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UK of Equestria Unofficial Events Calendar

Discussion in 'Confirmed Event Discussion' started by electrokitty, 14 May 2012.

  1. electrokitty

    electrokitty Coffee Enthusiast

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    Since it doesn't look like we'll be getting an official site calendar anytime soon, I took it upon myself to start an unofficial google calendar containing all the events.

    It is a lot easier and nicer on the eyes to see upcoming meets in a calendar layout than a list of unorganised threads.

    So here it is:
    UK of Equestria Unofficial Events Calendar
    Browser Extensions
    XML feed
    (also suitable for integrating with various things *looks at Ripp_*)
    ical feed
    iOS/Mobile apps (update 9/6/15 - better solution)


    I have populated it briefly just with the current upcoming events from the confirmed events page, and all the details are mostly just a copy+paste. I will try and keep it updated myself, but I am also accepting admins for the Calendar. As long as you have a reputation here, post your google account here (or PM it to me), and I can add you as an admin, where you can add and modify events for yourself. This will help spread the workload, and allow users to edit their own event.
     
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  2. Ripp_

    Ripp_ * You Hug the Pig

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  3. Denegoth

    Denegoth Honorary Pony

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    Schnazzy work my man.
     
  4. Knusper

    Knusper Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    Just checked it out. Good job. I'll volunteer as an admin if no one else wants to be one but otherwise I'm not really bothered.
     
  5. electrokitty

    electrokitty Coffee Enthusiast

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    Go for it, the more admins the better. Post or PM me your google account and I can add you. Anyone who has posted an event, is and admin/mod, or a reputable member here that wishes to be an admin can do so, just give me your google account and I can add you, and it should then allow you to create and modify events.
     
  6. Absentia

    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    This has made my life so much easier. It's going straight in to the speed dial.
    Don't know if I'd qualify. I'll help to manage it if you want.
     
  7. Denegoth

    Denegoth Honorary Pony

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    You're UKOE's Jeff Winger and also member #420. How on earth do you not qualify.
     
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  8. electrokitty

    electrokitty Coffee Enthusiast

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    Of course you do, anyone with a decent amount of posts that's been around a while. Basically anyone on the site apart from new users and/or people with low post counts that I've barely heard of.
     
  9. Absentia

    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    I feel honoured. And I must watch more Community. Preferably by stealing my friends hard disk.
    Cheers. I'll PM you my G-mail/Google details.
     
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  10. electrokitty

    electrokitty Coffee Enthusiast

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    It's just an option, it may be easier to integrate with muffinMare or various extensions.

    I'm also thinking it may be better to just include a link to the details thread in the details section so it doesn't have to be constantly updated if information changes, or would people prefer the current method of copy+pasting it? As I said, if you host a meet up, I can add you as an admin so you can edit the calendar yourself, or PM me or one of the other calendar admins and we'll do it.
     
  11. Leon K Fox

    Leon K Fox Your resident horse!

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    Has the Cardiff meet on the 19th been added to it? It hasn't been moved to the Confirmed Events Discussion so I thought it was worth checking. I'd do it myself, but I'm on a mobile and don't know if I'd be allowed to do so anyway.
     
  12. Absentia

    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    Links to the details thread does seem a better option. Shall keep the basics in there like time and meeting place.
     
  13. Little Emerald

    Little Emerald Currently addicted to: Monster Hunter

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    Nice work!
    Also, there's probably going to be another meetup at the end of October, at the MCM again. Not sure on the exact dates, but just letting you know.
     
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    Denegoth Honorary Pony

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    "Probably"

     
  15. Aurum Noble

    Aurum Noble Ferroequinologist

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    Just got June and July mixed up for TNMoC date on my calendar! Luckily, I didn't book my train tickets for the 14th of June!
     
  16. Crimson Dawn

    Crimson Dawn You keep sending them, il keep knocking them down!

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    I would like to get involved in helping out too, if that's OK with you electro?
     
  17. electrokitty

    electrokitty Coffee Enthusiast

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    Sure thing, post you google account (or PM it to me if you want to keep it private) and I'll add you to the admin list. You should then be able to create and edit events.
     
  18. electrokitty

    electrokitty Coffee Enthusiast

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    (sorry for double post, but I think this is relevant)
    I have just released extensions for both Opera and Chrome (firefox coming soon). One of the flaws is that the descriptions are a bit too long, so could all the admins replace the copy+pasted descriptions with concise summaries that will be suitable for displaying in the extension. Just include the key information, that should be fine.
     
  19. Crimson Dawn

    Crimson Dawn You keep sending them, il keep knocking them down!

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    oki doki loki! on it.
     
  20. Knusper

    Knusper Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    I went on the calendar thing through google and all the descriptions are gone. Is that you temporarily solving the issue or is it just not working for me?
     

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