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Title: A Calendar Page
Post by: apeiron on March 27, 2008, 05:17:46 AM
Would it be possible to have a calendar listing events that Forge members are hosting or attending?  This is the calendar i made for NoVA Game Smiths (http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=u1ceh6bkut89ns3q3hhja9qc08%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York).



Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: Ron Edwards on March 27, 2008, 06:22:15 AM
That's a good idea!

Regarding the software you're using, is this the kind of thing that someone can set up on a webpage, then others can update? Or does it require a central person to whom others submit the information?

Best, Ron


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: apeiron on March 27, 2008, 06:30:51 AM
With a google calendar you can authorize certain people to be editors, or have one person do it all.  The calendar would reside in the profile of one person's gmail account.  Google Apps for your Domain (http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/index.html) might be perfect (and it's free).  It has many wonderful tools.

You might be able to find a more sophisticated system that will run on the same server as the forum.  Some kind of PHP plugin maybe.

i guess it depends on how much work you want to do.  The google apps thing would be very little work up front, but you get what they give you (quite a bit).


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: Christoph Boeckle on March 27, 2008, 09:00:04 AM
SMF has an in-built calendar function which is quite okay. Each entry to the calendar is tied to a particular thread (multiple calendar entries can point to the same thread). Attendances would be notified by regular posts to the thread. I think that it's possible to define who has the rights to add events to the calendar.


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: apeiron on March 27, 2008, 09:12:06 AM
That sounds great if it can integrate with the existing forum!


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: Ron Edwards on March 27, 2008, 09:14:22 AM
Hello,

Apeiron, as far as I'm concerned, you have elected yourself the point person for setting up a useful calendar that can be used in conjunction with the Forge Conventions forum. Do it the best way you can for the best way you think it should work.

Best, Ron


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: apeiron on March 27, 2008, 09:31:10 AM
LoL.  This is what i call "The Smeller's the Feller Tasking".  Whoever identifies the need/problem/has the idea is often like to be put in charge of it.

OK, i'll start the legwork. :)


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: M. J. Young on March 27, 2008, 01:43:23 PM
I'm just a tad confused.

I did a bit of work with the SMF (Simple Machines Forum) software a year or so ago, and I remember it having a built-in calendar function. When I was using it, I had the impression that that was this--that The Forge uses the SMF software for its forum.  If so, then either the calendar is in an updated version or someone disabled the calendar function.

The administrator ought to be able to figure out if there's a calendar system incorporated in the software, and if so it should be pretty simple to activate.  But then, I know that care of the software changed hands since it was installed, so it may be that Clinton disabled something of which Vincent  is not aware.

Or is this some other forum software program?

--M. J. Young


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: M. J. Young on March 27, 2008, 01:45:30 PM
Sorry for the double post, but I notice on the bottom of the front page that this is the SMF software, so I would think the calendar is in there somewhere.

--M. J. Young


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: apeiron on March 27, 2008, 01:51:21 PM
It might be a version thing, or like you said, something not installed or never installed (but was available).


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: Ron Edwards on March 27, 2008, 03:16:56 PM
The person to talk to about that is Vincent. I know literally nothing about the software that makes the Forge go.

Best, Ron


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: apeiron on April 03, 2008, 11:21:59 AM
Where do i find this Vincent?


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: lumpley on April 03, 2008, 12:31:05 PM
Look up at the top left of the page. There's the Forge logo, then a list of links:
HOME HELP SEARCH PROFILE CALENDAR LOGOUT

-Vincent


Title: Re: A Calendar Page
Post by: apeiron on April 03, 2008, 05:56:35 PM
Was that there whole time? :[

i've added my event.  Thanks Vincent!