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mk  ·  1427 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: Events

    Say I make an event for a week from now, and I hubvote it now, will it resurface in the hours before / after the event date and time?

I think it could for people that saved the event.

I agree about the complexity. We are trying to make events as in line with the current functionality as possible. If we find a way to simplify it even more, then we will. All ideas are welcome.

We did find a need whereby people scheduled things, but had to keep posting reminders. Perhaps a different approach is a 'pull' functionality, whereby people can set their own timed reminders for posts?

veen  ·  1427 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The conceptual jump from saving a post to joining an event is too big, I think. Saving is by definition passive - the creator of the post doesn't care if you save it or not. Joining in on an event, be it a movie club or an IRC thing, is quite the opposite. Especially if you include a list of participants on the post itself.

Two solutions:

1) to make joining events a separate thing, and have a 'join event' button. Clicking this will add the post to your events (visible to you or not. Maybe something for on your bio page as cards under Recent activity?).

2) to make saving a post the same thing as joining an event. When I would go to my saved posts, I could see a list of upcoming events I've 'saved'.

Both 1 and 2 would have the effect that the event pops up on your feed on the day it happens, and if the user specifies a time, the hours before and after that time and date. Also, might it be an idea to give upcoming events a place on the Community page?

Ninja edit: also, can you replace the month with something like 'sept', 'jul' etcetera? Only Americans use the YYYY/DD/MM format.

mk  ·  1427 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Barh. I am in a coffeeshop and the wifi has just become very spotty. I have to stop messing for a bit.

Joining an event might be a good idea, but there is more complexity there. It would be interesting to see who joined an event, but people might not actually want to join, and yet be notified, or to join anonymously. For that reason, I don't think we'd make a list of people that joined.

I think that saving an event might be the way to go. Perhaps with either the option to see only events, or to have a separate list of events that you've saved?

It's in YYYY/MM/DD format currently. That's the international standard AFAIK. Is that ok?

coffeesp00ns  ·  1427 days ago  ·  link  ·  

YYY/MM/DD is ISO standard. some people prefer DD/MM/YYYY, but i think the ISO makes more sense. It runs like HH:MM:SS on a clock. when an integer "rolls over", the next column is affected.