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Hello, I'm the Event Planning forum moderator.
You might notice more of my handiwork in the thread titles as time goes on; I'll be editing them such that they have shorthand prefixes to make upcoming events easier to find.
Usually something like "1/31[Sat]" or "[pending]", with a question-mark prefix to signify tentative dates.

And, just a friendly reminder, all threads in this area should be related to an upcoming event, or the planning of one.
Followups after the event is past are fine, and related discussion is fine, as long as it takes place in the appropriate thread.
Vague concepts leading to the forming of an event are fine too (e.g. "bowling", "trapshoot", etc), as long as the thread title is sufficiently descriptive.
Also a reminder that the "Poll" function can be a useful tool for gaging interest without having to read a lot of "Sounds fun" and "Not me" mini-posts.

So have fun, behave, and see you out & about!


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Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:53 am
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I love the shorthand... the dates appear quite a bit more orderly.

Thanks, Rob "Whipping Gothling dates into shape" Kemmetmueller

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Hey, is it cool to "Bump" a show date... or do you demand something more subtantive?

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Conceptually, "bumps" are okay, but if I ever see more than one a day (or daily bumps of something that's still a week away) I will "un-bump" it with extreme prejudice.

It's not a requirement (yet), but my personal preference would be to see something of substance added to the end of the thread, such as set times that weren't known when the original posting was made, or drink specials, or even a simple "<i>In case you forgot, so-and-so is playing tomorrow at such-and-such venue</i>" so the people reading the "bump" don't need to scroll back and re-read to see what the "*Bump*" was <b>about</b>.

If people see too many "*Bump*" posts when they were <i>expecting</i> some new news about a show, they'll just start <i>assuming</i> that threads with new posts only had a lame "*Bump*" added, and skip over them -- eventually missing some ACTUAL new info (like a cancellation or a carpool offer or something).

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Based on a suggestion I've been given, I'm going to start editing <b>PAST/PASSED</b> events by adding an "X" prefix to their title, so you can quickly spot which threads' events are actually "over". This won't affect ongoing/weekly event threads, of course.
Just FYI...


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Post Calendar is up
For those who hadn't noticed, the calendar is back up and kicking.
So feel free to post concerts and events there.

You'll need cal-admin assistance (e.g. mine) to make it a weekly repeating event (add it as a single event and then let me know), or to edit or delete them (this job doesn't pay well so try to get them right the first time).

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In chef speak.

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Su feel free-a tu pust cuncerts und ifents zeere-a.
Bork Bork Bork!

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I must need to update my version of firefox because when I click on the calendar link you posted I just see a bunch of code.


Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:39 am
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the void wrote:
I must need to update my version of firefox because when I click on the calendar link you posted I just see a bunch of code.

Nope, those are server-side PHP errors. Zee calendar ees back down. I suppose I should update the thread title...


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Post Re: Introduction and Forum Rules
Wouldn't it be good to have an option to arrange the threads by decreasing event date?


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DaveS wrote:
Wouldn't it be good to have an option to arrange the threads by decreasing event date?


That's harder to do than you think since this is a forum, not a calendar. We used a pretty big crowbar to get this thing to act like a calendar. Some day I'll have the real calendar built. I've been promising it for a couple years now... perhaps this fall I'll suck it up and do it.


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Post Re: Introduction and Forum Rules
skywayman wrote:
DaveS wrote:
Wouldn't it be good to have an option to arrange the threads by decreasing event date?


That's harder to do than you think since this is a forum, not a calendar. We used a pretty big crowbar to get this thing to act like a calendar. Some day I'll have the real calendar built. I've been promising it for a couple years now... perhaps this fall I'll suck it up and do it.


Makes sense. I was thinking more of having an extra slot, besides posting date, kindof like on iTunes, and you could arrange it various ways. But I guess the forum software doesn't work that way.


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DaveS wrote:
skywayman wrote:
DaveS wrote:
Wouldn't it be good to have an option to arrange the threads by decreasing event date?


That's harder to do than you think since this is a forum, not a calendar. We used a pretty big crowbar to get this thing to act like a calendar. Some day I'll have the real calendar built. I've been promising it for a couple years now... perhaps this fall I'll suck it up and do it.


Makes sense. I was thinking more of having an extra slot, besides posting date, kindof like on iTunes, and you could arrange it various ways. But I guess the forum software doesn't work that way.

How about just a link to a web-based, browser-displayable, spread-sheet-type of page that allows for sorting across several column headings; e.g., date, event title, venue, formal/informal, music style, live, dead (er, DJ'ed), dancing/no dancing, costume/theme, cover charge, 18+, and of course, a Flav-O-Kink rating; e.g., fetish, BDSM, burlesque, pasties-only, etc. Most importantly, it would be script-controlled, like filling out a petition, where it rejects incomplete submissions.

And instead of clicking to view a forum topic, clicking on the event title would link to either a pop-up dialogue box, a Farcebook page, or a page on the hosting venue's website.

Whatever the event description media is, i.e., whether it's simply a poster image or text, it should be searchable; e.g., for ponywear, full-encasement rubber with outboard respirators, corsets, cod pieces, thigh boots, assless chaps, latex poodle skirts, ballet boots, etc. You know, whatever makes you want to bite something (or somebody). WARNING!! The Surgeon General has determined that biting people in a state of kinky horseplay could spread disease or infection. Always be certain to secure your partner's consent as to where, how hard and how often they wish to be bitten (nibbled on), which includes aggressive suckling with a raspy tongue. :wink:

Ideally, registered viewers could open a pop-up dialog that contains click counters to signify what they would dare to wear, but if more than two people click on the same item, there's no backing out. OR ELSE!! Okay, I'm just kidding, but, yeah, searchable.

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Yeah yeah yeah. Maybe this year.


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