar to be automatically listed.

Other significant differences:

The old calendar allows events to be categorized by location and/or type. You could add custom fields to the VB calendar to support this.

The old calendar allows users to select events to be displayed according to location and/or type. I can't think of any way to do that in the VB calendar, but I don't think it was used much, if at all.

The old calendar forced a more consistent layout of event location and contact data. That information may or may not be embedded anywhere in the VB calendar.

The VB calendar allows much more stuff in the event description, including text size, color, bold, italic, embedded links and images.

The VB calendar has some support for recurring events.

The VB calendar is integrated with the forum, which seems to be the only thing many people think about on our site.
This also means no separate login required, although I could probably modify the old calendar to use the VB login.

Nichol 02-15-2010 10:17 AM

While I don't think it "sucks" it would have been helpful to look at the calander today and see that it was Trail Jam registration day....it's not noted on the main webpage site either. I had to dig into the events section and then also confirm with Kelda.

Dogfather 02-15-2010 10:19 AM

guys I'm sorry
The Calendar ...Well yes I had High hopes but have not been able to find any info on how to make the VBulitin Calendar Act like the Calendar Alan made. Some folks like the Cal on the front Page but like Chrystal don't like updating X 2

Alan your the man if you can make it work Then Make it so. I'm sorry for being so picky but have drug my Feet long enough.

Do you think you can get the upcoming events to display? on the front page like the old one?

PistonsChick 02-15-2010 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by ADragoo (Post 11332)
Now you've gone and hurt my feelings. :NewCry:
I wrote the calendar that "SUCKS" and would be interested in what you (or anyone else) likes/dislikes about either calendar.
(Assuming the old calendar was not broken. :BANGHEAD2: It currently seems to be ignoring dates when trying to display the next/previous month, etc.) :comp1:

I have worked on integrating the new calendar with the front page and sent some stuff to Edward back in September:

OK, I'm sorry Alan - it' doesn't really suck that bad. I just really, really, really like the reoccuring feature on the forum calendar. I find the old calendar a little cumbersome when trying to post reoccuring events.

:wave:


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